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BREAKING: Former GOP nominee Romney will not run for president in '16

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016.

Justice Sotomayor holds court in student section as U. keynote speaker

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's address to students at the University of Utah Wednesday will likely be remembered for her insights on life and the law, but also because she was in the... Read more »

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Want a one-of-a-kind name for your baby? It will only cost you $32,000

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Want your baby to have a name that no one else has ever had? Just pay this company $32,000. Read more »

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Monitor to probe shootings into moving cars by Denver police

An independent city official who monitors the Denver Police Department said he will investigate its policies and practices related to shooting at moving vehicles after a 17-year-old girl was shot... Read more »

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California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat

California health officials on Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the... Read more »

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Facebook's status update: Profit, revenue beat expectations

For the seventh quarter in a row Facebook beat profit and revenue forecasts, continuing to win more mobile advertising revenue as most users shift to using the site on smartphones and other... Read more »

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NY Assembly considers rewriting rules after speaker's arrest

Sheldon Silver's 21-year reign as the speaker of the New York state Assembly is ending — a tectonic shift in state government that many reform-minded lawmakers say provides an opportunity... Read more »

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Jordan offers swap to Islamic State group to save pilot

Jordan offered a precedent-setting prisoner swap to the Islamic State group Wednesday in a desperate attempt to save a Jordanian air force pilot the militants purportedly threatened to kill, along... Read more »

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Legislative panel hears testimony on environmental spending

Cleaning up polluted land for redevelopment, improving access to public lands and increasing resiliency to extreme weather are among the Department of Environmental Conservation's priorities in the... Read more »

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Democratic Ohio Rep. Ryan makes public switch on abortion

A Democratic congressman in politically divided Ohio has publicly declared a position switch on abortion. Read more »

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Female Gitmo guard: no-touch rule diminished me as soldier

A female soldier at Guantanamo Bay says an order barring women from jobs that require physical contact with male prisoners makes her feel less of a soldier. Read more »

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US stocks edge higher in midday trading; Apple up sharply

Strong earnings from Apple, Boeing and other companies helped nudge U.S. stocks slightly higher in midday trading Wednesday. Read more »

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AP Analysis: Youth concussion laws pushed by NFL lack bite

Criticized for its own handling of head injuries, the NFL launched an extensive lobbying campaign to pass laws protecting kids who get concussions while playing sports. The result: Within just five... Read more »

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Friend disputes Denver police account of teen's death

A passenger who was in a car when a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed by Denver police has disputed authorities' account of her death, saying officers opened fire before one of them was struck... Read more »

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Maker of drone that crashed on White House grounds to stop flights over D.C.

ufacturer of the drone that crashed on the White House grounds earlier this week plans to install software in its devices that would prevent them from flying in Washington. Read more »

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Blizzard-stricken East digs out amid forecast 2nd-guessing

New Englanders savaged by a blizzard packing knee-high snowfall and hurricane-force winds began digging out as New Yorkers and others spared its full fury questioned whether forecasts were overblown. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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After setting iPhone record, what does Apple do next?

Apple CEO Tim Cook says consumer demand for new iPhones has been "staggering" and "hard to comprehend." That helped the company report record-smashing earnings for its latest quarter and primed its... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Jordan ready to swap inmate for pilot held by Islamic State

Jordan is willing to swap an Iraqi woman prisoner involved in a deadly 2005 hotel bombing for a Jordanian pilot captured in December by extremists from the Islamic State group, a government... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Cuomo, de Blasio, defend strict NYC storm regulations

They appeared to be scenes from a frozen apocalypse. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Lebanese Hezbollah hits Israeli convoy, causing casualties

A missile fired by the Lebanese Hezbollah group struck an Israeli military convoy on Wednesday, an apparent retaliation for a deadly airstrike attributed to Israel that killed six Hezbollah... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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House committee holds bill setting limits on campaign contributions

A House committee voted Tuesday to hold a bill that would place limits on how much could be contributed to political candidates. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Prosecutors promise thorough probe of police killing of teen

Prosecutors on Tuesday promised a thorough investigation and asked angry protesters for patience after police shot and killed a 17-year-old girl who authorities said struck an officer with a stolen... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Study: Insurers may be using drug costs to discriminate under federal health law

Insurance companies, perhaps more than previously thought, may be charging the sickest patients extra for drugs under the federal health law, in an effort to discourage them from choosing certain... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Bill would increase incentives for early high school graduation

Lawmakers are considering a bill that would increase the incentives and resources for students to graduate early from high school through Utah's Centennial Scholarship program. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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White House drops plan to scale back college savings plans

The White House said Tuesday it is dropping a proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings plans amid a backlash from both Republicans and Democrats. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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Anti-capital punishment group protests firing squad bill

About 20 members of Utahns for Alternatives to the Death Penalty gathered on the steps of the Capitol on Tuesday to protest a bill that would bring back the firing squad as an execution option for... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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