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Val Hale picked as new Governor's Office of Economic Development director

Gov. Gary Herbert Tuesday introduced Val Hale as an executive director.

Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help ease influx of migrants crossing the border

Pressing for swift action, President Barack Obama on Friday urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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House votes to boost child tax credit for some

More families with higher incomes could claim the popular child tax credit under a bill that won approval Friday in the House. But in a dispute that divides Republicans and Democrats, millions of... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Cellphone unlocking set to become legal again

Congress has passed a bill that makes it legal to "unlock" cellphones so the devices can —at least in some instances— be used on other carriers. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Teams converge on remote site to probe Air Algerie crash

Aviation experts, criminal investigators and soldiers began converging Friday on an isolated patch of restive Mali to search for clues that might explain why an Air Algerie jetliner fell from the... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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US: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine, preparing to move heavier weaponry over

Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Associated Press analysis: Old story, new twists in Gaza war

The third Gaza war is playing out much like the first one more than five years ago: The harrowing civilian toll in Gaza is now at the center of the discourse, eclipsing the rocket attacks by Hamas... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Afghan Taliban leader warns against security pact with US

In a blow to hopes for peace talks, the Taliban's reclusive leader warned Friday that a bilateral security pact allowing thousands of U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond the end of this year... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Russian execs fear lasting damage from Ukraine plane crash

Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the crash of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance: $2,448 per person, $12,240 for family of 5

Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year at $2,448 per person and $12,240 for a family of five. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Jordan shoots down 'aerial target' near Syria

Jordan's air force shot down an "aerial target" near the Syrian border on Friday, a Jordanian military official said. Eyewitnesses said the object was a drone. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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France sends soldiers to guard Air Algeria wreck

French President Francois Hollande says there are no survivors in the Air Algerie crash in Mali. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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After government topples crosses in China, congregations react with defiance

The battle started when a government-hired crew tore down the metal cross atop the one-room church in this village surrounded by rice paddies last month. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Israel kills senior Gaza militant, mulls next move

Israeli aircraft struck 30 houses in the Gaza Strip early Friday, killing a leader of the militant Islamic Jihad group and two of his sons, as Israel's Security Cabinet was to decide whether to... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Associated Press analysis: Colorado gun law based on flawed estimate

A law expanding background check requirements on Colorado gun sales has been in effect for about a year, and an Associated Press analysis of state data compiled during that span shows the projected... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Hamas tunnel threat at center of war with Israel

A network of tunnels Palestinian militants have dug from Gaza to Israel — dubbed "lower Gaza" by the Israeli military — is taking center stage in the latest war between Hamas and Israel. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Towering worry surrounds sixth tallest building: Small sinkholes cause big jitters in South Korea

For the developers of the world's sixth tallest building near Seoul, a mysteriously shrinking lake and the appearance of small sinkholes in residential neighborhoods couldn't have come at a more... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Iraq Sunni militias pinched by jihadis, corruption

Wisam al-Hardan's cellphone rang late into the night. He let it ring on and on. He couldn't bear to answer. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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States' use of execution drugs varies widely

The prolonged execution of an Arizona death row inmate with a new, two-drug combo has highlighted the patchwork quilt approach that states now take with lethal drugs, with types, combinations and... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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What happened on the ground the day Flight 17 was downed over Ukraine

It was lunchtime when a tracked launcher with four SA-11 surface-to-air missiles rolled into town and parked on Karapetyan Street. Fifteen hundred miles (2,400 kilometers) to the west, passengers... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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S.Korea lab fails to find out how ferry owner died

South Korea's state-run forensic lab said Friday it has failed to determine the cause of death for a fugitive billionaire blamed for April's ferry disaster, amid mounting public criticism that... Read more »

July 24, 2014

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FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel. Read more »

July 24, 2014

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Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster

Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines suspend flights to Israel's largest airport after rocket attacks. An airliner crashes during a storm, and yet another... Read more »

July 24, 2014

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