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Chilean village a ghost town after Calbuco's twin eruptions

Mighty blasts from the looming Calbuco volcano have left Ensenada an ash-drowned ghost town

Utah construction companies fined, ordered to pay back wages after 5-year investigation

A five-year investigation into several Utah and Arizona construction companies resulted in repaid back wages and damages for more than 1,000 workers in the two states, according to the U.S.... Read more »

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Computer outage that caused some Starbucks stores to close — others to give out free coffee — resolved hours later

A computer outage affecting thousands of Starbucks stores that forced the chain to give away free drinks Friday before closing many stores early was resolved after several hours. Read more »

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Pittsburgh hires Scott Barnes as athletic director

Longtime Utah State athletic director Scott Barnes is now the man in charge at Pittsburgh. Read more »

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UN: High civilian toll in Yemen conflict; at least 550 dead

With combatants fighting in neighborhoods and Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounding Iran-backed rebels from the sky, Yemen's war is wreaking a particularly bloody toll among civilians: more than... Read more »

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Police: Gray should've received medical care before ride

In the clearest acknowledgement of failure yet, Baltimore police said Friday that Freddie Gray should have received medical attention at the spot where he was arrested — before he was put... Read more »

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Obama defends US intelligence after hostage deaths

A day after revealing an intelligence failure that cost the lives of two al-Qaida hostages, President Barack Obama on Friday praised the nation's spying operations as the most capable in the world... Read more »

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Utah in top 10 for visitor spending at national parks

National parks and monuments in Utah are a big economic driver, landing the state among the top 10 in the country for the amount of money visitors pump into the economy. Spending, like visitation,... Read more »

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Preview event this weekend for global religious summit in Salt Lake

This weekend local dignitaries will host an event in anticipation of this fall's Parliament of the World's Religions. Read more »

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Former Romney finance chairman courting a challenger to Sen. Mike Lee

The man responsible for raising nearly $1 billion for Mitt Romney's last presidential race is trying to talk a Provo business executive into running against Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah. Read more »

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Utah invests $53 million in California port for coal, other exports

Four counties in Utah secured a $53 million loan from the Community Impact Fund Board to secure access for an Oakland, California, port to ship coal and other commodities. The investment gives the... Read more »

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Military vets plan to summit Mount McKinley in Memorial Day tribute

Four military veterans are aiming to summit North America's tallest mountain on Memorial Day, armed with the names of Americans who have died while serving their country. Read more »

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10 of the (printable) entries for this year's manure trade show's slogan contest

Entries are piling up for a slogan contest being held this year by the North American Manure Expo. Read more »

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Poland protests Mattel game that refers to 'Nazi Poland'

The Polish government has demanded that toy producer Mattel recalls a party game and corrects a card that refers to "Nazi Poland," officials said Friday. Read more »

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Italian authorities: Terror suspects planned Vatican attack

Islamic extremists suspected in a bomb attack in a Pakistani market that killed more than 100 people had also planned an attack against the Vatican in 2010 that was never carried out, an Italian... Read more »

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Families stream to battlefields for 100th year of Gallipoli

Families of soldiers who served in the Gallipoli campaign of World War I, along with world leaders, streamed onto the battle sites on Friday for ceremonies marking 100 years since the disastrous... Read more »

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Women held captive in Ohio home for decade release a memoir

When Amanda Berry's toddler daughter had night terrors and started screaming and running around the room, Berry couldn't always get to her — because she was chained and couldn't move that far. Read more »

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Seriously silly, Monty Python reunites for a weekend tribute

Today they reign as elder statesman of cerebral silliness, these alumni of the Monty Python comedy troupe and, some would argue, the funniest men who ever lived. Read more »

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Is ice cream safe? Federal health officials say yes

Is ice cream safe to eat? Federal officials say yes, even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections. Read more »

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15 loose buffaloes that crossed New York highway are killed

Fifteen buffaloes that escaped from a farm were intentionally shot and killed Friday after they dashed past a group of police, crossed a major highway and ended up near some schools, authorities said. Read more »

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Despite tensions, US, Russia vow cooperation in the Arctic

The United States, Russia and other Arctic countries looked past Ukraine's civil war and other tensions Friday, vowing to cooperate on preventing oil spills near the North Pole and combating... Read more »

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After drone killings, pressure for a new hostage strategy

The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. operation against al-Qaida has put a new spotlight on the Obama administration's reliance on drones in the battle against terrorism — and has... Read more »

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Comcast abandons Time Warner Cable bid after gov't pushback

What killed Comcast's $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable? Regulators' desire to protect the Internet video industry that is reshaping TV. Read more »

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Colorado shooting survivors turn to faith, forgiveness

Nearly three years have passed since James Holmes, wearing body armor, opened fire in a deadly attack at a packed Colorado movie theater, and survivors and relatives of the 12 moviegoers who died... Read more »

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Hostage deaths a reminder of risk of 'deadly mistakes'

U.S. investigators took months to piece together evidence that led to the conclusion that drone strikes had killed two Western hostages and two Americans who worked for al-Qaida, U.S. officials... Read more »

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Cross-country search turns up photo of fallen Iowa soldier

Cross-country efforts to track down a photo of an Iowa soldier who was killed in the Vietnam War have turned up an image of the man when he was 14 years old. Read more »

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