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Officials say those remaining Boston snow piles are even more vile

Boston snow piles filled with trash are disgusting enough to put you off snow cones for the rest of the summer.

Coast Guard defends cleanup response to California oil spill

The leader overseeing a massive oil cleanup along the California coast defended the initial response, saying there were workers on the ground after the spill that stained popular beaches. Read more »

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Former Md. Gov. O'Malley jumps into 2016 Democratic race

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley on Saturday joined the Democratic presidential race with a longshot challenge to Hillary Rodham Clinton for the 2016 nomination and tried to stake a position to... Read more »

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AP Interview: New FBI official in Ohio discusses terror threat

The new head of the FBI's wide-ranging Cincinnati division says the threat of homegrown terrorists in her native state is surprising and scary. Read more »

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9 states back Utah ruling tossing federal prairie dog rules

Nine states have stepped into a lawsuit over the Utah prairie dog to support a ruling that animal activists say threatens to undermine the Endangered Species Act. Read more »

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GOP leaders may take step toward truce in 'civil war'

Utah GOP leaders will have a chance Saturday to take a step toward a truce in what Gov. Gary Herbert has called a civil war within the party over complying with a state-mandated candidate... Read more »

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Hispanic chamber convention touts women entrepreneurs

Emboldening Latina entrepreneurship was the major theme of the annual convention of the Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Friday. Read more »

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Anthrax shipments came from military site in Utah desert

The U.S. Army's mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to government and commercial laboratories occurred at a military post in a desolate stretch of the Utah desert that has been testing... Read more »

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Judge defers ruling on probe into handling of Ferguson case

A judge on Friday deferred ruling on a request by activists for an independent probe of a prosecutor's handling of grand jury proceedings in the Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown, but he again gave strong indications he might... Read more »

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Silk Road founder gets life for creating online drug site

A San Francisco man who created the online drug-selling site Silk Road was sentenced Friday to life in prison by a judge who cited six deaths that resulted from drugs bought on his website and five... Read more »

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US economy shrank in winter but staging a spring rebound

The U.S. economy shrank at a 0.7 percent annual rate in the first three months of the year, depressed by a severe winter and a widening trade deficit. Read more »

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Ex-US House speaker's indictment offers few clues about case

A newly unveiled indictment against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a... Read more »

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California man kills neighbor, self after all-day standoff

A dispute between neighbors ended with both men dead but the safe emergence of two children and the shooter's wife from an all-day standoff at a suburban San Diego apartment, authorities said. Read more »

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No major breakthrough at meeting on Asian boat people crisis

A regional conference called to address the swelling tide of boat people in Southeast Asia ended Friday with no major breakthroughs, as Myanmar criticized those blaming it for fueling the crisis... Read more »

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Sepp Blatter wins re-election as FIFA president

Sepp Blatter has been re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption. Read more »

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EPA proposes lowering required amount of ethanol in gas

The Obama administration is proposing to reduce the overall amount of ethanol blended in the nation's gasoline in coming years, a blow to renewable fuel companies that have pushed to keep high... Read more »

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Response by operator of broken oil pipeline faces scrutiny

Emergency workers and officials from a pipeline operator had gathered last week to train for the worst — an oil spill — when a 911 call came in reporting a noxious smell at a nearby beach. Read more »

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Italy's regional elections puts focus on migrant arrivals

The community's hostility is veiled, but palpable. When the young migrants from Nigeria and Gambia venture away from their house in this hilltop idyll south of Padua, they say neighbors come out... Read more »

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Nigerians celebrate as Muhammadu Buhari takes over

Nigerians celebrated their newly reinforced democracy Friday, dancing and singing songs and praises at the inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari, the first candidate to beat a sitting president at the... Read more »

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Pentagon: Anthrax shipments broader than first thought

The Pentagon said Friday that the Army's mistaken shipments of live anthrax to research laboratories were more widespread than it initially reported, prompting the Defense Department's... Read more »

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5 Browns sisters to promote bill on statute of limitations of sex crimes

Two members of the famed piano group The 5 Browns are working with Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., to promote a bill that would incentivize states to reconsider their statute of limitations laws with... Read more »

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Grantsville residents tell Prison Relocation Commission to 'keep joint at the Point'

More than 100 Tooele County residents chanted, "Keep the joint at the Point," at a rally Thursday evening across the street from where state officials were holding an open house about the benefits... Read more »

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South Africa shaken by FIFA corruption probe

In the spring of 2004, a frail, unwell Nelson Mandela ignored his doctor’s advice and flew halfway around the globe to meet with a prominent soccer official. Read more »

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Ex-US Speaker charged in relation to payments of hush money

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep an unidentified person silent about "prior misconduct" by the Illinois Republican who was once second in... Read more »

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Will raising taxes make better students?

Lawmakers and educators discussed how increased and equalized funding should translate into better outcomes for students during a Utah Taxpayers Association conference Thursday. Read more »

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US to 'fine tune' Iraq strategy in light of Ramadi debacle

Pentagon leaders are trying to "fine tune" U.S. strategy for ousting the Islamic State group from Iraq, focusing on faster and better training and arming of Sunni tribes whose combat role is... Read more »

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