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Norway oil-rig helicopter crash kills 13; flying ban issued

A helicopter crashed Friday on an island off western Norway, killing all 13 people on board, rescuers said.

Can playing Angry Birds 2 save the planet? On #EarthDay, Apple says yes

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To celebrate Earth Day, Apple is launching a special one-week program called Apps for Earth in which proceeds from certain apps will go to the World Wide Fund for Nature. But will it make much of a... Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Governor's race taking center stage at state GOP, Democratic conventions

The governor's race is taking center stage at both the Republican and Democratic state party conventions this year, even though the national delegates who'll nominate their party's presidential... Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Ted Cruz, likable guy? He's working on that

After spending a year campaigning as a hardened, uncompromising conservative, Ted Cruz wants voters to see him in a different light. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Trump: 'I'm going to be so presidential that you people will be so bored'

His general-election appeal in question, Donald Trump's senior team is promising anxious Republicans that voters will see "a real different guy" soon after the GOP front-runner claims his party's... Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Magic memories: Prince's warmth and wit shone most brightly in private

Slight, soft-spoken and just 5-foot-2, Prince improbably cut an imposing figure. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Why we should have quit sugar 40 years ago

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Processed sugar is public health enemy No. 1 and may have caused the obesity epidemic while we were all busy cutting out saturated fat. The latest research validates the findings of a British... Read more »

April 22, 2016

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3 quirky ways Passover will be celebrated this year

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Passover, a Jewish holiday requiring participants to eat special meals and participate in religious rituals for eight days, begins April 22. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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How to take the stress out of homebuying

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Shopping for a home is one of the most nerve-wracking tasks there is. A few well-chosen strategies can ratchet down the stress. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Face time with queen, princes completes Obama's royal visit

President Barack Obama plunged into a whirlwind of royal socializing Friday that began over a birthday lunch with Queen Elizabeth II and ended at a dinner hosted by the trio of young royals who... Read more »

April 22, 2016

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LDS community mourning deaths in Ecuador as aftershocks continue there, in Japan

Aftershocks in two nations still are shaking and scaring residents as the death toll rises. The Latter-day Saint community in Ecuador is mourning five additional reported deaths, while the Asia... Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Tubman replacing Jackson on the $20 a deeply symbolic move

Growing up in Oklahoma, Becky Hobbs noticed some of her Cherokee elders wouldn't even touch a $20 bill because they so despised Andrew Jackson. To this day, the 66-year-old songwriter pokes him in... Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Former Utah Sen. Bob Bennett now dealing with stroke

Already suffering from pancreatic cancer, former Utah Sen. Bob Bennett had a stroke last week that paralyzed the left side of his body. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Bike lane falls in Brazil Olympic city, killing at least 2

A new elevated bike path that was heralded as a top legacy project of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics collapsed Thursday, killing at least two people. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Mexicans seek news of loved ones after deadly explosion

Desperate relatives gathered outside a petrochemical plant Thursday hoping for news about loved ones still unaccounted for a day after an explosion killed at least 13 workers. Officials said 18... Read more »

April 21, 2016

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5 faith facts about Prince: Sexy, provocative and religious

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Rock ‘n’ roll, pop, soul, R&B icon Prince has died at age 57. His life and career were often shrouded in mystery; he used a symbol instead of a name to become “The Artist Formerly... Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Clinton, relatives of Newtown victims talk gun violence (+video)

Hillary Clinton, sitting with relatives of victims of the Newtown school massacre, vowed Thursday to make sure gun violence is not ignored, saying Connecticut's bipartisan gun control legislation... Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Trump, Cruz feud shifts to luxury seaside resort

The messy fight for the Republican presidential nomination is shifting to a luxury seaside resort in south Florida as Donald Trump and chief rival Ted Cruz quietly court party leaders ahead of... Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Passover candy: Good or evil?

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The ritual Passover meal requires each participant to eat matzo, drink four cups of wine and — in many Jewish households — end the feast with some really questionable candy. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Prince had strong faith ties throughout his career

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Famous R&B and rock artist Prince died on Thursday at his home. He was 57. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Sheriff's Official: Desert getaway spot was site of killings

A sheriff's official said Thursday a man and two women were the victims of a triple homicide discovered in residences on desert property used by Phoenix-area residents for weekend getaways. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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US Navy accuses Gulf commander of misconduct

A U.S. Navy officer relieved of commanding a Persian Gulf patrol ship allegedly failed to maintain equipment to the point of exposing "his crew to unnecessary risk," interfered with an inquiry into... Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Flame for Rio Olympics is lit at birthplace of ancient Games

The flame for South America's first Olympics was kindled Thursday at the birthplace of the ancient games in Greece, heralding the start of a 15-week journey that will culminate with the August 5... Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Prince, hugely inventive, influential musician, dead at 57

Pop music superstar Prince has been found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Why the U.S. and Saudi Arabia need each other, despite growing differences

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Saudi Arabia may be the greatest holder of U.S. debt, and with a Senate bill that implicates the kingdom in the 9/11 attacks, the Saudis are threatening economic repercussions. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Why the 500 refugees killed in last week's shipwreck may be part of a 'new normal'

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Instead of the short sea crossing from Turkey to Greece, more migrants are attempting the longer — and more deadly — Libya-to-Italy and Morocco-to-Spain crossings. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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ESPN fires former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling as analyst

On Wednesday, Schilling was fired from his job as an ESPN baseball analyst after comments on Facebook critical of transgender rights. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Blast kills 13, injures dozens at Mexico petrochemical plant

An explosion killed 13 people and injured scores at a petrochemical plant on Mexico's southern Gulf coast, forcing evacuations as a fire billowed a huge toxin-filled cloud into the air. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Half-mile tunnel found on US-Mexico border; drugs seized

U.S. authorities said Wednesday that they discovered a cross-border tunnel that ran a half-mile from a Tijuana house equipped with a large elevator to a lot in San Diego that was advertised as a... Read more »

April 21, 2016

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How life-size stickers can help encourage road safety

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Australia has launched an innovative campaign to remind drivers to slow down and be careful. They hope the campaign will save young lives. Here's what they're doing … Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Long live the Queen! Here's how to have her diet and increase your life expectancy

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Queen Elizabeth turns 90 on Thursday, and her healthful diet may contribute to her vigor. Her eating style is one that even commoners could emulate — even without the 20 royal chefs. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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How our mind rejuvenates itself

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From window views to wilderness retreats, new research and a growing body of data show that the brain finds healing in unexpected ways. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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UN hears major differences on global approach to drug use

Jamaica defended its decriminalization of possession of small amounts of marijuana. Iran said it seized 620 tons of different types of drugs last year and is helping protect the world from "the... Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Study: One in 10 vets with military sexual trauma end up homeless

In Iraq, the former Air Force staff sergeant had been mortared and shot at on a daily basis. But the day Michelle Fisher replayed in her head, over and over again, was from September 2007, when... Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Anchorage fire chief: 4 dead in fiery Alaska airplane crash

The bodies of four people killed when a small airplane crashed Wednesday and burst into flames have been recovered from a heavily wooded area north of Anchorage, officials said. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Up to 500 feared dead in Mediterranean shipwreck

As many as 500 people are feared dead after a shipwreck last week in the Mediterranean Sea, two international groups said Wednesday, describing survivors' accounts of panicked passengers who... Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Students feared bear that attacked teacher had come back

University officials decided to evacuate students off a mountain after a brown bear attacked their teacher and they feared the animal had returned. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Trump rails against delegate system; Clinton looks to Pa.

Hillary Clinton, the nearly unstoppable Democrat, and Republican front-runner Donald Trump accelerated Wednesday toward Northeast primaries on an increasingly direct path to presidential... Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Ecuador death toll keeps rising as new jolts cause jitters

A magnitude-6.1 aftershock Wednesday set babies crying and sent nervous residents pouring into the streets, fearful of yet more damage following the deadly earthquake over the weekend. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Comcast customers won't need cable box with upcoming apps

Comcast says later this year you won't need a cable box to watch cable as the company follows its rivals in offering TV-watching apps. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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5 faith facts about Harriet Tubman: 'American Moses' is coming to $20 bill

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Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, the Treasury Department is expected to announce Wednesday. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Dying Christopher Hitchens considered Christianity, new book claims

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Before his death at 62, Christopher Hitchens, the uber-atheist and best-selling author of “God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything,” considered becoming a Christian. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Treasury Department keeps Hamilton, but puts Harriet Tubman on $20

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The abolitionist Underground Railroad advocate will be the first woman and person of color to grace paper U.S. currency. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Columbine shooting 17th anniversary sees schools locked down with layers of security

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Expensive and intrusive, necessary but disputed, an omnipresent school security industry is the legacy of tragedy. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Herbert asks Legislature to fight against Bears Ears monument

State lawmakers will consider a resolution opposing President Barack Obama creating a new national monument in southeastern Utah when they go into special session next month. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Salt Lake County sues Volkswagen for alleged air pollution violations

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill filed a civil lawsuit Wednesday against auto giant Volkswagen for allegedly polluting Salt Lake County's air. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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One year ago: The 20 women we recommended to appear on the $20 bill

Harriet Tubman will soon appear on the $20 bill, sources say. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Treasury official says Harriet Tubman will go on $20 bill

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has decided to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, making her the first woman on U.S. paper currency in 100 years, a Treasury official said Wednesday. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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US home sales rebounded in March after February dip

U.S. home sales recovered in March after a February slump, kicking off a solid start to the spring buying season with strong gains in the Northeast and Midwest. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Yemen's rebels reverse course, head to peace talks in Kuwait

Yemen's Shiite rebels have reversed an earlier decision to boycott U.N.-sponsored peace talks designed to find a way to end the war in the impoverished Arab nation and their delegation was on its... Read more »

April 20, 2016

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NATO, Russia meeting fails to bridge differences

The first meeting of the NATO-Russia council in nearly two years failed to bridge differences between Moscow and the alliance, NATO's chief said Wednesday. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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