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How a Rolling Stone interview played a role in the capture of 'El Chapo' — and what critics are sayi

Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán's recapture last Friday sparked an expected Internet reaction for such a headline — but what the dialogue detailed might've been a bit less predictable.

January 14, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Was Jennifer Lawrence rude to call out a reporter for using his phone?

Actress Jennifer Lawrence's post-Golden Globes press conference Sunday showed the phenomenon of "pphubbing" — and dialogue on its detriments — is possible in just about any place.

January 14, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Why trains are important for developing countries

Few passenger trains operate in Africa today, but that is set to change in the coming decades. Over the Christmas weekend, Mali and Senegal signed a $2.75 billion deal with the state-owned China Railway Construction Corp. to renovate a 745-mile railway connecting the countries’ capital cities, Bamako and Dakar, over the next four years, according to Reuters.

January 13, 2016 | Daniel Lombardi Deseret News | State, National


One man interviewed 1,200 wealthy people — and here's the free activity he found they all do

As a broke college student, Steve Siebold's path to finding wealth began with an interview with a millionaire.

January 13, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


New app claims it can translate babies' cries for parents

Taiwanese researchers are indicating that with their new development, parents' abilities to decipher the cries of newborns just got a bit better.

January 13, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Sparky the bison survives lightning strike, now thriving at refuge

PRAIRIE CITY, Iowa — The odds of being struck by lightning in your lifetime are about 1 in 12,000, according to an estimate by the National Weather Service. For Sparky the bison, he’s already met that fate — and survived.

January 12, 2016 | Xoel Cardenas KSL.com | State, National


Why Americans score a 'C' in retirement readiness

If retirement readiness were a college class, the U.S. would be shrugging and using the old adage "Cs get degrees."

January 11, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Thousands sign petitions to free 'Making a Murderer' subject — but will they make a difference?

The story of Wisconsin inmate Steven Avery opened viewers' eyes to the alleged injustice involved in his court case. Now, fans of the Netflix docuseries "Making a Murderer" are asking government leaders to open their eyes with petitions related to freeing Avery.

January 10, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Watch: Stuart Scott's daughters mark his legacy as sportscaster — and father — in emotional video

An influential figure in sports broadcasting died a year ago today — but a video his daughters filmed to mark the occasion shows he lives on through the lessons he instilled in them.

January 08, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Dispute over workplace prayer prompts firing of more than 150 Muslim workers

A dispute over workplace prayer prompted Muslim employees at a Colorado meat company to protest by skipping three days.

January 07, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Can the homeless be forced into shelters?

If temperatures dip below freezing in New York this week, local governments will be required to force homeless people off the streets and into shelters to comply with an executive order by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, according to the New York Times.

January 06, 2016 | Daniel Lombardi Deseret News | State, National


These 16 parenting trends might take off in 2016

Among 2015's parenting trends was moms and dads taking inspiration from Instagram filters when naming newborns.

January 05, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Reporter live-tweets potential romance in the airport. Here's what happened next

A reporter bored and waiting for her post-Christmas flight in an airport terminal found a bit of entertainment when overhearing fellow passengers flirt with each other.

January 05, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


How far does the average American live from mom? Probably closer than you think

A recent report by The New York Times indicated depictions in media of a slew of families making cross-country holiday trips to see mom and dad might not prove accurate.

January 03, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Painter reimagines 'The Last Supper' to raise awareness for those in poverty

Dealing with unexpected or ongoing hardships, Glasgow's needy understand any supper could be their last.

December 31, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


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Mom whose baby died hears his heart beat for 1st time in 3 years

PHOENIX — A mother whose infant son died heard his heartbeat for the first time in almost three years.

February 04, 2016 | Tracie Snowder KSL.com | State, National


VIDEO: Little girl’s first online beauty tutorial goes adorably wrong

XENIA, Ohio — A budding YouTube beauty star’s first makeup tutorial went in a different but hilarious direction when she discovered scissors in her grandma ...

February 01, 2016 | Tracie Snowder KSL.com | State, National


Video: Award-winning actress transformed into ‘Star Wars’ character using Disney technology

HOLLYWOOD — A new video explaining a bit of movie magic featured in box office blockblaster “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” shows Academy Award-winning actress Lupita ...

January 31, 2016 | Angie Treasure KSL.com | State, National


Major Social Security change reduces benefits for couples, divorced individuals

Like a thief in the night, Congress recently approved a significant reduction to Social Security benefits for married and divorced couples. Few noticed because the ...

January 28, 2016 | Flint Stephens KSL.com | State, National


Text-to-911 feature is rare in the U.S. — but this post shows how it could help

A Text-to-911 feature implemented by a metro Atlanta police department proved key to saving two young children.

January 20, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Watch: Alan Rickman helps raise money for refugees in one of his last roles

One of Alan Rickman's final roles before his death Thursday lasted just 30 seconds and mainly featured a tortoise eating a strawberry.

January 20, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Regime supporters use social media to send starving Syrians pictures of food

The Syrian town of Madaya has experienced 23 deaths from starvation under a months-long siege by President Bashar al-Assad's forces, Mic wrote.

January 19, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


The controversial move Arizona's governor is taking to shame 'deadbeat dads'

Arizona parents owing thousands of dollars in overdue child support are about to be shamed by the state — in 140 characters or less.

January 19, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


UK and US partner to bring in-home power to millions of Africans

The effort to electrify Africa got a positive jolt recently when U.K. and United States development agencies agreed to join forces to provide affordable ...

January 19, 2016 | Daniel Lombardi Deseret News | State, National


Watch: Hip-hop star Kendrick Lamar shares powerful message on mentorship

Rapper Kendrick Lamar dropped the album widely acclaimed as 2015's best and garnered 11 nominations for next month's Grammy Awards — but long before ...

January 19, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


2016 children's book award winners unveiled

The American Library Association announced Monday the 2016 winners of awards for children's books — and there are a few rarities along the way.

January 19, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


What people who value time over money have more of

New research hinted people who opt to chase a bit of extra cash all the time might not be doing much for themselves in terms ...

January 19, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Does poverty lead to drug trafficking? The world's notorious trafficker says yes

A picture of Sean Penn made headlines this week by showing the actor shaking hands with the drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera, also known as ...

January 18, 2016 | Daniel Lombardi Deseret News | State, National


Toddler's near-death highlights danger of magnets

A Texas mom has a warning for parents after a mishap left her 2-year-old fighting for her life: Children's exposure to magnets might be ...

January 18, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Student pens essay on the perils of binge drinking after doctors told her she might be 'brain dead'

National statistics indicate when Americans under the age of 21 drink, it's in the form of binge drinks — and a blog post penned by ...

January 17, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


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