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This busboy facing hard times turned in $3,000 he found. Here's why he's about to get $26,000 instea

When a diner customer dropped $3,000 on the floor and left, a man who could use it most found the stash.

December 30, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


What's the best U.S. city for New Year's Eve? Probably not what you think

When picking a prime spot for New Year's Eve night, people must find balance between a place "hashtag-worthy" and budget-friendly.

December 30, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Watch: What happens when Jewish kids meet Santa for the first time

A BuzzFeed video documenting Jewish children meeting Santa Claus for the first time shows regardless of the holiday people celebrate, they can find common ground on the true meaning intended for the celebrations.

December 30, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Medicines on school campus: Be careful what you carry

A kid doesn't have to bring an odd-looking homemade device to school to attract attention from the authorities.

December 29, 2015 | By Lauren Baggett Georgia Health News | State, National


Ugandan bill part of a trend that critics call a 'War on NGOs'

A controversial bill that critics say is part of a trend of governments restricting the work of foreign charities is awaiting the signature of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, according to Voice of America.

December 29, 2015 | Daniel Lombardi Deseret News | State, National


Family and friends honor 15-year-old boy who saved 3 girls from deadly gunfire

Accounts indicate Zaevion Dobson, a Knoxville, Tennessee, teen died shielding three young girls from gunfire by gang members, but words his family members and friends spoke to various media outlets show his heroics won't be forgotten.

December 28, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


How a U.S. couple helped 25 Iraqi Christian families escape ISIS threats

For an American husband-and-wife team, helping Iraqi Christians find promise elsewhere and escape threats from ISIS was a cause worth pursuing.

December 28, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Families, students to benefit from $1.8T congressional deal

Families and colleges students are due to keep stimulus-era tax breaks as a result of a deal Congress is expected to pass to avert a government shutdown.

December 28, 2015 | Daniel Bendtsen Deseret News | State, National


1 in 8 babies were born in conflict zones in 2015. Here's what they face

A new UNICEF statement released last week says babies being born in meek circumstances across the globe happens in second spans.

December 26, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Facebook's 'Year in Review' now lets you remove bad memories

While you check out photos from the last 12 months via Facebook's "Year in Review," nostalgia hits as pictures from your Spain trip, reunion with a long-lost friend, and summer night spent at an excellent concert zip across the screen.

December 26, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


How a mom-daughter duo turned a family tradition into the popular 'Elf on the Shelf'

The scout elf from "The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition" has made its way into more than 8 million homes, monitoring kids' behavior to report back at Santa's headquarters, garnering an impressive social media following.

December 26, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


The surprising stat on gas that's leading to record-breaking travel

Groans at the gas station pump might be less common than in the aisles of the grocery stores this holiday season.

December 23, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


How Los Angeles businesses and a hashtag kept kids fed in the midst of a fake threat

After the sudden closure of more than 900 Los Angeles Unified School District campuses and 187 charter schools because of a bomb threat, thousands of parents were left figuring out what to do in regards to last-minute child care.

December 23, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Should bad students eat lunch last? Here's what happened at the school that tried it

At Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Tampa, Florida, students know what's at stake based on their academic performance and conduct in the classroom: incentive cards that give them a better spot in the lunch line.

December 22, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Is this book about the Muppets too much for kids? One school board member thinks so

The 1993 Muppets book "For Every Child, a Better World" is meant to educate kids about the struggles the less fortunate face, but a school board member in Marshfield, Wisconsin, thinks it's too graphic for young children.

December 22, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


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Are candidates focusing enough on drug addiction?

Drug addiction was boosted to the front of the political discussion this week when voters took to the polls in New Hampshire for the country ...

February 12, 2016 | Daniel Lombardi Deseret News | State, National


Strangers write their biggest regrets, and they all have one alarming thing in common

The group A Plus placed a large chalkboard on a sidewalk in New York City. On it was one single question, written in large letters ...

February 09, 2016 | Jenna Koford FamilyShare | State, National


Have You Seen This? Toddler plays round of hide-and-seek wearing GoPro

OLLY OLLY OXEN FREE — Hide-and-seek is becoming a lost art.

February 08, 2016 | Angie Treasure KSL.com | State, National


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


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