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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 | 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

Why this woman created a 'Talk to a Muslim' stand

Mona Haydar decided the best way to take a stand against anti-Muslim misconceptions was to make one.

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

Who will benefit from a rise in minimum wages next year?

Jan. 1 will ring in a new year and higher minimum wages for workers in 13 states, similar to the first day of 2015, when 20 states and the District of Columbia saw minimum wage increases, according to Quartz.

December 31, 2015 | Daniel Lombardi Deseret News | State, National

Taylor Swift makes food taste better — Justin Bieber, not so much

It isn't necessary for people to conduct a vigorous Internet search to find out why they developed a taste for specific kinds of music and what those preferences mean.

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

Rebellious kids make more money over their lifetimes, study shows

Defiant children may cause their parents headaches when refusing to listen — but a 2015 study indicated such rebellion could pay off later.

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

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Articles by Section - 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | State, National


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