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Former pastor's experiment with atheism examined as sincere or a stunt

A former pastor's attempt to "try on atheism" for a year has generated a lot of scorn, and some backhanded praise, among believers and nonbelievers.

January 18, 2014 | By Matthew Brown Deseret News | Faith / Religion


Mayor: Christie aides tied Sandy funds to project

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The Christie administration withheld millions of dollars in Superstorm Sandy recovery grants from a New Jersey city because its mayor refused to sign off on a politically connected commercial development, the mayor said Saturday.

January 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Siri's religious beliefs examined as religion and technology continue to mix

Technology and religion are continuing to find new ways to interact with each other.

January 18, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


CBS' '2 Broke Girls' called out for vulgarity in more than 100 FCC complaints

After three seasons on CBS, the TV show "2 Broke Girls" has failed to reach the numbers producers and critics had in mind after its premiere in 2011, and the future doesn't look bright.

January 18, 2014 | By Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | Hot Topics


Minorities have stronger entrepreneurship interest, new poll says

Who will be the next Bill Gates or Steve Jobs? If you judge by who has the most interest in starting a new business, a new Gallup poll suggests it may likely be a minority.

January 18, 2014 | By Michael De Groote Deseret News | Hot Topics


2 blind men set out to climb mountain

SALT LAKE CITY - Two blind men are pushing the limits of their independence and raising awareness of technology for blindness by climbing Mt. Denali in Colorado in May.

January 18, 2014 | By Celeste Tholen Rosenlof KSL | Hot Topics


Family-friendly films find their seats in Oscar nominations

On Jan. 16, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 86th annual Academy Awards, scheduled for March 2. Many of today's Hollywood stars - like Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale and Sandra Bullock - were highlighted on the list of nominees.

January 18, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


How the Internet is about to change after court decision

A federal appeals court decision Tuesday could lead to major changes in the Internet that you know, love and use all the time. On the other hand, the decision may be a speed bump until the government writes new rules covering Internet traffic.

January 18, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


Hazing: Nasty campus initiations continue

Since 1970, at least one college student has died each year because of an initiation rite gone wrong, USA Today reported on Jan. 12. That figure doesn't address the number of students who suffer physical and psychological injuries.

January 18, 2014 | By Celia R. Baker Deseret News | Hot Topics


As LA-area fire wanes, dangerous conditions remain

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire in the suburbs of Los Angeles was a smoldering shadow of its former self, but hundreds of residents of a foothill neighborhood remained evacuated and extremely dangerous fire conditions were expected to last well into Saturday.

January 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California nut farmers band together to fight theft

ESCALON, Calif. (AP) - The soaring value of California's nut crops is attracting a new breed of thieves who have been making off with the pricey commodities by the truckload, recalling images of cattle rustlers of bygone days.

January 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dealing with a quake: Then and Now

When the 6.7 magnitude Northridge earthquake struck on the morning of Jan. 17, 1994, it was a very different world in terms of communications and news reporting.

January 18, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | COMMUNITY


Hart doesn't let up on Saugus

Hart High boys basketball head coach Tom Kelly made sure there was no letdown against Saugus.

January 17, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Canyon hoops wins defensive battle

The Canyon Cowboys boys basketball team made only two baskets in the fourth quarter.

January 17, 2014 | By Michael Grandinetti For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Quintero rockets Canyon soccer to victory

Just when it looked like the Canyon Cowboys and West Ranch Wildcats were headed for a draw on Friday night at Canyon High School, the Cowboys' Vanessa Quintero changed everything on one strike.

January 17, 2014 | By Jon Stein For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


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Ukraine mayor shot; US announces new sanctions

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - The mayor of Ukraine's second-largest city was shot in the back and pro-Russia insurgents seized more government buildings Monday as the U.S hit Russia with more sanctions for allegedly fomenting the unrest in eastern Ukraine.

April 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Stowaway boy's refugee mom cries for son

SHEDDER REFUGEE CAMP, Ethiopia (AP) - The Somali mother's home is a small shelter with a frame of sticks covered by ragged blankets on the dusty grounds of a refugee camp. It was to her that her 15-year-old son wanted to travel to on an impossible journey as a stowaway on a plane from California.

April 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


All eyes on commissioner in Clippers controversy

The Los Angeles Clippers have Monday off.

April 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tornado death toll climbs to 17

VILONIA, Ark. (AP) - Emergency officials on Monday began searching for survivors in the debris left by a powerful tornado that carved an 80-mile path of destruction through suburban Little Rock, killing at least 16 people.

April 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Fe real estate agent takes to using drone

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A Santa Fe real estate agent is taking marketing homes to new heights, along with new complications in federal aviation laws.

April 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


The big myth about the Soledad Canyon mine

You would think that a big push to develop a massive gravel mine would at least be backed up by one significant factor:

April 28, 2014 | Andrew Fried SCV Voices | Columnists


For whom the lane tolls

I just got back from a series of business trips in the east. I was able to visit the garden spots of Pittsburgh, Topeka, Kansas City, and Philadelphia. I was never so glad to get back home.

April 28, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right About Now | Columnists


Let’s take our airwaves back from the advertisers

I've always heard that the airwaves belong to the people.

April 28, 2014 | Richard Myers SCV Voices | Columnists


Ducks beat Stars in OT to clinch series

DALLAS (AP) - Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau was certainly trying to remain optimistic, even if he didn't expect such a dramatic comeback.

April 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Warriors top Clippers to even series

OAKLAND (AP) - The Los Angeles Clippers made a silent protest against owner Donald Sterling before Game 4 of their Western Conference playoff series against Golden State. The Warriors made a different kind of statement during the game.

April 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


TMC Insider: Markings of champions

Last week was very eventful for The Master's College athletics as its men's and women's track and field teams posted quality marks at the Golden State Athletic Conference Championships, the baseball team tried for a second consecutive conference championship title, and the men's basketball team gained a new head coach.

April 27, 2014 | By Mike Crawford For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Rockies take series over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Josh Rutledge began the season at Triple-A before the Colorado Rockies recalled him less than three weeks ago. The little-used second baseman came up big in a key situation on Sunday to help them win another series.

April 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


A few California cities start water-waste patrols

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Steve Upton thinks of himself more as an "Officer Friendly" than a water cop.

April 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Here comes the debt: How media is changing the way we wed

When destination-wedding planner Sandy Malone got married in 2004, there was no Pinterest, no Instagram, Facebook was in its infancy and there were few bridal websites to draw from.

April 27, 2014 | By Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Clippers stage silent protest to owner

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles Clippers chose not to speak publicly about owner Donald Sterling. Instead, they made a silent protest.

April 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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