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Amazon touted as big win for NY, but math is more complex

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 5:40pm

New York officials tout their deal to land a new Amazon headquarters as can't-miss math. The city and state put up $2.8 billion in tax breaks and grants. In return, they get an economic engine expected to generate $27 billion in new tax money over a quarter-century.

How to take great holiday photos with your smartphone

Sloan Schrage, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 9th - 11:54am

The holidays are all about making memories and this season most of those memories will likely be captured on a smartphone.

One word stalls climate talks as UN countries fight over science report

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 11:04am

A diplomatic standoff over a single word could set the stage for a bigger showdown during the second half of this year's U.N. climate summit.

Fatal brain-eating amoeba may have come from woman's neti pot

John Bonifield, CNN  |  Posted Dec 8th - 7:46pm

A Seattle woman rinsed her sinuses with tap water. A year later, she died of a brain-eating amoeba.

SpaceX Christmas delivery arrives at space station

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 4:39am

A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, following a slight delay caused by a communication drop-out.

Protesters march as UN climate talks hit fossil fuel snag

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 2:29am

Thousands of people from around the world marched Saturday through the southern Polish city that's hosting this year's U.N. climate talks, demanding that their governments take tougher action to curb global warming.

Africa's solid waste is growing, posing a climate threat

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 2:04am

No one would envy a life of scavenging in Kenya's biggest landfill, but Daniel Kiarie says he would never leave it.

New NASA lander captures 1st sounds of Martian wind

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 1:24pm

NASA's new Mars lander has captured the first sounds of the "really unworldly" Martian wind.

Bitcoin's epic plunge continues

Paul R. La Monica, CNN  |  Posted Dec 7th - 11:46am

What a difference a year makes for bitcoin.

US backers of Paris accord set up camp at climate talks

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 5:34am

Hundreds of U.S. states, cities, businesses and churches planted the American flag at the U.N. climate talks Friday in an effort to show that many people in the United States remain committed to curbing global warming despite the stance of their president.

Nobel prize winner: no progress from Trump on carbon taxing

Ivana Bzganovic, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 4:13am

A winner of this year's Nobel Prize for Economics who advocates carbon taxes as the best way to address greenhouse gas emissions says he does not expect U.S. President Donald Trump to back his view.

Nobel chemistry winners regret fear of new developments

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 3:41am

Winners of this year's Nobel Prize for Chemistry say that excessive concerns about genetically modified foods and other substances can inhibit mankind from benefiting from developments in the field.

China launches pioneering mission to far side of moon

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 10:52pm

China launched a ground-breaking mission Saturday to land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its growing ambitions as a space power to rival Russia, the European Union and the U.S.

School lunch rules OK refined grains, low-fat chocolate milk

Candice Choi& Health Writer, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 10:15pm

The U.S. school lunch program is making room on menus again for noodles, biscuits, tortillas and other foods made mostly of refined grains.

Billionaire Richard Branson to join Obama, Oprah at Utah tech conference

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec 6th - 12:47pm

Billionaire business magnate Richard Branson is coming to Salt Lake City in March to headline a local tech conference, along with former U.S. president Barack Obama and TV legend Oprah.

Trump EPA acts to roll back control on climate-changing coal

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 11:50am

The Environmental Protection Agency acted again Thursday to ease rules on the sagging U.S. coal industry, this time scaling back what would have been a tough control on climate-changing emissions from any new coal plants.

Russian chemistry teacher accused of setting up a drug lab

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 12:38pm

Prosecutors in St. Petersburg have charged two Russian high school teachers of producing and selling drugs, a case that Russian media have compared to the "Breaking Bad" television series.

Doctors blame tap water in neti pot for brain-eating amoeba

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 7:54am

Doctors believe a woman who died from rare brain-eating amoebas used tap water to rinse her sinuses.

Whales have worse than average year for entanglement in gear

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 1:49pm

Federal officials say last year was slightly worse than average for the entanglement of large whales, which is a major threat to the animals' populations.

What caused ancient mass extinction? Hot ocean water blamed

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 12:08pm

Scientists think they've figured out the falling dominoes that led to Earth's largest mass extinction and worry that human-caused climate change puts the planet on a vaguely similar path.