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Utah cases show how scammers defraud the elderly

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 16th - 6:56pm

An 86-year-old Sanpete County man thought he had won not one, but two multimillion-dollar sweepstakes.

Farmer discovers new Tyrannosaur species, one of the oldest of its kind ever found

Ashley Strickland, CNN  |  Posted Feb 16th - 6:12pm

Tyrannosaurus rex, the king of the dinosaurs, has gained a new family member.

UN: Antarctic high temp records will take months to verify

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 7:39am

Record high temperatures reportedly measured in Antarctica will take months to verify, the U.N. weather agency said Sunday.

Women who have general anesthesia during C-sections are more likely to experience postpartum depression, study finds

Harmeet Kaur, CNN  |  Posted Feb 15th - 8:51pm

Women who have general anesthesia during C-sections are significantly more likely to experience severe postpartum depression resulting in hospitalization, suicidal thoughts or self-harm, according to a study published last week.

Invasive bug found feeding on avocado plants in Hawaii

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 5:23pm

An invasive bug was discovered feeding on avocado leaves across the state of Hawaii and was most recently found on Maui plants in retail outlets, entomologists said.

Candy, cheese soar to space station to satisfy crew cravings

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 1:22pm

A cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Saturday, carrying candy and cheese to satisfy the astronauts' cravings.

BLM to fund 11,000 miles of fuel breaks in basin states, including Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 10:00am

The Bureau of Land Management has announced plans to fund 11,000 miles (17,703 kilometers) of strategic fuel breaks in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada and Utah in an effort to help control wildfires.

Questions complicate efforts to contain new virus from China

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 7:40am

Reports one day suggest the respiratory outbreak in China might be slowing, the next brings word of thousands more cases. Even the experts have whiplash in trying to determine if the epidemic is getting worse, or if a backlog of the sick is finally getting counted.

Wind delays Northrop Grumman's supply run to space station

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 1:12pm

High wind delayed Northrop Grumman's supply run to the International Space Station on Friday.

Utah firefighters check out an electric option for their fleets

Kyle Dunphey, KSL  |  Posted Feb 13th - 8:14pm

Firefighters from across northern Utah met at the Sugar House fire station for their first look at an electric option for their fleets, taking rides and exploring the features of the concept truck recently unveiled by Rosenbauer, a global firetruck manufacturer.

RK Pachauri, who led Nobel-winning climate panel, dies at 79

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 13th - 8:06pm

Indian environmentalist Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, under whose leadership a U.N. climate change panel shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, has died after recent heart surgery. He was 79.

Man sued over Iowa sexual arousal study ran Kansas facility

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 13th - 4:23pm

A child psychologist facing a federal lawsuit in Iowa stemming from sexual arousal experiments he oversaw on residents at a state care center for people with intellectual disabilities conducted similar research in Kansas while running one of its state hospitals.

San Diego aquarium breeds rare weedy sea dragon in captivity

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 13th - 3:05pm

A Southern California aquarium has successfully bred the rare weedy sea dragon, the lesser known cousin of the sea horse that resembles seaweed when floating.

Use Amazon, Uber or You've probably signed away your right to sue them

Pamela Boykoff, CNN  |  Posted Feb 13th - 2:32pm

Tucked into the sign-up process for many popular e-commerce sites and apps are dense terms-of-service agreements that legal experts say are changing the nature of consumer transactions, creating a veil of secrecy around how these companies function.

Last month was hottest January on record, US scientists say

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 13th - 1:07pm

Last month was the hottest January since scientists began keeping temperature records in 1880, U.S. government forecasters said Thursday.

NASA's space snowman reveals secrets: few craters, no water

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 13th - 12:36pm

NASA's space snowman is revealing fresh secrets from its home far beyond Pluto.

US stocks edge lower in midday trading as virus cases spike

Damian J. Troise, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 13th - 7:45am

U.S. stocks edged lower in midday trading Thursday as China reported a spike in cases of the new virus that threatens to crimp economic growth and hurt businesses worldwide.

Courtroom psychology tests may be unreliable, study finds

Christina Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 6:30am

Courts are not properly screening out unreliable psychological and IQ tests, allowing junk science to be used as evidence, researchers have concluded. Such tests can sway judges or juries and influence whether someone gets custody of a child or is eligible for bail or capital punishment.

South Sudan ignores reports on oil pollution, birth defects

Sam Mednick, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 13th - 1:05am

The oil industry in South Sudan has left a landscape pocked with hundreds of open waste pits, the water and soil contaminated with toxic chemicals and heavy metals including mercury, manganese, and arsenic, according to four environmental reports obtained by The Associated Press.