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Police: Utah Parents Killed Selves, Kids In Fear Of Apocalypse, ‘Impending Doom’

Benjamin and Kristi Strack and three of their four children – ages 11, 12 and 14 – were found dead in September in a single locked bedroom of their Springville home. The couple was in a bed, and their children were tucked into the covers around them.

01/27/2015

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Fired Crater Lake Park Cook Gets Prison After Drunken Fight With Rangers

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 47-year-old John Charles Saubert was fired last September over alcohol and performance issues, and got in a fight with rangers after refusing to behave himself and stay in his dorm room until he left the next day.

01/16/2015

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Utah Lawmaker Wants To Expand Right To Carry Guns To Buses And Trains

Provo Republican Rep. Norman Thurston cites a state hijacking law that makes it a felony for anyone to carry a concealed gun or dangerous weapon on a bus or train.

01/12/2015

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Measles Cases Tied To Disney Theme Parks Grow to 26

Most of the patients visited Disneyland or Disney California Adventure between Dec. 15 and Dec. 20, but some may have contracted the illness from others who visited.

01/12/2015

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Home Births On The Rise In Utah, But Still A Small Minority Of How Babies Are Born

Cost may be part of the reason for the growing popularity of home births, said Nan Streeter, maternal and child health director at the Utah Department of Health. A typical hospital birth costs about $7,000 before insurance, and the bill for a cesarean section is usually more than twice that figure.

01/12/2015

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Cover Oregon Shutdown Leads To 62 Layoffs After Exchange Never Got Off Ground

Cover Oregon executive director Aaron Patnode told the agency that layoffs will occur in March and April. Most employees being let go work in customer service.

01/12/2015

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Utah Prosecutors Drop Controversial ‘Ag-Gag’ Law Charges Against Animal Activists

Those counts came under a law that makes it a crime to conduct undercover investigations of slaughterhouses and factory farms. It has being challenged in court by activists who say it was designed to prevent exposure of unsafe practices.

01/12/2015

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Tiger Selfie Ban, Gas Pump Clips Among New 2015 Laws Hitting Books Across Country

Although it doesn’t take effect until early February, a New York law captures this year’s “Who knew?” prize by banning tiger selfies, which have been used by young men as profile photos on social media sites.

01/01/2015

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WATCH: Dog Rescued After 150-Foot Plunge In Columbia Gorge

A yellow Labrador that got spooked on a Christmas Day hike in the Columbia Gorge, snapping her leash and plunging 150 feet down a cliff, was rescued in the dark by a climber who rappelled to a narrow ledge where the dog was trapped.

12/26/2014

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Skier Survives Utah Avalanche With Just Broken Leg, Thanks To Companions

His fellow skiers and six others who happened to be in the area quickly began searching for him after the avalanche occurred. The man had a rescue beacon on him that sent signals that allowed the others to pinpoint where he was buried.

12/24/2014

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Naked Man In Park Swipes Porland Officer’s Stun Gun

The officer called for backup Monday afternoon as the man tried unsuccessfully to get into her locked patrol car. Other officers arrived and arrested him.

12/22/2014

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Utah Man, 77, Accused Of Sunbathing Nude In Backyard Next To Church Parking Lot

Police say Kipp’s neighbors reported the nude sunbathing March 5. His yard has a chain-link fence without privacy slats. Police say children could see him, but Kipp told an officer he could do what he wanted on his property.

12/09/2014

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ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 20: A cross stands in the Roman catacombs in the gardens of the Pontifical residence of Castelgandolfo on February 20, 2013 in Rome, Italy. The Apostolic Palace and The Ponifical Villas of Castelgandolfo, 10 miles south Rome, are the summer residence of Popes and will host Pope Benedict XVI during the next conclave. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Castel Gandolfo

A look at the Pontifical residence of Castelgandolfo, the summer residence of Popes and will host Pope Benedict XVI during the next conclave.

New Year’s Eve Celebrations From Around The World

See how the world celebrated the arrival of 2013.

Shooting At Elementary School In Newtown, Connecticut

Connecticut Elementary School Shooting

The latest mass shooting to strike an American community may be a particularly horrific one. At a Connecticut elementary school, an official says 27 people are dead, including 20 children.

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Travis Flies In Support Of Sandy

Crews and equipment from Travis Air Force Base are heading east to help with relief efforts in areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

East Coast Begins To Clean Up And Assess Damage From Hurricane Sandy

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Forecasters say Hurricane Sandy is speeding up and should make landfall early Monday evening in southern New Jersey.

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Closing Ceremonies Of The London Olympics

Athletes, heads of state and dignitaries from around the world gathered in the Olympic Stadium for the closing ceremony of the 30th Olympiad.

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Smokey Bear Through The Years

See how the U.S. Forest Service’s famous and furry public relations figure has change created in 1944.

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