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Howard Berkes

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Teen Who Served Time For Bomb Plot Wants Your Vote For Mayor

Friday, June 21, 2013

If 18-year-old Joshua Kyler Hoggan wants to be Roy's next mayor, he probably has some explaining to do. Two years ago, he was charged with plotting to set off a bomb during a school assembly.

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Amid Turmoil, U.S. Speedskating Chief Resigns

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Mark Greenwald's departure comes just eight months before the next winter Olympics and while the organization is steeped in controversy.

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Colorado's Black Forest Fire Is Now 30 Percent Contained

Friday, June 14, 2013

The fire that is being called the most destructive in the history of Colorado is now 30 percent contained. But 400 houses have been destroyed in the blaze.

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U.S. Olympic Skater's Sabotage Gets Day In 'Court'

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

An International Skating Union panel hears testimony Thursday over a sabotage case in which Simon Cho, a U.S. Olympic bronze medalist, says his former coach told him to tamper with an opponent's skate blade.

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Federal Defender Wants Out Of Terrorism Case Due To Budget Cuts

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Samuel Richard Rubin says budget and sequester cuts mean he just can't afford to take on a complex case involving an Uzbek national who is facing charges in two states.

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Hands-Free Gadgets Don't Mean Risk-Free Driving

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Systems that turn a driver's speech into text are the most distracting. Drivers in a University of Utah test experienced a kind of inattention blindness that mean they sometimes overlooked potential hazards.

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Amid Data Controversy, NSA Builds Its Biggest Data Farm

Monday, June 10, 2013

The Utah Data Center, 26 miles south of Salt Lake City, will begin operations in September. Though the NSA director has said it won't hold data on U.S. citizens, privacy advocates worry about the agency's expanding capabilities.

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The Iceman Swimmeth, Chanting 'F Cancer'

Friday, June 07, 2013

Goody Tyler isn't just any hard-core Great Salt Lake swimmer. He's a certified "ice swimmer." In December, Tyler swam 1 mile in the lake when the water temperature was only 41 degrees, the maximum temperature for an official "ice swim."

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Grain Deaths Fall In 2012 But Industry Share Grows

Friday, June 07, 2013

A new report from grain safety researchers at Purdue University says eight people died while trapped in grain last year.

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Salt, Flies, Pickled Tongues: A Perfect Great Salt Lake Swim

Friday, June 07, 2013

Open water swimmers in Utah perform weekly marathon swims in water five times saltier than the ocean. They endure blisters, wild currents, a variety of temperatures and water that tastes "like a battery." They treasure the beautiful view and the refuge from boat traffic.

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U.S. Skater Will Boycott Disciplinary Hearing On Tampering

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

After admitting to tampering with a rival's skate blade, U.S. speedskater Simon Cho will boycott a hearing in Germany next week that could bring a lifetime ban, NPR has learned. Cho says his coach ordered him to tamper with the Canadian's skate in 2011.

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Idaho Terrorism Suspect Waives Detention Hearing

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The waiver means the details of Fazliddin Kurbanov's alleged crimes remain mostly a mystery.

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Big Changes At U.S. Speedskating Body, But Scandals Linger

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Rebellious athletes, drained budgets, dysfunctional management and a string of embarrassing scandals. Persistent turmoil at U.S. Speedskating threatened American success at the looming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. So USS has undergone a major reorganization.

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Doctors Confirm Black Lung In Victims Of Mine Blast

Friday, May 17, 2013

A study of mine blast victims finds further evidence that there's a resurgence of black lung among coal miners. The relatively young ages of some of the miners and their limited tenure underground suggests significant exposure to coal dust.

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Drought Eases In The East, But Still Worrisome Out West

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Forecasters are predicting better rainfall for the East and Midwest, but in parts of the West, drought conditions will persist.

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Teen Charged With Homicide After Death Of Soccer Referee

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

The 17-year-old soccer goalie who allegedly punched and killed a referee during a game in Utah last month faces a charge of "homicide by assault" and may be tried as an adult.

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On-The-Job Deaths Continue At Steady, Grim Pace

Friday, April 26, 2013

While the most recent data show a slight dip in the rate of fatal injuries, the actual number of people who lost their lives while at work edged up. Groups that push to make work safer say not enough is being done to prevent such deaths.

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The Cruelest Month: Boston Blasts Join List Of Dark Incidents

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Oklahoma City bombing, the Columbine school shootings and the Chernobyl nuclear disaster are among the infamous and sometimes horrific moments that have occurred during the month of April.

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Rare On-The-Job Death For Avalanche Forecaster In Utah

Friday, April 12, 2013

An American Avalanche Association database counts only two other American forecasters killed while at work on snow.

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Mine Safety Reform Stalled Three Years After Deadly Blast

Monday, April 08, 2013

One critic said it was a travesty that Congress had not acted three years after the worst mine disaster in this country in 40 years.

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