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Howard Berkes

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Brawl Puts 'Bad' Back Into Badminton

Monday, July 22, 2013

A year after an embarrassing match-fixing scandal at the London Olympics, badminton is back in the news for an unexpected brawl.

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Talk Of Boycotting Russian Olympics Stirs Emotions

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

There have been suggestions that if Russia grants asylum to "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden, the U.S. should respond by not sending athletes to the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi. But others say that just sends the wrong message and punishes only the athletes.

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Wildfire Season So Far: Tragic, Destructive And Below Average

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

So far during the 2013 wildfire season, more than 800 homes and businesses have burned to the ground, nearly 1.6 million acres were scorched and over 23,000 blazes have required suppression. And two dozen firefighters have died. But as dramatic as it's been, the season has yet to kick into high gear.

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U.S. Wildfire Season Has Yet To Kick Into High Gear

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

We have the outlook for wildfire activity for the rest of the year and an assessment of the dramatic but relatively slow season so far.

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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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