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In recent years, Ralph Hancock has witnessed what he considers a troubling trend among Mormon intellectuals — the temptation to hide their faith under the bushel of moral relativism. The Brigham Young University political science professor believes that many LDS …

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Antoinette Uwanyiugira helps Congolese refugees with resettlement in Salt Lake City, Friday, October 31, 2014 Congolese women need resettlement help, study shows
    When she arrived in Salt Lake City from Africa in 2000, Congolese refugee and single mother Antoinette Uwanyiugira faced the overwhelming task of learning a …
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  • In this photograph taken on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, bud tenders Maxwell Bradford, back left, and Emma Attolini display buds in the shape of Christmas trees that are on sale for the holiday season in a recreational marijuana shop in northwest Denver. The nascent marijuana industry in Colorado is targeting holiday shoppers with special deals much like traditional retailers offer. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Have holidays gone to pot? Some hope for higher sales in Colorado
    Denver • That’s not mistletoe. From new marijuana strains for the holidays to gift sets and pot-and-pumpkin pies, Colorado’s burgeoning marijuana industry is scrambling to …
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  • Sales growth of million-dollar homes is slowing
    Growth in million-dollar home sales is slowing in areas including Miami, Las Vegas and Los Angeles as rising prices and the strengthening U.S. dollar ...
    Updated Nov 27 2014 12:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • Toyota finds new air bag issue, recalls more cars
    Tokyo • Toyota Motor Corp. recalled more than 40,000 vehicles in Japan on Thursday as part of a worldwide scare over defective air bags and is investi...
    Updated Nov 27 2014 12:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • Unionists block the entrance of a docked ship at the port of Piraeus, near Athens during a 24-hour nationwide general strike, Thursday Nov. 27 2014. A nationwide general strike to protest continued austerity measures has shut down services across Greece, grounding flights, leaving ferries tied up in ports, shutting down schools and leaving state hospitals functioning with emergency staff. Greece has been dependent on billions of euros from international bailouts from the eurozone and International Monetary Fund since 2010. (AP Photo/Fotis Plegas G) General strike shuts down services in Greece
    Athens • A 24-hour general strike in Greece shut down services across the country, forcing flight cancellations and school closures and leaving state ...
    Updated Nov 27 2014 12:33 pm   |     |   Share
    Xactware: Transforming Lives Through Technology
    When Xactware’s founder James Loveland passed away nine years ago, his son Jim took charge of the company his dad founded in 1986. Jim was in his ear...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 04:18 pm   |     |   Share

    BYU basketball: Cougs say Aloha with another OT loss
    If you think BYU’s two overtime losses at the Maui Invitational hurt now, wait until March. Chances for wins over teams with top-100 RPIs don’t come ...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 11:21 pm   |     |   Share
    Protesters of Ferguson decision flood streets across the country
    Thousands of people in U.S. cities from Los Angeles to New York protested peacefully while others blocked traffic or clashed with police as anger flared …
    Updated Nov 25 2014 08:03 am   |     |   Share
  • Secretary General of OPEC Abdalla Salem El-Badri of Libya speaks to journalists prior to the start of a meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, at their headquarters in Vienna, Austria, Thursday Nov. 27, 2014. Expectations that the group would not cut output to support the market saw the global price of oil slump another US dollar 1.89 on Thursday to US dollar 75.86 a barrel, extending its losses since June, when it was as high as US dollar 115. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak) OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices
    Vienna • Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely...
    Updated Nov 27 2014 12:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Italian utility manager in Romania dies
    Bucharest, Romania • The general manager of an Italian-owned electricity company in Romania has died after falling from the company building in Buchar...
    Updated Nov 27 2014 12:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Declan Costello of the European Commission, center, and Klaus Masuch of the European Central Bank , second from right, arrive for a meeting with Greek government officials, in Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Greek officials and debt inspectors meet in Paris to restart a review of the nation's financial reforms before the bulk of the country's bailout loans end this year. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) Greece under pressure for new austerity
    Athens • A Greek official says the country is under pressure from rescue creditors to impose new austerity measures to resolve an ongoing budget disag...
    Updated Nov 27 2014 12:24 pm   |     |   Share
    Alta’s Quinn Fabrizio becomes Utah’s third commitment in a week
    “Speech!” His future teammates chanted after Utah coaches introduced Quinn Fabrizio and announced his commitment at midfield after practice. Fabrizio ...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 07:57 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah basketball: Runnin Utes bury Texas-Pan American, 85-48
    Salt Lake City • It was a good night to be a Runnin’ Utes starter, especially in the second half. The most Delon Wright and …
    Updated Nov 26 2014 10:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • South Asian leaders finally reach energy deal
    Katmandu, Nepal • South Asian heads of state attending their first summit in three years reached a deal on energy sharing Thursday, but failed on two ...
    Updated Nov 27 2014 12:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker arrives to deliver his statement on growth, jobs and investment package for Europe, Wednesday Nov 26, 2014 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France. (AP Photo/Christian Lutz) EU piling pressure on Google to change its ways
    Brussels • European Union institutions are piling pressure on Google to change the way it operates its business and applies EU rules. The European par...
    Updated Nov 27 2014 12:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • Diplomats make trade deal to cut red tape
    Geneva • After many years of talking, the World Trade Organization pulled off a major deal Thursday that could boost global commerce by $1 trillion an...
    Updated Nov 27 2014 12:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • TV
    Thanksgiving on TV: There’s a parade and football. What, you’re surprised?
    It’s Thanksgiving so — surprise! — there’s a parade and a bunch of football games. Oh, and a couple of shows about dogs. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parad...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 05:34 pm   |     |   Share
    Here are 10 fresh ways to improve a mug of cocoa
    We can’t help it. Once the cooler weather arrives, we crave hot cocoa with the same intensity that we crave a cold beer during barbecue …
    Updated Nov 25 2014 07:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • People are reflected on an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday on hopes for more stimulus in China. Japan's Nikkei 225 dropped 0.3 percent to 17,333.52. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama) Oil prices tank as OPEC leaves output unchanged
    London • Oil companies saw their shares take a beating Thursday as crude prices slid to their lowest in over four years in the wake of OPEC’s decision...
    Updated Nov 27 2014 12:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Brazil names banker as finance minister
    Rio de Janeiro • Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff named a former treasury secretary with a reputation as a fiscal conservative as finance minister o...
    Updated Nov 27 2014 12:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • People are reflected on an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday on hopes for more stimulus in China. Japan's Nikkei 225 dropped 0.3 percent to 17,333.52. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama) World stocks up slightly in light exchange action
    Tokyo • Share prices drifted higher on Thursday, with trading subdued due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. The price of oil slumped, however, o...
    Updated Nov 27 2014 12:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • TV
    Wednesday on TV: A few new shows and the Jazz
    There’s not a whole lot new on this night before Thanksgiving, but there are a few things. NBA (6 p.m., ROOT): Utah Jazz at Oklahoma City Thunder “Sur...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 05:07 pm   |     |   Share
    Ever-popular ‘Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer' turns 50
    Hey, you do recall the most famous reindeer of all, right? Of course you do. Who could forget Rudolph? Particularly because he’s the subject of …
    Updated Nov 26 2014 08:43 pm   |     |   Share
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A 19-year-old man was killed and four other people were injured in a single-car rollover late Wednesday night in Morgan County 1 dead, 4 injured in Trappers Loop rollover crash
    A 19-year-old man was killed and four other people were injured in a single-car rollover late Wednesday night in Morgan County, the Utah Highway Patro...
    Updated Nov 27 2014 01:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • County’s preschool program up for award
    Salt Lake County’s program to expand preschool services as a means of preventing more long-term social problems is one of 16 national finalists in a c...
    Updated Nov 27 2014 09:00 am   |     |   Share
  • County seeking ‘Pay for Success’ ideas
    Updated Nov 27 2014 08:30 am   |     |   Share