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    Children burned by thrown chemical released from hospital

    Police say two northern Utah boys have been released from a hospital after being burned when a neighbor threw a liquid on them.
  • Business

    Natalie Portman, Jonathan Safran Foer target factory farming

    NEW YORK (AP) — Natalie Portman and Jonathan Safran Foer hope they can change the world — one dinner plate at a time. The actress and the author have teamed up to produce the documentary “Eating Animals,” an indictment of the factory farm system that argues we are feeding ourselves all wrong. The film takes […]
  • Sports

    World Cup: No Russian? No Problem. There’s an app for that

    SAMARA, Russia (AP) — Randall Garcia and his wife were on a bus in the Russian city of Samara when a local resident stared at the couple and pointed his phone at them. The screen read: “Good luck Costa Rica!” Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, or Neymar may be the stars of the World Cup. But […]
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    Flash flooding prompts several vehicle rescues in Rockford

    ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Bystanders have rescued a 70-year-old man from his submerged car after flash flooding swamped a northern Illinois city. The Monday evening storm dumped 3-5 inches (8-13 centimeters) of rain on Rockford in under four hours. Resulting floods submerged roads under feet of water. Authorities haven’t reported any injuries. The Rockford Register […]
  • Wildlife

    Nesting hawks attack people at Dixie State University

    ST. GEORGE — Eleven people have been hit by hawks, apparently protecting a nest in a tree on the campus of Dixie State University. St. George News says the birds swoop down from behind and use their wings to hit people walking by. That area of campus is now closed for the time being. It […]
  • Business

    Dow posts 6th loss in row on trade spat; small cos. rally

    NEW YORK (AP) — Big industrial and technology companies skidded Tuesday as the trade dispute between the U.S. and China threatened to come to a boil. Smaller companies less focused on overseas trade fared better, as did dividend-paying stocks. The Dow Jones industrial average fell for the sixth day in a row and lost 287.26 […]
  • Business

    Merkel says climate change is ‘a fact,’ laments US stance

    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel took aim Tuesday at U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris accord, calling the move “very regrettable” at a time when the overwhelming majority of countries worldwide are trying to limit global warming. “We know climate change isn’t a matter of faith,” she told an […]
  • United States

    Democratic attorneys general urge end to border separations

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of Democratic attorneys general demanded Tuesday that the Trump administration end a “zero tolerance” policy that has resulted in children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. Led by New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, 21 top state prosecutors from California to Massachusetts sent a letter to […]
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    New Jersey considers honoring chef Bourdain with food trail

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is considering honoring celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain with a food trail. The famed cook, writer and host of the CNN series “Parts Unknown” killed himself nearly two weeks ago in a luxury hotel in France. The 61-year-old was born in New York, but grew up in the New Jersey […]
  • Business

    US housing starts jumped 5 pct. in May off Midwest building

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A surge of construction in the Midwest drove U.S. housing starts up 5 percent in May from the prior month. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that housing starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.35 million, the strongest pace since July 2007. All of May’s construction gains came from a […]