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    Provo water park files for bankruptcy

    PROVO — A summer fun destination is filing for bankruptcy amidst financial and managerial problems. Seven Peaks Water Park Provo’s new ownership hasn’t created a new management team, and was losing affiliation with the chain. It’s also embroiled in a lawsuit with nearby condos that’s hurting its ability to open. The Provo location was already […]
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    Scientists release most detailed star chart of the Milky Way

    BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency released the most accurate census yet of stars in the Milky Way and neighboring galaxies Wednesday, providing astronomers with a wealth of new data for further research. The high-precision measurements about the distance, motion, brightness and color of almost 1.7 billion stars were collected by the space agency’s […]
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    International probe shuts down cyberattack provider

    In a major hit against cybercriminals, an international police operation has taken down what investigators are calling the world's biggest provider of potentially crippling Distributed Denial of Service attacks.
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    NCAA begins work of implementing complex basketball reforms

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The most difficult part of the NCAA’s attempt to clean up college basketball begins now. Hours after former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice presented the Commission on College Basketball’s sweeping recommendations for reforming a sport weighed down by corruption, NCAA leaders set in motion the process for turning those ideas into reality. […]
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    Strong travel demand lifts Boeing in first quarter

    Rising demand for travel is providing Boeing with a huge tailwind, pushing earnings and revenue beyond Wall Street expectations in the first quarter.
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    Twitter is profitable again in 1st quarter, grows overseas

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter, driven by strong growth overseas, swung to a profit during the first quarter of the year, its second profitable quarter ever after a strong finish last year. Shares climbed 4 percent before the market open on Wednesday. For the three months ended March 31, Twitter Inc. earned $61 million, or […]
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    Comcast challenges Murdoch with rival bid for UK-based Sky

    LONDON (AP) — U.S. media giant Comcast on Wednesday offered 22 billion pounds ($30.7 billion) for Sky PLC, topping a bid from Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox and setting up a bidding war for Britain’s biggest satellite television company. Comcast said it would pay 12.75 pounds for each Sky share, 16 percent more than Fox’s […]
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    EPA security chief also worked for owner of tabloid company

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The security chief for the head of the Environmental Protection Agency worked on the side as a private investigator for the owner of a tabloid news company with close ties to President Donald Trump. EPA special agent Pasquale “Nino” Perrotta performed regular work for National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc. during the […]
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    EPA chief signs proposal limiting science used in decisions

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a proposed rule Tuesday that seeks to restrict the types of scientific studies that regulators can use to determine the impact of pesticide and pollution exposure on human health.
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    Utahns hit with higher healthcare costs and premiums

    A new report shows Utahns are getting hit by higher healthcare costs, higher premiums, and higher out-of-pocket expenses. The Utah Foundation says premiums for healthcare plans at work rose by about one-third from 2006 to 2016. Research analyst Sam Brucker says it might have been much larger if not for high-deductible plans. “Employers are shifting […]