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Drone rescue off Australian beach heralded as world-first

Australia Drone Rescue

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A flying drone has dropped a flotation device to two teens caught in a riptide in heavy seas off the Australian coast in what officials describe as a world-first rescue. Monty Greenslade and Gabe Vidler got into trouble on Thursday at Lennox Head, 750 kilometers (470...


State

With Daveed Diggs, 'Blindspotting' tells an Oakland story

2018 Sundance Film Festival - "Blindspotting" Premiere

“Hamilton” star Daveed Diggs used his own life as inspiration for the film “Blindspotting,” which premiered as one of the opening night films of the Sundance Film Festival Thursday to largely positive reactions. Diggs co-stars in and co-wrote the film with his longtime friend and collaborator...


Business

As federal shutdown looms, GOP struggles to show that it govern

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The federal government late Thursday faced increasing odds of a partial shutdown, the culmination of a long period of budget warfare that has now imperiled what most lawmakers agree is the most basic task of governance. The immediate challenge Thursday...


Government

MSU decreases required credit hours to cut costs for students

Following the tune of MU’s recent cost-saving initiatives, Missouri State University President Clifton Smart announced Thursday a five-point plan aimed at boosting the university’s affordability. The new initiatives are part of a statewide trend to reduce the costs of higher education amid growing...


Government

Matthes' breakfast speech draws criticism

A local group that advocates for racial justice is taking on City Manager Mike Matthes for remarks he made last Thursday during a speech at the Columbia Values Diversity breakfast. Matthes’ speech primarily focused on the city’s effort to reduce black unemployment. As part of the talk, Matthes...


Government

Controversy over governor's affair won't stop Senate business, leadership says

JEFFERSON CITY — While some Republican representatives are calling for Gov. Eric Greitens to resign over allegations that he blackmailed a woman he was having an affair with, Senate leadership say they’ll carry on with business as usual. Republican Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard said he has...


Government

The Latest: Schumer says very short-term funding would be OK

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the debate over immigration and the budget (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says Senate Democrats would support a “very short-term” government-wide funding bill to avert a shutdown. The New York Democrat says his party would accept a stopgap...


State

Salt Lake Comic Con files for new trial in trademark case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake Comic Con lawyers have filed a motion for a new trial following a federal jury’s decision that the convention infringes on San Diego Comic-Con’s trademark. The Salt Lake lawyers filed the paperwork on Tuesday in response to last month’s eight-day trial in U.S....


Business

As federal shutdown looms, GOP struggles to show that it govern

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Republican Party’s struggle to forge a plan to keep the government open exposes deep, intractable rifts that raise questions about its ability to govern, with GOP leaders handcuffed by party divisions and whipsawed by President Donald Trump’s...


Local

Ogden's Youth Futures homeless shelter expanding to St. George

New St. George Youth Futures site planned for opening in March

Youth Futures officials expect a new St. George facility to open as soon as March.


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