Salt Lake City’s airport rebuild soars past $4 billion

The current control tower at the Salt Lake City International Airport can be seen from inside what will be the new airport’s Concourse A on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. | Steve Griffin, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — The massive redevelopment of Salt Lake City International Airport has expanded in scope — and so has […]

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AI 101: How learning computers are becoming smarter

Many companies use the term artificial intelligence, or AI, as a way to generate excitement for their products and to present themselves as on the cutting edge of tech development. But what exactly is artificial intelligence? What does it involve? And how will it help the development of future generations? Find out the answers to […]

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Utah Jazz’s Mike Conley ready to put frustration of injury behind him as he returns to action Saturday

New Orleans Pelicans guard Frank Jackson (15) defends Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley (10) as the Utah Jazz and the New Orleans Pelicans play an NBA basketball game at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. | Scott G Winterton, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — A pulled hammy […]

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A startup company took billions of photos from Facebook and other websites to create a facial-recognition database, and hundreds of law-enforcement agencies are using it

Clearwater AI, a facial-recognition startup that scraped social media for images, has been adopted by at least 600 law-enforcement agencies, according to a New York Times report. The software developers relied on current and former Republican officials to sell the software to law-enforcement agencies. The agencies reportedly have little information about the origin of Clearwater […]

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Emerging field of ‘forensic genealogy’ links DNA testing and family histories to solve cold cases

SANTA CRUZ — When they’re planning to rob a liquor store, most criminals think to wear gloves and cover their faces. But few of them commit to shaving their heads to avoid leaving behind even a single strand of hair. In the future, however, they may want to add that task to their modus operandi. […]

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Sharks make lineup change for game vs. Vancouver Canucks

VANCOUVER — Joachim Blichfeld will rejoin the lineup and the struggling Marcus Sorensen will be a scratch for the first time this season as the Sharks face the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday looking to end their three-game road trip — and go into their bye week — on a positive note. Blichfeld will start Saturday’s […]

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Hoophall Classic live updates: Sierra Canyon basketball, Mater Dei and Rancho Christian compete

Southern California News Group reporter Tarek Fattal will have live updates from Springfield College for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s Hoophall Classic. Three Southern California high school basketball teams will compete with some of the top high school players and teams from around the country. Bronny James, Ziaire Williams and Sierra Canyon (17-2) […]

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Three children among the 4 dead in Grantsville shooting

A home on Eastmoor Drive in Grantsville is pictured on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, the morning after four people, including three children, were killed and another wounded in a shooting. | Spenser Heaps, Deseret News One suspect under age of 18 in custody, Granstville police say GRANTSVILLE — Three children were among the four people […]

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Princess Diana’s niece Lady Kitty Spencer is engaged, and her eternity-style diamond ring could be worth up to $160,000, according to experts

Lady Kitty Spencer is Princess Diana’s 29-year-old niece, which also makes her a first cousin of Prince Harry and Prince William. She got engaged to Michael Lewis, a 60-year-old, South African-born millionaire, before Christmas in 2019, the Mirror reported. Lady Spencer has been photographed wearing what appears to be her engagement ring. Insider spoke with […]

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‘I cherish the moments I get to compete’: How Utah gymnastics’ Cammy Hall’s Achilles injury and the journey back permanently changed her

Utah gymnast Cammy Hall celebrates her performance on the vault as Utah hosts Kentucky to kick off the 2020 season in the Huntsman Center at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020.  | Laura Seitz, Deseret News Hall has been enduringly changed by the injury and the subsequent recovery […]

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Jenna Jameson: I’m Back on Keto and I Lost a TON of Weight!

Coke vs. Pepsi. Red Sox vs. Yankees. Beatles vs. Stones. History is full of great rivalries, but perhaps none has been quite so epid as the never-ending battle between Jenna Jameson and carbs. Back in May of last year, Jenna announced that she had gone keto and lost an astonishing 57 pounds. For those who aren’t […]

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UN: Around 350,000 Syrians have fled Russia-led assault

By Suleimani Al-Khalidi and Stephanie Nebehay | Reuters AMMAN – Around 350,000 Syrians, mostly women and children, have fled a renewed Russian-backed offensive in the opposition-held Idlib province since early December, and have sought shelter in border areas near Turkey, the United Nations said on Thursday. Conditions for people were deteriorating because of the increased […]

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Qualified immunity is a loophole for the lawless

On August 11, 2014, officers from the Caldwell, Idaho Police Department asked for Shaniz West’s permission to enter and search her home. They were looking for her ex-boyfriend. West authorized the search and handed over her keys. Instead of entering and searching the home, though, the police brought in a SWAT team, and surrounded the […]

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Notebook: Local wrestlers standout in big-time tournaments

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. Last week was the last major weekend of high-level wrestling tournaments in Southern California, including the prestigious Five-Counties Tournament at Fountain Valley High, the Battle for the Belt Tournament in Temecula, and the Sam De John Invitational at San Fernando High. At […]

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NAMM 2020: Jason Mraz receives Music for Life Award, credits the work of music teachers

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Jason Mraz, known for hits like “I’m Yours,” “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry),” “Make It Mine” and “Lucky,” received the Music for Life Award during the 2020 NAMM Show’s Breakfast of Champions at the Hilton Anaheim on Thursday morning. Musician Jason Mraz, left, speaks with NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond, right, […]

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49ers-Packers is a tale of two quarterbacks, and it might not be a pretty one

Early this week, Rob Reischel, who contributes to Forbes magazine, checked in with a take that will not play well in the Aaron Rodgers Fan Club. “Not many people are giving the Green Bay Packers a chance in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game,” Reischel wrote. “The 49ers routed the Packers, 37-8, back in Week 12. San […]

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Oakland official calls for city to buy county properties for affordable housing

OAKLAND — Council President Rebecca Kaplan is calling for the city to buy properties up for county auction to increase the stock of affordable housing. “I am urging that the Oakland City Council take action to acquire some of the properties on the county’s list (and potentially others), to help with our housing crisis,” said […]

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Cities should act on homelessness or face lawsuits, Newsom task force says

By Matt Levin and Jackie Botts, CalMatters Declaring that moral persuasion and economic incentives aren’t working to bring people in from the sidewalks, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s task force on homelessness called Monday, Jan. 13 for a “legally enforceable mandate” that would force municipalities and the state to house the growing number of homeless Californians. The […]

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