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Cottonwood Heights man raising alarm over fireworks danger

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah lawmakers recently passed a law reducing the number of days fireworks are legal, but that’s not enough for one Cottonwood Heights resident whose home was severely damaged in a fire last Fourth of July.

Dave Schoeneck led a two-fold protest outside the Capitol Monday: against "negligent" Utah fireworks laws and against private landowners not taking responsibility for fire hazards on their lands. He and a handful of protesters dressed in all black and brought a coffin to display to represent the lives that could have been lost during the fire.

"We are in a desert climate and any aerial fireworks being shot off is negligent," Schoeneck said. "You’re putting people’s lives and homes in danger."

Schoeneck’s focus is on aerial fireworks.

"If they can shoot them off, and the...

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Volcano Evacuees Unsure When They’ll Return

As the number of homes destroyed by Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano jumped to 26, evacuees are facing weeks, or even months, before they may be able to go home. (May 7) AP

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Printed Guest Book

"Our Beloved Pa"
On August 10, 1957 (JD) John Daniel Rogers was born. On April 23, 2014 at age 56 to his Heavenly Father he returned. He thanks all the nurses, staff, doctors, and friend Dewayne, for the 3 ½ years the cancer they detained. His parents are Donna Gwen Olson and James Marcel Rogers. He has three sisters and one brother he loves so much. In the Manti Temple Lisa Johnson became his wife, and together they will have eternal life. He graduated from the U of U and ever since has been a proud Ute. JD started as a seminary teacher, but left the job he loved to be a Real Estate Appraiser. Through hard work and patience, he earned his S.R.A. license. He worked very hard and many long days, so his beloved family would be okay...

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Thousands of Houston-area students protest gun violence with walkouts, rallies

Chanting for gun-law reform and reduced firearm violence, an estimated 2,000-plus students marched to City Hall Friday morning as part of nationwide school walkouts.

The Houston Youth Walkout, believed to be the largest local out-of-class gathering to mark the April 20 protests, attracted students from across the region for a 1.2-mile march. They joined thousands of students from Greater Houston who demonstrated at their schools Friday morning, advocating for changes to gun laws and honoring victims of gun violence.

"To see so many students from different high schools come together brought tears to my eyes," said Elena Margolin, a march organizer and senior at Houston ISD’s High School For The Performing And Visual Arts...

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Tristan Thompson Spotted Leaving Hospital After Khloe Kardashian Gives Birth

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Tristan Thompson has left the building.

Shortly after Khloe Kardashian welcomed a baby girl into the world, photographers spotted her boyfriend leaving a Cleveland hospital.

In pictures obtained by E! News, the NBA player sported a black baseball cap and a matching water-resistant jacket before getting into a car and leaving the property.

Just hours earlier, E! News learned that Tristan was joined by Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian and BFF Malika Haqq who all made it to Cleveland in time for the Thursday morning delivery.

"She labored with Kris all day on Wednesday," a source shared with E! News.

And while some wondered if Tristan was going to be present—his final home game of the season was Wednesday evening—the athlete made it to the hospital just in time to ...

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Cremation Services provided to Taylorsville, UT

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Tech Shares Lead Asia Markets Lower

Asian stock markets hit session lows in afternoon trading Wednesday, shedding gains from earlier in the week, as technology shares continued a global slump.

The Nikkei Stock Average was recently down 2%, erasing much of Tuesday’s 2.7% gain. SoftBank Group 9984 -4.24% slid 3.8% and Tokyo Electron 8035 -4.78% dropped 3% even as the yen reversed some of its strengthening from Tuesday’s U.S. trading day.

Several regional stock indexes, including tech-heavy benchmarks in South Korea and Taiwan, were down at least 1%. In Hong Kong, Tencent Holdings TCEHY -2.91% lost 3.5%, while smartphone-component suppliers AAC Technologies and Sunny Optical each fell at least 5%.

JP Morgan Asset Management reduced its “significant overweight” position in tech stocks during the past 18 months, shifting in...

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Orbitz Discloses Possible Data Breach Affecting 880,000 Payment Cards

Expedia Inc.’s EXPE -0.63% Orbitz subsidiary disclosed Tuesday it has discovered a possible data breach affecting thousands of customers on one of its older sites and an unnamed partner platform.

The breach is estimated to have affected about 880,000 payment cards.

The travel-booking site operator said that during an investigation of an older Orbitz platform it found that a hacker may have accessed consumer data late last year and it is working to notify those who may be affected. The breach didn’t affect the new, the company said.

The hacker could have had access to data on purchases made between January 2016 and December of last year, including birthdays, addresses, full names and payment card information...

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Apple to Acquire Digital-Magazine-Subscription Service Texture

Apple Inc. AAPL 1.01% said it will acquire Next Issue Media LLC and its digital-magazine-subscription service Texture, a product developed by top magazine companies that bundles together some 200 subscriptions into one monthly service.

The acquisition comes as Apple looks to beef up its services business, which includes its music-streaming service and its mobile-payments service.

Apple has set a goal of increasing total revenue from services to more than $40 billion by 2020. The company generated nearly $30 billion in services revenue in its fiscal year ended in September.

Apple typically takes a 15% cut of subscription services from publishers and content providers, including Netflix Inc. and HBO, if those subscriptions are purchased through the App Store.

Terms of the deal weren’t di...

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Xfinity race results, points standings after Las Vegas

Kyle Larson won the Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, his first NASCAR victory at the 1.5-mile speedway.

Larson led five times for a race-high 142 laps Saturday.

JR Motorsports teammates Tyler Reddick and Elliott Sadler are tied atop the points standings after three races.

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