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Have You Seen This? George Clooney apologizes for 'Batman & Robin'

LAND OF REGRET — George Clooney has become one of the most respected actors in Hollywood today. The man has won two Oscars, starred in several films that were both critically acclaimed and huge box office juggernauts and he's made powerful and poignant films like "Good Night, and Good Luck" and "The Descendents."

May 29, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | National

10 new words added to the dictionary in the past 10 years

“Emoji,” “meme” and “jegging” are just a few of the new words now in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, turning them from slang and passing fads into official words.

May 29, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | National

How parents handle job insecurity affects families, parenting

Researchers are finding that economic insecurity affects children reared in either low-income or higher-income families, but how parents help children prepare for the challenge differs based on their economic and education status.

May 29, 2015 | Mandy Morgan Deseret News | National

More schools experiment with four-day school weeks, but do they help students?

For an ever-growing number of students across the country, every weekend is a three-day weekend — some educators say it’s even helping students learn more.

May 29, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | National

Bill Clinton at the UN applauds Ebola success

“As of today, I am officially Ebola free,” declared former President Bill Clinton before the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC). Clinton recently visited Liberia, but he arrived three days before the country was officially declared free of the Ebola virus (May 9), and so he had to go through all the official protocols to be sure he was Ebola free before being allowed in public.

May 29, 2015 | Susan Roylance Deseret News | National

Want to lose weight? Watch where you put what you eat

Out of sight, out of … stomach? A recent study, published last month in the International Journal of Obesity (paywall), found that where you store your food at home could hold consequences for your waistline.

May 29, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National

Cyber Civics: Building a brighter digital future, one classroom at a time

Earlier this year, middle school teacher Diana Graber’s 16-year-old daughter popped her head into Graber’s office asking for advice.

May 29, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National

Four for Families: ‘Tomorrowland’ praises innovation

Here are four movies from various platforms families may want to consider, as recommended by Ok.com. Note: Since not all are appropriate for younger children, age recommendations are included.

May 29, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | National

'Tomorrowland' not as good as hoped

'Tomorrowland' (PG) — 3 stars

May 29, 2015 | Doug Wright Deseret News | National

'San Andreas' levels California with B-movie mayhem

“SAN ANDREAS” — 3 Stars — Dwayne Johnson, Paul Giamatti, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Ioan Gruffudd, Hugo Johnstone-Burt; PG-13 (intense disaster action and mayhem throughout, and brief strong language); in general release

May 29, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | National

John Wayne Westerns get a Blu-ray upgrade this week

Two John Wayne movies receive Blu-ray upgrades this week as part of a five-film Westerns set.

May 29, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National

Editorial: S.C. highways

If you've done any highway driving in South Carolina recently -- and most people have -- then you're aware of the pathetic condition of many roads throughout the Palmetto State. In numerous places, they're literally crumbling, with chunks of concrete or asphalt falling off onto the shoulders. Potholes, which are not only dangerous but also have the potential to cause expensive damage to cars, are common. Everybody agrees something needs to be done to repair the state's highway system, but the government in Columbia is as dysfunctional on this issue as Washington is on many matters.

May 29, 2015 | | Editorials

Tucker: Waylon’s advice hits the mark

My friend Waylon Fortenberry of Chesterfield County called me, all hot and bothered, about the big outlaw gang biker shootout a couple weeks ago in Waco, Texas.

May 29, 2015 | Glenn Tucker | Columns

Mischner: Glenn Tucker, a helluva newspaperman

After many, many years, today may be Glenn Tucker's final column with the Chronicle-Independent (hopefully, he may choose to periodically write one from time to time when he gets the urge). Additionally, he has written the lion's share of this newspapers editorials and that important duty will now be handled by others at the newspaper.

May 29, 2015 | Mike Mischner | Columns

Phillips: ‘To protect and serve’

Every now and then I revisit a topic I've already written about here, especially when there's new information to pass along or a new observation I've made or conclusion I've reached. Such is the case this week.

May 29, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Columns

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Paramedic proposes to his girlfriend in a baseball game three years after saving her life

Three years ago, Florida paramedic Cameron Hill helped save Melissa Dohme’s life.

May 16, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | National

'Hot Pursuit' is a waste of talented cast

As I watched the new film “Hot Pursuit,” I had to remind myself that Reese Witherspoon was nominated for an Academy Award just last year for her performance in “Wild.” Then I recalled the 2005 Oscar for her portrayal of June Carter Cash in “Walk the Line.”

May 16, 2015 | Doug Wright Deseret News | National

Sixth-grade girl writes stirring poem that encourages children to never give up on their dreams

One of the most talked about moments from the Women in the World Summit 2015, an annual event that aims to explore "the struggles and triumphs of women and girls around the globe" that was held in New York City from April 22 to April 24, was a stirring poem from a sixth-grader.

May 16, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | National

Overscheduled? Let kids just be kids.



Do you find yourself racing around with your kids from soccer to dance to swimming lessons, and then rushing home for piano before you have to make dinner? It may be time to re-evaluate why you're doing all these activities, and if they are really enjoyable or necessary.

May 16, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | National

First warm-blooded fish identified by researchers

LA JOLLA, Calif. — Despite living deep in cold water, the opah can keep itself warm.

May 16, 2015 | Natalie Crofts KSL | National

Castle Panic: Dark Titan is a tough but fun game

Back in 2009, a popular board game called Castle Panic came out in which players must protect a castle being attacked by monsters. In 2011, an expansion that added a wizard’s tower to the game made the game more complex and interesting by adding new monsters and magic cards. Now the Castle Panic series adds the Dark Titan expansion introducing the Dark Titan Agranok, the toughest enemy to date.

May 16, 2015 | Ryan Morgenegg Deseret News | National

Why 'Age of Ultron' doesn't live up to original 'Avengers'

Like most of America's movie-going public, I like superhero movies. I love the action, the world-shattering stakes, the cool costumes, the groaning puns and the sheer excitement of seeing comic book worlds — worlds with endless possibilities — appear on the big screen.

May 16, 2015 | Cody K. Carlson Deseret News | National

Wide array of vintage TV series on DVD this week

It’s a week for vintage TV on DVD with the debut of both Don Rickles’ sitcom “CPO Sharkey” and the prime-time soap “The Colbys, ” along with complete-series reissues of “Battlestar Galactica” and “The Wild Wild West.”

May 16, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National

Children who understand peers' perspective more popular, study says

Children who better understand others' perspectives and feelings are more likely to become and stay popular among peers, according to results of 20 different studies involving over 2,000 children from Asia, Australia, Europe and North America that were released in April.

May 16, 2015 | Mandy Morgan Deseret News | National

A blogger, a love letter and a precious pearl: Dear Kim



Sometimes we don't see the most precious gift right in front of us.

May 16, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | National

This company makes it easier for your family to help you buy a home

The Family Building Society is a financial organization based in the United Kingdom that's got one goal in mind — to help families pay for their family members' mortgages.

May 16, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National

Need a doctor? You can bring one to your doorstep with this health care app

Need a doctor? There's an app for that.

May 16, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National

Happy she's my mom, but not that crazy about her advice, survey shows

The majority of women react positively when told they're a lot like their moms, according to a nationally representative survey that found positive reactions outweighed the negative, 79 percent to 21 percent.

May 16, 2015 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National

Are you addicted to your smartphone? Answer these 20 questions to find out

Can you remember the last time you were without your cellphone for more than an hour?

May 16, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | National

Lease or buy: That's the (car) question

A generation or so ago, options for buying a car were limited.

May 16, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | National

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