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Funeral held for Virginia trooper killed in Charlottesville copter crash

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Funeral held for Virginia trooper killed in Charlottesville copter crash

- Hundreds of mourners gathered Saturday for the funeral of a Virginia state trooper who died in the fatal crash of a helicopter that had been monitoring a violent, white nationalist protest in Charlottesville. Family, friends, political leaders and police officers from around the country honored Lt. Jay Cullen at Southside Church of the Nazarene near Richmond. Cullen, who was head of the state police’s aviation unit, was remembered as a safety-conscious perfectionist who loved being a trooper and flying
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Accidental deaths of endangered whale threatens its survival

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Accidental deaths of endangered whale threatens its survival

- PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A high number of accidental deaths this year among the endangered North Atlantic right whale threaten the survival of the species, according to conservation groups and marine scientists. The right whales, which summer off of New England and Canada, are among the most imperiled marine mammals on Earth. There are thought to be no more than 500 of the giant animals left, and there could be fewer than 460, as populations have only slightly rebounded from the whaling era, when they nearly became extinct
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Here's what happens when a credit card company sues you

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Here's what happens when a credit card company sues you

- When you become seriously delinquent on a debt, and lenders are unable to collect payment through normal channels, they may file a lawsuit against you to recoup the debt. If you’re sued by a credit card company, you’ve still got options. In fact, you may be able to settle your debts and escape a lawsuit even if the lender has already filed a claim in court against you, says consumer debt expert Michael Bovee
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Right-wing rally planned for Laguna Beach sparks backlash, counter-demonstration against racism

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Right-wing rally planned for Laguna Beach sparks backlash, counter-demonstration against racism

- A planned Sunday rally in Laguna Beach to draw attention to crimes committed by immigrants in the country illegally has sparked a counter-demonstration planned for Saturday. Saturday’s rally, led by , and Together We Will Orange County, begins at 10 a.m. at Main Beach and is called “From Charlottesville to Laguna Beach: We Stand Together,” according to a Facebook post. “Heeding the call from the Movement for Black Lives for a national action and solidarity with Charlottesville, Va
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In last-minute switch, Caldwell School District cancels Monday classes due to eclipse

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In last-minute switch, Caldwell School District cancels Monday classes due to eclipse

- In a last-minute change, the Caldwell School District announced Friday that all students would have Monday, Aug. 21, off due to the solar eclipse. The school had previously planned to hold classes on Monday and offer educational assemblies and activities. No other information on what led to the decision was immediately available. Caldwell School District was the only Treasure Valley school district that planned to be in session during the eclipse
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Portland Metro Saturday Weather: Morning clouds, then clear skies

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Portland Metro Saturday Weather: Morning clouds, then clear skies

- A cloudy morning will yield to clear skies Saturday while clouds will return Saturday night and linger through Sunday morning, the National Weather Service predicts. Saturday's high will be 78 - a couple degrees below average for this date -- and the low is expected to be 56. On Sunday, the high will be 80, the low 58, with fewer morning clouds than Saturday
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LL Bean boosting production of iconic boot

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LL Bean boosting production of iconic boot

- LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — L.L. Bean hopes to give the boot to backlogs of its most iconic product. The Maine-based retailer is expanding production to keep up with demand for its leather-and-rubber “duck boot” with a new manufacturing center with another machine used to make the rubber soles. The company also plans to hire more than 100 additional production workers at two locations in Maine
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The Latest: Suspect in stabbing death back in Chicago

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The Latest: Suspect in stabbing death back in Chicago

- CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the extradition of a Northwestern University professor Wyndham Lathem and Oxford University staffer Andrew Warren (all times local): A Northwestern University professor accused with another man in the brutal stabbing death of a 26-year-old hair stylist has returned to Chicago from California to face murder charges. Chicago police escorted 43-year-old Wyndham Lathem to Chicago early Saturday
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TV networks struggle to book pro-Trump guests following statements about Charlottesville

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TV networks struggle to book pro-Trump guests following statements about Charlottesville

- Defending President Trump can be a lonely job, and this week it has become particularly tough for the TV news outlets to find someone to do it. Executives and producers across the networks say the president’s harshly received comments on last weekend's deadly clash between far-right groups and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Va., have made it difficult to book guests to speak on behalf of the Trump agenda
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‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Season 9 Premiere: Teaser Hints Characters Could Get Wet In Major Scene

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‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Season 9 Premiere: Teaser Hints Characters Could Get Wet In Major Scene

- With the NCIS: Los Angeles Season 9 premiere still a couple of months away, the production team has been pretty much successful in keeping mum about what’s coming ahead. However, there is one thing that fans can expect in at least one of the upcoming episodes next season – things could get wet and wild. Filming Starts for Premiere Episode Apparently, the cast and crew of the military/police procedural drama series are already busy filming for the ninth season of the NCIS spin-off
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Wasatch Front Ice Cream Tour — eighth stop: Leatherby's Family Creamery

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Wasatch Front Ice Cream Tour — eighth stop: Leatherby's Family Creamery

- MIDVALE — Leatherby’s Family Creamery has been serving up “rich, high butterfat premium ice cream” for more than 27 years, according to its website, and also seeks to provide “a clean and friendly environment; quick, personal service and generous portions at reasonable prices.” The ice cream — which comes in mostly typical flavors such as chocolate, rocky road, brownie fudge and chocolate mint — is made one batch at a time using fresh ingredients
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Hamblin & Peterson: Martin Luther's history-changing translation of the Bible

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Hamblin & Peterson: Martin Luther's history-changing translation of the Bible

- Editor's note: This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, and this is one in a series of columns to describe the origins, nature and impact of the events and personalities of the Reformation. Previous articles are online at . The oldest known translation of any part of the Bible into German — strictly, into Old High German — was done between the mid-eighth and the early ninth centuries at Mondsee Abbey, in today’s Upper Austria
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Mormon Mentions: FedEx tweets about Brad and Hailey Devine's service trip

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Mormon Mentions: FedEx tweets about Brad and Hailey Devine's service trip

- Mormon Mentions have been traveling across the world this week, visiting South America, Asia and Europe. Brad and Hailey Devine embarked on an annual service trip to Cusco, Peru, where they delivered supplies and painted a local school and playground. Elder D. Todd Christofferson was honored in behalf of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with the World Peace Prize in Pune, India
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College student refugees placed in careers with new program

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College student refugees placed in careers with new program

- SALT LAKE CITY — When Arob Mandang-Belabek started his freshman year at the University of Utah, he felt very alone. It was difficult to study economics, he said, while living in Utah as a refugee from South Sudan. "I was paying for school by myself, I was working. So it was very hard to focus on school," he said. But things changed after he learned about the Refugee Education Initiative, a Salt Lake nonprofit dedicated to helping refugees graduate from universities
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Firefighter injured putting out fire at Kent business

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Firefighter injured putting out fire at Kent business

- A fire at a Kent business burned so hot early Friday that it partially collapsed the roof, according to Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority. Crews were called about 3:20 a.m. to the 24800 block of Pacific Highway South after an automatic fire alarm sounded. A police officer patrolling the area confirmed there was heavy smoke and flames. About 30 percent of the roof had already collapsed by the time firefighters arrived, which meant they sounded a second alarm in case the blaze spread to two nearby businesses
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Alaska Airlines pilots plan picket over lack of compensation

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Alaska Airlines pilots plan picket over lack of compensation

- Alaska Airlines pilots have reached a breaking point in negotiations with the company, and now have plans to picket outside Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Their union, the largest in North America, said the pilots are not being compensated as well as their peers at other successful airline companies. Alaska Airlines said its pilots will be getting a significant wage increase, but the company is trying to stay competitive and offer the lowest fares possible
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  • Right-wing rally planned for Laguna Beach sparks backlash, counter-demonstration against racism
    Right-wing rally planned for Laguna Beach sparks backlash, counter-demonstration against racism

    , latimes.com

    A planned Sunday rally in Laguna Beach to draw attention to crimes committed by immigrants in the country illegally has sparked a counter-demonstration planned for Saturday. Saturday’s rally, led by , and Together We Will Orange County, begins at 10 a.m. at Main Beach and is called “From Charlottesville to Laguna Beach: We Stand Together,” according to a Facebook post. “Heeding the call from the Movement for Black Lives for a national action and solidarity with Charlottesville, Va
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Politics & Government

  • If Trump pardons Arpaio, GOP can't claim 'rule of law' on immigration
    If Trump pardons Arpaio, GOP can't claim 'rule of law' on immigration

    , azcentral.com

    Some say it would be hypocritical for advocates for tougher enforcement to now hold the former sheriff to a lesser standard Arizona politicians have invoked the “rule of law” for more than a decade as the guiding principle in pushing for tougher immigration laws, arguing that no one — no matter who you are — is above the law. The rallying cry has become muted as President Donald Trump considers a pardon for former Sheriff Joe Arpaio after a judge found he broke the law in defying a judge while carrying out traffic patrols that targeted immigrants
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Sports

  • Golden glow gone amid scandal, USA Gymnastics faces change
    Golden glow gone amid scandal, USA Gymnastics faces change

    , siouxcityjournal.com

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — On the floor of the Honda Center, the USA Gymnastics championships are imbued with a sense of normalcy and routine. Of tumbling runs and coaching tweaks. Of blaring music and chalk dust. Of leaps and leotards. Of the search for who's next. There is no sign of an organization in crisis trying to finds its way following a stormy year that's seen one of the U
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Business

  • Montana appeals school choice tax credit ruling allowing religious schools
    Montana appeals school choice tax credit ruling allowing religious schools

    , missoulian.com

    The Montana Department of Revenue will continue to fight a court ruling that money from a tax credit program can benefit religious schools. District Judge Heidi Ulbricht ruled in May that the department incorrectly excluded religious schools from the program, which is funded by donations that can be offset by up to $150 in nonrefundable tax credits. The 2015 bill that created the program limited its annual tax credits to $3 million
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  • Eclipse 2017: A public health and safety guide
    Eclipse 2017: A public health and safety guide

    , trib.com

    If you're in an emergency, call 911. For non emergencies, call local dispatch at 307-235-8278. For information about available services, call 211. Health officials are hoping to divert all but the most serious cases from the emergency room at the Wyoming Medical Center. While the hospital will be fully staffed (and stocked up on antivenom for rattlesnake bites) the emergency department has less than 20 beds
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  • Hamblin & Peterson: Martin Luther's history-changing translation of the Bible
    Hamblin & Peterson: Martin Luther's history-changing translation of the Bible

    , deseretnews.com

    Editor's note: This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, and this is one in a series of columns to describe the origins, nature and impact of the events and personalities of the Reformation. Previous articles are online at . The oldest known translation of any part of the Bible into German — strictly, into Old High German — was done between the mid-eighth and the early ninth centuries at Mondsee Abbey, in today’s Upper Austria
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Randy Newman reflected on his legacy and new album at an intimate L.A. gig
    Randy Newman reflected on his legacy and new album at an intimate L.A. gig

    , latimes.com

    What did Randy Newman glean from re-recording his songs for a recent series of “Randy Newman Songbook” albums, in which he delivered his material solo with just his own accompaniment? “One thing that struck me was the consistency,” Newman, 73, told an intimate invitation-only gathering Thursday night at the Village recording studio in West Los Angeles. Many pop musicians, he noted as an ardent student of pop music history, deliver their best work in their 20s and 30s, and often struggle through the rest of their lives to match those youthful creative peaks
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Education

  • The first day of kindergarten means smiles and tears for Twin Falls' newest students
    The first day of kindergarten means smiles and tears for Twin Falls' newest students

    , magicvalley.com

    TWIN FALLS — Just before noon, kindergartners lined up outside with their new backpacks, outfits and neatly-styled hair. They waited for their first-ever school bell to ring Thursday at Sawtooth Elementary School in Twin Falls. “Moms and dads, this is kind of the routine,” teacher Tammy Petersen told a crowd of afternoon kindergarten parents, who gathered in a grassy area taking photos and videos of their children
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Travel & Recreation

  • Alaska Airlines pilots plan picket over lack of compensation
    Alaska Airlines pilots plan picket over lack of compensation

    , alaskapublic.org

    Alaska Airlines pilots have reached a breaking point in negotiations with the company, and now have plans to picket outside Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Their union, the largest in North America, said the pilots are not being compensated as well as their peers at other successful airline companies. Alaska Airlines said its pilots will be getting a significant wage increase, but the company is trying to stay competitive and offer the lowest fares possible
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Science & Nature

  • Lights out: Eclipse to have big impact on California power
    Lights out: Eclipse to have big impact on California power

    , seattletimes.com

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When the moon passes in front of the sun during Monday’s eclipse California will lose enough solar energy to power more than 1.5 million homes, a figure that underscores the state’s growing reliance on energy from the sun. California has rapidly deployed renewable energy and now produces 40 percent of the nation’s solar power. The eclipse presents an unusual challenge for those who manage the state’s power grid because the solar energy will drop off and re-emerge more quickly than during usual conditions involving clouds or nightfall
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