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If it's OK for women to propose, why don't they?

WASHINGTON - Steve Paska waited two weeks for Washington's famously fickle cherry blossoms to emerge, then spent two hours searching for the perfect spot beneath the canopy of fluff. He lured his girlfriend there on the pretext of buying a painting of the blooms. Then he surprised her by dropping to one knee and proposing.

May 03, 2014 | By CONNIE CASS Associated Press | World


California Chrome wins 140th Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A horse with a humble pedigree. A couple of working stiff owners. A 77-year-old trainer with his first Kentucky Derby horse.

May 03, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS Associated Press | World


Online privacy not an issue for millennials

In April, the Heartbleed virus compromised the security of hundreds of websites, including Facebook, Google and YouTube. The breakdown in security forced users to change passwords and hope none of their sensitive information was stolen.

May 03, 2014 | By AMANDA TAYLOR Deseret National News | World


Morse, Pagan back Lincecum in Giants' 2-1 win

ATLANTA - Despite his various struggles over the last three years, Tim Lincecum always likes facing the Atlanta Braves.

May 03, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | World


CDC confirms first case of MERS virus in American

NEW YORK - Health officials confirmed the first case of an American infected with a mysterious virus that has sickened hundreds in the Middle East.

May 03, 2014 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press | World


Efrem Zimbalist Jr., star of 'The FBI,' dead at 95

LOS ANGELES - Handsome, debonair and blessed with a distinguished voice that reflected his real-life prep school upbringing, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. seemed born to play the television roles that made him famous, that of hip Hollywood detective and brilliant G-man.

May 03, 2014 | By JOHN ROGERS Associated Press | World


Military sex assault claims up 50 pct

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday that sexual assaults are a threat to both women and men in uniform and that the Pentagon must do more to fight a culture that discourages victims from reporting assaults.

May 01, 2014 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press | World


Florida jail explosion kills 2, injures 100

PENSACOLA, Fla. - An apparent gas explosion all but destroyed a jail in the Florida Panhandle, killing two inmates, leaving three others missing and injuring more than 180 people inside the building, authorities said Thursday.

May 01, 2014 | By MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL Associated Press | World


Hundreds rescued from floodwaters in Fla., Ala.

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. - People were plucked off rooftops or climbed into their attics to get away from fast-rising waters when nearly 2 feet of rain fell on the Florida Panhandle and Alabama coast in the span of about 24 hours, the latest bout of severe weather that began with tornadoes in the Midwest.

April 30, 2014 | By MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press | World


Man dies of heart attack after botched execution

McALESTER, Okla. - Oklahoma prison officials halted an inmate's execution after a new drug combination left the man writhing and clenching his teeth on the gurney. He later died of a heart attack.

April 30, 2014 | By BAILEY ELISE McBRIDE and SEAN MURPHY Associated Press | World


Turning the table on bullies: student fights back as school fumbles response

When Christian Stanfield couldn't get officials at his Pennsylvania school to protect him, when even his mom expressed skepticism about the severity of the bullying, he turned to his iPad.

April 29, 2014 | By ERIC SCHULZKE Deseret News National | World


Tornadoes kill 16 in Arkansas, 1 in Oklahoma

VILONIA, Ark. - Emergency officials were searching for survivors Monday in the debris left by a powerful tornado that killed at least 16 people in Arkansas and carved an 80-mile path of destruction through suburban Little Rock.

April 27, 2014 | By ANDREW DeMILLO and CHRISTINA HUYNH Associated Press | World


Unique floating lab showcases 'aliens of the sea'

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Researcher Leonid Moroz emerges from a dive off the Florida Keys and gleefully displays a plastic bag holding a creature that shimmers like an opal in the seawater.

April 27, 2014 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press | World


NRA seeks universal gun law at national meeting

INDIANAPOLIS - With concealed weapons now legal in all 50 states, the National Rifle Association's focus at this week's annual meeting is less about enacting additional state protections than on making sure the permits already issued still apply when the gun owners travel across the country.

April 24, 2014 | By CHARLES D. WILSON Associated Press | World


Big riders mean big horses on Western trails

BOISE, Idaho - Wranglers in the West who have for decades cashed in on the allure of getting on a horse and setting out on an open trail say they have had to add bigger horses to their stables to help carry larger tourists over the rugged terrain.

April 24, 2014 | By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press | World


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Atlanta hospital deemed 1 of safest for Ebola care

ATLANTA - The Ebola virus has killed more than 700 people in Africa and could have catastrophic consequences if allowed to spread, world health officials say. So why would anyone allow infected Americans to come to Atlanta?

August 03, 2014 | By RAY HENRY and MIKE STOBBE Associated Press | World


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