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F-35’s projected cost increases 1.9 percent to $398.6 billion

Bloomberg News, Tony Capaccio
Apr 18 2014 - 7:02am

WASHINGTON -- The projected cost to develop and produce Lockheed Martin Corp.'s F-35 fighter, the Pentagon's costliest weapons system, has risen 1.9 percent in the past year to $398.6 billion, according to estimates released Thursday.

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VIDEO: Layton neighborhood embroiled in dispute over chicken-killing terrier

Cimaron Neugebauer, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 6:34am

LAYTON -- On a quiet street here a family tends to their chickens, oblivious to the danger that will soon ravage their backyard and kill nearly a dozen of their livestock.Three times in the past year the Wallace family has seen a bloodletting of scattered feathers in the form of what look like piles of leaves, all at the paws of a pure-bred...

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Texas seizes FLDS polygamist group’s secluded ranch

The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 6:32am

ELDORADO, Texas -- The secluded Texas ranch where followers of imprisoned polygamist Warren Jeffs lived in near isolation was seized by state agents on Thursday, nearly six years after FBI agents raided the property and removed hundreds of children amid child sex abuse allegations.

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Attorney for West Point teen accused of killing brothers wants hearing closed

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 6:28am

FARMINGTON -- The defense attorney for a 15-year-old boy accused of stabbing to death his two younger brothers said he plans to file a motion to have part of a certification hearing sealed.

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Police: Home caretakers bind Layton woman, take possessions

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 6:26am

LAYTON -- An elderly woman who hired a man and a woman to clean and tend her home was defrauded, assaulted and stolen from, police say.

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VIDEO: Burke says NBA reality was a pleasant surprise

Jim Burton, Standard-Examiner columnist
Apr 18 2014 - 6:23am

Before he got to the Jazz, rookie point guard Trey Burke heard whispers about NBA veterans and what goes on behind the scenes.Petty stuff.Selfish stuff.Obnoxious stuff.

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VIDEO: Football paved path for WSU's Coach Q to leave troubles behind

Roy Burton, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 6:15am

A Q Score measures a celebrity's name recognition and appeal; if Weber State football fans had their their own Q-rating system, one assistant coach would have an alphabetical advantage: Coach Q.

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PREP BASEBALL: Davis pounds Weber

Ryan Comer, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 6:05am

DAVIS 13, WEBER 2: At Pleasant View, Connor Blaisdell pitched seven five-hit innings and Davis earned a sweep of Weber with a 13-2 victory Thursday.Davis scored 36 runs in the three-game series.

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GALLERY: PHOTOS: Comic Con opening day in SLC

"Prussia" (Sami Whitesides), left, "HarleyQuinn" (Jade Lindgren), and "Zuko" (Mattie Csicsery) pose for a photo at the opening day of Salt Lake Comic Con, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Salt Lake City, Utah. (AP Photo)

The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 3:56pm

Characters and costumes at the opening day of Comic Con in Salt Lake City Friday.

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Paper needs more national, international news

Bonnie Watts, Contributed
Apr 18 2014 - 3:54pm

Editor,After reading the "new" Standard-Examiner for the past two mornings, I am struck by the total lack of world and national news, with the minor exception of the three thumbnail comments in the second section, page 10. There is a crisis in the Ukraine, there is the Affordable Care Act, the sinking of a ferry in South Korea, there's Iran, Syria...

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Organizers discuss coming Ogden soccer complex at mega fundraiser

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 3:51pm

OGDEN -- More than a thousand people turned out Thursday for a celebration of the coming soccer complex in Ogden whose organizers say will be ready for use sooner rather than later this fall.Kids spent the evening at Weber State's Marquardt Fieldhouse visiting with Real Salt Lake players, posing for pictures with Waldo the Wildcat and navigating...

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Ogden native a mastermind behind Comic Con

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 3:50pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- An Ogden native, Bryan Brandenburg, is behind much of the success of what many are calling Utah's most popular event ever, Salt Lake Comic Con Fan Xperience, which continues Saturday at the Salt Palace Convention Center.

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'One for the Pot' an improbable plot, but it's fun

Amy Nicholson, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 18 2014 - 3:49pm

Giving away money sounds easy enough. But things become complicated for Jonathan Hardcastle in "One For The Pot" when he attempts to do just that.

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Parents complain about Michelle Obama speaking at high school graduation

The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 3:44pm

TOPEKA, Kan.  -- Given their druthers, some Kansas high school students and their parents said they would rather keep their graduation day just a family affair instead of expanding the guest list to include first lady Michelle Obama.

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Man fined $525 for drink refill

The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 3:36pm

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A man who helped himself to a refill of his 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital found it cost a lot more than he expected when he was fined $525.

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Germany is key to reining in Russia, as in the past

Arthur I. Cyr, Standard-Examiner
Apr 18 2014 - 3:20pm

"To jaw-jaw is better than to war-war," said Winston Churchill in 1954, supporting the principle of nations negotiating. Those wise words from a great leader who understood war should be kept in mind regarding the Geneva accord on the crisis in Ukraine.Churchill made the comment during the early years of the Cold War, after effective cooperation...

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VIDEO: Ex-California City Leader Gets 12 Year Sentence

The Associated Press
Apr 17 2014 - 4:01pm

The former city manager of Bell was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison and ordered to make restitution of $8.8 million in a corruption scheme that nearly bankrupted the small, blue-collar city.

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VIDEO: Urinator Causes Portland to Flush Reservoir

The Associated Press
Apr 17 2014 - 10:56am

Portland, Ore. will flush down millions of gallons from the city reservoir after security cameras caught a teen urinating into the tank.

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VIDEO: Ski resorts hold 'pond skim' events

Denny Montgomery, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 17 2014 - 8:08am

Powder Mountain and Snowbasin held their first "Pond Skim" events this past weekend.

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VIDEO: PREP BASEBALL: Logan blasts Roy

Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 17 2014 - 7:38am

BASEBALLLOGAN 11, ROY 5: At Roy, Eric Laub went 3-for-4 with three RBI, three runs scored and a stolen base, leading Logan to an 11-5 victory over Roy Wednesday.

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VIDEO: PREP SOCCER: Scots get younger, better

Ryan Comer, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 17 2014 - 7:34am

OGDEN - The infusion of youth into Ben Lomond's boys soccer team is starting to pay massive dividends.Sophomores Brandon Vazsquez and Mario Solis each scored, with Solis netting the eventual game-winner early in the second half, junior goalkeeper Eri Estrada was dominant down the stretch and Ben Lomond handed Waterford just its second loss of the...

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VIDEO: Jazz will watch to see interest paid in Hayward

Jim Burton, Standard-Examiner columnist
Apr 17 2014 - 7:28am

Gordon Hayward is such a good guy I think I'd fall over backward if I ever heard him snap at a reporter, even one who'd just asked one of those awkward "if you could be a tree, what kind of a tree would you be" type questions.Still, the Utah Jazz veteran has a funny way of chuckling when he's asked a question that strikes him as strange, or silly...

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VIDEO: West Ogden residents plead with city to follow through on community plan

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 16 2014 - 6:28pm

OGDEN -- After more than 18 months of work shaped by public input, Ogden City Council members unanimously approved the new West Ogden Community Plan, which had not been updated since 1984.

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VIDEO: Lee sides with ranchers in Nevada BLM dispute

Rachel Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 16 2014 - 4:55pm

OGDEN -- Sen. Mike Lee appeared at a town hall meeting Wednesday night, driving his messages of pushing for limits on federal and presidential power and urging states and individuals to assert their rights.

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GALLERY: PHOTOS: Comic Con opening day in SLC

"Prussia" (Sami Whitesides), left, "HarleyQuinn" (Jade Lindgren), and "Zuko" (Mattie Csicsery) pose for a photo at the opening day of Salt Lake Comic Con, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Salt Lake City, Utah. (AP Photo)

The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 3:56pm

Characters and costumes at the opening day of Comic Con in Salt Lake City Friday.

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GALLERY: PHOTO GALLERY: Good Friday march in Ogden

Brian Wolfer
Apr 18 2014 - 2:23pm

Catholics march the street of ogden on good friday. On April 18 2014. Photos by Brian Wolfer

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GALLERY: 2014 Great Utah ShakeOut

Briana Scroggins
Apr 18 2014 - 1:49am

Clearfield Job Corps students volunteered to have moulage done for large disaster training purposes at the old Grandview Elementary School in Ogden on April 18, 2014.

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GALLERY: PHOTO GALLERY:Girls Softball, Payson vs. Bountiful High School

Robby Lloyd
Apr 18 2014 - 12:37am

‘Girls Softball, Payson vs. Bountiful High School. April 17, 2014 at Millcreek Junior High in Bountiful. (ROBBY LLOYD/ Special to the Standard-Examiner)’

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GALLERY: Ogden Community Soccer Complex Fundraising Event

Stephen Smith
Apr 17 2014 - 8:52pm

The Ogden Community Soccer Complex Committee holds a special event Thursday evening at the Marquardt Field House at Weber State University to support a new soccer complex.

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GALLERY: Roy High School Auto Show

Jamie Lampros
Apr 17 2014 - 2:57pm

Roy High School Auto Show

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GALLERY: 2014 National Gym Association’s Natural Utah Championships

Robby Lloyd
Apr 17 2014 - 1:11pm

‘The 2014 National Gym Association’s Natural Utah Championships at Layton High School in Layton, on April 12, 2014. (ROBBY LLOYD/ Special to the Standard-Examiner)

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GALLERY: Saturday Satire for April 19, 2014

Cagle Cartoons
Apr 17 2014 - 12:12pm

Cartoons from around the nation and world.

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GALLERY: PHOTOS: Comic Con opening day in SLC

"Prussia" (Sami Whitesides), left, "HarleyQuinn" (Jade Lindgren), and "Zuko" (Mattie Csicsery) pose for a photo at the opening day of Salt Lake Comic Con, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Salt Lake City, Utah. (AP Photo)

The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 3:56pm

Characters and costumes at the opening day of Comic Con in Salt Lake City Friday.

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VIDEO: Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

Kristi Eaton, Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 3:16pm

DENVER -- A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.

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GALLERY: PHOTO GALLERY: Good Friday march in Ogden

Brian Wolfer
Apr 18 2014 - 2:23pm

Catholics march the street of ogden on good friday. On April 18 2014. Photos by Brian Wolfer

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VIDEO: Dog walker benefits as much as Davis shelter canines

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 1:31pm

FRUIT HEIGHTS -- At a steady walking pace, volunteer Steve Turner is quickly becoming every Davis County shelter dog's best friend.Since April of 2012, Turner has been volunteering three to four times a week as a dog walker in treating the canines to a day out from the Davis County Animal Care & Control shelter in Fruit Heights.

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VIDEO: 'One-take Romney' returns to political stage as GOP leader

Philip Rucker, Robert Costa, The Washington Post
Apr 18 2014 - 10:01am

One rainy morning this month, the man who thought he would be president boarded a train near his beach house in San Diego. He stepped off in Burbank, Calif., and caught a ride to a sound stage, where his on-again, off-again political consigliere, Mike Murphy, was waiting to shoot a commercial on a set that bore more than a passing resemblance to...

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VIDEO: Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 9:47am

KATMANDU, Nepal -- An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.

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VIDEO: Layton neighborhood embroiled in dispute over chicken-killing terrier

Cimaron Neugebauer, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 6:34am

LAYTON -- On a quiet street here a family tends to their chickens, oblivious to the danger that will soon ravage their backyard and kill nearly a dozen of their livestock.Three times in the past year the Wallace family has seen a bloodletting of scattered feathers in the form of what look like piles of leaves, all at the paws of a pure-bred...

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VIDEO: Burke says NBA reality was a pleasant surprise

Jim Burton, Standard-Examiner columnist
Apr 18 2014 - 6:23am

Before he got to the Jazz, rookie point guard Trey Burke heard whispers about NBA veterans and what goes on behind the scenes.Petty stuff.Selfish stuff.Obnoxious stuff.

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