'Star Trek Beyond' soars with $59.6M at weekend box office

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Star Trek Beyond” has landed atop the weekend box office. Paramount’s latest outing with the Starship Enterprise soared to $59.6 million in domestic ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday, knocking Universal’s “The Secret Life of Pets” from the No. 1 spot. “Pets”...


Gender-swapping voice experiment suggests new factor in tech gender gap

Special To The Washington Post. When Aline Lerner worked as a tech recruiter, she saw a lot of biased hiring. “The kind of discrimination and bias I witnessed went beyond gender and race, though those are certainly palpable and very, very real. It was discrimination against people without pedigree,...


Man shot dead in Cedar City, suspect still at large

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Cedar City police say a man is dead and a suspect is still at large. Sgt. Jerry Womack tells KSL-TV of Salt Lake City ( ) that officers responded Sunday after shots were fired around 6:30 a.m. A 34-year-old man was found dead at the scene. According to...


Why Verizon wants to buy an ailing Yahoo

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. Two years ago -- an epoch in Silicon Valley time -- AOL chief executive Tim Armstrong proposed a merger to Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer. Both Armstrong and Mayer were ex-Googlers hired to run and rescue these formerly marquee internet destinations. But AOL and...


Utah woman hospitalized after lightning strike released

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman who was critically injured and whose stepdaughter died after lightning struck the personal watercraft they were riding in a Utah reservoir is back home. University of Utah Hospital spokeswoman Kathy Wilets says that Jayleen Reynolds was released Saturday afternoon...


Utah car dealers weighing in on Tesla court fight

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Car dealers in Utah are pushing back against Tesla’s court effort to sell its sleek electronic cars in the state. State laws preventing carmakers from owning dealerships were set up to protect customers, and Tesla should have to follow them like everyone else, the Utah Auto...


ABLE accounts help people with disabilities save

A new type of savings account is on the scene, designed specifically for people with disabilities: ABLE accounts. These tax-advantaged savings accounts were made possible by a law passed in 2014. They’ve been popping up across the country but because they are fairly new and some terms have recently...


Provo airport expansion could create up to 700 jobs

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A proposed expansion of Provo’s airport could mean hundreds of new jobs and more airline service. KSL-TV of Salt Lake City reported ( Sunday that the city of Provo is joining with a business aircraft maintenance and repair company on a project that could...


AP Exclusive: Medicare safeguard overwhelmed by pricey drugs

Medicare Pricey Drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — A safeguard for Medicare beneficiaries has become a way for drugmakers to get paid billions of dollars for pricey medications at taxpayer expense, government numbers show. The cost of Medicare’s “catastrophic” prescription coverage jumped by 85 percent in three years, from $27.7...


Ogden pet food company says defective bags caused $5M loss

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The reported defects in the bags caused the company to lose $5 million or more after PetSmart rejected its shipments, the company says in the lawsuit.

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