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Ho, ho, ho! SantaCon is coming to town

NEW YORK (Reuters) - From Boston to Austin and Chicago to Los Angeles, revelers across the United States will be donning red and white suits this weekend to mark the worldwide SantaCon holiday pub crawl.

'I had to do it,' accused gunman says of South Carolina church attack

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Jurors in the federal hate crimes trial of Dylann Roof watched a video on Friday of the avowed white supremacist confessing to killing nine parishioners at a historic black church in South Carolina and saying he felt he "had to do it."

Polar vortex redux? U.S. forecasters say it could hit next week

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Forecasters are sending chills down some spines with a prediction that much of the northern half of the United States could see frigid weather next week similar to life-threatening lows the polar vortex brought to parts of the country in 2014.

U.S. slated to sell $375 million of emergency reserve oil this winter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is slated to sell $375 million worth of crude oil from the country's emergency reserve this winter after Congress passed a temporary spending bill on Friday that contained a measure authorizing the sale.

Deadly New York crane collapse in February was operator error: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A crane collapse in February that killed one person, injured three pedestrians and flattened parked cars along a busy street in New York City was the result of operator error, a city report concluded on Friday.

Dallas pension fund halts payments following mayor's lawsuit

(Reuters) - The Dallas Police and Fire Pension System's board has halted withdrawals from a deferred retirement plan following a lawsuit by the city's mayor, who claimed withdrawals were accelerating the $2.7 billion pension system's descent into insolvency.

Legislation to fund US gov't through April clears procedural hurdle in Senate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bill to fund the U.S. government cleared a procedural hurdle in the Senate on Friday and appeared poised to pass the chamber, averting a government shutdown.

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Salt Lake Tribune - Nation / World

Obama orders 'under his watch' review of election-season hacking

Paul Rolly: Could Hatch have put a bug in Trump's ear about Huntsman?

Workers at endangered Indiana plant feel forgotten by Trump

White supremacists? Not exactly, KKK and other groups claim

Weekend forecast: Rain in the northern Utah valleys and snow in the mountains

2 killed in shooting at South Ogden home; 3rd person hurt

Jennifer Rubin: What we hope Paul Ryan told Trump

Op-ed: Utah doesn't need more non-compete legislation

Megan McArdle: Sears was transformative; may it die with dignity

Paul Waldman: How Trump and the GOP will try to turn the entire country into Dixie

Letter: Writers want to criminalize votes for Trump

Letter: Ray makes sound points on Medicaid

Letter: LDS Church should do more to help the homeless

Letter: Question the need for higher police taxes

Letter: Utah should invest in teacher salaries

Cass Sunstein: The main job requirement to lead a federal agency

Latest rage in avocado toast trend adds sweet potato slices (with recipe)

TV channels the holiday spirit with Pentatonix, Elf and Dwayne Johnson

MOTUS plans a Bach-analia after dark

Limits on Wall Street bonuses appear doomed

South African bet wrong on Brexit, still no regrets

Italy close to finalizing bank rescue plan

For DuPont, millions ride on the word 'among'

'Rogue One' moves 'Star Wars' forward by going back

Wells Fargo seeks a quiet end to its scandal

A Crossfit war is being fought over your feet

Unwanted bond salesmen find a home in Chicago

Consumers feeling best about econ policies since '09

Prep boys' basketball: Copper Hills dominates American Fork in Elite 8 semifinal

Hale Centre Theatre celebrates construction milestone on new complex, announces naming rights

Kragthorpe: Elsie Mahe: A little girl's big impact, beyond BYU community

Utah gymnastics: Coach declares Red Rocks ready for the season

State colleges: Cal State Northridge tops Weber State in women's basketball

Grizzlies: Utah ends skid with 6-5 victory over Rapid City in OT

Artist asks thief to return Festival of Trees centerpiece

Utah school board picks Mark Huntsman as chairman, increases leadership positions

Police find in Bluffdale a man who had been missing

'Public's property': Media attorney opposes federal government's attempt to seal video of 2014 fatal courtroom shooting

Soccer: Altidore voted U.S. Male Player of Year, Pulisic top youngster

Mormon gift opens up a vast new path for African-American genealogical treasures

NBA: LeBron James moves into 9th on scoring list as Cavs top Heat 114-84

NHL: Gretzky backs concussion spotter program

College basketball: No. 10 Creighton crushes Longwood

NFL: Siemian takes another step toward returning to Denver's lineup

Utah police: Man killed by officers in 2014 intended to 'commit suicide by cop'

Al Gore is set to visit Utah in January to lead Sundance's 'New Climate' slate

Feds: Disband police, overhaul services in polygamous Utah, Arizona towns

Jenn Blosil headlines at Mountain View High School benefit concert for stabbing victims

Enviros raise concerns, GOP cheers Trump's reported pick to head Interior Department

MLS Cup: Ex-RSL executives Lagerwey, Manning help propel new teams to pinnacle

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ABC News - Business

Airbnb to Launch Feature for Neighbors to File Complaints

Neighbors of an Airbnb homeowner will soon be able to rant or rave about their living situation on the renting website.

The Best 2016 Pi Day Deals

Happy Pi Day, America.

Ex-Worker Says VW Destroyed Documents, Obstructed Justice

A former Volkswagen employee says in a lawsuit that the company deleted documents and obstructed justice after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency accused VW of cheating on emissions tests

Low Gas Prices Drag Down US Retail Sales in February

US retail sales dragged by lower gas prices, cautious consumers

US Stocks Slip as Energy Companies and Drugmakers Slide

US stocks are slightly lower in morning trading as falling commodity prices again pulled energy and materials companies lower, and drugmakers are falling on concerns about prices

Grain Lower, Livestock Mixed

Wheat, corn, soybeans lower and oats mixed on the CBOT, beef higher and pork mixed on the CME

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Bob Dole Worked Behind the Scenes on Trump-Taiwan Call

The former senator turned lobbyist worked to establish the high-level contacts that led the president-elect to call the president of Taiwan last week.

Sinosphere: How Trump’s Call With Taiwan Could Affect U.S. Goals in Asia

Paul Haenle, a retired Army officer who served on the National Security Council, gauges the consequences of the president-elect’s action.

Transition Briefing: Donors Rush to Contribute to Trump Inaugural Festivities

Donald J. Trump struggled at times to get donors for his presidential campaign, but success has 1,000 fathers. Now he’s on pace to easily break the record for inaugural fund-raising.

Donald Trump, Angela Merkel, Supreme Court: Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

New York Today: New York Today: Remembering Pearl Harbor

Wednesday: A somber anniversary, damp weather, and the darkest afternoon.

The 5 Easiest and 5 Most Difficult Promises for Donald Trump to Keep

President-elect Trump made many pledges on the campaign trail. Here’s a look at where he’ll have the least, and the most, resistance.

Trump Fires Adviser’s Son From Transition for Spreading Fake News

Michael G. Flynn, the son of the pick for national security adviser, had posted on Twitter about a fake Hillary Clinton story that led to an armed encounter in a pizzeria.

Courts Disagree Over Michigan Vote Recount

Dueling court rulings left the fate of a presidential vote recount uncertain as officials in the state said they were “seeking clarity about the next steps.”

Rallying in North Carolina, Donald Trump Formally Introduces James Mattis

The president-elect appeared in Fayetteville with General Mattis, his nominee for defense secretary, whom he called “one of the most effective generals” in decades.

Gun Control Advocates Find a Deep-Pocketed Ally in Big Law

Offering free legal services to the gun control groups, law firms say they are hoping to match the resources, coordination and power of the gun lobby.

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Solve a bite-size crossword in just a few minutes.

Indonesia Earthquake Kills Dozens in Aceh Province

There were conflicting casualty reports after the earthquake, which had a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 and struck while many residents were asleep.

Jubilant Libyan Militias Declare Victory Over ISIS in Surt

The apparent end to the battle was another defeat for the Islamic State as its ambitions for a militant empire buckle on multiple fronts.

New York City Has 5 Babies Born With Zika-Related Brain Issue

Health officials sent doctors an alert warning them to continue warning women who are or may become pregnant about travel to areas where the virus is spreading.

Battle Over New Bus Terminal Threatens to Paralyze Port Authority’s Board

A nasty debate over how to pay for the terminal has spilled out in public and has drawn in city and state officials from New Jersey and New York, with accusations flying on both sides.

Huffington Post Hires Senior New York Times Editor

Lydia Polgreen, who was overseeing The Times’s global expansion, will replace Arianna Huffington as the site’s top editor.

‘They Are Slaughtering Us Like Animals’

Inside President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs in the Philippines, our photojournalist documented 41 homicide scenes, with 57 victims, over 35 days.

Travel Tips: How to Get the Most Out of a Vacation by Train

Buy your ticket before you leave home, arrive at your departure city one day before your trip — and pack light.

Insomniacs Are Helped by Online Therapy, Study Finds

The report suggests that many garden-variety insomniacs could benefit from cognitive behavior therapy without ever having to talk to a therapist.

Room for Books (and Magic)

Livraria Lello in Portugal is a popular destination for book lovers and Harry Potter fans.

The Best Movies of 2016

The film critics of The New York Times — Manohla Dargis, A. O. Scott and Stephen Holden — share their picks for the best movies of the year.

The Top Political Tweets and Hashtags of 2016

Twitter announced the year’s biggest topics and tweets in news and politics, but matters of identity and safety were also prominent.

Coached by the Zen Master, the Knicks Try Mindfulness

Phil Jackson, who introduced mindfulness exercises after becoming team president, now leads the sessions himself.

Man Who Hacked Celebrities’ Email Accounts Gets 5 Years in Prison

Alonzo Knowles, 24, stole unreleased music and movie and television scripts, as well as nude images, and tried to sell them for thousands of dollars.

Beyoncé Leads With 9 Grammy Nominations

Drake and Rihanna are each up for eight awards, Chance the Rapper has seven nominations, and Adele is up for five, including the top three categories.

Instagram Introduces New Tools Meant to Curb Abuse and Expand Privacy

Instagram users will soon be able to remove comments and filter out certain followers.

A Proposal for a Canadian National Bird Ruffles Feathers

The Royal Canadian Geographic Society assembled experts who chose the little-seen gray jay, though the popular vote went for the loon.

Roman Polanski Extradition Request Rejected by Poland’s Supreme Court

The Oscar-winning filmmaker is wanted in the United States over a decades-old conviction for having sex with a 13-year-old girl.

To Find Out Who You Are, Peer Into the Cheese Ball

Your take on the protean American party snack tells a lot about where you came from and how much processed cheese you can withstand.

Harry Benson, an Early Photographer of Trump, Looks Back and Forward

At 87, a man whose images captured presidents, celebrities and royalty is enjoying tributes galore. But will he be welcome at the president-elect’s White House?

State of Terror: To Maintain Supply of Sex Slaves, ISIS Pushes Birth Control

Modern methods allow the Islamic State to keep up its systematic rape of captives under medieval codes.

The Neediest Cases: ‘I Want to Kiss America’: A Woman Who Fled Nazis, Then Russia, Makes a Life in Brooklyn

Polina Davydova was 3 when her family escaped the Nazis, and 53 when she left Russia. Now 77 and in failing health, she is grateful for the generosity of her new country.

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