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Justices to review Jerusalem birthplace law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to weigh the constitutionality of a U.S. law that was designed to allow American citizens born in Jerusalem - the historic holy city claimed by Israelis and Palestinians - to have Israel listed as their birthplace on passports.

Nearly 36,000 runners ready for first Boston Marathon since bomb attack

By Scott Malone, Svea Herbst-Bayliss and Richard Valdmanis

Supreme Court declines to revive Arizona immigration law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday declined to revive a provision in an Arizona law that sought to criminalize the harboring and transportation of illegal immigrants.

NHTSA closes four-year probe of Ion steering issues after GM recall

DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. safety regulators closed a four-year probe into power steering problems in almost 335,000 older Saturn Ions after General Motors Co recalled the cars, which are also part of an unrelated recall of defective ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths.

Former U.S. soldier says his friendly-fire shots might have killed Tillman

(Reuters) - A former U.S. Army Ranger who was in the same platoon as ex-NFL player Pat Tillman has stated in a television interview that he believes he might have fired the shots that killed Tillman in a 2004 friendly-fire incident in Afghanistan.

Teenager survives flight over Pacific in jet wheel well: FBI

(Reuters) - A teenage boy who ran away from home survived a five-hour flight in the freezing wheel well of a jetliner that reached 38,000 feet as it traveled from California to Hawaii, the FBI said.

Marijuana fans pack 4/20 events in Colorado, Washington state

(Reuters) - Thousands of marijuana enthusiasts gathered in Colorado and Washington state over the weekend for an annual celebration of cannabis culture with rallies, concerts and trade shows in the first two U.S. states to legalize recreational marijuana.

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Salt Lake Tribune - Nation / World

Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans

Supreme Court won’t hear Arizona appeal over immigration law

Teen OK after riding in wheel well of Hawaii jet

Boston Marathon begins under tight security

Stocks edge higher as major earnings week starts

Weekend Rewind: News and photos you may have missed

NHL: Flyers rally to beat Rangers 4-2, even series

Spurs rally past Mavericks

Utah gymnastics: No easy way to decide qualifiers for NCAA individuals

Wawrinka wins final vs. Federer

PCL baseball: Albuquerque’s 11-run first inning dooms Salt Lake Bees

Utah Jazz: Coach Tyrone Corbin set for meeting with general manager

Nene dominates, Wizards rally past Bulls, 102-93

NBA playoffs: LaMarcus Aldridge leads Portland over Houston 122-120 in OT

Questionnaire asks Utah cops if they are liars

Utah forecast: Cold and high winds Tuesday after a warm Monday

Photos: The Weekend in Sports

Paul Rolly: Yet another way to get a parking ticket in Salt Lake City

Birdie from bunker lifts Kuchar to win

Super Bowl blowout motivates Broncos

Nene leads Wizards to victory over Bulls

Churches gather for Easter sunrise in Salt Lake City

Pope makes Easter plea for peace in Ukraine and Syria

Study: Corn biofuels release more greenhouse gases than gasoline

Transcript shows confusion over ferry evacuation

96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners recalled

Boxer won fight to clear his name

On Easter, Assad tours Christian village recaptured from rebels

Iran: Jet tied to Utah bank chartered by Ghana

Utah day laborers lining up for more ‘doing’

Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

Washington Insight: The Sagebrush Rebellion lives on with Bundy dispute

Buddhists building new temple in Utah

Body discovered in Memory Grove

Provo police investigating two discovered skeletons

Utah Lit: Writer’s global rail journey reveals storied history of the train

In West Bank, teen offenders face different fates

Signs say you aren’t ready to be married

Lawmakers call for tighter sanctions on Russia

APNewsBreak: Africa land grabs endanger elephants

Woman reunited with dog, TV snatched on 1st date

Brand names in New York standardized tests vex parents

General Mills scraps plan to strip consumers of right to sue

Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dies at 76

Bid, Dick, bid: ‘Dick and Jane’ artworks for sale

Sleeping girl killed after car drives into home

Country music singer Kevin Sharp dies at age 43

Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners

Travis Wilson, Kendal Thompson and what we know after Utah spring ball

Paraglider critically injured after apparent parachute collapse

Kirby: Hard for Utahns to choose between atheists and aliens

Utah realtors give ‘murder homes’ another life

Why all the hate for Salt Lake City’s new federal courthouse?

ACA demands may limit taxpayer response time, IRS chief says

Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom

Utah gymnastics: Utes leave NCAAs empty-handed

Utah Jazz sure of destination, unsure how they’ll get there

Kragthorpe: Real Salt Lake gets even with another win over Timbers

Marijuana tourism booms in Colorado, though officials remain skeptical

On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security

Swallow warrants went to Google, Yahoo and Apple

Hallelujah! Mormon Tabernacle Choir celebrates Easter with a powerful ‘Messiah’

Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

As Real Salt Lake heals, it will need brawny depth

Ex-NFL punter Chris Kluwe tells atheists to strive for empathy in Utah

Op-ed: I am a Muslim who stands ‘Boston Strong’

‘Capt. America’ tops box office for third week

In Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream

Easter gift for Pakistani Christian: his new Utah home

Will: When is a lie not a lie?

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ABC News - Business

5 Steps to Get Your Grocery Budget Under Control

In my last column I profiled Stacey and Brandon Steinmetz of Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin, because they won Summit Credit Union’s “Project Money” contest, decreasing their debts by $29,982 and increasing their savings by $14,402!

Photos: Air Jordans From 1985 to Today

A look back at the history of Air Jordans, from 1985-2014.

Strange Apps That Gamify Every Aspect of Your Life

intro: "Gamification," or applying game thinking to non-game activities, is a tech term that's been around long enough that many of the apps on our smartphones use the concept. And many times, we don't even realize we're part of a game with multiple purposes. Take for example, a new app called Wellapets, that teaches children how to care for their asthma with virtual pets. LifeGuard Games' CEO and founder Alex Ryu, 25, says some parents have told him children who don't have asthma have enjoyed playing the game without even realizing the health purpose behind it, and that's ok too. "We want it to be enjoyable," Ryu said. The app, developed by a Harvard Medical School student, features fire-breathing dragon pets on Apple iOS devices like iPhones or Android ones. The app teaches children to learn how to manage their asthma in a fun, interactive way. Here is more about Wellapets and more websites and apps that could gamify a wide range of activities in your life. quicklist: title: Children With Asthma media: 23352515 category: Wellapets text: Ryu, who is on leave from the Harvard Medical School, released Wellapets on March 28 with a team of three and while working with pediatricians from Boston Children's Hospital. The app is ideally for children ages 6 to 11 and free, though Ryu said he hopes to one day use a subscription model. "The greater vision is to use the virtual pet through a series of games to make children smarter and healthier," Ryu said. Other topics LifeGuard Games hopes to tackle are financial literacy and other health issues, possibly food allergies. quicklist: title: Running/Fitness media: 23352695 category: Runkeeper text: Runkeeper allows people to keep track of their running, cycling, hiking and several other physical activities. Share with your friends, sync with your goals and get healthy. The company recently introduced the Breeze app that tracks every step you take. quicklist: title: Health/Hitting the Gym media: 23352799 category: Pact text: Pact encourages positive behaviors, like going to the gym, by fining you money if you skip out on your commitment. The premise allows those who go to the gym according to their “pact” to never pay money. You provide your credit card information when you first sign up and then you pay an amount of your choosing, if you do not follow your pact. Initially called GymPact, the company changed its name to Pact when it widened its use beyond going to your local health club. Read More: GymPact App Makes Workout Skippers Pay Up quicklist: title: Budgeting media: 23352876 category: Mint text: Mint is a personal finance app and website that encourages you to keep to your budgeting and saving goals. You can sync your bank accounts and credit cards. Feel shame and embarrassment when your savings goals are in the red and elation when you keep within your monthly restaurants budget. Read More: Wedding Registry App Lets Couples Add Items from Anywhere quicklist: title: Sleep/Fitness media: 23352923 category: Fitbit text: Fitness device Fitbit tracks every step you take and even how much you sleep and the quality of it. Walking urbanites can proudly share their number of steps when they compare with car-driving friends. Read More: Fitbit Recalls ‘Force’ Wristband in Rash Move Competitor Jawbone is also pushing its sleep function. quicklist: title: Learning a Language media: 23353018 category: Duolingo text: Using a quiz-style format of learning, Duolingo allows you to learn basic Spanish, French, Italian, German and Portuguese. The app is free and you can choose to start anywhere in a range of levels. quicklist: title: Dating media: 23353102 category: Coffee Meets Bagel text: "Quality dating made easy" is the tag line for Coffee Meets Bagel. Started by three sisters, the free service utilizes the Facebook networks of your friends for potential dates, with the premise that you may have a higher chance of compatibility in your social networks. Members receive one match, or bagel, daily at noon, then choose to "like" or "pass" their bagels. If two members "like" each other's profiles, they are matched and given the opportunity to meet in person. If you want to find out who is the social connection between you and your match (a.k.a. your mutual friend), you can pay money to the site. Read More: Tinder, Locals and Other Apps Give Online Dating a Makeover quicklist: title: Hooking Up media: 23353305 category: Tinder text: As Time Magazine describes Tinder: "Tinder is a smartphone app that at first seems like a higher tech version 'hot or not.' Users are shown photos of nearby potential matches and can swipe right to 'like' and left for 'nope.' Mutual right swipes result in a match, followed by the prompt to either send a message or 'keep playing.'" Fast-growing app Tinder instantly introduces you to your friends’ friends, using the same premise of inclusive social networks that Coffee Meets Bagel uses. Except, Tinder has unofficially become the app for fast flings, instead of relationships, as reported in the most recent Olympic games in Russia. Yes, it apparently is popular with some athletes. Read More: Tinder Hook-Ups Off the Hook Among Sochi Athletes

Stunning Private Islands For Sale

From an island in the Bahamas with its own airplane landing strip to a woodsy getaway near Maine in Canadian waters, if you have the cash, you can live in paradise on your very own private island.

Find Out Who Topped Jay Z as the Wealthiest Hip Hop Artist

Diddy, Puff Daddy, Puffy, P. Diddy, or whatever else you want to call him, Sean Combs is numero uno, according to Forbes' list of wealthiest hip hop artists released today.

10 Most Awful Jobs for 2014 Revealed

CareerCast.com has their annual ranking of 200 different vocations across North America... and lumberjacks aren't cutting it!

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With Defiant Spirit, Boston Marathoners Set Off

A record numbers of runners and spectators for today’s race, and the police say they have doubled their presence from last year.

City Room: New York Today: The Mayor’s Bumpy Ride

What you need to know for Monday: resistance to banning carriage horses, more lovely weather, and a museum’s expansion draws critics.

New Violence Reported in Eastern Ukraine

The police in the city of Slovyansk reportedly pulled two bodies from a river on Monday, and at least three people died in a shootout at a checkpoint a day earlier.

Auto Workers Union Drops Appeal in VW Vote

The United Automobile Workers appeal of a vote against union representation at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee had been scheduled to be heard Monday.

Bits Blog: Analysts Share High Expectations for Bigger iPhones

Many consumers have developed an appetite for smartphones with larger screens, and some analysts expect Apple this year to supersize the iPhone, too.

In Hong Kong, Some Bankers Back an ‘Occupy’ Movement

Several dozen members of Hong Kong’s financial class hope more of their number will join Occupy Central, which plans protests demanding unfettered elections.

Teen Unharmed After Riding in Wheel Well of Hawaii Jet

Officials say a 16-year-old boy is “lucky to be alive” and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane’s wheel well, surviving a lack of oxygen and cold temperatures at 38,000 feet.

More Crew Members Detained in Korean Ferry Investigation

Three of the ship’s mates and a chief engineer aboard the sunken ferry were detained on Monday, as divers continued to search for the missing.

MoMA’s Expansion and Director Draw Critics

The Museum of Modern Art’s latest expansion has sharpened complaints from art critics, artists, architects and patrons about the museum’s direction and its director, Glenn D. Lowry.

Times Minute | Boston Marathon Takes Off

Also on the Minute, a tribute to the boxing champion Rubin (Hurricane) Carter and the story of a modern-day Romeo and Juliet from Afghanistan.

Afghan Couple Find Idyllic Hide-Out in Mountains, but Not for Long

Mohammad Ali and Zakia, running from her family and the police, were welcomed into the home of distant relatives until their location was revealed.

Wizards 102, Bulls 93: Wizards Beat Bulls at Their Own Gritty Game

Led by Nene’s 24 points, the Wizards erased a 13-point deficit against a team known for its toughness and seized a 1-0 series lead.

U.S. Promotes Network to Foil Digital Spying

The State Department and other agencies are spending millions around the world to finance local systems, called mesh networks, as more secure alternatives to the Internet.

Jeb Bush’s Rush to Make Money May Be Hurdle

Mr. Bush’s efforts to capitalize on his résumé and reputation have thrust him into situations that may prove challenging to explain should he mount a campaign for the presidency.

50 Years Into the War on Poverty, Hardship Hits Back

A half-century after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared “war on poverty,” McDowell County, W.Va., is a sobering reminder of how much remains broken, in drearily familiar ways and utterly unexpected ones.

Photos Link Masked Men in East Ukraine to Russia

Photos and descriptions suggest that many of the mysteriously well-armed gunmen in eastern Ukraine are Russian military and intelligence forces.

Aracataca Journal: Magic Ebbs From Colombian Town That Informed an Author’s Work

For Gabriel García Márquez, Aracataca served as the model for the fictitious town of Macondo in “One Hundred Years of Solitude.” For Cataqueros, it serves as home.

Ukrainian Gas Broker Faces Scrutiny

Dmytro Firtash has made billions brokering gas deals, but he now faces both a criminal indictment and a racketeering lawsuit in United States courts.

Health Law Fund-Raising Is Detailed

A Government Accountability Office report discussed how the Obama administration raised money from outside groups to promote enrollment in health insurance.

California’s Thirsting Farmland

California farmers have never relied only on rain. But given a prolonged drought and environmental regulations, the jockeying for water is becoming more intense.

Anti-Junta Myanmar Journalist Win Tin Dies at 85

Win Tin, a prominent journalist who became Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner after challenging military rule by co-founding the National League for Democracy, died Monday, He was 85.

Raptors Fan in Bad Times Tastes the Good

Nav Bhatia, who says says he has never missed a regular-season home game since the franchise’s inception, has developed a reputation for mocking and admonishing opponents from his courtside seat.

The Media Equation: Aereo Case Will Shape TV’s Future

A lot of people will be watching to see how the Supreme Court rules over the legality of Aereo because of what it could mean for the broader media ecosystem.

Errors Mounted as Chaos Ruled Capsizing Ferry

A portrait of chaos is emerging from crew members, survivors and a transcript of the vessel’s final 40 minutes of communications with emergency dispatchers.

Starting in June, ‘Today’ Will Simulcast on SiriusXM

NBC is announcing a deal with the satellite radio service that will bring all four hours of its franchise morning news show to radio.

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