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Exclusive: Lead poisoning afflicts neighborhoods across California

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dozens of California communities have experienced recent rates of childhood lead poisoning that surpass those of Flint, Michigan, with one Fresno locale showing rates nearly three times higher, blood testing data obtained by Reuters shows.

Security tightened at UK sites in New York after London attack

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York police ramped up security at British sites across the city on Wednesday after an assailant fatally stabbed a policeman outside Britain's parliament and was then shot and killed by police.

Florida nightclub shooting victims sue gunman's employer, widow

TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - More than 50 victims and survivors of the June 2016 massacre at a Florida nightclub sued the gunman's employer and widow on Wednesday, blaming them for failing to prevent the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Plan for $7.5 billion Kushner family New York tower faces hurdles: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The family-owned company that until recently was headed by U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law hopes to turn an aging New York office tower into a signature development that could be worth up to $12 billion, a report said on Wednesday.

Immigrant whose daughter appealed to pope requests asylum in U.S.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Mexican immigrant whose daughter appealed to Pope Francis three years ago to stop his deportation from the United States requested asylum at a federal court hearing in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

Ex-Dean Foods chairman's story in Walters trial comes under fire

(Reuters) - A lawyer defending Las Vegas sports gambler William "Billy" Walters against insider trading charges on Wednesday sought to discredit former Dean Foods Chairman Tom Davis, who told jurors he used a special "bat phone" to give Walters confidential tips.

California State University system votes to raise tuition

LONG BEACH, Calif. (Reuters) - Trustees for the 23 California State University campuses on Wednesday voted to increase tuition for the nation's largest four-year public university system by 5 percent despite loud protests from students.

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Salt Lake Tribune - Nation / World

Among nation's largest metro areas, Salt Lake City has the most millennials, report finds

UTA ridership down, so bonuses are, too

George F. Will: Whatever replaces Obamacare will look a lot like Obamacare

Concert announcement: Lineup for 2017 Vans Warped Tour

Former Utah cop pleads guilty to child pornography charge

Four charged with murder for gang-related robbery, shooting at Provo home

Advocacy groups ask feds to investigate Mormon church for allegedly procuring 'favors' from foreign governments

Real Salt Lake: In wake of Cassar's firing, Movsisyan said players must 'step up and wake up'

Editorial: A hopeful glimmer of political cooperation found in, of all places, the Utah Legislature

BYU basketball: Eric Mika puts name in NBA Draft, does not sign with agent

Op-ed: Public-funded arts and humanities essential, and the LGBTQ community knows it

BYU basketball: Seljaas returns home after 10 months on mission to get sore shoulder examined; future unclear

Salt Lake City joins brief challenging Trump's threat to 'sanctuary cities'

Aussies -- first foreigners to own U.S. radio stations

Gold's six-day winning streak is best since Brexit vote

Treasuries rally drives U.S.-Germany yield spread to 4-month low

Indexes inch back upward as tech stocks rise

Monson: Disappointment wrapped in dignity -- the Jazz's 1996-97 season is worth celebrating

Utah Jazz: Twenty years later, Jazz ready to celebrate highs and lows of 1997 NBA Finals run

Utah football: Alabama transfer Cooper Bateman settles in with the Utes

USU basketball: Jalen Moore selected NABC all-district

USU basketball showed flashes of potential in transition season

127 people naturalized at Utah State Capitol were also treated to a song

BYU football: Riley Burt is back and ready to roll for Cougs after redshirt season

Utah football notes: Utes struggle to pick up the pace in padded practice

Sears, Nike stumble while FedEx, Duluth rise

Evidence hearing underway for second teen charged in Utah girl's shooting

Making the cut: U. Health runs March Madness vasectomy campaign

Bears Ears is a national monument now. But it will take a fight to save it.

Photo gallery: Ariana Grande puts on a big show at The Viv

Chuck Berry's final studio album to be released in June

Wasatch wildflower update: Early blooms emerging in low places

4 dead in vehicle, knife attack near British Parliament

Inspection scandal deflates Brazil meat exports

Expert: Bird flu outbreak nation's worst since 2015

Video: John Stockton re-enacts 'The Shot' and sinks it on his first attempt

Trump's campaign chairman once secretly worked to advance interests of Russian president

17,000 AT&T workers in California, Nevada on strike

Melting business: Warmer US winter hurts small companies

Utah Jazz mailbag: How do the Jazz deal with Favors being out? Who helps Gobert and Hayward?

Drought, then winter conditions could reduce number of buck deer hunting permits in Utah

South Salt Lake protests as city lands two more possible homeless shelter sites

Trump's SEC pick, ex-Goldman lawyer, has skeptics

Utah has 5th lowest jobless rate for vets

Boys' basketball: Coaches' all-state teams

Boys' basketball: Meet the 2017 All-Tribune team

Boys' basketball: Stockton Shorts, the Tribune Player of the Year, prefers letting his game gain the spotlight

Plans for tonight: A rising star from New Zealand

BYU basketball: Eric Mika puts name in for NBA Draft, but won't hire an agent

Trump's SEC pick, an ex-Goldman lawyer, to face skepticism

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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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Trump Takes a Gamble in Cutting Programs His Base Relies On

Supporters defended the president’s budget plan as necessary, but opponents called it “draconian” and “shameful.” Even members of his party questioned some of the cuts.

Public Broadcasters Fear ‘Collapse’ if U.S. Drops Support

Cutting off federal money for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting could devastate stations in smaller markets that already have tight budgets.

Scientists Bristle at Trump Budget’s Cuts to Research

Scientists expressed alarm at the depth of proposed cuts to climate change, medical and energy programs, saying they threaten the nation’s research infrastructure.

Trump Budget Guru, Long a Fiscal Hawk, Now Has to Sell Spending

Mick Mulvaney, the man charged with executing the White House’s budget vision, is a figure who, not very long ago, might well have been leading the opposition.

Political Memo: Trump Budget Is Heavy Lift, Even for G.O.P. Congress

The president’s proposal spares entitlement programs as promised but cuts $54 billion from domestic programs and departments and applies all that money to military spending.

Republicans, Wilders, Tillerson: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

2 Top Senators Dismiss Trump Wiretap Claim

Richard M. Burr and Mark Warner, who lead the Senate Intelligence Committee, said they had seen “no indications” that Trump Tower had been under surveillance last year.

Campaign Pledges Haunt Trump in Court

In an unusual move, federal judges who blocked the president’s revised travel ban considered statements he had made as a candidate regarding a Muslim ban.

2 Federal Judges Rule Against Trump’s Latest Travel Ban

Both rulings — the one in Hawaii more expansive than the one in Maryland — said the likely purpose of the president’s order was a de facto ban on Muslims.

Amid ‘Trump Effect’ Fear, 40% of Colleges See Dip in Foreign Applicants

College officials wondered if there would be a price to pay for the president’s travel ban and the anti-Muslim rhetoric. Now the first numbers are in.

Delicate but Critical Dance for New U.N. Leader and New U.S. Envoy

Nikki Haley, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, and António Guterres, the new secretary general, are playing for high stakes.

Who Undercut President Trump’s Travel Ban? Candidate Trump

Mr. Trump’s angry, often xenophobic rallying cries during the campaign have become legal and political liabilities now that he is in the Oval Office.

A Shift From ‘Soft Power’ Diplomacy in Cuts to the State Dept.

Educational and cultural exchange programs designed to improve the United States’ image would be abolished or pared back to pay for an increase in military spending.

New York City E.M.T. Is Killed in Ambulance Theft in the Bronx

A second emergency medical worker was critically injured and the police said someone was in custody.

Trump May Have Pushed Dutch Voters Away From Populism

Britain’s vote to leave the European Union and President Trump’s election “lead to uncertainties,” one researcher said.

Paisley Journal: In a Working-Class Stronghold, a Push for Scotland ‘to Stand on Its Own’

Areas like Paisley have long supported Scottish bids for independence, but the European Union’s uncertain future has cast a pall on those hopes.

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‘I Am an American Because of Him’: The Journey of Pence’s Irish Grandfather

It is difficult not to view the experience of Richard Michael Cawley, who came to the United States nearly a century ago, through the prism of current events.

N.C.A.A. March Madness: Purdue Survives, Maryland and Vanderbilt Don’t

Earlier, No. 12 Princeton threatened to knock off Notre Dame. Stay here for live updates and scores from the first round.

The Desert Is Blooming

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is experiencing a rare super bloom. See it up close in 360° video.

Trump Adviser Gary Cohn to Sell Stake in Chinese Bank Giant

The former Goldman executive’s shares in the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China appear to have been his largest holding, apart from his Goldman stake.

While Scolding Trump, Mexico Seeks to Curtail Citizens’ Rights

A bill to overhaul the legal system would set back human rights in Mexico by decades, experts fear, while another bill would legalize the military’s domestic security role.

Trump and G.O.P. Work to Win Repeal of Obama’s Health Act

To appeal to conservatives, they offered concessions to speed cutbacks in Medicaid and dismantle more of the President Barack Obama’s signature health law.

Letter Bomb Injures Worker at International Monetary Fund Office in Paris

The incident at such a high-profile target in Paris renewed jitters in France, which remains under a state of emergency after terrorist attacks.

Fed Raises Interest Rates for Third Time Since Financial Crisis

The move will increase the upward pressure on interest rates that consumers pay, but the immediate effect is likely to be modest.

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Art Review: Why the Whitney’s Humanist, Pro-Diversity Biennial Is a Revelation

This much-anticipated show displays a strength and focus doubly important when art and the humanities seem under attack in Washington.

Wheels: Sleepy Behind the Wheel? Some Cars Can Tell

Some automakers already offer drowsiness detection systems, and more are likely to follow with ever more sophisticated technology.

Clare Waight Keller Is Named First Female Designer of Givenchy

The appointment signals changes ahead in multiple ways for the storied French brand.

Justin Trudeau Brings Ivanka Trump to Broadway Show on Welcoming Outsiders

The Canadian prime minister, who has emphasized welcoming refugees, attended “Come From Away” with the president’s daughter in a pairing that was rich with symbolism.

In Denmark, Passage of Rules on Immigration Called for Cake

Inger Stolberg, the country’s integration minister, celebrated the 50th regulation against immigration, spurring a public outcry — and praise.

Me Time: So You Think You Can’t Meditate?

With meditation studios looking to become the new yoga studios, our new wellness columnist learns to train her errant thoughts at Mndfl.

Foster Parent Diary: Starting Over With a New Foster Child

The next child doesn’t replace or displace. The next child adds to.

Art Review: ‘Marsden Hartley’s Maine,’ His Muse, First and Last

A Met Breuer show follows the restless Modernist’s second act in his native state, after a peripatetic career in Paris, Berlin, New York and other places.

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