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It’s In The Mail: Aetna Agrees To $17M Payout In HIV Privacy Breach

Aetna  settled  a lawsuit for $17 million Wednesday over a data breach that happened in the summer of 2017. The privacy of as many as 12,000 people insured by Aetna was compromised in a very low-tech way: The fact that they had been taking HIV drugs was revealed through the clear window of the...


State

Death penalty sought in jealousy fueled trailer park murder

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against a 28-year-old Utah man charged with killing a man who was in bed with his ex-girlfriend in a Cedar City trailer park. The Spectrum newspaper in St. George reports that Mark Mair’s attorney, Douglas Terry, called it...


Government

Russia probes come up against claims of executive privilege

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and lawmakers haggled Thursday over what former chief strategist Steve Bannon and other top aides to President Donald Trump can tell Congress as it investigates possible connections with Russia. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have been critical of the White...


Business

Blood test to detect 8 cancers early gives promising results

Genetic Frontiers Cancer Blood Test

Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now. Many groups are working on liquid biopsy tests, which look for DNA and other things that tumors shed into blood, to try to find...


Business

Berkshire Hathaway had an amazing 2017; this year isn't looking too bad, either

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Warren Buffett’s writings, proclamations - indeed, his offhand utterances - comprise a bible of investing for the legions who follow the Berkshire Hathaway founder. How fitting, then, that his likely successors are named Jain and Abel. The Oracle of Omaha announced on...


State

Maker of YouTube videos charged in explosives case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man who has a popular science-focused YouTube channel was charged in Utah with felony possession of an explosive device after complaints last summer about explosives being set off from his South Jordan home. Jonathan Grant Thompson, who makes videos for the “King of Random “...


Business

Amazon releases list of metro areas it's considering for second HQ

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Amazon.com has released a list of 20 regions in the United States and Canada that the online retail giant is considering as possible sites for its second headquarters. The list, released Thursday, includes major metropolitan areas such as Los Angeles, Dallas and...


Business

Many companies pivot to bonuses, not raises, after new tax cuts

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. On Wednesday, yet another company -- this time Apple, which pledged to give $2,500 restricted stock awards for most of its employees, in addition to investing $350 billion in the U.S. economy -- joined the ranks of employers offering bonuses in the wake of the new U.S....


Education

Looking back at President Charles Wright's time at Weber State University

Chuck Wight teaches 1800s style at Weber State University

A man who once described Weber State University as a “magical place,” WSU President Charles Wight was behind many changes in his five years at the school.


Business

US indexes are weighed down by industrials, energy stocks

Financial Markets Wall Street

Losses among Boeing, General Electric and other big industrial companies weighed on U.S. stocks Thursday, pulling the market below the record highs it set the day before. Energy stocks contributed to the modest decline following a slide in crude oil prices. Technology companies accounted for the...


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