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As Sanctions Pile Up, Russians’ Alarm Grows Over Putin Tactics

Russia, facing the toughest round of Western sanctions imposed since the Ukraine crisis erupted, has adopted a nonchalant public stance, with President Vladimir V. Putin emphasizing the importance of self-reliance and a new poll released Tuesday indicating a “What, me worry?” attitude among the bulk of the population.

Hamas presents list of demands for a cease-fire

Hamas rulers have presented a list of demands to stop their fire on Israel in the Gaza war. Israel has said it doesn't want to reward Hamas for its rocket campaign, but has other reasons to oppose the demands - mostly based on security.

Up to 10 million gallons of water gushed by UCLA; flow stopped

A massive water line break that sent a geyser shooting 30 feet in the air flooded parts of Sunset Boulevard and UCLA with 8 million to 10 million gallons before it was shut off more than four hours after the pipe burst, city officials said.

LDS
Public Invited to Tour Newly Remodeled Ogden Utah Temple

The Ogden Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will open for free public tours beginning Friday, 1 August, through Saturday, 6 September 2014, excluding Sundays. Reservations for the open house can be made by visiting the www.templeopenhouse.lds.org website (a maximum of 25 reservations can be made at a time) or by calling 1-855-537-2000. Larger group reservations may also be accommodated by calling this number.

Project to restore Manti Tabernacle underway

Since 1879, the Manti Tabernacle has been a landmark in the small Sanpete County town. Now, an effort to preserve this edifice is revealing how the pioneers built it.

National
In Bible Belt, gay marriage rights increasingly in flux

After a federal appeals court on Monday ruled against state gay marriage bans, North Carolina's attorney general said 'there are no more arguments to be made' against same-sex marriage. Not all in the Bible Belt agree.

3 sites make shortlist for new FBI headquarters

The Federal Bureau of Investigation would move its headquarters from a storied, decades-old home in the nation’s capital to a new location in the suburbs under a federal government proposal released Tuesday.

How the Tea Party Started Impeachment Talk and Democrats Co-Opted It

Talk of impeachment has been all the rage in Washington this summer. Democrats say Republicans are shilling for it. Republicans counter that the buzz is merely a Democratic fundraising ploy.

World
Frustration builds as Ukraine fighting prevents access to MH17 site

Amid a third day of heavy fighting, one member of the international team called the site 'one of the biggest open crime scenes in the world.'

MH17 Crash Spurs Airlines to Call for Weaponry Control

The global airline industry asked governments around the world to improve control over deployment of anti-aircraft weapons after a Malaysian Airline System Bhd. (MAS) plane was shot down earlier this month over Ukraine.

Pope Francis’s 2015 visit confirmed

Pope Francis will visit the Philippines from January 15 to 19, 2015.

Business
Netflix And AT&T Sign Peering Agreement

Netflix has signed a peering agreement with AT&T that will see the video streaming service pay the ISP for direct connection to its network.

ULA Launches Three Air Force Satellites Into Orbit

The United Launch Alliance had its eighth successful launch of 2014 yesterday, when a Delta IV rocket successfully lifted off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 37 after several days of weather-related delays.

Science
Mars Opportunity rover sets off-world driving record

According to a NASA report, the Opportunity Mars rover, which landed on the Red Planet in 2004, now holds the off-Earth roving distance record after accumulating 25 miles of driving. The Soviet Union’s Lunokhod 2 rover held the previous record.

New Discoveries on Saturn Moon- 101 Geysers, Suggesting Presence of Water

In a recent discovery over the icy moon of the planet Saturn, NASA has announced their discovery of approximately 101 geysers over it, analysis of which is hinting towards obscure presence of water. It was NASA’s spacecraft Cassini over the Saturn moon’s Enceladus that successfully took out exploration mission.

Mystery deepens as two new giant craters are found in Siberia

It is a geologic mystery. After a helicopter recently spotted an enormous crater in the Siberian hinterland—a region known to locals as “the end of the world”— two more giant holes have opened up in the permafrost, according to a report in the Siberian Times. Exactly what is causing these strange formations to appear is unknown.

Ship Found During Ground Zero Excavation Traced Back To 1773

A mystery has been solved about a 32-foot wooden ship that was found buried at Ground Zero. Tests on the tree rings in the oak fragments recovered from the site showed that the vessel dates back to 1773.

Health
Lifestyle Habits Stall Cellular Aging

Researchers from the University of California in San Francisco found that maintaining a healthy diet, exercising and sleeping well can counteract the cellular aging caused by life's stressors.

63% of Americans Actively Avoid Soda

The soda craze is going flat–at least, according to a new Gallup poll, which found that almost two-thirds of Americans actively avoid soda in their diet.

Fist bumps are more hygienic than handshakes, scientists say

Yeah, bro! Researchers at Aberystwyth University found that fist bumps spread fewer germs than shaking hands does. ‘If the general public could be encouraged to fist bump, there is a genuine potential to reduce the spread of infectious diseases,’ one scientist said.