• Starbucks announced on December 8th, 2016 it is introducing a Pokémon Go Frappuccino, a frozen raspberry and blackberry-flavored take on its Vanilla Bean Frappuccino.

    What does Pokémon taste like? Starbucks thinks it knows

    Now we’ll know what Pokémon tastes like. Starbucks announced on Wednesday it is introducing a Pokémon Go Frappuccino, a frozen raspberry and blackberry-flavored take on its Vanilla Bean Frappuccino. The drink, which will be available for a limited time, will be featured only at store locations listed as PokéStops and Gyms — physical areas that let Pokémon Go players catch the characters or battle other players. About 7,800 of its U.S. locations will carry the Pokémon Go Frappuccino. Starbuck’s move […]

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    5 Questions you should ask before signing up for insurance

    Todd Kiser with the Utah Insurance Department gives some advice about Open Enrollment. The Utah Insurance Department is a state agency that regulates insurance marketed and sold in Utah. They provide a resource to help Utahns better understand what questions to ask and how to research the best plan for their individual needs. There are 5 questions to get the best health coverage for 2017. 1. When is the open enrollment period? a. Shopping for health insurance begins November 1, 2016 […]

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    Lawsuit claims man died of emotional distress after being forced to clean Walgreens bathroom

    ORLANDO, Fla. – A 69-year-old man died after being forced to clean the Walgreens bathroom employees accused him of soiling, his family claims in court papers obtained by WFTV. According to the lawsuit, which moved from state to federal court Monday, Maria Elizarraras says that her husband Fernando Elizarraras died as a result of the emotional distress caused by his trip to the Walgreens on Landstar Boulevard in Orlando, Florida, Oct. 15, 2012. She claims Walgreens workers stopped the 69-year-old […]

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    Skipping two hours of sleep may double your crash risk, study says

    By Jacqueline Howard, CNN What can you do to prepare for safe holiday road trips this year? Try getting the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep each night. Drivers who are just one or two hours shy of that recommendation nearly double their risk for a crash the next day, according to a new study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and released Tuesday. “While we do not think anybody would be surprised to learn that driving […]

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    Recipe: The Mighty Baker’s Buche de Noel

    Pete Tidwell, better known as The Mighty Baker, shared his recipe for Buche de Noel. To check out his shop or make an order go to Recipes: Milk, Dark or White Chocolate Whipped Ganache 100 grams chocolate 100 ml heavy cream – Place desired chocolate in a glass or metal mixing bowl, set aside – Pour cream in saucepan on low heat – Pay close attention and stir frequently – Remove cream from stove when it reached a bare […]

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    Hundreds of VA dental patients possibly exposed to HIV, hepatitis

    By Samira Said and Madison Park (CNN) — Nearly 600 patients who received dental care at a Wisconsin Veterans Affairs medical center may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and C and now face an anxious wait to find out if they were infected. Earlier this week, officials said a dentist at the Tomah VA Medical Center improperly re-used his own dental equipment instead of using the sterilized, disposable tools as VA rules require. “It was purposeful that he […]

  • American Airlines' flight attendants union called on the airline Friday to recall its new uniforms claiming the garments are to blame for a string of health problems including headaches, rashes and respiratory problems.

    American Airlines flight attendants want new uniforms recalled

    By Jon Ostrower SEATTLE (CNNMoney) — American Airlines’ flight attendants union called on the airline Friday to recall its new uniforms claiming the garments are to blame for a string of health problems including headaches, rashes and respiratory problems. American and the union, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, have been jointly testing the uniforms to determine if the clothing is responsible for the reactions that have triggered more than 1,600 health complaints by cabin crews. The airline has also […]

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    Rep. Stewart says Russian meddling serious, but Democrats are off-base

    SALT LAKE CITY — Seven Democrats on the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence signed a letter asking President Barack Obama to declassify information about Russian meddling in the U.S. election. Utah Representative Chris Stewart suspects the Democrats are trying to cast a pall on the November election results. “I’m just afraid it is more of a political ploy than a sincere effort to inform the American people,” Stewart said. But much of the response to the Senators’ letter has […]

  • A fatal plane crash in Elko, Nevada on November 18, 2016. Image courtesy Tyler Belderrain.

    NTSB releases preliminary report on deadly Elko plane crash

    ELKO, Nev. — The National Transportation Safety Board has released their preliminary findings regarding an American Med Flight plane that crashed in Elko, Nevada last month, killing all four people aboard. The crash occurred November 18 around 7:20 p.m. Pacific Standard Time shortly after the Piper PA-31T “Cheyenne II” took off from Elko Regional Airport. The pilot, two medical crew and a patient were killed after the plane crashed and burst into flames. According to the report filed by the […]

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    Sundance Film Festival 2017 film lineup released

    The Sundance Film Festival just released its 2017 lineup of the 66 films selected for competition. From Jan. 19 through Jan. 29, the festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort. Click here to see the full lineup from the Sundance Film Festival. 2017 Sundance Film Festival Lineup:  U.S. DRAMATIC COMPETITION Presenting the world premieres of 16 narrative feature films, the Dramatic Competition offers Festivalgoers a first look at groundbreaking new voices in American […]

  • Spiritual feelings trigger a reward circuit in the brain, as shown in this MRI from the University of Utah Health Sciences

    U of U Study: Religious thoughts trigger same reward systems as love, drugs, music and sex

    SALT LAKE CITY — A new study at The University of Utah shows that Mormon religious experiences and sex both stimulate the same parts of the brain. “These types of regions in the brain activate during sex, romantic and parental love, winning at gambling, drugs like cocaine and methamphetamines, really their core pleasure enduring circuits in the brain,” explained the study’s lead author Jeffrey Anderson, an associate professor of radiology and bio-engineering. Anderson and his associates took 19 devout Mormons […]

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    U of U scientist hopes to save lives by analyzing winter car crashes in Salt Lake Co.

    SALT LAKE CITY — Many people just accept that car accidents are part of life when it comes to snow storms. The roads get icy and people crash. However one U of U professor says it doesn’t have to be that way. Professor of Geography, Dr. Richard Medina, is studying every car accident that occurs in Salt Lake County during snow storms this winter. His plan is to pinpoint the streets and intersections that are most dangerous and hopefully bring […]