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  • Conversion rate lags behind Mormon missionary increase

    A record number of young Mormons signed up for missions after church leaders lowered the minimum age in 2012, but new figures show the onslaught of proselytizing Latter-day Saints didn't lead to an equally dramatic spike in converts. Statistics...
  • Beaten dog to return to Washington State veterinary hospital

    A stray dog that was bashed in the head and left for dead in a ditch is returning to Washington State University's Veterinary Teaching Hospital next week for some follow up care, the school said Thursday. Veterinarians will reassess Theia's jaw and skull...
  • Oddly named 'exploding head syndrome' disrupts college students' sleep

    Oddly named 'exploding head syndrome' disrupts college students' sleep
    Nearly one in five college students may suffer from "exploding head syndrome," a psychological condition in which people are abruptly awakened from sleep by imaginary loud noises or blasts. That's according to Washington State University researchers...
  • Scientists say polar bears won't thrive on land food

    A group of researchers say polar bears forced off melting sea ice will not find enough food to replace their current diet of fat-laden marine mammals such as seals, a conclusion that contradicts studies indicating that bears may be benefiting from bird...
  • Colleges getting out of health insurance business

    The federal health care overhaul is leading some colleges and universities to get out of the health insurance business. Experts are divided on whether this change will be good or bad for students. Some call it an inevitable result of health care reform...
  • On winter roads, a de-icing stew of more than just rock salt

    On winter roads, a de-icing stew of more than just rock salt
    Friday marks the first day of spring, but tell that to cities still smothered in snow. Consider Boston, which Sunday set a new record for snow in a single season there — 108.6 inches. The city famous for tossing tea into the harbor has lately...
  • Utah State creates hotline to help grieving pet owners

    Utah State creates hotline to help grieving pet owners
    As a first-year veterinary science student at Utah State University, it's not surprising that one of Erin Hughes' best friends is a black Labrador named Charly. "I got her as a puppy in high school," Hughes said. "She has been one of my most loyal...
  • The Harbor Report: Rowing coach put the 'sea' in OCC

    Between 1983 and 1985, I was at the Orange Coast College sailing center almost every day as a member of the OCC sailing team and then one year as coach. During this time, I met people like Jim Jorgensen, Brad Avery and Dave Grant. At that time, Grant...
  • Ray Nagel dies at 87; former UCLA quarterback, Rams exec

    Ray Nagel dies at 87; former UCLA quarterback, Rams exec
    Ray Nagel, a UCLA quarterback in the 1940s who became a college football coach and athletic director before a stint in the front office of the Los Angeles Rams in the 1980s, has died. He was 87. Nagel died Jan. 15 in San Antonio, according to the...
  • Scott H. DunhamMay 7, 1950 - October 26, 2014

    Scott H. Dunham<br/>May 7, 1950 - October 26, 2014
    Scott H. Dunham of Glendale, California, died on October 26, 2014 from complications from pneumonia. He was surrounded by his family. Scott was born on May 7, 1950, in Seattle, Washington, but spent his formative years in Anaheim, California. He moved...
  • U. of C., Knox College among schools being investigated for handling of sex cases

    U. of C., Knox College among schools being investigated for handling of sex cases
    The University of Chicago and Knox College are among 55 schools under federal investigation for their handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints, according to a list released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Education. Both schools have...