By Jamshid Ghazi AskarProvided by Deseret News Service
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" may be one of the big movie events of the season, but it also offers parents a prime opportunity to use a Hollywood blockbuster as a tool for teaching their children important life lessons.
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By By NICHOLAS RICCARDIAssociated Press
DENVER (AP) - Sara Stevenson spends her working hours surrounded by Republicans, namely the married men who work alongside her in a Denver oil and gas firm company. But after hours and on weekends, she usually spends her time with other single women, and
By By RYAN J. FOLEYAssociated Press
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The University of Iowa has become the nation's first public university to include optional questions about sexual orientation and gender identity on its application, a move hailed Wednesday by advocates hoping to improve the college
By By LOU KESTENAssociated Press
The video game universe in 2012 is a study in extremes.
At one end, you have the old guard striving to produce mass-appeal blockbusters. At the other end, you have a thriving community of independent game developers scrambling to find an audience for their
By By MICHAEL GRACZYKAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - Jack Brooks hounded government bureaucrats, drafted President Richard Nixon's articles of impeachment and supported civil rights bills in a congressional career spanning 42 years. But for most of the country the Southeast Texas politician
By MESFIN FEKADUAP Music Writer
Justin Bieber may be Canadian, but he was the all-American boy at Sunday night's American Music Awards.
The pop singer dominated the awards show, winning three trophies, including artist of the year. His mom joined him onstage as he collected the award, beating
By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSENAssociated Press
WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) - The floodwaters churned by Superstorm Sandy damaged waterfront homes along Connecticut's southwest coast, and turned the charming center of tony Westport into a ghost town, with sandbags lining streets of flooded-out boutique
By ALAN SCHER ZAGIERAssociated Press
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Jewish students in the University of California system labeled terrorists for their support of Israel. Black high school students pelted by bananas on a Tennessee campus tour. A hostile student in Maryland challenging his professor to a
By BETH FOUHYAssociated Press
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Drivers listening to adult contemporary radio along Interstate 4 in central Florida are hearing ads like this: "President Obama raised taxes on Florida's small businesses, and his defense cuts will weaken our military and put