What members of Utah polygamous clan did with $512M in falsely obtained tax credits

These undated file photos released by the Weber County Sheriff’s Office show Jacob Kingston, left, and Isaiah Kingston. Weber County Sheriff’s Office via Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — Members of a northern Utah polygamous group have admitted in federal court to creating false records in their biodiesel company to obtain more than a half-billion dollars in renewable fuel tax credits. Washakie Renewable Energy CEO Jacob Kingston, Washakie Chief Financial Officer Isaiah Kingston, Rachel Kingston, the company’s special projects manager, and Jacob Kingston’s wife, Sally Kingston, the compliance manager, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to multiple charges. The charges …read more Source:: Deseret News – Utah News       

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Google honored Apollo 11 software developer Margaret Hamilton with a 1.4 square mile portrait using moonlight and more than 100,000 mirrors

Google honored Margaret Hamilton, the woman who led the development team responsible for the onboard flight software for NASA’s Apollo missions, with a massive portrait comprised of more than 107,000 mirrors. Armstrong, 82, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama in 2016. Apollo 11 took flight on July 16th, 1969; launching astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins into space. Aldrin and Armstrong took the first steps on the moon and the astronauts returned to Earth on July 24th. Collins later said it took the work of about 400,000 people to send mankind to the moon. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. This week marks… Read More

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Radio Atlantic: How To Cover Racist Tweets

Subscribe to Radio Atlantic: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher (How to Listen) On Sunday, President Trump told four members of Congress to “go back” to the countries “from which they came.” Journalists have spent the week working through how to discuss what is a textbook racist statement aimed at four congresswomen who—besides all being American citizens—are all women of color. Newsrooms faced hard questions: Do you call the president a racist? How do you not call the president a racist? Do you give him the attention he wants, and how do you modulate that, contextualize it, explain it? Margaret Brennan, moderator of CBS’s Face the Nation, joins Isaac Dovere… Read More

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UTA partners with new trip-planning app

Utah Transit Agency customers who download Transit will be able to see nearby bus and rail options and departure times. Riders can also navigate transit options aided by accurate trip planning, real-time vehicle tracking, up-to-the-minute service alerts and step-by-step navigation Transit SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Transit Authority is partnering with an app called Transit to help passengers get where they need to go. According the agency, customers who download Transit will be able to see nearby bus and rail options and departure times. Riders can also navigate transit options aided by accurate trip planning, real-time vehicle tracking, …read more Source:: Deseret News – Business News       

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Photos: Sandy’s new public works building opens for business

Sandy employees and guests attend the unveiling of the city’s new public works building at 8775 S. 700 West during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, July 19, 2019. The previous building was destroyed in a fire in 2017, which also destroyed half the city’s snowplows and other large equipment. Steve Griffin, Deseret News Sandy’s new public works building at 8775 S. 700 West is pictured on Friday, July 19, 2019. The previous building was destroyed in a fire in 2017, which also destroyed half the city’s snowplows and other large equipment. Steve Griffin, Deseret News …read more Source:: Deseret News – Utah News       

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Tinder is now bypassing the Play Store on Android to avoid Google’s 30 percent cut

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Tinder parent company Match Group has just become the latest high-profile software maker to stiff Google on its 30 percent fee for all Android transactions through the Play Store. To avoid paying the company on in-app purchases of subscriptions to services like Tinder Gold and Tinder Plus, Match Group will now encourage users to enter credit card details directly into Tinder’s systems, according to Bloomberg, citing new research by Macquarie analyst Ben Schachter. The move is similar to one made by popular video game developer Epic Games, which last year released the Android version of battle royale hit Fortnite via its own… Read More

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Struggling Nordstrom is banking on exclusivity to compete with Amazon and overcome sales woes

As Nordstrom opens up its Anniversary Sale to the public on July 19, the company is looking to rebound from a recent sales slump. Nordstrom traditionally allows Nordstrom card holders to access the deals first, an exclusivity move that a recent report by Avionos found may be advantageous to setting it apart from competitors like Amazon. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Though the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale officially opened to the public on Friday, July 19, the bargain hunting had already been well underway for an exclusive group of people — Nordstrom card holders. For several years, the department store has granted its most loyal shoppers special access to… Read More

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The Witcher’s first trailer brings Henry Cavill’s Geralt to life

The first trailer for Netflix’s live-action Witcher series has arrived, and unfortunately does not include main character Geralt in a bathtub. It’s evident The Witcher is ready to take over for Game of Thrones as people’s new, favorite fantasy series. The trailer teases the magical Geralt’s story, as he and those around him prepare to take on a series of evil forces. There are teases of black magic, giant creatures and, of course, political turmoil. Netflix isn’t trying to make a magical drama designed for teens; it’s a pretty adult interpretation. The Witcher is one of Netflix’s most anticipated shows. The company caught attention when it announced that Henry Cavill… Read More

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The trailer for Steven Universe: The Movie introduces a new villain and a new look

As of the end of the last season of Cartoon Network’s beloved science-fiction-and-feelings animated series Steven Universe, things seemed pretty ideal for the heroes. The series’ biggest villains broke down and talked about their emotions, and came at least provisionally to terms with their past mistakes. It looked like Steven might finally be able to return to Earth and live as normal a life as a half-human, half-alien kid who’s constantly in the middle of cosmic wars can live. So of course the upcoming animated film introduces a whole new villain. The trailer, which debuted at San Diego Comic-Con, gives Steven a slightly new look — he’s a little older,… Read More

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