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Victims of anti-Asian attacks reflect a year into pandemic

Nearly a year after they were almost stabbed to death inside a Midland, Texas, Sam's Club, Bawi Cung and his two sons all have visible scars. It's the unseen ones though that are harder to get over. Cung can’t walk through any store without constantly looking in all directions. His 6-year-old son, who now can't move one eyebrow, is afraid to sleep alone. On a Saturday evening in March, when COVID-19 panic shopping gripped the nation, Cung was in search of rice at a cheaper price. The family was in the Sam's Club meat section when Cung suddenly felt a punch to the back of his head. A man he didn't know then slashed his face with a knife. The assailant left but soon returned to stab the boys. He wounded the 3-year-old in the back and slashed the 6-year-old from his right eye to a couple of

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Mitt Romney ‘doing better’ after weekend fall that left him unconscious

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, holds an interview in his new office on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. He told reporters on Monday, March 1, 2021, that he is improving after a fall that rendered him unconscious and left him with stitches and bruises to his face. | Cheryl Diaz Meyer, for the Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — Sen. Mitt Romney took a fall over the weekend that rendered him unconscious and left him with stitches and bruises to his face. “I’m doing better,” the Utah Republican told reporters in Washington, D.C., on Monday. He said he fell while visiting his grandchildren in Boston but didn’t say what he was doing. He was not admitted to the hospital overnight. Romney said received “a lot of stitches” to his eyebrow and eyelid. He also has bruising around hi...

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Big third period leads San Jose Sharks past Colorado Avalanche

So‌ ‌that’s‌ ‌what‌ ‌it’s‌ ‌like‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌Sharks‌ ‌not‌ ‌to‌ ‌have‌ ‌to‌ ‌sweat‌ ‌out‌ ‌another‌ ‌close‌ ‌game.‌ ‌ ‌ The‌ ‌Sharks‌ ‌scored‌ ‌six‌ ‌unanswered‌ ‌goals,‌ ‌including‌ ‌four in‌ ‌an‌ ‌impressive‌ ‌third‌ ‌period,‌ ‌to ‌beat‌ ‌the‌ ‌Colorado‌ ‌Avalanche‌ ‌6-2‌ ‌on‌ ‌Monday‌ ‌at‌ ‌SAP‌ ‌Center.‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ Radim‌ ‌Simek‌ ‌and‌ ‌Kevin‌ ‌Labanc‌ ‌scored‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌second‌ ‌period‌ ‌to‌ ‌tie‌ ‌the‌ ‌game‌ ‌2-2,‌ ‌and‌ ‌Rudolfs‌ ‌Balcers,‌ ‌Erik‌ ‌Karlsson‌, John Leonard ‌and Evander Kane all‌ ‌scored‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌third‌ ‌period‌ ‌as‌ ‌the‌ ‌Sharks‌ ‌improved‌ ‌to‌ ‌1-2-0‌ ‌on‌ ‌their‌ ‌seven-game‌ ‌homestand.‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ Timo‌ ‌Meier‌ ‌added‌ ‌three‌ ‌assists,‌ ‌including‌ ‌one‌ ‌Balcers’‌ ‌game-winner‌ ‌at‌ ‌the‌ ‌4:18‌ ‌mark‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌third‌ ‌period.‌ ‌Karlsson‌ ‌scored‌ ‌a‌ ‌powe

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Horoscope for Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Moon Alert Avoid shopping or important decisions from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chicago time. After that, the moon moves from Libra into Scorpio. Aries (March 21-April 19) This is a good day to talk to others. You’re ready to let your hair down. Nevertheless, don’t agree to anything important during the moon alert, which is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Taurus (April 20-May 20) This is a sociable day! You’re eager to talk to bosses and parents. However, since most of this day is a moon alert, enjoy social moments but don’t agree to anything important. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Because you look good in the eyes of authority figures, someone might ask you to take on increased responsibilities or do a special job. However, do not agree to this during the moon alert. Cancer (June 21-July 22) Despite your desire

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EXPLAINER: Japan to try US men accused of helping Ghosn flee

Two Americans suspected of helping former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn skip bail and escape to Lebanon in December 2019 have been extradited to Japan. Michael Taylor and his son Peter had been held in a suburban Boston jail since May. They were handed over to Japanese custody on Monday and were due to arrive in Tokyo on Tuesday. Ghosn, who led Nissan Motor Co. for more than two decades, was arrested in 2018, and charged with under-reporting his future compensation and breach of trust in diverting Nissan money for personal gain. He says he is innocent. WHAT ARE THE FATHER AND SON ACCUSED OF DOING? Michael Taylor, with the help of another man, George-Antoine Zayek, hid Ghosn in a large black box supposedly containing audio equipment, according to the authorities. The box passed through a

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Myanmar protesters return to streets as crackdown continues

Demonstrators in Myanmar took to the streets again on Tuesday to protest last month’s seizure of power by the military, as foreign ministers from Southeast Asian countries prepared to meet to discuss the political crisis. Police in Yangon, Myanmar's biggest city, used tear gas against the protesters. The planned special meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations comes in the wake of worsening violence in Myanmar. The country’s new military rulers over the weekend escalated their use of deadly force and mass arrests to try to quash protests against the Feb. 1 coup that ousted the elected government led by Aung San Suu Kyi. The U.N. said it believed at least 18 people in several cities were killed on Sunday when security forces opened fire to disperse demonstrating crowds. Funeral

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Senate vetting Biden’s choice for SEC head amid stock drama

President Joe Biden’s choice to head the Securities and Exchange Commission is coming before a Senate panel for his confirmation hearing at a moment when a roiling stock-trading drama has spurred clamor for tighter regulation of Wall Street. Gary Gensler, a chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission during the Obama administration, has experience as a tough markets regulator during the financial crisis. More recently he has been in the academic world. Biden’s selection of Gensler to lead the SEC signals a goal of turning the Wall Street watchdog agency toward an activist role after a deregulatory stretch during the Trump administration. The Senate Banking Committee is weighing Gensler’s confirmation in a virtual hearing Tuesday. Also being vetted and questioned is Rohit Chopra, a

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Senate vetting Biden’s choice for SEC head amid stock drama

President Joe Biden’s choice to head the Securities and Exchange Commission is coming before a Senate panel for his confirmation hearing at a moment when a roiling stock-trading drama has spurred clamor for tighter regulation of Wall Street. Gary Gensler, a chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission during the Obama administration, has experience as a tough markets regulator during the financial crisis. More recently he has been in the academic world. Biden’s selection of Gensler to lead the SEC signals a goal of turning the Wall Street watchdog agency toward an activist role after a deregulatory stretch during the Trump administration. The Senate Banking Committee is weighing Gensler’s confirmation in a virtual hearing Tuesday. Also being vetted and questioned is Rohit Chopra, a

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FBI chief to face questions on extremism, Capitol riot

FBI Director Chris Wray is set to testify for the first time since the deadly Jan. 6 deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol, with lawmakers likely to press him on whether the bureau adequately communicated with other law enforcement agencies about the potential for violence that day. Questions about the FBI's preparations for the riot, and investigations into it, are expected to dominate Wray's appearance Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee. He's also likely to be pressed on how the FBI is confronting the national security threat from white nationalists and domestic violent extremists, and whether the bureau has adequate resources to address the problem. The violence at the Capitol made clear that a law enforcement agency that revolutionized itself after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to...

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FBI chief to face questions on extremism, Capitol riot

FBI Director Chris Wray is set to testify for the first time since the deadly Jan. 6 deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol, with lawmakers likely to press him on whether the bureau adequately communicated with other law enforcement agencies about the potential for violence that day. Questions about the FBI's preparations for the riot, and investigations into it, are expected to dominate Wray's appearance Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee. He's also likely to be pressed on how the FBI is confronting the national security threat from white nationalists and domestic violent extremists, and whether the bureau has adequate resources to address the problem. The violence at the Capitol made clear that a law enforcement agency that revolutionized itself after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to...

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Sports

BYU became a lifesaver for Alex Barcello, but he returned the favor

BYU guard Alex Barcello drives during a West Coast Conference basketball game against the Saint Mary’s Gaels in Provo on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. | Annie Barker, Deseret NewsWhere would BYU be without the talented guard? It would be a different team without him Alex Barcello is BYU’s engine, but there was a time two years ago he found himself in a heap of emotional turmoil. Barcello is a tremendous leader, an energized piston in Mark Pope’s lineup. He is the glue that holds the Cougars together in crunch time, beating the shot clock with drives, making shots and key passes, quarterbacking the offense, getting teammates into sets, resets and flow. He’s like a coach on the court for BYU’s staff. His pull-up midrange jumper is as close to Tyler Haws as the Cougars have seen since that record

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‘Too many empty seats at our kitchen tables’: Salt Lake City joins national day of mourning for COVID-19 victims

Salt Lake City Councilman Darin Mano and Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall place lanterns in a tribute to the city’s victims and survivors of COVID-19 outside of the City-County Building in Salt Lake City on Monday, March 1, 2021. | Kristin Murphy, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — 146. That’s the number of paper lanterns that lit up the grounds of the City-County Building in Salt Lake City on Monday night, a memorial to the 146 residents of Utah’s capitol city that have died from COVID-19. In total, 1,940 Utahns have died from the virus. The event was one of hundreds taking place across the country as local politicians and community activists look to establish March 1 as a day of mourning for the roughly 500,000 American victims of the pandemic. From Bangor, Maine, to Portland, Oregon, a

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National Restaurant Association, Inspired Home shows at McCormick place canceled

Lakeside Center at McCormick Place, along the east side of Lake Shore Drive. | Sun-Times fileThe National Restaurant Association canceled its show, which was slated for May, and rescheduled it for May 21-24, 2022, according to the group’s website.   Two trade show events that typically attract large crowds to McCormick place have been canceled due to COVID-19 for the second straight year. The National Restaurant Association canceled its show, which was slated for May, and rescheduled it for May 21-24, 2022, according to the group’s website. The Inspired Home Show from the International Housewares Association was also canceled, the group announced on its website Monday. The show was scheduled to take place Aug. 7-10 and is now set for March 5-8, 2022. “Over the last year, we have been ...

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The Young Women Cuomo Underestimated Are About to Bring Him Down

Credit: Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Getty/handout/instagramThere are always those looking for a reason to dismiss and malign a woman, and side with the guy she’s accusing. In the case of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s latest accuser, Anna Ruch, she wasn’t his employee and they weren’t in a workplace. They met for the first time at a wedding, where she says that he put his hand on her lower back. When she used her own hand to remove it, he grabbed her face in both hands and said he wanted to kiss her. That’s a newsworthy story because the 33-year-old is the third decades-younger woman in a week to come out with an account of unwanted contact with Cuomo, and because her story pokes serious holes in the phony “apology” the 63-year-old governor had issued a day earlier, to try and tal...

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With few sellers, Bulls’ Arturas Karnisovas may stay pat at deadline

Things could always change in the upcoming weeks, but because of the NBA playoff format now allowing 10 teams from each conference into postseason play, there’s very few teams that feel they are out of it and are looking to move talent. Billy Donovan swears there’s a sense of humor in there. The Bulls coach went out of his way to point that out, discussing the usually stoic personality displayed by executive vice president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas. “I think a lot of times, you guys see Arturas, he’s very, very stoic, but he’s very, very funny,’’ Donovan said. “He’s got an incredible sense of humor.’’ Donovan will have to be taken for his word, because in meeting with the media for the first time since the regular season started, Karnisovas was mostly transparent with his

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