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'Pphubbing' may be hurting your relationship

Herb Scribner, Deseret News National  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 10:37am

New research from Baylor University has found that "pphubbing" — or, "partner phone snubbing" — is ruining relationships. Researchers said that partners feel a greater disconnect when their partner snubs them for their phone.

The epidemic of gun violence is treatable

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Chief Medical Correspondent  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 10:23am

Depending on your perspective, homicides with a gun, which we witness far too often in this country, may not be the thing you consider when thinking of preventable deaths. If, however, you think of violence as an infectious disease, your perspective may change.


Student debt traps parents and kids

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 9:56am

A college degree practically stamped Andres Aguirre's ticket to the middle class. Yet at age 40, he's still paying the price of admission.

Parents: Here's how to stop the worst of social media

Kelly Wallace, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 9:35am

As the mom of two girls, ages 7 and 9, there are countless reasons why I'm freaking out about the teen years. But topping that list, at the moment, is the thought of parenting in the social media age.

Correction: Afghanistan story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 9:31am

In stories on Oct. 3 and Oct. 4 about the bombing of a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in the Afghan city of Kunduz, The Associated Press reported erroneously that AP video appeared to show weaponry in the windows of the medical facility. Further review of the images cast doubt on whether they were rifles and a machine gun or simply debris from the bombing.

Utah football has (finally) arrived

Josh Furlong  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 9:21am

Five years after making the trek to greener pastures, where many doubted their potential, Utah is considered one of the top five teams in the country and one of a few that control the Pac-12's destiny of likely making it into the playoffs.

'Butt dials' straining 911 emergency systems

Brandon Griggs, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 9:10am

The emergency dispatchers who handle calls to 911 must grapple with urgent situations, frantic callers and garbled messages.

Proposal restricts some businesses on Orem's State Street

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 8:54am

A business owner is speaking up after learning that his business would be barred from expanding on State Street if a proposed amendment to city code passes the vote of Orem City Council on Oct. 13.

The Latest: Coast Guard: 1 body found from sunken cargo ship

Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 8:21am

The latest on the search for a U.S. cargo ship carrying 33 people that has been missing since it encountered high winds and heavy seas from Hurricane Joaquin. All times local:

Helping a grieving family, other moments that made your day

Celeste Tholen Rosenlof  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 8:04am

Here at KSL, we believe people have good in them and everyone can help make their community better. On Mondays, we feature stories of times people have reached out to those around them and lifted them up. Read today's Make Your Week column and share your stories.

160 Utah soldiers depart on year-long mission to Middle East

Nicole Vowell  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 7:45am

Nearly 200 Utah soldiers boarded a plane in Salt Lake City Sunday afternoon. Their destination: The Middle East. This is the largest and longest deployment for the Utah Army National Guard this year.

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Angie H. Treasure and Sean Walker  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 7:32am

Here are 10 local stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.

Are you burned out from giving too much?

Kim Giles, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 6:58am

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim joins social worker Marette Monson to explain compassion fatigue, what it is and how to recover from it.

SportsBeat breaks down BYU, Utah State weekend wins  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 11:27pm

Former Utah State offensive lineman Kevin Whimpey joined former Utah defensive end Christian Cox in the SportsBeat studio to break down the Aggies' 33-18 win over Colorado State on Homecoming Saturday, as well as BYU's 30-13 victory over UConn.

The Triple Team: 3 thoughts on Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Lakers preseason game

Andy Larsen  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 10:59pm

Three thoughts on the the remarkable play of Raul Neto in his first NBA preseason action, the Jazz's lack of shooting, and some interesting lineup experiments by coach Quin Snyder.

Family mourns death of father killed in TRAX accident

Amy Joi O'Donoghue and Sandra Yi  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 10:56pm

A family is in mourning after their loved one, Donald Leroy Brown, was struck and killed by a TRAX train after his wheelchair became stuck on the tracks. Witnesses say Brown was trying to get out of the chair and to safety when the train hit him.

It's official: Jason Chaffetz to make run for House speaker

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 10:19pm

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, announced Sunday he is making a run for House speaker against Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-California. Chaffetz said he believes the American people are ready for a change and a more united Republican Congress.

New apostles speak, women focus of 185th Semiannual General Conference

Carole Mikita and Sam Penrod  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 10:18pm

The newly called members of the Quorum of the Twelve spoke and more than once, church leaders praised the women of the faith during the course of the 185th Semiannual General Conference.

Historic South Carolina floods: Heavy rain, hundreds rescued

Seanna Adcox and Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 10:01pm

Hundreds were rescued from fast-moving floodwaters Sunday in South Carolina as days of driving rain hit a dangerous crescendo that buckled buildings and roads, closed a major East Coast interstate route and threatened the drinking water supply for the capital city.

Photos: 'Blessing of the Animals' performed Sunday

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 9:55pm

A Blessing of the Animals was performed Sunday by Father Patrick Carley of the St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in West Jordan. Many churches celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi every Oct. 4, commemorating the life of St. Francis.

After rainy D.C. trip, veterans return to packed house in SLC  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 9:05pm

Imagine, as a teenager, leaving home, and heading off to war to help save the world. That's what millions of young Americans did during World War II.


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