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New York Times best-selling author talks inspiration from Harry Potter, Star Wars and the Bible

Chandra Johnson, Deseret News National  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 10:39am

YA author Rainbow Rowell talks about how her new book, "Carry On," references Harry Potter and other "chosen one" stories.


Turkish PM says deadly attacks likely were suicide bombings

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 10:10am

Two nearly simultaneous explosions targeted a Turkish peace rally Saturday by Kurdish activists and opposition supporters in Ankara. At least 86 people were killed and nearly 190 wounded in what appeared to be suicide attacks, Turkish officials said.

Tacos in a bag and 1 other recipe you've got to try

Intermountain Live Well  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 10:00am

The University of Utah (#5) will host California (#23) for College Gameday on Saturday, these recipes however, will help you entertain for years to come.

Clinton man accused of molesting neighborhood girls charged

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 9:40am

Charges have been filed against a Clinton man accused of sexually abusing neighborhood girls for the past 10 years.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz supports Rep. Paul Ryan, wouldn't challenge speaker run

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 9:10am

Rep. Jason Chaffetz would get behind Rep. Paul Ryan for speaker of the U.S. House if the Wisconsin Republican decides to run under mounting pressure from his colleagues.

5 arrested in alleged California-to-Utah marijuana ring

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 10:19pm

Federal agents believe they have broken a drug trafficking ring that brought large amounts of marijuana from California to Utah the past five years.

Police: Teen driver hits fire hydrant, causes flooding

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 10:19pm

A Taylorsville street and home were flooded after a teenage driver crashed into a fire hydrant, causing the water main to break Friday, police said.

Murray woman forced to take down flag organizes protest walk

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 9:58pm

A Murray woman frustrated at her neighborhood's refusal to allow American flags at a certain date following holidays took matters into her own hands Friday night.

New education policy creating 'conundrum' for students, parents becomes official

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 9:26pm

Members of the Utah State Board of Education gave final approval Friday to a policy they say could create a "conundrum" for high school students thanks to conflicting state laws passed this year.

Explore your own backyard: Cedar City and the livestock festival

Cedar City and Brian Head Tourism Bureau  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 9:03pm

Explore what Utah has to offer this month with the city livestock festival in Cedar City.

Federal prosecutors argue no new trial for Lyman in ATV protest case

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 8:51pm

Federal prosecutors say convicted San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman shouldn't get a new trial because they didn't suppress evidence as he claims.

Breathe better to move better: Train to breathe like a pro athlete

Dana Santas, Special to CNN  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 8:32pm

From an early age, we're taught that breathing is part of our autonomic nervous system, like digesting food, so unless there's a problem, it's not something we need to think about. But, unlike digestion, we actually have the ability to control our respiration -- and for good reason. Arguably, the way we breathe has the power to impact every aspect of our health and wellness, from how we think and feel to how we move.

Missing 89-year-old hunter with dementia found alive

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 8:31pm

A missing hunter with dementia was found alive on Friday.

Federal investigators to audit Westminster College over handling of sexual assault case

Mike Anderson  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 8:13pm

Federal investigators will look into how administrators handled a past sexual assault case after a complaint was filed.

Panguitch woman pleads guilty to assault on deputy

Geoff Liesik  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 7:51pm

A woman accused of threatening a Garfield County sheriff's deputy more than once with a pair of scissors has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge.

Nurse offers preparation advice for pregnant women

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 7:31pm

Labor and delivery nurse Breanne Clinger answers questions pregnant women may have on her website, Mommy-To-Be Prep.

ESPN analysts break down Utah's 'important' game against Cal

Josh Furlong  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 7:03pm

ESPN's "College GameDay" is in town and the University of Utah campus is all a stir as the nation prepares to tune into Salt Lake City for the premier college football showcase of the week.

UDOT opens new Layton 'ThrU Turn' lanes to help ease congestion

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 6:16pm

The Utah Department of Transportation Friday announced the completion of the first of four ThrU Turn lanes to be placed in the high-traffic area. The newest turn is located on the east side of I-15. The remaining turns will be open on Sunday.

Divided House Republicans see savior in Paul Ryan

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 5:41pm

Endlessly divided, House Republicans pleaded with Rep. Paul Ryan on Friday to rescue them from their damaging leadership vacuum. But the GOP's 2012 vice presidential nominee showed little appetite for the prestigious yet thankless job of speaker of the House.

Northern Arizona University shooting followed confrontation, police say

CNN, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 5:24pm

A confrontation between students in a parking lot at Northern Arizona University turned deadly overnight Friday when, police say, a freshman pulled a gun and shot four male students, killing one.

Donald Trump says Bowe Bergdahl should have been executed

Kimberly Pierceall and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 5:22pm

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Thursday that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should have been executed for leaving his post in Afghanistan.


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