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UTA expands service for 'College GameDay'

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 5:29pm

With thousands and thousands of fans expected to converge on the University of Utah campus for the football game versus the Cal Golden Bears this weekend, the Utah Transit Authority is launching an expanded service initiative to accommodate them all.

Back pain: Is artificial disc replacement right for you?

Jordan Valley Medical Center  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 10:03am

How to know if your back issues mean something more serious.


Pressure builds on Paul Ryan to run for House speaker

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 9:52am

The pressure is on Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP vice presidential nominee in 2012, to run for House speaker in the chaotic aftermath of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's sudden decision to abandon his campaign for the post.

Research beefing up steaks, hamburgers with healthy omega-3s

Roxana Hegeman, AP  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 9:14am

Health-conscious consumers might be persuaded to eat more beef if it was fortified with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids naturally found in salmon and walnuts, according to researchers and some ranchers who are feeding cattle flaxseed.

Self-taught single dad stylist holds free classes for other fathers

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 9:01am

A single dad who took his daughter's locks into his own hands is now offering free hairstyling classes to other fathers looking to learn the art of the braid and ponytail.

Northern Arizona University shooting followed confrontation, police say

CNN, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 8:44am

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.

Blind and paralyzed, an adventurer takes new steps with robot

Azadeh Ansari CNN  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 8:07am

As a young boy growing up in Northern Ireland, Mark Pollock dreamed of being Superman one day.

Pres. Nelson honored for pioneering open heart surgery

Sam Penrod  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 7:39am

President Russell M. Nelson was honored Thursday for being a pioneer in the development of open heart surgery.

Charges filed in case of Hondas stolen from TRAX stations

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 6:49am

A couple accused of stealing at least seven cars — all Hondas — mainly from TRAX station parking lots, now faces criminal charges.

Defining, preventing bullying in Utah schools

Nicole Vowell  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 11:05pm

KSL helps tackle the tough question of what is bullying versus teasing and explains programs are available in Utah schools to help.

Kevin McCarthy drops out of House speaker race

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 10:44pm

The chances of Rep. Jason Chaffetz becoming U.S. House speaker jumped with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's sudden departure Thursday from the race.

Utah tourism elevates to even greater success

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 10:43pm

Over the last 10 years the state has witnessed 44 percent growth in tourism, compared with mid-30 percnet for neighboring states, and the future is just as bright according to state director of tourism.

North Salt Lake responds to landslide with stricter building ordinance proposal

Mike Anderson  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 10:41pm

North Salt Lake City leaders are considering an ordinance that would cost developers more time and money while taking more careful measures before building in the foothills.

'Buddy Benches' encourage elementary school students to make friends

Ashley Kewish  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 10:39pm

When one Springville girl learned of the loneliness her brother was feeling each day on the playground, she made a plan to help him and other children in similar situations.

1 in 5 drivers violate HOV laws, reports UHP

Geoff Liesik  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 9:22pm

The Utah Department of Transportation said 20 percent of the vehicles in the freeway express lane, or HOV lane, are there illegally. UDOT has asked the Utah Highway Patrol to help it address the problem.

S.L. mayoral candidates debate city issues, political track records

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 8:41pm

Crime, homelessness and transportation issues underscored Mayor Ralph Becker and Jackie Biskupski's KUED debate Thursday, but both took advantage of air time to exchange political jabs.

Travel Channel names Fear Factory a top haunted attraction

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 8:14pm

Fear Factory is among 10 haunted attractions across the nation the Travel Channel recognized to be this year's best.

Raising children who work

Connie Sokol, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 7:26pm

In a society that often enables and even encourages entitlement, our children can gain a skewed perception on work ethic, self-motivation and genuine give-back contribution. But parents can fight back with a key word: work.

Could elephants' 'superhero' cancer gene protect humans too?

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 7:02pm

Why do elephants almost never get cancer? That mystery prompted three years of research on elephant blood from Hogle Zoo and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The results of the study look very promising for humans.

Sleeping Idaho hunter wakes up to black bear biting his head

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 6:57pm

A hunter asleep in the remote Idaho wilderness woke up when he felt something tugging on his hair. Then he heard the black bear breathing.

Facebook adds 'Reactions' to Like button feature

Hope King and Peter Taggart, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 5:58pm

The Facebook "Like" officially has company -- but it's not a "Dislike" button.


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