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IRS to Sen. Mike Lee: We won't target churches over gay marriage

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 2:31pm

The IRS promised not to strip religious institutions of their tax-exempt status based on their belief in traditional marriage under questioning from Sen. Mike Lee in a Senate committee hearing.

Where does 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' rank in the series?

Travis Poppleton, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 2:01pm

This weekend, Christopher McQuarrie gives us his take on Mission: Impossible. Clocking in as No. 5 in the series, how does "Rogue Nation" stack up against the previous Ethan Hunt adventures?

3 most common questions on solar tax credits in Utah

KSL Local  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 2:00pm

Answering three of the most common questions about solar tax credits

Orem blogger creates Harry Potter-themed event for local charity

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 1:38pm

After watching an Imagine Dragons' music video and learning about a local charity, an Orem woman felt inspired to help and is putting on a Harry Potter-themed event to raise money for the foundation.

Have You Seen This? Man sets 2 minute world record on 7x7 Rubik's Cube

Andy Larsen  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 1:15pm

Feliks Zemdegs just set a world record Tuesday in solving a 7x7 Rubik's Cube — who knew 7x7 Rubik's Cubes existed? — in just over two minutes. It's pretty incredible to watch.

Personal experiences inspire team to create simple online immigration application

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 12:50pm

A local man's frustration with his new bride's complicated U.S. immigration paperwork led him to create a new online platform designed to help others in similar situations.

Utah man dies in New Mexico plane crash

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 12:46pm

A Layton man died Wednesday morning in a plane crash that killed two, officials said.

Provo band National Parks releasing new album Aug. 4

Brock Allen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 12:45pm

Provo band The National Parks is looking to change its rootsy folk sound to a more indie pop one on its new album, "Until I Live," set to release on Aug. 4.

Police fatally shoot Logan man during standoff

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 12:13pm

Police say a suicidal man who fired at officers was shot and killed by Logan police Wednesday night.

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Which U.S. cities are the best for upward mobility?

Linsy Hunsaker, Deseret News  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 12:13pm

From tech billionaires who strike it rich in Silicon Valley to farm girls who make it big on Broadway, we hear a lot about the American Dream. But where is it really the most likely that Americans will climb their way up the income ladder?

AP Investigation: Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics

Brad Brooks and Jenny Barchfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 12:03pm

The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, as well as for visitors to the iconic beaches of Rio de Janeiro.

Climbing expert shares 10 tips for safe climbing

Spencer Ricks, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 11:29am

Rock climbing has been gaining popularity over the last several years, but many climbers make mistakes that can mean the difference between life and death, climbing experts say. What can you do to stay safe while climbing?

Amazon Dash Buttons available to Prime members for $4.99

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 11:01am

Dream of a world where you never have to conquer the aisles of the grocery store ever again. It's a beautiful thought, no?

Lion-hunting is legal in parts of Africa despite concern

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 10:46am

It is, for some well-heeled foreign visitors, the ultimate African experience: the thrill of hunting a lion, one of the "Big Five" animals whose habitats are under increasing pressure from human encroachment. Now an American dentist's killing of a celebrity lion in Zimbabwe has triggered global revulsion, highlighting what critics say is an industry of trophy hunting that threatens vulnerable species across sub-Saharan Africa.

14-year-old rams police car, flees, officers say

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 10:33am

A 16-year-old was arrested and police were looking for a 14-year-old driver and one other person who apparently rammed a West Valley police officer's patrol car early Thursday.

Return of 'Superman' has BYU receivers energized, confident

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 10:18am

When the BYU football team visits Nebraska on Sept. 5 to open the 2015 season, the Cougars will do so under the four-year leadership of quarterback Taysom Hill and running back Jamaal Williams. It's a stark contrast to last year.

Chip technology makes your charge card more secure

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 9:25am

Across the country, financial institutions are introducing the EMV chip card that will be widely used by the end of 2015. The new credit card improves fraud protection for consumers and changes the way they make payments.

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