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Report: 2 dead, 15 hurt in New Hampshire tent collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 7:11pm

A circus tent collapsed when a severe storm raked a northern New Hampshire fairground Monday, killing two people and injuring 15 others, authorities said.


EPA's Clean Power Plan draws Utah criticism and praise

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 7:09pm

The long-awaited, highly controversial Clean Power Plan proposed by the Obama administration was released Monday, and the furor and disagreement are already in high gear over the move to cut power plant emissions.

Reigning Tour of Utah champ fails doping test, suspended

Josh Furlong  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 6:50pm

Professional cyclist Tom Danielson has been removed from the Tour of Utah competition as a result of an "adverse" test by the United States Anti-Doping Agency.

Mountain Accord plan moves forward with governor's signature

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 6:41pm

The planning to address conservation, preservation and economic development of the central Wasatch Mountains' most critical recreation areas has begun in earnest. Gov. Gary Herbert joined elected officials and local stakeholders Monday in officially signing the Mountain Accord.

No new national monuments in Utah, Herbert urges Obama

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 6:34pm

In a letter penned to President Obama on Monday, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert urged that no new monument designations be made in the state. The letter references the angst still felt in Utah over the last designation in 1996.

ACLU says prisoners want improved living conditions, more opportunity

Celeste Tholen Rosenlof  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 6:32pm

Sunday, the Utah ACLU released a statement supporting the prisoners on a hunger strike in a Utah prison facility, encouraging the Utah Department of Corrections to reassess several of the issues outlined in the inmates' letter. The department said, however, that it has been working over the last several months to address those issues.

Man arrested in connection with Taylorsville apartment fire

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 6:32pm

A 28-year-old man was arrested following a fire at an apartment complex Sunday.

Former Ute Dominique Hatfield charged with assault

Josh Furlong  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 5:27pm

Former Utah cornerback Dominique Hatfield was charged with assault Monday.

Holmes jury keeps execution as option as sentencing advances

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 4:50pm

Jurors on Monday moved one step closer toward sentencing James Holmes to death for his Colorado movie theater attack, taking less than three hours to reject arguments that the former neuroscience student's mental illness means he should not die.

BYU named No. 1 stone-cold sober school by Princeton Review

Andy Larsen  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 4:46pm

For the 18th straight year, BYU has been named as the top "stone-cold sober" school by The Princeton Review, based on a survey of 136,000 students at 380 colleges.

Solitude Fire acreage revised to 2,100

Celeste Tholen Rosenlof  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 4:02pm

Rain slowed the growth of the Solitude Fire, and U.S. Forest Service officials were able to obtain accurate aerial mapping of the acreage.

Kansas team looks to win for batboy Kaiser Carlile, 'their little spark plug'

Eliott C. McLaughlin CNN  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 3:38pm

They're young competitors with, doubtless, a common goal -- to make it to the National Baseball Congress World Series championship -- but this weekend, everyone, even their opponents, were rooting for the Liberal Bee Jays.

Florida man catches 412-pound grouper on paddle board

Nathan Harker  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 3:16pm

Do you have an incredible fishing tale? Well, this Florida man just topped it.

Local brothers representing Etsy in NY with leatherworks

Amanda Taylor, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 2:42pm

Scott and Joe Rawlings are both the brains and the brawn behind Fullgive, a leather shop that specializes in aesthetically pleasing and extremely functional wallets.

9 things related to money your kids will never experience

Mountain America Credit Union  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 2:34pm

How today's young people view and spend money is vastly different from two or three decades ago. Here are nine things parents did as young people that their teens will never experience.

NBC poll: Trump leads Walker, Bush

Eric Bradner, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 2:34pm

Businessman Donald Trump is still riding high in a new poll, just days ahead of the much anticipated first GOP presidential primary debate.

Teen's prize-winning pig rakes in $31K for mom with cancer

Tracie Snowder  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 1:21pm

A teen's prize-winning pig at the Morgan County Fair is helping his mom face breast cancer thanks to generous bidders.

Video: See how many iPhones it takes to stop a bullet

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 11:45am

An iPhone can definitely make life more convenient, but could it also stop a bullet?

6 more family-friendly Utah hikes with waterfalls

Arianne Brown, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 11:40am

Utah is a hiker's paradise and that includes kid hikers. But, sometimes kids need a little extra motivation to get to the top and what better than a waterfall? Here are 6 kid friendly Utah hikes with waterfalls.


Girls learn better from female teachers, but what about boys?

Shelby Slade, Deseret News National  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 11:24am

If you're worried about the grades your daughter is bringing home, her teacher might be able to help more than you previously thought.


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