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Prep football: Week 2 scores and highlights

KSL.com  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:03pm

Check back here for the latest scores from all the Week 1 prep football games across the state.

Burger King to McDonald's: Let's make a 'McWhopper'

Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:59pm

This probably isn't what the United Nations had in mind when it established the International Day of Peace: Burger King asked McDonald's to join forces to create a "McWhopper."

Man charged with murder in ambush of Houston area deputy

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:41pm

Texas prosecutors on Saturday charged a 30-year-old man with capital murder in the killing of a uniformed sheriff's deputy who was gunned down from behind while filling his patrol car with gas in what officials described as a "senseless and cowardly act."

Roosevelt officer's patrol vehicle, personal truck destroyed by fire

Geoff Liesik  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:14pm

A Roosevelt police officer's patrol vehicle and his personal pickup truck were destroyed by fire at the officer's home.

Rand Paul rallies Utahns, calls Donald Trump mania 'insane'

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:45pm

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul had one word for the Donald Trump phenomenon that seems to be sweeping the country: "Insane."

Gulf Coast marks Katrina's fury, celebrates rebirth

Rebecca Santana and Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:14pm

As the church bells rang marking the decade since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, the 80-year-old woman wept softly into a tissue as she leaned against her rusting Oldsmobile near a Catholic church in Mississippi.

Applications for US jobless aid drop to very low 271,000

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:38pm

Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that employers remain confident in the economy and are laying off few workers.

Have You Seen This? Destroying ammo or popping popcorn

Martha Ostergar  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:01pm

Who knew that the process for destroying bullets looks and sounds similar to popping popcorn?

Weber State professor wins bid to open campaign finance records

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:15pm

A physics professor, curious about local political spending, has won his Utah Supreme Court bid to open records from the former Envision Ogden civic group.

Elected officials, business leaders campaign for local sales tax hike

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 12:30pm

A political issues committee joined with local mayors and business leaders outside Midvale City Hall on Thursday to promote a quarter-cent sales tax hike that will appear on the Nov. 3 ballot in 16 Utah counties.

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2015 Heisman Trophy tracker, preseason edition: Hill, Booker and Keeton primed for big senior years

Jay Yoemans, Deseret News  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 12:22pm

Here is a preseason look at the best options for the 2015 Heisman Trophy.

Fastest-growing Utah companies honored by magazine

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:55am

Utah Business magazine hosted its annual Fast 50 event, honoring the 50 fastest-growing businesses in the state.

Plans to improve service, working conditions at Utah liquor stores unveiled

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:20am

State officials released a 30-day plan Thursday to improve management practices, retail service and the work environment at Utah's liquor stores.

Lyman ATV protest case: Federal judge recuses himself

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:55am

Less than three weeks before a scheduled sentencing, a federal judge has recused himself in the case against San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman for the ATV protest ride he organized and led in Recapture Canyon in May 2014.

Before nation's top Democrats, Clinton sends Biden a message

Ken Thomas and Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:30am

In ways both subtle and blunt, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign is sending a message to Vice President Joe Biden about his potential presidential campaign: This won't be easy.

First expanded class of medical students welcomed to U of U

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:15am

The University of Utah welcomed 122 first-year medical students Friday, the first expanded medical class at the U. since the passage of SB42, legislation meant to address the shortage of physicians in Utah.

New North Ogden playground is accessible to special needs students

Morgan Wilkins  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:40am

The first day of school in the Weber School District included a new playground for students at Green Acres Elementary.

Elderly man killed in auto-pedestrian accident in Magna

Ben Dowsett  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:25pm

An elderly man was killed in a vehicle-pedestrian accident in Magna Friday night, police said.

Man killed in officer-involved shooting identified

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:21pm

A man died Friday after a police officer checking on his welfare shot him in a church parking lot, officials said.

Man steals over $11K of power tools, equipment

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:51pm

Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a man who stole nearly $12,000 in power tools and equipment, officials said.

Case moves forward in father's 7-year fight for child adopted in Utah without consent

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:21pm

The biological father of a child who, as a newborn, was placed for adoption in Utah without his knowledge or consent has another opportunity to seek custody of his daughter under a new Colorado Court of Appeals decision.

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