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Supreme Court takes on new clash of gay rights, religion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 8:46am

The Supreme Court is taking on a new clash between gay rights and religion in a case about a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in Colorado.

Health Sec. visits Utah for listening tour

Mary Richards  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 8:32am

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price visited Sandy Monday morning as part of a listening tour.

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Philando Castile family reaches $3M settlement in death

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 8:16am

The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist killed by a Minnesota police officer last year, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement in his death, according to an announcement Monday by her attorneys and the Minneapolis suburb that employed the officer.

UN: Half of world's population growth is likely to occur in Africa

Yemisi Adegoke, CNN  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 8:00am

Nigeria will overtake the United States to become the third-most populous country in the world by 2050, according to a United Nations report.

How exactly do self-driving cars work?

End Text Wrecks  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 8:00am

It’s 2017 and self-driving cars are, literally, at our doorstep. This fast-growing industry is projecting to launch 10 million cars by 2020. If you are wondering why or how, you are not alone.

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Sean Walker and Jordan Ormond  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 7:32am

Here are 10 stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.

National wild horse forum planned in Utah; Zinke may attend

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 7:03am

Western states and the Bureau of Land Management are struggling to deal with the booming population of wild horses and burros. A national forum on the issue will be held in Utah in August, with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke invited to visit.

Crews make progress on Brian Head Fire as eyes shift to Monday's weather

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 10:50pm

Improved weather conditions allowed crews to gain a little ground on the Brian Head Fire on Sunday, currently the largest wildfire in the nation.

Texas man arrested in Summit County following search

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 10:20pm

A man wanted in Texas was arrested in Summit County Sunday thanks to an officer checking registrations.

Utah family turns grief into purpose by opening ranch to help young girls

Lori Prichard  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 10:08pm

Nestled above a neighborhood in Alpine sits a quiet, beautiful ranch with a unique purpose. The idea for the ranch was born during a family's greatest grief — the loss of a child.

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Utah bookstore knew Harry Potter was magic from the start

Hannah McDonald, Deseret News  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 9:43pm

The King’s English Bookshop was early to the Harry Potter craze. Early, at least, for an independent bookstore 5,000 miles away from J.K. Rowling’s home base.

13-year-old rolls truck aunt asked him drive, UHP says

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 9:08pm

A 13-year-old boy who was asked by his aunt to drive an F150 pickup from Vernal to Fort Duchesne escaped injury after crashing on state Route 40 Sunday, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.

Provo, Utah County agree to share costs of Olympic venue into 2018

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 8:30pm

After funding struggles threatened to close Peak's Ice Arena, the Utah County Commission and the city of Provo brokered an agreement that will keep the doors open and the patrons skating until the summer of 2018.

Takata files for bankruptcy, overwhelmed by air bag recalls

Tom Krisher and Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 8:03pm

Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. has filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., overwhelmed by lawsuits and recall costs related to its production of defective air bag inflators that are linked to the death of at least 16 people.

Man catches teen falling from park ride: 'It's OK to let go'

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 7:54pm

Matthew Howard Sr. was just leaving a New York amusement park Saturday evening with his family when he heard someone screaming for help.

LaVell Edwards' coaching proteges add to legacy every day

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 7:01pm

Andy Reid's coaching career his taken him to seven states since leaving Provo after a one-year graduate assistant gig in 1982. But he never forgot the man who shaped his life — legendary BYU coach LaVell Edwards.

South Jordan students perform homemade opera

Alison Berg  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 6:29pm

Students at South Jordan Elementary School showcased their skills last week operas with they wrote and produced.

Scores missing in massive China landslide; 10 bodies found

Han Guan By and Didi Tang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 5:56pm

Rescuers recovered 10 bodies and were still searching for 93 missing people on Sunday, a day after a massive landslide buried a picturesque mountain village in southwestern China.

Over 150 dead as overturned fuel truck explodes in Pakistan

Iram Asim, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 5:10pm

Alerted by an announcement over a mosque's loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced to the scene with fuel containers Sunday to gather the oil. Then the wreck exploded, engulfing people in flames as they screamed in terror.

Lawmakers labor to clean up state education code with 90-plus more bills in pipeline

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 5:10pm

Even as Utah lawmakers labor to tidy up the section of the Utah code on education, legislators have filed more than 90 bills for consideration in the 2018 legislative session, and it's only June.

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