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Vivint Arena renovations on schedule 6 weeks into project

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:27pm

Vivint Arena renovations are on schedule to finish by Sept. 15, just over four months after the project began. New details of the $125 million renovation were released Tuesday.

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'Open season on all of us': Organization for the disabled blocks State Street to protest health care bill

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:24pm

Dozens of protesters blocked a section of State Street in downtown Salt Lake City Tuesday afternoon in a march against Sen. Orrin Hatch’s support of the new proposed health care bill.

Hatch, Lee on opposite sides of Senate health care bill as vote postponed

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:16pm

Utah's senators, on opposite sides of the debate over the Senate's health care bill, joined their Republican colleagues at a meeting Tuesday with President Donald Trump after plans were scrapped for a vote this week.

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Senate GOP shelves health bill, imperils 'Obamacare' repeal

Erica Werner and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:10pm

Senate GOP leaders abruptly shelved their long-sought health care overhaul Tuesday, asserting they can still salvage it but raising new doubts about whether President Donald Trump and the Republicans will ever deliver on their promises to repeal and replace "Obamacare."

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US cites preparations for chemical weapons attack in Syria

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 7:42pm

The Trump administration said Tuesday it has detected "active preparations" by Syria for a chemical attack and threatened to retaliate — warning of action that could plunge America deeper into a civil war alongside the fight against Islamic State militants.

Primary Children's Hospital gets 10 out of 10 ranking by US News & World Report

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 7:40pm

For the first time ever, Primary Children's Hospital ranked among the nation's best hospitals in all ten pediatric specialties. U.S. News & World Report released the rankings on Tuesday. Part of those rankings include cardiology and heart surgery.

Husband, wife, friend charged in Quiznos robbery, shooting

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 7:04pm

Three people were charged Tuesday in connection with a robbery at a Salt Lake Quiznos that resulted in two of the suspects being shot by a store manager.

Extra S-Line track will help reduce wait time at stations

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 6:33pm

On Tuesday, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams announced an additional track will be added to the South Salt Lake S-Line Streetcar service that will reduce wait times by 25 percent.

New cyberattack wallops Europe; spreads more slowly in US

Raphael Satter and Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 6:20pm

A new and highly virulent outbreak of data-scrambling software — apparently sown in Ukraine — caused disruption across the world Tuesday. Following a similar attack in May , the fresh cyber-assault paralyzed some hospitals, government offices and major multinational corporations in a dramatic demonstration of how easily malicious programs can bring daily life to a halt.

Preliminary hearing date set for man charged with murder in teen's death

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:58pm

An 18-year-old man accused of assisting in the preparation for, and recording the suicide of, a teenage girl appeared in court Tuesday.

Consumer confidence in Utah rises in June

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:52pm

The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index increased slightly in June, rising by 3.3 points from 111.9 in May to 115.2 in June. The overall index currently registers 3.7 points higher than its level 12 months ago.

KSL Indie Report: 6 places to enjoy art house cinema in Utah

Travis Poppleton, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:23pm

Everyone knows the best place to see a big summer blockbuster, but where whould you go when you're looking for a smaller, original, independent film? We at the KSL Indie Report have five places in the state of Utah you may want to check out.

Trump hails 'energy revolution' as exports surge

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:54pm

President Donald Trump on Tuesday hailed an energy revolution marked by surging U.S. exports of oil and natural gas.

Salt Lake, San Diego comic cons seek ruling on trademark lawsuit

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:49pm

A trademark battle between the San Diego and Salt Lake Comic Cons has come down to a showdown of court filings as both sides have petitioned a judge to make a decision in the case.

Police: Mom got drunk at pool, drove home with 4 kids and crashed car

Stephan Rockefeller, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:15pm

The blood alcohol level of an Idaho Falls woman was nearly four times the legal limit when she crashed her car with four children inside, according to court documents obtained by EastIdahoNews.com.

User submitted: Utah’s fiery week in photos

Mary Dalrymple  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:49pm

As the Brian Head Fire grew to nearly 50,000 acres this week, several smaller wildfires burned throughout Utah. Browse the photo gallery to see more.

EU hits Google with $2.7B fine for abusing weaker rivals

Michael Liedtke and Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:47pm

European regulators fined Google a record 2.42 billion euros ($2.72 billion) for abusing its dominance of the online search market in a case that could be just the opening salvo in Europe's attempt to curb the company's clout on that continent.

Few answers on travel ban as launch deadline looms

Alicia A. Caldwell and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:45pm

The Trump administration expects to launch a limited version of its travel ban on six mostly Muslim countries on Thursday, but has yet to say how it will be implemented or what it will do to avoid the chaos that accompanied the initial ban.

Sports medicine: Going beyond the basics for women

University Of Utah Health  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:00pm

Anything men can do women can do too. They are also – like men – occasionally getting hurt at every level. However, their injuries are not usually similar to those of their male counterparts.

Woman ordered to stand trial for shooting death of partner

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:32pm

A woman who reported in a 911 call that she had "snapped" and shot her partner due to the woman's excessive drinking was ordered to stand trial for murder Tuesday.

12 fads from the past 6 years we may have forgotten

Camilla Stimpson  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:59pm

Fads are something that have been around throughout history. We often see a cycle of people getting hooked on one thing very intensely for a while before they eventually become bored and forget about it.

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