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Average US gas prices rise a penny, reversing 11-week trend

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 5:56pm

The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline rose about a penny nationally over the past two weeks, to $2.32.


9 die in immigrant-smuggling attempt in sweltering truck

Eric Gay and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 5:31pm

At least nine people died after being crammed into a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside a Walmart in the midsummer Texas heat, victims of what authorities said on Sunday was an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong.

Review shows missed compliance standards Davis County Jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 5:07pm

Utah Department of Corrections inspectors during an annual review found the Davis County Jail to be out of compliance with some state minimum jail standards.

Utah jobless rate at 3.4 percent  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 4:35pm

June’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose two-tenths of a percentage point to 3.4 percent, Approximately 53,400 Utahns were unemployed during the month and actively seeking work. The national unemployment rate registered at 4.4 percent.

Victory for 'Dunkirk' and 'Girls Trip' at box office

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 4:00pm

It's victory for "Dunkirk" at the box office this weekend. Studios on Sunday say the Christopher Nolan World War II epic earned an estimated $50.5 million to top the charts, with $11.7 million of that coming from IMAX screens.

Ogden man who charmed friends out of $1.2M headed to prison

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 3:20pm

Ryan Paul Davies charmed his way into people's lives, became part of their families and then took 17 of them for $1.2 million in business opportunities or investments that never materialized, all so he could live the high life.

Colorado father arrested in connection with 2012 killing of 13-year-old son

Paul Leblanc and Joe Sutton, CNN  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 2:41pm

The father of a missing Colorado 13-year-old was arrested Saturday in connection with the boy's 2012 death, the La Plata County Sheriff's Office said.

Officials expect 100 percent containment of Box Elder County fire Sunday

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 2:24pm

A fire that burned 700 acres in northwestern Utah was 80 percent contained by 1 p.m. Sunday, and a Box Elder County official said they expected full containment by the end of the day.

Have You Seen This? Video proof that locust plagues are real

Martha Ostergar, Contributor  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 2:06pm

Dashcam video in Russia shows what looks like a massive sand storm, until the driver hits a wall of swarming locusts.


Q&A: Days of ’47 queen Maren Cline seeks to represent past and present pioneers

Kaitlyn Bancroft, Deseret News  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 2:03pm

Days of '47 queen Maren Paris Cline is a musician, returned missionary and, currently, an intern at the Deseret News. We sat down with her to round up details on the pageant, the people and her pioneer heritage.

Divided UK, inconclusive election could put brakes on Brexit

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 1:10pm

Lucy Harris thinks Britain's decision to leave the European Union is a dream come true. Nick Hopkinson thinks it's a nightmare.

Big Sky Kickoff: Weber State ready for 'next step;' an update on Sara Hill's battle with cancer

Jeremiah Jensen  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 12:30pm

At the annual Big Sky football kickoff in Park City, Weber State coach Jay Hill said the Wildcats are ready for the next step — and he gave an update on his wife Sara's ongoing battle with Hodgkin lymphoma.

A look at plans for new rides and more at Disney parks

Joseph Longo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 12:16pm

Disney is calling upon the "Guardians of the Galaxy" and a cohort of blockbuster movies to help modernize its amusement parks.

Study: Shorter course of radiation an option for breast cancer patients

Alison Berg  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 11:20am

A study conducted by Dr. Matthew Poppe, an associate professor of radiation oncology at the University of Utah and a physician at Huntsman Cancer Institute, examined the safety of treating women with breast cancer with a shorter course of radiation.

Report: Arts, culture key to downtown SLC growth

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 10:45am

Getting downtown Salt Lake City to the next level economically may require an increased investment in the cultural arts. The city's economic development director said creating a robust arts and cultural environment is a top priority for development.

Salt Lake City mayor nominates transit advocate to UTA board

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 10:02am

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski has nominated a longtime public transportation advocate to represent the city on the Utah Transit Authority board.

Woman who sought hitman to get money, child custody from ex sent to prison

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 8:45am

A Spanish Fork woman has been sentenced to prison for trying to find a hitman to kill her ex-husband in order to get custody of their children and a life insurance payout.

Sporting KC rallies to draw Real Salt Lake, drawing ire of head coach Mike Petke

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 7:30am

Benny Feilhaber's second-half penalty kick gave Sporting Kansas City a 1-1 draw at Real Salt Lake, but the real fireworks of Saturday's Pioneer Day match came in RSL coach Mike Petke's postgame press conference.

Video: Toddler riders invade SLC for Strider Cup World Championships  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 10:44pm

Thousands of toddler bike riders converged on the Gallivan Center for the seventh-annual Strider Cup World Championships, a 750-foot obstacle course for tykes on 20-inch standup bikes.

Teen known for visiting national parks stops in Utah

Sam Penrod  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 10:38pm

A teenager known around the country for visiting national parks made several stops in Utah this weekend.

Lawmakers herald agreement on sweeping Russia sanctions bill

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 10:20pm

Congressional Republicans and Democrats announced Saturday they had reached an agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package to punish Moscow for meddling in the presidential election and its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria.


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