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Montana election pits behavior against partisan loyalties

Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:25pm

A last-minute assault charge against a congressional candidate jolted many people in the nation who were viewing the election Thursday as a referendum on President Donald Trump's young administration.

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Provo Mayor John Curtis, more Republicans enter 3rd District race

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:12pm

As expected, Provo Mayor John Curtis joined an already crowded field of Republicans on Thursday to replace Congressman Jason Chaffetz.

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500 gallons of nitric acid spilled in SLC; no known threat to public

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:04pm

Five hundred gallons of nitric acid were spilled at a chemical plant in Salt Lake City Thursday morning, authorities said.

New United Utah Party pushing to make deadline for 3rd District special election

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:49pm

The new United Utah Party submitted petitions Thursday to become an official political party in the state, but probably not in time for the special election in the 3rd Congressional District.

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Two hospitalized after 3-car crash in Draper

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:48pm

Two people were hospitalized with serious injuries after a three-car crash Thursday, police say.

5-year-old involved in auto-pedestrian crash in Box Elder County

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:33pm

A five-year-old was involved in an auto-pedestrian crash in Box Elder County Thursday evening, according to dispatchers.

Man who pretended to be LDS general authority pleads guilty to fraud

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:17pm

A former Utah County Commissioner accused in a scheme that defrauded investors of hundreds of thousands of dollars by, in part, posing as top LDS officials, has pleaded guilty.

Sen. Mike Lee, others introduce bill to prevent indefinite detention

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:44pm

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, is among a nonpartisan group of senators who introduced a bill Wednesday to protect Americans from being detained indefinitely without a charge or trial.

Trump travel ban blocked; fight headed for Supreme Court

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:19pm

President Donald Trump's revised travel ban "speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination," a federal appeals court said Thursday in ruling against the executive order targeting six Muslim-majority countries.

UK bomber said to have pleaded 'Forgive me' before blast

Jill Lawless, Paisley Dodds, Maggie Michael and Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:19pm

The suspect in the deadly Manchester concert bombing was driven by what he saw as unjust treatment of Arabs in Britain, a relative said Thursday, confirming he made a final phone call in which he pleaded: "Forgive me."

Woman struck by train survives, loses limbs

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:12pm

A woman run over by a Union Pacific train early Thursday had an arm and a leg severed but is expected to survive, according to Salt Lake police.

'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' still isn't the sequel we've been waiting for

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:58pm

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” is the best Pirates movie since “The Curse of the Black Pearl,” but that’s not saying a lot.

Trump scolds fellow NATO leaders: Spend more for military

Julie Pace and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:40pm

Surrounded by stone-faced allies, President Donald Trump rebuked fellow NATO members Thursday for failing to meet the military alliance's financial benchmarks, asserting that leaves it weaker and shortchanges "the people and taxpayers of the United States."

Have You Seen This? Metal that melts in your hands

Angie Treasure, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:28pm

On his addictive channel, DaveHax — a Brit who narrates science/hack videos — played with gallium, a metal that’s solid at room temperature, but liquefies at approximately 86 degrees Fahrenheit.

Utah's exciting new sport (and how you can join in on the fun)

Harrison Eurosports  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:03pm

Utah's favorite hobby involves the great outdoors and a set of wheels. Here's what it is, and how you can join in all the fun.

Law criminalizing online harassment may be unconstitutional

Hallie Golden, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:37pm

Utah lawmakers hope a new, unusual law cuts down on increasingly troubling forms of cyber harassment by giving authorities the ability to send online bullies to jail for a year.

Officials urge water safety after 42 child drowning deaths in 5 years

Jed Boal  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:03pm

As families head for the water this weekend the Utah Department of Health is urging everyone who will be playing at pools and in open water to be cautious in light of 42 drowning-related deaths over the past five years.

Does Eric Mika have a future in the NBA?

Sean Walker  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:31pm

With Mika’s decision to leave BYU, the once-named “Lone Peak three” will have at least two years revolving around Nick Emery and T.J. Haws.

Students jump into whitewater rapids to protect against drownings

Dave Cawley  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:19pm

A special open-enrollment course offered by the University of Utah provides real-world swift water rescue training for recreational boaters.

7 housewarming gifts for the tech-obsessed

Emily Long, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:58am

Up your housewarming gift game with these seven cool tech gadgets for home automation and entertainment.

From Left Field: Teacher crosses over student, receives adulation

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:16am

One teacher got the students on his side by pulling this nifty move in an end-of-year basketball game. That, and more fun sports stories in today's From Left Field.

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