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Average gasoline price down 4 cents to $2.25 a gallon

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 8:48pm

The average price of gasoline in the U.S. has dropped four cents over the past two weeks to $2.25 for regular grade.

Mom holds separated twin for first time

Wayne Drash, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 8:04pm

In what can best be described as a bundle of cuteness, Nicole McDonald held her son Jadon alone for the first time in what she calls "one of the most profound moments of my life."

25-year-old man killed in crash on SR-191

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 7:44pm

A 25-year-old man was killed in a crash on SR-191 on Sunday afternoon, Utah Highway Patrol confirmed.

Tour bus slams into truck on slowed-down highway, killing 13

Elliot Spagat and Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 7:01pm

A tour bus returning home to Los Angeles from a casino trip plowed into the back of a semi-truck on a California highway early Sunday, killing 13 people and injuring 31 others, authorities said.

Sen. Hatch seeking more resources to help relatives raising kin's children

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 7:00pm

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, vowed Monday to work toward the passage of the Family First Prevention Services Act, which would give states more flexibility with federal foster care funds to better serve children who cannot safely live with their parents.

Auction nets $ for Utah schools, sells off part of land in Bears Ears struggle

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 6:25pm

Conservationists wanted the 400 acres of school trust lands for their cultural resource value, while others wanted the Comb Ridge land for its Mormon history ties. The land in the Bears Ears region instead was auctioned to a Utah farming company.

Alta alum Ohai scores fastest goal in international debut as U.S. tops Switzerland

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 5:20pm

Carli Lloyd scored twice, and Alta graduate Kealia Ohai scored in her first international cap as the U.S. women's national team defeated Switzerland 5-1 in an exhibition match on Sunday.

Clearfield fire destroys home, 3 vehicles

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 4:40pm

Three teenagers were able to safely escape a fast moving house fire Saturday night in Clearfield that destroyed the home and three vehicles. Multiple agencies responded. The home was a total loss.


Deseret News opinion: Dismissing Latter-day Saint, religious voices is perilous ‘opiate’ to the masses

Deseret News Editorial  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 4:39pm

As secular society puts forward policies that appear to be designed to maximize adult indulgence — often at the expense of collective civic virtue — it is necessary for religious voices to take strong stances on issues that affect public morality.

Salt Lake City earmarks nearly $30 million for affordable housing, homeless resource center sites

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 4:00pm

Members of the Salt Lake City Council, sitting as the city’s Redevelopment Agency board Tuesday evening, earmarked nearly $30 million for affordable housing and purchase of sites for planned homeless resource centers.

New poll shows Clinton over Trump by double-digits

Eric Bradner, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 3:25pm

Hillary Clinton has a 12-point lead over Donald Trump and has reached 50% support nationally among likely voters, a new ABC News tracking poll shows.

Tyler Perry's 'Madea' tops Cruise's 'Jack Reacher' sequel

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 2:39pm

Tyler Perry bested Tom Cruise at the box office this weekend.

Have You Seen This? Don’t mess with tot’s toy maracas

Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 2:02pm

Warning: If you shake this toddler’s toy maracas, you will be adorably scolded.

What AT&T's Time Warner deal means for Verizon

Seth Fiegerman, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 1:14pm

After 18 months of buying up legacy Internet companies and startups, Verizon suggested that the shopping spree might be over for now.

Toddler dies in Spokane fire, his dog huddled at his side

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 12:27pm

A toddler who died in a house fire was found with his dog and teddy bear next to him and authorities believe the dog tried to protect the boy, a spokesman for Spokane's fire department said Saturday.

Utah moves up to No. 17 in AP, No. 16 in Coaches Poll

Josh Furlong  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 12:14pm

Utah jumped up again in the national rankings Sunday after beating UCLA on the road in a 52-45 victory.

State lawmaker, 2 others appointed to be 4th District judges

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 10:41am

A state lawmaker will trade his desk in the Utah House for a seat on the Utah bench.

Online analysis: Google autocomplete results show negativity in how people view Clinton, Trump

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 10:02am

2016 has provided an interesting election cycle to say the least, and an online study by a Utah-based digital marketing agency shows exactly how interesting it is online.

Bill Murray to receive humor prize at Kennedy Center

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 9:34am

Bill Murray will get the sort of attention he doesn't usually seek out when he's honored with the nation's top prize for humor.

Utah may relinquish control of successful small-business health insurance exchange

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 9:03am

Utah's successful small-business health insurance marketplace, Avenue H, may end up under the management of the federal government.

Motorcyclist dead after colliding with pickup truck

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 8:31am

A 33-year-old man is dead after a rollover crash between a pickup truck and a motorcycle Sunday morning, police said.


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