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December 25th, 2014
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Woman charged in fatal stabbing near shelter

01/16/2014 6:59am
Murder charges have been filed against a woman who told police she was intoxicated when she stabbed a man near a Salt Lake City homeless shelter.

Legislative reform would not stop Count My Vote initiative, supporters say

01/16/2014 7:13am
Backers of the Count My Vote initiative to change the state's unique system for nominating candidates stopped short Wednesday of saying they'd end the petition drive if the 2014 Legislature enacts reforms.

No easy explanation for increase in anger, expert says

01/16/2014 7:44am
Have Americans lost their ability to deal with frustration and anger?

4 kittens pull 'break-in' at upstate NY prison

01/16/2014 7:51am
A litter of kittens has found a cozy home in the least cozy of places _ a maximum-security prison in upstate New York.

Man gets new date in Nevada abduction case

01/16/2014 8:29am
A local judge in Nevada gave prosecutors more time Wednesday to file criminal charges against a Minnesota fugitive accused of holding his ex- girlfriend with threats of physical violence for several months at a Mesquite motel.

Despite blindness, 2 set out to climb Mt. Denali

01/16/2014 8:36am
Two climbers who are blind are pushing the limits of their independence and raising awareness of technology for blindness by climbing Mt. Denali in May.

Magazine ranks Riverton drama department among nation's top 5

01/16/2014 9:05am
Stage Directions Magazine highlights five high schools nationwide every year with what it believes are the top drama departments. This year, Riverton High School is on that list.

Apple agrees to refund $32.5M for kids' purchases

01/16/2014 10:03am
Jackie Nussbaum knew her son liked playing DragonVale on the family iPad _ a colorful game with soothing music and chirping birds where kids raise adorable baby dragons. What she didn't realize was that he was buying virtual gems _ with real money _ to build his dragon park as part of the game.

Religious freedom under increasing pressure around the world, latest Pew report finds

01/16/2014 10:13am
Religious freedom has came under increasing assault in 2012, the latest report from Pew Research Center finds. The report collated data from diverse sources to identify formal legal restrictions or informal social hostility on religion.

Man-eating tiger kills 7 in India

01/16/2014 10:24am
A Bengal tiger in India has killed at least seven people and remains on the loose. Professional hunters have been hired to stop the animal.

All 5 bodies recovered from Idaho plane crash

01/16/2014 10:36am
All the bodies of victims in an Idaho plane crash have been recovered, the sheriff's office said.

5 things to do during Sundance besides watching films

01/16/2014 11:05am
Whether or not you have tickets to a screening, Sundance is an interesting time to head up to Park City.

Cheating alleged in US nuclear missile force

01/16/2014 11:10am
In what may be the biggest such scandal in Air Force history, 34 officers entrusted with land-based nuclear missiles have been pulled off the job for alleged involvement in a cheating ring that officials say was uncovered during a drug probe.

Half of fans see God or supernatural at play in sports, poll shows

01/16/2014 11:37am
As the 2014 Super Bowl approaches, a new poll shows half of American sports fans see God or some aspect of the supernatural at play in sports.

Ask a Dietitian: Is eating like a caveman good for your health?

01/16/2014 12:11pm
Every week in January one of Harmons four registered dietitians will be responding to your health and nutrition questions. This week: "I've heard a lot lately about the Paleo Diet. Is it safe and does it really work?"

2014 Sochi competition schedule

01/16/2014 12:14pm
We're just 21 days from the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia and here's a full schedule of events so you can start adjusting your schedule to make sure you catch your favorite events.

Newtown shooter may have called radio show year before attack, newspaper says

01/16/2014 12:46pm
Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza may have called a radio show nearly a year before his rampage, drawing parallels between a Connecticut chimpanzee that mauled a woman in 2009 and a "teenage mall shooter or something like that," according to a report published Thursday in the New York Daily News.

Have You Seen This? Toddler break dance for the ages

01/16/2014 1:14pm
Break dancing is awesome and 6 year olds are adorable. Put them together and you get adorable awesomeness. That's exactly what this is.

Mother hails man who entertained autistic 3-year-old on flight

01/16/2014 2:11pm
A mother with an autistic 3-year-old is praising the kindness of a stranger who gave his time to make her little girl happy on a recent plane ride.

4 Utah filmmakers everyone should know

01/16/2014 2:34pm
Utah has long boasted a rich culture of filmmaking and cinematic exploration.

Man facing charges of sexually abusing Ogden boy extradited to Utah

01/16/2014 3:01pm
A man facing charges of kidnapping and sexually abusing a 14-year-old Ogden boy was arrested in California and was extradited to Utah on Wednesday.

NuSkin stock drops following negative Chinese news report

01/16/2014 3:38pm
Following claims made against NuSkin by the main propaganda machine of China's Communist Party, the company's stock has plunged and an investigation of its operations has been launched.

In three-horse Oscar race, who's the favorite?

01/16/2014 3:56pm
In a hydra-headed Oscar race, "American Hustle," "12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" all have legitimate claims to favorite status. And that's a good thing.

Gay couples in Utah can jointly file state taxes

01/16/2014 4:04pm
Utah state officials say newly married gay and lesbian couples can jointly file their taxes for 2013.

Governor says NM school shooting victim improving

01/16/2014 4:49pm
Gov. Susana Martinez said Thursday the boy who was shot in the face and neck at a New Mexico middle school is heavily sedated and on a breathing machine, but his doctors are optimistic.

BYU algorithm learns to identify objects without humans

01/16/2014 4:56pm
Computers can identify people, animal species and other objects by themselves, thanks to a new algorithm developed at BYU.

Burglar takes beauty products, computer equipment from salon

01/16/2014 5:56pm
Beauty products, computer equipment and other items were stolen from a salon and police are looking for the culprit.

Esar Met trial to go to jurors on Friday

01/16/2014 6:34pm
The jury in the trial of Esar Met, charged with kidnapping and killing a 7-year-old refugee girl nearly six years ago, will begin deliberating Met's fate on Friday.

Outside counsel for same-sex marriage appeal named by AG

01/16/2014 6:44pm
The Utah Attorney General's Office Thursday named outside counsel for the appeal of the ruling that struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban, while the State Tax Commission will allow married same-sex couples to file joint income tax returns.

Man exposed himself to children at bus stop, police say

01/16/2014 7:01pm
A man was arrested Thursday after allegedly exposing himself to two children at a bus stop.

Mother of Trayvon Martin speaks at U. about racial profiling

01/16/2014 7:06pm
The mother of Trayvon Martin will speak at the University of Utah as part of its Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations on Thursday.

6 ways to be prepared for an emergency

01/16/2014 7:37pm
Every area of the country experience disasters of some sort and families need to be prepared for emergencies. Start small and build up as your budget allows.

Man allegedly involved in up to 10 burglaries

01/16/2014 8:04pm
A man with a long history of burglary has been arrested in another burglary, just two days after being charged with similar crimes.

Sundance Film Festival celebrates 30th anniversary

01/16/2014 8:11pm
The 2014 Sundance Film Festival launched Thursday. The 10-day festival is in its 30th year and includes events in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and the Sundance Resort.

Ohio killer's execution takes almost 25 minutes

01/16/2014 8:13pm
A condemned man appeared to gasp several times and took an unusually long time to die _ more than 20 minutes _ in an execution carried out Thursday with a combination of drugs never before tried in the U.S.

Rivalry, controversy continues to surround ski-only resort lawsuit

01/16/2014 8:15pm
The snowboard versus skier rivalry heated up Thursday a day after a group of snowboarders filed a lawsuit against Alta saying their "no snowboarder" policy is discriminatory.

Workers prepare for 2014 Utah International Auto Expo

01/16/2014 9:03pm
The 2014 Utah International Auto Expo brings four days and nights of new, shiny, high-tech and concept vehicles to Sandy.

3 ways to help children overcome their fears

01/16/2014 9:46pm
Children often suffer from anxiety over a variety of issues that trigger panic attacks. This is done internally through imagining a worst-case scenario. Here are three exercises for parents to help children master their fears.

Syracuse mother in murder-suicide battled depression, friend says

01/16/2014 10:05pm
When Pegi Butler heard that the woman she loved as a daughter was suspected of killing herself and her two girls, her heart broke.

USDA offering drought loans to all but 4 Utah counties

01/16/2014 10:19pm
The United States Department of Agriculture announced Thursday that farmers and ranchers in certain counties in Utah may be eligible for low-interest emergency loans from the government.

Distracted driving may have caused fatal auto-pedestrian accident

01/16/2014 10:25pm
Rosa Merino, 42, was crossing University Avenue near 700 North in a crosswalk when she was hit by a pickup truck Wednesday morning. She leaves behind three daughters. Police say the driver was distracted moments before the accident.

New high-tech suit unveiled for speedskaters in Sochi Olympics

01/16/2014 10:52pm
In a sport where a hundredth of a second could mean winning or losing a medal, a new piece of high-tech gear could give American speedskaters an edge at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi.

2 ex-drug suspects sue West Valley police officers

01/16/2014 10:58pm
Two people arrested by West Valley's former Neighborhood Narcotics Unit, only to have their case later tossed out, have filed a federal lawsuit against the city.
 
   
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