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July 11th, 2014
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IOC president: `It's time it finally starts'

02/07/2014 6:40am
The sun's out. The athletes are ready. Let's get this show started.

A year adrift on the Pacific? A medical Q and A

02/07/2014 6:53am
The story of a Salvadoran fisherman who says he survived more than a year adrift on the Pacific Ocean raises many medical questions. The Associated Press spoke with Claude Piantadosi, a professor of medicine at Duke University,to find out what is physically possible.

Texas man pays $465 for kids' delinquent lunch accounts

02/07/2014 7:47am
The throwing away of kids' lunches at Uintah Elementary in Salt Lake prompted a man in Houston to take action at the school where he volunteers.

Curiosity rover takes snapshot of Earth from Mars

02/07/2014 8:04am
NASA released a photo Thursday taken by Curiosity from the Mars surface six days earlier. The image shows a speck above the horizon identified as Earth.

Family Research Council supports Utah's appeal in gay marriage case

02/07/2014 8:14am
A conservative Christian lobbying group filed a court brief Thursday supporting Utah's appeal of a judge's ruling that struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

Stray dogs in Sochi being killed instead of sheltered, activists claim

02/07/2014 9:02am
People headed to Sochi to see the Winter Olympics will probably see a lot of stray dogs, too. The city hired a company to capture them, but activists say the animals are being killed.

800,000-year-old footprints found in UK

02/07/2014 9:17am
They were a British family on a day out _ almost a million years ago.

President Obama makes religious freedom pitch in Prayer Breakfast remarks

02/07/2014 10:10am
President Obama emphasized global religious freedom in remarks at the 2014 National Prayer Breakfast, while the head of the U.S. Agency for International Development stressed a social welfare message based on a New Testament passage.

82 percent of Utahns favor second Olympic bid

02/07/2014 10:22am
Twelve years after the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, 82 percent of Utahns said they supported a second bid to host the games.

Wildcats show resilience again in win over North Dakota

02/07/2014 10:30am
Weber State responded from a heartbreaking loss at Sacramento State with a convincing home win over North Dakota.

Lawmakers pass bills on 'revenge porn', child sex abuse law

02/07/2014 10:53am
Here are the bills Utah lawmakers are currently looking at, including criminalizing 'revenge porn', language for the child sex abuse law, electric car fees and funding for deaf and blind classrooms.

5 affordable warm winter escapes

02/07/2014 11:02am
Are you ready to escape the Utah's freezing winter temperatures? Here are 5 warm weather destinations that are easy on the wallet.

Meet Glyph, a headset that beams video into your eyes

02/07/2014 11:59am
Forget about the big screen, the small screen and even the second screen. A headset due to be released this year promises to beam movies, video games or even video calls directly into your eyeballs.

5 reasons 'The Monuments Men' is good, not great

02/07/2014 1:22pm
"The Monuments Men" is one of the most, if not the most, anticipated films in early 2014, but it was not worth the wait.

Obama signs farm bill that trims food stamps

02/07/2014 1:41pm
President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law an agriculture spending bill that will spread benefits to farmers in every region of the country, while trimming the food stamp program that inspired a two-year battle over the legislation.

Save time, money and the environment: 7 tips for sustainable driving

02/07/2014 2:12pm
Whether you're looking to save the world, or just a bit of cash, driving a little "greener" is easier than you think.

LDS Church announces international board members for Young Women's organization

02/07/2014 2:19pm
Women across the world will work together to lead auxiliaries in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the church announced Friday.

Mom celebrates ‘beautiful differences’ of baby with Down syndrome

02/07/2014 2:47pm
A mom was shocked to discover her 2 day old daughter had Down syndrome. Since the diagnosis, she's made it her mission to show her baby girl that nothing is "wrong" with her - it's her differences that make her beautiful.

Have You Seen This? Most creative BMX bike rider on Earth

02/07/2014 2:54pm
Local BMX biker Tate Roskelley has been dubbed by some as the most creative BMX bike rider on Earth. You may not agree, but he's making a strong case.

Watching the Olympics on every device

02/07/2014 3:04pm
Still trying to figure out how to watch the Olympics — or follow the events on all your devices? We've outlined several ways to watch the events.

Lawmakers encourage funding for CPR education

02/07/2014 4:06pm
House Speaker Rebecca Lockhart made a special note on her calendar so she'd remember to wear red on Friday. Sen. Kevin Van Tassell, R- Vernal, sported not only a red shirt under his suit jacket, but also red hair at the Senate floor meeting Friday.

Memories of the Beatles' US television debut

02/07/2014 4:44pm
It was 50 years ago today (almost) that this mop-topped band began to play (in America).

Man with dementia found in South Salt Lake

02/07/2014 4:58pm
A man with dementia from Sanpete County was found safe in South Salt Lake Friday.

Reward offered for info about cat shot with arrow

02/07/2014 6:28pm
The Humane Society of Utah is offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person responsible for shooting a cat with an arrow.

$750K needed for Utah State Fair to continue, director says

02/07/2014 6:57pm
The 111-year-old tradition called the Utah State Fair is hurting, but lawmakers say they want answers before they agree to render any first aid.

Cory Wride's family starts petition for officer protection

02/07/2014 7:05pm
The family of slain Utah County Sheriff's Sgt. Cory Wride wants to protect more officers by raising awareness of the vulnerabilities officers face inside their own patrol cars.

Attempt to hijack Turkish plane to Sochi foiled

02/07/2014 7:15pm
A Ukrainian man tried to hijack a Turkey-bound flight to Sochi, Russia, as the Winter Olympics were kicking off Friday, but the pilot tricked him and landed in Istanbul instead, where he was stealthily detained after a four-hour stand-off on a plane full of passengers, an official said.

Snow a welcome site for Utah farmers, ranchers

02/07/2014 7:17pm
Woodruff Narrows Reservoir in Rich County has been greatly depleted over the last few years, and nearby farmers need the water. But according to state experts, getting enough water to get out of the drought will be a very tall order.

Teen in Utah county shooting to remain in custody

02/07/2014 7:17pm
A judge has ruled a 17-year-old girl will remain in custody at least another week while prosecutors work to determine what happened when she was with a man who killed one deputy and wounded another last week.

Police arrest man in connection with elderly woman's death

02/07/2014 7:19pm
Police have arrested a man suspected of driving the car of an 85-year-old woman on the morning she was found dead in her burning house. Investigators also believe he knows how the woman died.

Burgers challenge baguettes as most popular fast food in France

02/07/2014 7:32pm
The hamburger appears to be overtaking the filled baguette as France's convenience food of choice.

Woman charged with kidnapping baby found in Iowa

02/07/2014 7:34pm
A woman who pretended to be pregnant stole her half-sister's newborn boy from a Wisconsin home and left him in a storage crate outside an Iowa gas station in frigid temperatures as police closed in, according to court documents filed Friday.

Utah family shares story of son's heroin addiction

02/07/2014 7:59pm
Heroin is affecting more Utah families after use of the drug started to rise six years ago.

Utah ranked second-most religious state in US

02/07/2014 8:25pm
Utah is ranked the second-most religious state in the nation, according to a Gallup poll.

Former nurse accused of sexually abusing patient ordered to stand trial

02/07/2014 8:49pm
A former nurse accused of sexually abusing a patient at Uintah Basin Medical Center in Roosevelt and then threatening to put her into cardiac arrest has been ordered to stand trial.

Rodriguez accepts season-long suspension

02/07/2014 8:53pm
Alex Rodriguez ended his extended and acrimonious fight with Major League Baseball on Friday, withdrawing a pair of lawsuits and accepting a season-long suspension that marks the longest penalty in the sport's history related to performance-enhancing drugs.

Mavericks win 4th in row, 103-81 over Jazz

02/07/2014 9:04pm
The Jazz lose their fourth straight game, this time falling in Dallas to the Mavericks 103-81.

New policy set after dumped school lunches

02/07/2014 9:11pm
Under a new Salt Lake City School District policy, students will receive full lunches independent of their balances.

Russia kicks off Sochi Games with hope and hubris

02/07/2014 9:11pm
A Russia in search of global vindication kicked off the Sochi Olympics looking more like a Russia that likes to party, with a pulse-raising opening ceremony about fun and sports instead of terrorism, gay rights and coddling despots.

Planned power outage has Cache Valley residents worried, upset

02/07/2014 10:42pm
Hundreds of northern Utah homeowners will be without power for most of the day Saturday thanks to a planned outage that Rocky Mountain Power representatives say has to happen, despite the cold and snow.

Demolition begins in preparation for new Performing Arts Center

02/07/2014 10:51pm
Demolition crews started tearing down several buildings on Main Street Friday to make way for the new Performing Arts Center in Salt Lake City.

Heavy machinery used to rescue Detroit men from icy water

02/07/2014 10:54pm
Two Detroit police officers jumped into action Friday riding on a front-end loader to rescue two people who were trapped in icy flood waters because of a water main break on the city's east side.
 
   
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