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December 20th, 2014
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What does sarcasm say about you?

06/16/2014 7:10am
"My husband is very sarcastic and I have struggled to know how to cope with his sarcastic remarks." In this edition of LIFEadvice Coach Kim explains why we use sarcasm and how our fears of failure and loss affect our communication.

4 weddings, an emotional police escort, and other stories you may have missed

06/16/2014 7:32am
Siblings share their wedding day. Police escort the body of a fallen officer through Utah. Three children hurt at a parade. A 5-year-old dies in an I-15 rollover. A second fall at Donut Falls in a week.

Medical cost could hamper retirement; new device helps home remodeling

06/16/2014 7:42am
Many of us dream of retiring early, but a hidden medical cost could drain thousands of dollars from your nest egg. Also, Lowe's hopes a new tool will take a lot of the stress out of home renovations.

6 acts of service that made someone's day

06/16/2014 9:01am
Each Monday, readers share their stories of moments in which someone made them feel special or a time when they reached out to another person.

Man, son blame each other in pharmacy robbery

06/16/2014 9:45am
A Twin Falls man and his 17-year-old son are blaming each other for a pharmacy robbery.

Romney: If Clinton runs in 2016, GOP should hit record at State

06/16/2014 10:47am
Mitt Romney said Sunday the way to pull down a potential Hillary Clinton campaign is to attack her record as secretary of state.

Life and debt: Pay off student loans and get your life back

06/16/2014 11:27am
Student loan debt can be a binding chain on financial success, but there are ways to tackle the loans that can give people hope.

California declares whooping cough epidemic

06/16/2014 11:32am
California is being hit hard with a whooping cough epidemic, according to the state's public health department, with 800 cases reported in the past two weeks alone.

Feds aren't inspecting 4 in 10 higher-risk wells

06/16/2014 11:40am
Four in 10 new oil and gas wells near national forests and fragile watersheds or otherwise identified as higher pollution risks escape federal inspection, unchecked by an agency struggling to keep pace with America's drilling boom, according to an Associated Press review that shows wide state-by-state disparities in safety checks.

Despite name, people should hike Negro Bill Canyon trail

06/16/2014 11:48am
Utah has a variety of beautiful mountain ranges and hills that make for a great pastime. If hiking is your thing, check KSL.com each Monday morning for the "Hike of the Week" to get new ideas of where you can go exploring.

Gunmen singled out non-Muslims in Kenya attack

06/16/2014 11:51am
The gunmen went door to door in the Kenyan costal town, demanding to know if the men inside were Muslim and if they spoke Somali. If the extremists did not like the answers, they opened fire, witnesses said on Monday.

Archaeologists seek site of Joseph Smith Sr's home

06/16/2014 12:16pm
An archaeological dig is underway in a tiny western Illinois community for the possible location of a home built for the father of the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Utah officials work to prevent more eagle deaths

06/16/2014 12:21pm
Officials have taken aim on mosquitoes in northern Utah to prevent a recurrence of bald eagle deaths and illnesses.

Convicted murderer gets 2nd life sentence for 1989 killing

06/16/2014 12:58pm
Gary Dean Hilfiker, 56, was ordered to serve life in prison for aggravated murder, a first- degree felony, in the 1989 death of Flora Rundle, 71. Hilfiker is already behind bars for an unrelated 1992 murder.

Have You Seen This? Kitty's favorite treat — water

06/16/2014 1:15pm
A cat comes a-running for his favorite treat — a drink from a spray bottle.

Supreme Court rules on 'straw purchaser' law

06/16/2014 1:31pm
A divided Supreme Court sided with gun control groups and the Obama administration Monday, ruling that the federal ban on "straw" purchases of guns can be enforced even if the ultimate buyer is legally allowed to own a gun.

High court will hear appeal over illegal threats

06/16/2014 1:32pm
The Supreme Court will consider the free speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other electronic media where the speaker's intent is not always clear.

Taxi driver returns World Cup tickets left in taxi

06/16/2014 1:41pm
A Brazilian taxi driver gained international attention after he found and returned 40 tickets to the World Cup.

Movies that will help you plan your family vacation

06/16/2014 2:03pm
Here's five movies that take place across the world and are appropriate for all ages.

6 things to consider before attending an outdoor event this summer

06/16/2014 2:13pm
Taking the family on an outdoor outing? Make it memorable — in a good way — with these tips.

Man pepper-sprays store employee after attempted theft

06/16/2014 2:29pm
Police are searching for a man after he attempted to steal from a Walgreens and pepper-sprayed an employee.

KFC accused of kicking out girl, 3, scarred in dog attack

06/16/2014 3:43pm
The outrage came hard and fast after a 3- year- old girl badly scarred and wearing an eye patch because of a pit bull attack was apparently asked to leave a KFC restaurant because her appearance upset other customers.

Buffalo Bill's necklace, gun fetch $80K at auction

06/16/2014 4:57pm
A necklace made from the claws of a grizzly bear and a Colt .45 six-shooter once owned by ex-scout and showman "Buffalo Bill" Cody sold at auction in Dallas for more than $40,000 each.

Poll: Congress gets record low approval rating in midterm year

06/16/2014 6:05pm
A new Gallup survey indicates that the congressional approval rating has dropped to its lowest point ever — 16 percent — in a midterm election year since such ratings were first measured by the organization in 1974.

Alcohol permit for Snowbird's Oktoberfest still up in the air

06/16/2014 6:26pm
A legislative committee took no action Monday after holding a hearing on how the state liquor commission decides whether events like Snowbird's annual Octoberfest are permitted to serve alcohol.

Woman tries to kill neighbor with samurai sword, police say

06/16/2014 6:36pm
A woman was arrested on suspicion of attempted homicide after attacking her neighbor with a samurai sword Sunday, police said.

Fire, winter storm warnings hit Utah at same time

06/16/2014 7:04pm
Both snow and fire warnings were issued Monday for Utah as fickle spring winds down to a close. Much of the state is dry and in danger of volatile fires, but snow is forecast in the mountains of northern and central Utah, and temperatures will drop.

More US troops to Iraq; special forces considered

06/16/2014 7:10pm
The U.S. is urgently deploying several hundred armed troops in and around Iraq and considering sending an additional contingent of special forces soldiers as Baghdad struggles to repel a rampant insurgency, even as the White House insists anew that America will not be dragged into another war.

Police: Priest killed with gun owned by colleague

06/16/2014 7:10pm
A homeless ex-convict with a history of violence and drug abuse was arrested Monday on suspicion of killing a clergyman with a handgun that had been retrieved by another priest after he was hit with an iron rod at a Phoenix church, police said.

Woman arrested after allegedly setting house ablaze

06/16/2014 7:25pm
A woman claiming she accidentally started a fire after falling asleep while smoking was arrested for arson after investigators found conflicting evidence, officials say.

Starbucks clears college degree path for workers

06/16/2014 7:29pm
Starbucks is giving its baristas a shot at an online college degree, an unusual benefit in an industry where higher education is often out of reach for workers.

World becoming more negative, survey indicates

06/16/2014 7:34pm
More people around the world are reporting experiencing negative emotions, according to a new survey.

With ‘Pop Psychology’ Neon Trees comfortable in their own skin

06/16/2014 8:05pm
Elaine Bradley, drummer for the Neon Trees talks about their new album, their live show at the Complex as well as tackling the issue of lead singer Tyler Glenn being gay and Mormon.

Tribune supporters file lawsuit to halt newspaper agreement

06/16/2014 8:15pm
Proponents of the Salt Lake Tribune formalized their battle against the newspaper's owner, Kearns-Tribune, and the Deseret News by filing a complaint in federal court Monday.

Gripe water: does it really calm colicky babies?

06/16/2014 8:46pm
Parents of colicky babies will usually try anything to soothe their children. Gripe water has been a popular choice for more than a century but is still unfamiliar to many parents.

WWII veteran’s dream comes true aboard B-25 bomber

06/16/2014 9:04pm
Seventy years ago, World War II veteran pilot George Haney Jr. flew many missions in a B-17 plane; but his first chance to fly in a B-25 came Monday morning at the Heber Valley Airport.

Utah doctor must go to trial in sex abuse case

06/16/2014 9:21pm
A judge says he will not dismiss a sexual abuse case against a Utah doctor convicted of murder last year just because investigators lost a recording of an interview the alleged victim gave to police.

Iraqi native-turned-American citizen says US should stay out of Iraq

06/16/2014 10:37pm
An Iraqi native who fought in Saddam Hussein's Republican Guard and then joined U.S. forces, says a return to military involvement in Iraq would be a mistake.

2 dead in apparent murder-suicide, police say

06/16/2014 10:40pm
A man and his mother were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide, according to the Sanpete County Sheriff's Office.

Dempsey, Brooks give US 2-1 win over Ghana

06/16/2014 10:40pm
Clint Dempsey scored one of fastest goals in World Cup history and John Brooks scored the game winner on a header in the 86th minute of a 2-1 U.S. victory over Ghana, which had knocked the Americans out of the previous two World Cups.

Girl found after weekend missing is just one of dozens in Utah

06/16/2014 10:43pm
A 12-year-old runaway triggered a "missing endangered" alert over the weekend, but dozens of Utah teens missing each day may go unnoticed by the public.

Rainbow Family gathering prompts concerns in Heber

06/16/2014 11:01pm
They gather in the name of "peace on Earth" and "harmony among all people," but the arrival of the annual Rainbow Family Gathering of Tribes is resulting in warnings and concerns from local police and changes in plans for LDS Church.
 
   
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