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September 19th, 2014
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64-year-old going for land speed record

08/08/2014 7:14am
Danny Thompson is trying to become the fastest driver of a piston-engine car — just like his dad, Mickey Thompson. His first attempt at breaking the land speed record will be this weekend, at the 100th annual "Speed Week" at the Bonneville Salt Flats in northwestern Utah.

Toddler causes security breach at White House, delays Obama address

08/08/2014 8:41am
President Barack Obama was about to address the nation on Iraq Thursday night when the briefing was delayed because of a pint-sized security breach on the North Lawn of the White House.

Hatch tells Dems seeking new monument to 'keep their mitts off Utah'

08/08/2014 9:13am
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said Thursday that his fellow senators who are urging President Barack Obama to designate a new Greater Canyonlands National Monument should stop playing politics and "keep their mitts off Utah."

Is 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' right for kids?

08/08/2014 9:31am
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" is the big release for kids this week, but is it too grown-up for the little ones in your life?

The summer's brightest supermoon comes this August

08/08/2014 9:50am
The second installment of this summer's season of supermoons is happening Sunday.

Should you trust mobile banking?

08/08/2014 10:00am
The reasons to trust and, then again, maybe not to trust mobile banking. It's pretty well stacked in favor of trust if your money is in a reputable institution.

All-diabetic cycling team raising awareness in Tour of Utah

08/08/2014 10:15am
Team Novo Nordisk, an all-diabetic cycling team competing in the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, is focused on raising awareness for the illness, while also changing associated stigmas.

Why people still pay attention to Charles Manson

08/08/2014 10:34am
Forty-five years since the Tate-LaBianca murders, Charles Manson still draws attention — and even supporters. He has received more mail than any other inmate in California.

Lehi man nearly dies after boat explodes off Washington coast

08/08/2014 11:11am
A Lehi man is telling his dramatic story about how he nearly died of hypothermia after his boat exploded off the coast of Washington.

Quiz: How well do you know the world?

08/08/2014 11:24am
Traveling can take you to incredible destinations, teach you about history, help you explore different cultures and help you to relax. How much do you know about our exciting world?

Girl raps about ‘kickin it with my daddy’

08/08/2014 11:28am
Some family bonding time produced a catchy rap about the special bond a daughter and her father share.

Prisoner to get new hearing in 1990 killing of Provo man

08/08/2014 11:44am
A man imprisoned for nearly a quarter-century in an infamous tourist killing will get a new hearing on his claim of innocence in a case that was seen as an emblem of random urban violence, a judge said Friday.

7 steps to stronger, more secure passwords

08/08/2014 11:55am
Rarely does a week go by without news of another hacking incident. On Tuesday, The New York Times reported that a Russian crime ring had amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations.

FAA prohibits US airlines from flying over Iraq

08/08/2014 12:26pm
The Federal Aviation Administration said it is prohibiting U.S. airlines and other commercial carriers from flying over Iraq as the U.S. launched its first airstrikes there Friday.

Man demands money, apologizes after victim shows only credit cards

08/08/2014 12:47pm
A would-be robber who threatened to shoot a man if he didn't give him his cash backed off — and apologized — after the man showed the suspect he only had credit cards.

Have You Seen This? Sneaky lion cub

08/08/2014 1:14pm
A sneaky lion cub frightened an unsuspecting dog at an animal training farm.

CNN Poll: Trust in government at all-time low

08/08/2014 1:45pm
Four decades after President Richard Nixon resigned, a slight majority of Americans still consider Watergate a very serious matter, a new national survey shows. But how serious depends on when you were born.

Dig this: Ancient bones found in Wyoming cave

08/08/2014 2:29pm
North American lions, cheetahs and short-faced bears: Those are just a few fearsome critters from 25,000 years ago paleontologists already might have found in their first excavation of a bizarre northern Wyoming cave in 30 years.

Uplifting true stories for the whole family

08/08/2014 2:44pm
Here are four movies based on true stories that will touch your heart and have the power to bring your family closer together.

‘Gator Boys’ celebrity educates public at Outdoor Retailer expo

08/08/2014 3:02pm
A member of the cast of "Gator Boys" attended the Outdoor Retailer expo Thursday through Saturday and helped educate the public on the toothy reptiles.

SUU student hits pedestrian, keeps driving, police say

08/08/2014 3:52pm
A student from Southern Utah University is being questioned for a hit-and-run accident that occurred late Thursday night, police said. The victim is in critical condition.

8 funny feline videos to honor World Cat Day

08/08/2014 4:05pm
Friday is World Cat Day, so we compiled a list of some videos to appreciate our feline friends.

Outdoor Retailer expo guests help clean Jordan Park

08/08/2014 4:32pm
Volunteers from the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market expo left the convention floor for a service project in Salt Lake City on Thursday.

Suspect bit by dog after relatives refuse to hide him, police say

08/08/2014 4:33pm
A police chase ended when a suspect tried to hide in a relative's house and they kicked him out right into the path of a police dog, police say.

Kurds in Utah rally for military support for their countrymen

08/08/2014 6:58pm
Kurdish-Americans in Utah rallied for military support for their countrymen who are trying to repel Islamic state fighters in Iraqi Kurdistan. Today's airstrikes helped the situation, they said. But they said more arms and ammunition are needed.

State School Board approves extension of NCLB waiver

08/08/2014 7:06pm
The State School Board on Friday approved a motion to request a one-year extension of Utah's waiver from the requirements of No Child Left Behind.

3 jet skiers rescued after missing for 15 hours on Utah Lake

08/08/2014 7:13pm
Search and rescue crews located three missing jet skiers on Utah Lake Friday morning, police say.

President Nixon's resignation was 40 years ago

08/08/2014 7:26pm
Four decades after resigning office in disgrace, Nixon's legacy is still being talked about.

Science-themed girls clothing line inspired by mom fighting gender stereotypes

08/08/2014 7:33pm
Science for boys, sequins for girls; a mother frustrated by gender stereotyping in a popular retailer's catalog took to the company's Facebook page to voice her concerns. The result was pretty out of this world.

Owners of home destroyed in landslide grateful for 'love of this community'

08/08/2014 8:03pm
Scott Kjar, vice president of EaglePointe Development, announced Friday an initiative to provide a lot and to build a new house for the Utrilla family. The development is heading the cause and asked community members to contribute.

Eating out costs you 200 calories

08/08/2014 8:31pm
It's often difficult to find time to cook a healthy, nutritious meal while traversing this hectic world. Despite our better judgment, fast food is our go-to for convenience. But skipping the drive-thru for that "healthier" sit-down meal at a restaurant isn't always a good option either, a new study suggests.

Obama's Iraq aim: contain, not destroy, extremists

08/08/2014 8:51pm
President Barack Obama's new military strategy in Iraq amounts to trying to contain — not destroy — the Islamic militant group that now controls much of the country's northern region. That leaves open the questions of how deeply the U.S. will be drawn into the sectarian conflict, and whether airstrikes alone can stop the militants' momentum.

Get the most of Utah lakes with these Wasatch Front hiking trails

08/08/2014 9:00pm
Looking for some moderate hikes near the Salt Lake Valley? Check out these three-in-one hikes all under eight miles round trip.

'Guardians of the Galaxy' movie character inspires real-life costume

08/08/2014 9:23pm
Marvel Comic fans and friends JD Winters and Andrew Gordon spent over 100 man-hours creating the Groot costume from the recently released hit film "Guardians of the Galaxy."

Reagan aide Jim Brady's death ruled homicide

08/08/2014 9:31pm
This week's death of former White House press secretary James Brady, who survived a gunshot wound to the head in a 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, has been ruled a homicide, District of Columbia police said Friday.

Wind, rain eases as tropical storm passes Hawaii

08/08/2014 9:33pm
As the first tropical storm to hit Hawaii in 22 years passed by the islands, some coffee farmers on the Big Island navigated flooded roads to assess damage to their crops Friday while residents and tourists wandered the beaches of Oahu and surfers took to the waves as wind and rain let up.

Bangerter Highway, Redwood Road intersection to undergo major change

08/08/2014 10:01pm
Big changes to a major intersection will affect many drivers traveling between Salt Lake and Utah Counties.

Reward offered in puppy decapitation case

08/08/2014 11:01pm
The Utah Humane Society of Utah is offering a $5,000 reward after two puppies were found decapitated on apartment complex property.

San Diego Comic-Con files lawsuit against growing S.L. convention

08/08/2014 11:02pm
San Diego Comic-Con International has sued Salt Lake Comic Con for using the moniker "Comic Con" in its name and promotional materials.

WSU workers rescue 4 ducklings from storm drain

08/08/2014 11:13pm
Maintenance workers on Weber State University campus rescued four ducklings who fell down a storm drain, and the workers captured the rescue on video.

Neighbors upgrade man’s wheelchair with speakers, LED lights

08/08/2014 11:59pm
When the speakers hooked up to a man's power wheelchair stopped working, his neighbors took notice.

Missing Utah County man returns home safe

08/08/2014 11:59pm
A man who went missing made it back to his Provo home safely after police had asked for the public's help locating him.
 
   
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