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Proof of Trump's charity giving elusive

Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 6:22pm

Donald Trump, widely believed to be the wealthiest American ever to run for president, is nowhere among the ranks of the country's most generous citizens, according to an Associated Press review of his financial records and other government filings.

Yellowstone to clear Soda Butte Creek of nonnative fish

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 4:40pm

Before moving ahead with a plan to destroy exotic brook trout in Yellowstone National Park's Soda Butte Creek, fisheries managers will first try to capture native cutthroat trout from the stream to salvage them.

Explosions shock congregants at 2 New Mexico churches

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 3:01pm

A pair of small explosions just 20 minutes and a few miles apart shocked congregants Sunday morning at two churches in southern New Mexico.

Have You Seen This? Former Utah teacher makes Irish step dancing cool again

Angie H. Treasure  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 2:32pm

While "Riverdance" and "Lord of the Dance" may have hit their peak popularity in the 90s, there's no denying the cool factor in a recently released viral video with Utah ties.

More Utah teens getting HPV vaccine, but still below national average

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 1:26pm

A higher share of Utah teens are getting vaccinated against HPV than ever before, but most adolescents are still not getting the vaccine, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Uber is the most valuable startup in the world

Sara Ashley O'Brien  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 11:59am

Uber is now the most valuable startup in the world.

Biden for president? Allies mulling Clinton challenge

Julie Pace and Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 11:10am

Vice President Joe Biden's associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations while his son was sick and dying earlier this year. But Biden has yet to tell his staff whether he will run or personally ask them to do any planning for a potential campaign, according to several people close to the vice president.

Utah boy whose mailman brought him books receives worldwide generosity

Sandra Yi and Celeste Tholen Rosenlof  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 8:40am

It seemed Mathew Flores' story resonated with everyone — a boy who was so desperate to read that he would hang around mailboxes at his apartment complex and read the junk mail.

Hitchhiking robot's cross-country trip in US ends in Philly

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 9:30pm

A hitchhiking robot that captured the hearts of fans worldwide met its demise in the U.S.

GALLERY: In rural Georgia, a junkyard of classic cars

David Goldman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 7:56pm

Nestled in a north Georgia forest, over 4,000 classic cars decorate 32 acres that have been turned into a junkyard museum. Owner Walter Dean Lewis' parents started the business in 1931 as a general store that also sold auto parts. Lewis grew the collection, which had just 40 cars in the '70s, over time.

Graham says he can win New Hampshire - and McCain agrees

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 5:20pm

Sen. Lindsey Graham says he's confident he can win the Republican presidential primaries in New Hampshire and his home state of South Carolina, two of the first voting states in the nomination contest.

Christie, others turn to McCain's town hall playbook in 2016

Kathleen Ronayne and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 4:01pm

In the summer of 1999, John McCain didn't have many big names backing his campaign for president. He didn't have much money, either, and even resorted at one point to giving away ice cream to drum up a decent-size crowd.

Judge issues restraining order against anti-abortion group

Eugene Scott CNN  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 12:17pm

A federal judge in California issued a temporary restraining order Friday against the group that has released several undercover videos of Planned Parenthood leaders after it attempted to release secretly-recorded footage of a different abortion group.

Data: Nearly 5 dozen give a third of all '16 campaign cash

Julie Bykowicz and Jack Gillum, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 10:03am

It took Ted Cruz three months to raise $10 million for his campaign for president, a springtime sprint of $1,000-per-plate dinners, hundreds of handshakes and a stream of emails asking supporters to chip in a few bucks.

Snowboarders fight to lift ban at Alta

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 9:43am

A group of snowboarders have reasserted their claim that a ban at Utah's Alta Ski Area amounts to discrimination, with a new appeals court filing that pushes back against the notion that their lawsuit would set off a string of discrimination suits.

Special Olympics: Largest service project in LDS Church's history

Carole Mikita  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 8:47pm

Over 10,000 volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are participating in the biggest service project in the Church's history: helping out at this year's Special Olympics. They join people of many faiths and community organizations to welcome and provide for the athletes in the largest sporting event in the world this year.

A sleep to remember: Memories tied to a night's rest

Liza Lucas, Special to CNN  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 8:31pm

Having trouble remembering a new acquaintance's name or the correct response to that test question? A new study suggests the answers you're stumped to remember while awake, may be easier to recall after a night's sleep. And it's not just because you're sleepy.

Bhutanese community to hold first traditional event in Utah

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 8:03pm

In an effort to pass their values and traditions on to a younger generation, the local Bhutanese community will host a week-long religious event beginning this weekend.

Once a sideshow, former preemies praise doctor years later

Frank Eltman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 7:31pm

At age 95, Lucille Horn often reflects on her long, full life, with a husband and five children, and how it might not have happened if not for the renegade doctor who put her in a Coney Island sideshow when she was just days old.

Mayor Becker's spokesman placed on administrative leave after online comments

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 7:02pm

The spokesman for Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker was placed on paid administrative leave Thursday while city officials investigate online comments he allegedly posted criticizing the mayor's campaign opponents.

'World's first' crypt hotel room opens in Maine

Maureen O'Hare, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 4:41pm

Here's one for the bucket list, although for some it might be too close to the bucket for comfort.

Seeking pre-debate boost, Kasich zeroes in on New Hampshire

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 3:32pm

Days before Fox News announces who will participate in the first GOP primary debate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich is projecting a laid-back attitude toward his chances of being on stage and saying he's pleased with the support he's received since joining the race July 21.