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Kevin McCarthy drops out of House speaker race

Tal Kopan, Deirdre Walsh and Manu Raju, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 10:44am

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has dropped out of the race to succeed House Speaker John Boehner, in a shocking move that reflected his inability to gather the support of the Republican caucus.

Don't let Halloween myths and superstitions trick you

Mountainstar Healthcare  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 10:23am

Every year, kids all around the country look forward to Oct. 31 — and for good reason. It's Halloween; time for children to dress up as their favorite character, object or figment of their own imagination...


VW executive: Any fix for car owners could take year or more

Michael Biesecker and Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 10:21am

Volkswagen's top U.S. executive apologized Thursday as the emissions-rigging scandal engulfing the world's largest automaker deepened and members of Congress said the company violated the public's trust.

Mendenhall: home crowd 'best since I've been coach at BYU'

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 10:14am

BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall has felt something different at LaVell Edwards Stadium in the opening five weeks of the 2015 season, and he knew it early when he walked out in front of a sellout crowd of 63,470 fans in the Cougars' home opener.


Receding floodwaters lead to homecoming heartbreak

Russ Bynum and Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 10:11am

The pungent stench of mildew greeted Asiah Lewis when she came home to her apartment, her footsteps making squishing sounds on the carpet as she picked through soggy clothes and a lifted a moldy shoe from the floor.

Toddler melts hearts by dashing to soldier dad at homecoming ceremony

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 10:03am

Eight months is a long time to go without seeing your dad, especially when you're just a toddler.

Etsy, look out ... Here comes Amazon Handmade!

Aaron Smith  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 9:49am

Crafters of the world rejoice! Amazon has launched an Etsy-style online store called "Handmade."

Dinosaur National Monument's wall of bones now online

Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 9:28am

The two-story wall of dinosaur bones at Dinosaur National Monument is now online.

Sexual activity outside window of ovulation increases fertility, study says

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 9:11am

Engaging in sexual activity boosts a woman's immune system, in turn increasing their chances of getting pregnant, according to a new study.

Gravel mine is operating out of bounds, state regulators say

Andrew Adams  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 8:11am

Utah officials are ordering Geneva Rock to cease operations outside of its permitted area at the Point of the Mountain.

FBI digs up $600K in backyard of driver convicted in armored-truck heist

Ed Payne and Sonya Hamasaki, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 7:39am

Cesar Yanez was convicted this summer of an armored-truck heist where he and his accomplices made off with a cool million.

Congressional 'chaos' more likely with Chaffetz run for House speaker, Hatch says

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 7:12am

Now it's Sen. Orrin Hatch who's being critical of fellow Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz's long-shot bid to become U.S. House speaker, saying his run makes congressional "chaos" more likely.

Man on SLC unit's most wanted list arrested in WVC

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 10:33pm

One of the Salt Lake Metro Gang Unit's most wanted fugitives was arrested Wednesday with the assistance of a K–9 officer, police said.

Man drives into ocean to avoid arrest

Angie H. Treasure  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 10:25pm

A two-hour police chase ended after a man allegedly in possession of a stolen vehicle drove into the ocean as a means to evade arrest.

Layton man impersonated federal officer to get into Comic Con, charges say

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 10:20pm

Jonathon M. Wall, 29, was charged Wednesday in federal court with two counts of impersonation of a federal officer for allegedly claiming he was seeking a fugitive to get an all-access pass at Salt Lake Comic Con in September.

Police searching for man in 'nightmare' Taylorsville rape

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 10:20pm

Unified police asked for the public's help Wednesday to find a man suspected of physically and sexually assaulting a woman in what investigators believed was a very rare case of a "stranger rape."

Nearly 30 percent of calls to local emergency centers are 'butt dials'

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 10:15pm

Emergency 911 dispatchers are as busy as they've ever been. Add to that a growing number of accidental dials and hang ups, and a big chunk of their time is wasted in times where seconds count.

1 charge reduced, 1 dismissed against BYU cornerback

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 9:56pm

BYU cornerback Michael Davis pleaded no contest to a pair of misdemeanor charges filed against him over an alleged parking dispute in July, reducing one charge and eliminating the other during a hearing Oct. 1.

96-year-old sax player who jammed with Nat King Cole to headline free concert

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 9:14pm

A local jazz legend who has been playing tenor saxophone for more than 80 years will perform at a free concert Thursday.

Woman memorialized in Temple Square statue recalls father's story

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 8:52pm

Standing on Temple Square for the last several decades is a large bronze statue of a man and a woman pulling two children in a handcart.

5 ways to cope with violence, disasters and tragedies

Anastasia Pollock, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 8:31pm

When something terrible happens in the world, it is easy to be negatively affected. Learn steps you can take to make sure your mood, functioning, and overall well-being are not impacted.


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