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Last occupiers of Oregon wildlife refuge surrender to FBI

Rebecca Boone and Lisa Baumann, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 12:29pm

Surrounded by FBI agents in armored vehicles, the last four occupiers of a national wildlife refuge surrendered Thursday, and the leader of a 2014 standoff with federal authorities was criminally charged in federal court.


House committee backs bill shifting power on key legislative committees

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 12:15pm

A bill that would give majority Republicans control of a pair of key legislative committees made up of an equal number of Republicans and Democrats since 1975 won committee approval Wednesday.

Cougars' bounce-back resolve will be tested at San Francisco

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 11:59am

The 2015-16 season hasn't been perfect for BYU men's basketball — far from it, at 17-8 on the season and 8-4 in West Coast Conference play. But every time the Cougars have been knocked down, they've managed to get back up.

7 useful solar gadgets for your home

Brooke Nally, Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 11:40am

You'd never believe the crazy cool solar gadgets you can integrate into your everyday life!


How the stress, chocolate and loneliness of Valentine's Day can be hazardous to your health

Jennifer Graham, Deseret News National  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 11:38am

Valentine's Day isn't just a drain on the wallet. It can also be bad for your health. But there are ways to avoid the psychological blows Cupid delivers, as well the bodily harm from an excess of candy.

Breakthrough: Scientists detect Einstein's gravity ripples

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 11:11am

In an announcement that electrified the world of astronomy, scientists said Thursday that they have finally detected gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago.

Layton woman thrives in recovery after crippling alcohol addiction

Kate Rose Lee, Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 11:01am

Madison Rose was never comfortable in social situations. Shy and more of an introvert, she struggled with anxiety when it came to opening up in groups. When she first started drinking, she noticed that for the first time in her life, she could commun

Refs ruin end of college basketball game; Peyton Manning with egg on face

Josh Furlong  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 10:46am

Refs ruined the end of the Colorado State-Boise State basketball game Wednesday night after a controversial call.

Efforts underway to bring Mountain West Mothers' Milk Bank to Utah

Mary Richards  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 10:30am

Doctors say mother's milk is best for babies, and that's why breast-feeding advocates have been trying for years to get a mothers' milk bank in Utah.

Does your roof make the cut? Why your roof matters when installing solar panels

KSL Local  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 10:03am

In our opinion, you win "Homeowner of the Year" for making the choice to move your home to a solar energy source.

Former Auschwitz guard, 94, goes on trial in Germany

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 9:50am

A 94-year-old former SS sergeant went on trial Thursday in western Germany on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder, based on accusations that he served as a guard in the Auschwitz death camp as hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews and others were gassed to death there.

Hill's return might not be in BYU's best interest

Patrick Kinahan, Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 9:32am

Taysom Hill has been an explosive player for BYU, but the quarterback's college career has been plagued by injuries. Having already graduated Hill could transfer and be immediately eligible. The new coaches say they want Hill to return to BYU.

Utah 'poised and ready' to host Olympics, lawmaker says

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 8:45am

A state lawmaker wants the world to know Utah is "ready, willing and able" to host the Winter Olympics again.

Rio Tinto posts $866M loss, blames deteriorating economy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 8:17am

Mining company Rio Tinto said Thursday it suffered a loss of $866 million in 2015 as deteriorating economic conditions around the world pressured prices of commodities such as iron ore and coal.

Why do we get paid every 2 weeks instead of daily?

Jose Pagliery, CNN  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 7:27am

Imagine getting a daily paycheck -- or cashing out whatever money you've already earned from your job. It would mean no more strain waiting for payday.

Teens get hands-on understanding of police use of force

Andrew Adams  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 7:14am

Participants in the Pleasant Grove Police Department's Youth Citizen's Academy experienced two different live scenarios involving a trespassing call and a traffic stop that ended up being anything but routine.

Senate OKs change in alcohol permit law for special events

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 6:46am

The Utah Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill that one lawmaker says would save the state embarrassment when it comes to issuing an alcohol permit for Snowbird's annual Oktoberfest.

9-year-old girl critically injured in Salt Lake City crash

Devon Dewey  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 11:59pm

A 9-year-old girl was listed in critical condition after a car crash near 800 South and 400 West in Salt Lake City Wednesday night.

New task force created to round up walkaways from prison halfway houses

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 10:41pm

As law enforcement officers continued Wednesday to look for a man who allegedly rammed a police patrol car while attempting to avoid arrest, questions were again being raised about a halfway house he walked away from.

Lee, Stewart urge action on behalf of BYU student who went missing in China

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 10:24pm

U.S. Senator Mike Lee and Rep. Chris Stewart introduced a concurrent resolution Wednesday urging the federal Department of State to examine the possibility that a missing BYU student was abducted in China by North Korean officials.


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