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How 'Guardians of the Galaxy' helped a child to speak

Henry Hanks, CNN  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 8:47am

Last year, at the age of 3, Sawyer Dunlap could say only a few words. He was diagnosed with dyspraxia, a neurological disorder that often affects speech and can impair motor skills, memory and other cognitive abilities for life.

Dick Cheney warns of potential 9/11 with 'much deadlier weapons'

Jeremy Diamond, CNN  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 8:30am

Former Vice President Dick Cheney believes there could be "another 9/11 style attack with much deadlier weapons" in the future and said ISIS is "extraordinarily dangerous" to U.S. homeland security.

Man sustains head injury in auto-pedestrian crash

Celeste Tholen Rosenlof  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 8:16am

A man was taken to the hospital with a head injury after being struck in a crosswalk by a turning vehicle.

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Kentucky clerk still won't issue same-sex marriage licenses

Claire Galofaro, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 8:10am

A county clerk in Kentucky has again refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, invoking her religious beliefs and "God's authority" — this time in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her.

Police investigate suspicious death in Avenues

Linda Williams  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 7:58am

Police are investigating a suspicious death in the Avenues. A man's body was found on Chandler Drive and police believe it may be a drug-related death,

Overdose prevention focus of gathering at Utah Capitol

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:51pm

Many of the loved ones of those who have died because of drug tragedies gathered at the Capitol Monday evening to remember them and to challenge the community and our government to do more to save lives.

2nd year of SAGE testing in Utah schools shows growth

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:45pm

Overall improvement in proficiency rates on standardized tests from 2014 was something educators expected to see, but some of the numbers are showing surprisingly rapid trends of improvement happening consistently across the state.

Plumes of chlorine gas to be released on Dugway testing grounds

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:36pm

The U.S. Army's Dugway Proving Ground is working with the Department of Homeland Security this week for 5- and 10-ton releases of chlorine gas — a chemical that could be deadly if inhaled in high concentrations.

Security guard fired shot during confrontation at WVC driver's license office, police say

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:35pm

A confrontation between a security guard and another man inside a state Driver License Division office resulted in a shot from the security guard's gun being fired.

Hostage standoff ends peacefully after more than 5 hours, police say

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:35pm

A more than five hour standoff and hostage situation in West Valley ended peacefully Monday.

Salem canal keepers working on a more permanent fix

Sam Penrod  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:04pm

Nearly a week after folks in Salem were sent scrambling after a canal break, water is back flowing in the Highline Canal once again. Now officials are looking at a plan for a more secure way to deliver the water.

Latest Clinton emails show frustrations at State with email

Lisa Lerer and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 9:50pm

Aides to Hillary Rodham Clinton at the State Department complained about the limitations of using email to discuss sensitive diplomatic information, according to the latest batch of emails released by the agency from Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.

Report: E-cigs overtake cigarettes in popularity among Utah teens

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 9:19pm

For the first time, e-cigarettes have overtaken cigarettes in popularity among Utah teens.

Meth house to masterpiece: Historic Ogden home connects generations

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 9:04pm

Ogden city has worked to revitalize neighborhoods by fixing up and selling foreclosed homes. One such home connected a woman to her immigrant grandparents.

Cochlear implants changing lives of 3 Utah sisters

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 8:17pm

For Larissa, Bethany and Katelyn Anderson, the world was a quiet place. But just over three weeks ago, the Utah sisters underwent surgery at Primary Children's Hospital to receive cochlear implants. Now they're learning to hear.

Residents of 5 Utah County cities won't have to cast 2 ballots

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:53pm

Residents in the five Utah County cities holding vote-by-mail elections this year won't have to cast two ballots to weigh in on both city and county issues.

Your 'Super Mom' cape is making your kids miserable

Damara Simmons, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:31pm

Looking back I wish I could have a heart-to-heart chat with my younger self. I would tell her, "Damara dear, I know you want to be a good mom, but your red, shiny cape has to go. It does not matter."

Supreme Court rules against clerk in gay marriage case

Claire Galofaro, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:11pm

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, and the clerk will arrive at work Tuesday morning to face her moment of truth.

Video: Jenny Oaks Baker's renaissance cover of 'Scarborough Fair'

Martha Ostergar  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:07pm

It's time to fill your pockets with parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme, because Utah violinist Jenny Oaks Baker is taking us to "Scarborough Fair."

Bountiful man dies following motorcycle crash on I-15

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 6:20pm

A Bountiful man has died from injuries he sustained Monday morning when his motorcycle ran into the back of a pickup truck on I-15.

Utah abortion rate dropped again in 2014

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 5:32pm

A new report shows Utah's abortion rate fell to the lowest level ever recorded in 2014, continuing a trend seen in Utah and around the country for several years.

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