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Some lanes reopen after fuel spill closes northbound I-15

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 3:30pm

Several northbound lanes reopened on I-15 Thursday afternoon after a dump truck spilled diesel fuel near 6800 South, officials said.

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Loose nut costs Air Force $62.4 million in accident

Tom Lobianco, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 3:30pm

An Air Force reconnaissance airplane caught fire in April, endangering the lives of 27 airmen aboard the plane -- all because a retaining nut connecting oxygen tubing was not tightened properly, accident investigators have determined. The report blamed a private defense contracting company for the accident.

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Contact lens makers taking fight over price law to court

Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 3:21pm

Contact lens makers struggled Thursday to defend their pricing policies in a federal appeals case that could have wide-ranging effects on the $4 billion industry.

Watch Taylor Swift, Phoebe Buffay perform 'Smelly Cat' live

Martha Ostergar  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 3:04pm

In an unexpected duet for the ages, Taylor Swift performed "Friends"-famous "Smelly Cat" with Lisa Kudrow.

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Woman gives birth to conjoined twins in Colorado

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 3:01pm

A Colorado hospital where a Minnesota woman gave birth to conjoined twins says one of the babies has died.

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On-air gunman became increasingly volatile before killings

Jonathan Drew and Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 2:51pm

Vester Flanagan had become increasingly volatile in recent years, picking fights with co-workers and strangers over seemingly mundane incidents or perceived slights well before he fatally shot two former colleagues on live television.

Study finds peak months for college students' 1st drug use

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 2:31pm

Parents worried that their college-bound children might succumb to the temptations of campus life may want to take note of a new analysis that found that students tend to experiment with specific types of drugs for the first time during certain times of year.

Dead migrants found in abandoned truck near Austrian capital

George Jahn, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 2:23pm

As regional leaders met Thursday to tackle Europe's refugee crisis, a gruesome discovery unfolded a short drive from the Austrian capital: An abandoned truck was found with at least 20 — and possibly up to 50 — decomposing bodies of migrants piled inside.

From Star Wars to Pixar, movies still to come in 2015

Travis Poppleton, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 2:03pm

Now that the summer blockbuster season is behind us, you may be wondering what movies are still out there to look forward to. We have your list here — from Star Wars to Pixar.

18-year-old dies days after Ogden drive-by shooting

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 1:40pm

An 18-year-old who was shot while riding his bike in Ogden last week died of his injuries Sunday, police said.

Cancer cells retrained to be normal again in new study

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 1:26pm

In a major breakthrough in the battle against cancer, researchers believe they've found a way to retrain cancerous cells to die in the same way healthy cells do.

Have You Seen This? Fumble turns into comedy gold

Martha Ostergar  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 1:12pm

An comedy troupe is unwittingly born after a fumble during a high school football game.

1 dead after semitruck falls into ravine

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 12:42pm

One person died when a semitruck traveling on SR-59 fell 200 feet down into a ravine, police said. It is unclear when the accident occurred, or how long the truck and body have been in the ravine.

Lehi police need public's help identifying 3 burglary suspects

Tracie Snowder  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 12:16pm

The Lehi Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying three suspects who they say burglarized a local business.

Park City company makes splash with floating speaker

Mike Stapley, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 11:59am

Utah tech consultants Raptor Creative Design hope to have a hit on their hands with their own product, the Optical Musical Object. In addition, they offer their clients advantages many of their larger competitors cannot.

Buy early, save big this ski season

Ray Grass, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 11:31am

Every year ski/snowboard resorts present discounted winter passes based on age and deadlines. By buying early, skiers and snowboards can enjoy their sport for less. Also, major retailers offer discounts on equipment/accessories starting Labor Day.

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Why parents and teachers should talk about the life events that impact students

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News National  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 11:24am

A new study by bestselling authors Joseph Grenny and David Maxfield finds a deep communication chasm when it comes to parents and teachers sharing information about a child's life that could matter for future success.

Pierzynski takes pitch framing too far; fantasy guru shares masterful prank

Ben Dowsett  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 11:15am

Welcome to From Left Field. Here are a few sports stories worthy of your clicks this Thursday morning.

UVU senior returns to soccer 9 months after life-altering injury

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 10:17am

After being hit by a motorist traveling about 35 miles per hour who didn't notice the two painted lines at the intersection last December, Utah Valley men's soccer player Tyler Brown wasn't sure if he would ever return to the pitch.

New words in the dictionary? Awesomesauce!

Michael Pearson, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 9:30am

New words! In the Oxford dictionary! So exciting! If there were only a word to describe just how exciting.

Beware missed jury duty scam, police say

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 8:41am

A con artist is contacting Millcreek residents and telling them to wire $500 to a financial account to avoid an arrest warrant for failing to meet jury duty, Unified police said Wednesday.

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