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Staying safe in the outdoors over Labor Day weekend

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 11:54am

Many Utahns will be flocking to Utah's state and national parks this weekend for end-of-summer camping and boating, and officials are encouraging safety.


Amazon to let Prime members download videos

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 11:32am

Amazon is upping the ante in the streaming-video competition with downloadable videos.


Attorney: Former Jared Foundation chief to plead guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 11:28am

An attorney says the former director of a foundation created by ex-Subway spokesman Jared Fogle will plead guilty to child pornography charges.


Why it's so hard for women in religious communities to find men to marry

Mark A. Kellner, Deseret News National  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 11:20am

Finding a man to marry is hard, author Jon Birger said this week, not due to the "hook-up" culture, but because there are more women with advanced education than there are equivalent men. In certain faith communities, the deficit is compounded.

Federal judge orders Kentucky clerk who invoked 'God's authority'

Claire Galofaro, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 10:58am

A county clerk in Kentucky who invoked "God's authority" Tuesday for defying the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage has been summoned by a federal judge to explain why she should not be fined or jailed for contempt.

Brady courtroom artist gets a second chance; Marshawn Lynch sells Skittles on TV

Andy Larsen  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 10:55am

Tom Brady's courtroom artist, Jane Rosenberg, had another chance at drawing Brady in court Monday, and the results were a mixed bag. That, plus a baseball player in a banana suit, just because.

Utah lab to release results of 'Baby Doe' analysis

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 10:54am

A Utah lab could provide a crucial break in the case of "Baby Doe," the 3-year-old girl whose body was found near Boston in June.

Man found dead on street in Avenues; police investigating

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 10:45am

Salt Lake City police were investigating whether the death of a man found in the middle of a street was drug-related.

5 Utah Jazz players born in the wrong era

Ben Anderson, Contributor  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 10:29am

A look at five memorable Utah Jazz players, who may have been better suited playing in a different NBA era than their own.

U.S. deploys Predator drones to Latvia

Tal Kopan and Jim Sciutto, CNN  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 10:15am

The U.S. deployed MQ-1 Predator drones to Latvia for the first time this weekend, the Pentagon announced Monday.

More than 225K Apple iPhone accounts hacked

David Goldman, CNN  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 9:59am

Hackers have stolen more than 225,000 Apple accounts from iPhone customers.

Fit, healthy kids do better in school, especially math

Carina Storrs, Special to CNN  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 9:32am

The familiar saying that exercise is good for the body and mind may be especially true for children. Kids who are physically fit actually have differences in their brain structures that might allow them to do better in math, according to a new study.

UN: Satellite images show Temple of Bel in Syria "destroyed"

Albert Aji and Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 9:09am

A satellite image on Monday shows that the main building of the ancient Temple of Bel in the Syrian city of Palmyra has been destroyed, a United Nations agency said. The image was taken a day after a massive explosion was set off near the 2,000-year-old temple in the city occupied by Islamic State militants.

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.

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.


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