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Appeals court to hear arguments on Alta snowboarding ban

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 5:44pm

As Utah resorts gear up for the winter season, a federal appeals court will hear arguments from a group of snowboarders who want to ride at skiers-only Alta.

Coast Guard: Missing ship sank, 1 body found, search goes on

Jason Dearen and Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 5:34pm

The captain of the 790-foot El Faro planned to bypass Hurricane Joaquin, but some kind of mechanical failure left the U.S. container ship with 33 people aboard helplessly — and tragically — adrift in the path of the powerful storm, the vessel's owners say.

2 Salt Lake residents find explosive devices in separate incidents

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 5:32pm

Two residents located explosive devices and delivered the dangerous items to Salt Lake police Sunday in separate incidents.

Police: Layton man attempts to duct tape, rape woman

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 5:28pm

A man who police say attempted to duct tape and assault a former girlfriend was arrested over the weekend in Layton.


Boston-bound airline pilot dies; co-pilot lands safely in NY

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 5:10pm

An American Airlines co-pilot made a mid-flight diversion and safely landed a plane carrying 152 people after the captain became ill and died, an airline spokeswoman said Monday.

South Carolina flood: Thousands without running water

Seanna Adcox and Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 4:42pm

People across South Carolina got an object lesson Monday in how you can dodge a hurricane and still get hammered.

After 111 years, Utah power plant shuts down

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 4:17pm

Several people recently gathered near Provo to recognize the Olmsted Hydroelectric Power Plant as it is retired after 111 years of operation.

Trophy bull elk illegally killed in Book Cliffs; DWR seeks poachers

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 3:16pm

Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officers are seeking information about the illegal killing of a trophy bull elk in the Book Cliffs area.

Lehi woman 'absolutely floored' after singing with Idina Menzel

Martha Ostergar  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 2:03pm

First Kelly Clarkson stops her concert to hold a Utah baby, now the baby's mom gets her own musical moment with Broadway star Idina Menzel.

Why the House speaker's race just got nasty

Deirdre Walsh and Manu Raju, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 1:36pm

The race for Speaker could turn the House floor into complete chaos later this month, prompting an ugly public fight and further roiling a Republican Party struggling to present a governing vision for the country.

Have You Seen This? Spin landing a seaplane

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 1:15pm

Landing a plane on the water is hard enough. Spinning out on purpose and staying in control is even harder.

A multigenerational hit: Student debt traps parents and kids

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 12:41pm

A college degree practically stamped Andres Aguirre's ticket to the middle class. Yet at age 40, he's still paying the price of admission.

Thousands of unedited Apollo photos now available online

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 12:25pm

All images snapped by astronauts during NASA's Apollo missions are now available online, including candid shots of astronauts inside their spacecrafts and on the moon.

Change announced for fishing kokanee salmon in Utah

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 11:28am

Anglers should be aware of a new rule for fishing kokanee salmon that will take effect in Utah in 2016.

Police arrest duo in connection to park-and-ride car thefts

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 11:15am

A man and woman were arrested after allegedly stealing at least seven cars from UTA park-and-ride lots.

Northwestern's dance game is undefeated; Ducks get stuck in an elevator

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 11:02am

Week 5 of the college football season saw a pair of unlikely teams rise to 5-0 in the Big Ten's Northwestern and Iowa. But that wasn't even the highlight of the weekend for the Wildcats — it was their strong dance game.


'Pphubbing' may be hurting your relationship

Herb Scribner, Deseret News National  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 10:37am

New research from Baylor University has found that "pphubbing" — or, "partner phone snubbing" — is ruining relationships. Researchers said that partners feel a greater disconnect when their partner snubs them for their phone.

The epidemic of gun violence is treatable

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Chief Medical Correspondent  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 10:23am

Depending on your perspective, homicides with a gun, which we witness far too often in this country, may not be the thing you consider when thinking of preventable deaths. If, however, you think of violence as an infectious disease, your perspective may change.

Parents: Here's how to stop the worst of social media

Kelly Wallace, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 9:35am

As the mom of two girls, ages 7 and 9, there are countless reasons why I'm freaking out about the teen years. But topping that list, at the moment, is the thought of parenting in the social media age.

Correction: Afghanistan story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 9:31am

In stories on Oct. 3 and Oct. 4 about the bombing of a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in the Afghan city of Kunduz, The Associated Press reported erroneously that AP video appeared to show weaponry in the windows of the medical facility. Further review of the images cast doubt on whether they were rifles and a machine gun or simply debris from the bombing.

Utah football has (finally) arrived

Josh Furlong  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 9:21am

Five years after making the trek to greener pastures, where many doubted their potential, Utah is considered one of the top five teams in the country and one of a few that control the Pac-12's destiny of likely making it into the playoffs.


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