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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.

State Dept. releases 7K pages of emails, 150 censored

Matthew Lee and Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:40pm

The State Department released roughly 7,000 pages of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails Monday, including about 150 emails that have been censored because they contain information that is now deemed classified.

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."

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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."

State report: E-cigarette use doubles among Utah youth

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 6:21pm

Veronica Ford delivered a message Monday to fellow Utah teenagers: Don't fall for the cool mist and bright-colored flavors of increasingly popular e-cigarettes.

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

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 6:20pm

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 - 6:19pm

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

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.

Obama to appear on NBC survival show with Bear Grylls

Allie Malloy, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 5:31pm

While on his three-day trip to Alaska — aimed at promoting climate change action — President Barack Obama will tape an episode of "Running Wild with Bear Grylls," NBC and the White House announced Monday.

Midway man admits to stealing tourism brochures, takes plea deal

Geoff Liesik  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 5:22pm

A Wasatch County man who was once a candidate for Congress and an aide to the former governor of Missouri has pleaded no-contest to two misdemeanors in a case filed under Utah's commercial terrorism law.

Under oath: John Huber becomes Utah's 37th U.S. Attorney

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 5:17pm

Colleagues and friends described new U.S. Attorney for Utah John Huber as anything but complacent as he took the oath office Monday as the 37th U.S. Attorney for Utah in a ceremony at the U.S. District Courthouse.

Brain-eating amoeba kills 14-year-old star athlete

Holly Yan, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 4:44pm

The fatal brain-eating amoeba has struck once again, this time claiming the life of a 14-year-old star athlete.

No settlement: Goodell, Brady await 'Deflategate' ruling

Tom Hays and Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 4:10pm

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attended last-minute settlement talks between the NFL and its players union Monday before a judge announced he would decide the dispute over deflated footballs with a ruling in a day or two.

DWR: What hunting equipment should/shouldn't be allowed in Utah?

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:41pm

The Division of Wildlife Resources released a survey and wants feedback on what hunting equipment should and shouldn't be allowed in Utah.

Online pharmacies suspected of selling counterfeit drugs

Gena Somra, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 2:32pm

"Buy real Viagra here, for a fraction of the price! Free Shipping included! All without a prescription!" shout the online headlines. A quick Google search brings up a plethora of enticing choices for any consumer looking for a deal on one of the world's most popular prescription medications.

Trump's mass deportation idea was tried in the 1930s

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:35pm

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale removal that many Mexican-American families faced 85 years ago.

Have You Seen This? Girl covers brother in peanut butter, hilarity ensues

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:15pm

Inside all of us is an artist. Sometimes all we need is the right canvas, like a little brother.

Newborn snow leopards ready for their closeup at Chicago zoo

Emanuella Grinberg, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 12:47pm

Can you say "awww"? Chicago's Brookfield Zoo on Friday shared the first pictures and video of two newborn snow leopard cubs born on June 16. The female cubs have been bonding with their mother in a behind-the-scenes den since their birth.

Traverse 7 mountain passes along Highline Trail

Michael Radice  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 12:06pm

The Highline Trail runs over 90 miles — mostly along the southern slope of the Uinta Mountain Range from Kamas all the way to Flaming Gorge — and offers a beautiful hike.

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