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US soldier killed in Iraq during a patrol outside Mosul

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 7:06pm

The Pentagon says an American soldier has died in Iraq after an improvised explosive device detonated during a patrol outside Mosul.

State water officials say more conservation, accurate data needed

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 6:29pm

While water suppliers and Utahns in general are responding well to an ongoing effort to reduce water usage by 25 percent, Utah is still using more water than it needs and will need to set additional conservation goals.

The Triple Team: Jazz win road Game 7 over Clippers in convincing fashion

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 6:06pm

The Jazz dominated a Game 7 on the road by playing their signature style of basketball, and thanks to some big contributions from Derrick Favors and Gordon Hayward.

Venezuela's Maduro hikes minimum wage amid rising protests

Ricardo Nunes, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 5:47pm

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hiked wages and handed out hundreds of free homes Sunday amid his efforts to counter a strengthening protest movement seeking his removal.

Warehouse fire caused by illegal occupants, fire officials say

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 4:28pm

A fire that burned through an abandoned warehouse and caused an estimated $50,000 in damage Friday night was caused by illegal occupants likely experiencing homelessness, fire officials say.

Police identify suspects from I-80 traffic stop, fleeing investigation

Yvette Cruz  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 3:45pm

Police have identified three suspects taken into custody Saturday evening following a hunt that lasted throughout the day.

Possible medical episode causes Ogden car crash police say

Freeman Stevenson  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 2:50pm

One man was hospitalized after a car accident Sunday, which was possibly caused by health problems, according to police.

Have You Seen This? Military precision jump rope

Martha Ostergar, KSL Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 2:03pm

Jump rope: From fun school yard games to a training test of speed, endurance and precision.

Globalism reigns at box office, while 'Furious' passes $1B

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 1:22pm

A South India sensation, a Hispanic-focused comedy and the highest-grossing film ever directed by an African American made up the top three films in North America on a culturally diverse box office weekend.

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Do college campuses put students' faith at risk? For Mormons, not so much

Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 12:37pm

College gets a bad rap among some religious Americans. Campuses are thought to weaken personal faith, whether it's because young people are free to sleep in on Sundays or because the secular, academic environment leads students astray.

Turkey threatens further strikes on US-allied Syrian Kurds

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 12:29pm

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday his country may take further action against Kurdish militants in Iraq and Syria, as U.S.-backed forces in Syria closed in on the last neighborhoods of a former stronghold of the Islamic State group.

As number of adoptions drops, many US agencies face strains

David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 11:50am

For legions of Americans craving a chance to adopt children, a confluence of daunting trends makes this an especially distressing time.

Pentagon: 45 civilians killed by coalition strikes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 11:33am

Investigations conducted during the month of March reveal that U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria killed 45 civilians, mostly in and around the Iraqi city of Mosul, according to a Pentagon statement released Sunday.

Trump warns North Korea's missiles will get better

Foster Klug and Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 11:07am

President Donald Trump said after North Korea's latest failed rocket launch that communist leader Kim Jong-Un will eventually develop better missiles, and "we can't allow it to happen."

Pope: Humanity couldn't bear war with North Korea

Steve Almasy CNN  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 9:54am

Pope Francis said Saturday he worries that rising tensions between the United States and North Korea could lead to a wide military conflict that would wipe out a "large part of humanity."

Utah could see 2 black women square off in U.S. House election

Michelle L. Price - Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 9:12am

A Millcreek woman running as a Democrat to unseat Utah Republican Rep. Mia Love next year could result in Utah's first congressional race where both the Republican and Democratic nominees are black women.

S.L. Chamber leader Lane Beattie surprised with Giant in Our City award

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 8:49am

Salt Lake Chamber President and CEO Lane Beattie got a big surprise when he was honored as the business organization's "Giant in Our City" during its 130th anniversary celebration Friday night.

Ogden celebrates transformation of old fire station into homeless center

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 7:34am

Amid contentious times for homeless Utahns, Ogden city officials and the founder of Family Promise of Ogden celebrated the ribbon cutting for a fire-station-turned-day-center to help connect homeless families to work and shelter.

Bluffdale officer injured when car rolls during pursuit

Art Raymond  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 11:04pm

A Bluffdale police officer escaped with only minor injuries after he rolled his patrol car during a pursuit on I-15 Saturday evening.

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