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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.


Fuel spill spurs I-15 northbound closure

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 12:46pm

Northbound lanes on I-15 shut down Thursday after a dump truck spilled diesel fuel near 6800 South, officials said.

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.

Park City company makes splash with floating speaker

Mike Stapley, 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, 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.


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.

Austria finds 20, maybe up to 50, migrants dead in truck

Ronald Zak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 11:01am

Austrian police on Thursday discovered the decomposing bodies of at least 20 — and possibly up to 50 — migrants stacked in a truck parked on the shoulder of the main highway from Budapest to Vienna.

13-year-old son helps rescue Utah dad in Idaho wilderness  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 11:01am

A Utah man is recovering after being hit by a falling boulder in the Idaho backcountry. He survived thanks to his quick-thinking 13-year-old son, he said.

Woman gives birth to conjoined twins in Colorado

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 10:41am

A woman who gave birth to conjoined twins in Colorado told a TV station Thursday that one of her daughters has survived.

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.

Sinkhole in China swallows 5 people

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 8:25am

A sinkhole in a northeastern Chinese city swallowed five people in a dramatic scene that was captured on security video and shared widely on Chinese social media.

Contact lens makers taking fight over price law to court

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 8:13am

A legal battle over a hotly contested Utah law banning minimum prices for contact lenses is set to come before a federal appeals court on Thursday.

For girl losing hair, a stranger reaches out to help

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 8:01am

A good samaritan is raising money for an eighth grade girl he's never met who is losing her hair.

Latest on TV shooting: Station is live for morning show

Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 7:28am

As WDBJ-TV broadcasts its morning show a day after two of its journalists were killed, people are stopping by two colorful memorials outside.

Utahns would vote for Trump over Clinton despite disliking him more, poll shows

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 7:05am

Utahns don't like Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, and they dislike Republican frontrunner Donald Trump even more. Yet when the two go head-to-head in a new poll, The Donald wins.

Man ordered to pay $8,000 to cyclist he hit twice

Geoff Liesik  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 6:47am

A Price man has been ordered to pay $8,000 in restitution to a cyclist he hit twice with his SUV. Matthew Alan Thatcher must also pay a $1,000 fine and complete 36 months of probation as part of his sentence in an aggravated assault case.

Utah tents being used in Nepal for newborns

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:27pm

Mothers giving birth in Nepal don't have many options as to where to do it after devastating earthquakes ruined several medical buildings.


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