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First Lady dedicates 'healing' garden at children's hospital

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 5:48pm

Off in the distance, young patients can see the Washington Monument from the hospital's new rooftop "healing" garden, dedicated Friday by first lady Melania Trump as a place children and their families can breathe fresh air, "relax and enjoy in peace."

Mother and son graduate from BYU on the same day

Mary Richards  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 5:09pm

BYU’s convocation ceremonies today included a special moment for one family — a mother and youngest son walked across the stage at the same time.


Seoul: N. Korea fails in missile test-fire near its capital

Foster Klug and Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 5:07pm

A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch Saturday, South Korea and the United States said, the second such test-fire flop in recent weeks but a clear message of defiance as a U.S. supercarrier conducts drills in nearby waters.


Southbound I-15 lanes reopen after 14-vehicle crash

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 4:54pm

A 14-vehicle crash briefly closed as much as four lanes of southbound I-15 Friday afternoon, Utah Highway Patrol said.

NSA to stop collecting some internet communications

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 4:44pm

The nation's signals intelligence agency said Friday it will no longer collect certain communications moving on the internet simply because they mention a foreign intelligence target, in a move applauded by privacy advocates.

Police arrest Bountiful man suspected of groping 3 shoppers

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 4:31pm

A Bountiful man suspected of groping at least three shoppers was arrested Thursday at his home.

In Egypt, pope brings a message of peace amid crackdown

Nicole Winfield and Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 3:15pm

Pope Francis demanded that Egypt's Muslim leaders teach a rejection of violence in God's name during a delicate visit Friday to the Arab world's most populous country, and he strongly backed its uncompromising crackdown on political Islam and militancy.

Congress settles for stopgap to avoid government shutdown

Erica Werner and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 3:15pm

Congress took the easy way out to keep the government open on the eve of Donald Trump's 100th day in office, passing a weeklong stop-gap spending bill Friday that amounted to more of a defeat for the president than a victory.

12 of the biggest movies coming to theaters in 2017

Travis Poppleton, Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 3:02pm

Next week kicks off summer blockbuster season with "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2." Here are 12 of the most anticipated movies still to come in 2017.

15 date ideas under $40

Robert J. DeBry and Associates  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 3:00pm

Friday night, date night...but you've hit your spending budget for the month. Here are some date ideas under $40 you could try tonight (and future nights).

Trump tells NRA: 'You have a true friend' in White House

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 1:45pm

President Donald Trump reaffirmed his support for gun rights Friday, telling attendees of a National Rifle Association convention that "the eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end."

Drugged driving surpasses drunken driving among drivers killed in crashes, report finds

Robert Jimison, CNN  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 1:38pm

Driving under the influence of drugs was deadlier in 2015 than driving while drunk, a new report found. Still, some safety experts caution that drunken driving remains a bigger problem and say that drugged driving needs more research.

Have You Seen This? Beagle sings the blues

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 1:15pm

Even beagles get sad sometimes and they just need to sing the blues.

Poll: UVU president viewed most favorable by 3rd District Republicans to take Chaffetz's seat

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 12:30pm

In the wake of Rep. Jason Chaffetz's announcement that he intentions to vacate his seat, a new poll of Republican voters in Utah's 3rd Congressional District released Friday shows surprising support for UVU President Matthew Holland.

Tips for fishing kokanee salmon in spring, summer

Brad Kerr, Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 11:59am

Kokanee salmon are a highly sought-after fish in Utah reservoirs. These fish are not that difficult to catch when one follows a few steps for locating and getting lures down to them. Here are a few tips for having success in catching kokanee salmon.


What ESPN layoffs mean for BYU athletics and how we watch them

Ryan Teeples, for The Deseret News  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 11:39am

As the news about ESPN's layoffs hit the airwaves and the web Wednesday, speculation in Utah immediately turned to what the cost-cutting at the sports giant means for its next deal with BYU.

Former Utah lineman's son steals NFL draft spotlight; Atlanta's pick fires up viewers

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 11:32am

Utah offensive lineman Garett Bolles' son steals the NFL Draft spotlight, Atlanta's first round pick pumps up viewers with his passion and a pitcher does something that happens literally once in a blue moon.

Jazz PA announcer still hopes for NBA title before his retirement

Cleon Wall  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 11:04am

Dan Roberts has spent 37 years watching the Jazz from one of the best seats in the house. And he hopes the team can claim one championship before he drops the mic.

Utah could see 2 black women square off in US House election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 10:44am

A Salt Lake City-area 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.

Idaho students greeted with touching display of support following tragedies

Nate Eaton,  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 10:28am

Students at Rigby High School arriving for class Friday morning were greeted with a touching display of support following two recent tragedies.

Interest in the Jazz peaking for the playoffs

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 10:15am

Of course the Jazz are popular at playoff time in Utah, but just how popular? We took a look at some metrics to find out.


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