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BYU students create prosthetic socket to aid amputees in Africa

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:00pm

For eleven bloody years, rebels in Sierra Leone cut off the limbs of more than 27,000 people, leaving thousands permanently disabled. Now, six BYU students are working to create affordable prosthetic sockets to aid the surviving amputees.

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Daggett County sheriff resigns amid jail controversy

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:52pm

Daggett County Sheriff Jerry Jorgensen resigned Sunday amid controversy over allegations of misconduct at the county jail.

Recall: Cooked chicken breast was undercooked

Annie Knox  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:41pm

So far, there have been no reports of illness related to the raw meat.

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In call to Trump, Chinese leader urges restraint over NKorea

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:32pm

As the world braces for a possible North Korean nuclear test, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday urged restraint in a call to President Donald Trump. America's U.N. envoy warned of a strike if Pyongyang attacks a U.S. military base or tests an intercontinental ballistic missile.

New Orleans takes down white supremacist monument

Jesse J. Holland and Gerald Herbert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:49pm

A monument to a deadly white-supremacist uprising in 1874 was removed under cover of darkness by workers in masks and bulletproof vests Monday as New Orleans joined the movement to take down symbols of the Confederacy and the Jim Crow South.

Morgan deputies looking at fentanyl in overdose case, warrant states

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:16pm

A synthetic opioid 50 times stronger than heroin may be to blame for the near fatal overdose of a Morgan County teen recently.

Seniors share time, experience as Head Start volunteers

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:45pm

On Monday, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams encouraged senior citizens in the community to join the county's Senior Corps, where they can participate in programs such as Foster Grandparents, Meals on Wheels and even ride-sharing.

Car rams school bus in South Salt Lake

Annie Knox  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:28pm

A car hit a school bus carrying about 40 junior high students after school Monday, a Granite School District spokesman said.

Jury divided in 1st trial for Cliven Bundy's Nevada standoff

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:33pm

A federal jury in Las Vegas found two men guilty Monday in an armed standoff that stopped government agents from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy's Nevada ranch in 2014, but then deadlocked on federal charges against four others.

Trump to order review of monuments

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:04pm

President Trump is expected to roll out an executive order Wednesday directing an Interior Department review of presidential monument designations over the past 20 years, including the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments.

5 best road trips to take as the weather warms up

End Text Wrecks  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:00pm

They don't call our state BeUtahful for nothing. As the weather warms up, check out some of the top road trips you can take in Utah and its surrounding states.

At least global warming may get Americans off the couch more

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:33pm

Global warming's milder winters will likely nudge Americans off the couch more in the future, a rare, small benefit of climate change, a new study finds.

Hurricane man arrested for allegedly assaulting wife, 8-year-old child

Josh Furlong  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:02pm

A Hurricane man was arrested Sunday after allegedly assaulting his wife and child.

Republicans want to muzzle database of consumer complaints

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:42pm

U.S. consumers filed nearly 300,000 complaints last year about their dealings with banks, credit card issuers and other financial services companies. Most of those complaints were compiled and made available for anyone to see as part of a database administered by the federal government.

Obama dishes on leadership at 1st event since leaving office

Sophia Tareen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:25pm

Former President Barack Obama used his first public appearance since leaving office to dole out advice to young people on leadership, managing social media and even marriage. What he didn't do was mention his successor.

Have You Seen This? Man bowls 12 strikes in record time

Mary Dalrymple  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:15pm

Ben Ketola, a 23-year-old bowler, just broke the world record for the fastest perfect bowling game in history. Watch him get 12 strikes in an unbelievable 86.9 seconds.

2 ways for hiking fly fishers to enjoy a Cache Forest gem

Robert Williamson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:01pm

White Pine Lake in the Cache National Forest is a great hiking destination with opportunities to catch brightly colored brook trout. Here are two ways to enjoy this wonderful lake and area.

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The surprising place your student may be getting bullied

Mariana Chrisney, Deseret News  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:55pm

Bully victimization doesn't only happen during school and after classes, but can happen between school and home when children ride the bus. School districts across the country have found different methods to prevent bullying in school buses.

Fearing a worker shortage, farmers push back on immigration

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:16pm

The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants.

Astronaut breaks US space record, gets call from Trump

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:48am

Astronaut Peggy Whitson broke the U.S. record Monday for most time in space and talked up Mars during a congratulatory call from President Donald Trump.

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