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West Jordan man makes toys for the needy but can't make rent: 'How can I close down now?'

Ray Boone  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 11:33pm

For the past 15 years, Alton Thacker and his team have been cranking out wooden cars for kids — and he's only been paid in smiles.

Police: 8 shot during San Diego pool party; suspect dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 10:47pm

Police say officers shot and killed an armed man suspected of shooting eight people Sunday at an apartment complex in San Diego.

Utah lacrosse caps historic turnaround with 1st national postseason berth since 2005

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 10:45pm

It was a turnaround and a historic season, by any means, for the Utes, even before Sunday night's announcement of its first MCLA playoff bid since 2005.

N. Korea missile fears in Japan: 'Whatever will be, will be'

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 9:58pm

Residents living near U.S. military bases in Japan are facing a fresh reality: Their neighborhoods are on the frontline of North Korea's dispute with America and if Pyongyang were to attack they would have just minutes to shelter from incoming missiles.

Utah technology aiding anti-poaching efforts in South Africa

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 9:14pm

A Davis County company is using its technology in the fight against illegal poaching of threatened and endangered species. Ogden-based International Armoring Corp. has contracted to outfit four helicopters for South Africa’s Anti-Poaching Task Force.

Congressional negotiators reach deal on government funding through September

Manu Raju and Ted Barrett CNN  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 8:40pm

Bipartisan congressional negotiators reached a critical agreement late Sunday on a massive spending bill that if approved by the House and Senate would fund the government through the end of September.

Canyons educators to receive at least 4 percent pay raise

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 8:15pm

The Canyons Board of Education approved Tuesday a new salary schedule that raises teacher pay by at least 4 percent and bumps starting pay for teachers by $6,000 to $40,500.

John Legend named 1st recipient of new social justice award

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 7:42pm

John Legend is expected on a Massachusetts college campus this week to receive a social justice award.

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.


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.


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