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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."

2 teens rescued from reservoir told to yell "Utah Jazz" until located

Freeman Stevenson  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 11:02am

Two teenage boys were rescued after falling into Hyrum reservoir after being instructed by search and rescue to yell “Utah Jazz” until they could be located.

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.

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.

Wandering cougar euthanized in Salt Lake City Saturday morning

Freeman Stevenson  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 10:40pm

A cougar was euthanized in downtown Salt Lake City after it wandered into residential areas on Saturday.

Absent glitter and Trump, journalists honor press freedom

Jack Gillum, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 10:31pm

Prominent Washington journalists, if not Hollywood stars, celebrated the First Amendment during the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner, an event that lacked the glitter of past years because of the absence of the president of the United States.

3 in custody following I-80 traffic stop, fleeing investigation

Payton Davis and Art Raymond  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 10:26pm

Three people were taken into custody following a traffic stop Saturday morning that turned into a fugitive hunt that lasted throughout the day.

Fallen soldier with Utah ties remembered as hero

Art Raymond  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 10:20pm

Army Ranger Sgt. Cameron Thomas, was one of two U.S. soldiers killed Wednesday in a firefight with ISIS combatants in Afghanistan. Thomas' father is originally from Payson and other family members still live in the state.

At 100 days in, Trump rallies backers in PA, claims 'change'

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 10:02pm

President Donald Trump on Saturday marked his 100th day in office by claiming historic action on his agenda, renewing promises on health care and taxes and attacking the news media that he says is misleading Americans.

'Super Adoption' event connects pets and people

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 9:42pm

Ryan and Alison Poffenberger said they brought their three young children Saturday to the first-ever Best Friends Super Adoption event outside of Salt Lake City just to look at the shelter and rescue animals hoping to find a home.

University of Utah Health Care appoints interim CEO

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 9:12pm

The University of Utah Health Care has announced the appointment of an interim CEO.

Hacker claims release of stolen copies of Netflix series

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 8:53pm

A hacker claims to have followed through on a threat to release several episodes from the upcoming season of Netflix's hit series "Orange Is The New Black."

3 men not wearing seat belts killed in St. George rollover, UHP says

Art Raymond  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 8:40pm

Three men who troopers say were not wearing seat belts died Saturday following a single-vehicle rollover accident near St. George. One passenger who was wearing a seat belt survived the accident with minor injuries.

What the Jazz need to do in Game 7

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 8:19pm

With the Jazz facing their first do-or-die game in nearly a decade, here's some things they'll need to focus on come Sunday.

Washington County town hopes to win grant to help build its first park

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 7:42pm

Residents of Enterprise, Washington County, are hoping to get enough votes in a USA Today contest to win grant money to help build the town's first park.

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