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7 new and returning productions to be filmed in Utah

Cristy Meiners, Deseret News  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:56am

The Utah Film Commission recently announced that the Economic Development Board has approved seven new films and television shows to be shot in Utah, bringing over $20 million to the state and creating 479 local jobs.

Army's Redstone Arsenal on lockdown for 'possible active shooter'

Tina Burnside, Jason Hanna and Dave Alsup, CNN  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:49am

The US Army's Redstone Arsenal post in Huntsville, Alabama, is on lockdown because of a "possible active shooter," the facility's Twitter account said Tuesday.


New cyberattack causes mass disruption globally

Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:34am

A new and highly virulent outbreak of malicious data-scrambling software appears to be causing mass disruption across the world, hitting companies and governments in Europe especially hard.

Viral video shows woman accidentally pick up rattlesnake

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:31am

Imagine that you’ve just finished a luxurious soak in your hot tub. As you walk across the yard, you see what you think is your dog’s rope toy on the ground. You reach down to pick it up, but it isn't a toy. It’s a rattlesnake.


GOP leaders labor to rescue health care bill amid defections

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:30am

Top Senate Republicans labored Tuesday to rescue a floundering health care bill that lacked enough GOP votes to even start debate, as the White House stepped up its efforts to win over recalcitrant senators whose resistance was threatening to sink one of the party's long-cherished goals.

From Left Field: Baseball fan blames bullpen in obituary

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:04am

One MLB fan's obituary blamed the bullpen of the Washington Nationals after his death. Meanwhile, a 12-year-old showed off some pretty nice dribble moves against one NBA starting guard.

PepsiCo to remove royal blue branding for U. in unprecedented move

Josh Furlong  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:47am

The iconic blue PepsiCo branding will get an unprecedented change when the University of Utah switches from Coca Cola to PepsiCo as the official beverage provider for the university this week.

Pentagon: 'Active preparations' by Syria for chemical attack

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:45am

The Pentagon said Tuesday it has detected "active preparations" by Syria for a chemical weapons attack, giving weight to a White House threat that the Syrian government would "pay a heavy price" if it carried out such an attack.

Ben Anderson: Donovan Mitchell is the modern-day Jazzman

Ben Anderson  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:33am

Donovan Mitchell is the consummate modern Jazzman, regardless of his play on the floor.

Google hit with record fine by EU, told to change its ways

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 9:45am

After a seven-year legal battle, European authorities came down hard on Google on Tuesday for taking advantage of its dominance in online searches to direct customers to its own businesses, fining the tech giant a record 2.42 billion euros ($2.72 billion) and raising the prospect of more.

Ruling in travel ban leaves myriad questions unanswered

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 9:45am

The Supreme Court's decision to partially reinstate President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban has left the effort to keep some foreigners out of the United States in a murky middle ground, with unanswered questions and possibly more litigation ahead.

Officials fault feds, conservation groups for rapid-spread of wildfire

Pat Reavy, Annie Knox  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 9:37am

Some of Utah's Republican elected officials Monday blamed federal land managers and environmental groups for the rapid spread of a Utah wildfire that is currently the nation's largest and has caused an estimated $10 million in damage.

Ingredient in popular weed killer going on list as cancerous

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:48am

Regulators in California took a pivotal step on Monday toward becoming the first state to require the popular weed killer Roundup to come with a label warning that it's known to cause cancer.

Couple adopts infants with special needs — 88 of them

Ben Burnstein, CNN  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:30am

Camille Geraldi runs a tight house in Ellijay, Georgia.

6 signs you grew up Mormon

Living Scriptures  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:00am

If you grew up in a family where "fart" was a bad word, you might be a Mormon.

Prank call sends SWAT to elderly woman's home, police say

Linda Williams  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 7:28am

A SWAT team surrounded an elderly woman's West Valley City home early Tuesday before police discovered someone apparently made a false report.

Upper Bear Valley evacuated as precaution due to Brian Head Fire

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 10:36pm

Residents of Upper Bear Valley were evacuated Monday morning as forecasted winds are projected to move the Brian Head Fire toward the area northwest of Panguitch, officials said.

Sister, brother file for legal guardianship of embattled county recorder

Annie Knox  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 10:25pm

Family members of embattled Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott are seeking legal permission to make decisions for him.

Woman who lost eye: Beware the dangers of fireworks

Andrew Adams  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 10:23pm

As firefighters across the state warned of the potential hazards of fireworks that are improperly handled and ignited, a woman cautioned families Monday that the risks extend beyond those to land and property.

Parents sue Granite, Canyons, Jordan school districts seeking girls-only football

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:39pm

Six parents, on behalf of their high-school age daughters, have filed a lawsuit against the Granite, Canyons and Jordan school districts seeking all-girls football team, claiming the districts discriminate on the basis of sex.

Rescue crews help bring down 4 lost hikers in Davis County

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:28pm

Search and rescue crews located four lost individuals near Mueller Park, officials confirmed Monday night.


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