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Trump says US on brink of becoming net exporter of energy

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:47pm

With U.S. exports of oil and natural gas surging, President Donald Trump says the U.S. is on the brink of becoming a net exporter of oil, gas and other resources.


'Swatting' call sends full police response to elderly West Valley woman's home

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:45pm

A SWAT team and officers from several agencies responded to a West Valley residence late Monday on a report of a possible shooting and a suspect who was suicidal.


Facing defections, Senate GOP leaders delay health care vote

Alan Fram and Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:36pm

In a bruising setback, Senate Republican leaders shelved a vote on their prized health care bill Tuesday until at least next month, forced to retreat by a GOP rebellion that left them lacking enough votes to even begin debate.


'Possible active shooter' reported at Army's Redstone Arsenal

Tina Burnside, Jason Hanna and Dave Alsup, CNN  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:34pm

Part of the US Army's Redstone Arsenal post in northern Alabama was on lockdown for hours Tuesday as investigators tried to investigate reports that a shooter was in one of the buildings.

Health care protest blocks street in downtown SLC

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:22pm

Dozens of protesters blocked a section of State Street in downtown Salt Lake City Tuesday afternoon in a march against Sen. Orrin Hatch’s support of the new proposed health care bill.


US to Syria: 'Heavy price' awaits any chemical weapons use

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:15pm

The Trump administration threatened Tuesday that Syria will pay "a heavy price" if it follows through on what the U.S. says are preparations for another chemical weapons attack — warning of action that could plunge America deeper into a civil war alongside the fight against Islamic State militants.

Have You Seen This? Ben Folds composes song for orchestra in 10 minutes

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:15pm

It takes me longer to get out of bed than it takes Ben Folds to compose an entire song for a full orchestra.


Estranged husband admits murdering prominent restaurateur in arson fire

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:06pm

The estranged husband of restaurateur John Williams pleaded guilty Tuesday to trapping the prominent Salt Lake man in his home and setting it ablaze, killing him.

4 costs you haven't factored into your homebuying budget

Beth Braverman, CNN  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:55pm

It's not cheap to buy a home these days, and we're not just talking about the price of the home itself.

County Council to consider investigation into troubled recorder's residency

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:31pm

The Salt Lake County Council is slated today to consider an investigation into whether troubled Recorder Gary Ott lives in the county he's been elected to represent.


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.

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.

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.

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.


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