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Montana election pits behavior against partisan loyalties

Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:13pm

A last-minute assault charge against a congressional candidate jolted many people in the nation who were viewing the election Thursday as a referendum on President Donald Trump's young administration.

Utah launches Search and Rescue Assistance card to help fund search and rescue efforts

Keith McCord  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:09pm

The Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation launched a new program Thursday to help raise extra funds for search and rescue efforts—the Utah Search and Rescue Assistance (USARA) card.

FBI looks at Kushner-Russia meetings; more documents sought

Matthew Daly and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:00pm

The FBI is investigating meetings that President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, had in December with Russian officials, The Washington Post and NBC News reported Thursday.

A mother's story of heartbeak and a message for drivers

Erin Goff  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:48pm

Mother of teen killed in crosswalk warns drivers to be safe during "100 Deadliest Days."

Utah law that could send online bullies to jail criticized

Hallie Golden, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:32pm

Utah lawmakers hope a new, unusual law cuts down on increasingly troubling forms of cyber harassment by giving authorities the ability to send online bullies to jail for a year.

Small southern Utah town to honor 6 killed in 1943 military plane crash

Carter Williams and Marc Giauque  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:27pm

In the summer of 1943 during the middle of World War II, a plane carrying six military members headed to Colorado crashed in a forest just outside of Loa. 74 years later, their legacy is being remembered with a new memorial.

5-year-old hospitalized after auto-pedestrian accident in Box Elder County

Liesl Nielsen and Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:18pm

A five-year-old was hospitalized in stable condition after an auto-pedestrian accident in Box Elder County Thursday evening, police confirmed.

New United Utah Party pushing to make deadline for 3rd District special election

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:04pm

The new United Utah Party submitted petitions Thursday to become an official political party in the state, but probably not in time for the special election in the 3rd Congressional District.

Conservationist buys Needles Outpost for $2.5M during controversial land auction

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:00pm

Conservationist, philanthropist and millionaire Jennifer Speers bought 640 acres of land in Bears Ears National Monument Wednesday after a bidding war with a venture capital company.

Cycling grows muscles and brain, sharpens thinking, study says

Erin Goff  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:45pm

Think faster, feel happier and remember more just by spinning your wheels. The veloLove Cycling Team tells us why they hit the pavement.

Outdoor Retailer takes show to Denver

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:05pm

Two major outdoor recreation trade shows are merging to create one mega winter expo. Emerald Expositions has acquired the SnowSports Industries America Snow Show held each winter in Denver. Emerald also produces the Outdoor Retailer show.

500 gallons of nitric acid spilled in SLC; no known threat to public

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:04pm

Five hundred gallons of nitric acid were spilled at a chemical plant in Salt Lake City Thursday morning, authorities said.

Two hospitalized after 3-car crash in Draper

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:48pm

Two people were hospitalized with serious injuries after a three-car crash Thursday, police say.

Man who pretended to be LDS general authority pleads guilty to fraud

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:17pm

A former Utah County Commissioner accused in a scheme that defrauded investors of hundreds of thousands of dollars by, in part, posing as top LDS officials, has pleaded guilty.

Sen. Mike Lee, others introduce bill to prevent indefinite detention

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:44pm

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, is among a nonpartisan group of senators who introduced a bill Wednesday to protect Americans from being detained indefinitely without a charge or trial.

Trump travel ban blocked; fight headed for Supreme Court

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:19pm

President Donald Trump's revised travel ban "speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination," a federal appeals court said Thursday in ruling against the executive order targeting six Muslim-majority countries.

UK bomber said to have pleaded 'Forgive me' before blast

Jill Lawless, Paisley Dodds, Maggie Michael and Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:19pm

The suspect in the deadly Manchester concert bombing was driven by what he saw as unjust treatment of Arabs in Britain, a relative said Thursday, confirming he made a final phone call in which he pleaded: "Forgive me."

Woman struck by train survives, loses limbs

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:12pm

A woman run over by a Union Pacific train early Thursday had an arm and a leg severed but is expected to survive, according to Salt Lake police.

'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' still isn't the sequel we've been waiting for

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:58pm

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” is the best Pirates movie since “The Curse of the Black Pearl,” but that’s not saying a lot.

Trump scolds fellow NATO leaders: Spend more for military

Julie Pace and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:40pm

Surrounded by stone-faced allies, President Donald Trump rebuked fellow NATO members Thursday for failing to meet the military alliance's financial benchmarks, asserting that leaves it weaker and shortchanges "the people and taxpayers of the United States."

Have You Seen This? Metal that melts in your hands

Angie Treasure, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:28pm

On his addictive channel, DaveHax — a Brit who narrates science/hack videos — played with gallium, a metal that’s solid at room temperature, but liquefies at approximately 86 degrees Fahrenheit.

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