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Live now: OJ Simpson makes case for his freedom

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 11:04am

Former football star and convicted felon O.J. Simpson will command the world's attention once again Thursday when he pleads for his freedom on live TV.

From Left Field: Utah's Kyle Kuzma gets recognition from Kevin Durant

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:59am

Former Utah basketball star Kyle Kuzma received a shoutout from Kevin Durant after winning the NBA Summer League MVP trophy and championship. That, plus one Tour de France rider showed off his gnarly legs after finishing a stage.

Authorities investigating alleged sibling shooting in Garfield County

Tracie Sullivan, St. George News  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:43am

What appears to have started as a sibling argument quickly turned tragic after a young boy shot his older stepsister in the back, authorities said.

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McCain says 'I'll be back soon' as he battles brain cancer

Donna Cassata, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:31am

Battling brain cancer, Sen. John McCain on Thursday promised to return to work, making a good-natured dig at his Republican and Democratic colleagues who were jolted by news of the six-term lawmaker's diagnosis.

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One boy died, then another — and the opioid epidemic came into full view

Jesse Hyde, Deseret News  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:23am

The boys didn’t know what they were doing. The drug was a powder. They called it “pink.” It had come from China.

Coaches hoping Laulu-Pututau’s weight gain bears fruit on Cougar tight ends

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:15am

Like a lot of high school football players with Division I aspirations, Moroni Laulu-Pututau wore a lot of hats in his prep days at Mountain Crest, but never tight end. Until now.

For world champion cowboy Kaycee Feild, Days of ’47 adds to legacy of legendary father

Rod Zundel  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 9:20am

For four-time world bareback champion Kaycee Feild and the rest of the first family of Utah rodeo, the Days of ’47 represents a special place — starting with the new statue that sits outside the rodeo arena honoring a legend of the sport.

Senate Judiciary Committee approves FBI director nomination

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 8:56am

The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved the nomination of President Donald Trump's pick to head the FBI.

Jeff Sessions: 'I plan to continue' as attorney general

Miranda Green, CNN  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 8:45am

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he plans to continue in his job despite President Donald Trump's comments that he'd have picked someone else had he known Sessions would recuse himself from the Justice Department's Russia investigation.

Facebook working on way to charge for reading news articles

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 8:42am

Facebook is working on a way for news organizations to charge readers for articles they share and read on the social network.

Sneak peek at US Navy's new $13B aircraft carrier

Zachary Cohen, CNN  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 8:23am

Perched 50 feet above the USS Gerald Ford's massive flight deck, Petty Officer 1st Class Jose Triana has a clear view of the horizon from his padded captain's chair in the pilot house of the world's most advanced aircraft carrier.

Getaway driver in Provo gang robbery, shooting pleads guilty

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 7:59am

The alleged getaway driver for three people accused of killing a Provo man in a gang-related robbery and shooting has pleaded guilty.

U. to launch new 'quantitative analysis' institute using $20M from Eccles, Koch organizations

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 7:31am

The University of Utah has announced plans to launch a new center, called the Marriner S. Eccles Institute of Economics and Quantitative Analysis, designed to help top students form early partnerships with prestigious employers.

Days of '47 Rodeo settles in to new home with prayer, poem, praise

Annie Knox  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 7:11am

Utah's Days of '47 Rodeo broke in its new 10,000-seat home Wednesday with praise from Utah political and religious leaders

Provo woman gives birth to baby inside pants at hospital parking lot

Camilla Stimpson  |  Posted   Jul 19th - 11:59pm

Shamika Hayes didn't have time to make it into the hospital or remove her pants before her baby girl made an appearance.

At last: Man receives package more than a decade later

Ashley Moser  |  Posted   Jul 19th - 11:22pm

It’s never fun getting a package late, especially if you need it by a certain date. Try waiting 14 years.

DEA agent: fentanyl not just a problem for drug users

Nicole Vowell  |  Posted   Jul 19th - 10:35pm

A DEA agent says the fentanyl crisis is not just a drug user problem. A faint exposure to the residue of a drug so lethal, a simple walk down a street could put one in danger.

West Valley School for teen mothers loses appeal for charter

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted   Jul 19th - 10:20pm

A school in West Valley City that serves teen mothers and pregnant teens is shutting down after the State Charter School Board voted for the charter's termination.

Salem flooding affects 100 homes

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 19th - 9:40pm

About 100 homes in Salem were affected by flooding around 3 p.m. Wednesday in what Salem City Police Sgt. Greg Smith called a once-in-a-century storm.

Trump exhorts Senate anew to rid US of Obamacare

Erica Werner and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 19th - 9:32pm

Lecturing fellow Republicans, President Donald Trump summoned GOP senators to the White House Wednesday and told them face-to-face they must not leave town for their August recess without sending him an "Obamacare" repeal bill to sign. Senators responded by vowing to revive legislative efforts left for dead twice already this week.

Charges: Pleasant Grove man chases down, hits man after RV rental dispute

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 19th - 9:13pm

A Pleasant Grove man was charged Wednesday after prosecutors say chased down a group that had just returned an RV rented by the man’s mother and struck a man with his vehicle, according to court documents.

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