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Scarlett Johansson's OpenAI feud rekindles Hollywood fear of artificial intelligence

Scarlett Johansson's OpenAI feud rekindles Hollywood fear of artificial intelligence

Dawn Chmielewski and Anna Tong, Reuters  |  Updated May 27 - 9:37 a.m.  |  Save Story

OpenAI's apparent use of a voice with a likeness of Scarlett Johansson is fueling a backlash against artificial intelligence across Hollywood.
Older Americans often don't prepare for long-term care, from costs to emotional toll

Older Americans often don't prepare for long-term care, from costs to emotional toll

Brian Arola, Associated Press  |  Updated May 27 - 9:05 a.m.  |  Save Story

Many Americans are unprepared for what can be an emotional, costly and guilt-inducing process of finding long-term care for a loved one.
This southern Utah city says it saved 87M gallons of water with smart meters

This southern Utah city says it saved 87M gallons of water with smart meters

Haven Scott, St. George News  |  Posted May 27 - 8:21 a.m.  |  Save Story

A southern Utah mayor says his city's new Advanced Metering Infrastructure water meters will go down in the record books.
Backyard Offices are changing the way people work, create, and play

Backyard Offices are changing the way people work, create, and play

Backyard Office Utah  |  Posted May 27 - 8:00 a.m.  |  Save Story

Building an extra space to separate your home and professional life is what one company specializes in.
73-year-old survives five days in the wilderness after raft flips on Idaho river

73-year-old survives five days in the wilderness after raft flips on Idaho river

Kaitlyn Hart, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted May 27 - 7:30 a.m.  |  Save Story

A 73-year-old man endured five days in the wilderness after his raft fell apart on the Salmon River in Idaho.
Got wild swine? Then you have a problem

Got wild swine? Then you have a problem

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted May 26 - 10:29 p.m.  |  Save Story

They are big, nasty, dangerous and damaging. Wild hogs are such a problem, it is open season to hunt them down and kill them in many states.
Use these 7 tricks to feed your family for less

Use these 7 tricks to feed your family for less

Sara Nelson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26 - 9:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

Managing a household's budget is getting tougher day by day. For many, it feels impossible to keep food costs in check as grocery prices surge higher than ever.
'The Letter' Season 2: Conversation with a killer

'The Letter' Season 2: Conversation with a killer

Amy Donaldson, KSL Podcasts  |  Posted May 26 - 9:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

"The Letter Season 2: Ripple Effect" podcast explores what happened after two young fathers were murdered outside an iconic Utah restaurant in 1982.
Two-thirds in US fear violence could follow election, Reuters/Ipsos poll finds

Two-thirds in US fear violence could follow election, Reuters/Ipsos poll finds

Jason Lange and Andy Sullivan, Reuters  |  Posted May 26 - 8:12 p.m.  |  Save Story

Two out of three Americans say they are concerned that political violence could follow the Nov. 5 election rematch between Democratic President Joe Biden and his Republican predecessor Donald Trump, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found.
Man drowns in Taylorsville apartment complex swimming pool

Man drowns in Taylorsville apartment complex swimming pool

Mark Jones, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 26 - 7:25 p.m.  |  Save Story

Police say a 35-year-old man drowned in a swimming pool at a Taylorsville apartment complex on Sunday.
Gen Z is deleting dating apps. Here's what Utah-based app Mutual is trying

Gen Z is deleting dating apps. Here's what Utah-based app Mutual is trying

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted May 26 - 7:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Believe it or not, Generation Z is tired of scrolling — especially if it's on a dating app.
St. George family believes they found long-lost charm on eBay

St. George family believes they found long-lost charm on eBay

Andrew Adams, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 26 - 6:22 p.m.  |  Save Story

A St. George woman was reunited with a lost family charm in an unexpected place on the internet.
Layton man charged with killing his father now charged with threatening puppy owner

Layton man charged with killing his father now charged with threatening puppy owner

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted May 26 - 5:29 p.m.  |  Save Story

Jeremy Ross Pulver was charged Friday with threatening to kill a man selling puppies the day before his father's body was found.
At least 15 dead after severe weather carves path of ruin across multiple states in the South

At least 15 dead after severe weather carves path of ruin across multiple states in the South

Sean Murphy and Julio Cortez, Associated Press  |  Updated May 26 - 5:18 p.m.  |  Save Story

Powerful storms have killed at least 15 people and left a wide trail of destruction across Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Gov. Cox, other leaders share vision for Utah ahead of a 2034 Winter Olympics

Gov. Cox, other leaders share vision for Utah ahead of a 2034 Winter Olympics

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted May 26 - 4:40 p.m.  |  Save Story

Another Games is seen as motivation to get big projects done, but federal funding may be an issue.
They're healing the blind, the lame and the maimed … and seeking more aid to further the cause

They're healing the blind, the lame and the maimed … and seeking more aid to further the cause

Lee Benson, Deseret News  |  Posted May 26 - 4:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utahns Michael Nebeker, Doug Jackson and Hugh West are leaders of charities that perform life-changing essential surgeries.
Mother of toddler who nearly drowned in Beaver County says 'MRI wasn't good'

Mother of toddler who nearly drowned in Beaver County says 'MRI wasn't good'

Mark Jones, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 26 - 3:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

A toddler who nearly drowned in a Beaver County creek has been not speaking after waking up from a coma. Recent MRI results did not look promising, but his family is not giving up.
Have You Seen This? Plane buzzes cars on the highway

Have You Seen This? Plane buzzes cars on the highway

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted May 26 - 3:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

If an airplane and a car approach each other on the highway, who has the right of way?
1 dead in Glendale neighborhood shooting; police investigating

1 dead in Glendale neighborhood shooting; police investigating

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Updated May 26 - 2:36 p.m.  |  Save Story

Salt Lake police are investigating the shooting death of a 30-year-old man in the Glendale area Sunday.
US screens record 2.95M airline passengers in single day

US screens record 2.95M airline passengers in single day

David Shepardson, Reuters  |  Posted May 26 - 2:12 p.m.  |  Save Story

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration said it screened 2.95 million airline passengers on Friday, the highest number ever on a single day.
Man accused in killing of 2 missing men earlier this year is facing additional charges

Man accused in killing of 2 missing men earlier this year is facing additional charges

Mark Jones, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 26 - 1:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

A man accused of killing two men missing from San Juan County earlier this year is facing additional charges.
Best and worst states to have a baby, report finds

Best and worst states to have a baby, report finds

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted May 26 - 12:17 p.m.  |  Save Story

Determining the best place to raise a family involves several factors, including maternal health and the cost of raising a family. One report compiled the data into a list of the best and worst states to raise a family.
'Miracle at Gapyeong': President Jeffrey R. Holland introduces inspirational video

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'Miracle at Gapyeong': President Jeffrey R. Holland introduces inspirational video

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted May 26 - 11:25 a.m.  |  Save Story

A new 11-minute film from Latter-day Saint leader President Jeffrey R. Holland is designed to be used in youth lessons, devotionals and family gatherings.
Southern Utah man accused of possessing child pornography sentenced to federal prison

Southern Utah man accused of possessing child pornography sentenced to federal prison

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted May 26 - 10:21 a.m.  |  Save Story

A Washington City man arrested during an undercover sting operation was sentenced in federal court for possessing videos depicting the sexual abuse of children.
Utah man declined $100K offer to travel to Congo on 'security job' that was covert coup attempt

Utah man declined $100K offer to travel to Congo on 'security job' that was covert coup attempt

Hannah Schoenbaum, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26 - 9:47 a.m.  |  Save Story

The friend of a prominent Congolese opposition leader's son said he turned down a six-figure offer to travel there as part of the family's security detail in what turned out to be a failed coup attempt.
Investigation underway after fire destroys historic Salt Lake church

Investigation underway after fire destroys historic Salt Lake church

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted May 26 - 8:53 a.m.  |  Save Story

A Sugar House historic church slated for demolition was heavily damaged by fire early Sunday, despite the best efforts of Salt Lake City firefighters.
HPV vaccine provides real benefits for men, analysis shows

HPV vaccine provides real benefits for men, analysis shows

Nancy Lapid, Reuters  |  Posted May 26 - 8:21 a.m.  |  Save Story

Vaccination of boys and men against the human papillomavirus reduces their risk of head and neck cancers and other malignancies, a new analysis shows.
High water levels at Bear Lake mean less beach space this summer

High water levels at Bear Lake mean less beach space this summer

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 26 - 7:49 a.m.  |  Save Story

Water officials said by the time the water peaks, Bear Lake will be about 2 feet short of full. This means less room for people who want to enjoy the beach Memorial Day weekend.
The Reagan Caucus wants to reclaim the Republican Party

The Reagan Caucus wants to reclaim the Republican Party

Brigham Tomco, Deseret News  |  Posted May 26 - 7:11 a.m.  |  Save Story

In Utah, the Reagan Caucus has endorsed candidates to replace Mitt Romney and John Curtis. Does it have sway with voters?
Utah Royals shut out 1-0 against Kansas City in homecoming loss

Utah Royals shut out 1-0 against Kansas City in homecoming loss

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated May 25 - 11:40 p.m.  |  Save Story

A return to their home field after three weeks away wasn't enough to break a losing streak that extended to five games for the Utah Royals.
Utah congressmen's offices recognized for constituent services, workplace environment

Utah congressmen's offices recognized for constituent services, workplace environment

Gitanjali Poonia, Deseret News  |  Posted May 25 - 10:29 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah Reps. Blake Moore and Burgess Owens' offices have been recognized for constituent services and workplace environment. Both are nominated for national awards.
Ogden's Hidden Valley Trail: A strenuous but rewarding hike

Ogden's Hidden Valley Trail: A strenuous but rewarding hike

Robert Williamson for KSL.com  |  Posted May 25 - 9:39 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Hidden Valley Trail provides hikers with great views of Ogden and the surrounding valley, including views of Allen Peak and Mount Ogden. It is a view well worth the hike to get there.
RSL overcomes early deficit again for 3-3 draw in Dallas

RSL overcomes early deficit again for 3-3 draw in Dallas

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated May 25 - 9:19 p.m.  |  Save Story

Real Salt Lake's double-digit unbeaten streak was in mighty peril after going down 3-0 to FC Dallas early in the second half Saturday at Toyota Stadium.
Elite sheepdogs compete happily in pouring rain at Midway herding championship

Elite sheepdogs compete happily in pouring rain at Midway herding championship

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted May 25 - 9:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

"Perhaps the largest attended sheepdog trial in the world," is underway at Soldier Hollow, and bordie collies from around the world competed Saturday.
Massage parlor owner sentenced for prostitution, unlawful activity

Massage parlor owner sentenced for prostitution, unlawful activity

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 25 - 8:21 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Murray massage parlor owner will spend at least three years on probation and pay a $7,500 fine after admitting to exploiting prostitution.
Utahn shares the joy of busking at Salt Lake City's Buskerfest

Utahn shares the joy of busking at Salt Lake City's Buskerfest

Peter Rosen, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 25 - 7:37 p.m.  |  Save Story

If you're downtown this weekend, you might see a unicycling unicorn. It's not a hallucination, it's Buskerfest. A celebration of street performers.
Utah junior high student diagnosed with brain cancer finds joy in track and field

Utah junior high student diagnosed with brain cancer finds joy in track and field

Arianne Brown for KSL.com  |  Posted May 25 - 7:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

Alden Peterson was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive brain cancer that left parts of his body paralyzed. Now a ninth grader at Snowcrest Jr. High, in Eden, Alden is in remission, and has found success in track and field.
Kabosu, the face of cryptocurrency Dogecoin, dies at 18, owner says

Kabosu, the face of cryptocurrency Dogecoin, dies at 18, owner says

Michelle Price, Reuters  |  Posted May 25 - 6:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

Kabosu, the Japanese dog that became a global meme and the face of alternative cryptocurrency Dogecoin, has died at 18, her owner announced in a blog post on Friday.
Juvenile dies in West Jordan motorcycle crash on Mountain View Corridor

Juvenile dies in West Jordan motorcycle crash on Mountain View Corridor

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Updated May 25 - 5:58 p.m.  |  Save Story

A juvenile died after losing control of his motorcycle on Mountain View Corridor near 9100 South early Saturday, West Jordan police said.
Mountain biker recounts aggressive badger standoff in Draper

Mountain biker recounts aggressive badger standoff in Draper

Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 25 - 5:22 p.m.  |  Save Story

A mountain biker is recounting a tense standoff with a family of badgers, who got so aggressive they nearly forced him off the trail.
Man accused of kidnapping, killing Kearns woman pleads guilty

Man accused of kidnapping, killing Kearns woman pleads guilty

Brianna Chavez, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 25 - 4:41 p.m.  |  Save Story

One of six people charged in connection to the kidnapping and murder of a 25-year-old Kearns woman pleaded guilty in court Friday.
Davis County officials weigh tax hike, planning new shelter to contend with stray dogs, cats

Davis County officials weigh tax hike, planning new shelter to contend with stray dogs, cats

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted May 25 - 4:08 p.m.  |  Save Story

Davis County officials are considering a property tax hike and plan to build a new shelter to deal with the rising number of stray dogs and cats needing care.
Utah man who fired at police pleads guilty to disarming an officer

Utah man who fired at police pleads guilty to disarming an officer

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 25 - 3:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Utah man who grabbed an officer's firearm and fired it toward a second officer in 2020 has pleaded guilty to disarming a police officer as part of a plea deal.
Have You Seen This? Elevators can be tricky

Have You Seen This? Elevators can be tricky

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted May 25 - 3:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

Let this be a reminder to all of us: Some elevators have doors on both the front and the back.
Study says 72 hours not long enough before removing life support

Study says 72 hours not long enough before removing life support

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted May 25 - 2:12 p.m.  |  Save Story

No rule exists that says when families must decide whether to remove life support for a loved one with a traumatic brain injury. But at 72 hours, some hospitals' staff members start pressuring families to make decisions about stopping life support interventions.
Prosecutors ask judge to bar Trump from comments endangering law enforcement

Prosecutors ask judge to bar Trump from comments endangering law enforcement

Jasper Ward, Reuters  |  Updated May 25 - 1:18 p.m.  |  Save Story

Prosecutors in former U.S. President Donald Trump's classified documents case asked a federal judge on Friday to prevent him from making statements that pose a "danger" to law enforcement, according to a court document.
Toddler who nearly drowned is out of coma; first responders recall rescue as 'organized chaos'

Toddler who nearly drowned is out of coma; first responders recall rescue as 'organized chaos'

Lindsay Aerts, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 25 - 12:16 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Beaver County boy rescued from a creek earlier this week has come out of his coma, a family friend says. And a first responder who helped rescue the 3-year-old is recounting that day as "organized chaos" as he searched for the boy.
Why it's OK if your kids are bored this summer

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Why it's OK if your kids are bored this summer

Megan Feldman Bettencourt, for the Deseret News  |  Posted May 25 - 11:50 a.m.  |  Save Story

Most people, kids and adults alike, find boredom uncomfortable and strive to avoid it. But there are casualties of the harried state of constant activity we employ to ward off boredom.
Low cost MRI for $399 available without a doctor's order and without insurance

Low cost MRI for $399 available without a doctor's order and without insurance

Taylormed MRI  |  Posted May 25 - 11:30 a.m.  |  Save Story

Getting an MRI can be costly and take weeks to get after visiting a doctor. One walk-in MRI clinic is hoping to disrupt this tedious process.
Forecasters warn Oklahoma may see dangerous tornadoes as Texas bakes in record heat

Forecasters warn Oklahoma may see dangerous tornadoes as Texas bakes in record heat

The Associated Press  |  Updated May 25 - 11:21 a.m.  |  Save Story

Forecasters are warning of another day of heightened risk of dangerous tornadoes in the Midwest on Saturday and telling people in south Texas it may feel like close to 120 degrees Fahrenheit almost four weeks before summer starts.
How this Salt Lake City park became a Memorial Day symbol 100 years ago

How this Salt Lake City park became a Memorial Day symbol 100 years ago

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 25 - 10:08 a.m.  |  Save Story

Memory Grove was slated to be a park in 1902, but it officially opened in 1924 to honor fallen Utah soldiers. It's remained a quiet and reflective place since then even as it's grown.
Romney, other senators want Canada to boost defense spending as NATO faces 'severe threat'

Romney, other senators want Canada to boost defense spending as NATO faces 'severe threat'

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted May 25 - 9:35 a.m.  |  Save Story

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney is one of more than nearly two dozen Republican and Democratic U.S. senators who have signed a letter urging Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to come up with a plan to increase defense spending to strengthen NATO.
'They want to participate': Mexicans in Utah will be able to take part in Mexico's presidential vote

'They want to participate': Mexicans in Utah will be able to take part in Mexico's presidential vote

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted May 25 - 9:01 a.m.  |  Save Story

Mexicans go to the polls on June 2 to pick a new president, and among the voters, from afar, will be a contingent of Mexicans from Utah and the rest of the United States.
Utah 7th grader helps friend cross the finish line of school race

Utah 7th grader helps friend cross the finish line of school race

Eliza Pace, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 25 - 8:21 a.m.  |  Save Story

A seventh grader is being praised for helping his friend cross the finish line at their school race on Thursday.
American missionary couple killed by gang in Haiti, family says

American missionary couple killed by gang in Haiti, family says

Andy Rose, AnneClaire Stapleton and Hande Atay Alam, CNN  |  Updated May 25 - 7:51 a.m.  |  Save Story

A married couple from the U.S. who were serving as missionaries in Haiti were killed there on Thursday, family members said. They were part of a group called Missions in Haiti.
Town of Brighton makes first step in potential purchase of 'icon' Silver Fork Lodge

Town of Brighton makes first step in potential purchase of 'icon' Silver Fork Lodge

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted May 25 - 7:16 a.m.  |  Save Story

The town of Brighton took a first step Tuesday in potentially purchasing the well-loved Silver Fork Lodge.
2 officers injured, 1 of them by vehicle, while trying to arrest fugitive in South Salt Lake

2 officers injured, 1 of them by vehicle, while trying to arrest fugitive in South Salt Lake

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com and Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL-TV  |  Updated May 24 - 10:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

Two officers are injured, one from being hit by a vehicle, in South Salt Lake Friday evening after an encounter with a federal fugitive, police said.
Brad Wilson calls 'open border' policies a 'political stunt' to impact census counts

Brad Wilson calls 'open border' policies a 'political stunt' to impact census counts

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted May 24 - 9:57 p.m.  |  Save Story

Senate candidate Brad Wilson said the U.S. should require proof of identification to vote and said he believes undocumented immigrants are being let into the country as a "political stunt" to impact elections and census counts.
University of Utah breaks ground on new medical innovation center

University of Utah breaks ground on new medical innovation center

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted May 24 - 9:11 p.m.  |  Save Story

University of Utah Health officials broke ground Friday morning on a new building for medical innovation and research.

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