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Heavy rain, flooding wreaks havoc in the West

Heavy rain, flooding wreaks havoc in the West

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 8 - 4:50 p.m.

The U.S. was hit with torrential rains this weekend that trapped thousands of tourists at Death Valley National Park, forced vehicle rescues of dozens of people in Denver, killed at least one person in New Mexico and prompted President Joe Biden to visit the widespread flood damage in Kentucky.
A day care worker in Illinois has monkeypox. Here's why officials are scrambling

A day care worker in Illinois has monkeypox. Here's why officials are scrambling

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 8 - 4:18 p.m.

As many as 50 people, many of them children, may have been exposed to monkeypox after a worker at a day care center in rural Illinois tested positive for the virus.
Amid global alarm, Ukraine, Russia trade blame for nuclear plant attacks

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Amid global alarm, Ukraine, Russia trade blame for nuclear plant attacks

Natalia Zinets and Max Hunder, Reuters  |  Updated Aug. 8 - 4:08 p.m.

International alarm over the weekend shelling of Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear complex grew on Monday, as Kyiv and Moscow traded blame for the attacks while seeking to address fears that their battle for control of the plant might trigger catastrophe.
Mother Nature outraces Speed Week, resulting in cancellation at Bonneville Salt Flats

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Mother Nature outraces Speed Week, resulting in cancellation at Bonneville Salt Flats

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug. 8 - 4:03 p.m.

The group that organizes the annual Speed Week announced Sunday it canceled this year's festivities as a result of "unforeseen weather conditions" at the Bonneville Salt Flats.
Have You Seen This? Celebrate International Cat Day with these talented kitties

Have You Seen This? Celebrate International Cat Day with these talented kitties

Lisi Merkley, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 8 - 3:56 p.m.

Not all cats are YouTube stars, but today's the day to celebrate them regardless of their talents.
Get ideas, contacts, and more from the Parade of Homes

Get ideas, contacts, and more from the Parade of Homes

Salt Lake Parade of Homes  |  Posted Aug. 8 - 3:00 p.m.

If you want to brush up on the language of good design, there's no better place than enjoying the best work of Salt Lake and Tooele County builders and designers at the Parade of Homes.
Behind Jaren Hall, returning O-line, BYU may be best team 'no one is talking about'

Behind Jaren Hall, returning O-line, BYU may be best team 'no one is talking about'

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 8 - 2:37 p.m.

The bravado is more than just bluster for Jaren Hall and his 300 pound-plus offensive line with 90 returning starts.
Olivia Newton-John, singer and actress, dead at 73

Olivia Newton-John, singer and actress, dead at 73

Brandon Griggs, CNN  |  Updated Aug. 8 - 2:11 p.m.

Olivia Newton-John, the Australian singer whose breathy voice and wholesome beauty made her one of the biggest pop stars of the '70s and charmed generations of viewers in the blockbuster movie "Grease," died on Monday, according to a statement from her husband. She was 73.
1 year after Afghanistan, spy agencies pivot toward China

1 year after Afghanistan, spy agencies pivot toward China

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug. 8 - 1:56 p.m.

U.S. intelligence agencies are shifting more money and resources to China.
Father, son get life for hate crime in Ahmaud Arbery's death

Father, son get life for hate crime in Ahmaud Arbery's death

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug. 8 - 1:33 p.m.

The white father and son convicted of murder in Ahmaud Arbery's fatal shooting after they chased the Black man through a Georgia neighborhood have been sentenced to life in prison for committing a federal hate crime.
Sandy police investigating 15-year-old boy shot by 14-year-old

Sandy police investigating 15-year-old boy shot by 14-year-old

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 8 - 1:23 p.m.

A 15-year-old boy was accidentally shot while sitting in the front passenger seat of a car by a 14-year-old boy who was in the back seat playing with a gun, Sandy police said.
Discovery in paleontologist's backyard reveals evidence of North America's early humans

Discovery in paleontologist's backyard reveals evidence of North America's early humans

Ashley Strickland, CNN  |  Posted Aug. 8 - 1:00 p.m.

The surprising discovery of mammoth fossils in a paleontologist's backyard have led to an even more unexpected finding.
Gabby Petito family to file $50M Utah lawsuit, saying Moab police should have done more

Gabby Petito family to file $50M Utah lawsuit, saying Moab police should have done more

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug. 8 - 12:16 p.m.

Gabby Petito's family announced on Monday they intend to file $50 million negligence claims in Utah against Moab police, saying the officers could have prevented the woman's death.
Efforts to feed Beluga whale in France's Seine fail so far

Efforts to feed Beluga whale in France's Seine fail so far

Associated Press  |  Posted Aug. 8 - 11:36 a.m.

Efforts to feed a dangerously thin Beluga whale that has strayed into the Seine River in France have failed so far and experts are now trying to get the whale out of the river lock where it is stuck, environmentalists said Monday.
Impaired driver caused fatal 3-car crash, West Valley police say

Impaired driver caused fatal 3-car crash, West Valley police say

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug. 8 - 11:24 a.m.

A Utah man who police say had a blood-alcohol level that was three times over the legal limit was arrested and accused of causing a three-car crash that killed a woman on Friday.
Marc Wilson recounts how LaVell Edwards avoided a mutiny after '78 season

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Marc Wilson recounts how LaVell Edwards avoided a mutiny after '78 season

Dave McCann, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 8 - 11:07 a.m.

After disappointing setback to the Midshipmen in the Holiday Bowl, players began questioning their future with the team ... until this happened.
Utes open up at No. 8 in preseason Coaches Poll; Cougars, Aggies receive votes

Utes open up at No. 8 in preseason Coaches Poll; Cougars, Aggies receive votes

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 8 - 10:16 a.m.

The first official rankings of the college football season are out, and Utah football checks in with its highest-ever preseason ranking.
'It's a win-win': Utah DWR traps prairie dogs in Cedar City, sets them free on public land

'It's a win-win': Utah DWR traps prairie dogs in Cedar City, sets them free on public land

Alysha Lundgren, St. George News  |  Posted Aug. 8 - 10:02 a.m.

A small female prairie dog is wrapped like a burrito in a specially-crafted bag — just her nose pokes out. She'll be set loose in her new home soon, but first experts will weigh her, place a metal tag on her ear and give her a treat.
Cox Enterprises acquires digital media firm Axios

Cox Enterprises acquires digital media firm Axios

Reuters  |  Posted Aug. 8 - 9:28 a.m.

Cox Enterprises said on Monday it has acquired digital media firm Axios as part of its ongoing efforts to further diversify the conglomerate.
Provo church raises funds to acquire historic organ from Salt Lake church

Provo church raises funds to acquire historic organ from Salt Lake church

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 8 - 9:00 a.m.

The Provo Community Congregational United Church of Christ announced that it has raised enough money to transport and store an 1892 pipe organ gifted by a Salt Lake church.
Bringing the Timpview dynasty to the Utes, Gabe Reid ready to make Utah home

Bringing the Timpview dynasty to the Utes, Gabe Reid ready to make Utah home

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 8 - 8:41 a.m.

The trio of Utah Country friends all converged on Salt Lake City, and the color red became their identity — to the dismay of their once childhood beliefs.
Got an app idea? We can build it!

Got an app idea? We can build it!

AppsTango  |  Posted Aug. 8 - 8:00 a.m.

Whether you're a small business owner, you're working on building the world's next greatest idea or you want to improve what you've already got, building an app is a worthwhile cause.
Favorite spot for locals in Bryce Canyon National Park makes national list of impacted places

Favorite spot for locals in Bryce Canyon National Park makes national list of impacted places

Stephanie DeGraw, St. George News  |  Posted Aug. 8 - 7:42 a.m.

The Subaru Leave No Trace organization has named Mossy Cave in Bryce Canyon National Park a 2022 Hot Spot.
Nearly 300 US flights canceled and 1,100 flights delayed on Monday

Nearly 300 US flights canceled and 1,100 flights delayed on Monday

Chuck Johnston, CNN Business  |  Posted Aug. 8 - 7:19 a.m.

Following a miserable weekend for travel, Monday isn't looking much better. Another wave of airline cancellations and delays is taking its toll on passengers across the United States on Monday.
Casper is hiring professional nappers with 'exceptional sleeping ability'

Casper is hiring professional nappers with 'exceptional sleeping ability'

Zoe Sottile, CNN  |  Updated Aug. 8 - 6:51 a.m.

A mattress brand is hiring for a position where sleeping on the job is not just accepted — it's mandatory.
Hey! That jerk flying by in the closing lane isn't hurting, he's helping

Hey! That jerk flying by in the closing lane isn't hurting, he's helping

Lee Benson, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 8 - 6:20 a.m.

You're cruising down the highway, making good time, when all of a sudden flashing yellow lights, or an orange sign with arrows on it, inform you of a lane closure ahead.
New Mexico police seek public's help in probe of 4 Muslim slayings

New Mexico police seek public's help in probe of 4 Muslim slayings

Steve Gorman, Reuters  |  Updated Aug. 7 - 10:22 p.m.

Police in New Mexico on Sunday asked for the public's help in locating a "vehicle of interest" in their probe of four fatal shootings of Muslim men whose slayings in Albuquerque over the past nine months are believed by investigators to be related.
California's McKinney fire has destroyed nearly 90 homes and is only 40% contained

California's McKinney fire has destroyed nearly 90 homes and is only 40% contained

Susannah Cullinane and Cheri Mossburg, CNN  |  Updated Aug. 7 - 9:48 p.m.

California's McKinney Fire has destroyed nearly 90 houses and is only 40% contained a week after breaking out in the Klamath National Forest, with hot and dry conditions expected to continue through the weekend.
Brad Pitt's 'Bullet Train' pulls into station with $30.1M

Brad Pitt's 'Bullet Train' pulls into station with $30.1M

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug. 7 - 9:09 p.m.

Sunday studio estimates say the Brad Pitt action romp "Bullet Train" arrived with a $30.1 million opening weekend as the last big movie of Hollywood's summer recovery landed in theaters.
This proposal would bring fees to dozens of popular Utah trailheads and recreation spots

This proposal would bring fees to dozens of popular Utah trailheads and recreation spots

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 7 - 8:27 p.m.

A new proposal from the U.S. Forest Service would require fees for dozens of trailheads, campsites and day use areas throughout the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.
BYU alum Patrick Fishburn finishes tied for 2nd, one shot short of Utah Championship

BYU alum Patrick Fishburn finishes tied for 2nd, one shot short of Utah Championship

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 7 - 8:14 p.m.

Fishburn shot 7-under-par 64 to finished tied for second after the fourth round of the Korn Ferry Tour's only stop in Utah at Oakridge Country Club, one shot behind winner Andrew Kozan.
WWII bomb revealed in drought-hit waters of Italy's River Po

WWII bomb revealed in drought-hit waters of Italy's River Po

Oriana Boselli, Reuters  |  Updated Aug. 7 - 7:50 p.m.

Heatwaves sweeping Europe this summer have brought not just record high temperatures and scorched fields: the drought-stricken waters of Italy's River Po are running so low they revealed a previously submerged World War Two bomb.
Here's how Utah's universities are gearing up to fight monkeypox as classes resume

Here's how Utah's universities are gearing up to fight monkeypox as classes resume

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 7 - 7:11 p.m.

Here's how Utah's higher education institutions are preparing for university students' return and how they are equipping themselves to handle a monkeypox outbreak.
Free e-book: The silent health crisis that affects 88% of Americans

Free e-book: The silent health crisis that affects 88% of Americans

HLTH Code  |  Posted Aug. 7 - 7:00 p.m.

The real culprit behind metabolic problems is your diet. You, like many Americans, are almost certainly consuming food that ultimately makes you fatter and sicker.
Alex Jones' $49.3M verdict and the future of misinformation

Alex Jones' $49.3M verdict and the future of misinformation

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug. 7 - 6:34 p.m.

The verdict is the first of three Sandy Hook-related cases against Jones to be decided and a punishing salvo in a fledgling war on harmful misinformation.
Senate Democrats pass budget package, a victory for Biden

Senate Democrats pass budget package, a victory for Biden

Alan Fram and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug. 7 - 6:18 p.m.

The Senate has approved Democrats' big election-year economic package. The legislation embodies deep-rooted party dreams of slowing global warming, moderating pharmaceutical costs and taxing big corporations.
Jazz offseason blog: Jazz agree to terms with forward Paris Bass

Jazz offseason blog: Jazz agree to terms with forward Paris Bass

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug. 7 - 6:01 p.m.

Here's all the news and rumors surrounding the Jazz as the NBA's silly season continues.
Community conversations: Utah women of color identify their most pressing concerns

Community conversations: Utah women of color identify their most pressing concerns

Sydnee Gonzalez, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 7 - 5:56 p.m.

New reports found a desire by women of color for representation in decision-making positions, better cultural awareness, and culturally and linguistically relevant mental health support.
Over 70M Americans will swelter under heat alerts while 14M face the risk of flooding

Over 70M Americans will swelter under heat alerts while 14M face the risk of flooding

Holly Yan, CNN  |  Updated Aug. 7 - 5:12 p.m.

From Seattle to Oklahoma City to Boston, scorching high temperatures or torrential rainfall are on tap for much of the U.S.
Demand for grocery delivery cools as food costs rise

Demand for grocery delivery cools as food costs rise

Dee-ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug. 7 - 4:39 p.m.

U.S. demand for grocery delivery is cooling as food prices rise. Some shoppers are shifting to less expensive grocery pickup, while others are returning to the store.
Man shot, injured by police in West Valley City

Man shot, injured by police in West Valley City

Lisi Merkley, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug. 7 - 3:56 p.m.

A man was seriously injured after being shot by a police officer at a swap meet Sunday in West Valley City. The altercation happened after police found another man had been shot and injured.
More human remains discovered as drought dries Lake Mead

More human remains discovered as drought dries Lake Mead

The Associated Press  |  Updated Aug. 7 - 3:31 p.m.

Authorities say more human remains have been found at drought-stricken Lake Mead National Recreation Area east of Las Vegas. It's the fourth time since May 1 that remains have been uncovered as the lake's shoreline retreats at the shrinking reservoir between Nevada and Arizona.
LDS author shares spiritual rebirth journeys of several who now can witness to Christ's reality in a new book

LDS author shares spiritual rebirth journeys of several who now can witness to Christ's reality in a new book

Vescovo Buonarroti Art, LLC  |  Posted Aug. 7 - 3:00 p.m.

A new book offers a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint perspective on the journey to God through spiritual rebirth. "Putting on Christ" by author Steven Anthony Bishop seeks to inspire those who are diligent truth seekers.
If your heart stops, a Utah high schooler may be able to save you

If your heart stops, a Utah high schooler may be able to save you

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 7 - 2:26 p.m.

Utah high school students will have more than a diploma under their belt after graduation as they are now required to undergo CPR training as part of the state curriculum.
Utah ski resorts upgrade avalanche mitigation technology to phase out old military artillery

Utah ski resorts upgrade avalanche mitigation technology to phase out old military artillery

Michael Locklear, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 7 - 12:22 p.m.

Alta Ski Area is installing new avalanche towers to better protect skiers and to phase out old military artillery.
Utahn takes home 2022 National Guard Soldier of the Year

Utahn takes home 2022 National Guard Soldier of the Year

Karah Brackin, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 7 - 11:54 a.m.

Hours of hard work and dedication paid off for one Utahn. Sgt. Spencer Fayles has been named the 2022 National Guard Soldier of the Year.
Understanding the role of religion in sports

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Understanding the role of religion in sports

Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 7 - 11:40 a.m.

Many Americans are wrong about the relationship between religion and sports, according to historian Paul Putz.
Man stole an excavator and started digging, police say, causing significant damage

Man stole an excavator and started digging, police say, causing significant damage

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug. 7 - 11:30 a.m.

Salt Lake City police arrested a man after they say he stole an excavator from a construction site, drove almost a mile and caused significant damage by randomly digging up the ground.
Going solar? New program offers discounts to SLC homeowners ready to make the switch

Going solar? New program offers discounts to SLC homeowners ready to make the switch

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 7 - 11:07 a.m.

A new program will allow a few dozen single-family homeowners in Utah's capital city cheaper access to solar power through limited-time discounts.
The Choco Taco is not quite dead yet

The Choco Taco is not quite dead yet

Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN Business  |  Posted Aug. 7 - 10:15 a.m.

A few weeks ago, Klondike appalled the internet when it said that the Choco Taco would be discontinued. This week, it reversed course, saying the beloved ice cream treat may be coming back — eventually.
The mysterious companies behind Costco's Kirkland Signature and Trader Joe's O's

The mysterious companies behind Costco's Kirkland Signature and Trader Joe's O's

Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business  |  Posted Aug. 7 - 9:26 a.m.

As prices surge, store brands — also known as private labels, white labels or generic brands — have become an even more attractive option for inflation-fatigued shoppers who are looking to switch from pricier name brands.
Unique yard display in Helper already drawing attention from outer reaches of community

Unique yard display in Helper already drawing attention from outer reaches of community

Andrew Adams, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 7 - 8:21 a.m.

A unique neighborhood display is already receiving attention from the "outer reaches" of the community and beyond.
It's still hiking weather in Cedar City

It's still hiking weather in Cedar City

Visit Cedar City  |  Posted Aug. 7 - 8:00 a.m.

Be sure to check out some of Cedar City's most popular and stunning trails.
Here's why the new COVID-19 strain being monitored by the CDC stands out

Here's why the new COVID-19 strain being monitored by the CDC stands out

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 7 - 7:17 a.m.

A new version of the COVID-19 omicron variant that may be the best yet at evading immunity from vaccinations or previous infections has been spreading in Utah for at least two months.
RSL falls 4-1 to star-studded LAFC in front of record-setting crowd

RSL falls 4-1 to star-studded LAFC in front of record-setting crowd

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug. 6 - 11:20 p.m.

The stars were out in Salt Lake on Saturday when Gareth Bale and LAFC brought their league-leading campaign to Rio Tinto Stadium for a 4-1 victory.
17 missing, 121 hurt, 1 dead in fire at Cuban oil facility

17 missing, 121 hurt, 1 dead in fire at Cuban oil facility

Andrea RodrÍguez, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug. 6 - 11:01 p.m.

Cuban authorities say a fire set off by a lightning strike at an oil storage facility is raging uncontrolled in the city of Matanzas, where four explosions and flames injured 121 people and left 17 firefighters missing.
 Layton teens jump into water to save distressed swimmer

Layton teens jump into water to save distressed swimmer

Ashley Moser, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 6 - 10:28 p.m.

A group of 17-year-olds are emphasizing the importance of water safety after jumping in to save a swimmer at Holmes Reservoir in Davis County.
Dems' climate, energy, tax bill clears initial Senate hurdle

Dems' climate, energy, tax bill clears initial Senate hurdle

Alan Fram And Farnoush Amiri, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug. 6 - 10:21 p.m.

Democrats started pushing their election-year economic bill through the Senate on Saturday, starting the sprawling collection of President Joe Biden's priorities on climate, energy, health and taxes on a pathway through Congress that the party hopes will end in victory by the end of this week.
Process for Utahns to expunge evictions is streamlined as new law goes into effect

Process for Utahns to expunge evictions is streamlined as new law goes into effect

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 6 - 9:46 p.m.

In today's competitive housing market, having an eviction show up during a background check can make it significantly harder to find a home to rent.

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