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US Senate votes to reauthorize surveillance program

US Senate votes to reauthorize surveillance program

Jasper Ward, Reuters  |  Posted April 19 - 11:20 p.m.  |  Save Story

The U.S. Senate voted late Friday to approve the reauthorization of a controversial surveillance program, narrowly missing the midnight expiration of the program.
Utah film competition teaches kids the valuable skills that come with filmmaking

Utah film competition teaches kids the valuable skills that come with filmmaking

  |  Posted April 19 - 10:53 p.m.  |  Save Story

Young filmmakers from kindergarten through the eighth grade competed in the second-annual Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Kids film competition. It served as a great way for young local filmmakers to express themselves creatively and to learn about media literacy.
Demolition work begins at Provo Temple ahead of eventual reconstruction

Demolition work begins at Provo Temple ahead of eventual reconstruction

Daniel Woodruff, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 19 - 10:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

Demolition work has begun on the Provo Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ahead of its eventual reconstruction.
What does it mean to be a Black conservative?

What does it mean to be a Black conservative?

Gitanjali Poonia, Deseret News  |  Posted April 19 - 10:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Creator of new YouTube series called "America's Starting Five," says the series is aimed at dissecting the narrative peddled against Black Republicans, by the five elected Black Republicans in Congress, including Utah Rep. Burgess Owens.
5 Maryland teens injured in gathering of hundreds of students. Suspect fled the scene, police say

5 Maryland teens injured in gathering of hundreds of students. Suspect fled the scene, police say

Raja Razek and Emma Tucker, CNN  |  Posted April 19 - 9:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

Five teenagers were injured, including one who remains in critical condition, after gunfire erupted at a park in Greenbelt, Maryland, on Friday afternoon where hundreds of high school students gathered for senior skip day.
'We need entrepreneurship': Utah Tech bringing Sandbox program to southern Utah

'We need entrepreneurship': Utah Tech bringing Sandbox program to southern Utah

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted April 19 - 9:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah Tech University was selected last week to participate in a pilot launch of the Sandbox entrepreneurship program, which bolsters its polytechnic approach to education.
How freezing embryos plays a crucial role in IVF

How freezing embryos plays a crucial role in IVF

Nancy Lapid, Reuters  |  Posted April 19 - 8:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

The practice of freezing embryos as part of in vitro fertilization was thrown into chaos in Alabama this year, when the state supreme court ruled that such embryos should be considered children, exposing clinics to wrongful death claims in the event they are destroyed in the thawing process.
Review: 'The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare' is funny, entertaining and overly violent

Review: 'The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare' is funny, entertaining and overly violent

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted April 19 - 8:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

Here are some reasons "The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare" seized my attention like a well-aimed sniper shot — and one reason that shot missed the bull's-eye.
Fake lottery scam targets truckers in northern Utah

Fake lottery scam targets truckers in northern Utah

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 19 - 7:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Police in Willard are asking for help finding the people behind a scam and robbery targeting truckers.
Meet the Deseret News/KSL 2024 General Sterling Scholar

Meet the Deseret News/KSL 2024 General Sterling Scholar

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted April 19 - 7:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

Dallin Soukup's aptitude for math was evident at a young age.
Salt Lake man charged with exposing himself in Salt Lake County stores

Salt Lake man charged with exposing himself in Salt Lake County stores

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted April 19 - 6:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

Criminal charges were filed Friday against a Salt Lake man accused of exposing himself to women and girls in stores in Sandy and South Jordan.
Watch: Utah 'checks all the boxes' for NHL franchise

Watch: Utah 'checks all the boxes' for NHL franchise

KSL.com Sports  |  Updated April 19 - 6:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

The NHL is officially coming to Utah, and the league will celebrate its newest market with a press conference at Delta Center.
Crews turn sights to removing debris from ship's deck in Baltimore bridge collapse cleanup

Crews turn sights to removing debris from ship's deck in Baltimore bridge collapse cleanup

Lea Skene, Associated Press  |  Posted April 19 - 5:55 p.m.  |  Save Story

Salvage crews at the site of the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore are turning their focus to the thousands of tons of debris sitting atop the massive cargo ship that veered off course last month.
'Unbelievably senseless': Man sent to prison for murdering 15-year-old on Salt Lake City sidewalk

'Unbelievably senseless': Man sent to prison for murdering 15-year-old on Salt Lake City sidewalk

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted April 19 - 5:13 p.m.  |  Save Story

Nicolas Nazario Espana was given two consecutive sentences of one to 15 years in prison for the "senseless" killing of a 15-year-old in a two-on-one fight in Salt Lake City.
Authorities identify man struck, killed by TRAX train at Millcreek Station

Authorities identify man struck, killed by TRAX train at Millcreek Station

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Updated April 19 - 4:47 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Utah Transit Authority has identified a man who died at a hospital after getting struck by a TRAX train in South Salt Lake on Thursday night.
Teacher applies 'Thinking Classroom' method to help students learn math

Teacher applies 'Thinking Classroom' method to help students learn math

Tamara Vaifanua, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 19 - 4:45 p.m.  |  Save Story

Some students struggle more with math than others, but one Utah teacher uses a unique method that allows her whole classroom to succeed.
Preliminary hearing set for man extradited from Scotland on multiple rape charges

Preliminary hearing set for man extradited from Scotland on multiple rape charges

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted April 19 - 4:17 p.m.  |  Save Story

While a Utah County rape case against Nicholas Rossi is on hold as he tries to pay his attorney, a preliminary hearing was set Friday in a separate Salt Lake County rape case.
Israel, Iran play down apparent Israeli strike. The muted responses could calm tensions — for now

Israel, Iran play down apparent Israeli strike. The muted responses could calm tensions — for now

Josef Federman and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Updated April 19 - 4:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

An apparent Israeli drone attack on Iran saw troops fire air defenses at a major air base and a nuclear site near the central city of Isfahan. The assault Friday comes in retaliation for Tehran's unprecedented drone-and-missile assault on the country.
Have You Seen This? The tuna Jell-O salad nobody asked for

Have You Seen This? The tuna Jell-O salad nobody asked for

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted April 19 - 3:30 p.m.  |  Save Story

An Instagram user tried making his grandmother's recipe for tuna Jell-O salad, and the results were as nasty as that sounds.
Coca-Cola ad made by BYU students wins film competition, will screen at theaters

Coca-Cola ad made by BYU students wins film competition, will screen at theaters

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted April 19 - 3:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

An ad for Coca-Cola made by BYU students may be showing at your local movie theater sometime soon.
Within days of trial, defendant enters plea in southern Utah murder case

Within days of trial, defendant enters plea in southern Utah murder case

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted April 19 - 2:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

More than four years after a man was shot to death in Apple Valley, the defendant, who allegedly confessed to the shooting in 2019, entered a "no contest" plea.
The Paris Olympics menu: More French, more local, less meat

The Paris Olympics menu: More French, more local, less meat

Reuters  |  Updated April 19 - 2:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Athletes at this year's Olympics will be eating fresh produce mostly made in France, with a focus on local and organic products and more vegetarian options.
Working routine job could boost risk of cognitive impairment, dementia, study finds

Working routine job could boost risk of cognitive impairment, dementia, study finds

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted April 19 - 1:42 p.m.  |  Save Story

The more your work challenges your brain, the better it may be for your future brain health.
Tesla recalling nearly 4,000 Cybertrucks because accelerator pedal can get stuck

Tesla recalling nearly 4,000 Cybertrucks because accelerator pedal can get stuck

Associated Press  |  Updated April 19 - 1:17 p.m.  |  Save Story

Tesla is recalling nearly 4,000 of its 2024 Cybertrucks after it discovered that the accelerator pedal can become stuck, potentially causing the vehicle to accelerate unintentionally and increase the risk of a crash.
Texts show Chad and Lori Daybell's relationship days after her husband's death

Texts show Chad and Lori Daybell's relationship days after her husband's death

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated April 19 - 1:15 p.m.  |  Save Story

Jurors for Chad Daybell's trial heard testimony on Friday about Lori Daybell's texts from an FBI agent, along with the end of testimony from Lori Daybell's friend, Melanie Gibb.
RSL trades for Columbus defender amid injury desperation

RSL trades for Columbus defender amid injury desperation

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted April 19 - 1:12 p.m.  |  Save Story

The team announced Friday the acquisition of 24-year-old center-back Philip Quinton from the Columbus Crew for up to $200,000 in General Allocation Money via trade.
Utah dad gets second chance at life thanks to bone marrow transplant

Utah dad gets second chance at life thanks to bone marrow transplant

Emma Benson, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 19 - 12:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Utah dad hopes to meet the person who gave him second chance at life thanks to a bone marrow transplant.
Man sets self on fire outside New York court where Trump trial underway

Man sets self on fire outside New York court where Trump trial underway

Luc Cohen, Jack Queen and Andy Sullivan, Reuters  |  Updated April 19 - 12:13 p.m.  |  Save Story

A man set himself on fire on Friday outside the New York courthouse where Donald Trump's historic hush-money trial was taking place, witnesses said.
Utah law aimed at diversity programs puts future of university 'affinity celebrations' in doubt

Utah law aimed at diversity programs puts future of university 'affinity celebrations' in doubt

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted April 19 - 12:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

Graduation celebrations by Latinos, the LGBTQ community and others attending Utah's universities can proceed this spring, but officials are parsing HB261 to determine whether they can continue next year.
Woman killed in single-vehicle crash in Tooele County

Woman killed in single-vehicle crash in Tooele County

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Updated April 19 - 11:51 a.m.  |  Save Story

A woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash on state Route 73 in Tooele County on Friday morning.
Do Latter-day Saints attend church more often? Smartphone data may hold answers

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Do Latter-day Saints attend church more often? Smartphone data may hold answers

Stephen Cranney, Deseret News  |  Posted April 19 - 11:43 a.m.  |  Save Story

A University of Chicago researcher found that about 1 in 345 Americans are weekly church-attending Latter-day Saints.
2 men face federal charges in attempted carjacking, shooting at Murray gym

2 men face federal charges in attempted carjacking, shooting at Murray gym

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted April 19 - 11:16 a.m.  |  Save Story

A carjacking attempt that turned into a shootout in a Murray gym parking lot earlier this month has resulted in federal charges filed against two Utah men.
Coalville man arrested after traveling to Vegas for fentanyl, police say

Coalville man arrested after traveling to Vegas for fentanyl, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted April 19 - 10:56 a.m.  |  Save Story

A Coalville man who police say is a known drug dealer was arrested in Utah after police say he went to Las Vegas to obtain fentanyl, then caused another inmate to be taken to a local hospital.
Championship or bust: Red Rocks continuing to fight through the adversity

Championship or bust: Red Rocks continuing to fight through the adversity

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted April 19 - 10:27 a.m.  |  Save Story

It would be easy for the Utah women's gymnastic team to make an excuse (or many) for why a return to nationals was simply unobtainable this year.
Main Street Tower's future remains a mystery 2 years after historic theater was demolished

Main Street Tower's future remains a mystery 2 years after historic theater was demolished

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted April 19 - 10:02 a.m.  |  Save Story

Construction has yet to start on a high-rise that was slated to replace the Utah Pantages Theater two years after it the century-old theater was torn down.
'It's going to be a challenge': Here are 3 key focuses for new BYU hoops coach Kevin Young

'It's going to be a challenge': Here are 3 key focuses for new BYU hoops coach Kevin Young

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted April 19 - 9:03 a.m.  |  Save Story

Just a day after being introduced as the 19th head coach in program history, Kevin Young was headed back to Phoenix.
Millcreek family searches for person who hit them on crosswalk and drove away

Millcreek family searches for person who hit them on crosswalk and drove away

Garna Mejia, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 19 - 8:51 a.m.  |  Save Story

Unified police are looking for the suspect in a hit-and-run accident that left two children injured earlier this month.
Rapper YoungBoy charged with 31 felonies in 'large-scale prescription fraud ring'

Rapper YoungBoy charged with 31 felonies in 'large-scale prescription fraud ring'

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Updated April 19 - 8:31 a.m.  |  Save Story

Rapper YoungBoy was charged in Utah Thursday with 31 felonies and 15 misdemeanors in what investigators call a "large-scale prescription fraud ring."
Utah's reservoir system is close to last year's peak as snowmelt picks up

Utah's reservoir system is close to last year's peak as snowmelt picks up

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted April 19 - 8:03 a.m.  |  Save Story

Utah's reservoir system is back up to almost 85% — about one percentage point off of last year's peak — with plenty of snowpack left to melt.
6 remodeling projects you should not do yourself

6 remodeling projects you should not do yourself

Giant Carpet One  |  Posted April 19 - 8:00 a.m.  |  Save Story

In the interest of saving time, money, frustration (and possibly your life), here are a few projects you'll want to hire out if you get the urge to change things up.
A Utah crime lab linked a jawbone found in a boy's rock collection to a Marine's tragic death

A Utah crime lab linked a jawbone found in a boy's rock collection to a Marine's tragic death

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted April 19 - 7:38 a.m.  |  Save Story

New "game-changing" DNA techniques by a Salt Lake lab helped repatriate the remains of a Marine who died in a 1951 training accident over 200 miles from where the bone was found.
Taylor Swift drops 15 new songs on double album, 'The Tortured Poets Department: The Anthology'

Taylor Swift drops 15 new songs on double album, 'The Tortured Poets Department: The Anthology'

Maria Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted April 19 - 7:30 a.m.  |  Save Story

Could there be a Taylor Swift new album rollout without a few additional surprises? No.
A sea of trash — Logan landfill has a plastic problem

A sea of trash — Logan landfill has a plastic problem

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted April 19 - 6:17 a.m.  |  Save Story

Plastic bags, film and other materials regularly catch the wind and travel across the landscape of Cache County and southern Idaho, despite constant effort by the North Valley Landfill operators.
Red Rocks win semifinal meet as reigning champs Oklahoma miss out

Red Rocks win semifinal meet as reigning champs Oklahoma miss out

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated April 18 - 10:51 p.m.  |  Save Story

The reigning women's gymnastics champions will not get a chance to defend its crown.
How Utah students practiced earthquake safety during statewide emergency drill

How Utah students practiced earthquake safety during statewide emergency drill

Daniel Woodruff, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 18 - 10:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

During the Great Utah ShakeOut on Thursday, people in schools, offices, and homes practiced for an earthquake.
Congress moves ahead on bill to push TikTok's Chinese owner to sell

Congress moves ahead on bill to push TikTok's Chinese owner to sell

Moira Warburton, Reuters  |  Updated April 18 - 10:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

An effort to force TikTok's Chinese owner, ByteDance, to sell the social media app or face a ban in the U.S. was gaining steam in Congress on Thursday, with the House of Representatives setting a vote for Saturday and a key Senate Democrat voicing support for the move.
Iran fires air defense batteries in provinces as sound of explosions heard near Isfahan

Iran fires air defense batteries in provinces as sound of explosions heard near Isfahan

Associated Press  |  Updated April 18 - 9:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

State media said Iran fired air defense batteries after reporting explosions near the city of Isfahan. It remained unclear if the country was under attack.
Pokemon GO got an update. Everybody hates it

Pokemon GO got an update. Everybody hates it

Tyler Nelson, Deseret News  |  Posted April 18 - 9:30 p.m.  |  Save Story

Pokemon GO got an update focused on the in-game avatars. It offers lots of new options for making the avatars look like their real-world players. But the update has made some avatars look odd, and users aren't happy.
Lee, Romney propose extension for downwinders compensation without expanding coverage

Lee, Romney propose extension for downwinders compensation without expanding coverage

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted April 18 - 9:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah Sens. Mike Lee and Mitt Romney have proposed legislation to extend compensation to people exposed to fallout after U.S. weapons tests, but some advocates say it undermines a broader bill.
There will be no public vote on Cedar High School's 'Redmen' name this fall

There will be no public vote on Cedar High School's 'Redmen' name this fall

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted April 18 - 8:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

A ballot question whether to reinstate the "Redmen" name at Cedar High School in Cedar City will not appear on the general election ballot this fall.
Sluggish start for spring homebuying season as home sales fall in March; mortgage rates rising

Sluggish start for spring homebuying season as home sales fall in March; mortgage rates rising

Alex Veiga, Associated Press  |  Updated April 18 - 8:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

The spring homebuying season is off to a sluggish start as home shoppers contend with elevated mortgage rates and rising prices.
New T.C. Christensen movie climbs to No. 11 at the domestic box office

New T.C. Christensen movie climbs to No. 11 at the domestic box office

Tyler Nelson, Deseret News  |  Posted April 18 - 7:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah filmmaker T.C. Christensen's new movie, "Escape from Germany," has climbed to No. 11 at the domestic box office.
Cleveland's 1896 memo signed same day as Utah statehood fetches over $27K at auction

Cleveland's 1896 memo signed same day as Utah statehood fetches over $27K at auction

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted April 18 - 7:11 p.m.  |  Save Story

A "significant" inter-office memo sent the same day President Grover Cleveland signed a proclamation making Utah the 45th state was the big winner at Boston auction Wednesday.
'I really like Salt Lake City': Coyotes are excited about move to Utah

'I really like Salt Lake City': Coyotes are excited about move to Utah

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted April 18 - 6:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

It has been quite the week for the formerly Coyotes. But amid all of the chaos, there is also excitement for a new opportunity in Utah.
No evidence of 'furries' in Nebo School District despite allegations, social media firestorm

No evidence of 'furries' in Nebo School District despite allegations, social media firestorm

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted April 18 - 5:55 p.m.  |  Save Story

Unfounded allegations of students at Mt. Nebo Junior High School dressing up like animals and barking and pouncing on fellow students created a social media firestorm on Wednesday.
A 'defining moment': Utahns react to Arizona Coyotes' relocation to Utah

A 'defining moment': Utahns react to Arizona Coyotes' relocation to Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated April 18 - 5:36 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah landing a National Hockey League team is a "milestone" and a "defining moment" in Salt Lake City's trajectory, city and state leaders say.
5 steps for fixing up your house: A beginner's guide

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5 steps for fixing up your house: A beginner's guide

Christine Gummersall, Honey Built Home  |  Posted April 18 - 5:23 p.m.  |  Save Story

Whether you find yourself in a fixer-upper, a house that doesn't quite match your dream style, or you're looking to make updates to maximize your home's value before listing it, learning the basics of do-it-yourself is crucial to keeping costs down.
Chad and Lori Daybell used 'castings' to pray for spouses' deaths, ex-friend testifies

Chad and Lori Daybell used 'castings' to pray for spouses' deaths, ex-friend testifies

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated April 18 - 5:21 p.m.  |  Save Story

An ex-friend of Lori Daybell testified Thursday that Chad and Lori Daybell prayed for evil spirits to leave their spouses, which if successful would mean the person would die.

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