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Jury selected in Ghislaine Maxwell sex-abuse trial

Jury selected in Ghislaine Maxwell sex-abuse trial

Luc Cohen and Karen Freifeld, Reuters  |  Posted Nov. 29 - 11:58 a.m.

A jury was selected on Monday morning in the sex-abuse trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, who is accused of recruiting and grooming underage girls for late financier Jeffrey Epstein to abuse.
Cougar cagers climb to 12th in AP poll, BYU women debut at 21 with combined 13-0 start

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Cougar cagers climb to 12th in AP poll, BYU women debut at 21 with combined 13-0 start

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Nov. 29 - 11:39 a.m.

The good times keep rolling for BYU basketball, which climbed six spots to No. 12 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 after a 6-0 start and road win over in-state rival Utah.
Charges: Utah man put meth in ex's coffee

Charges: Utah man put meth in ex's coffee

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 29 - 11:38 a.m.

A Hyrum man was charged Monday with putting methamphetamine in his ex-girlfriend's coffee.
New variant cause for concern, not panic, Biden tells US

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New variant cause for concern, not panic, Biden tells US

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov. 29 - 11:35 a.m.

President Joe Biden called the new COVID-19 variant omicron a cause for concern but "not a cause for panic" Monday and said he was not considering any widespread U.S. lockdown.
Merriam-Webster chooses vaccine as the 2021 word of the year

Merriam-Webster chooses vaccine as the 2021 word of the year

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov. 29 - 10:31 a.m.

With an expanded definition to reflect the times, Merriam-Webster has declared an omnipresent truth as its 2021 word of the year: vaccine.
At Jussie Smollett trial, Osundairo brothers take center stage

At Jussie Smollett trial, Osundairo brothers take center stage

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov. 29 - 9:55 a.m.

Two brothers stand at the center of an alleged hate crime that prosecutors will lay before jurors when the trial of Jussie Smollett begins this week.
Jack Dorsey is stepping down as CEO of Twitter

Jack Dorsey is stepping down as CEO of Twitter

Brian Fung, CNN  |  Posted Nov. 29 - 9:22 a.m.

Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and public face of Twitter, will step down from his role as CEO, effective immediately, the company announced Monday.
South Jordan family describes 'miracle' following Thanksgiving Day crash

South Jordan family describes 'miracle' following Thanksgiving Day crash

Garna Mejia, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 29 - 8:57 a.m.

A South Jordan family jolted out of their home Thanksgiving night after a car suddenly plunged over an edge and into their backyard. What happened next, they say, was a miracle.
Cyber Monday spending expected to slow as shoppers see fewer deals

Cyber Monday spending expected to slow as shoppers see fewer deals

Uday Sampath Kumar, Reuters  |  Updated Nov. 29 - 8:09 a.m.

U.S. retailers are estimated to generate online sales of up to $11.3 billion on Cyber Monday, a decline in growth from a year earlier as fewer discounts and limited choices due to global supply chain disruptions deter shoppers.
Teen who endured tragedy finds success through online education

Teen who endured tragedy finds success through online education

Utah Online School  |  Posted Nov. 29 - 8:00 a.m.

Utah Online School emphasizes student success by tailoring learning to individual student needs with the support of certified teachers, adult mentors, and counselors. Best of all, UOS is an accredited public school, free to Utah students.
Coach Kim: Stop the cycle of wrongdoing in your relationship

Coach Kim: Stop the cycle of wrongdoing in your relationship

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Nov. 29 - 7:42 a.m.

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim shares a few suggestions for changing the cycle of offense and blame and making your relationship richer.
ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Lisi Merkley and Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 29 - 7:21 a.m.

Here are 10 stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.
2 dead in crash on Main Street in Sunset

2 dead in crash on Main Street in Sunset

Linda Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 29 - 6:52 a.m.

Two people died when their vehicles collided on Main Street in Sunset Sunday evening, police said.
Life after Afghanistan: The soccer player

Life after Afghanistan: The soccer player

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 29 - 6:17 a.m.

As a teen in Afghanistan, Mohammad Tamim Solhadost was obsessed with soccer. Now a refugee in Utah, he plays soccer in parks after the harrowing journey to the U.S.
Great Barrier Reef explodes into life in 'magical' spawning event

Great Barrier Reef explodes into life in 'magical' spawning event

Francesca Street, CNN  |  Posted Nov. 28 - 10:11 p.m.

The Great Barrier Reef has "given birth" in its annual coral spawn, creating a cacophony of color on the Australian landmark.
What we know and don't know on new COVID variant

What we know and don't know on new COVID variant

Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov. 28 - 9:24 p.m.

South African scientists identified a new version of the coronavirus that they say is behind a recent spike in COVID-19 infections in Gauteng, the country's most populous province.
Park City Mountain Resort celebrates opening day

Park City Mountain Resort celebrates opening day

Ashton Goodell, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 28 - 8:39 p.m.

Park City Mountain Resort officially opened for the 2021-2022 season on Sunday.
Here's where BYU, Utah, Utah Valley are headed for the NCAA volleyball tournament

Here's where BYU, Utah, Utah Valley are headed for the NCAA volleyball tournament

Sean Walker and Cole Bagley, KSL.com  |  Updated Nov. 28 - 8:26 p.m.

The Cougars and Wolverines booked a spot via their respective conference titles, while the 17th-ranked Utes earned an at-large bid after finishing third in the Pac-12.
'Encanto,' 'House of Gucci' fuel Thanksgiving box office

'Encanto,' 'House of Gucci' fuel Thanksgiving box office

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov. 28 - 7:47 p.m.

Thanksgiving weekend moviegoing was still far from the feast it normally is, but Disney's "Encanto" and the Lady Gaga-led "House of Gucci" both gave a lift to two genres that have been particularly battered by the pandemic: family movies and adult dramas.
Researchers try producing potato resistant to climate change

Researchers try producing potato resistant to climate change

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov. 28 - 7:12 p.m.

University of Maine researchers are trying to produce potatoes that can better withstand warming temperatures as the climate changes.
5 ways to save money, lose weight and get healthier, even during rapid inflation

5 ways to save money, lose weight and get healthier, even during rapid inflation

HLTH Code  |  Posted Nov. 28 - 7:00 p.m.

As consumer prices have soared to more than a 30-year record high, many Americans are looking at ways to save. Utah metabolic scientist and best-selling author, Dr. Ben Bikman, an unexpected benefit to this challenging economic situation is that it offers the additional motivation to take control over your health and weight.
Supreme Court set to take up all-or-nothing abortion fight

Supreme Court set to take up all-or-nothing abortion fight

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov. 28 - 6:21 p.m.

Both sides are telling the Supreme Court there's no middle ground in Wednesday's showdown over abortion. The justices can either reaffirm the constitutional right to an abortion or wipe it away altogether.
Holiday travel numbers show departures and returns about the same

Holiday travel numbers show departures and returns about the same

Karilyn Frazier, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Nov. 28 - 5:36 p.m.

Holiday travel numbers are up and airport departures and returns just about mirror each other. While not quite back to pre-pandemic numbers, Salt Lake International Airport will see thousands of people return through their terminals.
Bobby Wood scores in stoppage time to send RSL to Western Conference Final

Bobby Wood scores in stoppage time to send RSL to Western Conference Final

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Nov. 28 - 5:16 p.m.

Justin Meram found Bobby Wood with a cross in stoppage time, and Wood sent a right-footed shot into the bottom right corner of the net to lift Real Salt Lake to a 2-1 win over Sporting Kansas City.
Louis Vuitton star designer Virgil Abloh dies after private battle with cancer

Louis Vuitton star designer Virgil Abloh dies after private battle with cancer

Reuters  |  Posted Nov. 28 - 4:49 p.m.

Virgil Abloh, fashion's highest profile Black designer and the creative mind behind Louis Vuitton's menswear collections, died on Sunday of cancer, Vuitton's owner LVMH said.
After carrying BYU all year, Tyler Allgeier pushes Cougars to 10-2 in new way

After carrying BYU all year, Tyler Allgeier pushes Cougars to 10-2 in new way

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 28 - 4:08 p.m.

Perhaps Tyler Allgeier's biggest contribution to the Cougars' capping off a 10-win season was giving it up to Jackson McChesney to finish off BYU's fifth win over a Pac-12 school at USC.
Have You Seen This? Farmer has hilarious conversation with pet goat

Have You Seen This? Farmer has hilarious conversation with pet goat

Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Nov. 28 - 3:03 p.m.

They understand each other perfectly, even if we don't understand them at all.
Utah company's escape-room-in-a-box puts a thrilling mystery under the tree

Utah company's escape-room-in-a-box puts a thrilling mystery under the tree

Finders Seekers  |  Posted Nov. 28 - 3:00 p.m.

Each month, a new adventure filled with cryptic clues, ciphers and puzzles, transports players to a different international city where they solve a riveting mystery.
US braces for omicron, prepares for African country travel ban

US braces for omicron, prepares for African country travel ban

Susan Heavey, Reuters  |  Posted Nov. 28 - 2:04 p.m.

U.S. health officials on Sunday said they were preparing for the likely appearance of the new omicron COVID-19 variant, with restrictions set to begin on Monday against travelers from eight southern African countries.
Everything you always wanted to know about Hanukkah but were afraid to ask

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Everything you always wanted to know about Hanukkah but were afraid to ask

Mya Jaradat, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 28 - 1:57 p.m.

Hanukkah looks simple from the outside, right? Candles and fried foods. But the holiday means so much more.
 85-year-old man saves 77-year-old brother on Utah golf course

85-year-old man saves 77-year-old brother on Utah golf course

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Nov. 28 - 1:01 p.m.

Earlier this year, 85-year-old Blaine Wood used his CPR training to help save the life of his 77-year-old brother on a St. George Golf course.
BYU edges up to No. 12 as the Utes make a jump to No. 14 in latest AP Top 25

BYU edges up to No. 12 as the Utes make a jump to No. 14 in latest AP Top 25

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 28 - 12:23 p.m.

In the final week of the regular season, BYU and Utah did what they were supposed to do: Win. And for that effort, the two programs moved up in this week's rankings.
Utah kids' eye care charity expanding to Mali, Africa

Utah kids' eye care charity expanding to Mali, Africa

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 28 - 11:11 a.m.

Next month, Utah-based nonprofit Eye Care 4 Kids will take its first steps to open internationally with a new clinic in Mali, Africa.
Ogden woman dies in Idaho ATV crash

Ogden woman dies in Idaho ATV crash

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 28 - 10:32 a.m.

An Ogden woman died in an ATV crash in Idaho on Friday.
Josh Furlong's AP Top 25: One of the best weekends of college football this season

Josh Furlong's AP Top 25: One of the best weekends of college football this season

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 28 - 10:01 a.m.

If you can't get excited about what transpired this weekend in college football, are you even a fan?
US Customs officials seize nearly 4,000 bongs at DC airport

US Customs officials seize nearly 4,000 bongs at DC airport

Theresa Waldrop, CNN  |  Posted Nov. 28 - 9:22 a.m.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials seized a shipment of almost 4,000 bongs at Washington Dulles International Airport, the agency said.
The Santa experience this year is a mix of laps, distancing

The Santa experience this year is a mix of laps, distancing

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov. 28 - 8:10 a.m.

Santa is back this year, but he pleads caution as he continues to tiptoe through the pandemic.
Ski for less with Black Friday deals from Snowbasin

Ski for less with Black Friday deals from Snowbasin

Snowbasin  |  Posted Nov. 28 - 8:00 a.m.

These discounts won't last long, so get your ski pass cheaper while you can.
The return of layaway? A new tech-driven riff is bringing the idea back, in a big way

The return of layaway? A new tech-driven riff is bringing the idea back, in a big way

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 28 - 7:30 a.m.

Almost every U.S. retailer used to offer the option to have an item stashed away while you made incremental payments until paid in full. Is that option returning?
Unbeaten: No. 13 BYU holds off USC to claim consecutive 10-win seasons, 5-0 vs. Pac-12

Unbeaten: No. 13 BYU holds off USC to claim consecutive 10-win seasons, 5-0 vs. Pac-12

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Nov. 28 - 2:31 a.m.

Tyler Allgeier ran for 111 yards and two touchdowns as BYU improved to 5-0 against the Pac-12 with a 35-31 win over USC on senior night at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Jazz look like themselves again in rout of Pelicans

Jazz look like themselves again in rout of Pelicans

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated Nov. 27 - 11:55 p.m.

If Friday's inexplicable loss was the wake up call, Saturday showed what a fully engaged Jazz team could still look like.
No. 18 BYU outlasts rival Utah 75-64 to stay undefeated on the season

No. 18 BYU outlasts rival Utah 75-64 to stay undefeated on the season

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Nov. 27 - 11:06 p.m.

The dog fight of a game was everything you'd expect a rivalry game to be with both teams not willing to concede an inch.
NFL defensive great Michael Strahan to be next space tourist

NFL defensive great Michael Strahan to be next space tourist

Michelle Chapman, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov. 27 - 10:06 p.m.

"Good Morning America" co-host Michael Strahan is going to space next month.
How Utah is tackling the mental health crisis on its college campuses

How Utah is tackling the mental health crisis on its college campuses

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 27 - 9:17 p.m.

Years after student leaders at Utah's public colleges and universities petitioned state leaders to confront a mental health crisis on their campuses, multiple initiatives are underway.
Republican lawmaker Boebert apologizes for anti-Muslim slur

Republican lawmaker Boebert apologizes for anti-Muslim slur

Steve Holland, Reuters  |  Posted Nov. 27 - 8:35 p.m.

Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert apologized on Friday after suggesting that a Democratic colleague, Rep. Ilhan Omar, had been part of a "jihad squad" on Capitol Hill.
COVID variant spreads to more countries as world on alert

COVID variant spreads to more countries as world on alert

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov. 27 - 7:53 p.m.

The new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in more European countries on Saturday, just days after being identified in South Africa, leaving governments around the world scrambling to stop the spread.
Small businesses in Utah feel support on Small Business Saturday

Small businesses in Utah feel support on Small Business Saturday

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 27 - 7:22 p.m.

Three businesses on Provo Center Street say that they feel supported by the community and that they have loyal customers who value shopping at a small business.
How to have meaningful Thanksgiving conversations

How to have meaningful Thanksgiving conversations

Thememories.com  |  Posted Nov. 27 - 7:00 p.m.

Wondering how to keep the peace at Thanksgiving? Avoid the topics you hate to debate using these conversation starters and other tips from theMemories.com. Have fun, meaningful conversations with your family and friends.
Former Gov. Herbert to serve on national education board

Former Gov. Herbert to serve on national education board

Mark Jones, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Nov. 27 - 6:29 p.m.

Former Utah Gov. Gary Herbert will serve as a member of the National Assessment Governing Board, filling an open post on the board available for a Republican governor.
Europe's Christmas markets warily open as COVID cases rise

Europe's Christmas markets warily open as COVID cases rise

David McHugh, Emily Schultheis and Justin Spike, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov. 27 - 5:36 p.m.

The holiday tree is towering over the main square in this central German city, the chestnuts and sugared almonds are roasted, and kids are clambering aboard the merry-go-round just like they did before the pandemic. But a surge in coronavirus infections has left an uneasy feeling hanging over Frankfurt's Christmas market.
Police say man arrested for investigation of DUI caused a crash with 6 kids in his car

Police say man arrested for investigation of DUI caused a crash with 6 kids in his car

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 27 - 4:31 p.m.

Six children were brought to the hospital with injuries after the driver of the car crashed into a barrier while driving under the influence, according to police. Police documents said five of the children, including a 4-year-old, were not wearing seat belts.
Man makes learning Navajo fun for children

Man makes learning Navajo fun for children

Tamara Vaifanua, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 27 - 4:14 p.m.

The creator of a new TV show is trying to simplify the Navajo language for children in a fun way — through the use of puppets.
Have You Seen This? Now this is how you talk turkey

Have You Seen This? Now this is how you talk turkey

Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Nov. 27 - 3:25 p.m.

Thanksgiving is past and most turkey leftovers are on their last leg, but that doesn't mean we're done with turkeys.
Shop local: This kids adventure box will thrill (Shh, it's also educational)

Shop local: This kids adventure box will thrill (Shh, it's also educational)

Finders Seekers  |  Posted Nov. 27 - 3:00 p.m.

This holiday season, give the kids on your list something truly unique and fun, but also guides them to explore the world and learn!
EU proposes booster jabs for 2022 travel, opens to WHO vaccines

EU proposes booster jabs for 2022 travel, opens to WHO vaccines

Philip Blenkinsop and Marine Strauss, Reuters  |  Posted Nov. 27 - 2:23 p.m.

European Union residents will need to have COVID-19 vaccine booster jabs if they want to travel to another country in the bloc next summer free of tests or quarantines, the European Commission proposed on Thursday.
Battle of the unbeaten: Undefeated streak to add to 'special' and 'intense' BYU-Utah rivalry

Battle of the unbeaten: Undefeated streak to add to 'special' and 'intense' BYU-Utah rivalry

Josh Furlong and Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 27 - 1:37 p.m.

It's not just a big game in the state, but nationally. Saturday's matchup will be the first time both teams are 5-0 since the 1912-13 season.
Why Utah's Olympic bid backers have to wait a little longer for an audience with the IOC

Why Utah's Olympic bid backers have to wait a little longer for an audience with the IOC

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 27 - 12:12 p.m.

Backers of Utah's bid to bring the Winter Games back to the state in 2030 or 2034 won't be traveling to Switzerland to sit down for the first time with IOC officials as soon as they'd hoped.
Little Tikes made a Peloton-like bike for kids, but child development experts cry foul

Little Tikes made a Peloton-like bike for kids, but child development experts cry foul

Matt McFarland, CNN Business  |  Posted Nov. 27 - 11:07 a.m.

Little Tikes, the children's toymaker, has produced a child-version of the Peloton bike, but experts say it is a step backward in child development.
'It's like a chess match': After trying season, Utes only focused on Pac-12 title

'It's like a chess match': After trying season, Utes only focused on Pac-12 title

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 27 - 10:04 a.m.

Britain Covey was honest about the situation: Utah overlooked Colorado with a Pac-12 Championship game on the horizon.

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