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Here are the 100 best places to work in 2019, according to Glassdoor

Herb Scribner, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec 9th - 1:30pm

Glassdoor just revealed the 100 best places to work for 2019 based on employee reviews and ratings.

'Ralph' tops box office again, 'Aquaman' is a hit in China

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Updated Dec 9th - 1:21pm

In the calm before the Christmas storm at the box office, "Ralph Breaks the Internet" remained No. 1 for the third straight week, while the upcoming DC Comics superhero film "Aquaman" arrived with a cannonball-sized splash in Chinese theaters.

A young mayor, his friend, and a fatal attraction to opioids

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 1:17pm

Janel Firestone found her son — the 24-year-old, just resigned mayor of the tiny Pennsylvania town of Mount Carbon — in what she assumed was a deep sleep. She tried to wake him for his overnight shift at the local supermarket, but he couldn't be roused, even after she sprinkled him with water from a wet washcloth.

How to take great holiday photos with your smartphone

Sloan Schrage, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 9th - 11:54am

The holidays are all about making memories and this season most of those memories will likely be captured on a smartphone.

One word stalls climate talks as UN countries fight over science report

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 11:04am

A diplomatic standoff over a single word could set the stage for a bigger showdown during the second half of this year's U.N. climate summit.

US states to meet at deadline on Colorado River drought plan

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 10:24am

With drought entering a second decade and reservoirs continuing to shrink, seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the overtaxed Colorado River for crop irrigation and drinking water had been expected to ink a crucial share-the-pain contingency plan by the end of 2018.

Dog that survived California wildfire guarded home for weeks

Daisy Nguyen, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 9:44am

A dog that survived the catastrophic wildfire in Northern California apparently protected the ruins of his home for almost a month until his owner returned.

Vandals defaced, tagged over 12 homes in Midvale neighborhood

Brittany Tait, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 9th - 9:02am

Vandals defaced and tagged more than 12 homes in a Midvale neighborhood early Saturday morning.

Drive and Dunk: Yoeli Childs helps BYU hoops rebound from 3-game skid with big week

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Dec 9th - 8:16am

Yoeli Childs made more than a few big shots in his first neutral-site rivalry game against Utah. But none were bigger than a dunk with 11:23 remaining.

Caregivers for 3600 migrant teens lack complete abuse checks

Martha Mendoza and Garance Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 7:35am

from nannies to teachers to coaches — has undergone state screenings to ensure they have no proven history of abusing or neglecting kids. One exception: thousands of workers at two federal detention facilities holding 3,600 migrant teens in the government's care, The Associated Press has learned.

White House chief of staff John Kelly to leave at year's end

Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Updated Dec 9th - 4:43am

President Donald Trump said Saturday that chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job by year's end amid an expected West Wing reshuffling reflecting a focus on the 2020 re-election campaign and the challenge of governing with Democrats reclaiming control of the House.

Police shoot, kill Utahn wielding knife after car chase in West Wendover

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Updated Dec 8th - 10:23pm

Police shot and killed a Utah man Saturday during a standoff after chasing him up and down a busy street in West Wendover.

Rioting engulfs Paris as anger grows over high French taxes

Elaine Ganley and John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 10:16pm

The rumble of armored police trucks and the hiss of tear gas filled central Paris on Saturday, as French riot police fought to contain thousands of yellow-vested protesters venting their anger against the government in a movement that has grown more violent by the week.

Man arrested after SWAT team helps Layton police serve search warrant in connection to armed robbery

Yvette Cruz,  |  Updated Dec 8th - 9:59pm

A man was arrested Saturday afternoon in connection to a Nov. 12 armed robbery, officials report.

No. 4 BYU women's volleyball sweeps No. 5 Texas to advance to national semifinals

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Dec 8th - 9:50pm

Roni Jones-Perry poured in 25 kills, three digs and two blocks, and Heather Gneiting added nine kills and four blocks in a balanced attack as No. 4 BYU swept No. 5 Texas, 25-23, 25-23, 25-21 Saturday night to advance to the NCAA national semifinals.

Prison ordered for Utah nurse who sexually assaulted patients

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Dec 8th - 9:23pm

A registered nurse convicted of sexually assaulting three of his patients was ordered Friday to spend at least 11 years and up to life in prison

Comey: FBI probe of Russia initially looked at 4 Americans

Eric Tucker, Chad Day and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Updated Dec 8th - 9:14pm

The FBI's counterintelligence investigation into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia initially focused on four Americans and whether they were connected to Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, former FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers during hours of closed-door questioning.

Cellphone panic alarm leads to arrest of sex-assault suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 8:58pm

Police in Colorado arrested a Utah man on sexual assault charges after responding to a panic alarm from a cellphone activated by a juvenile male.

Fatal brain-eating amoeba may have come from woman's neti pot

John Bonifield, CNN  |  Posted Dec 8th - 7:46pm

A Seattle woman rinsed her sinuses with tap water. A year later, she died of a brain-eating amoeba.

School safety committee needs voices of teachers, school employees, students, board members say

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Dec 8th - 7:09pm

After reviewing the membership of the School Safety Advisory Committee, members of a state school board committee Friday noted a need for the voices of students, parents and front-line school employees such as teachers and school secretaries.

Provo businesses celebrate end of construction, arrival of bus rapid transit

Sam Penrod, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 8th - 6:21pm

Provo business owners are celebrating the end of construction and the completion of the Utah Valley Express bus rapid transit system.

Utah State snaps 2-game skid against Weber State, wins 76-67

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 5:17pm

Sam Merrill scored 19 points and Utah State held off Weber State's late run for a 76-67 victory on Saturday.


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