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How to spend 24 hours in Boise

Steph Grimes, Contributor  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:15pm

Boise is a relatively quick getaway for much of northern Utah. Whether you're in the mood for a change of scenery or you're in the city for a business trip, here's what to do if you only have 24 hours in the city.


Comcast v. Disney: a fight for Twenty-First Century Fox

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:57am

Comcast and Disney are on the verge of a head-to-head bidding war for Fox's entertainment properties.


Sheriff: 4 people missing after car crashes into Idaho river

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:52am

Officials are searching for four missing people after their vehicle was found in the upper Selway River in northern Idaho backcountry.


NFL owners adopt new policy to address anthem protests

Paul Newberry, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:48am

NFL owners approved a new policy Thursday aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests sparked by Colin Kaepernick and polarized by President Trump, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the "The Star-Spangled Banner" but requiring them to stand if they come to the field.


Georgia Democrat challenges racial barrier in governor race

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:28am

Georgia Democrats gave Atlanta lawyer Stacey Abrams a chance to become the first black female governor in American history on a primary night that ended well for several women seeking office.

Man arrested for manslaughter for incident on Navajo Nation

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:14am

A man indicted by a federal grand jury on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in Indian country has been booked into the Davis County Jail.

Drought on tap to intensify over US Southwest

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:01am

Rivers are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent drought intensifies its grip on pockets of the American Southwest.

Truck driver cited after I-215 crash

Linda Williams,  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:44am

The driver of a box truck that crashed on westbound I-215 early Wednesday morning has been cited for driving while fatigued, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.

Patrick Kinahan: Reputation on the line for BYU football

Patrick Kinahan, Contributor  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:34am

For more than three decades BYU was viewed as one of the most consistent programs in college football. That great respect will not disappear with one bad season, but the Cougars don't want to press the issue by following it up with a second bad year.


The role faith leaders can play in preventing and responding to suicide

Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:27am

The suicide rate in the United States has increased one to two percent each year over the last 15 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Legend of Loch Ness Monster will be tested with DNA samples

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:54am

The stories seem as tall as the lake is deep. For hundreds of years, visitors to Scotland's Loch Ness have described seeing a monster that some believe lurks in the depths.

Report: Video shows bus head to U-turn area before crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:00am

Before a New Jersey school bus collided with a dump truck last week leaving a fifth-grader and a teacher dead, the bus merged onto an interstate and then turned sharply toward an illegal U-turn area, according to a new video.

US employee in China reported strange sounds, pressure

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:54am

A U.S. government employee in southern China reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, the State Department said Wednesday, recalling similar experiences among American diplomats in Cuba who later fell ill.

Wyoming to vote on biggest grizzly hunt in lower 48 states

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:25am

Wyoming could allow grizzly bear hunting for the first time in decades when state officials vote Wednesday whether to allow as many as 22 grizzlies to be killed this fall outside Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks.

Marine, marksman, mom: How Utah woman became one of the military’s best shooters

Andrew Adams, KSL TV  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:18am

Julia Carlson was 16 years old when she picked up a rifle at a shooting competition — an undertaking she insists was largely fueled by a desire to impress a boy — and she aimed, started shooting and won.

Money-saving secrets jewelers don't want you to know about lab-grown diamonds

EcoStar Diamond  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:00am

The history of the diamond industry is full of intrigue and market manipulation. Here are the reasons jewelers don’t want you to know the truth about just how indistinguishable or cost-effective lab-cultivated diamonds are from the mined variety.

Low US unemployment rate masks financial struggles for many

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:56am

Despite an ultra-low 3.9 percent unemployment rate, about one-third of U.S. adults faced financial insecurity last year and often struggled to pay unexpected expenses, a Federal Reserve survey found .

Rocky Mountain Power funds middle school renewable energy project

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:20am

Rocky Mountain Power Tuesday presented North Sanpete Middle School with a check for $576,224 to launch a Blue Sky renewable energy project. The project includes a 206-kilowatt solar array that will generate nearly 80 percent of the school’s energy.

Woman dies after falling from Lake Powell cliff

McKenna Park, KSL  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:02am

An Arizona resident died in an emergency room after falling off a cliff in the Chains area into Lake Powell Tuesday, according to the National Park Service.

2 Cedar Hills brothers rescued after getting stranded overnight on hike

Andrew Adams, KSL TV and McKenna Park, KSL  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:35pm

Two brothers from Cedar Hills were rescued Tuesday morning near the Timpooneke trailhead after getting lost overnight.

'They're just hungry': Salt Lake day care recognized for feeding kids in need

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:05pm

On Tuesday, Neighborhood House was recognized with a Highest Honors in Menus Award. The recognition is given to child care centers that work to improve the nutrition of children in their care.


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