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As South division leader, Utes looking to be contender not pretender in final stretch

As South division leader, Utes looking to be contender not pretender in final stretch

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 28 - 9:27 a.m.

Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham emphasized this week his desire to see "a little more physicality" from his team.
US jobless claims make third straight drop to pandemic low of 281K

US jobless claims make third straight drop to pandemic low of 281K

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 28 - 8:37 a.m.

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell to a pandemic low last week as the job market continues to recover from last year's coronavirus recession.
Cheap, generic anti-depressant may reduce severe COVID-19 disease, study finds

Cheap, generic anti-depressant may reduce severe COVID-19 disease, study finds

Maggie Fox, CNN  |  Posted Oct. 28 - 8:08 a.m.

A cheap, generically available anti-depressant may reduce the risk of severe COVID-19 disease by close to a third in people at high risk, researchers reported Wednesday.
8 things to do immediately after a vehicle accident

8 things to do immediately after a vehicle accident

The Advocates  |  Posted Oct. 28 - 8:00 a.m.

If you find yourself the victim of a fender bender or someone else's road rage, stay calm. Take some deep breaths, and follow these instructions.
Dad-to-be loses battle with COVID-19 after 'living life to the fullest'

Dad-to-be loses battle with COVID-19 after 'living life to the fullest'

Ashley Moser, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 28 - 7:48 a.m.

Just two weeks after testing positive for COVID-19, Marcus Rittmanic, 28, lost his battle with the virus in the ICU.
Watch: Biden races to Congress to save agenda ahead of Europe trip

Watch: Biden races to Congress to save agenda ahead of Europe trip

Trevor Hunnicutt, Reuters  |  Posted Oct. 28 - 7:38 a.m.

President Joe Biden will push for his party and the nation to coalesce around a trimmed-down domestic spending plan on Thursday, according to people familiar with the matter.
Congress puts Big Oil in the hot seat in climate deception probe

Congress puts Big Oil in the hot seat in climate deception probe

Reuters  |  Posted Oct. 28 - 7:03 a.m.

The U.S. Congress on Thursday will open a year's worth of investigations into whether Big Oil deceived Americans about its role in climate change, with Democratic lawmakers planning to grill the chiefs of four oil companies and two lobby groups.
No need to wipe down Halloween candy this year, so how do trick-or-treaters stay safe from COVID-19?

No need to wipe down Halloween candy this year, so how do trick-or-treaters stay safe from COVID-19?

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 28 - 6:25 a.m.

What should be at the top of the list for making sure your family has not just a happy Halloween, but a safe holiday as the COVID-19 pandemic continues?
Do Utahns support removing the state's death penalty? New poll finds opinion is shifting

Do Utahns support removing the state's death penalty? New poll finds opinion is shifting

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Updated Oct. 27 - 10:26 p.m.

As an effort to repeal and replace Utah's death penalty continues to gain momentum, a new poll shows most Utahns support keeping the death penalty on Utah's books — but now by a vastly smaller margin than past surveys have indicated.
DA's office investigating allegations against Bluffdale mayoral candidate

DA's office investigating allegations against Bluffdale mayoral candidate

Annie Knox, KSL.com and Matt Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 10:26 p.m.

Voters choosing a new mayor in Bluffdale won't have the benefit of knowing whether prosecutors see complaints of misconduct against one candidate as violations of the law.
Reyes joins Republican attorneys general criticizing Biden vaccine order for federal contractors

Reyes joins Republican attorneys general criticizing Biden vaccine order for federal contractors

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 9:55 p.m.

Twenty-one Republican state attorneys general sent a letter to President Joe Biden on Wednesday saying they think his COVID-19 vaccination mandate for federal contractors "stands on shaky legal ground," is confusing to contractors and could exacerbate supply-chain problems.
Judge declines to dismiss West Valley 'intolerable odor' lawsuit

Judge declines to dismiss West Valley 'intolerable odor' lawsuit

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 9:22 p.m.

A judge declined Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit against E.T. Technologies, ruling that West Valley City has the right to claim that the business is causing harm or nuisance to its residents even though it is located outside of its city borders.
Gun violence prevention advocates honor 429 Utahns who died in 2020, call for change

Gun violence prevention advocates honor 429 Utahns who died in 2020, call for change

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 8:59 p.m.

Utah gun violence prevention advocates planted daffodils Wednesday to honor the 429 Utahns who lost their lives to gun violence in 2020, calling for legislative change.
Second-half sub Justin Meram rallies RSL from 1-0 down for clutch road win in Dallas

Second-half sub Justin Meram rallies RSL from 1-0 down for clutch road win in Dallas

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 8:52 p.m.

Real Salt Lake claimed just its second-ever road win over FC Dallas 2-1 Wednesday night at Toyota Park in Frisco, Texas.
Exacerbated by pandemic, child care crisis hampers economy

Exacerbated by pandemic, child care crisis hampers economy

Sally Ho and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 8:28 p.m.

The pandemic has made clear what many experts had long warned: The absence of reliable and affordable child care limits which jobs people can accept, makes it harder to climb the corporate ladder and ultimately restricts the ability of the broader economy to grow.
10 picture books to read with your little ghouls and boos this Halloween

10 picture books to read with your little ghouls and boos this Halloween

Megan Christensen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 8:02 p.m.

There's a chill in the air, cider is warming on the stove, and all you want to do is curl up with your littles and read some seasonal picture books.
Half of Utahns can't afford to buy a home

Half of Utahns can't afford to buy a home

Heather Kelly, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 7:37 p.m.

Over half of Utah's households can't afford a home. This is due largely to skyrocketing real estate prices over the last year and quarter.
What Sen. Mike Lee asked Attorney General Merrick Garland about the FBI 'intimidating' parents

What Sen. Mike Lee asked Attorney General Merrick Garland about the FBI 'intimidating' parents

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 7:04 p.m.

Attorney General Garland declined to pull back a memo directing the FBI to help police address threats against educators and school board members under questioning from Sen. Mike Lee.
New mountain bike trail opens, offering 'magnificent views' outside Zion's east side

New mountain bike trail opens, offering 'magnificent views' outside Zion's east side

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 5:53 p.m.

The first portion of a large-scale attempt to turn Zion National Park's east entrance into a recreation spot is now open.
Utah lawmakers could vote to rename Dixie State University in November

Utah lawmakers could vote to rename Dixie State University in November

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Updated Oct. 27 - 5:40 p.m.

The Utah Board of Higher Education, meeting remotely Wednesday, voted unanimously to recommend that state lawmakers rename Dixie State University as Utah Tech University.
'Ink still wet' on proposed maps, but Utah House speaker says Legislature may reevaluate redistricting process

'Ink still wet' on proposed maps, but Utah House speaker says Legislature may reevaluate redistricting process

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Updated Oct. 27 - 5:18 p.m.

After Rob Bishop abruptly resigned from Utah's independent redistricting commission, a state legislative leader suggested the Legislature would possibly reevaluate process altogether.
SpaceX fixes Crew Dragon toilet after mishap in space

SpaceX fixes Crew Dragon toilet after mishap in space

Jackie Wattles, CNN Business  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 5:11 p.m.

Before the next launch to space, NASA must look over and approve some changes SpaceX made to address some issues with a key component — the toilet.
Trump says he'd do 'extremely well' in 2024. Do polls agree?

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Trump says he'd do 'extremely well' in 2024. Do polls agree?

D. Hunter Schwarz  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 5:01 p.m.

To beat Trump would require a candidate who could unite a coalition of never-Trumpers, independents and the shrinking percentage of Republicans who like Trump but would prefer a new nominee.
Boise mall shooting victim's family hopes to bring body home

Boise mall shooting victim's family hopes to bring body home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 4:22 p.m.

A man who was killed in an Idaho shooting at a Boise mall on Monday was shopping for gifts for his family when he was wounded, family members said.
Have You Seen This? Shark takes a trip to the dentist

Have You Seen This? Shark takes a trip to the dentist

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 3:41 p.m.

In this episode of "Sharks—They're Just Like Us!" we learn that even sharks have to go to the dentist. The only difference is that their dentists are edible.
How to visit rock imagery sites like an archaeologist

How to visit rock imagery sites like an archaeologist

Elizabeth Hora, public archaeologist at the Utah Division of State History for Utah Office of Tourism  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 3:00 p.m.

Rock imagery conveys loud and urgent messages across millennia and annually draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to hear what these sites have to say.
Slavery-era Georgia law is key defense argument in trial over Ahmaud Arbery's killing

Slavery-era Georgia law is key defense argument in trial over Ahmaud Arbery's killing

Rich McKay and Jonathan Allen, Reuters  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 2:50 p.m.

A pivotal defense argument of the three white men on trial for killing Ahmaud Arbery, a Black jogger, is that they were trying to make a citizen's arrest under a Civil War-era law.
Moderna COVID-19 shot could start being used in children, teens 'within weeks,' CEO says

Moderna COVID-19 shot could start being used in children, teens 'within weeks,' CEO says

Carl O'Donnell, Reuters  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 2:29 p.m.

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine could start to be used in children and teens in the United States within weeks, its chief executive said.
Sheriff: Movie set showed 'some complacency' with weapons

Sheriff: Movie set showed 'some complacency' with weapons

Morgan Lee, Susan Montoya Bryan and Cedar Attanasio, Associated Press  |  Updated Oct. 27 - 2:09 p.m.

Investigators said Wednesday that there was "some complacency" in how weapons were handled on the movie set where Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed a cinematographer and wounded another person.
Democrats propose 'billionaires tax' to pay for Biden's sweeping agenda

Democrats propose 'billionaires tax' to pay for Biden's sweeping agenda

Richard Cowan and David Morgan, Reuters  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 2:04 p.m.

Some U.S. Senate Democrats on Wednesday proposed taxing billionaires' unrealized gains from their assets to help finance President Joe Biden's social-policy and climate-change agenda, according to the top Senate Democrat for tax policy.
Intermountain Healthcare requiring all employees to be vaccinated; Utah sees more than 2K new COVID cases

Intermountain Healthcare requiring all employees to be vaccinated; Utah sees more than 2K new COVID cases

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 27 - 1:46 p.m.

Intermountain Healthcare announced Wednesday it will require all of its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Utah health officials also reported 2,068 new COVID-19 cases and 22 deaths on Wednesday.
Enforcement of indoor vaccine mandates proves uneven in US

Enforcement of indoor vaccine mandates proves uneven in US

Caleb Jones and Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Updated Oct. 27 - 1:25 p.m.

Rigorous vaccination requirements are being enforced varies from place to place, even within the same state or city. Proof of vaccination is required in several American cities.
Troopers identify woman killed in crash in Logan Canyon

Troopers identify woman killed in crash in Logan Canyon

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 27 - 1:13 p.m.

Troopers have identified a Box Elder County woman killed Tuesday morning after a crash in Logan Canyon.
South Salt Lake company accused of illegally dumping pollutants into sewer

South Salt Lake company accused of illegally dumping pollutants into sewer

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 12:42 p.m.

A Utah company that produces fertilizer and other agricultural products was charged Wednesday with illegally dumping pollutants into South Salt Lake's sewer system.
Swollen cheek doesn't stop Eric Paschall from playing pivotal role in Jazz win over Nuggets

Swollen cheek doesn't stop Eric Paschall from playing pivotal role in Jazz win over Nuggets

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 12:12 p.m.

Eric Paschall had a pimple. Or at least a bump of some kind. Whatever it was, it was infected and half of his face was swollen. Not the greatest way to wake up.
Volunteers show gratitude to frontline health care workers through HOPE Project

Volunteers show gratitude to frontline health care workers through HOPE Project

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 11:44 a.m.

The COVID-19 pandemic is still very overwhelming for frontline health care workers, so a group of volunteers came together to feed about 250 of them to say thank you.
What you need to know about Utah's 2021 elections: Ranked choice voting, voter fraud

What you need to know about Utah's 2021 elections: Ranked choice voting, voter fraud

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 11:19 a.m.

If you live along the Wasatch Front, chances are you received your ballots in the mail already. And chances are, you have yet to cast your vote.
Patrick Kinahan: Inconsistent Utes still South favorites

Patrick Kinahan: Inconsistent Utes still South favorites

Patrick Kinahan, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 10:29 a.m.

Early on in training camp, Kyle Whittingham made multiple references comparing this year's Utah team to the 2019 group.
Spanx employees given $10,000 and 2 first-class plane tickets

Spanx employees given $10,000 and 2 first-class plane tickets

Amy Woodyatt, CNN Business  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 9:35 a.m.

The chief executive and founder of shapewear company Spanx has surprised employees with two first-class plane tickets and $10,000 each to celebrate the company's $1.2 billion deal with Blackstone.
This Utah high school's halls are overflowing. Here's how enrollment has rebounded

This Utah high school's halls are overflowing. Here's how enrollment has rebounded

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 9:03 a.m.

Built for 2,700 students, Granger High School is serving more than 3,400 learners this fall, according to the latest state enrollment figures.
Why bowl eligibility for the 16th time in 17 seasons matters for No. 25 BYU

Why bowl eligibility for the 16th time in 17 seasons matters for No. 25 BYU

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 8:34 a.m.

Saturday's 21-19 win over Washington State propelled the Cougars into the Associated Press Top 25 with little more than a shrug and 44 points in the poll of national media. But it also clinched bowl eligibility for the 16th time in 17 seasons for the Cougars (6-2).
'Full House' no more: Iconic St. George motel faces demolition

'Full House' no more: Iconic St. George motel faces demolition

Chris Reed, St. George News  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 8:04 a.m.

Dixie Palm Motel's neon sign came down last Wednesday, marking the end of 74 years the motel has provided lodging, serviced motorists on Highway 91 and, at one point, even became part of the Oklahoma City bombing investigation.
3 new studies show weight loss isn't all about diet and exercise

3 new studies show weight loss isn't all about diet and exercise

Health Utah  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 8:00 a.m.

If your doctor tells you it only boils down to diet and exercise, seek another opinion.
Why am I a scaredy-cat and you're not? The science of fright

Why am I a scaredy-cat and you're not? The science of fright

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 7:00 a.m.

What makes some people so fearful when others are not? Here are a few ways science explains it.
Jazz adapt on the fly to beat Nuggets after Nikola Jokic injury

Jazz adapt on the fly to beat Nuggets after Nikola Jokic injury

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 27 - 1:07 a.m.

Utah outscored Denver by 11 points in the final 12 minutes to roll to a 122-110 win over the Nuggets.
The Rev. Dr. Andrew Teal tells BYU students he will journey with them

The Rev. Dr. Andrew Teal tells BYU students he will journey with them

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 26 - 10:10 p.m.

The British priest thought his collar both would protect him and convince protesters yelling rude, hurtful things at members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as they walked toward a general conference of the faith before the pandemic.
NASA discovers first possible planet outside our galaxy

NASA discovers first possible planet outside our galaxy

Amy Woodyatt, CNN  |  Posted Oct. 26 - 9:41 p.m.

Scientists may have detected signs of a planet transiting a star outside of the Milky Way, in what could be the first planet ever to be discovered outside our galaxy.
'Dune: Part Two' movie gets go-ahead from Warner Bros.

'Dune: Part Two' movie gets go-ahead from Warner Bros.

Reuters  |  Posted Oct. 26 - 9:31 p.m.

Movie studio Warner Bros said on Tuesday it will release a second "Dune" movie in October 2023.
More than 500 backpacks full of supplies readied for incoming Afghan refugee students

More than 500 backpacks full of supplies readied for incoming Afghan refugee students

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 26 - 9:04 p.m.

Salt Lake Federation of Teachers purchased and filled 546 backpacks with school supplies for Afghan students that will soon be filling classrooms across the state in hopes that it will bring "a sense of belonging."
New poll reveals how Utah parents feel about getting COVID-19 vaccine for their kids

New poll reveals how Utah parents feel about getting COVID-19 vaccine for their kids

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Updated Oct. 26 - 8:45 p.m.

Utahns parents are split over vaccinating them against COVID-19, according to a new poll, as federal approval nears for 5- to 11-year-olds to get the shots as early November.
Utah actors finally back to work as Disney's 'Frozen' opens at the Eccles

Utah actors finally back to work as Disney's 'Frozen' opens at the Eccles

Leigh Gibson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct. 26 - 8:34 p.m.

Utah actors finally back to work as Disney's Frozen opens at the Eccles
Is your Utah hometown the backdrop of a horror movie?

Is your Utah hometown the backdrop of a horror movie?

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 26 - 8:08 p.m.

Utah is home to world-class ski resorts, five national parks and a rich history. The diverse scenery of the state of Utah has also been the backdrop of a variety of horror films throughout the years.
Former Utah professor awarded $760K in whistleblower retaliation suit

Former Utah professor awarded $760K in whistleblower retaliation suit

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 26 - 7:55 p.m.

A former University of Utah autism researcher was awarded $760,000 in damages after she claimed the university ended her contract after she reported an unauthorized release of records.
Utah redistricting commission 'satisfied' with adopted maps, brushes off Bishop's comments

Utah redistricting commission 'satisfied' with adopted maps, brushes off Bishop's comments

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 26 - 7:53 p.m.

The Utah Independent Redistricting Commission on Tuesday unveiled the 12 voting maps that it will send to a legislative commission to be considered for the state's voting future.
Utah football to retire No. 22 in honor of Ty Jordan, Aaron Lowe Saturday

Utah football to retire No. 22 in honor of Ty Jordan, Aaron Lowe Saturday

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 26 - 6:27 p.m.

Utah will officially retires No. 22 in honor of running back Ty Jordan and defensive back Aaron Lowe.
Have You Seen This? This is why you can love and hate golf at the same time

Have You Seen This? This is why you can love and hate golf at the same time

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct. 26 - 6:18 p.m.

If you've ever golfed, then you've been here.
Suspect in Boise mall shooting dies; guard who tried to stop him remembered

Suspect in Boise mall shooting dies; guard who tried to stop him remembered

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 26 - 5:42 p.m.

The suspect in a Boise mall shooting that killed two people and injured four others has died, the Boise Police Department said Tuesday.
Utah Sen. Mike Lee set a trap for Snapchat. What happened next?

Utah Sen. Mike Lee set a trap for Snapchat. What happened next?

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 26 - 5:01 p.m.

Executives from social media titans TikTok, Snapchat and YouTube were on the hot bench Tuesday for a U.S. Senate hearing focused on protecting children from exposure to harmful online content.
Utah House Majority Leader Francis Gibson resigning from Legislature

Utah House Majority Leader Francis Gibson resigning from Legislature

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 26 - 4:37 p.m.

Utah House Majority Leader Rep. Francis Gibson, R-Mapleton, announced Tuesday he will resign from his position to focus on his career and family.

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