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Explainer: What happens when the federal government shuts down?

Explainer: What happens when the federal government shuts down?

Jason Lange, Reuters  |  Posted Sept. 27 - 5:17 p.m.

Washington is racing to avert a partial government shutdown that could lead to furloughs for hundreds of thousands of federal workers in the middle of a national health crisis.
GOP blocks bill to keep government going; new try ahead

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GOP blocks bill to keep government going; new try ahead

Lisa Mascaro and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Updated Sept. 27 - 5:13 p.m.

Republican senators have blocked a bill to keep the U.S. government funded and allow borrowing. But Democrats determined to avoid a federal shutdown will likely try again.
Have You Seen This? Weber State cheerleader makes epic catch, celebrates accordingly

Have You Seen This? Weber State cheerleader makes epic catch, celebrates accordingly

Orrin Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Sept. 27 - 4:04 p.m.

Weber State may have lost the game, but this cheerleader won his own personal championship.
Biden gets COVID-19 booster shot after authorization

Biden gets COVID-19 booster shot after authorization

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 27 - 3:34 p.m.

President Joe Biden received his COVID-19 booster shot on Monday, days after federal regulators recommended a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine for Americans age 65 or older and approved them for others with preexisting medical conditions and high-risk work environments.
Do political leanings play part in COVID outcomes? Professor questions Utah study

Do political leanings play part in COVID outcomes? Professor questions Utah study

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 27 - 3:03 p.m.

Politics have creeped into COVID-19 research as a BYU professor disputes a USU study that found more conservative-leaning counties have faced worse outcomes.
Critical questions to ask when looking for an accident injury attorney

Critical questions to ask when looking for an accident injury attorney

The Advocates  |  Posted Sept. 27 - 3:00 p.m.

To make sure you get the right fit for your needs, you'll want to do your homework. Here are some questions to ask when you're looking for an experienced injury attorney.
R&B singer R. Kelly guilty on all counts in sex trafficking trial

R&B singer R. Kelly guilty on all counts in sex trafficking trial

Tyler Clifford and Luc Cohen, Reuters  |  Updated Sept. 27 - 2:39 p.m.

R. Kelly was convicted by a federal jury on Monday of racketeering in his sex trafficking trial, where prosecutors accused the R&B singer of exploiting his stardom over a quarter-century to lure women and underage girls into his orbit for sex.
Was BYU's defense against South Florida as bad as it appeared? Yes, but Sitake believes it to be 'fixable'

Was BYU's defense against South Florida as bad as it appeared? Yes, but Sitake believes it to be 'fixable'

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 27 - 2:27 p.m.

USF finished with 367 yards of offense, 23 first downs, and 35 minutes in time of possession as it trimmed the three-score game down to one.
Sandy man charged with shooting SWAT officer in the face

Sandy man charged with shooting SWAT officer in the face

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 27 - 1:58 p.m.

Numerous criminal charges were filed Monday against a Sandy man accused of shooting a SWAT officer in the face as police were serving a search warrant at his home.
1 dead in Beaver County shooting

1 dead in Beaver County shooting

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated Sept. 27 - 12:43 p.m.

A Minersville, Beaver County, man was arrested for investigation of murder after police say he shot and killed a man following an argument on Sunday.
John Hinckley, who shot Pres. Reagan, to be freed from oversight

John Hinckley, who shot Pres. Reagan, to be freed from oversight

Ben Finley, Associated Press  |  Updated Sept. 27 - 12:39 p.m.

A federal judge said Monday that John Hinckley Jr., who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan four decades ago, can be freed from all his remaining restrictions next year if he continues to follow those rules and remains mentally stable.
DASH diet and exercise helps uncontrolled high blood pressure, study finds

DASH diet and exercise helps uncontrolled high blood pressure, study finds

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted Sept. 27 - 11:35 a.m.

Nearly half of all Americans live with high blood pressure, a key contributor to diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, stroke and serious complications from COVID-19, according to the American Heart Association.
What would it mean for religious freedom if Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade?

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What would it mean for religious freedom if Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade?

Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 27 - 11:31 a.m.

Dozens of faith-related groups filed briefs this summer aimed at shaping the Supreme Court's approach to a major abortion case scheduled for later this year.
KSL.com HS Football Top 20+1: Can anyone keep up with Corner Canyon?

KSL.com HS Football Top 20+1: Can anyone keep up with Corner Canyon?

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Sept. 27 - 11:01 a.m.

With just three weeks left in the regular season, Utah high school football is hitting the stretch run of 2021.
Sen. Vickers recovering from breakthrough COVID infection with complications that left him hospitalized

Sen. Vickers recovering from breakthrough COVID infection with complications that left him hospitalized

Chris Reed, St. George News  |  Posted Sept. 27 - 9:59 a.m.

State Sen. Evan Vickers of Cedar City, who serves as the majority leader of the Utah Senate, is recovering from a breakthrough case of COVID-19.
As Americans spend, credit card debt is ticking back up

As Americans spend, credit card debt is ticking back up

Chris Taylor, Reuters  |  Posted Sept. 27 - 9:26 a.m.

Early in the pandemic, there were encouraging and surprising signs about the decline of credit card debt.
Facebook puts Instagram for kids on hold after pushback

Facebook puts Instagram for kids on hold after pushback

Michelle Chapman, Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 27 - 9:05 a.m.

Instagram is putting a hold on the development of Instagram kids, geared toward children under 13, so it can address concerns about the vulnerability of younger users.
Not again: Utes' healing process starts over after Aaron Lowe's tragic death

Not again: Utes' healing process starts over after Aaron Lowe's tragic death

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 27 - 8:30 a.m.

Lowe was known for his smile and his unmatched ability to show love to those around him.
Coach Kim: How to appreciate people you don't even like

Coach Kim: How to appreciate people you don't even like

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Sept. 27 - 8:03 a.m.

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim explains why we don't like certain people and shares ways to appreciate them.
5 tips for small business success in Utah

5 tips for small business success in Utah

Salt Lake Chamber  |  Posted Sept. 27 - 8:00 a.m.

Since 2010, Utah has taken the top spot six times among Forbes' Best States for Business. This is good news for anyone who owns (or aspires to own) a business in this state. So if if you plan to start a small business, here are five tips that can help ensure success.
ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Lisi Merkley and Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 27 - 7:33 a.m.

Here are 10 stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.
Investigators seek cause of deadly Montana train derailment

Investigators seek cause of deadly Montana train derailment

Amy Beth Hanson, Martha Bellisle and Anita Snow, Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 27 - 6:39 a.m.

Federal investigators are seeking the cause of an Amtrak train derailment near a switch on tracks in the middle of vast farmland in far northern Montana that killed three people and left seven hospitalized over the weekend.
Mother raises awareness for domestic violence after losing her daughter

Mother raises awareness for domestic violence after losing her daughter

Tamara Vaifanua, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 26 - 10:27 p.m.

A mother who lost her daughter to domestic violence shared her story with KSL's Tamara Vaifanua. She hopes no other families will have to go through the pain she experienced.
New York may tap National Guard to replace unvaccinated health care workers

New York may tap National Guard to replace unvaccinated health care workers

Nathan Layne, Reuters  |  Updated Sept. 26 - 9:52 p.m.

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is considering employing the National Guard and out-of-state medical workers to fill hospital staffing shortages with tens of thousands of workers possibly losing their jobs for not meeting a Monday deadline for mandated COVID-19 vaccination.
'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' sashays home with 10 Tony Awards

'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' sashays home with 10 Tony Awards

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Updated Sept. 26 - 9:21 p.m.

"Moulin Rouge! The Musical," a jukebox adaptation of Baz Luhrmann's hyperactive 2001 movie, won the best new musical crown at the Tony Awards on a Sunday night when Broadway looked back to honor shows shuttered by COVID-19, mourn its fallen and also look forward to welcoming audiences again.
New test makes assessing breast cancer risk more precise, equitable for all women, researchers say

New test makes assessing breast cancer risk more precise, equitable for all women, researchers say

Heather Simonsen, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 26 - 9:18 p.m.

For the first time, women of all ethnicities can get an accurate test to predict their risk of breast cancer. The new test also better pinpoints when they'll most be at risk. The new risk screening made all the difference for a Utah woman.
Guns, gear and the nitty-gritty: Utah's TacGas hits the mark for growing client base

Guns, gear and the nitty-gritty: Utah's TacGas hits the mark for growing client base

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 26 - 8:30 p.m.

Utah-based TacGas is making a name for itself creating hyper-accurate simulated military scenarios and other advertising and marketing content for a variety of clients including U.S. Defense Department contractors, firearms and consumer products retailers, and even the film and video game industry.
Front-line fatigue: 'I don't want to lose my humanity' — CNAs weighed down by empathy exhaustion

Front-line fatigue: 'I don't want to lose my humanity' — CNAs weighed down by empathy exhaustion

Jenny Rollins, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 26 - 7:08 p.m.

Certified nursing assistants are quitting in record numbers because of burnout and empathy fatigue taking care of COVID-19 patients in a highly politicized environment.
88% of Americans are metabolically unhealthy, says Utah scientist. Here's what to do about it

88% of Americans are metabolically unhealthy, says Utah scientist. Here's what to do about it

HLTH Code  |  Posted Sept. 26 - 7:00 p.m.

While insulin is responsible for the support of hundreds of systems in the body, it is primarily known to regulate glucose levels in the blood.
'Everyone was calling me Jaren': How this Timpview junior, BYU recruit became a meme

'Everyone was calling me Jaren': How this Timpview junior, BYU recruit became a meme

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 26 - 6:33 p.m.

JJ Tuha's face was being shown across the ESPN2 telecast, introduced as starting quarterback Jaren Hall when the broadcast was opening the game with news that backup quarterback Baylor Romney would start his first game of the season during the Cougars' 4-0 start.
Wheelchair Palooza event draws hundreds of wheelchair users

Wheelchair Palooza event draws hundreds of wheelchair users

Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 26 - 5:26 p.m.

There was a large crowd and lots of cheering Saturday at a skate park in Sandy. A professional wheelchair athlete was doing some tricks at the annual Wheelchair Palooza event.
US has enough COVID-19 vaccines for boosters, kids' shots

US has enough COVID-19 vaccines for boosters, kids' shots

Todd Richmond and Kathleen Foody, Associated Press  |  Updated Sept. 26 - 4:41 p.m.

With more than 40 million doses of coronavirus vaccines available, U.S. health authorities said they're confident there will be enough for both qualified older Americans seeking booster shots and the young children for whom initial vaccines are expected to be approved in the not-too-distant future.
Friends, family flock to Long Island to mourn Gabby Petito

Friends, family flock to Long Island to mourn Gabby Petito

Arijeta Lajka, The Associated Press  |  Updated Sept. 26 - 4:07 p.m.

Mourners began arriving at a Long Island funeral home viewing on Sunday for Gabby Petito, whose death on a cross-country trip has sparked a manhunt for her boyfriend.
Have You Seen This? Man charms geese with harmonica

Have You Seen This? Man charms geese with harmonica

Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Sept. 26 - 3:15 p.m.

Music calms the savage beast, even if the music is a harmonica and the savage beasts are geese.
What would it mean for religious freedom if the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade?

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What would it mean for religious freedom if the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade?

Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 26 - 2:34 p.m.

Some of the briefs filed in the Supreme Court's upcoming abortion case focused on the relationship between abortion rights and religious freedom.
Game created by BYU psychologist aims to teach children mental health coping strategies

Game created by BYU psychologist aims to teach children mental health coping strategies

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 26 - 2:20 p.m.

A BYU psychologist hopes his new game will help familiarize kids with cognitive behavioral therapy concepts and learn how to address symptoms of mental illnesses.
Dozens gather on Utah Capitol steps to honor homicide victims

Dozens gather on Utah Capitol steps to honor homicide victims

Garna Mejia, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 26 - 1:30 p.m.

More than 100 people were murdered in Utah last year, which is a record in the state.
Utah football player Aaron Lowe killed in Sunday morning shooting

Utah football player Aaron Lowe killed in Sunday morning shooting

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Sept. 26 - 1:28 p.m.

Utes football player Aaron Lowe was shot and killed Sunday during a party at a house in Salt Lake City's Sugar House neighborhood. A woman was also shot and critically injured.
BYU climbs 2 spots in AP Top 25 to No. 13; No. 15 in Coaches Poll

BYU climbs 2 spots in AP Top 25 to No. 13; No. 15 in Coaches Poll

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 26 - 12:22 p.m.

The Cougars inched up two spots to No. 13 Sunday morning in the latest Associated Press Top 25 after its win over South Florida that moved BYU to 4-0 for the second consecutive season.
Why I-15 lane striping will soon look different in the Lehi area — and then other parts of Utah

Why I-15 lane striping will soon look different in the Lehi area — and then other parts of Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 26 - 12:20 p.m.

Utah transportation crews are set to address one of the main complaints they've heard from I-15 drivers passing through the Point of the Mountain in recent years: the painted stripes.
How much is rent in Salt Lake County? It's up 12% from last year

How much is rent in Salt Lake County? It's up 12% from last year

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 26 - 11:46 a.m.

Salt Lake County rent prices are indeed rising — but not as rapidly as home prices, according to the Utah Apartment Association.
 Alpine District sending mental health crisis postcards to 114,000 households

Alpine District sending mental health crisis postcards to 114,000 households

Ladd Egan, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 26 - 11:05 a.m.

Officials with the Alpine School District urged families to watch their mailboxes for an important magnet postcard that has instructions and resources on what to do during a mental health emergency.
Josh Furlong's AP Top 25: CFP powers Clemson, Oklahoma fall as BYU inches up poll

Josh Furlong's AP Top 25: CFP powers Clemson, Oklahoma fall as BYU inches up poll

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 26 - 10:02 a.m.

For the first time since 2014, Clemson has two losses during the regular season.
After year hiatus due to COVID, St. George Marathon expected to host 7K runners

After year hiatus due to COVID, St. George Marathon expected to host 7K runners

St. George News  |  Posted Sept. 26 - 9:11 a.m.

For more than four decades, the St. George Marathon has welcomed thousands of runners, volunteers and spectators the first Saturday of October.
What happens if you wait to buy a home? Interest rates could shift dramatically

What happens if you wait to buy a home? Interest rates could shift dramatically

The Stern Team  |  Posted Sept. 26 - 8:00 a.m.

Every aspiring homeowner in Utah is asking the same question: When will home prices drop? Unfortunately, no one can predict exactly when that will happen or if it will happen. In the meantime, there's perhaps a more important question homebuyers should be asking: What happens if you wait to buy a home?
Petito case renews call to spotlight missing Indigenous women, people of color

Petito case renews call to spotlight missing Indigenous women, people of color

Lindsay Whitehurst, Terry Tang and Adriana Gomez Licon, Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 26 - 7:07 a.m.

Thousands of Indigenous women have disappeared throughout the U.S. Some receive no public attention at all, a disparity that extends to many other people of color.
As injuries piled up against USF, BYU's protection of player health became a priority

As injuries piled up against USF, BYU's protection of player health became a priority

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 26 - 2:17 a.m.

Perhaps the MVP of BYU's closer-than-expected 35-27 win over South Florida should be the Cougars' medical staff, which attended to the triage tent of ailments, primarily on defense.
No. 15 BYU holds off South Florida for first back-to-back 4-0 starts in program history

No. 15 BYU holds off South Florida for first back-to-back 4-0 starts in program history

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Sept. 26 - 1:07 a.m.

Tyler Allgeier ran for 81 yards and two touchdowns, and Baylor Romney completed 20-of-25 passes for 305 yards and three scores as No. 15 BYU got a win over South Florida.
Chara brothers both score in Timbers' 6-1 victory over Real Salt Lake

Chara brothers both score in Timbers' 6-1 victory over Real Salt Lake

Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 25 - 10:44 p.m.

Yimmi Chara and his brother Diego Chara scored in the Portland Timbers' 6-1 victory over Real Salt Lake on Saturday night.
Police arrest man accused of shooting woman in Roy after argument

Police arrest man accused of shooting woman in Roy after argument

Lisi Merkley, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 25 - 10:22 p.m.

A man has been arrested after police say he shot a woman outside a Roy gas station on Thursday and drove away.
Sheriff's office: At least 3 killed in Amtrak derailment

Sheriff's office: At least 3 killed in Amtrak derailment

The Associated Press  |  Updated Sept. 25 - 10:11 p.m.

At least three people were killed Saturday afternoon when an Amtrak train that runs between Seattle and Chicago derailed in north-central Montana, an official with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office said.
 No home for tiny homes: Living small hits roadblocks in Utah communities

No home for tiny homes: Living small hits roadblocks in Utah communities

Ladd Egan and Cindy St. Clair, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 25 - 9:17 p.m.

Living in a tiny home is an attractive option for many, as the average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Utah has surged to $1,200 per month. But where can they park?
Police find $40K worth of drugs in Springville home

Police find $40K worth of drugs in Springville home

Lisi Merkley, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 25 - 8:37 p.m.

Around $40,000 worth of drugs and $53,000 of alleged drug money were found in a Springville home after a woman's lost phone led police to investigate, police said.
Pledger erases early-season mistake to lead Utes in comeback win over Cougars

Pledger erases early-season mistake to lead Utes in comeback win over Cougars

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 25 - 8:19 p.m.

In Utah's season-opening win over Weber State, running back TJ Pledger made a costly error that ultimately buried him in the depth chart.
Police: Woman missing for a year returned home

Police: Woman missing for a year returned home

Lisi Merkley, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 25 - 7:29 p.m.

A woman who was last seen in September 2020 returned home either Friday night or Saturday morning, police say.
No FEMA assistance for Cedar City flooding, but mayor exploring other funding options

No FEMA assistance for Cedar City flooding, but mayor exploring other funding options

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 25 - 7:19 p.m.

Cedar City did not qualify for federal emergency funds to repair damage from flooding earlier this summer, city officials announced Thursday.
COVID-19 vaccine boosters could mean billions for drugmakers

COVID-19 vaccine boosters could mean billions for drugmakers

Tom Murphy, Associated Press  |  Updated Sept. 25 - 6:47 p.m.

Billions more in profits are at stake for some vaccine makers as the U.S. moves toward dispensing COVID-19 booster shots to shore up Americans' protection against the virus.

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