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MLS to resume regular season following Florida tournament

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 8th - 2:16pm

Buoyed by the MLS is Back tournament and confident of its coronavirus protocols, Major League Soccer will resume its regular season with teams playing in their home cities.

Utah GOP candidate for lieutenant governor confirmed positive for COVID-19

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Aug 8th - 12:59pm

Utah Sen. Deidre Henderson, R-Spanish Fork, confirmed the diagnosis on Twitter just one day after revealing she was a “presumed positive” case for the coronavirus in a public statement.


The lesser-known side of Utah native, actor Wilford Brimley

Lottie Elizabeth Johnson, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug 8th - 12:17pm

Even at his age, and in his weakened physical condition, Wilford Brimley's voice was strong.

BYU football 2020 schedule: The status of each game (so far) before a coronavirus-ravaged season

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Aug 8th - 12:09pm

Athletics directors begin signing contracts on football seasons years in advance, but they didn't predict the global coronavirus pandemic and how it would ravage their carefully planned work, in addition to the lives lost and economic impact of COVID-19.

MAC cancels fall football season, stripping BYU's game with Northern Illinois; will more FBS conferences follow?

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Aug 8th - 12:03pm

Northern Illinois is the latest casualty from the Cougars’ campaign, stripping the Oct. 24 road game from the schedule with the Mid-American Conference’s decision to cancel the fall season.

Second man charged in Salt Lake torture case

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 8th - 11:50am

Formal charges were filed Friday against a man accused of participating in the kidnapping and torture of another man in April.

US intel: Russia acting against Biden; China opposes Trump

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 8th - 10:57am

U.S. intelligence officials believe that Russia is using a variety of measures to denigrate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden ahead of the November election and that individuals linked to the Kremlin are boosting President Donald Trump’s reelection bid, the country’s counterintelligence chief said in the most specific warning to date about the threat of foreign interference.

Northrop Grumman hiring for hundreds of job openings in Utah

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Aug 8th - 10:01am

One of Utah’s largest private employers is looking to expand its local workforce as aerospace and defense contractor Northrop Grumman aims to fill more than 600 positions.

Man dead, police dog injured after officer-involved shooting in Clinton

Graham Dudley,  |  Posted Aug 8th - 8:16am

One man died overnight and another is in custody after police say they became involved in a shootout that also injured a police dog.

Hundreds rally with Black Lives Matter in Cottonwood Heights; event also draws counterprotesters

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Aug 7th - 10:47pm

The protest was organized by Utah Black Lives Matter founder Lex Scott.

Wildfire Updates: Utah marks 1,000th wildfire this year — and 750 were human-caused Staff  |  Updated Aug 7th - 9:43pm

Here is the latest information on wildfires burning around the state of Utah.

Tony Finau 5 shots off lead on cutdown day at PGA Championship

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Aug 7th - 9:39pm

Finau fell seven spots Friday after shooting even-par 70, keeping him in the top 20 at five shots off the lead before the weekend at the first major tournament of the amended PGA Tour calendar.

2nd man arrested in kidnapping case of tortured man found naked on I-15

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 7th - 9:18pm

Another person has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping and torture of a man found running naked down the I-15 freeway.

$26M grant to spark USU as international catalyst for electrifying transportation

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Aug 7th - 9:16pm

A five-year, $26 million grant was awarded to Utah State University by the National Science Foundation to establish an international research center to advance sustainable, electrified transportation.

With car caravan and rally, teachers urge schools to pump brakes on reopening

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Aug 7th - 8:24pm

More than 100 teachers and their supporters gathered at the Utah Capitol on Friday, calling for greater oversight from health officials and a half-capacity attendance cap in communities with positive test rates over 5%.

US reports show racial disparities in kids with COVID-19

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 7th - 8:05pm

One of the CDC reports looked at children with COVID-19 who needed hospitalization. Hispanic children were hospitalized at a rate eight times higher than white kids, and Black children were hospitalized at a rate five times higher, it found.

‘It’s not worth it,’ police implored man armed with knife in July before shooting him

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 7th - 7:33pm

Two Salt Lake police officers yelled commands to “drop the knife” and said “it’s not worth it” before firing multiple rounds at a man who appeared to be holding another man hostage at knifepoint.

I-80 reopens as crews continue to fight Parleys Fire; 15% contained

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Updated Aug 7th - 7:21pm

Both directions of I-80 reopened Friday about 5 p.m. after being closed since 9 a.m., as crews continued fighting a wildfire that began in Parleys Canyon on Thursday evening. Two exits remained closed.

6 injured in Duchesne County plane crash

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Aug 7th - 7:04pm

Six people were injured in a small plane crash near Moon Lake on Friday morning, Duchesne County Sheriff’s officials said.


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