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Year in space put US astronaut's disease defenses on alert

Lauran Neergaard, Seth Borenstein and The Associated Press, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 8:48am

Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly's immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared to his Earth-bound identical twin, researchers said Friday.

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Church volunteers fill gap to help migrant asylum seekers in Arizona

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb 17th - 8:30am

An unofficial coalition of churches is filling a gap for immigrants released by Homeland Security in Arizona with no place to stay and no means to reunite with their families.

Is socialism a threat to the U.S.? One Utah congressman thinks so and formed a group to fight it

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 17th - 8:09am

Rep. Chris Stewart wants to combat what he sees as a rise in socialism in the United States.

4 options for dealing with your childcare dilemma

Go Au Pair  |  Posted Feb 17th - 7:35am

With such a variety of childcare options on the market and ranges in flexibility and cost, it can be difficult to know which option will work best for your family.

Pence calls on European allies to withdraw from Iran deal as Merkel defends decision

Allie Malloy, CNN  |  Posted Feb 17th - 7:30am

Vice President Mike Pence called on European allies to abandon the Iran nuclear deal while speaking at the Munich Security Conference, shortly after German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended Germany's decision to stand by the deal.

Arizona State pulls away from Utah to claim 98-87 win on the road

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb 17th - 12:23am

Utah found itself in the bonus four minutes into the second half, but struggled to make their free throws as Arizona State outpaced the Utes to claim a 98-87 win, snapping a three-game winning streak for the Utes.

Natural gas leak suspected in Utah apartment complex explosion, fire officials say

Lauren Bennett, KSL  |  Updated Feb 16th - 11:22pm

An apartment building is a total loss after it exploded Saturday then caught fire, causing an estimated $1 million in damage but no injuries, according to officials.

Ex-Weber County judge ends harassment suit with court clerk

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 10:42pm

A former Weber County court clerk has reached a settlement to end a sexual harassment lawsuit against a former judge who wrote a love poem to her.

3A wrestling: Freshman Channing Warner rallies to spur Juab to third-straight title

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 16th - 10:08pm

The Wasps piled up 217 points on the team leaderboard, rolling to their third-straight 3A state title under head coach Joel Holman.

4A wrestling: Payson's depth overwhelms tournament for 3rd title in 6 years

Sean Walker  |  Posted Feb 16th - 9:46pm

Tyson Carter was the Lions’ only state champion Saturday night. But Payson celebrated as a team on top of the podium thanks to five runners-up and four wrestlers who lost in the semifinals earlier Saturday morning to win.

'In the nick of time': Neighbors recount rescuing woman from home explosion

Lauren Bennett and Alex Cabrero, KSL  |  Posted Feb 16th - 9:12pm

Three neighbors rescued a mother of four from a home explosion.

Sandy delayed notifying state, public of contaminated water

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Updated Feb 16th - 9:02pm

Sandy was cited for excess fluoride levels and failure to adequately inform the public over drinking water also containing high levels of lead and copper in some areas. An infant and other people have been sickened.

Flu vaccine doing a relatively good job this season

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 8:24pm

The flu vaccine is doing a relatively good job this season, protecting about half the people who got it, U.S. health officials said Thursday.

2 small quakes shake Utah Saturday

KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 16th - 7:51pm

Two small earthquakes measuring 2.2 and 3.3 shook different parts of Utah on Saturday, according to the University of Utah Seismograph Station.

Potential privacy lapse found in Americans' 2010 census data

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 7:47pm

An internal team at the Census Bureau found that basic personal information collected from more than 100 million Americans during the 2010 head count could be reconstructed from obscured data, but with lots of mistakes, a top agency official disclosed Saturday.

Lawmakers may wait until next session to make changes to Proposition 4

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Feb 16th - 7:12pm

It looks like lawmakers will wait until next session to take on Proposition 4, the Better Boundaries ballot initiative passed by voters last November that creates an independent redistricting commission.

Small business brings opportunity to communities, entrepreneur says

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Feb 16th - 6:36pm

Online commerce has been a boon to small businesses in rural areas nationwide. With high-speed internet, and FedEx and UPS readily available, small-town entrepreneurs can reach a global customer base, says Sarah Calhoun, owner of Red Ants Pants.

BYU basketball rallies for 70-62 win at LMU to cap road sweep

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb 16th - 6:20pm

Yoeli Childs had 18 points, four rebounds and five assists, and Gavin Baxter made all six of his shots for 13 points and seven rebounds as BYU rallied from a 12-point deficit to steal a win from the Lions, 70-62 at Gersten Pavilion in Los Angeles.

Cougar sighted in Utah tranquilized, police say

Lauren Bennett, KSL  |  Updated Feb 16th - 6:19pm

A cougar was caught and tranquilized Saturday in a Riverton neighborhood, a day after several sightings were reported to police.

Salt Lake Bees bring back former hitting coach Lou Marson as club's 11th manager

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 16th - 5:24pm

The Bees officially brought back former Major League catcher Lou Marson to the clubhouse in Salt Lake City, naming him the 11th manager in team history Saturday morning in conjunction with the Los Angeles Angels.

Merrill scores 20 to lift Utah State past Air Force 76-62

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 4:51pm

Sam Merrill had 20 points as Utah State beat Air Force 76-62 on Saturday.

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