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Zach Wilson might walk into your New York singles ward this week

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Zach Wilson might walk into your New York singles ward this week

Meg Walter, Deseret News  |  Posted May 18th - 12:03pm

During the NFL draft, the New York Jets selected BYU quarterback Zach Wilson, and Atlantic writer McKay Coppins immediately tweeted what many young Latter-day Saints in the Empire State must have been thinking.
Drenching rains flood homes, swamp cars in south Louisiana

Drenching rains flood homes, swamp cars in south Louisiana

Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 11:31am

Heavy rains that swept across southern Louisiana flooded homes, swamped cars and closed a major interstate on Tuesday. The brunt of nature's fury was taken once again by Lake Charles, in a coastal zone still recovering from back-to-back hurricanes last fall and a deep freeze in February.
Americans urged to get colon cancer screening earlier

Americans urged to get colon cancer screening earlier

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 10:55am

Americans should start getting screened for colon cancer earlier — at age 45 instead of waiting until they're 50, according to guidelines released Tuesday.
Patrick Kinahan: Jazz can buck NBA tradition by winning NBA championship

Patrick Kinahan: Jazz can buck NBA tradition by winning NBA championship

Patrick Kinahan, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 18th - 10:17am

Conventional wisdom in the NBA playoffs has long remained that teams need to stumble before making a strong push to contend for the championship.
Charges: Man who preyed on homeless women kept list of victims

Charges: Man who preyed on homeless women kept list of victims

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted May 18th - 10:02am

A man arrested for allegedly kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman is believed to have kept a list of other potential victims, according to prosecutors.
Amazon reportedly in talks to buy MGM as streaming wars intensify

Amazon reportedly in talks to buy MGM as streaming wars intensify

Jill Disis, CNN Business  |  Posted May 18th - 9:32am

Amazon is reportedly in talks to buy MGM, the vaunted film studio that was a staple of Hollywood's Golden Age. A tie-up would give the tech firm a big brand to wield as competition in streaming grows fiercer by the day.
Pineview Reservoir water level 18 feet below normal

Pineview Reservoir water level 18 feet below normal

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted May 18th - 9:04am

Pineview Reservoir water levels already register about 18 feet below normal. If you like the beaches, you're in luck. There are plenty of them to start the summer season.
Gephardt: Location can affect insurance savings after home improvement

Gephardt: Location can affect insurance savings after home improvement

Matt Gephardt, KSL TV  |  Posted May 18th - 8:37am

Even small projects can save you a lot on home insurance. But as the KSL Investigators crunched the data, something surprising jumped out: those insurance discounts do not apply the same to everyone.
Biden to pitch his $174B electric vehicle plan in Michigan

Biden to pitch his $174B electric vehicle plan in Michigan

David Shepardson and Nandita Bose, Reuters  |  Posted May 18th - 8:12am

President Joe Biden will make the case for his $174 billion electric vehicle plan on Tuesday, calling for government grants for new battery production facilities during a visit to a Ford Motor electric vehicle plant in Michigan.
5 steps that can help get your yard drought-ready for summer

5 steps that can help get your yard drought-ready for summer

Weber Basin Water Conservancy District  |  Posted May 18th - 8:00am

With drought declarations in place statewide you might wonder how you can keep your yard looking good and staying healthy, while also doing your part to conserve water. Here are some tips.
Thai workers killed in Israel-Palestinian conflict as truce calls mount

Thai workers killed in Israel-Palestinian conflict as truce calls mount

Nidal Al-mughrabi, Dan Williams and Stephen Farrell, Reuters  |  Posted May 18th - 7:45am

Israel bombarded Gaza with airstrikes and Palestinian militants resumed cross-border rocket fire on Tuesday after a brief overnight lull during which the U.N. sent a small fuel convoy into the enclave, where it says 52,000 people are now displaced.
Workforce Services launches campaign to help Utahns get back to work

Workforce Services launches campaign to help Utahns get back to work

Matt Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted May 18th - 7:23am

The Department of Workforce Services has launched a new campaign to promote its program to help Utahns get back into the workforce.
Utah family finds, lives out daughter's bucket list after she dies in car crash

Utah family finds, lives out daughter's bucket list after she dies in car crash

Morgan Wolfe, KSL TV  |  Posted May 18th - 7:03am

A Utah family has chosen to celebrate the life of their 23-year-old daughter by living out her dreams after she was killed in a car crash.
What we know about UFOs: How the Pentagon has handled reported sightings, mysterious videos and more

What we know about UFOs: How the Pentagon has handled reported sightings, mysterious videos and more

Zachary Cohen, CNN  |  Posted May 18th - 6:30am

For years, the U.S. government largely ignored reports of mysterious flying objects seen moving through restricted military airspace but it is now slowly beginning to acknowledge that UFOs, which the Pentagon refers to as unidentified aerial phenomena, are real.
Pilot and passenger uninjured after small plane crashes in Richmond

Pilot and passenger uninjured after small plane crashes in Richmond

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17th - 10:24pm

Two people reported "no serious injuries" after their small Kitfox plane crashed in Richmond on Monday, said Cache County Sheriff's Office.
600% rise in Utah catalytic converter thefts sparks undercover operation

600% rise in Utah catalytic converter thefts sparks undercover operation

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17th - 10:13pm

A multiagency task force recently cracked down on the skyrocketing problem of catalytic converter thefts in Utah.
Family, friends remember brothers killed on Utah Lake

Family, friends remember brothers killed on Utah Lake

Dan Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted May 17th - 9:32pm

It has been a day of mourning for family and friends after two brothers from West Valley City lost their lives on the waters of Utah Lake.
Case of slain Utah teens focuses on testimony from alleged killer's ex-girlfriend

Case of slain Utah teens focuses on testimony from alleged killer's ex-girlfriend

Annie Knox, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17th - 8:58pm

Attorneys are sparring over what sort of evidence a jury will see at a double-murder trial for Jerrod Baum, but no one's debating his former girlfriend's significance to the case.
AT&T set to end media voyage with $43B Discovery deal

AT&T set to end media voyage with $43B Discovery deal

Kenneth Li and Subrat Patnaik, Reuters  |  Updated May 17th - 8:49pm

AT&T, owner of HBO and Warner Bros studios, and Discovery, home to lifestyle TV networks such as HGTV and TLC, said they will combine their content to form a standalone global entertainment and media business.
Almost 25 miles of new mountain bike trail to come near Zion's east entrance after $500K Utah grant

Almost 25 miles of new mountain bike trail to come near Zion's east entrance after $500K Utah grant

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17th - 8:29pm

The Utah Outdoor Recreation Office has issued $500,000 for 25 miles of new mountain bike trail Near Zion National Park's east entrance. It's the latest in future trails coming near that entrance — and there's plenty more on the way.
Billion-dollar consulting firm expands operation to Salt Lake City

Billion-dollar consulting firm expands operation to Salt Lake City

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17th - 8:01pm

A multibillion-dollar consulting firm is expanding its operation to help Utah companies transition to a cloud-based model and help Utah State University launch a new consulting major.
Some people still need to mask up even if vaccinated. Are you one of them?

Some people still need to mask up even if vaccinated. Are you one of them?

Sandee Lamotte and Naomi Thomas, CNN  |  Posted May 17th - 7:32pm

The news flashed across the country — mask-free at last! Does that mean those Americans vaccinated at least two weeks ago — meaning full immunity has kicked in — can throw their masks in the air and hug all in celebration? Not quite.
Audit: Utah's homeless system more safe with new model, but crime remains an issue

Audit: Utah's homeless system more safe with new model, but crime remains an issue

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17th - 7:03pm

Despite safety improvements made in Utah's homelessness system since three new resource centers replaced the old downtown Salt Lake City shelter, auditors say more can be done.
Utah Legislature might ban school mask requirements in special session

Utah Legislature might ban school mask requirements in special session

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Updated May 17th - 6:50pm

The Utah Legislature is set to tackle whether to ban face mask requirements in schools in a special session on Wednesday.
Why Gov. Cox left critical race theory, 2nd Amendment sanctuary off special session agenda

Why Gov. Cox left critical race theory, 2nd Amendment sanctuary off special session agenda

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Updated May 17th - 6:47pm

Despite a push from some Utah Republicans to ban the teaching of critical race theory in state schools, Gov. Spencer Cox did not include the issue in his call for a special session of the state Legislature set for Wednesday.
Jazz have a rare homecourt advantage this postseason, but how much will that matter?

Jazz have a rare homecourt advantage this postseason, but how much will that matter?

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17th - 6:47pm

With 13,000 being allowed into Vivint Arena for the playoffs, it should feel much closer to a normal playoff atmosphere.
Tax Day 2021: What you need to know and how to file for an extension

Tax Day 2021: What you need to know and how to file for an extension

John Wojcik, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted May 17th - 6:26pm

Today is Tax Day and local experts say many people have waited until the last minute to file, despite the deadline being roughly a month later than usual.
Vaccinating younger Utahns will be a 'huge part' of getting COVID-19 under control, doctor says

Vaccinating younger Utahns will be a 'huge part' of getting COVID-19 under control, doctor says

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted May 17th - 5:54pm

Now that adolescents are able to be vaccinated, they can play "a huge part" in controlling the spread of COVID-19 in Utah, the state with the nation's youngest population.
Charges: Man shoots at wall inside his house, kills roommate's dog on other side

Charges: Man shoots at wall inside his house, kills roommate's dog on other side

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17th - 5:18pm

A man who police say fired several rounds at a wall inside house, hitting and killing his roommate's dog in the process, has been charged.
Israel-Gaza conflict rages on despite US, regional diplomacy

Israel-Gaza conflict rages on despite US, regional diplomacy

Nidal Al-mughrabi and Rami Ayyub, Reuters  |  Updated May 17th - 5:11pm

Israel pummeled Gaza with air strikes on Monday and Palestinian militants launched rockets at Israeli cities despite a flurry of U.S. and regional diplomacy that has so far failed to halt more than a week of deadly fighting.
2A soccer: Well-studied Waterford upends top-seeded St. Joseph's on penalties; RSL Academy edges Rowland Hall

2A soccer: Well-studied Waterford upends top-seeded St. Joseph's on penalties; RSL Academy edges Rowland Hall

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated May 17th - 4:43pm

Atticus Benson made three saves during the shootout, and helped Waterford hold on for a 3-2 shootout victory after Kasper Nilsson's early goal forced a 1-1 draw with the undefeated Jayhawks at Juan Diego Catholic High School.
United to add more than 400 daily flights in July as travel demand soars

United to add more than 400 daily flights in July as travel demand soars

Reuters  |  Posted May 17th - 3:31pm

United Airlines said on Monday it would add more than 400 daily flights to its July schedule and increase services to reopened European destinations as easing pandemic restrictions spur summer travel demand.
164 more COVID-19 cases, 1 death, over 3K vaccinations reported Monday in Utah

164 more COVID-19 cases, 1 death, over 3K vaccinations reported Monday in Utah

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated May 17th - 3:07pm

About 43.5% of Utah's total population has now received at least a first vaccine dose, and 34.9% are fully vaccinated.
Several Utah companies rank on national list for best workplaces in 2021

Several Utah companies rank on national list for best workplaces in 2021

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17th - 3:02pm

The list of over 400 companies comes from Inc. Magazine, which has ranked the country's best places to work for the last six years. In Utah's Silicon Slopes, three companies made the list: Lehi-based Podium, Lehi-based MX and Draper-based Divvy.
Authorities identify man killed in Bountiful home fire; injured firefighter recovering

Authorities identify man killed in Bountiful home fire; injured firefighter recovering

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated May 17th - 3:01pm

Authorities on Monday identified a man who died in a Bountiful house fire on Friday.
Have a high deductible or health share plan? You need to check out this clinic

Have a high deductible or health share plan? You need to check out this clinic

Voyage Direct Primary Care  |  Posted May 17th - 3:00pm

Voyage DPC's no-insurance approach to health care provides its patients with unlimited access to their primary care doctor for one low price.
Man dies after rollover crash in Garfield County, authorities say

Man dies after rollover crash in Garfield County, authorities say

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17th - 2:30pm

A man died Sunday after his car went off the road and rolled in Garfield County, authorities said.
US Supreme Court takes up case that could limit abortion rights

US Supreme Court takes up case that could limit abortion rights

Lawrence Hurley, Reuters  |  Updated May 17th - 2:04pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider Mississippi's bid to revive a state law that bans abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
The 16 best titles streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+ and HBO Max in May

The 16 best titles streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+ and HBO Max in May

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 17th - 2:04pm

Here are the 16 best new streaming titles in May on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+ and HBO Max.
Utah vets hope to visit national memorial after 2020 Honor Flight was canceled

Utah vets hope to visit national memorial after 2020 Honor Flight was canceled

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted May 17th - 1:41pm

More than a dozen World War II veterans from Utah were slated to visit their memorial in Washington, D.C. when the coronavirus hit, but the flight was canceled.
Why Utah wildlife experts say there might be a greater chance for bear 'conflicts' this year

Why Utah wildlife experts say there might be a greater chance for bear 'conflicts' this year

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17th - 1:23pm

Wildlife experts worried about Utah's drought situation and what that'll mean for bear encounters this year. That's why officials are sharing important bear safety tips.
Biden boosting world vaccine sharing commitment to 80M doses

Biden boosting world vaccine sharing commitment to 80M doses

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted May 17th - 12:27pm

President Joe Biden said Monday that the U.S. will share an additional 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines with the world in the coming six weeks.
Premature boys age faster than those with normal birth weight, study suggests

Premature boys age faster than those with normal birth weight, study suggests

Nicole Bogart, Ctvnews.Ca Writer  |  Posted May 17th - 11:38am

Boys born weighing less than a kilogram (2 lb. 3.27 oz.) are 4.6 years older biologically later in life than men of the same age who were born at a normal birth weight, according to a recent study by McMaster University researchers.
Why it's a dangerous time to be an old thing in America

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Why it's a dangerous time to be an old thing in America

Jennifer Graham, Deseret News  |  Posted May 17th - 11:06am

A bronze statue of Robert E. Lee, encircled by a fence in Richmond, Virginia, has two things in common with the 1939 film "Gone With The Wind."
Bitcoin hits 3-month low as Musk drives investors to exit

Bitcoin hits 3-month low as Musk drives investors to exit

Reuters  |  Posted May 17th - 11:02am

Bitcoin dropped to a three-month low Monday as investors sold cryptocurrencies in the wake of Tesla boss Elon Musk's hinting over the weekend that the carmaker is considering or may have already sold some of its bitcoin holdings.
Utah man kidnaps, threatens to kill woman who wouldn't marry him, police say

Utah man kidnaps, threatens to kill woman who wouldn't marry him, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17th - 10:25am

A Utah man was arrested over the weekend and accused of kidnapping his girlfriend and threatening to kill her after she wouldn't commit to marrying him.
88% of US children covered by monthly payments starting in July

88% of US children covered by monthly payments starting in July

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted May 17th - 9:33am

The Treasury Department said Monday that 39 million families are set to receive monthly child payments beginning on July 15.
'I'm excited to watch those games': Jazz looking forward to week off as they await 1st-round opponent

'I'm excited to watch those games': Jazz looking forward to week off as they await 1st-round opponent

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17th - 9:00am

At this point, Quin Snyder's preparation is the stuff of legend. His players have long joked about his sleepless nights, and praised him for his elaborate game plans. Nothing brings that out more than the playoffs. But what happens when you don't know who you're gonna play?
Driver accused of DUI in crash that killed his passenger

Driver accused of DUI in crash that killed his passenger

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17th - 8:41am

A man who police say was driving impaired when he rolled the vehicle he was driving, killing his passenger, was arrested in Beaver County on Friday.
New discoveries reveal the real causes and solutions for ED

New discoveries reveal the real causes and solutions for ED

Health Utah  |  Posted May 17th - 8:01am

The solution to ED is found in small details that are often overlooked. There is a lack of information about the true causes.
ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Sean Walker and Lisi Merkley, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17th - 7:21am

Here are 10 stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.
Scuba divers begin 6-month effort to rid Lake Tahoe of trash

Scuba divers begin 6-month effort to rid Lake Tahoe of trash

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 17th - 6:30am

A team of scuba divers on Friday completed the first dive of a massive, six-month effort to rid the popular Lake Tahoe of fishing rods, tires, aluminum cans, beer bottles and other trash accumulating underwater.
Jazz clinch No. 1 seed with rout of Kings in season finale

Jazz clinch No. 1 seed with rout of Kings in season finale

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated May 16th - 11:00pm

Utah's 121-99 rout of the Kings Sunday in Sacramento locked up the top seed in the West and homecourt advantage throughout the playoffs.
How organizers plan to make the Olympics happen

How organizers plan to make the Olympics happen

George Ramsay, CNN  |  Posted May 16th - 10:46pm

Despite protests from the public, skepticism from stakeholders and an ongoing state of emergency in Tokyo and other prefectures, organizers maintain that the Olympics will still go ahead later this year.
Swastika scratched into Chabad Community Center Synagogue in Salt Lake City

Swastika scratched into Chabad Community Center Synagogue in Salt Lake City

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Updated May 16th - 10:39pm

A swastika was discovered scratched into the door of the Chabad Community Center Synagogue in Salt Lake City on Sunday morning.
G7 urged to donate 'emergency' supplies to vaccine-sharing scheme

G7 urged to donate 'emergency' supplies to vaccine-sharing scheme

Emma Farge, Reuters  |  Posted May 16th - 10:11pm

The head of UNICEF on Monday asked G7 countries to donate supplies to the COVAX vaccine-sharing scheme as an emergency measure to address a severe shortfall caused by disruption to Indian vaccine exports.
Long working hours are a killer, WHO study shows

Long working hours are a killer, WHO study shows

Emma Farge, Reuters  |  Posted May 16th - 9:12pm

Working long hours is killing hundreds of thousands of people a year in a worsening trend that may accelerate further due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization said on Monday.
Hill Air Force Base safely captures, relocates predatory birds to prevent collisions

Hill Air Force Base safely captures, relocates predatory birds to prevent collisions

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted May 16th - 8:08pm

Collisions with birds can cost the Hill Air Force Base hundreds of thousands of dollars, not to mention the potential loss of life.
2 hospitalized after being trapped amid semitruck crash in Fillmore

2 hospitalized after being trapped amid semitruck crash in Fillmore

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Updated May 16th - 7:56pm

Two people are hospitalized after a collision with a semitruck in Fillmore on Sunday morning, authorities say.

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