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Utah confirms 1,343 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths on Tuesday

Utah confirms 1,343 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths on Tuesday

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 19 - 1:10 p.m.

Utah health officials confirmed 1,343 new COVID-19 cases and five deaths on Tuesday.
Jury selection resumes slowly in Ahmaud Arbery slaying trial

Jury selection resumes slowly in Ahmaud Arbery slaying trial

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 19 - 12:45 p.m.

Attorneys resumed questioning potential jurors Tuesday in the trial of three white men charged with chasing and killing Ahmaud Arbery.
Donovan Mitchell knows it's up to him to take the Jazz to the next level

Donovan Mitchell knows it's up to him to take the Jazz to the next level

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 19 - 12:19 p.m.

The Jazz added depth this season, but burden of how far the Jazz will go this season will ultimate fall on Donovan Mitchell.
Train riders held up phones as woman was raped, police say

Train riders held up phones as woman was raped, police say

Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 19 - 11:58 a.m.

A man charged with raping a woman on a commuter train just outside of Philadelphia harassed her for more than 40 minutes while multiple people held up their phones to seemingly record the assault without intervening.
WHO-led program aims to buy antiviral COVID-19 pills for $10 per course

WHO-led program aims to buy antiviral COVID-19 pills for $10 per course

Francesco Guarascio, Reuters  |  Posted Oct. 19 - 11:33 a.m.

The plans highlight how the WHO wants to shore up supplies of drugs and tests at a relatively low price after losing the vaccine race to wealthy nations which scooped up a huge share of the world's supplies.
The unspoken rules of putting your kids on the internet

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The unspoken rules of putting your kids on the internet

Ethan Bauer, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 19 - 11:02 a.m.

Many parents create a digital footprint for their children from the first post of their baby's ultrasound. Some details, like where the child goes to school, their birthday or other identifying information, can be used to exploit, experts advise.
Patrick Kinahan: Quarterback blunder with Brewer could cost Utah big time

Patrick Kinahan: Quarterback blunder with Brewer could cost Utah big time

Patrick Kinahan, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct. 19 - 10:31 a.m.

Even the experts sometimes make mistakes, which in this particular case could end up being extremely costly.
P&G to increase prices further as commodity, freight costs bite

P&G to increase prices further as commodity, freight costs bite

Uday Sampath Kumar and Siddharth Cavale, Reuters  |  Posted Oct. 19 - 10:08 a.m.

Procter & Gamble said on Tuesday it will raise prices of some of its grooming, oral and skin care products in the U.S. to counter higher commodity and freight costs that are expected to take a bigger bite out of its earnings this year.
Cities or farms: Who gets the water?

Cities or farms: Who gets the water?

Peter Rosen, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 19 - 9:45 a.m.

A Utah economist says the state has enough water to deal with a growing population, if it just makes some difficult changes that probably won't be popular with farmers.
Utah woman arrested in death of infant son

Utah woman arrested in death of infant son

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 19 - 9:20 a.m.

A Beaver woman accused of vigorously shaking her 23-day-old baby has been arrested for investigation of aggravated murder.
Haiti gang seeks $17M for release of kidnapped missionaries, report says

Haiti gang seeks $17M for release of kidnapped missionaries, report says

Reuters  |  Posted Oct. 19 - 8:50 a.m.

A Haitian gang that kidnapped a group of American and Canadian missionaries is asking for $17 million to release them, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing a Haitian official.
US expected to authorize mix-and-match COVID booster shots

US expected to authorize mix-and-match COVID booster shots

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 19 - 8:37 a.m.

Federal regulators are expected to authorize the mixing and matching of COVID-19 booster shots this week in an effort to provide flexibility for those seeking to maintain protection against the coronavirus.
Your guide to the Salt Lake City Council election

Your guide to the Salt Lake City Council election

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 19 - 7:55 a.m.

Five Salt Lake City Council districts are up for election this year.
Locals in the NFL: Aggies' Nevin Lawson celebrates 1st career INT as Jaguars stop 20-game slide

Locals in the NFL: Aggies' Nevin Lawson celebrates 1st career INT as Jaguars stop 20-game slide

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 19 - 7:37 a.m.

The eighth-year veteran from Utah State had his most productive game in a Jags uniform to help Jacksonville to its first regular-season win since the first game of the 2020 season.
Why COVID boosters weren't tweaked to better match variants

Why COVID boosters weren't tweaked to better match variants

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 19 - 7:04 a.m.

More COVID-19 booster shots may be on the way — but when it's your turn, you'll get an extra dose of the original vaccine, not one updated to better match the extra-contagious delta variant. Here's why.
Why this doctor says Idaho has 'lost the war' against COVID-19

Why this doctor says Idaho has 'lost the war' against COVID-19

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 19 - 6:29 a.m.

The coronavirus is no longer a pandemic, it's an endemic, "which is a recognition of the reality that COVID-19 is with us to stay," says the chief clinical officer of an Idaho health care system.
Carmakers shift up a gear in race to go electric

Carmakers shift up a gear in race to go electric

Nick Carey, Reuters  |  Posted Oct. 18 - 10:23 p.m.

With electric car sales soaring and regulations increasingly favoring zero-emission vehicles, the global auto industry has kicked into a higher gear as it races to speed past the fossil-fuel car era.
US bill would stop Big Tech from favoring its own products

US bill would stop Big Tech from favoring its own products

Diane Bartz, Reuters  |  Posted Oct. 18 - 9:44 p.m.

About a dozen U.S. senators from both parties on Monday formally introduced a bill that would bar Big Tech platforms, like Amazon and Alphabet's Google, from favoring their own products and services.
The wild West's housing market: These Utah, Idaho cities top new list for biggest price increases 

The wild West's housing market: These Utah, Idaho cities top new list for biggest price increases 

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 18 - 8:51 p.m.

The Salt Lake City metro area and its top housing competitor, Boise, Idaho, just topped another national list for record-breaking home prices.
UDOT to remove southbound I-15 lane split at Riverdale

UDOT to remove southbound I-15 lane split at Riverdale

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 18 - 8:18 p.m.

Commuters in Weber County can expect a big change on their commute south Tuesday morning. After about two years of lane splits up there, the Utah Department of Transportation is now ready to reopen some of the highway.
Trump sues US House panel investigating Jan. 6 attack

Trump sues US House panel investigating Jan. 6 attack

Jan Wolfe, Reuters  |  Posted Oct. 18 - 8:08 p.m.

Former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit on Monday against the U.S. congressional committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, alleging it made an illegal, unfounded and overbroad request for his White House records.
Idaho baby has been on 45 flights and makes $1,000 a month as a social media influencer

Idaho baby has been on 45 flights and makes $1,000 a month as a social media influencer

Andrea Olson, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Oct. 18 - 7:32 p.m.

He just barely turned 1 but Briggs Darrington has already been on 45 flights, is collecting a paycheck every month and travels to places a lot of people only dream of.
Who will be on BYU's opposing sideline at Washington State? It won't be Nick Rolovich

Who will be on BYU's opposing sideline at Washington State? It won't be Nick Rolovich

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 18 - 7:17 p.m.

The second-year Washington State coach has been terminated for caused due to the state's vaccine mandate signed by Gov. Jay Inslee, which required all state employees — including those at its public universities — to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
US formally removes Colorado River fish's endangered status

US formally removes Colorado River fish's endangered status

James Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 18 - 7:11 p.m.

The humpback chub, a rare fish found only in the Colorado River basin, has been brought back from the brink of extinction after decades of protection, though work must continue to ensure its survival, federal authorities said
Map: Your 2021 guide to haunted houses, spook alleys and Halloween fun in Utah 👻

Map: Your 2021 guide to haunted houses, spook alleys and Halloween fun in Utah 👻

Yvette Cruz, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 18 - 6:58 p.m.

Spooky season is in full force and that means it's time for KSL.com's annual Halloween decorations map!
Advisories issued as snow, wind return to Utah to start the week

Advisories issued as snow, wind return to Utah to start the week

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 18 - 6:47 p.m.

A storm system is moving into Utah from the west and is expected to affect all parts of Utah, but most of the precipitation is forecast for the northern part of the state.
Salt Lake City will receive $85M from the American Rescue Plan. Here's how it might be spent

Salt Lake City will receive $85M from the American Rescue Plan. Here's how it might be spent

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 18 - 6:34 p.m.

Salt Lake City is set to receive $85 million from the federal government. Mayor Erin Medenhal revealed on Monday how she proposes those funds are spent.
2 BYU students killed Friday in Orem crash are identified

2 BYU students killed Friday in Orem crash are identified

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 18 - 6:04 p.m.

Two BYU students died and two other people were transported to a hospital Friday evening after a two-vehicle crash near 400 S. State in Orem, police said.
Community mourns Hispanic radio personality shot and killed

Community mourns Hispanic radio personality shot and killed

Pat Reavy, KSL.com and Garna Mejia, KSL-TV  |  Updated Oct. 18 - 6:01 p.m.

Family members say Gaby Sifuentes Castilla had been trying to get out of a toxic relationship when she was shot and killed early Sunday in her home. Police say her ex-boyfriend is suspected of killing her.
Amazon plans to hire 150,000 temporary workers for the holidays

Amazon plans to hire 150,000 temporary workers for the holidays

Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business  |  Posted Oct. 18 - 6:00 p.m.

Amazon plans to add 150,000 temporary workers in the United States for the holiday shopping rush, a 50% increase from the company's holiday hiring push a year ago.
Biden administration asks US Supreme Court to block Texas abortion law

Biden administration asks US Supreme Court to block Texas abortion law

Andrew Chung and Lawrence Hurley, Reuters  |  Posted Oct. 18 - 5:36 p.m.

President Joe Biden's administration on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block a Texas law that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, calling the Republican-backed measure plainly unconstitutional and specifically designed to evade judicial scrutiny.
'Every time I rev up a Ford Mustang, I'll be thinking about Colin Powell.' How one Utah leader remembers his friend, mentor

'Every time I rev up a Ford Mustang, I'll be thinking about Colin Powell.' How one Utah leader remembers his friend, mentor

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 18 - 5:08 p.m.

A former Utah governor and U.S. ambassador remembered Colin Powell not only as a statesman but as a friend, mentor and neighbor.
Utah Health Dept. 'strongly influenced' by feds instead of state lawmakers, state audit says

Utah Health Dept. 'strongly influenced' by feds instead of state lawmakers, state audit says

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 18 - 4:16 p.m.

After more than a year of tension between state lawmakers and public health officials prompted by pandemic-related health orders, a new state legislative audit urges the Utah Department of Health to prioritize the Utah Legislature's demands.
Have You Seen This? Strongman has strange way of showing strength

Have You Seen This? Strongman has strange way of showing strength

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct. 18 - 3:36 p.m.

I have no words to describe what happens in this bizarre video. My only concern is for the random citizen who happened to drive by and witness it taking place.
'Favorite of presidents' Colin Powell dies of COVID-19 complications

'Favorite of presidents' Colin Powell dies of COVID-19 complications

Reuters  |  Updated Oct. 18 - 3:25 p.m.

Colin Powell, the first Black U.S. secretary of state and top military officer, died on Monday at the age of 84 due to complications from COVID-19. He was fully vaccinated, his family said in a statement on Facebook.
What parents can do to keep younger children safer on social media

What parents can do to keep younger children safer on social media

Kristen Rogers, CNN  |  Posted Oct. 18 - 3:11 p.m.

It's not just your teens who are on social media anymore. Younger kids are getting on those apps, and some parents aren't confident that their children can stay safe online.
9 Halloween costumes you can make with things around the house

9 Halloween costumes you can make with things around the house

Minky Couture  |  Posted Oct. 18 - 3:00 p.m.

Here are some easy and fun costume ideas using things you already have lying around the house.
Supreme Court rules in favor of police accused of excessive force

Supreme Court rules in favor of police accused of excessive force

Andrew Chung, Reuters  |  Posted Oct. 18 - 2:47 p.m.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday signaled that it is not retreating from its inclination to grant a legal protection called "qualified immunity" to police accused in lawsuits of using excessive force, ruling in favor of officers on Monday in separate cases from California and Oklahoma.
Receiver Puka Nacua the breakout star BYU needs during latest 2-game slide

Receiver Puka Nacua the breakout star BYU needs during latest 2-game slide

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 18 - 2:13 p.m.

The Washington transfer from Orem High had a star-aligning breakout game against Baylor, a performance that can go a long way in the rest of 2021.
Utah sees 3,036 new COVID-19 cases, 23 deaths since Friday

Utah sees 3,036 new COVID-19 cases, 23 deaths since Friday

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 18 - 2:04 p.m.

Utah health officials confirmed 3,036 new COVID-19 cases and 23 deaths since Friday.
5 lawmakers accuse Amazon of possibly lying to Congress

5 lawmakers accuse Amazon of possibly lying to Congress

Steve Stecklow, Aditya Kalra and Jeffrey Dastin, Reuters  |  Posted Oct. 18 - 1:55 p.m.

Five members of the U.S. House Judiciary committee wrote to Amazon's chief executive Sunday, and accused the company's top executives, including founder Jeff Bezos, of either misleading Congress or possibly lying to it about Amazon's business practices.
Why some conservative media stars are cussing like sailors and Democrats

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Why some conservative media stars are cussing like sailors and Democrats

Jennifer Graham, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 18 - 12:45 p.m.

Megyn Kelly, Tucker Carlson and Meghan McCain are casually using words that you might not want your children to hear.
Roy bicyclist run over multiple times dies

Roy bicyclist run over multiple times dies

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 18 - 12:41 p.m.

A man who was run over multiple times by the same car while riding his bicycle in Roy has since died from his injuries.
Apple unveils 2 new MacBooks, AirPods and a $5 music streaming service

Apple unveils 2 new MacBooks, AirPods and a $5 music streaming service

Stephen Nellis, Reuters  |  Updated Oct. 18 - 12:36 p.m.

Apple on Monday launched two new MacBook Pro models powered by new in-house Apple Silicon chips as well as a new generation of its AirPods wireless earbuds and a $5-per-month music subscription service.
US concerned by possible Chinese, Russian uses of hypersonic weapons

US concerned by possible Chinese, Russian uses of hypersonic weapons

Stephanie Nebehay, Reuters  |  Posted Oct. 18 - 12:24 p.m.

Washington is concerned about hypersonic missile technology and its potential military applications by China and Russia, a U.S. arms control official said on Monday.
'Enough's enough': Tight US job market triggers strikes for more pay

'Enough's enough': Tight US job market triggers strikes for more pay

Ben Klayman, Reuters  |  Posted Oct. 18 - 11:37 a.m.

Thousands of workers remain on strike across the U.S. demanding higher pay and better conditions, and the tight jobs market has only emboldened them.
Coach Kim: How to health check your relationship

Coach Kim: How to health check your relationship

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct. 18 - 11:09 a.m.

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim shares how to make sure your relationship is healthy and when to seek help.
Utah man takes his skills to YouTube after nearly 40 years with Boy Scouts

Utah man takes his skills to YouTube after nearly 40 years with Boy Scouts

Ray Boone, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 18 - 10:00 a.m.

Living in Utah, quick access to the fresh air and the mountains can be easy to take for granted. For Vic Rowberry, being outside is simply a way of life.
Utes are Rising: As South division leader, QB play lifting Utah to new heights

Utes are Rising: As South division leader, QB play lifting Utah to new heights

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 18 - 9:36 a.m.

On Saturday, the song "Bad Moon Rising" served as an anthem to a new era in Utah football.
Court denies effort by state, county officials to weigh in on prairie dog lawsuit

Court denies effort by state, county officials to weigh in on prairie dog lawsuit

Ammon Teare, St. George News  |  Posted Oct. 18 - 8:53 a.m.

In the most recent development of a legal dispute, the U.S. District Court denied a motion by the State of Utah, Iron County and Garfield County to weigh in as amici curiae (legal Latin for "friends of the court") in a lawsuit over prairie dogs.
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. 18 - 8:00 a.m.

If your doctor tells you it only boils down to diet and exercise, seek another opinion.
Harris to discuss drought, climate change at Lake Mead

Harris to discuss drought, climate change at Lake Mead

Suman Naishadham, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 18 - 7:53 a.m.

Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday will highlight the problems caused by Western drought as she visits Lake Mead in Nevada and makes the case for the Biden administration's infrastructure and climate change proposals that have stalled in Congress.
Jury selection to start in trial over Ahmaud Arbery's death

Jury selection to start in trial over Ahmaud Arbery's death

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 18 - 7:29 a.m.

Hundreds of people were ordered to report for jury duty Monday in Georgia for what could be a long, laborious effort to find jurors to hear the trial of three white men charged with fatally shooting Ahmaud Arbery as he was running in their neighborhood.
How to best burn calories while walking

How to best burn calories while walking

Dana Santas, CNN  |  Updated Oct. 18 - 7:10 a.m.

It's no secret that walking is good for you. Many of us are trying to get in those recommended 10,000 steps a day that our wearable fitness technology urges us to achieve.
ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Sean Walker and Lisi Merkley, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 18 - 7:02 a.m.

Here are 10 stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.
Lehi woman dies in Little Cottonwood Canyon crash

Lehi woman dies in Little Cottonwood Canyon crash

Lisi Merkley, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 17 - 11:08 p.m.

A Lehi woman died after an accident in Little Cottonwood Canyon near Tanner Flats on Sunday.
Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office looks to fill 100+ openings

Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office looks to fill 100+ openings

Garna Mejia, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 10:37 p.m.

The Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office has just over 100 job openings, including 40 with the corrections division.
US, Haiti seek release of 17 missionaries snatched by gang

US, Haiti seek release of 17 missionaries snatched by gang

Dánica Coto and Evens Sanon, Associated Press  |  Updated Oct. 17 - 10:10 p.m.

U.S. officials are working with Haitian authorities to try to secure the release of 12 adults and five children with a U.S.-based missionary group who were abducted over the weekend by a gang notorious for killings, kidnappings and extortion.
COVID-19 numbers are getting better. But where they go from here will depend on vaccinations, Fauci says

COVID-19 numbers are getting better. But where they go from here will depend on vaccinations, Fauci says

Aya Elamroussi, CNN  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 9:41 p.m.

The rates of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths are improving; an optimistic sign for the future of the pandemic. But with so many Americans still unvaccinated, the numbers could still go back up, Dr. Anthony Fauci told Fox News Sunday.

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