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ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Jen Riess and Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan 27th - 7:20am

Here are 10 stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.

Coach Kim: Tips for taking on the complex role of 'stepfather'

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jan 27th - 7:00am

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim addresses the challenges of being a stepfather and how to manage your complex role.

Bryant's helicopter flew in fog that grounded other choppers

Stefanie Dazio, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan 27th - 6:44am

The helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and eight others that crashed into a rugged hillside outside Los Angeles was flying in foggy conditions considered dangerous enough that local police agencies grounded their choppers.

Nighttime rocket attack on US Embassy in Baghdad injures 1

Samya Kullab and Qassim Abdul-zahra, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan 27th - 6:35am

A nighttime rocket attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad injured at least one embassy personnel member, staffers there said Monday.

Girl Scout troop creates therapeutic book for victims of child abuse

Hannah Lawson, CNN  |  Posted Jan 26th - 10:06pm

It started as a fun pajama party for 10 sixth-grade girls who make up Girl Scouts Troop 1980. It quickly evolved into something with much greater purpose and reach: A new book to help child abuse victims in their healing process.

Utah Military Academy confirms 2 teens who died of flu were students there

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jan 26th - 9:44pm

Utah Military Academy has confirmed the identities of two teens who died recently from the flu as students who attended the school.

Family affair: Billie Eilish, Finneas win big at Grammys

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan 26th - 9:26pm

The edgy, avant-pop album that siblings Billie Eilish and Finneas created in a small bedroom made a big splash at the 2020 Grammy Awards, winning 11 honors for the musical family.

Who can topple Trump? Dems' electability fight rages in Iowa

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan 26th - 9:19pm

The urgent fight for the Democratic presidential nomination raged across Iowa on Sunday as the party's leading candidates scrambled to deliver closing arguments centered on the defining question of the 2020 primary: Who can beat President Donald Trump?

Kobe Bryant, daughter perish in copter crash, 7 others dead

Stephanie Dazio, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan 26th - 9:18pm

NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash in dense morning fog in Southern California on Sunday.

Queen appoints Prince William to new role amid royal shakeup

Amir Vera, CNN  |  Posted Jan 26th - 8:52pm

Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, has a new title.

Families need to be talking about risks of vaping, marketing ploys intended to hook youths, health educators say

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jan 26th - 8:31pm

It looks an innocent child’s toy, an action figure no less.

Chen wins short program, Knierims take 3rd pairs title

Barry Wilner, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan 26th - 7:47pm

Coming off illness and spending much of his days as a full-time college student, Nathan Chen shouldn't have been capable of setting a personal best Saturday at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

Her joint pain can be debilitating, but that doesn't stop this USU student from trying to 'move free'

Merritt Jewel, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 26th - 7:11pm

Abby Jones feels pain in her jaw, ankles, knees, fingers, wrist, hips, shoulders and elbows. Sometimes, the inflammation and stiffness become so debilitating that she cannot walk or eat much.

'Shocked and saddened': Kobe Bryant had a unique relationship with Utah Jazz, fans

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 26th - 6:34pm

Kobe Bryant's greatness eventually won out. In the end, the boos were replaced by cheers, the hate had turned to admiration and respect.

China says coronavirus can spread before symptoms show -- calling into question US containment strategy

Elizabeth Cohen, CNN Senior Medical Correspondent  |  Posted Jan 26th - 6:07pm

China's health minister Ma Xiaowei made a startling statement Sunday about the Wuhan coronavirus: He said people can spread it before they become symptomatic.

Have You Seen This? Staff 'lovingly' wakes up coworker

Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jan 26th - 5:29pm

Only winners deserve applause, but it all depends on your definition of “winner.”

Mountain-man shooting event grows in northern Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 26th - 4:56pm

A northern Utah event straight out of the Old West is attracting more people with its mountain-man appeal, organizers said.

Park City businesses say Sundance foot traffic down

Ray Boone, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 26th - 4:14pm

To the untrained eye, the sidewalks may have looked like a swarm, but Luke Fairman said business is slower this year.

'This is huge': Locust swarms in Africa are worst in decades

Ben Curtis, Josphat Kasire and Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan 26th - 3:41pm

The hum of millions of locusts on the move is broken by the screams of farmers and the clanging of pots and pans. But their noise-making does little to stop the voracious insects from feasting on their crops in this rural community.

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