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Branson mourns for 17 killed in sinking of packed duck boat

Margaret Stafford, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 2:03pm

The country-and-western tourist town of Branson, Missouri, mourned Friday for more than a dozen sightseers who were killed when a duck boat capsized and sank in stormy weather in the deadliest such accident in almost two decades.

Utah unemployment at 3%, report says

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Jul 20th - 2:03pm

Utah’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady from the prior month registering at 3 percent for June. Nationally, the U.S. unemployment rate rose two-tenths of a percentage point to register at 4 percent.


Trump was taped talking of paying for Playboy model's story

Eric Tucker and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 1:57pm

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing a potential payment for a former Playboy model's account of having an affair with him, people familiar with an investigation into the attorney said Friday.

Opioid known as 'pink' resurfaces in Park City community

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Jul 20th - 1:35pm

A highly dangerous synthetic opioid known as "pink" has resurfaced in Park City more than a year after two 13-year-old boys died of an overdose of the drug.


Utah wildfire updates: Forecasted storms could help firefighting efforts

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jul 20th - 1:28pm

Possible thunderstorms are forecasted Friday and over the weekend for many of the areas where fires are burning in the state, which poses potential help and threats for those fighting the wildfires.

Why you should visit Great Basin National Park

Spencer Durrant, Contributor  |  Posted Jul 20th - 12:14pm

Great Basin National Park is a short drive from Salt Lake City, but feels as if it's in another world entirely.

Officials identify 3 killed, 1 injured in Duchesne County motorcycle crash

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Jul 20th - 12:06pm

Officials released the names of three people who died and one who was critically injured in a motorcycle crash in Duchesne County Thursday.

How Tiger Woods helped a Utah County company raise sales by 300 percent

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jul 20th - 11:45am

A Utah County-based tape company more than doubled its regular online sales Thursday when Tiger Woods, the 41-year-old former World No. 1 golfer, sported a version of its product during the first round of the Open Championship in Scotland.

Charges in southern Utah cattle tampering case dropped against activist

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jul 20th - 11:28am

The Court of Appeals Thursday sent a criminal case against Rose Chilcoat back to the district level, ordering the charges against her be essentially dismissed. Chilcoat's attorney had argued she had been unfairly targeted for her views, not actions.


LDS Church comments as Dan Reynolds seeks to raise $1 million at LoveLoud

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted Jul 20th - 11:16am

Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds hopes a bigger crowd in a larger stadium at next week’s second annual LoveLoud music festival will create a $1 million windfall for LGBT youth suicide prevention efforts.

Jazz Gaming fight for playoffs in increasingly relevant NBA 2K League

Andy Larsen,  |  Posted Jul 20th - 11:15am

After a tough start, the NBA 2K League is adapting its product and finding success on the virtual hardwood. That includes Jazz Gaming, who are fighting for a playoff spot with five games remaining and $300K on the line.

Bicyclist who died after being hit by FrontRunner train identified

Linda Williams,  |  Posted Jul 20th - 11:11am

A bicyclist who died after he was hit by a FrontRunner train when trying to cross the tracks in Salt Lake City Thursday night has been identified as Cameron Hooyer of Salt Lake City, officials said.

Draper teen wins martial arts world title while performing with glass lodged in his foot

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Jul 20th - 11:02am

A young Utah martial artist recently won a world taekwondo title, performing a routine while he had two pieces of glass lodged in his foot.

Prosecutors add attempted murder charges for couple who allegedly bludgeoned man with hammer in desert

Spencer Ricks, St. George News  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:30am

The man and woman who allegedly lured a man to a remote area of Washington County and beat him with a hammer in April have been charged with aggravated attempted murder.

Tribe presents giant bear totem with hope for unity, Bears Ears restoration

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:56am

When Bears Ears National Monument was reduced in 2017, the House of Tears Carvers in the Lummi Nation wanted to extend a gesture of unity to the native tribes in Utah and started carving and painting a bear totem.

Mysterious sarcophagus opened in Alexandria

Bani Sapra, CNN  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:31am

Egyptian archaeologists have unsealed and opened a mysterious granite sarcophagus discovered on a construction site in Alexandria -- only to find the remains of three mummies in a pool of leaked sewage water.

Moscow 'open' to Putin visiting Trump in Washington, Russian envoy says

Nathan Hodge, CNN  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:01am

The Russian ambassador to the United States said on Friday that Moscow was "open" to a follow-up summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Donald Trump in Washington, four days after the leaders' private one-on-one meeting in Helsinki.

NASA's mission to touch the sun launches soon

Ashley Strickland, CNN  |  Posted Jul 20th - 8:41am

Wearing a nearly 5-inch coat of carbon-composite solar shields, NASA's Parker Solar Probe will explore the sun's atmosphere in a mission that is expected to launch in early August. This is NASA's first mission to the sun and its outermost atmosphere, called the corona.

New bony, spiky species of dinosaur found in Utah

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jul 20th - 8:28am

A dinosaur that roamed southern Utah 76 million years ago chomping on plants and covered in bony armor from head to toe is the latest new species unearthed in the state. The Akainacephalus johnsoni made its public debut Thursday in Salt Lake City.

Train enthusiasts get a chance to play engineer — for a price

John Hollenhorst, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 20th - 8:13am

Would you be willing to pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars for an hour or two of fun?


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