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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 two new MacBooks, AirPods and a $5 music streaming service

Apple unveils two 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.
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 - 11:38 a.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.
'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.
Shooting in Syria could mark new phase in Israeli campaign

Shooting in Syria could mark new phase in Israeli campaign

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 8:35 p.m.

The death of a former Syrian Druse lawmaker, allegedly by Israeli sniper fire, could mark a new phase in what Israel calls its war against Iranian entrenchment in neighboring Syria.
In quiet debut, Alzheimer's drug finds questions, skepticism

In quiet debut, Alzheimer's drug finds questions, skepticism

Tom Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 7:46 p.m.

The first new Alzheimer's treatment in more than 20 years was hailed as a breakthrough when regulators approved it more than four months ago, but its rollout has been slowed by questions about its price and how well it works.
Parents of teens killed on Utah roads urge caution, communication

Parents of teens killed on Utah roads urge caution, communication

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 7:12 p.m.

Forty-three teenagers were killed on Utah roads in 2019 and 2020. Parents of two of these teens urged other parents to talk to their young drivers about slowing down.
Fat loss expert reveals how to lose the right weight

Fat loss expert reveals how to lose the right weight

HLTH Code  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 7:00 p.m.

With all the confusing, contradicting and constantly shifting information swirling around out there, it's easy to get overwhelmed by all of the latest diet trends.
Man swinging hatchet used wheelchair to bulldoze into estranged wife's apartment, police say

Man swinging hatchet used wheelchair to bulldoze into estranged wife's apartment, police say

Brian West, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 6:23 p.m.

Police arrested a Salt Lake man Saturday and accused him of using his wheelchair to bulldoze his way into his estranged wife's apartment, all while swinging a hatchet.
AP review: At least 13 auto safety rules are years overdue

AP review: At least 13 auto safety rules are years overdue

Hope Yen and Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 5:31 p.m.

After their 16-year-old daughter died in a car crash, David and Wendy Mills wondered whether she would be alive if federal rules on rear seat belt warnings had been issued on time.
Bill Clinton back home after hospitalization from infection

Bill Clinton back home after hospitalization from infection

Haven Daley, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 4:49 p.m.

Bill Clinton arrived Sunday at his home in New York to continue recovering from an infection that left him in treatment for six days at a Southern California hospital, officials said.
First 'community fridge' opens on west side of Salt Lake City

First 'community fridge' opens on west side of Salt Lake City

Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 4:07 p.m.

A community refrigerator sits outside a Salt Lake woman's home. It's from the Salt Lake Community Mutual Aid group and is there for people who might need something to eat.
Have You Seen This? Live reporting from a skateboard

Have You Seen This? Live reporting from a skateboard

Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 3:00 p.m.

This is what happens when your skills and a news story align perfectly.
Utah's treasure hunt enters week 2—with $20,000 for the taking

Utah's treasure hunt enters week 2—with $20,000 for the taking

Finders Seekers  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 3:00 p.m.

This time, you'll search for hidden QR codes placed around the Wasatch Front.
Police looking for man wanted in shooting death of woman in Taylorsville

Police looking for man wanted in shooting death of woman in Taylorsville

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 17 - 1:38 p.m.

Police are trying to locate a man after his ex-girlfriend was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds early Sunday in a Taylorsville house.
Buttigieg says US supply chain issues will 'certainly' continue into 2022

Buttigieg says US supply chain issues will 'certainly' continue into 2022

Devan Cole, CNN  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 1:05 p.m.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg predicted on Sunday that supply chain issues facing the U.S. will continue into 2022, but stressed that Congress potentially passing President Joe Biden's infrastructure proposal is the best way to help alleviate those problems.
BYU drops out of AP Top 25 after back-to-back losses; Utes receiving votes

BYU drops out of AP Top 25 after back-to-back losses; Utes receiving votes

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 12:16 p.m.

The Cougars' time in the national rankings has come to an end … at least for now.
Lehi teen fulfills lifelong dream of becoming a published author

Lehi teen fulfills lifelong dream of becoming a published author

Brittany Tait, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 11:11 a.m.

A Lehi teen will soon see her published name in bookstores. Sarah Humpherys, 17, signed a national publishing book deal when her fantasy novel, "Stone Cold," was published in New York.
Is the American West still big enough for the cowboy?

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Is the American West still big enough for the cowboy?

Christian Sagers, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 11:02 a.m.

I went to Casper, Wyoming, expecting to see the Bar J Wranglers take their final bow. What I found was more hopeful than I thought.
Josh Furlong's AP Top 25: Purdue plays spoiler as Oklahoma finds dynamic QB

Josh Furlong's AP Top 25: Purdue plays spoiler as Oklahoma finds dynamic QB

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 10:01 a.m.

The Iowa loss was the biggest upset of Week 7 as seven team went undefeated on their bye weeks.
Lawsuits demand unproven ivermectin for COVID patients

Lawsuits demand unproven ivermectin for COVID patients

Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 9:15 a.m.

Mask rules, vaccination mandates and business shutdowns have all landed in the courts during the COVID-19 outbreak, confronting judges with questions of science and government authority. Now they are increasingly being asked to weigh in on the deworming drug ivermectin.
The message Baylor had for BYU was clear: Welcome to the Big 12; now get ready for it

The message Baylor had for BYU was clear: Welcome to the Big 12; now get ready for it

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 8:04 a.m.

Saturday's 38-24 loss on the road in a future conference rival's home stadium didn't just end anything but a Independence Bowl bid for the Cougars, but showed just how far the program needs to grow to live up to the Big 12's standard.
8 podcasters from Utah that are making (air)waves

8 podcasters from Utah that are making (air)waves

Robert J. DeBry and Associates  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 8:00 a.m.

Here's just a handful of Utah podcasters making (air)waves with their shows.
How Utah plans to replace its state prison with a 'world-class' community

How Utah plans to replace its state prison with a 'world-class' community

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 7:15 a.m.

The Utah State Prison's campus has locked up 600 acres of Draper land for 60 years. The grand vision for the soon-to-be former prison site is a master-planned "complete community."
Utes score 28 unanswered points in second half to upend No. 18 Arizona State

Utes score 28 unanswered points in second half to upend No. 18 Arizona State

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 17 - 1:02 a.m.

The second half belonged to the Utes.
Utah State snaps skid, extends UNLV losing streak with win

Utah State snaps skid, extends UNLV losing streak with win

Milee Enger, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 16 - 10:36 p.m.

Elelyon Noa's 11-yard touchdown run with 35 seconds left carried Utah State past winless UNLV 28-24.
Community searches continue in Tooele for missing man

Community searches continue in Tooele for missing man

Garna Mejia, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 16 - 10:31 p.m.

Dozens gathered at a church building in Tooele Saturday to search for Rick Morris, a 32-year-old diabetic who has been missing for several months.
Netflix employee fired in wake of Chappelle special furor

Netflix employee fired in wake of Chappelle special furor

Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 16 - 9:50 p.m.

Netflix said Friday that it had fired an employee for disclosing confidential financial information about what it paid for Dave Chappelle's comedy special "The Closer," which some condemned as being transphobic.
Utah expected to welcome 765 Afghan refugees

Utah expected to welcome 765 Afghan refugees

Matt Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 16 - 9:15 p.m.

Salt Lake County was preparing to receive hundreds of Afghan refugees Friday, nearly two months after the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan and weeks after the first Afghan refugee arrived in the state.
Biden says policing is as hard as ever, vows reform

Biden says policing is as hard as ever, vows reform

Trevor Hunnicutt, Reuters  |  Posted Oct. 16 - 8:23 p.m.

President Joe Biden on Saturday vowed to move forward with policing reform, telling a gathering honoring slain officers that their profession is called on to do too much.
Unhappy with prices, ranchers look to build own meat plants

Unhappy with prices, ranchers look to build own meat plants

Scott McFetridge, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 16 - 7:49 p.m.

Like other ranchers across the country, Rusty Kemp for years grumbled about rock-bottom prices paid for the cattle he raised in central Nebraska, even as the cost of beef at grocery stores kept climbing.
Disabled Utah teen, family receive a wheelchair accessible van

Disabled Utah teen, family receive a wheelchair accessible van

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 16 - 7:02 p.m.

Compassion Mobility along with other organizations, surprised three families with gifts that will improve their quality of life, including an accessible van for Reese Thorne and his family.
Utah's treasure hunt enters week 2—with $20,000 for the taking

Utah's treasure hunt enters week 2—with $20,000 for the taking

Finders Seekers  |  Posted Oct. 16 - 7:00 p.m.

This time, you'll search for hidden QR codes placed around the Wasatch Front.
Physical Baylor rolls No. 19 BYU, handing Cougars consecutive losses for first time since 2019

Physical Baylor rolls No. 19 BYU, handing Cougars consecutive losses for first time since 2019

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 16 - 6:51 p.m.

Gerry Bohanon recorded his first interception of the season, but also threw for 231 yards and a touchdown while Baylor piled up 303 yards on the ground in a 38-24 win over BYU.
2 BYU students killed in Orem crash

2 BYU students killed in Orem crash

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 16 - 6:11 p.m.

Two people died and two others were transported to a hospital Friday evening after a two-vehicle crash near 400 South and State Street in Orem, police said.

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