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Amazon Prime Day: Jeff Bezos' most lucrative magic trick

Amazon Prime Day: Jeff Bezos' most lucrative magic trick

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted June 24 - 1:25 p.m.

It's quite a feat to take a made up shopping "holiday" from zero to $11 billion in six years.
Troopers chase bikers going faster than 150 mph; 1 arrested

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Troopers chase bikers going faster than 150 mph; 1 arrested

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated June 24 - 1:15 p.m.

Police say as many as seven motorists on bullet bikes were traveling more than 150 mph through Summit County Wednesday. Troopers chased at least four of them.
'It kind of feels like Vancouver': Salt Lake soccer fans embracing Whitecaps during Utah stay

'It kind of feels like Vancouver': Salt Lake soccer fans embracing Whitecaps during Utah stay

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 24 - 12:11 p.m.

It's been a lonely four months for the 'Caps, who played a road-heavy schedule and empty-stadium home matches before Wednesday's 2-1 loss with the Galaxy. But Wednesday's match brought a little bit of normalcy to Vancouver players and supporters when they kicked off against the Los Angeles Galaxy.
Utah gets a C-minus on women's wages and employment compared to other states

Utah gets a C-minus on women's wages and employment compared to other states

Lindsay Aerts, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted June 24 - 11:03 a.m.

A new report ranking women's wages and employment compared to other states gave Utah a C-minus grade.
MyKayla Skinner highlights Red Rocks trio at weekend's gymnastic Olympic trials

MyKayla Skinner highlights Red Rocks trio at weekend's gymnastic Olympic trials

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted June 24 - 10:31 a.m.

The U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Gymnastics begins this weekend as three gymnasts from the University of Utah look to make a spot on Team USA.
Ramp to westbound I-215 in North Salt Lake reopens after semitruck crash

Ramp to westbound I-215 in North Salt Lake reopens after semitruck crash

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated June 24 - 10:04 a.m.

A semitruck driver escaped injury after losing control of the truck and jumping a barrier on the ramp from southbound I-15 to westbound I-215 Thursday morning, UHP said.
Senators push $953B infrastructure plan, raise hope for deal

Senators push $953B infrastructure plan, raise hope for deal

Lisa Mascaro and Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Updated June 24 - 9:33 a.m.

A bipartisan group of senators is seeking President Joe Biden's support for a $953 billion infrastructure plan, raising hopes for a breakthrough agreement after arduous negotiations on his top legislative priority.
Biden administration extends residential eviction ban until end of July

Biden administration extends residential eviction ban until end of July

David Shepardson, Reuters  |  Posted June 24 - 9:33 a.m.

The Biden administration on Thursday said it is extending the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's COVID-19 residential eviction moratorium until July 31.
KSL Investigates: Crime on rise, but jail population slow to return

KSL Investigates: Crime on rise, but jail population slow to return

Mike Headrick and Cindy St. Clair, KSL TV  |  Posted June 24 - 9:02 a.m.

Booking restrictions to control the spread of COVID-19 at the Salt Lake County Jail have been lifted. But the jail's population remains 30% below its pre-pandemic average.
Wing of Miami-area condo collapses; many feared dead

Wing of Miami-area condo collapses; many feared dead

Wilfredo Lee, Associated Press  |  Updated June 24 - 8:55 a.m.

A wing of a 12-story beachfront condo building collapsed with a roar in a town outside Miami early Thursday, killing at least one person while trapping residents in rubble and twisted metal. Rescuers pulled dozens of survivors from the tower during the morning and continued to look for more.
'Super strawberry moon' to make luminary debut over southern Utah this week

'Super strawberry moon' to make luminary debut over southern Utah this week

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted June 24 - 8:41 a.m.

Celestial gazers will get a rare treat as the "strawberry moon," the lowest supermoon and the last one of the year – will make a three-day appearance starting Thursday night.
Argument over clothing ends in gunfire at Provo gas station, police say

Argument over clothing ends in gunfire at Provo gas station, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted June 24 - 8:20 a.m.

An argument that apparently started over the color of clothing ended in gunfire at a Provo gas station, police say.
These streets are made for walkin': A guide to downtown SLC Open Streets

These streets are made for walkin': A guide to downtown SLC Open Streets

Salt Lake Chamber  |  Posted June 24 - 8:00 a.m.

Whether you dig into the plethora of dining options, browse at 100-plus stores or listen to live local music and performances, Downtown SLC Open Streets has a taste of fun for everyone.
US jobless claims tick down to 411K as economy heals

US jobless claims tick down to 411K as economy heals

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted June 24 - 7:32 a.m.

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits dropped last week, a sign that layoffs declined and the job market is improving.
'I was feeling awful': Breakthrough patient describes COVID-19 battle

'I was feeling awful': Breakthrough patient describes COVID-19 battle

Debbie Worthen, KSL TV  |  Posted June 24 - 7:05 a.m.

A Utah woman recently tested positive for COVID-19 just months after getting her vaccine.
Alteration shop owner devastated, returns dresses to brides after massive fire

Alteration shop owner devastated, returns dresses to brides after massive fire

Dan Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted June 23 - 10:42 p.m.

It was an emotional day for an alteration shop owner who was hospitalized in a massive fire in Millcreek one week ago as she started to get wedding dresses back to her customers.
2 convicted killers to be paroled after serving decades in prison

2 convicted killers to be paroled after serving decades in prison

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted June 23 - 10:16 p.m.

The Utah Board of Pardons and Parole has granted parole to two inmates at the Utah State Prison who have each served decades for murders they committed.
More than $680K of suspected meth found during 2 traffic stops in Washington City

More than $680K of suspected meth found during 2 traffic stops in Washington City

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted June 23 - 9:44 p.m.

Washington City officers recovered nearly 40 pounds of methamphetamine during two separate traffic stops just days apart, following a large seizure of heroin that was recovered less than two weeks ago.
Utah Democrats ask for special session to grant local leaders more control over fireworks

Utah Democrats ask for special session to grant local leaders more control over fireworks

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted June 23 - 9:10 p.m.

The confusion continues in Utah over who has authority to ban fireworks during the state's worsening drought.
Salt Lake residents urged to seek help amid eviction moratorium

Salt Lake residents urged to seek help amid eviction moratorium

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted June 23 - 8:52 p.m.

Salt Lake City leaders met at NeighborWorks Salt Lake, a nonprofit that helps people find mortgage and rental assistance, to express concern about those who face being put out of their homes when the nationwide moratorium on evictions and foreclosures ends this month.
Provo Missionary Training Center opens for in-person training after a 15-month hiatus

Provo Missionary Training Center opens for in-person training after a 15-month hiatus

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted June 23 - 8:26 p.m.

The Provo Missionary Training Center for missionaries belonging to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints resumed in-person training in small groups for the first time in 15 months on Wednesday.
Giant panda gives birth to twin cubs at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo

Giant panda gives birth to twin cubs at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo

Reuters  |  Posted June 23 - 7:30 p.m.

A month ahead of the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, the city has another reason to celebrate — giant panda Shin Shin has given birth to twin cubs at Ueno Zoo, the first panda birth there in four years.
Antivirus pioneer John McAfee found dead in Spanish prison

Antivirus pioneer John McAfee found dead in Spanish prison

Aritz Parra, Renata Brito and Barry Hatton, Associated Press  |  Updated June 23 - 7:26 p.m.

John McAfee, the creator of McAfee antivirus software, was found dead in his jail cell near Barcelona in an apparent suicide Wednesday, hours after a Spanish court approved his extradition to the United States to face tax charges punishable by decades in prison, authorities said.
Storms are finally back in Utah. What does that mean for the monsoon season?

Storms are finally back in Utah. What does that mean for the monsoon season?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 23 - 7:04 p.m.

Storms are back in the forecast for Utah to close out the workweek. Here's how much rain they will produce and what it could mean for the monsoon season.
How qualifying Utahns can get free or discounted Marketplace health insurance

How qualifying Utahns can get free or discounted Marketplace health insurance

Association for Utah Community Health  |  Posted June 23 - 7:00 p.m.

Regardless of financial status, no family should have to worry about getting the care they need.
Have You Seen This? Peter Pan goes full Kool-Aid Man in school play

Have You Seen This? Peter Pan goes full Kool-Aid Man in school play

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted June 23 - 6:47 p.m.

I've watched this clip approximately 1,253 times today. Each time, I notice a new detail. And each time, I'm filled with admiration for this actor who's able to deliver his line even after catapulting headfirst through a window.
'We aren't out of the woods yet': Utah sees highest daily count of COVID-19 cases since April

'We aren't out of the woods yet': Utah sees highest daily count of COVID-19 cases since April

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Updated June 23 - 6:42 p.m.

The Utah Department of Health reported 527 new cases of COVID-19, three new deaths and 7,076 new vaccinations administered in Utah on Wednesday.
Former Utah Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Howe dies at 97

Former Utah Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Howe dies at 97

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted June 23 - 6:19 p.m.

Richard C. Howe, who served on the Utah Supreme Court for 22 years and also served as speaker of the Utah House, has died at the age of 97.
Britney Spears asks judge to free her from conservatorship

Britney Spears asks judge to free her from conservatorship

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Updated June 23 - 6:02 p.m.

Britney Spears asked a judge Wednesday to end court conservatorship that has controlled her life and money since 2008.
West Valley man 'obsessed' with owner of massage business charged with starting $2M fire

West Valley man 'obsessed' with owner of massage business charged with starting $2M fire

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted June 23 - 5:43 p.m.

A man who prosecutors say was obsessed with the owner of a massage parlor in Sugar House was charged Wednesday with starting a massive fire that burned down her business and more than 25 others.
A 'vibrant, in-person fall semester': Weber State, other Utah universities planning for traditional classes

A 'vibrant, in-person fall semester': Weber State, other Utah universities planning for traditional classes

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted June 23 - 5:21 p.m.

Weber State University officials announced Wednesday the school will largely return to a traditional in-person model in the fall.
Biden targets law-breaking gun dealers in anti-crime plan

Biden targets law-breaking gun dealers in anti-crime plan

Colleen Long and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Updated June 23 - 5:15 p.m.

President Joe Biden announced new efforts Wednesday to stem a rising national tide of violent crime, declaring the federal government is "taking on the bad actors doing bad things to our communities." But questions persist about how effective the efforts can be in what could be a turbulent summer.
Utah teacher who smuggled student into class in a bin takes plea deal

Utah teacher who smuggled student into class in a bin takes plea deal

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted June 23 - 4:14 p.m.

A former teacher at South Hills Middle School accused of sneaking a 14-year-old girl into his classroom by putting her inside a storage bin has pleaded guilty to reduced charges.
Utah congressman explains why fighting climate change must be a conservative cause

Utah congressman explains why fighting climate change must be a conservative cause

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted June 23 - 3:12 p.m.

Addressing climate change is an effort that will require ingenuity, commonsense solutions and a unified front that brings on industry's collaboration, Rep. John Curtis said.
Why working with an established home builder can ease the stress of buying a new home

Why working with an established home builder can ease the stress of buying a new home

Woodside Homes  |  Posted June 23 - 3:00 p.m.

Here are a few ways working with an established home builder can help ease the stress and frustration of purchasing a home—even in the current market.
US House panel to take up Big Tech antitrust bills amid vociferous criticism

US House panel to take up Big Tech antitrust bills amid vociferous criticism

Diane Bartz, Reuters  |  Posted June 23 - 2:31 p.m.

The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday began work on a package of six antitrust bills, many aimed at reining in Big Tech, in what is expected to be a lengthy, contentious session.
Utah man serving parole charged in child pornography case

Utah man serving parole charged in child pornography case

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted June 23 - 2:02 p.m.

A man who served time in prison for attempted murder has been arrested in Weber County and charged with possessing child pornography.
Man killed by police has long history of violence against his mother

Man killed by police has long history of violence against his mother

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted June 23 - 1:56 p.m.

A man shot and killed by Murray police on Tuesday had a long history of domestic violence against his mother. She called 911 Tuesday fearing that her son was going to kill her, police say.
Justices rule for cursing cheerleader over Snapchat post

Justices rule for cursing cheerleader over Snapchat post

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Updated June 23 - 1:24 p.m.

In the case of the cursing cheerleader, the Supreme Court notched a victory for the free speech rights of students Wednesday, siding with a high school student whose vulgar social media post got her kicked off the junior varsity squad.
Olympics give Jazz players something to focus on following season's sudden end

Olympics give Jazz players something to focus on following season's sudden end

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted June 23 - 1:17 p.m.

The dream of an NBA title is gone for Jazz players, but championship glory can still come at the Olympics.
Judge sets trial date for Chad Daybell in deaths of his wife's children

Judge sets trial date for Chad Daybell in deaths of his wife's children

Annie Knox, KSL.com  |  Posted June 23 - 12:35 p.m.

An Idaho judge on Wednesday set a trial date for Chad Daybell later this year. He faces charges of murder and conspiracy in the killings of his wife's two children and his former wife.
Motel worker entered woman's room with master key, assaulted her, charges say

Motel worker entered woman's room with master key, assaulted her, charges say

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted June 23 - 12:24 p.m.

A maintenance worker at a Salt Lake motel was charged Wednesday with using his master key to enter a woman's room while she was sleeping and sexually assaulting her.
Judge orders jail time for former day care owner in abuse of 2 kids

Judge orders jail time for former day care owner in abuse of 2 kids

Annie Knox, KSL.com  |  Posted June 23 - 12:23 p.m.

Kami Kay Tollefson will serve two years — the maximum sentence available — in the abuse of two children that took place more than a decade ago at her Murray day care.
John Roberts: The man in the middle

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John Roberts: The man in the middle

Sarah Isgur, Deseret News  |  Posted June 23 - 12:18 p.m.

Here's something you may not know unless you're part of the insular world of Federalist Society shindigs or closely follow the Supreme Court: Legal conservatives of a certain stripe don't like Chief Justice John Roberts.
33 Utah airports to receive $100M from feds' 'rescue grants'

33 Utah airports to receive $100M from feds' 'rescue grants'

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 23 - 11:56 a.m.

Thirty-three airports across Utah are set to receive a little over $100 million in grants aimed to keep airports moving, the FAA announced Tuesday.
Man giving woman a ride is stabbed, then drives her to police station, officers say

Man giving woman a ride is stabbed, then drives her to police station, officers say

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted June 23 - 11:27 a.m.

A man who was giving a woman a ride ended up being stabbed by the woman, according to police. He then drove her to the Roy police station, where she was arrested.
How Salt Lake community gardens plan to keep feeding families during drought

How Salt Lake community gardens plan to keep feeding families during drought

Makenzie Sisson, Deseret News  |  Posted June 23 - 11:01 a.m.

Drought conditions in Utah are at dire levels this year. But all 16 of Salt Lake City's active community gardens are remaining open due to their innovative water usage.
Utah cyclist walks away with minor injuries after being run over by truck

Utah cyclist walks away with minor injuries after being run over by truck

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted June 23 - 10:29 a.m.

A 21-year-old cyclist from Alpine said it was a miracle he wasn't crushed after a truck pulled out in front of him while he was riding his bicycle.
Why summer 2021 is looking hot, dry and flammable

Why summer 2021 is looking hot, dry and flammable

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted June 23 - 9:30 a.m.

The West is already starting to burn. In Utah, nine large wildfires are burning across the state.
After breakout season at UVU as nation's top rebounder, Fardaws Aimaq's future remains uncertain

After breakout season at UVU as nation's top rebounder, Fardaws Aimaq's future remains uncertain

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 23 - 9:05 a.m.

Fardaws Aimaq never imagined he'd be in this position when he was growing up in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Some children with cancer can stay close to home with new proton therapy treatment in Utah

Some children with cancer can stay close to home with new proton therapy treatment in Utah

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Updated June 23 - 8:46 a.m.

A special cancer therapy technology designed to reduce radiation side effects is now available in Utah, helping families like the Reebs after 9-year-old Noah was diagnosed with brain cancer in February.
Being responsible does not mean being boring!

Being responsible does not mean being boring!

Tread Lightly!  |  Posted June 23 - 8:00 a.m.

Being safe, responsible, and prepared will not only help reduce the occurrence or effects of an accident, but it can also help keep your public land healthy, open and beautiful.
St. George police seeking public's help involving fatal crash

St. George police seeking public's help involving fatal crash

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted June 23 - 7:44 a.m.

A fatal crash occurred Friday in St. George near the Sunset Corner Shopping Center and police are asking for the public's help.
Near-record number of travelers expected for Fourth of July holiday

Near-record number of travelers expected for Fourth of July holiday

Heather Kelly, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted June 23 - 7:28 a.m.

After being cooped up for over a year, people are ready to embrace the world. AAA says 40% more travelers are expected to take trips across the country this Fourth of July than last.
Drought causes closure of Anderson Cove dock at Pineview Reservoir

Drought causes closure of Anderson Cove dock at Pineview Reservoir

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted June 23 - 7:01 a.m.

Historically low water levels have been blamed for the early shutdown of one boating dock at Pineview Reservoir.
1 dead, 9 injured in crash involving semitruck in Tooele County

1 dead, 9 injured in crash involving semitruck in Tooele County

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Updated June 23 - 6:27 a.m.

A man died and his wife and eight children were injured when his vehicle hit a semitruck and rolled into the median while traveling eastbound on I-80 on Tuesday, Utah Highway Patrol officials said.
Dixie State registered Polytechnic, Utah Tech as domain names in 2020

Dixie State registered Polytechnic, Utah Tech as domain names in 2020

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted June 23 - 6:24 a.m.

Dixie State University registered multiple domain names a year ago, including the names that surfaced recently as top recommendations to change the university's name.
1 dead, officer injured during exchange of gunfire in Murray

1 dead, officer injured during exchange of gunfire in Murray

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Updated June 22 - 10:58 p.m.

A man was killed and an officer was injured after gunfire was exchanged when police responded to a domestic violence dispute at the Villas at Vine Apartments at 811 E. Vine Street on Tuesday afternoon.

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