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Shifting explanations for withholding aid draw GOP alarm

Lisa Mascaro, Andrew Taylor and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Updated Oct 18th - 6:32pm

The shifting White House explanation for President Donald Trump's decision to withhold military aid from Ukraine drew alarm Friday from Republicans as the impeachment inquiry brought a new test of their alliance.

Proposal seeks to modernize campgrounds at national parks

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press  |  Updated Oct 18th - 5:41pm

Food trucks. Wi-Fi. Hot showers. Food trucks. Wi-Fi. Hot showers. The Interior Department is reviewing recommendations to modernize campgrounds at national parks.

BYU student among 16 Student Academy Award winners honored

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Updated Oct 18th - 5:14pm

"I'd like to thank the academy" is a phrase many only ever get to say in front of their bathroom mirrors. But 16 student filmmakers actually got to utter those words on stage Thursday at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science in Beverly Hills.

Officials: Blast at Afghan mosque kills 62 during prayers

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Updated Oct 18th - 4:52pm

An explosion rocked a mosque in eastern Afghanistan as dozens of people gathered for Friday prayers, causing the roof to collapse and killing 62 worshippers, provincial officials said. The attack underscored the record-high number of civilians dying in the country's 18-year war.

Speed limit jump will 'eliminate the safety risk' on Legacy Highway, officials say

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct 18th - 4:48pm

Drivers will soon be allowed to drive 65 mph on Legacy Parkway and a ban on large semitrucks commuting on the highway, which had been in place for more than a decade, will expire on Jan. 1, Utah Department of Transportation officials said Friday.

China's economic slowdown deepens, weighing on global growth

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Updated Oct 18th - 3:56pm

China's economic growth sank to a new multi-decade low in the latest quarter as a trade war with the U.S. deepened a slump that is weighing on the global economy.

Unemployment in Utah improves slightly to 2.7%

The Associated Press  |  Updated Oct 18th - 3:02pm

Utah's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has improved slightly to 2.7%.

QUIZ: How well do you pay attention at sports games?

Lifevantage  |  Posted Oct 18th - 3:00pm

There's often so much going on at any given sports game, it's hard to focus on the small details that make it possible.

Failed raid against El Chapo’s son leaves 8 dead in Mexico

Andrés Villarreal and María Verza, Associated Press  |  Updated Oct 18th - 2:39pm

Mexican authorities say they backed off an attempt to capture a son of drug trafficker Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman after cartel gunmen shooting heavy weapons and burning vehicles that paralyzed the capital of Mexico's Sinaloa state — apparently outgunning lawmen.

Pro-independence protesters set fires, clash with police in Barcelona

Ivana Kottasová, Laura Perez Maestro and Simon Cullen, CNN  |  Updated Oct 18th - 2:28pm

Fires and violence broke out in the streets of Barcelona on Friday, as more than half a million pro-independence protesters gathered in the Catalan capital, the local police said.

Fighting in Kurdish-held Syrian town despite cease-fire

Elena Becatoros and Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Updated Oct 18th - 2:27pm

Fighting continued Friday in and around a northeast Syrian border town at the center of the fight between Turkey and Kurdish forces, despite a U.S.-brokered cease-fire that went into effect overnight.

World's 1st female spacewalking team makes history

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Updated Oct 18th - 2:23pm

The world's first female spacewalking team made history high above Earth on Friday, floating out of the International Space Station to fix a broken part of the power network.

AMC Theaters announces 27-hour 'Star Wars' movie marathon ahead of new film

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 18th - 2:17pm

AMC Theaters will follow the franchise movie marathon trend with a 27-hour “Star Wars” film marathon.

Johnson & Johnson stock falls after asbestos found in baby powder

Paul R. La Monica, CNN Business  |  Updated Oct 18th - 12:47pm

The bad news keeps coming for Johnson & Johnson: The company on Friday announced a voluntary recall of its popular baby powder after some bottles were found to contain small amounts of asbestos.

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Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth brings her voice and spirit to LGBTQ youth in Utah

Lottie Elizabeth Johnson, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct 18th - 12:39pm

Kristin Chenoweth visited the two-story LGBTQ+ Family & Youth Resource Center, Encircle, in downtown Salt Lake City

Protesters make presence felt, but first Inland Port meeting in months proceeds peacefully

Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 18th - 12:15pm

Shrieking whistles and scathing public comments made the opposition felt at the Inland Port Authority's October meeting.

Vaccine exemption rates among US kindergartners continue to climb, CDC says

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Updated Oct 18th - 11:33am

There has been a small increase in vaccine exemption rates among kindergarteners in the United States, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Tooele American Legion post renamed to honor fallen Utah soldier

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:30am

American Legion Post 17 in Tooele was renamed to honor 19-year-old Utah soldier Jordan Matthew Byrd, who was killed in Afghanistan.

Fashion show lets models with Down syndrome strut their stuff

Gary Gerard Hamilton, Associated Press  |  Updated Oct 18th - 11:02am

One model sashayed down the runway with a leather jacket and a guitar, basking in applause from the crowd. Another danced and strutted in a multicolored bomber coat.

Guardsman Pass closes for first time this winter season due to snow

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:30am

Guardsman Pass, at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon, has closed for the first time this winter season, according to the Utah Department of Transportation.

Legislators propose $75M tax collection reduction, but new taxes on food, gas proposed

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:19am

A new proposal from the Utah Legislature’s tax reform task force would cut tax collections overall by $75 million, giving families a tax break.

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