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Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights council

Matthew Lee and Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:19pm

The United States announced Tuesday it was leaving the United Nations' Human Rights Council, with Ambassador Nikki Haley calling it "an organization that is not worthy of its name." It was the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution.

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Hatch asks Justice Dept. to suspend family separation while Congress seeks solution

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:17pm

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch and 12 other GOP senators asked the U.S. Department of Justice Tuesday to suspend the Trump administration policy of separating immigrant families at the border while Congress works on a solution.

White House deputy chief of staff to leave in July

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:10pm

The White House aide who led the planning for President Donald Trump's meeting last week with North Korea's Kim Jong Un has decided to leave the Trump administration to return to the private sector.

Have You Seen This? Tornado passes right in front of driver

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jun 19th - 3:01pm

I pride myself in staying calm during stressful situations, but I can never be as cool as this guy as a tornado passes right in front of him.

Layton man hit toddler in face, charges state

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 19th - 2:34pm

A Layton man was accused Tuesday of hitting a toddler in the face.

Barricaded man in custody following domestic dispute

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 19th - 2:27pm

A person is in custody after police said they briefly barricaded themselves from police who had responded to a domestic dispute Tuesday afternoon.

3-year-old boy in serious condition after falling out of window in Herriman

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 19th - 2:24pm

A 3-year-old boy is in serious condition after falling from the fourth floor of an apartment in Herriman Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

Trump raises risk of economically harmful US-China trade war

Paul Wiseman and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 2:18pm

The United States and China edged closer Tuesday to triggering the riskiest trade war in decades, a fight that could weaken the world's two largest economies, unsettle relations between Beijing and Washington and crimp global growth.

Romney spends nearly 5 times as much as Kennedy on US Senate campaign

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 19th - 2:02pm

U.S. Senate candidate Mitt Romney has spent nearly $2 million on his Republican primary election campaign, about five times that of his opponent Mike Kennedy.

Charges: Midvale man sexually abused girls in exchange for treats

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:39pm

A Midvale man was charged with 12 felonies on Tuesday for allegedly offering money and treats to two young girls in exchange for sex acts.

5 family-friendly water-filled hikes in Utah Valley

J'nel Wright, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:02pm

If your hiking experience won't feel complete without a giant splash at the end, these five hikes in the Utah Valley canyons are sure to be a blast for hikers of all ages and skill levels. So, take a hike! And don't forget your towel.

Body of missing Logan swimmer recovered

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:57pm

Officials found the body of a swimmer who disappeared near Newton Reservoir dam Saturday.

Man arrested on suspicion of DUI after off-road crash in Washington County injures 2

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:45pm

Deputies arrested a 51-year-old man on suspicion of driving under the influence after his off-highway vehicle rolled in Washington County Monday, seriously injuring two passengers.

Some fear changes to state laws as US weighs pot medicine

Kathleen Foody and P. Solomon Banda, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:44pm

Some American parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as U.S. regulators near a decision on whether to approve the first drug derived from the marijuana plant.

Minor league baseball's Orem Owlz to move to Pueblo, Colorado

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:22pm

According to reports, minor league baseball's Orem Owlz will announce its intention to move to Pueblo, Colorado on Wednesday.

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13 board games to play at your summer family reunion

Matt Montgomery, for The Deseret News  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:19pm

Family reunions don’t just have to be filled with time you spend talking, eating or avoiding the family water fight by the pool.

Motorcyclist dies 3 days after crash with SUV in South Salt Lake

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:02pm

A 23-year-old motorcyclist died Tuesday after colliding with an SUV in South Salt Lake Saturday, officials said.

Listen to children who've just been separated from their parents at the border

Ginger Thompson, Propublica  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:56am

The desperate sobbing of 10 Central American children, separated from their parents one day last week by immigration authorities at the border, makes for excruciating listening.

Herbert approves spending plan for VW settlement money

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:45am

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert on Tuesday approved a spending plan for the $35 million the state received in the Volkswagen settlement. Utah will purchase cleaner government-owned trucks and buses, and expand the electric vehicle charging network.

Construction worker burglarized Idaho police station, bragged on social media, police say

Laurie Welch, Magicvalley.com  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:32am

An Idaho man stole $2,000 worth of equipment from the new Rupert Police Department then bragged about it on social media, police say.

Pair of hawks attack 11 passersby on Dixie State campus

Mikayla Shoup, St. George News  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:46am

An area on Dixie State University’s campus is temporarily closed off due to a pair of aggressive hawks that have been attacking people walking by.

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