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'Alita' leads a slow Presidents Day box office weekend

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 4:06pm

The sci-fi fantasy "Alita: Battle Angel" topped the charts and beat out a number of newcomers including the meta romantic comedy "Isn't It Romantic" and the horror sequel "Happy Death Day 2U" in its first weekend in theaters, but it is a victory with a few caveats. It's leading the slowest Presidents Day weekend at the box office in almost 20 years and has a ways to go to make up its costly budget.

White House indicates Trump to veto disapproval of emergency

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 17th - 3:32pm

President Donald Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border, a top White House adviser said on Sunday.

Richfield man retires from mail delivery at age 91

Sam Penrod, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 17th - 3:25pm

It was August 1949, when the U.S. Postal Service stopped using the train to deliver mail to Richfield, and a 21-year-old kid made his first mail run in a delivery truck from Salt Lake, back to his hometown.

Have You Seen This? Music solo will make you rethink the tambourine

Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb 17th - 2:47pm

If you think the tambourine is just goofy percussion overused by the Partridge Family, you got another think coming.

Sex abuse survivors say Vatican summit must deliver action

Frances D'Emilio and Trisha Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 2:08pm

Roman Catholics who were sexually abused by clergy are insisting that decisive actions to confront the decades-long problem of pedophile priests and church cover-ups must come out of an upcoming Vatican summit.

Utah House approves bill banning abortions solely for Down syndrome diagnosis

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 17th - 1:30pm

A bill that would outlaw abortions solely based on a Down syndrome diagnosis cleared the Utah House of Representatives on Friday.

Court documents: DNA trail led to Alaska cold case suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 12:51pm

Court documents say police in Alaska were able to make an arrest in a quarter-century-old cold case with the help of DNA voluntarily submitted by an aunt of the man charged.

Ted Bundy survivor talks about healing at Salt Lake City book signing

Lauren Bennett, KSL  |  Posted Feb 17th - 12:10pm

Rhonda Stapley, author of "I Survived Ted Bundy: The Attack, Escape & PTSD That Changed My Life," spoke in Salt Lake City about her experience with prolific serial killer.

ISIS now controls just 700 square meters in Syria, says SDF

Ben Wedeman, Kareem Khadder and Laura Smith-Spark, CNN  |  Posted Feb 17th - 11:28am

ISIS now controls an area of Syria measuring just 700 square meters, a commander with the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said Saturday.

Clear the Air Challenge encourages you to 'do your part'

Caitlin Burchill, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 17th - 10:52am

The Clear the Air Challenge is at the midway point and if you haven’t been participating in the month-long competition to reduce vehicle emissions, there’s still time to make a difference.

What to do if you’re caught in an avalanche

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 17th - 9:27am

With 2019 being well above average in terms of snowfall, avalanche danger has increased causing a number of fatal accidents for snowmobilers and skiers alike. Here are some ways to protect yourself in the event of an avalanche.

Year in space put US astronaut's disease defenses on alert

Lauran Neergaard, Seth Borenstein and The Associated Press, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 8:48am

Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly's immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared to his Earth-bound identical twin, researchers said Friday.

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Church volunteers fill gap to help migrant asylum seekers in Arizona

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb 17th - 8:30am

An unofficial coalition of churches is filling a gap for immigrants released by Homeland Security in Arizona with no place to stay and no means to reunite with their families.

Is socialism a threat to the U.S.? One Utah congressman thinks so and formed a group to fight it

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 17th - 8:09am

Rep. Chris Stewart wants to combat what he sees as a rise in socialism in the United States.

4 options for dealing with your childcare dilemma

Go Au Pair  |  Posted Feb 17th - 7:35am

With such a variety of childcare options on the market and ranges in flexibility and cost, it can be difficult to know which option will work best for your family.

Pence calls on European allies to withdraw from Iran deal as Merkel defends decision

Allie Malloy, CNN  |  Posted Feb 17th - 7:30am

Vice President Mike Pence called on European allies to abandon the Iran nuclear deal while speaking at the Munich Security Conference, shortly after German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended Germany's decision to stand by the deal.

Arizona State pulls away from Utah to claim 98-87 win on the road

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb 17th - 12:23am

Utah found itself in the bonus four minutes into the second half, but struggled to make their free throws as Arizona State outpaced the Utes to claim a 98-87 win, snapping a three-game winning streak for the Utes.

Natural gas leak suspected in Utah apartment complex explosion, fire officials say

Lauren Bennett, KSL  |  Updated Feb 16th - 11:22pm

An apartment building is a total loss after it exploded Saturday then caught fire, causing an estimated $1 million in damage but no injuries, according to officials.

Ex-Weber County judge ends harassment suit with court clerk

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 10:42pm

A former Weber County court clerk has reached a settlement to end a sexual harassment lawsuit against a former judge who wrote a love poem to her.

3A wrestling: Freshman Channing Warner rallies to spur Juab to third-straight title

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 16th - 10:08pm

The Wasps piled up 217 points on the team leaderboard, rolling to their third-straight 3A state title under head coach Joel Holman.

4A wrestling: Payson's depth overwhelms tournament for 3rd title in 6 years

Sean Walker  |  Posted Feb 16th - 9:46pm

Tyson Carter was the Lions’ only state champion Saturday night. But Payson celebrated as a team on top of the podium thanks to five runners-up and four wrestlers who lost in the semifinals earlier Saturday morning to win.

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