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State abortion bans may hand Democrats a political weapon

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 1:23pm

A flood of laws banning abortions in Republican-run states has handed Democrats a political weapon heading into next year's elections, helping them paint the GOP as extreme and court centrist voters who could decide congressional races in swing states, members of both parties say.

Hate makes a comeback in the Pacific Northwest

Nicholas K. Geranios, The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 12:01pm

Nearly two decades after the Aryan Nations' Idaho compound was demolished, far-right extremists are maintaining a presence in the Pacific Northwest.

Kids Under Pressure: Parents share insights after team loses 2 teens to suicide

Keira Farrimond, KSL TV  |  Posted May 25th - 10:28am

They knew the warning signs. They talked to their sons. Read their texts and monitored social media. Still, two Utah families say they never saw suicide coming.

I-215 West reopens following fatal car accident Friday night

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted May 25th - 9:44am

I-215 West reopened Saturday morning following a car accident leaving one individual dead and one injured Friday night.

Trump opens state visit, needles Japan over trade issues

Jill Colvin and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 9:35am

President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Japan on Saturday by needling the American ally over its trade imbalance with the United States. "Maybe that's why you like me so much," he joshed.

City of Lehi reminds residents to not dump items into storm drains

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted May 25th - 8:57am

Last Friday, Lehi city workers found household items and lots of other things, including junk, clogging storm drains.

Bolton says N. Korea missile tests violated UN resolutions

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 8:19am

U.S. national security adviser John Bolton on Saturday called a series of short-range missile tests by North Korea earlier this month a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions and said sanctions must be kept in place.

Aftershocks from 1959 earthquake sent tremors through Yellowstone in 2018

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted May 25th - 7:43am

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake which shook Yellowstone National Park in August 1959 may have seen continuing aftershocks as late as 2018, according to a U study.

Amazon rejects facial recognition, climate change proposals

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 7:01am

Despite pressure from civil rights groups, activist investors and its own employees, Amazon said Wednesday that shareholders at an annual meeting in Seattle voted against proposals related to two major social issues: climate change and facial recognition technology.

A true walk-off: Pleasant Grove draws a walk to win 6A state championship

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted May 24th - 10:24pm

Jackson Hill drew a bases-loaded walk in the 9th inning to give Pleasant Grove the 6A baseball state championship.

Humane Society waives adoption fees for members of the military during Memorial Day weekend

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted May 24th - 10:10pm

The Utah Humane Society is having an adoption special from May 24-27 to waive pet adoption fees for members of the armed forces.

Reports reveal web of lies woven by Lauren McCluskey's killer

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted May 24th - 9:46pm

Newly released University of Utah police reports show the extent of the killer's obsession and manipulation — including how he coerced a coworker into lending him a gun — leading up to the fatal shooting of Lauren McCluskey last year.

UDOT: Allow extra time, patience for Memorial Day weekend traffic

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted May 24th - 9:37pm

If you’re trying to get out of town on a road trip Friday evening to get the summer started, you’re not alone. Friday is one of the busiest travel days of the year.

Jefferson Savarino's last-gasp game-winner lifts Real Salt Lake by Atlanta, 2-1

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 24th - 9:10pm

The Venezuela international scored in the final seconds of stoppage time, lifting Real Salt Lake to its third-straight win 2-1 over Atlanta in front of an announced crowd of 17,214 fans Friday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Texting with your boss: Should you do it?

Kathryn Vasel, CNN Business  |  Posted May 24th - 8:35pm

Having your phone blow up with texts from your boss is enough to get your heart racing.

Judge rules case of Utah teen charged in church attack will be public

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted May 24th - 8:04pm

A teenager accused of breaking into a locked church through a window and choking a 71-year-old woman while she played the organ faces three criminal counts related to the attack, show juvenile court records released Friday.

Utah youth leave school to join global climate protest

Kim Bojórquez, KSL  |  Posted May 24th - 7:00pm

Dozens of junior high and high school students skipped school and walked to the Utah Capitol as part of a global youth-led climate strike following the footsteps of Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old who led the movement last year in Sweden.

Annual Free Fishing Day helps beginners learn to fish without a permit or gear

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted May 24th - 6:27pm

Utah’s annual Free Fishing Day is coming on Saturday, June 8, providing an opportunity for beginners and people looking to get into the sport without a fishing license to try it at no cost.

Utah's Donnie Tillman gets chance to workout in front of Jazz

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted May 24th - 6:09pm

University of Utah's Donnie Tillman was part of a six-player pre-draft workout at the Zion's Bank Basketball Center on Friday.

2 dead in Wayne County plane crash

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 24th - 5:51pm

Two people died when the plane they were in crashed in a rural area Friday morning, officials said.

St. George man working on vehicle severely injured in house fire

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted May 24th - 5:45pm

A man was severely injured and a home suffered extensive damage during a fire in St. George Friday.