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Utah-based F-35A squadron deploys to US base in Italy

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 6:06pm

A squadron of F-35A jet fighters from Hill Air Force Base in Utah has deployed to Aviano Air Base in Italy.

Utah man says life was destroyed over false accusation

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted May 25th - 5:29pm

A school district employee charged with conspiracy to commit rape of a child is cleared. But the damage, he said, was already done.

Gene therapy gets FDA approval — and a $2 million price tag

Michael Nedelman, CNN  |  Posted May 25th - 4:52pm

The US Food and Drug Administration approved a treatment Friday for a genetic disease called spinal muscular atrophy that causes infants' muscles to waste away, potentially killing them before age 2.

Fired Sandy police chief settles with city for $100K

Lauren Bennett, KSL  |  Posted May 25th - 4:07pm

After former Sandy Police Chief Kevin Thacker was fired last year amid inappropriate hugging allegations, he threatened to sue the city for defamation. The city paid him $100K in a settlement but stood by original statements.

Mike Pence: West Point grads should expect to see combat

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 3:05pm

Vice President Mike Pence told the most diverse graduating class in the history of the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday that the world is "a dangerous place" and they should expect to see combat.

How to get your car ready for a road trip

Sloan Schrage, KSL TV  |  Posted May 25th - 2:22pm

Memorial Day weekend is almost upon us and of course for many Utahns, the open road is calling. But, before you answer that call, there are some must-dos that can help keep your car from breaking and your family safe.


How Latter-day Saints in Tonga achieved self-reliance

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted May 25th - 2:11pm

As the worst cyclone in the Kingdom of Tonga's recorded history pounded violently toward Setaita Fifita's home, she grabbed her newborn and fled into the middle the night with her 11-year-old daughter and her sister's family of five.

State abortion bans may hand Democrats a political weapon

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 1:43pm

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.

Have You Seen This? Babysitting according to a stunt cyclist

Martha Ostergar, Contributor  |  Posted May 25th - 12:46pm

When you’re used to the adrenaline of cycle stunts, it’s hard to stay indoors and read a book to a toddler.

Hate makes a comeback in the Pacific Northwest

Nicholas K. Geranios, 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.

Young homebuyers scramble as prices rise faster than incomes

Josh Boak and Larry Fenn, The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 11:15am

For millennials looking to buy their first home, the hunt feels like a race against the clock.

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,  |  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,  |  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,  |  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,  |  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.