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Jump in wildfires means smoke's health impact will spread

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 8:42am

Climate change in the Western U.S. means more intense and frequent wildfires churning out waves of smoke that scientists say will sweep across the continent to affect tens of millions of people and cause a spike in premature deaths.

SpaceX launches hefty rocket with 24 satellites

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 8:21am

SpaceX launched its heftiest rocket with 24 research satellites Tuesday, a middle-of-the-night rideshare featuring a deep space atomic clock, solar sail, a clean and green rocket fuel testbed, and even human ashes.

China hoping Trump-Xi meeting will help bridge differences

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 8:01am

China hopes a meeting later this week between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will help build trust and resolve "outstanding issues," a foreign ministry spokesman said Tuesday.

Judge: Census question might have discriminatory motive

David McFadden, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 7:38am

New evidence paints a "disturbing picture" that racial discrimination may be the motive behind the Trump administration's push to ask everyone in the country about citizenship status, a federal judge wrote in a Monday filing.

Iran says 'idiotic' new US sanctions shut doors of diplomacy

Nasser Karimi and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 7:21am

Iran warned Tuesday that new U.S. sanctions targeting its supreme leader and other top officials meant "closing the doors of diplomacy" between Tehran and Washington amid heightened tensions, even as the country's president derided the White House as being "afflicted by mental retardation."

Armed Utah security guard charged with illegally possessing weapons

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 25th - 7:03am

A licensed armed security guard who has applied to become a Utah police officer three times now faces felony charges after investigators discovered he wasn't allowed to possess guns in the first place.

DNA kits: Pros and cons to knowing too much about genetic makeup

Heather Simonsen, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 25th - 6:43am

In the era of inexpensive DNA kits, companies are starting to offer home health screenings and genetic testing as well, but the results could have a big impact.

Woman critically injured in Logan motorcycle crash, police say

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Jun 24th - 11:26pm

Police don’t know if alcohol was a factor and it wasn’t known if the woman or man was driving the motorcycle.

1 dead and multiple injured after multi-vehicle wreck in Spanish Fork

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:38pm

One woman is dead after the car she was a passenger in was hit by a Pathfinder that went on to hit a motorcycle and one other car Monday night at the intersection of U.S. Highway 6 and Spanish Fork Parkway, officials say.

St. George man charged with stabbing ex's new boyfriend 20 times

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:17pm

Criminal charges were filed Monday against a St. George man accused of breaking into his ex-wife's house and stabbing her boyfriend more than 20 times while he was still in bed.

Senate confirms Cicero Chairman Randy Shumway as U. trustee; leadership vote on Tuesday

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 24th - 9:43pm

The Utah Senate has confirmed Cicero Group Chairman Randy Shumway as a member of the University of Utah’s board of trustees. The trustees are slated to meet Tuesday morning to vote on board leadership.

Rudy Gobert wins 2nd-straight Defensive Player of the Year award

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Jun 24th - 8:56pm

Rudy Gobert was named the 2018-19 NBA Defensive Player of the Year on Monday.

Algal bloom warning advisory issued for Provo Bay

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Jun 24th - 8:17pm

Just five days after officials gave the all clear for algal bloom in Saratoga Springs Marina, an advisory warning was issued for the other side of Utah Lake at Provo Bay.

New Jazz PG Mike Conley wins NBA Teammate of the Year and Sportsmanship Award

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Jun 24th - 7:55pm

The newest Jazzman was honored by both teammates and opponents on Monday.

Hearing set for uncle charged in death of 5-year-old Lizzy Shelley

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Jun 24th - 7:55pm

A preliminary hearing has been set for the man accused of murdering and sexually abusing his 5-year-old niece, Elizabeth “Lizzy” Shelley. The girl's family says they appreciate the support they've received from others in Cache County.

Snowmelt, cool weather make for 'impressive' water flow over High Uintas dam

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 24th - 7:35pm

Big snow, cool weather and spring runoff have converged to send a curtain of water cascading over a dam taller than Niagara Falls at a High Uintas reservoir.

Risk for wildfires heading into summer lower in Utah than last year — but could soon change

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jun 24th - 6:34pm

The U.S. Forest Service projections for wildfires in Utah is lower compared to this time last year, but that doesn’t mean a wildfire won’t spark up at anytime soon.

Charges: 18-year-old lit home on fire after argument with father

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Jun 24th - 5:44pm

A teen set fire to her family's home after a heated argument with her father, according to charging documents.

12 apps that are actually helpful for senior citizens

Carrie Rogers-whitehead, Contributor  |  Posted Jun 24th - 5:10pm

As more senior citizens adopt smartphones, app developers have worked to meet the unique needs and challenges of this demographic. Here are 12 apps that might actually be useful for the more elderly among us.

Make Your Week: All in a day's work — for a law enforcement officer

Jordan Ormond,  |  Posted Jun 24th - 4:37pm

No doubt, being a law enforcement officer is a tough job. But it also includes some rewarding moments that are sweet as can be.

Funeral home owner admits arranging to meet teen for sex act

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Jun 24th - 4:05pm

The owner and former director of Nyman Funeral Home admitted Monday to arranging to meet a boy for a sexual encounter and trying to post bail using a bad check.