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Former NAACP leader exposed as white faces fraud charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:43am

A former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled after she was exposed as a white woman pretending to be black has been charged with welfare fraud.

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2 in custody after barricade situation at Salt Lake motel

Linda Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:40am

A police situation involving at least one person barricaded inside a Salt Lake City motel ended peacefully Friday morning, according to police.

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Weinstein faces sex charges in prosecution amid #MeToo

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:09am

Flinching when he heard himself described as a man who used power to prey on women, Harvey Weinstein was charged Friday with rape and another sex felony in the first prosecution to result from the wave of allegations against him that sparked a national reckoning over sexual misconduct.

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APNewsBreak: Tesla in Autopilot mode sped up before crashing

Julian Hattem, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:07am

A Tesla that crashed while in Autopilot mode in Utah this month accelerated in the seconds before it smashed into a stopped firetruck, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press. Two people were injured.

Students from past 20 years surprise choir director with special performance

Sean Moody, KSL TV  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:02am

A Pleasant Grove choir teacher got an anniversary gift to remember Wednesday evening.

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Fiat Chrysler warns 4.8M owners: Don't use the cruise

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:53am

Fiat Chrysler is recalling 4.8 million vehicles in the U.S. because in rare but terrifying circumstances, drivers may not be able to turn off the cruise control.

Police: Male student behind Indiana middle school shooting

Rick Callahan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:50am

A male student opened fire at a suburban Indianapolis middle school Friday morning, wounding another student and a teacher before being taken into custody, authorities said.

Explosion at Indian restaurant in Canada wounds 15 people

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:49am

An explosion caused by a homemade bomb ripped through an Indian restaurant where children were present for family parties at a mall in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, wounding 15 people, Canadian police said.

For CEOs, $11.7 million a year is just middle of the pack

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:02am

Chief executives at the biggest public companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year, bringing the median pay package for CEOs to $11.7 million. Across the S&P 500, compensation for CEOs is often hundreds of times higher than typical workers.

Summit talk turns warmer; Trump says 'talking to them now'

Catherine Lucey and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:47am

President Donald Trump on Friday warmly welcomed North Korea's promising response to his abrupt withdrawal from the potentially historic Singapore summit and said "we're talking to them now" about putting it back on track.

Weber County joins legal fight against opioid makers

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:43am

Weber County has joined the list of local governments in Utah to sue opioid manufacturers this spring, alleging they engaged in deceptive marketing practices that diminished the public's understanding of the risks associated with their products.

Wanted: Utah's best thinking about how to make the American dream reality for more

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:20am

University of Utah President Ruth V. Watkins and Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox called on Utahns Thursday to step up to the challenge of developing the best policy and technology innovations to support a thriving middle class.

Amazon: Echo device sent conversation to family's contact

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:38pm

An "unlikely" string of events prompted Amazon's Echo personal assistant device to record a Portland, Oregon, family's private conversation and then send the recording to an acquaintance in Seattle, the company said Thursday.

Death of woman missing 3 years now 'an active homicide investigation'

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:32pm

The death of a Provo woman who had been missing for three years is being investigated as a possible murder, police said Thursday.

FanX founder taking 'indefinite leave of absence' over sexual harassment policy dispute

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:19pm

In the wake of controversy and public outcry about the pop culture convention's handling of sexual harassment complaints, Salt Lake FanX co-founder Bryan Brandenburg confirmed Thursday he is taking a leave of absence.

Video shows drama of fatal July 4 shooting by UHP trooper

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:07pm

Investigators on Friday released dramatic video of police fatally shooting a Bountiful man on the Legacy Parkway following a chase near a July 4 parade route last year.

N. Korea demolishes nuclear test site as journalists watch

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:59pm

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made good on his promise to demolish his country's nuclear test site, which was formally closed in a series of huge explosions Thursday as a small group of foreign journalists watched.

Former Draper man rails against African Americans before being sentenced for federal hate crime

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:41pm

A Draper man being sentenced for a federal hate crime went on racist diatribe in U.S. District Court on Thursday, saying African Americans are "pimps" and "drug dealers."

Officials: Weinstein to surrender in sexual misconduct probe

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:11pm

Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to authorities Friday to face charges involving at least one of the women who have accused him of sexual assault, two law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.

Review: 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' reveals more about the Millennium Falcon crew

Dave Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:10pm

If you want to get to know more about the crew of the Millennium Falcon and be introduced to some new friends you should absolutely see "Solo."

Trump cancels summit, citing 'open hostility' by North Korea

Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:01pm

President Donald Trump on Thursday abruptly canceled his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, blaming "tremendous anger and open hostility" by Pyongyang — a decision North Korea called "regrettable" while still holding out hope for "peace and stability."

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