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3 adventure apps that can get your kids outside

Sloan Schrage, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 10:26pm

Persuading kids to put down their tablets or phones in favor of heading outside may be getting tougher and tougher for parents to do. However, a growing number of outdoor adventure apps can be a part of the solution.

New California law helps utilities with wildfire lawsuits

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 9:55pm

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a measure Friday allowing utilities to bill their customers to pay for future legal settlements stemming from devastating 2017 wildfires, even if the blazes are blamed on the company's mismanagement.


Here's what 'deep fakes' are and why they may be fooling you

Erica Evans, Deseret News  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 9:09pm

After weeks of studying “deepfakes” — computer-generated videos that depict real people saying and doing things they never did — computer science professor Siwei Lyu noticed something eerie. Finally, he figured it out: while the characters looked and sounded like real people, they didn’t blink.

High school journalists stand up to censorship and win

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 9:08pm

Armed with a new Vermont law that protects student journalists, four high school editors have stood up to censorship and won, prompting their school to revamp its media policy.

SUU president embarks on 170-mile 'Grand to Grand' run for campus child care center

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 8:24pm

On Sunday, Southern Utah University President Scott L. Wyatt embarked on a 170-mile, seven-day run through the Grand Canyon and culminates at the summit of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

Semitruck on fire forces closure of WB I-80 ramp at I-15 junction

Yvette Cruz,  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 8:13pm

Officials closed the westbound I-80 ramp at the I-15 junction Sunday evening after a semitruck caught on fire.

Wildfires cause devastating losses to livestock in Spanish Fork

Ashton Goodell, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 7:49pm

Cattle ranchers in Spanish Fork suffered devastating losses to their livestock after the Pole Creek Fire swept through Sweat Creek Canyon. The fire killed more than 50 cows and calves, most of the animals died due to smoke inhalation while some burned where they stood.

Downtown soup kitchen getting $1.5 million remodel, new work training program

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 7:12pm

Thanks to about $1.5 million in donations, Catholic Community Services is planning to renovate its soup kitchen across the street from the downtown shelter — and also launch a new training program to help the homeless find jobs in food service.

Idaho prison officials send more inmates out of state

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 6:35pm

Idaho Department of Correction officials say they have moved another 150 inmates to a prison in Texas because there aren't enough prison beds in Idaho.

Kaufusis' big game for Cougars honors late grandfather, who 'loved BYU football'

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 6:02pm

Every time BYU’s defense and special teams made a big play in Saturday’s 30-3 win over FCS McNeese State, it seemed like Corbin Kaufusi was in the area.

Archaeologists digging to unearth stories of military soldiers at Fort Douglas

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 5:27pm

Archaeologists at the University of Utah's Fort Douglas are "geeking out" over an accidental unearthing of historical significance.

Tackling climate change to be key talking point at UN summit

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 4:50pm

With global temperatures rising, superstorms taking their deadly toll and a year-end deadline to firm up the Paris climate deal, leaders at this year's U.N. General Assembly are feeling a sense of urgency to keep up the momentum on combating climate change.

Tiger Woods wins Tour Championship for 80th PGA Tour title

Doug Ferguson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 4:22pm

Tiger Woods, in his Sunday red shirt, both arms raised in victory on the 18th green.

Montana proposes closing area outside Yellowstone to bison hunting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 3:33pm

Montana wildlife officials want to prohibit state hunters from shooting bison in an area bordering Yellowstone National Park where dozens of hunters can congregate for the chance at an easy kill.

Have You Seen This? Dune buggy makes impossible climb

Martha Ostergar, Contributor  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 2:52pm

Some humans like to do insane things, and this dune buggy climbing up a sandy cliff is no exception.

Utah woman receives award from United Nations for work with refugee women

Ashley Kewish, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 2:08pm

Samira Harnish is specifically helping refugee women. About half of the refugees in Utah are women and young girls, who often times are looking for work outside the home for the first time in their lives.

'House With a Clock in Its Walls' ticks to No. 1 in theaters

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 1:25pm

The gothic family fantasy "The House With a Clock in Its Walls" exceeded expectations to debut with an estimated $26.9 million in ticket sales at the weekend box office, while audiences showed considerably less interest in Michael Moore's Donald Trump-themed documentary, "Fahrenheit 11/9," than his George W. Bush-era one.

BYU jumps to No. 20 in latest AP rankings

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 12:45pm

The Cougars jumped up five spots in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll Sunday morning, coming in at No. 25 after its 3-1 start.

As Senate hearing set for Kavanaugh, new accuser emerges

Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 12:33pm

Just as negotiators reached agreement on an extraordinary hearing for Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, a second allegation of sexual misconduct by the Supreme Court nominee put the White House and Senate Republicans on the defensive and fueled calls from Democrats to postpone further action on his confirmation.

Inauguration symposium explores future of America's public universities

Art Raymond, KSL  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 11:47am

A U. symposium Thursday brought experts from around the country together to weigh-in on the future of America's public universities. The event was part of a slate of activities planned to celebrate the upcoming inauguration of President Ruth Watkins.

Congress aims to give airplane passengers relief from shrinking seats, legroom

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 11:09am

The Federal Aviation Administration would be required to set new minimum requirements for seats on airplanes under legislation to be considered in the House this week, possibly giving passengers a break from ever-shrinking legroom and cramped quarters.

Draper Santa visits with kids 'one more time' after leukemia diagnosis

Ray Boone, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 10:35am

Memories of Christmases past can help light up the lives of adults each and every December. For Hugh Taylor, forming the foundation of those memories is a job he was born to do.


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