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APNewsBreak: US government issues final Utah monument plan

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 12:08am

The U.S. government's final management plan for lands in and around a Utah national monument that President Donald Trump downsized doesn't include many new protections for the cliffs, canyons, waterfalls and arches found there, but it does include a few more safeguards than were in a proposal issued last year.

Cheap combo pill cuts heart, stroke risks, study finds

Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 4:33pm

A cheap daily pill that combines four drugs cut the risk of heart attacks, strokes and heart failure in a large study, suggesting it could be a good way to help prevent heart problems especially in poor countries.

Attorneys general and telecoms announce plan to tackle illegal robocalls

Sam Fossum, CNN  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 2:39pm

Twelve of the nation's largest telecommunications companies and attorneys general from all 50 states plus DC announced a voluntary agreement Thursday to prevent and punish illegal robocallers.

Ivory sales still banned, says wildlife conference committee

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 1:56pm

International trade in elephant ivory will remain banned, according to a vote at the World Wildlife Conference, known as CITES, in Switzerland.

San Francisco Zoo brings red-legged frogs back to Yosemite

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 12:16pm

A healthy population of red-legged frogs is hopping in Yosemite National Park, helped by a reintroduction program with the San Francisco Zoo.

Overstock CEO resigns days after sharing statement regarding 'Russian investigation'

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 10:18am

Overstock CEO Patrick M. Byrne has resigned.

Giraffes move closer to endangered species protection

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 9:26am

Nations around the world moved Thursday to protect giraffes as an endangered species for the first time, drawing praise from conservationists and scowls from some sub-Saharan African nations.

Last of its kind rocket puts GPS satellite in orbit

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 7:49am

A rocket that's the last of its kind delivered the newest, most powerful GPS satellite to orbit for the Air Force on Thursday.

Sanders touts $16 trillion climate plan in fire-ravaged town

Kathleen Ronayne and Juana Summers, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 5:03am

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released a $16.3 trillion climate plan on Thursday before touring a Northern California town ravaged by wildfire, declaring the setting a "wake-up call for our entire nation" to the dangers of a warming planet.

Russia sends robot into space to test out new booster rocket

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 2:12am

Russia has sent a humanoid robot to the International Space Station as part of tests on a new rocket that is expected to replace the current vehicle.

California sails toward biggest salmon harvest in years

Terence Chea, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 11:09pm

Trolling off the California coast, Sarah Bates leans over the side of her boat and pulls out a long, silvery fish prized by anglers and seafood lovers: wild king salmon.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's false claims on fuel economy rules

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:27pm

President Donald Trump is misrepresenting the facts about his proposal to freeze Obama-era fuel economy requirements at 2021 levels.

Putin says mysterious explosion posed no radiation threat

Vladimir Isachenkov and Alexander Zemlianichenko, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 12:03pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted Wednesday that a recent deadly explosion at a military testing site in northwestern Russia hasn't posed any radiation threat, but he remained coy about the circumstances of the mysterious incident.

Spacewalking astronauts add parking spot to space station

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 6:42am

Spacewalking astronauts added another parking spot to the International Space Station on Wednesday.

Texas executes man in 1998 slaying of college student

Juan A. Lozano and Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 11:12pm

A Texas death row inmate who argued that his conviction was based on junk science was executed Wednesday for the abduction, rape and killing of a suburban Houston community college student more than 20 years ago.

Here’s how your child’s school curriculum is going to change in the next 4 years

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 20th - 6:45pm

There are about 5,000 open computing jobs in Utah right now but not nearly enough trained people to fill them. Here's how your child's changing school curriculum will close that gap.

Cops boost traffic enforcement near Hawaii telescope protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:50am

Police have issued about 100 tickets daily since last week for parking and traffic violations near the site of a protest against the construction of another telescope on Hawaii's tallest mountain.

The Latest: Swimmer in 'good health' after shark bites

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 6:43pm

The Latest on a shark biting a woman twice in Hawaii (all times local):

FBI investigating University of Kansas research complex

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:15pm

Federal authorities are conducting an investigation at a research facility on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence.

Shark bites woman twice while she is swimming in Hawaii bay

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:59pm

A woman was taken to a hospital Tuesday after being bitten twice by a shark while swimming in Hawaii, authorities said.