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Feds reject removal of 4 Snake River dams in key report

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 9:10pm

A long-awaited federal report out Friday rejected the idea of removing four hydroelectric dams on a major Pacific Northwest river in a last-ditch effort to save more than a dozen species of threatened or endangered salmon, saying such a dramatic approach would destabilize the power grid, increase overall greenhouse emissions and more than double the risk of regional power outages.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's misplaced statistics on virus risks

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 2:20pm

President Donald Trump is painting a misleading portrait of the risks of the coronavirus, citing statistics to suggest it is far less dangerous than the flu when in fact, it’s not yet clear just how dangerous the new virus is.

‘The Blind Side’ surprised Hollywood with its success, woman who inspired the film tells Salt Lake

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Feb 27th - 1:28pm

If you thought Sandra Bullock played a fiery southern woman in “The Blind Side,” just know that even she didn’t quite match the fire of the real Leigh Anne Tuohy's speech at RootsTech.

California is abnormally dry after low-precipitation winter

Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 12:54pm

A dry beginning of the year has left most of California abnormally parched, as officials brace for the possibility of an early and more intense wildfire season amid record-breaking temperatures.

Biggest explosion seen in universe came from black hole

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 11:40am

Astronomers have discovered the biggest explosion seen in the universe, originating from a super-massive black hole.

Rescued California sea lions now at Hawaii aquatic park

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 9:26am

Two sea lions rescued off the coast of California are making their debut at a new home in a Hawaii aquatic park.

Intermountain Healthcare announces first-ever 'opioid free surgery' program

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 27th - 7:20am

Intermountain Healthcare became the first health system in Utah to establish an “opioid-free surgery” program for patients looking for alternative pain control methods.

Chunk of sandstone that could contain over a dozen Utahraptor skeletons finds a new home

Kyle Dunphey, KSL  |  Posted Feb 27th - 6:11am

On Wednesday, a big white tow truck carrying a herd of dinosaurs headed north on I-15.

Intermountain Healthcare offers opioid-free surgery program

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Feb 26th - 8:25pm

The thought of another surgery scared Jason Zeeman, but not for the usual reasons.

Clearview AI has billions of our photos. Its entire client list was just stolen

Jordan Valinsky, CNN  |  Posted Feb 26th - 7:01pm

Clearview AI, a startup that compiles billions of photos for facial recognition technology, said it lost its entire client list to hackers.

Satellite almost on empty gets new life after space docking

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 1:06pm

A communication satellite almost out of fuel has gotten a new life after the first space docking of its kind.

Original 'Flash Gordon' comic strip art headed to auction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 2:20am

The original artwork for the “Flash Gordon” comic strip is headed for a new realm — the auction block.

Study begins in US to test possible coronavirus treatment

Josh Funk, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 1:31pm

The first clinical trial in the U.S. of a possible coronavirus treatment is underway in Nebraska and is eventually expected to include 400 patients at 50 locations around the world, officials said Tuesday.

No checkout needed: Amazon opens cashier-less grocery store

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 11:23am

Amazon wants to kill the supermarket checkout line.

Mars lander confirms quakes, even aftershocks on red planet

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 9:07am

NASA's newest Mars lander has confirmed that quakes and even aftershocks are regularly jolting the red planet.

Pioneering black NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson dies

Ben Finley, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 8:18am

Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who calculated rocket trajectories and earth orbits for NASA’s early space missions and was later portrayed in the 2016 hit film “Hidden Figures,” about pioneering black female aerospace workers, has died. She was 101.

Chinese national sentenced to prison for trade secrets theft

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 8:10am

A Chinese national who admitted stealing trade secrets from a U.S. petroleum company has been sentenced to two years in federal prison.

University to close campus in Italy amid virus concerns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 8:49am

Syracuse University is going to close a study abroad program in Italy because of the spread of the new coronavirus.

NASA: Katherine Johnson, a mathematician on early space missions who was portrayed in film “Hidden Figures,” has died

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 8:11am

NASA: Katherine Johnson, a mathematician on early space missions who was portrayed in film “Hidden Figures,” has died.