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Two West Valley schools briefly ‘shelter in place’ during police incident

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 2:51pm

Two schools were instructed Thursday to "shelter in place" when a confrontation between two groups of juveniles resulted in shots fired but no injuries.


Hurricane Harvey's toxic impact deeper than public told

Frank Bajak Of The Associated Press and Lise Olsen Of The Houston Chronicle  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 2:18pm

A toxic onslaught from the nation's petrochemical hub was largely overshadowed by the record-shattering deluge of Hurricane Harvey as residents and first responders struggled to save lives and property.


Fed up with Facebook? Here's how to break it off

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 2:03pm

Fed up with Facebook? You're not alone. A growing number of people are deleting it, or at least wrestling with whether they should, in light of its latest privacy debacle — allegations that a Trump-linked data-mining firm stole information on tens of millions of users to influence elections.

Legal shake-up in Trump team may suggest shift in strategy

Chad Day and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 1:38pm

President Donald Trump's lead lawyer in the special counsel's Russia investigation resigned Thursday, shaking up the legal team just as Trump intensifies attacks on an inquiry he calls nothing more than a witch hunt.

Olympus Junior High wrestling team looks to clinch 20th consecutive district title

Connor Richards,  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 1:32pm

Led by coach Robert Brough, Olympus Junior High's 22 wrestlers will compete on Saturday for the Granite School District title.

Have You Seen This? Math teacher is a human calculator

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 1:15pm

I still count with my fingers and this guy is putting together huge numbers. I am not a smart man.

Wife of man stabbed at Salt Lake City bar says attack was unprovoked

Andrew Adams, KSL TV  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 1:08pm

The wife of a man injured in a stabbing at a popular downtown bar Tuesday says the attack was unprovoked.

House OKs compromise $1.3 trillion budget bill, Senate next

Andrew Taylor and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 1:06pm

The House easily approved a bipartisan $1.3 trillion spending bill Thursday that pours huge sums into Pentagon programs and domestic initiatives ranging from building roads to combatting the nation's opioid abuse crisis, but left Congress in stalemate over shielding young Dreamer immigrants from deportation and curbing surging health insurance premiums.

Budget deal includes wildfire disaster fund to end borrowing

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 11:56am

A spending bill slated for a vote in Congress includes a bipartisan plan to create a wildfire disaster fund to help combat increasingly severe wildfires that have devastated the West in recent years.

Boy Scouts of America issues statement on Payson teen with Down syndrome, family responds

Nicole Vowell, KSL TV  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 11:48am

The Boy Scouts of America and the Utah National Parks Council in Utah County are facing a lawsuit after a family of a teen with Down syndrome claims their son was not accepted into the Alternative Eagle Scout Program because of his mental disability.

Smoke detectors that might not detect smoke are recalled

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 11:29am

Nearly 500,000 smoke detectors that might not be able to detect smoke are being recalled by a company based in North Carolina.

Trump signs order punishing China on trade

Paul Wiseman and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 11:12am

President Donald Trump signed an order Thursday that paves the way for imposing tariffs on as much as $60 billion worth of Chinese imports to punish Beijing for what he said is the theft of American technology and Chinese pressure on U.S. companies to hand it over.

Man arrested in connection with infant's death

Linda Williams,  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:52am

Provo police arrested a man in connection with the death of his girlfriend's 4-month-old baby.

Deadly crash raises questions about Uber self-driving system

Tom Krisher and Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:43am

Two experts say a video of a deadly crash involving a self-driving Uber shows the pedestrian should have been within range of the SUV's laser and radar sensors.


2018 Deseret News All-State Boys Basketball teams

Deseret News  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:19am

Here are the stories and lists of the entire 2018 Deseret News All-State Boys Basketball Team.

Reinforcements are on the way, but current BYU wideouts ready to make their mark

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:15am

Micah Simon knows there wasn’t a lot of good that came out of BYU’s receiving corps during last season’s dismal 4-9 performance.

YouTube bans instructional firearm videos

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 9:59am

YouTube has tightened its restrictions on firearms videos.

How police finally found the Austin bomber

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 9:42am

The suspected Austin bomber is dead after terrorizing Texas' capital city for three weeks. And in the end the manhunt wasn't cracked by hundreds of phoned-in tips, the big pot of reward money or police pleading to the bomber through TV.

Nor'easter rolls into New England as millions begin cleanup

Ted Shaffrey and Michael Hill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 9:24am

The latest nor'easter lost some punch as it rolled into New England on Thursday, as millions of people elsewhere in the Northeast dug out from the storm that dumped more than a foot of snow in some places, knocked out power to tens of thousands of customers and had many wishing for more spring-like weather.

AP Exclusive: Toy co. CEO leads effort to salvage Toys R Us

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 9:20am

Toy company executive Isaac Larian and other investors have pledged a total of $200 million and hope to raise four times that amount in crowdfunding in a bid to save potentially more than half of the 735 Toys R Us stores that will go dark in bankruptcy proceedings.

5th-grader aims to save toddlers' lives with science project

Preston Cathcart, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 9:00am

More than 700 young scientists are competing in the University of Utah Science and Engineering Fair this week.


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