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LDS Church issues statement on mission president released, excommunicated in 2014 after reports of misconduct

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:36am

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a statement Thursday regarding the conduct of a mission president serving in Puerto Rico, who was removed from his position in 2014 and excommunicated.

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US lawmakers assail EPA chief over ethical missteps

Michael Biesecker and Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:28am

Lawmakers assailed Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt on Thursday for the ethics and spending scandals that have prompted bipartisan calls for his ouster. On the defensive, the EPA chief said "half-truths" and "twisted" allegations were an effort to undermine the Trump administration's anti-regulatory agenda.

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Senate committee OKs bill to safeguard special counsel

Chad Day and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:27am

Bipartisan legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller now lies in the hands of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after the GOP-led Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to advance it.

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Mike Pompeo narrowly confirmed to be secretary of state

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:19am

The Senate narrowly confirmed Mike Pompeo to be secretary of state on Thursday, clearing the path for him to take over as the top U.S. diplomat just as President Donald Trump faces high-risk moments on Iran and North Korea.

Vandals go to extreme lengths to access tunnels under Teton Dam

Nate Sunderland, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:51am

Graffiti, littering and damaged signs have always been a problem at the old site of the Teton Dam, but now things are getting worse.

Commissioner accused of sexual harassment threatens to sue for slander

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:35am

Embattled Utah County Commissioner Greg Graves is threatening to sue his fellow commissioners and the county, claiming he has been defamed, slandered and libeled by the female county employee who filed a sexual harassment claim against him.

Ronny Jackson withdraws from consideration for VA chief

Hope Yen, Lisa Mascaro and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:15am

President Donald Trump's pick to lead Veterans Affairs, Ronny Jackson, withdrew Thursday in the wake of late-surfacing allegations about overprescribing drugs and poor leadership while serving as a top White House doctor, saying the "false allegations" against him have become a distraction.

Youths seizing chances as Real Salt Lake preps for Friday night clash at Vancouver

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:15am

“The opportunities are there for them, and it’s about taking the opportunities and running with it,” RSL coach Mike Petke said. Take newcomer Corey Baird, for example.

Jury focuses on Cosby's star witness; his lawyers face heat

Michael R. Sisak and Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:37am

The jury in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial began its second day of deliberations Thursday by revisiting the testimony of a star defense witness who said accuser Andrea Constand once spoke of framing a celebrity for the money.

AP FACT CHECK: Romney didn't illegally gather voter info as Dem opponent claimed

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:22am

Republican Mitt Romney's likely Democratic opponent in the Utah Senate race has accused the former presidential candidate of improperly gathering voter information, the latest attack from challengers who aren't letting him just cruise to victory.

Man accused of killing teens, dumping bodies in mine, appears in court

Linda Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:53am

The man accused of killing a teenage couple and dumping their bodies in an abandoned mine waived a preliminary hearing in a Provo courtroom Thursday morning.

Former Santa Clara city employee developed, sold software to city, audit shows

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:46am

A former Santa Clara city employee developed and sold software to the city without proper disclosure of an apparent conflict of interest, according to a report released Wednesday by the Office of the State Auditor.

Easy tips for spotless hardwood, laminate, tile floors and carpet

Giant Carpet One  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:00am

Want to keep your floors looking beautiful and brand-new? Here are some tips for how to clean different types of flooring, as well as what to avoid.

Hatch proposes expanded Secret Service role in stopping school violence

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:52am

Sen. Orrin Hatch joined a bipartisan group of senators Tuesday to introduce a bill to expand the Secret Service’s ability to help communities lessen threats of violence at schools.

UTA celebrates FrontRunner's 10th anniversary as it plans for future

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:20am

The Utah Transit Authority is celebrating the 10th anniversary of FrontRunner on Thursday.

Utah obstetrician credited with 17,000 deliveries dies on vacation

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:58am

A Utah doctor who passed away while on vacation in Holland is being remembered for his kindness, dedication to patients, and for delivering an astounding number of babies.

The Triple Team: How the Jazz lost a 25-point lead to OKC in Game 5

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:23am

Three thoughts on the causes of the big Oklahoma City comeback: how Utah struggled to attack OKC's switching defense, Rudy Gobert's foul trouble causing huge (and problematic) issues, and the remarkable shooting of Paul George and Russell Westbrook.

'A true friend': Salt Lake County Councilman Sam Granato dies at 67

Annie Knox  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:34pm

Salt Lake County Councilman Sam Granato has died following a battle with cancer, his family said Wednesday. He was 67.

2 dead in Idaho car crash; 4 LDS Church missionaries injured

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:31pm

Four LDS Church missionaries from the Utah Logan Mission were involved in a crash on Wednesday in which two other people died, officials said.

Former karate instructor sentenced to prison for sexually abusing teen

McKenzie Romero, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:45pm

A former karate instructor from Clearfield has been sentenced to prison for repeatedly sexually abusing a teen girl he taught.

No verdict from Cosby jury; defense lawyers slammed

Michael R. Sisak and Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:33pm

The jury in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case ended a marathon first day of deliberations without reaching a verdict Wednesday as his lawyers came under heavy criticism for what some called a blatant attempt to "victim-shame" the parade of women who have leveled accusations against the 80-year-old comedian.

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