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Utah employment rates keep improving

08/17/2013 9:04am
The Utah Department of Workforce Services announced Friday that Utah's non-farm payroll employment for July 2013 grew by an estimated 3.5 percent, adding 43,300 jobs to the economy compared to July 2012.

Transportation secretary hails Utah's rail system

08/17/2013 10:31am
Utah is putting a finishing touch on its system of rail transit with an extension to the Salt Lake City suburb of Draper. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx calls Utah's system an example for the country.

Intermountain's Life Flight celebrates 35 years of 'safe, quality patient care'

08/17/2013 10:55am
Intermountain Medical Center's Life Flight celebrated its 35th anniversary Wednesday.

Divers search Philippine ferry for dozens missing

08/17/2013 11:38am
Divers combed through a sunken ferry Saturday in search of dozens of people missing after a collision with a cargo vessel near the central Philippine port of Cebu that sent passengers jumping into the ocean and leaving many others trapped. At least 31 were confirmed dead and hundreds rescued.

Donations helping McDonald House to triple capacity to serve

08/17/2013 11:54am
Tenley Curtiss, who has juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma, stayed in the Ronald McDonald House as she underwent surgeries. Now, with a $30,000 donation from her great-uncle, the Ronald McDonald House is one step closer to almost tripling its capacity.

Usain Bolt wins men's 200 meters at worlds

08/17/2013 12:22pm
When Usain Bolt means business, he is still all alone out there. Bolt coasted to his third straight 200-meter world title with the race basically wrapped as soon as he entered the finishing straight Saturday.

Execution date set for man convicted of Liberty Park racial killing

08/17/2013 12:56pm
Just days prior to the 33rd anniversary of the deaths of two black men gunned down by a sniper in Liberty Park because of their race, an execution date has been set for the man who killed them.

Utah man died saving grandson, but corneas live on

08/17/2013 1:15pm
The late Steve Speth of Wellsville once had a conversation with his wife about his decision to become an organ donor. At the time, she asked him why he'd want to do that. He said: "Because I can."

Calif. man's charge upped to murder after tweets

08/17/2013 1:48pm
An 18-year-old accused of killing a bicyclist with his car has had a vehicular manslaughter charge upgraded to murder in part because he boasted about speeding on Twitter, prosecutors said Thursday.

Ind. team leads international fight against child pornography

08/17/2013 3:15pm
In a cluttered office cubicle in a nondescript building on Indianapolis' derelict east side, a man with rolled-up shirt sleeves scans email attachments of videos that depict startlingly young children being sexually tormented in ways that can make even federal judges weep.

Security forces storm protester-held Egypt mosque

08/17/2013 3:25pm
Egyptian security forces stormed a Cairo mosque Saturday after a heavy exchange of gunfire with armed men shooting down from a minaret, rounding up hundreds of supporters of the country's ousted president who had sought refuge there overnight after violent clashes killed 173 people.

Theft of 840K coins sends NY meter-man to prison

08/17/2013 4:22pm
From the moment parking meter mechanic James Bagarozzo began his scheme to steal from the machines, his life became overrun with quarters. He stashed them in his pockets, in a sack in his truck, in closets at his house.

CNN, NBC won't be hosting GOP presidential debates

08/17/2013 4:50pm
The Republican National Committee, responding to plans by two television networks for programs about Hillary Rodham Clinton, approved a resolution Friday to block CNN and NBC from hosting GOP presidential primary debates.

2 Utahns, 3 others injured in Southern Idaho crash

08/17/2013 5:32pm
Two Utah residents and three others were injured in a crash in Southern Idaho.

Names of 3 killed, 4 injured in Moab crash released

08/17/2013 5:37pm
Two people from Texas and one from Georgia were killed in Friday's four-car accident near Moab.

Students give hero's welcome to principal after cross country bike trip

08/17/2013 6:59pm
Students rose to their feet and roared to welcome back Hurricane High School principal Jody Rich, who road his bike 3,000 miles across the country to raise money for his school and teach the students that they can "do hard things."

Man stole medication from pharmacy, police say

08/17/2013 7:42pm
A man who police say was throwing handfuls of stolen pills out of his pockets as he was trying to flee from police was arrested Friday.

Despite destruction, evacuations, small town grows closer

08/17/2013 8:43pm
While wildfire hot spots remained and more than 100 families were still evacuated in the Rockport Fire Saturday, a community rallied together and wedding bells tolled.

Exhibit coming to U.S. looks at life of Grace Kelly

08/17/2013 8:53pm
The world thinks of Grace Kelly as a fashion icon, movie star, princess, wife and mother, but in Philadelphia she's first and foremost remembered as a hometown girl who never forgot her roots.

25 years later, Yellowstone still shaped by 1988 fire

08/17/2013 10:10pm
Twenty-five years ago, approximately 250 fires rolled through Yellowstone National Park and its surrounding areas, burning nearly 800,000 acres of park land.

Lightning strikes American Fork home, girl captures it on video

08/17/2013 10:55pm
Emily Pope was just trying to record a video of the summer lightning storm when she felt the ground shake and the powerful electricity of a lightning bolt as it struck her neighbor's home.

Rockport Fire 58% contained; 110 homes evacuated

08/17/2013 11:16pm
Firefighters across the state kept their eyes both on the landscape and the weather Saturday.