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Apple iPhone finger-scanner allegedly hacked 3 days after release

09/25/2013 6:16am
Apple Inc.'s newest iPhone launched Friday Sept. 20, selling out almost instantly at most Apple retail stores. Apple touted the release as extraordinary, due largely in part to the addition of a fingerprint scanner.

App uses facial recognition to find lost pets

09/25/2013 7:09am
Three years ago John Polimeno and his wife were sitting in a Bay Area Starbucks when he got his big idea -- using facial recognition to help find lost pets.

Lawyer: NJ teen charged in girl's slaying released

09/25/2013 7:31am
The brother of a New Jersey teenager who admitted killing a 12-year-old girl who wanted to trade bike parts has been released from a juvenile jail.

Report highlights out-of-state popularity of Utah weapons permit

09/25/2013 8:24am
A national report highlights just how easy it is to get a Utah concealed weapons permit. Maryland alone has 33 Utah-certified concealed weapons permit instructors, according to Mother Jones.

Man poses as construction worker to assault woman, report says

09/25/2013 8:46am
Helper police are looking for a man who may have posed as a construction worker to sexually assault a woman.

Pink diamond expected to fetch over $60 million

09/25/2013 9:55am
Sotheby's is showing off a pink diamond that is expected to fetch more than $60 million at auction.

4 places to eat dinner for $15

09/25/2013 10:33am
If you haven't already taken part of Salt Lake's Downtown Dine O'Round, you have four more days to eat your heart out at a discounted price.

Would you save a two-year-old's life if you had the opportunity?

09/25/2013 10:54am
Raina is 2, but whether she will ever be 3 is to some degree in the hands of strangers. She's one of the more than 7,500 Americans who at any given time are searching for a compatible bone marrow donor. About 1,000 die each year waiting.

Swallow, 39 other AGs urge tight regulation of e-cigarettes

09/25/2013 11:04am
Forty attorneys general sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday urging the agency to meet its own deadline and regulate electronic cigarettes in the same way it regulates tobacco products.

Abercrombie settles Calif. suits over head scarves

09/25/2013 11:15am
Trendy clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has agreed to make religious accommodations and allow workers to wear head scarves as part of a settlement of discrimination lawsuits filed in California, lawyers announced Monday.

Unlicensed doc gets prison in Vegas stem cell scam

09/25/2013 11:31am
An 87-year-old unlicensed physician was sentenced Tuesday to 17 1/2 years in federal prison for heading a stem cell scam in Las Vegas that prosecutors said preyed on terminally ill patients and exposed them to risky placenta implant procedures.

6 fun things to do on a rainy day

09/25/2013 12:05pm
With rain in the forecast for the next few days, outdoor-centric Utahns are stuck between fair-weathered and winter activities. Lucky for Utahns, the state also has some spectacular indoor options for occupation, including these six suggestions.

Sandy man arrested in Nevada on ID theft charges

09/25/2013 12:13pm
A 41-year-old Utah man has been arrested on identity theft charges in northeast Nevada.

A missing finger and more NFL stories this past weekend

09/25/2013 12:41pm
Why you never go party with Bryant McKinnie, what happened to Rashad Johnson's finger and a game within the game.

Obamacare trade-off: low premium, high deductible

09/25/2013 3:03pm
You might be pleased with the low monthly premium for one of the new health insurance plans under President Barack Obama's overhaul, but the added expense of copayments and deductibles could burn a hole in your wallet.

Man shot deer out of car window, police say

09/25/2013 3:42pm
A Salt Lake man accused of poaching deer, including taking shots out of his car window for "practice," has been charged.

5 free apps to keep your kid entertained, educated

09/25/2013 4:04pm
Most parents have experienced their breaking point with trying toddlers — that delicate moment when you need just five minutes of peace and quiet and they are seconds away from melting down. Here are five free apps to keep your kids entertained and help them learn something at the same time.

Calif. doctor saves choking diner with knife

09/25/2013 4:29pm
Dinner was just getting served to a crowd of doctors and elected officials when a cry to dial 911 rang out at The Mark restaurant.

Man shot after allegedly stealing car, pointing gun at officers

09/25/2013 5:27pm
A man who police say was found in a stolen vehicle was shot Wednesday after allegedly pointing a gun at a trooper and a sheriff's deputy.

Former teacher, Boy Scout leader arrested in child porn case

09/25/2013 5:48pm
A veteran South Ogden Junior High teacher and former Boy Scout leader has been arrested for investigation of child pornography.

West Valley detective cites superiors as 'incompetent' in appeal

09/25/2013 6:20pm
Former West Valley police detective Shawn Cowley has filed an appeal over his termination, strongly accusing his former superiors of lacking proper leadership.

Anti-shutdown bill advances; big fight still looms

09/25/2013 6:23pm
Unanimous but far from united, the Senate advanced legislation to prevent a partial government shutdown on Wednesday, the 100-0 vote certain to mark merely a brief pause in a fierce partisan struggle over the future of President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

Family seeks answers after man wrecks motorcycle, gets hit by car

09/25/2013 7:02pm
A family is hoping to find the drivers who ran over their loved one, perhaps without realizing who or what they'd hit, after the man wrecked his motorcycle on the way to Wendover Saturday night.

Remains of airman missing since 1944 returned home

09/25/2013 7:20pm
Relatives crowded into five buses at Salt Lake City International Airport to welcome home a man they had never met. The remains of U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Vernal J. Bird, who had been missing in action since 1944, returned home Wednesday.

4 tips to handle an angry child

09/25/2013 7:44pm
A child prone to anger is tough for parents to handle. I'm no counselor, but I've battled my son's anger in the trenches and have a few tips I pass along in this MOMentity column.

Man mistakenly declared dead struggles to fix error

09/25/2013 7:47pm
As a Santaquin man discovered, wrongfully being declared dead can create real hardships, is difficult to fix, and happens more often than expected.

Utah's Sen. Lee takes risk in joining 'filibuster'

09/25/2013 7:54pm
Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) stood with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) during his 21-hour speech.

Child found with Spice while adults hid in closets, police say

09/25/2013 8:10pm
Officers performing a court-ordered welfare check on three children found one child holding a container of Spice, while two adults with drugs were hiding in closets.

FBI: Navy Yard gunman left note about radio waves

09/25/2013 8:15pm
Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis left a note saying he was driven to kill by months of bombardment with extremely low-frequency radio waves, the FBI said Wednesday in a disclosure that explains the phrase he etched on his shotgun: "My ELF Weapon!"

5 haunted attractions for an older crowd

09/25/2013 8:20pm
Halloween approaches and with it brings a cornucopia of haunted attractions along the Wasatch Front. Some are great for the whole family, while others are geared for older patrons.

Man charged with child abuse homicide in case of shaken baby

09/25/2013 8:42pm
A man who apparently became frustrated with his girlfriend's crying infant was charged Wednesday with child abuse homicide, a first- degree felony.

Climate change report curbs original projections

09/25/2013 9:33pm
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, under the direction of the United Nations, will be released on Friday. This will be the first comprehensive report released on global climate change since 2007.

Doors separate mother from daughter on TRAX

09/25/2013 10:09pm
A Utah mom was left helpless when she was separated from her young child after TRAX train doors closed.

Questions remain about firing, suspension of Copper Hills coaches

09/25/2013 10:20pm
Grizzlies head coach John Teuscher held a meeting with players and their parents after it was announced that he would be suspended for two games and another coach was fired.

Parleys Trail begins tunnel under 1300 East in Sugar House

09/25/2013 10:33pm
The ambitious Parleys Trail project in Salt Lake County took a challenging turn Wednesday underneath 1300 East at Sugarhouse Park.

Death toll in Pakistani quake rises to 348

09/25/2013 10:46pm
A Pakistani government spokesman says that the death toll from the country's horrific earthquake has risen to 348.