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The unseen impact of diaper prices on low-income families

11/10/2013 8:59am
There is a widespread diaper need among low-income families, accompanied by physical, emotional and financial issues. Are diaper banks or cloth diapers the solution?

Robert Redford honored with Governor's Salute event

11/10/2013 9:39am
Veteran actor and businessman Robert Redford was honored Saturday at a special event called the Governor's Salute to Robert Redford: A Utah Tribute to an American Icon.

Utah Symphony, Opera gets $5M for Perpetual Motion campaign

11/10/2013 12:03pm
The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation has committed a $5 million gift to lead a new Utah Symphony and Utah Opera fundraising effort called the Campaign for Perpetual Motion.

Utah schools raise reading levels, diminish achievement gap

11/10/2013 1:06pm
New scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress show Utah making strides in eighth-grade reading proficiency.

Armed man robbed Magna gas station, police say

11/10/2013 1:21pm
An armed man robbed a Shell gas station in Magna around 3 a.m. Sunday, police said.

Drone access to US skies faces significant hurdles

11/10/2013 1:46pm
Facing significant hurdles, widespread drone access to U.S. skies will take longer than Congress had anticipated under a five-year roadmap for regulating unmanned aircraft released Thursday.

NJ biologists remove arrow from deer's head

11/10/2013 2:52pm
Wildlife officials have removed an arrow from a young deer's head and released the animal back into the New Jersey woods.

$2.4 million in federal funds headed to Utah for new health center sites

11/10/2013 3:20pm
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced $2.4 million coming to Utah to support three new health center sites in the state. It is anticipated the funds will help care for approximately 11,661 additional Utah residents.

Grand Staircase discoveries featured in new book

11/10/2013 4:02pm
"At the Top of the Grand Staircase: The Late Cretaceous of Southern Utah," a new book published by Indiana University Press, documents the discoveries at the monument, the location of the best known terrestrial records of the late Cretaceous.

AP PHOTOS: Devastation and death in Philippines

11/10/2013 4:03pm
Two days after one of the strongest typhoons on record slammed into the Philippines, the death toll in the devastated country is rising. Thousands are feared dead across the hardest-hit areas, including Tacloban, the Leyte provincial capital of 200,000 people. About 300-400 bodies have already been recovered. A mass burial was planned Sunday in Palo town near Tacloban. Haiyan hit the eastern seaboard of the Philippine archipelago on Friday and quickly barreled across its central islands before exiting into the South China Sea, packing winds of 235 kilometers per hour (147 miles per hour) that gusted to 275 kph (170 mph), and a storm surge that caused sea waters to rise 6 meters (20 feet).

Standoff ends after man who shot at police and stepfather is arrested

11/10/2013 5:29pm
The ordeal began late Saturday night when a man allegedly shot at his stepfather in the home they share. Police went to the home after Kenneth Reed's mother, hiding in her closet, called 911 saying her son had fired a gun at his stepfather.

MacNeill's daughter speaks about father 1 day after conviction

11/10/2013 6:10pm
Alexis Somers said she thought she knew her father, but now she knows she didn't.

Got something to tell UTA? You'll have your chance Nov. 20

11/10/2013 6:41pm
With less than two months left in the year, the Utah Transit Authority is asking the public to offer impressions on how the entity plans to spend millions of dollars serving its riders.

Olympic torch heads home from space station

11/10/2013 6:56pm
A Russian space capsule carrying the Sochi Olympic torch and three astronauts is heading for Earth after undocking from the International Space Station.

LDS Church makes contact with Tacloban mission; families await word

11/10/2013 7:12pm
A Tooele family whose daughter is serving in the Philippines Tacloban LDS Mission was still awaiting word on her welfare Saturday afternoon. Later in the evening, the LDS Church released a statement saying approximately two-thirds of the missionaries in the storm-ravaged area have been contacted and are safe.

2 killed, 16 wounded at Houston-area house party

11/10/2013 7:53pm
A house party in suburban Houston to celebrate a girl's 18th birthday erupted into gunfire that killed two teens, wounded many others, and caused some partygoers to flee for their lives through second-story windows, authorities said Sunday.

Adoption: a sibling's point of view

11/10/2013 8:24pm
The year I turned 5, I asked my parents a significant question: "Why don't I have any brothers or sisters?" I was sad when my mom explained why I would probably be an only child for a long time, but that emotion would soon change to elation.

Idea House offers home renovation tips to residents

11/10/2013 8:40pm
Salt Lake County and the Community Development Corp. of Utah on Thursday completed and unveiled their latest Idea House in the western part of the Salt Lake Valley. The newly remodeled home was part of the ongoing Idea House program.

Utah physician invents disease-diagnosing smartphone app

11/10/2013 10:35pm
A Utah doctor invented a smartphone app that diagnoses diseases, including HIV, thyroid disease, infertility, diabetes and many more.

Korean War veterans seek fellow Utah vets to honor with medal

11/10/2013 10:53pm
Two Korean War veterans are seeking fellow Utah veterans to honor with medals, which South Korea has furnished as a "thank you."

RSL beats Portland 4-2, takes lead in Western Conference Final series

11/10/2013 11:00pm
Real Salt Lake kicked off the first leg of the Major League Soccer Western Conference Championship series Sunday night inside its fortress of Rio Tinto Stadium and sent the Portland Timbers home with a two-goal deficit in the series.

Mike Lee: Republicans need to be more than party of 'no'

11/10/2013 11:07pm
In a speech Saturday at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition Friends and Family Banquet, Lee called for a conservative evolution toward pushing conservative ideas, not just saying "no."