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Shark attack off Maui leaves fisherman dead

12/03/2013 8:06am
A kayak fisherman died Monday after a shark attack off Maui, local officials said.

Utah family skips Christmas, gives to Guatemala village

12/03/2013 8:16am
Christmas won't be coming this year to the Edwards' home. Instead of receiving presents Christmas morning, the Edwards have opted to play the role of Santa themselves and deliver supplies and toys to a village in Guatemala.

AG candidates include 2 with ties to Swallow's accusers

12/03/2013 8:56am
In the race to replace former Attorney General John Swallow, so far two candidates are connected to his chief accusers, two promise not to run again and one was his primary election opponent.

Holiday shopping gets off to mixed start in Utah

12/03/2013 9:18am
The holiday shopping season is officially underway, and many consumers and retailers are primed for what some analysts are predicting to be a strong shopping period.

Researchers in Hawaii find lost Japanese WWII mega-sub

12/03/2013 10:02am
Researchers in Hawaii have found a mammoth World War II-era Japanese submarine scuttled by the U.S. Navy in 1946 to keep its advanced technology out of the hands of the Soviet Union.

Chimps should be recognized as 'legal persons,' lawsuits claim

12/03/2013 10:16am
Should a captive chimpanzee have the same rights as a "legal person"? That's the debate set to unfold after an activist group filed lawsuits on behalf of four chimpanzees.

Montana judge defends former teacher's one-month sentence for rape of teen

12/03/2013 10:39am
A Montana judge is defending his decision to sentence a former teacher to 31 days in jail for raping a 14-year-old student.

6 tips for traveling through Europe

12/03/2013 11:01am
After spending six weeks exploring Europe in Summer 2013, I learned some valuable lessons of what to do and what not to do while traveling. Here are six ways to make long-term travel more enjoyable while truly immersing yourself in the culture.

USU student awarded national science honor from Air Force

12/03/2013 11:47am
Long before he joined the U.S. Air Force, studied engineering and drew NASA's attention back to a pushed-aside technology, Cadet Jacob Singleton learned about the wonders of space from a teacher passionate about astronomy.

Ogden dine-in movie theater focuses on semi-gourmet food

12/03/2013 11:58am
A new movie theater in Ogden is bringing a big-city idea to Utah: a dine-in movie theater with semi-gourmet food.

The Killers team up with BYU animation for Christmas video

12/03/2013 3:08pm
BYU's animation program created The Killers' annual charity Christmas music video starring Owen WIlson.

5 deer poached in the last 6 weeks; $8K reward offered

12/03/2013 4:51pm
Wildlife officials are offering an $8,000 reward for information concerning the poaching of a trophy buck, and asking for information about the poaching death of four doe deer.

Man in critical condition after being hit by car downtown

12/03/2013 4:58pm
A man remained hospitalized in critical but stable condition Tuesday with injuries he received Monday night when he was hit by a car while crossing the street.

Charges against Utah trucker outline sexual, physical abuse

12/03/2013 5:46pm
For six months, a teenage girl was sexually, physically and psychologically abused almost daily by a Murray man while being held captive in the cab of a long-haul truck.

'We have no accountability measures' for parents, says lawmaker of education

12/03/2013 6:42pm
A Utah lawmaker says compulsory education in Utah wrongly places too much emphasis on attendance and not on outcomes, and he now plans to introduce three bills in the upcoming legislative session to shift the focus.

Acting attorney general mulling over decision to run for the office

12/03/2013 6:42pm
The retired adjutant general of the Utah National Guard has new troops to command for the next few weeks, and he didn't rule out a bid to replace his former boss in the attorney general's office.

Prison inmate sentenced for 2012 escape from Uintah County Jail

12/03/2013 6:53pm
The second of two Utah prison inmates who escaped from the Uintah County Jail in September 2012 has been sentenced to serve up to six more years behind bars.

Intermountain Healthcare extends benefits to employee's same-sex spouses

12/03/2013 7:03pm
Starting in 2014, Intermountain Healthcare will offer insurance coverage to its employees same-sex spouses.

Infant admitted to Primary Children's victim of abuse, police say

12/03/2013 7:35pm
After an infant was flown to Primary Children's Hospital with suspected head trauma and "significant burns," a man has been arrested on suspicion of child abuse.

5 easy ways to update your wardrobe for winter

12/03/2013 7:41pm
This season, new fashion trends are proving that winter styles can be both cozy and stylish. You can easily look chic by adding some of these fun and simple items to your wardrobe.

Union official says NYC train engineer 'nodded'

12/03/2013 7:54pm
An engineer whose speeding commuter train ran off the rails along a curve, killing four people, nodded at the controls just before the wreck, and by the time he caught himself it was too late, a union official said Tuesday.

Hearing for man accused of murdering officer still months away

12/03/2013 7:59pm
Attorneys for Timothy Troy Walker, who is charged with killing Draper Police Sgt. Derek Johnson, asked a judge to wait to set a preliminary hearing, citing large amounts of evidence and their client's upcoming surgery.

Community rallies to help victims of apartment fire

12/03/2013 8:16pm
An apartment fire consumed nearly everything eight families owned Monday night. But the Brigham City community pulled together Tuesday to help those affected, many of whom are lower- income families.

New mom sparks outrage over revealing post-baby selfie

12/03/2013 8:28pm
Another week, another way the Mommy Wars rage on with a new battle entering the arena: who can get their post-baby body back the fastest? A Norwegian woman has the Internet in an uproar over a picture she posted of her trim body just four days after birth.

3-D printer guns at center of House vote to extend screening law

12/03/2013 8:34pm
House lawmakers on Tuesday are expected to approve a 10-year extension of a federal law requiring that all guns be detectable by metal screening machines. It has become an issue with the advent of 3-D printers, which the ATF recently said its tests showed are capable of producing lethal firearms entirely made of plastic.

Police probe whether pit bull shooting was justified

12/03/2013 8:48pm
Tooele police say they are going "above and beyond" to discover if one of their officers was out of line by shooting a pit bull that eventually died.

Collecting online sales tax puts Utah lawmakers, businesses at odds

12/03/2013 8:51pm
A U.S. Supreme Court decision to stay out of the fight between states and online retailers over taxing Internet sales could affect a Utah lawmaker's proposal to make cyber sellers follow the same tax collection rules as brick-and-mortar shops.

Man survives 3 days at bottom of Atlantic

12/03/2013 9:10pm
Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat for three days, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle.

2 skydivers dead after colliding during Ariz. jump

12/03/2013 9:29pm
Two skydivers were killed Tuesday after they collided during a jump over southern Arizona, collapsing their parachutes and sending them plummeting to the ground, authorities said.

Hill Air Force Base selected to house F-35 fighter jets

12/03/2013 9:31pm
The U.S. Air Force announced Tuesday that Hill Air Force Base will be the first operational base for a fleet of stealth fighter jets.

Engaged couple among those missing in plane crash

12/03/2013 10:22pm
A search is underway in Idaho for five missing passengers after a small plane flying from Oregon to Montana crashed.

Family of fallen officer says 'thank you' with Festival of Trees entry

12/03/2013 10:23pm
It's been three months since Draper Police Sgt. Derek Johnson was shot and killed on the job. In that time the community has rallied to support his family, and now they're ready to show their gratitude in a unique way — at the 2013 Festival of Trees.

Storm sticks around to slow evening commute

12/03/2013 10:33pm
A major winter storm moved in over Utah early Tuesday, causing problems during the morning commute. By afternoon, the storm was still going strong, making for another slow commute home along the Wasatch Front.

Tooele schools locked down due to deputy's suicide, police say

12/03/2013 10:46pm
Gunfire that prompted a lockdown for three Stansbury Park schools on Tuesday was later confirmed to be a suicide.

Snow, ice cause 304 accidents across Wasatch Front

12/03/2013 11:01pm
The snow caused dozens of crashes across the Wasatch Front Tuesday. Some of the major accidents involved a UHP vehicle, the closure of a major roadway, and a semitrailer that rolled off I-80.