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Judge hears arguments on Utah's gay marriage ban

12/05/2013 1:05am
A federal judge says he'll do his best to rule by early next year on a legal challenge to a same-sex marriage ban in Utah, after an attorney called for an end to the prohibition by arguing that the precedent has been set by the U.S. Supreme Court and discrimination has gone on long enough.

Real Salt Lake's upcoming match is hottest ticket in MLS history

12/05/2013 8:07am
Saturday's MLS Cup match between Real Salt Lake and Sporting Kansas City has become the hottest ticket the MLS has ever seen.

Cold hinders effort to douse semitrailer fire on I-15

12/05/2013 8:22am
The I-15 northbound ramp to I-80 west reopened after a semitrailer fire closed it for hours Thursday morning. Cold temperatures made ice a concern for firefighters.

Growing popularity of e-cigarettes concerns educators, lawmakers

12/05/2013 9:17am
The popularity of e-cigarettes is rapidly expanding, especially with teens, and marketing efforts appear to only be ramping up.

Parent, journalists ask for release of school security video

12/05/2013 9:29am
The local chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has filed an amicus brief with the Utah Court of Appeals in the case of a father petitioning Canyons School District for school security footage.

Altercation on slopes caught on camera

12/05/2013 9:59am
A snowboarder said he feared for his safety on the slopes during an altercation with an angry father. It happened after he accidentally collided with the man's son.

BYU's offense: Anae 2.0 vs. Anae 1.0

12/05/2013 10:14am
After the learning curve turned out to be much too steep for Brandon Doman, Anae was brought back on as the offensive head honcho for the 2013 season. The atmosphere in 2013 was much the same as it was when he started his initial campaign in 2005: the Cougars had some returning playmakers on the offensive side of the ball but the unit, as a whole, had largely under-produced in no small part because of poor coaching and lack of a consistent offensive identity.

Sen. Lee picks up Tea Party Express endorsement

12/05/2013 10:24am
"We need more conservatives just like Senator Mike Lee who are there to protect the Constitution and fight for the American people," Amy Kremer, national chairwoman of the Tea Party Express, said.

Utah DOMA case 'embodies the civil rights movement of our time'

12/05/2013 10:46am
U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby in a Utah case could be the first federal judge to rule on a state's marriage law since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act earlier this year.

5 winter activities in Moab

12/05/2013 11:01am
While Moab is famous for its Easter-time Jeep Safari and picturesque summertime hikes, Moab in the winter is a more relaxed, albeit colder, experience than during the warmer seasons.

Sugar House streetcar ready for grand opening this weekend

12/05/2013 11:12am
The Salt Lake Valley's light-rail system is adding a new route this weekend. The grand opening of the Utah Transit Authority's Sugar House streetcar is set for Sunday.

Calif. couple conceives rare identical triplets

12/05/2013 11:33am
Doctors at a Northern California hospital say a couple has given birth to a rare set of naturally conceived identical triplets.

Caller imitates FBI, police in sweepstakes scam

12/05/2013 11:58am
A scammer imitating multiple government agencies nearly convinced a woman to wire money in order to receive $600,000 won in a sweepstakes.

Space origami created by BYU researchers

12/05/2013 12:45pm
BYU students have teamed up with NASA to create origami solar panels for outer space.

GOP should support its openly gay candidates, Boehner says

12/05/2013 1:38pm
House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday he believes the GOP should support the party's openly gay candidates.

Ask a Chef: Delectable holiday appetizers

12/05/2013 2:00pm
Every week one of the chefs from Harmons Grocery Stores will be answering your toughest culinary questions. This Week: tips to make delicious party appetizers.

First trailer for 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

12/05/2013 2:10pm
The first trailer for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" has come out and while the trailer looks action packed and fun, it also appears it could suffer from some of the same problems that plagued the prior Spidey franchise.

Simplify and focus to create a more meaningful Christmas

12/05/2013 2:19pm
With December in full swing, we can feel overwhelmed at the sudden time crunch to get things done. But as we focus and simplify, we can de-clutter the unnecessary and keep the meaningful.

'The Forgotten Carols' stars all-family cast

12/05/2013 4:05pm
"The Forgotten Carols" started 22 years ago. Now it's evolved into a Christmas tradition for thousands across the western U.S. This year it's getting back to its roots with Michael, Lynne and Jeff McLean taking the stage.

Man with painted-on facial hair demands cash at bank, police say

12/05/2013 4:15pm
Police are seeking a man who robbed a Chase Bank Thursday.

'Caregiving' it all: When taking care of mom and dad impacts work-life balance

12/05/2013 4:32pm
Much of the media focus on work-life balance has covered how to juggle a career and raise children, but similar personal and professional sacrifices can be required of those who support aging parents.

'Major' drug bust in Logan, 6 arrested

12/05/2013 4:55pm
Six people have been arrested in connection with what police are calling a "major" drug operation in northern Utah.

SWAT uses battering ram to end standoff

12/05/2013 5:14pm
A man wanted on several outstanding warrants was arrested late Wednesday following a short standoff with police at his home.

Company turns illegal guns into jewelry

12/05/2013 5:20pm
Illegal guns seized by the police are being turned into jewelry to prevent violence.

Police seek people involved in alleged check fraud

12/05/2013 6:21pm
Salt Lake City police are asking for help locating a group of people they believe are involved with several fraudulent checks.

3 arrested in connection with $1M in copper thefts

12/05/2013 6:32pm
Three people accused of stealing more than $1 million worth of copper wire have been booked into jail. The trio faces 75 charges including burglary, felony theft, child endangerment, and drugs.

1 boy dead in Idaho elementary school bus crash

12/05/2013 6:41pm
A school bus collided with a dump truck Thursday morning at a rural Idaho intersection, killing an 11-year-old boy and injuring four other children.

Utah man loses 60 lbs. for his daughter's wedding

12/05/2013 6:47pm
A Utah father of the bride said he lost 60 pounds for his daughter's big day.

Fast-food strikes return amid push for wage hikes

12/05/2013 6:55pm
Fast-food workers and labor organizers are marching, waving signs and chanting in cities across the country Thursday amid a push for higher wages.

'The Sound of Music' gets NBC makeover Thursday

12/05/2013 7:01pm
NBC is airing a live staged version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein beloved musical, "The Sound of Music" Thursday, Dec. 5. Featuring Carrie Underwood in the role of Maria, this represents a monumental milestone for this beloved musical.

3 historical homes must be moved or demolished, school district says

12/05/2013 7:03pm
The Logan School District is looking for interested buyers in purchasing and moving three historical homes from district property.

Dying man asks Utahns to come fulfill last wish, donate to charity

12/05/2013 7:06pm
A Utah man suffering from terminal lung cancer is using the little time he has left to help those in need. The man only has Thursday to meet his goal and needs your help.

Microsoft developing a 'smart' bra

12/05/2013 7:33pm
It's no longer enough to have smartphones, smartwatches, smart TVs and smart cars. Now a tech company wants to bring artificial intelligence to lingerie.

Local shelter increases help to homeless youth during cold weather

12/05/2013 7:51pm
With the season's early cold snap, Volunteers of American — along with several other organizations — are working to make sure the homeless survive the freeze.

Search continues for missing plane in Idaho

12/05/2013 8:15pm
A small plane has been missing since Sunday, and searchers are struggling to find it in the brutal cold.

Create a service-centered Christmas your children will love

12/05/2013 8:36pm
This time of year is meant to be a season of love and service. Helping our children see past the indulgence of gifts and focus on the needs of others can be tricky. Here are four ways to create a service-focused holiday season with your children.

$150K left in Swallow's campaign account

12/05/2013 9:03pm
John Swallow resigned as attorney general this week after raising more than $150,000 in campaign funds during the year that could be spent in a variety of ways, including on legal bills.

Federal website fixes allowing more Utahns to enroll in health care

12/05/2013 10:01pm
Health care navigators in Utah are more able to facilitate insurance plan enrollment with recent fixes to the federal health insurance marketplace website,

Nelson Mandela, 20th century colossus, dies at 95

12/05/2013 10:46pm
Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95.

250lb ram escapes from trailer, runs free on I-15

12/05/2013 10:49pm
A large sheep was on the loose on I-15 Thursday morning when he broke free from the trailer he was riding in. A UHP trooper and several drivers were on hand to try and catch the sheep and return him to his owners.

Goblin Valley toppling report filed at county attorney's office

12/05/2013 10:54pm
The case of two former Utah Boy Scout leaders involved in pushing over a rock formation in Goblin Valley State Park is on its way to the county attorney's office.

Toddler died because of improperly installed car seat, police say

12/05/2013 10:58pm
An improperly installed child seat is believed to have caused the death of an 3-year-old girl in a traffic accident Wednesday in Clinton.

Ex-congressional staffer accused of lying for VA benefits

12/05/2013 11:05pm
A West Valley City man who worked for a Utah congressman through the Wounded Warrior Project faces criminal fraud charges for allegedly lying about being injured in the Iraq war to collect disability benefits.