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Man with Utah ties dies after San Diego shooting

12/28/2013 9:01am
A man with Utah ties who was in critical condition after he and his brother's fiancee were shot in San Diego has died.

Hawaii overshadowed by Chicago for Obama library

12/28/2013 11:16am
Not far from these wind-swept shores, Barack Obama was born and raised, soaking in an island sensibility that his family says he's carried with him throughout his journey as president. Yet in the search for a home for his future presidential library, Hawaii is playing the underdog, overshadowed by Chicago and the commanding role it plays in Obama's story.

Mob of teens overruns mall in Brooklyn, New York

12/28/2013 11:52am
A Brooklyn mall turned away unaccompanied minors on Friday after hundreds of teens rushed the shopping center causing stores to shut down on the day after Christmas.

Reports of sexual assaults in military on rise

12/28/2013 12:22pm
Heightened attention to the crime of sexual assault in the U.S. military may be causing more people to come forward and report problems. Defense officials cite the increased awareness as a possible reason the number of reported sexual assaults rose by more than 50 percent this year.

Refugees share stories, celebrate diversity through artwork

12/28/2013 1:03pm
Local refugees used white peace flags as a backdrop to illustrate their journeys to Utah. The art has been displayed throughout December in an exhibit celebrating diversity at the Salt Lake City-County Building.

Murray mayor Dan Snarr hardly looks the part

12/28/2013 1:34pm
Dan Snarr, Murray's outgoing four-term mayor, starts talking before he even sits down for a scheduled interview - and keeps talking for the next 2½ hours without coming up for air. He apologizes for this several times, blaming it on "ADHD," but then picks up where he left off.

State School Board member backs Count My Vote initiative

12/28/2013 1:57pm
State School Board member Kim Burningham posted his hopes for education in 2014, which include increased financial support for schools and the success of the Count My Vote initiative, which he says will lead to a more representative Legislature.

Commentary: Utah State can't afford to lose Wells

12/28/2013 2:16pm
Matt Wells is a key figure in keeping Utah State relevant.

Davis claims 500 spot when another skater is DQed at Kearns Oval

12/28/2013 3:24pm
Mitchell Whitmore won the men's 500 meters at the U.S. Olympic speedskating trials. The real drama came for the fourth spot on the team.

Fire on express train in India kills at least 26

12/28/2013 4:23pm
A fire engulfed a coach of an express train in southern India on Saturday, killing at least 26 passengers, many of whom became trapped and suffocated after the doors failed to open, officials said.

A&E reverses decision on 'Duck Dynasty' patriarch

12/28/2013 4:31pm
A&E landed in the middle of America's culture wars when "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson sounded off on gays and the Bible. The channel quickly found there was no safe ground.

Utah awaits FAA's year-end drone testing decision

12/28/2013 5:09pm
Officials in Utah, Nevada and 22 other states are eagerly awaiting the Federal Aviation Administration's selection of six drone-testing sites for the agency. A state's selection by the FAA will mean a major economic boost, both immediately and in the future.

Despite files, Conn. school shooter remains enigma

12/28/2013 6:00pm
Despite the release Friday by Connecticut state police of thousands of pages of interviews, photographs and writings, the man who gunned down 20 first-graders and six adults at Newtown's Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012, remains an enigma.

Denver gives out recreational pot sales licenses

12/28/2013 6:08pm
The first batch of Denver businesses approved to sell recreational marijuana got their licenses Friday, the owners mugging for pictures and saying they never thought they'd see the day when they'd get a permit to sell pot.

Utah's continued use of Olympic venues a rarity in recent history

12/28/2013 7:23pm
Utah is certainly on the map for winter Olympic athletes, and the state has the facilities to host three different Olympic trials this weekend. The fact that these facilities are still in use is no small feat, Olympic experts say.

People continue to 'pay it forward' at Conn. Starbucks

12/28/2013 8:55pm
Over 1,000 Starbucks customers in Newington, Conn., have paid it forward in a goodwill gesture that's been going on since Christmas Eve.

Top stories of 2013: Draper Police Sgt. Derek Johnson shot and killed

12/28/2013 9:57pm
Three months ago, Draper Police Sgt. Derek Johnson was shot and killed during a routine traffic stop. His death, and the community response, is one of the top stories of 2013.

Plan for 5,750 new oil wells in Utah up for public review

12/28/2013 10:33pm
The Bureau of Land Management has released a draft environmental impact statement on a company's proposal to drill up to 5,750 new oil and gas wells over 16 years on an existing field in Duchesne and Uintah counties.

Over 100 gallons of animal fat spilled on US 189

12/28/2013 10:34pm
A slick mess of animal fat forced the closure of westbound U.S. 189 near the mouth of Provo Canyon Saturday afternoon, slowing traffic to a crawl.

China formalizes easing of one-child policy

12/28/2013 10:41pm
China on Saturday formally allowed couples to have a second child if one parent is an only child, the first major easing of its 3-decade-old restrictive birth policy.

Blake Griffin scores 40, Clippers beat Jazz 98-90

12/28/2013 11:00pm
Blake Griffin scored 40 points as the Clippers beat the Jazz in L.A. 98-90.

For New York lottery winner, $1M was blowing in the wind

12/28/2013 11:17pm
In the post-Superstorm Sandy destruction, New York landscaper Marvin Rosales Martinez was clearing storm debris with a leaf blower when he discovered an unknown treasure hidden in a pile of leaves.