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2 bank robberies happen minutes apart, but aren't related, police say

12/31/2013 6:48am
Two banks located within a few blocks of each other, were robbed within minutes of each other Monday.

Amendment 3 appeal on 'expedited' schedule

12/31/2013 7:06am
Utah has until the end of January to begin its defense of the state's constitutional Amendment 3, which defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman. An appellate attorney predicts a resolution to the appeal could be reached by spring.

Top stories of 2013: Fire and floods

12/31/2013 7:46am
This summer Utah saw devastating wildfires followed by devastating floods. In our look back at some of the biggest stories of 2013, we see the two go hand-in-hand.

Odor near yogurt plant prompts complaints from neighbors

12/31/2013 9:05am
Some residents who live near a Dannon Yogurt plant in West Jordan are complaining of odors, but South Valley Water Reclamation says the company is doing nothing illegal.

10 biggest moments in Utah sports in 2013

12/31/2013 9:24am
It's been an up-and-down season for sports in Utah. There were moments of brilliance mixed in with moments of frustration. All in all, there was a lot going on in the state that fans could get excited about.

Experts debate beach photobomber: Shark or dolphin?

12/31/2013 9:51am
A shadowy figure in a wave near children swimming at a southern California beach has experts disagreeing.

Netflix tests new price tiers for video service

12/31/2013 10:24am
Netflix is testing new price plans for streaming video as it tries to lure more viewers.

Cheap skiing offered to 5th- and 6th-grade students in Utah

12/31/2013 11:01am
Ski Utah's Passport program offers very inexpensive skiing and snowboarding to all Utah fifth and sixth graders. The pass is accepted at all 14 Utah ski resorts.

Best local pictures of 2013

12/31/2013 11:10am
A collection of moments from 2013, from big news stories to pictures submitted by readers.

MSNBC host apologizes after panel makes fun of Romney photo with black grandchild

12/31/2013 11:33am
An MSNBC host apologized Tuesday morning after she and panelists on her weekend program faced criticism for poking fun at a photo of Mitt Romney, his wife and their nearly two dozen grandchildren, zeroing in on the Romneys' recently adopted African- American grandchild, Kieran.

Perfect pitch could be developed with help of drug, study says

12/31/2013 11:50am
For 99.9 percent of the world's population who missed their brief window of opportunity to develop perfect pitch, they may be able to do so later in life.

Former police officer accused of theft found dead

12/31/2013 11:56am
A former Park City police officer convicted of embezzling money from the department's evidence room and the Fraternal Order of Police was found dead of an apparent suicide Monday, the day he was scheduled to be sentenced in court.

Study shows Americans' favor, bias toward other countries

12/31/2013 1:32pm
Of all countries in the world, Americans like Canada the most and dislike Saudi Arabia more than any other.

Steven Powell ordered to sell house to pay off debts

12/31/2013 1:57pm
A Washington state court has ordered the sheriff's office to put Steven Powell's house up for sale.

Man charged with knocking out 7-Eleven clerk during beer theft

12/31/2013 2:32pm
A man was charged Monday with punching a convenience store clerk unconscious during a beer robbery.

List banishes 'selfie,''Obamacare' from English language for 2014

12/31/2013 3:00pm
The annual "List of Words to be Banished from the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness" was released Tuesday

Man assaults father 'because he could get away with it,' police say

12/31/2013 4:10pm
Police have arrested a Kearns man who they say beat his father because he could "get away with it."

Calif. girl to remain on ventilator until Jan. 7

12/31/2013 4:47pm
A California girl declared brain dead after tonsil surgery will remain on life support for at least another week after a state judge on Monday extended a deadline.

Man suspected in 3 bank robberies arrested in SLC

12/31/2013 5:15pm
A man suspected of robbing three banks was arrested Monday by Salt Lake police.

Same-sex couple seeks Utah divorce in wake of court ruling

12/31/2013 5:55pm
Not only are same sex couples getting married in Utah after a federal court ruling struck down Utah's law defining marriage as between a man and a woman, but now gay couples are now filing for divorce — something they couldn't do previously in the state.

Woman arrested for murder after man ODs

12/31/2013 6:08pm
Investigators have arrested a Helper woman for investigation of murder, claiming she provided prescription pills to a man who overdosed on the drugs and died.

Baby injured from alleged child abuse to be taken off life support

12/31/2013 6:32pm
The great grandmother of a toddler severely injured in an apparent case of child abuse said the boy will likely be taken off life support Tuesday.

Russia to step up security for Olympics amid safety concerns

12/31/2013 6:48pm
Two recent suicide bombings have highlighted Russia's long fight with a growing Islamic insurgency, sparking concerns about safety at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Ban on America's favorite light bulb begins Wednesday

12/31/2013 6:50pm
It lit up the world and showed us all our way. It served presidents, princes, and paupers with equal alacrity. It brought the writings of Yeats, Joyce, Rowling, and Trudeau to millions of bed-readers, and helped countless people around the world avoid stubbing their toes in the dark.

Utah authorities prepare for opening of Colo. marijuana stores

12/31/2013 7:05pm
As Colorado prepares to become the first state in the nation to allow recreational pot sales, authorities in Utah are on alert.

Choice and addiction: a new perspective

12/31/2013 7:52pm
New research indicates addicts can choose their way out of addiction, that treatment should create incentives and consequences that will facilitate recovery choices, thus contradicting the long-held belief that addicts lose the ability to choose.

44 percent of Americans make New Year's resolutions, study shows

12/31/2013 8:00pm
If you use the change of the calendar to make goals, you join 44 percent of Americans who do the same, according to a Marist Poll. Not surprisingly, the majority of goals are related to improving health.

Parents use baby, cardboard boxes to recreate iconic movie scenes

12/31/2013 8:28pm
What would you do if you moved to a new country, had a new baby, a house full of cardboard boxes and limited social options? Instead of staying inside and watching hours of Netflix, movie buffs Lilly and Leon Mackie decided to channel their creativity into recreating their favorite movie scenes using everyday household items and their new baby, Orson.

Top stories of 2013: WVC Police Department

12/31/2013 8:51pm
One of Utah's largest police forces came under scrutiny multiple times in 2013. The deadly shooting of a young woman by West Valley police officers, resulted in a number of investigations and major changes for its troubled force.

Head-on collision on I-80 closes 2 lanes

12/31/2013 8:51pm
Two westbound lanes on I-80 were closed Tuesday afternoon when a car traveling in the wrong direction caused a head-on collision.

New police chief impressed with staff, has high expectations

12/31/2013 8:54pm
Police officers in Provo will begin the new year with a new boss on Wednesday. After a nationwide search, Chief John King is taking over the department after the previous chief resigned.

Utah appeals to US Supreme Court in 4th attempt to stop gay marriages

12/31/2013 10:37pm
Arguing that same-sex marriages being performed in Utah are an "affront" to the state and its residents, the Utah Attorney General's Office asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop them pending its appeal of a controversial district ruling.

Utah families ringing in 2014 at EVE

12/31/2013 10:51pm
Families filled downtown to ring in 2014 at the annual EVE party, which spanned three days and filled several Salt Lake City locations.

Top Utah crime stories of 2013

12/31/2013 10:52pm
A bizarre love triangle that landed a deputy in jail and his fire chief father in the hospital, the long-awaited capture of one of Utah's most elusive fugitives, and a Layton man's unusual trip to the state Capitol were just a few of the crime stories that made Utah headlines in 2013.

Mystery solved: West Nile virus killed Utah bald eagles

12/31/2013 10:58pm
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources said Tuesday that lab results show 27 American bald eagles that have died in Utah were infected with West Nile virus. Officials believe they may have become infected while feeding on sickened eared grebes.

Cat rescued after 3 days on power pole

12/31/2013 10:59pm
A wayward cat stranded atop a power pole in Salt Lake City was rescued Tuesday to the relief of worried neighbors.

New Year's in Times Square an endurance contest

12/31/2013 11:02pm
Crowds jammed Times Square on Tuesday to ring in 2014, braving bone-chilling cold and ultra-tight security for the chance to see Miley Cyrus, a final countdown from a U.S. Supreme Court justice and the drop of the shimmering crystal ball.

Barbara Bush hospitalized in Houston

12/31/2013 11:07pm
Former first lady Barbara Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with a respiratory-related issue, her husband's office said Tuesday night.