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Plaintiffs say lawyer never talked to them about lawsuit

01/01/2014 7:06am
A lesbian couple who married last week want a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit against the state and the LDS Church that listed their names without their knowledge or permission.

Elaborate crop circle draws crowds in California

01/01/2014 7:36am
The intricate design etched into a field of barley two hours south of San Francisco was spotted Monday morning by Julie Belanger, a photographer, as she and her husband were flying over.

County Council buys time by protesting Holladay annexation

01/01/2014 8:34am
The Salt Lake County Council will protest the proposed annexation of 287 acres in the unincorporated county to Holladay. The move enables the county clerk to verify annexation petitions and the Planning Commission to meet on the issue.

Portal for lawmaker emails launches online

01/01/2014 9:07am
Utah legislators can publically share their emails in a new online portal that launches Wednesday.

Pope stresses strength, courage, hope in new year

01/01/2014 9:54am
Pope Francis, laying out his hopes Wednesday for the just-begun year, urged people to work for a world where everyone accepts each other's differences and where enemies recognize that they are brothers.

Why you should snowshoe at Rudy's Flat

01/01/2014 11:01am
Rudy's Flat is an easy, accessible, and beautiful hike for winter trekkers of any age or skill level.

Rowling to produce Harry Potter prequel play

01/01/2014 12:08pm
J.K. Rowling has signed on to produce a play about Harry Potter's years before he discovered he was a wizard.

Millions of accounts compromised in Snapchat hack

01/01/2014 12:34pm
Hackers appear to have posted account info for 4.6 million users of quickie social-sharing app Snapchat, making usernames and at least partial phone numbers available for download.

Utah consumer attitudes climb to historic best

01/01/2014 2:01pm
Utah consumer confidence is as high as its ever been. For the second straight month, the Zions Bank Consumer Attitude Index — which measures consumer feelings regarding the local economy — reached another all-time high in December.

Groomers are dazzling up dogs with bling, bows

01/01/2014 2:48pm
For some dog owners, simple bathing and combing is not enough. So they pay groomers to turn fur into an artist's canvas, where vibrant sweeps of chalk and paint transform pooches into fantasy fur balls that draw both compliments and strange looks.

Tiny pacemaker on the horizon

01/01/2014 3:40pm
The world's smallest pacemaker is now being tested in humans.

Local filmmaker shares childhood romance in award-winning short

01/01/2014 4:04pm
Based on his own fifth-grade relationship, a local filmmaker tells the story of a boy who sports a mullet as he tries to get the attention of the most attractive girl at school.

Driver in head-on collision admitted to psychiatric unit

01/01/2014 4:42pm
A woman who caused a head-on collision by driving the wrong direction on I-80 was admitted to a psychiatric unit Tuesday.

Calif. family struggles to get surgeries for teen

01/01/2014 5:47pm
The family of a 13-year-old California girl declared brain dead after tonsil surgery is encountering difficulty in obtaining two surgeries that she needs to undergo before she can be safely transferred to a long-term care facility.

Fugitive tries to flee, scuffles with officers, police say

01/01/2014 5:48pm
A fugitive was arrested after police tried unsuccessfully to use a Taser on him and he fled, police say.

Woman shot in face during domestic dispute, police say

01/01/2014 6:20pm
A woman was shot in the face early Wednesday morning while apparently wrestling for control of a handgun during a domestic dispute with her husband, according to police.

Olympic organizers positive despite challenges

01/01/2014 6:29pm
The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia are a little more than one month away. Preparing the city for the athletes and spectators has come with plenty of challenges, but organizers feel positive about the games.

Polar bear plunge forges bonds at Great Salt Lake

01/01/2014 6:59pm
An annual polar bear plunge and swim at the Great Salt Lake brings together regulars and newbies in a spirit of camaraderie and adventure.

Backyard pets intentionally killed with knife, Payson family says

01/01/2014 7:25pm
A Utah family made a grisly discovery when they found their outdoor pets had been intentionally killed in their backyard.

DUI blitz nets 24 arrests, 178 traffic stops

01/01/2014 7:35pm
Utah troopers promised to be out in force looking for DUI drivers Tuesday night, and they found what they were looking for.

Gigantic inflatable duck explodes in Taiwan

01/01/2014 7:50pm
New Year's Eve celebrations often involve dramatic displays, but the accidental explosion of a giant yellow duck in Taiwan will likely go down as one of the most unusual ever.

1 found dead, 1 booked into jail after Hurricane trailer fire

01/01/2014 7:51pm
Police and fire investigators in Hurricane are trying to determine what started an apparently deadly trailer fire early Wednesday morning.

DUI suspected in fatal Draper crash

01/01/2014 8:13pm
A man died Wednesday morning from what police believe may have been the first and only alcohol-related vehicle fatality on the first day of 2014.

‘Downton Abbey’ influences proposed changes in UK inheritance laws

01/01/2014 8:21pm
The popular British drama "Downtown Abbey" is being cited as a direct influence for gender equality changes within inheritance laws in the UK.

The 7 best novels of 2013

01/01/2014 8:44pm
If you are looking to fill your bookshelf with the best, here are the novels that stood head and shoulders above the rest in 2013. A Book Matters list.

Safety questions after ND oil train derailment

01/01/2014 9:00pm
A fiery oil train derailment's near-miss of a small North Dakota town had its mayor angrily calling for federal officials to do more to guarantee the safety of the nation's growing shipment of oil by rail.

2 actors with Utah ties nominated for Best Actor honors

01/01/2014 9:34pm
The movie award season is well underway, and two veteran actors with ties to Utah are duking it out for Best Actor honors.

Colorado marijuana industry opens for business

01/01/2014 9:42pm
Colorado's marijuana industry opened for business 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Scammers calling from 473 area code, police warn

01/01/2014 10:00pm
Officials from the Utah Valley Dispatch Special Service District warn against picking up calls from 473-520-9734. The number is from a Grenada and apparently from a caller who claims to be in distress.

Parents of boy in 'Mitchell's Journey' reflect on their experience

01/01/2014 10:21pm
A young Herriman boy with a failing heart touched the hearts of people all over the world who began following his story on Facebook.

2 newborns tie for first Utah baby born in 2014

01/01/2014 10:32pm
It was just barely midnight when two Utah families welcomed in the first newborns of 2014.

14 taken to hospitals after Minneapolis fire

01/01/2014 10:34pm
A billowing fire engulfed a three-story building with several apartments near downtown Minneapolis early Wednesday, sending more than a dozen people to hospitals with injuries _ some critical _ ranging from burns to trauma associated with falls.

11-year-old girl playing hide-and-seek gets stuck in washer; freed by firefighters

01/01/2014 10:54pm
An 11-year-old was bruised, distressed but OK after being stuck inside a washing machine for about 90 minutes.