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Businesses work to cut air pollution but could do more, chamber says

01/21/2014 8:02am
A growing number of businesses are joining together to reduce the amount of pollution they put into the air. But officials with the Salt Lake Chamber say these companies need to try harder if they want to make a real difference.

Video game app teaches teens about air pollution

01/21/2014 8:38am
A new video game will focus on Utah's dirty air. People working on it at the U of U are targeting high school students.

A crumbling Sochi hides behind Olympic facades

01/21/2014 9:08am
A shining new $635 million highway on the outskirts of Sochi stands next to a crumbling apartment block with a red "SOS!" banner on its roof.

Guns in home increase suicide, homicide risk

01/21/2014 10:36am
Proponents of stricter gun laws have another headline to bolster their efforts: Access to firearms in the home increases the risk of violent death.

Foreign ideas: What immigrants think about Americans and money

01/21/2014 10:46am
Foreigners visiting or immigrating to the United States have noticed people do things differently in this country — and may have some ideas that could save people money.

Continuing the conversation on Wasatch front air quality

01/21/2014 10:48am
As Utahns, the Salt Lake Valley's air quality during the winter months is something we have begrudgingly become accustomed to, and a problem to which we welcome a solution.

On Facebook, clicking 'like' can help scammers

01/21/2014 10:57am
It's an image that tugs at the heartstrings. A smiling 7-year-old girl poses in her cheerleading uniform, circled by a ring of pompons, her bald head a telltale sign of her chemotherapy treatments. The photo hit Facebook last year and popped up all over with messages of support. But here's the truth. The photo was nearly six years old.

5 drives to take this winter

01/21/2014 11:09am
Sometimes, loading up your family or friends into a car, grabbing some snack food and a good playlist can make for the perfect activity — winter or summer.

Cut your teen driver's crash risk in half

01/21/2014 11:26am
High schoolers can't wait to turn "sweet 16." This coming of age celebration marks a time for dating, that first part-time job and a parent's worst nightmare…driving!

Runnin' Utes pick up big wins; road woes still concerning

01/21/2014 11:31am
The Runnin' Utes rebounded from a two-game skid and got two nice wins in conference play against the USC Trojans and the No. 25 UCLA Bruins last week, steering the figurative ship back into more comfortable waters.

Russian police warn of female terror suspects ahead of Olympics

01/21/2014 12:01pm
Russian efforts to bolster security ahead of next month's Winter Olympics appear to have ramped up in recent days, with authorities looking for several female terrorism suspects and special forces conducting operations in the restive republic of Dagestan.

Utah Jazz midseason review

01/21/2014 12:13pm
With the season halfway finished, it is time to look back at how the Jazz are doing this season.

Utah lawmakers try again to require seat belts on freeways

01/21/2014 12:46pm
A new bill would make it a primary offense in Utah not to wear a seatbelt on the highway. Utah state Sen. Luz Robles says she wants to give a new safety tool to officers and troopers.

2 nabbed at Texas border in credit card fraud case

01/21/2014 1:05pm
Two Mexican citizens who were arrested at the border used account information stolen during the Target security breach to buy tens of thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise, according to a South Texas police chief.

Have You Seen This? Jump from Squaw Peak

01/21/2014 1:16pm
Watching safely from my desk is sometimes the best way to experience thrills – like BASE jumping from a rocky cliff.

Tea party picks Sen. Lee to give response to State of the Union

01/21/2014 1:31pm
The Tea Party Express has announced that Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, will deliver the official tea party response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address following the Republican response.

5 movies that celebrate the spirit of Sundance

01/21/2014 2:03pm
In honor of its now 30th year giving independent filmmakers a voice, here are five 2014 films that celebrate the spirit of the Sundance Film Festival.

Sochi to cost more than all previous Winter Olympics combined

01/21/2014 2:25pm
The most expensive games in Olympic history will be starting in just over two weeks. The games are almost $40 billion over budget.

Prosecutor: New trial not needed for executed boy

01/21/2014 3:08pm
The judge, prosecutor and defense lawyers all agree that justice, at least by today's standards, wasn't carried out 70 years ago when a 14-year-old black boy was sent to the electric chair for killing two white girls.

Teasing in P.E. reduces kid's physical activity for a year, BYU study says

01/21/2014 4:31pm
Children of all sizes are less likely to engage in physical activity even a year after being teased in P.E., according to a new study from BYU.

Semitruck accident spills over 5K gallons of milk

01/21/2014 6:00pm
Sheriff's deputies and the Bear River Health Department were kept busy Tuesday over spilled milk.

Inversion, low visibility cause delays at SLC International Airport

01/21/2014 6:39pm
Salt Lake City International Airport saw significant flight delays this morning thanks to thick fog and smog and generally poor visibility as a result of the inversion.

Draper teen hit and killed on I-15 identified

01/21/2014 6:46pm
Draper police confirmed the identity of a man that was killed after walking out into traffic on I-15 early Tuesday morning.

Dash-cam video shows intense confrontation with police

01/21/2014 7:05pm
An intense traffic stop involving a wanted fugitive gang member was captured by the camera of a South Ogden police officer.

LDS Church opposes loosening alcohol laws in Utah

01/21/2014 7:06pm
Tuesday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints released a statement saying Utah's existing alcohol laws benefit the state and its residents and should not be loosened.

ACLU to sue Utah for not recognizing gay marriages

01/21/2014 7:10pm
Four same-sex couples married in Utah between the time that a federal judge struck down the state's ban on gay marriage and when the U.S. Supreme Court stayed that ruling are suing to have their marriages recognized.

Is TV more violent than ever?

01/21/2014 7:32pm
Decapitated man, dead prostitute, beaten to death: these are not true crime stories, but the kind of scenes that appear on a regular basis on television now (more specifically the premiere episodes of "Chicago PD," "True Detective" and the season premiere of "Justified," all within the past two weeks).

1 dead in Purdue shooting; student in custody

01/21/2014 7:36pm
A Purdue University engineering student opened fire inside a basement classroom Tuesday, killing a teaching assistant and prompting officials to put the campus on lockdown, police and the university said.

Utah receives 7-day extension for Amendment 3 appeal

01/21/2014 7:39pm
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver announced Tuesday it will grant Utah's request for an extension to file its appeal of a court ruling that overturned the state's voter- approved ban on same-sex marriage.

Utahns favor nondiscrimination laws in employment, housing, poll says

01/21/2014 8:01pm
Utahns overwhelming favor state laws that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace and housing, a new poll shows.

Seat belts could have saved lives in 2013, UDOT says

01/21/2014 8:20pm
Failing to wear a seat belt was the primary factor in most fatal crashes in Utah in 2013, according to statistics released Tuesday.

Rethinking resolutions and putting first things first

01/21/2014 8:28pm
I am a fan of making resolutions, but after some reflection I realized I was missing the boat on the types of resolutions I need to be making.

Funerals set for 4 people killed in murder-suicide

01/21/2014 8:51pm
A mother, her two children and her own mother — all shot and killed in their Spanish Fork home — will be laid to rest Wednesday.

Philanthropists pays $105K bill for 'Bat Boy' adventure

01/21/2014 9:14pm
Last November, a small boy dressed as Batman brought the city of San Francisco to a standstill.

Storm buries Northeast; 15.5 inches of snow in NJ

01/21/2014 9:42pm
A swirling storm clobbered parts of the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast on Tuesday, dumping nearly a foot and a half of snow, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and making a mess of the evening commute.

2.5M carp removed from Utah Lake

01/21/2014 9:58pm
Fourth-generation fisherman Bill Loy Jr. and his crew have the daunting task of removing millions of unwanted carp from Utah Lake. Every day, thousands of carp are removed as part of the June Sucker Recovery Implementation Program

Love leads Timberwolves to 112-97 win over Jazz

01/21/2014 10:03pm
Jazz lose their second game in a row to the Minnesota Timberwolves 112-97.

Utah company installs 4.4-acre solar system

01/21/2014 10:46pm
A Utah company has installed a 4.4-acre solar panel system to both reduce their energy costs and their carbon footprint.

Man hit by FrontRunner train still recovering in hospital 2 weeks later

01/21/2014 10:47pm
A Utah father of four is still in the hospital two weeks after being hit by a Frontrunner train, and doctors are unsure about his recovery.