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Utah No. 2 in nation for urban sprawl, study shows

04/22/2014 7:29am
A study shows Utah the No. 2 spot in the country for its "sprawl rate" from 2002-2010 and was in the No. 7 spot over the last 28 years for how much land was paved over for growth. The report highlights the losses of farmland, pastures and forests.

Cries of anguish as S Korea ferry toll tops 100

04/22/2014 8:01am
For a moment there is silence in the tent where bodies from the ferry disaster are brought for identification. Then the anguished cries begin.

Body found in Provo Canyon identified

04/22/2014 8:26am
Provo police have identified one of the bodies found in Provo Canyon over the weekend as 41- year-old Jakub Gorowski.

Supreme Court upholds Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions

04/22/2014 8:48am
The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions.

Student injures himself with self-inflicted gunshot at school

04/22/2014 9:27am
A student at Provo High School shot himself while on campus Monday but survived with minimal injuries.

15 of nature's most spectacular shows

04/22/2014 9:56am
Fireworks are fantastic and human endeavor has its place, but sometimes Mother Nature outshines any performance we can produce.

5 ways Utahns can celebrate Earth Day

04/22/2014 10:09am
Plant a tree or hug a tree — these programs and events will help you celebrate Earth Day by teaching and entertaining.

Salt Lake among cities in running for 2016 Democratic Convention

04/22/2014 10:20am
The Democratic Party has asked 15 mayors to submit formal bids to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Corralling the good in sibling rivalry

04/22/2014 10:35am
Experts and parents shed some light on the dark side of sibling rivalry. It can help kids learn skills and strengthen bonds, or it can tear families apart.

Retired justice proposes changes to Constitution

04/22/2014 10:41am
In his new book, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens calls for no fewer than six changes to the Constitution, two of which are directly related to guns. Others would abolish the death penalty, make it easier to limit spending on elections and rein in partisan drawing of electoral districts.

Lance Armstrong visits newly paralyzed cyclist

04/22/2014 11:01am
As cyclist Nate Aikele approached the final turn at The Driveway Series race last Thursday, he looked over his shoulder to gauge his first- place lead. It wasn't the first time he was slated to win, but some fear this will have been his last.

5 questions you should ask before buying an annual pass

04/22/2014 11:08am
Annual passes to museums, zoos and parks can be a great money saver and provide extra benefits at your favorite destinations - but only if you actually use them. Here are five questions you should ask before you buy.

Texas fertilizer plant blast that killed 15 'preventable,' safety board says

04/22/2014 11:17am
The 2013 fertilizer plant blast that killed 15 people and wounded another 226 in West, Texas, "should never have occurred," the chairman of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board said Tuesday.

Man pulls out knife when asked to leave property, police say

04/22/2014 11:30am
Two men were threatened with a knife when they asked another man to leave their property Sunday, police said.

U. first university to launch community solar program

04/22/2014 11:48am
The University of Utah hopes to spotlight the benefits of renewable energy with its launch of a community solar program. In doing so, the university becomes the first in the country to get in on a program to offer discounts for the community.

Netflix plans price hike

04/22/2014 11:59am
Netflix subscribers may have to fork out $1 to $2 more per month if they want to keep feeding their video-streaming addiction in the near future.

Colombia arrests 10 cocaine smugglers at airport

04/22/2014 12:46pm
Colombia's anti-narcotics police force says it arrested five foreigners and five Colombians trying to smuggle cocaine through Bogota's international airport during Holy Week.

Have you seen this? Action Movie Kid

04/22/2014 1:15pm
A dad has turned his 3-year-old son into an action movie star with a series of 10-second special effects videos.

Relieve knee pain, retain agility and save your ACL with new knee replacement procedure

04/22/2014 1:51pm
New effective knee replacement procedure that relieves knee pain and restores function for activities such as walking, golfing, hiking, biking and skiing.

Money may house 3K different types of bacteria, study says

04/22/2014 2:17pm
An old adage tells people to "put your money where your mouth is." Well, you really shouldn't.

American Idol alum takes local scene by storm

04/22/2014 2:22pm
Sound Spotlight: Kenz Hall, who recently released an EP and is taking on as many gigs as her adoring audiences will attend.

5 movies that don't care it's Earth Day

04/22/2014 2:34pm
It's Earth Day, which means it's time to reflect on what we're doing to keep our planet beautiful. Many movies even remind us of this, but some movies just want to watch the world burn. So, here are five movies that don't care that

User photos: This week in news

04/22/2014 3:10pm
This week's user photos include: crane falls on building, a four car accident near downtown Salt Lake, a truck in a canal, strong winds in Provo and multiple fires in Utah county that gave residents quite a scare.

Grads hit with defaults when co-signers die, go bankrupt

04/22/2014 4:04pm
Student loan borrowers are suddenly being thrown into default when the co-signer on their loan — often a parent or grandparent — dies or files for bankruptcy.

Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned

04/22/2014 4:21pm
Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.

Man charged with beer mug assault admits to strangling girlfriend

04/22/2014 5:36pm
A Fort Duchesne man already sentenced to federal prison for beating his girlfriend with a ceramic mug admitted Tuesday that he also tried to strangle the woman.

Man killed in court had tried to prevent witness with 'personal bias' from testifying

04/22/2014 6:25pm
The defense team for a man shot and killed in federal court Monday had tried to prevent the witness whom their client attacked from testifying during the trial, saying he had a "personal bias" against Siala Angilau.

New UHP helicopter helps end high-speed chase

04/22/2014 6:43pm
Police chase two suspects in a stolen car more than 90 miles from Summit County to Weber County before they are tracked by the UHP helicopter and arrested in Farr West.

Utahn creates app after traveling to 65 LDS temples

04/22/2014 7:08pm
A Utah man decided to take on a personal venture to travel for a year across the U.S. and compile video and pictures of all the LDS temples.

Eagle Mountain family 'grateful' for Safe Haven law

04/22/2014 7:17pm
A Utah County family wants the state's Safe Haven law to get more attention, especially after a Pleasant Grove woman is accused of killing six of her newborn children.

Should you stay or should you go? Bugging out vs. staying home

04/22/2014 7:31pm
When is the best time to leave your home when a disaster is eminent? These guidelines will be helpful the next time a disaster threatens to strike your neighborhood.

Crews douse 3 more Provo fires; arson suspected

04/22/2014 7:41pm
Crews put out three fires in Provo early Tuesday morning. Investigators believe all three were intentionally set and follow a pattern of recent fires.

Client files with personal information found in dumpster

04/22/2014 7:44pm
Boxes containing files with clients' Social Security numbers and bank account information were found dumped outside a Holladay office building.

Salt Lake County Jail placed on lockdown after officer assault

04/22/2014 7:45pm
The Salt Lake County Jail was placed under lockdown after an inmate assaulted a correctional officer Monday afternoon.

American Fork may implement early water restrictions

04/22/2014 8:07pm
Utah is facing more drought conditions this summer, and Tuesday night the American Fork City Council will vote on restrictions for outside watering.

11 myths fertility doctors hear

04/22/2014 8:37pm
Just like when you become a parent, there is no written manual on how to get pregnant. These are the most common misconceptions infertility specialists hear during patient appointments.

From prep football to prison, gang life led to destructive path

04/22/2014 8:46pm
Siale Angilau wore number 65 as an all-region football player at East High School in 2005. Two years later, the Utah state prison listed him as inmate number 173338.

Mother starts support group after daughter dies by suicide

04/22/2014 9:07pm
After May Bradley lost her daughter to suicide, she found comfort in sharing her story and hearing the experiences of others in a peer-led support group. Now, she has started the first peer-led group in Salt Lake City.

In the workplace, confidence results in promotions for those who ask

04/22/2014 9:34pm
Using a compelling data set, journalists Katty Kay and Claire Shipman argue in The Atlantic that women don't ask for raises, promotions or the like because they don't think they deserve it. Men, they said, attribute their own success to themse

Utah Air Force Reservists return home from Korea

04/22/2014 11:01pm
More than 130 airmen from the 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing were welcomed home by friends and family Tuesday.

Wind causes accidents, injuries and outages

04/22/2014 11:33pm
Strong winds Tuesday afternoon caused injuries and damage to power lines, trees and other structures along the Wasatch Front.

University of Utah nurse sorry for racist comment

04/22/2014 11:59pm
All it took was five words. Five words that Todd Shrum knows he can't take back.