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5 stories you may have missed: Memorial Day weekend edition

05/27/2014 6:40am
Here are five stories you may have missed this Memorial Day weekend, along with a bonus story (since it was a three- day holiday).

Tips to get teens reading during summer break

05/27/2014 7:08am
Recent reports show that interest in reading has been steadily declining over the years. But, librarians say there are some good ways to get teens interested in books over the summer.

Mexican man, once world's heaviest, dies at 48

05/27/2014 7:44am
A Mexican man once listed as the world's heaviest human being died Monday at the age of 48.

U. football player surprised to be mentioned in killer's manifesto

05/27/2014 8:29am
A University of Utah football player was surprised to learn he was mentioned in a 140-page manifesto by the man suspected of fatally shooting and stabbing six University of California, Santa Barbara students last week.

Tornado hits North Dakota oil workers camp, 9 hurt

05/27/2014 9:11am
A tornado struck a workers camp in North Dakota's oil patch on Monday, injuring nine people — one critically — and destroying at least eight trailers where workers had been living, an emergency management official said.

Growing up digital: How digital culture is changing the way kids play

05/27/2014 9:29am
More technical toys and apps are popular among parents who want to give their kids that digital edge, but is it good for kids?

7 questions to ask your homebuilder

05/27/2014 10:00am
Building a new home? Be sure you ask the vital questions.

Study says just talking about alcohol causes aggression

05/27/2014 10:01am
A group of researchers from California State University at Long Beach, the University of Kent and the University of Missouri worked together to determine how alcohol can enhance aggressive behavior.

A look at the No. 5 pick in NBA draft history

05/27/2014 10:21am
Despite the optimism going into the lottery selection last week, the Utah Jazz fell one spot in the draft order to the No. 5 overall pick. The Jazz will have several options heading into the draft at the end of June — trading picks or assets — but will likely stay at the No. 5 spot.

Diet soda helps weight loss, industry-funded study finds

05/27/2014 10:48am
Most people choose artificially-sweetened soda over regular soda to avoid packing on extra pounds. But what if you already choose diet? Would it be helpful to quit that too? A new study funded by the American Beverage Association says no.

Father stops gun-wielding men from threatening daughter, police say

05/27/2014 11:54am
Two men were arrested after threatening a homeowner's daughter and breaking into their house Sunday, police said.

5 moments that made someone's day

05/27/2014 11:59am
Each week, we hope to share moments from our readers' lives that made their days great. Whether it is a sweet note from a loved one, an act of kindness or a person with an inspiring attitude, we want to hear about it.

Impasse in rescue of Nigerian girls

05/27/2014 12:21pm
Nigeria's military chiefs and the president are apparently split over how to free nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists, with the military saying use of force endangers the hostages and the president reportedly ruling out a prisoner-hostage swap.

Why you should hike to Bells Canyon reservoir, waterfall

05/27/2014 12:30pm
Utah has a variety of beautiful mountain ranges and hills that make for a great pastime. If hiking is your thing, check each week for the "Hike of the Week" to get new ideas of where you can go exploring.

Hunter confesses that Bigfoot body is a fake — again

05/27/2014 12:45pm
Rick Dyer has been touring the nation with what he claimed was the real-life body of a Bigfoot. Now he's come clean, admitting that the body is a fake. But he's not through making ludicrous claims about his Bigfoot research.

Have You Seen This? Bottle 'Flight of the Bumblebee'

05/27/2014 1:15pm
A rainy night mixed with musical inclination and 101 glass bottles led to perhaps the most fun version of "Flight of the Bumblebee" you've ever heard.

5 of Disney's most evil villains

05/27/2014 2:02pm
In preparation for this weekend's "Maleficent," we've put together a list of the five most evil villains in Disney history.

Summer Pregnancy 101: Beat the Heat and Keep Your Baby Healthy

05/27/2014 2:16pm
Pregnancies are already uncomfortable. Add in the summer heat and they're even worse. Here's how to beat the heat this summer and stay healthy.

9 out of 10 Wikipedia health entries are inaccurate, study says

05/27/2014 3:43pm
People will often use Wikipedia as a starting point for research, but that might not a good idea when it comes to medical topics, according to a new study.

Withdrawal: Obama charts end to Afghan war by 2016

05/27/2014 4:11pm
Charting an end to America's longest war, President Barack Obama announced plans Tuesday for keeping nearly 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after this year but then withdrawing virtually all by the close of 2016 and the conclusion of his presidency.

Malaysia releases jet data after long wait

05/27/2014 4:23pm
Close to three months after the Malaysian jetliner disappeared, the government on Tuesday released reams of raw satellite data it used to determine that the flight ended in the southern Indian Ocean, a step long demanded by the families of some of the passengers on board.

Officers rescue dog from river, reunite with owner

05/27/2014 4:33pm
Police officers and search and rescue volunteers were able to rescue a dog from a swift-moving river Sunday.

Oil contaminated soil from leak in Green River

05/27/2014 5:09pm
Federal officials say Friday rainstorms pushed some oil and contaminated soil from a nearby well leak into the Green River in southeast Utah.

'Pregnant Buffalo' rock art in Nine Mile Canyon vandalized

05/27/2014 5:33pm
Authorities are trying to find whoever is responsible for vandalizing a popular rock art panel northeast of Price.

Draper parents blast Canyons School District in open letter

05/27/2014 6:06pm
Parents of the children who were driven to school by a bus driver charged with sexually abusing a young girl on his route for months have issued a scathing open letter to the Canyons School District asking it to restore public trust.

Landslide danger ends search for 3 in Colorado

05/27/2014 6:10pm
Authorities braced for the possibility of another landslide in a remote part of western Colorado as they surveyed a massive debris field Tuesday amid dangerously unstable conditions that led them to call off the search for three ranchers missing there.

Utah soldier files $44.7M lawsuit against terrorist

05/27/2014 6:21pm
A retired Utah soldier hopes his lawsuit against a convicted terrorist will keep money out of the hands of terrorist organizations.

2 killed in Sunday ATV accident identified

05/27/2014 6:32pm
The two people killed in an ATV accident Sunday afternoon were identified Tuesday.

Man confesses to officer for allegedly robbing Dairy Queen

05/27/2014 6:41pm
A man approached an officer Friday and confessed to allegedly robbing a Dairy Queen on April 15.

Wrong-way driver crashes into cop car, arrested for DUI

05/27/2014 6:49pm
Orem police officer Kevin Norris has caught a lot of suspected DUI drivers during his career — but none have been as easy as the arrest he made Sunday.

2 Provo fires fueled by cottonwood seeds, firefighter says

05/27/2014 6:56pm
Provo firefighters faced two fires Sunday fueled by highly flammable cottonwood seeds.

Salt Lake VA hospital escapes major problems with waiting periods

05/27/2014 6:57pm
So far, Salt Lake's VA Hospital has escaped the major problems that have plagued 26 other facilities under investigation nationwide.

'Kid President' video gives meals to hungry kids

05/27/2014 7:11pm
Summer is in the air and many schools are letting out for their 3- month break — which means that kids around the nation are rejoicing. However, the summer months may not be a joyous time for all children across the U.S.

Overcoming the fear of rejection

05/27/2014 7:28pm
Nobody is immune from the fear of rejection, but some power through it to achieve success while others let it stop them from reaching their dreams. Read on for advice on steamrolling the fear of rejection as a way to control our road to victory.

SLC mayor proposes canceling fireworks shows

05/27/2014 7:53pm
Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker wants to cancel next year's city- sponsored fireworks shows at Jordan Park and Liberty Park because of the air pollution they create and a tight budget. But will canceling them really reduce air pollution?

Utah group to show off baldness on 'America's Got Talent'

05/27/2014 8:16pm
Bald Man Bongos is exactly what it sounds like. They will be on "America's Got Talent" ... likely in tonight's episode, and they are from Utah.

Woman killed in crash on I-215 identified

05/27/2014 8:40pm
A woman killed in a single-car rollover on I-215 Tuesday has been identified, police said.

A realistic summer bucket list

05/27/2014 8:55pm
Parenting in an era where we're bombarded with messages about what we should and shouldn't be doing is hard. But after years of trying to make summers magical for my children, I've thrown in the towel. My new goal for summer break? Survive.

Ex-sheriff's lieutenant pleads not guilty to DUI

05/27/2014 9:02pm
After being ordered to stand trial on a DUI charge Tuesday, former Washington County Sheriff's Lt. Jason Lynn Adams pleaded not guilty.

Jordan River, Utah rangelands possible conservation program targets

05/27/2014 9:31pm
A new conservation program created with the February passage of the farm bill frees up more than a billion dollars aimed at improving water quality and soil health. The Colorado River Basin is one of eight priority regions identified for funding.

9 Pillars Project aims to help homeless youth

05/27/2014 10:08pm
Lesly Beck married her passion for art with raising awareness about homeless youth with the 9 Pillars Project. Designs inspired by homeless youth are now being painted on nine concrete pillars under a highway overpass at 600 W. 600 South.

Mother gives birth on I-15 with help from 911 dispatcher

05/27/2014 10:28pm
When Greg Senkel began driving his wife Rebecca to the hospital for the birth of their daughter Eden, they didn't think she'd come before they got out of the car.

Death penalty debate heats up in Utah

05/27/2014 10:35pm
Utah doesn't have a law addressing mentally disabled death row inmates, but the state is diving into another death penalty debate. The emotional discussion over capital punishment is once again taking center stage.

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