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8 fun water games to beat the heat on the 4th of July

07/04/2014 7:53am
You don't have to have a pool to have fun in the water on the Fourth of July. Here are some quick and easy games people of all ages can play to stay cool outside.

Terminally ill man marries sweetheart hours before his death

07/04/2014 8:12am
Just a day before he died from liver cancer, a Filipino man married his sweetheart and mother of his daughter.

5 easy dishes to bring to a potluck barbecue

07/04/2014 9:35am
Nothing is more American than having a barbecue on the Fourth of July, and chances are pretty good you'll be hanging around a grill tomorrow. Here are five easy dishes to make to help you celebrate in red-white-and-blue style.

The July 4 challenge: Test your knowledge of early American history

07/04/2014 9:40am
How much do you know about early American history? Test your knowledge of the people, places and events surrounding July 4, 1776, and America's founding.

Comments sought on possible impact of ATV safari

07/04/2014 10:24am
The Bureau of Land Management Utah, Monticello Field Office is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment analyzing potential impacts associated with a proposed ATV safari event.

What will the Jazz look like if Gordon Hayward leaves Utah?

07/04/2014 10:25am
NBA free agency is a complex spider's web of player moves, and how will that web weave itself in Utah if restricted free agent Gordon Hayward leaves the Jazz for another suitor?

U. eye center mission to Guatemala includes presidential contender Rand Paul

07/04/2014 10:42am
A potential presidential candidate will join the University of Utah's John A. Moran Eye Center on a medical mission to Guatemala after Congress adjourns in August.

How to bike through the national capital monuments for less than $10

07/04/2014 11:01am
The Capital Bikeshare program is an easy and healthy way to see Washington DC. You can avoid the gnarly traffic and tired feet. Here is a clever loop to see the main sites which minimizes cost and distance.

Fraud, nudity, post-it art: Google cuts search links

07/04/2014 11:15am
Google's removal of search results in Europe is drawing accusations of press censorship, as stories from some of the continent's most prominent news outlets begin vanishing. The U.S. internet giant said Thursday it is getting 1,000 requests a day to scrub results.

Investigators call early morning vehicle fire 'suspicious'

07/04/2014 12:30pm
Fire investigators are trying to determine the cause a truck fire in Taylorsville early Friday morning. Investigators with the Unified Fire Authority are calling it "suspicious."

California chicken linked to salmonella recalled

07/04/2014 12:59pm
A California chicken producer has issued its first recall since being linked to an outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella that has been making people sick for more than a year, company and federal food officials said Thursday night.

Experts give tips on staying (or getting) healthy this summer

07/04/2014 1:23pm
The July 4th weekend is a time for barbecues, with hot dogs, hamburgers and American favorites. But it's also a time to not overdue it. Nutrition and fitness experts offer tips on how to stay healthy.

U. researchers aim to increase healthy pregnancies among African refugees

07/04/2014 1:48pm
Researchers at the University of Utah are hoping to increase the health of babies born to the state's African refugee population by offering proper prenatal care and instruction.

Fireworks, hot dogs, hurricane help mark July 4th

07/04/2014 2:27pm
The United States marks 238 years as an independent nation as it celebrates the Fourth of July with fireworks, food and music. Nature and politics also play a role this year, with Hurricane Arthur crashing holiday parties along the East Coast and subdued festivities in Moscow amid growing anti-American sentiment over the crisis in Ukraine.

Troopers: June a deadly month on Utah highways

07/04/2014 3:01pm
The Utah Highway Patrol is urging drivers to be careful over the holiday weekend after highway accidents made June one of the deadliest months for motorists in almost nine years.

Joey Chestnut gets mustard yellow belt and fiancee

07/04/2014 3:50pm
High-ranking chowhound Joey "Jaws" Chestnut dropped to one knee and proposed to his longtime girlfriend before Friday's annual hot dog eating contest, then packed away 61 franks and buns to hold onto his coveted mustard yellow winner's belt.

Jazz acquire Steve Novak in trade, Yahoo reports

07/04/2014 4:27pm
The Utah Jazz have acquired Steve Novak from the Toronto Raptors, according to Yahoo Sports.

Thousands pray for peace at Rainbow Family fest

07/04/2014 4:52pm
About 8,000 members of counterculture group the Rainbow Family have arrived in eastern Utah for the annual gathering's final celebration.

Movies to celebrate the Fourth of July

07/04/2014 5:07pm
What's more American than movies? Here are 4 movies to watch that celebrate what it means to be an American.

Obama: US always has been a nation of immigrants

07/04/2014 5:20pm
Celebrating the ethnic diversity of America, President Barack Obama said more than two dozen foreign-born service members who became U.S. citizens at a White House ceremony on the Fourth of July are vivid reminders that the country is, and always has been, a nation of immigrants.

Accused killer's granddaughter witnessed Lindon shooting, police say

07/04/2014 6:00pm
Police arrested Fred Lee, 59, Thursday night for allegedly shooting his ex-wife's new husband, according to Lindon City Chief of Police Cody Cullimore. Lee's young granddaughter witnessed the killing, police say.

North Ogden WWII vet goes from unwanted un-American to U.S. hero

07/04/2014 6:06pm
A North Ogden man was part of a Japanese- American combat team in World War II that became the most decorated unit in American history, even though most of the soldiers had relatives back home who were locked up in internment camps.

Truck of the future aims to drive itself

07/04/2014 6:21pm
Tractor-trailer drivers, if you text while driving in the middle of the freeway, then the future may belong to you.

Firefighters find weather, not fireworks, most concerning

07/04/2014 6:58pm
Firefighters are stationed at every major event to keep families safe, but it's not the fireworks they're most concerned about—it's the weather.

St. George police arrest man in connection with credit union robbery

07/04/2014 7:23pm
Police arrested a man they believe robbed a Mountain America Credit Union in St. George.

Utah County family shows love of country with massive flag on barn

07/04/2014 8:26pm
John and Carol Linebaugh's 1950s vintage barn beneath the Murdock Canal Trail now boasts a larger-than-life American flag, the culmination of months of wishing and about 10 hours of planning, math and hard work involving even the grandchildren.

Endangered Indian rhino dies at Cincinnati zoo

07/04/2014 8:41pm
An endangered Indian rhinoceros that produced a calf in the first live birth of an Indian rhino conceived by artificial insemination has died at an Ohio zoo.

North Carolina coast survives Hurricane Arthur

07/04/2014 9:00pm
Hurricane Arthur began moving offshore and away from North Carolina's Outer Banks early Friday after hitting the state's barrier islands overnight, creating a Fourth of July holiday that saw flooding and tens of thousands of power outages.

A look at some of the parades this 4th of July

07/04/2014 9:11pm
Get a glimpse of a few Independence Day parades around Utah.

Car crashes into Taylorsville house

07/04/2014 10:03pm
Police arrested a man after he drove his car into a house in Taylorsville early Friday morning.

Fourth of July proposal gives parade crowd more to celebrate

07/04/2014 10:29pm
One man used a parade float to propose to his girlfriend on the 4th of July.

North Gulf fire near containment, officials say

07/04/2014 10:41pm
Officials expect containment of a fire that was started by lightning near Altamont on Friday.

Brush fire near Rockport State Park believed to be contained

07/04/2014 10:42pm
Crews believe a fire at Rockport State Park has been contained.

Erratic driver goes wrong way, hits and kills 3; 1 critical

07/04/2014 11:20pm
Three dead, one critical after driver goes wrong way on I-80 between Tooele and Wendover.