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Death toll from Missouri duck boat accident climbs to 17

Margaret Stafford, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:27am

Divers found four more bodies Friday in a Missouri lake where a duck boat packed with tourists capsized and sank in high winds, bringing the death toll to 17 in the country-and-western town of Branson, authorities said.

Utah wildfire updates: Forecasted storms could help firefighting efforts

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:16am

Possible thunderstorms are forecasted Friday and over the weekend for many of the areas where fires are burning in the state, which poses potential help and threats for those fighting the wildfires.

Tribe presents giant bear totem with hope for unity, Bears Ears restoration

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:56am

When Bears Ears National Monument was reduced in 2017, the House of Tears Carvers in the Lummi Nation wanted to extend a gesture of unity to the native tribes in Utah and started carving and painting a bear totem.

Mysterious sarcophagus opened in Alexandria

Bani Sapra, CNN  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:31am

Egyptian archaeologists have unsealed and opened a mysterious granite sarcophagus discovered on a construction site in Alexandria -- only to find the remains of three mummies in a pool of leaked sewage water.

Moscow 'open' to Putin visiting Trump in Washington, Russian envoy says

Nathan Hodge, CNN  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:01am

The Russian ambassador to the United States said on Friday that Moscow was "open" to a follow-up summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Donald Trump in Washington, four days after the leaders' private one-on-one meeting in Helsinki.

NASA's mission to touch the sun launches soon

Ashley Strickland, CNN  |  Posted Jul 20th - 8:41am

Wearing a nearly 5-inch coat of carbon-composite solar shields, NASA's Parker Solar Probe will explore the sun's atmosphere in a mission that is expected to launch in early August. This is NASA's first mission to the sun and its outermost atmosphere, called the corona.

New bony, spiky species of dinosaur found in Utah

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jul 20th - 8:28am

A dinosaur that roamed southern Utah 76 million years ago chomping on plants and covered in bony armor from head to toe is the latest new species unearthed in the state. The Akainacephalus johnsoni made its public debut Thursday in Salt Lake City.

Train enthusiasts get a chance to play engineer — for a price

John Hollenhorst, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 20th - 8:13am

Would you be willing to pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars for an hour or two of fun?

Woman temporarily becomes millionaire after account mix-up

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 7:41am

For a few minutes, a Boston woman says she was a millionaire.

Bicyclist dies after being hit by FrontRunner train

Linda Williams,  |  Posted Jul 20th - 6:53am

A bicyclist died after he was hit by a FrontRunner train when trying to cross the tracks in Salt Lake City Thursday night, officials said.

Continuing coverage: New fire in Duchesne County forces evacuations

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Jul 19th - 11:59pm

A new fire in Talmage, Duchesne County, forced evacuations for a few hours Thursday evening, officials said.

Sheriff: 11 people dead after Missouri tourist boat accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 11:51pm

At least 11 people, including children, died after a boat carrying tourists on a Missouri lake capsized and sank Thursday night, the local sheriff said.

Utah's Tony Finau one shot off British Open first-round lead

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jul 19th - 10:40pm

The Salt Lake City native shot 4-under-par 67 in Thursday’s opening round of the British Open at Carnoustie Golf Club in Angus, Scotland, finishing just one shot back of the leader Kevin Kisner at the end of the round.

Eastbound I-80 near mouth of Parley's Canyon reopens after crash

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Jul 19th - 10:32pm

Eastbound lanes of I-80 reopened at the mouth of Parley’s Canyon after a crash Thursday night.

More than 300 older children split at border are reunited

Elliot Spagat and Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 9:41pm

The Trump administration said Thursday that it has reunified 364 children ages 5 and older with their families after they were separated at the border, still leaving hundreds to go before a court-imposed deadline a week away.

Round 2 for Trump-Putin: A fall invite amid summit mop-up

Zeke Miller, Ken Thomas and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 9:32pm

Unbowed by swirling criticism of his summit encounter with Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump swiftly invited the Russian leader to the White House this fall for a second get-together. Cleanup from the first continued with no letup Thursday, as Trump belatedly decided Putin's "incredible offer" of shared U.S.-Russia investigations was no good after all.

Motivational speaker, paraglider hopes to recover stolen camper

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 19th - 9:10pm

Motivational speaker and paraglider Joe Stone is hoping to recover his camper that was stolen from a hotel in Sandy on Wednesday, July 18, 2018.

Experimental blood test could detect melanoma skin cancer early, study finds

Ben Westcott, CNN  |  Posted Jul 19th - 8:38pm

Australian researchers have developed an experimental blood test they say is the first blood test capable of detecting melanoma -- an aggressive form of skin cancer -- in its early stages with a high degree of accuracy.

Officials searching for South Jordan man who did not return to campsite in Uinta Mountains

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Jul 19th - 8:23pm

Officials are asking for the public’s help to locate a man who did not return to his campsite in Summit County on Wednesday evening.

Small plane crashes near Hardware Ranch in Cache County

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Jul 19th - 8:12pm

A small plane crashed Thursday morning near Hardware Ranch in the Blacksmith Fork Canyon area of Cache County, officials said.

'I've been ready for about nine months': Soldiers return to Salt Lake from Middle East

Alec Williams, KSL  |  Posted Jul 19th - 8:05pm

After a nine-month deployment to the Middle East, 12 Utahns serving in the U.S. Army touched down Thursday at the Salt Lake City International Airport.


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