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Budget battle brews as Trump threatens another shutdown

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 11:38am

President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he will never sign another foot-tall, $1 trillion-plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March. His message to lawmakers in both parties: Get your act together before the next budget lands on my desk.

Baby wallaby lights up veterans at nursing home

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted   May 27th - 10:57am

Unique therapy animals provide excitement at the William E. Christofferson Salt Lake Veterans Home.

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USU didn't notify schools of former faculty sexual misconduct. Was it obligated to?

Erica Evans and Gillian Friedman, Deseret News  |  Posted   May 27th - 10:31am

Utah State University did not notify other universities about sexual harassment allegations against two former USU employees, despite President Noelle Cockett’s saying that the Logan school had done so.

19-year-old man dies after UTV crash in Weber County, officials say

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 27th - 10:12am

A man died after the side-by-side he was driving rolled over onto him on Saturday evening, officials said.

Man dies after apparently being hit by vehicle in WVC Sunday morning, police say

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:36am

A man was killed early Sunday morning after apparently getting hit by a vehicle, police said.

Backchannel, 'Dracula' help free Josh Holt in Venezuela

Joshua Goodman and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:07am

A secret backchannel led by a veteran Republican Senate staffer and a flamboyant Venezuelan official nicknamed "Dracula" broke through hostile relations between the two governments to secure the release of American prisoner Joshua Holt, who traveled to the South American country for love and ended up in jail, without a trial, for two years.

Snow College President Gary Carlston announces retirement

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:24am

Snow College President Gary L. Carlston has announced his plans to retire but will remain on the job until his successor is named, likely in early 2019.

After 'crazy couple of days,' BYU golfer tied for 2nd at NCAA championships

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 27th - 7:46am

BYU’s Patrick Fishburn was tied for second after two rounds of stroke play, just one shot behind Brandon Manchebo of Auburn.

Seoul: North Korea committed to US summit, denuclearization

Hyung-Jin Kim and Foster Klug, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:32pm

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un committed in the rivals' surprise meeting to sitting down with President Donald Trump and to a "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." The Korean leaders' second summit in a month Saturday saw bear hugs and broad smiles, but their quickly arranged meeting appears to highlight a sense of urgency on both sides of the world's most heavily armed border.

Freed after 2 years, Utahn jailed in Venezuela returns to US

Joshua Goodman and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:50pm

Joshua Holt, who traveled to Venezuela from Utah in 2016 but soon found himself jailed and later branded as a spy, was set free Saturday.

US raises concerns about illnesses tied to synthetic cannabinoids

Julian Hattem, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:39pm

U.S. health officials are urging states to regulate marijuana oil extracts after investigating a rash of illnesses tied to the products in Utah.

Jordan School District breaks ground on new Bluffdale schools

Sam Penrod, KSL TV  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:05pm

Many students are starting summer vacation as we head into Memorial Day weekend, and the Jordan School District is making sure they all have classrooms in the future.

Make-A-Wish kids become 'pilots for a day'

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:25pm

A group of nine children and their parents from Make-A-Wish Utah visited Hill Air Force Base this week to earn their wings during a “Pilot for a Day" program.

More evacuations ordered on Hawaii's Big Island as volcano activity intensifies

Nicole Chavez, CNN  |  Posted   May 26th - 7:46pm

Firefighters went door-to-door urging some residents of Leilani Estates on Hawaii's Big Island to leave as lava from the Kilauea volcano continued to flow, threatening more homes.

'This isn't just a weekend for barbecues': Display honors Utah's fallen military members

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted   May 26th - 7:10pm

To honor Utah's military families, Operation Hero has set up the Fallen Boots display, featuring 257 combat boots for the 257 Utah military members who have lost their lives since Sept.11, 2001.

Wildfire prompts campground evacuations in Uintah County

Jordan Ormond, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:42pm

A wildfire burning in north-western Uintah County is prompting the evacuation of several campgrounds.

Neighbors of Josh Holt looking forward to his return

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:00pm

Even after hearing the news that Josh Holt was on his way home to the United States Saturday, those who know him still can’t believe it.

Real Salt Lake earns first road win of season, 1-0 at Seattle

KSL Sports  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:27pm

Sebastian “Bofo” Saucedo scored his first career MLS goal, and Nick Rimando made four saves to make it stand up, as Real Salt Lake earned its first win on the road, 1-0 over Seattle at CenturyLink Field.

'Quiet revolution' leads to abortion rights win in Ireland

Gregory Katz, Renata Brito and Leo Enright, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:50pm

In the end, it wasn't even close. Irish voters — young and old, male and female, farming types and city-bred folk — endorsed expunging an abortion ban from their largely Catholic country's constitution by a two-to-one margin, referendum results compiled Saturday showed.

Former teacher concerned more students may have been abused by custodian

Ashley Kewish, KSL TV  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:31pm

Are there more victims? That’s the question a former Nebo School District teacher is asking following the arrest of an elementary school custodian.

Texas officer arrested in fatal shooting of off-duty deputy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:28pm

A Texas police officer is accused of fatally shooting his brother, who was a deputy sheriff, during what may have been a welfare check.

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