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Space enthusiasts celebrate 50th anniversary of first moon mission

Christina Giardinelli, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:34pm

Dozens of families, space enthusiasts and Utah's very own astronaut gathered at Veterans Memorial Park to celebrate the event with modular rocket launches.

To counter possible ISIS resurgence, Sen. Mitt Romney calls for full staffing at US embassy in Iraq

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:03pm

With ongoing security threats leaving as few as 15 State Department workers in the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, Sens. Mitt Romney and Chris Murphy called for a full diplomatic presence in Baghdad as soon as possible.

Utahn suspected in girlfriend's death released from jail

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:32pm

The main suspect in the shooting death of a Taylorsville woman was released from jail on Monday, angering her family. But police and prosecutors say the case is not closed.

Increasing social media use tied to rise in teens' depressive symptoms, study says

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:01pm

Spending too much time scrolling through social media and watching more television has been linked with symptoms of depression in young people -- and a new study reveals to what extent screen time and depression may be intertwined.

BLM headquarters to relocate to Colorado, not Utah

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:40pm

Utah will gain 44 BLM staffers in a realignment that will move the agency's headquarters from Washington to Grand Junction, Colorado.

Appeals court agrees a Utah county violated Navajo voting rights through gerrymandering

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:33pm

An appeals court has upheld a ruling that found voting districts in a Utah county were racially gerrymandered and violated the rights of Navajo voters

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99

Mark Sherman and Connie Cass, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:04pm

John Paul Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court's leading liberal, died Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99.

Police release photos of car related to fatal West Valley shooting

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 16th - 6:36pm

Photos of the car were released by West Valley police Tuesday and show photos of a red or maroon Nissan Altima or Maxima, according to officials. Sunday, police were searching for a white Ford Mustang and red or maroon Nissan Altima in relation to the shooting.

Have you seen this? Training to save the aliens

Kaitlyn Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:48pm

We’ve always wondered if the U.S. government was hiding aliens in Area 51. Now, one satirical Facebook event is out to prove it.

University of Utah police chief announces retirement

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:05pm

Chief Dale Brophy, who led the department at the time of student Lauren McCluskey's killing, will continue to serve as director of public safety until October.

Police asking other victims to come forward after arresting Utah man for child sex abuse

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:30pm

Authorities are asking anyone who may have been victimized by a Utah man arrested Monday on investigation of child sexual abuse to contact police.

House condemns Trump 'racist' tweets in extraordinary rebuke

Alan Fram and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:06pm

In a remarkable political repudiation, the Democratic-led U.S. House voted Tuesday night to condemn President Donald Trump's "racist comments" against four congresswomen of color, despite protestations by Trump's Republican congressional allies and his own insistence he hasn't "a racist bone in my body."

A cattle drive on Utah's Capitol Hill? No bull

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:34pm

Eight massive longhorn steer ambled in a round pen and were ceremoniously driven from one corral to another to mark the upcoming Days of '47 celebration. And yes, they were on the lawn of the state Capitol, much to the delight of clicking cameras.

Nonconference slate set for Runnin' Utes; team opens on road against Nevada

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:52pm

The Runnin’ Utes are returning to the Mountain West Conference — at least for the first game of their nonconference schedule slate.

Eastbound I-80 reopened at Salt Lake-Tooele county border following rollover, load spill

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:32pm

All lanes of eastbound I-80 have reopened following a rollover crash near The Saltair, officials say.

9-year-old’s sketch helps police identify package thieves’ truck

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:31pm

A sketch drawn by a 9-year-old girl in Springville recently gave police a break in a package theft case.

'Game of Thrones' reigns with record 32 Emmy nominations

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:02pm

HBO's "Game of Thrones" slashed its way to a record-setting 32 Emmy nominations Tuesday for its eighth and final season, leading HBO back to dominance over Netflix, the streaming service that bumped it last year from atop the increasingly crowded television heap.

McAdams casts only Utah vote for resolution condemning Trump over 'racist comments'

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 1:46pm

Utah's only Democrat in Congress, Rep. Ben McAdams, will vote today for a resolution condemning President Donald Trump for "racist comments" about a group of progressive minority congresswomen.

Stewardship agreement will funnel $20 million to improve Utah's forests

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 1:17pm

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert announced Tuesday that $20 million will be spent over four years to improve the health of Utah's forests under a stewardship agreement forged between the state and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

State auditor named interim director of shuttered Utah charter school

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 12:16pm

Utah State Auditor John Dougall was appointed interim director of the now-shuttered American International School of Utah Tuesday.

Ben Anderson: Jazz roster is deep and versatile

Ben Anderson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:40am

The Jazz appear to have filled out their 15 man roster, and its loaded with experience, and versatility.