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Woman strangles bobcat to death in front yard in Georgia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:00am

A 46-year-old woman strangled a rabid bobcat after the animal attacked her in her front yard in northeast Georgia.

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Family separation policy starts dividing Republicans

Jill Colvin and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 9:39am

Facing a rising tide of outrage from Democrats and some Republicans over the forced separation of migrant children and parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, President Donald Trump dug in Monday, again falsely blaming Democrats in the escalating political crisis.

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Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

Jamey Keaten and Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:46am

Obsessive video gamers know how to anticipate dangers in virtual worlds. The World Health Organization says they now should be on guard for a danger in the real world: spending too much time playing.

Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:39am

Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets.

USU lab snags grant to develop spider silk

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:03am

Utah State University scientists received a grant of $420,000 from the U.S. Navy Division of Unconventional Warfare aimed at designing and developing synthetic spider silk material that could be used to fight enemy targets during military combat.

Traditional Utah foods to enjoy this summer

Chuck-A-Rama  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:00am

Summer sun spurs a bounteous supply of fresh, whole foods and a season of savory sensory satisfaction. No reason to look far and wide to satiate your summer cravings; the Beehive State serves up a smorgasbord of traditional sweets and treats.

Salt Lake dogs taught to stay away from rattlesnakes — by going near them

Alec Williams, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:42am

Utah's dogs are at a greater risk for rattlesnake bites during the summer months, but a class is offering local dog owners peace of mind.

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Sean Walker, KSL.com and Tracie Snowder, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:21am

Here are 10 stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.

Coach Kim: A vicious cycle that could hurt your relationship

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:00am

In this edition of LIFEadvice, master life coach Kim Giles explains the fear-trigger cycle that could wreak havoc in your relationship.

Trail Mountain fire 40 percent contained; firefighters share Father's Day message

Tracie Snowder, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:50pm

The Trail Mountain fire in Emery County has scorched 13,710 acres but is now 40 percent contained, officials said in a Sunday night update.

5 dead as SUV chased by Border Patrol crashes in South Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:32pm

At least five people were killed and several others hurt Sunday as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people during a suspected "smuggling event" crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas, authorities said.

Officials suspend search for missing swimmer near Newton Reservoir dam

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:25pm

Police suspended a search Sunday night for a missing swimmer who may have drowned near the Newton Reservoir dam on Saturday.

Police shoot, kill man who took elderly couple hostage, killing 1

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:24pm

A man who killed an elderly woman and critically injured her husband was shot and killed by police Sunday.

Man charged with making $1.3 million in fraudulent returns to Walmart

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:56pm

Authorities say a man suspected of making fraudulent returns at more than 1,000 Walmart stores across the U.S. has been arrested in Arizona.

3 dead, dozens injured by quake in Osaka in western Japan

Ken Moritsugu and Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:38pm

A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around metropolitan Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning, killing at least three people and injuring dozens.

Vows in the air: German couple married in tightrope wedding

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:28pm

A couple in eastern Germany have gotten married in a swing dangling from a motorcycle atop a tightrope, 14 meters (46 feet) above the ground.

Program gives kids passport to STEM summer vacation

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Jun 17th - 8:38pm

For the first time, the education staff at the Hill Aerospace Museum is offering a free summer program with interactive classes for children 8 years old and up to learn about science, technology, engineering and math.

Former NFL fullback teams up with coach Ron McBride to fight opioid epidemic in Utah

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 17th - 8:11pm

The former Cottonwood High standout signed a four-year rookie contract in 2011, and spent time floating between the Eagles’ active roster and practice squad before being released for the final time Jan. 2, 2012. That's before it came crashing down.

Tough course or easy, Brooks Koepka repeats as US Open champ

Doug Ferguson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 7:34pm

One was about power. The other was about patience.

Police looking for man who left Provo recreationists stranded

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 17th - 7:01pm

The search continued Sunday for a man who allegedly stole a box containing numerous car keys from an outdoor recreation company, leaving more than two dozen people stranded.

‘Viva México!’: World Cup watch party brings community together at Gateway

Xoel Cardenas, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 17th - 6:18pm

On Sunday morning, soccer fans from across northern Utah gathered at The Gateway to watch one of the most anticipated matches in the World Cup group stage, as Mexico faced defending champion Germany in Moscow.

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