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Guatemalan man recalls fear, agony of separation from child

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 8:39pm

Three-year-old Genesis Gonzalez Lopez giggled excitedly as she played with her father at a sunny Utah park, zipping down a slide again and again into his arms.

The U.S. has left the U.N. Human Rights Council. Here’s what you need to know about the decision.

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Jun 20th - 8:05pm

What is the U.N. Human Rights Council, and what does the Trump administration’s decision to leave mean for the U.S. — and for the United Nations — moving forward?

Road Home meets again with legislators about unfavorable audit, gives details on response

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted Jun 20th - 7:32pm

Lawmakers were presented a progress report this week that details the Road Home's response to a blistering legislative audit of the safety and security at its homeless shelters.

3 new brush fires break out in Utah

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jun 20th - 7:16pm

Three new fires broke out in Utah Wednesday, including one that was sparked by a bird that was electrocuted by a power line, officials said.

'You feel nothing, you’re just floating': Sensory deprivation tank in Provo helps users unwind, relax

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 20th - 7:00pm

You might not have to head to the Great Salt Lake to find saltwater in Utah. A new salty trend in Utah also has mental and physical health benefits.

Utah Safe Schools Commission report emphasizes mental health, 'red flag' law

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 20th - 6:48pm

The top recommendations of the Utah Safe Schools Commission released Wednesday key on the availability of mental health resources in schools and the consideration of a gun violence restraining order to help enhance safety in Utah schools.

Call center closure to cost over 400 jobs

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Jun 20th - 6:29pm

Coming to work and being told your position and scores of others in your workplace will be going away can be the very definition of "a bad day at work." Intercontinental Hotels Group announced it will close its Utah call center in late November.

In reversal, Trump signs order stopping family separation

Jill Colvin and Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 5:56pm

Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday ending the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally.

LDS Church updates guidelines for interviewing youth

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Jun 20th - 5:53pm

The LDS Church is again updating its guidelines for how its bishops should conduct interviews with youth and children.

How weather balloons help in Trail Mountain Fire battle

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jun 20th - 5:16pm

Fifteen crews with 583 personnel were battling the Trail Mountain Fire Wednesday, according to the Bureau of Land Management. Perhaps one of the more unsung heroes of the operation is the incident meteorologist at the scene.

Navajo man fights ruling disqualifying him from Utah ballot

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 4:44pm

A Navajo man filed suit Wednesday challenging a Utah county's decision to disqualify him from the ballot in the first election since a judge ruled local voting districts were illegally drawn based on race.

3 in NC family killed in head-on crash near Scipio

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 20th - 4:27pm

A cross-country family vacation turned tragic Tuesday when three members of a North Carolina family were killed and a fourth critically injured in a head-on crash near Scipio.

Utah legislators, county leaders to meet with Trump administration

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 20th - 4:13pm

Several dozen Utah legislators and county commissioners will meet Friday with Trump administration officials in Washington, D.C., for what House Speaker Greg Hughes says is more than a photo op.

4 FAQs about the separation of immigrant families at the border

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Jun 20th - 3:30pm

Reports of children being taken from their parents and held in facilities at the U.S.-Mexico border sparked outrage over the weekend. As is common with controversial issues, misinformation circulated quickly. Here’s what’s been going on.

AMC Theatres unveils $20-a-month rival to MoviePass

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 3:24pm

AMC Theatres, the world's largest movie theater chain, on Wednesday unveiled a $20-a-month subscription service to rival the flagging MoviePass.

Logan man to stand trial on rape, sodomy charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 3:00pm

A 31-year-old Logan man has been ordered to stand trial on rape and forcible sodomy charges stemming from an alleged sexual assault during a gathering of friends at a home last fall.

Have You Seen This? Massive bath bomb turns pool into murky spa

Mary Dalrymple,  |  Posted Jun 20th - 1:21pm

What happens when you make a bath bomb that's basically the size of a bathtub? This video has the answer.

Eagle Mountain man charged with 50 counts of abuse pleads guilty to some charges

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 20th - 12:51pm

An Eagle Mountain man who faced 50 counts of sexually abusing children between two cases has pleaded guilty to some of the counts.


Op-ed: Responding to Ellen on Mormons and teen suicide

Justin Dyer, Erin Holmes and Jonathan Sandberg, for The Deseret News  |  Posted Jun 20th - 12:43pm

We all must come together to address teen suicide.

Fed chair signals gradual rate hikes in tame inflation era

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 12:42pm

The U.S. Federal Reserve will likely keep raising short-term interest rates at only a gradual pace, Fed chair Jerome Powell said Wednesday, partly because there are few signs, so far, that the ultra-low U.S. unemployment rate is pushing up inflation.

World’s steepest 400-meter race returns to Park City

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted Jun 20th - 12:36pm

Think you're tough? Try this lung-searing race up the face of a ski jump, gaining 460 feet over the 400-meter course.


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