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GOP House hopeful keeps low profile after assault charge

Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:40pm

A Republican congressional candidate in Montana charged with shoving a reporter to the ground on the eve of a special election kept a low profile Thursday even as supporters prepared a hotel ballroom for a possible victory party.

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UK bomber said to have pleaded 'Forgive me' before blast

Jill Lawless, Paisley Dodds, Maggie Michael and Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:40pm

The alleged culprit in a deadly concert bombing was driven by what he saw as unjust treatment of Arabs in Britain, a relative said Thursday, confirming he made a final phone call in which he pleaded: "Forgive me."

Have You Seen This? Metal that melts in your hands

Angie Treasure, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:28pm

On his addictive channel, DaveHax — a Brit who narrates science/hack videos — played with gallium, a metal that’s solid at room temperature, but liquefies at approximately 86 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Outdoor Retailer takes show to Denver

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:27pm

Two major outdoor recreation trade shows are merging to create one mega winter expo. Emerald Expositions has acquired the SnowSports Industries America Snow Show held each winter in Denver. Emerald also produces the Outdoor Retailer show.

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Appeals court deals blow to Trump administration travel ban

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:26pm

President Donald Trump's revised travel ban "speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination," a federal appeals court said Thursday in ruling against the executive order targeting six Muslim-majority countries.

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Trump scolds fellow NATO leaders: Spend more for military

Julie Pace and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:06pm

Surrounded by stone-faced allies, President Donald Trump excoriated fellow NATO members Thursday for failing to meet the military alliance's financial benchmarks, asserting that leaves it weaker than it should be and is "not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States."

Utah's exciting new sport (and how you can join in on the fun)

Harrison Eurosports  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:03pm

Utah's favorite hobby involves the great outdoors and a set of wheels. Here's what it is, and how you can join in all the fun.

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500 gallons of nitric acid spilled in SLC; no known threat to public

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:02pm

Five hundred gallons of nitric acid were spilled at a chemical plant in Salt Lake City Thursday morning, authorities said.

Law criminalizing online harassment may be unconstitutional

Hallie Golden, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:37pm

Utah lawmakers say they hope a new, unique law cuts down on the expanding and increasingly troubling forms of cyber harassment by giving authorities the ability to send the online bullies to jail.

Officials urge water safety after 42 child drowning deaths in 5 years

Jed Boal  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:03pm

As families head for the water this weekend the Utah Department of Health is urging everyone who will be playing at pools and in open water to be cautious in light of 42 drowning-related deaths over the past five years.

Provo mayor files to run for 3rd Congressional District

Linda Williams  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:51pm

Provo Mayor John Curtis is expected to officially announce Thursday evening that he is entering the race for Utah’s 3rd Congressional seat, being vacated by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, and he said he filed to run for office Thursday morning.

Does Eric Mika have a future in the NBA?

Sean Walker  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:31pm

With Mika’s decision to leave BYU, the once-named “Lone Peak three” will have at least two years revolving around Nick Emery and T.J. Haws.

As waters rise, so does need for water safety

Dave Cawley  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:19pm

A special open-enrollment course offered by the University of Utah provides real-world swift water rescue training for recreational boaters.

7 housewarming gifts for the tech-obsessed

Emily Long, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:58am

Up your housewarming gift game with these seven cool tech gadgets for home automation and entertainment.

From Left Field: Teacher crosses over student, receives adulation

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:16am

One teacher got the students on his side by pulling this nifty move in an end-of-year basketball game. That, and more fun sports stories in today's From Left Field.

Soldiers launch attacks in besieged Philippine city

Jim Gomez and Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:52am

Backed by tanks and rocket-firing helicopters, Philippine troops launched "precision attacks" Thursday to clear extremists linked to the Islamic State group from a city that has been under siege since a raid that failed to capture one of Asia's most-wanted militants.

Police: St. George children taken by father are in Mexico

Carter Williams  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:37am

Two boys who police believe were taken by their father Wednesday are now in Mexico, and federal officials are working to locate them, authorities said Thursday.

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The new asylums: How Utah traps the mentally ill behind bars

Daphne Chen and McKenzie Romero, Deseret News  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:13am

SPECIAL REPORT: Mentally ill inmates are being forced to wait five months or more to get into the Utah State Hospital for help, far exceeding wait times in six other Western states. Some are getting sicker. Some are released. Others are dying.

Graco recalls car seats; webbing may not hold child in crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:08am

Graco Children's Products is recalling more than 25,000 car seats because the harness webbing can break in a crash and may not keep children restrained.

Woman cited for DUI after car hits boy on bicycle

Mike Anderson  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:53am

South Salt Lake police believe a woman was driving drunk when her car struck a 6-year-old boy on a bicycle.

Supreme Court patent ruling praised by Utah tech community

Art Raymond  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:59am

A Monday U.S. Supreme Court ruling should help protect companies against "patent trolls" who target tech sector businesses, including some in Utah, for harassment suits.

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