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Trump digs in on immigration as national outrage rises

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 3:14pm

Undaunted and unapologetic, President Donald Trump defended his administration's border-protection policies Monday in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of migrant children from their parents. Tough action is needed to fight illegal immigration, he declared and the U.S. "will not be a migrant camp" on his watch.

Man dies after losing control, crashing bicycle he was riding

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 18th - 3:01pm

A 57-year-old man died after he lost control of the bicycle he was riding and crashed Friday evening, police said.

Have You Seen This? This tortoise is all of us in the summer

Mary Dalrymple, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:30pm

There are few things better on a hot summer day than turning on the sprinklers and getting a bit of relief from the intense heat. Even this tortoise agrees.

Former U. baseball player shares story of opioid battle with youth groups

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:11pm

A once promising baseball player at the University of Utah who became addicted to heroin after an injury is now sober, and he's sharing his story with youth groups to help prevent others from getting sucked in as he did.

Teen dies after 60-foot fall in Santaquin Canyon

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:42pm

A 16-year-old girl died after she fell about 60 feet at a waterfall in Santaquin Canyon Monday morning, authorities said.

Audi CEO detained in diesel emissions case

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:39pm

German authorities on Monday detained the chief executive of Volkswagen's Audi division, Rupert Stadler, as part of a probe into the manipulation of emissions controls.

Boys burned by suspected acid in 'heinous crime' released from hospital

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:17pm

On Friday, Jason Keith Summers, 32, was arrested after police say he went to his neighbor's yard and threw an unknown substance on two boys, ages 3 and 5. The substance was initially suspected to be sulphuric acid.

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D.A. reviews police shooting as friends remember 'good kid' who battled addiction

Pat Reavy, Deseret News  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:02pm

As Zane James lay face down on a grassy front yard in a residential neighborhood, an officer checking either his waistband or front jacket pocket found what appeared to be a gun.

Severe storm brings half-dollar-sized hail to several parts of the valley

Mary Dalrymple, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:46pm

A severe thunderstorm warning was in effect for several parts of Utah Monday morning as hail and rain poured down across the Wasatch Front.

Great Clips of the Week: Brewers' Triple-A callup is the ultimate hurler

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:29pm

Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Adrian Houser had a moment to forget during his fifth call-up to The Show in Sunday's 10-9 loss to the Phillies. Meanwhile, Mexico fans likely caused an earthquake celebrating a 1-0 win over defending champ Germany.

Immigrant kids seen held in fenced cages at border facility

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:24pm

Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of immigrant 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.

LDS Church to significantly revise hymnbooks, asks for original submissions

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 18th - 11:49am

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will significantly revise its hymnbook and children’s songbook and is asking members and nonmembers to submit original music for consideration.

Man killed by officers had killed elderly grandmother, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 11:19am

Police say a man who took an elderly couple hostage, killing the woman and critically injuring the man before being shot and killed by police, was the woman's grandson.

Pesticide death causes Wayne County health clinic closure

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 11:11am

A community health center was closed Monday as crews worked on cleaning a contaminated area after a person died from pesticide consumption Sunday night.

It’s not art, it’s vandalism: Graffiti found in Zion prompts reminder to 'leave no trace'

Joseph Witham, St. George News  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:44am

A recent example of graffiti left on a rock face in Zion National Park has prompted park officials to remind visitors of the permanent impact of vandalism in Utah’s most-visited national park.

Apple sets up iPhones to relay location for 911 calls

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:27am

Apple is trying to drag the U.S.'s antiquated system for handling 911 calls into the 21st century.

Sheriff: Suspect in Idaho triple killing is probably dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:15am

The only suspect in the killing of two women and a 14-year-old girl last year in Idaho will likely never be brought to justice because he's probably dead, a sheriff said.

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.

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.

Preliminary hearing set to resume for teen in St. George explosives case

Linda Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:19am

The preliminary hearing for a teen who allegedly left a backpack with explosive materials in a St. George high school was set to resume in St. George Monday.

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.

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