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Senators prepare bill to block firing of special counsel

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 2:07pm

Warning of "holy hell" to pay if the president fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a top Senate Republican is working to prevent the potential end result, the dismissal of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Herbert: Goal is to be able to play tennis at Pioneer Park a year from now

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:49pm

Gov. Gary Herbert said he intends to bring state resources to bear on cleaning up the Rio Grande area of its crime and homeless problem, and wants to be able to play tennis at Pioneer Park a year from now. He's also willing to call a special session.

4 great places to river raft in the Flaming Gorge area

KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:31pm

If you have been wanting to take a whitewater river rafting trip, here are some good local options.

Have You Seen This? Gang of goats vandalize office

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:15pm

When your shop is vandalized your first thought is that it was probably those no-good youths. But look at the security footage and you might find out it's those no-good goats.

Utahns denounce Trump's ban on transgender troops in US military

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:07pm

Utah Republicans in Washington and local LGBT advocacy groups spoke out against President Donald Trump after the commander in chief declared a ban on transgender troops serving in the U.S. military.

Utah's Purple merges with N.Y. company in $1.1 billion deal

Art Raymond  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 12:50pm

Alpine-based Purple, a company that's made waves in the business of direct-to-customer mattresses, pillows and other comfort products, announced Thursday a tentative merger deal worth $1.1 billion with Global Partner Acquisition Corp.

GOP seeks support for narrow version of "Obamacare" repeal

Erica Werner and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 12:32pm

Battered by repeated failures to repeal or replace "Obamacare," Senate GOP leaders retreated to a narrow approach Thursday that would undo just a few of the most unpopular elements of Barack Obama's law. Democrats vowed opposition as the Senate prepared for a bizarre Capitol Hill ritual, a "vote-a-rama" on amendments that promised to last into the wee hours of Friday morning.

Jeff Bezos dethrones Bill Gates as world's richest person

Matt Egan, CNN  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 12:27pm

Just over two decades ago Jeff Bezos started selling books online from his garage. Today, the Amazon CEO is the richest person on Earth.

Hillary Clinton calling new book 'What Happened'

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 12:22pm

Hillary Clinton is calling her new book "What Happened" and promising unprecedented candor as she remembers her stunning defeat last year to Donald Trump.

Jumbo airtanker gets approval to fight US wildfires

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 11:49am

Federal officials have given a giant airtanker capable of carrying 19,200 gallons (72,700 liters) approval to fight wildfires in the U.S., but a lack of contracts currently limits the aircraft to California and one county in Colorado.

911 calls show moments after I-15 plane crash

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 11:38am

Calls to the control tower and 911 show the surprise and chaos following a plane crash that killed four people Wednesday afternoon.

No immediate military transgender change, top officer says

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 11:38am

The U.S. military will keep permitting its transgender members to serve openly until Defense Secretary Jim Mattis receives President Donald Trump's actual direction to change its policy and then figures out how to implement it, America's top military officer said Thursday.

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If you've read the book — should you see the play? 'The Book of Mormon' returns to Salt Lake

Elaine Jarvik, Deseret News  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 11:19am

The raunchy, irrepressible, irreverent, acclaimed, denounced musical lands in Salt Lake City Aug. 1, the second engagement in two years, once again giving Utah Mormons the choice to either stay away or buy a ticket to see what all the fuss is about.

From Left Field: Simone Biles gets a little loopy after wisdom teeth removal

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 11:00am

American gold medal gymnast Simone Biles got a little loopy after having her wisdom teeth taken out Thursday morning. That, plus two crazy baseball ejections in today's From Left Field.

Wasserman Schultz fires IT staffer following fraud arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 10:31am

Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has fired an information technology staffer following his arrest on a bank fraud charge at a Virginia airport where he was attempting to fly to Pakistan.

6 storylines to watch as BYU opens fall camp

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 10:15am

Fall camp returns to Provo under second-year head coach Kalani Sitake beginning with the Cougars’ first practice Thursday evening. Here are six storylines to watch before the Cougars’ season opener Aug. 26 against Portland State.

Fruit Heights resident fears houses will slide following flood

Jed Boal  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 10:05am

A homeowner in Fruit Heights fears his house may slide after floodwater caused a retaining wall to collapse Wednesday. A lawsuit is already pending over a portion of the wall that collapsed in October.

10-year-old girl boosts summer reading by saving Bookmobile

Nadine Wimmer  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:42am

When October Hamilton writes what she did last summer, she can truthfully say she kept kids in her community reading by saving the Bookmobile.

Ogden police searching for suspect in shooting

Annie Knox  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 8:39am

A 28-year-old man was shot in the leg Wednesday evening by an acquaintance who fired at his car, and police still are searching for the suspect.

Must see: Haute looks on display during the Parade of Homes

Daybreak  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 8:00am

Design changes on a dime, and sometimes it is tough to pull several great ideas together into one space and have it all hang together.

Some GOP ballots accidentally sent to unaffiliated voters

Annie Knox  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 8:00am

Utah County Clerk Bryan Thompson said he and his colleagues were seeking to determine how many of the incorrect ballots were sent and had already informed the Lieutenant Governor’s office, which oversees Utah elections, of the problem.

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