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Beijing cracks down on bizarre apartment-top villa

08/14/2013 7:04am
A medicine mogul spent six years building his own private mountain peak and luxury villa atop a high-rise apartment block in China's capital, earning the unofficial title of "most outrageous illegal structure." Now, authorities are giving him 15 days to tear it down.

Wednesday's Child: Brian S.

08/14/2013 7:34am
All day at KSL, our focus is on the remarkable children currently in Utah's foster care system. Brian, an optimistic 15-year-old with an engaging personality and love of the outdoors, is hoping to find a new loving environment.

Brian Banks makes a comeback; LeBron gears up on the gridiron

08/14/2013 7:39am
Brian Banks spent ten years paying for a crime he didn't commit, now he's playing in the NFL. Also, is LeBron going to try some football? Check out what he is wearing.

What explains falling crime rates?

08/14/2013 10:18am
Extensive media coverage of the George Zimmerman trial and the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary leave the public with the perception that America is an increasingly dangerous place. But is that perception real?

U. offers class on literary elements of Book of Mormon

08/14/2013 10:57am
The University of Utah's religious studies department will begin offering a course on the Book of Mormon as a literary work.

Britain's cat DNA database helps convict killer

08/14/2013 11:07am
A newly created DNA database of British cats has helped convict a killer, a British university said Wednesday, illustrating how even pets' genetic material can be a boon to forensic scientists.

4 ways to make your product worth it

08/14/2013 11:28am
As someone who advises people every day on how to better market their businesses I have four suggestions for how to sell more of whatever it is you are selling:

Name of man killed in stolen truck crash released

08/14/2013 11:34am
The Utah Highway Patrol has released the name of the man who was killed Tuesday when he crashed a truck that was later reported stolen.

NYC officials cool to idea of police body cameras

08/14/2013 11:57am
Police officers around the country have been able to protect themselves against citizen complaints by wearing tiny body cameras, but a federal judge's plan to force some New York officers to start wearing the devices has angered the city's mayor and police unions.

5 great end-of-summer deals

08/14/2013 12:39pm
This is the time of year when families are wrapping up vacations and planning back-to-school. However, it's not too late to enjoy end-of- summer deals while the warm temperatures last. Here are 5 fun deals that you can take advantage of now.

Firefighters look for cause of SLC house fire

08/14/2013 12:52pm
Fire investigators were looking for a transient Wednesday to see what he might know about a two-alarm house fire.

Private location data in photos less accessible than before

08/14/2013 1:16pm
For the last several months, a dire "warning" has been making the rounds across social media sites claiming that photos contain data that could put children in harm's way. However, the danger is not as great as a 3-year-old news report makes it seem.

Terrorists turn to online chat rooms to evade US

08/14/2013 1:17pm
Al-Qaida fighters have been using secretive chat rooms and encrypted Internet message boards for planning and coordinating attacks _ including the threatened if vague plot that U.S. officials say closed 19 diplomatic posts across Africa and the Middle East for more than a week.

New hole found at Indiana dune that swallowed boy

08/14/2013 1:36pm
Crews have uncovered another large hole in a northern Indiana dune that swallowed a 6-year-old Illinois boy as he played in the sand, a national parks official said Wednesday.

Rubio warns Obama could act to legalize immigrants

08/14/2013 2:52pm
Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio warned Tuesday that if Congress doesn't pass immigration overhaul legislation, President Barack Obama may act on his own to legalize the 11 million immigrants already in the U.S. illegally.

Stephenie Meyer says she is 'so over' 'Twilight'

08/14/2013 3:03pm
Author Stephanie Meyer says she is "so over" her "Twilight" series and that she has no intention on continuing with the franchise.

Google photographers map Florida beaches

08/14/2013 4:24pm
Gregg Matthews fancies himself a lumbering Star Wars character of sorts as he treks along a popular Florida beach. He wears stout hiking sandals on the squishy sand and uses ski poles for balance as he shoulders a 40-pound backpack, a blue-orb with 15 cameras extending over his head.

Second suspect arrested in Millcreek stabbing

08/14/2013 4:49pm
Police have arrested a second man in connection with a stabbing at a Millcreek coffee shop. It happened when a man tried to break up a fight.

Hundreds reported killed as Egypt smashes protests

08/14/2013 5:21pm
In Egypt's bloodiest day since the Arab Spring began, riot police Wednesday smashed two protest camps of supporters of the deposed Islamist president, touching off street violence that officials said killed nearly 300 people and forced the military-backed interim leaders to impose a state of emergency and curfew.

800-plus mail-in, provisional ballots yet to be counted

08/14/2013 5:32pm
Several municipal primary elections along the Wasatch Front are too close to call as county officials work to count and verify provisional and vote-by-mail ballots.

Fan captures video of Tom Brady injury

08/14/2013 5:58pm
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was injured in Wednesday's practice and the scary moment for Patriots fans everywhere was caught on film by a fan.

Utahns file lawsuit against "one-man, one-woman" marriages

08/14/2013 6:59pm
A lawsuit filed against the state of Utah sought to validate claims that Amendment Three, which defines a "one-man one-woman marriage", is unconstitutional.

'Mystery priest' at scene of car wreck comes forward

08/14/2013 7:12pm
The "mystery priest" who helped at the scene of a serious accident last week in eastern Missouri has been identified as the Rev. Patrick Dowling.

UPS jet crashes near Birmingham airport, 2 dead

08/14/2013 7:13pm
A UPS cargo plane crashed into a field near the Birmingham airport Wednesday, killing two pilots and scattering wreckage over a wide rural area moments after witnesses heard the massive jet coming in at treetop level.

Rejoicing in the little things helps us see the big picture

08/14/2013 7:23pm
Rejoicing in the little things is not always an easy thing to do. But often the little things are the most important. How do we make the little things a big part of our busy day and big-picture goals? This MOMentity article offers two areas of focus.

Updating 72-hour kit important part of emergency preparedness

08/14/2013 7:28pm
We've all been told that having a 72-hour emergency kit by the garage door, and in our cars is a good idea. Red Cross Training Specialist Ann Evans stresses the importance of having a fresh 72-hour kit ready for emergencies and evacuations like wildfires, and tells us how to prepare.

Victims of Rockport fire welcomed into homes of others

08/14/2013 7:58pm
Evacuees of a fire that has claimed 14 houses have found refuge in the homes of friends, family and even strangers.

Warrants: Mother, boy tortured before friend fled

08/14/2013 8:05pm
A family friend tortured and killed a mother and 8-year old son before setting his home on fire and escaping with the mother's 16-year-old daughter, according to search warrants unsealed Wednesday.

Nevada petroglyphs the oldest in North America

08/14/2013 8:33pm
Ancient rock etchings along a dried-up lake bed in Nevada have been confirmed to be the oldest recorded petroglyphs in North America, dating back at least 10,000 years.

West Valley detective's wife stands by husband in heated debate

08/14/2013 8:50pm
The wife of a West Valley City detective involved in the shooting death of 21-year-old Danielle Willard issued a loud, verbal defense of her husband Wednesday evening during a rally and protest outside the Salt Lake City-County Building.

Brigham City mayor pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

08/14/2013 9:17pm
Brigham City's mayor has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct after a city council member complained he grabbed her arm during an argument.

Mother faked daughter's cancer for donations, police say

08/14/2013 9:26pm
Up until two weeks ago, Abreail "Abby" Winkler had everyone convinced that her 4-year-old daughter was fighting leukemia, including the little girl herself. Vernal police now say it was all a sham.

Infertility down slightly among married US women

08/14/2013 9:47pm
American couples are not as infertile as it might seem.

Greater wildfire destruction prevented by reseeding, officials say

08/14/2013 10:10pm
Utah's wildfire season has finally erupted with a vengeance. But some state officials believe it might have kicked into high gear much earlier and with many more acres burned if it hadn't been for an aggressive statewide reseeding effort.

Family watches cabin burn on TV; residents wait to return

08/14/2013 10:12pm
An estimated 250 homes are still evacuated from the Rockport fire in Summit County. Displaced residents spent the day waiting for news from fire officials regarding the status of their homes.

Police trained to find wandering autistic children

08/14/2013 10:24pm
Utah leads the nation with one in 47 children diagnosed with autism, and about 50 percent will wander. Police officers are now being trained to find children in danger.

Sailor believes illness due to radiation from service in Japan

08/14/2013 10:32pm
A Utah sailor who served on board the USS Ronald Reagan, the first ship to respond to the earthquake and tsunami at the Fukushima Dai- ichi nuclear power plant in Japan, is sick.

Parking problems prove roadblock to BrewHaHa Tavern permit

08/14/2013 10:40pm
Some people were opposed to the liquor. Most were concerned about parking. Either way, all but one member of the overflow crowd who spoke out at Wednesday's Planning Commission meeting opposed a full-service bar in their neighborhood.

Rockport Fire claims 14 homes

08/14/2013 11:59pm
Heavy afternoon winds stirred the devastating Rockport 5 Fire from a temporary lull Wednesday, engulfing its 14th home.