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What's in a mascot? The stories behind Cosmo and Swoop

09/19/2013 6:15am
Utah is in the throes of rivalry week, so what better way to celebrate than by learning more about the mascots for BYU and the U?

Papa Murphy's offers free pizza to young Utah readers

09/19/2013 8:01am
Utah parents can start the school year off right by reading each day with their children. And now there is extra incentive — free dinner.

Utah lags behind nation in enrolling eligible children in CHIP

09/19/2013 8:41am
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released a study Wednesday showing that Utah lags behind the rest of the nation when it comes to enrolling eligible children in public health insurance programs.

Baby delivered in Logan high school parking lot

09/19/2013 9:07am
The Cache High School parking lot became a makeshift delivery room earlier this week when a couple couldn't make it to the hospital in time.

Couple steals car from test drive, high-speed chase ensues

09/19/2013 9:26am
A wild chase between WVC police and a couple in a stolen car occurred in West Valley City early Thursday morning.

7 decades later, Purple Heart given to daughter

09/19/2013 9:43am
Pfc. John Eddington was preparing for deployment to Europe in World War II when he learned his wife gave birth to a daughter. He penned a letter, sweetly telling the little girl how much he loved her and longed to see her.

Court: Clicking 'Like' on Facebook is free speech

09/19/2013 10:04am
Clicking "Like" on Facebook is constitutionally protected free speech and can be considered the 21st century-equivalent of a campaign yard sign, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

Pa. man charged with DUI on riding lawn mower

09/19/2013 10:22am
A western Pennsylvania man has been charged with driving drunk while carrying an open can of beer — on a riding lawn mower.

How Kyle Van Noy not only survived in the spotlight, but thrived

09/19/2013 10:23am
Eyes are on Kyle Van Noy constantly. He can't go anywhere without being recognized. That's a heavy burden. There is no margin for error.

4 new species of legless lizards found in Calif.

09/19/2013 10:45am
Scientists in California have discovered four new and separate species of legless lizards — snakelike animals that burrow into sand or soil.

Pope Francis: Church can't 'interfere' with gays

09/19/2013 11:13am
Pope Francis said the church has the right to express its opinions but not to "interfere spiritually" in the lives of gays and lesbians, expanding on explosive comments he made in July about not judging homosexuals.

BYU preparing for 'faster' Dres Anderson, Travis Wilson

09/19/2013 11:31am
For fans of both schools, the stats about Utah's winning reign over BYU is easily recitable — three straight wins, four of the last five, eight of the last 11. But the BYU Cougars are hoping to stop that winning streak by containing Utah's impact players Travis Wilson and Dres Anderson.

Washington Navy Yard opening 3 days after massacre

09/19/2013 11:44am
Some employees returning to work at the Washington Navy Yard Thursday said they felt it was too early to talk about the massacre earlier this week while others said it will take a while to put what happened behind them.

Apple blogger Steve Sande discusses new iPhones with

09/19/2013 1:02pm
As Apple fans get ready for Friday's release of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, sits down with Steve Sande of The Unofficial Apple Weblog to talk about what's new.

Fund for honest Boston homeless man raises $111K

09/19/2013 4:02pm
A fund for a homeless man who turned in a backpack with more than $40,000 inside has collected more than $100,000, an overwhelming response that's a "statement to everyone in America," said the man who started the donation drive.

UTA to add transit options for BYU-Utah game

09/19/2013 4:36pm
The Utah Transit Authority is bolstering its commuter and light rail schedules for the Utah-BYU football game in Provo on Saturday.

Suspected abductors demanded drugs and money

09/19/2013 4:39pm
After a 14-year-old girl was abducted from her suburban Atlanta home, a suspected kidnapper called her family demanding money and drugs in exchange for her release, according to a court document released Thursday.

Wedding ring recovered, owner makes deal with alleged thief

09/19/2013 6:07pm
A woman whose wedding ring was stolen from a Sandy gym was reunited with the heirloom more than one month after it was taken.

Mother asks parents to 'walk away' when frustrated

09/19/2013 6:11pm
The Layton mother of an 11-month-old girl who died this week of suspected shaken baby syndrome is urging those frustrated with a crying baby to just walk away and cool down.

College, university presidents push for immigration reform

09/19/2013 6:42pm
Presidents from seven Utah colleges and universities have sent a letter to Utah's members of the House of Representatives calling for immigration reform.

Police look for 2 armed robbers after holdup in SLC apartment

09/19/2013 6:56pm
The police are looking for two suspects who broke into an apartment with guns early Thursday morning.

How a purse snatcher and potato salad help my grief

09/19/2013 7:28pm
My dad passed away 19 days ago. I have since learned that grieving is anything but predictable, and that it's absolutely possible to have a good laugh, even though your heart is breaking.

U. conducts research, joins in fundraiser for heart disease

09/19/2013 7:50pm
Nearly 600,000 Americans die every year from heart disease, but thanks to the American Heart Association, the University of Utah is conducting research to help prevent heart disease.

Postmaster says USPS may need emergency rate hike

09/19/2013 8:21pm
Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said Thursday his agency is in "the midst of a financial disaster" and may need an emergency increase in postage rates to keep operating.

Electric Run could be the start of something special

09/19/2013 8:32pm
The Electric Run inspires creativity and exercise for Utahns, and two women in particular.

Bountiful store offers chance to explore futuristic shelter

09/19/2013 8:49pm
Worried about natural disasters, nuclear war… zombies? Emergency Essentials is offering people a chance to explore an enormous, futuristic survival shelter.

Utah doctors use new alternative to skin grafts

09/19/2013 9:16pm
Doctors are using a new alternative to skin grafts to help people with chronic wounds grow new skin.

Hundreds of snakes found at man's suburban NY home

09/19/2013 9:32pm
An animal-control officer had hundreds of snakes, including two 6-foot Burmese pythons, at his home, where he ran an illegal side business selling them, authorities said Thursday.

Arrest made in 18-year-old cold case murder

09/19/2013 10:24pm
Wasatch County sheriff's investigators have made an arrest in a nearly 18-year-old cold case murder mystery.

Search for alleged drowning victim to resume Friday

09/19/2013 10:30pm
Search and rescue crews were trying to locate a man believed to have drowned while swimming across Holmes Creek Reservoir on Thursday.

Utah company provides quick flood protection with reusable wall

09/19/2013 10:31pm
A growing Utah company makes a reusable mobile retaining wall that can be set up quickly when floods threaten to hit.

Oil shale brings promise of jobs, revenue from Estonian partnership

09/19/2013 10:48pm
A partnership with Estonia for oil shale could bring a large number of new jobs and revenue to northeastern Utah.

Show us your colors: Utes vs. Cougars

09/19/2013 10:54pm
The big game between BYU and Utah is just days away and we want you to show us your colors. Upload your pictures to to show off your team spirit. We've also got Cougar Sports Saturday squaring of against the Ute Cast about Saturday's match up.