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Overnight weather leads to accidents, airport delays

12/20/2013 7:07am
A box truck rolled over and an SUV slid off the road near the same spot in Davis County Friday morning. UHP suspects both vehicles were travelling too fast for conditions.

Utah to share in $2.1B mortgage finance settlement

12/20/2013 7:40am
The Utah Department of Commerce announced Thursday that the Utah Division of Consumer Protection has signed onto a $2.1 billion joint state-federal settlement agreement with Ocwen Financial Corp.

Credit card information can be easily stolen, woman learns

12/20/2013 8:39am
Imagine someone stealing and using your credit or debit card, all while it remains in your wallet or purse. That happened to a South Jordan woman who learned the hard way about this ever-increasing fraud.

Passengers take down armed robber on Seattle bus

12/20/2013 9:05am
Surveillance video from a Metro bus in Seattle shows the dramatic takedown of an armed man who was robbing passengers of their phones.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac suspend foreclosure evictions for holidays

12/20/2013 9:43am
Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will suspend evictions of foreclosed single family and two to four unit properties from Dec. 18, 2013, through and including Jan. 3, 2014.

'Saving Mr. Banks' delivers a charming look at struggle to make 'Mary Poppins'

12/20/2013 9:55am
The one word review for "Saving Mr. Banks" is charming. Emma Thompson is simply wonderful as the cantankerous P.L. Travers, author of "Mary Poppins."

Dads do diapers and more, myth-busting survey says

12/20/2013 10:25am
The detached dad, turning up his nose at diapering and too busy to bathe, dress and play with his kids, is mostly a myth, a big government survey suggests. Most American fathers say they are heavily involved in hands- on parenting, the researchers found.

Police arrest woman wanted in Calif., find $60K

12/20/2013 10:41am
A woman wanted for theft in California was arrested following a short police chase in Iron County.

Rodman holds tryouts for Pyongyang exhibition game

12/20/2013 11:02am
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman held tryouts Friday for a North Korean team to face a dozen NBA veterans in an exhibition game on leader Kim Jong Un's birthday next month — though he hasn't convinced all the players on the American team that it's safe to come to Pyongyang.

How you can take your own personal bobsled ride

12/20/2013 11:15am
For just $200, you can experience the ride of a lifetime at speeds of up to 90 mph at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City.

Oklahoma places moratorium on Capitol monuments after Satanist request

12/20/2013 11:31am
After hearing from satanists, Hindus and an animal rights group, the panel that oversees the grounds at the Oklahoma Capitol says it's not taking any more requests for new displays at the Statehouse.

Woman with skin condition faces down Web bullies with a simple message

12/20/2013 11:42am
When it comes to nasty comments from strangers, Carly Findlay has heard them all — but that didn't stop her from showing a thread full of Reddit users that ugly words couldn't do a thing to her.

Woman who left baby alone on SLC street back in jail

12/20/2013 11:58am
A woman who made headlines this past summer for leaving her infant alone in a stroller in the Avenues, is back in jail.

Wage gap between men and women almost closed for Millennials

12/20/2013 12:03pm
A new study by Pew shows the wage gap is closing among Millennials — but will it last as the workers get older and make decisions about starting a family?

Roads, airports will be packed for biggest travel day of season

12/20/2013 12:51pm
Thousands are heading to the airport and driving their cars on packed roads Friday on the biggest travel day of the season. Fortunately, AAA says prices at the pump are the lowest they've been in three years during the holidays.

5 of the best films of 2013

12/20/2013 2:03pm
2013 was actually a pretty solid year for films and saw a myriad of sequels, reboots and adaptations mixed in with some original entries as well. As the year wraps up I'm taking the opportunity to share with you my five favorite films of 2013.

Alleged car thief caught after scaling fence, jumping into briar patch

12/20/2013 3:17pm
A man who told friends he had just bought a new car was arrested a short time later by multiple agencies for investigation of a stolen vehicle.

Jordan High teacher wins $20K in Samsung contest

12/20/2013 3:56pm
When Jordan High School teacher Karen Durfee applied to participate in Samsung's Solve For Tomorrow education contest in September, she was hoping to win about $500.

BYU runner named All-American following NCAA eligibility reinstatement

12/20/2013 4:05pm
A cross-country runner was caught by surprise when he found out his eligibility had been reinstated at the end of his senior season, but went on to help his team place fourth at nationals.

Senate leader Harry Reid released from hospital

12/20/2013 4:52pm
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spent much of Friday in a hospital while suffering from exhaustion. He went home after doctors cleared him to return to work, his spokesman said.

Avalanche near Brighton Ski Resort partially buries skier

12/20/2013 5:18pm
At least one backcountry skier was partially buried in an avalanche Friday in Big Cottonwood Canyon.

Utah hires former Wyoming coach as new offensive coordinator

12/20/2013 5:34pm
The University of Utah has hired a Dave Christensen as the new offensive coordinator, head coach Kyle Whittingham announced Friday.

Vehicle crashes into Logan River

12/20/2013 5:48pm
Two men escaped a crash unscathed in Logan Canyon Friday morning after their car rolled into the Logan River.

Photos of unicyclist riding in Utah snowstorm go viral

12/20/2013 7:08pm
For all the slush and the slide-offs that came with Thursday's storm, one man sitting atop one wheel had no problem getting to work.

Savoring the Season: Simple tips for reducing stress during the holidays

12/20/2013 7:32pm
Sometimes it's hard to savor the season when you are overwhelmed with all of the events to attend, gifts to give and the many sleepless nights. Here are some simple tips to reduce stress during the holidays.

Utah residents willing to act to improve air quality, survey says

12/20/2013 7:52pm
A survey by Envision Utah shows that 99 percent of Utah residents are willing to step up and do their part to improve air quality when conditions are at their worst. People said they would carpool, take mass transit and make other lifestyle changes.

Obama puts a rosy spin on rough presidential year

12/20/2013 8:01pm
Putting a rosy spin on a difficult year, President Barack Obama acknowledged frustrating "ups and downs" on Friday but exulted that the improving economy is creating new jobs and claimed crucial progress for his troubled health care overhaul. He predicted 2014 would be "a breakthrough year for America."

Tips for avoiding weight gain during the holidays

12/20/2013 8:02pm
Americans don't have to avoid the scale this holiday season. Contrary to popular belief that one gains five to ten pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, the average weight gain is only 1 pound, according to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Preplanned priorities determine where snow gets plowed first

12/20/2013 8:31pm
With the exception of certain condominium and townhouse communities, interstates and some state roads, cities are in charge of getting their own streets plowed.

Swallow 'outright broke' the law for political gain, investigators say

12/20/2013 8:47pm
John Swallow did not want voters to see him as the payday loan industry candidate, so his campaign devised a strategy to hide hundreds of thousands of dollars in contributions from the public.

Warm Bodies, Warm Souls collects coats through joint community effort

12/20/2013 8:49pm
Employees from Bank of Utah delivered nearly 400 coats and 100 blankets to the Crossroads Urban Center Thrift Store during the third annual Warm Bodies, Warm Souls coat drive.

Secret Service misbehavior isn't 'widespread,' report says

12/20/2013 9:46pm
An internal government review released Friday found no "widespread" misconduct or inappropriate behavior among U.S. Secret Service employees, after concerns were raised in Congress about the agency's disciplinary controls following a prostitution scandal.

Federal judge overturns Utah same-sex marriage ban

12/20/2013 10:04pm
A federal judge struck down Utah's Amendment 3 — which defines traditional marriage as the union of one man and one woman— Friday, finding that it violates rights to due process and equal protection as set forth in the 14th Amendment.

Officer finds, returns statue stolen from Orem elementary school

12/20/2013 10:13pm
A statue of Little Lady and Her Horse stolen from Bonneville Elementary School in Orem at the beginning of the school year will soon be back where she belongs thanks to the relentless efforts of a police officer.

Same-sex couples flock to S.L. County offices to get married

12/20/2013 10:27pm
Salt Lake County issued between 115 and 120 marriage licenses Friday after U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby's decision allowing same-sex marriage.

High-scoring Hawks roll past Jazz, 118-85

12/20/2013 10:43pm
Jazz fall to ex-Jazz players Paul Millsap, DeMarre Carroll and Kyle Korver and the Atlanta Hawks 118-85.