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Important deadline Monday for Affordable Care Act

12/23/2013 7:33am
Monday is the deadline to sign up for health care under the Affordable Care Act if you want coverage to start on Jan. 1.

Businesses help kids read, connect with community

12/23/2013 7:55am
Santa found no Christmas emergency at McPolin Elementary in Park City. Kids are studying hard and getting help from neighboring businesses.

Target breach worse for debit card users, expert says

12/23/2013 8:40am
Someone or a group of people stole credit or debit card information for tens of millions of Target customers. It serves as a good reminder to use a credit card instead of debit card when purchasing things.

Ringing the bells of Bethlehem a fading tradition

12/23/2013 9:14am
A Palestinian college student is one of the last keepers of a fading tradition _ ringing the bells of Bethlehem.

2014 financial outlook for Utah

12/23/2013 9:38am
This time of year causes many to reflect upon the past 12 months and wonder what the coming year will bring. While this happens on many levels, for businesses it is particularly important to look ahead and anticipate economic conditions and trends. Fortunately for Utah businesses, the state's economy appears to be headed for another year of respectable growth.

Living Lonely: Unsettled refugees

12/23/2013 9:58am
Social isolation, sadness, fear and often loneliness lurk in the very definition of "refugee."

How rodents could shape future space robots

12/23/2013 10:04am
What do artificial whiskers and coffee-filled balloons have in common? They are both tools on experimental robots and possible ideas to help future planetary explorations.

San Francisco puppy saved from trash in nick of time

12/23/2013 10:42am
It was five days before Christmas, and luckily for Gem the puppy, the creature was stirring on the trash-sorting conveyor belt.

20-year reunion lets alumni 'pay it forward'

12/23/2013 12:10pm
For their 20 year reunion, a high school class decided to come together to support a family for Christmas, reminiscent of a canned food drive contest they won during their senior year.

2013: Rich got richer, poor got poorer and Congress did nothing

12/23/2013 12:27pm
Takeaways from 2013: The rich got richer, the poor got poorer; gays got married. The NSA knows everything; Obamacare needs critical care; Washington failed to get much done; and Congress rates lower than cockroaches.

Putin frees his enemies as part of Sochi spin

12/23/2013 1:16pm
It came as a shock both for those released and the general public _ President Vladimir Putin's move to pardon his foes has allowed him to drive the news agenda less than two months before the Sochi Games.

West Jordan judge accused of sharing information found not guilty

12/23/2013 1:21pm
A West Jordan Justice Court judge accused of sharing protected information about a defendant with a third party was found not guilty Monday.

American warns World Cup fans about Brazil police

12/23/2013 1:34pm
Six years ago, Elizabeth Martin's nephew Joseph was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer while out celebrating his 30th birthday in Rio de Janeiro. Now, Martin has a message for the hordes of foreigners set to descend on Brazil for next year's World Cup: The next Joseph Martin could be you.

7 new-to-you Christmas movies

12/23/2013 2:02pm
The standard fare of oft-watched Christmas movies makes for some decent movie watching. But if you're looking for something new this season, stop and read a while.

Failure and success for Obama: Poll offers clues

12/23/2013 2:34pm
Is it President Barack Obama's biggest failure or achievement? The Affordable Care Act aims to help millions of Americans, many of them poor, obtain health insurance. But one poll released on Monday indicates a popular split on how it should be viewed so far.

Wife's dying wish for husband's new family touches hometown

12/23/2013 3:45pm
Brenda Schmitz knew she wouldn't live to watch her four boys grow up. Diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer, she was told she would die within months.

UTOPIA courts potential investor

12/23/2013 4:10pm
A potential partnership with an Australian investor would allow UTOPIA to finishing making 153,000 connections in 11 cities and place responsibility for future debt on the investor.

Margin for error 1/8 of an inch in nuclear world

12/23/2013 4:36pm
The margin for error in operating ICBMs can be excruciatingly small _ an eighth of an inch, in one case.

5 ways Fed's influence has expanded over 100 years

12/23/2013 5:12pm
The press called it an early Christmas present for President Woodrow Wilson: On Dec. 23, 1913, Congress passed legislation creating the Federal Reserve. Hours later, Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act into law.

Sandy woman accused of attacking son with bat

12/23/2013 5:45pm
A Sandy teenager was sent to the hospital and his mother to jail after she caught him with a girl and attacked him with a baseball bat, police said Monday.

Hunter rescued after falling through ice

12/23/2013 6:31pm
A man was successfully rescued after falling through ice near Antelope Island Monday morning.

Alta avalanche partially buries 3 skiers

12/23/2013 6:47pm
Three skiers were partially buried, but otherwise uninjured, in an avalanche while skiing in-bounds at Alta Monday.

New A.G. Sean Reyes pledges to 'raise the bar'

12/23/2013 6:59pm
Sean Reyes is the next attorney general for the state of Utah. The announcement was made Monday by Gov. Gary Herbert. His appointment will likely be finalized in the next few weeks.

The lost art of Mom's retro hairdo

12/23/2013 8:03pm
Has your mom's old hairstyle ever amazed you? Retro hairstyles are quickly becoming a lost art — but do we miss the days of washing our hair just once a week and creating a scarily- stiff Aquanet build-up? A look at the creative processes and time that went into the retro hairdo.

Helicopter company's new Moab base saving rescuers time, money

12/23/2013 8:19pm
A Utah company that provides air ambulance services says its crews have responded to nearly 50 calls since it set up a permanent base in Moab four months ago.

Rifle designer Mikhail Kalashnikov dead at 94

12/23/2013 8:42pm
Mikhail Kalashnikov started out wanting to make farm equipment, but the harvest he reaped was one of blood as the designer of the AK-47 assault rifle, the world's most popular firearm.

Brothers' holiday tradition: 3 decades of photos with Santa

12/23/2013 9:07pm
For many kids, sitting on the lap of a red-clad, bearded stranger is nothing short of, well, terrifying. Not so for two Massachusetts brothers, who've turned annual Santa visits into a project of epic proportions.

Police discover illegal guns during Cottonwood Heights drug bust

12/23/2013 9:24pm
Cottonwood Heights police said they found several weapons, including an illegal silencer, when they raided a Sandy home Monday.

LDS-centric Utah epicenter for food storage

12/23/2013 9:42pm
Towering grain silos overlook the main highway in Salt Lake City at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Welfare Square. At grocery stores, there's a whole section with large plastic tubs with labels that read, "Deluxe survivor 700." Radio ads hawk long-term supplies of food with 25-year shelf lives.

Randolph, Bayless help Grizzlies top Jazz

12/23/2013 10:35pm
Jazz close their road trip with a 104-94 loss to the Grizzlies.

Same-sex couples can continue to marry, judge says

12/23/2013 10:57pm
A federal judge declined Monday to stay his controversial ruling last week that legalized same-sex marriage in Utah. Hundreds of Utahns gathered in Salt Lake City to celebrate the decision.

Hundreds of same-sex couples wed; some Utah counties refuse to issue licenses

12/23/2013 11:25pm
Hundreds of same-sex couples waited for hours at the Salt Lake County Clerk's Office in a race against the clock Monday as the state's efforts threatened to close an unexpected window allowing them to marry in Utah. But some counties in the state declined to issue any marriage licenses