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The father factor: What happens when dad is nowhere to be found?

02/23/2014 8:26am
Twenty-four million American children — one in three — are growing up in homes without their biological fathers, the 2011 Census says. Children in father-absent homes, it notes, are almost four times more likely to be poor.

Bicyclist seriously injured in crash at Zion National Park

02/23/2014 9:46am
A cyclist was seriously injured when he crashed while illegally biking through the Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel.

Olympic results: Four-man bobsleigh

02/23/2014 9:57am
Click the story to read the results of the four-man bobsleigh race.

Ukraine leader's secret residence opened to public

02/23/2014 10:13am
The opulent residence of President Viktor Yanukovych has always been a closely guarded secret and a symbol of the alleged corruption at Ukraine's highest levels. On Saturday, after he fled the capital and its gates were thrown open, thousands streamed into the compound to get a first-hand look.

Taliban says it suspends talks on held US soldier

02/23/2014 10:38am
Afghanistan's Taliban said Sunday they had suspended "mediation" with the United States to exchange captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five senior Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, halting _ at least temporarily _ what was considered the best chance yet of securing the 27-year-old soldier's freedom since his capture in 2009.

Salt Lake libraries forgive fines in exchange for food

02/23/2014 10:59am
Libraries in Salt Lake City are giving back to the community while letting patrons eliminate their library fines.

New app helps you fight parking tickets

02/23/2014 11:31am
Parking tickets can be infuriating, especially when they seem undeserved. But most people don't want to invest the time and energy to would take to dispute them. Now there's a new iPhone app, Fixed, that will fight parking tickets for you.

Anti-discrimination ordinance passes in Holladay

02/23/2014 11:57am
The City of Holladay has become the latest local municipality to pass a law to prevent discrimination based on sexual identity. By a vote of 5-1, council members approved an ordinance to prohibit such discrimination in housing and employment.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe celebrates 90th birthday

02/23/2014 12:39pm
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, celebrating his 90th birthday before thousands of people at a soccer stadium Sunday, said he felt like a young boy and urged the nation to shun homosexuality.

Bill enabling stricter air pollution rules a step closer to law

02/23/2014 12:54pm
A legislative committee on Friday advanced a bill that would allow the Utah Division of Air Quality to make more stringent rules governing air pollution than the federal government. The tougher requirements would have to meet certain conditions.

Man completes 100-mile race a year after beginning cancer treatments

02/23/2014 3:19pm
John Maack, known by his friends as "Johnny Runner," received some devastating news with a cancer diagnosis in late 2012. That didn't hold him back. Just a year after his first cancer treatment, Maack ran a 100-mile race. He is in remission.

Semi sideswipes vehicle of UHP trooper

02/23/2014 4:23pm
A semitruck heading south on I-15 drifted into the emergency lane and sideswiped UHP trooper James Wright's car around 6 a.m. The accident was caught on Wright's dash camera.

Single-engine plane crashes in Woods Cross

02/23/2014 4:56pm
A Utah pilot crashed his single-engine plane shortly after it lost power following takeoff Sunday.

Utah's desert bighorn sheep make steady recovery

02/23/2014 6:33pm
Zion National Park and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources are hoping to collaborate in managing a herd of more than 500 desert bighorn sheep, which has grown from a group of 12 that were reintroduced to the park in 1973.

Costly, political, successful: Sochi Olympics end

02/23/2014 8:19pm
Flushed with pride after its athletes' spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrated Sunday night with a visually stunning finale that handed off a smooth but politically charged Winter Games to their next host, Pyeongchang in South Korea.

Murray police respond to suicidal man barricaded in home

02/23/2014 9:29pm
A man believed to be suicidal has barricaded himself in his Murray home after an argument with a family member.

2-alarm fire under control at S.L. apartment complex

02/23/2014 10:23pm
Around 8:30 p.m., fire crews responded to a fire at City Park Apartments at 786 N. 900 West, where the flames started in a second- floor unit and spread to the apartment above it, according to Salt Lake City Fire Department.

Hiker rescued after falling off trail in Red Butte Canyon

02/23/2014 10:35pm
An injured hiker was rescued Sunday morning from a trail behind the Natural History Museum.

Romney supports Utah's Count My Vote intiative, according to email

02/23/2014 10:38pm
Mitt Romney said he and his wife Ann support Count My Vote, a hotly contested change to Utah's system of picking political candidates, according to an email obtained by KSL.

Farmington man dies in paragliding accident near Cedar Valley Airport

02/23/2014 11:03pm
A man died Sunday after a paragliding accident near the Cedar Valley Airport, according to the Utah County Sheriff's Office.