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Babe Ruth, Walt Disney and JFK: What you can find in 1 billion FamilySearch images

06/29/2014 10:38am
FamilySearch International recently announced the online publication of its 1 billionth image of historic records. We thought it would be fun to show what interesting records might be found in the historic images.

World's tallest water slide to open soon

06/29/2014 10:48am
The world's tallest water slide to open in Kansas City, Kansas next week, and it features a 168-foot plunge with top speeds of 50 miles per hour.

Investors should beware of 'low-risk' opportunities, experts say

06/29/2014 11:24am
Financial fraud has been an increasing concern in Utah, particularly when it involves preying on seniors. Last year, the Utah Division of Adult Protective Services investigated 1,816 financial exploitation allegations across the state.

Poll: Utah voters favor alternative to Medicaid expansion

06/29/2014 12:09pm
A poll of Utah voters shows support for Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah Plan as an alternative to Medicaid expansion in Utah.

NASA data shows nationwide air improvement

06/29/2014 1:41pm
NASA data shows substantial decreases in nitrogen dioxide in the U.S.

Utah ranks dead last in providing support for family caregivers

06/29/2014 5:36pm
The Beehive State ranks last in the nation in the AARP's Raising Expectations 2014 scorecard for its support of family caregivers. The ranking includes a look at legal supports and stress levels.

Al-Qaida splinter declares new Islamic caliphate

06/29/2014 6:01pm
The al-Qaida breakaway group that has seized much of northeastern Syria and huge tracts of neighboring Iraq formally declared the establishment of a new Islamic state on Sunday and demanded allegiance from Muslims worldwide.

Cedar City police officer facing DUI resigns

06/29/2014 6:04pm
A Cedar City police officer has resigned after he was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence in his patrol car while off-duty and leaving the scene of an accident.

Obama to seek border aid; Pelosi visits Texas

06/29/2014 6:04pm
President Barack Obama will seek more than $2 billion to respond to the flood of immigrants illegally entering the U.S. through the Rio Grande Valley area of Texas and ask for new powers to deal with returning immigrant children apprehended while traveling without their parents, a White House official said Saturday.

Utah woman missing after Colorado rafting accident

06/29/2014 6:10pm
Authorities are looking for a 31-year-old Utah woman who was tossed from a raft in the Arkansas River near Salida and swept downstream by the swift current.

$2.6M construction project slows commute near Smith's Ballpark

06/29/2014 6:19pm
Baseball fans may be slowed in their travel to the Salt Lake Bees' Smith's Ballpark due to a $2.6 million construction project outside the stadium.

Utahns need to take better care of pets, animal advocates say

06/29/2014 6:21pm
It's been a big week for animal rights in Utah, and the defense for dogs continued this weekend after more reports of dogs being left in hot cars. Animal advocates say Utahns can do a much better job of taking care of their pets.

Obama picks Ex-P&G exec to lead Veterans Affairs

06/29/2014 6:34pm
President Barack Obama plans to nominate former Proctor & Gamble executive Robert McDonald as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, as the White House seeks to shore up an agency beset by treatment delays and struggling to deal with an influx of new veterans returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Mormon crickets on the move again in Nevada

06/29/2014 6:39pm
A creepy, cannibalistic bug that infested much of Nevada nine years ago may be making another drought-related assault on the state.

Do women apologize more than men?

06/29/2014 6:59pm
A new ad by the hair care company Pantene, which has nearly 3 million views on YouTube, asks why are women always apologizing and raises the question of whether women say "sorry" more often than men.

In happy mixed-faith marriages, focus is on ‘values’ not ‘beliefs’

06/29/2014 8:57pm
Nearly one in six (59 percent) of the religiously unaffiliated say they have spouses who are religious. One such couple says the key to a happy marriage is to focus on values instead of religious beliefs.

38th annual Utah Arts Festival comes to an end

06/29/2014 10:24pm
The 38th annual Utah Arts Festival wrapped up this weekend. As usual, it was a visual treat for art lovers at Salt Lake City's Washington Square.

Grantsville home consumed in barbeque grill fire

06/29/2014 10:50pm
A barbeque grill caught fire Sunday evening and burned down a Grantsville home. When firefighters arrived, the home was fully engulfed in flames.

Texas man found dead inside tent at Rainbow Family Gathering

06/29/2014 10:51pm
A 68-year-old Texas man died at the Rainbow Family Gathering being held about 15 miles east of Heber City. Timothy R. Gillespie was found dead in his tent about 7:30 a.m. Sunday.

Fire guts historic Brigham City building

06/29/2014 10:58pm
Firefighters battled a massive fire Sunday evening at the abandoned Baron Woolen Mills building in Brigham City. Photos from KSL iWitness users show the inside of the building was destroyed.

Marine who disappeared in Iraq in 2004 back in US

06/29/2014 11:02pm
A Marine who was declared a deserter nearly 10 years ago after disappearing in Iraq and then returning to the U.S. claiming he had been kidnapped, only to disappear again after visiting family in Utah, is back in U.S. custody, officials said Sunday.