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Trump swings behind massive budget; big military increase

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 2:31pm

Despite second thoughts, President Donald Trump swung behind a $1.3 trillion government spending bill Wednesday that would give him a partial victory on funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Utah to let women get birth control from pharmacy

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 2:24pm

Women in conservative Utah will soon be able to get birth control directly from a pharmacist rather than visiting a doctor each time they want to obtain or renew a prescription, a move taken by only a few other states, many of them liberal.


Police: Man wanted in Layton robbery likely connected to Salt Lake County robberies

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 2:08pm

A man suspected in a Layton bank robbery is also believed to be connected to at least two gas station robberies in the Salt Lake Valley, police said Wednesday.


With police near, suspected Austin bomber blows himself up

Jim Vertuno and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 2:06pm

As a SWAT team closed in, the suspected bomber whose deadly explosives terrorized Austin for three weeks used one of his devices to blow himself up. But police warned that he could have planted more bombs before his death, and they cautioned the city to stay on guard.

10 ways to boost your cell signal

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 1:59pm

We’ve all seen the “lost cell signal” dance.


Tempest over Trump-Putin call turns into uproar over leaks

Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 1:44pm

The tempest over President Donald Trump's congratulatory phone call to Vladimir Putin quickly grew on Wednesday into an uproar over White House leaks, sparking an internal investigation and speculation over who might be the next person Trump forces out of the West Wing.

Have You Seen This? First question fail on 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire'

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 1:15pm

It's good to be confident, but this guy was a little too confident.

3 restaurants, 5 hikes in Salt Lake Valley that allow dogs

Brooke Nally, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 1:01pm

If you'd love to have your dog tag along with you in all of your adventures and outings, check out these pet-friendly spots in Salt Lake City.

Boko Haram returns Nigeria girls, warns not to put in school

Haruna Umar and Krista Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 12:48pm

Boko Haram Islamic extremists brought back nearly all of the 110 girls they had kidnapped from a boarding school last month, dropping them off in the middle of the night Wednesday with a warning: "Don't ever put your daughters in school again."

Idaho AG now investigating teacher for alleged animal cruelty

Nate Eaton,  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 12:44pm

The criminal investigation into a science teacher who fed a small puppy to a turtle has been turned over to the Idaho Attorney General.

Purported leader of doomsday cult wants to withdraw plea

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 12:22pm

The purported leader of a doomsday cult wants to withdraw his guilty plea.

Mor'easter? Northeast hit with its fourth storm in 3 weeks

Ted Shaffrey and Michael Hill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 12:18pm

Spring kicked off with a wallop of wintry weather along the East Coast as the fourth nor'easter in three weeks rolled in with the potential for a foot or more of snow Wednesday.


'It's our turn to speak': 40 Utah teens discuss how to combat school violence

Erica Evans, Deseret News  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 11:33am

Forty teenagers representing 10 high schools from Davis, Salt Lake and Utah counties came together Monday with a question to answer: How do you create lasting change and prevent school violence, even after media attention of the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting has faded and the well-publicized walkouts and coming marches are over.

Male birth control pill one step closer to reality, researchers say

Mark Lieber, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 11:31am

For decades, birth control pills have exclusively been used by women. But a male birth control pill that is both safe and effective may be on the horizon, according to a new study.

Yellowstone bison slaughter protester pleads guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 11:02am

A man who chained himself to a concrete-filled barrel in an effort to prevent trucks from hauling Yellowstone National Park bison to slaughter has pleaded guilty.

Patrick Kinahan: BYU had better choose the right QB

Patrick Kinahan, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 10:20am

Coming off a horrible season in which quarterback play was not near good enough, BYU has to choose the right starter at the position this year. The coaching staff is sifting through several candidates and should be able to settle on a quality player.


Woman levels accusations against former MTC president

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 10:01am

The LDS Church is investigating a woman’s claim that a former president of the Missionary Training Center in Provo sexually assaulted her while she was a missionary there in 1984, an allegation that he denies.

Dropbox and Spotify to test demand for unicorn tech IPOs

Paul R. La Monica  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 10:00am

Who says unicorns aren't real?

Poll round 3: Who is the most prominent Utahn?

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 9:54am

Ain’t it sweet? We’re on to the second week of competition as we try to find the most prominent Utahn.

Holladay man who hit, killed jogger seeks parole

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 9:20am

A man who hit and killed a jogger in 2013 while driving with methamphetamine in his system is seeking parole.

'We give of our resources': Herbert asks Utahns to donate to homeless fund on tax form

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 8:41am

To help victims of domestic violence and others in need, Gov. Gary Herbert is encouraging Utahns to donate to the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund on their 2018 tax forms.


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