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GOP seeks support for narrow version of "Obamacare" repeal

Erica Werner and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 12:32pm

Battered by repeated failures to repeal or replace "Obamacare," Senate GOP leaders retreated to a narrow approach Thursday that would undo just a few of the most unpopular elements of Barack Obama's law. Democrats vowed opposition as the Senate prepared for a bizarre Capitol Hill ritual, a "vote-a-rama" on amendments that promised to last into the wee hours of Friday morning.

Jeff Bezos dethrones Bill Gates as world's richest person

Matt Egan, CNN  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 12:27pm

Just over two decades ago Jeff Bezos started selling books online from his garage. Today, the Amazon CEO is the richest person on Earth.


Hillary Clinton calling new book 'What Happened'

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 12:22pm

Hillary Clinton is calling her new book "What Happened" and promising unprecedented candor as she remembers her stunning defeat last year to Donald Trump.

Jumbo airtanker gets approval to fight US wildfires

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 11:49am

Federal officials have given a giant airtanker capable of carrying 19,200 gallons (72,700 liters) approval to fight wildfires in the U.S., but a lack of contracts currently limits the aircraft to California and one county in Colorado.

911 calls show moments after I-15 plane crash

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 11:38am

Calls to the control tower and 911 show the surprise and chaos following a plane crash that killed four people Wednesday afternoon.

No immediate military transgender change, top officer says

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 11:38am

The U.S. military will keep permitting its transgender members to serve openly until Defense Secretary Jim Mattis receives President Donald Trump's actual direction to change its policy and then figures out how to implement it, America's top military officer said Thursday.


If you've read the book — should you see the play? 'The Book of Mormon' returns to Salt Lake

Elaine Jarvik, Deseret News  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 11:19am

The raunchy, irrepressible, irreverent, acclaimed, denounced musical lands in Salt Lake City Aug. 1, the second engagement in two years, once again giving Utah Mormons the choice to either stay away or buy a ticket to see what all the fuss is about.

From Left Field: Simone Biles gets a little loopy after wisdom teeth removal

Andy Larsen,  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 11:00am

American gold medal gymnast Simone Biles got a little loopy after having her wisdom teeth taken out Thursday morning. That, plus two crazy baseball ejections in today's From Left Field.

Wasserman Schultz fires IT staffer following fraud arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 10:31am

Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has fired an information technology staffer following his arrest on a bank fraud charge at a Virginia airport where he was attempting to fly to Pakistan.

6 storylines to watch as BYU opens fall camp

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 10:15am

Fall camp returns to Provo under second-year head coach Kalani Sitake beginning with the Cougars’ first practice Thursday evening. Here are six storylines to watch before the Cougars’ season opener Aug. 26 against Portland State.

Fruit Heights resident fears houses will slide following flood

Jed Boal  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 10:05am

A homeowner in Fruit Heights fears his house may slide after floodwater caused a retaining wall to collapse Wednesday. A lawsuit is already pending over a portion of the wall that collapsed in October.

10-year-old girl boosts summer reading by saving Bookmobile

Nadine Wimmer  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:42am

When October Hamilton writes what she did last summer, she can truthfully say she kept kids in her community reading by saving the Bookmobile.

Ogden police searching for suspect in shooting

Annie Knox  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 8:39am

A 28-year-old man was shot in the leg Wednesday evening by an acquaintance who fired at his car, and police still are searching for the suspect.

Must see: Haute looks on display during the Parade of Homes

Daybreak  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 8:00am

Design changes on a dime, and sometimes it is tough to pull several great ideas together into one space and have it all hang together.

Some GOP ballots accidentally sent to unaffiliated voters

Annie Knox  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 8:00am

Utah County Clerk Bryan Thompson said he and his colleagues were seeking to determine how many of the incorrect ballots were sent and had already informed the Lieutenant Governor’s office, which oversees Utah elections, of the problem.

He was purrfect: Honorary cat mayor in Alaska town dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 7:42am

Stubbs, the honorary feline mayor of the Alaska town of Talkeetna, has died at the age of 20.

Utahns denounce Trump's ban on transgender troops in US military

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 7:01am

Utah Republicans in Washington and local LGBT advocacy groups spoke out against President Donald Trump after the commander in chief declared a ban on transgender troops serving in the U.S. military.

SkyWest announces start date for flight from St. George to LA

Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 6:44am

SkyWest Airlines has announced plans for a new round-trip flight between St. George and Los Angeles this fall.

FBI investigating death of Utah woman on Alaskan cruise ship

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:50pm

The FBI and Alaska police are investigating a Utah woman’s death after a domestic dispute on an Alaskan cruise ship Tuesday night, officials said.

Teen pleads not guilty in fatal crash recorded on Instagram

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:47pm

A California teenager pleaded not guilty Wednesday to felony charges of vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving after she lost control of her car while livestreaming on Instagram and recording a crash that killed her younger sister.

Spinning Ohio State Fair ride breaks apart; 1 dead, 7 hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:32pm

A swinging and spinning amusement park ride called the Fire Ball broke apart on the opening day of the Ohio State Fair on Wednesday, hurtling people through the air, killing at least one and injuring seven others.


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