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Newtown football title brings joy on painful anniversary

The Associated Press  |  Updated Dec 14th - 9:19pm

Newtown marked the seventh anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School with vigils, church services and a moment of joy when the community's high school football team — with a shooting victim's brother as linebacker — won the state championship Saturday in a last-minute thrill.

North Korea says new tests will help it counter US threats

Kim Tong-Hyung  |  Updated Dec 14th - 8:21pm

North Korea said it successfully performed another “crucial test” at its long-range rocket launch site that will further strengthen its nuclear deterrent.

Disagreement drags UN climate talks into a 2nd extra day

Frank Jordans  |  Updated Dec 14th - 5:08pm

U.N. climate talks in Madrid dragged into a second day of extra time Sunday, with officials from almost 200 countries unable to break the deadlock on key points of difference.

He's making a killing selling ugly Christmas sweaters

Parija Kavilanz, CNN Business  |  Updated Dec 14th - 5:05pm

At first, it was just a retro reindeer or Santa, like something your grandmother would wear. Now Fred Hajjar's ugly Christmas sweaters feature Popeye's chicken sandwiches and biscuits and lobsters from Red Lobster -- and they are going viral.

Houses of worship attacked with deadly frequency in 2019

David Crary, Associated Press  |  Updated Dec 14th - 3:35pm

not surprising in a year where attacks on places of worship occurred with relentless frequency. Hundreds of worshippers and many clergy were killed at churches, mosques, synagogues and temples.

'Jumanji: The Next Level' Parents Review

Dave Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Dec 14th - 2:49pm

'Jumanji: The Next Level' What to know before you go.

Have You Seen This? Tot traps himself on treadmill

Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Dec 14th - 1:58pm

You can’t leave some kids alone for even 45 seconds.

Guatemalan cardinal to visit Mississippi after migrant raids

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 1:53pm

A Guatemalan cardinal who advocates for migrants will visit Mississippi following immigration raids last summer that prompted 680 arrests.

Specialist teams hope to recover last 2 volcano victims

Mark Baker and Steve McMorran  |  Updated Dec 14th - 12:56pm

Specialist teams were due to return to New Zealand's volcanic White Island on Sunday to resume a land search for the bodies of two victims of an eruption which has now claimed 15 lives.

Tennessee pastor gets 38 years in child sex abuse sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 12:34pm

A Tennessee pastor faces 38 years in prison after being found guilty on 24 counts involving child sex abuse.

6 fun things for families to do in Utah this holiday season

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Dec 14th - 11:31am

There is no shortage of fun holiday activities for families in Utah. Whether you're interested in parades, train rides, cookie decorating, light displays or Santa encounters, you have plenty of options. Here’s a quick introduction to some of the events you may want to check out.

Be careful, there might be more than ornaments on your Christmas tree

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Dec 14th - 8:03am

State agency warns of possible invasive bugs.

Science Says: Diet plays big role in how huge whales can get

Malcolm Ritter  |  Updated Dec 14th - 7:09am

Whales are big, but why aren't they bigger? A new study says it's basically about how many calories they can take in.

US finally giving boot to official foot measurement

Seth Borenstein  |  Posted Dec 14th - 6:37am

Change is afoot for the official measuring stick used to size up big places in America.

Cries of abuse in Catholic Church start to be heard in Japan

Yuri Kageyama  |  Updated Dec 14th - 12:55am

During Pope Francis’ recent visit to Japan, Harumi Suzuki stood where his motorcade passed by holding a sign that read: “I am a survivor.”

Study links frozen embryo transfer to higher childhood cancer risk

Jen Christensen, CNN  |  Posted Dec 13th - 7:47pm

Children born after the use of frozen embryo transfer were at higher risk of childhood cancer, according to a new study, but the risk remains low.

Elementary students surprised with personalized gifts, appearance from Santa

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 13th - 5:49pm

Students at Redwood Elementary School were surprised with a visit from Santa Claus and personalized gifts after a trip to watch “The Polar Express” on Thursday.

New Mexico zoo cares for endangered Mexican gray wolves

The Associated Press  |  Updated Dec 13th - 4:21pm

Albuquerque’s zoo is celebrating the survival of one of three Mexican gray wolf pups born at the facility this year.

Have You Seen This? Porch thief loses integrity and pants

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Dec 13th - 3:01pm

Porch thieves are low on integrity — and apparently on belts, as well.

Opponents warn of staff exodus as US breaks up lands bureau

Ken Ritter and Brady McCombs  |  Posted Dec 13th - 2:54pm

Opponents of the Trump administration's plan to break up the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the country's public lands bureau are warning of a brain drain, saying many staffers who are being reassigned are opting to quit rather than move out West.