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High court blocks NY virus limits on houses of worship

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 26th - 11:55am

With coronavirus cases surging again nationwide, the Supreme Court barred New York from enforcing certain limits on attendance at churches and synagogues in areas designated as hard hit by the virus.

An attitude of gratitude can help your mental health, experts say

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 26th - 10:57am

As humans have evolved, our brains have become hardwired to notice negative things and focus on things that might hurt us, Dr. Travis Mickelson said. But focusing on gratitude can help combat this.

Duchess of Sussex reveals she had miscarriage in the summer

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 25th - 10:17pm

The Duchess of Sussex has revealed that she had a miscarriage in July, giving a personal account of the traumatic experience in hope of helping others.

Mother of 5 from Colorado City one step closer to being named 'The Greatest Baker of 2020'

Ariannne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Nov 25th - 9:49pm

Mary Lou Timpson, a 35-year-old mother of five from Colorado City, Arizona, is one step closer to receiving worldwide recognition as The Greatest Baker of 2020. Voting in the latest round ends Thanksgiving Day.

Tweet on spare change generates big money for virus aid

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 25th - 7:45pm

Andy Larsen is a sports writer, but with so many games scratched during the pandemic he has spent a lot of time digging into coronavirus data and its sobering implications.

Art for hope projects bring calming message to SLC

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Nov 25th - 6:26pm

Many Utahns are searching for hope right now. The ongoing pandemic and civil unrest left a lot of people feeling emotionally unsettled, and officials with the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City decided to do something to inspire hope.

Have You Seen This? All you need to get a pair of Nike sneakers is a marker and this mom

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Nov 25th - 3:00pm

When you don't have the money but desperately want a pair of Nike sneakers, this mom has your back.

How to prevent Thanksgiving cooking from turning into a house fire

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 25th - 2:32pm

As you go to cook some Thanksgiving dinner, here are some tips to make sure you don't start a fire in the process.

US surpasses 2,000 COVID deaths in a day with hospitals already full

Daniel Trotta, Reuters  |  Posted Nov 25th - 11:56am

Daily U.S. deaths from COVID-19 surpassed 2,000 for the first since May and with hospitals across the country already full, portending a surge in mortalities to come as the coronavirus pandemic casts a shadow over the holiday season.

Macy's will hold its annual Thanksgiving Day Parade — but only for TV

Stacey Lastoe and Forrest Brown, CNN  |  Posted Nov 25th - 8:36am

If you live in New York City or had hoped to travel there for the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, you're out of luck. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there will not be the usual millions lining the Manhattan parade route to watch the giant balloons, festive floats and performers.

'Cops & Crops' providing Thanksgiving food for 1,000 Utah families

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Nov 24th - 9:18pm

The first "Cops & Crops" event Tuesday made healthy, nutritious meals available for 1,000 Utah families who otherwise wouldn't be able to have Thanksgiving Day dinner on their own.

15 easy, last-minute Thanksgiving side dish recipes

Rebecca Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Updated Nov 24th - 8:47pm

If you're throwing together a last-minute Thanksgiving menu or side dish, these recipes are for you. Make one of these easy dishes to enjoy during this Thanksgiving that'll be unlike any other.

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty in criminal case

Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 24th - 7:31pm

Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty Tuesday to three criminal charges, formally taking responsibility for its part in an opioid epidemic that has contributed to hundreds of thousands of deaths but also angering critics who want to see individuals held accountable, in addition to the company.

Utah monolith (probably) wasn't the work of aliens, but it's still a mystery

Scottie Andrew, CNN  |  Updated Nov 24th - 4:31pm

That shining, eerily symmetrical silver monolith found in the Utah desert has everyone screaming "E.T." The truth is likely far more terrestrial.

Early morning storm to blame for deaths of nearly 40 swans in Utah, wildlife officials say

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 24th - 4:12pm

A storm that passed through the Wasatch Front is to blame for the deaths of over three dozen swans found in Davis and Salt Lake counties earlier this month, state wildlife officials said.

Have You Seen This? This guy turned Pixar's 'Up' into reality

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Nov 24th - 3:31pm

While most of us have left the fantasy of flying away with a cluster of balloons in our childhood, this guy decided he was tired of dreaming about it and wanted to make it a reality.

Festival of Trees moves online as it celebrates 50 years and $40M raised for Primary Children's Hospital

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 24th - 2:21pm

In order to comply with COVID-19 restrictions, this year's Festival of Trees charity event will be held 100% online, with the trees housed at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.

CDC committee says people will need to be educated about 2-dose COVID-19 vaccine

Maggie Fox, CNN  |  Posted Nov 24th - 7:00am

Americans need to be prepared for the possibility that they may feel a little unwell after they get a coronavirus vaccine, if one is authorized, members of a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee said Monday.

AstraZeneca says COVID-19 'vaccine for the world' can be 90% effective

Kate Holton, Josephine Mason and Kate Kelland, Reuters  |  Updated Nov 23rd - 10:08pm

AstraZeneca said on Monday its COVID-19 vaccine was 70% effective in pivotal trials and could be up to 90% effective, giving the world's fight against the global pandemic a third new weapon that can be cheaper to make, easier to distribute and faster to scale-up than rivals.