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From DNA, scientists create skull of Neanderthal cousin

Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 9:02am

Scientists say they've deciphered features of the skull and some other details of a mysterious, extinct cousin of Neanderthals by analyzing its DNA.

3 politicians sorry for using, defending anti-Semitic trope

Mike Catalini, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 8:39am

Three city council members in New Jersey's capital city have apologized for using or defending anti-Semitic language while discussing actions taken by the city's Jewish attorney.

The US Navy just confirmed these UFO videos are the real deal

Scottie Andrew, CNN  |  Updated Sep 19th - 7:50am

The US Navy has finally acknowledged footage purported to show UFOs hurtling through the air. And while officials said they don't know what the objects are, they're not indulging any hints either.

California looks for ways to preserve environmental clout

Adam Beam and Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:34pm

A California lawmaker wants the state to stop helping people buy electric cars from companies that refuse to follow the state's emission standards.

Tonga in national holiday to bid farewell to leader Pohiva

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:24pm

Hundreds of mourners have packed a church service and children stood vigil as Tonga took a national holiday to bid farewell to Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva at a state funeral.

Prosecutors seek trial for man charged with synagogue attack

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:13pm

Prosecutors will have a recording of a 20-year-old's call to an emergency dispatcher and his online posts when they try to convince a judge that he should be put on trial for opening fire in a Southern California synagogue, killing one woman and injuring three people.

Make Your Week: Paying tribute to those who help

Jen Riess, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:41pm

The people who inspire us come from places we may never expect.

Budding scientist and refugee gets research opportunity at Huntsman Cancer Institute

Heather Simonsen, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:33pm

A young woman from a country dealing with political instability and violence got the opportunity to study at the Huntsman Cancer Institute as part of a 10-week mentorship through the PathMakers program.

Should Utah stop police facial recognition searches of drivers’ photos?

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:34pm

State lawmakers are considering pushing the pause button on police agencies doing facial recognition searches on Utahns’ driver’s license photos.

Looking forward to Utah’s fall colors? Here’s what to expect this year

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Sep 18th - 5:25pm

It's nearly that time of the year where the trees start changing colors. Here's why trees change and when we might see peak fall foliage in Utah.

Salt Lake, New York to become 'test beds' for research like 5G, FCC says

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Updated Sep 18th - 5:24pm

Salt Lake and New York are about to become "test beds" for advanced wireless technologies like 5G.

Politician apologizes for use of anti-Semitic trope

Mike Catalini, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 4:20pm

The city council president in New Jersey's capital city has apologized for using an anti-Semitic trope while discussing actions taken by the city's Jewish attorney.

Christian health care organization asks Latter-day Saints to rethink their beliefs or leave

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Updated Sep 18th - 4:11pm

Latter-day Saint Ryan Baker has been a member of Samaritan Ministries for about two years. Just a few days ago, he was told he would need to rethink his beliefs or leave.

Feds propose major habitat protections for killer whales

Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 4:05pm

U.S. protections for the waters that a group of endangered orcas call home could soon expand beyond the Seattle area to encompass much of the West Coast.

Have You Seen This? Authorities bust unlikely home intruder

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 18th - 3:01pm

One California family was in for a surprise when they found a mountain lion in their bathroom.

Amid a privacy crisis, Facebook now wants to put a camera on your TV

Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN  |  Posted Sep 18th - 2:33pm

When Facebook first introduced Portal, a smart speaker with a screen, in October of last year, the company was grappling with a seemingly endless list of privacy issues. The idea seemed tone deaf, to say the least.

Residents ask state to test falling particles near TVA plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:47am

Some residents living near a coal-fired power plant in Tennessee have asked the state to investigate unidentified particles they say are coating their homes.

NASA manager casts doubt on 2024 moon landing by astronauts

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:28am

A top NASA manager is casting doubt on the space agency's ability to land astronauts on the moon by 2024.

The college student’s quick guide to off-campus housing

Cassie Tolhurst, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:16am

It’s that time of year again. The air is cooling off, the days are getting shorter, and the school year is underway. For a college student, that also means textbooks, class schedules and housing.