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Common nail salon tool may cause DNA damage and mutations in human cells, research finds

Common nail salon tool may cause DNA damage and mutations in human cells, research finds

Kristen Rogers, CNN  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 8:18 a.m.  |  Save Story

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Radiation from nail dryers may damage DNA and cause cancer-causing mutations in human cells, a new study has found — and that might have you wondering whether your regular gel mani-pedi is worth the risk.
Is tipping getting out of control? Many consumers say yes

Is tipping getting out of control? Many consumers say yes

Haleluya Hadero, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 23 - 11:23 a.m.  |  Save Story

Across the country, there's a silent frustration brewing over the ever-presence of tipping.
1 in 7 Utah adults struggle to read. Here's how one program is trying to help

1 in 7 Utah adults struggle to read. Here's how one program is trying to help

Erin Cox, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 22 - 8:52 p.m.  |  Save Story

One in seven adults, here in Utah, struggle with something most of us take for granted – what you're doing right now: reading.
Skimming device in Orem store for more than a month

Skimming device in Orem store for more than a month

Ladd Egan, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 22 - 12:12 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Utah mother of five is warning others to change their pin and food stamp card after crooks were able to replicate her card with a skimming device and spend more than $1,000 in Arizona.
Many Utah animal shelters are at capacity

Many Utah animal shelters are at capacity

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 20 - 12:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Many animal shelters in Utah are running over capacity right now as the number of people looking to adopt has dropped drastically.
Chess bot Mittens has the snark and the game to leave you in shreds

Chess bot Mittens has the snark and the game to leave you in shreds

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 9:48 p.m.  |  Save Story

Back on Jan. 1, the popular online chess site, Chess.com, launched a quintuplet of chess-playing bots along with their names, profiles and player ratings. Thing is, they're all cat personas and one of them, Mittens, is drawing a slew of interest thanks to her vicious play on the board and scathing — but fun — in-game commentary.
Instagram rolls out 'quiet mode' for when users want to focus

Instagram rolls out 'quiet mode' for when users want to focus

Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 4:08 p.m.  |  Save Story

Instagram on Thursday announced a new feature called "quiet mode," which aims to help users focus and set boundaries with friends and followers.
Family remembers wife, mother killed after minivan crashes into Tooele business

Family remembers wife, mother killed after minivan crashes into Tooele business

Ashley Moser, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 8:19 a.m.  |  Save Story

'She's the epitome of service': a family is remembering the service-oriented wife and mother of two that was killed Monday.
Enjoying nature may lessen need for some medications, study finds

Enjoying nature may lessen need for some medications, study finds

Sandee LaMotte, CNN  |  Posted Jan. 17 - 9:28 a.m.  |  Save Story

Going for a walk in a park or along a lake or a tree-lined space may reduce the need for medication for anxiety, asthma, depression, high blood pressure or insomnia, a new study found.
Memorial for Lisa Marie Presley to be held at Graceland

Memorial for Lisa Marie Presley to be held at Graceland

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 17 - 6:49 a.m.  |  Save Story

A public memorial service for Lisa Marie Presley will be held next weekend at Graceland, the famed Memphis home of her father, Elvis Presley.
Transgender surgeries, puberty blockers: What will Utah lawmakers do?

Transgender surgeries, puberty blockers: What will Utah lawmakers do?

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 17 - 6:18 a.m.  |  Save Story

Gov. Cox became visibly upset last year when he was blindsided by a final-hour vote that hijacked a bill his administration and LGBTQ advocates had been negotiating.
Gen Z has a new 'vintage' technology to obsess over

Gen Z has a new 'vintage' technology to obsess over

Ramishah Maruf, CNN  |  Posted Jan. 16 - 4:17 p.m.  |  Save Story

First, it was disposable cameras. Then it was low-rise jeans. Now, Gen-Z's latest "vintage" obsession is the flip phone — that mid-1990s era phone that has suddenly become oh so popular with millennials.
Get Gephardt: Provo woman's solar panels are not generating energy

Get Gephardt: Provo woman's solar panels are not generating energy

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 15 - 6:23 p.m.  |  Save Story

Changes in federal funding are fueling a boom in home solar, but the KSL Investigators routinely get tips from Utahns worried their panel projects are getting left behind.
Trooper explains how Utah drivers should navigate slippery situations

Trooper explains how Utah drivers should navigate slippery situations

Andrew Adams, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 15 - 8:59 a.m.  |  Save Story

When in a skid, it is possible for a driver to regain control, but one driving expert maintains it's best not to get into that situation in the first place, by keeping speeds down when it's snowing and icy outside.
Sitting too much is bad for your health, but offsetting the impact is easy, study shows

Sitting too much is bad for your health, but offsetting the impact is easy, study shows

Madeline Holcombe, CNN  |  Posted Jan. 15 - 8:22 a.m.  |  Save Story

Sure, you've heard the dangers of sitting all day, but with most jobs there isn't much you can do about it, right?
UDOT helicopter helps lower avalanche danger across Cottonwood canyons

UDOT helicopter helps lower avalanche danger across Cottonwood canyons

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 14 - 5:43 p.m.  |  Save Story

Lots of snow this winter means Utah Department of Transportation workers are having to do a lot of extra work in keeping the Cottonwood canyons safe from avalanche danger.
Get Gephardt: Kearns woman recovers thousands drained from money app

Get Gephardt: Kearns woman recovers thousands drained from money app

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 14 - 11:32 a.m.  |  Save Story

Money transfer apps are attractive for a lot of reasons: It's relatively easy to send money to friends and to pay bills, the fees are fewer than traditional outlets for sending money and the apps are available everywhere.
Massive gift headed to Ukraine, courtesy of neighbors in Midway

Massive gift headed to Ukraine, courtesy of neighbors in Midway

Shara Park, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 13 - 5:24 p.m.  |  Save Story

The students at Midway Elementary gathered outside their school today waving Ukrainian flags shouting "We Love Ukraine!" as a final touch to a community donation that has been months in the making.
Unhoused but not unloved, mother of 10 dies on Provo streets

Unhoused but not unloved, mother of 10 dies on Provo streets

Arianne Brown for KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 12 - 8:02 a.m.  |  Save Story

A homeless mother of 10, Edna Cox, 63, died on the streets of Provo on Jan. 1, having succumbed to the elements.
White House: Jill Biden has 2 cancerous lesions removed

White House: Jill Biden has 2 cancerous lesions removed

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 11 - 10:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

The White House says surgeons have removed a cancerous lesion above first lady Jill Biden's right eye and one on her chest, and that a third lesion on her left eyelid is being examined.
One week later, Enoch finds healing through helping

One week later, Enoch finds healing through helping

Matt Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 11 - 10:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

One week after a family was shot and killed, an Enoch City official said the community is finding healing by helping one another.
Bad Bunny and Blackpink are set to headline this year's Coachella

Bad Bunny and Blackpink are set to headline this year's Coachella

Leah Asmelash, CNN  |  Posted Jan. 10 - 7:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

The biggest music festival of the spring has just released its lineup — with international stars dominating the lineup.
Animal shelters inundated, pushing capacity after new year

Animal shelters inundated, pushing capacity after new year

Alexandrea Bonilla, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Jan. 9 - 10:34 a.m.  |  Save Story

For weeks ahead of the new year, animal shelters around Utah and the nation offered reduced adoption fees, fostering perks, and more to try to get some of their shelter animals into new homes.
Prince Harry says 'heinous, horrible' stories have been 'spoon-fed' to press from the palace

Prince Harry says 'heinous, horrible' stories have been 'spoon-fed' to press from the palace

Lauren Said-Moorhouse, Hande Atay Alam and Rhea Mogul, CNN  |  Posted Jan. 9 - 6:49 a.m.  |  Save Story

Prince Harry told CBS' 60 Minutes Sunday he hasn't spoken with his brother, Prince William, for "a while," in the second of two major interviews ahead of the publication of his memoir, "Spare" on Monday.
Fit to Recover aims to keep New Year's resolutions going within Ballpark community

Fit to Recover aims to keep New Year's resolutions going within Ballpark community

Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 8 - 9:16 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Salt Lake City gym is helping people to stick with their health goals by not just working out but recovering from substance abuse.
Twitter hacked, 200 million user email addresses leaked, researcher says

Twitter hacked, 200 million user email addresses leaked, researcher says

Raphael Satter, Reuters  |  Updated Jan. 6 - 7:23 a.m.  |  Save Story

Hackers stole the email addresses of more than 200 million Twitter users and posted them on an online hacking forum, a security researcher said Wednesday.
US labor market remains tight; manufacturing slumps further

US labor market remains tight; manufacturing slumps further

Lucia Mutikani, Reuters  |  Posted Jan. 5 - 10:45 a.m.  |  Save Story

U.S. job openings fell less than expected in November as the labor market remains tight, which could see the Federal Reserve boosting interest rates to a higher level than currently anticipated to tame inflation.
Best diet for 2023: Science-backed Mediterranean style of eating

Best diet for 2023: Science-backed Mediterranean style of eating

Sandee LaMotte, CNN  |  Posted Jan. 3 - 9:45 a.m.  |  Save Story

The gold medals are piling up. For the sixth year in a row, the Mediterranean style of eating earned the title of best overall diet, according to 2023 ratings announced Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report.
How to set healthy goals for the new year

How to set healthy goals for the new year

Ayanna Likens, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 2 - 4:21 p.m.  |  Save Story

With the new year around corner, setting healthy new year's goals is top of mind for some people. 
Mayhem and mischief: How tourists behaved badly in 2022

Mayhem and mischief: How tourists behaved badly in 2022

Maureen O'Hare, CNN  |  Posted Jan. 1 - 1:19 p.m.  |  Save Story

In 2022, the world started traveling again — and with that came the return of all the usual misbehavior and antics abroad. But with nerves perhaps frayed by a record year for airline cancellations, delays, lost luggage and inflated prices, misconduct was a particularly strong theme. Here are the standout moments from a year of travelers behaving badly.
Will Utah celebrate a new holiday next year?

Will Utah celebrate a new holiday next year?

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 1 - 7:16 a.m.  |  Save Story

Utah may have a new holiday on the calendar next year thanks to a proposed bill that would commemorate Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights. SB46 would also allow for the sale and use of fireworks in Diwali celebrations.
Keep an eye on the sky for 2023's celestial events

Keep an eye on the sky for 2023's celestial events

Ashley Strickland, CNN  |  Posted Dec. 31 - 8:22 p.m.  |  Save Story

Stunning meteor showers, full moons and eclipses will light up the sky in 2023.
Tax credit confusion could create a rush for electric vehicles in early 2023

Tax credit confusion could create a rush for electric vehicles in early 2023

Peter Valdes-Dapena, CNN Business  |  Posted Dec. 31 - 2:21 p.m.  |  Save Story

As the new year begins, a number of popular electric vehicles, specifically some Tesla and General Motors models, could be eligible for $7,500 worth of tax credits they weren't eligible for in 2022. But that eligibility may last only last a few months.
15 babies born this year, 5 more expected among staff at Timpanogos Hospital's Women's Center

15 babies born this year, 5 more expected among staff at Timpanogos Hospital's Women's Center

Ladd Egan, KSL-TV  |  Posted Dec. 30 - 7:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Labor and delivery nurses are used to having a lot of babies around, but this year, the nurses at Timpanogos Regional Hospital had a baby boom of their own.
Southwest promises normalcy as sea of unclaimed bags sit at Salt Lake airport

Southwest promises normalcy as sea of unclaimed bags sit at Salt Lake airport

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 30 - 5:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

For Daniel and Casandra Friend, the last four days have blurred together into what felt like one long, expensive day full of anxiety and exhaustion.
Diabetes rates may surge in US young people, study finds

Diabetes rates may surge in US young people, study finds

Katherine Dillinger, CNN  |  Posted Dec. 30 - 12:53 p.m.  |  Save Story

The number of people under age 20 with type 2 diabetes in the U.S. may increase nearly 675% by 2060 if trends continue, researchers say, with an increase of up to 65% in young people with type 1 diabetes.
Big changes are coming to these Utah state parks

Big changes are coming to these Utah state parks

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 30 - 8:10 a.m.  |  Save Story

Like anything else, Utah state parks age or even go wanting for the right kind of amenities to boost the visitor experience.
Picturing 2022: The Deseret News' top images of the year

Picturing 2022: The Deseret News' top images of the year

Chuck Wing, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 27 - 10:02 a.m.  |  Save Story

For the Deseret News' talented team of photojournalists, 2022 was a busy year as we set out in a world getting back to normal.
The truth behind 'gift guilt' and what to do about it

The truth behind 'gift guilt' and what to do about it

Melissa Mahtani, CNN  |  Posted Dec. 25 - 5:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

Planning meals, traveling and shopping for gifts are widely understood holiday stress factors for a lot of people, but receiving presents can also stir up uncomfortable feelings — what's known as "gift guilt."
Father, son create sleeping bag for homeless out of grocery sacks, trash bags

Father, son create sleeping bag for homeless out of grocery sacks, trash bags

Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV  |  Posted Dec. 25 - 12:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

A South Jordan man and his teenage son believe they have a solution that could help people forced to spend the nights out in the cold to stay warm.
The importance of checking in on the 'forgotten population'

The importance of checking in on the 'forgotten population'

Ayanna Likens, KSL-TV  |  Posted Dec. 24 - 10:30 p.m.  |  Save Story

As the days get shorter and the snow lingers, it becomes hard for older adults to do activities outside of the house, which can lead to loneliness and isolation. 
Idaho snowplow driver recognized for preventing what could have been a fatal crash

Idaho snowplow driver recognized for preventing what could have been a fatal crash

Andrea Olson, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Dec. 23 - 10:13 a.m.  |  Save Story

An Idaho snowplow driver is being recognized after he prevented what could have been a tragedy.
Holiday procrastinators are back in force. Blame inflation.

Holiday procrastinators are back in force. Blame inflation.

Anne D'innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec. 23 - 9:05 a.m.  |  Save Story

Inflation is driving many consumers to put off their holiday shopping until the last minute.
Utah veterans host multicultural drumming event to 'Beat Out Suicide'

Utah veterans host multicultural drumming event to 'Beat Out Suicide'

Jed Boal, KSL-TV  |  Posted Dec. 22 - 1:40 p.m.  |  Save Story

Central Utah Veterans on Wednesday invited the community in Utah County to join them for a multicultural drumming event with the idea to Beat-out Suicide and help veterans who are struggling find the help and healing they need.
Idaho mom puts spin on 'Elf on the Shelf' with adorable baby pictures

Idaho mom puts spin on 'Elf on the Shelf' with adorable baby pictures

Brittni Johnson, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Dec. 22 - 8:03 a.m.  |  Save Story

What started out as a "funny idea" now has a local mom and baby attracting attention from family, friends and strangers this holiday season.
Stay safe and warm with this winter weather guide

Stay safe and warm with this winter weather guide

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted Dec. 21 - 2:48 p.m.  |  Save Story

When winter storms force us to brace for freezing rain, wind, sleet and snow, lives can be in danger.
What were the biggest news stories in Utah in 2022?

What were the biggest news stories in Utah in 2022?

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 19 - 9:35 a.m.  |  Save Story

World events, national decisions and local issues, not to mention the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, impacted the lives of Utahns in 2022. Looking back over the year, Deseret News reporters and editors identified some of the most important Utah stories for the past 12 months.
Pope wrote resignation note in case of health impediment

Pope wrote resignation note in case of health impediment

Associated Press  |  Posted Dec. 18 - 7:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Pope Francis has revealed that shortly after being elected pontiff in 2013 he wrote a resignation letter in case medical problems impede him from carrying out his duties.
Pop-up art market offers last-minute, local holiday gifts

Pop-up art market offers last-minute, local holiday gifts

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 18 - 4:47 p.m.  |  Save Story

A group of Utah artists are hosting a pop-up art market for last-minute, local holiday gifts.
Tips to minimize holiday stress this (and every) year

Tips to minimize holiday stress this (and every) year

Mark Patrick, Wealth Of Geeks, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec. 17 - 10:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

The holidays are already incredibly stressful for many Americans as they juggle family time, finances, and mental health. Add to that the worry about being able to afford their gifts and celebrations.
Over 80% of adults don't meet US strength guidelines. Don't forget these muscles

Over 80% of adults don't meet US strength guidelines. Don't forget these muscles

Melanie Radzicki McManus, CNN  |  Posted Dec. 17 - 3:30 p.m.  |  Save Story

There are more than 600 muscles in the human body, and it's impossible to strengthen each and every one. Yet there are plenty whose power you can enhance, and doing so is key to enjoying a healthy, active life.
What are the risks of buy now, pay later?

What are the risks of buy now, pay later?

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 17 - 12:18 p.m.  |  Save Story

Looking to spread out the cost of a pricier-than-expected holiday gift for a friend, family member or yourself?
Working at 76: Inflation forces hard choice for older adults

Working at 76: Inflation forces hard choice for older adults

Anita Snow, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec. 17 - 8:08 a.m.  |  Save Story

People of all ages have been struggling with hire prices this year, but those over 65 often have an even harder time because they usually live on fixed incomes and cannot increase their paychecks with overtime or bonuses.
Utah charities make urgent plea for donations before Christmas

Utah charities make urgent plea for donations before Christmas

Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV  |  Posted Dec. 15 - 5:38 p.m.  |  Save Story

At the Utah Food Bank, the reality is, more people than ever are asking for food at a time when donations are down and costs of everything are up.
Parkinson's disease incidence far higher than earlier estimates in the US

Parkinson's disease incidence far higher than earlier estimates in the US

Shawana Alleyne-Morris and Nancy Lapid, Reuters  |  Posted Dec. 15 - 5:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

The annual number of new Parkinson's disease diagnoses in the United States is likely 50% higher than estimated, based on a broad analysis of insurance claims and population growth.
Dictionary.com's word of the year is 'woman'

Dictionary.com's word of the year is 'woman'

Harmeet Kaur, CNN  |  Posted Dec. 14 - 9:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

"Woman" is Dictionary.com's word of the year — a word so simple and so common but nonetheless, according to the site, "inseparable from the story of 2022."
Music, exercise, gray hair: Pandemic practices that live on

Music, exercise, gray hair: Pandemic practices that live on

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec. 14 - 6:24 p.m.  |  Save Story

The pandemic disrupted our traditions, practices and pursuits, how we mark milestones, what we do with our time, what's important in routines. It replaced old with new, a kind of new that just might stick.
WHO chief hopes COVID will no longer be emergency next year

WHO chief hopes COVID will no longer be emergency next year

Emma Farge, Reuters  |  Posted Dec. 14 - 6:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday he is "hopeful" that the COVID-19 pandemic will no longer be considered a global emergency some time next year.
Utah holds 1st Gender Marker Change Day

Utah holds 1st Gender Marker Change Day

Sydnee Gonzalez, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 9 - 8:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah's first Gender Marker Change Day offered queer Utahns the opportunity Friday to receive free help in legally changing their gender markers and/or names. Organizers said the event is the first of its kind not just in Utah, but anywhere in the world.