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7 million people are under flood watches while 7 million face extreme heat alerts

7 million people are under flood watches while 7 million face extreme heat alerts

Haley Brink and Theresa Waldrop, CNN  |  Posted Aug. 14 - 6:04 p.m.

A flood watch is in place from Arizona to Wyoming, covering more than 7 million people, with afternoon and evening rain and thunderstorms expected in much of the Southwest on Sunday.
Anne Heche will be taken off life support 9 days after car crash

Anne Heche will be taken off life support 9 days after car crash

Lisa Richwine, Reuters  |  Posted Aug. 14 - 4:58 p.m.

American actor Anne Heche will be taken off life support on Sunday, nine days after suffering severe injuries in a fiery car crash, as a compatible person was found to receive her donated organs, a spokesperson said.
Bureau of Land Management to pause oil, gas leasing on 2.2 million acres in Colorado

Bureau of Land Management to pause oil, gas leasing on 2.2 million acres in Colorado

Clark Mindock, Reuters  |  Updated Aug. 14 - 2:27 p.m.

The Bureau of Land Management will pause oil and gas leasing on 2.2 million acres of Colorado public land after environmental groups alleged its current management plan failed to consider climate impacts, according to a settlement.
Climate bill: Could coal communities shift to nuclear?

Climate bill: Could coal communities shift to nuclear?

Jennifer Mcdermott and Mary Katherine Wildeman, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug. 14 - 9:22 a.m.

A major economic bill headed to the president has "game-changing" incentives for the nuclear energy industry, experts say, and those tax credits are even more substantial if a facility is sited in a community with a coal plant that's closing.
What takes years and costs $20K? A San Francisco trash can

What takes years and costs $20K? A San Francisco trash can

Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug. 13 - 9:16 p.m.

What takes years to make and costs more than $20,000? A trash can in San Francisco. The pricey, boxy bin is one of three custom-made trash cans the city is testing this summer as part of its yearslong search for another tool to use against its dirty streets.
Flight attendant sues Delta Air Lines after it fired her for sharing anti-Trump editorial cartoon

Flight attendant sues Delta Air Lines after it fired her for sharing anti-Trump editorial cartoon

Meron Moges-Gerbi, CNN  |  Posted Aug. 13 - 5:10 p.m.

An employment discrimination lawsuit filed by a former Delta Air Lines flight attendant says she was fired for posting an image of former President Donald Trump wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood on her personal Facebook page.
Monkeypox? Climate? Deciding what's a national emergency

Monkeypox? Climate? Deciding what's a national emergency

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug. 13 - 1:13 p.m.

Climate activists are pressuring President Joe Biden to declare a national climate emergency, something the White House hasn't done yet. Perhaps now that Congress has passage legislation that includes about $375 billion over a decade in climate change-fighting strategies, that pressure on the president to make such a declaration may ease.
Pipeline break spills 45,000 gallons of diesel in Wyoming

Pipeline break spills 45,000 gallons of diesel in Wyoming

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug. 13 - 8:13 a.m.

A pipeline carrying diesel has cracked open and spilled more than 45,000 gallons of fuel in a rural area of eastern Wyoming. The ruptured line is owned by a company that is being sued by federal prosecutors over previous spills in North Dakota and Montana.
Twitter plan to fight midterm misinformation falls short, voting rights experts say

Twitter plan to fight midterm misinformation falls short, voting rights experts say

Sheila Dang, Reuters  |  Updated Aug. 12 - 10:03 p.m.

Twitter on Thursday set out a plan to combat the spread of election misinformation that revives previous strategies, but civil and voting rights experts said it would fall short of what is needed to prepare for the upcoming U.S. midterm elections.
Are new rules on tech companies needed to protect consumer data?

Are new rules on tech companies needed to protect consumer data?

Carlene Coombs, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 12 - 7:38 p.m.

The Federal Trade Commission will soon be seeking public comment on the impact of commercial surveillance and possible benefits of rules on tech companies to protect consumers' data privacy.
Anne Heche remains on life support for donor evaluation

Anne Heche remains on life support for donor evaluation

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug. 12 - 3:29 p.m.

Anne Heche remains on life support and under evaluation for organ donation.
FBI removed top secret documents from Trump's home, Wall Street Journal reports

FBI removed top secret documents from Trump's home, Wall Street Journal reports

Sarah N. Lynch, Reuters  |  Updated Aug. 12 - 1:43 p.m.

FBI agents who searched former U.S. President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home in Florida on Monday removed 11 sets of classified documents including some marked as top secret, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing documents it reviewed.
How will Utah GOP congressmen vote on Democrat Inflation Reduction Act?

How will Utah GOP congressmen vote on Democrat Inflation Reduction Act?

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 12 - 12:56 p.m.

Utah's four Republican congressmen are expected Friday to vote against the Democrats' Inflation Reduction Act, which aims to address taxes, health care spending and climate change. 
Author Salman Rushdie attacked on lecture stage in New York

Author Salman Rushdie attacked on lecture stage in New York

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug. 12 - 11:47 a.m.

Author Salman Rushdie has been attacked and apparently stabbed in the neck as he was about to give a lecture in western New York.
Ohio gunman appeared to threaten FBI after Trump search

Ohio gunman appeared to threaten FBI after Trump search

Andrew Welsh-Huggins and Patrick Orsagos, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug. 12 - 11:22 a.m.

A law enforcement official says a gunman who died in a shootout after trying to get inside the FBI's Cincinnati office appeared to have posted calls on social media for FBI agents to be killed and for people to take up arms in the wake of the search at Donald Trump's home.
Polio virus found in New York City wastewater, suggesting local transmission

Polio virus found in New York City wastewater, suggesting local transmission

Kanishka Singh, Reuters  |  Posted Aug. 12 - 10:16 a.m.

Health officials identified the virus that causes polio in New York City's wastewater, suggesting local transmission of the virus, state authorities said on Friday, urging unvaccinated New Yorkers to get vaccinated.
Walmart's long-lasting challenge: Luring budget shoppers back to its stores

Walmart's long-lasting challenge: Luring budget shoppers back to its stores

Arriana McLymore and Siddharth Cavale, Reuters  |  Updated Aug. 12 - 10:14 a.m.

Walmart could face an uphill battle to reclaim U.S. shoppers who opted for the neighborhood dollar store or Aldi rather than driving farther to a Walmart Supercenter when gasoline was $5 a gallon.
House set to give Biden new win with $430B bill on climate, drug prices

House set to give Biden new win with $430B bill on climate, drug prices

David Morgan, Reuters  |  Posted Aug. 12 - 8:46 a.m.

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote Friday on a $430 billion bill to fight climate change and lower prescription drug prices, in what Democrats view as a major political win for President Joe Biden ahead of November's midterm elections.
Opioid lawsuit: Judge finds Walgreens liable in San Francisco opioid crisis

Opioid lawsuit: Judge finds Walgreens liable in San Francisco opioid crisis

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Updated Aug. 12 - 8:42 a.m.

Walgreens can be held responsible for contributing to San Francisco's opioid crisis for over-dispensing highly addictive drugs for years without proper oversight, a federal judge has ruled.
EU calls electric vehicle tax credit in the Inflation Reduction Act 'discriminatory'

EU calls electric vehicle tax credit in the Inflation Reduction Act 'discriminatory'

Carlene Coombs, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 11 - 8:43 p.m.

The European Union criticized the U.S.'s proposed electric vehicle tax credit written into the Inflation Reduction Act on Thursday saying the proposed qualifications are "discriminatory" and may break World Trade Organization rules.
Garland asks court to unseal warrant for Mar-a-Lago search

Garland asks court to unseal warrant for Mar-a-Lago search

Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug. 11 - 6:49 p.m.

The Justice Department has asked a court to unseal the federal warrant the FBI used to search the Florida estate of former President Donald Trump.
The CDC has eased COVID-19 guidelines. Here's what you should do now

The CDC has eased COVID-19 guidelines. Here's what you should do now

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Updated Aug. 11 - 5:05 p.m.

The nation's top public health agency is relaxing its COVID-19 guidelines and dropping the recommendation that Americans quarantine themselves if they come into close contact with an infected person.
Armed man killed after trying to breach Cincinnati FBI office, standoff

Armed man killed after trying to breach Cincinnati FBI office, standoff

The Associated Press  |  Updated Aug. 11 - 4:40 p.m.

The Ohio Highway State Patrol says an armed man who tried to breach the FBI's Cincinnati office was shot and killed by police after he fled the scene, leading to an hourlong standoff.
Social media offers parents more controls. But do they help?

Social media offers parents more controls. But do they help?

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug. 11 - 11:27 a.m.

As concerns about social media's impact on teen psychology continue to rise, platforms from Snapchat to TikTok to Instagram are bolting on new features they say will make their services safer and more age appropriate.
Why are Applebee's and IHOP more expensive now?

Why are Applebee's and IHOP more expensive now?

Madison Selcho, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 11 - 9:26 a.m.

Applebee's and IHOP have raised their menu prices this year while also reporting an increase in sales.
What do states' fights over abortion rights mean for Utah?

What do states' fights over abortion rights mean for Utah?

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 11 - 9:08 a.m.

In recent weeks, the federal government and states have pushed back against states' abortion laws since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that established a right to abortion.
Elon Musk sells $7B in Tesla shares ahead of Twitter fight

Elon Musk sells $7B in Tesla shares ahead of Twitter fight

Michelle Chapman, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug. 11 - 6:49 a.m.

Elon Musk has sold nearly $7 billion worth of shares in Tesla as the billionaire gets his finances in order ahead of his court battle with Twitter.
Explosion in southern Indiana kills 3, damages 39 homes

Explosion in southern Indiana kills 3, damages 39 homes

The Associated Press  |  Updated Aug. 10 - 8:13 p.m.

Authorities say a house explosion that reverberated across a neighborhood in the southern Indiana city of Evansville left three people dead and damaged about 39 homes.
Trump refuses to answer questions in NY attorney general probe

Trump refuses to answer questions in NY attorney general probe

Karen Freifeld, Reuters  |  Updated Aug. 10 - 5:38 p.m.

Former President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he refused to answer questions during an appearance before New York state's attorney general in a civil investigation into his family's business practices, citing his constitutional right against self-incrimination.
Biden signs 'burn pits' help for vets, a personal win, too

Biden signs 'burn pits' help for vets, a personal win, too

Chris Megerian, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug. 10 - 2:01 p.m.

President Joe Biden has signed veterans health care legislation that ends a long battle to expand benefits for troops who served near toxic "burn pits."
What the 'transformative' climate provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act will bring to the West

What the 'transformative' climate provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act will bring to the West

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 10 - 11:01 a.m.

Democrats pushed a long-anticipated bill through the Senate this weekend that advocates say is the single largest step towards combating climate change in U.S. history.
US inflation slips from 40-year peak but remains high at 8.5%

US inflation slips from 40-year peak but remains high at 8.5%

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug. 10 - 10:46 a.m.

Consumer prices jumped 8.5% in July compared with a year earlier, the government said Wednesday, down from a 9.1% year-over-year jump in June.
The Inflation Reduction Act includes a tax credit for electric vehicles but most electric vehicles won't qualify

The Inflation Reduction Act includes a tax credit for electric vehicles but most electric vehicles won't qualify

Carlene Coombs, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 10 - 8:03 a.m.

On paper, the Inflation Reduction Act, which passed the Senate on Sunday, includes a $7,500 tax credit for those who purchase an electric vehicle. But a majority of electric vehicles won't qualify for the credit.
Grand jury declines to indict woman in Emmett Till killing

Grand jury declines to indict woman in Emmett Till killing

Michael Goldberg, Report For America, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug. 9 - 10:11 p.m.

A grand jury in Mississippi has declined to indict the white woman whose accusation set off the lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till nearly 70 years ago.
Snapchat rolls out option to let parents see who their teens are messaging

Snapchat rolls out option to let parents see who their teens are messaging

Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN Business  |  Posted Aug. 9 - 8:41 p.m.

Snapchat on Tuesday introduced its first parental control center, nearly 10 months after an executive from the company told Congress it was developing tools aimed at helping parents keep their teens safe.
'I didn't really learn anything': COVID grads face college

'I didn't really learn anything': COVID grads face college

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug. 9 - 7:41 p.m.

After the disruption of online learning, first-year college students are arriving on U.S. campuses unprepared for the demands of college-level work, experts say.
US House panel has right to see Trump tax records, court rules

US House panel has right to see Trump tax records, court rules

Doina Chiacu, Reuters  |  Posted Aug. 9 - 6:24 p.m.

A U.S. House of Representatives committee has the right to see former President Donald Trump's tax returns, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday, rejecting his claims that the request was invalid because it was politically motivated.
FBI's search of Trump's Florida estate: Why now?

FBI's search of Trump's Florida estate: Why now?

Zeke Miller, Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug. 9 - 6:11 p.m.

The FBI's unprecedented search of former President Donald Trump's Florida residence ricocheted around government, politics and a polarized country Tuesday along with questions as to why the Justice Department — notably cautious under Attorney General Merrick Garland — decided to take such a drastic step.
Justice Department asks judge to pause Idaho abortion ban

Justice Department asks judge to pause Idaho abortion ban

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug. 9 - 5:28 p.m.

The U.S. Department of Justice asked a federal judge this week to bar Idaho from enforcing its near-total abortion ban while a lawsuit pitting federal health care law against state anti-abortion legislation is underway.
President Biden signs $280 billion microchip bill aiming to boost ailing US industry

President Biden signs $280 billion microchip bill aiming to boost ailing US industry

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 9 - 5:22 p.m.

President Joe Biden gathered with congressional and business leaders Tuesday on the South Lawn of the White House to sign a massive, $280 billion bipartisan-supported bill aiming to reignite a U.S. microchip industry that's lost ground in a market now dominated by Asian manufacturers.
Congress proposes crackdown on airlines over canceled flights

Congress proposes crackdown on airlines over canceled flights

David Shepardson, Reuters  |  Posted Aug. 9 - 4:43 p.m.

Two U.S. House Democrats on Tuesday proposed making it unlawful for airlines to offer flights if they know they lack sufficient staff or to cancel flights close to scheduled departures because of foreseeable staffing issues.
Police: Albuquerque man charged in killings of 2 Muslim men, suspected in 2 more deaths

Police: Albuquerque man charged in killings of 2 Muslim men, suspected in 2 more deaths

Stefanie Dazio and Mariam Fam, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug. 9 - 4:30 p.m.

Authorities have charged a 51-year-old man in the killings of two Muslim men in New Mexico's largest city, and he is suspected of slaying two others.
In dry California, salty water creeps into key waterways

In dry California, salty water creeps into key waterways

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug. 9 - 2:31 p.m.

The Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers are central arms of California's water system. But they are becoming too salty to use for some farmers and cities that rely on them as the state's punishing drought drags on.
Alex Jones' Sandy Hook punitive damages likely to be slashed, experts say

Alex Jones' Sandy Hook punitive damages likely to be slashed, experts say

Jack Queen, Reuters  |  Updated Aug. 9 - 11:42 a.m.

U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones could end up owing as little as 10% of the $45.2 million in punitive damages that a Texas jury awarded to the parents of a Sandy Hook victim last week, legal experts told Reuters on Monday.
Biden signs $280B CHIPS act in bid to boost US over China

Biden signs $280B CHIPS act in bid to boost US over China

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug. 9 - 11:18 a.m.

President Joe Biden has signed a $280 billion bipartisan bill to boost domestic high-tech manufacturing. The measure is part of his administration's push to boost U.S. competitiveness over China.
US pledges $1 billion more rockets, other arms for Ukraine

US pledges $1 billion more rockets, other arms for Ukraine

Ellen Knickmeyer and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug. 9 - 10:04 a.m.

The Biden administration has announced another $1 billion in new military aid for Ukraine. Monday's pledge promises what will be the biggest yet delivery of rockets, ammunition and other arms straight from Department of Defense stocks for Ukrainian forces.
FBI searches Trump's Mar-a-Lago home in Florida as part of presidential records probe

FBI searches Trump's Mar-a-Lago home in Florida as part of presidential records probe

Brian Ellsworth and Sarah N. Lynch, Reuters  |  Updated Aug. 8 - 10:03 p.m.

Former President Donald Trump said FBI agents raided his Mar-a-Lago estate on Monday and broke into his safe in what his son acknowledged was part of an investigation into Trump's removal of official presidential records from the White House to his Florida resort.
Deep inside a cave, explorers find senior dog alive after it went missing for 2 months

Deep inside a cave, explorers find senior dog alive after it went missing for 2 months

Madison Selcho, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 8 - 9:34 p.m.

A group of Missouri cave explorers accidentally found and helped rescue a senior dog that had been missing for two months. It is unclear how long the dog was in the cave or how it managed to survive.
Consumer confidence in housing market falls to lowest level in over 10 years

Consumer confidence in housing market falls to lowest level in over 10 years

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 8 - 8:56 p.m.

The pandemic-era housing market frenzy is over — and so is the hype.
Heavy rain, flooding wreaks havoc in the West

Heavy rain, flooding wreaks havoc in the West

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 8 - 4:50 p.m.

The U.S. was hit with torrential rains that trapped thousands at Death Valley National Park, forced rescues of dozens in Denver and killed at least one person in New Mexico.
A day care worker in Illinois has monkeypox. Here's why officials are scrambling

A day care worker in Illinois has monkeypox. Here's why officials are scrambling

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 8 - 4:18 p.m.

As many as 50 people, many of them children, may have been exposed to monkeypox after a worker at a day care center in rural Illinois tested positive for the virus.
'Orwellian?' 'Bag of hammers?' How Mike Lee, Mitt Romney see inflation reduction bill

'Orwellian?' 'Bag of hammers?' How Mike Lee, Mitt Romney see inflation reduction bill

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 8 - 3:04 p.m.

Sens. Mike Lee and Mitt Romney joined all 50 Senate Republicans voting against the Inflation Reduction Act that passed in a rare Sunday session.
1 year after Afghanistan, spy agencies pivot toward China

1 year after Afghanistan, spy agencies pivot toward China

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug. 8 - 1:56 p.m.

U.S. intelligence agencies are shifting more money and resources to China.
Father, son get life for hate crime in Ahmaud Arbery's death

Father, son get life for hate crime in Ahmaud Arbery's death

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug. 8 - 1:33 p.m.

The white father and son convicted of murder in Ahmaud Arbery's fatal shooting after they chased the Black man through a Georgia neighborhood have been sentenced to life in prison for committing a federal hate crime.
Discovery in paleontologist's backyard reveals evidence of North America's early humans

Discovery in paleontologist's backyard reveals evidence of North America's early humans

Ashley Strickland, CNN  |  Posted Aug. 8 - 1:00 p.m.

The surprising discovery of mammoth fossils in a paleontologist's backyard have led to an even more unexpected finding.
Gabby Petito family to file $50M Utah lawsuit, saying Moab police should have done more

Gabby Petito family to file $50M Utah lawsuit, saying Moab police should have done more

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug. 8 - 12:16 p.m.

Gabby Petito's family announced on Monday they intend to file $50 million negligence claims in Utah against Moab police, saying the officers could have prevented the woman's death.
Biden joins governor to survey flood damage in Kentucky

Biden joins governor to survey flood damage in Kentucky

Seung Min Kim, Chris Megerian and Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug. 8 - 11:28 a.m.

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden have arrived in Kentucky to meet with families who have suffered from historic flooding there.
Nearly 300 US flights canceled and 1,100 flights delayed on Monday

Nearly 300 US flights canceled and 1,100 flights delayed on Monday

Chuck Johnston, CNN Business  |  Posted Aug. 8 - 7:19 a.m.

Following a miserable weekend for travel, Monday isn't looking much better. Another wave of airline cancellations and delays is taking its toll on passengers across the United States on Monday.
Casper is hiring professional nappers with 'exceptional sleeping ability'

Casper is hiring professional nappers with 'exceptional sleeping ability'

Zoe Sottile, CNN  |  Updated Aug. 8 - 6:51 a.m.

A mattress brand is hiring for a position where sleeping on the job is not just accepted — it's mandatory.