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Shkreli portrayed as con, prodigy at securities fraud trial

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 2:23pm

Former pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli was portrayed both as a swindler by the government and as a well-meaning prodigy by his lawyers on the second day of closing arguments Friday at his securities fraud trial.


Baby Charlie Gard dies after life support withdrawn

Debra Goldschmidt and Hilary Clarke, CNN  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 2:17pm

British baby Charlie Gard, who was at the center of a legal battle that captured the world's attention, died Friday, one week before his first birthday.


GOP blame-a-thon over health bill crash, but no clear path

Alan Fram and Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 2:11pm

The resounding Senate crash of the seven-year Republican drive to scrap the Obama health care law incited GOP finger-pointing Friday but left the party with wounded leaders and no evident pathway forward on an issue that won't go away.


North Korea 2nd ICBM test puts much of US in range: experts

Eric Talmadge and Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 2:02pm

North Korea on Friday test-fired its second intercontinental ballistic missile, which flew longer and higher than the first according to its wary neighbors, leading analysts to conclude that a wide swath of the U.S. including Los Angeles and Chicago is now within range of Pyongyang's weapons.

83-year-old self-taught painter gets 1st solo show in Riverton

Emily Howsley, Contributor  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 2:01pm

Told she didn't have talent as a youth and young adult, Woodine DeMille defied her early critics by taking up painting as a hobby, and now she is the solo featured artist at the Old Dome Meeting Hall in Riverton through Aug. 16.


Scaramucci tirades ignite smoldering White House tensions

Julie Bykowicz and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 1:38pm

President Donald Trump's new communications director exploded the smoldering tensions at the White House into a full-fledged conflagration Thursday, angrily daring Trump's chief of staff to deny he's a "leaker" and exposing West Wing backstabbing in language more suitable to a mobster movie than a seat of presidential stability.

Have You Seen This? Man has more fun on his commute than any of us

Mary Dalrymple,  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 1:15pm

However you choose to commute, your method of getting to work is probably not as cool as the man who swims to work.

Confirmation expected for Utah man nominated to Federal Reserve Board

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 1:02pm

Utah native Randal Quarles, President Donald Trump's nominee for the Federal Reserve Board, says he likes a predecessor's ideas for where regulators should prune banking rules.

Police: Man arrested after attempted kidnapping at Liberty Park

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 12:41pm

A man was arrested Thursday night after police said he ran up to a 5-year-old girl and appeared to try and grab her at Liberty Park, police said.

Sen. Mike Lee: Senate failed American people in rejecting 'skinny repeal' of Obamacare

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 12:32pm

The U.S. Senate failed the American people in rejecting the so-called "skinny repeal" of Obamacare, Sen. Mike Lee said Friday. Both he and Sen. Orrin Hatch voted for the legislation that the Senate narrowly voted down late Thursday.

Repeat sex offender to serve 27 years in prison for distributing child porn

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 12:17pm

A previously convicted sex offender will spend more than 27 years behind bars for taking and sharing sexually explicit photos of children.

Artificial intelligence is coming for your job (to make it easier)

Alec Sears, Contributor  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 11:49am

Studies show many entrepreneurs are intimidated by the prospect of using artificial intelligence, even though AI can streamline processes, clear up schedules and improve customer service. Here are five ways AI can make your job easier.

From Left Field: Slugger chips tooth in celebration; Oregon cuts back on uniform combos

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 11:04am

Yankees slugger Aaron Judge chips his tooth celebrating a win, Oregon football will have fewer jersey combinations this year, a baseball team loses its manager and two players within one at-bat, and more.


Erin Stewart: Why we need to address the 'mental load' for moms

Erin Stewart, Deseret News  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:52am

When I sat my husband down to vent about why moms do more than dads, I was not prepared for his response.

Jazz's diverse international roster finds home in Salt Lake City

Andy Larsen,  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:47am

The Utah Jazz will once again lead the NBA in the number of international players on their roster, but despite (or perhaps because of) coming from diverse locales, the players seem at home in Salt Lake City.

Police seek missing teenage girl in Gunnison

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:43am

A 17-year-old girl from Gunnison went missing after her work shift Thursday night, the Gunnison Valley police said.

Russia orders cut in US diplomats in reaction to sanctions

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:42am

Russia's Foreign Ministry ordered a reduction in the number of U.S. diplomats in Russia on Friday and said it was closing down a U.S. recreational retreat in response to fresh sanctions against Russia.

Penalty for refusing to get health insurance remains intact

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:28am

Opponents of President Barack Obama's health care law who wanted to get rid of the penalty people were assessed for not having health insurance will have to wait longer for relief after the Senate early Friday defeated the GOP's scaled-back version of legislation repealing the Affordable Care Act. .

Man sentenced for punching officer at Elizabeth Smart event

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:01am

An 80-year-old man convicted of battery for punching a police officer who stopped him from approaching kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart with a knife at an Indiana book signing has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Employer: Utah woman killed on cruise was trusted adviser

Rachel D'Oro and Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 9:00am

A Utah real estate agent killed on an Alaska cruise was remembered by her employer as a trusted adviser and valued sales associate.


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