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Lead Trump lawyer in Russia probe leaves in legal shake-up

Chad Day and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:28am

President Donald Trump's lead lawyer in the special counsel's Russia investigation has resigned amid a shake-up of the president's legal team.


2018 Deseret News All-State Boys Basketball teams

Deseret News  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:19am

Here are the stories and lists of the entire 2018 Deseret News All-State Boys Basketball Team.

Reinforcements are on the way, but current BYU wideouts ready to make their mark

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:15am

Micah Simon knows there wasn’t a lot of good that came out of BYU’s receiving corps during last season’s dismal 4-9 performance.


YouTube bans instructional firearm videos

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 9:59am

YouTube has tightened its restrictions on firearms videos.

How police finally found the Austin bomber

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 9:42am

The suspected Austin bomber is dead after terrorizing Texas' capital city for three weeks. And in the end the manhunt wasn't cracked by hundreds of phoned-in tips, the big pot of reward money or police pleading to the bomber through TV.

Nor'easter rolls into New England as millions begin cleanup

Ted Shaffrey and Michael Hill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 9:24am

The latest nor'easter lost some punch as it rolled into New England on Thursday, as millions of people elsewhere in the Northeast dug out from the storm that dumped more than a foot of snow in some places, knocked out power to tens of thousands of customers and had many wishing for more spring-like weather.

AP Exclusive: Toy co. CEO leads effort to salvage Toys R Us

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 9:20am

Toy company executive Isaac Larian and other investors have pledged a total of $200 million and hope to raise four times that amount in crowdfunding in a bid to save potentially more than half of the 735 Toys R Us stores that will go dark in bankruptcy proceedings.

Huge budget bill clears hurdle, nears final House vote

Andrew Taylor and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 9:08am

A sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill that substantially boosts military and domestic spending but leaves behind young immigrant "Dreamers" cleared an important procedural hurdle Thursday as lawmakers struggled to meet a Friday deadline to fund the government or face a shutdown.

5th-grader aims to save toddlers' lives with science project

Preston Cathcart, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 9:00am

More than 700 young scientists are competing in the University of Utah Science and Engineering Fair this week.

Trump to punish China on trade as US companies fear backlash

Paul Wiseman and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 8:39am

President Donald Trump was ready to hit China with billions of dollars in trade sanctions Thursday for stealing American technology and pressuring U.S. companies to hand it over. Farmers, electronics retailers and other U.S. businesses braced for a backlash as the Chinese government vowed to take "all necessary measures" to defend itself in an emerging economic showdown.

Boy Scouts of America issues statement on Payson teen with Down syndrome, family responds

Nicole Vowell, KSL TV  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 8:19am

The Boy Scouts of America and the Utah National Parks Council in Utah County are facing a lawsuit after a family of a teen with Down syndrome claims their son was not accepted into the Alternative Eagle Scout Program because of his mental disability.


Police report sheds more light on accusations against former MTC president

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 8:06am

A police report released Wednesday evening sheds new light on allegations against a former president of the LDS Church's Missionary Training Center in Provo.

Top 5 spring home improvement projects

Giant Carpet One  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 8:00am

Ready to be out of the drab of winter and update your house? Here are some essential home improvement projects to jump on this spring.

U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr. sees Trump, Putin moving toward formal meeting

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:42am

President Donald Trump suggested he would soon meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Seven weeks earlier, U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr. told a Moscow radio station the two leaders were headed in that direction.

Barefield’s hot hand lifts Utah past Saint Mary’s to advance to NIT semis

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 10:43pm

Utah is headed to “The Garden” in New York City.

Police: Man who struck women with baseball bat arrested in Kearns

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 10:31pm

Police have arrested a man who they say assaulted his ex-girlfriend and another person with a baseball bat in the parking lot of a South Jordan restaurant earlier this month.

Utah's 'ring' counties among nation's fastest growing

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 10:16pm

New census figures shed light on Utah's fastest growing areas, as well as shrinking communities.

With police near, suspected Austin bomber blows himself up

Jim Vertuno and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 10:08pm

As a SWAT team closed in, the suspected bomber whose deadly explosives terrorized Austin for three weeks used one of his own devices to blow himself up. But police warned that he could have planted more bombs before his death, and they cautioned the city to stay on guard.

Facebook's Zuckerberg apologizes for 'major breach of trust'

Barbara Ortutay, Danica Kirka and Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 9:54pm

Breaking five days of silence, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized for a "major breach of trust," admitted mistakes and outlined steps to protect user data in light of a privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm.

Police: Man rescued from remote Emery County slot canyon after breaking his leg

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 9:49pm

A man from Nephi was rescued Wednesday morning after he fell and broke his leg in a remote slot canyon near Goblin Valley State Park.

Curtis defends his actions regarding former police chief

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 9:43pm

Utah Republican congressman John Curtis is again defending his actions as Provo mayor over the hiring and handling of harassment complaints against a former police chief.


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