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Jury focuses on Cosby's star witness; his lawyers face heat

Michael R. Sisak and Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:37am

The jury in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial began its second day of deliberations Thursday by revisiting the testimony of a star defense witness who said accuser Andrea Constand once spoke of framing a celebrity for the money.

AP FACT CHECK: Romney didn't illegally gather voter info as Dem opponent claimed

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:22am

Republican Mitt Romney's likely Democratic opponent in the Utah Senate race has accused the former presidential candidate of improperly gathering voter information, the latest attack from challengers who aren't letting him just cruise to victory.

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Man accused of killing teens, dumping bodies in mine, appears in court

Linda Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:53am

The man accused of killing a teenage couple and dumping their bodies in an abandoned mine waived a preliminary hearing in a Provo courtroom Thursday morning.

Former Santa Clara city employee developed, sold software to city, audit shows

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:46am

A former Santa Clara city employee developed and sold software to the city without proper disclosure of an apparent conflict of interest, according to a report released Wednesday by the Office of the State Auditor.

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Ronny Jackson withdraws from consideration for VA chief

Hope Yen, Lisa Mascaro and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:39am

President Donald Trump's pick to lead Veterans Affairs, Ronny Jackson, withdrew Thursday in the wake of late-surfacing allegations about overprescribing drugs and poor leadership while serving as a top White House doctor, saying the "false allegations" against him have become a distraction.

Senate committee poised for vote on bill to protect Mueller

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:05am

The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to vote Thursday on a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job — legislation that has split Republicans as President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized Mueller's Russia investigation.

Easy tips for spotless hardwood, laminate, tile floors and carpet

Giant Carpet One  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:00am

Want to keep your floors looking beautiful and brand-new? Here are some tips for how to clean different types of flooring, as well as what to avoid.

Hatch proposes expanded Secret Service role in stopping school violence

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:52am

Sen. Orrin Hatch joined a bipartisan group of senators Tuesday to introduce a bill to expand the Secret Service’s ability to help communities lessen threats of violence at schools.

UTA celebrates FrontRunner's 10th anniversary as it plans for future

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:20am

The Utah Transit Authority is celebrating the 10th anniversary of FrontRunner on Thursday.

The Triple Team: How the Jazz lost a 25-point lead to OKC in Game 5

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:23am

Three thoughts on the causes of the big Oklahoma City comeback: how Utah struggled to attack OKC's switching defense, Rudy Gobert's foul trouble causing huge (and problematic) issues, and the remarkable shooting of Paul George and Russell Westbrook.

'A true friend': Salt Lake County Councilman Sam Granato dies at 67

Annie Knox  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:34pm

Salt Lake County Councilman Sam Granato has died following a battle with cancer, his family said Wednesday. He was 67.

2 dead in Idaho car crash; 4 LDS Church missionaries injured

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:31pm

Four LDS Church missionaries from the Utah Logan Mission were involved in a crash on Wednesday in which two other people died, officials said.

Former karate instructor sentenced to prison for sexually abusing teen

McKenzie Romero, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:45pm

A former karate instructor from Clearfield has been sentenced to prison for repeatedly sexually abusing a teen girl he taught.

No verdict from Cosby jury; defense lawyers slammed

Michael R. Sisak and Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:33pm

The jury in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case ended a marathon first day of deliberations without reaching a verdict Wednesday as his lawyers came under heavy criticism for what some called a blatant attempt to "victim-shame" the parade of women who have leveled accusations against the 80-year-old comedian.

Inventor accused in solar tax 'scheme' testifies at trial

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:12pm

The federal case against a trio of companies and two Utah men the Department of Justice says are behind an "abusive tax scheme," continues to play out in a lengthy trial. The founder and CEO of one company testified Wednesday.

Ex-cop arrested in sadistic crime spree from '70s and '80s

Don Thompson and Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:01pm

A man once sworn to protect the public from crime was accused Wednesday of living a double life terrorizing suburban neighborhoods at night, becoming one of California's most feared serial killers and rapists in the 1970s and '80s before leaving a cold trail that baffled investigators for more than three decades.

Save some green; get on the green: 6 deals on National Golf Day

KSL Deals  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:00pm

Golf, for all its virtues, can be costly. To help with that, here are six of the best golf-related deals currently on our site. Enjoy!

Disability rights advocate Barbara Toomer dies at 88

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:38pm

Barbara Toomer, longtime Utah and national disability rights activist, passed away Tuesday in Salt Lake City. She was 88 years old.

Why relationships are more important to your health than diet

Devrie Pettit, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:05pm

Experts might tout the line "food is medicine" but research is showing food is only one small component of your health — how you manage stress and your relationships might matter more.

Trump and Kanye West trade Twitter love

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:32pm

Trump-West 2020?

Fired Sandy chief says he's a 'hugger' in email to department

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:00pm

Fired Sandy Police Chief Kevin Thacker says he's a "hugger," and if he offended any of his employees, "I’m sorry, it was never my intent," he wrote in an email to his former department.

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