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Lee no longer a holdout on health care — at least for now

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:06pm

After being a holdout on the Senate's efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, cast a deciding vote Tuesday in favor of going forward with debate.

Duchesne mom sues sheriff after her autistic son, 13, was thrown to ground

Annie Knox  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:04pm

The Duchesne County Sheriff's Office has released bodycam footage of an April incident involving an autistic boy. The boy's mother has sued to force training for officers, but the department says it already had scheduled such an information session.

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US Navy fires warning shots near Iran ship in Persian Gulf

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:41pm

A U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots Tuesday near an Iranian vessel that American sailors said came dangerously close to them during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf, the first such incident to happen under President Donald Trump. Iran's hard-line Revolutionary Guard later blamed the American ship for provoking the situation.

Yes, you can buy happiness — if you spend it to save time

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:33pm

Yes, you can buy happiness — especially if the money saves you time.

Senate opens 'Obamacare' debate at last but outcome in doubt

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:11pm

Prodded by President Donald Trump, a bitterly divided Senate voted, at last, Tuesday to move forward with the Republicans' long-promised legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare." There was high drama as Sen. John McCain returned to the Capitol for the first time after being diagnosed with brain cancer to cast a decisive "yes" vote.

House decisively passes sanctions bill curbing Trump's power

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:08pm

Eager to punish Russia for meddling in the 2016 election, the House on Tuesday overwhelmingly backed a new package of sanctions against Moscow that prohibits President Donald Trump from waiving the penalties without first getting permission from Congress.

Community group hopes to improve quality of life for central Ogden

Mike Anderson  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 7:31pm

A partnership of several community entities is working to improve housing, education and healthcare for people living near the center of Ogden.

Cheers for McCain, then a speech like impassioned prophet

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 6:30pm

The maverick stood with his party on Tuesday, casting a crucial vote in the Republican drive to repeal "Obamacare." But then, like an angry prophet, Sen. John McCain condemned the tribal politics besetting the nation.

Gov. Gary Herbert endorses Provo Mayor John Curtis in 3rd District race

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 6:28pm

Gov. Gary Herbert endorsed Provo Mayor John Curtis over two other Republicans in next month's primary election in the 3rd Congressional District race.

Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 6:11pm

Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from athletes in the National Football League, college and even high school.

Trump ex-campaign chair talks with Senate investigators

Chad Day and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 6:11pm

President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman met with Senate investigators Tuesday, providing his recollection of a Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer and agreeing to turn over contemporaneous notes of the gathering last year, according to people familiar with the closed-door interview.

Construction to cause delays in Salt Lake City, Ogden

KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 6:04pm

Motorists in Salt Lake City and Ogden should expect delays beginning Tuesday night due to bridge repairs, Utah Department of Transportation officials said.

Canadian polygamous leader found guilty of having 25 wives

Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 5:57pm

Two former leaders of an isolated polygamous community in Canada were convicted Monday of practicing polygamy after a decadeslong legal fight, setting up another potential court battle over the constitutionality of Canada's polygamy laws.

KUTV anchor Shauna Lake pleads guilty to impaired driving

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 5:13pm

KUTV news anchor Shauna Lake resolved a DUI case against her in court Tuesday afternoon.

Trump shows the Boy Scouts how to start a political fire

John Raby and Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 4:17pm

No knot-tying demonstrations. No wood-carving advice. President Donald Trump went straight to starting a fire in a speech at a national Boy Scout gathering.

Utah consumer confidence high in July

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 4:09pm

The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index for July held steady this month, declining 1.0 point to register at 114.2. Consumer confidence in Utah has remained above 110 since last July. The national Consumer Confidence Index registered at 121.1.

User submitted: The difference a year makes for water level at Bear Lake

Mary Dalrymple, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 4:01pm

This week's gallery includes drone footage comparing aerial views of Bear Lake from 2016 to 2017, as well as photos of wildfires, flooding, sunsets and Pioneer Day celebrations.

Charlie Gard's parents ask court to let him die at home

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 3:41pm

Charlie Gard's parents know their treasured son is about to die. They have one final wish — to take him home, put him to bed and kiss him goodbye.

Report: Utah home-birth rate double national average

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 3:20pm

A new report shows Utah women are choosing home birth at a rate double the national average, and those moms tend to be older and have more education.

5 easy ways to keep your lawn green in the Utah heat

Weber Basin Water Conservancy District  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 3:00pm

If you need specific help coming up with an individualized irrigation schedule or want an assessment on your system, sign up for a free water check at slowtheflow.org.

St. George home flooded by vandals

Mary Richards  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 2:32pm

A home for sale was heavily damaged by water after someone dragged in garden hoses, turned on all the faucets and left the water running throughout the house.

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