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Raul Castro retires as Cuban president, outlines future

Michael Weissenstein and Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 3:27pm

Raul Castro stepped down as president of Cuba on Thursday, handing power to a 57-year-old successor he said would hold power until 2031, a plan that would place the state the Castro brothers founded and ruled for six decades in the hands of a Communist Party official who remains little known to most people on the island.

14 events to celebrate Earth Day in Utah

Utah.com  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 3:00pm

Here's a list of Earth Day events going on throughout the state to help you get into the spirit of planetary stewardship.

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US experts back marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:44pm

A medicine made from the marijuana plant moved one step closer to U.S. approval Thursday after federal health advisers endorsed it for the treatment of severe seizures in children with epilepsy.

Southwest Airlines sought more time for engine inspections

David Koenig and Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:39pm

Southwest Airlines sought more time last year to inspect fan blades like the one that snapped off during one of its flights Tuesday in an engine failure that left a passenger dead.

2 charged with forging signatures on Medicaid expansion ballot petition

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:42pm

Two men accused of forging signatures to get Medicaid expansion on the November ballot have been charged.

Have You Seen This? Herd of llamas chase tiny dog

Mary Dalrymple, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:15pm

When a tiny dog wandered onto a llama farm in Tennessee, a chase ensued. Watch the video to find out if the dog can outrun the entire herd.

Timpanogos Cave opens for the season May 19

KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 12:49pm

Timpanogos Cave National Monument will begin daily tours Saturday, May 19, and continue through Monday, Sept. 3.

The 5 most unusual fish stocked in Utah Lake

Spencer Durrant, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 12:15pm

Utah Lake is known for its massive carp population, but it hasn't always been home to those bottom-feeding fish. Over the years, some very unique fish have been stocked in the lake.

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1 in 3 Salt Lake County homes could crumble in earthquake

Annie Knox and Geoffrey Thatcher, Deseret News  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 12:09pm

Roughly 1 in 3 Salt Lake County homes could crumble in the event of a major earthquake that experts say could rock Utah's urban corridor at any time.

Student suspected of making threats says she lost phone for 20 minutes

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:34am

A 17-year-old girl who is being investigated for allegedly making false threats to her school told police she had lost her phone for 20 minutes, according to court documents.

Expert: Benadryl, quaaludes could've affected Cosby accuser

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:17am

Bill Cosby's chief accuser could have been made woozy either by the cold and allergy medicine Benadryl or by quaaludes, a prosecution expert testified Thursday at the comedian's sexual assault retrial.

Desperate buyers offer more than sellers ask, but still lose as Boise’s home prices skyrocket

Maria L. La Ganga, Idaho Statesman  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:02am

So you think you want to buy a house in Boise? Where the region’s median home prices are at record highs, construction is still below precrash levels and West Coast ex-pats are flocking in, flush with cash and amazed at all the real estate "bargains"?

Police: Idaho man ran large-scale meth operation on farm, used 'potato' as code

Laurie Welch, Times-news  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:46am

Police say a Rupert man had a large-scale meth operation and in text messages to buyers used the word "potato" as a code word for his wares.

Real Salt Lake striving to find consistency ahead of Rocky Mountain Cup opener

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:30am

Real Salt Lake (2-3-1) has had its players' backs against the wall several times in just over two months of the 2018 Major League Soccer season. They’ve responded each time, which can be both good and bad.

Water restored to Carbon County residents after 2 days

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:18am

Water was restored in unincorporated Carbon County and Wellington two days after a main break left 1,500 residents without water or with low pressure, officials said.

New data: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:01am

The number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year, showing their biggest drop in 25 years and continuing a decline amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction, new data show.

Police: 3 arrested after robbing, assaulting resident in Elsinore

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 9:28am

Three people were arrested Tuesday after officials say they assaulted and robbed a person in a home.

It's (another) boy! Michigan family with 13 sons gets No. 14

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 9:23am

A Michigan couple with 13 sons has welcomed a 14th into the family.

Trump leaves open possibility of bailing on meeting with Kim

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 9:14am

President Donald Trump said that although he's looking ahead optimistically to a historic summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un he could still pull out if he feels it's "not going to be fruitful."

Teen brings baseball team to dying grandma's backyard so she could watch him play one last time

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 8:20am

An Illinois grandmother rarely missed any of her grandson's baseball games. But when she received a terminal cancer diagnosis that would keep her from attending his first college game, her grandson brought the game to her.

Salt Lake County hub of Utah's tourist economy, report says

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 8:01am

New data from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah detail the significance of Salt Lake County’s role in driving the state’s tourism industry.

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