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Trump swings behind massive budget; big military increase

Andrew Taylor and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 5:02pm

Congressional leaders all but finalized a sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill Wednesday that substantially boosts military and domestic spending but leaves behind young immigrant "Dreamers," deprives President Donald Trump some of his border wall money and takes only incremental steps to addresses gun violence.


Northeast gets clobbered with fourth snowstorm in 3 weeks

Ted Shaffrey and Michael Hill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 4:52pm

Spring kicked off with a wallop of wintry weather along the East Coast as the fourth nor'easter in three weeks dumped more than a foot of snow in some places Wednesday.

UTA using K-9s to protect against threats on mass transit

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 4:44pm

With public safety concerns growing nationwide, the Utah Transit Authority is maintaining its vigilance for safety on its public transportation system. UTA Tuesday conducted real-life training and safety demonstration sweeps with canine officers.


Judge rejects cult leader's request to withdraw guilty plea

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 4:24pm

The purported leader of a doomsday cult wants to withdraw his guilty plea.

Peru's president offers resignation amid political turmoil

Franklin Briceno and Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 4:13pm

Embattled President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski offered his resignation Wednesday ahead of an impeachment vote, seeking to put an end to a fast-moving political drama playing out just three weeks before the Andean nation is set to host U.S. President Donald Trump for a regional summit.

Tempest over Trump-Putin call turns into uproar over leaks

Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 4:08pm

The tempest over President Donald Trump's congratulatory phone call to Vladimir Putin quickly grew on Wednesday into an uproar over White House leaks, sparking an internal investigation and speculation over who might be the next person Trump forces out of the West Wing.

2 seriously injured in Taylorsville crash

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 3:12pm

Two people were seriously injured in a crash on Wednesday afternoon near 4500 S. 500 West, police said.

Utah resolves dispute with Big Tobacco to keep settlement money flowing

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 3:02pm

Utah has resolved a dispute with Big Tobacco over a 20-year-old settlement agreement to ensure millions of dollars that were at risk continue to flow into the state.

Boko Haram returns Nigeria girls, warns not to put in school

Haruna Umar and Krista Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 2:42pm

Boko Haram Islamic extremists brought back nearly all of the 110 girls they had kidnapped from a boarding school last month, dropping them off in the middle of the night Wednesday with a warning: "Don't ever put your daughters in school again."

Police: Man wanted in Layton robbery likely connected to Salt Lake County robberies

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 2:08pm

A man suspected in a Layton bank robbery is also believed to be connected to at least two gas station robberies in the Salt Lake Valley, police said Wednesday.

With police near, suspected Austin bomber blows himself up

Jim Vertuno and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 2:06pm

As a SWAT team closed in, the suspected bomber whose deadly explosives terrorized Austin for three weeks used one of his 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.

10 ways to boost your cell signal

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 1:59pm

We’ve all seen the “lost cell signal” dance.

Have You Seen This? First question fail on 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire'

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 1:15pm

It's good to be confident, but this guy was a little too confident.

3 restaurants, 5 hikes in Salt Lake Valley that allow dogs

Brooke Nally, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 1:01pm

If you'd love to have your dog tag along with you in all of your adventures and outings, check out these pet-friendly spots in Salt Lake City.

Idaho AG now investigating teacher for alleged animal cruelty

Nate Eaton,  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 12:44pm

The criminal investigation into a science teacher who fed a small puppy to a turtle has been turned over to the Idaho Attorney General.

Police question 3, seek 4th passenger in Granite police shooting

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 12:43pm

Three teenagers who ran off after their friend was shot by a Granite School District police officer on Tuesday have been found and questioned, district officials said Wednesday.


'It's our turn to speak': 40 Utah teens discuss how to combat school violence

Erica Evans, Deseret News  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 11:33am

Forty teenagers representing 10 high schools from Davis, Salt Lake and Utah counties came together Monday with a question to answer: How do you create lasting change and prevent school violence, even after media attention of the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting has faded and the well-publicized walkouts and coming marches are over.

Male birth control pill one step closer to reality, researchers say

Mark Lieber, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 11:31am

For decades, birth control pills have exclusively been used by women. But a male birth control pill that is both safe and effective may be on the horizon, according to a new study.

Yellowstone bison slaughter protester pleads guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 11:02am

A man who chained himself to a concrete-filled barrel in an effort to prevent trucks from hauling Yellowstone National Park bison to slaughter has pleaded guilty.

Patrick Kinahan: BYU had better choose the right QB

Patrick Kinahan, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 10:20am

Coming off a horrible season in which quarterback play was not near good enough, BYU has to choose the right starter at the position this year. The coaching staff is sifting through several candidates and should be able to settle on a quality player.


Woman levels accusations against former MTC president

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 10:01am

The LDS Church is investigating a woman’s claim that a former president of the Missionary Training Center in Provo sexually assaulted her while she was a missionary there in 1984, an allegation that he denies.


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