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GOP senators blink, miss big chance to repeal 'Obamacare'

Erica Werner and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:59pm

After seven years of emphatic campaign promises, Senate Republicans demonstrated Wednesday they don't have the stomach to repeal "Obamacare" when it really counts, as the Senate voted 55-45 to reject legislation undoing major portions of Barack Obama's law without replacing it.


Trump says bar transgender troops from US military

Robert Burns and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:43pm

President Donald Trump abruptly declared a ban Wednesday on transgender troops serving anywhere in the U.S. military, catching the Pentagon flat-footed and unable to explain what it called Trump's "guidance." His proclamation, on Twitter rather than any formal announcement, drew bipartisan denunciations and threw currently serving transgender soldiers into limbo.

Idaho may offer hunters bounties for bad wolves, allow bait

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:37pm

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has proposed putting bounties on problem wolves and allowing hunters to lure wolves with bait.

Arizona man killed in St. George rollover crash

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:28pm

An Arizona man was killed on state Route 7 east of St. George Wednesday morning in a rollover accident.


Jewell bashes Trump administration over monument review

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:27pm

Former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell lamented the Trump administration's monument review, saying the new U.S. president should be making new monuments, not dismantling them. She defended Bears Ears National Monument, which could see changes.


Crash, vehicle fire closes northbound I-15 in SLC

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:23pm

Flames engulfed two cars after a crash on northbound I-15 at 2100 South in Salt Lake City closed the freeway Wednesday afternoon, according to the KSL Traffic Center.

Have You Seen This? Makeup artist’s celebrity transformations are scary good

Angie Treasure, Contributor  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:09pm

UK native Elliot Joseph Rentz is able to transform into all manner of celebrities using just his makeup palette, and it is stunning.

Five commercials that could save your life this summer

Zero Fatalities  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:00pm

While fatal car crashes are no joke, these five hilarious commercials addressing deadly driving behaviors could save your life this summer.

Now hiring at Amazon: Thousands of people in 1 day

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:51pm

Amazon plans to make thousands of job offers in just one day as it holds a giant job fair next week at nearly a dozen warehouses across the U.S.

Arizona man gets 68 years in prison in Nevada standoff case

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:51pm

A federal judge sentenced a Phoenix man Wednesday to 68 years in prison for his role as a gunman in a standoff that stopped federal agents from rounding up cattle near the Nevada ranch of anti-government activist Cliven Bundy three years ago.

1 dead, 1 seriously injured after driver flees police, crashes into semitruck

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:19pm

A “serious crash” has closed southbound lanes of U.S. 89 at the mouth of Sardine Canyon, police said.


BYU's retirement of No. 6 jersey bittersweet for Dye family

Jeff Call, Deseret News  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:53pm

During his two seasons at BYU, James Dye carved out a piece of Cougar football history with his electrifying punt and kickoff returns.

Trump again rips attorney general but may want him to stay

Jonathan Lemire and Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:52pm

President Donald Trump kept up his public pelting of Jeff Sessions on Wednesday even as the White House suggested that the attorney general should just press ahead with doing his job.

Police: Man shot, killed in Pioneer Park

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:48pm

Police have identified a man killed in a shooting Wednesday morning, the second incident in just 24 hours blocks away from the homeless shelter.

Law drawing focus in Russia probe rarely ends in prosecution

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:21pm

Criminal prosecutions are rare for people who fail to register as foreign agents, according to a top Justice Department official who testified Wednesday about an obscure law receiving new attention amid investigations into contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Search for man accused of Idaho triple homicide scaled back

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 12:43pm

Authorities are scaling back the search for a man wanted in connection to a triple homicide in Idaho.

Ainge calls Curtis 'moderate', says he's 'not telling the real story on the campaign trail'

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 12:22pm

Tanner Ainge, one of three Republicans in next month's 3rd Congressional District primary election, differentiated himself Tuesday from the frontrunner in the race, Provo Mayor John Curtis.

Man in critical condition after being shocked by Murray power line

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 12:08pm

A man is in critical condition after being shocked during an industrial accident by a power line Wednesday morning, according to Murray City police officer Kenny Bass.

Patrick Kinahan: BYU, Utah have own set of concerns

Patrick Kinahan, Contributor  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:56am

BYU and Utah begin football practice this week with high goals. Both the Cougars and the Utes believe they are capable of putting together fantastic seasons, but each has questions that need to be answered before the year ends.

FBI investigating death of Utah woman on Alaskan cruise ship

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:31am

The FBI and Alaska police are investigating a Utah woman’s death after a domestic dispute on an Alaskan cruise ship Tuesday night, officials said.

Koch group contract offers 'in-kind services' to U. for guest speakers, curriculum, textbooks

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:19am

The University of Utah's new quantitative analysis institute could in the future accept "in-kind services" from the Charles Koch Foundation, according to the two organizations' gift agreement finalized Monday.


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