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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.

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Diaz-Canel replaces Raul Castro as Cuba's president

Michael Weissenstein and Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 9:58am

Raul Castro said Thursday that he expected 57-year-old Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez to serve two five-year terms as president and eventually take Castro's place as head of the Communist Party, potentially dominating Cuban politics until 2031.

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.

Athletes with Utah connections who overcame addiction

Renaissance Ranch  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 8:00am

This article discusses the unique challenges five athletes faced on and off the field that led to their drug addiction and how they overcame it.

Utah Corrections Director Rollin Cook stepping down

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 7:38am

Department of Corrections Executive Director Rollin Cook announced Wednesday that he is stepping down.

Recreational pot sales back on table along NV-UT line

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 7:20am

The legal sale of recreational marijuana on the Nevada-Utah line may not be banned after all.

Sandy passes its first idle-free ordinance, adopting county's first 1-minute limit

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 6:45am

Sandy this week implemented its first idle-free ordinance after Mayor Kurt Bradburn ceremoniously signed it at a school assembly Tuesday.

The Triple Team: Donovan Mitchell leads Jazz late comeback to tie up series

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 10:48pm

Three thoughts on the Jazz's remarkable response to OKC's run led by Donovan Mitchell, Jazz big men (led by Derrick Favors) beasting on the boards, and Ricky Rubio's turnaround Game 2.

Mapleton father, mother conspired to kill family, report concludes

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 10:27pm

On Wednesday, after six months of investigation, Mapleton police released a final 55-page report of a startling murder-suicide, concluding that the parents conspired to kill their family.

Miguel Diaz-Canel selected as next president of Cuba

Michael Weissenstein and Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 9:53pm

The Cuban government on Wednesday selected 57-year-old First Vice President Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez as the sole candidate to succeed President Raul Castro in a transition aimed at ensuring that the country's single-party system outlasts the aging revolutionaries who created it.

UTA president to leave agency after new legislation eliminates position

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 9:45pm

The Utah Transit Authority board has voted to terminate President and CEO Jerry Benson because new legislation eliminates his position.

Police investigating infant death in Saratoga Springs

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 9:38pm

Police are investigating an infant death that took place on Wednesday as a possible homicide, officials said.

Southwest pilot, a former Navy fighter pilot, praised for her 'nerves of steel' during emergency

Madison Park, CNN  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 9:24pm

Things looked grim aboard the Southwest Airlines flight, but you wouldn't have guessed it hearing the air of calm from the former Navy fighter pilot guiding the plane to safety.

Child kidnapper seeks parole; victim's mother calls him 'predator of the innocent'

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 9:12pm

Parole hearing for man convicted of raping one young girl, attempting to kidnap a second.

4 ways to keep social media from damaging your body image

Emily Fonnesbeck, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 8:38pm

Social media usage is strongly correlated with body dissatisfaction and disordered eating. Here's what you can do to protect yourself.

Regulators to require inspections after jet engine explosion

David Koenig and Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 8:27pm

U.S. airline regulators said Wednesday they will order inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off and triggered a fatal accident on a Southwest Airlines jet.

32-year-old man dies after SLC officer-involved shooting

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 8:26pm

A 32-year-old man has died following an officer-involved shooting Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Payson students treated to rock show in the middle of the school day

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 8:05pm

Students at Payson High School had an experience earlier this month that not many high-schoolers get: A rock concert in the middle of the school day.

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