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Inside the last-minute drama that brought changes to Utah's Olympics bid

Inside the last-minute drama that brought changes to Utah's Olympics bid

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted July 24 - 10:30 p.m.  |  Save Story

Why did Utah's Olympic bidders bring up an anti-doping issue during their otherwise upbeat pitch to the International Olympic Committee Wednesday for the 2034 Winter Games ?
Trump rally gunman looked online for information about Kennedy assassination, FBI director says

Trump rally gunman looked online for information about Kennedy assassination, FBI director says

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted July 24 - 9:45 p.m.  |  Save Story

The gunman in the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump is believed to have done a Google search one week before the shooting of "How far away was Oswald from Kennedy?"
Winter Olympians will compete at these 13 venues when the Games return to Utah

Winter Olympians will compete at these 13 venues when the Games return to Utah

Hannah Schoenbaum, Associated Press  |  Posted July 24 - 8:20 p.m.  |  Save Story

Salt Lake City Olympic bid leaders boast that they've created one of the most compact layouts in Olympic history. All venues are within a one-hour drive of the athletes village.
Rexburg drive-in permanently closing after 75 years. Here's what's happening with the property

Rexburg drive-in permanently closing after 75 years. Here's what's happening with the property

Rett Nelson, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted July 24 - 7:40 p.m.  |  Save Story

A longtime drive-in theater is closing its doors after 75 years of operation.
Maloy says Congress, not presidents, should establish monuments like Bears Ears

Maloy says Congress, not presidents, should establish monuments like Bears Ears

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted July 24 - 7:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah Rep. Celeste Maloy suggested Congress should oversee the declaration of national monuments such as Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante.
Biden uses Oval Office address to explain his decision to quit 2024 race, begins to shape legacy

Biden uses Oval Office address to explain his decision to quit 2024 race, begins to shape legacy

Zeke Miller, Seung Min Kim and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Updated July 24 - 6:45 p.m.  |  Save Story

Insisting that "the defense of democracy is more important than any title," President Joe Biden on Wednesday explained in an Oval Office address his decision to drop his bid for reelection.
Utah Tech's Anderson co-medalist with Black Desert's Mulhall at 118th Utah women's amateur

Utah Tech's Anderson co-medalist with Black Desert's Mulhall at 118th Utah women's amateur

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 24 - 6:41 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Trailblazers' rising junior shot 7-under-par 65 with seven birdies and no bogeys — the first of her career, she says — to tie for medalist honors with Black Desert athlete Ali Mulhall.
2 injured when plane crashes in Roy neighborhood

2 injured when plane crashes in Roy neighborhood

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated July 24 - 6:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

A small plane crashed into the yard of a residential home in Roy Wednesday afternoon, injuring two people.
Layton man, 73, sexually abused 2 boys offering to mow lawns, charges say

Layton man, 73, sexually abused 2 boys offering to mow lawns, charges say

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted July 24 - 6:25 p.m.  |  Save Story

A 73-year-old Layton man was charged Monday with two felonies accusing him of sexually abusing two boys who were in his neighborhood offering to mow lawns.
Mike Trout's Salt Lake rehab stint cut short, to be reevaluated in California

Mike Trout's Salt Lake rehab stint cut short, to be reevaluated in California

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 24 - 6:23 p.m.  |  Save Story

Mike Trout's rehab stint in Salt Lake hit a setback after two innings on Tuesday and now it's unclear if the three-time MVP may play again in Utah.
A real water theme park is finally open in southern Utah with debut of Zion Jellystone Park

A real water theme park is finally open in southern Utah with debut of Zion Jellystone Park

Chris Reed, St. George News  |  Posted July 24 - 4:30 p.m.  |  Save Story

Yogi Bear's Zion Utah Jellystone Park Camp-Resort opened its gates for the first time on May 26. The resort includes a water park, amusement zone, recreational vehicle park and "glampers" resort.
19-year-old pushing the limits of adaptive sports, aiming to summit Mount Timpanogos

19-year-old pushing the limits of adaptive sports, aiming to summit Mount Timpanogos

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted July 24 - 4:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

Summiting Mount Timpanogos is a feat not everyone dares to attempt, but even though 19-year-old Emily Traveller can't walk, she is undeterred.
What being a sniper taught Henry Becker about graphic design and life

What being a sniper taught Henry Becker about graphic design and life

Peter Rosen, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 24 - 3:15 p.m.  |  Save Story

Henry Becker took a pretty nontraditional route to graphic design and higher education. He got there, he says, through his experience as a sniper in the Iraq War.
Have You Seen This? Whale surfaces, capsizes fishing boat

Have You Seen This? Whale surfaces, capsizes fishing boat

The Associated Press  |  Posted July 24 - 2:24 p.m.  |  Save Story

Two fishermen are safe after a whale crashed onto their boat, capsizing it off the New Hampshire shore.
Soldier from Provo dies after being hit by suspected DUI driver in Alaska

Soldier from Provo dies after being hit by suspected DUI driver in Alaska

Carlysle Price, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 24 - 1:41 p.m.  |  Save Story

A soldier from Provo died after he was hit by a vehicle at Fort Wainwright in Alaska Monday night. Police suspect the driver was under the influence of alcohol.
In fiery speech to Congress, Netanyahu seeks support for war in Gaza, sparking large protests

In fiery speech to Congress, Netanyahu seeks support for war in Gaza, sparking large protests

Ellen Knickmeyer And Farnoush Amiri, Associated Press  |  Updated July 24 - 1:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lauded U.S.-Israeli unity and praised President Joe Biden in a fiery speech to Congress Wednesday that sparked boycotts by some top Democrats and drew thousands of protesters to the Capitol.
Days of '47 celebrates historic and modern pioneers

Days of '47 celebrates historic and modern pioneers

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted July 24 - 12:58 p.m.  |  Save Story

Thousands set up camping chairs, canopies and air mattresses along the Days of '47 parade route Tuesday night and Wednesday to watch one of the oldest parades in the U.S.
Antelope Island State Park reopens day after grass fire

Antelope Island State Park reopens day after grass fire

Cassidy Wixom and Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated July 24 - 12:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

Antelope Island State Park has reopened a day after a grass fire scorched about 59 acres of land near its entrance.
Trespassing dispute: Coalition gives ultimatum over access to Willard Canyon

Trespassing dispute: Coalition gives ultimatum over access to Willard Canyon

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted July 24 - 12:17 p.m.  |  Save Story

Local trail users are fighting for access to the Willard Canyon trail system after landowners closed the trails because of safety concerns around the gravel mines on their property.
World recorded hottest day on July 21, monitor says

World recorded hottest day on July 21, monitor says

Gloria Dickie, Reuters  |  Posted July 24 - 11:27 a.m.  |  Save Story

Sunday was the hottest day ever recorded, according to preliminary data from the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service, which has tracked such global weather patterns since 1940.
Why Utah's approach to religious freedom makes it stand out

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Why Utah's approach to religious freedom makes it stand out

Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News  |  Posted July 24 - 11:23 a.m.  |  Save Story

New research shows that Utah voters are proud of their state's approach to religion-related laws.
Man sentenced to prison in 'unconscionable' shooting, robbery at West Valley salon

Man sentenced to prison in 'unconscionable' shooting, robbery at West Valley salon

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted July 24 - 10:38 a.m.  |  Save Story

A man who went on a crime spree across several states pleaded guilty to shooting a woman and attacking a child during a robbery at a West Valley salon in 2021.
Salt Lake worker accidentally poisons hundreds of trees in Fairpark area

Salt Lake worker accidentally poisons hundreds of trees in Fairpark area

Lindsay Aerts, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 24 - 10:00 a.m.  |  Save Story

Hundreds of trees along North Temple near the Utah State Fairpark are now dead or dying after they were accidentally sprayed with a weed killer. The city's parks department is owning up to the mistake.
What will Utah look like when the Olympics come in 2034?

What will Utah look like when the Olympics come in 2034?

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted July 24 - 9:15 a.m.  |  Save Story

A new report details the significant demographic and economic growth that has occurred in the state since Salt Lake City first hosted the Winter Olympic Games and projected growth through 2034.
'It's a historic day': Salt Lake City to host 2034 Winter Olympics

'It's a historic day': Salt Lake City to host 2034 Winter Olympics

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated July 24 - 9:01 a.m.  |  Save Story

International Olympic Committee leaders in Paris voted Wednesday — on Utah's Pioneer Day — to award Salt Lake City the 2034 Winter Olympics.
International theft group suspected of taking $500K in watches from St. George jewelry store

International theft group suspected of taking $500K in watches from St. George jewelry store

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted July 24 - 8:43 a.m.  |  Save Story

Detectives investigating a burglary at a St. George jewelry store believe the complicated crime was likely committed by an international theft group known to be a highly-organized crime syndicate that has targeted the area in recent years.
Escape summer heat with spectacular Utah Valley waterfalls and amazing ice cream

Escape summer heat with spectacular Utah Valley waterfalls and amazing ice cream

Utah Valley Chamber  |  Posted July 24 - 8:00 a.m.  |  Save Story

There's a way to get some exercise, enjoy the beautiful scenery and beat the heat at the same time: Hike to a waterfall!
Hyde Park residents urging caution after brush fire gets dangerously close to homes

Hyde Park residents urging caution after brush fire gets dangerously close to homes

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 24 - 7:18 a.m.  |  Save Story

People in one Hyde Park neighborhood are urging everyone to be careful this Pioneer Day, after flames came within feet of several homes.
Texas teen killed in golf cart accident in Roosevelt

Texas teen killed in golf cart accident in Roosevelt

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted July 23 - 10:29 p.m.  |  Save Story

A 13-year-old girl died from injuries sustained in a golf cart accident in Roosevelt earlier this month.
Apple likely to release foldable iPhone as early as 2026, the Information reports

Apple likely to release foldable iPhone as early as 2026, the Information reports

Jaspreet Singh, Reuters  |  Posted July 23 - 10:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

Apple is likely to introduce its foldable iPhone as early as 2026, the Information reported on Tuesday, which could mark the biggest hardware design revamp for the company's most popular product.
With a spike in deadly crashes this summer, officials urging drivers to use caution

With a spike in deadly crashes this summer, officials urging drivers to use caution

Karah Brackin, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 23 - 9:42 p.m.  |  Save Story

As we head into a big, busy day with an Olympic announcement and hopeful celebration, marathon and a holiday on top of all that, Utah officials are urging everyone to pay attention behind the wheel.
Why Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn wants the 2034 Winter Games in Utah

Why Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn wants the 2034 Winter Games in Utah

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted July 23 - 9:19 p.m.  |  Save Story

Lindsey Vonn, a gold medalist who made her Olympic debut in 2002, is part of Utah's final pitch for another Olympics.
US opens investigation into Delta after global tech meltdown leads to massive cancellations

US opens investigation into Delta after global tech meltdown leads to massive cancellations

Matt Ott, Associated Press  |  Posted July 23 - 9:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

U.S. airline regulators have opened an investigation into Delta Air Lines, which is still struggling to restore operations on Tuesday, more than four full days after a faulty software update caused technological havoc worldwide.
'Baseball fiesta' featuring Mexican clubs planned for Smith's Ballpark's 'last hurrah'

'Baseball fiesta' featuring Mexican clubs planned for Smith's Ballpark's 'last hurrah'

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 23 - 8:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

"Béisbol en Salt Lake," a two-day "baseball fiesta," will bring in two teams from Mexico to Smith's Ballpark in October for what could be the final games ever played at the stadium.
'I'm living it up': What 3-time MVP Mike Trout had to say about his Salt Lake return

'I'm living it up': What 3-time MVP Mike Trout had to say about his Salt Lake return

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated July 23 - 8:13 p.m.  |  Save Story

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout reflected on his time in Salt Lake as he began what is expected to be a brief rehab stint with the Bees this week.
Officers left post to search for Trump rally gunman before shooting, state police say

Officers left post to search for Trump rally gunman before shooting, state police say

Alanna Durkin Richer, Claudia Lauer and Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted July 23 - 8:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

The head of the Pennsylvania State Police says two officers stationed in the buildings where the gunman opened fire at former President Donald Trump left to go search for the man before the shooting.
'The main theme is compassion': Buddhist Church of Ogden holds annual Obon Festival

'The main theme is compassion': Buddhist Church of Ogden holds annual Obon Festival

Arianne Brown for KSL.com  |  Posted July 23 - 7:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Buddhist Church of Ogden held its annual Obon Festival to honor ancestors and loved ones lost. The church has been a staple in the Ogden Japanese community since 1964, but the community at large has a much deeper history and a universal message to share.
Secret Service director steps down after assassination attempt against Trump at rally

Secret Service director steps down after assassination attempt against Trump at rally

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Updated July 23 - 7:19 p.m.  |  Save Story

The director of the Secret Service has resigned in the aftermath of the assassination attempt against former President Donald Trump.
Utahns at Washington Square betting they'll live their Olympic dreams

Utahns at Washington Square betting they'll live their Olympic dreams

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted July 23 - 7:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utahns wait for what they all hope — and expect — will be the announcement from Paris that Salt Lake City will host the 2034 Winter Games.
Federal judge dismisses claim in lawsuit against Utah's social media laws

Federal judge dismisses claim in lawsuit against Utah's social media laws

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted July 23 - 7:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

A federal judge dismissed a claim from a lawsuit by a tech industry group over Utah's social media regulations, saying federal law doesn't preempt the state's prohibitions of certain features on minors' social media accounts.
US opens probe into Delta following widespread flight cancellations

US opens probe into Delta following widespread flight cancellations

David Shepardson and Rajesh Kumar Singh, Reuters  |  Updated July 23 - 6:56 p.m.  |  Save Story

The U.S. Transportation Department said on Tuesday it is opening an investigation into Delta Air Lines after the carrier canceled more than 5,000 flights since Friday as it struggles to recover from a global cyber outage that snarled airlines worldwide.
1 hospitalized after Kaysville house catches fire

1 hospitalized after Kaysville house catches fire

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted July 23 - 6:36 p.m.  |  Save Story

A house bordering Morgan Elementary School in Kaysville caught fire Tuesday, with multiple crews in the area responding. One person was hospitalized for smoke inhalation.
Harris takes marginal lead over Trump in new poll

Harris takes marginal lead over Trump in new poll

Jason Lange, Reuters  |  Posted July 23 - 6:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Vice President Kamala Harris opened up a marginal 2-percentage-point lead over Republican Donald Trump after President Joe Biden ended his reelection campaign and passed the torch to her, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found.
Summit County man accused of trying to kill wife with wrench

Summit County man accused of trying to kill wife with wrench

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted July 23 - 5:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

An Oakley, Summit County, man was charged with attempted murder on Tuesday after police say he beat his wife multiple times with a wrench.
Utah seeking to dismiss Utah Education Association voucher lawsuit

Utah seeking to dismiss Utah Education Association voucher lawsuit

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted July 23 - 5:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Attorneys for Utah Gov. Spencer Cox and Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes are seeking to dismiss a lawsuit brought against the state by the Utah Education Association.
Biscuit Basin closed in Yellowstone National Park after massive explosion

Biscuit Basin closed in Yellowstone National Park after massive explosion

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted July 23 - 4:36 p.m.  |  Save Story

Biscuit Basin at Yellowstone National Park is temporarily closed following a massive explosion that was caught on camera Tuesday morning.
Have You Seen This? Idaho, Idaho State to play annually for 19.4-pound wooden potato

Have You Seen This? Idaho, Idaho State to play annually for 19.4-pound wooden potato

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 23 - 3:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Gem State is going spuds up for the top in-conference college football rivalry in Idaho.
From Mathew to Ellis, Ivory footprints are all over This Is The Place

From Mathew to Ellis, Ivory footprints are all over This Is The Place

Lee Benson, Deseret News  |  Posted July 23 - 3:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

At 83, Ellis Ivory has made it his life's work to preserve the memory and legacy of long-ago pioneers to make sure they are commemorated and not forgotten.
RSL kicks off summer transfer window with winger signings

RSL kicks off summer transfer window with winger signings

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted July 23 - 3:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

Real Salt Lake wasted little time when the MLS summer transfer window opened on July 18.
'Get this over': Relatives of slain Utah woman want Taberon Honie to be executed

'Get this over': Relatives of slain Utah woman want Taberon Honie to be executed

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated July 23 - 3:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

Four women, all related to Claudia Benn who was brutally murdered in 1998, testified Tuesday during Taberon Honie's commutation hearing that he should be put to death.
Bob Menendez will resign his Senate seat effective Aug. 20, sources say

Bob Menendez will resign his Senate seat effective Aug. 20, sources say

Laura Dolan, Lauren Fox and Clare Foran, CNN  |  Posted July 23 - 2:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey will resign his seat effective Aug. 20, according to multiple sources familiar with the plan.
Plan to connect all Utahns to high-speed internet receives federal funding

Plan to connect all Utahns to high-speed internet receives federal funding

Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 23 - 2:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Organizers of a plan to bring high-speed internet to the most remote corners of Utah announced Monday that the federal government signed off on the funds to make it happen. 
Biden will address nation Wednesday on his decision to drop reelection bid

Biden will address nation Wednesday on his decision to drop reelection bid

Aamer Madhani, Associated Press  |  Posted July 23 - 1:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

President Joe Biden will address the nation from the Oval Office on Wednesday evening on his decision to drop his 2024 Democratic reelection bid.
Utah County man arrested in alleged road rage shooting

Utah County man arrested in alleged road rage shooting

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted July 23 - 1:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

A man who allegedly shot at another vehicle after purportedly being cut off has been arrested.
Heber City caregiver charged with sexually abusing 2 elderly dementia patients

Heber City caregiver charged with sexually abusing 2 elderly dementia patients

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted July 23 - 12:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

A 20-year-old nursing assistant at an assisted living home in Heber City was charged Monday with attempted rape and object rape of two residents in their 80s with late stage dementia.
Heat advisory, flash flooding potential in Utah's Pioneer Day forecast

Heat advisory, flash flooding potential in Utah's Pioneer Day forecast

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 23 - 12:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Pioneer Day will be hot for many Utahns, but some may also deal with flash flooding this year.
US agency looking into targeted pricing based on personal data

US agency looking into targeted pricing based on personal data

Jody Godoy, Reuters  |  Updated July 23 - 11:49 a.m.  |  Save Story

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has launched a study of products that could allow companies to set different prices for consumers based on their locations, past purchases, and other personal data.
How to explain Pioneer Day to the uninitiated

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How to explain Pioneer Day to the uninitiated

Meg Walter, Deseret News  |  Posted July 23 - 11:18 a.m.  |  Save Story

Pioneer Day celebrates the Latter-day Saint pioneers' arrival in the Salt Lake Valley via Emigration Canyon on July 24, 1847, after their 1,300-mile journey west.
Fed to cut rates twice this year, with first move in September, economists predict

Fed to cut rates twice this year, with first move in September, economists predict

Indradip Ghosh, Reuters  |  Updated July 23 - 11:14 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Federal Reserve will cut interest rates just twice this year, in September and December, according to a growing majority of economists in a Reuters poll.

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