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Video of teen girls shouting racial slur under investigation.

SALT LAKE CITY — A video that appears to show five teenagers shouting a racial slur and expletive while laughing is under investigation by Utah school officials, a school district said Tuesday, and the NAACP has called for harsh…

- Billings Gazette - US

Number of Undiscovered Near-Earth Asteroids Revised Downward.

Provo, UT Oct 18, 2017 Fewer large near-Earth asteroids remain to be discovered than astronomers thought, according to a new analysis by planetary scientist Alan W. Harris of MoreData! in La Canada, California. Harris is presenting his results this week at the 49th annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society's ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Man Accused of Helping Teen Kill Herself: 'It Be Awesome'.

What a Utah man should've done, at least per one friend's advice, when 16-year-old Jchandra Brown told him she wanted to kill herself: talk her out of it. What Tyerell Przybycien is charged with doing instead: helping her set up and carry out her suicide, the Daily Herald reports. On...

- Newser - US

Candidates running for open US House seat in Utah to debate.

PROVO, Utah — Three candidates running to replace Jason Chaffetz in the U.S. House of Representatives this November are meeting in their third debate Wednesday night.

- Billings Gazette - US

Utah National Guard breaks ground on new Special Forces Readiness Center.

The Utah National Guard broke ground Tuesday for a $37 million, state-of-the-art Special Forces Readiness Center at Camp...

- Deseret News - US

Utah's Olympic facilities need $39 million in upgrades, legislative audit finds.

Utah needs to spend more than $39 million to ready the ski jumps, speedskating oval, bobsled track and other Olympic...

- Deseret News - US

Video of teen girls shouting racial slur under investigation.

School officials in Utah are investigating a video that appears to show five teenagers shouting a racial slur and expletive.

- FOX News - US

Disturbing moment heartless thief steals shop worker's wallet while he suffers seizure.

A woman was captured on a surveillance camera robbing a convenience store clerk of his wallet after he had a seizure in front of her.The discouraging theft happened in a 7-Eleven on 6852 South State St in Midvale, Utah last Wednesday,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Guy builds massive 'King Kong' Halloween display right in front yard.

Sure, you could spend your time and money going all out for your home's Halloween display. Alternatively, you could put down the plastic skeleton and marvel at true decor mastery. The Salt Lake City Tribune caught up with local woodworker Ammon Smith, whose commitment to holiday decor led him to build a massive King Kong ...

- Mashable! - US

Giggling Utah cheerleaders scream 'f*ck n*ggers' in widely shared Instagram video.

School officials in Utah are investigating a video posted on social media showing five teenage white girls screaming racial slurs and profanity. The Instagram video, which shows the girls giggling as they scream, “f*ck n*ggers,” was reported Monday to administrators with the Weber School...

- The Raw Story - US

Fresh findings from Cassini.

NASA's Cassini spacecraft ended its journey on Sept. 15 with an intentional plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn, but analysis continues on the mountain of data the spacecraft sent during its long life. Some of the Cassini team's freshest insights were presented during a news conference today at the American Astronomical ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Hundreds of people walk 11-year-old Utah boy home from school after bullies shout racial slurs

Hundreds of people volunteered to walk an 11-year-old Utah boy home from school earlier this month after he said bullies shouted racial slurs at him…

- TheBlaze.com - US

Salt Lake forms exploratory committee for 2026 or 2030 Winter Olympics

Another Salt Lake Olympic bid just got a lot more likely, with an announcement Monday that Utah leaders, including Gov. Gary...

- Deseret News - US

Salt Lake City man decorates house with a King Kong display

A Salt Lake City man known for his elaborate Halloween house decorations has ratcheted it up again this year with a display featuring a massive King Kong climbing on top … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Salt Lake City man decorates house with a King Kong display

SALT LAKE CITY — A Salt Lake City man known for his elaborate Halloween house decorations has ratcheted it up again this year with a display featuring a massive King Kong climbing on top of the Empire State building.

- Billings Gazette - US

Frank R. Pignanelli and LaVarr Webb: Extremes on both sides roiling U.S. and Utah politics

Our nation appears to be in a horrible mess. But as with a frittata, the results will be nutritious, inclusive and ultimately...

- Deseret News - US

The Latest: Couple who survived 6 days in Utah say

SALT LAKE CITY — The Latest on couple who survived six days in a remote part of southern Utah :

- Yahoo! News - US

Romance, survival in 'The Mountain'

“THE Mountain Between Us” is about two strangers who survive a plane crash only to end up in the unforgiving snowy Utah mountains, with no cell reception and precious little food. So they do what comes naturally. They try to eat each other.

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Couple Follows GPS, Get Stranded for 6 Days

A Texas couple who narrowly survived after being stranded for six days on a desolate dirt road in southern Utah says they realized too late their GPS app was guiding them to the wrong spot. KSL reports that 78-year-old Helena Byler of Houston, Texas, said Friday that they were on...

- Newser - US

Utah firm keeps Texas State Railroad rolling along

Utah-based Western Group has funneled money into operations in a historic Texas railroad in hopes of creating an improved...

- Deseret News - US

Texas couple survives being stranded 6 days in rural Utah

A Texas couple who set out for a day trip to Lake Powell while on vacation in southern Utah ended up narrowly surviving six harrowing days stranded on a rocky, desolate dirt road that was impassable in their rental car, authorities said Friday.

- WRAL.com - US

Couple rescued after surviving 6 days in Utah mountains

The Houston couple was severely dehydrated, authorities said.

- ABC News - US

Texas couple survives being stranded six days in rural Utah

A Texas couple who set out for a day trip to Lake Powell while on vacation in southern Utah ended up narrowly surviving six harrowing days stranded on a rocky, desolate dirt road that was impassable in their rental car, authorities...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Why so many Utah men have melanoma

Utah has the highest rates of melanoma in the U.S. , and men in Summit County have the highest rates in Utah. Are there...

- Deseret News - US

Trump fan insists 'purge and purify' Halloween sign isn't racist: 'I have a black friend'

A Trump supporter's politicized Halloween display is making his neighbors uneasy, but he insists there's no racist motivation. Utah resident Kade Rogers, who live in Roy, hung a sign over his garage door that reads, “Make America great again , purge and purify,” reporte...

- The Raw Story - US

Midday open thread: Inside Old Faithful ... and inside celebrity gossip magazines

● Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is The bizarre way tax policy is used to help the middle class on Counter-Earth. ● The U.S. is withdrawing from UNESCO. ● Here's the real story behind that picture of a combat-wounded veteran in an "I don't kneel" t-shirt. ● Old Faithful's geological heart revealed: University ...

- Daily Kos - US

Records committee: A.G. opinion on special election to replace Chaffetz should be public

A legal opinion sought by the Utah Legislature about the special election to fill former Rep. Jason Chaffetz's seat in...

- Deseret News - US

Campaign launched against Our Schools Now initiative

Americans for Prosperity Utah launched a campaign Thursday against the Our Schools Now ballot initiative that would raise...

- Deseret News - US

A.M. notes: UVU remains largest Utah school, LDS Church responds to BSA move, Trump to sign executive order

Want to get ahead of the news to start your day? Here's a look at the news for Oct. 12.

- Deseret News - US

Why is Utah so Mormon? Googlers want to know

The website typed in the phrase “Why is so...” to find out what people are searching for in each...

- Deseret News - US

Police Video Shows Officers Open Fire as Car Lunges Toward Them

Salt Lake City detective fired after arresting a hospital nurse who refused to draw blood from an unconscious patient.

- Yahoo! News - US

Community health centers anxiously await congressional action on expired funding

Those who run community health centers in Utah are finding it difficult to do much long-term planning because the legislative...

- Deseret News - US

Family loses 3yo boy in corn maze, doesn't raise alarm for 12 hours

US investigators are trying to uncover why it took a family at least 12 hours to report a three-year-old boy missing after he was left behind in a Utah corn maze.

- ABC News - AU

Entrepreneurship: As ‘Unicorns’ Emerge, Utah Makes a Case for Tech Entrepreneurs

In an area called 'Silicon Slopes,' at least five start-ups are valued at more than $1 billion, a sign that Utah has become a growing force for tech incubation.

- New York Times - US

Judge weighs trial for teen accused of taping girl's suicide

A Utah judge was considering Wednesday whether an 18-year-old accused of filming the suicide of a high school classmate should stand trial on murder charges after prosecutors said he bought a rope and helped the girl tie a noose before she hanged herself.

- WRAL.com - US

Taylorsville man pleads not guilty in Brian Head Fire

A Taylorsville man is pleading not guilty to criminal charges in a massive Utah wildfire that destroyed 13 homes and cost...

- Deseret News - US

Community health centers anxiously await congressionsal action on expired funding

Those who run community health centers in Utah are finding it difficult to do much long-term planning because the legislative...

- Deseret News - US

UVU still biggest public Utah university with 37,000 students

Headcount at the state's public colleges and universities exceeded 180,000 students this fall, a systemwide increase of 2.78...

- Deseret News - US

Salt Lake City Police Fire Officer Who Dragged Nurse From Hospital

The cop roughly arrested a nurse who refused to draw blood from a patient

- Yahoo! News - US

Family left 3-year-old in corn maze, didn't notice until next day

The Utah Division of Child and Family Services kept the boy overnight.         

- USA TODAY - US

Judge weighs murder charge for man accused of filming teen’s suicide

Prosecutors said is the first case in Utah in which someone is accused of aiding and recording a suicide.         

- USA TODAY - US

Judge weighs trial for teen accused of taping girl's suicide

A Utah judge was considering Wednesday whether an 18-year-old accused of filming the suicide of a high school classmate should stand trial for murder after prosecutors said he bought a rope and helped the girl tie a noose before she hanged herself.

- FOX News - US

'Obscure' stalked filter feeder lived in Utah some 500 million years ago

The only fossilized specimen of a species previously unknown to science -- an 'obscure' stalked filter feeder -- has just been detailed for the first time.

- ScienceDaily - US

Scientists describe 'enigmatic' species that lived in Utah some 500 million years ago

To the untrained eye, it looks like a flower crudely etched into rock—as if a child had scratched a picture of a bloom. But to the late fossil hunter Lloyd Gunther, the tulip shape he unearthed at Antimony Canyon in northern Utah looked like the remnant of an ancient marine animal.

- PhysOrg - NL

Utah police officer who dragged nurse from hospital fired

Investigation finds Detective Jeff Payne violated policy when he arrested nurse Alex Wubbels for refusing to draw blood from a patient

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Provo to have first female mayor in city's 157-year history

PROVO, Utah — The race for Provo mayor is a showdown between two women, meaning the predominantly Mormon city will have a woman mayor for the first time in its 157-year history.

- Billings Gazette - US

Utah cop who assaulted nurse for refusing illegal order finally learns his fate

The Utah police officer, who aggressively arrested a nurse for refusing to break the law in July, has been fired from his job. What happened? Salt…

- TheBlaze.com - US

3-year-old left behind in corn maze at night. Mom reports him missing — 12 hours later.

A 3-year-old Utah boy was found alone and crying in a corn maze Monday night. But it wasn't until the next morning — 12 hours…

- TheBlaze.com - US

Utah police officer fired after manhandling and arresting nurse who was doing her job

Detective Jeff Payne was fired and James Tracy, his watch commander, was demoted two ranks after an internal review by the Salt Lake City Police Department

- National Post - CA

Provo to have first female mayor in city's 157-year history

PROVO, Utah — The race for Provo mayor is a showdown between two women, former city councilwoman Sherrie Hall Everett and school board member Michelle Kaufusi, which means the predominantly Mormon city will finally have a woman in the…

- Billings Gazette - US

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