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Democrat Jones wins stunning red-state Alabama Senate upset

In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back...

Venezuelan judge orders Utah man be tried on weapons charges

A Venezuelan judge ruled Tuesday that a jailed American man must stand trial on weapons charges, dashing hopes of his family...

Celebrating Hanukkah where the dominant winter holiday isn’t Christmas

Yael Horovitz, who immigrated to Israel from Australia, always loved the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, but the emphasis there...

Officials say 64 people died from Hurricane Maria. New NYT report says otherwise

The New York Times reviewed daily mortality data of the island and found that deaths spiked after Hurricane Maria devastated...

'They treated us like we were criminals': Houston mother removed from flight after breastfeeding her son

Mei Rui, a cancer researcher and concert pianist, boarded a Spirit Airlines flight from Houston to Newark on Friday night...

After bitter campaign, Alabama Senate race goes to voters

The bitter Senate race in deeply conservative Alabama went to the voters Tuesday as they chose between an embattled but...

Dems say Trump's tweets about Gillibrand sexist, crude

Plowing into the sexual harassment debate in a big way, President Donald Trump laced into Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday,...

Court keeps ban on new mining claims around Grand Canyon

A U.S. appeals court has kept in place an Obama administration ban on new mining claims around the Grand Canyon.

7 articles to help you catch up on Alabama’s major Senate race

Alabama voters will head to the polls on Tuesday to vote in a special election for the state’s open Senate spot.

Stormtroopers and princes on London's 'Last Jedi' red carpet

"Star Wars" fans and royal-watchers gathered Tuesday at London's Royal Albert Hall, where Prince William and Prince Harry...

A.M. notes: No end to inversion, Nick Emery discusses BYU exit, Alabama voters head to polls

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

Bitcoin soars again, but this is making people worried

Bitcoin’s value rose 23 percent overnight after Cboe Options Exchange, the world’s largest options exchange,...

Turbulent Senate race now in hands of Alabama voters

Depending on who is making the case, Alabama's special Senate election Tuesday is about either continuing the "Trump miracle"...

New Zealand space launch scrubbed from remote launch site

A space launch was scrubbed Tuesday from a remote launch site in New Zealand after an engine glitch caused engineers to abort...

Homeless in Rio skyrockets, creating tensions, violence

One night about a year ago, Leandro Mota Generoso was sleeping on a street in downtown Rio de Janeiro when he felt something...

'Just Impossible': Utahn in Venezuelan jail barred from hospital, family says

A former Mormon missionary from Riverton whose health has declined during his roughly year-and-a-half in a Venezuelan jail...

Weber officials fear national discourse affecting student behavior

The Weber School District superintendent said he's seen an uptick in "intolerant behavior" and he and other school officials...

Republicans jump in as elections to replace Rep. Franks set

The Arizona governor on Monday set the dates for special elections to fill the vacancy created when U.S. Rep. Trent Franks...

Surrounded by scandal, Globes turn to old favs & fresh faces

Guillermo del Toro's Cold War-era fairytale "The Shape of Water" swam away with a leading seven Golden Globes nominations on...

Tribes: Monument co-management proposal is 'slap in the face'

President Donald Trump's decision to drastically reduce and break up a national monument in Utah wasn't the only blow Native...

'One of my nightmares': Pipe bomb attack hits in NYC subway

A would-be suicide bomber inspired by Islamic State extremists strapped on a crude pipe bomb, slipped unnoticed into the...

Glenn Beck announces new partnership to save Christians from slavery

The Nazarene Fund, an organization dedicated to rescuing rebuilding the lives of Christians and other religious minorities...

Man sets off pipe bomb strapped to his body in NYC subway

A man inspired by the Islamic State group set off a crude pipe bomb strapped to his body Monday in a crowded subway corridor...

Robocalls, bogus news as Alabama Senate race hits final day

Alabama's U.S. Senate campaign entered its last day Monday with the candidates making final appeals for votes and a war of...

'It's not OK': This Tennessee boy's plea to end bullying inspires celebrities, sweeps the nation

Kimberly Jones posted a video on Facebook last Friday afternoon after she picked her son up from school during lunch because...

A.M. notes: California fires grow, a look at Hatch's future, number of Utah homeless increases

Want to get ahead of the news to start your day? Here’s a look at the news for Dec. 11.

Transgender people can enlist in military Jan 1

The Pentagon is allowing transgender people to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite President Donald Trump's...

Jay's Jokes: Why Russia shouldn't try to interfere with any more sporting events

A lighthearted look at news of the day.

Putin declares victory on visit to air base in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared victory against "terrorists" in Syria on Monday during a surprise visit to a...

Op-ed: A strong NAFTA agreement secures jobs for Utah agriculture

A modernized NAFTA will help expand market opportunities for America's farm and ranch businesses, while the loss of...

Official: Man had explosive device strapped on before blast

A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that a man had a pipe bomb strapped to him when it went off on a New...

Photos: Utah coalitions remember Sandy Hook victims five years after deadly shooting

Volunteers with the Utah chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Gun Violence Prevention Center of Utah, and...

Sexual misconduct often part of the job in hospitality work

One woman recalls how a general manager at a Chicago-area restaurant where she worked told her that if security cameras...

Officials: Whales, after deadly year, could become extinct

Officials with the federal government say it's time to consider the possibility that endangered right whales could become...

Utah firefighters continue to help battle California fires

Nearly 80 Utah firefighters on Sunday continued to battle several blazes ravaging California that forced hundreds of...

Waiting for Hatch: Is he indecisive or keeping foes at bay?

Will he or won't he? Some say Sen. Orrin Hatch's decision to wait until the end of the year to announce whether he will seek...

Bitcoin futures rise as virtual currency hits major exchange

The first-even bitcoin future began trading Sunday as the increasingly popular virtual currency made its debut on a major...

Firm convictions, uneasiness at churches before Senate race

Alabama's race for U.S. Senate settled into church for worship on Sunday, with the minister at a historic black congregation...

Could a law to bring down the mob be used in Weinstein case?

The federal anti-racketeering law has been used since the late 1970s to bring down mob bosses. Could it be used to prosecute...

New evacuations as huge Southern California fire flares up

A powerful flare-up on the western edge of Southern California's largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing...

Interior delays Obama-era regulation on methane emissions

The Interior Department said Thursday it is delaying an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions...

Shelby bucks Alabama GOP leaders in voting against Moore

In his sternest rebuke yet, Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby said repeatedly Sunday his state can "do better" than electing fellow...

New evacuations as huge Southern California fire flares up

A major flare-up on the western edge of Southern California's largest and most destructive wildfire has sent residents...

Haley: Trump's accusers of sex misconduct should be heard

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday that women who accuse someone of sexual misconduct deserve to be heard,...

Brexit secretary says a no-deal Brexit now less likely

The man in charge of Britain's departure from the European Union says the chances the country will leave the 28-nation bloc...

In our opinion: Utah can do more to help students find solid STEM footing

The award conferred upon Christopher Hacon shows the bar for STEM achievement is set high, but we question whether enough is...

Arab ministers demand reversal of Trump Jerusalem decision

Arab foreign ministers on Sunday demanded that the United States rescind President Donald Trump's decision to recognize...

Aided by scandal, Dems fighting math and history in Alabama

Renegade Republican Roy Moore may be plagued by scandal, but scandal alone will not convince the voters of 44th Place North...

Snow exits South, marches toward Northeast

A pre-winter storm that roared through the Deep South and coated half of North Carolina and portions of Virginia in snow...

Op-ed: The need for variety in a student's education

There is an infinite number of ways in which children are talented. It will be the obligation of the teacher to make...