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Trump on guns: 'We do have a lot of background checks right now'

Nikki Carvajal and Paul Leblanc, CNN  |  Posted Aug 18th - 8:26pm

President Donald Trump on Sunday emphasized a need for the country to focus on "a very big mental health problem" in the wake of two mass shootings in one weekend that left 32 people dead earlier this month as he appeared to defend current US gun control measures, stating "we do have a lot of background checks right now."

Should the right to keep horses supersede market demands?

Christina Giardinelli, KSL  |  Posted Aug 18th - 7:39pm

Should the right to keep horses supersede market demands?

Obama's high school basketball jersey sells for $120,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 7:12pm

A basketball jersey believed to have been worn by former President Barack Obama while he was at a Honolulu prep school has sold at auction for $120,000.

Hermans wins Tour of Utah with strong ride in final stage

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 6:46pm

Ben Hermans finished near the front once more in the final stage of the Tour of Utah on Sunday, allowing him to wrap up the overall title after taking second in the week-long race a year ago.

Utah's Andy Ludwig bringing the 'fun' to offense

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 18th - 6:21pm

The program may be on its eighth offensive coordinator in Kyle Whittingham’s tenure as head coach, but there’s been little talk in Utah’s fall camp of the struggle it takes to adjust to a new offensive scheme.

Fewer grizzly bears were euthanized at Yellowstone this year

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 5:23pm

Wildlife officials say fewer grizzly bears have been euthanized this year in Yellowstone National Park compared to previous years.

Major players shaping troubled Afghanistan's future

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 4:57pm

Saturday night's devastating attack on a wedding in Afghanistan's capital comes amid huge uncertainty about the country's future. The United States and the Taliban say they are nearing a deal to end America's longest conflict, one that has lasted a generation and left tens of thousands dead. The U.S.-Taliban talks have sidelined the government in Kabul, which is increasingly frustrated.

Nearly 4 tons of weed was discovered inside a shipment of jalapeños

Amanda Jackson and Artemis Moshtaghian, CNN  |  Posted Aug 18th - 3:35pm

A shipment of jalapeños from Mexico to the US proved to be carrying more than just a spicy kick when Border Patrol agents found nearly 4 tons of marijuana hidden in the cargo.

Parents of toddler who died from ingesting heroin seek parole

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 18th - 3:01pm

While their versions of what transpired were slightly different, both Casey Joseph Cormani and Cassandra Leydsman Richards agree about one thing when it comes to drug use and their daughter.

Refugee family from Congo falls to its knees at first glimpse of new ‘Extreme Makeover’ home

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Aug 18th - 2:36pm

At first glimpse of her family’s new home, Anifah Barobi was so overcome with emotion she fell to her knees and rolled on the hot pavement on 22nd Street late Thursday afternoon.

Rise in Utah women in STEM, still less than US average

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 1:25pm

More women in Utah are earning STEM-related degrees, but experts say completion rates are still behind the national average, a report said.

Have You Seen This? I ain’t afraid of no squirrel

Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug 18th - 12:15pm

Cute or not, dead or not, be afraid. Be very afraid.

Farmers say Trump's trade war hurts them, but WH trade adviser defends President's strategy

Kate Sullivan, CNN  |  Posted Aug 18th - 11:45am

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro defended President Donald Trump's commitment to American farmers on Sunday, as some farmers say the U.S. trade war with China directly hurts them.

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Invasion of the drones: Utah is on the leading edge

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug 18th - 11:34am

The huge plume of nitrogen gas appears as an otherworldy deep purple cloud on the screen of the drone operator’s remote control console.

81-year-old facing voyeurism charges after parents say he crashed a wedding and took pictures of children

Garna Mejia, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 18th - 11:23am

An 81-year-old man is facing charges for voyeurism against a child and criminal trespass after parents at a wedding say he crashed the celebration and took inappropriate pictures of their children.

Video shows battle between bald eagle and large muskie in Minnesota

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug 18th - 10:20am

Muskies are often referred to as the "fish of 10,000 casts" due to their uncanny ability to evade anglers. But what happens when a bald eagle sinks its talons into one?

15 million children don't have money for school supplies. Here's how you can help them

Amy Chillag, CNN  |  Posted Aug 18th - 9:45am

Going back to school can be scary for kids, especially for 15 million children in the U.S. who are living in extreme poverty.

Boil order lifted in Soldier Hollow Complex

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 18th - 9:21am

The boil order issued for Soldier Hollow Complex was lifted Saturday after water test results showed no sign of E. coli contamination, officials said.

Utah man hit by tow truck while lying in the road in Millcreek

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 18th - 8:43am

A 19-year-old man is in critical condition after he was hit by a tow truck while lying in the road in Millcreek early Sunday.

Utah group raises money for vests that protect officers from high-powered weaponry

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Aug 18th - 8:27am

The Blue Line Ladies Foundation is a nonprofit organization that raises funds to purchase protective equipment for local law enforcement.

Motorcyclist in 'extremely critical condition' after Vernal crash

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 18th - 7:48am

A motorcyclist is in "extremely critical condition" after crashing into a bike rack on the back of a vehicle near Vernal Saturday afternoon, officials said.