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ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Sean Walker, KSL.com and Jen Riess, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 19th - 7:21am

Here are 10 stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.

Coach Kim: What to do when you don’t know what to do

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug 19th - 7:00am

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim shares a simple procedure for finding the right response to any problem.

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34% of economists in survey expect a US recession in 2021

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 6:51am

A number of U.S. business economists appear sufficiently concerned about the risks of some of President Donald Trump's economic policies that they expect a recession in the U.S. by the end of 2021.

Utah man recalls experience lost in wilderness

Jen Riess, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 18th - 11:10pm

Kaden says he only slept three hours a night and spent most of his time searching for a trail.

Trump downplays talk of a recession after his economic advisers say growing fears are unfounded

Devan Cole and Nikki Carvajal, CNN  |  Posted Aug 18th - 10:18pm

President Donald Trump said he is "prepared for everything" but that "most economists" don't think a recession is on the horizon as growing fears of a slowdown persist.

Epstein's purported madam now a focus in sex abuse cases

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 9:52pm

She's been called Jeffrey Epstein's madam, the woman who recruited girls for his sexual appetites, and at times his social planner and household organizer in places ranging from New York to Palm Beach, Florida.

$17 million or $70 million? 1930s Porsche fails to sell after auction snafu

Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN Business  |  Posted Aug 18th - 9:22pm

A bulbous race car from the 1930s was expected to be the most expensive car with the Porsche name ever sold at auction. But the sale was marred by a confusing mix-up on the auction stage.

Utah company is putting the mystery back in date nights

Finders Seekers  |  Posted Aug 18th - 9:00pm

Date nights don't have to be a big ordeal, but they are essential to any healthy relationship. Here's how to add a little mystery to your night.

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.

Study: Seeing how sun exposure damages skin could prompt people to use protection

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Aug 18th - 4:32pm

Melanoma is on the rise, and it is no secret that Utahns are particularly at risk.

Nearly 4 tons of weed 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.