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Appeals court to hear challenges to potential US TikTok ban on Sept. 16

Appeals court to hear challenges to potential US TikTok ban on Sept. 16

David Shepardson, Reuters  |  Posted June 17 - 11:27 a.m.  |  Save Story

A U.S. appeals court on Monday said it will hold oral arguments on Sept. 16 on legal challenges to a new law requiring China-based ByteDance to divest TikTok's U.S. assets by Jan. 19 or face a ban.
Mystery of one of the first US WWII casualties likely solved 80 years later

Mystery of one of the first US WWII casualties likely solved 80 years later

Jari Tanner, Associated Press  |  Updated June 17 - 11:03 a.m.  |  Save Story

The World War II mystery of what happened to a Finnish passenger plane after it was shot down over the Baltic Sea by Soviet bombers appears to finally be solved more than eight decades later. The plane was carrying American and French diplomatic couriers.
Get Gephardt helps Utah Hyundai owner seeking reimbursement for overestimated fuel economy

Get Gephardt helps Utah Hyundai owner seeking reimbursement for overestimated fuel economy

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 17 - 10:03 a.m.  |  Save Story

A major automaker was accused of saying its cars get better mileage than they really do, and it promised to pay its customers back. But when one Utah customer wasn't paid back, she decided to Get Gephardt.
IRS wants to end tax loophole for the wealthy, raising $50B

IRS wants to end tax loophole for the wealthy, raising $50B

Josh Boak and Fatima Hussein, Associated Press  |  Posted June 17 - 9:34 a.m.  |  Save Story

The IRS plans to end a major tax loophole for wealthy taxpayers that could raise more than $50 billion in revenue over the next decade, the U.S. Treasury Department says.
YouTube tests context 'notes' feature for videos

YouTube tests context 'notes' feature for videos

Yuvraj Malik, Reuters  |  Posted June 17 - 9:14 a.m.  |  Save Story

Alphabet's YouTube will soon allow users to add 'notes' that will provide context on some of its videos as part of a new feature that will be initially rolled out in the United States, it said on Monday.
Emotional win for theaters: 'Inside Out 2' scores massive $155M opening

Emotional win for theaters: 'Inside Out 2' scores massive $155M opening

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted June 17 - 9:12 a.m.  |  Save Story

Hollywood's summer movie anxieties gave way to joy this weekend with the massive debut of Disney and Pixar's "Inside Out 2." The animated sequel earned $155 million in ticket sales from 4,440 theaters in the U.S. and Canada.
Surgeon general asks Congress to require social media warning labels, like on cigarettes

Surgeon general asks Congress to require social media warning labels, like on cigarettes

Michelle Chapman, Associated Press  |  Posted June 17 - 6:50 a.m.  |  Save Story

The U.S. surgeon general has called on Congress to require warning labels on social media platforms, similar to those now mandatory on cigarette packaging.
More traffic headaches coming to 2100 South reconstruction project in Sugar House

More traffic headaches coming to 2100 South reconstruction project in Sugar House

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 16 - 9:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Eastbound 2100 South traffic will be closed from 900 East to 1100 East in Salt Lake City beginning on Monday, as a major project to improve infrastructure continues.
The Larry H. Miller Company just bought another movie theater

The Larry H. Miller Company just bought another movie theater

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted June 15 - 10:29 p.m.  |  Save Story

A popular 27-year-old Utah County movie theater will temporarily close for major renovations this summer under new ownership.
'What am I going to do?': Redwood Swap Meet vendors lament possible property redevelopment

'What am I going to do?': Redwood Swap Meet vendors lament possible property redevelopment

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted June 15 - 9:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

As West Valley City officials debate possible redevelopment of the Redwood Swap Meet site, many of the largely immigrant vendors wonder what they'll do if forced out.
Utah has an NHL team. Will people go to the games?

Utah has an NHL team. Will people go to the games?

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted June 15 - 7:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

Hockey fans embraced Utah's NHL team from the moment owner Ryan Smith announced in April he was bringing the Coyotes to Utah. A new poll gauges fan interest.
Salt Lake City's newest apartment tower intentionally sticks out in the city

Salt Lake City's newest apartment tower intentionally sticks out in the city

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 15 - 4:09 p.m.  |  Save Story

The tallest building east of Salt Lake City's central downtown district and the tallest rental apartment high-rise on the market right now officially opened this week.
 Making it 'Rico' in the land of opportunity

Making it 'Rico' in the land of opportunity

Lee Benson, Deseret News  |  Posted June 15 - 12:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Utah businessman shares how a motivation to forge his own path and fond childhood memories led to setting himself up for the rest of his life.
Vintage pink truck serves drinks, doughnuts to Holladay

Vintage pink truck serves drinks, doughnuts to Holladay

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted June 15 - 11:57 a.m.  |  Save Story

There's another new coffee spot along the Wasatch Front. This one just happens to be a bright pink, Instagram-worthy truck.
Supreme Court strikes down Trump-era ban on bump stocks

Supreme Court strikes down Trump-era ban on bump stocks

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted June 14 - 8:43 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Supreme Court has struck down a Trump-era ban on bump stocks, a gun accessory that allows semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like machine guns.
Sen. Romney again pursues bill mandating E-Verify to crack down on people without work visas

Sen. Romney again pursues bill mandating E-Verify to crack down on people without work visas

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted June 14 - 6:17 a.m.  |  Save Story

Sen. Mitt Romney is again pursuing legislation mandating the use of the federal E-Verify system to guard against the hiring of unauthorized workers.
Gabb phones 'let kids be kids,' company execs say at new Lehi headquarters opening

Gabb phones 'let kids be kids,' company execs say at new Lehi headquarters opening

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted June 13 - 7:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Gabb, a Utah tech company dedicated to making safe, kid-friendly phones and smartwatches, opened its new Lehi headquarters Thursday.
Fed holds on rate change for now. Here's what it means for you

Fed holds on rate change for now. Here's what it means for you

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted June 13 - 6:59 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Federal Reserve concluded its June meeting on Wednesday without making any changes to its federal funds interest rate and updated earlier messaging about multiple potential rate cuts happening this year, signaling a single cut is now the more likely scenario.
Supreme Court backs Starbucks over fired pro-union workers

Supreme Court backs Starbucks over fired pro-union workers

Andrew Chung, Reuters  |  Updated June 13 - 5:54 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Supreme Court sided on Thursday with Starbucks in the coffee chain's challenge to a judicial order in a ruling that could make it harder for courts to quickly halt labor practices contested as unfair under federal law.
What happened to the likes? X is now hiding which posts you like from other users

What happened to the likes? X is now hiding which posts you like from other users

Associated Press  |  Posted June 13 - 6:51 a.m.  |  Save Story

X's engineering team said it would be "making likes private for everyone to better protect your privacy" — that means that users will still be able to see their own likes, but others will not — putting an end to a feature that many used.
Salt Lake's Delta Center zoning changes meet opposition from planning commission

Salt Lake's Delta Center zoning changes meet opposition from planning commission

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 12 - 10:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

Salt Lake City's planning commission voted to give a negative recommendation on proposed zoning changes tied to Smith Entertainment Group's Delta Center plan.
Salt Lake City close to 99-year lease decision with USA Climbing over new training facility

Salt Lake City close to 99-year lease decision with USA Climbing over new training facility

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 12 - 9:41 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City is eying a lease with USA Climbing that could spark major plans for its Rio Grande District.
Baltimore's busy port fully reopens after bridge collapse. Return to normal expected

Baltimore's busy port fully reopens after bridge collapse. Return to normal expected

Lea Skene and Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted June 12 - 2:42 p.m.  |  Save Story

Authorities anticipate commercial shipping traffic through the Port of Baltimore will soon return to normal levels after the channel fully reopened this week for the first time since the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse.
Intermountain Health unveils what it wants to do with old Salt Lake Sears block

Intermountain Health unveils what it wants to do with old Salt Lake Sears block

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 12 - 10:31 a.m.  |  Save Story

Intermountain Health unveiled new renderings of its planned "urban hospital" during a Salt Lake City meeting on Tuesday, but it also faced pushback.
Inflation cooled in May in a sign that price pressures may be easing

Inflation cooled in May in a sign that price pressures may be easing

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted June 12 - 7:29 a.m.  |  Save Story

Inflation in the United States eased in May for a second straight month, a hopeful sign that a pickup in prices that occurred early this year may have passed. The trend, if it holds, could move the Federal Reserve closer to cutting its benchmark interest rate from its 23-year peak.
Delta Center renovations could begin next year. Here's what some of Smith's plans look like

Delta Center renovations could begin next year. Here's what some of Smith's plans look like

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated June 11 - 10:58 p.m.  |  Save Story

Smith Entertainment Group offered a few more details of its plans for the Delta Center and the blocks east of it in downtown Salt Lake City on Tuesday.
Dog fight! Joey Chestnut out of July 4 hot dog contest due to deal with rival brand

Dog fight! Joey Chestnut out of July 4 hot dog contest due to deal with rival brand

Cedar Attanasio, Associated Press  |  Posted June 11 - 9:29 p.m.  |  Save Story

Organizers of America's perennial July Fourth hot dog swallowing contest say the reigning champion won't compete this year due to a contract dispute. Joey Chestnut has been competing since 2005 and hasn't lost since 2015.
Key new features coming to Apple's iOS 18 this fall

Key new features coming to Apple's iOS 18 this fall

Associated Press  |  Posted June 11 - 4:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

Apple announced a slew of new features for iOS 18 at Monday's developers conference event, many of which are designed to enhance the Siri assistant and bring artificial intelligence tools to iPhone users.
House committee report finds Wall Street 'colluded' to curb emissions

House committee report finds Wall Street 'colluded' to curb emissions

Isla Binnie, Reuters  |  Updated June 11 - 1:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

A U.S. congressional committee will accuse the biggest Wall Street firms on Tuesday, in a report seen by Reuters ahead of its publication, of colluding with advocacy groups to force companies to shrink their greenhouse gas emissions.
Senate panel to weigh Novo Nordisk subpoena on Ozempic, Wegovy prices

Senate panel to weigh Novo Nordisk subpoena on Ozempic, Wegovy prices

Susan Heavey and Ahmed Aboulenein, Reuters  |  Posted June 11 - 12:15 p.m.  |  Save Story

The U.S. Senate health panel said on Tuesday it would vote this month on whether to subpoena Novo Nordisk to answer questions about U.S. prices for weight loss drugs Ozempic and Wegovy, which are far higher than those in other countries.
The 'good' and 'bad' news inside the US jobs report

The 'good' and 'bad' news inside the US jobs report

Dan Burns, Reuters  |  Updated June 11 - 10:57 a.m.  |  Save Story

The latest U.S. payrolls report did little to settle the debate about where the job market is headed, with ample fodder for both "soft-landing" believers and doubters over whether the Federal Reserve can tame inflation without sending millions of workers onto the jobless rolls.
US gas prices are falling. Experts point to mild demand ahead of summer travel

US gas prices are falling. Experts point to mild demand ahead of summer travel

Wyatte Grantham-Philips, Associated Press  |  Posted June 11 - 9:34 a.m.  |  Save Story

Gas prices are on the decline across the U.S. at a time when, historically, it usually costs a little more to fill up your tank.
A new Disney ride opens June 28, splashing right out of the culture wars

A new Disney ride opens June 28, splashing right out of the culture wars

Natasha Chen, CNN  |  Posted June 11 - 8:46 a.m.  |  Save Story

A ride based on the story of Disney's first Black princess opens to the public on June 28 in Orlando, Florida, replacing the decades-old Splash Mountain attraction that was beloved by many Disney fans yet also widely criticized.
SEG downtown plans include new hotel, housing, jumbotron and 'experience' plaza

SEG downtown plans include new hotel, housing, jumbotron and 'experience' plaza

Lindsay Aerts, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 11 - 8:05 a.m.  |  Save Story

Smith Entertainment Group executive Mike Maughan sat down for an interview with KSL's Lindsay Aerts on Monday to discuss the group's plans for downtown's revitalization.
Why fewer Americans are opting for electric vehicles despite price cuts

Why fewer Americans are opting for electric vehicles despite price cuts

Emma Pitts, Deseret News  |  Posted June 11 - 7:42 a.m.  |  Save Story

The price for popular electric cars is decreasing because fewer Americans are choosing to go electric, according to surveys on the issue.
Starliner flight is one big step for Boeing's space capsule, but many hurdles remain

Starliner flight is one big step for Boeing's space capsule, but many hurdles remain

Joey Roulette, Reuters  |  Posted June 10 - 8:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Boeing's Starliner spacecraft scored a crucial achievement last week with the delivery of two astronauts to the International Space Station, but problems encountered along its journey in space and more hurdles that lie ahead make the aerospace giant's goal toward routine missions a distant prospect.
Musk threatens Apple device ban if OpenAI is integrated at operating system level

Musk threatens Apple device ban if OpenAI is integrated at operating system level

Zaheer Kachwala, Reuters  |  Posted June 10 - 6:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Billionaire Elon Musk said on Monday he would ban Apple devices at his companies if the iPhone maker integrates OpenAI at the operating system level.
Credit card delinquencies are rising. Here's what to do if you're at risk

Credit card delinquencies are rising. Here's what to do if you're at risk

Cora Lewis, Associated Press  |  Posted June 10 - 1:20 p.m.  |  Save Story

Seriously overdue credit card debt is at the highest level in more than a decade, and people 35 and under are struggling more than other age groups to pay their bills.
Apple expected to enter AI race with ambitions to overtake the early leaders

Apple expected to enter AI race with ambitions to overtake the early leaders

Stephen Nellis and Aditya Soni, Reuters  |  Updated June 10 - 12:20 p.m.  |  Save Story

Apple's annual World Wide Developers Conference on Monday is expected to herald the company's move into generative artificial intelligence, marking its late arrival to a technological frontier that's expected to be as revolutionary as the invention of the iPhone.
Supreme Court rejects Kroger challenge to Grubhub trademark win

Supreme Court rejects Kroger challenge to Grubhub trademark win

Blake Brittain, Reuters  |  Posted June 10 - 10:36 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Supreme Court declined on Monday to consider supermarket chain Kroger's request to block Grubhub's use of the food-delivery company's fork-and-knife logo based on allegations that it would cause confusion with the Kroger meal-kit service Home Chef's logo.
Why this popular card game is still relevant 52 years after its debut

Why this popular card game is still relevant 52 years after its debut

Saira Mueller, CNN  |  Posted June 9 - 8:22 p.m.  |  Save Story

Almost one set of Uno was sold in the U.S. every second last year, according to Mattel, its publisher. That's almost 60 Uno decks each minute — up from 17 sets each minute in 2021.
Woman taps Venezuelan recipes, business savvy with Arempas — soon to open its 5th locale

Woman taps Venezuelan recipes, business savvy with Arempas — soon to open its 5th locale

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted June 9 - 4:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Sandy Larrieta opened the first Arempas, a restaurant featuring cuisine from her native Venezuela, in 2019, and now she's on the cusp of opening her fifth locale.
Logan restaurant requests 'no tips' from customers as part of new business model

Logan restaurant requests 'no tips' from customers as part of new business model

Erin Cox, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 9 - 3:36 p.m.  |  Save Story

One local restaurant is trying something new. They don't want your tips.
'Home Alone' house being sold, swinging paint cans not included

'Home Alone' house being sold, swinging paint cans not included

Associated Press  |  Posted June 9 - 1:17 p.m.  |  Save Story

The home of Kevin McCallister's hijinks is changing hands. Agents with Coldwell Banker Realty say a sale is underway of the suburban Chicago house where "Home Alone" was filmed.
Gen Z faces struggles and stereotypes entering the workforce

Gen Z faces struggles and stereotypes entering the workforce

Emma Pitts, Deseret News  |  Posted June 9 - 12:12 p.m.  |  Save Story

For many young Americans entering into their roles entering the workforce, finding the right fit can be hard. For some, finding a job at all would seem like a win.
Middle-class America: The backbone of the nation struggling amid economic growth

Middle-class America: The backbone of the nation struggling amid economic growth

Emma Pitts, Deseret News  |  Posted June 9 - 10:21 a.m.  |  Save Story

Utah had two cities that ranked in the Pew Research report's top 10 metro areas as most densely populated by the middle class: Ogden-Clearfield and Provo-Orem.
She's the world's most expensive cow and part of Brazil's plan to put beef on everyone's plate

She's the world's most expensive cow and part of Brazil's plan to put beef on everyone's plate

David Biller, Associated Press  |  Posted June 9 - 9:04 a.m.  |  Save Story

Brazil has hundreds of millions of cows, but one in particular is extraordinary. Her massive, snow-white body is watched over by security cameras and an armed guard. She's worth $4.1 million.
Popular bar, Garage on Beck, reopens several months after fire

Popular bar, Garage on Beck, reopens several months after fire

Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 8 - 10:24 p.m.  |  Save Story

A popular bar and music venue north of downtown, Garage on Beck, is finally back open after closing for several months following a fire.
Redwood Drive-In Swap Meet vendors hope to stop potential rezoning of land

Redwood Drive-In Swap Meet vendors hope to stop potential rezoning of land

Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 8 - 11:21 a.m.  |  Save Story

Vendors of the Redwood Drive-In Swap Meet hope the West Valley City Council will step in and stop the selling of the drive-in for proposed housing.
FDA analysis raises no major concerns about Eli Lilly Alzheimer's drug

FDA analysis raises no major concerns about Eli Lilly Alzheimer's drug

Bhanvi Satija and Julie Steenhuysen, Reuters  |  Updated June 8 - 9:06 a.m.  |  Save Story

An FDA analysis of trial data for Eli Lilly's experimental Alzheimer's drug donanemab released on Thursday revealed no red flags, but raised questions about safety of the treatment for patients with early-stage disease.
From Kmart to H Mart: Asian grocery giant opens first Utah store

From Kmart to H Mart: Asian grocery giant opens first Utah store

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted June 7 - 7:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah's first H Mart, an 80,000-square-foot Asian grocery superstore, is now open in West Jordan.
US hiring and wage growth picked up last month in sign of sustained economic health

US hiring and wage growth picked up last month in sign of sustained economic health

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted June 7 - 12:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

America's employers added a strong 272,000 jobs in May, accelerating from April and a sign that companies are still confident enough in the economy to keep hiring despite persistently high interest rates.
Migrant Delta Egg Farm workers rehired by other contractors, says rep from ex-contractor

Migrant Delta Egg Farm workers rehired by other contractors, says rep from ex-contractor

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted June 6 - 9:26 p.m.  |  Save Story

Perhaps 100 of the migrant workers at the Delta Egg Farm, let go last month, have been rehired, says a representative from the firm that previously contracted them.
European Union cuts interest rate. Federal Reserve could follow

European Union cuts interest rate. Federal Reserve could follow

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Updated June 6 - 5:24 p.m.  |  Save Story

For the first time in almost five years, the European Central Bank cut its key interest rate by a quarter percentage point on Thursday, moving from 4.0% to 3.75% in a widely anticipated decision by the bank's governing body.
A new 'Hunger Games' book — and movie — is coming

A new 'Hunger Games' book — and movie — is coming

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted June 6 - 4:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Suzanne Collins is returning to the ravaged, post-apocalyptic land of Panem for a new "The Hunger Games" novel. Scholastic announced Thursday that "Sunrise on the Reaping" will be published March 18, 2025.
Walmart to pay US hourly store workers bonuses for first time ever

Walmart to pay US hourly store workers bonuses for first time ever

Savyata Mishra and Siddharth Cavale, Reuters  |  Posted June 5 - 5:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

Walmart will, for the first time ever, pay bonuses to its U.S. hourly store workers, the retailer said on Wednesday, in a move that could boost wages for 700,000 front-line staff.
SEC to close Salt Lake office after 'gross abuse of power' in Utah crypto case

SEC to close Salt Lake office after 'gross abuse of power' in Utah crypto case

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Updated June 5 - 3:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

The closure of the Salt Lake office follows the case a judge called "deeply troubling," leading to the sanctioning of SEC prosecutors who presented false information and lost $1.8 million in attorneys' fees.
Utah's largest gas provider switches owners as $4.3B deal is finalized

Utah's largest gas provider switches owners as $4.3B deal is finalized

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 5 - 2:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

Canada-based Enbridge completed its acquisition of Dominion Energy's Utah operations this week.
Boeing's Starliner capsule launched from Florida on first crewed space flight

Boeing's Starliner capsule launched from Florida on first crewed space flight

Joey Roulette, Reuters  |  Updated June 5 - 12:47 p.m.  |  Save Story

Boeing's new Starliner astronaut capsule was launched from Florida on Wednesday in a much-delayed first test flight carrying a crew, a milestone in the aerospace giant's ambitions to step up its competition with Elon Musk's SpaceX.