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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.
'The Outsiders' wins best musical and 'Stereophonic' best play at Tony Awards

'The Outsiders' wins best musical and 'Stereophonic' best play at Tony Awards

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted June 16 - 10:16 p.m.  |  Save Story

"The Outsiders," a gritty adaptation of the classic young adult novel, became the essence of a Broadway insider on Sunday, winning the Tony Award for best new musical on a night when women made strides.
Building on Utah's pioneer-era ties with Iceland

Building on Utah's pioneer-era ties with Iceland

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 16 - 8:26 p.m.  |  Save Story

While the Utah delegation explored the state's potential of using geothermal energy in Iceland, a pioneer-era connection grew the bond between the two.
Digital wellness movement sees Utah as 'testing ground.' Cox declares 'Phone-Free Fridays'

Digital wellness movement sees Utah as 'testing ground.' Cox declares 'Phone-Free Fridays'

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted June 16 - 7:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Half The Story, a movement that teaches teens how to navigate digital spaces, sees potential for change in the Beehive State.
Sundance offers free film festival screenings to Utah audiences in July

Sundance offers free film festival screenings to Utah audiences in July

Larry D. Curtis, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 16 - 6:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

Many associate the Sundance Film Festival with snowy streets, but Utahns will have a chance to see free screenings, including outdoors, in July.
7 ways to enjoy Bryce Canyon as it enters its second century

7 ways to enjoy Bryce Canyon as it enters its second century

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted June 16 - 5:50 p.m.  |  Save Story

While the centennial celebrations of 2023 have passed, there are plenty of great ways to experience the park as it ushers the next 100 years.
Sculptures for Heber Valley's future Christ in America park will be unveiled in Provo this summer

Sculptures for Heber Valley's future Christ in America park will be unveiled in Provo this summer

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted June 16 - 5:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

This summer, some sculptures for the future Christ in America Garden in Heber Valley will be shown in Provo, and a benefit concert will be held for the nonprofit building the park.
What to look for in tonight's Tony Awards

What to look for in tonight's Tony Awards

Leigh Gibson for KSL.com  |  Posted June 16 - 4:43 p.m.  |  Save Story

The 77th Annual Tony Awards, hosted by Ariana DeBose, will air live Sunday evening, from the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City.
Lloyd Newell bids farewell after 34 years of bringing inspiration from the Crossroads of the West

Lloyd Newell bids farewell after 34 years of bringing inspiration from the Crossroads of the West

Hanna Seariac, Deseret News  |  Posted June 16 - 4:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

'Music & the Spoken Word,' the world's longest-running broadcast, is in a historic era of transition.
Have You Seen This? Snake and man share a scare

Have You Seen This? Snake and man share a scare

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted June 16 - 2:55 p.m.  |  Save Story

This video reminded me of the time I came face to face with a black bear in Alaska.
This man's Father's Day will be filled with heartfelt meaning

This man's Father's Day will be filled with heartfelt meaning

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted June 16 - 11:23 a.m.  |  Save Story

Brody Lambert was a new dad, a young husband and suddenly a very sick man when, at age 24, he learned that what he thought was pneumonia was in reality congestive heart failure.
Idaho freedom celebration billed as largest fireworks show west of Mississippi River

Idaho freedom celebration billed as largest fireworks show west of Mississippi River

Rett Nelson, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted June 16 - 8:36 a.m.  |  Save Story

The largest fireworks show west of the Mississippi River is returning this year for the Melaleuca Freedom Celebration and organizers says it will "be bigger and better than any other fireworks show in the American West.
Plastics are a worldwide problem, including in national parks

Plastics are a worldwide problem, including in national parks

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted June 16 - 7:15 a.m.  |  Save Story

It was nearly 15 years ago that Grand Canyon National Park banned the use of plastic water bottles, which, at the time, made up a a third of the waste generated by visitors.
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.
Have You Seen This? Glass doors can be hazardous

Have You Seen This? Glass doors can be hazardous

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted June 15 - 3:24 p.m.  |  Save Story

This poor fellow didn't just walk into a glass door — he ran into it with gusto.
Safety and flood warnings near rivers; reservoirs hit capacity

Safety and flood warnings near rivers; reservoirs hit capacity

Shelby Lofton, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 14 - 10:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Heavy snow two years in a row left reservoirs filled to the brim. Now, high temperatures are making rivers more active than usual. Here is how you can keep your home and family safe this summer.
Lloyd Newell shares experiences ahead of his last 'Music & the Spoken Word' broadcast

Lloyd Newell shares experiences ahead of his last 'Music & the Spoken Word' broadcast

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted June 14 - 7:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Lloyd Newell, the voice of the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square for the last 35 years, spoke about his time in the role ahead of his final broadcast on Sunday.
Have You Seen This? Celebrity chef releases soda-scented cologne for Father's Day

Have You Seen This? Celebrity chef releases soda-scented cologne for Father's Day

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted June 14 - 4:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

Have you ever wanted to smell like the carbonated gasp of a pop bottle being opened and also raw meat at the same time? Chef Bobby Flay has the scent for you.
Review: 'Inside Out 2' is a well-earned trip back into Riley's mind

Review: 'Inside Out 2' is a well-earned trip back into Riley's mind

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted June 14 - 1:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

Here are some reasons I loved "Inside Out 2" and one reason it didn't quite live up to the first one.
Double take: 23 sets of twins graduate from a single Massachusetts middle school

Double take: 23 sets of twins graduate from a single Massachusetts middle school

The Associated Press  |  Posted June 14 - 9:46 a.m.  |  Save Story

Twenty-three sets of twins have graduated from a Massachusetts middle school, making up about 10% of the eighth-grade class.
Hiker dies after collapsing in Colorado National Monument

Hiker dies after collapsing in Colorado National Monument

Jennifer McRae, CNN  |  Posted June 14 - 9:04 a.m.  |  Save Story

A hiker died after she collapsed and lost consciousness in Colorado National Monument earlier this week.
Taylor Swift's fans danced so hard it registered as seismic activity again

Taylor Swift's fans danced so hard it registered as seismic activity again

Lianne Kolirin, CNN  |  Updated June 13 - 8:36 p.m.  |  Save Story

Taylor Swift was not the only one shake, shake, shaking at her recent Edinburgh concert, as data from geological experts has shown. Can you guess which song led fans to shake the earth the most?
Dozens of hikers became ill during trips to waterfalls near the Grand Canyon

Dozens of hikers became ill during trips to waterfalls near the Grand Canyon

Scott Sonner and Morgan Lee, Associated Press  |  Updated June 13 - 6:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Dozens of tourists say they became ill after visiting a popular Arizona tourist destination known for its towering blue-green waterfalls. Hikers have reported symptoms that include vomiting and diarrhea during a time of excessive heat.
Utah artist revives forgotten Santaquin house with vibrant art

Utah artist revives forgotten Santaquin house with vibrant art

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted June 12 - 10:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

Ryan Hymas has thrown the door to his unique art house wide open. The public is invited to visit his kaleidoscopic in-house art gallery at 218 W. Main in Santaquin until Saturday.
Church of Jesus Christ expands aid to women, children with $55.8M donation

Church of Jesus Christ expands aid to women, children with $55.8M donation

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted June 12 - 7:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

The General Relief Society Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is expanding efforts to help women and young children around the world.
Have You Seen This? Mama duck escorts ducklings through school

Have You Seen This? Mama duck escorts ducklings through school

Linda Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 12 - 3:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

School hallways are pretty empty now. But it was a different story last month when a mother duck escorted her ducklings straight through the corridor of a high school in Montana.
Utah families press US to let would-be Haitian adoptees come amid turmoil in Caribbean nation

Utah families press US to let would-be Haitian adoptees come amid turmoil in Caribbean nation

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted June 12 - 3:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Five Utah families in the process of adopting 12 Haitian children are pressing the U.S. government to let the kids come amid turmoil in the Caribbean nation.
Extreme heat remains in Utah, but how long will the heat wave last?

Extreme heat remains in Utah, but how long will the heat wave last?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 12 - 11:52 a.m.  |  Save Story

Triple-digit heat is possible along the Wasatch Front on Wednesday and Thursday, but below-normal temperatures are likely next week.
Reported birth of rare white buffalo calf in Yellowstone park fulfills Lakota prophecy

Reported birth of rare white buffalo calf in Yellowstone park fulfills Lakota prophecy

Amy Beth Hanson, Associated Press  |  Posted June 12 - 6:54 a.m.  |  Save Story

The reported birth of a rare white buffalo calf in Yellowstone National Park fulfills a Lakota prophecy that portends better times.
 'Desperately needed': 3 families receive Habitat for Humanity homes in Kearns

'Desperately needed': 3 families receive Habitat for Humanity homes in Kearns

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted June 11 - 8:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Field of Dreams community in Kearns gained three more families on Tuesday, bringing the community to 90% completion.
Utah ranks third in nation for child well-being, but educational challenges persist

Utah ranks third in nation for child well-being, but educational challenges persist

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted June 11 - 5:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

A new report analyzing how children are performing in a post-pandemic society points to areas for improvement when it comes to proficiency scores and absenteeism.
Have You Seen This? Tony Finau recounts memorable Memorial Day weekend

Have You Seen This? Tony Finau recounts memorable Memorial Day weekend

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 11 - 3:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

Tony Finau added another top-10 finish and a $579,000 paycheck from The Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio. But his previous week was better, he admits.
King Charles III painting vandalized by animal rights activists

King Charles III painting vandalized by animal rights activists

Associated Press  |  Posted June 11 - 11:01 a.m.  |  Save Story

Animal rights activists pasted a cartoon image over a portrait of King Charles III on Tuesday at a London art gallery, the latest in a series of incidents at U.K. museums as campaigners use vandalism to publicize their causes.
2 Moab men save family of 3 from Colorado River in 'miracle' rescue

2 Moab men save family of 3 from Colorado River in 'miracle' rescue

Carter Williams, KSL.com and Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL-TV  |  Updated June 10 - 11:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

Grand County authorities say two men were "in the right place at the right time" to help rescue a family that had fallen into the Colorado River last week.
Southern Utah mom finds new ways to 'bring a little more peace' to foster families

Southern Utah mom finds new ways to 'bring a little more peace' to foster families

Jessi Bang, St. George News  |  Posted June 10 - 9:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

When a foster care volunteer dared to shatter the limits of ordinary assistance, she discovered new ways to help Utah families.
Cox calls on Utahns to 'stay vigilant' as prime fire conditions begin to develop

Cox calls on Utahns to 'stay vigilant' as prime fire conditions begin to develop

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 10 - 7:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Gov. Spencer Cox said Utahns and those visiting Utah must "stay vigilant" this summer because he believes this fire season will go one of two ways.
2 Utah moms compete in rugged, 100-mile contest in New Zealand

2 Utah moms compete in rugged, 100-mile contest in New Zealand

Arianne Brown for KSL.com  |  Posted June 10 - 5:08 p.m.  |  Save Story

Two Utah moms are among those competing in USA Network's "Race to Survive: New Zealand," traversing 100 rugged miles on the hunt for food and a cash prize.
Have You Seen This? Dozens of fish leap out of the water at the same time

Have You Seen This? Dozens of fish leap out of the water at the same time

Matt Brooks, KSL.com  |  Posted June 10 - 3:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

What would cause a hundred fish to leap out of the water all at the same time?
4 Provo River trail crossings closed as river remains high

4 Provo River trail crossings closed as river remains high

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 10 - 3:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Four trail crossings along the Provo River are currently closed because of its swift currents, days after a 12-year-old Arizona boy died after falling into the river.
How to access Grand Teton National Park, Jackson after highway 'catastrophically failed'

How to access Grand Teton National Park, Jackson after highway 'catastrophically failed'

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 10 - 2:43 p.m.  |  Save Story

Grand Teton National Park officials are advising those planning to visit from the west to use an alternate route following last week's massive landslide along Teton Pass.
The mysteries of the Wild West — the Utah towns that were abandoned

The mysteries of the Wild West — the Utah towns that were abandoned

Hanna Seariac, Deseret News  |  Posted June 10 - 12:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah's ghost towns were once bustling hubs of agriculture, mining and more.
Rinsing raw chicken? 7 food debates guaranteed to start an argument

Rinsing raw chicken? 7 food debates guaranteed to start an argument

Sara Nelson, Associated Press  |  Posted June 10 - 11:32 a.m.  |  Save Story

Is that day-old rice safe to eat? Should your 3-year-old clean up the cookie dough mixing bowl? And do you really need to keep butter in the fridge?
Sanpete County Jail employee reduces recidivism with health program

Sanpete County Jail employee reduces recidivism with health program

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted June 10 - 10:30 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Sanpete County Jail in Manti hired a new community health worker two years ago. She has helped reduce recidivism there by 61%.
Utah mail carrier considered a hero after helping a woman who fell

Utah mail carrier considered a hero after helping a woman who fell

Jessica Lowell, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted June 9 - 10:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

A mail carrier in Roy is being considered for a Postmasters General Heroes' Award after he helped a woman who had fallen and couldn't get up.
The color of your child's swimsuit can play a role in their safety at the pool, experts say

The color of your child's swimsuit can play a role in their safety at the pool, experts say

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted June 9 - 9:45 p.m.  |  Save Story

The color of your child's swimsuit could impact their safety at a swimming pool or the beach.
Have You Seen This? Ninja kick prevents a fire

Have You Seen This? Ninja kick prevents a fire

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted June 9 - 2:55 p.m.  |  Save Story

Wow. I'd say that this woman's kick was the perfect reaction for this situation.
'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.
The Nixon Strong Baseball tournament brings youth teams together to battle cancer

The Nixon Strong Baseball tournament brings youth teams together to battle cancer

Karah Brackin, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 8 - 7:43 p.m.  |  Save Story

In South Jordan, the Nixon Strong Baseball tournament is bringing teams together for something bigger than the game.
Hogle Zoo welcomes baby gorilla, snow leopard cubs

Hogle Zoo welcomes baby gorilla, snow leopard cubs

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted June 8 - 5:23 p.m.  |  Save Story

There's two new mothers in town at Utah's Hogle Zoo, where two new snow leopard cubs and a baby gorilla were welcomed into the world.
We all get mad sometimes, but road rage destroys lives

We all get mad sometimes, but road rage destroys lives

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted June 8 - 4:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

A bad choice in a road rage situation can have lifelong impacts not just on the people behind the wheels but their families and beyond.
'We're not quitters': Utah woman conquers Grand Canyon trail, sets Guinness World Record

'We're not quitters': Utah woman conquers Grand Canyon trail, sets Guinness World Record

E. George Goold, St. George News  |  Posted June 8 - 3:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

At 61 years and 246 days old, a St. George woman became the oldest hiker to complete the 46-mile trek through the Grand Canyon, etching her name in the famous world record book.
Have You Seen This? Chihuahua catches the 3 o'clock ferry

Have You Seen This? Chihuahua catches the 3 o'clock ferry

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted June 8 - 2:54 p.m.  |  Save Story

If this isn't an example of true friendship, I don't know what is.
Stunning photos show 'catastrophic failure' of Wyoming's Teton Pass

Stunning photos show 'catastrophic failure' of Wyoming's Teton Pass

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted June 8 - 1:16 p.m.  |  Save Story

A crack in the road at Teton Pass in Wyoming, first seen two days earlier, turned into a disaster scenario Saturday, with almost the entirety of the road washing down the mountain side.
Woman swept away at Utah County waterfall found dead after extensive search

Woman swept away at Utah County waterfall found dead after extensive search

Michael Houck and Andrew Adams, KSL-TV  |  Updated June 8 - 12:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

A 19-year-old woman's body was recovered Saturday after her phone was found by hikers, prompting a search near Horsetail Falls.
St. George's residents battle extreme heat

St. George's residents battle extreme heat

Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 8 - 9:39 a.m.  |  Save Story

People head to the city splash pad to cool off as St. George reaches triple digit temperatures. Doctors encourage water, sunscreen and avoiding being outside during the hottest part of the day.
Me want Olympics? Cookie Monster, Elmo and other Muppets to cover Paris Games

Me want Olympics? Cookie Monster, Elmo and other Muppets to cover Paris Games

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted June 8 - 8:33 a.m.  |  Save Story

There's going to be a fuzzy blue creature constantly demanding cookies at the 2024 Summer Games in Paris.
Orem resident turns 105, has some advice for young people

Orem resident turns 105, has some advice for young people

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted June 7 - 9:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

Georgia Burt Presnell was born June 7, 1919. She's lived through the Great Depression, four wars, 19 presidents and one pandemic. She's older than Mickey Mouse, the internet and the ballpoint pen.
'Close calls' prompt new closure signage as City Creek Canyon construction ramps up

'Close calls' prompt new closure signage as City Creek Canyon construction ramps up

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 7 - 4:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

Salt Lake City public utilities is trying to make it more obvious that City Creek Canyon is closed during the weekdays.
Have You Seen This? This dog clearly enjoys barking at windshield wipers

Have You Seen This? This dog clearly enjoys barking at windshield wipers

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 7 - 3:30 p.m.  |  Save Story

An adorable little dachshund wanted every opportunity to bark at the menacing windshield wipers.