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Chaotic weather around US with high temperatures in Southwest, Midwest; snow in Rockies

Chaotic weather around US with high temperatures in Southwest, Midwest; snow in Rockies

Anita Snow, Associated Press  |  Posted June 16 - 8:50 p.m.  |  Save Story

Extreme weather that ranged from triple digit temperatures in the Southwest to unseasonable cold in the Pacific Northwest was forecast over the U.S. into the early week.
Rep. Blake Moore endorses Derek Brown for Utah attorney general

Rep. Blake Moore endorses Derek Brown for Utah attorney general

Hanna Seariac, Deseret News  |  Posted June 16 - 7:42 p.m.  |  Save Story

Rep. Blake Moore has endorsed Derek Brown in the Utah attorney general race. Moore is the first member of Utah's House congressional delegation to make an endorsement in the 2024 attorney general primary election.
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.
Who do Utah Republicans want to replace Mitt Romney?

Who do Utah Republicans want to replace Mitt Romney?

Brigham Tomco, Deseret News  |  Posted June 16 - 3:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

The heavily Republican state of Utah will likely decide its next U.S. senator on June 25 in the hotly contested primary election to replace Sen. Mitt Romney.
Trump challenges Biden to a cognitive test but confuses the name of the doctor who tested him

Trump challenges Biden to a cognitive test but confuses the name of the doctor who tested him

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Updated June 16 - 9:34 a.m.  |  Save Story

Donald Trump has suggested President Joe Biden "should have to take a cognitive test," only to confuse who administered the test to him in the next sentence.
Here's how you can improve your health by stopping negativity and embracing optimism

Here's how you can improve your health by stopping negativity and embracing optimism

Albert Stumm, Associated Press  |  Updated June 16 - 9:02 a.m.  |  Save Story

Do you tend to see things as glass half full or glass half empty? Researchers found optimists generally maintained better physical functioning as they aged, according to a recent study.
Crews rescue 28 people trapped upside down high on Oregon amusement park ride

Crews rescue 28 people trapped upside down high on Oregon amusement park ride

Associated Press  |  Posted June 15 - 8:24 p.m.  |  Save Story

Emergency crews have rescued 28 people after they were stuck for about half an hour dangling upside down high on a ride at a century-old amusement park in Oregon.
Biden and Trump campaigns agree to mic muting, other rules for upcoming CNN debate

Biden and Trump campaigns agree to mic muting, other rules for upcoming CNN debate

CNN Staff  |  Posted June 15 - 5:38 p.m.  |  Save Story

With less than two weeks until the first presidential debate of the 2024 election cycle, CNN has released additional details on the parameters agreed upon by the Trump and Biden campaigns.
Micro communities for homeless people sprout in cities eager for quick and cheap solutions

Micro communities for homeless people sprout in cities eager for quick and cheap solutions

R.J. Rico and Jesse Bedayn, Associated Press  |  Posted June 15 - 1:41 p.m.  |  Save Story

In downtown Atlanta, shipping containers have been transformed into an oasis for dozens of previously unsheltered people who now proudly call a former parking lot home. It's just one example of micro communities that have been popping up across the U.S.
US attack sub, Canada navy patrol ship arrive in Cuba on heels of Russian warships

US attack sub, Canada navy patrol ship arrive in Cuba on heels of Russian warships

Dave Sherwood, Reuters  |  Updated June 15 - 9:36 a.m.  |  Save Story

A Canadian navy patrol ship sailed into Havana early on Friday, just hours after the United States announced a fast-attack submarine had docked at its Guantanamo naval base in Cuba, both vessels on the heels of Russian warships that arrived on the island earlier this week.
Alex Jones' bankruptcy liquidation approved in court

Alex Jones' bankruptcy liquidation approved in court

Dietrich Knauth, Reuters  |  Updated June 15 - 8:32 a.m.  |  Save Story

A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Friday allowed conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to convert his bankruptcy case into a straightforward liquidation, saying he would quickly appoint an independent trustee to oversee the sale of Jones' remaining assets.
Johnson says House will go to court for Biden audio after Justice Department refused prosecution

Johnson says House will go to court for Biden audio after Justice Department refused prosecution

Alanna Durkin Richer and Farnoush Amiri, Associated Press  |  Updated June 14 - 9:38 p.m.  |  Save Story

Speaker Mike Johnson said Friday that the House will go to court to enforce the subpoena against Attorney General Merrick Garland for access to President Joe Biden's special counsel audio interview.
Trump turns 78, spotlighting age as central issue in 2024 race

Trump turns 78, spotlighting age as central issue in 2024 race

Nathan Layne, Reuters  |  Updated June 14 - 5:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

Donald Trump turns 78 on Friday, a milestone that will remind voters that the two major-party candidates running for U.S. president this year are the oldest ever to seek the office.
Poll: Trump leads big among Utah voters; Biden, Kennedy tied

Poll: Trump leads big among Utah voters; Biden, Kennedy tied

Samuel Benson, Deseret News  |  Posted June 14 - 2:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

Former President Donald Trump maintains a dominant lead over President Joe Biden in Utah, according to a new Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll.
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.
Renewing US passport can now be done online in trial run

Renewing US passport can now be done online in trial run

The Associated Press  |  Posted June 14 - 6:53 a.m.  |  Save Story

The State Department has opened a trial run allowing a limited number of people to apply to renew their passports online.
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.
Judge blocks Biden administration from closing 'gun show loophole' in Texas and 3 other states

Judge blocks Biden administration from closing 'gun show loophole' in Texas and 3 other states

Devan Cole, CNN  |  Updated June 13 - 9:26 p.m.  |  Save Story

A federal judge has temporarily blocked the Biden administration from enforcing a federal rule in four states that requires people who sell firearms online and at gun shows to conduct background checks on their potential customers.
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.
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.
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.
Trump criticizes Ukraine aid, talks tax cuts and tariffs with Republicans

Trump criticizes Ukraine aid, talks tax cuts and tariffs with Republicans

David Morgan and Andy Sullivan, Reuters  |  Updated June 13 - 2:56 p.m.  |  Save Story

Donald Trump on Thursday criticized U.S. aid to Ukraine, urged Republican lawmakers to cut taxes on gratuities and talked up tariffs in a visit to Capitol Hill, participants said, as he sought to build party unity ahead of the Nov. 5 election.
President Biden speaks on Hunter Biden for first time since verdict, says he's proud of his son

President Biden speaks on Hunter Biden for first time since verdict, says he's proud of his son

Kevin Liptak, CNN  |  Updated June 13 - 2:38 p.m.  |  Save Story

President Joe Biden on Thursday offered his first public remarks about his son Hunter Biden's conviction on federal gun charges earlier this week, telling reporters in Italy he is "proud" of him and accepts the jury's verdict.
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.
2 former Utah Supreme Court justices endorse Michelle Quist in Utah AG race

2 former Utah Supreme Court justices endorse Michelle Quist in Utah AG race

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

Michelle Quist, United Utah Party nominee for attorney general, has received two endorsements from former Utah Supreme Court justices.
Republican-controlled US House votes to hold attorney general in contempt

Republican-controlled US House votes to hold attorney general in contempt

Makini Brice, Reuters  |  Posted June 12 - 8:40 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt for refusing to turn over audio recordings of a special counsel interview with Democratic President Joe Biden.
The White House isn't ruling out a potential commutation for Hunter Biden after conviction

The White House isn't ruling out a potential commutation for Hunter Biden after conviction

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted June 12 - 5:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

The White House isn't ruling out a potential commutation for Hunter Biden, the president's son who was convicted on three federal gun crimes and is set to be sentenced by a judge in the coming months.
Vice President Kamala Harris to visit Utah in late June

Vice President Kamala Harris to visit Utah in late June

Samuel Benson, Deseret News  |  Posted June 12 - 4:39 p.m.  |  Save Story

Vice President Kamala Harris will visit Utah in late June, a person with knowledge of the plans said.
Teens went to store to return airsoft guns. Armed man fatally shot one in the back, authorities say

Teens went to store to return airsoft guns. Armed man fatally shot one in the back, authorities say

Amanda Musa and Eric Levenson, CNN  |  Posted June 12 - 4:30 p.m.  |  Save Story

An armed man who "took it upon himself" to conduct surveillance outside a sporting goods store in suburban Seattle has been charged with murder after he fatally shot in the back a teenager who had an airsoft gun in his pocket, prosecutors said.
About half of US adults approve of Trump's conviction, but views of him remain stable, poll finds

About half of US adults approve of Trump's conviction, but views of him remain stable, poll finds

Steve Peoples and Linley Sanders, Associated Press  |  Posted June 12 - 4:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

About half of U.S. adults approve of Donald Trump's recent felony conviction, according to a poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
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.
Biden's student loan work gets tepid reviews — even among those with debt, poll finds

Biden's student loan work gets tepid reviews — even among those with debt, poll finds

Collin Binkley and Linley Sanders, Associated Press  |  Updated June 12 - 1:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

A new poll shows relatively few Americans say they're fans of President Joe Biden's work on the issue of student loans.
Jerry West, a 3-time Hall of Fame selection and inspiration for NBA logo, dies at 86

Jerry West, a 3-time Hall of Fame selection and inspiration for NBA logo, dies at 86

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Updated June 12 - 9:17 a.m.  |  Save Story

Jerry West, who was selected to the Basketball Hall of Fame three times in a storied career as a player and executive and whose silhouette is considered to be the basis of the NBA logo, has died.
Bus passengers frantically texted loved ones as gunman hijacked Atlanta commuter bus

Bus passengers frantically texted loved ones as gunman hijacked Atlanta commuter bus

Shawn Nottingham, Nick Valencia and Elizabeth Wolfe, CNN  |  Posted June 12 - 8:58 a.m.  |  Save Story

Atlanta police had barely finished briefing the community about a shooting inside a downtown food court Tuesday afternoon when calls began to come in about a bus hijacking.
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.
Sandy Hook shooting survivors graduate without 20 of their classmates

Sandy Hook shooting survivors graduate without 20 of their classmates

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted June 11 - 10:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

The children who survived the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, will be graduating high school with mixed emotions.
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.
US proposes banning medical debt from credit reports, VP Harris says

US proposes banning medical debt from credit reports, VP Harris says

Douglas Gillison, Reuters  |  Posted June 11 - 4:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

Forthcoming regulations will remove medical debt from the credit reports of tens of millions of Americans, Vice President Kamala Harris announced Tuesday.
Industry groups sue to block 'forever chemical' drinking-water rule

Industry groups sue to block 'forever chemical' drinking-water rule

Brendan Pierson, Reuters  |  Posted June 11 - 2:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

U.S. manufacturing and chemical industry groups have filed a lawsuit seeking to block a federal rule announced this year setting the first-ever drinking water standard to protect people against toxic "forever chemicals."
Manhattan DA to testify to House committee after Trump sentencing

Manhattan DA to testify to House committee after Trump sentencing

Jasper Ward and Luc Cohen, Reuters  |  Updated June 11 - 12:41 p.m.  |  Save Story

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg will testify before the House Judiciary Committee on July 12, a day after former president Donald Trump is sentenced in his hush money case, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
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.
Pew survey: How Trump and Biden voters differ on family issues

Pew survey: How Trump and Biden voters differ on family issues

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted June 11 - 10:04 a.m.  |  Save Story

As the election nears, voters are splitting along party lines in their views of whether marriage and having children should be a priority. And Trump and Biden supporters also "differ sharply over the state of women's progress in the U.S.," per a new report from Pew Research Center.
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.
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.
Blinken urges Hamas to accept a cease-fire in Gaza

Blinken urges Hamas to accept a cease-fire in Gaza

Associated Press  |  Posted June 11 - 7:34 a.m.  |  Save Story

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has called on Hamas to accept a U.S.-backed proposal for a Gaza cease-fire and hostage release, saying that the U.N. Security Council's vote made it "as clear as it possibly could be" that the world supports the plan.
Poll: Curtis has sizable lead in Utah Senate primary, but a third of GOP voters still undecided

Poll: Curtis has sizable lead in Utah Senate primary, but a third of GOP voters still undecided

Suzanne Bates, Deseret News  |  Posted June 11 - 6:15 a.m.  |  Save Story

Four candidates are vying for the seat held by Sen. Mitt Romney, who announced late last year he wouldn't run for reelection.
Rudy Giuliani processed in Arizona in fake electors case to overturn Trump's 2020 loss

Rudy Giuliani processed in Arizona in fake electors case to overturn Trump's 2020 loss

Anita Snow, Associated Press  |  Posted June 10 - 8:43 p.m.  |  Save Story

Rudy Giuliani has been processed in the criminal case over the effort to overturn Trump's Arizona election loss to Joe Biden.
Blinken returns to Mideast as Israel-Hamas cease-fire proposal hangs in balance

Blinken returns to Mideast as Israel-Hamas cease-fire proposal hangs in balance

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted June 10 - 6:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has returned to the Middle East as a proposed Israel-Hamas cease-fire deal hangs in the balance following the dramatic rescue of four Israeli hostages in Gaza.
Florida woman charged with leaving her boyfriend to die in a suitcase faces October trial

Florida woman charged with leaving her boyfriend to die in a suitcase faces October trial

Associated Press  |  Posted June 10 - 2:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Florida woman charged with leaving her boyfriend to die after he was zipped into a suitcase in their home will go on trial in October. An Oct. 7 trial date was set for Sarah Boone in state court in Orlando, almost four years after her arrest.
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.
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.
3 boys found a T. rex fossil in North Dakota. Now a Denver museum works to fully reveal it

3 boys found a T. rex fossil in North Dakota. Now a Denver museum works to fully reveal it

Heather Hollingsworth, Associated Press  |  Posted June 9 - 4:43 p.m.  |  Save Story

Two young brothers and their cousin were wandering through a fossil-rich stretch of the North Dakota badlands when they made a discovery that left them "completely speechless": a T. rex bone poking out of the ground.
'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.
Mass fish death in Mexico's Chihuahua State blamed on severe drought

Mass fish death in Mexico's Chihuahua State blamed on severe drought

Jose Luis Gonzalez, Reuters  |  Posted June 9 - 11:32 a.m.  |  Save Story

Thousands of dead fish have blanketed the surface of a lagoon in Mexico's northern state of Chihuahua, and local officials are blaming an intense drought.
India just elected its chief executive. Here's how they do things differently than the US

India just elected its chief executive. Here's how they do things differently than the US

Gitanjali Poonia, Deseret News  |  Posted June 9 - 8:31 a.m.  |  Save Story

Indian voters turned out in record numbers despite heat waves and cyclones to elect their chief executive.
Macron is hosting Biden for a state visit as the two leaders try to move past trade tensions

Macron is hosting Biden for a state visit as the two leaders try to move past trade tensions

Chris Megerian, Zeke Miller and Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted June 9 - 7:56 a.m.  |  Save Story

President Joe Biden is being feted by French President Emmanuel Macron with a state visit this weekend in Paris. The two allies aim to show off their partnership on global security issues and move past trade tensions.