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Published: Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:01 MDT

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US weekly requests for jobless aid up 10K, to 244,000

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:34:00 MDT

More Americans applied for jobless aid last week, though the number of people seeking benefits remains near historic lows...

GOP eyes narrow bill to advance goal on "Obamacare" repeal

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:33:00 MDT

The "skinny bill" is an admittedly lowest-common-denominator approach, and it may not even have the votes to pass, either.

On anniversary of war, young North Koreans talk of tensions

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:31:00 MDT

Though often referred to as the "Forgotten War" in the United States, it is anything but forgotten in North Korea. The July...

The Atlantic profiles Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake and his 'gamble' of decency

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 06:00:00 MDT

The Atlantic’s McKay Coppins recently wrote an extensive profile piece on Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, who’s...

Muslims say misconceptions, links to terrorism are top concerns for their community

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 05:35:00 MDT

Members of the faith group also observe growing support from their non-Muslim neighbors, according to a new report.

Spinning Ohio State Fair ride breaks apart; 1 dead, 7 hurt

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:06:00 MDT


One minute's worth of internet data generation is ginormous

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 21:11:00 MDT

In their annual report on internet usage, Utah's Domo compiled data that reflects the enormous volume of information...

Mormon leader tells Black Leadership Summit that religious liberty means 'fairness for all'

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:20:00 MDT

"Fairness for all" means balancing religious liberty with protections for the LGBTQ community. “A robust pluralism is...

Muslim Americans worry about discrimination but profess faith in the American dream

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:05:00 MDT

Three-quarters of the nation’s Muslims say they sense a lot of discrimination against their faith group and half say...

Utahns denounce Trump's ban on transgender troops in U.S. military

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:50:00 MDT

Utah Republicans in Washington and local LGBT advocacy groups spoke out against President Donald Trump after the commander in...

Use this Vox tool to find out if you'll see the solar eclipse where you live

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:00:00 MDT

Vox recently put together an interactive tool that allows people to search with their own zip code to see when and where they...

GOP senators blink on a big chance to repeal 'Obamacare'

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:18:00 MDT

The Senate voted 55-45 to reject legislation undoing major portions of Barack Obama's law without replacing it.

Squatty Potty looks to develop a 'poop emoji plunger'

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:19:00 MDT

The Utah-based toilet stool company launched a Kickstarter campaign this week to gauge how much demand there is for a new...

Now hiring at Amazon: Thousands of people in 1 day

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:58:00 MDT

Amazon plans to make thousands of job offers in just one day as it holds a giant job fair next week at nearly a dozen...

Whole Foods' sales figure falls as Amazon deal looms

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:27:00 MDT

Whole Foods is reporting another quarterly sales decline as it prepares to be acquired by online giant Amazon.

California teen charged in fatal crash recorded on Instagram

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:26:00 MDT

Prosecutors charged a teenage driver Wednesday with vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and other counts after she lost...

Century-old warship returns to Athens after repairs

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:04:00 MDT

A naval band played, surrounding ships and boats sounded their horns and a naval helicopter flew overhead as the Georgios...

Utah 1 of 12 states linked to Mexican papayas salmonella outbreak

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:00:00 MDT

U.S. health officials say consumers should avoid a variety of papaya from Mexico linked to a salmonella outbreak that has...

Scalise discharged from hospital, beginning rehabilitation

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:37:00 MDT

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was critically wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice last month, has been...

This Utah couple goes viral after sharing their relationship's best moments in 'adorable' Twitter thread

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:25:00 MDT

Zoe Prina and Rob, who are now married, highlighted all the best moments of their relationship in a single Twitter thread.