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New video shows 360-degree view of Washington D.C. Temple

New video shows 360-degree view of Washington D.C. Temple

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 24 - 12:09 p.m.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Tuesday released a new video showing the inside of the recently-renovated Washington D.C. Temple.
US birth rates rose slightly in 2021 after steep drop in 1st year of the pandemic, CDC data shows

US birth rates rose slightly in 2021 after steep drop in 1st year of the pandemic, CDC data shows

Deidre McPhillips, CNN  |  Posted May 24 - 10:44 a.m.

Early speculation that the COVID-19 pandemic may lead to a baby boom has been turned on its head, with early data showing more of a baby bust — and worsening rates of some adverse outcomes.
MacKenzie Scott gives $123M to Big Brothers Big Sisters

MacKenzie Scott gives $123M to Big Brothers Big Sisters

Maria Di Mento, Chronicle Of Philanthropy via Associated Press  |  Posted May 24 - 9:33 a.m.

MacKenzie Scott gave $122.6 million to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the national youth-mentoring charity announced on Tuesday.
Are Utahns Trump Republicans or Romney Republicans? Poll has answers

Are Utahns Trump Republicans or Romney Republicans? Poll has answers

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted May 24 - 6:23 a.m.

Donald Trump and Mitt Romney are a lot like oil and water. You can mix them together once in a while, but they always separate.
Arby's is selling a fast-food staple it's never offered before

Arby's is selling a fast-food staple it's never offered before

Jordan Valinsky, CNN Business  |  Posted May 23 - 10:01 p.m.

Typically there's nothing groundbreaking about a fast-food chain selling a hamburger. But Arby's has never sold one — until now.
World's fastest passenger jet goes supersonic in tests

World's fastest passenger jet goes supersonic in tests

Tamara Hardingham-Gill, CNN  |  Posted May 23 - 9:29 p.m.

The race to resume supersonic passenger flights nearly two decades after the retirement of Concorde was offered a glimmer of excitement on Monday when plane manufacturer Bombardier revealed high speed achievements while confirming the launch of its new business jet.
Memorial Day weekend calls for triple digit temperatures and storms for some in US

Memorial Day weekend calls for triple digit temperatures and storms for some in US

Jennifer Gray, CNN meteorologist  |  Posted May 23 - 4:59 p.m.

Leading up to the holiday weekend, there will be some dire weather hitting portions of the U.S., including more critical fire conditions and an abundance of tropical moisture; a sure sign summer is upon us.
Wall Street ends higher following 7 straight weeks of losses

Wall Street ends higher following 7 straight weeks of losses

Damian J. Troise And Alex Veiga, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23 - 4:50 p.m.

Stocks closed higher on Wall Street on Monday following seven weeks of declines that nearly ended the bull market that began in March 2020. The S&P 500 rose 1.9%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 2% and the Nasdaq rose 1.6%.
Republicans join Democrats in backing NATO expansion despite rising nationalism

Republicans join Democrats in backing NATO expansion despite rising nationalism

Patricia Zengerle, Reuters  |  Posted May 23 - 4:20 p.m.

Democratic and Republican U.S. Senate leaders introduced a resolution on Monday backing Sweden and Finland's bids to join NATO, underscoring support for expanding the alliance despite growing nationalism in the Republican party.
Supreme Court makes it more difficult for prisoners to argue they had ineffective counsel

Supreme Court makes it more difficult for prisoners to argue they had ineffective counsel

Ariane de Vogue and Devan Cole, CNN  |  Posted May 23 - 3:18 p.m.

The Supreme Court said Monday that state prisoners may not present new evidence in federal court in support of a claim that their post-conviction counsel in state court was ineffective in violation of the Constitution.
Russian sentenced to life in Ukraine's 1st war crimes trial

Russian sentenced to life in Ukraine's 1st war crimes trial

Elena Becatoros, Oleksandr Stashevskyi And Ricardo Mazalan, Associated Press  |  Updated May 23 - 1:43 p.m.

A Ukrainian court has sentenced a 21-year-old Russian soldier to life in prison for killing a Ukrainian civilian. It is the first conviction for war crimes since Russia's invasion three months ago.
Mitt Romney: US should prepare for Russian nuclear strike in Ukraine

Mitt Romney: US should prepare for Russian nuclear strike in Ukraine

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted May 23 - 12:58 p.m.

The United States and NATO should prepare for a Russian nuclear strike if Vladimir Putin should turn to those weapons in the war in Ukraine, Sen. Mitt Romney says.
America needs more baby formula. Here's why it's so hard to make it

America needs more baby formula. Here's why it's so hard to make it

Parija Kavilanz, CNN Business  |  Posted May 23 - 12:33 p.m.

Industry insiders have long feared a situation just like this: American parents are desperately seeking adequate supply of formula for their infants during a nationwide shortage.
White House explores tapping emergency diesel reserve to ease price spike

White House explores tapping emergency diesel reserve to ease price spike

Matt Egan, CNN  |  Posted May 23 - 10:11 a.m.

The White House is considering an emergency declaration that would enable President Joe Biden to release diesel from a rarely used stockpile in a bid to address a major supply crunch, a senior White House official told CNN.
ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Lisi Merkley and Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 23 - 7:21 a.m.

Here are 10 stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.
Some New Mexico wildfire evacuees worry about their future

Some New Mexico wildfire evacuees worry about their future

Associated Press  |  Posted May 22 - 9:06 p.m.

As more than 2,700 firefighters in northern New Mexico continue to battle the nation's largest active wildfire, many evacuees are worried about their future.
Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson departing 'SNL'

Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson departing 'SNL'

Associated Press  |  Posted May 22 - 7:41 p.m.

Kate McKinnon and Pete Davidson are among those departing from "Saturday Night Live," leaving the sketch institution without arguably its two most famous names after Saturday's finale of its 47th season.
78K pounds of infant formula arrives in US

78K pounds of infant formula arrives in US

Michael Conroy, Associated Press  |  Updated May 22 - 5:33 p.m.

A military plane carrying enough specialty infant formula for more than half a million baby bottles has arrived in Indianapolis, the first of several flights expected from Europe aimed at relieving a shortage that has sent parents scrambling to find enough to feed their children.
Traffic deaths in US reached a 16-year high in 2021

Traffic deaths in US reached a 16-year high in 2021

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, Deseret News  |  Posted May 22 - 2:50 p.m.

Traffic deaths nationwide reached a 16-year high last year, with nearly 43,000 Americans having lost their lives on roads, according to early estimates.
Explainer: How concerned should we be about monkeypox?

Explainer: How concerned should we be about monkeypox?

Michael Erman, Reuters  |  Posted May 22 - 1:11 p.m.

Global health officials have sounded the alarm over rising cases in Europe and elsewhere of monkeypox, a type of viral infection more common to west and central Africa.
School counselors sound cry for help after Buffalo shooting

School counselors sound cry for help after Buffalo shooting

Jocelyn Gecker And Heather Hollingsworth, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22 - 12:12 p.m.

A surge in student mental health needs, staff shortages, and widespread episodes of misbehavior and violence have put extraordinary strain on school counselors and psychologists. The supermarket shooting in Buffalo, New York, that was carried out by an 18-year-old who had been flagged for making a threatening comment at his high school highlights their concerns about their ability to screen students who might show the potential for violence.
2 dead; northern Michigan town cleans up from rare tornado

2 dead; northern Michigan town cleans up from rare tornado

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21 - 9:54 p.m.

Two people are dead and dozens more injured after a rare tornado hit a small northern Michigan community.
Adoptions are another facet of life halted by war in Ukraine

Adoptions are another facet of life halted by war in Ukraine

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21 - 8:22 p.m.

The ripple effects of Russia's invasion of Ukraine have been devastating for families of all kinds, including those who have seen their prospective adoptions put on hold.
Russia's claim of Mariupol's capture fuels concern for POWs

Russia's claim of Mariupol's capture fuels concern for POWs

Elena Becatoros, Oleksandr Stashevskyi and Ciaran Mcquillan, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21 - 6:18 p.m.

Concern is mounting over the fate of Ukrainian fighters in Mariupol who have become Moscow's prisoners as Russia claimed seizure of the port city's steel plant.
Employees have the upper hand in today's job market. Here's how to negotiate your salary

Employees have the upper hand in today's job market. Here's how to negotiate your salary

Kathryn Vasel, CNN Business  |  Updated May 21 - 3:14 p.m.

When it comes to salary negotiations, job candidates have a lot of leverage these days.
US sees risk of COVID supply rationing without more funds

US sees risk of COVID supply rationing without more funds

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21 - 2:12 p.m.

The White House is planning for what it calls "dire" contingencies that could include rationing supplies of vaccines and treatments this fall if Congress doesn't approve more money for fighting COVID-19.
Extreme fire threats prompt US suspension of planned burns

Extreme fire threats prompt US suspension of planned burns

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21 - 12:22 p.m.

The head of the U.S. Forest Service is suspending planned burning operations to clear out brush and small trees at all national forests while his agency conducts a 90-day review of protocols and practices.
First formula flights from Europe to arrive this weekend

First formula flights from Europe to arrive this weekend

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21 - 10:12 a.m.

The first flights containing infant formula from Europe, authorized by President Joe Biden to relieve a deepening U.S. shortage, will arrive in Indiana aboard military aircraft this weekend.
Controversial border policy stays — for now; Utah Gov. Cox says repealing it would be a 'mistake'

Controversial border policy stays — for now; Utah Gov. Cox says repealing it would be a 'mistake'

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted May 21 - 7:17 a.m.

Repealing Title 42, the controversial public health policy that allows Customs and Border Protection officers to turn away migrants seeking asylum, is a "mistake," Utah Gov. Spencer Cox said Thursday.
Blackouts possible this summer due to heat and extreme weather, officials warn

Blackouts possible this summer due to heat and extreme weather, officials warn

Tyler Mauldin, CNN  |  Posted May 20 - 10:04 p.m.

Extreme temperatures and ongoing drought could cause the power grid to buckle across vast areas of the country this summer, potentially leading to electricity shortages and blackouts, a U.S. power grid regulator said Wednesday.
Rare northern Michigan tornado kills 1, injures more than 40

Rare northern Michigan tornado kills 1, injures more than 40

John Flesher and Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20 - 9:34 p.m.

A rare northern Michigan tornado that hammered a small town has killed at least one person and injured more than 40.
Biden's approval dips to lowest in presidency, poll says

Biden's approval dips to lowest in presidency, poll says

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20 - 9:28 p.m.

A new poll shows President Joe Biden's approval rating dipped to the lowest point of his presidency in May. Only 39% of U.S. adults approve of Biden's performance as president.
'Water is not going to magically appear,' says Interior's Tanya Trujillo

'Water is not going to magically appear,' says Interior's Tanya Trujillo

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted May 20 - 9:05 p.m.

Communities across the country are tapping more than 660 million reasons to boost the integrity of water supply and delivery systems, especially during the drought.
He built a moving, nearly life-sized 'Star Wars' X-wing fighter. He wants to use it to help Ukraine

He built a moving, nearly life-sized 'Star Wars' X-wing fighter. He wants to use it to help Ukraine

Ryan Bergeron, CNN  |  Updated May 20 - 8:32 p.m.

It might look like something from a galaxy far, far away but this "Star Wars" X-wing starfighter came from a very earthly garage.
Crypto crash: Economy killer or just another roller-coaster moment?

Crypto crash: Economy killer or just another roller-coaster moment?

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Updated May 20 - 5:53 p.m.

The cryptocurrency market that was riding high late last year and worth over $3 trillion has tumbled dramatically, losing nearly $2 trillion in value and putting around half of all digital currency investors underwater.
6 surprising things about bees on World Bee Day

6 surprising things about bees on World Bee Day

Katie Hunt, CNN  |  Posted May 20 - 11:12 a.m.

There is a lot to love about bees. In honor of World Bee Day on May 20, here are six surprising things you might not know about nature's hardest-working pollinators.
Explainer: What is monkeypox and where is it spreading?

Explainer: What is monkeypox and where is it spreading?

Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Updated May 20 - 8:41 a.m.

European and American health authorities have identified a number of monkeypox cases in recent days, mostly in young men. It's a surprising outbreak of disease that rarely appears outside Africa.
CDC urges Pfizer booster for children ages 5 to 11

CDC urges Pfizer booster for children ages 5 to 11

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20 - 6:54 a.m.

U.S. health advisers are urging a booster dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quickly signed off on the advice.
Elon Musk ditches Democrats, says he will support Republicans but not GOP super PACs

Elon Musk ditches Democrats, says he will support Republicans but not GOP super PACs

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted May 19 - 9:57 p.m.

Once an outspoken supporter of Democratic political candidates, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk now says the party has morphed from "kindness" to "division and hate" and he will throw his support behind Republicans.
Federal money to help fix baby formula shortage? Utah GOP congressmen say no

Federal money to help fix baby formula shortage? Utah GOP congressmen say no

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted May 19 - 7:11 p.m.

While criticizing the Biden administration for not doing enough to deal with the nationwide baby formula shortage, all four of Utah's Republican congressmen voted against providing $28 million to the Food and Drug Administration to address the issue.
FDA head: Baby formula factory could reopen by next week

FDA head: Baby formula factory could reopen by next week

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19 - 1:19 p.m.

The Food and Drug Administration's commissioner is facing congressional lawmakers for the first time over the national shortage of baby formula.
Home sales tumble again as mortgage rates surge

Home sales tumble again as mortgage rates surge

Alex Veiga, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19 - 10:25 a.m.

Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes slowed in April for the third month in a row as mortgage rates surged, driving up borrowing costs for would-be homebuyers as home prices soared to new highs.
Biden has an eye on China as he heads to South Korea, Japan

Biden has an eye on China as he heads to South Korea, Japan

Aamer Madhani And Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19 - 9:37 a.m.

President Joe Biden departs on a six-day trip to South Korea and Japan aiming to build rapport with the two nations' leaders while also sending an unmistakable message to China: Russia's faltering invasion of Ukraine should give Beijing pause about its own saber-rattling in the Pacific.
Grand jury indicts man in Buffalo supermarket shooting

Grand jury indicts man in Buffalo supermarket shooting

Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Updated May 19 - 8:49 a.m.

The white man accused of killing 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket appeared briefly in court Thursday after a grand jury indicted him on a first-degree murder charge.
Sen. Mitt Romney says US can 'walk, chew gum at same time' when it comes to Ukraine aid

Sen. Mitt Romney says US can 'walk, chew gum at same time' when it comes to Ukraine aid

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted May 19 - 6:20 a.m.

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney chided at least one fellow Republican for opposing a $40 billion Ukraine aid package in explaining why he will vote in favor of the legislation.
Mortgage demand wanes 12% as interest rate hikes begin to dampen housing market

Mortgage demand wanes 12% as interest rate hikes begin to dampen housing market

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted May 18 - 9:44 p.m.

The Federal Reserve's interest rate hikes are starting to make a dent in the U.S.'s hot housing market.
Biden invokes Defense Production Act to increase infant formula supply

Biden invokes Defense Production Act to increase infant formula supply

Eric Beech and Steve Holland, Reuters  |  Updated May 18 - 9:08 p.m.

President Joe Biden took steps on Wednesday to address the shortage of infant formula in the United States, invoking the Defense Production Act to help manufacturers obtain the ingredients needed to ramp up supply, the White House said.
US reopens Kyiv embassy after 3-month closure

US reopens Kyiv embassy after 3-month closure

Max Hunder, Reuters  |  Posted May 18 - 8:32 p.m.

The U.S. embassy in Kyiv reopened on Wednesday after a three-month closure due to Russia's Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine.
Biden administration pauses disinformation board after 3 weeks

Biden administration pauses disinformation board after 3 weeks

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, Deseret News  |  Posted May 18 - 7:39 p.m.

Just weeks after its announcement, the Department of Homeland Security's Disinformation Governance Board is reportedly being put on pause and its leader is resigning following a wave of online pushback.
US Soccer equalizes pay in milestone with women, men

US Soccer equalizes pay in milestone with women, men

Anne M. Peterson And Ronald Blum, Associated Press  |  Updated May 18 - 3:02 p.m.

The U.S. Soccer Federation has reached milestone agreements to pay its men's and women's teams equally. That makes the American national governing body the first in the sport to promise both sexes matching money.
'Liquid gold': US and Utah gas prices hit all-time high, look to keep moving up

'Liquid gold': US and Utah gas prices hit all-time high, look to keep moving up

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted May 18 - 2:04 p.m.

The average price of gas in the U.S. hit an all-time high on Wednesday of $4.57 per gallon and every state in the country is now averaging over $4 per gallon, according AAA.
Court must decide if an elephant is a person

Court must decide if an elephant is a person

Michael Hill, Associated Press  |  Updated May 18 - 12:19 p.m.

Is an Asian elephant also a person? That's the question before New York's highest court Wednesday in a closely watched case over whether a basic human right can be extended to an animal.
Ringling Bros. announces comeback tour but without animals

Ringling Bros. announces comeback tour but without animals

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18 - 10:38 a.m.

"The Greatest Show on Earth" is making a comeback — without animal acts — five years after shutting down its three-ring circus, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey announced Wednesday.
Gephardt Busts Inflation: 'Shrinkflation' emerges as prices climb

Gephardt Busts Inflation: 'Shrinkflation' emerges as prices climb

Matt Gephardt and Sloan Schrage, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 18 - 6:28 a.m.

You have seen supermarket prices shoot up over the last several months, but does it also seem like the packaging is shrinking?
Midterm updates: Idaho Gov. Little defeats Trump-backed foe

Midterm updates: Idaho Gov. Little defeats Trump-backed foe

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 17 - 10:53 p.m.

Idaho Gov. Brad Little has survived a Republican primary challenge from his lieutenant governor, who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump.
US offering additional 8 free COVID-19 tests per household

US offering additional 8 free COVID-19 tests per household

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 17 - 8:11 p.m.

The government website for requesting free COVID-19 at-home tests from the U.S. government is accepting a third round of orders.
Nearly 43,000 people died on US roads last year, agency says

Nearly 43,000 people died on US roads last year, agency says

Tom Krisher and Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted May 17 - 3:32 p.m.

Nearly 43,000 people were killed on U.S. roads last year. That's the highest number in 16 years as Americans returned to the highways after the pandemic forced many to stay at home.
Supreme Court rules for Sen. Cruz in campaign finance case

Supreme Court rules for Sen. Cruz in campaign finance case

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted May 17 - 3:00 p.m.

The Supreme Court has sided with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas in his challenge to a provision of federal campaign finance law. The 6-3 decision Monday divided the court along ideological lines.
California church shooter was licensed armed security guard

California church shooter was licensed armed security guard

Sharon Bernstein and Brendan O'Brien, Reuters  |  Posted May 17 - 1:56 p.m.

The Las Vegas man accused of gunning down six people at a Taiwanese-American church luncheon in California on Sunday was licensed to work as a security guard who carries a gun, state records in Nevada show.