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Utah The Beautiful

Fodor's | Posted 09.14.2015 | Travel

From scenic drives to national parks, Utah offers terrific experiences that should be on every traveler's list. Here are Fodor's top picks for a memorable trip.

Strangers Rally Together To Rescue Teen Driver Trapped In Flipped-Over SUV In River

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.22.2014 | Good News

These teens are lucky to be alive. Three young men, ages 16 and 17, were in an SUV, speeding down a highway in Salt Lake City last Thursday, accor...

First Lady Challenges Mayors to End Veteran Homelessness

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 08.13.2014 | DC
Jean-Michel Giraud

It's clear that ending veteran homelessness is possible with ideas and outlooks like this and the hope is that mayors all over the country will take heed and join in some good old fashioned mayoral competition lest they would be outrun by their neighbors.

America's Coolest City Playgrounds

MiniTime | Posted 06.11.2014 | Travel

A good ol' playground can be a welcome sight to travel-weary kids, and one of the nicest -- and cheapest -- ways to experience a city like a local.

The City With The Most Same-Sex Couples Raising Kids Is...

Posted 05.19.2014 | Gay Voices

A new Williams Institute poll has revealed some startling facts about the demographics of gay and lesbian parents. Metro areas with the highest pe...

6-Year-Old Girl Found Dead, Sexually Assaulted In Utah Canal

AP | WHITNEY PHILLIPS and PAUL FOY | Posted 06.29.2012 | Crime

WEST JORDAN, Utah -- A 6-year-old girl found dead in a canal near her home was sexually assaulted, and authorities are now searching for a suspect, po...

Woman Charged With Trying To Sell Daughter's Virginity

AP | Posted 07.23.2011 | Home

SALT LAKE CITY — A Salt Lake City woman has been charged with offering her 11-year-old daughter's virginity to a man in exchange for $10,000. T...

TMJ Implants bought by Utah investment firm

Denver Business Journal | Denver Business Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Joint-replacement prosthesis maker TMJ Implants Inc. of Golden has been bought out of bankruptcy by Salt Lake City-based private investment firm Crock...

Flight Delayed? Drink up at These 5 Outstanding Airport Bars (PHOTOS)

Andrew Hickey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Andrew Hickey

2010-10-29-d.jpgHere are five outstanding airport bars around the U.S. that will definitely help you feel good about being stuck with no place to go.

Salazar defends pulling oil-lease parcels in Utah

The Aspen Times | Aspen Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SALT LAKE CITY - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is defending his decision to scrap an oil-lease sale in Utah even though an internal investig...

Do We Need Affirmative Action Admissions at NBA Games?

David Coleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Coleman

Where, I wonder, are other middle class African Americans like me who could save up to purchase a ticket?

Crying Gas

Michele Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michele Morris

Almost fifty years ago naturalist Rachel Carson wrote her landmark book Silent Spring, which warned against the danger of "putting poisonous and biol...

Stray Dog And Train: Shih Tzu SURVIVES Accidents In Utah

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

CLINTON, Utah — A stray dog is recovering after getting run over by a freight train – twice. Fred Krause of Utah Railway Company says he spotte...

Sex Ed in Utah

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

My legislative district in St. George, Utah, is conservative, and I am conservative. Yet, I am running legislation to promote contraceptive education. Why? Well, I'll tell you.

Leroy Nash, Oldest Death Row Inmate In U.S., Dies At 94

AP | BOB CHRISTIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

PHOENIX — Deaf, nearly blind, confined to a wheelchair and suffering from dementia and mental illness, the oldest death row inmate in the United...

Pika Denied Protection By U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service

AP | MIKE STARK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SALT LAKE CITY — Climate change might be wiping out some populations of the American pika, a relative of the rabbit, but not enough to warrant l...

Boarder Danny Davis has successful surgery on back

Summit Daily News | Summit Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SALT LAKE CITY - Snowboarder Danny Davis is recovering after successful back surgery he needed due to a season-ending accident on a four-whee...

Swarm of earthquakes hit Yellowstone

Vail Daily. | Vail Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. - A moderate swarm of earthquakes is rattling Yellowstone National Park in what researchers at the University...

Snowboarder Danny Davis injured, out for 2010

Summit Daily News | Summit Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SALT LAKE CITY - Snowboarder Danny Davis has suffered a spinal fracture in an all-terrain-vehicle accident that will end his season and keep...

Lesbian Lawmaker Carries Baby For 2 Men

Advocate. | Advocate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Utah state Rep. Christine Johnson of Salt Lake City is 16 weeks pregnant, carrying a baby for a gay male couple, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. The pa...

Judge rejects global-warming defense in Utah BLM auction-fraud case

CO. Independent | CO Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Tim DeChristopher, a University of Utah student who last December allegedly won 13 Bureau of Land Management oil and gas leases for $1.7 millio...

Georges Pierre Odier

The Aspen Times | Aspen Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Georges Pierre Odier passed away on Aug. 31, 2009 at University Hospital in Salt Lake City. He was 77....

Ski resorts fight global warming; Utah gov unsure

Summit Daily News | Summit Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SALT LAKE CITY - Ski resorts across the country used the Thanksgiving weekend to jump start their winter seasons, but with every passing year...

Scherr: Rio had advantages Chicago couldn't match

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW ORLEANS — The ousted CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee said changing leadership and strained relations with international Olympic officials were "far secondary" factors in Chicago's failed bid host the 2016 Summer Games.

"The headline should be: Rio won the bid. Chicago did not lose the bid and Chicago did not lose by bidding," said Jim Scherr, whose forced resignation in March upset leaders of the various American Olympic teams.

Speaking at the Travel and Management Events in Sports convention in New Orleans on Wednesday, Scherr said Rio de Janeiro had advantages that Chicago couldn't overcome.

For one, he said, many members of the International Olympic Committee believed it was time to grant the games to a city in South America, a continent that has never hosted an Olympics.

"The IOC and the IOC president Jacques Rogge wanted to plant the flag of the Olympic movement and the Olympic Games in South America," Scherr said. "Jacques Rogge wanted that, I believe, as part of his legacy as president of the IOC, to go to another continent with the Olympic Games."

Snowboarder Kevin Pearce still critical

Summit Daily News | Summit Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SALT LAKE CITY - American snowboarder Kevin Pearce remains in critical but stable condition at a Utah hospital with a brain injury he sustain...