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    Man with almost-perfect poop donates it to help patients with C-diff infection

    It’s the middle of the day for Eric, a 24-year-old research assistant at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and nature is calling. Eric leaves his job and hops a train. Then a bus. Then he walks some more. He passes countless toilets, and he needs to use them, but he doesn’t. Eventually, Eric arrives at […]

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    Fuel spill forces I-15 closure in Murray; UHP says road debris a growing problem

    By Jeff McAdam MURRAY, Utah –Northbound lanes of I-15 were closed Thursday morning after a dump truck spilled nearly 60 gallons of diesel gasoline onto the Interstate, and troopers said the dump truck hit a loose box spring in the middle of the road, puncturing the truck’s gas tank and spouting gas into traffic. “This […]

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    Man arrested after false reports of ‘active shooter’ on Mississippi State campus

    STARKVILLE, Miss. — There was no active shooter at the Mississippi State campus and reports of shots being heard are the result of “panic and clutter,” Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Chris Turnipseed told CNN on Thursday. A person of interest related to the initial emergency call was taken into custody, he said. There was no weapon […]

  • Oxford Dictionaries announced on Thursday, August 27, 2015 the addition of a couple dozen new words, phrases and acronyms to its online modern usage dictionary. The words represent newer terms judged most significant and likely to stand the test of time, according to Oxford University Press. 

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    New words in the dictionary? Awesomesauce!

    New words! In the dictionary! So exciting! If there were only a word to describe just how exciting. Wait, there is … it’s on the list! Oxford Dictionaries on Thursday announced the addition of a couple dozen new words, phrases and acronyms to its online modern usage dictionary. The words represent newer terms judged most […]

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    San Juan County Commissioner wants new trial for Recapture Canyon ride

    SALT LAKE CITY — San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman is asking for a new trial over his protest ride in Recapture Canyon. “The interest of justice and principles of due process require a new trial in this case because newly discovered exculpatory evidence demonstrates that Mr. Lyman was on an R.S. 2477 right-of-way that could […]

  • Residents critical of safety set up at site of fatal streetcar crash speak to city council

    SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah — On Wednesday night, South Salt Lake residents had a chance to tell the city, “I told you so,” regarding a railroad crossing where a deadly street car crash took place earlier this month. “The danger of the situation on Fourth East was really predictable from the drawing board,” Resident Linda […]

  • Community rallies behind family affected by fatal crash

    by Jeff McAdam LAYTON, Utah — A Layton community rallied together Monday afternoon to show support for a family that lost two in a fatal accident Sunday night, while two others recovered in local hospitals. Utah Highway Patrol officials say shortly after 5:30 Sunday evening, a family of four was driving on I-15 in Layton […]

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    Two critically injured after man takes estranged wife hostage; SWAT responds

    MILLCREEK, Utah — A man is facing numerous charges that include attempted murder after he allegedly shot both his estranged wife and another woman during a SWAT standoff in Millcreek that was made more dangerous when he cut a natural gas line and set up obstacles while barricaded in the home. The incident began when police received a call […]

  • Three million gallons of heavy metal filled with wastewater spilled into the Animas River in southern Colorado beginning August 5, 2015, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Levels of lead in at least one water sample tested 12,000 times higher than normal. So far, the spill has affected three states: Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.
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    EPA aware of ‘blowout’ risk for toxic water at Gold King Mine

    By Mary Kay Mallonee CNN (CNN) — Newly released internal documents from the Environmental Protection Agency show government contractors warned EPA managers about the potential for a “blowout” at an abandoned mine in Colorado well before millions of gallons of wastewater polluted rivers in three states. The documents show the EPA was aware of the […]

  • 3D Mammography—Who is the best candidate and why?

    Breast cancer remains one of the most common types of cancer among women in the U.S. and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in women. However, death rates from breast cancer have declined since the late 1980s, largely due to improvements in diagnostic technology, earlier detection rates, increased education and awareness, and improved treatment […]

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    Lawmakers vote to relocate Utah State Prison to Salt Lake City

    UPDATE: Governor Gary Herbert announced on August 20 he would sign a resolution to move the Utah State Prison to Salt Lake City. SALT LAKE CITY — Meeting in a special session Wednesday, the Utah State Legislature voted 62-12 to move the Utah State Prison from Draper to an area near I-80 and 7200 West […]

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    ‘I’m not blue, and I’m not gigantic’: Couple banned from Facebook over last name

    PRESCOTT, Ariz. — Facebook is one of the most popular social media services around, but an Arizona couple says Facebook has banned them from using the site. KTVK reports, The man’s name is Boa, short for Balizar Orion Avatar. Boa said his name is very special to him. “My dad told me that my name […]