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What happens to the Utah National Guard during a government shutdown?
DRAPER, Utah (News4Utah) - Utah soldiers showed up for work Monday not knowing if they were going to get paid. That’s what happens whenever there’s a government shutdown. Ltc. Steven Fairbourn spent the morning reviewing orders from the Department of ...

Utah State University student hospitalized after eating Tide Pod
A Utah State University student was reportedly rushed to a hospital Saturday after ingesting a Tide Pod, which has become a dangerous trend on social media as teens dare each other to eat the miniature, neon, detergent-filled pods. Campus police initially ...

NY Gov. Cuomo heading to Utah for Sandra Lee film screening
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to travel to Utah to attend the screening of girlfriend Sandra Lee’s new documentary on her battle with breast cancer. The Democrat leaves Monday for Park City, where “RX Early Detection: A Cancer ...

Former Utah CB Casey Hughes to transfer to Michigan
Michigan has added another new piece to the secondary for the 2018 season. Utah cornerback Casey Hughes announced Sunday he will be transferring to Michigan for his final season. He took an official visit to Ann Arbor this weekend. It's a blessing to say ...

Utah Student Sent To Hospital After Ingesting Tide Pod: Reports
LOGAN, UT — A university student in Logan had to be sent to the hospital after ingesting a Tide Pod on campus, according to local media outlets. The Utah State University student was taken to a hospital late Saturday afternoon, the university told KSTU-TV.

UM lands grad transfer CB Casey Hughes from Utah
Michigan has added graduate transfer cornerback Casey Hughes, he announced via social media Sunday night. Hughes, 6-foot and 185 pounds, started 11 games for Utah last season and had 35 tackles, forced two fumbles and had a pass breakup. He shared his news ...

His Utah-set book has a big publisher and great reviews — but James Anderson also made a short film to find more readers
Author hopes a book trailer good enough to enter into a short film contest will help ‘Lullaby Road’ find a wide audience. James Anderson’s new mystery novel, “Lullaby Road,” invites readers to ride along on a central Utah highway with Ben Adams ...

Utah State Student-Athletes Excel in the Classroom and on the Fields of Competition During 2017 Fall Semester
USU tudent-athletes lit up the academic scoreboard last semester with 47 individuals achieving a perfect 4.0 grade point average. Also impressive is that USU’s 400-plus student-athletes combined for a 3.25 GPA for the fall semester, as well as a ...

Utah tech companies pledge to recruit more women leadership
SALT LAKE CITY — By the end of the first day at the Silicon Slopes Tech Summit, 130 companies had signed the ParityPledge — a promise to interview at least one qualified woman for every open position, vice president or above. Former corporate executive ...


Neil deGrasse Tyson Has A Haunting Question About Bears
Neil deGrasse Tyson Has A Haunting Question About BearsNeil deGrasse Tyson is known for using his Twitter account to tackle everything from urgent scientific issues to pop culture.

Polish gov't pressured to act following report on neo-Nazis
Polish gov't pressured to act following report on neo-NazisWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's right-wing government faced pressure on Monday to act forcefully against far-right extremists following an expose of Polish neo-Nazis who celebrated Adolf Hitler, burning a swastika and dressing in Nazi German uniforms.

Cable News Chyrons Tell The Bizarre Story Of Trump's First Year In Office
Cable News Chyrons Tell The Bizarre Story Of Trump's First Year In OfficeDonald Trump has officially completed one full year as president, and holy moly what a year it’s been.

Turpin family home was 'littered with faeces and dead cats and dogs'
Turpin family home was 'littered with faeces and dead cats and dogs'Former Texan neighbours of David and Louise Turpin, the American couple whose 13 children were discovered chained and malnourished last week, have described a previous home littered with faeces, dead animals and a makeshift classroom. Ricky Vinyard, a tree feller from Rio Vista also told how one Christmas eight bikes arrived but remained untouched outside until they bleached in the sun.  And that one of the daughters once ran away from home, only to be returned to her parents by another local resident. “It was waist-deep in filth. There were dead dogs and cats in there,” he told the Los Angeles Times. He described how he found two Chihuahuas that had survived by eating waste from a mound of soiled nappies in a trailer behind the property where the children slept. “There were no beds, just mattresses." Inside the four-bedroom, two-bathroom home he said that: "There wasn’t a place that wasn’t filthy. “Everything had locks on it: the closet had locks, the toy chest, the refrigerator.” The Turpin parents have pleaded not guilty to charges of turture Credit:  Damian Dovarganes/ Damian Dovarganes Source: AP The couple, David 56 and Louise, 49, claimed to home-school their children, and the faeces-littered living room included eight small desks, a chalkboard, alphabet and number signs stapled to the wall. The family lived in the rural neighbourhood, south of Dallas with eight children from approximately 2000 to 2004 before they abandoned the property and moved to Perris in California. There, last week, both were each charged with multiple counts of torture, child abuse, the abuse of dependent adults and false imprisonment relating to the children aged from two to 29. They pleaded not guilty to all counts and are being held in custody on $9 million bail each. (£6.5m) David Turpin was also charged with one count of a lewd act on a child by force. If convicted, they face up to 94 years to life in prison. Facebook photos showed the family visited Las Vegas and Disneyland The new revelations came as a California politician began drafting legislation to give greater oversight of home-schooled children, in a bid to prevent a repeat of the horrors. Jose Medina told The Telegraph: “What happened in the city of Perris was tragic, and it was horrific. And I would like to try to do everything I can to ensure that it doesn’t happen again.” The Turpins' 13 children, aged between two and 29, had all, except the eldest, been exclusively home-schooled - meaning that, under California law, there was no outside contact. “One of the reasons this went undetected was because the parents could keep the children hidden from the public,” said Mr Medina. “So I’m looking at what the state can do, so that kids can no longer be kept in captivity.”Two million children in the US are home-schooled, representing three per cent of all American youngsters, according to the Mike Smith, president of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA). The trend began in the 1970s, he told The Telegraph, but has increased in recent years. By contrast, in the UK only 30,000 children were educated at home in the 2016/17 academic year, out of over eight million. 

Pence delivers historic address to Israel's parliament
Pence delivers historic address to Israel's parliamentVice president gets a standing ovation after saying the U.S. embassy will open in Jerusalem next year.

A Nurse Already Serving a Life Sentence Was Charged With Killing 97 More Patients
A Nurse Already Serving a Life Sentence Was Charged With Killing 97 More PatientsNiels Hoegel was convicted of two murders and two attempted murders in 2015

New Zealand Just Became The 11th Country To Send A Rocket Into Orbit
New Zealand Just Became The 11th Country To Send A Rocket Into OrbitNew Zealand successfully launched a rocket into orbit on Sunday, becoming the 11th country to achieve the feat.

Rescue Crews in Colorado Save Deer Trapped in Frozen Reservoir
Rescue Crews in Colorado Save Deer Trapped in Frozen ReservoirThe first responders had to cut a path in the ice to get to the deer.

Anti-Abortion Harassment Goes Way Beyond Picketing Clinics
Anti-Abortion Harassment Goes Way Beyond Picketing Clinics“Can I pray for you?” a woman asked after I shared my abortion story at the Women’s March Convention in Detroit last year.

Pope Francis Compares Gossiping Nuns To Terrorists
Pope Francis Compares Gossiping Nuns To TerroristsPope Francis compared gossiping nuns to terrorists during his latest South American tour stop in Lima on Sunday.

Puigdemont vows to form new Catalan government, escapes EU warrant
Puigdemont vows to form new Catalan government, escapes EU warrantOusted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Monday vowed to form a new government despite "threats" from the central government in Madrid, as a Spanish judge refused to re-issue a European warrant for his arrest. "We will not surrender to authoritarianism despite Madrid's threats," he said during a debate on Catalonia at the University of Copenhagen. "Soon we will form a new government... it's time to end their oppression and find a political solution for Catalonia," the 55-year-old politician added.

Tensions mount in Rohingya camps ahead of planned relocation to Myanmar
Tensions mount in Rohingya camps ahead of planned relocation to MyanmarBy Zeba Siddiqui GUNGDUM, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Tensions mounted on Sunday at refugee camps in Bangladesh holding hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims over an operation to send them back to Myanmar, from where they have fled following a military crackdown. Dozens of refugees stood holding cloth banners opposing their transfer as United Nations Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee visited camps along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border over the weekend. Some refugee leaders said Bangladesh military officials had threatened to seize their food ration cards if they did not return.



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