Magnitude 6.5 earthquake rattles central Idaho, tremors felt as far as Salt Lake City
Magnitude 6.5 earthquake rattles central Idaho, tremors felt as far as Salt Lake City

Idaho region has an earthquake of about this size every 30 or 40 years. The most recent one, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake near Borah Peak in 1983 had killed two children in Challis

Rand Paul becomes first senator to test positive for coronavirus, 2 other GOP leaders go into quarantine
Rand Paul becomes first senator to test positive for coronavirus, 2 other GOP leaders go into quarantine

Paul, an eye surgeon, went into quarantine on March 22, after learning his results. He said he has not had symptoms and was tested out of an abundance of caution due to his extensive travel and events

Coronavirus pandemic: Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence test negative
Coronavirus pandemic: Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence test negative

The couple got themselves tested after a staff member of the Vice President's office tested positive for the virus

Coronavirus pandemic: Mike Pence's staff tests positive, becomes first case in White House
Coronavirus pandemic: Mike Pence's staff tests positive, becomes first case in White House

Neither President Trump nor Pence had close contact with the individual, according to a statement from the White House

Coronavirus pandemic: NBA shuts down practice facilities as Marcus Smart tests positive and cases climb to 14
Coronavirus pandemic: NBA shuts down practice facilities as Marcus Smart tests positive and cases climb to 14

Marcus Smart of the Boston Celtics and two Los Angeles Lakers players tested positive and with 8 days of lockdown, NBA has missed a total of 57 games so far

Coronavirus: Mario Diaz-Balart and Ben McAdams become first two members of Congress to test positive
Coronavirus: Mario Diaz-Balart and Ben McAdams become first two members of Congress to test positive

Other members of Congress, including Florida Sen. Rick Scott, have self-quarantined after meeting with a Brazilian official who tested positive for the virus

5.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Utah amid coronavirus outbreak, flight operations hit
5.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Utah amid coronavirus outbreak, flight operations hit

The epicenter was just southwest of Salt Lake City, between the city's international airport and the Great Salt Lake

NBA's Rudy Gobert joked about coronavirus by touching reporters' mics, tests positive days later
NBA's Rudy Gobert joked about coronavirus by touching reporters' mics, tests positive days later

In light of Gobert's positive test, the league announced it would be suspending action indefinitely effective from Thursday

Coronavirus: Grand Princess cruise ship hit by virus to dock in Oakland, California
Coronavirus: Grand Princess cruise ship hit by virus to dock in Oakland, California

Grand Princess Capt. John Smith told guests he anticipated arrival at the Port of Oakland Sunday, March 8, afternoon. The ship is carrying more than 3,500 people from 54 countries

Ilhan Omar takes a dig at Warren after Biden wins Minnesota: 'Imagine if the progressives consolidated'
Ilhan Omar takes a dig at Warren after Biden wins Minnesota: 'Imagine if the progressives consolidated'

The endorsements from moderates helped Biden win big on Tuesday night in nine states

Super Tuesday: Trump trolls 'Mini Mike' Bloomberg over $700M-loss, asks 'Pocahontas' Warren to have 'cold beer'
Super Tuesday: Trump trolls 'Mini Mike' Bloomberg over $700M-loss, asks 'Pocahontas' Warren to have 'cold beer'

While Warren failed to win her home state of Massachusetts, the New York billionaire only won the caucuses in American Samoa after spending more than a staggering $700 million in campaign advertisements

Super Tuesday: Bernie Sanders wins Utah, Colorado and Vermont, looks to clinch Texas and California
Super Tuesday: Bernie Sanders wins Utah, Colorado and Vermont, looks to clinch Texas and California

The Vermont senator is holding on to his coalition of liberal voters and people under 30

Super Tuesday Live Updates: Biden bags Texas in resounding finish, Sanders wins top prize California
Super Tuesday Live Updates: Biden bags Texas in resounding finish, Sanders wins top prize California

Many Democratic voters in Super Tuesday's presidential primaries made up their minds just before casting a ballot — and Joe Biden appears to be benefiting from their indecision

Dossier claims Bloomberg abused employee who now features in his campaign, called another woman 'dog face'
Dossier claims Bloomberg abused employee who now features in his campaign, called another woman 'dog face'

A latest report has alleged that he used crude remarks routinely and failed to sack an editor who gave 'massages' to women employees

2020 Presidential Elections State-by-State Guide: Utah is Republican but not a big fan of Donald Trump
2020 Presidential Elections State-by-State Guide: Utah is Republican but not a big fan of Donald Trump

The Mormon majority of the state don't like Trump much but recent surveys show he's back in popularity

Utah principal slammed for forcing 11-year-old girl into 'awkward' slow dance with boy she didn't like
Utah principal slammed for forcing 11-year-old girl into 'awkward' slow dance with boy she didn't like

Azlyn Hobson, a student at the Rich Middle School in Laketown, had turned down a boy's offer to dance during Valentine's Day ball when the principal intervened saying she couldn't say no

Coronavirus likely to cause Diet Coke, Coke Zero shortage as supply of Chinese artificial sweeteners is delayed
Coronavirus likely to cause Diet Coke, Coke Zero shortage as supply of Chinese artificial sweeteners is delayed

'We have initiated contingency supply plans and do not foresee a short-term impact due to these delays,' the soft drink giant has said

Utah lawmakers get tough on porn, remove jail threat for consenting adult polygamists to protect minors
Utah lawmakers get tough on porn, remove jail threat for consenting adult polygamists to protect minors

Senators voted to change the state law to remove jail threat for consenting adult polygamists -- a move that supporters say will help people in such marriages report abuse without fearing prosecution

Nevada presidential caucuses 2020: Democrats anxious to avoid another Iowa-like debacle
Nevada presidential caucuses 2020: Democrats anxious to avoid another Iowa-like debacle

The 'First in West' battle will take place on February 22 where the likes of Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren will look to make a comeback. The GOP, on the other hand, has canceled its Nevada caucuses

Romney's impeachment vote unlikely to spoil his 2024 Utah dreams despite Trump's popularity surge: Experts
Romney's impeachment vote unlikely to spoil his 2024 Utah dreams despite Trump's popularity surge: Experts

'Many in Utah are members of the Church of the Latter Day Saints (Mormon) and Romney being one, he would get easily re-elected'

Trump slams 'vicious' Pelosi, apologizes to family for hardships during impeachment in acquittal speech
Trump slams 'vicious' Pelosi, apologizes to family for hardships during impeachment in acquittal speech

The president apologized to his family for hardships; Pelosi though said she had no regrets over tearing the SOTU speech paper and would not learn about dignity from the president.

Hillary Clinton says she doesn't mind being vice president if Democrats offer her the role: 'Never say never'
Hillary Clinton says she doesn't mind being vice president if Democrats offer her the role: 'Never say never'

The former First Lady also said the onus was now on the voters to hold Trump accountable in the polls and remove him from office

Donald Jr calls Mitt Romney 'a p**sy' while Ivanka and Eric celebrate Trump's impeachment acquittal
Donald Jr calls Mitt Romney 'a p**sy' while Ivanka and Eric celebrate Trump's impeachment acquittal

Both the president's sons, Donald Jr and Eric, posted on social media celebrating their father's 'victory' while daughter Ivanka was more measured in backing the Senate's verdict

Donald Trump acquitted of impeachment charges after swift voting even as Romney goes against the GOP
Donald Trump acquitted of impeachment charges after swift voting even as Romney goes against the GOP

President Donald Trump has been found not guilty of both articles of impeachment, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress' investigation

Wuhan coronavirus: Americans told to leave China using commercial means, cancel travel plans to the country
Wuhan coronavirus: Americans told to leave China using commercial means, cancel travel plans to the country

The U.S. has advised against all travel to China after the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a global emergency

Christian university allows same-sex couples to compete in ballroom dancing competition after backlash
Christian university allows same-sex couples to compete in ballroom dancing competition after backlash

The university, owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has historically been very conservative

How Trump's impeachment trial compares with that of Bill Clinton after last-minute tweaks to the rules
How Trump's impeachment trial compares with that of Bill Clinton after last-minute tweaks to the rules

However, if there are witnesses in Trump’s trial, their testimony will be new, unlike the witnesses who deposed in Clinton’s trial

Miss USA has its first openly bisexual contestant in over 60 years, pageant says 'it's extremely proud'
Miss USA has its first openly bisexual contestant in over 60 years, pageant says 'it's extremely proud'

Rachel Slawson from Park City was crowned Miss Utah USA 2020 and will compete for the national crown in Spring later this year

Trump impeachment: Senators vow to 'do impartial justice' as historic trial begins
Trump impeachment: Senators vow to 'do impartial justice' as historic trial begins

The trial, only the third such undertaking in American history, is unfolding at the start of the election year, a time of deep political division in the nation. Four of the senators sitting in judgment on Trump are running for the Democratic Party’s nomination to challenge him in the fall.

House leaders send two articles of Trump impeachment to the Senate
House leaders send two articles of Trump impeachment to the Senate

The lawmakers moved the impeachment out of Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Democratic-run House to the Republican-majority Senate, where the president's team is mounting a defense aiming for swift acquittal

Utah first cousins who are married and expecting their first child in May face upto five years in prison for incest
Utah first cousins who are married and expecting their first child in May face upto five years in prison for incest

The couple faces five years in prison and a $10,000 fine due to Utah's legislation prohibiting family members engaging in sexual intercourse or getting married

Iran strikes at US with missile attack at bases in Iraq in retaliation for Soleimani airstrike
Iran strikes at US with missile attack at bases in Iraq in retaliation for Soleimani airstrike

Iranian state TV said the attack was in revenge for the US killing of Revolutionary Guard General Qassem Soleimani, whose funeral procession Tuesday in his hometown of Kerman prompted angry calls to avenge his death.

Stampede kills 40, injures 213 at Qassem Soleimani's funeral in Iran
Stampede kills 40, injures 213 at Qassem Soleimani's funeral in Iran

The Iranian general was killed in a U.S. airstrike last week

Trump Impeachment: US president impeached by House on charge of abuse of power; Senate trial in January
Trump Impeachment: US president impeached by House on charge of abuse of power; Senate trial in January

The historic vote split along party lines, much the way it has divided the nation, over the charges that the 45th president abused the power of his office by enlisting a foreign government to investigate a political rival ahead of the 2020 election.

Realty firm gives $10 million in bonuses as early Christmas gift to its 198 employees
Realty firm gives $10 million in bonuses as early Christmas gift to its 198 employees

Baltimore-based St. John Properties will give all its employees an average bonus of $50,000 while some veterans could receive as much as $2,50,000

Caroll Spinney, the Sesame Street puppeteer behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, dies at 85
Caroll Spinney, the Sesame Street puppeteer behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, dies at 85

Through his two characters, Spinney gained huge fame that brought international tours, books, record albums, movie roles, and visits to the White House.

Homophobic Utah teacher sacked after telling 11-year-old boy that getting adopted by two dads is 'nothing to be thankful for'
Homophobic Utah teacher sacked after telling 11-year-old boy that getting adopted by two dads is 'nothing to be thankful for'

The substitute teacher also lectured the whole class that 'homosexuality is wrong' and 'two men living together is a sin'.

Powerful storm moves inland after wreaking havoc on West Coast, set to disrupt Thanksgiving return travel
Powerful storm moves inland after wreaking havoc on West Coast, set to disrupt Thanksgiving return travel

Forecasters warned that intensifying snow and ice could thwart millions of people across the country hoping to get home after Thanksgiving.

Utah mother who went topless in front of stepchildren at home may have to register as a sex offender
Utah mother who went topless in front of stepchildren at home may have to register as a sex offender

Tilli Buchanan, 27, is facing three counts of lewdness in front of a child, a class A misdemeanor, in connection to the incident.

Trump impeachment inquiry: American diplomat in Ukraine reveals new evidence regarding investigation into rival Joe Biden
Trump impeachment inquiry: American diplomat in Ukraine reveals new evidence regarding investigation into rival Joe Biden

At its core, the inquiry stems from Trump’s July 25 phone call when he asked Ukraine’s newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, for “a favor.” Trump wanted the Ukraine government to investigate Democrats’ activities in the 2016 election and his potential 2020 rival, Joe Biden.

Donald Trump Jr jokes Mitt Romney is 'my favorite Democrat,' says won't rule out running for office
Donald Trump Jr jokes Mitt Romney is 'my favorite Democrat,' says won't rule out running for office

Utah Senator Romney, in a recent interview, said he is already planning for a post-Trump Republican era.

Trump vows to 'wipe off monsters' after Mexican drug cartels execute three American Mormon moms, their six children
Trump vows to 'wipe off monsters' after Mexican drug cartels execute three American Mormon moms, their six children

The victims, who were traveling in a car during the time of the massacre, were ambushed in the Mexican border state of Sonora.

Utah student dresses as Adolf Hitler for school Halloween parade, principal and teacher suspended for allowing Nazi costume
Utah student dresses as Adolf Hitler for school Halloween parade, principal and teacher suspended for allowing Nazi costume

After the pictures started to circulate, many parents expressed their concern over how such a costume was allowed at a school event.

Trump's judicial nominee Lawrence VanDyke breaks down at hearing after being accused he would not be fair to LGBT people
Trump's judicial nominee Lawrence VanDyke breaks down at hearing after being accused he would not be fair to LGBT people

A letter from the American Bar Association said VanDyke's accomplishments are offset by the assessments of interviewees that he is arrogant, lazy and an ideologue.

The Addie Andrews story: How an oppressed Mormon missionary turned her back on the church and embraced porn
The Addie Andrews story: How an oppressed Mormon missionary turned her back on the church and embraced porn

Growing up in a small town in the Pacific Northwest, Addie was born to really strict parents - so strict that they gave her little to no freedom, except that she was allowed to pick her own church. But things took a different turn in 2014 when she couldn't be a bridesmaid at her sister's wedding.

People who hate Trump deserve to be called 'human scum' even if they're Republicans: White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham
People who hate Trump deserve to be called 'human scum' even if they're Republicans: White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham

Trump, on Wednesday, had tweeted describing his Republican critics as 'human scum' saying they are worse and more dangerous than the Democrats

Mitt Romney says Obama and Biden are honorable men, rebukes Trump for 'sexual relations outside of marriage'
Mitt Romney says Obama and Biden are honorable men, rebukes Trump for 'sexual relations outside of marriage'

The Utah senator earlier in the interview with Axios had called former president Barack Obama and former VP Joe Biden both 'honorable' men

Mitt Romney already planning for a post-Trump Republican era: 'The president will not be the president forever'
Mitt Romney already planning for a post-Trump Republican era: 'The president will not be the president forever'

Romney, a vocal critic of Trump despite being from the same party, had also denounced the president's withdrawal of troops from Syria.

Trump drops plan to host G-7 at his Doral golf resort 'Based on both Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility'
Trump drops plan to host G-7 at his Doral golf resort 'Based on both Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility'

Trump announced the rare backtrack after facing accusations that he was using the presidency to enrich himself by hosting the international summit at a private resort owned by his family.

Chelsea Clinton asks people to look beyond the Clinton family to run for public office: 'It's a question we should be asking young people'
Chelsea Clinton asks people to look beyond the Clinton family to run for public office: 'It's a question we should be asking young people'

The daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton said this on a show in reply to speculation that she could run to replace retiring New York Representative Nita Lowey

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