Brigham Young University valedictorian comes out as proud 'gay son of God' in speech
Brigham Young University valedictorian comes out as proud 'gay son of God' in speech

Matt Easton, who had interned in Utah Senator Mitt Romney's 2018 campaign, had reportedly told very close family and friends but had never publicly disclosed that he was gay

South Carolina may use firing squad as alternative death penalty method due to drug shortage for lethal injection
South Carolina may use firing squad as alternative death penalty method due to drug shortage for lethal injection

With no executions in the state since 2011 due to a problem with procuring chemicals for lethal injection, South Carolina may decide to move to other alternatives.

Trump trolls Mitt Romney by sharing clips of him losing 2012 polls after senator said he was 'sickened' by president's 'dishonest' behavior
Trump trolls Mitt Romney by sharing clips of him losing 2012 polls after senator said he was 'sickened' by president's 'dishonest' behavior

The president's tweet about the Utah senator was condemend by many social media users who called his behavior "petty"

Bill Weld may not beat Trump in the primaries but could derail his presidential campaign if history is anything to go by
Bill Weld may not beat Trump in the primaries but could derail his presidential campaign if history is anything to go by

The former Massachusetts Governor is the first Republican to announce he will challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential race.

Gymnast breaks both legs and dislocates knees in horrific fall after complicated floor routine goes wrong
Gymnast breaks both legs and dislocates knees in horrific fall after complicated floor routine goes wrong

The college athlete has shared that Friday had been her 'final night as a gymnast'. She had been named SEC co-scholar athlete of the year and will be graduating this year with a degree in aerospace engineering.

JetBlue pilots drug 3 women crew members, rape two of them and leave the third one vomiting during layover
JetBlue pilots drug 3 women crew members, rape two of them and leave the third one vomiting during layover

The Brooklyn suit alleges that the crew members had met pilots Eric Johnson and Dan Watson on the beach in San Juan on May 9, 2018

Teen falls to death while attempting free solo climb in Utah state park: "Something went terribly wrong"
Teen falls to death while attempting free solo climb in Utah state park: "Something went terribly wrong"

Elijah Baldwin was visiting the park with his family for a hike on Sunday afternoon when he wandered away and went climbing by himself in the Pioneer Names area

Woman reveals chilling details of the night ex-boyfriend sliced the throats of a young couple for smoking marijuana with her
Woman reveals chilling details of the night ex-boyfriend sliced the throats of a young couple for smoking marijuana with her

Jerrod Baum became enraged with the teen couple, Brelynne Otteson and Riley Powell, when they came over to his house to smoke marijuana with his girlfriend in December 2017

Teacher placed on leave after forcing student to wash off Ash Wednesday cross from forehead
Teacher placed on leave after forcing student to wash off Ash Wednesday cross from forehead

A Davis School District spokesperson said Moana Patterson from Valley View Elementary School in Bountiful was placed on administrative leave after the incident

Husky bites off four-year-old boy's hand after he stuck it through fence to play with the dog
Husky bites off four-year-old boy's hand after he stuck it through fence to play with the dog

The boy, who remains unnamed, had to be airlifted to a hospital for treatment and is believed to be in a 'serious but stable' condition

Parents had hired private investigator to document son's 'mental erratic behavior' just days before he killed them
Parents had hired private investigator to document son's 'mental erratic behavior' just days before he killed them

Dedicated Mormon Camden Nicholson, 27, fatally shot his 64-year-old father Rick Nicholson, 61-year-old mother Kim Nicholson, and their 57-year-old housekeeper Maria Morse

Utah man pleads guilty to punching one-month-old son to death after the baby's cries woke him up
Utah man pleads guilty to punching one-month-old son to death after the baby's cries woke him up

Matthew Daniel Graves, of Roy, Utah, took a plea deal in January, admitting to punching his own newborn son to death after he woke up from sleep due to his cries in 2017

Hunting advocacy group advertises chance to join 'modern-day Teddy Roosevelt' Trump Jr on elk hunting trip for $10 per entry
Hunting advocacy group advertises chance to join 'modern-day Teddy Roosevelt' Trump Jr on elk hunting trip for $10 per entry

The hunting advocacy group, in its Instagram page on Saturday, announced the 'once-in-a-lifetime opportunity' slated for fall 2019.

Utah man fatally shoots his doctor girlfriend and then takes his own life in apparent murder-suicide
Utah man fatally shoots his doctor girlfriend and then takes his own life in apparent murder-suicide

The doctor's seniors paid tribute to her saying that her adventurous spirit and love of learning will be missed by all those who knew her.

Mother issues warning to other parents after her son nearly choked himself to death with a blind cord
Mother issues warning to other parents after her son nearly choked himself to death with a blind cord

Hernandez posted an emotional message on her Facebook wall, explaining how she found her son nearing death when he played with the cord and used it as a necklace

Government shutdown cost economy nearly $6billion, 300 million more than what Trump wanted for his border wall
Government shutdown cost economy nearly $6billion, 300 million more than what Trump wanted for his border wall

Standard & Poor, a financial rating agency, released a report on Friday, analyzing how the US economy was impacted because of the shutdown, said to be the longest in US history

Indiana man who brutally raped, murdered and ate ex-girlfriend's brain, heart and lungs is now planning an insanity plea
Indiana man who brutally raped, murdered and ate ex-girlfriend's brain, heart and lungs is now planning an insanity plea

Attorneys of Joseph Oberhansley plan to argue at trial, beginning this August, citing that he was insane at the time of the murder

Arizona lawmaker Gail Griffin proposes $20 tax on porn to raise money for Trump's border wall
Arizona lawmaker Gail Griffin proposes $20 tax on porn to raise money for Trump's border wall

Republican lawmaker Gail Griffin, who represents the district of Hereford, on Tuesday said the funds raised would be used for 'building a border wall between Mexico and Arizona'

Tenants murder landlord after he visits apartment to evict them, hide body in crawl space
Tenants murder landlord after he visits apartment to evict them, hide body in crawl space

Authorities have arrested 31-year-old Manuel Velasquez, 38-year-old Jessica Miller, and 30-year-old Diana Hernandez in connection with the murder of real estate agent David Stokoe

Blindfolded teenager slams her pick up truck into an SUV after her attempt at the 'Bird Box Challenge' backfires
Blindfolded teenager slams her pick up truck into an SUV after her attempt at the 'Bird Box Challenge' backfires

Covering her eyes with her beanie the 17-year-old drove onto oncoming traffic in her grey color pick up truck hit against an SUV and then crashed into a lamp post as well. 

Good samaritan drives across country to reunite cancer-stricken 8-year-old boy with his beloved dog
Good samaritan drives across country to reunite cancer-stricken 8-year-old boy with his beloved dog

Bob Reynolds drove around 2,300 miles from North Carolina to Utah to reunite 8-year-old Perryn Miller with his beloved German Shepherd

Mitt Romney blasts Trump, says he has failed to conduct himself with honesty and integrity
Mitt Romney blasts Trump, says he has failed to conduct himself with honesty and integrity

Utah Senator-elect Mitt Romney also praised President Donald Trump for spearheading tax cuts, ending excessive regulations and appointing conservative judges

21-year-old student murdered by her convicted sex offender harasser after police ignored calls for help
21-year-old student murdered by her convicted sex offender harasser after police ignored calls for help

21-year-old Lauren McCluskey was shot and killed by her harasser, Melvin Rowland, after police refused to act on her numerous complaints.

Body of girl, 14, found 700ft below Arizona's Horseshoe Bend overlook after she accidentally fell to her death
Body of girl, 14, found 700ft below Arizona's Horseshoe Bend overlook after she accidentally fell to her death

Coconino County sheriff's officials said Wednesday that the body of the 14-year-old girl was found about 700 feet (213 meters) below the Arizona landmark destination.

Father, stepmother repeatedly punished 9-year-old daughter by tying her up and waterboarding her in a bathtub
Father, stepmother repeatedly punished 9-year-old daughter by tying her up and waterboarding her in a bathtub

A Utah couple have been charged with one count of felony child abuse after they waterboarded their 9-year-old daughter as a punishment

Marlboro makers invest staggering $3.8 billion in Canadian cannabis firm after nationwide legalization
Marlboro makers invest staggering $3.8 billion in Canadian cannabis firm after nationwide legalization

Marlboro maker Altria Group said on Friday that it will pay $2.4 billion for a 45 percent stake in Canadian marijuana firm Cronos Group

Woman fatally shoots ex-husband's girlfriend who was decorating a Christmas tree with her twin sons
Woman fatally shoots ex-husband's girlfriend who was decorating a Christmas tree with her twin sons

Lisa Vilate Williams' mother Tawny Williams revealed that her sweet, generous, loving, daughter was murdered while decorating a Christmas tree with her boyfriend's kids.

Three-year-old twins horrified after mother shoots dead ex-husband's new girlfriend right in front of them
Three-year-old twins horrified after mother shoots dead ex-husband's new girlfriend right in front of them

32-year-old Chelsea Watrous Cook allegedly locked herself up in one of the bathrooms before pulling out a handgun and shooting 26-year-old Lisa Vilate William

Six-year-old Utah boy left unable to eat or drink after swallowing 14 magnets the size of pinheads
Six-year-old Utah boy left unable to eat or drink after swallowing 14 magnets the size of pinheads

Six-year-old Mikah inadvertently swallowed his brother's toy magnets before Halloween in an attempt to hide that he had been playing in the room

Man dies of rabies after contracting disease from bats that frequently entered their home
Man dies of rabies after contracting disease from bats that frequently entered their home

Gary Giles died of rabies after his symptoms went undetected as the disease slowly infected his brain and other organs, ultimately leading to his death

California wildfires: Woosley Fire burns down 'Westworld' set at Paramount Ranch
California wildfires: Woosley Fire burns down 'Westworld' set at Paramount Ranch

Paramount Ranch, which was one of the locations used during seasons one and two of 'Westworld', was destroyed by the Woosley Fire

Mother beats two-year-old foster son to death after researching child injuries on the internet
Mother beats two-year-old foster son to death after researching child injuries on the internet

Lisa Jo Vanderlinden, who is a licensed practical nurse and had fostered and adopted several children in the past, face life behind bars without parole

 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized after she breaks three ribs in a fall she suffered in her office
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized after she breaks three ribs in a fall she suffered in her office

Justice Ginsburg's history suggests that injuries have not kept her away from the workings of the court, and she most likely will not miss the next sitting of the Supreme Court.

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting: Piers Morgan asks Donald Trump to "grow a pair, and ban" AR-15 rifles
Pittsburgh synagogue shooting: Piers Morgan asks Donald Trump to "grow a pair, and ban" AR-15 rifles

"You can’t pretend to be tough and strong on safety, yet turn a blind eye to this insane AR-15 Groundhog Day"

Utah man pleads guilty to helping teen hang herself by giving her rope and then filming the suicide for 10 minutes
Utah man pleads guilty to helping teen hang herself by giving her rope and then filming the suicide for 10 minutes

Przybycien helped 16-year-old Jchandra Brown kill herself after he gave her the rope and drove her to a remote location where she committed suicide.

Utah man who abducted, raped and threw six-year-old into canal to die accepts plea deal, jailed for 65 years
Utah man who abducted, raped and threw six-year-old into canal to die accepts plea deal, jailed for 65 years

The man, identified as 47-year-old Terry Lee Black, was reportedly sentenced on Thursday after he entered an Alford plea deal to aggravated murder, child rape, and kidnapping

Yikes! Toddler accidentally puts over $1,000 of parents' savings through shredder
Yikes! Toddler accidentally puts over $1,000 of parents' savings through shredder

Leo Belnap’s parents, Ben and Jackee, looked everywhere in their house to find an envelope which had $1,060 they had saved to return it to Ben's parents.

Seven takeaways from Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh's Senate hearings
Seven takeaways from Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh's Senate hearings

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser Dr Christine Blasey Ford presented their testimonies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday

Stray bullet from target shooting range kills teenager boy riding with family in car
Stray bullet from target shooting range kills teenager boy riding with family in car

The 14-year-old, identified as Zackary Kempke, died instantly on Sunday afternoon. The rest of the family, however, remained unharmed in the incident

Elizabeth Smart says her kidnapper should not be released: "Danger to any person who's vulnerable out there"
Elizabeth Smart says her kidnapper should not be released: "Danger to any person who's vulnerable out there"

One of Elizabeth Smart's kidnapper's, Wanda Barzee, is being released on Wednesday, five years before her sentenced imprisonment

Stunning drone footage shows train cut through half blue and half pink waters of Utah's Great Salt Lake
Stunning drone footage shows train cut through half blue and half pink waters of Utah's Great Salt Lake

The causeway, which was built back in 1959, basically connects the west shore of Stansbury Island to the west shore of the lake

Elizabeth Smart calls her captor Wanda Barzee 'a threat'; urges authorities not to release her
Elizabeth Smart calls her captor Wanda Barzee 'a threat'; urges authorities not to release her

Wanda Barzee and her husband Brian Mitchell kidnapped Elizabeth Smart from her home and held her captive for nine months, repeatedly raping her while letting her starve at times

Teen reportedly throws classmate's 'racist and hateful' MAGA hat, slaps teacher who asked her to leave
Teen reportedly throws classmate's 'racist and hateful' MAGA hat, slaps teacher who asked her to leave

Jo-Ann Butler has been suspended for a week by Union High School which allows political clothing as a liberty

Father who stabbed 10-month-old son to death said he saw the '666' mark on him
Father who stabbed 10-month-old son to death said he saw the '666' mark on him

Police found the 37-year-old man in an abandoned home he allegedly broke into. When the authorities found him, they noticed that he was wearing bloodstained clothes.

Furious mom chases down pervert who was filming her 12-year-old daughter in changing room
Furious mom chases down pervert who was filming her 12-year-old daughter in changing room

Doris Stiles-Scown chased the man all the way to the parking lot and made sure that she caught his face on camera. She made sure he won't be seen under any stalls in the future

Man dies after crashing plane into his own home just hours after release from jail for assaulting wife
Man dies after crashing plane into his own home just hours after release from jail for assaulting wife

A small jet crashed into a house in Payson early Monday, killing the pilot, according to law enforcement. His family and neighbors were surprised at this sudden turn of events.

Man sexually abuses 11-year-old girl while she is alone in hospital waiting room
Man sexually abuses 11-year-old girl while she is alone in hospital waiting room

Armando Tobias Lopez reportedly allausted the girl and confessed his crime to the police when he was interrogated

Shamers, step aside! Breastfeeding in public is now TOTALLY LEGAL in all 50 US states
Shamers, step aside! Breastfeeding in public is now TOTALLY LEGAL in all 50 US states

The language of the bill was changed and a statement about woman’s breast being uncovered was removed before it was passed

Father stabs 10-month-old son to death because he saw the child 'having a 666 on him'
Father stabs 10-month-old son to death because he saw the child 'having a 666 on him'

The arrest report said that the child's mother had left the apartment for a little while to run some errands and had put Hidalgo in charge of watching the infant and another child

Man with world's longest nails finally cuts them after 66 years in a nail clipping ceremony
Man with world's longest nails finally cuts them after 66 years in a nail clipping ceremony

Ripley's Believe It or Not recently held a 'nail clipping ceremony' where the massive nails were removed from his hand and are displayed at the museum

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