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Here Are the 10 Best Cities for Jobs in America

South Burlington, Vt., looks better than most

(Newser) - The job market hasn't been great over the past year, mainly due to the COVID pandemic. As people start the new year off trying to make a fresh start, however, some locations across the country may offer better chances at employment than others. WalletHub took a look at more...

Hiker Falls 100 Feet, Saved by Homeless People

Man lands on cliff ledge, is heard by homeless individuals after 5 hours of calling for help

(Newser) - A Utah hiker has a few homeless people to thank for his rescue from a cliff ledge, where he spent five hours on Sunday. The 29-year-old, who set out around 4am, was walking near the base of Ensign Peak in the foothills north of Salt Lake City when he slipped...

VP Debate Has Unexpected Guest, on Pence's Head

A fly hanging out in his hair provided a little levity; folks also worried about his red eye

(Newser) - Two minutes and three seconds. No, that wasn't how long it took moderator Susan Page to rein in the candidates whenever they went over their allotted time. That's how long a clearly noticeable fly remained perched in Mike Pence's closely cropped white hair, offering what People calls...

One Phrase the Debate Moderator Kept Having to Say

'Thank you': how Susan Page tried to stifle the interruptions, candidates going over their time

(Newser) - It wasn't quite the interrupt-fest that the first presidential debate was , but the face-off between Sen. Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence at the vice presidential debate in Salt Lake City certainly had its moments. Although the first few minutes seemed relatively calm, soon moderator Susan Page found...

Harris on COVID Response: 'Failure.' Pence: That's 'Unconscionable'

Candidates spar early on in debate on the pandemic

(Newser) - The first topic of Wednesday night's vice presidential debate at the University of Utah was the coronavirus pandemic, and sparks started flying immediately between Sen. Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence. Harris first criticized what she called "the greatest failure of any presidential administration in the history...

Pence, Harris Face Off, With 'Sharply Conflicting Visions'

Vice presidential candidates debate in Utah

(Newser) - As the coronavirus sweeps through the upper reaches of government, Republican Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic challenger Kamala Harris faced off Wednesday night in a debate highlighting the parties' sharply conflicting visions for a nation in crisis, per the AP . The candidates appeared on the stage in the University...

Utah Cop on Bodycam: 'It's Going to End in a Shooting'

Officer worried about 13-year-old boy suffering mental break who 'hates cops'

(Newser) - Body camera footage shows a Salt Lake City police officer firing 11 shots at a 13-year-old boy suffering a mental health episode, who responds , "I don't feel good. Tell my mom I love her." The footage released Monday shows the Sept. 4 shooting of Linden Cameron , who...

Charges for Cop Who Ordered K-9 to Attack Compliant Man

Jeffery Ryans says he was kneeling with his hands up during Salt Lake City incident

(Newser) - Jeffery Ryans says he was in his Salt Lake City backyard, smoking a cigarette, on April 24 when police officers approached and started shouting. The 36-year-old says he emptied his hands, put them up, and told cops how to get into the backyard. They entered, and Ryans says a K-9...

Cop Shoots 13-Year-Old Boy Suffering Mental Episode

Police said they were told he made threats with a weapon; mother disputes that

(Newser) - Salt Lake City police received a call about a boy having a "psychological episode" before an officer shot the boy multiple times. "No matter the circumstances, what happened on Friday night is a tragedy," Mayor Erin Mendenhall said Sunday, as the boy was listed in serious condition...

Video Shows K9 Repeatedly Bite Compliant Black Man

Months later, Salt Lake City officer is placed on leave

(Newser) - K9s are off the job for now in Salt Lake City after police footage showed a dog repeatedly biting a Black man kneeling on the ground with his hands up. Lawyers for Jeffrey Ryans, 36, say the April 24 attack left him with leg gashes that looked like they were...

Throng Welcomes Missionaries at Airport, Angering Officials

Hundreds gathered to meet family members returning because of pandemic

(Newser) - Hundreds of people gathered in an airport parking garage on Sunday to welcome 1,500 missionaries home from the Philippines, often with hugs. Sen. Mitt Romney, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, Salt Lake International Airport and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have asked that they not do it...

Utah Hit With Strongest Earthquake Since 1992

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake shakes Salt Lake City, its suburbs

(Newser) - A 5.7 magnitude earthquake shook Salt Lake City and its suburbs early Wednesday, causing spooked residents to flee their homes, knocking out power for tens of thousands, and closing the city's airport. The epicenter was just southwest of Salt Lake City, and about 2.8 million in the...

The Jazz Beat the Warriors. Then Someone Found a Shoebox

Salt Lake City's Vivint Smart Home Arena evacuated after 'suspicious' package found

(Newser) - The Utah Jazz beat the Golden State Warriors Friday night 113-109, but unexpected excitement came after the last ball had been thrown. Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City was evacuated just minutes after the NBA game had ended, Fox News reports. The cause of the clear-out: Salt Lake...

Paper Converts to Nonprofit

Like NPR, Salt Lake Tribune will take donations

(Newser) - The Salt Lake Tribune hopes its new status as a nonprofit will ensure its long-term viability in an industry in crisis — and other newspapers suffering amid the same declines in advertising and circulation revenues are expected to watch closely. The newspaper will be governed by a board of directors...

Mackenzie Lueck Suspect Wrote Disturbing Novel

2 people burned to death in Ayoola Ajayi's book

(Newser) - A book by the man accused of kidnapping and murdering University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck has been pulled from sale on Amazon—and its subject matter now seems highly disturbing. In "Forge Identity," which Ayoola Ajayi started advertising last year, a teenager watches his friend and a...

Utah Suspect Asked Contractor to Build a Soundproof Room

Request for hooks in walls raised suspicion

(Newser) - The man charged in the slaying of a University of Utah student wanted a contractor to build a soundproof room in his house, no matter the cost, with a thumb lock, hooks on the walls and a secret entrance. "I don’t know what he wanted it for,"...

Ominous Development in Mackenzie Lueck Case

Police search Salt Lake City home, say there is 'nexus' between it, disappearance

(Newser) - An ominous development in the search for missing University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck: Police served a search warrant on a Salt Lake City home believed to be connected to the case Wednesday—and around midnight, officers were seen carrying shovels to the backyard. Assistant Salt Lake City Police Chief...

New Twist in Case of Missing Utah Student

Police say Mackenzie Lueck met somebody at a park

(Newser) - A new twist in the disappearance of University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck: Police say the 23-year-old met somebody at a park in North Salt Lake around 3am on Monday, June 17, soon after she returned to Utah from her grandmother's funeral in California, CNN reports. Lueck, who took...

Utah Student Disappears After Taking Lyft From Airport

Mackenzie Lueck hasn't been seen since June 17

(Newser) - Friends and relatives say they are extremely worried about Mackenzie Lueck, a 23-year-old University of Utah student who hasn't been seen since the early hours of Monday, June 17. Police say Lueck, who had flown home to southern California for her grandmother's funeral, texted her mother to say...

Warren Jeffs' Son, Who Said Dad Abused Him, Dead at 26

Roy Jeffs is said to have taken his own life

(Newser) - A son of Warren Jeffs who was one of the first to say the polygamist had sexually abused his own children has died. The Salt Lake City Tribune reports that Roy Jeffs, 26, was found dead at his Salt Lake City home on Friday. He would have turned 27 on...

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