Police identify man found dead on I-215

SALT LAKE CITY — The person found deceased Saturday on I-215 west at about 2600 North has been identified as a Salt Lake City man. Brennon Robert Day, 29, died from injuries that an autopsy found were consistent with an auto-pedestrian accident, according to Utah Highway Patrol. Day was found by a construction worker at 2100 South. Officials believe he may have been there for between one and three weeks, UHP said. The State Bureau of Investigation is seeking the public’s help with information regarding Day’s death and the vehicle that may have hit him. Officials say the vehicle involved would have damage to its right front corner, including a… Read More

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TLDR: Anti-Amazon graffiti, see Times Square under water with HoloLens, needle-free blood sugar monitor for people with diabetes

Today’s featured stories Photos: Graffiti targeting Amazon and Jeff Bezos illustrates animosity toward tech giant in Seattle So much to sea in New York: Microsoft HoloLens a key part of art exhibit that ‘sinks’ Times Square Know Labs unveils plan for non-invasive blood glucose monitor, sending stock skyrocketing Subscribe to GeekWire on YouTube. [Editor’s Note: TLDR is GeekWire’s tech news rundown show, hosted by Starla Sampaco. Watch today’s update above, subscribe to GeekWire on YouTube, check back weekday afternoons for more, and sign up for TLDR email updates below.] …read more Source:: GeekWire       

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D.A. to review report of loaded gun left in Utah aquarium bathroom

DRAPER — Police say they will present information to the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s office regarding a loaded gun that was left in the bathroom of an aquarium Tuesday. According to a press release Wednesday from Draper Police Department, the owner of the gun called to claim ownership of it late Tuesday evening. “After further review of the facts of this case, we reached out to the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office to review this incident. We will be presenting this information to the District Attorney’s Office who will decide if there is enough evidence to support a criminal charge,” the press release stated. Alyssa Fujimoto says she… Read More

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Indians’ Andrew Miller throws off mound, hitters next

CLEVELAND — Indians reliever Andrew Miller threw off the mound Wednesday at Progressive Field, a major stride in his recovery from knee inflammation. “Really well,” manager Terry Francona said describing Miller’s workout, which was closely observed by pitching coach Carl Willis. “I think every time he throws, he takes a step in the right direction.” Miller has been on the disabled list since May 26, and the left-hander’s absence has had a detrimental effect on Cleveland’s bullpen, which entered Wednesday’s series finale against Cincinnati with the AL’s highest ERA. On Tuesday, Indians closer Cody Allen and Dan Otero couldn’t protect a 4-0 lead as the Reds rallied for a 7-4… Read More

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Escalating contention prompts South Jordan theater to cancel March for Our Lives event

SALT LAKE CITY — Some Utah gun rights advocates traveling in a military-style armored vehicle emblazoned with Utah Gun Exchange are following March for Our Lives rallies and town halls along the Florida Coast to counter students’ call for stricter gun laws. And the company’s plan to set up outside a panel discussion among Utah and Parkland, Florida, high school students at the Megaplex in South Jordan on Saturday prompted Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment to cancel the event at its theater. The student movement grew out of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people. “We support important and respectful dialogue on any issue… Read More

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Nadal edges del Potro in 5-set Wimbledon thriller

LONDON — When the 4 hours, 48 minutes of diving across the grass and leaping into the stands, of slipping and sliding, of so many moments of great tension — and, above all, great tennis — were done, when Rafael Nadal had sealed his Wimbledon quarterfinal victory, the man he edged, Juan Martin del Potro, was face-down at a Centre Court baseline. “I wanted to stay there,” del Potro said afterward, “all night long.” He did hold that pose, a mixture of full-on despair and utter exhaustion, for a bit, which felt appropriate. So, too, did what happened next after Nadal won 7-5, 6-7 (7), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 Wednesday and… Read More

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Why this Florida couple asked for 1,000 goats instead of wedding gifts

It’s the most unusual wedding registry you’ve ever seen: in lieu of traditional wedding gifts, a newlywed couple in Naples, Florida, asked their wedding guests to donate money to purchase goats for charity. According to Fox affiliate WFTX, Katherine and Edwin Dean got the idea thanks to their involvement in humanitarian work in Malawi, Africa, through the charity Villages in Partnership. Villages in Partnership’s website says its purpose is to eradicate poverty, starting by addressing basic human needs in villages near Malawi. “Goats make an extraordinary difference in the lives of at-risk families in Malawi, Africa,” the Deans’ online wedding registry says. “A goat offers food security.” Each goat costs… Read More

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Utah man dies after car rolls into mountainside

BRIGHAM CITY — A man was killed in a crash after swerving through traffic and rolling his car into a mountainside, officials said. Just before 6 p.m., Broc M. Riley, 26, from Logan, was driving southbound on state Route 91 in Sardine Canyon. He crashed after “traveling at a high rate of speed and (swerving) between other vehicles, hitting the center cement divider and going back across both southbound lanes,” Utah Highway Patrol said. His car then went off the shoulder, “jumping a large ditch into the mountain side,” UHP said. When the vehicle rolled, Riley was partially ejected and died on impact, according to UHP. He was the only… Read More

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The Greatest World Cup Fairy Tale of All Time

England is the birthplace of both soccer and dramatic irony. For several decades, the two native traditions merged. As if scripted by Dickens or Fielding, the fate awaiting English soccer was visible to everyone—except the nation itself. Deluded by its triumph in the 1966 World Cup, the country set itself expectations that it could never possibly fulfill—and it didn’t. Inevitable debacle followed debacle, each accompanied by ritualized bouts of self-immolation. Players were accused of lacking commitment to the cause; wags bemoaned the nation’s paucity of technical acumen. This time, there was no foreshadowing of crushing defeat, because there was no sense of expectation. England’s manager, Gareth Southgate, had played a… Read More

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