Dispatchers get accidental 911 calls from skiers because of iPhone crash technology

Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes PARK CITY — New crash technology may trigger iPhones to dial 911, even if the user doesn’t need help. Summit County dispatchers are seeing an uptick in accidental emergency calls from skiers. The technology is designed to detect severe car crashes, but it’s often accidentally activated at ski resorts. If … Read more

McDonald’s is giving people the chance to win a ‘McGold Card’ — free food for life

For the holidays, McDonald’s is giving away free meals for life. Well, sort of. (Justin Sullivan, Getty Images) Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes ATLANTA — For the holidays, McDonald’s is giving away free meals for life. Well, sort of. Beginning Dec. 5, every order completed in the McDonald’s app for at least $1 will enter … Read more

Slow cognitive decline with flavonols, study says

Eating more flavonols may slow your rate of memory loss, a new study finds. Onions contain the highest levels of quercetin, one of the most common flavonols. (Adobe Stock) Estimated read time: 5-6 minutes ATLANTA — Eating more flavonols, antioxidants found in many vegetables, fruits, tea and wine, may slow your rate of memory loss, … Read more

‘Unprecedented surge’ of RSV patients causes more surgery delays at children’s hospital

Primary Children’s Hospital announced Monday about 50 elective, prescheduled surgeries will be delayed so the hospital can better treat the large influx of patients with RSV and other respiratory illnesses. (Intermountain Healthcare) Estimated read time: 3-4 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Primary Children’s Hospital announced Monday that about 50 elective, prescheduled surgeries that require overnight … Read more

Utah to play USC in Pac-12 championship game after improbable weekend

Estimated read time: 3-4 minutes BOULDER, Colo. — It was an improbable path, but one that was possible, too. Coming into the final weekend of the regular season, Utah was on the outside looking in for a potential Pac-12 championship game appearance. There was still a narrow chance the Utes could defend their 2021 title, … Read more

Elon Musk says Twitter’s verified service with colors to start next week

Twitter is planning to roll out its verified service next Friday with different colored checks for individuals, companies and governments, after a botched initial launch led to a surge in users impersonating celebrities and brands on the platform. (Dado Ruvic illustration, Reuters) Estimated read time: 1-2 minutes SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter is planning to roll … Read more

Taliban’s treatment of women may be crime against humanity, UN experts say

An Afghan woman and a girl walk in a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, Nov. 9. The Taliban’s treatment of Afghan women and girls, including their exclusion from parks and gyms as well as schools and universities, may amount to a crime against humanity, a group of U.N. experts said Friday. (Ali Khara, Reuters) Estimated read … Read more

Avian flu outbreak wipes out 50M US birds, a record

Cage-free chickens are shown inside a facility at Hilliker’s Ranch Fresh Eggs in Lakeside, California, April 19. Avian flu has wiped out 50.54 million birds in the United States this year, making it the country’s deadliest outbreak in history. (Mike Blake, Reuters) Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes CHICAGO — Avian flu has wiped out 50.54 … Read more

Indonesian rescuers focus on landslide as quake toll rises

A man carries his injured daughter as they head to a temporary shelter for those displaced by Monday’s earthquake in Cianjur, West Java, Indonesia, Thursday. The 5.6 magnitude earthquake left hundreds dead, injured and missing as buildings crumbled and terrified residents ran for their lives on Indonesia’s main island of Java. (Tatan Syuflana, Associated Press) … Read more

1 dead, 1 rescued after cold night camping in Zion National Park

One person is dead and another was treated for hypothermia symptoms when he reached rescuers early Wednesday after camping overnight in the Narrows section of Zion National Park. (Zion National Park) Estimated read time: 1-2 minutes ZION NATIONAL PARK — One person is dead after camping overnight in the Narrows section of Zion National Park. … Read more