SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - "America deserves a raise." That's the word from President Obama on this Labor Day. The President spoke to union leaders in Wisconsin Monday reigniting his call to congress to raise the minimum wage.
In a speech that skirted the line between politics and policy, Obama outlined what many Democrats are using as a midterm platform, highlighting hopes to raise the minimum wage and pass immigration reform.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has taken the nation by storm recently, raising millions of dollars. The challenge doesn't always go as planned, however. Here is a compilation of how the challenge sometimes takes a wrong turn.
Things in Ferguson have gotten so unruly that Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has called National Guard troops to the St. Louis suburb.
Police have announced the name of the officer who shot and killed an unarmed teen in Ferguson, Missouri -- an incident that led to days of clashes in the streets of the St. Louis suburb.
The morning after a peaceful candlelit vigil for a teenager fatally shot by police disintegrated into violence and looting, the mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, called for calm.
Beachgoers on the Big Island of Hawaii will have one final day at the water's edge today as the first of two hurricanes headed for the state are expected to make landfall Thursday tonight.
They dress like allies, but they kill like enemies. Gunmen wearing Afghan military uniforms turning against coalition troops has been an ongoing nightmare for NATO's International Security Assistance Forces.
ALBERTA, Canada (ABC NEWS) - After being teased on the beach, Tanis Jex-Blake posted an open letter on Facebook defending her right to show her body.
Three top secret, experimental vials stored at subzero temperatures were flown into Liberia last week in a last-ditch effort to save two American missionary workers who had contracted Ebola, according to a source familiar with details of the treatment.
This video is going viral on YouTube right now. The child is crying because she thinks her little brother is so little and cute and doesn't want him to grow up.
With more than 1,000 people killed in the Israel-Hamas conflict, the U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting in New York early Monday to push for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza."
An Air Algerie flight with 116 people on board has dropped off radar, prompting a search for the missing plane, the airline's operator said Thursday.
A "Groovin' Grandpa" was caught busting some serious dance moves. He even invented some of his own unique dance moves that are now going viral.
The battle over Obamacare took a dramatic turn Tuesday with a federal appeals court rejecting subsidies paid by the government to millions of new enrollees.
There's no shortage of evidence that shows pro-Russian rebels shot down a Malaysian jet in Ukraine last week, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said. Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 fell from the sky in Donetsk on Thursday, killing all 298 people aboard.
President Barack Obama warned Friday of a difficult, murky and complicated investigation into the apparent downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, calling the shoot-down an "outrage of unspeakable proportions" and scolding Russia for training and equipping rebels who U.S. intelligence agencies say appear responsible for the attack.
Heavy rain flooded the BYU-Idaho campus on Tuesday. Many apartments and houses were flooded due to the storm.
Emma Jenner is a sort of modern-day Mary Poppins. She's a proper British nanny with a fresh take on old-fashioned common sense, and she believes modern parenting is in crisis.
Time is running out for congress to approve a solution to the dwindling Federal Transportation trust fund. An empty fund could result in the halting of thousands of construction projects throughout the country and puts hundreds of thousands of jobs at risk.
After four years away, it looks like King James will take his throne back to Cleveland.
Have you ever been photobombed? How about photobombed by a tornado? This couple in Canada took their wedding pictures and struck a few poses with the twister in the background.
A fan caught on camera sleeping during a Yankees Red Sox game in April has filed a defamation lawsuit against Major League Baseball, the Yankees, ESPN, and the game's two announcers. He felt he was defamed after the announces poked a little fun at him while he was sleeping.
PROVO, Utah - A verdict is in. The jury in the Martin MacNeil sex abuse trial have found Martin MacNeill guilty of second-degree felony sexual abuse. The jury deliberated about two and a half hours Thursday
BOULDER, Colorado (ABC 4 Utah) – The fight over same-sex marriage in Utah continues to cause controversy in other states. In Colorado, the fight between the Boulder County Clerk and the Attorney General escalated Tuesday.
"Today's decision is a landmark decision for religious freedom," said Lori Windham, Hobby Lobby’s lawyer, on Monday.
The Supreme Court sided with Congress on Thursday in the high-stakes power struggle over presidential recess appointments, in which officials are placed in top government jobs temporarily without Senate approval.
John David LaDue, who was arrested in April for planning a massacre to kill his family as well as students at his school, claims to be mentally ill.
A huge win for the nation's biggest television broadcasters: in a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court said Wednesday that streaming television startup Aereo violates the Copyright Act.
Records were changed to hide how many people died waiting for care at the Phoenix VA Hospital.
How big of a threat is ISIS really?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of "The Dr. Oz Show," was grilled Tuesday by senators on Capitol Hill about the promotion of weight loss products on his show.
U.S. forces working with the FBI captured a key suspect in the deadly 2012 attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, U.S. officials said.
In an empty, dusty house, a boy stumbled upon a classic horror movie scenario this week: A mummified corpse hanging by the neck from a rope. And officials say it had been there for five years.
Injuries, but no deaths, were reported at the hands of a shooter at a high school near Portland, Oregon, Tuesday morning, police agencies said.
According to the Veterans Affairs audit of 731 VA hospital systems released Monday, new patients seeking care at the VA Medical Center in Salt Lake waited an average of 73 days before being seen by a doctor, which makes Salt Lake among the 10 worst for wait times for new patients.
(CNN) -- Two police officers and a third person were killed by two gunmen in Las Vegas Sunday.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) - It's one of the most aggressive actions ever taken by the federal government on climate change. Monday President Obama announced a new plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from America's power plants over the next couple of decades. Today's announcement couldn't have come at a better time for clean air advocates here in Utah
No one here knew exactly where he was or what he was going through, but this tiny city in Idaho never forgot about Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Yellow balloons and American flags line the sidewalks of Hailey, population 8,000. Residents planted one tree for each of the five years Bergdahl was held captive in Afghanistan.
In the end, even Eric Shinseki knew he had to go, President Barack Obama said Friday in announcing the resignation of his only Veterans Affairs secretary over a growing scandal involving sometimes deadly waits for care at VA hospitals.
LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) – A Utah man's story of survival has caught the attention of a national television show. The Outdoor Channel is shooting an episode for their new series “Fight to Survive,” and 58-year-old Dean Ririe is their subject. In 2008 Ririe survived more than 16 hours in the water after being pinned down by a boulder.
Maya Angelou, a renowned poet, novelist and actress whose work defied description under a simple label, has died, her publicist, Helen Brann, said Thursday. She died at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C., Brann said.
The VA’s office of the Inspector General is now investigating allegations of secret waiting lists used to hide appointment delays. It’s believed some 40 veterans died while waiting to see a doctor, but VA records show everyone was being seen within two weeks.
The cosmos has aligned, quite literally, for families, space geeks and insomniacs alike, as the Earth is set to intercept a new meteor shower late Friday into Saturday.
Take a tour of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame in this Web Extra. See many of the champion race cars and learn the history of the trophy.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) - A TSA agent was killed and several others wounded last year when a gunman walked into Los Angeles International Airport, took aim at security agents and opened fire. Since that incident questions have been raised about whether airports should have more security.
General Motors announced a massive new recall Thursday to fix a variety of problems, including a wiring flaw that it says caused at least 13 accidents, two injuries and no deaths.
SOUTH GLENS FALLS, NEW YORK (ABC 4 Utah) – Two boys are in the hospital in New York after a bounce house takes flight. On Monday an inflatable playground turned into a house of horrors when the wind picked it up and carried it into the air.
A local 4-year-old boy is attacked by a dog and his cat came to the rescue! Our sister station KGET has the full story.
One Ohio mom got a very special present for Mother's Day, when her identical twin girls were born holding hands.