Utah is a state in the western United States. It became the 45th state admitted to the U.S. on January 4, 1896. Utah is the 13th-largest by area, 30th-most-populous, and 11th-least-densely populated of the 50 United States. Utah has a population of more than 3 million according to the Census estimate for July 1, 2016. Urban development is mostly concentrated in two areas: the Wasatch Front in the north-central part of the state, which contains approximately 2.5 million people; and Washington County in Southern Utah, with over 160,000 residents. Utah is bordered by Colorado to the east, Wyoming to the northeast, Idaho to the north, Arizona to the south, and Nevada to the west. It also touches a corner of New Mexico in the southeast.
This week is the 100th anniversary of Zion National Park. Located in southwest Utah, it was established on Nov. 19, 1919. A new film will be released Tuesday to celebrate the park's epic trails, climbs.. CBS News - Published
Republican Senator Mitt Romney, a Mormon, on Tuesday said he would be "surprised" if the attack on nine Americans in Mexico was "targeted." He added that the Mexican drug cartels were a real concern in..
Four Chinese tourists killed in a bus crash in southern Utah have been identified. CNN reports the four people were all from Shanghai and in their sixties. They died when the bus wrecked Friday on Utah..
At least three women and six children, all apparently U.S. citizens, were slaughtered by drug cartel gunmen in northern Mexico, officials said Tuesday. Relatives of the victims spoke to a reporter in.. USATODAY.com - Published
It's easy to get caught up in getting to where you want to go, while missing all the beauty and intrigue you pass along your journey. Conor Knighton explores America's national scenic byways, from.. CBS News - Published
It was the moonshot of the 19th century – crews working East from Sacramento and West from Omaha to build the Transcontinental Railroad, meeting on May 10, 1869 at Promontory Summit, Utah. To help.. CBS News - Published
In ours series, A More Perfect Union, we aim to show that what unites as Americans is far greater than what divides us. On Halloween, door-to-door trick-or-treating can be challenging for children with.. CBS News - Published
"48 Hours" explores the events that brought Utah teenagers Jchandra Brown and Tyerell Przybycien together in the remote woods in Payson Canyon, leaving one dead and the other on trial for murder CBS News - Published
A trooper in Utah rushed into harm's way to save a man’s life with just seconds to spare. Dramatic dash cam video shows Ruben Correa scrambling to pull out a driver who is unconscious in a car as a.. CBS News - Published Also reported by •USATODAY.com
Latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) listed 1,080 confirmed and probable cases of the illness as of Oct. 1. The agency is due to update the national numbers later on.. Reuters - Published
A drone video captured stunning autumn trees in Utah. Videographer Justin McFarland noticed the road seems to divide the colorful fall leaves and the green ones that haven't turned yet. CBS News - Published
A Utah family says a fight over their son's diabetes treatment is preventing him from going back to school. Type 1 diabetes is one of the most common chronic illnesses during childhood, affecting.. CBS News - Published
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden called the transcript of President Trump's call with Ukraine's president 'very revealing.' Senator Mitt Romney of Utah, speaking at The Atlantic Festival,.. USATODAY.com - Published
Three women and one man perished in a tourist bus crash on a highway running through the red-rock landscape of southern Utah on Friday. The victims were all from Shanghai, China, and identified as Ling.. CBS News - Published
Four people died after a tour bus carrying them and other visitors from China crashed, rolling onto a guard rail and leaving carnage and debris in its wake on a highway running through the red-rock.. USATODAY.com - Published
A bus carrying Chinese tourists careened off a road and crashed near Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah on Friday, killing four people and injuring the remaining 26 people aboard, several of them.. Reuters - Published
A bus carrying Chinese-speaking tourists crashed on Friday near Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, killing at least four people and critically injuring 12 to 15 others, the state Highway Patrol.. Reuters - Published
The married murder suspects who made a dramatic escape from custody more than two weeks ago have been recaptured. Authorities announced overnight that Blane and Susan Barksdale were arrested in.. CBS News - Published