terrorism http://kuer.org en Utah Vet Partially Blinded in Afghanistan Sues Alleged Assailant http://kuer.org/post/utah-vet-partially-blinded-afghanistan-sues-alleged-assailant <p></p><p>A Utah veteran says he’s helping to protect the Western world by suing a former Guantanamo prisoner. Retired special forces sergeant Layne Morris of South Jordan believes Canadian national Omar Khadr is a potential threat to national security. But a senior US military official says Morris is wrong and out of line with his lawsuit.</p><p>In 2002, Layne Morris was partially blinded by shrapnel from a grenade thrown from an al-Qaeda compound in Afghanistan.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:57:36 +0000 Andrea Smardon 49272 at http://kuer.org Utah Vet Partially Blinded in Afghanistan Sues Alleged Assailant Provo Man Charged With Selling Automatic Weapons http://kuer.org/post/provo-man-charged-selling-automatic-weapons <p>The U.S. Attorney’s office for Utah is charging a Provo man with violating federal firearms laws.</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 22:35:21 +0000 Brian Grimmett 32273 at http://kuer.org Provo Man Charged With Selling Automatic Weapons Salt Lake City Resident Narrowly Avoids Explosions at Boston Marathon http://kuer.org/post/salt-lake-city-resident-narrowly-avoids-explosions-boston-marathon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After the explosions in Boston Monday, one Salt Lake City mother was relieved to find out that her daughter was safe at the Boston Plaza Hotel.&nbsp;But the family is still having trouble getting past the incident.</span></p><p>Rennly Williams says she didn’t see or hear the explosion at the finish line. Her boyfriend Tom Hickenlooper had finished the race 10 minutes before – faster than he expected because of a knee injury.&nbsp;Just a little slower, and he and Williams might have been there for the blast.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 21:30:29 +0000 Andrea Smardon 27916 at http://kuer.org Salt Lake City Resident Narrowly Avoids Explosions at Boston Marathon