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FILE- In this Sept. 23, 2017, file photo, Justin Timberlake performs at the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival in Franklin, Tenn. The NFL announced Sunday, Oct. 22, that Timberlake will headline the Super Bowl halftime show Feb. 4 in Minnesota. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

Here’s a look at the news for Oct. 23.

Salt Lake 'ticking boxes' for Olympic bid

It looks like Salt Lake City is on track to potentially bid to host another Winter Games, the Deseret News reported.

Ed Hula, founder and editor of the Atlanta-based "Around the Rings," said Salt Lake City is "doing all the right things" when it comes to government leaders forming a committee to explore the Olympics.

Last week, Gov. Gary Herbert; Senate President Wayne Niederhauser, R-Sandy; House Speaker Greg Hughes, R-Draper, and Salt Lake Mayor Jackie Biskupski formed the Olympic Exploratory Committee to explore what the city needs to host another Olympics.

Hula said that committee, along with the capital city’s reputation after it hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics, make it a perfect spot to host another.

"It sounds like they're ticking all the boxes by lining up the government support that would be needed," Hula said.

Read more at the Deseret News.

BYU to drop PBS. Here’s why

BYU Broadcasting intends to drop PBS and Classic 89 FM starting on June 30, 2018, according to the Deseret News.

That means shows like “Sesame Street” will no longer be available on the station.

"This is a big change, particularly as it affects our legacy properties, and it's such a bold statement of who we want to be, and where we see ourselves going in the future," Michael Dunn, BYU Broadcasting's new managing director, told the Deseret News. "We're just crazy and audacious enough to believe that we can create world-class, values-oriented family entertainment that will resonate with the world."

Some additional changes include BYUtv programming taking over the KBYU-TV signal. BYUradio will air on 89.1 FM, according to the Deseret News.

Dunn said these decisions were made based on the school’s brand and talks with staff.

Read more at the Deseret News.

Catalonia won’t follow Madrid’s orders

Catalan officials said they won’t follow Madrid’s orders to take control over the region again, BBC reported.

Spanish leaders in Madrid said they hoped to take back control of Catalonia, which recently voted to be independent of Spain, according to BBC.

The Spanish Senate will likely approve a government measure to reassert control of the region, according to BBC.

The Catalan parliament plans to meet on Thursday to discuss its response to Spain.

Read more at BBC.

Justin Timberlake to headline Super Bowl halftime show

The NFL announced Sunday that Justin Timberlake will headline the Superbowl LII halftime show, according to ABC News.

This will be the 36-year-old’s third Super Bowl halftime performance, which is the most of any performer, ABC News reported.

Timberlake will return to the Super Bowl stage for the first time since 2004, when the infamous “wardrobe malfunction” with Janet Jackson occurred.

Timberlake tweeted about the announcement on Sunday.

Read more at ABC News.

More reading:

  • Japan Election Vindicates Shinzo Abe as His Party Wins Big [The New York Times]
  • Typhoon Lan hits Japan leaving three dead [BBC]
  • After Controversy Over Condolence Calls, Can Trump And The White House Refocus? [NPR]
  • 2 BYU football players face potential alcohol-related charges [Deseret News]
  • Patriots leave Falcons in fog with dominating win [USA Today]