Here’s a look at the news for Dec. 14.
Walt Disney buys Fox for $52 billion
Walt Disney said it plans to buy 21st Century Fox for a reported $52.4 billion, according to BBC News.
Disney will take on 39 percent of Fox’s stake in both 20th Century Fox’s movie studio and Sky News, a prominent international news company.
Fox will maintain the rights to Fox Sports and Fox News and will form a new company.
Read more at BBC.
You can see Disney’s full announcement here.
Gov. Herbert unveils budget proposal
Gov. Gary Herbert unveiled his $16.7 billion budget proposal for the next year on Wednesday, hoping to invest more into the state’s education, according to the Deseret News.
Herbert unveiled the budget at the Davis Technical College. He said 72 percent of new revenue will be added to education.
Herbert said the new plan won’t increases taxes, but it will provide new money for the homeless and a funding plan to keep tuition prices down.
"(This budget) is rational, reasonable, responsible and reflective of the needs of the state now and into future," Herbert said.
Read more on the proposal at Deseret News.
BYU ends security restrictions at Jerusalem Center
BYU officials ended the travel restrictions for students at the BYU Jerusalem Center, according to the Deseret News.
The lift comes about a week after President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a move that sent shock waves across the international community.
After the announcement, BYU officials expressed worry that there would be possible violence in Jerusalem, so the school limited students from traveling there, the Deseret News reported.
BYU announced the change online, saying security has more or less returned to normal.
"While there are still tensions and incidents in the south of Israel along the border with Gaza, events there have little effect on security in and around Jerusalem," the update said. "Security and risks have returned to a level where students and other center personnel can be in the Old City and East Jerusalem during daylight hours."
Read more at the Deseret News.
New report on Utah homeless
A new report from the Urban Crossroads Center unveiled that homeless Utah mothers need better housing and access to child care, according to the Deseret News.
The social services nonprofit organization organized a study that examined what homeless women need to survive, interviewing 77 different homeless women.
The women have 202 combined children.
The report said that 79 percent of those women have trouble affording low-income housing.Comment on this story
"Case managers only have so much to offer, and that affordable housing piece, and that living wage piece, and that child care piece, and that transportation piece, they’re still missing," former Salt Lake City Councilwoman Deeda Seed told the Deseret News. "So our (new shelters) model needs some resources or we’re going to have … a burgeoning disaster with more and more families crammed into limited shelters or motel rooms."
Read more at the Deseret News.
- FCC Set To Repeal 'Net Neutrality' Rules For Internet Providers [NPR]
- Putin: Trump opponents harm US with 'invented' Russia scandal [BBC]
- 17 state lawmakers: 'All confidence lost' in Utah County leader [Deseret News]
- It's finally here. Read everything you need to know about 'The Last Jedi' (plus a little surprise) [Deseret News]
- UK's May heads to EU summit after Brexit vote defeat [CNN]