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Sen. Orrin Hatch headed to Israel to meet with Netanyahu

Sen. Orrin Hatch is traveling to Israel on Monday to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

U.K. doctors embrace e-cigarettes as U.S. officials shy away

A report from the Royal College of Physicians summarized 10 years of data on e-cigarettes and tobacco and concluded that smokers should be urged to switch to e-cigarettes. Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Clinton backers 'feel the Bern' of angry Sanders supporters

Nancy Schumacher says she just wanted to do her civic duty, and so she heeded the call to become a superdelegate for Hillary Clinton. But in the year of the angry voter, not even an administrative... Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Gov. Herbert met with lobbyists to ask for fundraising help in primary

Gov. Gary Herbert held a breakfast meeting with lobbyists to seek their help raising money for his primary election race but told them it was "not a quid pro quo situation," his campaign manager,... Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Utah can't arrest its way out of heroin, pain pill epidemic, authorities say

Federal authorities have prosecuted drug traffickers and pill doctors this year, but U.S. Attorney John Huber says going after dealers and doctors isn't the only way to stem the heroin epidemic in... Read more »

April 28, 2016

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UN says 9,333 killed since Ukraine conflict began

Nearly 10,000 people have been killed and more than 20,000 injured since the Ukraine conflict began in April 2014, a top U.N. official said Thursday. Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Trump, Cruz face early test at California GOP conclave

California's Republican Party convention will be an early test for Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich in a state whose June election could hold the decisive delegates in the fight for the... Read more »

April 28, 2016

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US economy struggles at start of election year

It was not a great start for the U.S. economy. Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Raiders owner to Las Vegas: Build it and we will come

Mark Davis was beaming as he posed with fans behind a black and silver "Las Vegas Raiders" banner. He made a few jokes before delivering a $500 million commitment to a new stadium in the city for... Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Next for Hastert: Prison, sex-offender program, polygraph

Now that a judge branded him "a serial child molester," Dennis Hastert must prepare to serve his 15-month prison sentence. Once he's out, the former House speaker must participate in a sex-offender... Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Poll: 66 percent of Utahns support medical marijuana

If it were up to voters, medical marijuana would be a thing in Utah, at least according to the latest poll. Utah Policy surveyed voters and found that 66 percent of those polled favor legalization... Read more »

April 28, 2016

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National Defense Authorization Act includes provisions on sage grouse

The House Armed Services Committee passed the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017 on Thursday. The bill includes a provision that prevents the implementation of federal plans on... Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Former Speaker Boehner calls Cruz 'Lucifer in the flesh'

Former House Speaker John Boehner unloaded on Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz during a talk to college students, calling the Texas senator "Lucifer in the flesh." Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Biden cites 'serious' progress toward defeating IS in Iraq

Vice President Joe Biden, visiting Iraq on Thursday, described progress toward defeating the Islamic State group as "serious" and "committed" despite a crippling political crisis that threatens... Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Refugee baby Serbia Merkel in transit across Europe

She has wide brown eyes, rosy cheeks and thick black hair. Her name is Serbia Merkel al-Mustafa. Read more »

April 28, 2016

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NCAA Board of Directors brings back satellite football camps

A Division I Board of Directors rescinded a proposed ban on satellite camps Thursday, rebuffing a request from powerhouse conferences in the South and clearing the way for coaches to hold clinics... Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Herbert appoints new public information officer

Gov. Gary Herbert has appointed Kirsten Rappleye as his public information officer following Aimee Edwards’ transition to the Governor’s Office of Economic Development earlier this month. Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Nationwide settlement with Pfizer nets Utah $648K

Utah will get $648,000 as part of a multimillion dollar nationwide settlement with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals over allegations of underpaying rebates in a Medicaid drug program. Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Airstrikes, shelling kill at least 60 in Syria's Aleppo city

A wave of airstrikes and shelling killed more than 60 people in less than 24 hours in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, monitors and activists said Thursday. The contested city is now one of the... Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Gangster's girlfriend faces more prison time for contempt

Prosecutors will ask a judge to sentence the longtime girlfriend of Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger to three more years in prison for refusing to testify about whether anyone else helped... Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Ex-San Francisco officer arrested for obstructing rape probe

A former San Francisco police lieutenant linked to a racist texting scandal and also charged with obstructing the rape investigation of a subordinate officer was arrested Wednesday, police said. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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US honors Puerto Ricans who fought, died in segregated unit

Angel Acevedo looked down at the Congressional Gold Medal in his hands as his eyes welled with tears during a ceremony held Wednesday to honor Puerto Ricans like him who faced discrimination and... Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Sanders campaign to lay off hundreds of staffers

Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign said Wednesday it plans to lay off hundreds of field staffers and other aides, even as the Democratic candidate promises to keep running against Hillary... Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Cruz taps Fiorina to serve as running mate

The Associated Press has learned that Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz has tapped former technology executive Carly Fiorina to run as his vice presidential nominee. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Trump delivers foreign policy address as Cruz attempts to jolt GOP race (+video)

With the general election in his sights, Republican Donald Trump delivered a sober foreign policy address Wednesday aimed at easing fears about his temperament and readiness to be commander in... Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Utah council wants governor, A.G. probe of monument push

The Constitutional Defense Council voted unanimously Wednesday to ask Gov. Gary Herbert's office, as well as Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, to investigate the support behind the push for a new... Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Council approves policy banning dating between S.L. County bosses, subordinates

Dating, romantic or sexual relationships among supervisors and subordinates are unacceptable within Salt Lake County government, according to a new policy approved Tuesday. But officials... Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Missing Kane County money a 'wake-up' call for Utah elected officials

A new state audit reveals how a former Kane County treasurer allegedly stole thousands of dollars over three years without being detected. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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FEC complaint filed against Chaffetz by primary opponent

A request for a Federal Election Commission investigation into campaign spending by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, was filed Wednesday by his primary opponent, Chia-Chi Teng. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Sen. Ted Cruz secures second Utah victory, slate sweeps nearly all delegate slots

A slate of Republicans loyal to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, the winner of the state's presidential preference caucus, has swept nearly all of Utah's delegate slots to the national GOP convention. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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FBI says it won't disclose how it accessed locked iPhone

The FBI said Wednesday that it will not publicly disclose the method that allowed it to break into a locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, noting the agency lacks enough... Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Trump vows to put "America first" in foreign policy

In a rare formal policy speech, Republican front-runner Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to put American security "above all else" if elected president, warning allies they would be left to defend... Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Sandy to collect household hazardous waste

Sandy, in conjunction with the Salt Lake County Health Department, has scheduled three household hazardous waste disposal events. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Math scores slip, reading flat for nation's 12th-graders

It's not a promising picture for the nation's high school seniors — they are slipping in math, not making strides in reading and only about one-third are prepared for the academic challenges... Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Report: Spending on charter students increases, but there's still a gap

The gap in per-pupil funding between district schools and charter schools continues to narrow thanks to past efforts and recent legislation, according to a Utah Foundation report released Wednesday. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Trump, Clinton press closer to general election showdown

Bolstering his grip on the Republican primaries, Donald Trump prepared Wednesday for a general election showdown with Hillary Clinton, accusing the Democratic front-runner of "playing the woman... Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Clinton surges to nomination with 4 more Northeast wins (+video)

Hillary Clinton rolled to victory in four more states Tuesday, putting her at least 90 percent of the way toward clinching the Democratic presidential nomination. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Trump routs rivals in Northeast; Clinton carries 3 states (+video)

In a front-runner's rout, Republican Donald Trump roared to victory Tuesday in five contests across the Northeast, keeping the billionaire firmly on his narrow path to the GOP nomination. Hillary... Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Poll: Legislature didn't go far enough with Medicaid expansion

Chris Karpowitz, co-director of the Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy at BYU, said the results are consistent with previous polls. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Donald Trump wins GOP presidential primary in Pennsylvania

New York businessman Donald Trump won the Republican presidential primary in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, pulling in support from a majority of men and women, high-income and low-income earners and... Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Technology program 'a huge deal' for low-income Salt Lake students

Jackson Elementary School is one of two schools in Utah and 114 low-income schools across the country that are receiving technology grants as part of Apple's ConnectED program. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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San Francisco police ensnared in 2nd racist texting scandal

A beleaguered San Francisco Police Department took another hit to its tarnished image Tuesday with the release of racist and homophobic text messages the chief says were exchanged between four... Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Trump, Clinton aim for sweeps of Northeastern primaries

Looking to stretch their leads, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton aimed for a sweep of all five Northeastern states holding primaries Tuesday. Their rivals vowed to fight on... Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Democratic A.G. candidate says Reyes could have prevented Brewvies lawsuit

A Democratic attorney general candidate says the Utah Attorney General's Office could have prevented a lawsuit Brewvies Cinema Pub filed against the state alcohol control agency. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Details of sex abuse could mean prison time for Hastert

When Dennis Hastert pleaded guilty last year to breaking banking laws, sentencing guidelines suggested that the former House speaker would probably serve no more than six months in prison for... Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Fewer breezes led to less wind power generation in West last year

Wind power generation had its smallest increase in 16 years due to less intense wind speeds in Utah and eight other Western states in the country. Even though wind generation capacity jumped by 13... Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Jury blames police, clears fans in 1989 soccer disaster

The families of 96 Liverpool soccer fans who were crushed to death at a crowded stadium in 1989 declared they had finally won justice Tuesday after a jury found that police and emergency services... Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Illinois bills would limit mentally ill from owning guns

Illinois' ability to keep guns out of the hands of people who are mentally ill or pose a danger would be strengthened under several proposals in the General Assembly, but the ideas have raised... Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Prince's sister says musician had no known will

Prince's sister believes the superstar musician didn't have a will and has asked a Minnesota court to appoint a special administrator to oversee his multimillion-dollar estate, according to court... Read more »

April 26, 2016

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UN office 'concerned' over Mexico missing students case

The U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said Tuesday it is troubled by a group of international experts' complaints of obstacles to their investigation into the disappearance of... Read more »

April 26, 2016

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AP Explains: GOP battles bailout perception on Puerto Rico

Debt-ridden Puerto Rico faces a $422 million bond payment deadline Sunday with no sign Congress will act in time to help. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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