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Trump speechwriter apologizes for Melania Trump's speech

A speechwriter for Donald Trump's company said Wednesday she made a mistake and apologized for using passages from a 2008 Michelle Obama speech in the Republican party convention speech delivered... Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Ohio Mormon offered invocation at Republican National Convention

A member of the Kirtland Ohio Stake presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said the invocation Wednesday at the 2016 Republican National Convention. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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No sign of Trump endorsement, but plenty of Cruz ambition

Sen. Ted Cruz's Texas-size political ambitions will be on full display Wednesday as the primary runner-up delivers a prime-time convention speech, but holds off on a full-throated endorsement of... Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Trump's party: What to watch on GOP convention's third day

The 2016 Republican National Convention is now officially Donald Trump's convention. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Friends recall slain officers as residents gather to mourn

Across this city, shocked residents gathered Tuesday in churches, at community vigils and a motorcycle rally to offer support for the law enforcement community and the three officers who were slain... Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Site search for new homeless shelters still 'wide open'

Salt Lake City leaders Tuesday discussed recommended criteria for the two future homeless shelters in Salt Lake City and the challenges the city will inevitably face when those sites are proposed... Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Jordan board calls for special bond election in November

The Jordan School District’s Board of Education has unanimously approved a resolution calling for a local special bond election on Nov. 8. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Delegation pushing bill to honor centennial of JFK's birth

Massachusetts' all-Democratic congressional delegation is spearheading an effort to honor the centennial of President John F. Kennedy's birth next year. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Audit: Ex-employee embezzled $67K from Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind

A former employee of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind spent more than $67,000 in donated and state funds on personal purchases from 2012 to 2016, then took steps to conceal the transactions,... Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Utah pledges all votes to Cruz after Trump becomes official nominee for president

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July 19, 2016

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Controversy and chaos erupt during RNC’s opening day. Here’s what Twitter is talking about

The Republican National Convention’s first day was a mess, with chaos, controversy and, well, potential plagiarism. Here's how it all went down. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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New center a 'triage unit' for front-line policing in Rio Grande neighborhood

Relief for the embattled Rio Grande neighborhood is on the way in the form of a new Community Connections Center intended to assist people experiencing homelessness, city officials announced Tuesday. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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IOC explores legal options on banning all Russians from Rio

With just over two weeks until the opening ceremony, Russia still doesn't know whether its athletes — all or even some — will be competing in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. It may all... Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Prosecutor rails on DOJ handling of Shurtleff, Swallow investigations

A day after deciding to drop the criminal charges against a former Utah attorney general, Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings went on a rant about what the Department of Justice did or didn't do in... Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Effects of algal blooms continue to spread throughout Wasatch Front

Concern over contaminated water from a toxic algal bloom persists among multiple agencies, with worry that harmful levels of cyanobacteria may have infected farmers crops. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Goldman 2Q earnings jump, helped by lower legal expenses

Goldman Sachs' earnings jumped 78 percent from a year ago as the bank's legal expenses declined and its trading desks saw a surge of activity during Britain's vote to leave the European Union. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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India lifts ban but Kashmir papers not printing amid unrest

Authorities lifted a three-day publication ban in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir, but newspapers delayed print runs Tuesday due to uncertainties about the media restrictions imposed... Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Turkey fires 24,000 teachers, police in coup plotters hunt

The Turkish government on Tuesday escalated its wide-ranging crackdown against people it claims have ties to the alleged coup plotters, firing nearly 24,000 teachers and Interior Ministry employees... Read more »

July 19, 2016

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No charges for St. Louis officers who killed suspect in 2015

Two St. Louis police officers will not be charged in the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old suspect, after a special prosecutor ruled Tuesday that the officers acted in self-defense. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Friction over Trump between GOP, Utah Republicans shown at convention's day 2

Utah's 40 delegate votes went for Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention Tuesday, not for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, the winner of the state's GOP presidential preference caucus. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Trump campaign dismisses criticism of Melania Trump speech

The Trump campaign on Tuesday dismissed criticism that Melania Trump directly lifted two passages nearly word-for-word from the speech that first lady Michelle Obama delivered in 2008 at the... Read more »

July 19, 2016

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GOP speakers fault Clinton on Benghazi deaths

The mother of a State Department employee killed in the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, angrily lashed out at Hillary Clinton on Monday at the Republican National Convention, accusing Clinton of... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Pro- and anti-Trump forces hold dueling rallies in Cleveland

With police on edge in this summer of bloodshed, hundreds of Donald Trump supporters and foes held dueling rallies a half-mile apart Monday in a tense but mostly peaceful start to the four-day... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Tensions with West rise as Turkey continues purge

The purging of thousands of alleged plotters of a failed coup raised tensions Monday between Turkey and the West, with U.S. and European officials urging restraint, while Ankara insisted that... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Obama presents Vietnam War veteran with Medal of Honor

President Barack Obama awarded the nation's highest military honor to a Vietnam War veteran on Monday, stressing that the story of retired Lt. Col. Charles Kettles' bravery nearly 50 years ago... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Party disunity: Trump team says Kasich 'embarrassing' GOP

Donald Trump's supporters promised party unity this week at the Republican National Convention. Then his campaign manager called the Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich "embarrassing" and "petulant"... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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The 'show biz' in Trump's GOP convention far short of A-list

ow biz" in Donald Trump's Republican National Convention fell considerably short of A-list Monday, kicking off the first of four nights with reality TV hunter Willie Robertson of "Duck Dynasty," in... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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'Sheer brutality': Police detail Baton Rouge shooting scene

The horrific scene unfolded in a matter of minutes, a black-clad man with military training stalking law enforcement officers and ignoring horrified onlookers as he shot anyone he could find... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Utah crafting rules for spending on water, major pipeline

State officials will lay out a plan later this year to scrutinize proposals for major waterprojects, including a controversial pipeline pulling water from Lake Powell, before dipping into millions... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Independent state agencies routinely violate Utah open meeting law, audit shows

The Utah Dairy Commission held a third of its 2015 public meetings outside the state, and the Utah Valley Historic Railroad Authority didn't provide notice for any of its board meetings last year,... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Judge deals blow to ex-West Valley detective's lawsuit

Former West Valley police detective Shaun Cowley's federal civil rights lawsuit against his former employer, Salt Lake County and Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill, was dealt a major blow... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Melania Trump insists she's her own person. So who is she?

Trump insists she's her own person, more than window dressing in her husband Donald Trump's run for the White House. Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Nice attacker recruited by Algerian IS member, uncle says

The uncle of the truck driver who killed 84 people on the French Riviera says his nephew was indoctrinated about two weeks ago by an Algerian member of the Islamic State group in Nice, as... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Turkey economy facing fresh problems after coup attempt

Turkey faces the prospect of waning economic growth, a struggle to attract international investors and financial market volatility for months to come following the failed coup against Turkish... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Clinton condemns shooting of Baton Rouge officers

Hillary Clinton on Monday called for an end to the "madness" after the death of three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, condemning a series of recent shootings involving police... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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AP Exclusive: Confidential text eases Iran nuke constraints

Key restrictions on Iran's nuclear program imposed under an internationally negotiated deal will start to ease years before the 15-year accord expires, advancing Tehran's ability to build a bomb... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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US says fuel economy likely won't meet 2025 targets

The U.S. government says the nation's cars and trucks are well on their way to meeting fuel economy and emissions standards set for 2025, but cheaper gas prices could ultimately lower those targets... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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GOP leaders approve convention rules, block insurgents (+video)

Over angry and prolonged objections from anti-Donald Trump forces, Republican Party leaders approved rules for their national convention on Monday and rejected a demand for a state-by-state roll... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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RNC tribute video misspells names of two late Utah Republicans

Four deceased Utah Republican politicians were honored during the Republican National Convention. Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Herbert signs bills for Fairpark arena funds, tougher drone law

Gov. Gary Herbert has signed all eight bills the Utah Legislature passed in a special session last week, including funding for a stadium at the state fairgrounds. Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Former Cardinals exec sentenced to 4 years in prison for hacking Astros

A federal judge sentenced the former scouting director of the St. Louis Cardinals to nearly four years in prison Monday for hacking the Houston Astros' player personnel database and email system in... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Screaming, shouting and Utah's in the middle of it at Republican National Convention

Utah Sen. Mike Lee and other members of the state's delegation to the Republican National Convention were at the center of a contentious floor fight Monday over a last-ditch effort to stop... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Prosecutors 'stand down' and drop criminal case against Mark Shurtleff

Prosecutors filed a motion Monday to have all criminal charges against former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff dismissed in part because of "insufficient evidence." The case against his... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Springville officials finalizing plans for $18 million aquatic center

Springville officials are working hard to finalize plans by Sept. 1 for an $18 million new city aquatic center to be ready for construction beginning in October of this year. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Court upholds reinstatement of West Valley lieutenant tied to embattled drug unit

A West Valley police lieutenant who was demoted following an investigation of the city's embattled Neighborhood Narcotics Unit and then reinstated in 2014 — only to have his reinstatement... Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Cleveland, a fractured city, an apt place for GOP convention

Donald Trump's effort to unite a splintered Republican Party around his candidacy is about to take center stage in a city that is itself deeply fractured. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Trump ready to complete improbable rise at GOP convention

A year ago, few imagined Donald Trump as a headline speaker at the Republican National Convention — let alone as its star. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Slain officer's touching Facebook message days before death

Just days before he was shot and killed Sunday morning, a Baton Rouge police officer posted an emotional Facebook message saying he was "physically and emotionally" tired and expressing how... Read more »

July 17, 2016

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US-Turkish tensions rise after failed coup attempt

U.S.-Turkish tensions escalated Saturday after a quashed coup in Turkey, as the country's leader bluntly demanded the extradition of a U.S.-based cleric he accused of orchestrating the violence.... Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Trump presents 'partner' Pence, but no doubt who's the star (+videos)

Donald Trump presented running mate Mike Pence to the nation Saturday, hailing the Indiana governor as his "first choice" and "my partner in the campaign." But he left no doubt in a... Read more »

July 16, 2016

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