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Misty Snow likely to advance to general election to take on Mike Lee

Democrat Misty K. Snow appears headed for a showdown with Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah.

Attorney general files rape charges after district attorney declines the case

After county prosecutors declined multiple requests to file charges against a man accused of date rape, partly because he may have been too drunk to know what he was doing, police decided to ask... Read more »

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Marine Corps: 15 drill instructors under investigation

The Marine Corps is looking into allegations of hazing, assault and physical abuse involving 15 drill instructors at Parris Island training depot in South Carolina, officials said Thursday. Read more »

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Source: Obama plans to reveal civilian deaths from drones

President Barack Obama is expected to disclose as early as Friday the number of civilians killed in U.S. military and CIA drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Africa since he took office and will... Read more »

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Department of Labor commissioner steps down

After serving for10 years as a member of the governor's Cabinet, Sherrie Hayashi, commissioner of the Utah Department of Labor, is stepping down to accept a position as the director of the... Read more »

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Accused Utah militia leader to remain behind bars

A federal judge doesn't want to wait and see whether a Utah militia group leader accused of trying to blow up a federally owned cabin in rural Arizona would also try to take out people. Read more »

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Romney says family urging him to take on Trump, but can't in 'good faith' run as spoiler candidate

Mitt Romney said his family continues to urge him to run for president as an independent candidate to take on Donald Trump, but he's still not interested in making a third run for the White House. Read more »

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S.L. County mayor teams up with White House to launch criminal justice reform effort

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams joined with White House officials Thursday to announce a nationwide effort to find data-driven solutions to break the cycle of incarceration. Read more »

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Report: States manage public lands for recreation better than feds

In light of critics of Utah's controversial effort to take back federal lands, a report by the Sutherland Institute shows that multiple states in the West are managing public lands and school trust... Read more »

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Self-driving car driver killed in Florida collision, a first

The first U.S. self-driving car fatality took place in May when the driver of a Tesla S sports car using the vehicle's "autopilot" automated driving system died in a collision with a truck in... Read more »

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Obama signs bill easing access to government records

President Barack Obama signed into law Thursday measures to give the public greater access to government documents and records under the nearly half-century-old Freedom of Information Act. Read more »

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Has Millcreek already chosen its first mayor?

It's still uncertain whether Millcreek's first ever mayoral race will be a one-man show this fall. Read more »

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3 years after serving sentence, S.L. man gets first shot at release from jail

A Salt Lake man held in jail more than three years on an immigration hold was granted release on $50,000 bond by an immigration judge Thursday. The Department Homeland Security has reserved the... Read more »

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State education office undergoes name change

The Utah State Office of Education will now be known as the Utah State Board of Education, according to a Thursday announcement from education leaders. Read more »

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Government urges owners of old Hondas to get air bags fixed

The U.S. government is urging owners of 313,000 older Hondas and Acuras to stop driving them and get them repaired after new tests found that their Takata air bag inflators are extremely dangerous. Read more »

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Tim DeChristopher arrested in Boston natural gas pipeline protest

Tim DeChristopher, the environmental activist who was sent to prison for disrupting a BLM land sale in Utah, was arrested in Boston Wednesday during a protest against a new natural gas pipeline. Read more »

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Paul Ryan: House to vote on barring guns for suspected terrorists

The House will hold election-year votes next week on a Republican proposal aimed at keeping suspected terrorists from obtaining guns, Speaker Paul Ryan told GOP lawmakers Thursday. Read more »

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Judge blocks Indiana genetic abnormality abortion law

A federal judge blocked a new Indiana law Thursday that bans abortions sought because of a fetus' genetic abnormalities. Read more »

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Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

The Pentagon will let transgender individuals serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Read more »

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Freeway cattle drive concludes without a state showdown

A Morgan County family who has been trailing their cattle up I-84 for years was in an Old West showdown with the Utah Department of Transportation Thursday over accessing the interstate. A concrete... Read more »

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Hal Boyd: Why Mitt Romney's family, supporters still want him to run

Mitt Romney divulged Wednesday that he “got an email” this week from his son saying: “You gotta get in, Dad. You gotta get in.” Read more »

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Hillary Clinton raising big dollars at tiny fundraisers

A single elevator could have accommodated the donors who recently gathered with Hillary Clinton at home of the Pritzker family in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood. Small in number, the group was... Read more »

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Turkish authorities identify suicide bombers; death toll 43

The three suicide bombers who attacked Istanbul airport were a Russian, an Uzbek and a Kyrgyz, a senior Turkish official said Thursday, hours after police carried out sweeping raids across the city... Read more »

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Mitt Romney says family still wants him to run for president

Mitt Romney is getting pressure from his family to run to president — and he's still saying "no." Read more »

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FBI: Utah militia leader cased mosque, military facilities

Authorities say a Utah militia group leader accused of trying to blow up a federally owned cabin in Arizona also cased mosques and military facilities. Read more »

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Count My Vote supporters, GOP split over SB54's impact on primaries

Tuesday's primary was the first election that allowed candidates to gather signatures and bypass Utah's caucus and convention system to earn a spot on the ballot. What impact, if any, SB54 had on... Read more »

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History-making transgender U.S. Senate candidate looking to capitalize on Utah primary win

The first openly transgender candidate to win a major party U.S. Senate primary election celebrated Tuesday at the campaign offices of another Democrat because she can't afford her own space. Read more »

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Gov. Gary Herbert says convention loss motivated voters in primary election

Gov. Gary Herbert said finishing behind Jonathan Johnson at the GOP state convention in April ended up helping him win big against the Overstock.com chairman in Tuesday's primary election. Read more »

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Community leaders share growth strategies along Wasatch Front

More than 600 political, community and business leaders joined policymakers and advocacy groups to discuss strategies to improve quality of life for Utahns along the Wasatch Front. Read more »

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Bear River wetlands grow partnership between ranchers, federal agency

The relationship among farmers, ranchers and the federal government doesn't have to be one marred by controversy and conflict. A prominent ranching family is working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife... Read more »

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Primary election signals changes for State Board of Education

Candidates for the Utah State Board of Education are navigating a new path to office because of changes in policy that included the board in Tuesday's primary election. Read more »

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Granite School District reaches settlement on website accessibility violations

The Granite School District has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Education to improve its website's accessibility to people with disabilities, federal authorities announced Wednesday. Read more »

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Gov. Gary Herbert calls margin of victory over Jonathan Johnson 'stunning'

Gov. Gary Herbert won by a commanding margin over his GOP primary challenger, Overstock.com Chairman Jonathan Johnson, in Tuesday's election. Read more »

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Italy recovers 2015 sunk migrant boat, hopes to ID victims

The Italian navy has raised from the seafloor the migrant ship that sank off Sicily last year with an estimated 700-800 people aboard in one of the worst known tragedies of the Mediterranean... Read more »

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North American leaders confront rising tide of protectionism

The leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico convened a summit Wednesday intended to reaffirm their close cooperation on security, the environment and trade at a time of rising extremist... Read more »

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Trump gets rock-bottom ratings in international survey

A new multi-nation survey finds that confidence in Donald Trump's ability to manage foreign policy should be become U.S. president is rock-bottom in a host of countries in Europe and Asia. Read more »

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Most Utah legislators survive intraparty challenges

A handful of races Tuesday pitted incumbent Utah legislators against challengers who gathered signatures to earn a spot on the primary ballot, a controversial option created by state lawmakers... Read more »

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Silvestrini may be only candidate on Millcreek's mayoral ballot

Fred Healey and Jeff Silvestrini — both supporters of Millcreek's incorporation vote last year — rose victorious above seven other candidates fighting to become the city's mayor,... Read more »

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Final Benghazi report: No 'smoking gun' pointing to Clinton

House Republicans on Tuesday concluded their $7 million, two-year investigation into the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, with fresh accusations of lethal mistakes by the Obama administration but... Read more »

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Photos: Voters cast their ballots in Tuesday's primary

Edward Horton votes in person during Tuesday's primary election in Salt Lake City. Read more »

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Clinton proposes debt forgiveness to young entrepreneurs

Hillary Clinton on Tuesday proposed letting entrepreneurs defer making student loan payments in order to create jobs and stimulate growth. Read more »

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Volkswagen settles emissions-cheating cases for up to $15.3 billion

Volkswagen will spend up to $15.3 billion to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations that it cheated on emissions tests. The settlement will be disbursed to nearly 8,000 Utah car owners. Read more »

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Officer: Military adultery ban is unfair to heterosexuals

Attorneys for an Air Force officer charged with rape, adultery and other crimes are making the novel argument that the military ban on extramarital sex discriminates against heterosexuals because... Read more »

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EU lawmakers tell UK: If you're leaving, get moving

Indignant European Union lawmakers pressed Britain to end the uncertainty that has gripped European and global markets, saying Tuesday that if it intends to leave, it should start the process... Read more »

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Senate Democrats block GOP's Zika funding bill

Senate Democrats have blocked a GOP-drafted measure to provide $1.1 billion to fight the Zika virus, accusing Republicans of packing the measure with partisan provisions and unfair spending cuts. Read more »

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Science groups to Congress: Climate change is real threat

Thirty-one of the country's top science organizations are telling Congress that global warming is a real problem and something needs to be done about it. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Ikea recalls 29 million dressers after 6 kids killed

Ikea is recalling 29 million chests and dressers after six children were killed when the units toppled over and fell on them. Read more »

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Volkswagen settles emissions-cheating cases for over $15B

Volkswagen will spend more than $15 billion to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations that it cheated on emissions tests in what lawyers are calling the largest auto-related... Read more »

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House Republicans' report faults Obama on Benghazi attacks

Republicans on the House Benghazi Committee faulted the Obama administration Tuesday in a report on the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. Read more »

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Yemeni officials say Saudi-led airstrike has killed 25

An airstrike early on Tuesday by a Saudi-led coalition targeting Shiite rebels in Yemen's southern province of Taiz killed 25 people — 15 fighters and 10 civilians, security officials said. Read more »

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Kremlin says it will take time to mend ties with Turkey

The spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday it will take time to mend ties with Turkey after the November downing of a Russian military jet. Read more »

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