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Opening arguments to begin in Jeremy Johnson trial

A Utah businessman who was a key figure in an influence-peddling scandal that ensured two former attorneys general is expected to be his own attorney in a trial that starts Monday. Read more »

Published 20 hours ago


Utah House measure aims to keep drones away from wildfires

When a fire broke out last year near a Utah mountain lake, firefighters had to ground their airplanes and helicopters because a drone was buzzing nearby. Read more »

Published Feb. 2, 2016


US education official apologizes for poor judgment, behavior

A senior Education Department official apologized on Tuesday for what he acknowledged was poor judgment related to working on his side businesses with subordinates, failing to pay taxes on his... Read more »

Published Feb. 2, 2016


Owens outraises Love in fundraising period for House seat

Democratic challenger Doug Owens raised more money than U.S. Rep. Mia Love in the final months of 2015 as Owens tries to unseat the incumbent. Read more »

Published Feb. 1, 2016


Dominion Resources buying Questar for about $4.4 billion

Dominion Resources will spend approximately $4.4 billion to acquire Questar in a big reach to the West for the East Coast energy company. Read more »

Published Feb. 1, 2016

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Things to Know: Utah's record bills numbers include repeats

Utah lawmakers are on track to sift through a record number of bills over the next six weeks after legislators moved at a frenetic pace to submit proposals, including many resurrected ideas that... Read more »

Published Jan. 30, 2016


Diversity thrives in indies, while studios lag behind

A year ago, first-time director Nate Parker was still struggling get together the $10 million he needed to make his passion project, a film that tells the story of slave rebellion leader Nat Turner. Read more »

Published Jan. 29, 2016


Robert Redford knows Sundance has gotten too big

Robert Redford is pretty sure this is the best Sundance Film Festival they've ever had, and he also knows that things have to change. Read more »

Published Jan. 27, 2016


Ex-FLDS spokesman: Disposable phones used to aid polygamous leader

A key witness in a trial against two polygamous towns in Arizona and Utah described Tuesday the elaborate steps the church and communities took to avoid outside law enforcement and help their... Read more »

Published Jan. 26, 2016


Werner Herzog on ski jumping and filming in North Korea

The first time Werner Herzog came to Sundance a little over a decade ago with "Grizzly Man," he asked that the Festival prepare the Olympic-sized ski jump ramps for him. Read more »

Published Jan. 25, 2016


More Utah universities restricting hoverboards

Several Utah universities are joining colleges around the country in restricting hoverboards on campus as federal officials review dozens of fires tied to the self-balancing scooters. Read more »

Published Jan. 24, 2016

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Matt Damon says Hollywood must do more to support diversity

Matt Damon says the movie business has "a long, long, long way to go" when it comes to diversity. Read more »

Published Jan. 24, 2016


After slump, Park City bobsledder Steven Holcomb eyes return to top

Steven Holcomb used to define bad weekends on the bobsled track as ones where he would finish in fourth or fifth place, barely missing out on a trip to the medals stand. Read more »

Published Jan. 14, 2016


Study: Lower pay for poor is widening US income gap, but Provo is exception

The income gap in major U.S. cities goes beyond the trend of rising paychecks for those at the top: Pay has plummeted for those at the bottom. Read more »

Published Jan. 14, 2016


Ex-Olympian Picabo Street charged with assault in fight with father

Olympic gold medalist Picabo Street is facing misdemeanor charges after an alleged domestic assault last month. Read more »

Published Jan. 13, 2016


More Utah coyotes killed under state bounty program in 2015

A Utah state program that pays a bounty for dead coyotes brought in about 1,000 more carcasses last year, despite criticism after the shooting death of a well-known wolf mistaken for a coyote,... Read more »

Published Jan. 9, 2016


How to do Sundance and leave a little cash for popcorn

Every January, the streets of the mountain town of Park City, Utah, light up as the Robert Redford-founded Sundance Film Festival pulls in big names to introduce future Oscar winners and... Read more »

Published Jan. 8, 2016


Resorts find new way to pamper skiers, steps from the slopes

Resorts are upping the ante, finding new ways this season to pamper guests who barely want to leave the slopes. Read more »

Published Dec. 29, 2015


NSA, FBI ask judge to dismiss Utah Olympic spying lawsuit

The FBI and National Security Agency have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former Salt Lake City mayor who claims agencies conducted mass surveillance of emails, texts and... Read more »

Published Dec. 25, 2015


Sundance Film Festival reveals drama, documentary contenders

The dramatic contenders at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival span history, genre and setting, from the slave days in the South to the gay-sex scene today in LA's Korean spas. Read more »

Published Dec. 2, 2015


Lawyers for man facing possible death penalty want to depose Utah prosecutors to prove it is unconstitutional

Lawyers for a southern Utah man facing a possible death penalty sentence are planning to depose all of Utah's 29 county prosecutors in an effort to show capital punishment is unconstitutional. Read more »

Published Nov. 19, 2015

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