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Army chief: Human error likely not cause of anthrax mistake

Human error probably was not a factor in the Army's mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to numerous U.S. government and commercial laboratories in the U.S. and in South Korea, the Army's top... Read more »

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Utah defends contentious law on contact lens price-fixing

Utah state attorneys have asked an appeals court to clear the way for a contentious law that bans price fixing by contact lens makers and could have wide-ranging implications for the $4 billion... Read more »

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Great white shark tagged by Utah-based organization, cruising East Coast becomes Twitter star

Great white shark researchers are enjoying some welcome attention. Read more »

Published May 17, 2015

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Hashtag sensation: Target ball Web craze is merrily rolling along

Cullen Byington is still not quite sure why he decided to take a photograph of himself with the big red balls outside of Target stores every day for a year. But he spurred people across the country... Read more »

Published May 11, 2015

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Utah's Mike Lee fundraises off NSA spying

Sen. Mike Lee is raising money off his opposition to the National Security Agency's surveillance programs Read more »

Published May 8, 2015

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$15K reward in case of Mexican woman who disappeared in Utah

It has been three weeks since a 26-year-old Mexican woman who was studying in Utah mysteriously went missing, and now police are raising the reward for help finding her to $15,000. Read more »

Published May 7, 2015

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Rock Springs, Saratoga ponder closure of nursing homes

A Utah company is closing a Rock Springs nursing home and staff and residents at another home the company operates in Saratoga are bracing for similar news. Read more »

Published May 6, 2015

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Records: Idaho man acknowledged killing police officer

An Idaho man told investigators he used a 9mm Glock handgun hidden in his coat pocket to shoot and kill an Idaho police officer because he feared the officer would find the weapon, according to... Read more »

Published May 6, 2015

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Community honors Idaho officer fatally shot on patrol

Hundreds of people gathered at a candlelight vigil for a veteran police officer who was shot and killed while patrolling a northern Idaho neighborhood, some traveling from out of state and others... Read more »

Published May 6, 2015

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Forest Service chief expects busy firefighting season

The head of the U.S. Forest Service says the cost of fighting wildfires this season could be well over $1 billion and that the agency may have to borrow money from the very programs designed to... Read more »

Published May 5, 2015

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Man accused of shooting Idaho officer, stealing patrol car

A northern Idaho police officer was in critical condition Tuesday after being shot by a suspect who stole his patrol car, led a 125-mph chase and got dragged from under a semitrailer by a police... Read more »

Published May 5, 2015

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Derek Hough says he's being careful after 'Dancing' injuries

Derek Hough, who was recently injured while rehearsing a dance routine, says it's not in his nature to take it easy. Read more »

Published May 4, 2015

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Remote Utah outpost serves as stand-in for surface of Mars

Four people wearing space helmets and square backpacks emerge from a circular structure resembling a water tank and step onto a reddish, barren landscape. Read more »

Published May 1, 2015

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$4 million in US projects aim to protect sage grouse habitat

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Wednesday announced more than $4 million in projects in four states as part of a wildfire-fighting strategy to protect a wide swath of intermountain West... Read more »

Published April 29, 2015

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Report: Protecting sage grouse could hurt military; report looks at Dugway, Tooele

Efforts to protect the greater sage grouse under the federal Endangered Species Act could hurt training operations at numerous U.S. military facilities in the West, according to a new report by the... Read more »

Published April 29, 2015

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Retiring Santa Fe archbishop says archdiocese a better place

More than two decades after taking over in the wake of sexual abuse scandals, retiring Santa Fe Archbishop Michael Sheehan said he believes he's leaving the archdiocese a better place and that... Read more »

Published April 28, 2015

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Wyoming delegation but not governor endorse sage grouse bills

Wyoming's congressional delegation but not the state's governor say they support a legislative effort to block federal protection of the greater sage grouse for at least six years. Read more »

Published April 28, 2015

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Lawmaker emphasizes church, liberty in medical pot video

After a failed first attempt to pass a medical marijuana law in conservative Utah, a Republican state senator is renewing his push for the bill in an online video where he invokes individual... Read more »

Published April 25, 2015

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University of Utah commits to buying more local food

University of Utah students could soon be eating more burgers made with grass-fed beef topped with cheese from local creameries. The school has committed to spending more of its food dollars on... Read more »

Published April 19, 2015

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Wild horse advocates disagree on contraceptives for mustangs

United in their belief wild horses should remain free to roam public rangeland across the West, groups working to protect the mustangs are increasingly at odds over whether contraception should... Read more »

Published April 19, 2015

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Mystery man who rescued driver from cliff in Idaho comes forward

A mystery man photographed pulling a driver from an SUV dangling over a 20-foot cliff above a northern Idaho canyon has come forward as the daring rescuer. Read more »

Published April 17, 2015

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Contact lens makers sue Utah over anti-price fixing law

Three contact lens manufacturers are suing Utah over a new law outlawing minimum prices for contact lenses, which the companies argue benefits Utah-based discount retailer 1-800-Contacts. Read more »

Published April 16, 2015

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Bill limiting Native American mascots passes Colorado House

Native American mascots would be prohibited at Colorado schools unless a tribe approves, under a Democrat-sponsored bill that passed the House by just one vote Wednesday. Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz: Drug Enforcement Administration chief should step down or be fired

Drug Enforcement Administration agents attended sex parties with prostitutes while stationed overseas as far back as 2001, according to a report released Tuesday. Read more »

Published April 14, 2015

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FDA warns of liver injury from muscle-building supplement; reported injuries in Calif., N.J., Utah

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid dietary supplements sold by a Las Vegas company because they may contain anabolic steroids that can cause liver damage. Read more »

Published April 13, 2015

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