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Utah bank confirms that Ghanaian mining company used mystery plane seen in Iran

A Utah bank confirmed Tuesday that an airplane registered to the bank was used by a Ghana mining company to take Ghanaian businessmen to Iran last week. Read more »

Published April 22, 2014


'Modern Family' dad opens beer restaurant in Utah

He plays a bumbling dad on ABC's "Modern Family," but in Salt Lake City Ty Burrell is trying out for a role as restaurateur. Read more »

Published April 22, 2014


Democrats eye 15 cities for 2016 convention, including Salt Lake City

The Democratic National Committee has asked Chicago, New York and 13 others to make a pitch to host the presidential nominating convention in 2016. Read more »

Published April 22, 2014


After Miss. prison fight, monitors call for change

Violence is out of control, drugs are being smuggled in and guards are not adequately trained at the privately run Walnut Grove Correctional Facility, a prison with a history of troubles, according to court documents. Read more »

Published April 21, 2014

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BLM starts seizing cattle in Nevada as tension grows between ranchers, mustang backers

Tensions are growing on the range in a turf battle that has been simmering for decades over one of the icons of the American West and scant forage on arid, high desert lands from Nevada to Wyoming. Read more »

Published April 5, 2014


Forest Service backs ski area's snowboarding ban

The U.S. Forest Service says its supports one of the last U.S. ski resorts to prohibit snowboarding in a court battle over a ban that snowboarders call discriminatory. Read more »

Published April 1, 2014


Animal detection system makes Idaho US 95 safer

Three sets of bleached rib cages lie in the grass at the edge of U.S. Highway 95. Read more »

Published March 30, 2014


Utah's Duchesne County among fastest-growing counties as energy boom spurs growth west of Mississippi

America's energy boom is fueling population growth west of the Mississippi River. Read more »

Published March 27, 2014


Navajo family fighting to stay on land that was first home to hundreds, then a national monument

Before an expanse of grassland and pueblo ruins in northern Arizona was declared a national monument, it was home to hundreds of Navajos whose ancestors returned to settle the area after a forced... Read more »

Published March 21, 2014


New study: Utah has lowest rate of alcohol deaths among 11 states that participated in report

A new federal study shows Utah had the lowest rate of alcohol-related deaths over a five-year period among 11 states that participated in the report. Read more »

Published March 16, 2014


Google cameras take rafting trip down Colorado River through the Grand Canyon

Google has taken its all-seeing eyes on a trip that few experience: the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. Read more »

Published March 14, 2014


Provo's oldest home saved, moved to new location

The oldest house in Provo has been saved from demolition, dismantled and successfully moved to the city's Pioneer Village, where it's set to be rebuilt and open for tours by summer. Read more »

Published March 14, 2014


Attitudes and laws against pit bulls soften across the US, including in Utah

For much of the past three decades, pit bulls have been widely regarded as America's most dangerous dog — the favorite breed of thugs, drug dealers and dog-fighting rings, with a fearsome... Read more »

Published March 11, 2014


Utah among states wrestling with developing, restricting drones

Law enforcement, government agencies and others are itching to use drones for everything from finding lost hikers to tracking shifting wildfires. But privacy watchdogs are urging state legislatures... Read more »

Published March 11, 2014


Carry-on crackdown: United Airlines enforces bag size limit

United Airlines is getting tough on passengers with oversized carry-on bags, even sending some of them back to the ticket counter to check their luggage for a fee. Read more »

Published March 5, 2014


Feds: Utah move to reopen national parks during government shutdown paid off

Utah's decision to dip into state funds and spend nearly $1 million to reopen national parks during the partial government shutdown last fall paid off, according to a federal report released Monday. Read more »

Published March 3, 2014

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Wyoming top in CO2 per person amid new regulations

Turns out the worst state for carbon dioxide emissions per person isn't smoggy California or bustling New York, but a state famous for big, clear skies: Wyoming. Read more »

Published Feb. 27, 2014


Confused Japanese tourists trigger highway pursuit in southern Utah

The first night in the United States for a family of Japanese tourists ended with the parents being pulled from their rental car at gunpoint with their young son watching after their confusion... Read more »

Published Feb. 26, 2014


House committee says yes to state prison move

A Utah measure that declares support for moving the state prison has cleared another step in the Legislature, with a House committee voting unanimously Monday to advance it. Read more »

Published Feb. 24, 2014


Utah mom says shirts in mall display are 'indecent,' buys them all

A mother upset about "indecent" T-shirts on display at a Utah mall found a quick if not especially convenient way to remove them: She bought every last one. Read more »

Published Feb. 18, 2014


Lea Salonga joins Il Divo on spring US tour; will visit Utah in April

The four guys from Il Divo will get some help from Broadway veteran Lea Salonga as they tour this spring singing hits from musical theater. Read more »

Published Feb. 12, 2014


'Sister Wives' family won't seek monetary damages after fleeing Utah for Nevada

The polygamous family that stars in the TLC reality TV show "Sister Wives" has decided not to ask the courts to be paid back for costs incurred when they fled Utah to Nevada under the threat of... Read more »

Published Feb. 11, 2014


Rep. Rob Bishop joins GOP lawmakers in pushing for changes to Endangered Species Act

Republicans in Congress on Tuesday called for an overhaul to the Endangered Species Act to curtail environmentalists' lawsuits and give more power to states, but experts say broad changes to one of... Read more »

Published Feb. 4, 2014


Polygamy bill held up pending Utah legal case

A proposal to strip away a key part of Utah's polygamy laws was scrapped for this year because of a pending legal case, a state lawmaker said Monday. Read more »

Published Feb. 3, 2014


Polygamy bill dead pending Utah legal case

A Utah lawmaker is abandoning an effort to change the state's polygamy laws to comply with a federal judge's ruling striking down key parts of the laws. Read more »

Published Feb. 3, 2014