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Ex-A.G. Mark Shurtleff wants improper gift charges tossed from case against him

Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff wants accusations that he received improper gifts tossed from the criminal case against him. Read more »

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Utah data checks uncover alleged multistate food stamp fraud

An Arkansas woman faces 17 counts of fraud after she allegedly used acquaintances' identifying information to apply online for food stamp benefits from the Utah Department of Workforce Services,... Read more »

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H. David Burton appointed chairman of University of Utah board of trustees

The University of Utah board of trustees on Friday appointed H. David Burton to lead the board. Read more »

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Sen. Al Jackson resigns from Utah Legislature

State Sen. Al Jackson, R-Highland, turned in his resignation Friday after announcing last fall that he intended to step down after the 2016 Legislature. Read more »

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Judge: Media can argue to make Bundy case documents public

Media organizations can argue for the release of documents that federal prosecutors want to shield from public view in a criminal case involving Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's 2014 armed standoff... Read more »

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Ex A.G. John Swallow claims investigators lied about email searches

Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow continues to push for the public corruption charges against him to be dropped, claiming in new court documents that investigators have lied and twisted... Read more »

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In VP search, Trump and Clinton eye different priorities

Donald Trump wants a running mate who has what he lacks — political experience. Hillary Clinton is putting a premium on diversity as she searches for a No. 2. Read more »

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Fatal Telsa crash shows limits of self-driving technology

The U.S. government is investigating the first reported death of a driver whose car was in self-driving mode when he crashed. Joshua D. Brown, 40, died May 7 when his Tesla Model S, which was... Read more »

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Centerville settles with widow of man shot and killed by police

The city of Centerville has reached a settlement with the widow of a man who was shot and killed by an officer in 2014. Read more »

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US: Up to 116 civilians killed in drone, other air attacks

The Obama administration said Friday that between 64 and 116 civilians have been killed by drone and other U.S. strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Africa since President Barack Obama took office in 2009. 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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Utah Ulster Project helps build harmony between Catholics, Protestants

Twelve teens from Northern Ireland are spending a month in Utah under the Ulster Project, an international initiative that has been encouraging peace, understanding and harmony between Catholics... Read more »

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AP sources: Gingrich, Christie being vetted for Trump VP

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has begun formally vetting prospective vice presidential picks. Read more »

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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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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: 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 »

yesterday

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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 »

June 29, 2016

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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 »

June 29, 2016

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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 »

June 29, 2016

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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 »

June 29, 2016

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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 »

June 29, 2016

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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 »

June 29, 2016

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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 »

June 29, 2016

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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 »

June 29, 2016

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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 »

June 29, 2016

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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 »

June 29, 2016

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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 »

June 29, 2016

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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 »

June 29, 2016

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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 »

June 28, 2016

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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 »

June 28, 2016

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Chaffetz handily defeats challenger Teng in GOP primary

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, handily defeated challenger Chia-Chi Teng in Utah's primary election Tuesday night. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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