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Utah senator says he regrets ‘irresponsible’ Trump remarks

Utah senator says he regrets ‘irresponsible’ Trump remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch is backtracking after saying that he wasn’t concerned that prosecutors implicated President Donald Trump in a crime. The Republican in a statement said he spoke “imprudently” in a CNN interview Tuesday. During the interview, he dismissed federal prosecutors who said Trump directed his […]

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Suicide prevention groups aim to help college students

Suicide prevention groups aim to help college students

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Hope4Utah’s idea that it takes a village to raise a child — and to save one — may expand to college and university campuses. Hope4Utah’s Hope Squad programs, which trains students to recognize the warning signs of depressed or suicidal peers and report the signs to […]

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Man on Utah’s death row for 30 years seeks new trial

Man on Utah’s death row for 30 years seeks new trial

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Chicago native who has been on death row in Utah for more than three decades for the death of a Provo woman is seeking a new trial. Douglas Stewart Carter, 63, is asking the state Supreme Court to order a new hearing based on […]

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Former Utah State coach, New Texas Tech coach Matt Wells gets $18.8M, 6-year contract

Former Utah State coach, New Texas Tech coach Matt Wells gets $18.8M, 6-year contract

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — New Texas Tech coach Matt Wells has a six-year, $18.8 million contract, with Utah State getting an $800,000 buyout. The school released details of the contract Thursday. Wells, who replaced Kliff Kingsbury after the former Texas Tech quarterback was fired, could earn incentives of up to […]

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Stanford dominates BYU 3-0 in NCAA volleyball semifinals

Stanford dominates BYU 3-0 in NCAA volleyball semifinals

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tami Alade had 14 blocks, Kathryn Plummer had 12 kills and Stanford beat BYU 25-15, 25-15 and 25-18 on Thursday night to advance to the NCAA volleyball championship and avenge its only loss of the season. Seeking its eighth title, Stanford will face the winner of an […]

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Men accuse each other of murder in phone calls from jail

Men accuse each other of murder in phone calls from jail

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Calls from jail suggest two Utah men are blaming each other for fatally shooting a homeless man. The Standard-Examiner reports Weber County residents Cory Michael Fitzwater and Dalton James Aiken each are charged with one count of murder and possession of a firearm by a restricted person. The […]

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Teen secretly gives birth, hides dead baby in closet

Teen secretly gives birth, hides dead baby in closet

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A recently unsealed search warrant says a Utah teen secretly gave birth to a baby at her home, and then, after it died, hid the body in a drawer in her closet. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that when the 17-year-old girl’s father found the dead newborn […]

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Haws scores 30 points, leads BYU over Portland State 85-66

Haws scores 30 points, leads BYU over Portland State 85-66

PROVO, Utah (AP) — TJ Haws made five 3-pointers and scored a career-high 30 points to lead BYU to an 85-66 victory over Portland State on Wednesday night. BYU (8-4) has won two straight since snapping a three-game skid. Portland State (5-4) has lost two of its last four games. […]

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Mitchell, Jazz roll over short-handed Heat 111-84

Mitchell, Jazz roll over short-handed Heat 111-84

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 21 points and Derrick Favors had 17 to help the Utah Jazz romp over the short-handed Miami Heat 111-84 on Wednesday night. “It started from the tip,” Mitchell said after the Jazz led by as many as 42. “We came out strong […]

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Salt Lake City Council gives itself $10K pay raise

Salt Lake City Council gives itself $10K pay raise

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — City council members in Utah’s largest city have voted to raise their own salaries by nearly $10,000 in a move they argue will allow more people from all economic backgrounds to consider serving in the future. Members of the Salt Lake City Council voted unanimously […]

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