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Judge rules against state in lawsuit brought by former AG

Judge rules against state in lawsuit brought by former AG

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah judge has rejected the state’s argument that former Utah Attorney General John Swallow isn’t entitled to $1.6 million in reimbursement for legal fees in a failed criminal case against him. The Deseret News reports the ruling came Monday. It allows Swallow to continue his lawsuit […]

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Trump administration to send 6 new prosecutors to Utah

Trump administration to send 6 new prosecutors to Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials say the U.S Attorney’s Office in Utah soon will get six new prosecutors. The Deseret News reports U.S. Attorney John Huber says three of the new assistant U.S. attorneys will target violent crime cases, two will focus on immigration crimes and one will handle civil enforcement […]

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Former intelligence official charged with espionage

Former intelligence official charged with espionage

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former U.S. intelligence officer was charged with attempted espionage for trying to sell secrets to China, the Justice Department announced Monday. In a 41-page felony complaint, prosecutors claimed Syracuse, Utah, resident Ron Rockwell Hansen, 58, was paid up to $800,000 over several years for […]

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Mormons pulls missionaries from Nicaragua amid violence

Mormons pulls missionaries from Nicaragua amid violence

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church is pulling the remaining 158 missionaries from Nicaragua because of ongoing violence and deteriorating conditions in the Central American country. The move announced Tuesday by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints means the religion will no longer have proselytizing church […]

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Pac-12 passes rule requiring 6 wins for bowl eligibility

Pac-12 passes rule requiring 6 wins for bowl eligibility

The Pac-12 will require its teams to win at least six regular-season games to play in a bowl, eliminating the opportunity for a 5-7 squad to earn a postseason spot when there are not enough six-win teams nationally to fill the bowls. Pac-12 presidents passed the rule proposed by a […]

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Romney to host his annual elite political summit in Utah

Romney to host his annual elite political summit in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney, a candidate for U.S. Senate in Utah, is set to host his annual gathering of top Republicans, wealthy political donors and powerful business leaders. The guest list at the three-day, invitation-only event beginning Thursday in Park City, Utah, is largely under wraps, but […]

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Race for Utah County sheriff to be decided by GOP primary

Race for Utah County sheriff to be decided by GOP primary

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The police chief of Pleasant Grove is facing off against a former U.S. marshal to become sheriff of Utah’s second largest county in an election that will be decided by the Republican Party primary. Police Chief Mike Smith and retired U.S. Marshal Jim Phelps are […]

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Rock fall injures 2 hikers, closes trail at Zion

Rock fall injures 2 hikers, closes trail at Zion

ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah (AP) — A popular trail at Zion National Park is closed after two people were hurt in a rock fall. Park ranger John Marciano says one person suffered serious leg injuries in the Sunday-afternoon rock fall on the trail that leads to the iconic Narrows hike. […]

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Utah scientists look to uncover mystery of lightning

Utah scientists look to uncover mystery of lightning

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Data collected from a remote high-desert lab in Utah could help scientists learn more about the origin of lightning. The Telescope Array Lightning Project in Millard County is the first to detect the downward flashes at the beginning of cloud-to-ground lightning and to show where […]

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Utah trucker comes to trooper’s aid on Wyoming highway

Utah trucker comes to trooper’s aid on Wyoming highway

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Wyoming Highway Patrol officials are praising a Utah trucker who stopped on to help a trooper wrestling roadside with a man for the trooper’s gun. Trucker Darren Phillips of Taylorsville, Utah, says service with the Marines and the Army National Guard helped him put the […]

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