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Authorities say man from Russia drowned in US reservoir

Authorities say man from Russia drowned in US reservoir

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A man from Russia has drowned in a reservoir along the Utah-Arizona border, authorities said Wednesday. Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Kurganov, 20, of St. Petersburg was with a group of 29 foreign nationals who met up at Lake Powell and rented three pontoon boats. Some of them jumped […]

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FBI: Homegrown extremists now primary terrorist threat to US

FBI: Homegrown extremists now primary terrorist threat to US

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — FBI Director Christopher Wray says homegrown violent extremists now are the government’s primary concern in combating terrorism. Wray was in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, speaking to hundreds of law enforcement officers at Utah’s National Security and Anti-Terrorism Conference. He says homegrown violent extremists are […]

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Biodiesel executives linked to polygamous group due in court

Biodiesel executives linked to polygamous group due in court

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Prosecutors say two executives of a Salt Lake City biodiesel company linked to a polygamous group could flee to Turkey if they are released ahead of trial on charges in a $500 million tax credit scheme. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Utah also says in […]

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DOJ sides with group claiming Harvard discriminates against Asian-Americans

DOJ sides with group claiming Harvard discriminates against Asian-Americans

Harvard University(WASHINGTON) — The Justice Department on Thursday sided with a group of Harvard University students and parents who allege the school discriminates against Asian-American applicants. Filing a “statement of interest” in the yearslong case, the Justice Department insists Harvard can’t show it is following legal restrictions established to limit […]

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Feds charge man for making violent threats against Boston Globe employees

Feds charge man for making violent threats against Boston Globe employees

iStock/Thinkstock(ENCINO, Calif.) — A California man was arrested Thursday and charged with making violent threats to employees of the Boston Globe in retaliation for the newspaper’s editorial campaign against political attacks on the media, officials said. Robert D. Chain, 68, of Encino, California, was taken into custody on one count […]

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Missing teen, coach found in Northern California

Missing teen, coach found in Northern California

iStock/Thinkstock(STOCKTON, Calif.) — A week after a 16-year-old girl went missing with her former high school wrestling coach, the two were found together at a home in Stockton, California, the same town where the teen lives, according to the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office. Alexus Arther, a junior at Franklin […]

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Ex-Texas police officer sentenced to 15 years for murder of Jordan Edwards

Ex-Texas police officer sentenced to 15 years for murder of Jordan Edwards

iStock/Thinkstock(BALCH SPRINGS, Texas) — A former Texas police officer on Wednesday was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the 2017 shooting death of an unarmed black teenager — and the victim’s family said the punishment was too light. Ex-Balch Springs Police Officer Roy Oliver, who is white, also was […]

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Northeast finally cooling off while a new storm moves to the Midwest

Northeast finally cooling off while a new storm moves to the Midwest

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Record highs were reported in several cities on Wednesday, including Boston and Providence at 98 and 95 degrees, respectively. Thursday should be the last hot and humid day in the Northeast as the heat wave should let up beginning Friday. A heat advisory is in effect […]

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Death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria officially raised to 2,975 from 64

Death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria officially raised to 2,975 from 64

iStock/Thinkstock(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — Using a study from a team of independent researchers, officials in Puerto Rico said they’re raising the official death toll from Hurricane Maria to 2,975 from 64. Researchers have determined that an estimated 2,975 people died from September 2017 through the end of February 2018. […]

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Ogden police officer shoots dog during child welfare call

Ogden police officer shoots dog during child welfare call

ODGEN, Utah (AP) — Ogden police say an officer shot and injured a dog that allegedly attacked him while he was on a child welfare call. According to a statement from the Ogden Police Department, the dog came out from behind a vehicle in a driveway and attacked the officer. […]

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