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  • New Zika case reported in northern Utah August 23, 2016
    Ogden • Health officials in northern Utah say a pregnant woman in Weber County has become infected with the Zika virus after traveling to Mexico. The Standard-Examiner reports that Weber-Morgan Health Department Nursing Director MaryLou Adams says the department was notified of the woman’s diagnosis on Friday. Zika is spread primarily through bites from a […]
  • Family of slain 'LaVoy' Finicum hires lawyer to pursue lawsuit against Oregon police, FBI August 23, 2016
    The family of Robert LaVoy Finicum — the Arizona rancher and Malheur wildlife refuge occupier who was killed by police on Jan. 26 — has retained a California attorney to pursue a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Oregon State Police and two FBI agents. Brian Claypool of the Pasadena, Calif., based Claypool Law Firm […]
  • Unified police search for bank robbery suspect August 23, 2016
    Unified police are searching for a man they believe robbed a Wells Fargo Bank in Taylorsville last week. The suspect, whom police describe as a Hispanic man in his mid-20s, walked into the bank at 3981 W. 4700 South at 12:24 p.m. on Aug. 15, and approached the teller with a note, a police news […]
  • Subpoena of Mormon president is put on hold in Navajo abuse lawsuit August 23, 2016
    A federal judge on Monday got attorneys for the LDS Church and those for four members of the Navajo Nation to hold off on a subpoena to LDS President Thomas S. Monson while the court decides whether to allow lawsuits to go forward over alleged sexual abuse in an LDS program for student American Indians […]
  • Crews battling new wildfires in northern, central Utah August 23, 2016
    Two new wildfires had ground crews scrambling in Sevier and Cache counties on Tuesday, as fire retardant- and water-laden aircraft swarmed the flames from above. The Sand Ledges Fire, first spotted on Saturday just west of Richfield along Highway 24, had blackened 3,022 acres and was 27 percent contained as of Tuesday, said Fire Information […]
  • SLCPD: Naked, screwdriver-wielding man Tasered amid downtown traffic August 23, 2016
    A naked, mentally disturbed running man brought downtown Salt Lake City traffic to a halt before finally being subdued with a shock from a Taser, police say. About 4:15 p.m. Monday, Salt Lake City police dispatchers received several 911 calls about a man who had suddenly shed his clothing to run through stalled traffic near […]
  • Ex-congressman: Mormon leaders suffer 'episode of incoherence' in opposition to Trump's Muslim ban August 23, 2016
    Washington • A former Colorado congressman supporting Donald Trump says that LDS Church leaders are suffering an “episode of moral incoherence” and that terrorists are laughing at Mormons’ concern about the GOP nominee’s proposed ban on Muslim immigration. Former Rep. Tom Tancredo writes in Brietbart, a news outlet run by Trump’s new campaign chief executive, […]
  • Utah man accused of killing his grandmother in 2012 remains incompetent August 23, 2016
    Nearly four years after Zachary Cole Weston allegedly stabbed his grandmother to death at the woman’s Salt Lake City home, the now-25-year-old man remains incompetent to stand trial. Weston was charged in 3rd District Court with first-degree felony aggravated murder in the October 2012 slaying of his 84-year-old grandmother, Joyce Dexter. But within two months […]
  • California man presumed drowned on Colorado River near Moab August 23, 2016
    A 21-year-old California man was believed to have drowned in a Grand County stretch of the Colorado River Monday night. Grand County sheriff’s dispatchers received a 911 call at 6 p.m. Monday reporting the man had disappeared shortly after swimming through a white water section of the Big Bend area, 7 miles upstream from Moab. […]
  • $1 million bail remains pending new trial for Utah man accused of killing wife August 23, 2016
    Provo • Bail will remain at $1 million for an Orem man whose murder conviction was recently overturned over incorrect home measurements, a judge said Tuesday. Conrad Mark Truman, 34, is facing charges of first-degree felony murder and second-degree felony obstruction of justice in 25-year-old Heidy Truman’s death. A jury in 2014 convicted the husband […]

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  • Commentary: On LGBT equality, middle ground is disappearing August 23, 2016
    Middle ground is disappearing on the question of whether LGBT persons should be treated as full equals, without any discrimination in society — and on the related question of whether religious institutions should be allowed to continue discriminating due to their doctrinal beliefs. It turns out that you are either for full and unequivocal social […]
  • Judge will decide whether artist actually painted something he says he didn't August 23, 2016
    Chicago • A federal judge in Chicago is set to issue a verdict in a peculiar civil trial over a celebrated Scottish-born artist’s insistence that he did not paint a landscape work that was once valued at more than $10 million. Some of Peter Doig’s paintings have sold for over $20 million, and the owner […]
  • Wealthy businessman says he's paid $278,000 in burqa ban fines August 23, 2016
    For the past five years, the act of wearing an Islamic full-face veil in France’s public spaces has been illegal. This means that if you were a Muslim woman and you wore a niqab or a burqa and walked down the street, you ran the risk of a 150 euros ($167) fine. This summer, some […]
  • German court: school had right to ban student's face veil August 23, 2016
    Berlin • A German court has ruled that a public school was within its rights to prohibit a Muslim woman from wearing a face-covering veil while attending high school night classes. The Osnabrueck administrative court on Monday rejected the appeal of the 18-year-old German woman to wear the face-covering niqab, with only a slit for […]
  • Fellow Republicans still waiting for Trump's promised cash August 23, 2016
    Washington • Donald Trump portrays himself as an indispensable cash resource for fellow Republicans up and down the ballot. But while Trump is pulling in donor checks, an Associated Press review of campaign finance filings shows most of his fellow Republicans are still waiting for their cut. And the 2016 presidential nominee has a lot […]
  • Private lives are exposed as WikiLeaks spills its secrets August 23, 2016
    Cairo • WikiLeaks’ global crusade to expose government secrets is causing collateral damage to the privacy of hundreds of innocent people, including survivors of sexual abuse, sick children and the mentally ill, The Associated Press has found. In the past year alone, the radical transparency group has published medical files belonging to scores of ordinary […]
  • States file another lawsuit over Obama transgender rules August 23, 2016
    Austin, Texas • Texas and four other Republican-led states filed another lawsuit Tuesday seeking to roll back the Obama administration’s efforts to strengthen transgender rights, saying new federal nondiscrimination health rules could force doctors to act contrary to their medical judgment or religious beliefs. The lawsuit is the second this summer in which conservative states […]
  • 'They'll kill for it': Ramen has become the black-market currency in American prisons August 23, 2016
    Instant ramen is delicious, easy to cook, ludicrously cheap and surprisingly non-perishable. For all those reasons and more, the noodles are taking over tobacco as the preferred underground currency inmates use in prisons, according to a new study by Michael Gibson-Light, a doctoral candidate in the University of Arizona School of Sociology. “Prisoners are so […]
  • Lions, tigers and poodles? Dogs a big draw at North Korean zoo August 23, 2016
    Pyongyang, North Korea • Lions, tigers and poodles? North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s latest gift to the residents of Pyongyang, the renovated central zoo, is pulling in thousands of visitors a day with a slew of attractions ranging from such typical zoo fare as elephants, giraffes, penguins and monkeys to a high-tech natural history […]
  • Jerry Falwell Jr.: Trump is the Churchillian leader we need August 23, 2016
    In the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, American voters were forced to choose between a liberal Democrat and weak establishment Republicans. Democrats won both times. In the 2010 and 2014 midterms, tired of the leftist agenda, voters sent an unmistakable message to Washington: Republicans took control of the Senate and filled more seats in the […]