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  • Two Cache GOP officials resign in protest of Trump nomination July 1, 2016
    Two Cache County Republican officials have resigned their posts and left the party after the county party refused to disavow Donald Trump as the party’s presumptive nominee. “It just meant that we needed to act by ourselves,” said Jonathan Choate. In a letter to the party chairman in the northern Utah county, Choate and Andy […]
  • 'What causes rape is the rapist': Tribune town hall addresses rape myths, explores BYU's, other campuses' responses to sexual assaults July 1, 2016
    There are many myths about rape: that a rapist is a stranger who jumps out of bushes. That a victim will be better after crying in her room for a weekend. That if a woman dressed differently or acted differently, it wouldn’t have happened to her. A panel of experts tried to dispel these myths […]
  • Swallow questions facts in search warrants, email handling July 1, 2016
    Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow is pressing a state judge for an evidence hearing, alleging in court papers Thursday that investigators may have lied or manipulated the facts when seeking the search warrants that gave them access to his computers and email. State and federal investigators, along with the Salt Lake County district attorney’s […]
  • University of Utah trustees reject call to ditch investments in fossil fuels July 1, 2016
    The University of Utah will continue to invest in fossil fuel equities, the school’s board of trustees announced Thursday, despite recommendations by faculty members to divest shares in response to environmental pollution and climate change. In May, the University of Utah Academic Senate narrowly approved a resolution calling for the school to rid its investment […]
  • Utah's Lee will attend GOP convention despite his concerns with Trump July 1, 2016
    Washington • Sen. Mike Lee, who offered a strong rebuke of Donald Trump this week, still plans to attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland later this month and will serve on the committee drafting the rules by which the GOP nominee will be chosen. Lee, R-Utah, however, doesn’t plan to offer any changes to […]
  • Judge orders continued detention of Tooele man accused of going on the 'offensive' against feds with BLM bomb July 1, 2016
    A federal judge on Thursday ordered the continued detention of a Tooele County man accused of attempting to bomb a BLM cabin in northern Arizona as part of an “offensive” against the federal government. FBI agent Steve Daniels said at Wednesday’s detention hearing that agents had seen a car on a dirt road near the […]
  • Dickey's restaurant in Utah sues for $5 million in 2014 toxic-tea incident July 1, 2016
    Dickey’s, the restaurant chain that mistakenly substituted for sugar a toxic cleaning product that critically injured a customer who ingested it, is suing the chemical agent’s manufacturer and distributor for $5M. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit of Utah filed the lawsuit Thursday, saying US Foods Inc. and Ecolab Inc. are responsible for the incident in which a […]
  • Salt Lake City to forgive parking tickets to drivers who mess up at kiosks July 1, 2016
    Feeling frustrated about your latest parking ticket in Salt Lake City? This may bring some relief: Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced Thursday that Salt Lake City will begin a one-time courtesy dismissal program aimed at individuals who receive tickets due to errors they made at city parking pay stations. The program begins Friday. Motorists will receive […]
  • 'Vampire' trucker pleads guilty in Utah kidnapping case July 1, 2016
    Just days before his trial on charges of kidnapping and sexually assaulting two women was to begin, a Utah long-haul truck driver pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of transportation for illegal sexual activity. As part of a deal with federal prosecutors, two counts of kidnapping were dropped against 56-year-old Timothy Jay Vafeades. The Salt […]
  • Police: Two killed when SUV fleeing hit-run crash hits car in Roy July 1, 2016
    A man and a woman died early Thursday when their car was rear-ended by a speeding SUV in Roy. Roy police Officer Matt Gwynn said the crash occurred at 12:10 a.m., near 6000 S. 3500 Wes. A 16-year-old girl — the suspect in an earlier hit-and-run crash with a mailbox in neighboring Clinton — slammed […]

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  • In a year of setbacks, activists push to encourage more LGBT candidates July 1, 2016
    Charlotte, N.C. • Jane Campbell and her wife were crushed when North Carolina passed a law that rolled back rights for gay, lesbian and transgender people. Then Campbell, a retired Navy captain, took a dramatic step: She decided to run against one of the bill’s supporters. “HB2 was really the thing that spurred my interest,” […]
  • Pentagon ending ban on transgender troops July 1, 2016
    Washington • Saying it’s the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Thursday that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. “Americans who want to serve and can meet our standards should be afforded the opportunity […]
  • At 150, KKK sees opportunities in U.S. political trends July 1, 2016
    Birmungham, Ala. • Born in the ashes of the smoldering South after the Civil War, the Ku Klux Klan died and was reborn before losing the fight against civil rights in the 1960s. Membership dwindled, a unified group fractured, and one-time members went to prison for a string of murderous attacks against blacks. Many assumed […]
  • Moviegoers to Hollywood: It better be good July 1, 2016
    New York • As Hollywood girds for a low-key Fourth of July box office weekend and watches its summer season dip 15 percent below last year’s, an even more worrisome trend has taken shape: Moviegoers are growing pickier. Business has never been better for big, crowd-pleasing movies. Disney’s acclaimed sequel “Finding Dory” passed $300 million […]
  • Man at center of 'Serial' podcast granted a new trial July 1, 2016
    Baltimore • After spending 16 years in prison for the killing of his former high school girlfriend, a man at the center of popular podcast “Serial” has a chance at freedom. Retired Baltimore Circuit Judge Martin Welch ruled Thursday that Adnan Syed, 35, deserved a new trial because his lawyer didn’t challenge testimony in the […]
  • Connecticut cops more likely to use stun guns on minorities July 1, 2016
    Hartford, Conn. • Hispanics shot with stun guns by police in Connecticut in 2015 were more likely to be fired upon multiple times than other racial groups, according to an analysis released Thursday of the first statewide data of police stun gun use in the United States. In cases where police pull stun guns, the […]
  • Naked man jumps from ledge of Times Square ticket booth July 1, 2016
    New York • Police say a naked man shouting about presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in Times Square jumped off the rear staircase ledge of a discount Broadway ticket booth. Police say the man was conscious after the jump of about 16 feet off the TKTS booth. They say the man sustained a cut […]
  • What to know before trying to improve what you eat July 1, 2016
    What’s more important, the foods you do eat or the foods you don’t? Your health benefits when you eat more vegetables. It also benefits when you eat less added sugar. However, when you add or subtract something from your diet, it’s important to consider the other side of the equation in order to remain nutritionally […]
  • Climate activist Tim DeChristopher arrested again, this time near Boston July 1, 2016
    Environmental activist Tim DeChristopher, who went to prison in 2011 after protesting a Utah auction for oil leases, was arrested Wednesday in Massachusetts. DeChristopher and 22 other people, including clergy members, were in custody about 12:30 p.m. MDT after protesting the West Roxbury Lateral pipeline under construction by Spectra Energy, said David Estrada, a Boston […]
  • Clinton raising big bucks at tiny fundraisers July 1, 2016
    Washington • A single elevator could have accommodated the donors who recently gathered with Hillary Clinton at the Pritzker family home in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. Small in number, the group was big in largesse, contributing at least $1 million to help elect her and other Democrats this fall. It would have taken a 37,000-seat […]