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  • Utah State says it didn't cover up wrongdoing, will make changes to how it handles sexual assault August 25, 2016
    Utah State University is vowing to improve its relationship with local law enforcement after four women told Logan police they were sexually assaulted by the same student in 2015. This was one of several recommendations made at the conclusion of an internal investigation by the university into its sexual assault policies and allegations first reported […]
  • SLCPD: Police free 2 from kidnappers in west Salt Lake City August 25, 2016
    Salt Lake City police rescued two teens and arrested two men who allegedly kidnapped and terrorized them in a westside garage early Wednesday morning. SLCPD Detective Robert Ungricht said officers responded at 1:38 a.m. to a 911 call from a home in the 1700 North block of Rose Park Lane (about 1900 West), where they […]
  • Charges dismissed against Utah school principal accused of assaulting wife August 25, 2016
    Charges have been dismissed against a Davis School District principal who was accused of assaulting his wife, after she invoked spousal privilege and refused to testify against her husband. Donald Beatty, 54, was arrested and charged in May with class B misdemeanor counts of domestic violence assault, unlawful detention, threats of violence and interruption of […]
  • Federal report: Affordable health care available to most Utahns next year August 25, 2016
    A recent federal report found that the vast majority of Utahns still will have access to affordable health care next year on the Affordable Care Act’s online marketplace. The report, released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, found that about 80 percent of Utahns who buy coverage on healthcare.gov could get […]
  • Utah's ACT scores hold steady as national average slips August 25, 2016
    That gap in ACT scores between Utah and the nation tightened this year as thousands of new test-takers drove down performance across the country, according to data released Wednesday by ACT. Utah’s graduating seniors earned an average score of 20.2 — on a 36-point scale — compared with the U.S. average of 20.8. The state’s […]
  • Abandoned campfires keeping Utah firefighters busy August 25, 2016
    Careless campers are causing major problems for the U.S. Forest Service by leaving fires unattended after enjoying a night out in the northern Utah’s Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Officials have seen a threefold increase in the number of abandoned fires, reaching 262 so far this summer, with 53 of them escaping and triggering a fire-suppression response, […]
  • Toxicology tests could shed light on how Utah woman died August 25, 2016
    Investigators are still awaiting toxicology reports they hope will shed light into how a 47-year-old Emery County woman died in mid-July — possibly at the hands of her now-deceased husband. Earlier this month, the Orangeville woman’s 55-year-old husband, who was a “person of interest” in the her death, fatally shot himself after being released from […]
  • Dugway Proving Ground blows something up in the name of science, and maybe a defense contract August 25, 2016
    Dugway Proving Ground • As the sun set Wednesday on Utah’s West Desert, Brian Tercha stood beside his chemical-weapon sensor. The sensor is about the size of a toaster oven. It oscillates on a tripod and shoots infrared rays to detect signs of toxins in the air. As he waited for an explosion that would […]
  • Black sludge that's killing American Fork fish could contain toxic mine waste August 25, 2016
    Some of the sediments that have turned American Fork River’s normally clear waters into a black soup could be loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals associated with historical mining operations at the scenic canyon’s headwaters. Officials from several local, federal and state agencies gathered at Tibble Fork Dam on Tuesday to figure out […]
  • UHP troopers bust driver transporting 28 pounds of suspected meth August 25, 2016
    Troopers from the Utah Highway Patrol found about 28 pounds of what they believe is methamphetamine Monday after pulling a vehicle over for speeding in Washington County. About 1:30 p.m. Monday, a trooper stopped the vehicle near St. George, a news release said. During the stop, the trooper became suspicious of criminal activity and requested […]

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  • Maine land from Burt's Bees founder is new national monument August 25, 2016
    Portland, Maine • President Barack Obama on Wednesday created a new national monument in northern Maine on 87,000 acres donated by the founder of Burt’s Bees, fulfilling conservationist Roxanne Quimby’s goal of gifting the land during the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. The Katahdin Woods and Waters monument adjacent to Baxter State Park […]
  • As Trump tries minority outreach, many blacks unconvinced August 25, 2016
    Akron, Ohio • Black Republicans cheer Donald Trump for a newfound outreach to African-Americans, but say the GOP presidential nominee must take his message beyond arenas filled with white supporters and venture into the inner cities. Many rank-and-file black voters, meanwhile, dismiss the overtures as another racially charged pitch from a campaign aimed exclusively at […]
  • Drunk Americans illegally float into Canada August 25, 2016
    Toronto • Illegally entering Canada and being rescued by the coast guard was not what the swimsuit-clad Americans who were swept into foreign waters on Sunday had in mind when they set off from Port Huron, Michigan. But that’s what happened to Ann Levere, who has spent many summer days in an inflatable raft on […]
  • Raped and tortured by IS, Yazidi women recover in Germany August 25, 2016
    Villingen-Schwebbingen, Germany • The Yazidi girl had been in the safety of a refugee camp in Iraq for two weeks when she imagined she heard the voices of Islamic State fighters outside her tent. Petrified by the thought of again facing rape and abuse at their hands, 17-year-old Yasmin vowed to make herself undesirable. So […]
  • Quake pulverizes three Italian towns August 25, 2016
    Amatrice, Italy • Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble Wednesday. The death toll stood at 247, but the number of dead and missing was uncertain given the thousands of vacationers in the area for summer’s final […]
  • Fact Checker: Trump's misleading claim that 58 percent of black youths are unemployed August 25, 2016
    “Look at how much African American communities are suffering from Democratic control. . . . Fifty-eight percent of your youth is unemployed, what the hell do you have to lose?” -- Donald Trump, rally in Dimondale, Mich., Aug. 19, 2016 “He’s [Trump] saying, ‘How in the world can we abide a 58 percent unemployment rate […]
  • Canadian Mounties allow officers to wear hijab August 25, 2016
    Toronto • Canada’s national police force recently permitted its women officers to wear the hijab. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale’s spokesman said Wednesday the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police recently approved the addition to the uniform to allow Muslim women to wear the hijab. Scott Bardsley says it is intended to better reflect […]
  • Trump's evolving immigration plan compared to Clinton, Obama August 25, 2016
    Washington • Donald Trump’s new line on immigration — “fair, but firm” — is leaving both Republicans and Democrats with the same question: Is the famously hard-line GOP nominee softening his approach? His campaign insists his position is “exactly the same” in principle. But even Trump acknowledged Tuesday there “could certainly be a softening, because […]
  • Jerry Falwell Jr.: Trump is the Churchillian leader we need August 25, 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 […]
  • Commentary: On LGBT equality, middle ground is disappearing August 25, 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 […]