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  • 'Food Freedom' bill would free some Utah farms from safety rules November 26, 2015
    Supporters of a measure that would exempt some small-time farmers and ranchers from food safety rules are pointing to a small Utah farm blocked by state regulators from selling turkeys this Thanksgiving as an example of regulations they see as burdensome. Danny McDowell, of Salt Lake City, who co-owns the farm with another family, said […]
  • Utah forecast: A mild Thanksgiving, then wind and possibly snow November 26, 2015
    Though the weather on Thanksgiving will be mild, gusty canyon winds and possibly snow will be coming to Utah this weekend. The high temperature in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas is expected to reach 37 degrees Thursday, and skies will be clear. But by the evening, the National Weather Service expects high winds across […]
  • Peaceful ending after alleged hostage situation, SWAT response in Utah County November 26, 2015
    An early morning SWAT standoff in Spanish Fork was resolved peacefully after police found a man — who was allegedly holding his girlfriend and their children hostage — passed out in a bedroom. Spanish Fork police were called to the home Wednesday, near 400 North and 900 East, after the woman’s 12-year-old son went to […]
  • Thousands take a turkey trot to help fight hunger in Utah November 26, 2015
    The Utah Food Bank hosted its 10th annual Utah Human Race on Thursday morning to boost its Holiday Food and Fund Drive. About 5,400 people ran the race in Draper. The food bank says every sponsorship dollar and registration fee raised from the race directly benefits its fight against hunger.
  • Once an Obama ally on trade deal, Utah's Hatch may fight latest proposal November 26, 2015
    Washington • When President Barack Obama made a whirlwind visit to Utah in April, he took a few minutes to praise Sen. Orrin Hatch for his help in pushing legislation that would fast-track pending trade agreements. “Orrin Hatch is working very hard on that,” Obama said at Hill Air Force Base. “Utah is one of […]
  • GOP Utah governor candidate Johnson to debate Democratic lawmaker Dabakis November 26, 2015
    A Republican candidate for governor says he’s debating a Democratic lawmaker because Gov. Gary Herbert won’t debate him this year ahead of the 2016 election. Jonathan Johnson, the chairman of Overstock.com’s board, said Tuesday that he and Democratic state Sen. Jim Dabakis will debate four times, starting in December. Dabakis says he is not running […]
  • Man in 'extremely critical' condition after early morning I-215 crash November 26, 2015
    A 23-year-old man is in “extremely critical” condition after an early morning crash on Interstate 215 Thursday. The crash happened just before 3:30 a.m. on I-215 near 1400 East, according to Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Todd Royce. A flatbed truck carrying empty 55-gallon barrels was traveling east at or just below the posted speed limit […]
  • Crash cleared in Box Elder County, all lanes open November 26, 2015
    A car crash on Interstate 15 in Box Elder County blocked traffic Thursday afternoon. The crash, which happened near 1100 North in Willard, blocked all northbound lanes of I-15, according to the Utah Department of Transportation. Traffic was backed up in the area, UDOT officials said about 1 p.m., but cars got by on the […]
  • FBI, Justice Department cooperating with Shurtleff's evidence request November 26, 2015
    The FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice are now cooperating with a request from the state attorneys prosecuting former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff to produce the evidence they had previously withheld, new court papers say. The reversal appears in a motion filed late Wednesday by Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings that asks a […]
  • Stream access ruling opens can of legal worms in Utah November 26, 2015
    Earlier this month, 4th District Judge Derek Pullan ruled that the angling public has a right to walk steam beds through private property, overturning a controversial 2010 Utah law that minimized legal access to such waterways. Now confusion reigns along some trout streams, argue lawyers who intend to return to Pullan’s courtroom in search of […]

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  • Idaho school district discovers bond is $15 million short November 26, 2015
    Burley, Idaho • Underestimated costs mean a $37 million construction bond approved by voters last spring is $15 million below the amount needed, Cassia County School District officials said. The shortfall was announced Tuesday involving proposed projects in Burley and Declo that include new school construction and other improvements across the district. The district blamed […]
  • Trump called out for appearing to mock disability November 26, 2015
    Washington • An advocacy group is offering Donald Trump sensitivity training after the Republican presidential candidate appeared to mock a reporter with a disability. At issue is what The New York Times interprets as Trump’s attempt Tuesday to “ridicule the appearance” of journalist Serge Kovaleski. Trump challenged recollections by Kovaleski and others about the 9/11 […]
  • 2 Koreas agree to hold high-level talks next month November 26, 2015
    Seoul, South Korea • North and South Korea have agreed to hold high-level talks next month to discuss ways to improve ties, Seoul officials said Friday, a sign that the rivals are following through with promised reconciliation efforts after a military standoff in August. The two countries threatened war against each other last summer over […]
  • Thanksgiving parade features balloons, bands, heavy security November 26, 2015
    New York • Giant balloons took to the clear, sunny sky over midtown Manhattan on Thursday for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, with spectators lining up along the parade route and a heavy police presence keeping a watchful eye. The parade, in its 89th year, included marching bands and floats to go along with […]
  • Is Portugal about to go down the same road as Greece? November 26, 2015
    Lisbon, Portugal • An anti-austerity alliance including radical leftist parties takes power. A shaky economy and huge debts menace the national economy. The rest of Europe watches with a wary eye. Sound familiar? It’s not Greece, but another eurozone country: Portugal. A nation that just months ago was hailed as an example of how to […]
  • Turkey-Russia spat over downed Russian warplane escalates November 26, 2015
    Moscow • A tug-of-war over a Russian warplane downed by a Turkish fighter jet at the border with Syria escalated Thursday, with Moscow drafting a slew of economic sanctions against Turkey and the Turkish president defiantly declaring that his military will shoot down any new intruder. The spat reflected a clash of ambitions of two […]
  • Yemeni city battered by siege in pivotal battle of civil war November 26, 2015
    Sanaa, Yemen • In Yemen’s third largest city, residents are battling back against a months-long siege by Shiite rebels, armed by airdrops of weapons by planes from the Saudi-led coalition, with hundreds killed and food, water and medicines running short in a potentially pivotal battle in the country’s protracted civil war. The Shiite rebels, known […]
  • Wealthy and homeless set to break bread at Manhattan church November 26, 2015
    New York • Some Manhattan residents will leave luxury dwellings behind to dine shoulder to shoulder with the homeless on Friday in a holiday event that seemed like an experiment when it was first held last year. Now, the Rev. Edward Sunderland says there is momentum aiding the effort at St. Bartholomew’s Church in midtown. […]
  • Nigeria: Boko Haram cannot be crushed by December November 26, 2015
    Lagos, Nigeria • Nigeria’s military cannot meet the president’s December deadline to crush Boko Haram’s Islamic uprising, and Nigerians must expect suicide bombings to continue, a government spokesman said Thursday. Air Commodore Yusuf Anas of the Center for Crisis Communication said the deadline “may be unrealistic” and warned Nigerians not to view December as a […]
  • Attorney: Alabama inmate seeking freedom from death row dies November 26, 2015
    Bessemer, Ala. • An attorney says an Alabama death row inmate who was seeking to overturn his murder conviction has died. Attorney Cissy Jackson said Donnis Musgrove died Wednesday night at the Donaldson Correctional Facility in Bessemer, Alabama. Jackson said Musgrove was suffering from lung cancer. Musgrove, 67, was sentenced to die for the gunshot […]

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