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  • Manti man dies in Spanish Fork Canyon OHV crash July 30, 2016
    A 43-year-old man is dead after crashing his off-highway vehicle in Spanish Fork Canyon on Friday night. John Christopher Mulder, of Manti, was driving on a dirt road four miles from Emma Park near U.S. Highway 6, according to a new release from Utah County Sheriff’s Office. Mulder apparently lost control of the OHV about […]
  • Kirby: 5 things I hate about Utah July 30, 2016
    Utah has failed to make the grade once again. Among a list of the 50 worst U.S. cities to live in, the Beehind State was unsuccessful in achieving a single mention. According to the list posted by news website 24/7 Wall St., the top five worst U.S. cities to live in are Miami; Detroit; Paterson, […]
  • Prosecutors reviving cases of 4 women who told police they were sexually assaulted by same Utah State student July 30, 2016
    Cache County prosecutors say they have begun reviewing and investigating the cases of four women who reported to Logan police that they’d been sexually assaulted by the same Utah State University student in 2015. Meanwhile, USU has tasked its in-house legal counsel with reviewing the school’s sexual-assault policies and events reported by The Salt Lake […]
  • At least one dead after Utah County crash July 30, 2016
    A vehicle crash in Spanish Fork Canyon left at least one dead Friday night. The crash occurred near Emma Park Road, according to a tweet from Utah County Sgt. Spencer Cannon. Further details were not immediately available. mnoble@sltrib.com Twitter: @mnoblenews
  • BLM set to approve expansion of inactive uranium mine in Utah July 30, 2016
    The White Canyon mining district yielded thousands of tons of uranium ore during the Cold War, but the area west of Blanding has gone silent in recent years, thanks to collapsing interest in nuclear power. But one company remains bullish on Utah’s uranium deposits and hopes to greatly expand its idled operations at a San […]
  • 50-acre grain crop lost in Morgan County fire July 30, 2016
    A 50-acre grain field burned Friday when a machine being used to harvest the crop hit a rock and sparked the fire in Morgan County, fire officials said. Smoke from the fire, which began just before 3:20 p.m. near mile marker 99 on Interstate 84, limited visibility on the freeway and closed it for some […]
  • Firefighters extinguish blaze in air control unit of U. building under construction July 30, 2016
    A fire in the air control unit of a building under construction near the University of Utah campus was contained with minimal damage Friday morning, fire officials said. Witnesses reported heavy smoke coming from the top floor of a building near 500 South and Colorow Road just after 7:45 a.m., Salt Lake City Fire Department […]
  • U. conference: Global threats grow amid questions of U.S. commitment July 30, 2016
    America is the best and perhaps only hope to maintain world peace in today’s dangerous times, but its friends and foes question its commitment to that role. Experts repeated that concern often Friday in a national security conference at the University of Utah hosted by Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, which largely expressed Republican points of […]
  • Utah ACLU says feds must get warrant to access drug database July 30, 2016
    The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah is pushing back against the Drug Enforcement Administration in a lawsuit over whether investigators should have access to the state’s prescription drug database without a warrant. The filed court documents Thursday supporting a state law that requires agents to get a warrant before searching the records of all […]
  • UDOT takes down concrete bridges with new high-power water jets July 30, 2016
    West Valley City • The Utah Department of Transportation showed off new “hydro demolition” work Friday on I-215. It uses high-pressure water jets to demolish concrete bridge decks without damaging the reinforcing steel or structure underneath. The I-215 reconstruction project is one of the first in Utah to use this new technique, which is quicker […]

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  • States' flag-burning laws persist despite being unconstitutional July 30, 2016
    URBANA, Ill. • Champaign County State’s Attorney Julia Rietz had just finished walking in a July 4th parade when her assistant told her a central Illinois man had been arrested on suspicion of burning an American flag. Rietz said she knew “immediately” that the Urbana Police Department needed to release Bryton Mellott, who posted a […]
  • Officer says prosecutors silenced him in Sandra Bland case July 30, 2016
    Dallas • A police officer in the small Texas town where Sandra Bland, a black woman who died in a jail cell after a traffic stop, says the county’s top prosecutors threatened to end his career if he came forward with what he says is evidence of wrongdoing, an accusation the prosecutors deny. Among the […]
  • Huge, once-hated fish now seen as weapon against Asian carp July 30, 2016
    Chicago • It’s a toothy giant that can grow longer than a horse and heavier than a refrigerator, a fearsome-looking prehistoric fish that plied U.S. waters from the Gulf of Mexico to Illinois until it disappeared from many states a half-century ago. Persecuted by anglers and deprived of places to spawn, the alligator gar — […]
  • New Sandy Hook school reopens nearly 4 years after massacre July 30, 2016
    Newtown, Conn. • The new Sandy Hook Elementary School opened to the general public for the first time Friday, containing no obvious memorials to the 26 people who died inside the old school nearly four years ago but created with them in mind. The $50 million replacement for the school torn down after the December […]
  • A Twitter spat breaks out between Snowden and WikiLeaks July 30, 2016
    Two of the biggest names in government data leaks clashed over how to responsibly release information on Twitter this week. It started when Edward Snowden tweeted that WikiLeaks’ “hostility to even modest curation” was a mistake. WikiLeaks wasn’t happy about the criticism -- and hit Snowden back by accusing him of pandering to Democratic presidential […]
  • Mounted police officer rides through drive-thru on horseback July 30, 2016
    Saratoga Springs, N.Y. • A mounted police officer in upstate New York has been spotted going through a Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru on horseback. Boston’s WCVB-TV posted a picture of the officer and his partner in line at the Saratoga Springs drive-thru Wednesday. The station reports Saratoga Springs Officer John Sesselman ordered a cup of coffee […]
  • Officials believe at least 16 people died in Texas hot air balloon crash July 30, 2016
    LOCKHART, Texas • Authorities say there appear to be no survivors after a hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas. The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Saturday that investigators are determining the number of victims and their identities. Lynn Lunsford with the Federal […]
  • Trump transition tests outsider's governing ability July 30, 2016
    Washington • His status as a presidential nominee barely a week old, Donald Trump already is tasked with assembling a complex transition team capable of hiring thousands of high-level government officials and crafting a detailed policy agenda should he win the presidency. It’s a herculean task that will test the limits of Trump in particular, […]
  • Photos: Pope Francis visits Auschwitz, begs God to forgive 'so much cruelty' July 30, 2016
    Oswiecim, Poland • Pope Francis paid a somber visit in silence to the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau on Friday, with his only public comment a guest book entry begging God’s “forgiveness for so much cruelty.” The Argentine-born pontiff made an early morning pilgrimage to the place where Adolf Hitler’s forces killed more than […]
  • Muslim scolds extremists at Friday prayer with Christians July 30, 2016
    Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, France • Muslims and Catholics joined in Friday prayers at the mosque in the Normandy town where an elderly priest was slain this week, with one imam chastising the extremists as non-Muslims who are “not part of civilization.” Muslims came from other parts of France for the service shared with Christians. The killing Tuesday […]