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  • 'I Love': Sherman the tortoise (video) October 21, 2016
    What’s 20 years old, 100 pounds and tearing through Liberty Park? If you answered “Sherman the tortoise,” you’ve won the big piece of lettuce. Mike Earl takes care of Sherman (Tank’s brother) and had to start bringing the sulcata tortoise to the park after “buses and things were stopping in the middle of the road.” […]
  • Fair planners considering new west-side Tracy Aviary campus October 21, 2016
    Organizers of the Utah State Fairpark are looking at opening a new campus for Tracy Aviary on the west side of the fairgrounds, envisioning a conservation area where inner-city youths could camp or visitors could rent boats to float on the Jordan River. It is part of a major Fairpark renovation that includes the construction […]
  • Utah businessman tied to Shurtleff and Swallow cases loses another round with parole board October 21, 2016
    A former big-money lender who had ties to the political corruption scandal that upended the careers of two former Utah attorneys general has lost another battle with the state’s parole board. In July, Marc Sessions Jenson sought relief from nearly half the $4.1 million in restitution the board says he owes the victims of a […]
  • Utah veterinarian pays $200K to settle allegations under the controlled substance act October 21, 2016
    A Logan veterinarian has agreed to pay the United States $200,000 in civil penalties to resolve allegations involving the handling of controlled substances at his business. Michael J. Larson owns and operates IBEX Pre-Clinical Research Inc., which is involved in conducting orthopedic surgical studies on a variety of laboratory animal species for pharmaceutical and medical […]
  • Conservation group says local Utah governments are fleeing American Lands Council October 21, 2016
    American Lands Council (ALC) members gathered for this week’s annual conference under siege from a regional environmental group that ran a full-page ad in Utah’s largest daily newspapers and alleged a rapid decline in the ALC’s influence and county memberships. The Western Values Project, backed by a Washington, D.C., nonprofit incubator, bought A-section ads in […]
  • Person found dead after Utah County car fire October 21, 2016
    A person died after a car fire in Utah County on Wednesday night. The person, whose sex was unknown, was driving alone on State Route 77 about 6:30 p.m., said Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Todd Royce. Investigators are unsure what precipitated the incident, but the sedan ended up on the side of the road and […]
  • Utah agency hit by insider scam recoups $820K, mostly from state risk fund October 21, 2016
    The emergency communications agency that was rocked by a massive long-running embezzlement discovered earlier this year has recovered $820,000 — which covers most of the stolen funds, says its top official. “We have recovered $820,000 of our loss, which is almost 100 percent … as of last week,” Tina Mathieu, who leads the Utah Communications […]
  • 3 Utahns face Nevada poaching-related charges October 21, 2016
    Elko, Nev. • Authorities in northeast Nevada have filed charges against three Utah residents in connection with a yearlong investigation into illegal elk hunting near the Utah line. Elko County prosecutors filed complaints this week against Steven Bennett of West Valley City and a Tremonton couple — Bart and Amy Jo Summers. Nevada Game Warden […]
  • Local leaders promote park bonding plan for Salt Lake County October 21, 2016
    A lake-bottom odor hung in the air as supporters of Proposition A held a news conference Thursday to ask Salt Lake County residents to vote for a $90 million bond for parks and recreation projects. The smell came from the nearby Sugar House Park pond, which will be given a long overdue dredging if county […]
  • NEA president tells Utah teachers to 'proceed until apprehended,' calls school board elections the most important in the state October 21, 2016
    Sandy • By passing the Every Student Succeeds Act last year, National Education Association (NEA) President Lily Eskelsen Garcia said Thursday, federal lawmakers removed the “handcuffs” from state education systems. The law, which in December replaced the No Child Left Behind Act, allows states to develop their own performance measurements for public schools, rather than […]

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  • Iraqi special forces join Mosul offensive against IS October 21, 2016
    Bartella, Iraq • Iraqi special forces charged into the Mosul battle Thursday with a pre-dawn advance on a nearby town held by the Islamic State group, a key part of a multi-pronged assault on eastern approaches to the besieged city. The addition of the elite troops, also known as counterterrorism forces, marked a significant intensification […]
  • Divided America: Seeing options shrinking, white men ask why October 21, 2016
    Dallas • The voices cascade into the studio, denouncing political hypocrisy and media bias and disappearing values. Hillary Clinton is a liar and a crook, they say; Donald Trump is presidential and successful. By the time the 16th caller reaches the air this day, the Rick Roberts show has reached an impassioned crescendo of anger […]
  • GOP nominee: I'll accept election results -- if I win October 21, 2016
    Delaware, Ohio • Mocking his critics, Donald Trump pledged Thursday to fully accept the outcome of next month’s presidential election — if he wins. The Republican said he reserved the right to contest questionable results, deepening his unsubstantiated assertions that the race against Hillary Clinton could be rigged against him. Trump’s comments came a day […]
  • Government alleges massive theft by NSA contractor October 21, 2016
    Federal prosecutors in Baltimore on Thursday said they will charge a former National Security Agency contractor with violating the Espionage Act, alleging that he made off with “an astonishing quantity” of classified digital and other data in what is thought to be the largest theft of classified government material ever. In a 12-page memo, U.S. […]
  • Milwaukee cop who fatally shot man charged with sex assault October 20, 2016
    MIlwaukee • A Milwaukee police officer who fatally shot a black man in August, sparking several nights of unrest, has been charged with sexually assaulting a man two days after the shooting, after they watched coverage of the riots on television at a bar, authorities announced Thursday. Officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown, 24, was arrested Wednesday, according […]
  • AP PHOTOS: Exhibit of Lego sculptures opens in Milan October 20, 2016
    Milan • An American artist has a standing order of several hundred thousand Lego bricks monthly to create life-size sculptures that have traveled the globe. Nathan Sawaya opened “The Art of the Brick” exhibit in Milan on Wednesday, featuring 75 Lego creations, both original pieces and replicas of masterpieces, including Michelangelo’s David, a Tyrannosaurus Rex […]
  • AP PHOTOS: Tattoo artists gather for convention in Romania October 20, 2016
    Bucharest, Romania • More than 100 tattoo and piercing artists have brought their skills and art to a three-day convention in the Romanian capital. The three-day event which ended Sunday showcased artists inking elaborate designs of animals, children and fantasy creations for customers. Others came simply to watch the body artwork being created. Stars included […]
  • Turkey ramps up fight against Kurdish fighters in Syria October 20, 2016
    Beirut • Turkey escalated its offensive Thursday against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, pounding them with airstrikes and artillery, and complicating the battle against the Islamic State group by Ankara and Washington, both NATO allies. In the fight for Aleppo, meanwhile, the Syrian military used a lull in violence to urge residents and rebels to […]
  • Judge: Ohioans cut from voter list can cast November ballots October 20, 2016
    Columbus, Ohio • Ohio voters wrongfully removed from the swing state’s registration lists can cast ballots in the Nov. 8 presidential election, a federal judge has ruled. The number of voters in the perennial presidential battleground affected by Wednesday’s ruling is unclear, but some estimates are in the tens of thousands. The Ohio secretary of […]
  • 'Trump effect' on public morality? Poll shows white evangelicals more accepting of politicians' sins October 20, 2016
    Americans, and white evangelical Christians in particular, have often distinguished themselves from their cynical Old World cousins by maintaining a high bar for the personal moral behavior of their elected officials. They also tended to link such rectitude to the ability to carry out their public duties effectively. But whether it is the ugly language […]