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  • Utah driver sentenced to home confinement in teen pedestrian's death June 29, 2016
    The second of two drivers involved in a January auto-pedestrian accident in Layton that killed one teenager and injured another has resolved her criminal case. Julia Rose Nielson, 38, of Layton, pleaded guilty as charged last week in 2nd District Court to one count of class C misdemeanor improper lookout in connection with the death […]
  • Kearns fire displaces Utah family, kills cat June 29, 2016
    A fire gutted a Kearns home Tuesday afternoon, displacing the owners and leaving one pet dead. Firefighters responded to the blaze about 2 p.m. and found the house “almost fully engulfed,” said Unified Fire Authority Capt. Dan Brown. When crews arrived, the residents were trying to get their dogs and cats out of the structure, […]
  • Hayashi, Hood leaving Herbert's Cabinet June 29, 2016
    Commissioner Sherrie Hayashi, who spent nearly 10 years leading the Utah Labor Commission, is stepping down, the second departure in a week for a member of Gov. Gary Herbert’s Cabinet. Last week, Kim Hood, the director of administrative services, announced she would be retiring. Hayashi has accepted a position as director of the Office of […]
  • Rolly: Lawyer's criticism of Herbert leads to a perceived threat against his firm June 29, 2016
    When a Salt Lake City attorney praised GOP gubernatorial challenger Jonathan Johnson on a popular outdoors internet site, his partners received what they perceived as a threat from a member of Gov. Gary Herbert’s Cabinet. Jason Hawkins, an outdoors enthusiast, posts comments regularly on hunting and fishing websites and has been critical of wildlife management […]
  • Militia members say they warned Finicum family about Utahn accused of trying to bomb BLM cabin June 29, 2016
    In early March, when Jeanette Finicum announced from the state Capitol steps that she believed police had murdered her husband after he left a standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge, two members of a Utah militia shared a private word with Finicum family spokeswoman Cherilyn Eagar. William Keebler, they said, was dangerous, and the Finicums […]
  • What you need to know about Tuesday's election in Utah June 29, 2016
    What’s at stake? Voters will decide the Republican nominee for governor in a contest that pits incumbent Gov. Gary Herbert against Overstock chairman Jonathan Johnson. The winner will go on to face Democrat Mike Weinholtz in November. In the U.S. Senate Democratic primary, moderate Jonathan Swinton, a marriage counselor, faces progressive Misty K. Snow, a […]
  • 'How can you not be shocked?': Father, son charged with murder in UTA worker's brutal killing June 29, 2016
    Kemmerer, Wyo. • A Utah father and son abducted Utah Transit Authority worker Kay Porter Ricks from a Salt Lake City TRAX platform last month, drove him to a remote location in Wyoming, beat him in the face and head, slashed his throat, dragged him behind sagebrush and left him to die, according to charges […]
  • Utah forecast: Wildfire danger extreme with hot, dry conditions and lightning ahead June 29, 2016
    Tuesday, the hottest day of the year so far in Salt Lake City, flirted with record-setting temperatures as dry lightning threatened to turn Utah’s parched high desert grasslands and forests into a tinder box as midweek approached. The National Weather Service placed wide swaths of central and southern Utah under a Red Flag Warning for […]
  • BLM poised to OK 5,750 new wells for Utah oilfield June 29, 2016
    The Bureau of Land Management last week wrapped up a six-year environmental analysis of a massive infill drilling program for the Uinta Basin’s Monument Butte unit, which holds the state’s largest proven oil reserves. Under the BLM’s preferred alternative, Newfield Exploration Co. would, over a period of 16 years, drill all 5,750 oil and gas […]
  • Salt Lake City drivers worse than average, slide down national rankings June 29, 2016
    Salt Lake City drivers crash more frequently than the national average and are sinking in national rankings, a new report says. Meanwhile, West Valley City drivers are even more likely to crash, but their skills appear to be improving — and their ranking is climbing. Salt Lake City drivers ranked No. 78 best among the […]

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  • Suicide bombers kill dozens at Turkey airport Turkey June 29, 2016
    Istanbul • Three suspected Islamic State suicide bombers targeted the international terminal of Istanbul’s Ataturk airport Tuesday, killing at least 36 people and wounding many others, Turkish officials said. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said 36 were dead and Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said 147 were wounded. Yildirim said three suicide bombers were responsible for […]
  • Brexit prompts a push to end English in the European Union June 29, 2016
    Brussels • European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker had a message for Britain on Tuesday. He delivered it in French. With the impending British exit from the European Union, the polyglot Babel that has 24 official languages may soon strike English off the list, according to officials here, who note the change with a mixture of […]
  • An author hoped to advance the debate about pit bulls but became a target instead June 29, 2016
    Durham, N.C. • The Regulator Bookshop is a modest street-front store just a few blocks from Duke University, the kind of place where until recently the most controversial reading involved the basketball coaches from the Blue Devils’ main rival. But earlier this month, store employees became so alarmed by a man’s combative questions that they […]
  • Trump's shifting position Muslim ban causes confusion June 29, 2016
    New York • From the moment he first declared it, the plan has been a signature of his campaign for president: “Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.” Yet from that first moment, the […]
  • Retired pontiff thanks reigning Pope Francis for his focus on mercy June 29, 2016
    Vatican City • Retired Pope Benedict XVI thanked Pope Francis and endorsed his mercy-filled ministry Tuesday during an unprecedented Vatican ceremony featuring the reigning pontiff honoring the retired one on the 65th anniversary of his ordination as a priest. The ceremony served in part to show continuity from Benedict to Francis amid nostalgia from some […]
  • Supreme Court will review unusual citizenship law June 29, 2016
    Washington • The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to referee a dispute about an odd piece of U.S. citizenship law that treats men and women differently. The justices said they will hear a case about a law that applies only to children born outside the U.S. to one parent who is an American and one who […]
  • Florida report: Man gets 10 days in jail for punching swan June 29, 2016
    Orlando, Fla. • A Florida newspaper reports a homeless man has been sentenced to 10 days in jail for punching a swan near an Orlando lake. The Orlando Sentinel (http://goo.gl/XY7DOd) reports that 59-year-old Sor Angel Velez, listed as a transient in court papers, was sentenced Monday after pleading no contest to injuring the bird. Police […]
  • Consumer group releases annual list of dangerous summer toys June 29, 2016
    Boston • Toy guns, kiddie pools, hoverboards and backyard trampolines are among the playthings that made a consumer watchdog’s annual list of hazardous summer toys. The Massachusetts-based World Against Toys Causing Harm, or W.A.T.C.H., presented its annual report Tuesday at a children’s hospital in Boston. Joan Siff, W.A.T.C.H.’s president, said the toys specifically named on […]
  • Germany saw 40 percent rise in far-right violence last year June 29, 2016
    Berlin • The number of crimes committed by far-right extremists rose by more than 40 percent in Germany last year. An annual report by Germany’s domestic intelligence agency recorded 1,408 violent crimes by far-right extremists in 2015. That compares with 990 such crimes the previous year. German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said Tuesday that […]
  • Britain confronts a wave of racist incidents after the Brexit vote June 29, 2016
    After Thursday’s referendum on a “Brexit,” a wave of racist incidents have been reported to British police and documented in widely shared social media posts. Since the referendum, the hashtag .Postrefracism has been trending, and its contents provide a disheartening view of how Britain’s vote to leave the European Union may be emboldening those who […]