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  • Salt Lake Tribune's new editor, Napier-Pearce, is thrilled to return to paper, praises predecessor Orme July 30, 2016
    The new owner of The Salt Lake Tribune has turned to a familiar face to become the paper’s next editor. Jennifer Napier-Pearce — The Tribune’s former multimedia specialist who recently left the state’s largest daily for a job at the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah — has been hired for the […]
  • Judge likens Jeremy Johnson's tactics to Putin's before sentencing the Utahn July 30, 2016
    A federal judge sentenced St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson to prison Friday with a lecture about morals and comparisons with Vladimir Putin and the contaminating power of sewage. U.S. District Judge David Nuffer sent Johnson to prison for 11 years and two months on eight charges that a jury found the online entrepreneur guilty of in […]
  • Defendant charged with killing 2 Utah teens to receive public defender July 30, 2016
    West Jordan • A man charged with murdering two teenagers in a dispute over a T-shirt will receive a public defender. Mario Cervantes-Angel, 28, made his first court appearance here Friday morning on murder charges in the July 6 shooting deaths of 15-year-old Abril Izazaga and her brother, 16-year-old Jose Izazaga. The charges carry the […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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
  • Businessman James Lee Sorenson joins U. board of trustees July 30, 2016
    The University of Utah Board of Trustees now includes businessman and U. alumnus James Lee Sorenson, the school announced Friday. Sorenson, whose $13 million donation to the university in 2013 helped create the James Lee Sorenson Global Impact Investing Center, is the co-founder of Sorenson Capitol and a leader in the field of digital video […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • State focuses on prison land that Salt Lake City supports, environmentalists don't July 30, 2016
    After reviewing multiple sites west of Salt Lake City International Airport, state construction managers in charge of building a new prison have narrowed their focus to about 600 acres closest to the Great Salt Lake. Also, initial reports show dust blown from the dry lake bed doesn’t appear to be toxic, a potential killer for […]

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  • 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 — […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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, […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 29, 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 […]
  • Pope Francis says the world's at war, urges Europe to greet refugees July 29, 2016
    Krakow, Poland • Pope Francis, deeply saddened by the slaying of an elderly priest during Mass in a church in the French countryside, warned grimly Wednesday that the world is at war but cautioned against labeling it a war among religions. At the start of his first ever trip to Eastern Europe, where anti-migrant sentiments […]
  • Huge crowds at Polish shrine hear Pope Francis hail their faith July 29, 2016
    Czestochowa, Poland • Pope Francis blessed hundreds of thousands of faithful Thursday at a shrine in Poland, paying tribute to a beloved native son, St. John Paul II, honoring the countless “ordinary yet remarkable” Poles who defiantly clung to their faith during Soviet-bloc communism and establishing this pontiff’s drawing power in a country where being […]