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  • Utah prosecutors oppose immediate appellate review of Swallow email issue September 30, 2016
    State prosecutors say it’s too soon for John Swallow to ask Utah’s appellate judges to decide whether the former attorney general’s constitutional rights were violated when prosecutors and investigators seized his protected email communications with a defense lawyer. Instead, the 2-year-old public corruption criminal case should first reach its resolution through the trial set for […]
  • Water mains burst, creating two sinkholes in Sandy September 30, 2016
    Two water mains burst, creating large sinkholes that impeded Sandy traffic Thursday afternoon. The first and bigger break occurred at the intersection of 11400 South and 1000 East about 12:45 p.m., said Sandy spokeswoman Nicole Martin. A 10-inch pipe burst, producing a 20-foot-by-40-foot hole that was 6 feet deep and filled with water. The break […]
  • University of Utah launches Pride Week September 30, 2016
    The University of Utah launched its annual Pride Week on Wednesday, kicking off nine days of events that feature photographer Jeff Sheng and fashion designer Sky Cubacub. Photography from Sheng’s Fearless Project, a collection of portraits of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender athletes, will be exhibited in the main lobby of the Olpin Union building […]
  • Flash-flood warning issued for Utah's Grand Staircase National Monument September 30, 2016
    A flash-flood warning issued Thursday evening includes Grand Staircase National Monument in southern Utah. The warning, expected to last until 12:30 a.m. Friday, covers the central portion of Kane County, according to the National Weather Service. Rangers at the monument reported flash flooding at the headwaters of the Paria River, the weather service states. Forecasters […]
  • Ammon Bundy's lawyers seek to stop trial amid appeals September 30, 2016
    Portland, Ore. • Ammon Bundy’s federal conspiracy trial resumed Thursday despite a motion from his lawyers seeking a postponement until a court rules on their appeals. Among other things, attorneys Marcus Mumford and J. Morgan Philpot have taken issue with U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown’s order that the ownership of the Malheur National Wildlife […]
  • Gov. Gary Herbert to seek $400 million more for schools in next budget September 30, 2016
    Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday he plans to seek as much as an additional $400 million in education money when he rolls out his proposed budget in December. The infusion of new money would be on top of $1.8 billion in new money the state has already put toward education — both higher education and […]
  • Girl found in Murray after nine-hour search September 30, 2016
    Unified police found a 13-year-old girl who was reported missing on Thursday. The girl was found safe in Murray about 9 p.m. — about nine hours after she was last seen, according a UPD tweet. No criminal activity was suspected, though the girl is diabetic and needed medication. Twitter: @CourtneyLTanner
  • First 'Zion Curtain,' now 'Zion Ceiling' -- New Eccles Theater will have a first under quirky Utah liquor law September 30, 2016
    When the Eccles Theater opens in three weeks in downtown Salt Lake City, the state-of-the-art project will have one of the most unique dining features in the country — a “Zion Ceiling.” Like its well-known sibling, the “Zion Curtain,” the ceiling will prevent patrons standing on the theater’s sweeping balconies from seeing alcoholic drinks being […]
  • Two Utah schools earn National Blue Ribbon designation September 30, 2016
    This year’s list of National Blue Ribbon Schools includes two northern Utah honorees, U.S. Secretary of Education John King announced Wednesday. Those schools are Edith Bowen Laboratory School, located on Logan’s Utah State University campus, and Brigham City’s Discovery Elementary School. In a video announcing this year’s award winners, King said the Blue Ribbon program […]
  • North side of Utah Lake contaminated with E. coli September 30, 2016
    After a summer of poisonous algal blooms, Utah Lake is once again fighting contamination in its waters: This time, it’s E. coli. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) advises people to stay out of the lake’s northern end — the area surrounding Lindon Marina — after test results showed “high levels” of the bacteria, […]

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  • Congress, after partisan convulsions, does the bare minimum September 30, 2016
    Washington • Acutely partisan and all but dysfunctional, Congress has completed its most elementary task after an intense weekslong struggle, finalizing a deal to fund the government just days ahead of a shutdown deadline. The legislation extends existing spending levels a mere 10 weeks, past the Nov. 8 election, while finally addressing the Zika crisis […]
  • Russia accuses U.S. of siding with 'terrorists' in Syria September 30, 2016
    Moscow • Russian officials accused the U.S. on Thursday of siding with “terrorists” in Syria, in a sign of escalating tensions between Moscow and Washington amid the battle for Aleppo. U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby’s warning that the collapse of U.S.-Russian cooperation in Syria could lead to a rise in extremism and potential attacks […]
  • Company: Crows knocked out power to 100,000 in 3 states September 30, 2016
    Idaho Falls, Idaho • Rocky Mountain Power says two crows triggered an outage in mid-July that knocked out power to about 100,000 customers in eastern Idaho, western Wyoming and southern Montana. Spokesman David Eskelsen tells the Post Register ( in a story on Thursday that an investigation found the crows caused an electrical fault that […]
  • Clinton presses early Iowa voting in bid to boost Dem turnout September 30, 2016
    Des Moines, Iowa • With early voting poised to play a bigger role in this year’s election, Hillary Clinton was urging voters in Iowa to start casting ballots on Thursday, more than five weeks before Election Day. Clinton’s 10-city tour of Iowa brought the Democratic presidential nominee back to a state where she eked out […]
  • Pope Francis backs opposition to Mexico's gay-marriage proposal September 30, 2016
    Vatican City • Pope Francis has voiced support for Mexican bishops and citizens opposing the government’s push to legalize same-sex marriage. At his weekly Sunday blessing, Francis said he willingly joined their protest “in favor of family and life, which in these times require special pastoral and cultural attention around the world.” Tens of thousands […]
  • Train crashes into New Jersey station; 1 dead, 100 injured September 30, 2016
    Hoboken, N.J. • A rush-hour commuter train crashed through a barrier at the busy Hoboken station and lurched across the waiting area Thursday morning, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others in a grisly wreck that renewed questions about whether long-delayed automated safety technology could have prevented the tragedy. People pulled chunks of […]
  • S.C. teen kills dad, wounds 2 students, teacher September 30, 2016
    Townville, S.C. • A teenager killed his father at their home Wednesday before going to a nearby elementary school and opening fire with a handgun, wounding two students and a teacher, authorities said. The teen was apprehended within minutes of the school shooting in this rural town about 110 miles northeast of Atlanta. One of […]
  • Photo gallery: Connecticut's first Mormon temple opening to public September 29, 2016
    Farmington, Conn. • The first Mormon temple in Connecticut opens to the public this week and soon will host services for thousands of the faithful from a four-state area. The new temple in Farmington reflects growing membership for the Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on the East Coast. Another recently constructed Mormon […]
  • Trump jokes about people who are not conservative Christians: 'Should we keep them?' September 29, 2016
    Donald Trump singled out people who were not Christian conservatives at a campaign rally in Iowa on Wednesday afternoon, jokingly asking the audience, “should we keep them in the room?” The comment, which Trump made in jest, came as Trump was applauding a Christian conservative group for supporting him. “We have our Christian Conservatives for […]
  • How decades of divorce helped erode religion September 29, 2016
    Two widely recognized trends in American society might have something to do with each other. Divorce rates climbed to the highest levels ever in the 1980s, when about half of all marriages ended in divorce. And, in the present day, Americans are rapidly becoming less religious. Since 1972, the share of Americans who say they […]