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  • Aerial photos: West Antelope Fire devastates Utah state park July 28, 2016
    The West Antelope Fire scorched much of Antelope Island State Park. Believed to have been sparked by lightning late last week, the blaze was difficult to fight because of the island’s rugged terrain and plentiful fuels, mainly grass and sagebrush. Because of the fire, the island’s campgrounds were evacuated, hiking trails were closed and a […]
  • 'Swam to the island': Mysterious note found on vacant boat near Antelope Island July 28, 2016
    Officials found a vacant boat floating in Great Salt Lake on Wednesday with a terse and unexplained note on board: “swam to the island.” The sailboat, anchored about three miles north of Bridger Bay of Antelope Island, was spotted about 5:30 p.m., said Utah State Parks spokesman Eugene Swalberg. Investigators checked the boat’s registration in […]
  • After criticism, Planned Parenthood removes photos of condoms with Mormon-owned 'CTR' logo July 28, 2016
    Planned Parenthood Association of Utah won’t give out condoms in packages borrowing a well-known Mormon phrase. The pink-and-white wrappers were meant as a playful safe-sex reminder for Latter-day Saints, the group said. But critics say it was distasteful to feature the phrase “CTR” or “Choose the Right,” which the church uses to guide LDS youngsters […]
  • Land speed racer Sam Wheeler dies at Utah's Salt Flats July 28, 2016
    Sam Wheeler, a renowned land speed motorcycle racer, is dead after the high-performance bike he was testing at Utah’s famed Bonneville Salt Flats fishtailed, went airborne and crashed at 200 mph. He was 72. Wheeler died Monday afternoon at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray because of traumatic injuries suffered in the motorcycle accident, hospital spokesman […]
  • Clinton's achievement is historic, but Utahns are divided about whether to celebrate July 28, 2016
    Hillary Clinton is making history as the first female presidential nominee for a major U.S. political party. But how big of a breakthrough is it to Utahns? Some see it as significant, a milestone too long in coming. Others are more ho-hum about it — and for a variety of reasons, ranging from their dislike […]
  • F-35s at Hill Air Force Base almost ready for combat, commanders say July 28, 2016
    The United States’ newest fighter jet, and pilots and maintainers from Utah, are almost capable of deploying to a war zone, officers from Hill Air Force Base said Wednesday. In a conference call with reporters, the commanders said the F-35 and the personnel performed well in recent mock deployments and training flights and have achieved […]
  • Mormon church pulls missionaries out of Turkey July 28, 2016
    The LDS Church pulled its 15 missionaries out of Turkey this week, citing concern for unstable conditions in the country. The missionaries, known as “volunteers,” were transferred to Germany, where they will work with the Turkish-speaking population in Berlin, according to a news release from Mormon Newsroom. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints […]
  • Per Malm, member of Mormon church GA Quorum, dies at 67 July 28, 2016
    Per Gösta Malm, a Swedish member of the LDS Church’s general authority Seventy Quorum, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 67. “[Elder Malm] was a man of tremendous spirituality and strength. His example as a husband, father, friend and disciple has been priceless. He faced cancer with his characteristic calm and courage,” […]
  • Inmates attack, stab fellow prisoner July 28, 2016
    A group of inmates attacked and stabbed a fellow male inmate at the Utah State Prison in Draper on Wednesday, officials say. “Several” men — the Utah Department of Corrections declined to give an exact number — stabbed the inmate about 4 p.m. in a cell at one of the Uinta facilities, which include maximum-security […]
  • The U., LDS hospital among top-ranked Salt Lake County hospitals by feds July 28, 2016
    Five Salt Lake County hospitals received four out of five stars from the federal government in its recent quality ratings. The ratings, released Wednesday by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), use 64 different measures to determine the quality of more than 4,000 hospitals across the U.S. These measures include patient experience, […]

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  • Hostage: Attackers forced my husband to film slain priest July 28, 2016
    Paris • France’s main religious leaders sent a message of unity and solidarity after meeting Wednesday with French President Francois Hollande a day after two extremists attacked a Catholic church and slit the throat of an elderly priest in front of other hostages. Yet even as they spoke, more horrifying details of the church attack […]
  • Trump says Russia should find Clinton's missing emails July 28, 2016
    Miami • Donald Trump has a message for Russia: find Hillary Clinton’s missing emails. But his running mate, Mike Pence, is sending mixed signals. In a Miami press conference Wednesday, the Republican presidential nominee said that the 30,000 missing emails from Clinton’s private email server would reveal “some beauties” and made an extraordinary plea for […]
  • Cooking oil, graphene among CO2 capture prize entry ideas July 28, 2016
    Cheyenne, Wyo. • Cooking oil and graphene, a recently discovered substance stronger than steel, might seem to have little in common, but some theorize both could be made from carbon dioxide emitted by coal- and gas-fired power plants. Teams from Canada, China, Finland, India, Scotland, Switzerland and the U.S. have submitted 47 proposals for the […]
  • Baltimore drops all charges against cops in Freddie Gray case July 28, 2016
    Baltimore • More than a year after a black man suffered a broken neck in a police van, the effort to hold six officers criminally responsible for his death collapsed Wednesday when the city dropped all charges in the case that tore Baltimore apart and exposed deep fissures between the police, prosecutors and the people. […]
  • Clinton campaign seeks to make most of Kaine's Spanish July 28, 2016
    Albuquerque, N.M. • When Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine and Hillary Clinton made their debut as the Democratic presidential ticket, he proudly declared, “Hillary and I are soul mates in this struggle.” It was a message he delivered to the Miami crowd in Spanish. In the days after Kaine’s selection as Clinton’s running mate, much was […]
  • Would-be Reagan assassin John Hinckley Jr. to be freed after 35 years July 28, 2016
    Washintgon • John W. Hinckley Jr. will be released from a government psychiatric hospital more than 35 years after he attempted to assassinate president Ronald Reagan and shot three others outside the Washington Hilton on March 30, 1981, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. Hinckley, 61, no longer poses a danger to himself or others and […]
  • Analysis: Can Hillary Clinton finally close the 'God gap'? July 28, 2016
    As Democrats gather for the convention in Philadelphia that will formally nominate Hillary Clinton, the party faces an extraordinarily fortuitous set of circumstances: her general election opponent, Republican nominee Donald Trump, finds himself leading a fractious party with too little cash on hand and sky-high negative ratings among key blocs of the electorate. Women, Latinos […]
  • Thousands of Russian Orthodox gather in Kiev despite threats July 28, 2016
    Moscow • Thousands of Russian Orthodox Christian pilgrims reached the center of Ukraine’s capital Wednesday and finished their procession to the city’s most revered monastery after their march was disrupted a day earlier. The procession by Ukrainian adherents of Russian Orthodoxy was prevented from entering the city on Tuesday after Ukraine’s interior minister said grenades […]
  • Francis and Poland differ on migrants ahead of pope's visit July 28, 2016
    Vatican City • Support for migrants is so central to Pope Francis’ vision for the church that he has made welcoming them a potential test for those seeking entry to heaven on Judgment Day. The pontiff’s advocacy for refugee rights faces a diplomatic test Wednesday when he begins a five-day visit to Poland, where a […]
  • Atheists sue Missouri officials over Baptist convention July 28, 2016
    Kansas City, Mo. • A group of atheists has sued Kansas City, Missouri, officials over the planned use of $65,000 in tourism tax dollars to aid an upcoming Baptist convention. The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/29WM6wz ) reports that American Atheists Inc. and two Kansas City members filed the lawsuit Friday against Kansas City Mayor Sly […]