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  • Mobile farmers market to bring fresh produce to Salt Lake City's 'food deserts' June 28, 2016
    If the people can’t make it to the farmers market, bring the farmers market to the people. A new program launched Monday in Salt Lake City intends to do just that by bringing locally grown produce to west-side neighborhoods. The new Urban Greens Market will serve the Glendale and Poplar Grove communities by circulating among […]
  • Trial set for Utah man accused of fatally beating girlfriend's 2-year-old son June 28, 2016
    A six-day trial has been set to begin next March for a Layton man who is accused of beating his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son to death over potty training issues. Joshua Schoenenberger, 35, is charged in 2nd District Court with first-degree felony aggravated murder and second-degree felony child abuse for allegedly inflicting fatal injuries last year […]
  • As interstate system turns 60, Utah freeways in better shape than most June 28, 2016
    The nation’s interstate freeway system celebrates its 60th birthday this week, an age when many people would approach retirement. A new report says Utah’s interstates are aging more gracefully than most. Utah’s freeways generally are in better physical condition than in most states and are less congested — accomplished while adding far more traffic in […]
  • What you need to know about Tuesday's election in Utah June 28, 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 […]
  • Investigation underway after Sunset woman dies inside county jail June 28, 2016
    An investigation is underway after a 46-year-old Sunset woman died while locked up at the Davis County jail. Kara Noakes died last Thursday, according to Davis County Sgt. DeeAnn Servey. Noakes had been booked into the jail two days prior for allegedly driving with a revoked license. Noakes had a warrant out for her arrest […]
  • Saddle Wildfire: Air, ground assault has promise -- if the weather cooperates June 28, 2016
    In the air and on the ground, firefighters braced for a critical period in their battle against southwestern Utah’s stubborn Saddle Wlidfire, as hot, dry conditions persisted and gusty, lightning-laden storm clouds moved into the region. A Red Flag Warning was in effect for the bulk of central and southern Utah through Tuesday night, including […]
  • SUU leaders say wine is fine at Utah Shakespeare Festival June 28, 2016
    Leaders at Southern Utah University say it will be fine to sell wine at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. The school’s board of trustees expressed confidence last week that a request to sell wine at intermission meets all school and state alcohol laws, said Marvin L. Dodge, SUU vice president. “Generally, when the primary audience for […]
  • Wyoming authorities to speak about Utah rail worker's death June 28, 2016
    Authorities in Wyoming plan to make an announcement about the investigation into the death of a Utah rail worker who disappeared amid a manhunt for two suspects in a kidnapping case. The Lincoln County Attorney and sheriff are set to hold a news conference Tuesday on the death of 63-year-old Kay Ricks. Authorities have been […]
  • Utah forecast: Wildfire danger extreme with hot, dry conditions and lightning ahead June 28, 2016
    Potentially record-setting heat, parched high desert grasslands and forests combined with the threat of dry lightning to turn Utah into a tinder box as the midweek approached. The National Weather Service placed wide swaths of central and southern Utah under a Red Flag Warning for sudden and explosive wildfire risk. That warning officially expired at […]
  • Ogden mother remains critical after weekend fire that killed her son June 28, 2016
    Ogden fire investigators believe a young boy playing with a butane torch started a weekend fire that killed him and critically injured his mother. Ogden City Fire Marshal Kevin Brown stated Monday that it appeared the early Sunday morning fire at 225 29th Street started when the torch ignited a mattress. Police identified the deceased […]

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  • Britain confronts a wave of racist incidents after the Brexit vote June 28, 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 […]
  • Brexit prompts a push to end English in the European Union June 28, 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 […]
  • Supreme Court will review unusual citizenship law June 28, 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 […]
  • Court rules domestic abusers can't own guns June 28, 2016
    Washington • The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the broad reach of a federal law that bars people with misdemeanor domestic violence convictions from owning guns. The justices rejected arguments that the law covers only intentional acts of abuse and not those committed recklessly in which a person is aware of the risk that an […]
  • Clinton, Warren meet for first 2016 campaign event June 28, 2016
    Cincinnati • Elizabeth Warren offered an impassioned endorsement of Hillary Clinton on Monday morning, symbolically unifying the Democratic Party behind the presumptive nominee and giving voters a rousing preview of what could be a historic joint ticket. Throwing clasped hands high in the air, the two women promised to “go big” and “go bold” to […]
  • Germany saw 40 percent rise in far-right violence last year June 28, 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 […]
  • Off-duty cop shoots, kills pit bull during Vermont dog fight, police say June 28, 2016
    Hartford, Vt. • Authorities in Vermont say an off-duty police officer shot and killed a pit bull that apparently attacked his dog at a dog park. Police say Hartford police Officer Logan Scelza shot the dog Saturday at the Watson Upper Valley Dog Park in Hartford. They say Scelza’s husky was apparently bitten in the […]
  • 40-year-old Twinkie still going strong June 28, 2016
    Blue Hill, Maine • In a glass box in a private school in Maine sits a 40-year-old chemistry experiment still going strong: A decades-old Twinkie. ABC News reports the experiment started in 1976 when Roger Bennatti was teaching a lesson to his high school chemistry class on food additives and shelf life. After a student […]
  • Top court voids Texas abortion-clinic rules June 28, 2016
    Washington • The Supreme Court issued its strongest defense of abortion rights in a quarter-century Monday, striking down Texas’ widely replicated rules that sharply reduced abortion clinics in the nation’s second-most populous state. By a 5-3 vote, the justices rejected the state’s arguments that its 2013 law and follow-up regulations were needed to protect women’s […]
  • Supreme Court ruling imperils abortion laws in many states June 28, 2016
    New York • By striking down tough abortion restrictions in Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court has emboldened abortion-rights activists nationwide and imperiled a range of anti-abortion laws in numerous states. Many anti-abortion leaders were openly disappointed, bracing for the demise of restrictions that they had worked vigorously to enact over the past few years. The […]