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George, Mitchell uncertain for Game 2 of Thunder-Jazz

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder forward Paul George and Utah guard Donovan Mitchell, the leading...

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Statue unveiled honoring firefighters killed in Arizona fire

PHOENIX (AP) — A life-sized statue was unveiled Saturday honoring 19 members of a firefighting team known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in a 2013 Arizona wildfire. The statue was dedicated at a state memorial park established where all but one member of the team died in a canyon in...


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Report of dead deer instead produces body of mountain lion

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies responding to a report of a dead deer on the side of a highway in northern Utah instead found the dead body of a mountain lion that apparently had been struck by a vehicle. The Standard-Examiner reports that Morgan County sheriff’s Sgt. Corey Stark says no...


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Advantage Utah? Jazz's Derrick Favors "100 percent" back

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When Derrick Favors can find ways to impose his will, good things happen for the Utah Jazz. Favors has been quietly, albeit effectively, getting it done against the Oklahoma City Thunder, playing in the shadows of Utah rookie of the year candidate Donovan Mitchell and Jazz...


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Police shooting victim's mental illness prompts questions

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man killed in a police shooting in suburban Salt Lake City had previous run-ins with law enforcement and claimed to have mental illness, prompting concerns Friday from a Black Lives Matter activist that police acted too aggressively. Officials with the Salt Lake City and...


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2 arrested over repeated bomb threats at Ogden courthouse

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two people have been arrested in connection with bomb threats that forced the evacuation of a northern Utah courthouse three times in three weeks. Ogden police announced Friday that Tonisha Lester and Jerry Larkin were arrested and booked into Weber County Jail on charges...


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Nephew of Mitt Romney fails to make Colorado primary ballot

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DENVER (AP) — Businessman Doug Robinson, a nephew of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, failed to qualify for Colorado’s Republican gubernatorial primary ballot, a state official announced Friday. Colorado politicians hoping to land on their party’s statewide primary ballot must gather 1,...


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Towns, T-wolves return home in big hole against Rockets

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first taste of the NBA playoffs for Timberwolves All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns has been rather bitter, thanks to the 3-point-happy Houston Rockets. The two-game totals tell a frustrating story for the 22-year-old: just 13 points, 5 for 18 shooting and a 2-0 deficit in the...


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Authorities: Woman disrupted London-to-Salt Lake City flight

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a woman was arrested after she disrupted a flight from London to Salt Lake City and attacked a federal air marshal. Documents filed in U.S. District Court in Utah allege that 45-year-old Sarah Beach threw coffee on passengers, overturned a drink cart and ran up...


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Texas gains 8 rigs as US rig count rises to 1,013

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by five this week to 1,013. At this time a year ago there were 857 active rigs. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes reported Friday that 820 rigs drilled for oil this week and 192 for gas. One was...


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Former fire chief gets jail time for igniting Utah wildfire

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A former state trooper and fire chief has been sentenced to 180 days in jail for intentionally igniting a wildfire in eastern Utah last year.


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