Warren, in Utah, pledges changes in national-monument policy

2022 Campaign 04/17/19, 21:20

Backed by dramatic mountain peaks, Elizabeth Warren stopped in Utah on Wednesday to discuss her public-lands plan, including a promise to restore broader protections for two of the state's high-profile national monuments if elected president. Warren's plan puts her among the few Democratic candidates so far talking about public lands, a ...

Lawsuit challenges Utah ban on abortions after 18 weeks

Health 04/10/19, 14:46

Abortion rights groups filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging the constitutionality of a new Utah law banning most abortions after 18 weeks of gestation, following through on a vow made when lawmakers considered the measure during this year's legislative session.The law violates the U.S. Supreme Court's longtime stance that states cannot ...

Update: Mormon leader warns of ‘rampant immorality’

U.S. 04/06/19, 11:38

The Latest on a conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Utah (all times local):10:35 a.m.A leader with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is urging members to root their families in the teachings of Christ to prepare their children for a world with ...

Mormons bracing for more changes at church conference

U.S. 04/05/19, 23:34

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are preparing for more changes as they gather in Utah for a twice-yearly conference to hear from the faith's top leaders.Church President Russell M. Nelson has implemented a host of changes in his first year at the helm, including the ...

‘Queer Eye’ star France bridges divides on TV, in real life

Entertainment 04/05/19, 12:58

The Netflix show "Queer Eye" caught on by doing something unusual: creating reality TV that touches on some of the country's deepest divides with persistent optimism.Alongside sleek new haircuts and rehabbed wardrobes, the makeover program starring five gay men tackles the contrast between urban and rural, white and black, liberal ...

Mormon president makes big changes in busy first year

U.S. 04/05/19, 00:12

The president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has generated buzz in his first year by becoming one of the most visible, active and decisive presidents in modern church history and implementing a number of big changes, including repealing rules directed at same-sex couples and their children.Russell ...

Fireball soars when officials blow up derailed train cars

U.S. 04/01/19, 16:09

A massive fireball soared into the sky in the central Utah desert after officials blew up 11 derailed tanker cars containing propane and biodiesel. The controlled detonation Sunday night was the safest way to deal with the explosive material, Juab County Undersheriff Brent Pulver said Monday about the decision by state ...

Utah ‘extreme stalking’ case hones in on Hawaii man

Tech 03/27/19, 14:03

A Utah family that has had hundreds of unwanted service providers unwittingly sent to their home over the past seven months in a case of extreme stalking has a court-ordered protective injunction against a man in Hawaii, but police have yet to arrest him and won't say if he's a ...

An ‘extreme stalker’ has a Utah family’s home under siege

Tech 03/25/19, 13:57

A Utah family has become the victim of extreme stalking involving unwanted service providers repeatedly being sent to their home, according to the homeowner and police.Walt Gilmore's family in suburban Salt Lake City has been the target since August of a stalker using phone calls and texts to send a ...

Healthy Killian Tillie makes Gonzaga tough to defend

Basketball 03/22/19, 18:48

Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie returned from a foot injury in January, only to injure it again.The Zags were a bit more aggressive with Tillie's rehab the second time around and it seems to have paid off.Playing fast and free, Tillie was superb in top-seeded Gonzaga's blowout win over Fairleigh Dickinson ...

Remains of pilot killed during WWII laid to rest in Utah

U.S. 03/22/19, 14:49

The remains of a World War II pilot have been laid to rest in his home state of Utah after being returned from Germany.The Salt Lake City Tribune reported that the burial for Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Lynn W. Hadfield came 74 years to the day German anti-aircraft fire ...

Rui Hachimura’s popularity continuing to rise at Gonzaga

Sports 03/20/19, 18:22

Rui Hachimura leaned against a wall inside Las Vegas' Orleans Arena, towering above the boom microphones and cameras being held by the reporters below.The Gonzaga big man patiently answered questions in Japanese for more than 15 minutes from the nearly two dozen reporters, including one who raised his hand and ...

Kansas hopes to resurrect proof-of-citizenship voting law

U.S. 03/18/19, 00:58

A federal appeals court will hear arguments Monday over the constitutionality of a struck-down Kansas statute that had required people to provide documents proving their U.S. citizenship before they could register to vote. In a case with national implications for voting rights, Kansas faces an uphill battle to resurrect the law ...

Mitchell, Crowder help Jazz crush tired Timberwolves 120-100

Basketball 03/14/19, 22:41

Donovan Mitchell scored 24 points, Jae Crowder had 18 and the Utah Jazz beat the travel-weary Minnesota Timberwolves 120-100 on Thursday night.Derrick Favors had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Ruby Gobert contributed 10 points and 13 boards for the Jazz, who played Wednesday night but didn't have nearly the ...

Utah teacher apologizes for Ash Wednesday incident

U.S. 03/11/19, 18:54

A Utah teacher on administrative leave apologized Monday for making 9-year-old Catholic student William McLeod wash off the Ash Wednesday cross from his forehead, saying it was a misunderstanding.Fourth-grade teacher Moana Patterson said Monday she thought the cross was dirt, and she gave William a wet wipe to clean off ...

Utah teacher forces student to wash off Ash Wednesday cross

U.S. 03/07/19, 21:41

A teacher in the predominantly Mormon state of Utah was placed on administrative leave after she forced a Catholic student to wash off the Ash Wednesday cross from his forehead. William McLeod, 9, had just returned to his school near Salt Lake City after attending Catholic mass when his fourth-grade teacher ...

Utah leaders postpone sweeping tax reform after backlash

Business 03/07/19, 19:31

Utah leaders postponed a plan Thursday that would have made sweeping changes to the state's tax system after a backlash from businesses and other groups.Republican Gov. Gary Herbert said lawmakers will study the complicated issue over the coming months and likely return in a special session, possibly in the summer.Herbert ...

Mormon websites renamed in push to end use of nicknames

U.S. 03/05/19, 14:41

The Mormon church said Tuesday it will rename websites, social media accounts and employee email addresses to get rid of "Mormon" and "LDS" as the faith continues a push to be known by the religion's full name and not shorthand nicknames it previously embraced and promoted.The changes mark the latest ...

Planes hit birds 280 times in 2018 at Salt Lake airport

U.S. 03/02/19, 11:15

Planes at Salt Lake City International Airport collided with 280 birds last year, including one incident where a flock of birds hit a plane carrying 223 passengers and narrowly missed hitting the engine. Most of the bird strikes were minor, but in total they caused about $675,000 in damage, said Candace ...

Man dies, suspect sought in shooting near university in Utah

U.S. 03/01/19, 14:42

Police were searching Friday for the suspect in a fatal shooting at an apartment complex south of Salt Lake City that spurred a shelter-in-place alert for about two hours at nearby Utah Valley University. Other people at the apartment complex in Orem, Utah, witnessed Elbert Paule, 19, shoot a man once ...

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