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Washington • President Barack Obama will visit Utah on Friday for an event on the economy at Hill Air Force Base, a White House official confirmed Monday morning. With his Utah visit, Obama will have visited 49 states — the …

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  • FILE - This July 16, 2013 file photo shows a Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York. U.S. stocks are starting the week sharply higher Monday, March 30, 2015, led by energy companies. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) Stocks gain on positive spending, home sales
    New York • U.S. stock indexes are closing higher following encouraging news on consumer spending and home sales. Energy stocks and banks had some of …
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  • FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2014 file photo, day laborers work in a strawberry field as they prepare the field for planting in the Valle de San Quintin in the municipality of Ensenada, south of Tijuana in Baja California, Mexico. In mid-March 2015, farm workers in this area walked off their jobs to demand better pay and labor conditions. Strike activist Fermin Salazar said Monday, March 30, 2015 that the work stoppage continues after they turned down a 15-percent wage increase offer. Workers had been demanding a 300-peso-per-day ($19.70) minimum wage, but have reportedly reduced that demand to 200 pesos ($13.10). (AP Photo/Omar Millan, File) Growers offers 15% raise to Baja farmworkers
    Mexico City • Export-oriented commercial farms in Mexico’s Baja California state say they have offered farm workers a 15-percent wage increase to end a two-week-old …
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  • Hearing set on Chinese drywall damage
    New Orleans • With a hearing scheduled to decide how much money thousands of people are owed for Chinese drywall damage to their homes, the …
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  • BNSF railroad adds safety rules for oil trains
    Omaha • BNSF has started taking additional safety measures for crude oil shipments because of four recent high-profile derailments in the U.S. and Canada, the …
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  • Rates for U.S. Treasury bills edged up at auction
    Washington • Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose in Monday’s auction to the highest levels in two weeks. The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion …
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  • Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras gestures during a parliamentary session in Athens, on Monday, March 30, 2015, after Tsipras called the special session of parliament to brief lawmakers on the course of recent troubled negotiations with bailout lenders to overhaul cost-cutting reforms. Greece is under pressure to convince creditors it has viable alternatives to the reforms, with government cash reserves running low.  (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris) Greek PM says alter debt to get your repayment
    Athens • Greece will be unable to repay massive bailout debts without eventually restructuring them, the prime minister said, as pressure from lenders...
    Updated Mar 30 2015 04:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • Norcraft and Auspex are big market movers
    New York • Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE • Norcraft Comp...
    Updated Mar 30 2015 04:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • Sen. Mike Lee sees staff changes after chief of staff resigns
    Sen. Mike Lee has shuffled his top aides after Neil Ashdown resigned as chief of staff last week for family reasons. He'd been on the job for about fo...
    Updated Mar 30 2015 04:27 pm   |     |   Share
    Help MAX Care For Kids Who Need It Most
    Prematurely losing a child is undoubtedly every parent’s worst nightmare, one that sadly came true for Boyd and LuAnn Rhea when their 10-year-old daug...
    Updated Mar 12 2015 03:18 pm   |     |   Share

    Weekend Rewind: News and photos you may have missed
    Former federal water manager proposes tearing down Glen Canyon Dam • Former U.S. Bureau of Reclamation commissioner Daniel Beard says Congress has a soft spot …
    Updated Mar 30 2015 10:59 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this March 19, 2015, file photo, President Barack Obama, flanked by senior adviser Brian Deese, left, and Christina Goldfuss, managing director of the Council on Environmental Quality, speaks at Energy Department in Washington. In a highly anticipated announcement, the United States will pledge to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by up to 28 percent as its contribution to a major global climate treaty nearing the final stages of negotiation, according to people briefed on the White House’s plans.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) US offer for global climate treaty: 28 percent emissions cut
    Washington • In a highly anticipated announcement, the United States will offer a roughly 28 percent emissions cut as its contribution to a major glob...
    Updated Mar 30 2015 04:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • BLM allows old unplugged wells to fester in Utah, former employee’s report says.
    The Seep Ridge No. 3 well never produced much oil and gas. And it has been dormant since 2000 — five years after the well was acquired by a one-man V...
    Updated Mar 30 2015 04:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Tory Wilson competes on the Beam for the Ute's  in the Pac-12 Gymnastics Championships at the Huntsman Center, Saturday, March 21, 2015. Utah gymnastics: Tory Wilson still a team leader for Utes
    Even the prospect of seven more weeks bound to a wheelchair isn't enough to bring Utah gymnast Tory Wilson's spirits down. The senior is just a week o...
    Updated Mar 30 2015 03:51 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah Jazz knock off Oklahoma City Thunder, 94-89
    The Utah Jazz won’t make the playoffs this season, which means the year will end in a little more than two weeks, with little fanfare. …
    Updated Mar 30 2015 12:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
BYU RB Nate Carter broke off a huge run to get the ball into scoring position as BYU football had it's first scrimmage, Friday, March 27, 2015. BYU football: Backup RBs see action as starters mostly sit in spring camp
    Provo • If Nebraska coaches get their hands on the film of BYU's scaled-down spring scrimmage from Friday night, they aren't going to learn much about...
    Updated Mar 30 2015 04:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • Jay Z, Madonna, Minaj among owners of new streaming service
    New York • Some of the biggest names in music have established their own online streaming service. Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Madonna, Jay Z, R...
    Updated Mar 30 2015 03:48 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this March 14, 2015 file photo, honoree Justin Bieber arrives at the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, Calif. Bieber's former neighbors Jeffrey and Suzanne Schwartz sued the pop singer in Los Angeles on Thursday March 19, 2015, claiming he spit on Jeffrey Schwartz during a dispute in March 2013 and caused emotional distress with loud parties and unsafe driving in their neighborhood. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) Monday on TV: Justin Bieber tries to remake his image by getting roasted. Really.
    If you’re a spoiled brat pop star who has burned a lot of bridges with your terrible behavior, how do you remake your image? If you’re Justin Bieber, ...
    Updated Mar 30 2015 03:03 pm   |     |   Share
    And you thought maple syrup was just for pancakes and waffles
    Pancakes, waffles and French toast? They’re fine, but they’re also just the start. Because if you’re limiting maple syrup to the breakfast table, you’re missing …
    Updated Mar 30 2015 09:49 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah Valley basketball: UVU hires BYU assistant Mark Pope as new basketball coach
    Orem • Another one of BYU basketball coach Dave Rose’s assistant coaches has landed a head coaching job. Utah Valley University will announce Tuesday ...
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  • Utah baseball: Utes’ Rose Named Pac-12 pitcher of the week
    San Francisco • Utah freshman pitcher Jayson Rose was named as the Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week after striking out 11 in Utah’s 3-2 win over California ...
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  • This product image provided by the Ford Motor Co. shows the interior of the new Lincoln Continental concept. Thirteen years after the last Continental rolled off a Michigan assembly line, Ford Motor Co. is debuting the new Continental in concept form at the New York Auto Show on Monday, March 30, 2015.The production version goes on sale next year. (AP Photo/Ford Motor Co.) Lincoln Continental, the car of presidents, is back
    Dearborn, Mich. • Elvis Presley had one; so did Clark Gable. It was even the sedan of presidents. Then the name vanished amid an invasion of newer lux...
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    Former Utah football star Cal Beck reinvents himself — again
    If theater is about dramatic transformations, one of the best reinvention stories in the Salt Lake City arts world is the story of former University …
    Updated Mar 24 2015 09:48 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2012 file photo, retired FBI agent Robert G. Lustyik Jr., leaves federal court in Salt Lake City after pleading not guilty to charges of trying to derail an investigation into a defense contract scandal in exchange for promises of riches that apparently never materialized. Lustyik is set to go to trial in Utah Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, accused of trying to derail an investigation into a defense contract scandal in exchange for promises of riches. Prosecutors say Lustyik, a counterintelligence officer based in White Plains, N.Y., agreed to Utah judge sentences former FBI agent to 10 years in federal fraud case
    A federal judge on Monday sentenced a former FBI counterintelligence agent to 10 years in a federal prison for scheming to defraud the U.S. government...
    Updated Mar 30 2015 04:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • File-This March 6, 2015, file photo shows Defense Secretary Ash Carter, speaking during a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony at the Pentagon.  Carter is considering easing some military enlistment standards as part of a broader set of initiatives to better attract and keep quality service members and civilians across the Defense Department. While there are few details yet, Carter is exploring whether to adjust some of the requirements for certain military jobs, such as those involving cyber or high-tech expertise.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) Pentagon chief considers easing of enlistment standards
    Abington, Pa. • Saying the military needs to do more to compete with corporate America for quality recruits, Defense Secretary Ash Carter opened the d...
    Updated Mar 30 2015 02:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Real Salt Lake defender/midfielder Jordan Allen (7) celebrates his game-winning goal as Real Salt Lake hosts Toronto FC at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Sunday March 29, 2015. Real Salt Lake: With Jordan Allen’s heroics, RSL’s youth movement starts to take hold
    Sandy • Two days before Jordan Allen saved Real Salt Lake, delivering a memorable moment with his first career goal in Major League Soccer, his coach ...
    Updated Mar 30 2015 04:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • Collection gets underway to help Utah’s homeless cope with sunny weather
    An April collection drive for the Salt Lake Valley’s homeless focuses not on clothing or food, but on sunblock. The Salt Lake County Health Department...
    Updated Mar 30 2015 04:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • (FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2014, file photo, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank pauses while speaking at a news conference in Atlanta. The NFL has fined the Falcons, stripped the organization of a draft pick and suspended team president Rich McKay from the league’s Competition Committee beginning April 1 following the team’s use of fake noise at home games. In statement released Monday, March 30, 2015,  the league announced that the Falcons have been fined $350,000 and will forfeit their fifth-round selection in the 2016 draft. If the Falcons have multiple picks in that round, the highest selection will be forfeited. Falcons owner Arthur Blank told The Associated Press)   in early February that he had seen enough of the NFL’s investigation at that point to acknowledge wrongdoing by his club. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File) NFL: Falcons fined, lose draft pick for pumping in fake noise
    New York • The NFL has fined the Atlanta Falcons, stripped the organization of a draft pick and suspended team president Rich McKay from the league’s ...
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  • Cook calls ‘religious objection’ laws dangerous
    New York • Apple CEO Tim Cook said so-called “religious objection” legislation being introduced in a number states is dangerous and bad for business. ...
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  • U.S. agents charged with fraud over Silk Road
    San Francisco • Two former federal agents have been charged with stealing digital currency during their investigation into an online black market that...
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  • Spotify hits Sony’s PlayStation 3 and 4 on Monday
    New York • Spotify is coming to the PlayStation, replacing Sony’s own Music Unlimited service, as the company continues to expand the game console int...
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  • (Prince Saud al-Faisal talks to The Associated Press)   about plans to open the Saudi stock exchange to direct investment by foreigners, just one of several plans for the exchange, during an Investment Exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, March 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili) Saudi Arabia seeks to attract non-oil capital
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates • Saudi Arabia has undertaken several initiatives to attract foreign capital outside of its oil and gas sector, the deputy...
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  • SEC files fraud charges against Lynn Tilton
    Washington • Federal regulators have filed civil fraud charges against prominent Wall Street executive Lynn Tilton and her investment firms. They are ...
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    | Courtesy Rubblebucket
Rubblebucket, a wild art-pop band from Brooklyn, N.Y., will perform Oct. 4, 2014. at the State Room in Salt Lake City. Body Language will open. Visit www.thestateroom.com for information. Must be 21. Plans for tonight: A jazz Trinity
    • Post-punk band Self Defense Family performs at Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), Salt Lake City. Opening: Makthaverskan. Show starts at 7....
    Updated Mar 30 2015 12:18 pm   |     |   Share
    David Archuleta The Cricket’s Daily 3: Meet Trevor Noah, your next ‘Daily Show’ host
    It’s going to be another busy summer at Layton’s Kenley Amphitheatre, with the Davis Arts Councils annual concert series. The “Summer Under the Stars ...
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  • Ann Cannon: Finding the bright side of a terrible, horrible, no good day
    Remember that book for kids called “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” by Judith Viorst? Well, I experienced the grown-up ve...
    Updated Mar 30 2015 12:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Smoke rises from an area due to Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, March 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed) Saudi-led forces strike Yemen rebels, blockade ports
    Sanaa, Yemen • Saudi-led naval forces imposed a blockade on Yemen’s ports as coalition airstrikes on Monday repelled an advance on the southern port c...
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  • High court: Sex offender can challenge GPS monitoring
    Washington • The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a North Carolina sex offender should have another chance to challenge an order that he wear a GPS mon...
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  • Utah's Delon Wright dunks as Duke's Justise Winslow looks on during the first half of a college basketball regional semifinal game in the NCAA Tournament Friday, March 27, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Utah basketball: Delon Wright earns AP, NABC All America honors
    Only half an hour after Utah's season ended in Houston, Delon Wright was leaning back into a chair in the team locker room, seemingly still taking in ...
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  • Former Utah State basketball coach Stew Morrill shares a laugh with his longtime assistant Tim Duryea after Duryea was announced as the head coach of the program on Monday morning. (John Zsiray/Herald Journal) Utah State basketball: Tim Duryea takes Aggies into post-Morrill era
    Logan • For three months, Tim Duryea rode an emotional roller coaster into an obscured future. On Monday, the fog lifted. Duryea, an assistant at Utah...
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    Utah State at Utah football game switched from Saturday to Friday night
    If you just couldn’t wait until Saturday, Sept. 12, for the 112th installment of the Battle of the Brothers, you’re in luck. They’ll play Friday, Sept...
    Updated Mar 30 2015 11:52 am   |     |   Share
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Timothy Tyler Andrew Walker, who is facing felony drug and evasion charges, and his lawyer in the 5th District court Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. Former NASCAR driver sentenced to jail for police chase that ended in Utah
    A former NASCAR driver who led police on a 150 mph chase through three states was sentenced Monday by a Utah judge to 90 days in jail. Timothy Tyler A...
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  • Courtesy  |  Ben Bromley, University of Utah

In this acrylic painting, University of Utah astrophysicist Ben Bromley envisions the view of a double sunset from an uninhabited Earthlike planet orbiting a pair of binary stars. In a new study, Bromley and Scott Kenyon of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory performed mathematical analysis and simulations showing that it is possible for a rocky planet to form around binary stars, like Luke Skywalker’s home planet Tatooine in the “Star Wars” films. So far, NASA’s Kepler space telescope has found only gas-giant planets like Saturn or Neptune orbiting binary stars. More Star Wars ‘Tatooine’-style planets with two suns possible, University of Utah study says
    Luke Skywalker would likely feel at home on a number of real-life planets. Giant, rocky masses orbiting two suns have a place outside of Hollywood, a...
    Updated Mar 30 2015 04:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • Victim in suspected Ogden DUI crash said improving
    An Ogden woman hurt in a weekend multi-vehicle remained in intensive care Monday, but her condition had been upgraded to serious, police said. Ogden p...
    Updated Mar 30 2015 03:16 pm   |     |   Share