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Art Raymond, the spokesman for Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, was placed on paid leave Thursday while the city investigates online comments criticizing Becker’s campaign rivals Raymond posted anonymously …

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  • Utah man’s 1994 child sexual abuse conviction upheld
    The Utah Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of a child molester’s appeal that claimed his lawyer was ineffective for failing to inform him about a...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 07:00 am   |     |   Share
    News roundup: Planned Parenthood funding fight could prompt another government shutdown
    Planned Parenthood funding fight could prompt another government shutdown. SLC mayoral spokesman on leave pending online comment probe. Poll: Utahns f...

    Updated Jul 31 2015 07:53 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this July 1945, file photo, scientists and workmen rig the world's first atomic bomb to raise it up into a 100-foot tower at the Trinity bomb test site in the desert near Alamagordo, N.M. PBS special ‘The Bomb’ seeks to tell story of atomic weapons
    The creation of the atomic bomb in a New Mexico secret city and newly restored and declassified footage will be featured in a new PBS special released...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
    World-Class Hip-Hop finds a home in Salt Lake City
    Hip-hop in Salt Lake City isn’t a secret anymore. Decades ago, the inspiration for Salt Lake’s fledgling hip-hop culture was traditionally in its de...
    Updated Jul 20 2015 03:39 pm   |     |   Share

    Photos and review: A golden night for Utah fans of Imagine Dragons
    Imagine Dragons returned to Salt Lake City for a sold-out show at EnergySolutions Arena on Tuesday. The production was a stark contrast to the intimate …
    Updated Jul 29 2015 01:44 pm   |   0 Comments   |   Share
  • PCL: Salt Lake Bees upend Isotopes 9-6
    Salt Lake starter Jo Jo Reyes picked up his third win of the season in the Bees’ 9-6 victory over the Isotopes in Albuquerque, N.M., on Thursday. Rey...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 11:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Flagged online post revealed mayoral spokesman’s anonymous campaign sniping
    The Salt Lake Tribune discovered a mayoral spokesman’s anonymous online sniping about election opponents almost inadvertently. A user of The Tribune’...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 10:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Mayor Becker's spokesman Art Raymond responds to the information that he has been found to have been commenting on Trib message boards disparaging Mayor Ralph Becker’s opponents using his Salt Lake City spokesman placed on leave during probe of anonymous online political comments
    Art Raymond, the spokesman for Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, was placed on paid leave Thursday while the city investigates online comments critic...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 10:55 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah football: Utes have earned Pac-12 respect, but tough climb remains
    The day the Pac-12 announced it was adding Utah and Colorado, then-UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel believed it was a good move for the conference. Not …
    Updated Jul 29 2015 09:29 pm   |   0 Comments   |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Gipper Finau searches for his ball on the second hole of the Utah Championship golf tournament at Thanksgiving Point, Thursday July 30, 2015. Kragthorpe: Gipper Finau’s 80 spoils his home game in Web.com Tour event
    Lehi The sun already had dipped below the mountain Thursday evening as Gipper Finau stood among the wild flowers to the left of Thanksgiving Point’s...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 09:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • Presidential contender Donald Trump, right, watches England's Charley Hull, left, play her shot on the 16th fairway on the first day of the Women's British Open golf championship on the Turnberry golf course in Turnberry, Scotland, Thursday, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell) Golf: Trump lands, Kim leads at Women’s British Open
    Turnberry, Scotland • Donald Trump’s show-stealing arrival at the Women’s British Open on Thursday upstaged another strong start to a major by South K...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 08:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • Golf: Lawrie advances in own match play tournament
    Aberdeen, Scotland • Former British Open champion Paul Lawrie advanced to the last 32 of the European Tour match play event he is hosting in northern ...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 08:51 pm   |     |   Share
    Photos: Salt Lake City police show kids how to have fun without getting hurt
    Salt Lake City police on Wednesday showed children how to play safe in the outdoors. In a partnership with Subway restaurants, officers visited the Sugar …
    Updated Jul 29 2015 03:34 pm   |   0 Comments   |   Share
  • Golf: Hortal of Spain takes 1st-round lead in Madeira Islands Open
    Santo da Serra, Madeira Islands • Antonio Hortal of Spain carded a 9-under 63 to take a one-shot lead in the first round of the Madeira Islands Open o...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 08:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this July 21, 2015 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate passed a long-term transportation bill on Thursday, but with House lawmakers already dispersed for their August recess the bill becomes just one more sticky issue on a jam-packed congressional agenda in the fall. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo. is at left. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File) Congress heads into 5-week recess as stack of tough decisions looms
    Washington • Congress is heading out for a five-week summer recess in anything but a cheerful vacation mood, leaving behind a pile of unfinished busin...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 08:53 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2015 file photo, traffic passes by a highway construction zone in Little Rock, Ark. Congress sent President Barack Obama a three-month bill to keep highway and transit money flowing to states on Thursday, one day before the deadline for a cutoff of funds. Earlier in the day, the Senate passed a sweeping, long-term transportation bill, setting up discussions with the House this fall on what the future course of transportation policy should be and how to pay for programs. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File) Congress OKs 3-month highway, transit patch
    Washington • Congress sent President Barack Obama a three-month bill to keep highway and transit money flowing to states on Thursday, one day before t...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 08:54 pm   |     |   Share
    Could Sen. Orrin Hatch be keeping the door open on another term?
    Sen. Orrin Hatch has said he won’t seek an eighth term in office, but he’s sure raising money like a politician with an eye on …
    Updated Jul 29 2015 10:17 am   |   0 Comments   |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Gipper Finau tees off on the first hole in the Utah Championship golf tournament at Thanksgiving Point, Thursday July 30, 2015. Golf: Kraft takes charge of first round at Utah Championship
    Lehi • Web.com Tour veteran Kelly Kraft managed to make himself stand out from the crowd of “best golfers you’ve probably never heard of” on Thursday ...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 10:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • Former pro football player has trophies stolen in southern Utah
    St. George • A former professional football player who now lives in southern Utah says several of his trophies were recently stolen. The Spectrum new...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 08:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Amid Confederate flag scrutiny, Utah reconsiders controversial canyon name
    The renewed national scrutiny of the Confederate flag has officials again considering changing the name of Utah’s Negro Bill Canyon, a title that is o...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 08:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer speaks to the media during the NCAA college Big Ten Football Media Day Thursday, July 30, 2015 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty) Commentary: No matter the question, Urban Meyer always has the answer
    Chicago • Urban Meyer has always had an answer for everything the coaching profession has thrown at him. Nothing in his straight-ahead glare this morn...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 08:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • Tiger Woods hits out of the sand on the first hole during the first round of the Quicken Loans National Golf tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., Thursday, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) Golf: Woods gets hot after bad start, shoots 68 at Quicken Loans
    Gainesville, Va. • Tiger Woods took a conservative 3-wood off the first hole Thursday in the Quicken Loans National when many players were hitting dri...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 08:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • Manslaughter conviction overturned for Utah man accused of shooting friend for being late
    The manslaughter conviction of a Utah man convicted in the 2011 shooting death of a friend was overturned Thursday because of an erroneous jury instru...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 09:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • Trucks  queued as part of Operation Stack along the M20 near  Ashford, southeast England, as Channel crossings are disrupted by migrant activity in Calais in northern France Thursday July 30, 2015. British Prime Minister David Cameron's  description of migrants trying to reach Britain as a Hunting lions is legal in parts of Africa despite concerns
    Johannesburg • It is, for some well-heeled foreign visitors, the ultimate African experience: the thrill of hunting a lion, one of the “Big Five” anim...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 08:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Friday, June 5, 2015 photo, Maria Cantellano, left, gives change to a customer while working at her stand at the Atlanta Farmers Market in Atlanta. The U.S. economy posted a solid rebound in the April-June quarter after a harsh winter, the Commerce Department said Thursday, July 30, 2015, led by a surge in consumer spending and a recovery in foreign trade that bode well for the rest of the year. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Fed rate hike? Spring rebound of U.S. economy sets stage for the move
    Washington • The U.S. economy isn’t moving at warp speed, but it looks like it will be strong enough to handle an expected interest-rate increase late...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 10:47 pm   |     |   Share
  • Roberto Roman Man accused of killing Utah deputy loses appeal of weapon possession charge
    A man who was acquitted of murdering a Millard County Sheriff’s deputy but convicted on lesser crimes has lost an appeal of a firearms conviction. In ...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 09:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

The Lindon Marina in Orem, Thursday, July 30, 2015.  State water quality managers estimate 44 percent of Utah waterways are at risk for the same kinds of toxic algae plaguing Utah Lake. The toxins are blamed for two dog deaths and the demise of two cows. But the state has not allocated much, if any, funding for monitoring and treatment. After Utah Lake-related dog deaths, experts recommend protocol for toxic algae
    Almost a year after toxic algae at Utah Lake killed two dogs, state water-quality managers have developed the first guidelines for dealing with the po...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 08:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, center, speaks alongside Maryland Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services Stephen Moyer at Baltimore City Detention Center, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Baltimore, to announce his plan to immediately shut down the jail. The jail grabbed headlines in 2013 after a sweeping federal indictment exposed a sophisticated drug- and cellphone-smuggling ring involving dozens of gang members and correctional officers. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Maryland guv to close Baltimore jail
    Baltimore • Maryland’s governor announced plans Thursday to immediately shut down Baltimore’s state-run jail, where inmates and guards ran a criminal ...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak jokes about his new haircut, which he said that he received during a visit to Houston, during a news conference at the team's NFL football training camp Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) NFL: Kubiak hoping history repeats itself with Elway, Manning
    Englewood, Colo. • Gary Kubiak sure has the blueprints. He helped guide the Denver Broncos to back-to-back Super Bowls in the late 1990s as John Elwa...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 08:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this photo dated Wednesday, July 29, 2015, French police officers carry a piece of debris from a plane in Saint-Andre, Reunion Island. Air safety investigators, one of them a Boeing investigator, have identified the component as a Plane debris discovery may resolve MH370 mystery
    Saint-Andre, Reunion • A barnacle-encrusted wing part that washed up on a remote Indian Ocean island could help solve one of aviation’s greatest myste...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 06:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this March 23, 2010, file photo, President Barack Obama reaches for a pen to sign the health care bill in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Nonprofit co-ops, the health care law’s public-spirited alternative to mega insurers, are awash in red ink and many have fallen short of sign-up goals, a government audit has found. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File) Utah’s nonprofit insurer $19.9M in the red
    A nonprofit Utah health insurer that received federal loans to get up and running lost nearly $20 million in its first year and is among co-ops around...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 10:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • Stanford head coach David Shaw speaks to reporters during NCAA college Pac-12 Football Media Days, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Burbank, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Pac-12 Notebook: Stanford coach David Shaw relieved to avoid hard-hitting Utes
    Burbank, Calif. • Utah and Stanford may be the two teams that other Pac-12 teams least enjoy playing: grinders who want to control the clock and beat ...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 08:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • MLS All-Star midfielder Kaka holds the player of the game trophy after he led the All-Star squad against the Tottenham Hotspur in the MLS All-Star soccer game, Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Commerce City, Colo. The MLS All-Stars won 2-1 in the 20th annual mid-season classic for the league. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) MLS attendance on rise with big-name international players
    Denver • Kaka and David Villa are raising the profile of Major League Soccer. Clint Dempsey and the U.S. national teams have done their part, too. Buo...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 05:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this June 24, 2015, file photo, a shopper leaves the Whole Foods Market store in New York's Union Square. Whole Foods reports quarterly financial results on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File) Whole Foods sales down after overcharging debacle
    New York • Whole Foods is feeling pinched after New York City officials found it was overcharging customers. The grocery chain known for its organic o...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 05:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah senior running back Devontae Booker, who passed on a trip to the NFL to return to Utah for another year, tries to slip past Justin Thomas during during Thursday, April 2, 2015 practice. Utah football: Voted fifth in Pac-12 South, Utes still looking for love
    Burbank, Calif. • The Utes would tell you they’ve come a long way from the start of the program’s Pac-12 era four years ago. Preseason polls indicate ...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 08:11 pm   |     |   Share
  • Eli Lucero  |  Herald Journal
Cody Smith talks to his lawyer Cara Tangaro in 1st District Court before he was sentenced for two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, Thursday in Logan. Smith was given 10 years to life on each count to be served concurrently. Utah man who forced teen to have sex with others sentenced to prison
    A 40-year-old Logan man accused of forcing a teenage girl to have sex with four teenage boys over a three-year period was sentenced to prison for up t...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 09:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Recently trained Salvadoran instructors attach safety harness and 4 to 1 pully system to a climbing rope for Andrea Guadalupe, 12.  She was able to use the pully system to ascend a rope at the climbing wall at the National Abilty Center in Park City just using her arms.    She has Spina Bifida and has no use of her legs.   A group of instructors have been trained to work with youth with disabilities from El Salvador as part of the SportsUnited program. Taking a break from violence: Park City’s ability center hosts youth from El Salvador
    Park City • Making his way up a 32-foot climbing wall at the National Ability Center, Obe Moran was anxious, but determined. The 18-year-old from La ...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 10:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson responds to questions during a news interview after practice at training camp, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Florham Park, N.J. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) NFL: Troubled Jets lineman Sheldon Richardson facing charges for resisting arrest
    Florham Park, N.J. • Sheldon Richardson has already been suspended four games by the NFL for drug use. The New York Jets defensive lineman is now faci...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 08:20 pm   |     |   Share