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There will be a flag ceremony, hamburgers, watermelon and fireworks. But the party planned for Saturday at Cottonwood Park in Colorado City, Ariz., is not just to celebrate America’s independence. …

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  • Man changing tire on SR201 hit, killed by another vehicle
    A man who was changing a tire in the emergency lane of eastbound State Road 201 at 5600 West died Thursday night died after being struck by another ve...
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  • US wildlife agency won’t list wild horse as endangered
    Reno, Nev. • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has rejected a proposal to list the North American wild horse as a threatened or endangered species. F...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 08:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    The U.S. team celebrates after defeating Germany 2-0 in a semifinal in the Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Montreal, Canada. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP) This weekend on TV: It’s USA vs. Japan in the Women’s World Cup final!
    The United States plays for a World Cup championship on Sunday — a Women’s World Cup championship, that is. In a rematch of the 2011 final, Team USA t...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 08:21 pm   |     |   Share
    Season tickets to Pioneer Theatre Company about more than saving money
    Every season ticket to the Pioneer Theatre Company’s 2015-2016 season is more than just admittance, according to Artistic Director Karen Azenberg. T...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 03:51 pm   |     |   Share

    Whatever happened to Lagoon’s Patio Gardens — where Hendrix, the Stones, The Who and other big acts got their groove on
    Farmington • Lagoon’s rides are big and getting bigger, but there was a time that the amusement park’s music loomed even larger. Witness just a …
    Updated Jun 30 2015 11:54 am   |   0 Comments   |   Share
  • Balloons spell out the word Analysis: Why the Supreme Court’s gay-marriage decision is not like legalizing abortion
    In the wake of the landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage, a favorite talking point among social conservatives was that even if they ...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 08:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

West Valley City police Officer Dana Pugmire measures the temperature of the dashboard, as he sits in his car for 15 minutes in the heat of the day, during a press conference to illustrate the dangers of leaving children and pets in hot cars, Thursday, July 2, 2015. West Valley cop sweats it out in hot car to demonstrate dangers of leaving animals, children inside
    Every summer, authorities warn about the danger of leaving children and pets in parked cars in hot weather. Yet every year, they get calls about kids ...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 10:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
The University of Utah continues its progress on the new basketball facility next to the Huntsman Center with completion expected later this summer. The former men's basketball training court will soon become the women's as the wood floor acclimates before it is laid down. Five years after Pac-12 invite, Utes are still Power Five paupers
    During a particularly upbeat cabinet meeting not long after the Pac-12 invited Utah to join the conference, athletic director Chris Hill tried to sobe...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 07:39 pm   |     |   Share
    Greece appears to cave to demands, but Europe skeptical
    Athens, Greece • Greece’s government appeared to be caving into demands from its creditors on Wednesday, offering concessions in a desperate attempt to get more …
    Updated Jul 01 2015 12:38 pm   |   0 Comments   |   Share
  • Chargers TE Gates suspended 4 games
    San Diego • Antonio Gates’ image took a big hit Thursday when the San Diego Chargers’ star tight end was suspended without pay for the first four game...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 07:06 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah Jazz's new draft pick Trey Lyles, right, speaks after being introduced while general manager Dennis Lindsey looks on at a news conference Friday, June 26, 2015, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz added Lyles to the roster during Thursday's NBA basketball draft, but Lindsey’s work is not done yet. The Jazz could be active in free agency to make a push into the playoffs, but internal growth from a young roster is the key to taking the next step. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Jazz: All quiet on the free agent front so far in Utah
    A wild start to the NBA’s free agency period has skipped over the Wasatch Front. The Raptors handed out big money to small forward DeMarre Carroll. Bi...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 07:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this May 14, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt, center, talks with Timofey Mozgov (20) and Kyrie Irving (2) during the first half of Game 6 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Chicago Bulls in Chicago. Blatt was handed a star-studded team expected to win an NBA title, but not a handbook on how to get the Cavaliers to the top. For Blatt, who left his family in Israel to pursue his dream, the journey has been difficult with speculation about his future partly undermining his success. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File) NBA: Cleveland Cavs center Mozgov has arthroscopic knee surgery
    CLEVELAND • Cleveland Cavaliers center Timofey Mozgov has undergone successful right knee arthroscopic surgery and the team says he’ll be out about si...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 06:36 pm   |     |   Share
    Pizza farms offer reverse twist in farm-to-table movement
    Minneapolis • As the farm-to-table movement connects more consumers with local farmers, some farms have shortened the distance between the plow and the plate. They’re …
    Updated Jul 01 2015 12:39 pm   |   0 Comments   |   Share
  • Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge, right, looks to pass as Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao, from Brazil, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.(AP Photo/Don Ryan) NBA: Miami Heat now among clubs meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge
    MIAMI • A person with knowledge of the negotiations says LaMarcus Aldridge and the Miami Heat have spoken about his future plans, and that a formal co...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 06:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Phoenix Suns' Marcus Morris saves the ball from going out of bounds as Utah Jazz forward Trevor Booker defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) NBA: Phoenix Suns send 3 to Detroit for pick
    PHOENIX • The Phoenix Suns have traded Marcus Morris, Danny Granger and Reggie Bullock to the Detroit Pistons for a future draft pick, a person with k...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 06:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • NBA: Trail Blazers reach 5-year $120M-plus deal with Damian Lillard
    When Damian Lillard agreed to a new maximum contract extension with the Trail Blazers on Thursday, it may have been the beginning of a changing of the...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 06:24 pm   |     |   Share
    Movie review: ‘Terminator Genisys’ all flash and no heart
    If “Terminator Genisys” truly was the genesis of a new science-fiction action franchise, it would probably get a pass for being a serviceable way to …
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  • Dallas Mavericks guard Monta Ellis (11) watches his 3-point basket sink as fans cheer with seconds left in the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday against the Portland Trail Blazers, Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, in Dallas. The Mavericks won in overtime 111-101. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) NBA: Indiana Pacer’s $44 million deal is perfect fit for Monta Ellis
    INDIANAPOLIS • The Indiana Pacers got the shooting guard they coveted. Monta Ellis’ family found the welcoming community it wanted -- and the 29-year-...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 06:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, left, grabs a rebound away from San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan during the first half of Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) NBA: San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan tells paper: ‘I’ll be back on the court’
    SAN ANTONIO • Tim Duncan is returning to San Antonio for a 19th season. Duncan tells the San Antonio Express-News that “I’ll be on the court next year...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 06:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • A youth uses his smartphone in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, July 2, 2015. Cuban authorities have launched public Wi-Fi hotspots along a main avenue that is the heart of the capital's cultural and social life. Its the first step in government promises to gradually roll out such connectivity options on an island that the internet revolution has largely passed by. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan) Cuba launches first public Wi-Fi hotspots
    Havana • Cuban authorities have launched public Wi-Fi hotspots along a main avenue that is the heart of Havana’s cultural and social life, the first s...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 06:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • (FILE - In this April 13, 2015, file photo, Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe (10) drives on Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love in an NBA basketball game in Cleveland. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press)   that that free agent center Greg Monroe has chosen the Milwaukee Bucks over other big-market suitors like the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers. The person spoke Thursday, July 2, 2015, on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not been officially announced.  (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File) NBA: Milwaukee Bucks land free agent big man Greg Monroe
    As one of the most coveted big men on the free agent market, Greg Monroe had his choice of destinations. The big-market Los Angeles Lakers and New Yor...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 06:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) shoots in front of Brooklyn Nets center Mason Plumlee (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) NBA: Dwyane Wade chooses to stay with Miami Heat for $20 million
    MIAMI • After 12 years with the Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade needed a reminder of how much the franchise valued him. Once he found out, any chance of him l...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 06:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • Bahamas concerned about resort bankruptcy
    Kingston, Jamaica • The Bahamas attorney general expressed frustration Thursday with a decision by the developer of a $2.5 billion hotel-and-casino pr...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 06:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this June 16, 2013, file photo, Donald Trump, left, and Miss Connecticut USA Erin Brady pose onstage after Brady won the 2013 Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas. The Reelz channel said Thursday, July 2, 2015, it will carry Trump's Miss USA pageant that was dropped by NBC after Trump made critical comments about immigrants from Mexico. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari, File) Reelz rescues Trump’s Miss USA pageant
    Los Angeles • The Miss USA pageant, left without a TV home following blowback against co-owner Donald Trump over his comments on Mexican immigrants, h...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 06:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • A man plays an electronic slot machine at a virtual casino in the Rio Piedras neighborhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, the day a 11.5% sales tax goes into effect, the highest of any U.S. state. The island's administration has been pushing for Congress to let the government and public agencies seek bankruptcy protection, while the White House has said no one is contemplating a federal bailout of Puerto Rico. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo) Puerto Rico: Creditors should help solve crisis
    San Juan • Puerto Rico’s governor said Thursday that creditors are responsible for helping the U.S. island out of its economic crisis because they len...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 06:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Bourbon inventory reaches 40-year high
    Louisville • Kentucky’s bourbon boom is showing no signs of peaking as distilleries keep up a production pace unmatched for decades. The state’s bourb...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 05:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah man ordered to stand trial in alleged $72 million Ponzi scheme
    A Kaysville insurance agent was ordered Thursday to stand trial in connection with an alleged Ponzi scheme that took more than $72 million from about ...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 09:53 pm   |     |   Share
  • Dustin Brown of Germany, gestures after defeating Rafael Nadal of Spain, during their singles match, at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday July 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) For 4th year in row, Rafael Nadal loses early at Wimbledon
    London • On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his lefty forehand — and whiffed, whacking his...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 08:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • Cholera ruled out as illness afflicting two older Salt Lake County residents
    The Salt Lake County Health Department is ruling out cholera in the cases of two older county residents who came down with severe diarrhea. Test resul...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 09:53 pm   |     |   Share
  • Salt Lake County hires transportation czar
    Salt Lake County now has a transportation engineering manager focused entirely on designing and overseeing a comprehensive transportation network in u...
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  • Sandy firm cited in death of employee
    A Sandy mining company received two citations from the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) in the agency’s investigation of a January...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 07:31 pm   |     |   Share
    Elder Ryan Mourelatos, left,  and elder Ryan Wood work to bring the message of the LDS Church to the West Valley city area.  Missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, commonly known as LDS or Mormons, send missionaries throughout the world including Utah where the Church is based.  While there are older couples that also help in this missionary work, the most common face is the young men and women that proselytize door to door.   They encounter many adventures from their day to day work as they work on bringing the LDS religion to the masses.  photo by Danny Chan Some Mormon missionaries may now cast aside suit coats
    The iconic look of Mormon missionaries — dark suit, white shirt, tie and black name tag — has just dropped one element — the suit coat. That is, howev...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 05:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • Pensioners wait to be allowed into the National Bank of Greece to withdraw a maximum of 120 euros ($134) for the week, Thursday, July 2, 2015. Greece braced for more chaos on the streets outside its mostly shuttered banks Thursday, as Athens and its creditors halted talks on resolving the country's deepening financial crisis until a referendum this weekend. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza) Days before referendum, Greek voters perplexed and undecided
    Athens, Greece • Costas Christoforidis hasn’t decided how to vote in Sunday’s referendum on a bailout deal for Greece’s troubled economy. The problem ...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 04:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • Health Net and BP are big market movers
    New York • Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE • Health Net ...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 04:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. European stocks were little changed and Treasury prices rose Thursday, July 2, 2015, following a solid U.S. jobs report for June. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) Thursday’s small stock losses cap volatile week
    New York • Stocks ended a tumultuous trading week with slight losses Thursday as investors sought safety ahead of an extended holiday weekend. Investo...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 04:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this March 17, 2014 file photo, actress Taylor Schilling poses for a portrait  in Los Angeles. The film, Taylor Schilling sheds ‘Orange’ jumpsuit for ‘Overnight’ romp
    Taylor Schilling isn’t a fan of seeing herself on the big screen. Toss in some partial nudity and awkward sex scenes from her new comedy “The Overnigh...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 04:15 pm   |     |   Share
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Taylor Schilling plays a married woman who sees more than she expects when she and her husband (Adam Scott) meet a new couple (Jason Schwartzman, Judith Godreche) in the sex comedy Movie review: Couples clash in sex comedy ‘The Overnight’
    Writer-director Patrick Brice masters the awkward first encounter in “The Overnight,” an uproarious comedy of grown-up manners that drew raves at this...
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