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LDS apostle Dallin H. Oaks set off a global chain reaction among Mormons this week, when he said he wasn’t sure apologizing for the faith’s past rhetoric on homosexuality would be advisable. “I know that the history of the church …

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  • Utah Jazz: Former Ute Bogut knows his role with Warriors
    Andrew Bogut is no longer the offensive focus. He no longer has almost every possession run through him like he did as a Milwaukee Buck. …
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Marc Sessions Jenson, 54, testifies during his trial for second-degree felony charges of fraud, money laundering and theft by deception in connection with the failed Mt. Holly ski resort near Beaver, Utah. Trial is being held in the courtroom of Judge Elizabeth Hruby-Mills in the Matheson Courthouse in Salt Lake City, Friday, January 23, 2015. Marc Jenson found not guilty of fraud and money laundering
    Marc Sessions Jenson was found not guilty Friday of fraud and money laundering in connection with the failed Mount Holly golf and ski resort near …
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Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) pounds his head with his fist as the Jazz fall behind late in the second half in the Utah Jazz versus Los Angeles Clippers at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Utah Jazz: Coach likes Kanter’s fire, but says Warriors comments were ‘ill advised’
    Quin Snyder paused for a moment, looking for a way to describe his starting power forward’s remarks. “Ill advised,” the coach finally said with a …
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  • Ida May Fuller: First Social Security recipient
    Ludlow, Vt. • Seventy-five years ago, the government cut 65-year-old Ida May Fuller a check. It was numbered 00-000-001 — the first Social Security payout. …
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  • This image provided by Nationwide shows a portion of the company's television ad featuring Mindy Kaling scheduled to run during Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Nationwide) List: 10 Super Bowl ads you’ll be talking about
    New York • It’s almost show time. When the Super Bowl kicks off on Sunday, 40-plus advertisers will be hoping to win over the more …
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  • An ATM is positioned inside a marijuana store, in Boulder, Colo., Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. Colorado state lawmakers this year are poised to pass a law clarifying that public benefit cards can’t be used at pot dispensary ATMs. A bill facing its first hearing next week in the state Senate would add marijuana businesses and strip clubs to the list of Colorado businesses where public benefits cards - called EBTs - can’t be used to withdraw cash. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley) Colorado may ban use of welfare cards at pot shops
    Denver • Welfare money or food stamps for marijuana? It’s an urban legend that won’t go away in Colorado, and state lawmakers this year are poised to ...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 05:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah's Delon Wright dribbles between UCLA's Bryce Alford, left, and UCLA's Gyorgy Goloman, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok) Utah basketball: Utes regroup after faltering at UCLA
    Los Angeles • What follows up a loss? Tossing a few chairs? Giving your team tough words? Larry Krystkowiak let his players do the talking. Utah revie...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 06:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • Missing Utah man found dead, no sign of foul play
    Updated Jan 30 2015 05:53 pm   |     |   Share
    Alzheimer's Association Utah Rallies For Cure & To Reduce Disease Cost To National Healthcare
    Lobbying state representatives to pass a new bill will be of primary focus when the Utah Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association holds a rally at the S...
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    Utah governor calls for action on schools, health care, religious liberty
    After years of austere budgets, Gov. Gary Herbert said Wednesday that a revitalized economy and healthy surpluses make now the time to invest in the …
    Updated Jan 29 2015 10:48 am   |     |   Share
  • Briefs: Newfield, Cerberus, Trader’s
    Newfield Exploration lays off 80 workers in the Uinta Basin Plummeting oil prices have taken a toll on jobs in the Uinta Basin — 80 employees of New...
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  • Replay named master developer at Canyons
    More ski-industry heavyweights are getting involved in transforming Canyons Resort. Replay Resorts has been brought in as master developer of roughly ...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 05:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah Supreme Court: Gun owners must exercise care in supplying guns to others
    The Utah Supreme Court on Friday found that gun owners have a duty to “exercise reasonable care” in supplying guns to others, such as children and inc...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 08:41 pm   |     |   Share
    Tiger’s tooth tale: ‘Dude ... caught me square’ on the mouth
    Scottsdale, Ariz. • Tiger Woods was all smiles Tuesday — and with a full set of teeth. Woods gave a play-by-play account of how his …
    Updated Jan 27 2015 12:35 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 photo, BurgerFi restaurant employee Nathali Dorvil calls out an order as Elia Carranza, rear, mans the grill at the Aventura, Fla., restaurant. The company plans to nearly double in size from their existing 65 restaurants this year. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) World struggles, but U.S. consumers come through
    Washington • There’s a good reason the U.S. economy is impressing the world right now despite a slowdown in the final three months of 2014: In a word,...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 05:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Legislature moves when LDS Church shifts
    Oh, to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, how does the Utah Legislature love thee? Let me count the ways. The announcement this week fro...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 05:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Government sells Teapot Dome oilfield for $45M
    Cheyenne, Wyo. • A private company finally will be able to drill legally for oil at Teapot Dome, a remote Wyoming oilfield that remains best known for...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 05:27 pm   |     |   Share
    Grand dining: 12 places to eat near Sundance’s newest Salt Lake venue
    The decision to make Salt Lake Community College’s Grand Theatre a venue for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival is not only good for Utah moviegoers, …
    Updated Jan 26 2015 02:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • Oil soars on signs U.S. firms to produce less
    New York • The price of oil is up 7 percent on indications that production in the U.S. has slowed following the big drop in prices since last June. U....
    Updated Jan 30 2015 05:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • Jeff Flug, President of Union Square Hospitality Group; Danny Meyer, Founder & CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group; and Randy Garutti, Shake Shack CEO, fourth left to right, celebrate as they ring the New York Stock Exchange opening bell,  Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. Shares of Shake Shack Inc. have more than doubled minutes after they debuted on the stock market Friday.(AP Photo/Richard Drew) Shake Shack shares double in market debut
    New York • Wall Street went wild for burgers Friday. Shares of Shake Shack, a burger chain that started as a New York City hot dog cart, more than dou...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 05:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • Accusations fly against Jordanelle water, sewer district
    A former employee of the Jordanelle Special Service District has testified that she witnessed what she suspected were improper dealings by district of...
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    Sundance: ‘Sembene!’ directors visit Utah students, praise the power of storytelling
    When Samba Gadjigo was a young boy in Senegal, he dreamed of becoming French. The professor, author and filmmaker said his schooling in Senegal exposed …
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  • IBM boss gets bonus despite company’s woes
    San Francisco • IBM boss Virginia Rometty will get a $3.6 million bonus for her performance last year, even though the company’s sales and profits dec...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 05:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Occupancy levels high in Moscow luxury hotels
    Moscow • The occupancy rate in Moscow’s luxury hotels last year fell to the lowest in five years as geopolitical tensions discouraged visitors, Jones ...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 05:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney visits with diners at Little Dooey, a barbecue restaurant in Starkville, Miss., Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Romney hasn't officially declared himself a presidential candidate again, but the 2012 Republican nominee looked and sounded like one during the stop in Mississippi. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) Romney's friends say he's far from retired despite not running in 2016
    Washington • While Mitt Romney won’t embark on a third run at the presidency, he plans to remain a prominent voice in the Republican Party as it sifts...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 08:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • AOL laying off as it automates ad sales
    New York • AOL Inc. is firing about 150 employees and folding two sites into the tech website Engadget as it simplifies its portfolio and automates di...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 05:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • Alpha Natural to idle coal mines in West Virginia
    New York • Alpha Natural Resources Inc., the second-largest U.S. coal producer by sales, plans to idle mines in West Virginia because of slumping pric...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 05:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Taxpayers save if retirees set aside more
    The state and federal governments could save at least $194 million over a 15-year period if the people least prepared for retirement increase the amou...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 08:44 pm   |     |   Share
  • This Nov. 19, 2014 photo shows members of the Unite-HERE casino workers union march in front of the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, N.,J. to protest benefit cuts a bankruptcy court judge imposed on Taj workers. On Friday Jan. 30, 2015, Carl Icahn, who is taking over the casino, said the cuts are Taj Mahal benefit cuts an ‘essential sacrifice’
    Atlantic City, N.J. • The battle for the future of the Trump Taj Mahal casino heated up Friday as the National Labor Relations Board urged a judge to ...
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  • Recalls this week: space heaters, orbital sanders
    About 34,000 oil-filled space heaters are being recalled because they could spray heated oil, posing a scald hazard. Other recalled products this week...
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  • AT&T, Verizon spend billions for airwaves
    New York • Consumers may see improved networks after AT&T and Verizon, the two largest U.S. wireless companies, spent billions in the government’s lat...
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  • Mexico cuts spending by $8.4 billion due to oil
    Mexico City • Mexico said Friday it will cut government spending by $8.4 billion this year because of a drop in revenues due to declining oil prices. ...
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  • NY wage board: $7.50 wage for tipped workers
    Albany, N.Y. • Restaurant servers and other tipped workers in New York state would make $7.50 an hour before tips under a proposal recommended by a st...
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  • Exxon updates its anti-discrimination policy
    Irving, Texas • Exxon Mobil Corp. has updated its corporate policies to protect employees from discrimination for sexual orientation or gender identit...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 04:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • Mastercard and Amazon are big market movers
    New York• Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE MasterCard Inc.,...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 04:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • Jury breaks for weekend in Toyota Camry case
    Minneapolis • A jury of six men and six women has gone home for the weekend in a case alleging a 1996 Toyota Camry had a design defect that caused a f...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 04:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann |  Tribune file photo)  
Former Utah Senator Jake Garn, left, enjoys a laugh with Richard Richards, a former chairman of the Republican National Commitee at the Shepherd Union Building at Weber State University in 2009.  Richards was later honored in a ceremony where the Richard Richards Institute for Politics , Decency and Ethical Conduct at Weber State University was named in his honor. Richard Richards, Republican Party icon, dies at age 82
    Richard Richards, a key player in Utah Republican politics for three decades, was the first GOP chairman to endorse Ronald Reagan for president and wa...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 08:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • Lawmakers worry about bill to ban deceptive photos in ads
    Worry about unintended consequences defeated a bill Friday that sought to ban falsified or exaggerated photos used in advertising. The Senate Business...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 07:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Stephan Sutton Utah man sentenced in murder for Christmas cash
    A Payson man was sentenced Friday to spend up to the rest of his life in prison for luring his alleged drug dealer to a vacant parking lot, where the ...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 08:44 pm   |     |   Share
  • Leslie McFarlane (left), a wildlife disease specialist with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, puts a radio collar on a 1 1/2-year old buck mule deer whild wildlife technician Vern Shepardson restrains the buck.

McFarlane is conducting research in the La Sal Mountains near Moab that she hopes will shed light on migration patterns of the deer and the ways that chronic wasting disease is transmitted. Mule deer in the La Sals have shown the highest frequency of chronic wasting disease in the state.

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Utah Department of Agriculture officials confirmed Friday that a bull elk shot on a private hunting park in northern Utah has tested for the fatal neurological malady known as Chronic Wasting Disease. More than 20 wild deer and two moose stuck in the Broadmouth Canyon hunting park will be killed and tested for CWD. More than 60 elk on a breeding ranch near Blanding will also be killed. 

Chronic wasting disease found in bull elk killed on private Utah ranch
    A bull elk shot in a private northern Utah hunting park has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), Utah Department of Agriculture official...
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    Utah is the Western leader in child vaccinations
    No Western state has a higher vaccination rate than Utah, but still nearly one out of every four babies here has missed at least one immunization. In ...
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  • FDA approves ADHD drug for binge eating
    Washington • Federal health regulators have approved an attention deficit disorder drug for a new use: A first-of-its kind treatment for binge-eating ...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 03:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy of Hogle Zoo
In his debut as Super Bowl prognosticator for Utah's Hogle Zoo, Vulcan the lion picked the New England Patriots to beat the Seattle Seahawks. Vulcan's late predecessor, Eli the orangutan, picked seven winners in a row before passing away in the off-season to breast cancer. Hogle Zoo lion picks Patriots to win Super Bowl
    For a rookie, Vulcan the lion wasn’t a bit tentative. He burst out of his pen Thursday at Utah’s Hogle Zoo and went directly to a New England Patriots...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 08:11 pm   |     |   Share