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Park City • Utah already claims “the greatest” snow, and can now also boast that it has “the biggest” — when it comes to resort size in North America, anyway. …

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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)  
A gondola reveals a combination of the two logo's from Park City and the Canyons that will soon be the norm during a press announcement on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Park City. Last season, Vail Resorts announced a $50 million capital improvement project to connect Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort, creating the largest single ski area in the country with more than 7,300 acres of skiable terrain. Two Utah resorts become one: Park City
    Park City • Utah already claims “the greatest” snow, and can now also boast that it has “the biggest” — when it comes to resort size in North America,...
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    BYU basketball: Idaho guard Connor Harding commits to Cougars
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  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter waves as he arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 29, 2015, to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the impacts of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on U.S. Interests and the Military Balance in the Middle East. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Carter: Military option on Iran ‘our fallback’
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    Top 10 reasons you don’t want to miss the Summit County Fair
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    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
  • In this Aug. 31, 2012 photo, Alprentiss Nash, who was been behind bars since his murder conviction in 1995, walks free from the Menard Correctional Center in downstate Chester, Ill., after Cook County prosecutors dropped the case against him. Chicago Police said Wednesday, July 29, 2015, that Nash was fatally shot in Chicago, Tuesday, July 28 after after an argument during Chicago man exonerated after 17 years in prison shot dead
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  • U.N. expects 11.2 billion population by the end of the century
    United Nations • Move over: The world’s population is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030 and 9.7 billion in 2050, a new United Nations report says....
    Updated Jul 29 2015 09:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • A United States Air Force cargo plane maneuvers on the runway after it landed at the Incirlik Air Base, in the outskirts of the city of Adana, southeastern Turkey, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. After months of reluctance, Turkish warplanes started striking militant targets in Syria last week, and also allowed the U.S. to launch its own strikes from Turkey's strategically located Incirlik Air Base. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel) Turkish jets blow up Kurd positions, peace process
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    Park City whiskey maker gets first permit to allow liquor sampling
    When the High West Distillery opens its massive new distillery in mid-September, adult guests will be able to take an educational tour and — thanks …
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    Where Utah’s population would rank — if the state was a country
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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Standing on a cat walk at the top of the Carbon Power Plant, power plant manager Kyle Davis, talks about the  a 60-year-old coal-fired electical-generating station, near Helper, Utah Friday, September 27, 2013.The plant was retired Wednesday in the face of EPA's new emission standards for mercury and other toxic pollutants. Rather than upgrade the plant, Rocky Mountain Power retired the plant five years early. Sierra Club says Utah customers might start paying more for coal-based energy
    As the cost of operating coal-fired power plants continues to rise, customers who buy power from coal-reliant electric companies, including Rocky Moun...
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  • In this May 7, 2015 photo, Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., speaks during a My Brother's Keeper town hall at the School of the Future in Philadelphia. Fattah, an 11-term Democrat from Philadelphia, was indicted Wednesday, July 29, 2015, on charges that he misappropriated hundreds of thousands of dollars of federal, charitable and campaign funds. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Feds accuse Philadelphia congressman of corruption
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    Concert photos: Under the Sun Tour shines at Red Butte Garden
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  • Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters announces murder and manslaughter charges against University of Cincinnati police Officer Ray Tensing, Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Cincinnati, for the traffic stop shooting death of motorist Samuel DuBose. Deters added that the officer Prosecutor: Ohio cop ‘purposely killed’ motorist
    Cincinnati • A University of Cincinnati officer who shot and killed a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate was indicted W...
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  • FILE - In this undated image released by the FBI, Mullah Omar is seen in a wanted poster. An Afghan official says his government is examining claims that reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead. The Taliban could not be immediately reached for comment on the government’s claims about Omar, who has been declared dead many times before.  (FBI via AP, File) Afghanistan says Taliban leader died two years ago
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    Monson: Utah’s Devontae Booker is even better than he said he’d be
    At first, if you didn’t listen carefully, it seemed as though Devontae Booker was bragging, like he was just another young, knuckleheaded athlete who thought …
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  • Street shops vendors wait for customers at their flowers shops in Moscow, Russia, Monday, July 27, 2015. Russia says it is considering banning imports of cut flowers from The Netherlands, a move that would aggravate tensions between the two countries already at odds over the MH17 shootdown. The banner on the top reads Russia vetoes proposed tribunal on downed airliner
    United Nations • Russia on Wednesday vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that would set up an international criminal court to prosecute those re...
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  • Utah Valley joins the Big 12 — in wrestling
    Irving, Texas • Utah Valley University has jumped to the Big 12 — for wrestling, that is. UVU and the conference announced Wednesday that the Wolverin...
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  • Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., center, talks with committee members Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 29, 2015, prior to the committee's hearing on the impacts of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on U.S. Interests and the Military Balance in the Middle East. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) House OKs $8B for highways, leaves town
    Washington • The House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to shore up federal highway aid before heading out of town for its August recess, leaving unreso...
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  • House approves bill making it easier to fire V.A. workers
    Washington • The House Wednesday approved a bill making it easier to fire or demote hundreds of thousands of employees at the Department of Veterans A...
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    (Jessica Miller  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

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  • NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during an event at Gillette Stadium Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass., to promote the NHL Winter Classic hockey game between the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins, scheduled to be played there on New Year's day 2016. Seated are New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, center, and Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs, right. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) NHL: Winter Classic to bring Bruins, Canadiens to home of Pats
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  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., joined by, from left, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday,July 29, 2015, to discuss Planned Parenthood.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)  Planned Parenthood seeks study of fetal-tissue research
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  • NFL: Brady vows to fight; Kraft says he regrets not doing so
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  • (FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2014 file photo, UEFA President Michel Platini gestures during a press conference, one day prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying draw in Nice, southeastern France. Michel Platini will run for FIFA president and plans to announce his intentions this week. Two officials familiar with Platini's plans tell The Associated Press)   that the FIFA vice president has made a decision to try to succeed Sepp Blatter. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because Platini has not announced his candidacy. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File) Soccer: Michel Platini confirms he will run for FIFA president
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  • Kyle Busch celebrates after winning the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 26, 2015. (AP Photo/AJ Mast) Auto Racing: Crew chief Adam Stevens pushes Kyle Busch’s comeback along
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  • Justin Rose, of England, speaks to the media prior to his play during the pro-am for the Quicken Loans National Golf tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., Wednesday, July 29, 2015.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber) Golf: Past success lures Justin Rose back to Quicken Loans National
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  • FILE -In this Feb. 22, 1980 file photo, the U.S. hockey team pounces on goalie Jim Craig after a 4-3 victory against the Soviets in the 1980 Olympics, as a flag waves from the partisan Lake Placid, N.Y. crowd. It’s been more than three decades since his landmark goal became the centerpiece of the U.S. Olympic hockey team’s Miracle on Ice. For 60-year-old Mike Eruzione, it still seems like only yesterday. (AP Photo, File) US Olympic hero Jim Craig to auction memorabilia
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  • International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, July, 29, 2015. Malaysia is hosting the 128th IOC executive board meeting where the vote for the host cities of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and for the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games will take place.(AP Photo/Joshua Paul) Olympics: Bach: Boston failed to deliver on ‘promises’ to USOC
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