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Park City • The Utah filmmakers who begat “Napoleon Dynamite” made a triumphant return to the Sundance Film Festival on Wednesday night, with a funny movie about faith and fraud. “It’s so fun to be here, guys. It’s a really …

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A scene from the film ‘Being Evel’ soars during the Sundance Film Festival
    Documentary filmmaker Daniel Junge, known for social-issue works such as “They Killed Sister Dorothy,” “Iron Ladies of Liberia” and the Academy Award-winning “Saving Face,” grew …
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  • FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2014 file photo, Keith Mack, from Stafford, Texas, looks at the Nissan Leaf at the Houston Auto show at Reliant Center in Houston. U.S. sales of electric cars were up 35 percent last year, to 65,347, according to Ward’s AutoInfoBank. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Thomas B. Shea, File) Low gas prices, incentives change math for electric cars
    Drivers trying to calculate whether it’s practical to own an electric car are facing a new math. U.S. gas prices have fallen more than $1 …
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  • U.S. player Mix Diskerud, front right, fights for the ball with Chile's Roberto Gutierrez during a friendly soccer match in Rancagua, Chile, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo) Soccer: U.S. lets another win slip by at Chile
    Rancagua, Chile • Mark Gonzalez scored in the 66th and 75 minutes, rallying Chile to a 3-2 exhibition win over the United States on Wednesday night th...
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  • Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates after defeating her compatriot Ekaterina Makarova in their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian) Australian open: Sharapova launches into final
    Melbourne, Australia • Maria Sharapova reached the Australian Open final for the fourth time, beating fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-2 in a ...
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  • Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford (11) shoots as Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles (2) defends in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Ingles impressive against former team
    Since releasing him from the preseason roster in October, Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers spoke highly of Joe Ingles, even going so far to say h...
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    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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    Sundance ‘15 review: ‘Being Evel’
    “Being Evel” HHH U.S. Documentary The documentary “Being Evel” is a fast and fun ride through the life of one of America’s strangest icons, da...
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    ‘There’s little old me’: Sonia Sotomayor shares advice, own story at University of Utah
    Elva Alaniz startled to see her own image in a self-portrait from a top American judge. Two years after authorities deported her dad to Mexico …
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Darwin Daniel Allred was last seen at approximately 5:00 P.M. on January 27, 2015, he has Dementia and may appear to be lost or confused. Family seeks 78-year-old, missing since Tuesday and possibly headed for Price
    Police on Wednesday were looking for a 78-year-old man who hadn’t been seen since Tuesday, when he drove away from where he was staying in South Salt ...
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  • Prep boys’ basketball: Sky View cools down to ice Mountain Crest
    Hyrum • Relax. Sky View coach Kirk Hillyard’s message was concrete. The Bobcats played a mechanical first half, robotically moving through the motions...
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

L-R Leslie Bibb, Sam Rockwell, and Jemaine Clement on the red carpet for the premiere of “Don Verdean” at Eccles Theater, at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Utah’s ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ filmmakers find the funny in faith
    Park City • The Utah filmmakers who begat “Napoleon Dynamite” made a triumphant return to the Sundance Film Festival on Wednesday night, with a funny ...
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Don Verdean (Sam Rockwell, left) and Boaz (Jemaine Clement, right) in DON VERDEAN. Sundance ‘15 review: ‘Don Verdean’
    “Don Verdean” HHHhj Premieres Director Jared Hess’ fourth movie, “Don Verdean,” is his most consistently funny movie since “Napoleon Dynamite,”...
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    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 …
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  • New rules for snowmobiles in national forests
    Boise, Idaho • The U.S. Forest Service has issued a new policy Wednesday requiring forest managers to limit where snowmobiles can go by specifically d...
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  • Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, prior to testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearing. If confirmed, Lynch would replace Attorney General Eric Holder, who announced his resignation in September after leading the Justice Department for six years. She is now the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. This is the first nomination hearing under the new Republican majority.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Attorney general nominee defends Obama’s temporary deportation relief
    Washington • Confronting skeptical Republicans, attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch pledged a new start with Congress and independence from Preside...
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  • Utah legislative schedule for Thursday, Jan. 29
    Utah Legislature, Thursday, Jan. 29 8 a.m. Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee, House Bldg., Rm. 30 8:15 a.m. Report on Performance Measur...
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    RSL’s Nick Rimando loses first match with USMNT in 3-2 loss in Chile
    It took 17 senior national-team appearances spanning over 12 years, but the United States men’s national team has now lost with <b>Nick Rimando...
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    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, …
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  • Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney answers questions during a question-and-answer period following his address to the student body and guests in Starkville, Miss., Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Romney joked about his time as a candidate and addressed a number of world issues including terrorism, world economy and domestically Romney: ‘I want to help the poor, the middle class’
    Starkville, Miss. • Signaling a hunger to step back into the ring, Mitt Romney took aim at Hillary Clinton in a speech here Wednesday and predicted th...
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  • BYU guard Chase Fischer passes around San Diego center Simi Fajemisin during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) BYU basketball: Cougars stressing unity, rebounding during losing skid
    Provo • It has been a long few days since the BYU Cougars walked off the court at Jenny Craig Pavilion as 77-74 losers to San Diego on Saturday — days...
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum (11) runs past Orlando Magic forward Andrew Nicholson (44) during the game at EnergySolutions Arena Friday December 5, 2014.  Utah Jazz: Trio of Jazz players invited to NBA’s Rising Star game
    Trey Burke and Dante Exum get to battle every week in practice, but the two Utah Jazz point guards could wind up going head to head on a bigger stage ...
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    Riverton football coach Mike Miller steps down
    Riverton football coach Mike Miller, whose wing T offense frustrated opposing defensive coordinators for years, stepped down this week after 11 years ...
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    Sundance red carpet photos: Cobie Smulders, Brooklyn Decker and Kevin Corrigan star in ‘Results’
    “Results,” a comedy about personal trainers (Guy Pearce and Cobie Smulders) faced with a wealthy new client (Kevin Corrigan), premiered Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the …
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  • FILE - This Sept. 28, 2014, file photo, shows the home where five Utah family members were found dead in their home, in Springville, Utah. Police say five members of the Utah family found dead last fall died from methadone and other drugs, and interviews with people who knew them revealed the parents worried about a Utah family’s deaths came after obsession with Lafferty murder case
    SALT LAKE CITY • Thirty years ago, Dan Lafferty and his brother grew their hair long, called themselves prophets and claimed God told them to kill the...
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  • Supreme Court halts three executions in Oklahoma
    Washington • The Supreme Court has ordered Oklahoma to postpone lethal injections executions using a controversial sedative until the court rules in a...
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  • West Valley man injured following hammer attack
    A 68-year-old man suffered critical injuries when his neighbor, wielding a hammer and a blade, attacked him in his yard in West Valley City late Wedne...
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