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Washington • Gov. Gary Herbert urged President Barack Obama in a letter Monday against using his unilateral power to designate a new national monument in Utah, though Herbert’s office says …

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  • Shot utility pole leaves nearly 10K Utahns without power
    Officials say almost 10,000 northern Utah homes and businesses lost power Monday morning because someone shot a utility pole. Rocky Mountain Power sp...
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  • Idaho judge affirms wolf center suspension
    Sandpoint, Idaho • A northern Idaho judge has affirmed an Idaho agency’s one-year license suspension of a Cocolalla-based wolf exhibition company. Se...
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  • Golf: Chugg, BYU’s Garner share lead in Women’s State Amateur
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    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...
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  • PHOTO GALLERY
    Containment of raging California wildfire jumps
    Lower Lake, Calif. • Firefighters aided by lower temperatures and higher humidity have made progress corralling a wildfire threatening thousands of homes in Northern California. …
    Updated Aug 03 2015 03:55 pm   |   0 Comments   |   Share
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The 20th annual HellFire rocket launch at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Kirby: Year 20 of blowing $#*% up in the desert (with video)
    The Utah Rocket Club celebrated its 20th-annual HellFire launch over the weekend. As we do most years, Sonny and I drove out to a remote area north of...
    Updated Aug 03 2015 10:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • UTAH SPORTS
    Utah camp notes: First roster shows Cory Butler at WR, Caleb Repp at TE
    The first press release of Utah’s fall camp — which opens Thursday — has a few tidbits worth sharing: • L.A. Harbor transfer Cory Butler will begin f...
    Updated Aug 03 2015 11:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • Boca Juniors' Juan Manuel Martinez kicks the ball past Sebastian Peratta, goalkeeper of Quilmes, during an Argentina's league soccer match in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Eduardo Di Baia) Real Salt Lake: Reports say RSL sign Argentinean “Burrito” Martinez
    It appears Real Salt Lake has once again dipped into the deep Argentinean soccer pool. A source confirmed to the Tribune on Monday evening that RSL an...
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  • PHOTO GALLERY
    AP WAS THERE: US drops atomic bombs on Japan in 1945
    By The Associated Press EDITOR’S NOTE: On two days in August 1945, U.S. planes dropped two atomic bombs — one on Hiroshima, one on Nagasaki, …
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  • A police officer walks by an armored truck during a search of an apartment complex on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. Police were looking for a suspect in the fatal shooting of Memphis officer Sean Bolton, who was fatally shot Saturday night. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz) Ex-con accused of killing cop turns self in
    Memphis, Tenn. • An ex-con accused of fatally shooting a police officer who interrupted a drug deal turned himself in Monday, ending a two-day manhunt...
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  • Denver Broncos backup quarterback Brock Osweiler, back, confers with starting quarterback Peyton Manning as they stretch at the team's NFL football training camp Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) NFL: Brock Osweiler capitalizes on Peyton Manning’s day off
    Englewood, Colo. • Brock Osweiler looked around and asked a pertinent question. “Are you sure I need to go up here?” Osweiler asked as he stepped up t...
    Updated Aug 03 2015 06:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2014, file photo, Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless (81) watches from the bench during the final minutes of a 19-7 loss to the Detroit Lions in an NFL football game in Detroit. Calling it the NFL: Packers TE Andrew Quarless loses daughter at birth
    Green Bay, Wis. • Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless revealed Monday he missed the first two days of training camp because his daughter died ...
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  • PHOTO GALLERY
    Mötley Crüe’s delayed Salt Lake City show blamed on promoter’s motley crew
    Hair-metal icons Mötley Crüe took the EnergySolutions Arena stage two and a half hours late Wednesday night. In response to tweets from fans kept outside …
    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:54 pm   |   0 Comments   |   Share
  • Detroit Lions defensive tackle Haloti Ngata walks on the practice field during NFL football training camp in Allen Park, Mich., Monday, Aug. 3, 2015.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) NFL: Former Highland High star Haloti Ngata on injury list at start of practice for Lions
    Allen Park, Mich. • Ndamukong Suh’s replacement began fall practice on the injured list. Detroit Lions defensive tackle Haloti Ngata missed the team’s...
    Updated Aug 03 2015 06:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This is an Aug. 28, 2014, file photo showing New York Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul during the second half of an NFL pre-season football game between the New England Patriots and the Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants finally have spoken with defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul about his injuries.  Giants general manager Jerry Reese said Monday morning, Aug. 3, 2015,  in a radio interview that NFL: Giants GM Reese speaks with injured DE Pierre-Paul
    East Rutherford, N.J. • The New York Giants finally have spoken with defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul about his injuries. Giants general manager Jerry ...
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  • Utah County’s public health leader to take over top state job
    Family doctor and public- health administrator Joseph K. Miner will be the next director of the Utah Department of Health. Gov. Gary Herbert, flanked ...
    Updated Aug 03 2015 09:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • PHOTO GALLERY
    Two Utah resorts become one: Park City
    Park City • Utah already claims “the greatest” snow, but can now also boast that it has “the biggest” — when it comes to resort …
    Updated Jul 29 2015 10:41 pm   |   0 Comments   |   Share
  • FILE - In this April 18, 2015, file photo, Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp walks around the football field in the first quarter during their spring NCAA college football game in Auburn, Ala. The SEC will have 14 new coordinators this season. In typical SEC style, some have been spare-no-expense hires. Defensive coordinators Will Muschamp of Auburn and John Chavis of Texas A&M are each making at least $5 million over the next three years at their new jobs.(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File) College football: SEC spares no expense in hiring 14 new coordinators
    Montgomery, Ala. • Alabama coach Nick Saban and his staff always devote some offseason time to studying new offensive and defensive coordinators, just...
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  • International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach speaks at a press conference after the 128th IOC session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Bach says the Olympic body will take action against any Olympic medalists if they are found guilty of the latest doping allegations in track and field. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul) IOC ready to act if Olympic medals affected by doping
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia • The IOC will take action against any Olympic athletes if they are found guilty of the latest doping allegations rocking the s...
    Updated Aug 03 2015 05:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ottawa Senators' Mike Hoffman (68) celebrates scoring on the Montreal Canadiens with teammate Patrick Wiercioch during the third period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Wednesday, April 22, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)  MANDATORY CREDIT NHL Roundup: Joe Battista stepping down as Sabres executive
    Two people familiar with the decision say Buffalo Sabres vice president of hockey-related business Joe Battista is leaving the team. They tell The Ass...
    Updated Aug 03 2015 05:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • International Association of Athletics Federations President Lamine Diack, right, speaks with a fellow International Olympic Committee member during the 128th IOC session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Three weeks before the world championships, athletics was thrown into turmoil by new accusations of widespread doping and experts denouncing an anti-doping system compromised by leniency. German broadcaster ARD and The Sunday Times newspaper in Britain said they obtained access to the results of 12,000 blood tests from 5,000 athletes. The files came from the database of the IAAF and were leaked by a whistleblower, according to the reports. The IAAF said it was aware of Track & Field: IAAC head fights back at allegations of widespread doping
    Paris • With his federation embattled by widespread doping allegations that could lead to a reshuffle of Olympic and world championship podiums for mo...
    Updated Aug 03 2015 05:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2015, file photo, Illinois head woman's basketball coach Matt Bollant reacts to a call during an NCAA college basketball game in Piscataway, N.J.  A Chicago law firm hired by the University of Illinois to investigate allegations of poor treatment made by seven former players that sued the university, coach Matt Bollant, athletic director Mike Thomas and others  has concluded those charges are unfounded. The university said Monday Aug. 3, 2015 that the firm's report recommends some changes, such as a code of conduct for coaches.The Players alleged Bollant and some other coaches used race to divide the team and drive players out. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File) Women’s basketball: School report: Illinois players’ allegations unfounded
    Champaign, Ill. • Former University of Illinois women’s basketball players’ allegations of racially motivated mistreatment were unfounded, investigato...
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  • Hungary's Katinka Hosszu swims in the women's 200m individual medley final in a world record time at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) Swimming: Sjostrom and Hosszu set world marks at swim championships
    Kazan, Russia • The women are getting it done at the world swimming championships. Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden lowered her own world record in the 100-me...
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  • Local golf: Double eagle
    Double Eagle Sun Hills Golf Course • Doug Harper, No. 14, par-5, 510 yards, 3-wood. Witness: Michelle Harper....
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  • Chris Christie to teachers union: You deserve a punch in the face
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, struggling to gain traction in a crowded 2016 GOP presidential field, said Sunday that a national teachers union deser...
    Updated Aug 03 2015 05:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • THE REALTY SHOW
    Courtesy  |  Wood Partners

Artist's rendering of Alta Gateway, a 277-unit complex of luxury apartments being built west of The Gateway shopping center in Salt Lake City. Rooms with a view: 277 luxury rentals going up near Salt Lake City’s Gateway
    Developer Wood Partners has announced it is on track with construction of a 277-unit luxury apartment complex just west of The Gateway shopping center...
    Updated Aug 03 2015 05:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Judge rules Idaho’s ‘ag gag’ law is unconstitutional
    Boise, Idaho • A federal judge ruled Monday that Idaho’s law banning secret filming of animal abuse at agricultural facilities is unconstitutional. U....
    Updated Aug 03 2015 09:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • FAITH
    Year-old Greek parish getting its own priest — and he’s a Utah native
    Looks like Utah’s Greek Orthodox community soon will be getting a home-grown priest. Starting on Sept. 1, Anthony — Tony, to his friends — Savas will ...
    Updated Aug 03 2015 05:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Bureau of Land Management

This 25-year-old stallion captured by the Bureau of Land Management this past winter in Utah is getting a lot of attention from wild horse lovers. The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign collected 24,000 signatures in an effort to get the horse, Grulla stallion 3907, released back into Utah's west desert where he was captured. BLM officials say that is not likely to happen. Popular wild Utah stallion dies of heart attack during gelding procedure
    A onetime free-roaming Utah stallion, whose picture sparked an Internet campaign demanding his release, died last week of a heart attack at a BLM hold...
    Updated Aug 03 2015 10:38 pm   |     |   Share
  • Josh Nowlan, who was wounded in the 2012 movie theater shooting at Aurora, Colo., heads to court to hear the reading in penalty phase 2 in the trial of shooter James Holmes Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Centennial, Colo. Jurors declined to rule out death for  Holmes as they moved toward sentencing the Colorado theater shooter. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Jury moves Holmes closer to execution
    Centennial, Colo. • Jurors on Monday moved one step closer toward sentencing James Holmes to death for his Colorado movie theater massacre, taking les...
    Updated Aug 03 2015 09:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kiel Reijnen celebrates after winning the first stage of the Tour of Utah, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Logan, Utah. (Eli Lucero/Herald Journal via AP) Tour of Utah: Final sprint propels Kiel Reijnen to Stage 1 victory in Logan
    Logan • His view of the finish line finally coming into focus, his jersey — like every other rider’s — sopping wet from riding five-plus hours in a st...
    Updated Aug 03 2015 09:36 pm   |     |   Share
  •  In this Aug. 1, 2015,  photo, Liberal’s Gavin Wehby holds Bee Jays batboy Kaiser Carlile moments after the 9-year-old was accidentally hit in the head during a National Baseball Congress World Series game in Wichita, Kan. Kaiser, who was wearing a helmet, was struck by a follow-through swing near the on-deck circle. He died on Sunday. (Earl Watt/Leader & Times via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT Baseball: Use of batboys at Kansas event suspended after 9-year-old’s death
    Wichita, Kan. • The National Baseball Congress has suspended using batboys and batgirls during its World Series games in Kansas following the death of...
    Updated Aug 03 2015 09:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • Bagley Cartoon: Republican Slow Burn
    This Pat Bagley editorial cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. Want more? Become a fan of Bagley on Facebook at www.face...
    Updated Aug 03 2015 04:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Pole fire causes South Jordan power outages
    A pole fire was blamed for power outages in South Jordan that initially affected nearly 3,000 homes on Monday. By 4 p.m., there were still 1,387 custo...
    Updated Aug 03 2015 04:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this photo taken Sept. 17, 2014, Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Republicans said Monday that they have the GOP votes to disapprove of the Iran nuclear deal as Democrats stepped up their support of the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran. Since Republicans hold a commanding 246 seats in the House, it was widely expected that the GOP would come up with 218 votes to support a resolution of disapproval, which has been introduced by Peter Roskam. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) House Republicans say they have votes to reject Iran deal
    Washington • House Republicans said Monday that they have the GOP votes to disapprove of the Iran nuclear deal as Democrats stepped up their support o...
    Updated Aug 03 2015 09:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • This product image provided by Aprecia Pharmaceuticals shows Spritam 750 mg, foreground, and 1000 mg tablets. Aprecia Pharmaceuticals on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 said the FDA approved Spritam for adults and children who suffer from certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy. The tablet is manufactured in a layered process via 3-D printing and dissolves when taken with liquid. (Aprecia Pharmaceuticals via AP) FDA OKs first 3-D printed prescription drug
    Washington • The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first prescription drug made through 3-D printing: a dissolvable tablet that treats sei...
    Updated Aug 03 2015 09:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2015 file photo, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Joe Manchin says he will back a Republican bill cutting off federal aid for Planned Parenthood. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) Senate blocks GOP bill to halt Planned Parenthood funding
    Washington • The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try agai...
    Updated Aug 03 2015 09:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • Work to begin to add bike lanes on 200 West
    Work is about to begin to add protected bike lanes to 200 West in downtown Salt Lake City, and to resurface that street and redesign its metered parki...
    Updated Aug 03 2015 03:33 pm   |     |   Share