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  • Firefighters work at the scene of a fire at Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal church in Greeleyville, S.C., Tuesday, June 30, 2015. The African-American church that was burned down by the Ku Klux Klan in 1995 caught fire again Tuesday night. (Veasey Conway/The Morning News via AP) Another black church in South Carolina burns; cause unknown
    Columbia, S.C. • An African-American church in South Carolina that was burned down by the Ku Klux Klan in 1995 caught fire again Tuesday night, though...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 10:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • United States' Alex Morgan (13) tries to place the ball past Germany keeper Nadine Angerer during the first half of a semifinal in the Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Montreal, Canada. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP) Women’s World Cup: FIFA story focuses on Alex Morgan’s looks, not her skills
    Critics took aim at FIFA on social media Tuesday after FIFA.com referenced American forward Alex Morgan’s looks in an article posted in advance of the...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 07:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • U.S. fans cheer on the team before the team's semifinal against Germany in the Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Montreal, Canada. (/The Canadian Press via AP) Women’s World Cup: Carli Lloyd drives U.S. to 2-0 win over Germany
    Montreal • During its rough start to this World Cup, the U.S. women’s national soccer team promised brighter days ahead, that the sputtering attack an...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 09:15 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

    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 …
    Updated Jun 30 2015 07:22 pm   |   0 Comments   |   Share
  • NBA: Knicks shooting for bigs up front as free agency opens
    New York • The New York Knicks will be thinking big in free agency. As in a big man, that is. The Knicks need plenty of help after their worst season ...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 09:28 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Wednesday, May 27, 2015, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad celebrates his goal against Anaheim Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen with Jonathan Toews (19) during the second period in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Playoffs in Chicago. The Blackhawks have traded Saad to the Columbus Blue Jackets in a seven-player deal. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File) NHL: Chicago trades Brandon Saad to Columbus
    Chicago • The Chicago Blackhawks said all along that Brandon Saad would be back next season. Right up until Tuesday afternoon. With contract talks at ...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 07:38 pm   |     |   Share
  • Serena Williams of the United States plays a return to Margarita Gasparyan of Russia during their women's singles first round match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Monday June 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) Tennis: Williams sisters pull out of Wimbledon doubles
    London • The Williams sisters pulled out of women’s doubles at Wimbledon on Tuesday, with Serena saying it’s because she wants to focus on her bid for...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 07:23 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah experts offer best BBQ cuts for summer grilling
    As temperatures soar into the triple digits, the only sane place to find yourself wielding steak seasoning is outdoors. What might not be quite as …
    Updated Jun 30 2015 07:22 pm   |   0 Comments   |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
A small group from Peaceful Uprising, Utah Tar Sands Resistance and concerned citizens read statements and performed a skit with children on the steps of the Utah Department of Natural Resources as a security guard records them before a crucial hearing Tuesday, June 30 at the Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining in Salt Lake City. U. geologist’s claims of water raise doubts about tar sands mine expansion
    A Canadian energy company has won “tentative” state approval to expand a proposed tar sands mine on the southern rim of the Tavaputs Plateau. But firs...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 10:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • West Jordan city attorney submits resignation
    West Jordan City Attorney Jeff Robinson has declined an invitation to return to work and submitted his resignation more than two months after he was a...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 09:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • College sports: Sentence postponed for final gambler in Toledo bribery probe
    Detroit • Lawyers for a Detroit-area gambler caught in a sports bribery scandal at the University of Toledo say it would be “unthinkable” to send the ...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 07:40 pm   |     |   Share
    Movie review: ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ is a movie full of life
    It would be tempting to start a review of “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” with something clever and ironic, like, “This is the …
    Updated Jun 29 2015 12:05 pm   |   0 Comments   |   Share
  • Eugenie Bouchard of Canada leaves the court after losing to Ying-Ying Duan of China in the singles first round match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday June 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) Tennis: 2014 finalist Eugenie Bouchard loses in first round at Wimbledon
    London • A year ago at Wimbledon, Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halep met in a semifinal showcasing two of tennis’ up-and-coming stars. Bouchard was onl...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 07:28 pm   |     |   Share
    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Quarterbacks Donovan Isom, left, and Adam Schulz, right, wait on the sidelines as Travis Wilson and Kendal Thompson take reps at Utah football practice with pads on the baseball field, Thursday, August 7, 2014.
Utah football: Fire destroys Louisiana home of QB Donovan Isom
    Donations are requested after a fire broke out early Monday at the Louisiana home of Utah redshirt freshman quarterback Donovan Isom. The Tribune spok...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 09:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • Judge hears evidence against Utah man accused in $72 million Ponzi scheme
    A Utah woman testified Tuesday that when Kaysville insurance agent Dee Allen Randall solicited a $100,000 investment in 2008 from her and her husband ...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 09:02 pm   |     |   Share
    Soccer: U.S. beats Colombia 2-0 to reach Women’s World Cup quarterfinals
    Edmonton, Alberta • Now that Alex Morgan has a goal, she doesn’t want to look back on the opportunities she’s missed. She wants to look …
    Updated Jun 23 2015 10:07 am   |   0 Comments   |   Share
  • U.S. Olympic Comittee Chairman Larry Probst speaks during a news conference Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Redwood City, Calif. USOC leaders say they're sticking with Boston as their candidate for the 2024 Olympics. The USOC board met Tuesday to discuss the Boston bid, which has been troubled by tepid polling data and active opposition. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) USOC leaders decide to stick with Boston’s 2024 bid
    Redwood City, Calif. • Leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee are sticking with Boston as a candidate for the 2024 Olympics, knowing full well that get...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 08:47 pm   |     |   Share
  • Sports briefs: Third Utah State football player released from hospital
    COLLEGE FOOTBALL • Another player has been released from the hospital following a car accident that hospitalized four Utah State football players and ...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 07:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2015 file photo, a Cuban and American flag wave from the balcony of the Hotel Saratoga in Havana. President Barack Obama will announce July 1 that the U.S. and Cuba have reached an agreement to open embassies in Havana and Washington, a senior administration official said.  (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File) AP source: US, Cuba to announce plan to open embassies
    Washington • President Barack Obama will announce Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have finalized an agreement to reopen embassies in each other’s cap...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 04:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • Girl Scouts refuse $100,000 anti-transgender donation
    Seattle • The Girl Scouts of Western Washington said it has returned a $100,000 donation because it came with the provision that the money couldn’t be...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 04:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)    
In a collaboration between the Department of Physical Therapy and the Department of Modern Dance, Assistant Professor Juan Carlos Claudio, center, and University of Utah alumna Lennie Swenson use their training in dance, creative movement, and physical therapy to help people with Parkinson's Disease. Research has shown that dancing helps Parkinson's patients with motor skills. Utah Parkinson’s patients dance for pleasure and for health
    The seven men and women with Parkinson’s disease sit tall in their chairs as a recording of birdsong fills the dance studio. They imagine they are tr...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 10:28 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
  • This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows a scene from Movie review: Lotsa grinding, little plot in ‘Magic Mike XXL’
    There’s an early scene in “Magic Mike XXL” that hints at what this much-ballyhooed sequel woulda, coulda, shoulda been. Mike Lane, played by the well-...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 07:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • RSL
    Real Salt Lake: Cassar discusses injuries, Mulholland’s week and facing the Timbers
    Sandy • <b>Jeff Cassar</b> has yet to be able to field his preferred first-team lineup in 2015. We enter July tomorrow. And it doesn’t se...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 03:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • This June 30, 2015 photo provided by Heritage Auctions shows the front of a circa 1860 Brooklyn Atlantics baseball card. The pre-Civil War card will be sold at auction on July 30, at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago. (Butch Ziaks/Heritage Auctions via AP) Baseball: Pre-Civil War team card going on the auction block
    New York • For decades, a circa 1860s Brooklyn Atlantics team baseball card was tucked away, first inside a secret drawer of a bedroom set and then be...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 08:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Man shot by Utah police in 2011 is free on civil commitment
    A Magna man who was shot and wounded four years ago after allegedly charging at two Unified Police officers with a metal pipe has been released from t...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 09:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this June 21, 2015 photo, Schuyler Bailar lifts weights in McLean, Va. Recruited as a woman to swim for Harvard, he will now swim for the men's team after transitioning from a female to a male in the last year. (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via AP) College sports: Harvard athlete among 1st openly transgender NCAA swimmers
    Cambridge, Mass. • Schuyler Bailar was a star recruit for the women’s swimming team at Harvard University, a tough competitor with a shot at winning t...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 07:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  Tribune file photo)  
Cities along the Wasatch Front converged on county commission meetings today to ask for a sales-tax increase to be placed on the Nov. 3 ballot. Mayors say the need for extra money for local roads and transit is urgent. Opponents, including the Utah Taxpayers Association, say the issue should wait until next year's election, when voter participation is expected to be higher. Utah cities want higher tax for transportation, ask counties to put it on the ballot
    Across the Wasatch Front on Tuesday, mayors crowded into meetings with county leaders to urge them to put a proposed sales-tax increase for transporta...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 10:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • Vern Smith, right, embraces his son Spencer, 13, as daughter Mary, 17, stands with them and his wife, Julie, joins them in front of the remains of their fire-destroyed home Monday, June 29, 2015, in Wenatchee, Wash. The wildfire fueled by high temperatures and strong winds roared into town Sunday afternoon. The blaze ignited in brush just outside Wenatchee, quickly burning out of control. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Residents return to smoldering ruins after damaging wildfire
    Wenatchee, Wash. • Surveying the smoldering ruins of his upscale home in this central Washington city, Vern Smith pointed to what had been his garage....
    Updated Jun 30 2015 02:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • (The suspect in the beheading of a businessman, Yassine Salhi, a towel over his head to mask his face, is escorted by police officers as they leave his home in Saint-Priest, outside the city of Lyon, central France, Sunday, June 28, 2015. A security official tells The Associated Press)   the move to his home aims to find his passport, to determine if he traveled abroad. The suspect allegedly crashed a truck into a U.S.-owned chemical warehouse on Friday, setting off an explosion, and hung his employer's head on the factory's gate. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani) China announces climate target for Paris deal
    Paris • Top carbon polluter China confirmed it will try to cap its rising emissions before 2030 while the U.S. and Brazil pledged to boost renewable e...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 02:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE- In this April 30, 2015, file photo, Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla delivers his budget address for the next fiscal year at the Capitol building in San Juan. Puerto Rico's governor believes the U.S. territory's $72 billion public debt is unpayable, his spokesman confirmed late Sunday, June 28, 2015, adding another blow to the international financial system already struggling with a possible default by Greece. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File) Economists say Puerto Rico needs right to bankruptcy option
    San Juan, Puerto Rico • Puerto Rico’s financial future hung in limbo Tuesday as economists and officials warned that the U.S. territory could head dow...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 02:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Andy Rose (5) heads the ball against Portland Timbers defender Nat Borchers (7) during a U.S. Open Cup soccer match in Tukwila, Wash., Tuesday, June 16, 2015.  (Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times via AP) OUTS: SEATTLE OUT, USA TODAY OUT, MAGAZINES OUT, TELEVISION OUT, SALES OUT. MANDATORY CREDIT TO:  Erika Schultz / THE SEATTLE TIMES.  Former Real Salt Lake fan favorite Nat Borchers returns to Rio Tinto on Wednesday
    The Beard — and the man beneath it — returns Wednesday. Longtime Real Salt Lake center back Nat Borchers could make his first appearance at Rio Tinto ...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 08:38 pm   |     |   Share
    5 Top Reasons to Escape to Park City Today
    If you’re longing for a new summer adventure, now is the best time to plan your Park City summer getaway. Whether you’re looking for a family-frien...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 02:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • Golf: Holes-in-one
    Jeremy Ranch • Frank Wright. No. 11, 146 yards, 9-iron. With Joe Wright, Charles Wright. Soldier Hollow Silver • Kirk Vollans. No. 13, 201 yards, 4-ir...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 01:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • This day in Salt Lake City’s PCL history: June 30
    To observe the 100th anniversary of Pacific Coast League baseball in Salt Lake City, The Tribune is producing a daily history installment. June 30,...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 01:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2015 file photo, Donald Trump, host of the television series Will latest comments tarnish Trump’s brand?
    New York • Is Donald Trump’s business empire as Teflon-coated as his hair appears to be? Trump has found himself on the receiving end of the catchphra...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 12:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • Cops nab knife-wielding, ‘whacked out’ home invader in west Salt Lake City
    A “whacked out,” knife-wielding home invader was in custody early Tuesday afternoon, but not before sending a grandmother and five children fleeing in...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 06:22 pm   |     |   Share