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  • Tour of Utah: Phinney to make comeback to cycling
    Taylor Phinney had to endure such a long rehab from a devastating injury that the Olympic cyclist picked up painting and learned to fly a plane, just ...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 09:41 pm   |     |   Share
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Kennecott Utah Copper is continuing to monitor earth movement at its Bingham Canyon Mine. A small slide struck the open pit copper mine on Wednesday although it was tiny compared to the massive landslide that occurred on April 10. Lime burns man at Kennecott Copper plant
    A man suffered a chemical burn Friday at a Kennecott Copper plant. The 43-year-old contractor was delivering lime to the concentrator plant at 10200 S...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 09:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • A watch tower is seen in front of the Wasatch facility during a media tour Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at the Utah State Correctional Facility in Draper. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, Pool) Utah’s maximum-security prisoners are on a hunger strike
    Maximum-security inmates at the Utah State Prison are on a hunger strike, reportedly demanding — among other things — for gang leaders to be released....
    Updated Jul 31 2015 09:07 pm   |     |   Share
    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...
    Updated Jul 20 2015 03:39 pm   |     |   Share

    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
  • Utah boys lag far behind girls in HPV vaccines
    A lot more Utah boys are getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine than in the past, but their vaccination rate continues to lag far behind that ...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 10:23 pm   |     |   Share
  • Robert Kirby Kirby: Are you laughing at ‘The Book of Mormon’ for the right reasons?
    Right up front, this is not a review of “The Book of Mormon” musical currently being performed at the Capitol Theatre. It’s just what I saw. Truthful...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 09:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this April 17, 2015, file photo, former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore speaks at a Republican Leadership Summit in Nashua, N.H. The Republican presidential contest has grown to 17 candidates with the July 29 entry of Jim Gilmore as he files the necessary paperwork with the Federal Election Commission.. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File) 5 faith facts about prez hopeful Jim Gilmore: Staunch supporter of ‘Christian values’
    James Gilmore III, former governor of Virginia, briefly chairman of the Republican Party and unsuccessful candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2008, jumpe...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 06:39 pm   |     |   Share
    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 …
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  • FILE - In this March 7, 2015 file photo, a health worker, right, cleans a man's arm before injecting him with a Ebola vaccine  in Conakry, Guinea. An experimental vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea exposed to Ebola seems to work and might help shut down the ongoing epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study published Friday, July 31, 2015. There is currently no licensed treatment or vaccine for Ebola, which has so far killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa since the world’s biggest outbreak began last year.  (AP Photo/ Youssouf Bah, File) Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus
    London • An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Afri...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 07:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah’s Siegfried & Jensen ordered to pay $6 million to former partner who claimed he was cheated
    A jury has ordered Siegfried & Jensen, one of the state’s most prominent law firms, to pay nearly $6 million to a former partner who claimed he was ch...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 09:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • This image made from gun-camera video taken on July 4, 2015 and released by United States Central Command shows an airstrike on a bridge near Islamic State group-held Raqqa, Syria, that was a key transit route for the militants. After billions of dollars spent and more than 10,000 extremist fighters killed, the Islamic State group is fundamentally no weaker than it was when the U.S.-led bombing campaign began a year ago, American intelligence  agencies have concluded. (U.S. Central Command via AP) A year of bombing hasn’t weakened Islamic State
    Washington • After billions of dollars spent and more than 10,000 extremist fighters killed, the Islamic State group is fundamentally no weaker than i...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 07:37 pm   |     |   Share
    Photos and review: A golden night for Utah fans of Imagine Dragons
    Imagine Dragons returned to Salt Lake City for a sold-out show at EnergySolutions Arena on Tuesday. The production was a stark contrast to the intimate …
    Updated Jul 29 2015 01:44 pm   |   0 Comments   |   Share
  • FILE - In this April 2, 2005 file photo, Wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper gestures to the crowd after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame at the Induction Ceremony in Universal City, Calif. The WWE said Piper died Friday, July 31, 2015. He was 61. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File) WWE Hall-of-Famer ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper dies at 61
    “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, the kilt-wearing trash talker who headlined the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, has died, the WWE said Friday. ...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 06:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • NBA: Pacers’ Jordan Hill arrested in Georgia for reckless driving
    Indianapolis • Indiana Pacers newcomer Jordan Hill was arrested near Atlanta on charges of reckless driving and speeding after police clocked his car ...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 05:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • Dozens of Clinton emails censored for security reasons
    Washington • Dozens of emails that traversed Hillary Clinton’s private, unsecure home server contain national security information now deemed too sens...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 06:08 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah football: Utes have earned Pac-12 respect, but tough climb remains
    The day the Pac-12 announced it was adding Utah and Colorado, then-UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel believed it was a good move for the conference. Not …
    Updated Jul 29 2015 09:29 pm   |   0 Comments   |   Share
  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks before the National Urban League, Friday, July 31, 2015, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) Clinton calls for end to Cuba embargo
    Miami • Drawing a sharp distinction with Republican rivals in the pivotal election state of Florida, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday called on the GO...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 07:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • (FILE - In this June 14, 2015, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh. Two people familiar with the deal say the Phillies have agreed to trade Hamels to the Texas Rangers for a package of prospects. Both people spoke to The Associated Press)   late Wednesday night, July 29, 2015, on condition of anonymity because the trade has not been finalized. Hamels has a limited no-trade clause but does not have to approve a deal to the Rangers.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) MLB: Rangers get Hamels from Phillies for 2015 — and beyond
    Arlington, Texas • With Cole Hamels, the Texas Rangers have gotten another ace in hopes of getting back to the playoffs — in 2015 and beyond. Texas ob...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 04:54 pm   |     |   Share
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Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch. Seated, l-r: Harry Longabaugh (Sundance Kid), Ben Kilpatrick, Butch Cassidy. Standing, l-r, Will Carver, Harvey Logan (Kid Curry). Living history: Story of Butch Cassidy is as elusive as the outlaw himself
    Steeped in western lore, many of us know Butch Cassidy was a cattle rustler, horse thief, bank and train robber, former convict, and charismatic leade...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 04:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan, left, holds the Most Valuable Player trophy as coach Phil Jackson holds the NBA Championship trophy after the Bulls defeated the Utah Jazz 87-86 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Salt Lake City, Sunday, June 14, 1998. (AP Photo/Jack Smith) Delta Center basket that saw Jordan’s 1998 NBA Finals game-winner sold for $41k
    A heartbreaking piece of Utah Jazz history could have been yours for the low, low price of $41,825. That’s how much someone paid at auction this week ...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 09:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2010, file photo, former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon Jr. sits in his office in Henderson, Nev. A court has granted the NCAA's request for a stay in the O'Bannon case, delaying the implementation of possible payments to athletes for use of their names, images and likenesses until an appeals court has made a ruling. The NCAA says in a statement it is pleased with the decision of the 9th Circuit Court.   (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File) NCAA’s stay is granted in O’Bannon case; payments delayed
    The NCAA was given a respite Friday when the 9th U.S. Circuit Court delayed the implementation of possible payments to athletes for the use of their n...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 06:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah regents give U of U, USU top bonuses in cash-for-performance payouts
    Cedar City • Based on the theory that even academics can be swayed by market forces, Utah higher-education bosses parceled out performance bonuses Fr...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 10:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • MLB: Gomez traded to Astros after Mets deal falls through
    Houston • The Astros have added another bat to their lineup as they make a push for the postseason, acquiring two-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Gome...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 04:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this June 11, 2015, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Kevin Jepsen delivers to the Los Angeles Angels during the seventh inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Minnesota Twins have acquired right-handed reliever Kevin Jepsen from the Tampa Bay Rays for two minor league pitching prospects. The Twins announced the trade on Friday, July 31, 2015, not long before the deadline to make trades without waivers. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File) MLB: Twins get bullpen help, add Jepsen from Rays
    Minneapolis • The Minnesota Twins got some much-needed help for their beleaguered bullpen on Friday, acquiring right-handed reliever Kevin Jepsen from...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 04:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this July 11, 2015, file photo, Seattle Mariners reliever Mark Lowe delivers a pitch during the during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Seattle. The Toronto Blue Jays have kept up their postseason push by acquiring veteran reliever Mark Lowe from the Seattle Mariners for three left-handed pitchers. The trade took place Friday, July 31, 2015,  ahead of baseball's deadline for trades without waivers. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear, File) MLB: Blue Jays add RHP Lowe, OF Revere on deadline day
    Toronto • The Blue Jays capped a busy week with pair of trade deadline deals, bolstering their bullpen and outfield options as they seek to end the lo...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 04:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Editor column: Decision to reveal commenter’s identity not made lightly
    Nothing spurs more debate and disagreement in our newsroom than the value of anonymous online comments on stories at sltrib.com. The idea behind anony...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 07:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • MLB: Cubs acquire reliever Hunter from Orioles for Lake
    Milwaukee • The Chicago Cubs got some help for their bullpen Friday, acquiring Tommy Hunter from the Baltimore Orioles for outfielder Junior Lake. Hun...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 04:24 pm   |     |   Share
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Friday morning at his sentence hearing in Cedar City, Martin Chris Nelson receives two consecutive life sentences for two counts of aggravated murder. Utah man’s 2007 double murder conviction upheld
    The Utah Supreme Court has upheld the double murder conviction of a Beryl man who claimed he shot each victim eight times in self-defense during a fig...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 07:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah woman sent to federal prison for $900k embezzlement
    A Clearfield woman has been sentenced to 3½ years in federal prison on charges of embezzling from two employers. U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball sent...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 09:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • Detroit Tigers' Yoenis Cespedes follows through on a single against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Baltimore.(AP Photo/Gail Burton) MLB: Mets add hitting help, trade for Detroit’s Cespedes
    New York • The Mets acquired slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from Detroit on Friday in their strongest attempt yet to boost a punchless lineup tha...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 04:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Khris Davis, left, center fielder Carlos Gomez (27) and left fielder Gerardo Parra celebrate after beating the San Francisco Giants 5-2 in a baseball game in San Francisco, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) MLB: Teams add pieces to make playoff push
    Houston • With mere hours until the trade deadline, the Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays have sent a clear message that they’re going for it — mak...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 04:15 pm   |     |   Share
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Elizabeth Elena Laguna-Salgado Reward increased in Elizabeth Laguna Salgado case
    The reward for information about Elizabeth Laguna Salgado’s whereabouts has jumped to $25,000. A private donor pledged an additional $10,000 to the or...
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Book of Mormon is coming to Salt Lake City. Tell the Tribune: What did you think about ‘The Book of Mormon’?
    We want to hear your thoughts about “The Book of Mormon,” which opened July 28 in Salt Lake City. And by answering this query, you’ll become part of o...

    Updated Jul 31 2015 04:52 pm   |     |   Share
  • Grass fire near I-215 west temporarily affected traffic
    Crews on Friday afternoon fought a small grass fire alongside Interstate 215 west near 2100 South, the Salt Lake City Fire department reported. The fi...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 02:27 pm   |     |   Share
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Is Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) about to meet his maker in the season finale of This weekend on TV: It’s ‘Hell on Wheels’ for (fictional) Mormons
    Mormons continue to play a major role in “Hell on Wheels” (Saturday, 10 p.m., AMC) in this, the show’s fifth and final season. Fictional Mormons, that...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 01:09 pm   |     |   Share
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Julianne and Derek Hough rose to fame on Plans for the weekend: Warped in the August sun
    • Hard-rock band Pop Evil performs tonight at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening: Red Sun Rising, Spite of War. Show starts at 7 p...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 02:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • A young girl sits on a bike in one of a series of photographs found on a memory card and alleged to have come from an FLDS church security team. Electrical contractor in polygamous town fined for using child workers
    Federal labor officials have fined a Utah electrical contractor $376,300, saying the company illegally used child workers on construction sites in Uta...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 09:17 pm   |     |   Share