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  • FAITH
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Manchester, N.H., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) New article of faith for these Mormons: We believe Trump should never be president
    A grass-roots coalition of Mormons has joined the “never-Trump” movement. More than 100 Latter-day Saints — “single, married, fathers, mothers, sister...
    Updated Aug 25 2016 05:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   BYU defensive lineman Merrill Taliauli, left, works out against offensive lineman Leroy Tanoai Tuesday August 23.  BYU football: Nagging injuries, star’s absence, cut into defensive line’s depth
    Provo • This summer hasn’t been particularly easy on BYU’s defensive line, which is transitioning to a four-man front after years of success in Bronco...
    Updated Aug 26 2016 09:39 am   |     |   Share
  • ’He’s gone’: Anger, grief as plug pulled on toddler after sudden court decision
    It all started with an asthma attack. Israel Stinson was an adorable toddler with a sweet smile and unruly hair. But on April 1, he began having troub...
    Updated Aug 26 2016 08:21 am   |     |   Share
  • SPONSORED ARTICLE
    Stunning fall landscapes await you in West Yellowstone. 5 Reasons to Visit Yellowstone Now
    No matter the time of year, travel to Yellowstone National Park is always spectacular. Each season offers its own unique experiences, and late summer ...
    Updated Aug 03 2016 11:40 am   |     |   Share

  • PHOTO GALLERY
    Gallery: Capitol Reef National Park
    On the 100 year anniversary of the National Park System, here is a gallery of images from Capitol Reef National Park. …
    Updated Aug 25 2016 01:11 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Tribune columnist Robert Kirby watches as UHP officers discuss the arrest of a suspected gang member after being on patrol with the UHP helicopter looking for stolen cars, Friday, March 11, 2016. Kirby: Look out for the long nose of the law
    When I became a cop in 1978, I was astonished at the amount of power entrusted to me. I had a gun, a badge and the authority to stick my nose into wha...
    Updated Aug 26 2016 08:32 am   |     |   Share
  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event at Truckee Meadows Community College, in Reno, Nev., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Clinton defends family foundation, says work will continue
    New York • Hillary Clinton defended her family’s foundation on Friday, saying that the charitable work it has conducted is in line with American value...
    Updated Aug 26 2016 08:18 am   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Salt Lake City sees the beginnings of Google Fiber’s scorching-fast gigabit service during a grand opening-type event at their offices in Trolley Square, referred to as Fiber Space, on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2016. Editorial: Google Fiber didn’t need Facebook-sized tax breaks
    Facebook is out. Google Fiber is in. West Jordan city officials haven’t completely given up on luring the largest of the social media giants to their...
    Updated Aug 26 2016 09:22 am   |     |   Share
  • PHOTO GALLERY
    Dugway Proving Ground blows something up in the name of science, and maybe a defense contract
    Dugway Proving Ground • As the sun set Wednesday on Utah’s West Desert, Brian Tercha stood beside his chemical-weapon sensor. The sensor is about the …
    Updated Aug 24 2016 10:04 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Aug. 4 2016 file photo made from video, Nissrine Samali, 20, gets into the sea wearing a burkini, a wetsuit-like garment that also covers the head, in Marseille, southern France. France’s top administrative court has overturned Friday Aug. 26, 2016 a town burkini ban amid shock and anger worldwide after some Muslim women were ordered to remove body-concealing garments on French Riviera beaches. (AP Photo, File) Top French court rules Burkini bans violate basic freedoms
    Paris • France’s top administrative court overturned a ban on burkinis in a Mediterranean town, in a decision Friday that should set legal precedent r...
    Updated Aug 26 2016 08:22 am   |     |   Share
  • POLITICS
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Manchester, N.H., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) News roundup: Clinton ad ties Trump to neo-Nazis, racists
    Clinton ad ties Trump to neo-Nazis, racists. Poll: Utahns want PLI, not national monument. McMullin losing some ballot spots after late entry. Happy...

    Updated Aug 26 2016 09:38 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah forecast: An August farewell of sunshine, thunder and a little rain
    If the last weekend of August foreshadows summer’s end, Utah’s hottest season will go out with surge of sunshine, punctuated by thunderclaps and the s...
    Updated Aug 26 2016 06:54 am   |     |   Share
  • PHOTO GALLERY
    Photos: A night of Y2K pop with 98 Degrees and more in West Valley City
    The reunited hit 1990s boy band 98 Degrees — made up of brothers Nick and Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons — brought their …
    Updated Aug 25 2016 09:34 am   |     |   Share
  • PAC 12
    Pac-12 pick: Cal over Hawaii
    The Pac-12 football season begins Friday night – in America, anyway. California gets an early start, playing Hawaii in Sydney, Australia, where it wil...
    Updated Aug 26 2016 07:15 am   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Gerald R. Grant, a 20-year-old Florida man charged with shooting and killing three people inside an SUV in February in South Salt Lake, appears in court alongside attorney Lacey Singleton for a preliminary hearing. Grant appeared at the Matheson Courthouse in Salt Lake City on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, before judge James Blanch. Man ordered to stand trial for Utah triple homicide
    A 20-year-old man accused of shooting and killing two men and a teenage boy inside an SUV in February will stand trial on the charges, a judge ruled T...
    Updated Aug 25 2016 08:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event at Truckee Meadows Community College, in Reno, Nev., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Clinton says Trump will ‘make America hate again’
    Manchester, N.H. • Hillary Clinton said Thursday that Donald Trump has unleashed the “radical fringe” within the Republican Party, including anti-Semi...
    Updated Aug 25 2016 08:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • PHOTO GALLERY
    Black sludge that's killing American Fork fish could contain toxic mine waste
    Some of the sediments that have turned American Fork River’s normally clear waters into a black soup could be loaded with arsenic, lead and other …
    Updated Aug 24 2016 04:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • Fire crews work to suppress 1,121-acre Utah wildfire near Beaver Mountain Ski Resort
    Though many fires in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest are still active, only the Peterson Hollow Fire required “significant suppression efforts...
    Updated Aug 25 2016 09:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • Landon Gately rests in his mother Amy Gately’s arm as they wait for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to speak at a campaign rally in Manchester, N.H., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) Trump rebukes racism claims as Clinton warns of radicalism
    Manchester, N.H. • Donald Trump confronted head-on allegations that he is racist Thursday, defending his hard-line approach to immigration while tryin...
    Updated Aug 25 2016 10:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  Tribune file photo)   A Swig concession during the game at EnergySolutions Arena Thursday October 22, 2015. Court orders Utah soda shop to add new flavor to counsel in year-old legal battle
    In a legal battle between two Utah-based soda shops, judges granted an order last week that bars one chain from using an attorney married to one of it...
    Updated Aug 25 2016 09:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rescuers make their way through destroyed houses following Wednesday’s earthquake in Pescara Del Tronto, Italy, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. Rescue crews raced against time Thursday looking for survivors from the earthquake that leveled three towns in central Italy, but the death toll rose to 247 and Italy once again anguished over trying to secure its medieval communities built on seismic lands.  (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) Aftershocks rattle Italian quake zone; toll rises to 250
    Pescara Del Tronto, Italy • As the search for survivors ground on, Premier Matteo Renzi pledged new money and measures Thursday to rebuild quake-devas...
    Updated Aug 25 2016 07:35 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Rick Koerber speaks as his family and attorney Marcus Mumford, held a news conference the day after a federal judge tossed out 18 charges against Koerber that had alleged he operated a giant Ponzi scheme through his real estate company, Friday, August 15, 2014. Fraud case against onetime investment guru Rick Koerber can be reinstated, judge says
    Once accused of operating a $100 million Ponzi scheme, onetime Utah County real estate investment guru Rick Koerber may again face charges. A federal ...
    Updated Aug 25 2016 10:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • CRICKET
    (Courtesy photo)   Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell is one of the headline performers for the Grand Opening Performance of Salt Lake City’s new George S. and Dolores DorÈ Eccles Theatre. Salt Lake City theater opening set Oct. 21, with Broadway stars Brian Stokes Mitchell and Megan Hilty
    Two Broadway stars will help uncork the champagne on Salt Lake City’s new George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theatre. The Eccles Theatre —at 111 S. Mai...
    Updated Aug 25 2016 10:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo, shows WhatsApp and Facebook app icons on a smartphone in New York. Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company. That means WhatsApp users could soon start seeing more targeted ads on Facebook, although not on the messaging service itself. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File) WhatsApp sharing phone numbers with Facebook
    San Francisco • Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company. That me...
    Updated Aug 25 2016 10:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • Nonbelievers sue over Pennsylvania House’s opening prayers
    Harrisburg, Pa. • A group of people who don’t believe in God filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday seeking to change how prayers are handled before sess...
    Updated Aug 25 2016 07:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this April 16, 2014 file photo, Jerry DeLemus, of Rochester, N.H., sits with a group of self-described militia members camping on rancher Cliven Bundy’s ranch near Bunkerville, Nev. Delemus one of two defendants are set to become the first to plead guilty  Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, in Nevada to federal charges stemming from an armed confrontation with U.S. land management agents near Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s ranch in 2014.  (AP Photo/Ken Ritter, File) 2 men in Nevada standoff case plead guilty in federal court
    Las Vegas • Two defendants became the first to plead guilty Thursday to federal charges in an armed confrontation with U.S. officials over grazing rig...
    Updated Aug 25 2016 07:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this July 1, 2016 photo, a sign shows the entrance to the Facebook Data Center in Prineville, Ore. When timber was king, Crook County was the nation’s top producer of ponderosa lumber. But with the catastrophic decline in the timber industry, and the global recession after that, suddenly the digital revolution is providing the county and its main town, Prineville, with a rare second chance. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky) As Utah revives Facebook deal, New Mexico sweetens already juicy deal
    Even though some in Utah have expressed sticker shock at the economic development incentives to recruit a Facebook data center, New Mexico is offering...
    Updated Aug 25 2016 10:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • Jeff Haaga. West Jordan councilman pleads not guilty to hit-and-run charge
    A West Jordan City Council member pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of failing to remain at the scene of an accident after purportedly backing i...
    Updated Aug 26 2016 10:52 am   |     |   Share
  • Climate change taking toll on American pika’s Western lands
    Populations of a rabbit-like animal known as the American pika are vanishing in many mountainous areas of the West as climate change alters its habita...
    Updated Aug 25 2016 07:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Sweetwater County Jail   Bradley Ross Fairbourn Utah man accused of stabbing two women, one fatally, at a Wyoming hotel is set to stand trial
    The Draper man accused of fatally stabbing one woman and injuring her friend at a Wyoming hotel will stand trial in January. Bradley Ross Fairbourn, ...
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  •  Young cosmonaut dog-in-training Pushak (right) meets Fifi, a French poodle, in a scene from the animated ’Space Dogs: Adventure to the Moon.’ Courtesy  Epic Pictures Movie review: The moon isn’t far enough to send awful ‘Space Dogs’
    Like a defective toy, the Russian-made animated tale “Space Dogs: Adventure to the Moon” is something that should be kept away from children for their...
    Updated Aug 25 2016 05:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • This undated photo provided by Sisters of Charity of Nazareth shows Sister Paula Merrill. Sister Margaret Held and Merrill, two nuns who worked as nurses and helped the poor in rural Mississippi, were found slain in their home and there were signs of a break-in and their vehicle was missing, officials said Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (Sisters of Charity of Nazareth via AP) 2 nuns killed in Mississippi; signs point to home break-in
    Durant, Miss. • Two nuns who worked as nurses and helped the poor in rural Mississippi were found slain in their home, perhaps victims of a break-in a...
    Updated Aug 25 2016 06:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Marian Edmonds-Allen speaks Monday, July 25, 2016, during a volunteer training event to help LGBT Mormons who are contemplating suicide at the Pleasant Valley Library. LGBT activist Edmonds-Allen leaving Utah to head up faith-based group in New York
    Longtime gay-rights advocate Marian Edmonds-Allen is leaving Utah to become the executive director of a faith-based New York nonprofit that focuses on...
    Updated Aug 25 2016 10:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • This image released by Roadside Attractions shows Tika Sumpter, left, and Parker Sawyers in a scene from ’Southside With You.’ (Matt Dinerstein/Miramax and Roadside Attractions via AP) Movie review: ‘Southside With You’ catches the Obamas in love
    In “Southside With You,” writer-director Richard Tanne imagines what it was like on the most important date in the free world — and the result is a sm...
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  • Investment banker Naomi Bishop (Anna Gunn, left) reports to her boss, Randall (Lee Tergesen), in the financial thriller ’Equity.’ Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics Movie review: Women in charge in financial thriller ‘Equity’
    The financial thriller “Equity” is a polished nail-biter about double-dealing on Wall Street. The fact that co-stars Alysia Reiner and Sarah Megan Tho...
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  • CRICKET
    In this 2013 file photo, Ballet West’s Jacqueline Straughn and Ronnie Underwood perform in George Balanchineís ’Rubie’só one of three acts in the production of ’Jewels.’ Ballet West will perform the work in November during a trip to Cuba. Erik Ostling  |  Courtesy Ballet West to perform at a festival in Cuba
    Ballet West is going to Cuba. The Salt Lake City-based dance company has been invited to the International Ballet Festival of Havana, one of the dance...
    Updated Aug 25 2016 05:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rossko and his human partner, St. George police Officer Joe Watson. (SGPD photo) St. George K-9 Officer Rossko dies of post-surgery complications
    St. George police on Thursday were mourning the death of “Rossko,” a 5-year-old German Shepherd K-9 officer. Rossko, partnered with Officer Joe Watson...
    Updated Aug 25 2016 05:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah man injured, Texas man dies in single-vehicle crash in Idaho
    A Utah man was injured and his passenger killed after a single-vehicle crash in Idaho on Thursday morning. The 23-year-old man, of Murray, was drivin...
    Updated Aug 25 2016 06:40 pm   |     |   Share