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Oklahoma City • For two teams with big hitters and even bigger blockers, it was the small things that made all the difference. The ability of unseeded BYU to take care of serving, passing and digging spelled the difference in …

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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Wild horses, on BLM land northwest of Cedar City,  Wednesday, April 23, 2014. 
The BLM intends to remove 100 wild horses this winter that congregate near State Route 21 in Millard County because they pose a threat to traffic safety. These animals belong in the nearby  the Sulphur Herd Management Area, but have been crowded out. BLM is developing a long-term proposal to pare down the Sulphur herd. BLM to round up wild horses near remote Utah highway
    Bureau of Land Management wranglers will return to Utah’s West Desert in February to remove dozens of wild horses congregating along a remote highway. Federal …
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  • Roy police: Teen arrested for brandishing handgun at FrontRunner station
    Police arrested a teenaged male after he allegedly brandished a handgun at a FrontRunner train station in Roy. Public safety dispatchers say the 911 call …
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  • This product image provided Withings shows the Withings Smart Body Analyzer health tracking scale. (AP Photo/Withings) Gift guide: Home products come with connectivity
    Do you really need an app to tell you to brush and floss? It seems every household appliance is getting some smarts these days, meaning some connectio...
    Updated Dec 19 2014 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Fitness trackers, from left, Basis Peak, Adidas Fit Smart, Fitbit Charge, Sony SmartBand, and Jawbone Move, are posed for a photo next to an iPhone, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) Here are 5 things to think about to pick the right fitness tracker
    The holidays are here, which means feeling guilty about how much you’re eating and how little you’re exercising. Gadgets are available to help keep th...
    Updated Dec 19 2014 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Fitness trackers, from left, Basis Peak, Adidas Fit Smart, Fitbit Charge, Sony SmartBand, and Jawbone Move, are posed for a photo next to an iPhone, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) Gift Guide: 5 fitness trackers offer wide range
    There are several fitness trackers to choose from, varying in what they measure and how easy they are to use. Here are five, ranked from budget to sop...
    Updated Dec 19 2014 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • SPONSORED ARTICLE
    Jill Crowell Alzheimer’s Association, Utah: Support That’s Changing Lives
    At 68, Jill Crowell can certainly say she’s lived a full life. She holds a PhD in Administration & Organizational Change, two masters degrees, has ser...
    Updated Dec 02 2014 03:16 pm   |     |   Share

  • POLITICS
    News roundup: Huntsman makes list of Colbert’s best political takedowns
    Healthy Utah in trouble with Legislature. Colbert’s political hits. How to stop fence jumpers at the White House. Happy Friday. Steven Colbert beat ...

    Updated Dec 19 2014 06:42 am   |     |   Share
  • PHOTO GALLERY
    Gov. Herbert nominates Judge Himonas for Utah Supreme Court
    Gov. Gary Herbert has nominated Judge Constandinos Himonas to fill a vacancy on the Utah Supreme Court created by the retirement of Justice Ronald Nehring. …
    Updated Dec 18 2014 08:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • Darrien Hunt Case file reveals new details of Darrien Hunt’s fatal shooting by Utah police
    When Darrien Hunt told Saratoga Springs police officers that he needed a ride to Orem — just before he allegedly swung a samurai sword at the officers...
    Updated Dec 19 2014 01:00 am   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Bingham celebrates their win over Riverton in overtime at Bingham in South Jordan on Thursday night, Dec. 18, 2014. Prep girls basketball: Bingham rallies in fourth quarter to beat Riverton, 52-51
    South Jordan • Madison Loftus admitted it was hard to stay positive as she huddled with Bingham teammates during a timeout early in the third quarter ...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 11:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • College men’s basketball: USU nets close win over CS Bakersfield
    Logan • Nothing comes easy for young Utah State this season. Consider the Aggies’ 57-56 victory over Cal State Bakersfield in their first game of the ...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 11:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • UTAH SPORTS
    Colorado State mascot Cam the Ram, left, celebrates with running back Dee Hart after Hart scored six touchdowns against New Mexico in Colorado State's 58-20 victory in an NCAA college football game in Fort Collins, Colo., on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Game guide: Utes hope to regain bowl momentum, but beating the 10-2 Rams is no cinch
    Las Vegas • For a decade, Utah won bowl games like no other. The school’s nine-game win streak from 1999 to 2009 was the second-longest in NCAA histor...
    Updated Dec 19 2014 02:21 am   |     |   Share
  • PHOTO GALLERY
    Prep boys’ basketball: West beats East in throwback game
    As the Panthers Holiday Classic tournament began, the Ray Hale Fieldhouse at West High took on a bit of a retro look. For one thing, …
    Updated Dec 18 2014 10:53 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Bingham celebrates their win over Riverton in overtime at Bingham in South Jordan on Thursday night, Dec. 18, 2014. Prep girls’ basketball: Bingham rallies in fourth quarter to remain perfect
    South Jordan • Madison Loftus admitted it was hard to stay positive as she huddled with Bingham teammates during a timeout early in the third quarter ...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 11:13 pm   |     |   Share
  • MLB: Medlen inks deal with Royals
    Kansas City, Mo. • Former Atlanta right-hander Kris Medlen has agreed to an $8.5 million, two-year contract with the Kansas City Royals after missing ...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 10:21 pm   |     |   Share
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East High's Haydan Banz battles Henry Munson of West High in the Panthers Classic tournament between the two rival schools at West. Prep boys’ basketball: West beats East in throwback game
    As the Panthers Holiday Classic tournament began, the Ray Hale Fieldhouse at West High took on a bit of a retro look. For one thing, Hale himself was ...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 10:53 pm   |     |   Share
  • PREP SPORTS
    Jackson’s 55 sets school, tournament mark
    Frank Jackson poured in a school and tournament record 55 points in leading Lone Peak to a 93-73 victory over Clark, Nevada, in the Tarkanian Classic ...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 05:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • PHOTO GALLERY
    Photos: Menorah lighting ceremonies in Salt Lake City mark start of Hanukkah
    A small group of children and adults helped marked the beginning of Hanukkah on Tuesday evening with a Lighting of the Menorah ceremony at the …
    Updated Dec 17 2014 08:43 am   |  
  • FILE - In this July 23, 2014 file photo, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Budget cuts at the IRS could delay tax refunds, reduce taxpayer services and hurt enforcement efforts, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Thursday. About half the people who call the IRS for assistance this filing season won't be able to get through to a person, Koskinen said. Once returns are filed, there will be fewer agents to audit them. (AP Photo, File) IRS head: Budget cuts could delay tax refunds
    Washington • Budget cuts at the IRS could delay tax refunds, reduce taxpayer services and hurt enforcement efforts, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen sai...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 06:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • Yellowstone Club founder sent to jail
    Butte • A federal judge on Thursday ordered Tim Blixseth jailed after the onetime billionaire and embattled real estate mogul failed to comply with an...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 05:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • Oregon high court says injured ‘boarder can sue
    Salem, Ore. • The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled that a ski resort’s liability waiver cannot prevent a paralyzed snowboarder from suing. The justices ...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 05:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • BYU SPORTS
    BYU football: All-independent teams announced
    There are only four independents in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FCS) of college football — Notre Dame, BYU, Navy and Army. But that doesn’t stop f...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 05:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • PHOTO GALLERY
    Movie review: Big spectacle, less emotion, in final ‘Hobbit’ chapter
    “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” at 2 hours and 24 minutes, is the shortest chapter in Peter Jackson’s vast adaptation of J.R.R. …
    Updated Dec 17 2014 05:56 pm   |  
  • Amazon reaches e-book pact with Macmillan
    San Franccisco • Amazon.com and Macmillan have reached a deal covering the sale of print and e-books, the latest agreement between the online retailer...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 05:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • U.S. developers tread cautiously in Cuba
    Shortly after the announcement of thawed relations between the U.S. and Cuba, the head of acquisitions at Miami-based Fortune International Realty ema...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 05:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo talks during a cabinet meeting at the Capitol on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. Cuomo’s administration will move to prohibit fracking in the state, citing unresolved health issues and dubious economic benefits of the widely used gas-drilling technique. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) Cuomo gets kudos, scorn for N.Y. fracking ban
    Albany, N.Y. • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is getting heaped with praise by environmentalists and scorn by business interests for a planned state ban o...
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