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  • In this image posted on a militant website by the Aleppo branch of the Islamic State group on Friday, July 3, 2015, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, a militant smashes items that the group claims are smuggled archaeological pieces from the historic central town of Palmyra, Syria. An IS statement says the busts were found when the smuggler was stopped at a checkpoint and was later referred to an Islamic which ordered that they be destroyed and the man be whipped. (militant website via AP) Islamic State video shows Syrian soldiers’ deaths at archaeological site
    Beirut • Video has been posted online purporting to show Islamic State fighters killing 25 Syrian government soldiers in the historic town of Palmyra ...
    Updated Jul 04 2015 09:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • Liz Sullivan, left, and Jim Steinle, right, parents of Kathryn Steinle, talk to members of the media outside their home Thursday, July 2, 2015 in Pleasanton, Calif. Kathryn Steinle was shot to death, apparently at random, while walking with her father Jim and a friend along a popular pedestrian pier on the San Francisco waterfront. The woman was shot Wednesday evening at Pier 14 and died at a hospital. (Lea Suzuki/San Francisco Chronicle via AP) Slain woman’s parents focus on healing, not sanctuary law
    San Francisco • The parents of a woman killed at a San Francisco pier say they are focused on healing and not on the fact that the man accused of shoo...
    Updated Jul 04 2015 08:28 pm   |     |   Share
  • Arizona prison hit with third disturbance by inmates in 4 days
    Kingman, Arizona • A third disturbance within four days broke out Saturday in a private prison in Kingman, authorities said. Units with the Arizona De...
    Updated Jul 04 2015 08:50 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah Museum of Contemporary Arts Going Beyond Traditional Museums
    Kristian Anderson, Executive Director of the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, knows well the impact contemporary art can have in any community. He ...
    Updated Jun 24 2015 02:55 pm   |     |   Share

    Whatever happened to Lagoon’s Patio Gardens — where Hendrix, the Stones, The Who and other big acts got their groove on
    Farmington • Lagoon’s rides are big and getting bigger, but there was a time when the amusement park’s music loomed even larger. Witness just a …
    Updated Jul 03 2015 04:53 am   |   0 Comments   |   Share
  • (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Chris Schuler and Sebastian Jaime battle during an RSL scrimmage at Soccer City in Draper, Utah, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. RSL notes: League rules hamper stadium’s progress
    Sandy • Four months after Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen and West Valley City entered an exclusive negotiating window for a proposed 8,000-seat ...
    Updated Jul 04 2015 10:13 pm   |     |   Share
  • Michael Mangum  |  Special to the Tribune

Real Salt Lake forward Olmes Garcia (13) reacts after a failed attacking opportunity during the first half of their match against Orlando City FC at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday, July 4, 2015. MLS: Real Salt Lake draws Orlando City 1-1, Kaká gets red card
    Sandy • Once referee Sorin Stoica reached for his back pocket and lifted the red card into the warm Fourth of July night, Brazilian megastar Kaká look...
    Updated Jul 04 2015 10:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • Storm clouds roll in over the Daytona International Speedway during a weather delay for the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto racing series qualifying, Saturday, July 4, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) NASCAR: Earnhardt Jr. wins pole after rain ends qualifying
    Daytona Beach, Fla. • Dale Earnhardt Jr. earned the pole for Sunday’s race at Daytona International Speedway because his crew chief correctly predicte...
    Updated Jul 04 2015 09:55 pm   |     |   Share
    Greece appears to cave to demands, but Europe skeptical
    Athens, Greece • Greece’s government appeared to be caving into demands from its creditors on Wednesday, offering concessions in a desperate attempt to get more …
    Updated Jul 01 2015 12:38 pm   |   0 Comments   |   Share
  • FILE - In this june 8, 1955 file photo, actor Kirk Douglas and his former wife, Diana Douglas, go over their lines for a scene in Diana Douglas, 1st wife of Kirk Douglas, dies at 92
    Los Angeles • Diana Douglas, the first wife of Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, died Saturday in Los Angeles. She was 92. Douglas died of c...
    Updated Jul 04 2015 05:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • Jelena Jankovic of Serbia celebrates defeating Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during their singles match against at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Saturday July 4, 2015. Jankovic won the match 3-6, 7-5, 6-4. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland) Wimbledon: Jankovic tops two-time champion Kvitova
    London • About an hour after flopping on her back and kicking her feet overhead to celebrate a stunning comeback against defending Wimbledon champion ...
    Updated Jul 04 2015 04:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Monday, June 8, 2015 photo, Dunia Bueso, a 18-year-old Honduran who won the right to seek permanent residency under a U.S. program for abused and abandoned children, plays with her 1-year-old son, Joshua Tinoco, at their relative's home in Los Angeles. At a brief hearing, a government lawyer tells the teenage mother that her son is an immigration enforcement priority for the United States and should be sent back to his native Honduras even though she is being allowed to stay and seek a green card. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Kids caught on border struggle to stay, adapt
    Los Angeles • At 1-year-old, a wide-eyed, restless Joshua Tinoco faces the prospect of deportation to his native Honduras, one of tens of thousands of...
    Updated Jul 04 2015 08:50 pm   |     |   Share
    Pizza farms offer reverse twist in farm-to-table movement
    Minneapolis • As the farm-to-table movement connects more consumers with local farmers, some farms have shortened the distance between the plow and the plate. They’re …
    Updated Jul 01 2015 12:39 pm   |   0 Comments   |   Share
  • FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2014, file photo, Cannabis City clerk Will Bibbs, left, helps a customer looking over a display case of marijuana products at the shop in Seattle. Washington launched its second-in-the-nation legal marijuana market with just a handful of stores selling high-priced pot to long lines of customers. A year later, the state has about 160 shops open, tax revenues have soared past expectations and sales top $1.4 million per day. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File) Pot sales taxes exceed $70M in Washington
    Seattle • Washington launched its second-in-the-nation legal marijuana market with just a handful of stores selling high-priced pot to long lines of c...
    Updated Jul 04 2015 08:10 pm   |     |   Share
  • NFL: GB Packers tight end Quarless charged with firing a gun
    Miami Beach, Fla. • Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless was arrested Saturday after police said he allegedly fired two shots into the air duri...
    Updated Jul 04 2015 03:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • Riverton man dies in Wasatch County ATV crash
    A man died after his all-terrain vehicle (ATV) crashed Friday night in the Co-Op Creek area of Wasatch County. The Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office ide...
    Updated Jul 04 2015 08:55 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
  • FILE - In this Monday, April 27, 2015 file photo, Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge, left, works the ball in against Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph during the first half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Portland, Ore. A person with knowledge of the negotiations says LaMarcus Aldridge and the Miami Heat have spoken about his future plans, and that a formal conversation is scheduled for Thursday night, July 2, 2015.  (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File) NBA: LaMarcus Aldridge chooses the San Antonio Spurs
    LaMarcus Aldridge got the answers he needed from the San Antonio Spurs. And the Spurs apparently got the answer they wanted. Ending a frantic few days...
    Updated Jul 04 2015 03:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Boyd K. Packer, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, speaks during the morning session of the 184th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City Saturday October 4, 2014. Funeral set for Friday for Mormon apostle Boyd K. Packer
    The funeral for Boyd K. Packer, the president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the LDS Church, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Tabernacle on T...
    Updated Jul 04 2015 09:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this July 6, 2011 file photo, U.S. tycoon Donald Trump attends the inauguration ceremony of the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower in Panama City. The Miss Panama Organization and the Telemetro television channel say they won’t participate in or broadcast the Miss Universe contest partly owned by Trump, joining several other Latin American nations in dropping out of the pageant in protest over his comments about Mexican immigrants. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco, File) AP Exclusive: CONMEBOL head says ‘we need total change’
    Santiago, Chile • CONMEBOL needs “total and absolute change,” president Juan Angel Napout said on Saturday after it became engulfed in the FIFA corrup...
    Updated Jul 04 2015 03:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at at organizing event at a private residence, Saturday, July 4, 2015, in Glen, N.H. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) Clinton: Hopeful US can reach ‘verifiable deal’ with Iran
    Glen, N.H. • Hillary Rodham Clinton said Saturday that she remains hopeful the U.S. can reach a “strong verifiable deal” to curb Iran’s nuclear weapon...
    Updated Jul 04 2015 04:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Jelena Jankovic of Serbia celebrates defeating Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during their singles match against at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Saturday July 4, 2015. Jankovic won the match 3-6, 7-5, 6-4. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland) ’Unbelievable’: Jankovic tops 2-time Wimbledon champ Kvitova
    London • About an hour after flopping on her back and kicking her feet overhead to celebrate a stunning comeback from a set and a break down against d...
    Updated Jul 04 2015 02:42 pm   |     |   Share
    Alex Jensen prepares to help Tibor Pleiss, Germany in European tournament
    Given the results the Jazz saw from his work with Rudy Gobert, assistant coach Alex Jensen figures to be a big part of Tibor Pleiss’ development. And ...
    Updated Jul 04 2015 02:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, centre, Head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi, left, and Hossein Fereydoon, brother and close aide to President Hassan Rouhani, meet with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Vienna, Austria, Friday July 3, 2015.  Iran has committed to implementing the IAEA's Sources: World powers and Iran inch closer to a nuclear deal
    Vienna • World powers and Iran have drawn up a draft document on the pace and timing of sanctions relief for the Islamic republic in exchange for curb...
    Updated Jul 04 2015 10:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • Dimitra Danikoglou, 48, gestures as she talks next to her son Nikolas, 23, at their apartment in Athens, Saturday, July 4, 2015. Meet the Danikoglous, a typically intense, articulate Greek family divided over how best to cope with Greece’s careening financial crisis, which may lead to a break with the eurozone and the European Union if voters Sunday say “no” to a proposed bailout plan that would impose still more years of austerity on an already crushed Greek economy. They are united in their belief that only as a strong family can they weather the coming storm. And they share a sense that Greece, so rich with history and culture, has fallen tragically short of its potential. (AP Photo/Spyros Tsakiris) A family divided: Emotions run high ahead of Greek vote
    Athens, Greece • Dimitris is voting “yes” because he fears Greece would be in danger if it leaves the European Union. His daughter Alexandra is voting...
    Updated Jul 04 2015 01:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Girl killed after being struck by jumping sturgeon in boat
    Lake City, Fla. • A 5-year-old Florida girl riding in a boat has died after a sturgeon leaped from the Suwannee River and struck her. Wildlife officia...
    Updated Jul 04 2015 01:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • Minor quake shakes parts of southern Utah
    Panguitch, Utah • A minor earthquake shook portions of southern Utah late Saturday morning, but there were no reports of damage. The University of Uta...
    Updated Jul 04 2015 12:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • Wyoming officials want expanded usable storage at Fontenelle
    Cheyenne, Wyo. • Wyoming officials are pushing to increase the usable water storage capacity at Fontenelle Reservoir on the Green River in the southwe...
    Updated Jul 04 2015 12:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Miki Sudo, second from right, holds her trophy and smiles after winning the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest women's competition Saturday, July 4, 2015, at Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Sudo ate 38 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)(AP Photo/Tina Fineberg) Matt Stonie tops Joey Chestnut in hot dog eating contest
    New York • Matt Stonie upset Joey “Jaws” Chestnut to win the July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan’s Famous in Coney Island, breaking Chestnut’...
    Updated Jul 04 2015 11:18 am   |     |   Share
  • Jetskiers douse boat fire on Willard Bay
    People reportedly used their water skis to douse a speed boat that was engulfed in flames Friday on Willard Bay. Two people were on the boat and four ...
    Updated Jul 04 2015 08:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  LDS Church

Members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir enter Yankee Stadium before a game between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday, July 3, 2015. Mormon Tabernacle Choir opens Yankees’ game against Tampa Bay (video)
    On the eve of America’s Independence Day celebration, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir filled an American hallmark — a baseball stadium — with patriotic mu...
    Updated Jul 04 2015 09:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah forecast: Hot temperatures this weekend and maybe some rain
    The weekend forecast calls for hot temperatures in Utah along with the possibility of rain. The National Weather Service is predicting highs in the mi...
    Updated Jul 04 2015 09:06 am   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Kids play at Valley Regional Park on Thursday. Valley Regional Park is being named after Gary Swensen, a longtime County Parks and Recreation boss who developed this facility and many other parks in the county. County adds Gary Swensen’s name to park
    The first property Gary Swensen helped buy for Salt Lake County became a 90-acre park surrounding four softball diamonds in Taylorsville. From now on,...
    Updated Jul 04 2015 09:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Salt Lake County rejects two sites for arts facility
    Salt Lake County’s search for an ideal location for a mid-valley cultural facility akin to the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown Salt Lak...
    Updated Jul 04 2015 05:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Utah Symphony's new associate conductor, Rei Hotoda is in town a couple months ahead of her debut with the orchestra, which will be this summer at Deer Valley. Conducting from the keyboard, Rei Hotoda set to make Utah Symphony debut
    Eighty-eight keys aren’t enough for Rei Hotoda. Leading 88 musicians is more to her liking. “Conducting is the ultimate musical growth experience,” sa...
    Updated Jul 04 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • A love song to the pleasures of reading aloud: Memories of sharing books with children
    Looking for something more to do while the kids are still out of school? Consider this: With its long hours of heat and light, summer naturally lends...
    Updated Jul 04 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Musician Neil Young speaks during a session at the International CES Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, in Las Vegas. Pedram Abrari, Pono Music's vice president, credits Young’s involvement with the company's online Kickstarter campaign in raising more than $6 million when it originally sought just $800,000.  (AP Photo/John Locher) Neil Young’s ‘The Monsanto Years’ attacks corporate greed
    Neil Young’s voice, playing and passion are undimmed, but his lyrical talent is diminished in much of his new album, which — as the title “The Monsant...
    Updated Jul 04 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • This May 19, 2010 photo provided by Penny Weaver shows Nelle Harper Lee, author of UtahLit for July: Harper Lee’s anticipated ‘Go Set a Watchman’
    “Go Set a Watchman,” the rediscovered manuscript by Pulitzer Prize winner Harper Lee, will be the July selection of the Utah Lit book club. It’s the s...
    Updated Jul 04 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share