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Fort Worth, Texas • Second place has never hurt so much or felt so good for Utah’s gymnastics team. Take your pick of emotions, for the Utes were feeling both Saturday after barely losing the NCAA Gymnastics title to the …

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  • Iraqi security troops head to Ramadi on the orders of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to re-enforce troops there, Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, April 18, 2015. Thousands of displaced people form Ramadi city continue to pour to Baghdad, fleeing the ongoing fighting in Anbar provincial capital between Iraqi security forces and fighters from the Islamic State militant group.  (AP Photo/Karim Kadim) Iraqi soldiers enter refinery under attack from Islamic State
    Baghdad • Iraqi soldiers surrounded and entered the country’s biggest oil refinery Saturday, which has been besieged for days by Islamic State militants, a senior …
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  • Emails: Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestor
    Boston • Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series “Finding Your Roots” not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online …
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  • In this photo take on Friday, April 17, 2015, smoke rises after a Saudi-led airstrike on Sanaa, Yemen.  Iran's foreign minister urged U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday to try to end Yemen militia says it’s attacking rebels at air base
    Sanaa, Yemen • Militiamen loyal to Yemen’s exiled president besieged an air base Saturday once crucial to the U.S. drone program targeting al-Qaida militants in …
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  • An Afghan security forces inspect at the site of suicide attack near to new Kabul Bank in Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, April, 18, 2015. A suicide bomb attack on a bank branch in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad has killed at least 30 people, officials said. Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, spokesman for the provincial governor in Nangarhar province, said on Saturday that more than 100 people were also wounded in the attack in Jalalabad, the provincial capital. (AP Photo) Islamic State blamed for deadly Afghan suicide bombing
    Faizabad, Afghanistan • A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a line of people waiting outside a bank Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 and …
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Real Salt Lake's Luis Gil speaks in front of the cameras as the team convenes for its 2014 Media Day four weeks ahead of the season opener on March 8, at the Ardell Brown Recreational facility in Sandy on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Gill still working way back
    Sandy • Luis Gil admitted Friday after training that he’s still in search of his top form. But the 21-year-old Real Salt Lake midfielder earned …
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  • Utah's Breanna Hughes competes on the uneven parallel bars during the NCAA women's gymnastics championships Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Utah gymnastics: Neutral site not popular with fans, coaches
    Fort Worth, Texas • Texas is a hotbed for gymnastics recruiting because many large gyms are located in the state. But that club-level success hasn’t t...
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  • Migrants wait to board on a cruise ship as they leave the Island of Lampedusa, Southern Italy, to be transferred in Porto Empedocle, Sicily, Friday, April 17, 2015.  An unprecedented wave of migrants has headed for the European Union's promised shores over the past week, with 10,000 people making the trip. Hundreds — nobody knows how many — have disappeared into the warming waters of the Mediterranean, including 41 migrants reported dead Thursday after a shipwreck. (AP Photo/Francesco Malavolta) Pope asks Europe to do more for migrants flooding into Italy
    Rome • Pope Francis on Saturday joined Italy in pressing the European Union to do more to help the country cope with rapidly mounting numbers of despe...
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Vancouver FC midfielder Russell Teibert (31) and Real Salt Lake midfielder Luke Mulholland (19). go for the ball, in MLS action, Real Salt Lake vs. Vancouver, at Rio Tinto Stadium, Saturday, April 18, 2015. Live blog: Vancouver Whitecaps at Real Salt Lake
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    Living at City Creek: Drive Less. Live More!
    Imagine life without the long commute. Imagine never getting snarled in traffic jams again. Imagine saying goodbye forever to the lawnmower, the snowb...
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    A Look Back: Star Wars
    The Salt Lake Tribune occasionally presents images from its archives in a special series called A Look Back. This week's installment features photos taken during …
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  • Utah's Georgia Dabritz competes on the uneven parallel bars during the NCAA women's gymnastics championships Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. Dabritz scored a 10.0 on the event. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Utah gymnastics: Dabritz aims for uneven bars title after scoring two 10s in a row
    Fort Worth, Texas • Utah’s Georgia Dabritz will cap her dominant season Sunday when she competes in the uneven bars individual competition. Arguably, ...
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  • FILE - This undated handout image provided by NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Michigan, shows The Four Corners area, in red, left, is the major U.S. hot spot for methane emissions in this map showing how much emissions varied from average background concentrations from 2003-2009 (dark colors are lower than average; lighter colors are higher. Satellite data spotted a surprising hot spot of the potent heat-trapping gas methane over part of the American southwest. Those measurements hint that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considerably underestimates leaks of natural gas, also called methane. In a new look at methane from space, the four corners area of New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and Utah jump out in glowing red with about 1.3 million pounds of methane a year. That’s about 80 percent more than the EPA figured and traps more heat than all the carbon dioxide produced yearly in Sweden. (AP Photo/NASA, JPL-Caltech, University of Michigan) Next steps outlined as scientists study methane hot spot over Four Corners
    Farmington, N.M. • Researchers have a plan for trying to pinpoint the source of a giant mass of methane hanging over the Four Corners region. They out...
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  • Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., shakes hands after speaking at the Republican Leadership Summit Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) Paul takes aim at war hawks in Republican Party
    Nashua, N.H. • Rand Paul lashed out Saturday at military hawks in the Republican Party in a clash over foreign policy dividing the packed GOP presiden...
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    Salt Lake Bees: Sacramento rallies to spoil Salt Lake’s home opener
    A difficult travel day ended in another close loss for the Salt Lake Bees on Friday. After the players and coaches received a 4:15 a.m. …
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  • FBI overstated forensic hair matches for decades
    Washington • The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony ...
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  • (With the flags of France and Utah behind him, Sam Boyack smiles moments after receiving the French Legion of Honor on April 18, 2015, in a ceremony at the state Capitol. Boyack, 91, of Sandy, was in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and participated in the liberation of France. Photo by Nate Carlisle/The Salt Lake Tribune)  Utah World War II veteran receives honor from France
    A representative of France on Saturday presented the French Legion of Honor to a World War II veteran from Sandy. Sam Boyack, 91, received the medal ...
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  • Utah football notes: Tani Leha’uli not your ordinary walk-on running back (with video)
    It would seem disconcerting for Utah that after a knee injury to sophomore running back Troy McCormick, a walk-on is taking snaps with the No. 1 offen...
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    Essentials for visiting new Las Vegas: More than gambling
    Las Vegas • Remember when a visit to Las Vegas was all about gambling? Massive, windowless casinos with air-conditioning and free drinks kept guests oblivious …
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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham during University of Utah Spring scrimmage at Rice-Eccles Stadium, Saturday, April 11, 2015. Utah football: Whittingham sees ‘dead heat’ between offense, defense in second scrimmage (with video)
    It’s fourth down, 7 seconds to go. Travis Wilson takes the snap. He rolls right. He heaves it deep … through the back of the end zone. But Utah wins. ...
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  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Jazz first-year coach Quin Snyder answers a reporter's question during the last media availability of the season at the team's practice facility in Salt Lake City Thursday April 16, 2015. Players cleaned out their lockers Thursday after Wednesday night's loss to the Houston Rockets to finish with a 38-44 record for the season. Monson: Quin Snyder’s secret to improving the Jazz (with video)
    “I told these guys things that are hard to hear. I told them the truth.” Quin Snyder Nobody was sure, not with any exactness, how the rookie head c...
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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Family members at the funeral of former Utah Governor Norm Bangerter, in South Jordan on Saturday. Former Utah Gov. Bangerter remembered fondly as hardworking, caring
    Most Utahns knew Norm Bangerter only as the state’s 13th governor. But mourners focused on his private life Saturday, praising him as a hardworking ...
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    Costumes of Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Varekai’ breathe life into mystical world
    The house lights go down, the crowd quiets and you’re transported to a mystical island that becomes home to the Greek mythological figure Icarus after …
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Guarded by Brighton's Derek Devashrayee (14), Davis' Jesse Wade (10) shoots the potential game-winning three-point shot at the buzzer during the 5A semifinal game at the Dee Events Center Friday February 27, 2015.  Brighton defeated Davis 64-62. Utah prep athletes, teams garner national acclaim
    Last week was a good one for Utah high school sports stars and teams to earn some national recognition. Sports Illustrated named Payson junior Wyatt J...
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  • (Rick Egan  |  Tribune file photo)  

Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward is on the delinquent property tax list, but his agent said the escrow company handling his purchase of a home made a clerical mistake. Utah Jazz: Team looks ahead to several offseason questions (with video)
    His summer vacation was about to start and Quin Snyder was talking golf — not that he’ll have much time to work on his short game. Thanks to a second-...
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  • NASCAR: Dale Earnhardt Jr. says first win of 2015 season will be a welcome relief
    What a difference a year has made for Dale Earnhardt Jr. Just not in a way that may first seem apparent. Through the season’s first seven races last s...
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  • (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Enes Kanter of the Oklahoma City Thunder responds to boos from the crowd during player introductions before facing his old team at EnergySolutions Arena on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Utah Jazz: Timeline of key moments from the season
    Nov. 1 After opening the season with a pair of losses, Jazz notch a 118-91 win over the Phoenix Suns. Nov. 5 Gordon Hayward hits buzzer-beat...
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  • Baseball fans take photos as Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant bats during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Chicago, Friday, April 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Luhm: Kris Bryant gives long-suffering Cubs fans a reason for hope
    It was a big weekend for Cub Nation. Kris Bryant, a young third baseman who is apparently a combination of Mike Schmidt, Brooks Robinson and Ron Sant...
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Veteran Alta girls and boys soccer coach Lee Mitchell encourages his team during a recent game against Bingham. Alta’s only socccer coach keeps winning
    Sandy • When asked how many state girls’ and boys’ titles he had won as the only soccer coach Alta High has ever had, Lee Mitchell smiled and without ...
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  • Los Angeles Kings center Trevor Lewis celebrates his gaol during the second period in Game 6 of an NHL hockey second-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Anaheim Ducks, Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo) As playoffs approach, remember the best team in regular season doesn’t always win
    Warning to New York Rangers fans: History is not on your side as the club tries to turn its Presidents’ Trophy for the NHL’s best record this season i...
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  • FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 file photo, shadows of organizers and reporters pass a video display screen prior to a news conference by organizers of Boston's campaign for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Boston. The two-year global campaign will climax with a vote by the IOC in Lima, Peru, in 2017. Boston’s bid has floundered ever since the Bay State capital was put forward as the U.S. candidate in December 2014. But there has been more opposition than enthusiasm for the bid in Boston, where residents feel they were kept in the dark by the process and fear they will be left footing the bill. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) Olympics: Race to be host for 2024 Summer Games getting more crowded
    London • Even though the race hasn’t officially started, the field for the 2024 Olympics is getting more crowded by the day. A proposed Paris candidac...
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  • Utah security guard accidentally shoots another guard
    A security guard accidentally shot and wounded a fellow guard in South Jordan. After a firearms training session Saturday morning, a group of security...
    Updated Apr 18 2015 08:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - Real estate mogul and Michigan billionaire A. Alfred Taubman is shown in his office in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., in this April 4, 2007 file photo.  Taubman, whose business success and philanthropy was clouded by a criminal conviction late in his career, died Friday night April 17, 2015  at his home after a heart attack. He was 91 (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File) Philanthropist, shopping mall developer Taubman dies at 91
    Bloomfield Hills, Mich. • A. Alfred Taubman, the self-made Michigan billionaire whose philanthropy and business success — including weaving the enclos...
    Updated Apr 18 2015 08:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Court: Navajo presidential election cannot be held Tuesday
    Flagstaff, Ariz. • A Navajo Nation judge has ruled that election officials cannot move forward with Tuesday’s belated presidential contest, but the de...
    Updated Apr 18 2015 07:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) Jones: Boston Celtics’ surprising ascent has been impressive
    When the NBA playoffs start this weekend, most of the attention will be placed on the Western Conference. It promises to be a gauntlet where the survi...
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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Nicole Lyons of Provo, was the first woman to cross the finish line at the Salt Lake Marathon, Saturday, April 18, 2015. She is a 4th grade teacher, and this was her first marathon, and she won in a time of 2:58:37.81. Salt Lake City Marathon: Nicole Lyons wins women’s race in her first 26.2-mile race
    Training for her first marathon, former BYU runner Nicole Lyons was sidelined for three weeks with a case of plantar fasciitis. Her longest run reache...
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  • This day in Salt Lake City’s PCL history: April 18
    To observe the 100th anniversary of Pacific Coast League baseball in Salt Lake City, The Tribune is producing a daily history installment. April 18...
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  • Utah forecast: The weekend is warming up
    The Salt Lake City Marathon runners have a sunny day to celebrate their accomplishments. The capital city is expected to see mostly clear skies and gr...
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  • Utah celebrates their second place finish in the NCAA women's gymnastics championships Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. Florida won the national championship for the third year in a row. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Utah gymnastics: Red Rocks finish second in country
    Fort Worth, Texas • Second place has never hurt so much or felt so good for Utah’s gymnastics team. Take your pick of emotions, for the Utes were fe...
    Updated Apr 18 2015 09:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Courtesy photo)  
Utah playwright Eric Samuelsen Five Utah playwrights on the bill at Plan-B Theatre’s new season
    To celebrate its 25th-anniversary season, Plan-B Theatre Company will produce its first-ever original musical and four additional plays, all by Utah p...
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  • Repertory Dance Theatreís ìReunionî will be performed April 23-25 at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in Salt Lake City. Here, dancers perform ìFor Bettyî by Bill Evans. Nathan Sweet  |  Courtesy Utah’s Repertory Dance Theatre holds a golden ‘Reunion’
    It’s no coincidence that the flurry of 50th-anniversary celebrations by Utah’s mainstay arts organizations coincides with the golden anniversary of th...
    Updated Apr 18 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • NBC and its networks miss out on Fallon hit
    When Jimmy Fallon sought to turn the popular lip-sync competition feature from the “Tonight” show into a television series, NBC turned down one of its...
    Updated Apr 18 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
    Rodney Hood, his award and his offseason plans
    Two weeks. That’s the rest that Rodney Hood will allow for himself this offseason. One day after lockerroom cleanout, the Utah Jazz shooting guard w...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 11:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utahns eyeing possible update of No Child Left Behind
    New movement in Washington on No Child Left Behind has Utah education policymakers optimistic that change is coming to the widely criticized federal l...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 11:21 pm   |     |   Share