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  • Prep baseball: Wayne upsets St. Joseph in Class 1A state quarterfinals
    Spanish Fork • The ninth spot in the batting rotation is typically reserved for the least talented hitter in the lineup, so when Wayne’s Landon Chappe...
    Updated Oct 06 2015 09:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • Senate panel probing VW’s use of tax credits
    Washington • The Senate Finance Committee opened a probe Tuesday into Volkswagen’s use of a federal tax credit intended for fuel-efficient cars as the...
    Updated Oct 06 2015 07:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • A VW employee enters the Volkswagen factory site through Gate 17 in Wolfsburg, Germany, Oct. 6, 2015. For Volkswagen, the cost of its cheating on emissions tests in the U.S. is likely to run into the tens of billions of dollars and prematurely end its long-sought status as the world's biggest carmaker.  (Julian Stratenschulte/dpa via AP) With few D.C. lobbyists, VW braces for Congress
    Washington • When Volkswagen’s top American executive heads to Capitol Hill this week, he probably won’t be able to count on longtime allies among the...
    Updated Oct 06 2015 11:35 pm   |     |   Share
    10 reasons to let Gardner Village’s WitchFest cast a spell on you
    If you’ve been itchin’ for a witchin’, your time has come—WitchFest 2015 is here! Gardner Village has been taken over by its infamous witches who have...
    Updated Sep 30 2015 08:55 am   |     |   Share

    Photos: Minions in the corn maze for Cornbelly’s 20th birthday season
    Birthday cakes, balloons — and Minions. Cornbelly’s at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi offered an aerial view Tuesday of its new corn maze celebrating its 20th …
    Updated Sep 29 2015 01:39 pm   |   0 Comments   |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Ute Ahmad Christian during a practice at the Eccles Football Center Tuesday October 6, 2015. Utah football notes: Ahmad Christian aims to make a mark in his final season
    Generally, when a player transfers with one year of eligibility remaining, he needs a little luck to make an impact on his new team. Ahmad Christian ...
    Updated Oct 06 2015 10:23 pm   |     |   Share
  • Samsung’s profit surges thanks to components
    Seoul • Samsung Electronics said Wednesday that its third-quarter operating profit was up 80 percent from over a year earlier, a forecast-beating resu...
    Updated Oct 06 2015 07:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • Briefs: Skiing, costumes, catheters, new bosses
    SecurityNational will have new president and CFO at year’s end A changing of the guard is coming to SecurityNational Mortgage Co. The Salt Lake City ...
    Updated Oct 06 2015 07:12 pm   |     |   Share
    How to make the perfect Cuban sandwich
    Tampa, Fla. • To make the perfect Cuban sandwich, pay attention to the bread and the order in which the ingredients are layered. Otherwise, says …
    Updated Sep 29 2015 06:57 pm   |   0 Comments   |   Share
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Brigham Young statue at BYU in Provo. Speaker cancels talk at BYU, says school ‘fundamentally violates’ religious freedom
    A would-be speaker at a Brigham Young University religious freedom conference has canceled after learning that Mormon students who change or lose thei...
    Updated Oct 06 2015 10:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • Express Scripts to cover cholesterol treatments
    The nation’s biggest pharmacy benefits manager has decided to cover two new drugs that lower artery-clogging cholesterol but raise concern over prices...
    Updated Oct 06 2015 07:21 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU football: Defense gearing up for explosive ECU offense
    You gotta love BYU linebackers coach Kelly Poppinga’s frankness. Tuesday, the former Cougar star was asked how good East Carolina’s offense is, and he...
    Updated Oct 06 2015 05:45 pm   |     |   Share
    Designs take flight for rebuild of Utah’s biggest airport
    As more complex work takes flight on what essentially will be a new airport for Salt Lake City, officials unveiled Tuesday the final design and …
    Updated Sep 30 2015 01:18 pm   |   0 Comments   |   Share
  • FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2013, file photo, Ambassador John Ashe, of Antigua and Barbuda, the President of the General Assembly 68th session, speaks during a news conference at United Nations headquarters. Former United Nations General Assembly President Ashe accepted more than $500,000 in bribes from a Chinese real estate mogul and other businesspeople in exchange for help obtaining lucrative investments and government contracts, according to federal court documents unsealed Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) Ex-UN General Assembly head held in bribery scheme
    New York • A former president of the United Nations General Assembly turned the world body into a “platform for profit” by accepting over $1 million i...
    Updated Oct 06 2015 05:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • D.C. considering 16 weeks paid leave for parents, caregivers
    Washington • New D.C. Council legislation introduced Tuesday would give workers 16 weeks of paid leave in circumstances ranging from the birth of a ch...
    Updated Oct 06 2015 05:47 pm   |     |   Share
  • USGS study downgrades California’s Monterey Shale
    San Francisco • A U.S. Geological Survey report out Tuesday downgrades the fracking potential of California’s vast Monterey Shale oil deposits. The st...
    Updated Oct 06 2015 05:45 pm   |     |   Share
    Are Mormon missionary arrivals at Salt Lake City’s airport getting out of hand?
    When Provo attorney Ken Parkinson picked up his daughter from Salt Lake City International Airport, he got more than he bargained for. He came with …
    Updated Oct 04 2015 09:19 am   |   0 Comments   |   Share
  • Dr. Christine Seals speaks during a news conference at Umpqua Community College Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. The campus reopened on a limited basis for faculty and students for the first time since armed suspect Chris Harper-Mercer killed multiple people and wounded several others on Thursday before taking his own life at Snyder Hall. (AP Photo/John Locher) In writings, Oregon gunman ranted about having no girlfriend
    Roseburg, Ore. • The gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college last week complained in writings he left behind that everyone else w...
    Updated Oct 06 2015 09:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder watches during the game at EnergySolutions Arena Friday December 5, 2014.  Orlando Magic won the game 98-93. Jazz notes: Snyder trying to avoid preseason fatigue
    Honolulu • The two coaches have had somewhat contrasting theories on how to handle preseason in paradise. Lakers coach Byron Scott’s approach in Hawa...
    Updated Oct 06 2015 10:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Wal-Mart moves protein bars to main aisles
    New York • Protein and health bars at Wal-Mart are getting ready for prime time. The world’s largest retailer plans to expand its offering of bars lik...
    Updated Oct 06 2015 05:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Spencer Lillywhite nears the end of play as he competes in the boys class 4A golf tournament played on the Silver Course at Soldier Hollow in Midway on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. Prep boys’ golf: Lone Peak, Timpview capture state titles
    Midway • Utah County schools continued their domination of Utah high school golf Tuesday at Soldier Hollow. Lone Peak’s third-straight 5A championship...
    Updated Oct 06 2015 06:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton poses for a photo with Kandis Bower of Davenport, Iowa, and her 2-year old daughter Jaida following a community forum, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in Davenport, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) Clinton to offer plan for ‘Wall Street abuses’
    Davenport, Iowa • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she’ll offer a plan in the next week to deal with “Wall Street...
    Updated Oct 06 2015 05:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • This Thursday, May 28, 2015 photo shows a statue of Stephen the Great silhouetted against a cloudy sky in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova. Multiple Moldovan police and judicial authorities say a breakdown in cooperation between Russia and the West means that it is much harder to know whether smugglers are finding ways to move parts of Russia's vast store of radioactive materials. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda) Russian nuke smugglers seek Mideast terrorist buyers such as Islamic State
    Chisinau, Moldova • In the backwaters of Eastern Europe, authorities working with the FBI have interrupted four attempts in the past five years by gan...
    Updated Oct 06 2015 07:49 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Geneva Rock's operations at Point of the Mountain, straddling Utah and Salt Lake Counties, Tuesday September 22, 2015. State looks into gravel-mining allegations, Draper sets public hearing
    The Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining is looking into a Draper resident’s allegations Geneva Rock has violated official agreements by mining outsid...
    Updated Oct 06 2015 05:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this March 14, 2014 file photo, assembly line workers build a 2015 Chrysler 200 automobile at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Sterling Heights, Mich. The United Auto Workers union is threatening to go on strike against Fiat Chrysler after its membership rejected a tentative contract deal with the company. In a Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 statement, Fiat Chrysler said that it received a strike notice from the union, and that it continues to work toward reaching an agreement. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File) UAW threatens strike against Fiat Chrysler
    Detroit • The United Auto Workers union is threatening to go on strike against Fiat Chrysler after its membership rejected a tentative contract deal w...
    Updated Oct 06 2015 05:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • Checker Brittney Bounds bags groceries for customer Esther Franklin, left, at Compton's Market Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015 in Sacramento, Calif.  Calif., Gov. Jerry Brown signed an equal pay measure, SB358, by state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, Tuesday, that lets female employees challenge pay discrimination based on the wages a company pays to other employees who do similar work.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) California law signed targeting gender wage gap
    Sacramento • Female workers in California will get new tools to challenge gender-based wage gaps under legislation signed into law Tuesday that suppor...
    Updated Oct 06 2015 07:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • Chinese billionaire at center of a new scandal
    New York • For the second time in three decades, a billionaire Chinese real estate mogul is central to a scandal over whether his money was used to bu...
    Updated Oct 06 2015 05:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This file photo made from the footage taken from the Russian Defense Ministry official web site on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, an aerial view of a bomb explosion in Syria. Opposition activists warn that the Russian intervention will only hurt the already beleaguered moderate forces in the rebellion and will in fact boost radicals like al-Qaida and the Islamic State, while fueling the refugee crisis and death toll. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP, File) NATO: Russian jets in Turkish airspace no accident
    Brussels • NATO’s secretary-general on Tuesday rejected Russia’s claim that its military incursion into airspace over Turkey wasn’t intentional or imp...
    Updated Oct 06 2015 09:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This May 11, 2007, file photo, shows a Wall Street sign near the flag-draped facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Japan led world stock markets higher Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, on hopes for new stimulus from its central bank while investors were also buoyed by the prospect that the Federal Reserve will wait until next year to raise interest rates. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) Energy stocks’ rally doesn’t lift broader market
    New York • U.S. stocks paused Tuesday, closing moderately lower after five straight days of gains. DuPont and energy companies rose sharply, but the o...
    Updated Oct 06 2015 05:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • (FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2015, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during a town hall meeting on immigration hosted by Telemundo and MSNBC, at Florida International University in Miami. New government figures show deportations of immigrants in the United States illegally have declined for the third consecutive year. The figures obtained by The Associated Press)   show that the Obama administration deported just over 231,000 people during the past 12 months ending September 28.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) U.S. government deports fewest immigrants in nearly a decade
    Washington • The Obama administration deported fewer immigrants over the past 12 months than at any time since 2006, according to government figures o...
    Updated Oct 06 2015 05:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • DuPont and Illumina are big market movers
    New York • Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE • BP PLC, up 8...
    Updated Oct 06 2015 05:15 pm   |     |   Share
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Elder L Whitney Clayton and Elder Gerrit W. Gong Mormon church names two more officials — Utahn and an Asian-American — to high positions
    The LDS Church isn’t done shuffling its leadership ranks. Three days after naming three Utah natives as new apostles, the Salt Lake City-based faith a...
    Updated Oct 06 2015 09:10 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Michigan Wolverines running back De'Veon Smith (4) strong arms Utah Utes linebacker Gionni Paul (13) in game action at Rice Eccles Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Utah football: Gionni Paul, Jared Norris are lock-down linebackers
    Here’s how Gionni Paul puts it: The defensive line is “tough.” The defensive backs are “smart.” The linebackers — well, they’ve got to be both. And fo...
    Updated Oct 06 2015 10:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah Jazz's Trey Lyles, center, grabs a rebound past Miami Heat's Gabriel Olaseni (34) and Shabazz Napier during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game Saturday, July 11, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ronda Churchill) Utah Jazz: Rookie Trey Lyles learning NBA lessons
    Honolulu • As they combed over hundreds of prospects this summer, one of the things Utah Jazz scouts and front office officials liked so much about fo...
    Updated Oct 06 2015 10:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • This image from video, taken Oct. 1, 2015, shows  Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Senior Research Engineer David Aylor in the drivers seat with an electronic display on the dashboard for parallel parking assistance at the IIHS Vehicle Research Center in Ruckersville, Va. American car buyers are baffled by a blizzard of new safety technologies in vehicles that vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, from model to model, and from one options package to another. (AP Photo/Dan Huff) New auto safety technologies leave some drivers bewildered
    Washington • Many Americans buying new cars these days are baffled by a torrent of new safety technology. Some features will automatically turn a car ...
    Updated Oct 06 2015 04:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • Dr. Christine Seals speaks during a news conference at Umpqua Community College Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. The campus reopened on a limited basis for faculty and students for the first time since armed suspect Chris Harper-Mercer killed multiple people and wounded several others on Thursday before taking his own life at Snyder Hall. (AP Photo/John Locher) Oregon shooter’s mother wrote about guns in online forum
    PORTLAND, Ore. • The mother of the Oregon gunman who killed nine in a college classroom apparently wrote about her love of guns in an online forum, re...
    Updated Oct 06 2015 04:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Resolute Support Mission Commander Gen. John Campbell testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the Situation in Afghanistan. U.S. forces attacked a hospital in northern Afghanistan last weekend, killing at least 22 people, despite Top general advises keeping more than 1,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan
    Washington • The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan recommended Tuesday that President Barack Obama revise his plan and keep more than 1,000 U.S. troop...
    Updated Oct 06 2015 09:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • Florence, S.C. residents Jackie Lee, right, and Robin Powers launch a boat before surveying the flooding to Lee's property on Roundtree Road along the Lynches River near Effingham, S.C., Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, where houses and cars are swamped with floodwater following record rainfall in the state. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) S.C. conservatives opposed Superstorm Sandy aid in 2013
    Washington • South Carolina’s congressional delegation is vowing to make sure the state gets federal help to recover from the historic flooding. But l...
    Updated Oct 06 2015 08:26 pm   |     |   Share