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The forced resignation of former police Chief Chris Burbank by Mayor Ralph Becker could play a significant role in the mayor’s race: A Salt Lake Tribune poll finds that 42 …

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  • In this July 24, 2015 photo, Toyota's new HSR, short for Toyota robot can pick up after people, help the sick
    Yokohama, Japan • Toyota’s new robot that glides around like R2-D2 is devoted to a single task: picking things up. HSR, short for “human support robot...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:48 am   |     |   Share
  • Protestors gather outside Dr. Walter James Palmer's dental office in Bloomington, Minn., Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Palmer reportedly paid $50,000 to track and kill Cecil, a black-maned lion, just outside Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt) Lawyer: No charge yet for 2nd Zimbabwe lion killing suspect
    Harare, Zimbabwe • Zimbabwe prosecutors Thursday are still trying to figure out how to charge one of the suspects in the killing of Cecil the lion by ...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:45 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 , file photo, a Palestinian woman holds a poster with a drawing depicting Islamic Jihad member Khader Adnan with a locked mouth, who has been on hunger strike for two months, during a demonstration in Jerusalem. Israel's parliament passed a contentious law on Thursday that would permit the force-feeding of inmates on hunger strike, eliciting harsh criticism over the practice. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File) Taliban leader Mullah Omar, reclusive in life and death
    Mullah Mohammad Omar, the secretive head of the Taliban and an al-Qaida ally who led a bloody insurgency against U.S.-led forces, eluded capture for m...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:45 am   |     |   Share
    Top 10 reasons you don’t want to miss the Summit County Fair
    In the dog days of August, the mind wanders to corn dogs, carnivals, cowboys, and queens. See them all in the Summit County countryside. This year’s ...

    Updated Jul 15 2015 09:16 am   |     |   Share

    Photos: Salt Lake City police show kids how to have fun without getting hurt
    Salt Lake City police on Wednesday showed children how to play safe in the outdoors. In a partnership with Subway restaurants, officers visited the Sugar …
    Updated Jul 29 2015 03:34 pm   |   0 Comments   |   Share
  • In this July 19, 2015, frame from body camera video provided by the University of Cincinnati Campus Police, university Officer Ray Tensing stands next to motorist Samuel DuBose during a traffic stop for a missing front license plate in Cincinnati. DuBose was fatally shot by the officer after a struggle ensued when he refused to provide a driver's license and get out of the car. Tensing was indicted Wednesday, July 29 on a murder charge. (University of Cincinnati Campus Police via AP) Top officials critical of Ohio cop indicted on murder charge
    Cincinnati • This time, some of the sharpest criticism of a police officer after the slaying of an unarmed black man came from top law enforcement and...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 08:04 am   |     |   Share
  • In this July 12, 2015 photo, a boy walks with his father's catch of the day from the Marina da Gloria, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The head of Rio's Infectious Diseases Society said contaminated waters in beaches and lakes has led to AP Investigation: Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics
    Rio de Janeiro • The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America’s first games are rife with human...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:39 am   |     |   Share
    Millsap brothers team up in Atlanta tournament
     What do you do at your family reunions? The Millsap brothers ball. Utah Jazz wingman Elijah Millsap teamed up with his three brothers — Paul, a forme...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:58 am   |     |   Share
    Park City whiskey maker gets first permit to allow liquor sampling
    When the High West Distillery opens its massive new distillery in mid-September, adult guests will be able to take an educational tour and — thanks …
    Updated Jul 28 2015 10:53 pm   |   0 Comments   |   Share
  • In this photo dated Wednesday, July 29, 2015, French police officers carry a piece of debris from a plane in Saint-Andre, Reunion Island. Air safety investigators, one of them a Boeing investigator, have identified the component as a Malaysian premier: plane debris to be sent to France
    Paris • A sea-crusted wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 since it van...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:36 am   |     |   Share
  • UPD officer hurt, but wild West Valley chase finally ends with fugitive’s arrest
    A late night chase involving three law enforcement agencies ended with a Unified Police officer injured and a fugitive behind bars. West Valley City p...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:12 am   |     |   Share
    (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)  
The King's English hosts a southern tea party to celebrate the release of Harper Lee's new book, Utah Lit: Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman”
    Fifty-five years after Harper Lee’s seminal novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” came out, the author has published a controversial second work, “Go Set a Wa...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:00 am   |     |   Share
    Concert photos: Under the Sun Tour shines at Red Butte Garden
    Sugar Ray, Eve 6, Uncle Kracker and Better Than Ezra took audience members back to the ’90s Monday night as part of their Under the …
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  • This photo provided by Sony Pictures Classics shows, Zoe Saldana, left, Mark Ruffalo, center, and director Maya Forbes appear on the set of Forbes, Ruffalo movingly craft a bipolar dad in ‘Polar Bear’
    The credits of “Infinitely Polar Bear” almost resemble a family tree. Written and directed by Maya Forbes, the film opening Friday in Utah covers a ye...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Barbary Coast Saloon's 1/2-pound burger with cheese, pastrami, bacon, ham, lettuce, onion, pickles and tomato, served  on a homemeade tosted bun with fries.  Dish of the Week: Full Dresser burger at Barbary Coast Saloon
    $8.75 • Full Dresser hamburger A full dresser in the motorcycle world is a decked-out bike with all the custom accessories. At this favorite biker ba...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • This undated photo provided by FOX shows professional contractor Mike Holmes, who has a new show called “Home Free,” airing Wednesdays at 9-10 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.  It's a competition series that premieres, Wed., July 22, 2015, where nine couples are challenged each week to restore a run-down home in Atlanta. (Michael Becker/FOX via AP) Mike Holmes: Buy a home using intelligence, not illusion
    Mike Holmes, famous for calling out bad plumbing, woodworking and electrical work on the HGTV show “Holmes on Homes,” says there are steps homebuyers ...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
    Monson: Utah’s Devontae Booker is even better than he said he’d be
    At first, if you didn’t listen carefully, it seemed as though Devontae Booker was bragging, like he was just another young, knuckleheaded athlete who thought …
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Paul Watson sells souvenir bats, baseballs, and foam fingers, at the Salt Lake Bees game, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Watson has selling programs, souvenirs, and peanuts at sporting events for 27 years. Paul Watson loves selling stuff at the ball park
    Paul Watson has sold concessions at minor league baseball games for 27 years....
    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:18 am   |     |   Share
  • chris burbank poll question  (no chatter necessary) Poll: Salt Lakers unhappy with police chief’s ouster
    The forced resignation of former police Chief Chris Burbank by Mayor Ralph Becker could play a significant role in the mayor’s race: A Salt Lake Tribu...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:20 am   |     |   Share
    The Washington Monument is seen through cherry blossoms across the Tidal Basin Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) News roundup: Washington, D.C. may be rapidly sinking into the sea
    Washington, D.C. rapidly sinking into the sea. NSA may have tracked calls, emails during SLC Olympics. Poll: Most Salt Lakers don’t care about mayoral...

    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:46 am   |     |   Share
  • This undated photo provided by courtesy of Big Ass Fans shows a Haiku fan in a sitting room. Haiku, by Lexington, Ky., manufacturer Big Ass Fans, is recognized by Energy Star as the most energy efficient fan available. It replaces expensive air conditioning with cooling airflow. (Big Ass Fans via AP) Beyond air conditioning: Savvy ways to keep your home cool
    As summer temperatures — and utility bills — rise, there are some easy ways to keep cool that are cheaper and greener than air conditioning. A little ...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
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President Lyndon Baines Johnson in the Oval Office. TV preview: PBS focuses on JFK and LBJ
    The documentary “JFK and LBJ: A Time for Greatness” recounts how, in the wake of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in November 1963, President...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Julie Jason: Gift-tax information sparks questions from readers
    Last week, I wrote about making gifts to children and grandchildren and invited readers to send in questions they might have on the topic. Bruno Grazi...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
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    RSL’s Nick Rimando stars at MLS All-Star Game, reveals knee injury post-game
    <iframe src=”https://vine.co/v/eXrY5VmQdYu/embed/simple” width=”600” height=”600” frameborder=”0”></iframe><script src=”https://plat...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 11:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • MLS All-Star midfielder Kaka, right, works the ball past Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane during the first half of the MLS All-Star soccer game Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Commerce City, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Soccer: Nick Rimando leads the way as MLS All-Stars beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1
    Commerce City, Colo. • Colorado Rapids coach Pablo Mastroeni scoffed the other day when he was asked how he would coach the MLS All-Stars on Wednesday...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 10:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • Logan SWAT standoff ends with deadly firefight
    A late Wednesday night standoff with an armed, purportedly suicidal Logan man ended with a firefight that left the suspect dead and two police officer...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:09 am   |     |   Share
  • Toddler dies after being struck by car in parking lot
    A toddler died after being struck by a car in an apartment parking lot Tuesday in South Ogden. The girl, 18 months old, was in the parking lot of the ...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 04:47 am   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Alice Cooper performs at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Wednesday July 29, 2015. We (will) rock you: Mötley Crüe, Alice Cooper’s Salt Lake City show delayed for hours
    As of 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, allegedly retiring hair-metal icons Mötley Crüe hadn’t yet taken the stage for what’s supposed to be their final stop ever...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 01:34 am   |     |   Share
  • MLB: All-Star closer Jonathan Papelbon joins Nationals
    Miami • All-Star closer Jonathan Papelbon wants to win another championship and become baseball’s career saves leader. He likes his chances with the W...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 09:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this image made from Colorado Judicial Department video, Arlene Holmes, top right, the mother of James Holmes, second from left, in white shirt, gives testimony during the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial in Centennial, Colo., on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Once they begin deliberating on the sentence, the Holmes jury will be charged with deciding if Holmes is to be executed, or if any mitigating evidence, such as mental health issues, warrants instead life in prison. (Colorado Judicial Department via AP, Pool) Colorado shooter wasn’t violent, his parents say
    Centennial, Colo. • James Holmes’ mother insisted Wednesday she would “have been crawling on all fours” to reach him had she known he was talking abou...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 10:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)  
A gondola reveals a combination of the two logo's from Park City and the Canyons that will soon be the norm during a press announcement on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Park City. Last season, Vail Resorts announced a $50 million capital improvement project to connect Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort, creating the largest single ski area in the country with more than 7,300 acres of skiable terrain. Two Utah resorts become one: Park City
    Park City • Utah already claims “the greatest” snow, but can now also boast that it has “the biggest” — when it comes to resort size in North America....
    Updated Jul 29 2015 10:41 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU basketball: Idaho guard Connor Harding commits to Cougars
    The last week of July has been a fruitful one for BYU basketball coach Dave Rose. A day after landing Elon University transfer Elijah Bryant, Rose go...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 08:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter waves as he arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 29, 2015, to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the impacts of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on U.S. Interests and the Military Balance in the Middle East. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Carter: Military option on Iran ‘our fallback’
    Washington • Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that the U.S. armed forces stand ready to confront Iran but told lawmakers that a successful ...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 09:50 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Aug. 31, 2012 photo, Alprentiss Nash, who was been behind bars since his murder conviction in 1995, walks free from the Menard Correctional Center in downstate Chester, Ill., after Cook County prosecutors dropped the case against him. Chicago Police said Wednesday, July 29, 2015, that Nash was fatally shot in Chicago, Tuesday, July 28 after after an argument during Chicago man exonerated after 17 years in prison shot dead
    Chicago • A Chicago man who served 17 years in prison for murder before being cleared of the crime was shot and killed almost three years after being ...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 08:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • U.N. expects 11.2 billion population by the end of the century
    United Nations • Move over: The world’s population is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030 and 9.7 billion in 2050, a new United Nations report says....
    Updated Jul 29 2015 10:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • A United States Air Force cargo plane maneuvers on the runway after it landed at the Incirlik Air Base, in the outskirts of the city of Adana, southeastern Turkey, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. After months of reluctance, Turkish warplanes started striking militant targets in Syria last week, and also allowed the U.S. to launch its own strikes from Turkey's strategically located Incirlik Air Base. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel) Turkish jets blow up Kurd positions, peace process
    Ankara, Turkey • Turkish jets hit Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq overnight Tuesday, and the government said strikes would continue until the r...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 08:21 pm   |     |   Share
    Where Utah’s population would rank — if the state was a country
    If Utah were a nation instead of a state, it would rank as the 139th largest by population in the world. That’s according to population estimates rele...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 05:43 pm   |     |   Share