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Now that Cuba will be open to U.S. visas for religious activities, that island nation may soon be flooded with evangelizers — including its first name-tagged Mormon missionaries. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is not registered as …

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  • This photo provided by Salvatore Ferragamo shows a Salvatore Ferragamo crocodile high-top sneaker. The list of designers sending sneakers down the fashion runways is growing as men find their fashion comfort zone, mixing formal with informal. (AP Photo/Salvatore Ferragamo) From Ferragamo to Missoni, sneakers tread a business and fashion trend
    Ferragamo creative director Massimiliano Giornetti knew sneakers had truly arrived as a fashion statement when, at a formal dinner in Rome, he spotted a former …
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  • Julie Jason: There is hope for those saddled with costly student loans
    During the past few weeks, we’ve been talking about student loans. Let me share just one more story that you’ll appreciate if you have a …
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  • This photo provided by Columbia Pictures - Sony shows, Seth Rogen, center, as Aaron, and James Franco, as Dave, arriving in North Korea to a welcoming crowd in a scene from Columbia Pictures' U.S. official: N. Korea behind Sony hack
    Washington • Federal investigators have now connected the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. to North Korea, a U.S. official said Wednesday, ...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 09:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2104 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. He may be president now, but Barack Obama says he's a black man who has been mistaken for the valet. Obama tells People magazine that every black professional male his age has had someone hand over their keys while waiting outside a restaurant. That happened to him, he said. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) Obama says as a black man he’s been mistaken for valet, waiter
    Washington • He may be president now, but Barack Obama says he’s a black man who has been mistaken for the valet and worries his daughters could face ...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 07:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Candles are lit in remembrance of the 145 deaths at the Pakistan School, during a vigil in front of the library at the University of Utah, Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Utahns hold candlelight vigil for victims of Pakistan school attack
    Utahns gathered at the plaza outside the Marriott Library at the University of Utah Wednesday for a candlelight vigil for the children and adults kill...
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    Downtown Salt Lake City Event “The” Place To Ring in 2015
    It’s been dubbed the indoor/outdoor urban extravaganza. Now in its sixth year, Eve, presented by the Downtown Alliance is expected to be bigger than e...
    Updated Dec 11 2014 10:32 am   |     |   Share

    Desert Hills LB Gabriel Sewell to sign NLI with Nevada
    It was his birthday, and he did what he wanted to. <b>Gabriel Sewell</b>, a three-star linebacker from Desert Hills High School in St. ...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 12:06 am   |     |   Share
    Pakistan school: Devastation where 148 were slain
    Peshawar, Pakistan • The Taliban massacre that killed 148 people, mostly children, at a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan left a scene of heart-wrenching devastation, …
    Updated Dec 17 2014 08:18 am   |     |   Share
  • Palestinians  carry the body of 20-year-old Mahmoud Abdalla Mahmoud Abdalla, who was killed in clashes with Israeli troops, during his funeral in the Qalandia refugee camp near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. The Israeli military said Palestinians threw explosive charges and opened fire at soldiers during an arrest operation and that they responded with fire of their own, killing one man, and wounding another.(AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed) Palestinians at U.N. set deadline for Israeli occupation
    United Nations • Israel suffered back-to-back diplomatic setbacks Wednesday in Europe, while the Palestinians at the United Nations set a deadline for...
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  • Miami Heat's Chris Andersen (11) defends against Utah Jazz’s Gordon Hayward (20) as he attempts to go to the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Miami, Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach) Complete performance gives Jazz dominant win in Miami
    Miami • There was no letdown on Wednesday night. The Utah Jazz didn’t suffer through a bad quarter. They didn’t blow a big lead. They didn’t end up in...
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  • Competing proposals on gay rights to be aired in 2015 session
    After being shelved during the last legislative session, the clash over a statewide anti-discrimination law will likely be aired during the upcoming s...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 08:35 pm   |     |   Share
    In this image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures, Michael Keaton portrays Riggan in a scene from ‘Birdman’ takes Best Picture from Utah Film Critics Association
    The backstage Broadway comedy-drama “Birdman” has been named the best picture of 2014 by the Utah Film Critics Associaton. Members of the UFCA on Wedn...
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    Jazz lose 93-84 to Washington Wizards; suffer 11th loss in 12 games
    Washington DC - Truthfully, Utah’s 93-84 loss to the Washington Wizards on Sunday night comes down to a relative microcosm. The Jazz played exceptional basketball …
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  • FILE - In this April 21, 2010 file photo, economist and rice farmer Thomas Wynn pulls a rice plant from the ground to show its shallow root system, making it ideal for growing in the soil found in much of Wharton County in East Bernard, Texas. U.S.-Cuba trade is poised to resume after President Barack Obama on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 announced plans to re-establish diplomat relations with Havana, and economic ties are expected to follow. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Alberto Martinez, File) AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT; INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM; MAGS OUT U.S.-Cuba thaw could benefit many sectors
    Washington • Freighters once carried Cuban nickel and limestone to the port of New Orleans and North Dakota beans to Havana. Cuban families ate bowls ...
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  • Feds: North Korea behind Sony cyberattack
    New York • Hackers backed by North Korea perpetrated an unprecedented act of cyberwarfare against Sony Pictures that exposed tens of thousands of sens...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 06:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., talks about his agenda for a GOP-controlled Congress during an interview with The Associated Press)   on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. McConnell says approving the Keystone XL pipeline will top the Senate agenda in January.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) McConnell to rake Obama over coal
    Washington • Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pledged on Wednesday to do all he can to stop President Barack Obama’s coal plant...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 08:59 pm   |     |   Share
    Aggies add five players
    The Aggies finished the first day of the Midyear JC signing period by signing five players in Dallin Leavitt, Devante Mays, Jude Hockel, Christopher ‘...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 08:24 pm   |     |   Share
    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   |     |   Share
  • CORRECTS NAME OF RABBI TO LEVI SHEMTOV- Rabbi Levi Shemtov lights the national menorah during a ceremony marking the start of the celebration of Hanukkah, on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. The national menorah has been lit in front of the White House every year since 1979, when President Jimmy Carter attended the first lighting. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) Fed will be ‘patient’ about interest rate hike
    Washington • The Federal Reserve is edging closer to raising interest rates from record lows given a strengthening U.S. economy, but it will be “patie...
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Elected office-holders and political officials gather to honor the career and retirement of Salt Lake County Councilman Randy Horiuchi at an event that included a video tribute and remarks by Utah Governor Gary Herbert plus the announcement of the Randy Horiuchi Political Fellowship at Westminster College where Horiuchi has been an adjunct professor in presidential election years. Humor abounds as Horiuchi retires
    Everything that made Randy Horiuchi such a flamboyant figure in Salt Lake County politics for a quarter century was on display as the Democrat wrapped...
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  • At House of Pinault, turmoil is in fashion
    Paris • The hottest trend at France’s second-biggest luxury group this season: Executive departures as the owner tightens the reins. Asset sales may b...
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Ute Kaelin Clay poses for a portrait after a practice at Rice-Eccles Stadium Tuesday September 2, 2014. Utah football: More All America honors for Hackett, Orchard, Clay
    Tom Hackett, Nate Orchard and Kaelin Clay continue to make the cut for All America lists following the Utes' 8-4 season. Hackett and Orchard were name...
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    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. …
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  • Gold slides after Fed drops ‘considerable time’
    Gold prices fell Wednesday amid concern that the Federal Reserve is moving closer to raising interest rates, cutting the metal’s appeal as a store of ...
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  • Oil-fueled drop of peso imperils Mexican bonds
    Mexico City • The peso’s plummet is threatening to upend Mexico’s effort to attract foreign investors to its local corporate bond market. The Finance ...
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Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles holds priesthood training in Havana, Cuba. Will Mormon mission calls soon say Havana?
    Now that Cuba will be open to U.S. visas for religious activities, that island nation may soon be flooded with evangelizers — including its first name...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 06:51 pm   |     |   Share