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  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) leaves the field after an injury during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Detroit Lions, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) NFL notes: Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III to miss game with concussion
    Washington’s NFL team says quarterback Robert Griffin III will miss Saturday’s exhibition game at the Baltimore Ravens because of a concussion, revers...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 11:13 pm   |     |   Share
  • State colleges: Utah defeats Houston, 4-1, in women’s soccer
    Women’s soccer • The University of Utah defeated Houston 4-1 in its home opener on Friday. Max Flom, Taylor Slattery, Natalie Vukic and Katie Rogers s...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 10:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • PCL baseball: New Orleans Zephyrs beat Salt Lake Bees, 7-4
    New Orleans jumped on top of the Bees with three runs in the bottom of the first inning, as the host Zephyrs cruised to a 7-4 win over Salt Lake on Fr...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 10:03 pm   |     |   Share
    Salt Lake Greek Festival marks 40 years of fabulous tradition
    Salt Lake City’s largest ethnic event is celebrating its 40th Anniversary and is rejoicing in style. From the humble beginnings in the basement of H...
    Updated Aug 27 2015 08:33 am   |     |   Share

    Hundreds rally at Utah Capitol for Planned Parenthood
    Hundreds of Utahns donned pink and chanted “Fund Planned Parenthood” on the Capitol steps Tuesday evening, blasting Gov. Gary Herbert for putting a stop to …
    Updated Aug 26 2015 10:00 am   |   0 Comments   |   Share
  • Republican presidential candidate, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, gives a foreign policy speech on the campus of The Citadel, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Mic Smith) GOP lashes out at China after market chaos
    Charleston, S.C. • If there was ever a week for the Republican presidential candidates to talk tough on China, this was it: Spurred by the stock marke...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 08:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • Former President George W. Bush dances with band director Asia Muhaimin as the band plays, during a visit  to Warren Easton Charter High School in New Orleans, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Bush is in town to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which is Saturday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) George W. Bush visits disaster zone 10 years after Katrina
    New Orleans • Former President George W. Bush enjoyed sympathetic audiences in New Orleans and Mississippi on Friday as he returned to the region wher...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 08:40 pm   |     |   Share
  • Pedestrian dies in Magna crash
    A man died Friday evening after being hit by a car in Magna. Gordon Dean, who was in his early 90s, was walking from his house to buy some food when h...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 08:55 pm   |     |   Share
    Giant water slide on Salt Lake City street provides break from the heat
    Some Utahns got a break from the heat Saturday on a giant slip ‘n slide in downtown Salt Lake City. Participants could buy a one, …
    Updated Aug 22 2015 09:07 pm   |   0 Comments   |   Share
  • Finau a shot off lead at Barclays
    Edison, N.J. • Tony Finau shot a 1-under 69 on Friday and remains well within striking distance of the lead after the second round at The Barclays — t...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 08:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Former St. Paul's student Owen Labrie puts his hands to his face as his verdict is read at Merrimack County Superior Court on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 in Concord, N.H.  Labrie was cleared of felony rape but convicted of misdemeanor sex offenses Friday against a 15-year-old girl in a case that exposed a campus tradition in which the oldest students competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with.  Each count carries up to a year behind bars. Labrie could get as much as 11 years in prison at sentencing Oct. 29. He will also have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. (Geoff Forester/The Concord Monitor via AP, Pool) Former prep school student convicted of sex charges
    Concord, N.H. • A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was cleared of rape but convicted Friday of lesser sex offenses against a 15-year-o...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 09:49 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: Coping with post-traumatic church syndrome
    I just finished reading “Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome: A Memoir of Humor and Healing,” by Reba Riley. Her book caught my eye because I suffer enormo...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 09:51 pm   |     |   Share
    University of Utah to debut new College of Law building
    Sitting in the sun-dappled atrium of the University of Utah’s new S.J. Quinney College of Law Friday, Matt Cloward was impressed by the amount of …
    Updated Aug 22 2015 05:36 pm   |   0 Comments   |   Share
  • FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, Illinois head coach Tim Beckman calls instructions before an NCAA college football game against Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb. Illinois fired coach Tim Beckman one week before the start of the season Friday, Aug. 29, 2015, saying preliminary results of an investigation found some truth to allegations of player mistreatment and inappropriate behavior. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File) Illinois fires football coach one week before opener
    Champaign, Ill. • A week before the start of the football season, a difficult summer for the University of Illinois became chaotic as coach Tim Beckma...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 09:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Survey: Generation LOL most irked by grammar, spelling slips
    New York • It’s the LOL generation that appears most annoyed by bad grammar and spelling slips, according to a survey by Dictionary.com. The site foun...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 07:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • Former President George W. Bush poses for photos with students at Warren Easton Charter High School in New Orleans, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Bush is in town to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which is Saturday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) Obama expects better U.S.-Israel ties after Iran deal implemented
    Washington • President Barack Obama on Friday compared tensions between the U.S. and Israel over the Iranian nuclear deal to a family feud and said he...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 08:08 pm   |     |   Share
    One district to rule them all? Proposal to consolidate land-use planning of Utah canyons hits snag
    Salt Lake County’s plan to create a single planning district to deal with land-use issues in most of its Wasatch Mountain canyons received a lukewarm …
    Updated Aug 28 2015 01:02 am   |   0 Comments   |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Phil Lyman, right, leaves court after closing arguments as the Recapture Canyon case goes to the jury in Salt Lake City, Friday May 1, 2015. Federal judge recuses himself from Recapture Canyon case
    A federal judge has recused himself from the Recapture Canyon case before he could sentence embattled San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman. Lyman, ...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 11:11 pm   |     |   Share
  • A candle burns in front of a memorial for two slain journalists at Bridgewater Plaza in Moneta, Va., on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. The shopping center where the two were killed during a live television broadcast was reopening Friday for the first time since the shootings. The shopping center where two journalists were slain during a live interview is set to open for the first time since the attack. (AP Photo/Jonathan Drew) TV shooting survivor’s husband recounts events before gunfire
    Roanoke, Va. • The woman who survived the on-air shooting that killed two TV journalists says she never saw the gunman walk up to the group because th...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 11:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  Tribune file photo)  
Gov. Gary Herbert, front middle, and members of the so-called Gang of Six are still working behind the scenes on a Medicaid exansion plan.But details are hard to get consensus on. One proposal floated is to increase the sales tax on food. Taxing food one option being floated for Utah Medicaid expansion
    As legislative leaders and Gov. Gary Herbert are trying to hammer out a Medicaid expansion plan, some lawmakers are floating another option to pay for...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 11:11 pm   |     |   Share
  • SLC School District board superintendent McKell Withers.

Salt Lake City schools boss plans to resign next year
    Amid a federal civil rights investigation of his district and allegations of racial bias from a colleague, the chief of Salt Lake City schools is step...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 10:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • Trump’s treatment of reporter reflects the horrors of the past
    Nearly 30 years ago, Utah native Evan Mecham was the controversial governor of Arizona, fighting for his political life against allegations he violate...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 05:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
West Valley City Police Chief Lee W. Russo listens as West Jordan Chief of Police Douglas L. Diamond speaks during a press conference at the West Jordan Police Department Friday August 28, 2015. West Jordan chief sheds lights on deadly stand-off
    West Jordan • West Jordan Police Sgt. Mitch Soper stepped between Kyle Lambrose and his three children, both men with guns drawn. Police had tried to ...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 11:11 pm   |     |   Share
  • Editor column: Joe Hill, when the international spotlight fell on Utah
    Some news stories capture attention throughout the world, stories like the Lindbergh saga and the Sept. 11 attacks. A century ago in Salt Lake City, ...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 05:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • Pac-12 football: Oregon’s first-week depth chart gives Adams the nod at QB
    Senior transfer Vernon Adams is listed atop Oregon’s depth chart at quarterback heading into the first week of the season. Adams, an FCS All-American,...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 04:39 pm   |     |   Share
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Charlie Finlayson and his father, David Finlayson. Utah attorney — injured by falling boulder in Idaho wilderness — is alive thanks to 13-year-old son
    Eagle, Idaho • After his father was badly injured by a falling boulder in the Idaho backcountry, an Eagle teenager did everything in his power to make...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 10:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

University of Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham watches his payers practice during first day of fall football camp at the University of Utah baseball field in Salt Lake City, Thursday, August 6, 2015.  l Utah football: Whittingham’s intense workout routine inspires, befuddles his players
    An unusual part of covering Utah football is that you’re often asked about the secret to Kyle Whittingham’s bulging calf muscles. Utah will host Michi...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 08:47 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah QB Travis Wilson throws as OL Siaosi Aiono takes on DT Viliseni Fauonuku, left, and LB Jared Norris, right, during Utah practice, Saturday, August 15, 2015. Utah football notes: Saiosi Aiono staying centered before season
    Saiosi Aiono knows what he's supposed to say. Asked if he was keen to the idea of moving back to tackle in case Sam Tevi or Jackson Barton weren't rea...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 03:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • 70 pounds of high explosives stolen in Hildale
    Utah investigators are offering a $5,000 reward for information about 70 pounds of high explosives that were stolen in Hildale. The explosives — which...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 05:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Utah Jazz forward J.J. Obrien (82) tries to get past Boston Celtic guard Marcus Smart (36) in Summer League action, Utah Jazz vs. The Boston Celtics, at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, July 6, 2015. Utah Jazz: Team adds free agent forward J.J. O’Brien
    The Utah Jazz's training camp roster is now maxed out. The team added its 20th player on Friday, signing free agent forward J.J. O'Brien. The 6-foot-7...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 03:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • CenturyLink to expand high-speed Internet access to 4,300 rural Utah homes
    Communications giant CenturyLink says it will bring high-speed Internet access to nearly 4,300 rural Utah homes and businesses using millions of dolla...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 02:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • Local golf: Holes-in-one
    Soldier Hollow Golf Course • Nick Anderson, silver No. 3, 167-yards, 7-iron. With Gus Stevens, Braxton Johnson, Rodney Henderson...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 02:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  Tribune file photo)  
Do state-mandated car safety inspections reduce the number of crashes? A new federal report says there is no evidence such programs translate to fewer accidents. Utah is one of just 16 states requiring the check-ups. Do Utah’s mandated car safety inspections prevent crashes?
    A new federal report questions whether state car-safety inspection programs really help decrease accidents. Utah is one of just 16 states that still r...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 09:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah State basketball: Aggies’ national TV schedule includes 18 games
    Logan • The Utah State men's basketball team will make 18 appearances on national television, the Mountain West Conference announced Friday. The telev...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 02:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Benedictine monk relaxing atop wind turbine spotted by drone
    Portsmouth, R.I. • A Benedictine monk who works at a private Rhode Island school has discovered that finding solitude is no easy feat, even 175 feet i...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 02:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Police confront North Dakota students ‘armed’ with telescope
    Fargo, N.D. • Two North Dakota State University students got a scare when armed police officers mistook their telescope for a rifle. WDAY-TV reports t...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 05:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Her lead is gone, but Clinton backers in N.H. say they aren’t worried
    Machester, N.H.—If there’s any place where Hillary Rodham Clinton supporters should be feeling skittish, it’s here. Her large lead in the polls has ev...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 02:09 pm   |     |   Share