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  • FAITH
    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Nathan Johnson, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, gives the invocation at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, OH, Wednesday July 20, 2016. Mormons have prayed at four of the GOP’s past five national conventions
    Last week, Nathan Johnson, a black Mormon convert and a regional LDS Church leader in Ohio, offered an invocation at the Republican National Conventio...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 02:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Friday, July 22, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally in Entertainment Hall at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. President Obama is joining Clinton’s lineup of high-powered validators from the stage Wednesday night, July 27, 2016, to make the case for electing her in November. Bill Clinton offered a passionate testimonial to his wife on the Democratic convention’s second night. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) In Hillary Clinton, Utah’s female delegates see a role model missing from their childhoods
    Philadelphia • The faces of America’s presidents flashed on the screen one at a time. All men, some with beards, some bald, one with dark skin. The ca...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 09:50 pm   |     |   Share
  • Inmates attack, stab fellow prisoner
    A group of inmates attacked and stabbed a fellow male inmate at the Utah State Prison in Draper on Wednesday, officials say. “Several” men — the Utah...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 07:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • SPONSORED ARTICLE
    Free Family Fun at Davis County Fair
    For four days in August, Davis County families can enjoy the Davis County Fair, a tradition with over 80 years of history. Running from August 17-20th...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 09:52 am   |     |   Share

  • PHOTO GALLERY
    Gallery: Utah hiking photos from spring and summer 2016
    Depending on when you start counting, hiking season — and the summer — is half finished. So let’s take a look at where Utah Hike …
    Updated Jul 26 2016 09:40 am   |     |   Share
  • (The Salt Lake Temple is seen in a long exposure night shot at Temple Square, Sunday March 23, 2008.   Jeremy Harmon/The Salt Lake Tribune)  Mormon church pulls missionaries out of Turkey
    The LDS Church pulled its 15 missionaries out of Turkey this week, citing concern for unstable conditions in the country. The missionaries, known as “...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 07:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Health. Topic illustration for online stories when needed. The U., LDS hospital among top-ranked Salt Lake County hospitals by feds
    Five Salt Lake County hospitals received four out of five stars from the federal government in its recent quality ratings. The ratings, released Wedne...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 10:53 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Tooele residents survey damage at a burned out neighborhood on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Wind whipped up a grass fire that eventually destroyed 10 homes. Tooele police continue probe into suspected arson fire that destroyed seven homes
    Tooele police are still asking for help from the public a week after a suspected arson fire destroyed seven homes and damaged more than two dozen othe...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 09:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • PHOTO GALLERY
    A hike up Mount Timpanogos to see the sunrise
    In darkness late Saturday, Salt Lake Tribune photographer Lennie Mahler and some friends arrived at a trailhead and began the hike up to Mount Timpanogos. …
    Updated Jul 25 2016 09:51 am   |     |   Share
  • Vee (Emma Roberts, left) gets a tattoo as a dare in an online game, as her new game partner Ian (Dave Franco) looks on, in a scene from the thriller ’Nerve.’ Niko Tavernise  |  Lionsgate Movie review: Thriller ‘Nerve’ loses its way in the online comments
    A teen lands in a dangerous game in “Nerve,” a glossy thriller about high stakes in the online world. Emma Roberts plays Vee (short for Venus), a mou...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 09:11 pm   |     |   Share
  • Jury finds Utah man guilty of castrating neighbor’s horses
    A jury has found Iron County rancher Marvin Jay Hunt guilty of misdemeanor wanton destruction of livestock for castrating his neighbor’s horses in 201...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 08:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • Trespass charge dismissed against former Utah ‘ag-gag’ defendant
    A California man — one of four animal rights activists who came to Utah in September 2014 to document the journey that hogs make from a Circle Four p...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 04:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • PHOTO GALLERY
    Photos: A Salt Lake City summer night with Barenaked Ladies, OMD and Howard Jones
    Barenaked Ladies — the Canadian nerd-rock band (“One Week,” “If I Had $1,000,000”) — headlined the “Last Summer on Earth Tour” on Wednesday to a …
    Updated Jul 14 2016 07:13 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah Democratic Party leader trying to help ‘Utah go blue’ while Trump ‘is making that easier for us’ (video)
    Our Thomas Burr caught up with Utah Democratic Vice Chairwoman Breanne Miller on Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention. Watch the video abov...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 03:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • (|  Tribune File Photo)    MonaVie, based in South Jordan. Multilevel marketer MonaVie settles employee lawsuit for $19 million
    The former top officers and owners of once-high flying nutritional juice company MonaVie and Bankers Trust Co. of South Dakota have agreed to pay $19....
    Updated Jul 27 2016 08:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  Tribune file photo)   A F-35 arrives at Hill Air Force Base in Sept. 2015. F-35s at Hill Air Force Base almost ready for combat, commanders say
    The United States’ newest fighter jet, and pilots and maintainers from Utah, are almost capable of deploying to a war zone, officers from Hill Air For...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 09:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • PHOTO GALLERY
    New rallying cry in Park City: Don’t steal our name
    Park City • In its quest to own the “Park City” name, Vail’s name is, well, mud. At least with about 250 residents who rallied …
    Updated Jul 18 2016 01:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • After criticism, Planned Parenthood removes photos of condoms with Mormon-owned ‘CTR’ logo
    Planned Parenthood Association of Utah won’t give out condoms in packages borrowing a well-known Mormon phrase. The pink-and-white wrappers were mean...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 09:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • UHP: ‘100 Deadliest Days of Summer’ proving to be deadly, indeed
    Speeding, distracted, impaired and seatbelt-shunning drivers are once more making Memorial Day to Labor Day period what the Utah Highway Patrol calls ...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 08:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • South Korea’s Choi Kyoung-rok, right, fights for the ball against Honduras’s Elder Torres, left, during the 4 Nations International U-23 Football Tournament 2016 at the Goyang Stadium in Goyang, South Korea, Saturday, June 4, 2016. Four countries including South Korea, Honduras, Denmark and Nigeria who qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics, participate in the U-23 football tournament in South Korea. The match ended in a 2-2 draw. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man) Olympics: Real Monarchs midfielder Elder Torres is Rio-bound, with Honduras
    Over the course of 90 minutes before a sparse crowd at Rio Tinto Stadium last October, Elder Torres changed the outlook of his future. The 21-year-old...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 09:52 pm   |     |   Share
  • Photo courtesy of KUTV News A man and woman died Thursday in Roy after an SUV struck their car. The SUV driver allegedly stole the vehicle. Attorneys for teen accused of purposely causing fatal crash want murder case moved to juvenile court
    Ogden • Defense attorneys say they will challenge the filing of murder charges in adult court against a 16-year-old girl accused of purposely crashing...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 09:20 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Walter Andrew White, who has served 10 years in prison so far for child-abuse homicide, speaks at his first parole hearing Monday July 12 at the Utah State Prison in Draper.   White, a registered sex offender, was sentenced to up to 15 years behind bars in connection with a suicide pact that resulted in the 2006 death of 16-year-old Samantha Mikesell. Parole denied for Utah man serving time for suicide-pact death of teen
    The Utah Board of Pardons and Parole has decided a Davis County man who already has served a decade in prison for his role in a teen’s suicide-pact de...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 09:52 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     A sign sits atop the luggage carousel at the Salt Lake City International Airport warning travelers to negotiate their fare with taxi drivers, Wednesday, July 20, 2016.  There have been some complaints of price gouging after deregulation of taxis and ride-hailing companies has created a sort of Wild West atmosphere in the industry. Editorial: Salt Lake City should have the final say in setting rules for airport access
    It is a common reaction for a driver, when encountering a strange object in the road, to swerve to avoid it. Even if it turns out the obstacle wasn’t ...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 06:02 am   |     |   Share
  • Brendon Urie, of Panic! At The Disco, poses for a portrait on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, in Los Angeles to promote his latest album, ’Death of a Bachelor,’ released on Jan. 16. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP) Review: Energy as high as the temperature with Weezer and Panic! at sold-out Utah show
    West Valley City • Combine a scorching July evening with three high-energy frontmen, dazzling sets, nearly four hours of music and a sold-out crowd of...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 12:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • Letter: Trump feeds on people’s fear of change
    Psychologists tell us that people often experience considerable emotional pain when forced to leave their comfort zone. Threats to the status quo, lik...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 06:03 am   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Utah teachers decry ‘demoralizing,’ ‘insulting’ licensing rule at school board hearing
    A beyond-capacity crowd gave overwhelmingly critical feedback to the state school board Tuesday evening over a new program to grant teaching licenses ...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 01:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • Feds say Utah ‘Ponzi’ scheme took in $207 million from around the world
    Federal regulators are trying to halt the operation of a Utah company that purports to share profits from online advertising services, but that regula...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 04:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, seen in this June 14, 2016, file photo speaks during a rally at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Circuit Center, in Pittsburgh. On Tuesday July 25 Clinton officially became her party’s nominee making her the first woman to run for President at the top of the ticket of a major party. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Clinton’s achievement is historic, but Utahns are divided about whether to celebrate
    Hillary Clinton is making history as the first female presidential nominee for a major U.S. political party. But how big of a breakthrough is it to Ut...
    Updated Jul 26 2016 09:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • Police officers prevent the access to the church where an hostage taking left a priest dead the day before in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Normandy, France, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The Islamic State group crossed a new threshold Tuesday in its war against the West, as two of its followers targeted a church in Normandy, slitting the throat of an elderly priest celebrating Mass and using hostages as human shields before being shot by police. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) Hostage: Attackers forced my husband to film slain priest
    Paris • France’s main religious leaders sent a message of unity and solidarity after meeting Wednesday with French President Francois Hollande a day a...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 04:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • A construction worker takes part in preparations for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games inside Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Kragthorpe: Pre-Games advice from a Brazilian far from comforting
    Seeking some assurance about the Olympic experience awaiting me in Rio de Janeiro, I arranged to meet my all-time favorite Brazilian, Jonathan Taverna...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 09:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at Trump National Doral, Wednesday, July 27, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Trump says Russia should find Clinton’s missing emails
    Miami • Donald Trump has a message for Russia: find Hillary Clinton’s missing emails. But his running mate, Mike Pence, is sending mixed signals. In ...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 11:37 am   |     |   Share
  • Elder Per G. Malm Per Malm, member of Mormon church GA Quorum, dies at 67
    Per Gösta Malm, a Swedish member of the LDS Church’s general authority Seventy Quorum, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 67. “[Elder Malm] w...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 09:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Author Carol Lynn Pearson, Sandy Aug 15, 2002. Mormonism needs to divorce itself from polygamy — historically and theologically — author advocates
    It’s time for mainstream Mormonism to strip away all vestiges of polygamy — past, present and future — argues a prominent LDS writer and activist. Rem...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 01:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Police investigate the deaths of two people at apartment complex neart 600 North Center Street in Salt Lake City on Tuesday July 26, 2016. Salt Lake City police identify man who killed 8-year-old boy and then himself
    The man believed to have shot and killed himself Tuesday after fatally shooting his 8-year-old son inside their Salt Lake City apartment had a history...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 09:52 pm   |     |   Share
  • Letter: Why is new East High track off limits?
    Can anyone explain why the public, which paid for the nice new running track at East High, can’t use it? We had access to the old track and I was nev...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 09:10 am   |     |   Share
  • FAITH
    Utah’s Days of ’47 Parade couldn’t keep out this pioneering gay couple
    Salt Lake City Council members long have been invited to ride — with a guest — in the annual Days of ’47 parade, marking the Mormon pioneers’ arrival ...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 07:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • Massieka Holness, of Baltimore, with her four-month-old son, Tavon, reacts after prosecutors dropped all charges against police in Baltimore, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Prosecutors on Wednesday dropped all remaining charges against the three Baltimore police officers who were still awaiting trial in Freddie Gray’ death, blaming police for a biased investigation that failed to produce a single conviction. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark) Baltimore drops all charges against cops in Freddie Gray case
    Baltimore • More than a year after a black man suffered a broken neck in a police van, the effort to hold six officers criminally responsible for his ...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 07:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • Cooking oil, graphene among CO2 capture prize entry ideas
    Cheyenne, Wyo. • Cooking oil and graphene, a recently discovered substance stronger than steel, might seem to have little in common, but some theorize...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 07:57 am   |     |   Share