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  • A collapsed crane fills the street on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in New York. The huge construction crane was being lowered to safety in a snow squall when plummeted onto the street in the Tribeca neighborhood of lower Manhattan.   (Brian Marrone via AP) Cause of deadly New York crane collapse under investigation
    New York • It make take weeks to determine why a huge construction crane that was being lowered during strong winds came crashing down onto a street, ...
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  • Somali officials: Suicide bomber may have blown hole in jet
    Mogadishu, Somalia • A suicide bomber is suspected to have set off the explosive that blew a hole in a jetliner, sucked the man out of the plane and f...
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  • Phoenix Suns’ Archie Goodwin (20) takes instruction from head coach Jeff Hornacek during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Tony Jones: Jeff Hornacek runs out of support, and out of time, in Phoenix
    Jeff Hornacek never had a chance. Not with the hand he’d been dealt by his front office. And not with the lack of support from his superiors heading ...
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    Ready to Party? Top 5 Reasons to Join the Utah Arts Festival’s Masquerade Party
    Are you a fan of the Utah Arts Festival? Now you don’t have to wait until summer to support your favorite annual arts event. On Saturday, Feb. 20...
    Updated Jan 29 2016 09:29 am   |     |   Share

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    Manhattan crane topples into street killing 1, injuring 3
    New York• A huge construction crane being lowered to safety in a snow squall plummeted onto a Lower Manhattan street Friday, killing a Wall Street …
    Updated Feb 05 2016 02:17 pm   |   0 Comments   |   Share
  • Smoking materials likely cause of Flight 93 memorial fire
    Shanksville, Pa. • The National Park Service says discarded smoking material is “strongly” suspected as the cause of a 2014 fire that struck the Fligh...
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  • Aniseh Makhlouf, mother of Syria’s Assad, dies
    Beirut • Syria’s presidency says Aniseh Makhlouf, the mother of Syrian President Bashar Assad, has died. She was 86. A statement on the presidency’s o...
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  • A supporter of the ruling party’s presidential candidate Jovenel Moise attends a pro-government rally demanding elections in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Current President Michel Martelly is leaving office Sunday as a runoff vote to choose his successor has been indefinitely postponed. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery) Deal reached on provisional Haiti government
    Port-au-Prince, Haiti • Top Haitian leaders have reached an agreement to install a provisional government less than a day before President Michel Mart...
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    Glitter, feathers, paint: New Orleans preps for Mardi Gras
    New Orleans • It’s glitter season in New Orleans. A time for feathers, paper mache, sequins, paint, bailing wire, bones, and just about any other …
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  • Decision on contentious Snowbird expansion again delayed
    A Utah County board is again waiting to make a decision on a Snowbird ski resort expansion into American Fork Canyon following a contentious meeting a...
    Updated Feb 06 2016 11:57 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2015, file phoo, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) and Carolina Panthers’ Josh Norman (24) grapple during the first half of an NFL football game  in East Rutherford, N.J. In response to the season’s violent outbursts by Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr., Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict and others, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suggested a rule might be passed that would call for an automatic ejection if a player receives two personal fouls in a game.  (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File) Despite troubles aplenty, NFL and Super Bowl popular as ever
    San Francisco • The headlines hit in a persistent stream this season, and the onslaught only grew steadier as the Super Bowl approached. Concussions s...
    Updated Feb 06 2016 11:48 am   |     |   Share
  • Third-place finisher Steven Nyman of the United States waves as he is introduced at an award ceremony following a men’s World Cup downhill race, also a test event for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre in Jeongseon, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein) Wind whisperer: US skier Nyman 3rd in Olympic downhill test
    Jeongseon, South Korea • Steven Nyman couldn’t have picked a better place to post his first podium result of the season: on the downhill course that w...
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  • Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant reacts after sinking a 3-point shot late in the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. The Lakers won 99-96. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) NBA All-Star weekend: A primer on what to watch in Toronto
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  • Austrian police: 5 skiers killed in ‘massive’ avalanche
    Berlin • Police in Austria say five skiers from the Czech Republic have been killed after being buried in a ‘massive’ Alpine avalanche. Tirol police s...
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  • Crime scene tape surrounds a home Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Chicago. Chicago police are investigating what led to the deaths of two children, two women and two men whose bodies were found Thursday, with signs of trauma inside the home on the city’s South Side. Chicago police Chief of Detective Eugene Roy said Friday morning that the victims appear to be from the same family. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) Police believe 6 found dead in Chicago home were targeted
    Chicago • Police said they believe six family members found dead in their southwest side home were killed in a “targeted incident,” though they’re sti...
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    High West offers whiskey pairing dinners in new Nelson Cottage
    High West Distillery in Park City has opened The Nelson Cottage for those looking to experience whiskey in a more intimate setting. The renovated home, …
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  • A vehicle carrying a PAC-3 missile interceptor arrives at a port on Ishigaki Island, Okinawa prefecture, southwestern Japan Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. North Korea has moved up the window of its planned long-range rocket launch to Feb. 7-14, South Korea’s Defense Ministry said Saturday. The launch, which the North says is an effort to send a satellite into orbit, would be in defiance of repeated warnings by outside governments who suspect it is a banned test of ballistic missile technology. (Koji Harada/Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT Seoul: N. Korea moves up rocket launch window to Feb. 7-14
    Seoul, South Korea • North Korea has moved up the window of its planned long-range rocket launch to Feb. 7-14, South Korea’s Defense Ministry said Sat...
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  • James Hetfield of the band Metallica performs at the Super Bowl 50 Metallica Soundcheck held at AT&T Park on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in San Francisco. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP) Band’s frontman: No Super Bowl halftime show for Metallica
    San Francisco • While Metallica has steadily attracted more of a mainstream audience throughout its 35-year career, frontman James Hetfield feels they...
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  • A United Airlines flight taxis past the terminal as it takes off from Denver International Airport on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, in Denver. Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, who operate United’s baggage system at Denver International Airport, went on strike Tuesday without apparent effect on passengers. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski) A tale of two Super Bowl cities: Charlotte vs. Denver
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  • Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton celebrates after the NFL football NFC Championship game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. The Panthers won 49-15 to advance to the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) Super Bowl: Peyton Manning, Cam Newton create a generational QB matchup
    At this stage of his NFL career, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning already is a larger-than-life figure in football history. Carolina’s Cam Ne...
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  • Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) is congratulated by his teammates after a play during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Kragthorpe: Defense will decide Super Bowl 50 in Broncos’ favor
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  • A Syrian child arrives at the Bab al-Salam border crossing with Turkey, in Syria, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Thousands of Syrians have rushed toward the Turkish border, fleeing fierce Syrian government offensives and intense Russian airstrikes. Turkey has promised humanitarian help for the displaced civilians, including food and shelter, but it did not say whether it would let them cross into the country. (AP Photo/Bunyamin Aygun) TURKEY OUT Syria says any foreign troops would return ‘in coffins’
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    Updated Feb 06 2016 09:39 am   |     |   Share
  • This photo provided by Mattel shows the Smart Toy Bear. Your smartphone or tablet is most likely pretty secure, and unlikely to be hacked, but the same can’t be said for any Internet connected toys you may have purchased for your kids. (Mattel via AP) Something new to worry about: Connected toy security
    Your smartphone or tablet is most likely pretty secure — not perfect, maybe, but generally unlikely to be hacked or to store, say, your email where ot...
    Updated Feb 06 2016 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo, shows WhatsApp and Facebook app icons on a smartphone in New York. WhatsApp, the Internet messaging service owned by Facebook, announced in February 2016 that it now has 1 billion users worldwide. That’s both a milestone and a potential turning point: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said he thinks Internet services are ready to become money-making businesses when they hit that mark. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File) In Tech: Instagram video series, billion-user club, Fitbit
    If a half-hour comedy is too long, how about a 15-second thriller? A group of independent filmmakers from Britain are rolling out a daily, 28-episode ...
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  • Is Platt’s BlueCrest under investigation by the SEC?
    Billionaire Michael Platt’s BlueCrest Capital Management is being investigated by a U.S. regulator over possible conflicts posed by an internal fund t...
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  • UAW president bemoans work moving to Mexico
    Three months after the United Auto Workers ratified new four-year agreements with Detroit-area automakers, President Dennis Williams said one of the u...
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  • No recession on Madison Avenue as ad stocks top market
    Even as investors fret about the possibility of a recession, two stocks seen as especially sensitive to prospects for economic growth are signaling th...
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  • Freestyle World Cup: Ashley Caldwell, still pushing the envelope, takes bronze in aerials
    Park City • Ashley Caldwell understands the dilemma she puts herself in. If the 22-year-old American aerials star is to continue to push the envelope ...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 11:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • A baby boy is rescued from a collapsed building after an earthquake in Tainan, Taiwan, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. A powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn Saturday. (AP Photo/Wally Santana) 5 dead, hundreds rescued and injured as quake rattles Taiwan
    Tainan, Taiwan • A powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn Saturday, collapsing a high-rise residential complex and killing at...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 11:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) gets the team fired up as he puts the Jazz up by 4 with  5:41 left in the game, with a 3-point shot. The Jazz went on to win 92-87, in NBA action Utah Jazz vs. The Memphis Grizzlies in Salt Lake City, Saturday, January 2, 2016. Hood finished with 32 points. Utah Jazz: Hood bounces back quickly
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    Updated Feb 05 2016 11:04 pm   |     |   Share
  • State colleges: No 3 BYU sweeps No. 10 UC Santa Barbara in volleyball
    Ben Patch had 16 kills and Jake Langlois added 13 as third-ranked BYU (7-2, 5-2 MPFS) rolled to a 25-20, 25-16, 26-24 sweep of 10th-ranked UC Santa B...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 10:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   East’s Dacian Spotted Elk drives against Woods Cross during first half play. Woods Cross beat East 65-56, Friday, February 5, 2016. Prep boys’ basketball: Woods Cross tops East 65-56.
    Woods Cross • The shooters mentality is simple: The zone is always one make away. Regarded as one of the top catch-and-shoot players in the state, Woo...
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  • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks to the media during a news conference Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Goodell proposes 2-foul rule
    San Francisco • Call it the Odell Beckham Jr. Rule. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is pushing to require the ejection of any player who is flagged for...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 09:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • NFL: Goodell encourages teams to fairly pay cheerleaders
    San Francisco • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he is encouraging NFL teams to properly compensate cheerleaders. Goodell, speaking at his annual S...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 09:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • NFL: Raiders owner Mark Davis intrigued by Las Vegas as NFL city
    San Francisco • Owner Mark Davis has a sly response when it comes to his interest in moving the Oakland Raiders to Sin City. “First off, what happens ...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 09:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • NFL: Former LB Bill Romanowski says most players likely have CTE
    San Francisco • Bill Romanowski sustained 20 documented concussions, and certainly more he doesn’t know about, during his 16-year NFL career as a line...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 09:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Prep girls’ basketball: Bountiful edges Highland to remain unbeaten
    Bountiful’s unbeaten girls basketball team had every reason to fold Friday night when it fell behind by five points midway through the fourth quarter ...
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