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Now that the LDS Church has decided to stick with the Boy Scouts of America, Utah mother Jo Overton would like Mormons to consider another issue: the Scouts’ appropriation of …

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  • 2014 abortion rate lowest ever recorded in Utah
    A new report shows Utah’s abortion rate fell to the lowest level ever recorded in 2014, continuing a trend seen in Utah and around the country for sev...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 05:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This Aug. 19, 2011 file photo shows Mount McKinley in Denali National Park, Alaska. President Barack Obama on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 said he's changing the name of the tallest mountain in North America from Mount McKinley to Denali. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File) On his way to Alaska, Obama makes waves by renaming Mount McKinley
    Washington • Shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await President Barack Obama on his historic trip to Alaska. E...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 05:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • President Barack Obama returns a salute as he walks off of Marine One to head to Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Obama is traveling on a three-day trip to Alaska aimed at showing solidarity with a state often overlooked by Washington, while using its glorious but changing landscape as an urgent call to action on climate change. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Obama offended by attacks on Jews who back Iran deal
    Washington • President Barack Obama said people who attack Jews who support the Iran nuclear deal are like blacks who differ with him on policy and th...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 05:19 pm   |     |   Share
    7 Reasons to Plan Your Bear Lake Getaway Today
    Known as the “Caribbean of the Rockies,” Bear Lake is a cherished treasure for many Utahns. And while the glistening blue waters and warm sandy beache...
    Updated Aug 20 2015 08:24 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
  • Utah NCAA college football quarterback Travis Wilson speaks with reporters during a news conference Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines have been one of the biggest storylines headed into the 2015 college football season season, but Utah is the actual favorite in the season opener. The Utes have felt like an afterthought and are eager to prove otherwise. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Utah football: Travis Wilson validated, confident ahead of Michigan start (with video)
    For a guy who didn't actually didn't lose the starting quarterback job, Travis Wilson has been waiting a while for validation. On Monday morning, he s...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 05:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Officials hope fiber will replace coal in Kentucky
    Hazard, Ky. • In the 1970s, as the oil crisis spurred an increase in mining, Victor Justice taught people in eastern Kentucky how to mine coal. Forty ...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 04:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah NCAA college football coach Kyle Whittingham speaks during a news conference Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines have been one of the biggest storylines headed into the 2015 college football season season, but Utah is the actual favorite in the season opener. The Utes have felt like an afterthought and are eager to prove otherwise. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Utah football: Michigan’s unknowns challenge relatively transparent Utes (with video)
    After three weeks of silence, Jim Harbaugh climbed out the hatch to his so-called “submarine” to address media last Thursday, saying he’d share Michig...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 05:06 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
  • State report: E-cigarette use doubles among Utah youths
    Veronica Ford delivered a message Monday to fellow Utah teenagers: Don’t fall for the cool mist and bright-colored flavors of increasingly popular e-c...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 05:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)  
John W. Huber is sworn in as U.S. Attorney for Utah as he is joined by his wife Lori and daughters Eva, 12, right, and Hannah, 16, while U.S. District Judge Dale A. Kimball administers the oath at the new Federal Courthouse in Salt Lake City on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. New U.S. attorney for Utah formally installed in office
    John W. Huber was formally installed on Monday as the top federal legal authority in Utah. Huber became the 37th U.S. attorney for Utah in a ceremony ...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 04:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • A boy flashes a victory sign as he arrives with other refugees in a train from Budapest at the main train station in the Austrian capital Vienna Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Christian Bruna)  E.U. struggles to cope with migrant influx
    Brussels • French and German leaders reminded other European countries Monday of their shared responsibility toward refugees, as one official blamed h...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 04:37 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 …
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  • Mourners gather at a gas station in Houston on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 to pay their respects at a makeshift memorial for Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth who was shot and killed while filling his patrol car. On Saturday, prosecutors charged Shannon J. Miles with capital murder in the Friday shooting. (James Nielsen/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT: JAMES NIELSEN/HOUSTON CHRONICLE Suspect in ambush, murder of Houston deputy held without bond
    Houston • A man charged with killing a suburban Houston officer first shot the 10-year veteran in the back of the head and fired a total of 15 times, ...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 04:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

USU head coach Matt Wells watches play during opening day of Utah State University football practice in Logan, Friday, August 7, 2015.  l Utah State football: Matt Wells is wary of Thunderbirds
    Logan • After a summer of preparing for the season opener against Southern Utah on Thursday night, Utah State coach Matt Wells knows the Thunderbirds....
    Updated Aug 31 2015 05:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • U.S.Treasurer Rosa Rios, right, smiles as she's introduced to Harriet Tubman's great-great-grand niece, Pauline Copes-Johnson of Auburn, NY, left, before a town hall meeting in Seneca Falls, N.Y.  Rios answered questions about which woman should be on the $10 bill as well as general questions relating to the new design during an town hall meeting at Wesleyan Chapel at the Women's Rights National Historic Park, the site of the First Women's Rights Convention.  Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony were the most cited nominees to be pictured on the $10 bill during a town hall meeting. (Tina Macintyre-Yee /Democrat & Chronicle via AP)  MAGS OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT Tubman, Anthony top list for new $10 bill
    Seneca Falls, N.Y. • Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony were the names most mentioned Monday as women who should be considered for a redesigned $10 b...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 04:49 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
  • FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2015 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks in Ankeny, Iowa. Could Clinton or her aides be in legal jeopardy if they sent classified information over unsecure email while she was secretary of state?  Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action in the Clinton case, given the evidence that has so far been made public. Clinton’s case appears to differ markedly from those of other prominent government officials who got in trouble for mishandling classified information, including former CIA director David Petraeus, who gave top secret information to his paramour, and former CIA director John Deutch, who took highly classified material home with him. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File) Lawyers see no criminal trouble for Clinton
    Washington • Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action against Hillary Clinton or her top aides in connection wit...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 05:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • This handout photo provided by Britta Denise Hardesty shows Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) scientist Britta Denise Hardesty with plastic dissected from a dead flesh-footed shearwater. As many as nine out of ten of the world’s seabirds likely have pieces of plastic in their guts, a new study estimates. Previously, scientists figured about 29 percent of seabirds had swallowed plastic, but those are older studies. An Australian team of scientists who have studied birds and marine debris for decades used computer models to update those figures, calculating that far more seabirds are affected, according to a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Monday. (Britta Denise Hardesty/CSIRO via AP) Study says 90% of seabirds have plastics in their guts
    Washington • As many as nine out of 10 of the world’s seabirds likely have pieces of plastic in their guts, a new study estimates. Previously, scienti...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 04:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 photo provided by Egypt's state news agency MEAN, Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi, third left, and his delegation meet with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center, and an Egyptian delegation, in Cairo, Egypt. The Italian energy company Eni SpA announced Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, it has discovered a Massive gas find promises to ease Egypt’s fuel crisis
    Cairo • The discovery of a huge gas field off Egypt’s coast promises to ease a long-running fuel crisis and boost the economy after years of unrest, b...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 03:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • TV
    Monday on TV: Utahn is one episode away from making the finals of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’
    The remaining six contestants — including Utahn Hailee Payne — perform tonight on “So You Think You Can Dance” (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13). Two will be elimi...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 04:35 pm   |     |   Share
  • U.S. oil production lower than previously thought
    The U.S. government reduced its crude production estimates by as much as 130,000 barrels a day for the first five months of the year based on results ...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 03:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • Alabama quarterback Cooper Bateman (18) works through drills during football practice, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields in Tuscaloosa, Ala.  (Vasha Hunt/AL.com via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT College football: Former Cottonwood QB Cooper Bateman listed as possible Alabama starter
    Tuscaloosa, Ala. • Alabama’s first depth chart of the year doesn’t clear up the starting quarterback mystery at all. Jake Coker, Cooper Bateman and Al...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 05:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ohio Gov. Kasich opposes changing name of Mount McKinley
    Columbus, Ohio • Ohio Gov. John Kasich disagrees with President Barack Obama’s decision to rename Mount McKinley as Denali, the name used by native Al...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 03:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah woman hospitalized after lightning storm
    Lehi • A woman has been hospitalized after lightning struck near where her family gathered for a picnic in Lehi, sending her body into cardiac arrest....
    Updated Aug 31 2015 01:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ohio man who bit off part of wife’s lover’s ear is sentenced
    Toledo, Ohio • An Ohio man who bit off part of his wife’s lover’s ear after finding them in bed together has been sentenced to six months in a correct...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 01:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • $20 found in San Francisco leads to $1 million lottery win
    San Francisco • A San Francisco Bay Area man won $1 million in the California Lottery after buying a winning ticket with money he found at the airport...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 01:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • Seattle might try something crazy to let Uber drivers unionize
    Seattle may try a novel legal approach to helping Uber drivers to unionize — and potentially other independent contractors too, if the idea holds up i...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 01:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • Energy chief: US has ability to monitor Iran nuclear program
    Boulder, Colo. • The U.S. Energy Department has extensive technical expertise that will help verify whether Iran is complying with its commitment to l...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 01:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Probe: Michigan lawmakers engaged in dishonest cover-up
    Lansing, Mich. • Two Michigan lawmakers who had an extramarital affair engaged in numerous instances of deceptive and “outright dishonest” misconduct ...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 01:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • File-This Oct. 6, 2001, file photo shows Gov. Marvin Mandel, accompanied by his wife, Jeanne, walking to the federal courthouse in Baltimore.  Mandel, whose 26-year career in state government ended with his 1977 conviction on political corruption charges, has died. He was 95. According to a statement from his family, Mandel passed away Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, after spending two days with family while celebrating his son's 50th birthday. Once considered one of Maryland's most powerful and effective governors, Mandel presided over a major reorganization of state government, built a subway in Baltimore and spent $1 billion on school construction. But his accomplishments were overshadowed by his personal tribulations, which included his trial and a messy divorce when he moved out of the governor's mansion, leaving his first wife behind so he could marry another woman. (AP Photo/Bill Smith) U.S. stocks close out their worst month in 3 years
    New York • August was a brutal month for investors. Fears about a slowdown in China’s economy and concerns about when the Federal Reserve will raise i...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 03:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton, addresses the summer meeting of the Democratic National Committee, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) Commentary: 4 reasons Hillary Clinton should apologize for her inflammatory abortion rhetoric
    If you believe in human rights for all, including the unborn, you “don’t want to live in the modern world.” Your position is “extreme” — something we’...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 12:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah WR Kenneth Scott hydrates during University of Utah Spring scrimmage at Rice-Eccles Stadium, Saturday, April 11, 2015. Kragthorpe: Think you know the Ute football team? Kenneth Scott is the resident expert
    Kenneth Scott knows Austin Lee and Taylor Loomis. He's very familiar with Nick Carman and Braden Pelly. He can provide insights into Griffin Kemp and ...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 03:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Aug. 21, 2015, a new Android Wear smartwatch that is compatible with the Apple iPhone is displayed at Google's offices in San Francisco. Google is introducing an application that will connect Android smartwatches with Apple's iPhone, escalating the rivals' battle to strap their technology on people's wrists. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) Google wooing iPhone owners with Android watch app
    San Francisco • Google is introducing an application that will connect Android smartwatches with Apple’s iPhone, escalating the rivals’ battle to stra...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 02:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • File- This Oct. 16, 2010, file photo shows Wes Craven arriving at the Scream Awards in Los Angeles. Craven, whose Horror movie director Wes Craven dies at 76
    Los Angeles • It’s hard enough to redefine a genre once in a career, but horror virtuoso Wes Craven managed to do it twice. The prolific writer-direct...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 12:08 pm   |     |   Share
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Toto will perform as part of the 2015 summer concert season for Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City. Plans for tonight: Yes, and Toto too
    • Classic-rock bands Yes and Toto co-headline at Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, University of Utah, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 7. Sold out. • S...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 11:21 am   |     |   Share
  • Melinda Pfundstein (left) as Katherine and Natasha Harris as Bianca in the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2015 production of The Taming of the Shrew. (Photo by Karl Hugh. Copyright Utah Shakespeare Festival 2015.) Ann Cannon: Time brings new take on Shakespeare’s ‘Shrew’
    If you had asked me when I was a teenager what my favorite Shakespearean play was, I’d have told you “The Taming of the Shrew.” Not that you would hav...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 02:12 pm   |     |   Share