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There were kisses, hugs, tears, speeches and champagne or punch toasts Saturday to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the decision that legalized same-sex marriage in Utah. But amid the bubbly atmosphere of the Salt Lake City party that marked the …

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  • FILE-This Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 file photo Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. walks to meet with fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill in Washington. By the skin of their teeth, congressional lawmakers passed a $1 trillion budget through next summer, approved all military spending and passed a series of tax breaks. Amid sometimes high-stakes drama, Congress got it all done in a flurry of last-minute legislating and back-room deals during the lame-duck session. It was also Reid's final few weeks as Senate majority leader. The Nevada Democrat will hand over power to Republicans when the new Congress takes over in January.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite,File) Congress finishes up, its members still grumbling
    Washington • The 113th Congress began its turbulent life two years ago battling over whether to help Superstorm Sandy victims. They did, eventually. By the …
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  • Utah State's Sean Harris, right, makes a pass around South Dakota State's Zach Horstman to teammate David Collette during an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Logan, Utah. (AP Photo/Herald Journal, John Zsiray) Utah State basketball: Jackrabbits end Aggies’ luck
    Logan • Utah State made history Saturday night. The wrong kind of history. Deondre Parks scored five of his 17 points in overtime, leading South …
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  • State colleges: WSU rallies in second half to beat UVU
    Ogden • Richard Gittens scored 21 points, 15 on 3-pointers, and Weber took control in the second half to post a 73-61 win over Utah Valley on Saturday...
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  • College football: Bowl sponsors shell out big bucks
    San Francisco • Ready! Set! Hut, hut: This holiday season’s blitz of college football bowl games will feature a reshuffled roster of corporate sponsor...
    Updated Dec 20 2014 11:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • NFL: Chargers rally past 49ers for overtime victory
    Santa Clara, Calif. • Philip Rivers prevailed through a balky back and a sore chest to keep San Diego’s slim playoff chances alive. Those three inter...
    Updated Dec 20 2014 10:54 pm   |     |   Share
    Extra Space Storage: High Tech Storage Solutions…And Careers Too!
    Trying to pitch storage as a sexy career might appear to be a mammoth task. In fact, it’s unlikely many would even place the words ‘storage’ and ‘care...
    Updated Dec 05 2014 08:59 am   |     |   Share

    Hard work pays off for Aggies in 2014
    For a few brief moments in the Aggies 21-6 win over UTEP Saturday it appeared the Aggies would have to win the game with receiver Ronald Butler at qua...
    Updated Dec 20 2014 05:51 pm   |     |   Share
    Gov. Herbert nominates Judge Himonas for Utah Supreme Court
    Gov. Gary Herbert has nominated Judge Constandinos Himonas to fill a vacancy on the Utah Supreme Court created by the retirement of Justice Ronald Nehring. …
    Updated Dec 19 2014 08:29 am   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Utes running back Devontae Booker (23) scores a touchdown during the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday December 20, 2014. Utah is winning the game 24-10 at halftime. Utah’s compliance office gets an assist in bowl victory
    Las Vegas • On Utah’s first offensive play at the Las Vegas Bowl, junior running back Devontae Booker pitched to sophomore quarterback Jason Thompson,...
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Malik Dayo talks to a dozen or so people against police violence, in front of the Federal Building in Ogden,  Saturday, December 20, 2014 Ogden residents rally against police violence
    People opposed to police violence rallied Saturday evening outside the federal building on 25th Street in Ogden. The rally drew about 15 people. Unlik...
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  • Air Force wide receiver Garrett Brown (7) runs the ball during the first half of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl NCAA college football game against Western Michigan in Boise, Idaho, on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger) Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Air Force tops Broncos of Western Michigan
    Boise, Idaho • Western Michigan couldn’t cap its turnaround season with its first bowl victory in school history. Air Force beat the Broncos 38-24 on ...
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FLDS member Mary Harker, right, speaks with UEP trust administrator Bruce Wisan following a 2009 court hearing. More on Bruce Wisan remaining with polygamous trust, new tax problems
    Third District Court Judge Denise Lindberg issued her order keeping Bruce Wisan as fiduciary of the United Effort Plan late in the business day on Wed...
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    Prep boys’ basketball: West beats East in throwback game
    As the Panthers Holiday Classic tournament began, the Ray Hale Fieldhouse at West High took on a bit of a retro look. For one thing, …
    Updated Dec 18 2014 10:53 pm   |     |   Share
  • Penn State's Aiyana Whitney (14) hits between BYU's Tambre Nobles (15) and Amy Boswell (10) during the NCAA women's volleyball tournament championship match in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) BYU Volleyball: Cougars’ NCAA run stopped by Penn State in title match
    Oklahoma City • The BYU women’s volleyball team, unseeded, unheralded and under-appreciated, fell one victory short of the program’s first national ch...
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  • New Orleans Bowl: Louisiana-Lafayette shuts down Nevada
    New Orleans • The Nevada Wolf Pack will have to wonder how the New Orleans Bowl might have been different if not for some untimely mistakes deep in Lo...
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  • In this undated photo provided by Columbia Pictures - Sony, Actor Randall Park, center, portrays North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Columbia Pictures' N. Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hack
    Seoul, South Korea • North Korea proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of ...
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    Look for USU to beat UTEP
    The Aggies say they are determined to end the season on a good note and I see no reason why they shouldn’t today against UTEP in the New Mexico Bowl. ...
    Updated Dec 20 2014 11:30 am   |     |   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
  • (The Sting & Honey Theatre Company presents its seventh annual production of Review: ‘This Bird of Dawning’ illuminates Christmas story with music, dance, poetry
    In our part of the world, Christmas happens at the coldest, darkest time of the year. Yet somehow in our minds, this day is suffused with light. This...
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  • Investigators work in the area where two NYPD officers were shot in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. Police said an armed man walked up to two officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide. Both police officers were killed. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) Sources: Cops’ killer angry over Garner’s death
    New York • A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two “pigs” in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushe...
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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Volunteer Jared Draper, searches through a room of donated clothing to begin sorting it for donations at the Salt Lake City Mission, Saturday, December 20, 2014. The Mission was prepared to give out 1,000 Christmas food boxes and clothing to help Utahns in need for the holidays. Salt Lake City Mission gives away food boxes, seeks help for the poor
    Volunteer Jared Draper begins sorting clothing donations at the Salt Lake City Mission on Saturday. The mission distributed 1,000 Christmas food boxes...
    Updated Dec 20 2014 10:33 pm   |     |   Share
    Monkres takes Dixie State OC job
    Long-time and highly successful Utah high school football coach Blaine Monkres was named to Dixie State’s football staff as offensive coordinator. Mon...
    Updated Dec 19 2014 05:27 pm   |     |   Share
    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. …
    Updated Dec 17 2014 05:56 pm   |  
  • Utah Jazz's Rudy Gobert (27) and Charlotte Hornets' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) battle for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) Jazz notes: Utah defense shows improvement
    Charlotte, N.C. • The formula in the NBA isn’t a difficult one. If you defend, you win basketball games. Back in the 1980s the Detroit Pistons bludgeo...
    Updated Dec 20 2014 08:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Kody Partridge, Derek Kitchen and Moudi Sbeity, plaintiffs in Kitchen v. Herbert, along with attorney Peggy Tomsic, toast on the anniversary of Judge Robert J. Shelby's ruling that overturned the same-sex marriage ban in Utah. The celebration was held at Trolley Square in Salt Lake City on Saturday. Salt Lake City party celebrates anniversary of same-sex marriage ruling
    There were kisses, hugs, tears, speeches and champagne or punch toasts Saturday to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the decision that legalized s...
    Updated Dec 20 2014 10:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • Iraqi Kurdish forces gather on the roof of their makeshift base, as they look upon areas held by Islamic State militants outside of Mosul, less than 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from the newly liberated village of Kasr Reej, Iraq, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Sporadic clashes between Iraqi Kurdish fighters and Islamic State extremists, as well as other logistics problems, are delaying the evacuation of the last Yazidis still trapped on Sinjar mountain, an Iraqi lawmaker said Friday. (AP Photo/Zana Ahmed) Kurds advance against Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria
    Beirut • Kurdish fighters advanced Saturday on the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq and Syria, pushing into the contested, refugee-packed Sinjar ...
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