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  • A Sri Lankan navigates his way though mud and sludge caused by a mudslide at the Koslanda tea plantation in Badulla district, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) east of Colombo, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera estimated the number of dead in Wednesday's disaster at the plantation would be fewer than 100, although villagers said the figure could easily exceed 200. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena) Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors
    Koslanda, Sri Lanka • Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers dug with bare hands through the broken red earth of a deadly landslide Thursday, defying …
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Andy Bell of Erasure performs at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, October 29, 2014. Photos: Erasure dance the night away at Capitol Theatre
    Synthpop duo Erasure brought three decades of hits and some tunes from their new album “The Violet Flame” to the Capitol Theatre in downtown Salt …
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  • FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2012 file photo worker Michael Keil checks a  Golf VII car during a press tour at the plant of the German car manufacturer Volkswagen AG (VW) in Zwickau, central Germany. Volkswagen AG says Thursday, Oct. 30, 2013, that net profit jumped 56 percent in the third quarter as the company sees continuing sales growth in China and Europe. Net profit rose to 2.97 billion euros (US dollar 3.8 billion) from 1.91 billion euros in the same quarter a year ago. Sales revenue rose 4.1 percent to 48.9 billion euros (US dollar 62.4 billion). (AP Photo/Jens Meyer,File) Volkswagen Q3 profits jump 56 percent
    Frankfurt, Germany • Automaker Volkswagen AG says net profit jumped 56 percent in the third quarter as the company saw more sales growth in China and …
    Updated Oct 30 2014 09:09 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - Apple chief executive and Alabama native Tim Cook laughs with a group before an Alabama Academy of Honor ceremony at the state Capitol in this Oct. 27, 2014 file photo taken in Montgomery, Ala. In an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, and published Thursday Oct. 30, 2014  Cook says that while he never denied his sexuality, he never publicly acknowledged it, either.  (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File) Apple’s Tim Cook: ‘I’m proud to be gay’
    New York • Apple CEO Tim Cook says he’s proud to be gay. The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Cook the highes …
    Updated Oct 30 2014 09:09 am   |     |   Share
  • For-profit colleges face ‘gainful employment’ rule
    Washington • For-profit colleges that don’t produce graduates capable of paying off their student loans could soon face the wrath of the federal gover …
    Updated Oct 30 2014 09:00 am   |     |   Share
  • SPONSORED ARTICLE
    Resolving back and neck pain without surgery
    When Erica Bisson takes a close look at a patient’s spine to identify the source of pain, one of the things she’s searching for is a sign of what she …
    Updated Oct 23 2014 11:33 am   |     |   Share

  • CRICKET
    Apple chief executive and Alabama native Tim Cook laughs with a group before an Alabama Academy of Honor ceremony at the state Capitol Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Montgomery, Ala. Cook and seven others including University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban were inducted into the Alabama Academy of Honor. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Apple CEO ‘proud to be gay’
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Apple CEO Tim Cook writes in a magazine article that “I’m proud to be gay.” He’s been out to his co...

    Updated Oct 30 2014 07:45 am   |     |   Share
  • PHOTO GALLERY
    Commercial supply rocket bound for space station explodes at liftoff (video)
    Cape Canaveral, Fla. • An unmanned commercial supply ship bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening, with debris falling in …
    Updated Oct 29 2014 08:35 am   |   0 Comments   |   Share
  • Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen talks with guests before speaking at The National Summit on Diversity in the Economics Profession hosted by the Federal Reserve System, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at the Federal Reserve in Washington. Yellen said she wants to raise awareness of the need for diversity among economists, with relatively few women and minorities still choosing to major in economics in college. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Yellen: Awareness of diversity needed
    Washington • Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she wants to raise awareness of the need for diversity among economists, with relatively few wome …
    Updated Oct 30 2014 09:00 am   |     |   Share
  • World stocks mixed after Fed ends stimulus
    Hong Kong • Stock markets mostly rose in Asia but fell in Europe on Thursday after the Federal Reserve said it will end a stimulus program that was as …
    Updated Oct 30 2014 08:57 am   |     |   Share
  • U.S. stocks are mixed in early trading
    New York • U.S. stocks are drifting in early trading Thursday as a parade of big companies turn in quarterly results. A strong gain for Visa pulled th …
    Updated Oct 30 2014 08:48 am   |     |   Share
  • HIKING
    (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
 The Hike of the week: The ‘M’ in Morgan
    Directions • From Interstate 84, take exit 103 in Morgan. Then travel south on State Street, also known as State Route 66, for 1.3 miles. Then turn e...

    Updated Oct 30 2014 07:00 am   |     |   Share
  • PHOTO GALLERY
    Kragthorpe: Ex-BYU pitcher Jeremy Guthrie gets call in World Series Game 7
    Jeremy Guthrie pitched for Stanford during his last two seasons of college baseball, but BYU followers claim him as an ex-Cougar. That will become even …
    Updated Oct 29 2014 10:30 am   |   0 Comments   |   Share
  • A scene from Sean P. Means: 10 frightening films for a Halloween horror fix
    After you send off the last trick-or-treater with the last Oh! Henry bar in the bowl on Friday, you may be in the mood to watch something scary. Now y...

    Updated Oct 30 2014 09:06 am   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  


Fight Club 'Fight Club' author Chuck Palahniuk hosts pajama party Utah reading (photos)
    “Fight Club” writer Chuck Palahniuk hosts readings that turn into cult events, drawing crowds of 20-something male readers, who are invited to wear th …
    Updated Oct 30 2014 09:04 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah forecast: Warm, a little breezy for Trick-or-Treat time
    Utah’s Halloween forecast is as clear as Bullwinkle’s crystal ball. “Eenie meenie chili beanie, the spirits are about to speak,” the antlered seer pro...

    Updated Oct 30 2014 09:22 am   |     |   Share
  • JAZZ NOTES
    NBA commissioner Adam Silver sees gap closing between small- and big-market teams
    Adam Silver wanted to set the record straight Wednesday night, when he made his first appearance in Utah since taking over as commissioner in February …
    Updated Oct 29 2014 07:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • PHOTO GALLERY
    Taps are for more than beer with Utah restaurant group’s new wine program
    Remember when dinner included a carafe of wine at the table? Market Street Grill and Oyster Bar is bringing back the tradition with its wine …
    Updated Oct 16 2014 04:27 pm   |   0 Comments   |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) and Houston Rockets guard Jason Terry (31) reach for a loose ball as the Utah Jazz host the Houston Rockets, NBA basketball at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Wednesday October 29, 2014. Kragthorpe: Jazz can’t change old ways in Snyder’s debut (with video)
    The night began with smoke, fire and cheers for new coach Quin Snyder during the introductions, and that ending was even better. When the Jazz’s Trey …
    Updated Oct 29 2014 11:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke (3) drives, with Houston Rockets guard Jason Terry (31) defending as the Utah Jazz host the Houston Rockets, NBA basketball at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Wednesday October 29, 2014. Utah Jazz: Papanikolaou gives Houston a lift in win over Utah (with video)
    Despite the presence of All-Stars Dwight Howard and James Harden on the roster, Houston turned to a relatively unknown rookie named Kostas Papanikolao …
    Updated Oct 29 2014 11:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws against the Kansas City Royals during the sixth inning of Game 7 of baseball's World Series Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Bumgarner, Giants beat Royals 3-2 in Game 7
    Kansas City, Mo. • A giant, indeed. Madison Bumgarner punctuated one of the finest World Series performances in baseball history by pitching the San …
    Updated Oct 29 2014 11:28 pm   |     |   Share
  • PREP SPORTS
    Prep football: Game’s end goes viral, offers teaching moment
    The end of Tuesday night’s play-in prep football game between Maple Mountain and Spanish Fork proved to be so memorable that video of it has gone vira...

    Updated Oct 29 2014 07:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • PHOTO GALLERY
    Photos: Erasure dance the night away at Capitol Theatre
    Synthpop duo Erasure brought three decades of hits and some tunes from their new album “The Violet Flame” to the Capitol Theatre in downtown Salt …
    Updated Oct 30 2014 09:24 am   |   0 Comments   |   Share
  • S.F. Giants win World Series
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. • San Francisco Giants win World Series with Game 7 victory against Kansas City Royals. …
    Updated Oct 29 2014 09:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Specialist Michael O'Mara works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, as a television screen shows the decision of the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. The Fed plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low to support a U.S. job market that's improving but still isn't fully healthy and help lift inflation from unusually low levels. As expected, it's also ending a bond purchase program that was intended to keep long-term rates low. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Citing brighter job market, Fed ends bond buying
    Washington • The Federal Reserve cited an improving economy Wednesday as it ended its landmark bond-buying program and pointed to gains in the job mar …
    Updated Oct 29 2014 09:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Prep volleyball: Enterprise rolls past Emery, North Summit
    It’s well-known in Class 2A volleyball circles that Enterprise entered the 2014 state tournament as the defending champ and that senior Riley Lyman is …
    Updated Oct 29 2014 11:26 pm   |     |   Share