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Utah wants to get into the coal-exporting business. To do that, the state intends to invest $53 million in a new deep-water port in Oakland, Calif., in a bid to guarantee ship-loading rights for coal and other central Utah products …

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  • Family members break down during the cremation of an earthquake victim in Bhaktapur near Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, April 26, 2015. A strong magnitude 7.8 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha) More than 2,500 confirmed dead in Nepal earthquake
    Kathmandu, Nepal • Sleeping in the streets and shell-shocked, Nepalese cremated the dead and dug through rubble for the missing Sunday, a day after a …
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  • (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Quin Snyder directs the Jazz in the first half as the Utah Jazz faced the Dallas Mavericks at EnergySolutions Arena on Monday, April 13, 2015. Utah Jazz: As young Jazz team matured during season, so did young coaching staff
    Quin Snyder described the group as “young, young” and made sure everyone knew to add an “exclamation point.” And, for once, the Jazz coach wasn’t …
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  • FILE - In a June 18, 2014 file photo, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos demonstrates the new Amazon Fire Phone during a launch event, in Seattle. Blue Origin, LLC in Van Horn, Texas, the brainchild of Amazon founder Bezos, is one of two parts of the 21st-century space race being directed in the Texas by Internet billionaires. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File) Internet billionaires face off in renewed Texas space race
    Van Horn, Texas • An isolated edge of vast West Texas is home to a highly secretive part of the 21st-century space race, one of …
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  • This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows, from left, Tyrese Gibson as Roman, Michelle Rodriguez as Letty, Paul Walker as Brian, and Chris Ludacris as Tej, in a scene from ’Furious 7’ tops ‘Adaline’ to lead box office for 4th week
    New York • “Furious 7” had enough left in the tank to top “The Age of Adaline” and lead the box office for a fourth …
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  • A film still showing USS Kirk crew members in Rory Kennedy’s stunning ‘Last Days in Vietnam’ is making its TV debut on PBS
    Sometimes documentary filmmakers get lucky. And Emmy-winner Rory Kennedy readily admits she had some great luck with her Oscar-nominated documentary “The Last Days in Vietnam.” …
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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Moudi Sbeity, Derek Kitchen, Kate Call, (Karen Archer did not attend), Laurie Wood and Kody Partridge, (left to right)  who were plaintiffs in the original suit versus Utah, attend a press conference with their attorney Peggy Tomsic to comment on the 10th circuit court's ruling on their lawsuit in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Q&A: Could high court legalize gay marriage nationally? Could it end the practice in Utah?
    When the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in a landmark case that many expect will legalize same-sex marriage for the nation, Utah attorney ...
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View of Regent Street from alley. From hookers to headlines to hip, Salt Lake City block about to make news again
    A once-notorious Salt Lake City back street appears destined for some artistic respectability. Right next to construction of the new performing-arts c...
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Meagan Grunwald, a teen charged in connection with fatal officer shooting in Utah County listens to testimony in her preliminary hearing in Judge Darold McDade's courtroom in Provo Wednesday April 16. Trial to begin this week for Utah teen charged as accomplice in deputy’s death
    The stakes are high for 18-year-old Meagan Dakota Grunwald. If, at the end of a two-week trial set to begin Tuesday , the teenager is convicted of cr...
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    Imagine life without the long commute. Imagine never getting snarled in traffic jams again. Imagine saying goodbye forever to the lawnmower, the snowb...
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    MS Walk 2015: Utahns raise $211,000 to help multiple sclerosis research and those with the disease
    Some 3,000 Utahns walked Saturday to raise money for multiple sclerosis research and programs and services for people with the disease in Salt Lake City’s …
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A cannon fires a bowling ball toward an unsuspecting washing machine. Kirby: Don’t let summer, bowling balls fired from cannons burn you
    In addition to being highly attractive, my wife possesses a fine intellect, good taste and civic obligation. It’s not entirely her fault that she’s m...
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  • Living history: An incredible journey via motorized bike across 1903 America
    On May 16, 1903, George A. Wyman set out to ride, push, prod, drag, patch, and pedal his gasoline-powered, motorized bicycle from San Francisco to New...
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  • State colleges: BYU men’s volleyball team falls to USC
    men’s volleyball • The University of Southern California defeated BYU 3-2 in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation quarterfinal on Saturday night in Lo...
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    Utah Football: Defense reigns in spring game as White beats Red 12-0 (with video)
    With Travis Wilson, Kendal Thompson and Chase Hansen on the sidelines, another Utah quarterback stole the show Saturday. Alas, alumni-game starter Scott Mitchell doesn’t have …
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  • Grizzlies hockey: Utah wins Game 5 in Boise, takes 3-2 series lead against Idaho
    Boise Idaho • After evening up the series the night before, the Utah Grizzlies had their sights set on bringing a 3-2 series lead against Idaho back h...
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  • Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll (5) is fouled by Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams (8) as he goes to the basket in the first half of an NBA playoff basketball game  Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Atlanta.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore)  Scoring run lifts Nets over Hawks
    New York • Brook Lopez had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Thaddeus Young added 18 points and 11 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat Atlanta 91-83 on Satu...
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    ‘Olympics of religions’ receives a preview in Salt Lake City
    The world’s religions are set to gather in Salt Lake City in October, and organizers and city officials met Saturday to preview and prepare for …
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  • Real Salt Lake: Coach praises backup goalie Attinella despite 4-0 loss
    Foxborough, Mass. • Like a swarm of angry bees, the New England Revolution attack kept coming. “New England played a great game, they’re a really goo...
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  • President Barack Obama, left, talks with White House Correspondents Association president Christi Parsons during the White House Correspondents' Association dinner at the Washington Hilton on Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Politicians, celebrities mingle at ‘Nerd Prom’
    Washington • Two secretaries of state, Tea Leoni and Madeleine Albright, arrived arm in arm Saturday as a wide mix of Hollywood and Washington players...
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Apa Sherpa poses for a portrait at his home in Draper Tuesday April 29, 2014. Apa Sherpa, world record holder with 21 summits of Mount Everest, is back from Nepal. He wasn't climbing, but delivering money and computers to villages in the Himlayan Highlands. While in Nepal 16 Sherpas died in an avalanche on Everest. Utah’s Apa Sherpa in Nepal, safe following earthquake
    Apa Sherpa, the world record holder for summits on Mount Everest and who resides in Utah, was in Nepal when Saturday’s earthquake struck. His son, Pe...
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    Home tour to showcase Salt Lake City’s Yalecrest neighborhood
    Salt Lake City’s tree-lined Yalecrest neighborhood will be showcased Saturday during the Utah Heritage Foundation’s 44th annual Homes Tour. The eight homes on Harvard and …
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  • A protestor reacts after breaking a restaurant window after a rally for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Baltimore asks : ‘Can you all please, please stop the violence?’
    Baltimore • Thousands of protesters took to the streets Saturday in the largest rally yet for Freddie Gray. After hours of peaceful demonstrations, po...
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  • Boxing: Utahns go 5-1 at Regional Golden Gloves championships
    Sandy • When he was a youngster, Anthony Paz was bullied a lot. Classmates at Orem’s Canyon View Junior High teased him about his weight, among other ...
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  • Spain activates alert as oil slicks threaten Canary Islands beaches
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  • People carry the casket of a prominent women's rights activist Sabeen Mehmud, who was killed by unknown gunmen during her funeral in Karachi, Pakistan on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Gunmen on a motorcycle killed Mehmud in Pakistan just hours after she held a forum on the country's restive Baluchistan region, home to a long-running insurgency, police said Saturday. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan) Gunmen kill prominent female activist in Pakistan
    Karachi, Pakistan • Gunmen on a motorcycle killed a prominent women’s rights activist in Pakistan just hours after she held a forum on the country’s t...
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  • Driver Denny Hamlin speaks with a crew member during practice for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne) NASCAR : Previous victories let them rest while being ensured a spot in the Chase.
    Bristol, Tenn. • There was a time in NASCAR when skipping a race because of illness or injury was simply not considered. That bravado in drivers is no...
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Iraq War veteran Nate Harris is acknowledge at the Utah Football Red & White game in Salt Lake City, Saturday April 25, 2015, with five boys who raised money on his behalf. Utah football: Children lead drive for tickets, specialized van for Iraq war veteran
    Nate Harris thought his van was going to the shop to get the air conditioner fixed. It was fixed. And then there were a few other changes. Like the te...
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  • A protestor reacts after breaking a restaurant window after a rally for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Protest for Freddie Gray marred by clash at Baltimore Orioles’ ballpark
    Baltimore • Thousands of protesters took to the streets Saturday in the largest rally yet Freddie Gray. After hours of peaceful demonstrations, pocket...
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  • New England Revolution forward Juan Agudelo (17) and Real Salt Lake midfielder Kyle Beckerman (5) battle for control of the ball in the first half of  their MLS soccer match in Foxborough, Mass.,  Saturday, April 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Gretchen Ertl) New England Revolution rout Real Salt Lake, 4-0
    Foxborough, Mass. • If Real Salt Lake was depleted before they got to New England, they somehow managed to be even more so when the first whistle blew...
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  • People gather in front of the ancient Pyramid of Cestius during a rally to mark the anniversary of the liberation day in Rome, Saturday, April 25, 2015. Italy on Saturday celebrated the 70th anniversary of a partisan uprising against the Nazis and their Fascist allies at the end of World War II. The anniversary marks the day in 1945 when the Italian resistance movement proclaimed an insurgency as the Allies were pushing German forces out of the peninsula. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) Italy marks 70th anniversary of anti-Nazi uprising
    Rome • Italy on Saturday celebrated the 70th anniversary of a partisan uprising against the Nazis and their Fascist allies near the end of World War I...
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  • Utah athletics: Crimson Club HOF class includes Jamal Anderson, George Seifert, ‘98 Runnin Utes
    Utah announced its 2015 Crimson Club Hall of Fame class during the football team's spring game Saturday, and it's a particularly large one. That's bec...
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  • Thousands on National Mall voice support for same-sex marriage bans
    Washington • Busloads of people from across the country descended onto the National Mall on Saturday to voice opposition to same-sex marriage. In the ...
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  • FILE - This April 4, 2012 file photo shows NBC News' Brian Williams, at the premiere of the HBO original series NBC News finds Brian Williams embellished 11 times
    A monthslong internal investigation of Brian Williams by NBC News has turned up 11 instances in which the anchorman publicly embellished details of hi...
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  • Weber State football: Wildcats coach Hills says defense ‘looked great’ in spring game
    Ogden • Eric Wilkes ran for 37 yards and a touchdown Saturday, leading the White team to a 14-7 victory over the Purple team in Weber State’s annual s...
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  • This image posted on the Twitter page of Syria's al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front on Saturday April 25, 2015, which is consistent with AP reporting, apparently shows fighters praying after rebel fighters from Islamic factions — including the Nusra Front captured the town of Jisr al-Shughour from Syrian government forces, in Idlib province, Syria. Hard-line Syrian rebel groups entered the strategic town Saturday in northwestern Syria, sending government troops fleeing after intense clashes that have seen them take nearly all of a crucial province. (Al-Nusra Front Twitter page via AP) Rebels seize Syrian town as government troops flee
    Beirut • Hard-line Syrian rebel groups seized a strategic town Saturday in northwestern Syria, sending government troops fleeing after intense clashes...
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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Marcus Williams (20) pulls in game ending touchdown interception at the Utah Football Red & White game in Salt Lake City, Saturday April 25, 2015. Kragthorpe: Confidence in Ute football team’s offense is matter of faith (with video)
    The Utah football fans who stopped tailgating long enough to fill about one-fourth of Rice-Eccles Stadium’s seats for a couple of hours finally were r...
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  • Retired Chief Master Sgt. Harold Bergbower, 94, who was in the US Army Air Corps and then the US Air Force, looks solemnly at the American flag as he talks about spending almost four years in various Japanese prisoner of war camps and his nightmares about his treatment almost 70 years after World War II Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Phoenix.  During his stay in various camps, eventually on mainland Japan, had his weight at one point dipped to under 75 pounds.  Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will address Congress next week in the 79 anniversary year of the war's end and Bergbower says, Japan’s views of WWII history rankle some U.S. vets
    Washington • Lester Tenney endured three years as a Japanese prisoner during World War II, but he has made peace with his former enemy. Yet as Japanes...
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  • Google executive among hundreds dead from Nepal quake
    New York • Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that str...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 04:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Residents evacuate with a few salvaged belongings after their home was destroyed by a volcanic mudflow, caused by the eruption of the Calbuco volcano, in an area along the Rio Blanco in Puerto Montt, Chile, Saturday, April 25, 2015. Authorities urged 2,000 people living near the volcano to evacuate Friday after potentially devastating mudflows of volcanic debris were detected in a nearby river, the result of two huge eruptions this week that sent ash across large swaths of southern South America. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo) Volcano still active, but Chile no longer fears major blast
    Santiago, Chile • Authorities downgraded the likelihood of a major eruption at the Calbuco volcano, although the mountain remained active Saturday and...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 03:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Quarterback Conner Manning looks to pass at the Utah Football Red & White game in Salt Lake City, Saturday April 25, 2015. Utah Football: Defense reigns in spring game as White beats Red 12-0 (with video)
    With Travis Wilson, Kendal Thompson and Chase Hansen on the sidelines, another Utah quarterback stole the show Saturday. Alas, alumni-game starter Sco...
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  • Angst about Iran deal at GOP Jewish meeting
    Las Vegas • Republican luminaries and presidential hopefuls reiterated their support for Israel and skepticism about President Obama’s proposed nuclea...
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l-r MS Walk 2015: Utahns raise $211,000 to help multiple sclerosis research and those with the disease
    Some 3,000 Utahns walked Saturday to raise money for multiple sclerosis research and programs and services for people with the disease in Salt Lake Ci...
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