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An unusual part of covering Utah football is that you’re often asked about the secret to Kyle Whittingham’s bulging calf muscles. Utah will host Michigan on Sept. 3 and plays …

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  • Pac-12 football: Oregon’s first-week depth chart gives Adams the nod at QB
    Senior transfer Vernon Adams is listed atop Oregon’s depth chart at quarterback heading into the first week of the season. Adams, an FCS All-American,...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 04:39 pm   |     |   Share
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Charlie Finlayson and his father, David Finlayson. Utah attorney — injured by falling boulder in Idaho wilderness — is alive thanks to 13-year-old son
    Eagle, Idaho • After his father was badly injured by a falling boulder in the Idaho backcountry, an Eagle teenager did everything in his power to make...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 03:54 pm   |     |   Share
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University of Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham watches his payers practice during first day of fall football camp at the University of Utah baseball field in Salt Lake City, Thursday, August 6, 2015.  l Utah football: Whittingham’s intense workout routine inspires, befuddles his players
    An unusual part of covering Utah football is that you’re often asked about the secret to Kyle Whittingham’s bulging calf muscles. Utah will host Michi...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 06:47 pm   |     |   Share
    7 Reasons That Breakfast Really is For the Birds
    Grandchildren and parents, children and bipeds, listen up. (That should be all of you.) Flocking to Tracy Aviary during the summertime is already a ...
    Updated Aug 24 2015 11:28 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
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah QB Travis Wilson throws as OL Siaosi Aiono takes on DT Viliseni Fauonuku, left, and LB Jared Norris, right, during Utah practice, Saturday, August 15, 2015. Utah football notes: Saiosi Aiono staying centered before season
    Saiosi Aiono knows what he's supposed to say. Asked if he was keen to the idea of moving back to tackle in case Sam Tevi or Jackson Barton weren't rea...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 03:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • 70 pounds of high explosives stolen in Hildale
    Utah investigators are offering a $5,000 reward for information about 70 pounds of high explosives that were stolen in Hildale. The explosives — which...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 05:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Utah Jazz forward J.J. Obrien (82) tries to get past Boston Celtic guard Marcus Smart (36) in Summer League action, Utah Jazz vs. The Boston Celtics, at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, July 6, 2015. Utah Jazz: Team adds free agent forward J.J. O’Brien
    The Utah Jazz's training camp roster is now maxed out. The team added its 20th player on Friday, signing free agent forward J.J. O'Brien. The 6-foot-7...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 03:30 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
  • CenturyLink to expand high-speed Internet access to 4,300 rural Utah homes
    Communications giant CenturyLink says it will bring high-speed Internet access to nearly 4,300 rural Utah homes and businesses using millions of dolla...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 02:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • Local golf: Holes-in-one
    Soldier Hollow Golf Course • Nick Anderson, silver No. 3, 167-yards, 7-iron. With Gus Stevens, Braxton Johnson, Rodney Henderson...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 02:48 pm   |     |   Share
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Do state-mandated car safety inspections reduce the number of crashes? A new federal report says there's no evidence such programs translate to fewer accidents. Utah is one of just 16 states requiring the check-ups. Do Utah’s mandated car safety inspections prevent crashes?
    A new federal report questions whether state car-safety inspection programs really help decrease accidents. Utah is one of just 16 states that still r...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 06:56 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 …
    Updated Aug 22 2015 05:36 pm   |   0 Comments   |   Share
  • Utah State basketball: Aggies’ national TV schedule includes 18 games
    Logan • The Utah State men's basketball team will make 18 appearances on national television, the Mountain West Conference announced Friday. The telev...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 02:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Benedictine monk relaxing atop wind turbine spotted by drone
    Portsmouth, R.I. • A Benedictine monk who works at a private Rhode Island school has discovered that finding solitude is no easy feat, even 175 feet i...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 02:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Police confront North Dakota students ‘armed’ with telescope
    Fargo, N.D. • Two North Dakota State University students got a scare when armed police officers mistook their telescope for a rifle. WDAY-TV reports t...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 05:00 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
  • Her lead is gone, but Clinton backers in N.H. say they aren’t worried
    Machester, N.H.—If there’s any place where Hillary Rodham Clinton supporters should be feeling skittish, it’s here. Her large lead in the polls has ev...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 02:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Gov. Bentley’s wife seeks divorce, says marriage is broken
    Montgomery, Ala. • Alabama first lady Dianne Bentley has filed for divorce from Gov. Robert Bentley, saying their 50-year marriage has suffered an “ir...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 02:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Park City Police discovered about 17 lbs. of suspected Marijuana and 136 grams of suspected concentrated extract of Marijuana (dabs) worth $25,000 in the trunk of a car during a traffic stop. 17 pounds of marijuana seized during Utah I-80 traffic stop
    A Park City police officer on Thursday seized about 17 pounds of suspected marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80, police reported Friday. T...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 05:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • Air Force close to decisions on standards for elite combat jobs, female integration
    The Air Force is close to deciding how it will alter the physical requirements for its most grueling combat jobs at the same time that it considers ho...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 02:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • 2 men survive South Fork plane crash
    Idaho Falls, Idaho • Law enforcement officials in eastern Idaho say two men survived a plane crash on the South Fork of the Snake River. According to ...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 02:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • RSL
    Four RSL players called up for U.S. youth national team duty
    The FIFA international window slings wide open Monday, and a number of Real Salt Lake names are already being summoned. On Friday, RSL midfielder ...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 02:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • Specialist Meric Greenbaum works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. U.S. stocks are opening slightly lower after a sharp two-day surge, as the stock market closes out a wild week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) US stocks edge lower in afternoon trading after wild week
    U.S. stocks edged lower in afternoon trading Friday, at the end of a volatile week for the market. Stocks fell heavily in the first two days of tradin...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 02:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • Idaho man sentenced to life in prison in killing family of 3
    Boise, Idaho • A 22-year-old Idaho man will spend the rest of his life prison for killing a former Arizona power company executive, his wife and their...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 01:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • 4th congressional hearing planned on Colorado mine blowout
    Denver • A fourth congressional hearing is planned on the release of tainted wastewater from a Colorado gold mine that affected three states. The Sena...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 01:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • Cyber-attacks on Overstock.com lead to federal charges
    Salt Lake City • Federal prosecutors have charged an Israeli man they say tried to hack into the servers at Overstock.com, causing an estimated $450,0...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 01:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2014, file photo, University of Illinois head coach Tim Beckman watches from the sidelines during the Heart of Dallas Bowl NCAA college football game against Louisiana Tech in Dallas. Illinois fired football coach Tim Beckman Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, one week before the start of the season, citing preliminary results of an investigation into allegations of player mistreatment and inappropriate behavior. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File) College football: Illinois fires coach Tim Beckman 1 week before season opener
    Champaign, Ill. • Illinois fired coach Tim Beckman one week before the start of the season Friday, saying preliminary results of an investigation foun...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 01:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • Former Utah corrections officer sentenced to jail for sex with underage boy
    A former Kane County corrections officer who engaged in sex with an underaged boy has been sentenced to 120 day in jail. Tyler C. Fox, 29, of Kanab, p...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 01:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2015, file photo, Seattle Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik talks to reporters during a press conference in Seattle. The Mariners have fired general manager Jack Zduriencik after seven disappointing seasons during which the club failed to end its playoff drought. Team President Kevin Mather announced the decision to fire Zduriencik on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Assistant general manager Jeff Kingston will take over on an interim basis.(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File) MLB: Mariners fire general manager Jack Zduriencik
    Seattle • The Seattle Mariners fired general manager Jack Zduriencik on Friday after seven disappointing seasons during which the club failed to end i...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 01:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • TV
    Michelle Faye  |  AMC

Anson Mount as Cullen Bohannon in This weekend on TV: Mormons are on ‘Hell On Wheels’; Real Salt Lake is online, not on TV
    It’s mostly about Mormons in this week’s episode of “Hell on Wheels” (Saturday, 10 p.m., AMC), as it has been this season. Cullen (Anson Mount) and Du...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 01:04 pm   |     |   Share
  • Mayor, interim police chief update Rio Grand District project
    Salt Lake Mayor Ralph Becker and interim Police Chief Mike Brown told residents of the homeless- and crime-plagued Rio Grande District that a month-lo...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 01:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • TV
    Review: Netflix series ‘Narcos’ is (bloody) good
    The new Netflix series “Narcos” seems, at times, to be utterly unbelievable — because it’s true. Well, pretty much true. This 10-part drama, which beg...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 12:56 pm   |     |   Share
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Pop singer Colbie Caillat will perform on a bill with Christina Perri, Aug. 28 at Sandy Amphitheatre. Plans for the weekend: Colbie and Christina
    • Pop singer-songwriters Colbie Caillat and Christina Perri co-headline tonight at Sandy Amphitheater, 1245 E. 9400 South, Salt Lake City. Opening: Ra...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 02:28 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Seattle's Aaron Kovar kicks the ball, as Real Salt Lake defender Tony Beltran (2)defends,  in MLS action Real Salt Lake vs. The Seattle Sounders, at Rio Tinto Stadium,  Saturday, August 22, 2015. Real Salt Lake in foreign territory as playoff push continues
    Sandy • Tony Beltran acknowleges it, freely and openly. He is scoreboard watching. "You have to be," Real Salt Lake's veteran right back said. "You ha...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 06:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • Pope Francis kisses a relic believed to be the blood of San Gennaro, during a meeting with prelates in Naples' Cathedral, Saturday, March 21, 2015. Francis is on a one-day visit to Naples and Pompeii. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) Pope Francis, beloved by many secular intellectuals, is also passionate about miracles and relics
    Naples, Italy • The faithful here are still talking about Pope Francis and the holy blood. On an official trip to this ancient city in the shadow of M...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 12:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
BYU WR Devon Blackmon during BYU football had it's first scrimmage, Friday, March 27, 2015. BYU football: With best friend Williams gone, Devon Blackmon just tries to hang on
    Provo • In what amounted to a cultural exchange, of sorts, between a pair of good friends and senior receivers, Devon Blackmon invited Kurt Henderson ...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 06:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  Tribune File Photo)  

Movers unload a bed frame at a home in Saratoga Springs. Newly released census numbers provides statistics about residents moving into and out of Utah metro areas. Where people come from when they move to Salt Lake-area, and where they go when they leave
    Tired of the Salt Lake metro area and want to move? Seeking a job or new life elsewhere? New U.S. Census Bureau estimates show that most Salt Lake Cou...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 02:34 pm   |     |   Share