Most Popular - The Salt Lake Tribune http:/// Stories from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us (Webmaster) BYU football: No. 21 Cougars basking in national attention <p>Provo • Play on national television for three straight weeks, humiliate Texas 41-7 in Week Two, feature an exciting, play-making quarterback who is a fringe Heisman Trophy candidate, stay undefeated and crack the national rankings.</p> <p>That’s what the BYU Cougars did the first quarter of the college football season, and naturally national attention has followed for the independent going against the grain in the college football world.</p> <p clas... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:00:17 MDT Ice-cold, high-point beer a new niche for Utah brewery stores <p>What can customers get at the new Red Rock Beer Store that’s not available at a state-run liquor facility?</p> <p>Cold beer!</p> <p>“The beer literally goes from the cold room in the production facility to the beer store fridge 10 feet away,” said Red Rock Brewing’s marketing director, Michael Druce. “It never even gets close to heat.”</p> <p>The Red Rock Beer Store opened about two months ago at 443 N. 40... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:26:45 MDT Utah teacher accused of sex abuse resolves criminal case <p>A former Clearfield High School teacher accused of forcing a sexual encounter with a 17-year-old student has resolved her criminal case. </p> <p> Gaile Kristine Supp, 25, entered an Alford plea last week to one count of third-degree sexual battery. With an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit guilt but concedes enough evidence exists to likely secure a conviction at trial.</p> <p>A four-day trial had been set to begin... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:25:16 MDT Restaurant review: Not your typical fast food at Zao Asian Cafe <p>I’m happy to admit I love everything about the fancy-pants dinner experience: a dizzying array of cutlery that demands an understanding of the critical nuances between the demitasse and dessert spoon; starched white tablecloths that glare admonishingly well in advance of the inevitable accidental spill; an army of waiters elegantly gliding about the room, wielding dangerously French-named items like amuse-bouche and petit four. I’m a sucker, I can’t help myself.</p> <p c... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:31:05 MDT Woman dies of injuries in Park City auto-pedestrian accident <p>A woman reportedly employed as a nanny has died of injuries sustained when she was hit by a pickup truck near Park City’s Canyons Resort earlier this month.</p> <p>Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Todd Royce on Wednesday confirmed the woman, 38-year-old Javier Arlyn Yusi, a citizen of the Philippines, succumbed early Tuesday after being taken off life support at University Hospital in Salt Lake City.</p> <p>She had been in a coma since... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:35:57 MDT Family says police shot Utah man because he was black <p>Darrien Hunt’s family says it can figure only one reason that Saratoga Springs police would shoot to death a “timid” 22-year-old in the back, even if he had what they call a “toy” sword: He was black, and treated with extra suspicion because of it.</p> <p> “It’s difficult to make any sense out of the situation any other way,” said Cindy Moss, the aunt of Hunt and acting family spokeswoman, on Saturday.</p> <p>Saratoga Sp... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:13:16 MDT Utah governor: No surprises, no monument — for now <p>Gov. Gary Herbert said he has been assured by the top levels of the Obama administration that the White House won’t designate a new national monument in southeastern Utah as long as a more comprehensive public-lands effort is making headway.</p> <p>Herbert met with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell during a trip to Washington last week and told her that Utah didn’t want any “surprises” with the designation of the Greater Canyonlands National Monument,... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:51:55 MDT Trib Talk: Mormons and the GOP <p>Why do a majority of Mormons align with the Republican party and conservative politics? </p> <p>The tendencies have as much to do with culture and community as LDS church dogma and faith, say three political science professors. </p> <p>On Wednesday at 12:15 p.m., professors Quin Monson of BYU and David Campbell of the University of Notre Dame join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the rising influence of Mormons in politics ... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:21:51 MDT SLCPD: Angry, guitar-swinging panhandler terrorizes McDonald’s <p>Salt Lake City police say a panhandler, enraged when restaurant drive-through customers rejected his demands for cash, turned his guitar into a weapon — and a ticket to jail.</p> <p>Officers were called to the McDonald’s at 210 W. 500 South just before 7 p.m. Tuesday. They were told that the suspect had snapped, striking a car with his guitar when the occupants refused to give him money. </p> <p>He then allegedly opened the pas... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:49:13 MDT 3 new Utah beers for fall <p>As the season change, so do the beers we drink.</p> <p>The light, thirst-quenching beers we enjoyed in summer give way to darker, rich brews that warm us in fall.</p> <p>Utah brewers are ready for this seasonal change and are offering their fall releases. Some brewers have brought back favorites from past years, but here are three new beers to the market that are worth a try. All the beers are available in state liquor stores o... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:26:38 MDT