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A federal judge has awarded the state of Arizona more than $2 million in attorney fees in connection with a 2014 civil rights case brought against two polygamous towns on the Utah-Arizona line by a couple who claimed they were …

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  • Ellen Gallant, of Utah, on the Nepalese mountain of Lobuche, which is next to Mount Everest. Gallant was attempting to summit Everest when a devastating earthquake hit the country.

Courtesy Arlo Gagestein Utah woman was awaiting Everest ascent when quake, avalanche hit
    Ellen Gallant quit her job as a Utah cardiologist to conquer Mount Everest. But Saturday, during her second attempt to summit the world’s highest moun...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 10:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • 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
    From Haircuts to Conservation: How Life Salon and Spa is Beautifying the Community
    When you step into Life Salon and Spa, you receive more than an uplifting and beautifying experience—you become part of a larger mission to enhance th...
    Updated Apr 22 2015 08:55 am   |     |   Share

    Book cover for Utah Lit: 'Tributary' by Barbara K. Richardson
    Barbara K. Richardson’s novel “Tributary” celebrates independence, personal grit, the broad definition of family and wide open spaces.  On Friday at 1...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 03:22 pm   |     |   Share

  • 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...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 02:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
l-r MS Walk 2015: Utahns walk to help multiple sclerosis research and those with the disease
    Utahns walked Saturday to raise money for multiple sclerosis research and programs and services for people with the disease in Salt Lake City’s annual...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 01:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah officer suffers stroke, crashes cruiser into daycare
    A Unified Police officer who on Friday suffered a stroke and crashed his patrol car into a daycare business remained hospitalized Saturday, but his co...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 01:52 pm   |     |   Share
    Behind the Headlines: LGBT protesters get probation, GOP considers screening candidates, Marsden retires
    GOP leaders consider a plan to screen and pick candidates rather than use the state’s new nominating process. Ten of the group of LGBT activists calle...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 09:09 am   |     |   Share

  • (Jim Dalrymple II | The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Ron and Jinjer Cooke prevailed a civil rights lawsuit against Colorado City and Hildale, saying they were discriminated against because they are not FLDS. A judge now has ordered the FLDS to pay Polygamous towns must pay $2 million in attorney fees to Arizona
    A federal judge has awarded the state of Arizona more than $2 million in attorney fees in connection with a 2014 civil rights case brought against tw...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 10:02 pm   |     |   Share
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Elizabeth Elena Laguna-Salgado 300 volunteers join search for missing Provo woman
    About 300 volunteers turned out Saturday to search for a Provo woman who disappeared about 10 days ago. Elizabeth Elena Laguna-Salgado, 26, was last s...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 09:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • The SEED Public Charter School of Washington, a public boarding school for poor and academically at-risk students is shown, Friday, April 24, 2015, in southeast Washington. The idea is for public boarding schools to put round-the-clock attention on students away from such daunting problems as poverty, troubled homes and truancy.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) Public boarding school — the way to solve educational ills?
    Buffalo, N.Y. • Buffalo’s chronically struggling school system is considering an idea gaining momentum in other cities: public boarding schools that p...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 11:54 am   |     |   Share
    News roundup: Drudge still asking: Will Mitt Romney run?
    Drudge still asking: Will Mitt run? Utah GOP leaders move on litmus test plan. Hatch backs Lynch, Lee doesn’t. Happy Friday. The Drudge Report breat...

    Updated Apr 24 2015 04:54 am   |     |   Share

  • 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...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 08:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • Coyote collared after lower Manhattan police chase
    New York • A wily coyote is no match for the NYPD. Police collared the creature near a sidewalk cafe in downtown Manhattan on Saturday morning. The co...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 11:51 am   |     |   Share
  • Native youth kick off Generation Indigenous challenge
    Albuquerque, N.M. • Janay Jumping Eagle is on a mission to curb teen suicide in her hometown on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Dahkota ...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 11:48 am   |     |   Share
    Law-abiding deer uses the crosswalk
    When raccoons are tearing through your garbage and bears are wrecking your campsite, it might feel like animals have no respect for the law. But amid ...
    Updated Apr 23 2015 04:43 pm   |     |   Share

  • A deep water port is under development at the former Oakland Army Base, pictured here in 2008 at the foot of the San Francisco Bay Bridge. Utah has loaned four coal-producing counties $53 million to buy into the project to guarantee export throughput for coal and other commodities produced in central Utah. But coal shipments might not be welcome in Oakland.

In this December 2008 photo, the former Oakland Army Base stands in Oakland, Calif. Oakland officials have approved a $1 billion deal to transform the former base into a state-of-the-art distribution center that's expected to create thousands of jobs. With a 7-0 vote Tuesday, June, 19, 2012, the city council approved a series of agreements with developers to transform 130 acres of the former base into a shipping, packaging and warehousing complex next to the Port of Oakland. (AP Photo/Bay Area News Group, Laura A. Oda) MAGS OUT  LOCALS PLEASE CREDIT Utah coal: California, here it comes — and not everyone is happy
    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., i...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 11:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • 10 dead, more missing in quake-triggered Everest avalanche
    Kathmandu, Nepal • An avalanche triggered by a massive earthquake in Nepal swept across Mount Everest on Saturday, killing at least 10 climbers and gu...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 10:30 am   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
l-r Himalayan Kitchen restaurant employees Jit Subba and Samita Bastakoti are thankful to have heard word from their family members in Nepal that they are alive, although their homes were flattened after a powerful earthquake shook Nepal on Saturday, killing more than 1,180 people, collapsing modern houses and centuries-old temples, and triggering a landslide on the slopes of Mount Everest. Worried Utahns reach out to loved ones in Nepal after devastating earthquake
    After a devastating earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, Utahns with friends and relatives in the Asian country scrambled to check on their loved ones...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 09:52 pm   |     |   Share
    Want to get a read on Mormon founder Joseph Smith? Bushman’s blunt book still delivers
    Ten years and many critical Internet posts ago, Richard Lyman Bushman’s award-winning biography of Mormon founder Joseph Smith seemed, maybe, a tad to...
    Updated Apr 23 2015 10:07 am   |     |   Share

  • Volunteers help with rescue work at the site of a building that collapsed after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 25, 2015. A strong magnitude-7.9 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) Nepal quake: Over 1,000 dead, history crumbles, Everest shaken
    Kathmandu, Nepal • Tens of thousands of people were spending the night in the open under a chilly and thunderous sky after a powerful earthquake devas...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 04:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah forecast: A rainy weekend followed by warmer weekdays
    Keep an umbrella handy — Utah is in for a wet weekend. The National Weather Service is predicting a chance of precipitation along the Wasatch Front on...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 09:46 am   |     |   Share
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These photos show a hazy day and a clear day in Bryce Canyon National Park. The photos, taken between 1984 and 1996, are maintained by Colorado State University for regional haze monitoring.

Park service says Utah should crack down on coal-fired power stations to clear air over Zion, Bryce
    On clear days, Zion National Park visitors at Lava Point can see Mount Trumbull 70 miles to the south near the Grand Canyon. Such days, however, are t...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 08:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • Local councils to spread word on county vote
    Salt Lake County officials have settled on an approach for educating 150,000-plus residents of unincorporated areas about a pivotal election they face...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 05:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • Justin D. Stoker ï West Jordan City Council member Conflict questions arise for West Jordan councilman hired for $80,000 job he voted to create
    As a West Jordan city councilman, Justin Stoker voted in December to create a new deputy director position for the city’s public works department, the...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 05:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • Fire chief sues over alleged misuse of Utah’s prescription database
    A state database that records every one of Utah residents’ drug prescriptions and other personal information, and which provides police nearly unfette...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 10:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • Parents push back at science education meeting in southern Utah
    St. George • Parents in southwest Utah are concerned that increased science and engineering programs in schools could open the doors for a mess of pol...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 02:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

The Armenian Flag waves as hundreds of Utah Armenians and supporters demonstrate in front of Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building in Salt Lake City, Friday, April 24, 2015. The demonstration coincided with the 100th anniversary of the 1915 slaughter of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks at the end of the Ottoman Empire. Historians estimate that up to 1.5 million Armenians were killed. While scholars and several European countries consider the massacres as genocide, the United States government has avoided using the term officially. Utahns gather in memory of 1.5 million massacred Armenians
    About 250 Utah Armenians and supporters demonstrated in front of the Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building in downtown Salt Lake City Friday, marking th...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 05:50 pm   |     |   Share
  • A New York Police helicopter circles over  Liberty Island where the Statue of Liberty was evacuated with officers responding to a report of a suspicious package seen from Jersey City, N.J., Friday, April 24, 2015. Visitors are posting photos online showing hundreds of people being herded toward a ferry landing. Tourists say they were taken off boats while trying to leave nearby Ellis Island. Those vessels then were used to evacuate Liberty Island. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) Thorough sweep of Statue of Liberty turns up no explosives after evacuation
    New York • Authorities say a thorough sweep at the Statue of Liberty after a bomb threat has turned up no explosives. The landmark was evacuated Frida...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 02:49 pm   |     |   Share
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Elizabeth Elena Laguna-Salgado Search for missing Provo woman continues Saturday
    The uncle of a Provo woman who disappeared last week made a tearful plea Friday for help finding her and begged anyone who might be holding his niece ...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 08:24 pm   |     |   Share