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Washington • When Rep. Jason Chaffetz takes over as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in January, he has a well-worn list — and some fresh investigations — already awaiting the spotlight. One issue that won’t be …

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  • St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announces the grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year old,  on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton, Mo. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Cristina Fletes-Boutte, Pool) St. Louis County Prosecutor faces new criticism over Ferguson case
    Ferguson, Mo. • He criticized the media. He talked about witness testimony that didn’t match physical evidence. And he did it at night, as a city alre...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 11:15 am   |     |   Share
  • In this Nov. 25, 2014 photo provided by the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo a baby female Sumatran orangutan is held by her mother, Tara, at the zoo in Fort Wayne, Ind. The baby, born Saturday, is the only Sumatran orangutan born in the United States this year, although two other orangutans also are pregnant, according to the zoo. (AP Photo/Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo) Endangered orangutan born at Indiana zoo
    Fort Wayne, Ind. • There’s a new, hairy baby at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. And she’s especially rare. An endangered Sumatran orangutan gave birth ...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 11:00 am   |     |   Share
  • SLC police seeking bank robber
    Salt Lake City police are looking for a man who robbed a Wells Fargo Bank on Tuesday. A man entered the Wells Fargo, located at 778 S. Main Street, br...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 10:39 am   |     |   Share
    The Magic Of Theatre For the Children Of Utah, And It’s Absolutely Free!
    “There is a magic that happens when you’re seeing great, live, local theatre,” Jenifer Nii said. “There’s this thing that happens deep inside your che...
    Updated Nov 18 2014 02:33 pm   |     |   Share

    (Chris Pratt in What ‘Jurassic World’ gets right – and wrong – about dinosaurs
    Mark Loewen knows his dinosaurs. The prolific researcher has traveled the globe to study them, from Madagascar to Mexico. Besides being a research ass...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 08:43 am   |     |   Share

  • British tabloid reporter cleared of bribery charge
    London • A journalist with Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid The Sun has been cleared of bribing a press officer for stories about government spending plan...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 10:06 am   |     |   Share
  • Canada police arrest ex-radio host in sex case
    Toronto • Police arrested a prominent former Canadian Broadcast Corp. radio host on sexual assault charges on Wednesday. Toronto police said in a stat...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 10:06 am   |     |   Share
  • US agency threatens to act against air bag maker
    Detroit • U.S. safety regulators are threatening fines and legal action against Takata Corp. for failing to admit that its driver’s-side air bag infla...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 10:06 am   |     |   Share
    Trib Talk: Geeking out on Thanksgiving with ‘Penguins of Madagascar,’ ‘Horrible Bosses 2’ and more
    After you’ve gorged yourself and passed out from the tryptophan in your turkey, get your geek on with “Penguins of Madagascar,” “The Theory of Everyth...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 10:33 am   |     |   Share

  • Health insurance sign-ups coming to shopping malls
    Chicago • The Obama administration says more than 462,000 people selected a health plan in the first week of 2015 enrollment through HealthCare.gov. A...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 10:03 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This July 31, 2014, file photo shows Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her Supreme Court chambers in Washington. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has undergone a surgical procedure to place a stent in her right coronary artery. Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg says the 81-year-old Ginsburg had the procedure Wednesday morning after a coronary blockage was discovered. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File) Ginsburg gets heart stent to clear artery clog
    Washington • Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted Wednesday to clear a blocked coronary artery but was expected to be...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 10:03 am   |     |   Share
  • Dispute over 9-point buck settled with coin flip
    Oneida, Wis. • A dispute over a nine-point buck in Wisconsin was settled with a coin flip. Wisconsin’s deer season was just a couple hours old on Satu...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 10:00 am   |     |   Share
    News roundup: Romney: Hillary Clinton is the ‘prohibitive favorite’
    Romney: Hillary Clinton is the ‘prohibitive favorite.’ Utah to scrap ‘show me your papers’ law. Rideshare in SLC takes a hit. Happy Wednesday. Mitt ...

    Updated Nov 26 2014 06:36 am   |     |   Share

  • FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2014 file photo, James Rylands, Auctioneer and Director of Summers Place Auctions, prepares the skeleton of an Ice Age woolly mammoth in London. The skeleton has been bought by a private buyer for 189,000 pounds ($300,000) at an auction in London on Wednesday Nov. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, Gareth Fuller) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES  NO ARCHIVE Mammoth skeleton sold for $300,000 at UK auction
    London • A rare woolly mammoth skeleton has been bought by a private buyer for 189,000 pounds (nearly $300,000) at a British auction. Summers Place Au...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 09:57 am   |     |   Share
  • on Wednesday, June 18, 2014.  Competency evaluation sought in new assault case against Utah teen who killed brothers
    The defense attorney for a Utah teen who murdered his two younger brothers has asked for a competency review in connection with a new assault case. Az...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 10:41 am   |     |   Share
  • A mobile home fire at West Crest Mobile Home Park, 4015 W. 3500 South, resulted in the total loss of the home. (Courtesy West Valley City Fire Department) Fire destroys trailer home in West Valley City
    A Wednesday morning fire destroyed a West Valley City mobile home, which fire officials said appeared to be a total loss. Firefighters were called at ...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 11:01 am   |     |   Share
    (Thor, as portrayed by Chris Hemsworth. Courtesy photo)  . This year, why not give thanks with ‘Thorsgiving’
    If you want a break this year from turkey and mashed potatoes in favor a decidedly Marvel-centric Thanksgiving dinner, here’s an idea: Thorsgiving. Co...
    Updated Nov 25 2014 02:29 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Steve Griffin  |  Tribune file photo)  
Developers are going back to the drawing board for future construction in the North Salt Lake subdivision hit by a landslide in August. Heavy rains caused the mountain to slide destroying the home pictured. Developer to revamp North Salt Lake subdivision after landslide
    In the aftermath of an Aug. 5 landslide at a North Salt Lake residential area, developers have vacated the subdivision plat and plan to redesign it fo...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 11:06 am   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
There are several options when it comes to purchasing a Utah-raised turkey for Thanksgiving. BYU: Turkeys might lead researchers to new antibiotic
    Everyone has heard — or lived through — a story of wretched food poisoning by turkey. But how many have heard of the noble bird’s good bacteria? Mic...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 08:00 am   |     |   Share
  • AP File Photo
 In this Sept. 30, 2014, file photo, House Oversight Committee member Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, leads the questioning of then-Secret Service Director Julia Pierson as the committee examines details surrounding a security breach at the White House. Chaffetz since then has been named incoming chairman of the committee, giving him subpoena power and control of a team of investigators..  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Chairman Chaffetz eyes ‘target-rich’ environment, but Benghazi isn’t one
    Washington • When Rep. Jason Chaffetz takes over as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in January, he has a well-worn lis...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 07:00 am   |     |   Share
    Trib Talk: Going local on your Thanksgiving table
    Utah’s harvest won’t give you cranberries, but you can find many locally produced Thanksgiving staples including turkeys, root veggies and wine. On T...
    Updated Nov 25 2014 04:44 pm   |     |   Share