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Art Raymond, the spokesman for Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, was placed on paid leave Thursday while the city investigates online comments criticizing Becker’s campaign rivals Raymond posted anonymously on Salt Lake Tribune stories. Raymond, 49, acknowledged writing the …

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  • A police officer walks by an armored truck during a search of an apartment complex on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. Police were looking for a suspect in the fatal shooting of Memphis officer Sean Bolton, who was fatally shot Saturday night. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz) Police ID suspect in killing of officer; manhunt underway
    Memphis, Tenn. • Tennessee police officials on Sunday identified a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer, and an intense search fo...
    Updated Aug 02 2015 09:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Glider crashes in Cache County
    An Indiana man crashed his glider into a tree near Logan-Cache Airport. David Abbott, 63, was flying with a group of glider pilots over the mountains ...
    Updated Aug 02 2015 09:21 pm   |     |   Share
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Bob Goldberg, Director of the Tanner Humanities Center, History, University of Utah listens as J Street founder Jeremy Ben-Ami speaks at the Salt Lake City Jewish Community, Sunday, August 2, 2015. J Street is an organization promoting discussion on Israel and advocating for a peaceful two-state solution. Jewish advocacy visits Salt Lake City, promotes Iran deal
    J Street, a Jewish advocacy group, came to Salt Lake City for the first time Sunday in the midst of its multi-million-dollar campaign to garner Congre...
    Updated Aug 02 2015 09:24 pm   |     |   Share
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    Hip-hop in Salt Lake City isn’t a secret anymore. Decades ago, the inspiration for Salt Lake’s fledgling hip-hop culture was traditionally in its de...
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    In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Rebecca Ferguson, left, and Tom Cruise appear in a scene from Trib Talk: A&E roundup on 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' and whiskey tasting
    On Friday at 12:15 p.m., Tribune movie critic Sean P. Means and food writer Kathy Stephenson talk about the latest in arts and entertainment including...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 02:26 pm   |     |   Share

  • A watch tower is seen in front of the Wasatch facility during a media tour Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at the Utah State Correctional Facility in Draper. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, Pool) Complaints from Utah inmates on hunger strike began months ago, ACLU says
    Dozens of letters from Utah State Prison inmates to the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah have shined more light on what they want from the hunge...
    Updated Aug 02 2015 10:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • Can Rahul Gandhi, India’s most famous political scion, get his act together?
    Mamilakuntapalli, India - For more than a decade, Rahul Gandhi, the heir-apparent of India’s oldest political dynasty, has dodged the mantle of leader...
    Updated Aug 02 2015 04:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this July 23, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush addresses guests during a town hall style gathering in Gorham, N.H.  Bush and four other GOP presidential candidates are at a luxury Southern California resort speaking to the billionaire Koch brothers and other conservative donors. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) Bush, other GOP hopefuls address Koch brothers gathering
    Dana Point, Calif. • Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch warned America is “done for” if the conservative donors and politicians he gathered at a r...
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    Sen. Orrin Hatch has the money to run for an eighth term in office, but will he? Sen. Mike Lee rails against Obamacare and Planned Parenthood. A Tribu...
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  • Wife dies, husband critically hurt in Summit County motorcycle crash
    A woman died and her husband was seriously hurt Sunday after being thrown from their motorcycle in a Summit County Crash. The Utah Highway Patrol iden...
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  • High-speed chase in Southern Utah ends with crash into police car
    A high-speed chase through Washington County ended after the suspect allegedly crashed a stolen car into a police officer’s vehicle. About 4:30 a.m. S...
    Updated Aug 02 2015 11:30 am   |     |   Share
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The Solitude Fire continued to burn Saturday afternoon in Fishlake National Forest. Solitude Fire triples in size overnight
    The Solitude Fire nearly tripled in size overnight. The lightning-sparked wildfire jumped from 378 acres on Saturday afternoon to 1,104 acres by Sunda...
    Updated Aug 02 2015 10:23 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., center, with Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, left, and John Thune, R-S.D., speaks about Planned Parenthood on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 29, 2015.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) News roundup: Planned Parenthood funding fight could prompt another government shutdown
    Planned Parenthood funding fight could prompt another government shutdown. SLC mayoral spokesman on leave pending online comment probe. Poll: Utahns f...

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  • FBI investigators join search for missing Idaho 2-year-old
    Leadore, Idaho • The FBI is sending a team of investigators to assist the Lemhi County Sheriff’s Office in its search for a missing 2-year-old who dis...
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  • Ancient pit house found in southwest Utah re-buried
    St. George • Archaeologists have found evidence of corn farming dating back 1,500 years at the site of an ancient pit house discovered in southern Uta...
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A man died after reportedly taking off from a fender-bender in Kearns, then crashing into fences, cars, a light pole and a garage. Police identify man who died in Kearns hit-and-run
    Unified Police have identified the man who died in a Kearns crash as Eric Douglas Forney, 34. Forney died after reportedly taking off from a fender-be...
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The King's English hosts a southern tea party to celebrate the release of Harper Lee's new book, Utah Lit: Harper Lee’s 'Go Set a Watchman'
    Fifty-five years after Harper Lee’s seminal novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” came out, the author has published a controversial second work, “Go Set a Wa...
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  • Teenage girl dies in central Utah crash
    A 16-year-old girl died Sunday after she was thrown from a SUV, then hit by a second vehicle while she lay in the road. The Utah Highway Patrol identi...
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A mudslide blocked a portion of Spanish Fork Canyon on Sunday , Aug. 2, 2015. Mudslide slows traffic in Spanish Fork Canyon as rain moves into Utah
    Sunday’s isolated showers caused a mudslide in Spanish Fork Canyon. The slide occurred just before 2 p.m. on U.S. Highway 6, near mile marker 193, blo...
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Homeless woman breaks down her camp near 500 W. and 350 S. in Salt Lake City.   She is among a new group of homeless who are camping out on the 500 West Commons just west of the Rio Grande Depot and a block or two south of the shelter. In new poll, voters say homelessness a ‘major problem’ in downtown Salt Lake City
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    The Washington Monument is seen through cherry blossoms across the Tidal Basin Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) News roundup: Washington, D.C. may be rapidly sinking into the sea
    Washington, D.C. rapidly sinking into the sea. NSA may have tracked calls, emails during SLC Olympics. Poll: Most Salt Lakers don’t care about mayoral...

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    Price • Neighbors found 4-year-old Heidi Jones crying on her front porch. Behind her, in the living room, her mother lay dead. Loretta Marie Jones was...
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  • Department of Corrections Officers are shown with an inmate in Wasatch A-East block during a media tour Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at the Utah State Correctional Facility in Draper, Utah. Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday that he's opposed to the idea of allowing a state commission to pick a location to build a new prison instead of leaving the decision with the Legislature. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, Pool) Prison relocation: Salt Lake City site most expensive in short term, cheapest in the long run
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John Sohl, right, attaches a camera to the instruments payload of the seater balloon prior to one of their morning launches, Thursday, July 16, 2015.  WSU and the U are conducting a joint study on the impact of the Great Salt Lake on ozone levels on the Wasatch Front. Previous studies have found that salt from the Great Salt Lake contributes to a lot of our wintertime PM 2.5 pollution. The theory is that maybe the lake also contributes to ozone. On bad day, Great Salt Lake air has 3 times more ozone than Wasatch Front
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A watch tower is seen at the Wasatch facility during a February media tour at the Utah State Correctional Facility in Draper. Force feeding a legal option in Utah prison hunger strike, but difficult
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The Solitude Fire continued to burn Saturday afternoon in Fishlake National Forest. Firefighters are getting the crooked Solitude Fire under control
    Firefighters have begun reining in a central Utah wildfire, called the Solitude Fire, that’s been allowed to burn itself out. Twelve days after lightn...
    Updated Aug 02 2015 08:46 pm   |     |   Share
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A man was critically hurt after the milk tanker he was driving through Morgan Canyon overturned Saturday. Milk tanker driver critically hurt in Morgan Canyon crash
    A man was critically hurt Saturday when the two tankers he was towing overturned in Weber Canyon. The 36-year-old Sunset man was hauling milk west on ...
    Updated Aug 02 2015 11:04 am   |     |   Share
  • Sonrisa Fields, 17, performs with her father Gary Fields and her family at Pioneer Day Extravaganza in Provo, Utah, on July 24, 2015.  The family has performed in venues as large as Madison Square Garden in New York, at overseas military bases for the Department of Defense, and at Utah municipal libraries, ceremonies and festivals.  (Casey Adams/The Daily Herald via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT Orem family shares Native American cultures in Utah Valley
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