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The Utah Attorney General’s Office is asking a judge to toss out a lawsuit filed against the Davis County School District seeking damages for a teen boy abused by a former teacher who has admitted to having sexual contact with …

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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Robots designed and built by students enter the ring and square off in Sumo-style wrestling matches during the first ever Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Showcase. More than 100 middle school students who have been involved in an after school STEM program in Jordan School District were part of the fun. Computer programming students will show off their work as well. This special STEM program is funded by the STEM Action Center and Utah Department of Workforce Services. The battles took place at West Jordan High School in West Jordan, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Utah student engineers show off their work at STEM showcase
    During a wrestling match at West Jordan High School on Wednesday, two opponents circled each other tentatively, careful not to move outside the ring. ...
    Updated May 27 2015 09:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
The playground and exterior of housing units at Canyon Crossing at Riverwalk Wednesday May 27, 2015.  Canyon Crossing at Riverwalk is a newly constructed 10-building affordable housing community in Midvale. 
The $36 million development creates 180 apartments for low-income families in the area and was made possible through a $13 million Low-Income Housing Tax Credit investment by American Express syndicated by Enterprise Community Investment. Photo gallery: Midvale’s new affordable apartments offer homes, hope to struggling families
    Midvale • All the mind-boggling details, government agencies and years of work that went into a new housing complex in Midvale boil down to one result...
    Updated May 27 2015 09:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • Couple indicted for possession of ATM skimming devices used in Utah
    A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted a couple for allegedly possessing a device to skim numbers from an ATM machine. They were arrested after FB...
    Updated May 27 2015 09:39 pm   |     |   Share
    New Partnership & Legislation Mean Three Times As Many Children With Autism Can Be Helped
    The magical experience of becoming a parent, as Dave Wilbur describes it, is beautiful. “You don’t know this person,” he said. “You never met. But t...
    Updated May 15 2015 08:18 am   |     |   Share

    FILE - Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, speaks during the Utah Republican Party nominating convention Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Sandy, Utah. About 4,000 Republican delegates are gathering in Sandy for their state nominating convention Saturday to pick the party's candidates for four congressional seats and nine legislative races. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) News roundup: How big of a perk is Jason Chaffetz’s office-sleeping ways?
    The offered dowery for Malia Obama. The clash between Chris Christie and Mike Lee. A prison site drops off the list. Happy Wednesday. Rep. Jason Cha...

    Updated May 27 2015 09:26 am   |     |   Share

  • Police: Utah woman attacked after man offers to help with yardwork
    A man remained in jail Wednesday for allegedly attacking a North Salt Lake woman after he asked to help mow her lawn. The 20-year-old man, also of Nor...
    Updated May 27 2015 08:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utahns cheer, jeer new EPA water rules
    Utahns are panning and, alternatively, praising new federal environmental guidelines for small bodies of water. The rules, released Wednesday by the U...
    Updated May 27 2015 09:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Wells Fargo gives $500,000 to fight homelessness in Salt Lake City
    Two Salt Lake City non-profits committed to ending homelessness — The Road Home and The Community Foundation of Utah — received grants Wednesday total...
    Updated May 27 2015 07:58 pm   |     |   Share
    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Rep. Paul Ray (R-Clearfield) speaks during a Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee meeting about the Federal 1033 Program in the House Building Wednesday September 17, 2014.  The Federal 1033 Program distributes surplus military weapons and equipment to local law enforcement agencies. Trib Talk live now: Should sex traffickers get the death penalty in Utah?
    State Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield, wants to include child-sex trafficking in the list of crimes that qualify for the death penalty. On Wednesday at 12...
    Updated May 27 2015 01:52 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah man accused of forming phony church to avoid taxes sentenced to prison
    A federal judge has sentenced a Sandy man to two years in prison for tax evasion and other charges that included allegations he tried to pay his tax b...
    Updated May 27 2015 09:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Salt Lake City names Brian Dale new fire chief
    Brian Dale was approved as Salt Lake City’s fire chief Tuesday by the Salt Lake City Council. Dale had served as deputy chief under former Chief Kurt ...
    Updated May 27 2015 04:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah wheelchair company part of $7.5 million fraud settlement
    A Utah company has agreed to a $7.5 million settlement of a whistleblower lawsuit that alleged sales employees falsified records to get Medicare and o...
    Updated May 27 2015 09:42 pm   |     |   Share
    (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Father Carl Schlichte prepares for an evening Mass at St. Catherine of Siena Newman Center in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, March 30, 2011. Schlichte has been reassigned to a parish in Berkeley, Calif. Another Catholic leader leaving Utah
    Utah Catholics are losing another leader. The Rev. Carl Schlichte is leaving as pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Newman Center, the Intermountain Cath...
    Updated May 26 2015 02:54 pm   |     |   Share

  • Nebraska abolishes death penalty in landmark override vote
    Lincoln, Neb. • Nebraska abolished the death penalty on Wednesday in a landmark veto-override vote backed by an unusual coalition of conservatives who...
    Updated May 27 2015 03:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  Tribune file photo)   
Cars go through the front gate at Dugway Proving Ground. Pentagon: Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samples from Utah
    Washington • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of liv...
    Updated May 27 2015 08:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah man allegedly obtained and spread nude photos of fellow high school students
    A Provo High School student has been arrested for allegedly obtaining and distributing nude photographs of his fellow students. The 18-year-old man al...
    Updated May 27 2015 08:04 pm   |     |   Share
    Trib Talk live: What will be the role of bicycles in bike-friendly Utah’s future?
    Utah has been ranked No. 5 on a list of bicycle-friendly states by the League of American Bicyclists, thanks to safety programs, bike lanes and a stat...
    Updated May 27 2015 07:40 am   |     |   Share

  • Former Rep. LaTourette files claim vs US over missed cancer
    Washington • Former Congressman Steve LaTourette, gravely ill with pancreatic cancer, has filed a claim against the government over the treatment he r...
    Updated May 27 2015 12:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Kristen Kwan, assistant professor of human genetics at the University of Utah studies Zebra fish embryo eye development to help understand human birth defects for blindness. The University of Utah's Vivian Lee is among medical school deans nationwide calling for more federal research money. She joins counterparts from Yale and a host of other schools on Wednesday in a journal article saying a lack of federal funding is disquieting research institutions across the country. University of Utah med school dean says medical research at risk
    Flat federal research money is threatening the future of medicine, University of Utah Senior Vice President for Health Sciences Vivian Lee said Wednes...
    Updated May 27 2015 09:28 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ogden chiropractor’s lewdness sentencing delayed
    An Ogden chiropractor’s sentencing has been delayed so that he can receive a psychosexual evaluation. Michael W. Wimmer, 68, was scheduled to be sent...
    Updated May 27 2015 07:43 pm   |     |   Share
    News roundup: Woman who ran over husband for not voting Romney sentenced to jail
    Woman who ran over husband for not voting Romney sentenced to jail. Poll: Love would beat Owens, Winder. Plaintiffs from Utah’s same-sex marriage case...

    Updated May 27 2015 05:29 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah defends contentious law on contact lens price-fixing
    State attorneys have asked an appeals court to clear the way for a contentious law that bans price fixing by contact-lens makers and could have wide-r...
    Updated May 27 2015 09:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah man sent to prison for burning toddler with scalding water
    American Fork • A 19-year-old man accused of burning a toddler’s hands and genitals with scalding hot water has been sentenced to one to 15 years in p...
    Updated May 27 2015 08:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Pope Francis exchanges his skull cap with one donated to him, as he leaves at the end of his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) Vatican: Irish gay marriage vote a ‘defeat for humanity’
    Vatican City • The Vatican’s secretary of state has called the Irish vote to legalize gay marriage a “defeat for humanity,” evidence of the soul-searc...
    Updated May 27 2015 01:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • High school’s graduating class forgoes trip to give principal $8,000 to treat cancer
    Bethlehem, N.H. • The graduating class at a New Hampshire high school is giving the money raised for its class trip to the school’s principal, who has...
    Updated May 27 2015 10:40 am   |     |   Share
  • Appeals court upholds former Utah pilot’s conviction in groping case
    An appeals court has upheld the conviction of a former Utah airline pilot sentenced prison for groping a 14-year-old girl seated next to him during an...
    Updated May 27 2015 09:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Wednesday, May 6, 2015 photo, Victoria Goss, founder of Last Chance Corral, caresses a young foal in Athens, Ohio. “We wanted to put our efforts into something that people don’t want to work with, which is newborns,” said Goss. “We needed to at least give them a chance.” (AP Photo/John Minchillo) AP Gallery: Farm lets orphaned or abandoned foals thrive
    Athens, Ohio • Orphaned, unwanted and some only days old, these fragile foals will need a lot of tender, attentive care to survive. At The Last Chance...
    Updated May 27 2015 10:33 am   |     |   Share
  • Woman prevented from leaping off LDS Church Office Building
    Police and firefighters briefly closed off streets outside downtown Salt Lake City’s LDS Church Office Building late Wednesday morning after a woman t...
    Updated May 27 2015 08:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kerfuffle over waffle maker gets guests booted from hotel
    Pere Marquette Township, Mich. • Authorities say a dispute between two women over a waffle maker led to 30 people being booted from a western Michigan...
    Updated May 27 2015 10:18 am   |     |   Share
  • Christoph Buehrer, left, director of neonatology at Charite Hospital and Wolfgang Henrich, director of gynecology at Charite Hospital, brief the media about the situation of 65-year old mother Annegret Raunigk and her quadruplets, in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. The 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to a girl,Neeta and three boys, Dries, Bence and Fjonn, by cesarean section at the hospital on Tuesday May 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) Quadruplets born to 65-year-old mom still in critical phase
    Berlin • Doctors say the week-old quadruplets born prematurely to 65-year-old Annegret Raunigk in Berlin are still in intensive care, but have been ga...
    Updated May 27 2015 10:09 am   |     |   Share
  • West Valley City boy recovering after three-story fall
    A 5-year-old West Valley City boy was in good condition Wednesday, the day after he tumbled through a third-story window screen and fell, breaking his...
    Updated May 27 2015 08:23 pm   |     |   Share
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