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Most Utahns knew Norm Bangerter only as the state’s 13th governor. But mourners focused on his private life Saturday, praising him as a hardworking builder, a caring church leader and the loving patriarch of a large family. All seven of …

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  • Economic optimism fuels approval rating bump for Obam
    Economic optimism fuel approval rating bump for Obama. Poll: Herbert beats Matheson 2-1. Utah opposes effort to depose Herbert in Count My Vote fight....

    Updated Apr 21 2015 08:18 am   |     |   Share
  • Semi overturns on I-15 near Lehi
    Utah Highway Patrol troopers suspect the driver of a semi-trailer rig fell asleep shortly before he and his load of frozen goods overturned on Interst...
    Updated Apr 21 2015 08:16 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah forecast: A wet midweek break from near-perfect spring
    Thunderstorms and rain showers will give Utah a midweek break from its near-perfect spring weather. It’s OK, though, country singer Gary Allan would t...
    Updated Apr 21 2015 07:48 am   |     |   Share
    Ready for New Summer Fun? Time to get an eBike
    Have you ever wanted to cycle to work, but didn’t want to arrive sweaty and out of breath? Or perhaps you’ve wanted to enjoy a long bike ride, but did...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 04:38 pm   |     |   Share

    Trib Talk: Mormonism of the future
    How does a global faith negotiate cultural and sociological pressures while retaining its distinctive religious appeal? That’s a question Mormon socio...
    Updated Apr 21 2015 07:00 am   |     |   Share

  • Kirby: The who, what and where of family
    Actor/director Ben Affleck was featured last year on an episode of “Finding Your Roots.” The popular genealogy series explores the previously unknown ...
    Updated Apr 21 2015 07:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Man with alleged ties to Saudi Arabian royalty facing a Utah rape charge, detained at U.S.-Mexico border
    A man with reported ties to Saudi Arabian royalty has been charged with rape and detained at the United States-Mexico border after making bail. Monsou...
    Updated Apr 21 2015 12:23 am   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  iPet Companion

Cats at an Oregon shelter play with iPet Companion toys. The Humane Society of Utah now has three remote-controlled toys that people can control over the Internet to play in real-time with adoptable Utah cats. The donation of the toys by iPet Companion makes the shelter one of 13 in the country with the technology. You can play with Utah cats over the Internet, right now
    Stop what you’re doing. Whatever it is, it doesn’t matter — you could be playing with cats over the Internet instead. The Humane Society of Utah has s...
    Updated Apr 21 2015 12:20 am   |     |   Share
    Trib Talk: Should depleted uranium be stored in Utah’s West Desert?
    Public comment on a plan that would allow EnergySolutions to bury depleted uranium in Tooele County is on hold, giving the company more time to answer...
    Updated Apr 20 2015 02:25 pm   |     |   Share

  • ((Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  )  
Members of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency joined state and local officials and business leaders in Midvale on Monday, April 20, 2015, to announce the removal of the former Midvale Slag site from the Superfund National Priorities List. The 446-acre property, pictured here, a former ore processing and smelting facility adjacent to the Jordan River, has been the subject of intensive cleanup activity and is now a thriving mixed-use redevelopment known as Bingham Junction. EPA takes Midvale slag site off the Superfund list — once and for all, and 50 years early
    Midvale • When Mayor JoAnn Seghini was elected to the Midvale City Council in 1986, the city had just learned it had two Superfund sites. The former i...
    Updated Apr 20 2015 09:13 pm   |     |   Share
  • Two school buses crashed near Saltair
    Two school buses full of high schoolers crashed Monday afternoon on Interstate 80, near Saltair. The buses were traveling in a line on westbound I-80 ...
    Updated Apr 21 2015 07:40 am   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   

The BLM used helicopters to steer wild horses into holding pens last July in an effort to remove the animals from state trust lands at Blawn Wash about 35 miles southwest of Milford. Dozens of horses soon returned and Utah is now suing BLM, demanding the agency remove horses from its lands across the West Desert.
Utah judge allows ranchers’ wild-horse lawsuit to move forward
    A federal judge in Utah has refused to block a lawsuit filed by a group of ranchers demanding the U.S. government remove wild horses from land they sa...
    Updated Apr 21 2015 12:16 am   |     |   Share
    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
UEP fiduciary Bruce Wisan takes his seat prior to a meeting held at Mohave Community College in Colorado City to discuss the UEP distribution, Saturday, August 9, 2014. The annual report on Utah’s polygamous trust — more money, problem towns, problem people
    Bruce Wisan, the fiduciary in charge of the United Effort Plan, has submitted his annual report on the trust. On the whole, it describes an environmen...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 04:13 pm   |     |   Share

  • Keldon S. Cook

Courtesy  |  Davis County Jail
Utah man charged with 7 felonies for allegedly sexually abusing boy he met while working at BYU overnight program
    A former camp counselor has been charged with a slew of felonies for allegedly sexually abusing a boy he met at camp. Keldon S. Cook, 29, was charged ...
    Updated Apr 21 2015 12:13 am   |     |   Share
  • All cases settled in botched, fatal Utah home-invasion robbery
    With a final sentencing hearing on Monday, four survivors of a botched home invasion — in which the homeowner killed one of the would-be robbers — hav...
    Updated Apr 21 2015 12:14 am   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Jacob W. Frank, NPS

The Milky Way arches over Capitol Reef National Parkís iconic Chimney Rock. Cloudless conditions, clear air boost Capitol Reef to International Dark Sky Park
    Anyone who has been in Capitol Reef National Park after dark knows the wonders of the night sky. A recent designation by the International Dark Skies ...
    Updated Apr 21 2015 08:11 am   |     |   Share
    News roundup: Clinton flies commercial, carries own bag in ‘everywoman’ push
    Clinton flies commercial, carries own bag in ‘everywoman’ push. Kirk Jowers to leave U. for corporate gig. Herbert optimistic Utah GOP infighting will...

    Updated Apr 20 2015 12:41 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Fourteen life-size Hogle Zoo prepares for dinosaur invasion
    More than a dozen “animatronic” dinosaurs arrived Monday at Utah’s Hogle Zoo, where they will spend the summer reminding visitors that extinction is f...
    Updated Apr 21 2015 07:40 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2015, file frame grab from a dashcam video provided by the Inkster Police Department, an officer punches Floyd Dent many times in the head while another officer tries to handcuff Dent, who is on the ground in Inkster, Mich. A prosecutor filed charges Monday, April 20, 2015, against the police officer who pulled Dent from his car during the traffic stop and beat him. (AP Photo/Inkster Police Department via Detroit News, File) The latest on officer-involved shooting deaths, assaults
    Killings of unarmed black men by white police officers in the past year have touched off a national debate about police conduct, which has only escala...
    Updated Apr 20 2015 03:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Tribune file pool photo)
David Serbeck returns to his seat after taking the witness stand at the trial for Reginald George Campos, who is accused of firing two shots at Serbeck, damaging his spine and leaving him paralyzed from the chest down, at the 3rd District Courthouse in West Jordan on Monday, July 26, 2010. Utah man paralyzed in neighborhood watch shooting seeks new trial in unrelated teen sex case
    An attorney for the Bluffdale man paralyzed in a neighborhood watch shooting told an appeals court panel on Monday that he had an ineffective lawyer a...
    Updated Apr 21 2015 12:15 am   |     |   Share
    (Scott Sommerdorf  l  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Former Utah Governor Norm Bangerter (right) describes some of the Commision's findings as current Utah Governor Gary Herbert listens at left. The Commission to Optimize State Government members presented Utah Gov. Gary Herbert with its report ñ the result of a nearly yearlong effort to identify areas for increased efficiency within State government  in Salt Lake City on Thursday, August 19, 2010. Behind the Headlines: Dabakis out, Bangerter remembered, uranium plan on hold
    Political allies and opponents fondly remember former Gov. Norm Bangerter, who died Tuesday. State officials hit the pause button for public comment o...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 12:23 pm   |     |   Share

  • 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners include S.C. Post and Courier of Charleston, Seattle Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post
    New York • The Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina, won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for an examination of the deadly toll ...
    Updated Apr 20 2015 02:47 pm   |     |   Share
  • Prison move prompts Bluffdale, Tooele County to seek state takeover of pricey road projects
    Moving the Utah State Prison could create some expensive new highway needs for a small city near the current prison and for another county that is an ...
    Updated Apr 20 2015 08:50 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  Tribune file photo)  
Stephen R. Jenson listens to opening arguments during his trial in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. He and his brother, Marc Sessions Jenson, are charged with defrauding investors in a luxury ski resort near Beaver, Utah. Fraud case will be closed if Utah man pays $275,000 by Wednesday
    A man who pleaded no contest to fraud charges for a resort development scheme with ties to the scandal that ensnared two former Utah attorneys general...
    Updated Apr 20 2015 10:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  University of Utah College of Engineering

Suresh Venkatasubramanian, left, and Matt Might, both associate professors of computer science at the University of Utah, have received a $3 million government grant to produce software that can sniff out the next generation of computer vulnerabilities. These attacks, called algorithmic vulnerabilities, are harder to detect and can do a great amount of damage on computer systems. U. scientist wins U.S. Department of Defense contract to help lock down the country’s computers
    The nation’s cyber defense systems are like an unlocked front door, a University of Utah professor says. And U. computer science professor Matt Might,...
    Updated Apr 21 2015 12:14 am   |     |   Share
  • Dixie National Forest going up in smoke — and that’s a good thing
    Southern Utah’s Dixie National Forest is about to go up in smoke, at least a little bit — and that’s OK. Forest Supervisor Angelita Bulletts said Mond...
    Updated Apr 20 2015 08:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Friday, April 17, 2015, file photo, A. Ryan McGuigan, attorney for Robert Gentile, stands outside federal court, in Hartford, Conn. A federal prosecutor said, Monday, April 20, 2015, that McGuigan's client Gentile told an undercover FBI agent that he had access to two paintings stolen from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990 and was willing to negotiate a sale of individual works for $500,000. A judge ordered Gentile detained following his arrest Friday, April 17, on weapons charges. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File) Prosecutor: Convict offered sale of art stolen in $500 million heist 25 years ago
    Hartford, Conn. • A Connecticut convict with loyalties to a Philadelphia crime family told an undercover FBI agent that he had access to two of the lo...
    Updated Apr 20 2015 02:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this July 9, 2014 file photo, an adult humpback whale breaches in Lynn Canal near Juneau, Alaska. On Monday, April 20, 2015, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries said in a release that it is proposing removing most of the humpback whale population from the Endangered Species Act, announcing that protection and restoration efforts have led to an increase in humpbacks in many areas. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire via AP, file) Agency proposes taking humpbacks whales off endangered list
    Honolulu • The federal government Monday proposed removing most of the world’s humpback whales from the endangered-species list, saying the massive m...
    Updated Apr 20 2015 08:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah Valley University offers new autism studies minor
    Orem • Students at Utah Valley University in Orem can now minor in autism studies. The Provo Daily Herald reports that the minor has been officially r...
    Updated Apr 21 2015 12:15 am   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  University of Utah College of Engineering

Suresh Venkatasubramanian, left, and Matt Might, both associate professors of computer science at the University of Utah, have received a $3 million government grant to produce software that can sniff out the next generation of computer vulnerabilities. These attacks, called algorithmic vulnerabilities, are harder to detect and can do a great amount of damage on computer systems. Patrol: Utah resident held, pot seized on I-80 in Nebraska
    North Platte, Neb. • The Nebraska State Patrol says a Utah resident has been arrested after more than 70 pounds of marijuana was found in a car pulled...
    Updated Apr 21 2015 12:16 am   |     |   Share
  • Wyoming wolf pack is largest in the West
    Jackson, Wyo. • The largest wolf pack known to exist in the West roams in northwest Wyoming. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports 24 wolves in t...
    Updated Apr 20 2015 10:39 am   |     |   Share