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Washington • The former head of Qwest Communications says it’s likely that the National Security Agency and the FBI monitored all email and text communications in the Salt Lake City area during the 2002 Winter Olympics but says he can’t …

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  • Man injured in ATV crash in American Fork Canyon
    Crews were working Thursday afternoon to rescue a 20-year-old man who was injured in an ATV accident in American Fork Canyon. Sgt. Spencer Cannon of t...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 03:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utahn killed in New Mexico small plane crash
    Truth or Consequences, N.M. • Authorities say two men — one of them from Utah — were killed when a single-engine plane crashed in the vicinity of the ...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 01:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • West Valley City cops hunt for 14-year-old driver of stolen car
    West Valley City police had one teenage boy in custody, but still were looking for the 14-year-old driver who escaped after repeatedly ramming a stole...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 02:12 pm   |     |   Share
    Walking to End Alzheimer’s & Recognize Caregivers, The Unsung Heroes
    “It was the most difficult thing I have ever done in my life, but it was also one of the best.” That’s how Merrill Cook describes his role as pr...
    Updated Jul 27 2015 08:54 am   |     |   Share

    (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)  
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...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 03:08 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Heaps family members walk into the Ron Heaps Memorial Park in Salt Lake City, Thursday, July 30, 2015 following dedication program for the park. Heaps, a Salt Lake City police officer was shot and killed while investigating a loud music complaint in Salt Lake City in 1982. Park dedicated to Salt Lake City police officer killed in 1982 shootout
    A tear rolled down Art Healey’s cheek as he remembered the man who taught him to survive on the streets of Salt Lake City. Ron Heaps was Healey’s pol...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 12:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • Judge Skanchy named presiding judge in 3rd District Court
    District Judge Randall Skanchy has been named presiding judge for the 3rd District Court for a two-year term, court officials announced Thursday. Skan...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 11:18 am   |     |   Share
  • Police are looking for this man, who robbed a southwest Salt Lake City Wells Fargo bank on Thursday. (SLCPD photos) Cops on hunt for SW Salt Lake City bank robber
    Police scoured a southwest Salt Lake City neighborhood late Thursday morning after a bank robbery, but the suspect remained at large. Salt Lake City p...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 01:12 pm   |     |   Share
    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...

    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:46 am   |     |   Share

  • S. Ogden toddler hit, killed in apartment parking lot
    South Ogden police are investigating the death of an 18-month-old girl run over by a car in an apartment complex parking lot. In a statement, SOPD not...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 02:13 pm   |     |   Share
  • Confederate flags sit in the back of a police car as tourists walk by Ebenezer Baptist Church Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Atlanta. U.S. authorities are investigating after several Confederate battle flags were discovered near the church and a civil rights center named after Martin Luther King, an iconic leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, Thursday morning. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Confederate flags placed at Ebenezer church near MLK Center
    Atlanta • Four Confederate battle flags were found on the grounds of the Ebenezer Baptist Church near the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta on ...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 09:12 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah forecast: It’s hot, but at least it’s not ‘about 993 degrees out here’
    Yes, it’s hot, Utah. But it could be worse, say the Deep South, where a hot day can feel like “it is about 993 degrees out here,” according to heat-cr...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 08:51 am   |     |   Share
    Where Utah’s population would rank — if the state was a country
    If Utah were a nation instead of a state, it would rank as the 139th largest by population in the world. That’s according to population estimates rele...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 05:43 pm   |     |   Share

  • California boy, 4, hit by gunfire, killed while playing in front yard
    Highland, Calif. • Authorities say a 4-year-old boy playing with stuffed animals in his family’s front yard was hit by gunfire and killed in San Berna...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:57 am   |     |   Share
    FILE - In this May 28, 2013, file photo, a hiker takes a photo on a rock formation known as The Wave in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona. The richly colored geological upheaval along the Arizona-Utah border is one of the most sought-after hikes in the West. But the Wave isn’t without dangers that led officials with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to implement a series of safety measures following a trio of deaths in 2013. A new proposal to change the way permits are doled out and increase fees also could free up more people to do safety checks. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File) Hikers drawn to geological gem along Arizona-Utah border
    Flagstaff, Ariz. • A richly colored geological upheaval along the Arizona-Utah border is one of the most sought-after hikes in the West. But The Wave ...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 09:25 am   |     |   Share
  • (FILE - In this June 14, 2015, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels collects himself on the mound during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh. Two people familiar with the deal say the Phillies have agreed to trade Hamels to the Texas Rangers for a package of prospects. Both people spoke to The Associated Press)   late Wednesday night, July 29, 2015, on condition of anonymity because the trade has not been finalized. Hamels has a limited no-trade clause but does not have to approve a deal to the Rangers. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) AP Sources: Phillies agree to trade Cole Hamels to Texas
    Philadelphia • After years of trade speculation, Cole Hamels’ time in Philadelphia is ending. Two people familiar with the deal say the Phillies have ...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:51 am   |     |   Share
    FILE - In this July 25, 2015, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally and picnic in Oskaloosa, Iowa. The prospect that Trump might eventually leave the primaries and run for president on his own has started to cast a shadow on the race, reviving memories of Ross Perot, Ralph Nader and the chills their third-party campaigns gave to Republicans and Democrats in turn.  (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) News roundup: Trump says he would appoint Sarah Palin to his Cabinet
    Trump says he would appoint Sarah Palin to his Cabinet. Lee draws anger from fellow GOP senators. Poll: Most Utahns want independent redistricting com...

    Updated Jul 29 2015 10:51 am   |     |   Share

  • Idaho woman infected with West Nile virus
    Weiser, Idaho • A Washington County woman has been infected with the mosquito-borne illness West Nile virus, marking the first confirmed human case in...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:51 am   |     |   Share
  • This June 27, 2015 photo shows flowers placed in the shrubs outside the house where 17-year-old Jaydon Chavez-Silver was shot and killed while socializing with a group of other teenagers in Albuquerque, N.M. A New Mexico dispatcher has resigned after telling a panicked 911 caller who was trying to save Jaydon Chavez-Silver's life to Panicked 911 caller: Dispatcher had no reason to hang up
    Albuquerque, N.M. • A 911 caller said she was panicked about a friend being shot but stayed as calm as possible before a New Mexico dispatcher told he...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:48 am   |     |   Share
  • In this July 24, 2015 photo, Toyota's new HSR, short for Toyota robot can pick up after people, help the sick
    Yokohama, Japan • Toyota’s new robot that glides around like R2-D2 is devoted to a single task: picking things up. HSR, short for “human support robot...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:48 am   |     |   Share
    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
City Council Chairman Luke Garrott speaks during a Salt Lake City Mayoral Debate at Salt Lake City's Main Library Thursday July 16, 2015.  The other participants are Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, former state legislator Jackie Biskupski, community activist George Chapman, and businessman Dave Robinson. Trib talk: SLC mayoral candidate Luke Garrott discusses his campaign
    After years as a political scientist at the University of Utah and two terms as a Salt Lake City Council member, Luke Garrott wants to try his hand as...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 03:04 pm   |     |   Share

  • Protestors gather outside Dr. Walter James Palmer's dental office in Bloomington, Minn., Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Palmer reportedly paid $50,000 to track and kill Cecil, a black-maned lion, just outside Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt) Lawyer: No charge yet for 2nd Zimbabwe lion killing suspect
    Harare, Zimbabwe • Zimbabwe prosecutors Thursday are still trying to figure out how to charge one of the suspects in the killing of Cecil the lion by ...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:45 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 , file photo, a Palestinian woman holds a poster with a drawing depicting Islamic Jihad member Khader Adnan with a locked mouth, who has been on hunger strike for two months, during a demonstration in Jerusalem. Israel's parliament passed a contentious law on Thursday that would permit the force-feeding of inmates on hunger strike, eliciting harsh criticism over the practice. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File) Taliban leader Mullah Omar, reclusive in life and death
    Mullah Mohammad Omar, the secretive head of the Taliban and an al-Qaida ally who led a bloody insurgency against U.S.-led forces, eluded capture for m...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:45 am   |     |   Share
  • In this July 19, 2015, frame from body camera video provided by the University of Cincinnati Campus Police, university Officer Ray Tensing stands next to motorist Samuel DuBose during a traffic stop for a missing front license plate in Cincinnati. DuBose was fatally shot by the officer after a struggle ensued when he refused to provide a driver's license and get out of the car. Tensing was indicted Wednesday, July 29 on a murder charge. (University of Cincinnati Campus Police via AP) This time, sharpest criticism of Cincinnati cop shooting from top officials
    Cincinnati • This time, some of the sharpest criticism of a police officer after the slaying of an unarmed black man came from top law enforcement and...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 08:06 am   |     |   Share
  • In this July 14, 2015 photo, beachgoers wade into the waters of Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. An Associated Press analysis of water quality found not one water venue safe for swimming or boating in Rio's waters. Over 10,000 athletes from 205 countries are expected to compete in next year's Summer Olympics. Hundreds of them will be sailing in the waters near Marina da Gloria in Guanabara Bay; swimming off Copacabana Beach; and canoeing and rowing on the brackish waters of the Rodrigo de Freitas Lake. (AP Photo/Leo Correa) AP Investigation: Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics
    Rio de Janeiro • The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America’s first games are rife with human...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 01:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this photo dated Wednesday, July 29, 2015, French police officers carry a piece of debris from a plane in Saint-Andre, Reunion Island. Air safety investigators, one of them a Boeing investigator, have identified the component as a Malaysian premier: plane debris to be sent to France
    Paris • A sea-crusted wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 since it van...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:36 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Paul Watson sells souvenir bats, baseballs, and foam fingers, at the Salt Lake Bees game, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Watson has selling programs, souvenirs, and peanuts at sporting events for 27 years. Paul Watson loves selling stuff at the ball park
    Paul Watson has sold concessions at minor league baseball games for 27 years....
    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:18 am   |     |   Share
  • UPD officer hurt, but wild West Valley chase finally ends with fugitive’s arrest
    A late-night chase involving three law enforcement agencies ended with a Unified Police officer seriously injured and a fugitive behind bars. West Val...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 02:13 pm   |     |   Share
  • Logan SWAT standoff ends with deadly firefight
    A late Wednesday night standoff with an armed, purportedly suicidal Logan man ended with a firefight that left the suspect dead and two police officer...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 03:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • chris burbank poll question  (no chatter necessary) Poll: Salt Lakers unhappy with police chief’s ouster
    The forced resignation of former police Chief Chris Burbank by Mayor Ralph Becker could play a significant role in the mayor’s race: A Salt Lake Tribu...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:20 am   |     |   Share
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