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Rivers leads Chargers to last-second comeback win over KC

Rivers leads Chargers to last-second comeback win over KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Philip Rivers and the Chargers finally beat the Kansas City Chiefs. All it took was feverish fourth-quarter comeback, a questionable pass-interference call, a tense video review of the final touchdown and the gutsy decision to try a 2-point conversion. The result: Chargers 29, Chiefs 28. […]

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Douglas Stewart Carter. Courtesy Utah Department of Corrections.

Man on Utah’s death row for 30 years seeks new trial

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Chicago native who has been on death row in Utah for more than three decades for the death of a Provo woman is seeking a new trial. The Deseret News reports 63-year-old Douglas Stewart Carter is asking the state Supreme Court to order a new hearing […]

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Stanford dominates BYU 3-0 in NCAA volleyball semifinals

Stanford dominates BYU 3-0 in NCAA volleyball semifinals

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Stanford volleyball players said they had been waiting a year for the NCAA volleyball semifinal match, they didn’t mean a full season, even though their opponent Thursday night was the only team to beat them in 2018. Redemption for a five-set loss at BYU in August […]

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BOISE, ID - NOVEMBER 24: Head Coach Matt Wells of the Utah State Aggies walks off the field at the conclusion of second half action against the Boise State Broncos on November 24, 2018 at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. Boise State won the game 33-24. (Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images)

New Texas Tech coach Matt Wells gets $18.8M, 6-year contract

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — New Texas Tech coach Matt Wells has a six-year, $18.8 million contract, with Utah State getting an $800,000 buyout. The school released details of the contract Thursday. Wells, who replaced Kliff Kingsbury after the former Texas Tech quarterback was fired, could earn incentives of up to […]

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Biden says his family convinced him to run with Obama

Biden says his family convinced him to run with Obama

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden says he initially refused to run with then-presidential candidate Barack Obama a decade ago, but his family ultimately convinced him he had to support an African-American candidate with a real chance of winning. Biden was greeted with a standing ovation […]

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Men accuse each other of murder in phone calls from jail

Men accuse each other of murder in phone calls from jail

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Calls from jail suggest two Utah men are blaming each other for fatally shooting a homeless man. The Standard-Examiner reports Weber County residents Cory Michael Fitzwater and Dalton James Aiken each are charged with one count of murder and possession of a firearm by a restricted person. The […]

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Teen secretly gives birth, hides dead baby in closet

Teen secretly gives birth, hides dead baby in closet

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A recently unsealed search warrant says a Utah teen secretly gave birth to a baby at her home, and then, after it died, hid the body in a drawer in her closet. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that when the 17-year-old girl’s father found the dead newborn […]

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Southwestern US states close to sealing drought deal

Southwestern US states close to sealing drought deal

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on efforts for seven Southwestern states to reach agreement on Colorado River drought contingency plans (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Federal water managers are setting a Jan. 31 deadline for the seven Southwestern states that depend on the Colorado River to finalize unprecedented voluntary […]

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Mitchell, Jazz roll over short-handed Heat 111-84

Mitchell, Jazz roll over short-handed Heat 111-84

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell didn’t want to give Dwyane Wade another chance at a comeback victory. Mitchell scored 21 points and Derrick Favors had 17 to help the Utah Jazz rout the short-handed Miami Heat 111-84 on Wednesday night. “It started from the tip,” Mitchell said after […]

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Haws scores 30 points, leads BYU over Portland State 85-66

Haws scores 30 points, leads BYU over Portland State 85-66

PROVO, Utah (AP) — TJ Haws made five 3-pointers and scored a career-high 30 points to lead BYU to an 85-66 victory over Portland State on Wednesday night. BYU (8-4) has won two straight since snapping a three-game skid. Portland State (5-4) has lost two of its last four games. […]

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