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Gamblers bet on new US football league despite no history

Gamblers bet on new US football league despite no history

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Almost no one knows the players and there’s virtually no history to look back on. But that’s not stopping gamblers from making — and bookmakers from taking — bets on America’s newest professional football league, the Alliance of American Football (AAF). With one weekend of […]

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Panel approves message that Utah doesn’t need new gun laws

Panel approves message that Utah doesn’t need new gun laws

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A panel of lawmakers signed off Tuesday on a declaration that Utah doesn’t need new gun-control measures like a so-called red flag law. The vote came after a number of people spoke for and against the resolution from Republican Rep. Cory Maloy, a pro-gun rights […]

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On tax-cut plan, governor says don’t get hung up on numbers

On tax-cut plan, governor says don’t get hung up on numbers

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican Gov. Gary Herbert says people shouldn’t get “hung up on the numbers” when talking about differing proposals for a tax cut. Herbert told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he’s glad to see many lawmakers agree that Utah needs to tax more services as […]

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Huff scores 24 in 87-74 win over Cal for No. 21 Utah women

Huff scores 24 in 87-74 win over Cal for No. 21 Utah women

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Megan Huff scored 18 of her 24 points in the second half and No. 21 Utah celebrated its first appearance in The AP Top 25 in nearly 11 years with an 87-74 victory over California on Friday night. Kiana Moore added 18 points, Dre’una Edwards […]

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Standing ovation for Michael Jackson accusers at Sundance

Standing ovation for Michael Jackson accusers at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — It’s not uncommon for audiences at the Sundance Film Festival to give standing ovations, but the ceremonial act took on a solemn air as two men who accuse Michael Jackson of molesting them as boys walked onstage following the festival’s only screening of “Leaving Neverland,” […]

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints says it’s not opposed to hate-crime bill

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints says it’s not opposed to hate-crime bill

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Thursday, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints confirmed it doesn’t oppose hate-crimes legislation in Utah that includes protections for LGBT people, an announcement that could break a longtime legislative logjam on the issue. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ sought […]

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Utah women’s hoops ranked for first time in more than decade

Utah women’s hoops ranked for first time in more than decade

NEW YORK (AP) — Utah earned its first appearance in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll in a decade entering at No. 21 on Monday. The Utes (16-1) last were ranked in the final poll of the 2008 season. They were one of four teams to enter the Top 25 […]

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Company tied to polygamous sect leader buys Minnesota land

Company tied to polygamous sect leader buys Minnesota land

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. (AP) — A company tied to a man who led a polygamous sect’s South Dakota compound has purchased about 40 acres of land in northern Minnesota. Seth Jeffs is listed as registered agent for the company that acquired land west of the Lake Superior town of Grand […]

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911 calls reveal frantic moments after Utah mall shooting

911 calls reveal frantic moments after Utah mall shooting

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Dozens of people made frantic calls to 911 to report a shooting over the weekend at a suburban Salt Lake City mall that caused hundreds of panicked shoppers to flee the building or take shelter in closets, bathrooms and back rooms. “Everyone is running out […]

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Ex-kidnapping victims: Jayme Closs needs space, time to heal

Ex-kidnapping victims: Jayme Closs needs space, time to heal

CHICAGO (AP) — Katie Beers’ joy quickly turned to deep concern when she learned 13-year-old Jayme Closs had been found alive in rural Wisconsin nearly three months after police say a man shot and killed her parents then abducted the girl from their home. “She is going to have to grieve the […]

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