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Self-styled prophet who promoted child marriage is sentenced

Self-styled prophet who promoted child marriage is sentenced

MANTI, Utah (AP) — A self-styled prophet who helped lead a Utah doomsday cult that believed in polygamy and promoted child marriage remained defiant Wednesday as he was sent to prison for at least 25 years. John Coltharp, 35, told a judge he was following “heavenly laws” and was an […]

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Feds identify Utah land for ‘hypersonic’ weapons tests

Feds identify Utah land for ‘hypersonic’ weapons tests

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal officials have identified 700,000 acres in western Utah that can be temporarily closed to test military weapons including so-called “hypersonic” missiles traveling faster than the speed of sound. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the Air Force and Bureau of Land Management have reached an agreement […]

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