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Decision 2014: Election Night Results


Katie Ledecky hands medals to Bryce Harper, throws out first pitch

As the Nationals star outfielder admired the medals of the Olympic champion and held her hat, Ledecky threw the ceremonial first pitch to reliever Shawn Kelley before the Baltimore Orioles beat... Read more »

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N. Korea missile test adds to 'Military First' celebration

North Korea marked its "Military First" holiday on Thursday with mass dancing, outdoor concerts and boasts of a successful — and potentially game-changing — submarine-launched ballistic... Read more »

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For 10 years, possibly biggest pearl was hidden under bed

A Filipino fisherman in western Palawan island has found possibly the world's biggest pearl, but he didn't know it. Read more »

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Leader of British movement to leave EU joins Trump at rally

Republican nominee Donald Trump is linking his "movement to take back the country" to Britain's surprising vote to leave the European Union. Read more »

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3 returned Mormon missionaries are chasing college football dreams in Hawaii

Dylan Collie, Beau Reilly and Aaron Zwahlen, three returned Mormon missionaries, talked earlier this year about playing football for the University of Hawaii. Read more »

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Happy 100th birthday, National Park Service: The (documented) history of National Parks

Here's a comprehensive guide about the first people who discovered, visited and established the areas that are now our 59 national parks. Read more »

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Charges: Group of teens hit, kicked officers at Taylorsville festival, recited anti-police chant

A group of teenagers pushed, kicked and hit two Unified police officers who tried to break up a fight at the annual Taylorsville Dayzz festival, causing a minor injury to one of them, according to... Read more »

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Police: Man claims he set motor home on fire after learning it was stolen

Police say a man burned another person's motor home Tuesday and later told investigators he did so because he was worried about being associated with the vehicle, which he believed was stolen. Read more »

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US anti-whaling group to stop interfering with Japanese

The founder of a radical conservation group made famous by the television show "Whale Wars" says a settlement over anti-whaling activities only prevents the group's U.S. organization from... Read more »

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Trump, aiming to widen support, makes pitch to Hispanics

Visiting a battleground state he can't afford to lose, Donald Trump promised Hispanics "a much better life" Wednesday in a Florida speech that continued his recent effort to soften his tone and... Read more »

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Photos: Weber State officially opens Tracy Hall Science Center

Christian Hall looks at an 8-ton, solid stainless steel diamond press in the lobby of the new Tracy Hall Science Center at Weber State University in Ogden on Wednesday. Read more »

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Soldier who killed 5 Dallas officers showed PTSD symptoms

The Army reservist who killed five Dallas police officers last month showed symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder after returning home from Afghanistan in 2014, but doctors concluded that he... Read more »

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How dangerous are privately run prisons?

The U.S. Department of Justice announced in an Aug. 18 memo that it would begin reducing its use of privately run prisons with the intention of eventually terminating its contracts with each of the... Read more »

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Photos: Pleasant Grove residents share a Pop With a Cop

Pleasant Grove Police Cpl. Cory Fenton talks with Mason and Calvin Snow as the department holds a Pop With a Cop event at the Sodalicious shop on Wednesday. Read more »

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Randy Shumway: How the impact of our community and technical colleges can be magnified

As the stream of graduates walked across the stage, I was caught off guard by the depth of emotion I felt as I witnessed the conspicuous enthusiasm and sense of accomplishment the families and... Read more »

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Fire near Beaver Mountain grows to 970 acres

A fire raging near Beaver Mountain grew to 970 acres Wednesday and now straddles the Utah-Idaho border, according to authorities. Read more »

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Successful transition from prison takes 'a thousand little investments,' ex-offender tells professionals

Addressing criminal justice and human services professionals Wednesday, former offender Kenny O'Rourke says his recovery and successful transition from prison was due to thousands of "little... Read more »

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UTA board taps Jerry Benson for top job at agency

The UTA board’s executive committee Wednesday recommended interim head Jerry Benson for the position of president and chief executive officer. The recommendation will now be considered by the... Read more »

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Another blow to health care as Humana exits Utah individual marketplace

Humana is pulling out of the Utah individual insurance marketplace, according to the Utah Department of Insurance. With the shutdown of Arches, that leaves the state with three carriers on the... Read more »

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In Israel, women-only beach days allow the religious to relax

It was Sunday — women’s-only day — at the so-called religious beach in this Israeli city on the Mediterranean, and several hundred women and girls sat on the sand or frolicked in... Read more »

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Photos: Kaysville welcomes Olympian Jared Ward home from Rio

Olympic marathoner Jared Ward is welcomed home with a parade in Kaysville on Wednesday. Read more »

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Autopsy confirms remains are missing Santa Clara man

Human remains found near the Utah-Arizona border have been confirmed to be those of missing Santa Clara resident David Heisler. Read more »

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This former special someone could be your teen's cyberbully

New research says the anonymity offered online serves as a perfect foil to let teens bully their best friends and their romantic partners. Read more »

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Campaign seeks to block mosque construction near Pisa’s tower

A campaign to block construction of a new mosque near the Leaning Tower of Pisa imperils Italy’s commitment to religious freedom, warn those who defend Muslims’ right to build it. Read more »

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Pope expresses ‘heartfelt sorrow’ over earthquake

Pope Francis expressed his “heartfelt sorrow” after a powerful earthquake killed at least 120 people and left a trail of destruction across central Italy. Read more »

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Five people escape West Valley fire that destroys mobile home

A mobile home is a total loss after a fire burned through it Wednesday, fire authorities said. Read more »

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Google Fiber to launch service to first wave of Salt Lake City residents

Google Fiber is officially being offered to selected Salt Lake City residents. On Wednesday, the company, along with Mayor Jackie Biskupski, announced that service will begin to residents and... Read more »

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Utah students hold steady in ACT scores

Utah students held steady in their ACT scores this year, even as the national average slipped, the Utah State Board of Education announced Wednesday. Read more »

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BLM gets new Utah director, and land challenges await

A 37-year veteran of the Bureau of Land Management has been selected to lead state operations in Utah, a position that has been without a permanent head for a year. Edwin Roberson was director of... Read more »

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$1 million hardship grant awarded for Utah Lake study

The Water Quality Board awarded $1 million in a hardship grant to the Utah Department of Environmental Quality to continue its nutrient pollution probe of Utah Lake. This summer's pervasive algal... Read more »

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BLM announces leadership appointments

The Bureau of Land Management has appointed Jessica Wade as the state fire management officer in Utah, and Gary Torres has been named the new district manager for the Green River District. Read more »

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Domestic violence case dismissed against former Davis School District principal

Domestic violence charges against a former elementary school principal were dismissed Tuesday after his wife refused to testify against him under spousal immunity. Read more »

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Forest sees dangerous increase in abandoned campfires

Officials with the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest say there have been 209 abandoned campfires and 53 escaped campfires this season, a significant increase over previous years. Read more »

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First cohort of students from U. Asia Campus arrive in Salt Lake City

In 2014, the University of Utah Asia Campus opened its doors in Incheon, South Korea, to students looking for a global and culturally diverse education. Now the U. is welcoming the first group of... Read more »

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Mormon missionaries, members safe and well after major Italian earthquake

LDS Church officials in Europe invited all to pray for those suffering after a powerful earthquake rocked a swath of mountains 100 miles from Rome, killing at least 120 people. Read more »

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Reward offered in West Jordan tree vandalism

A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for vandalizing trees throughout West Jordan. Read more »

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Cedar City BioBlitz Festival begins Friday

The Dixie National Forest, Southwest Wildlife Foundation and the Garth and Jerri Frehner Museum of Natural History at Southern Utah University are partnering to host the first Cedar City BioBlitz... Read more »

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3 Bible verses boxer Manny Pacquiao just pointed to in defending support for the death penalty

Manny Pacquiao is known as a monumentally popular boxer across the globe, but he's also a politician who now serves as a senator in his native Philippines. Read more »

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Remains found in High Uintas believed to be Australian hiker missing since 2011

Human remains found near Allsop Lake in the High Uinta Mountains are believed to be those of an Australian hiker who went missing in 2011. Read more »

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Trump's evolving immigration plan compared to Clinton, Obama

Donald Trump's new line on immigration — "fair, but firm" — is leaving both Republicans and Democrats with the same question: Is the famously hard-line GOP nominee softening his approach? Read more »

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Jackpot: Scientists find Earth-like planet at star next door

After scanning the vast reaches of the cosmos for Earth-like planets where life might exist, astronomers have found one right next door. Read more »

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Turkey makes first major foray into Syria with assault on IS

Turkey on Wednesday launched its first major ground assault into Syria since the country's civil war began, sending in tanks and special forces backed by U.S. airstrikes to help Syrian rebels... Read more »

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Militants attack American University in Afghanistan, 1 dead

Militants attacked the American University of Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least one person and wounding another 18, officials said. Read more »

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Air Force officer reportedly kept an open Bible on his desk for years, and now he's under fire

An Air Force official is under fire for keeping an open Bible at his workstation, with at least one activist demanding that he be punished as a result. Read more »

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West Jordan revising bid for Facebook data center

Less than 24 hours after negotiations to lure a Facebook data center to West Jordan were terminated, city officials had change of heart Wednesday morning. Read more »

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Best-selling book sheds light on poverty, educational blind alleys — and pathways out

Best-selling book evokes memories from others who have been there and found their own escapes. Read more »

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St. George traffic stop leads to drug bust

An alert Utah Highway Patrol trooper sparked an investigation that led to 28 pounds of meth being seized by state investigators and one man being arrested. Read more »

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Army general testifies no one swayed him in Bergdahl case

The Army general who ordered Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's court martial testified Wednesday that he wasn't swayed by negative comments from a powerful U.S. senator, saying that he takes his duty "very,... Read more »

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University of Utah's new Thomas S. Monson Center to be 'embassy' to the state

University officials unveiled the newly renovated Wall Mansion on Wednesday, which will now be known as the Thomas S. Monson Center after the current president of The Church of Jesus Christ of... Read more »

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Defense: Boiled water attack on gay couple was not hate

A Georgia man accused of throwing boiled water on a same-sex couple sleeping in an apartment acted recklessly but wasn't motivated by hate or malice, his defense attorney said Wednesday. Read more »

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