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Decision 2014: Election Night Results


Charges: Men forced kidnapped teens to drink gasoline, threatened them with chainsaw

Two 20-year-old men kidnapped and terrorized a pair of teenage boys by tying them up inside a Salt Lake home, forcing them to drink gasoline and threatening them with a running chainsaw "for being... Read more »

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Ex-wife says Trump campaign CEO made anti-Semitic remarks

An ex-wife of Donald Trump's new campaign CEO, Stephen Bannon, said Bannon made anti-Semitic remarks when the two battled over sending their daughters to private school nearly a decade ago,... Read more »

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Trump, Clinton appeals speak to Utah concerns

Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are making appeals that seem tailor-made for usually reliably Republican Utah voters uncertain about Trump's tone toward immigration and minority faiths. Read more »

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Transgender North Carolinians get restroom-access win

A federal judge ruled Friday that two students and an employee must be allowed to use restrooms matching their gender identity at University of North Carolina campuses, and he said they have a... Read more »

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US: Clinton meeting calendars won't be released until after election

Seven months after a federal judge ordered the State Department to begin releasing monthly batches of the detailed daily schedules showing meetings by Hillary Clinton during her time as secretary... Read more »

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Do Americans care about the Olympics anymore?

With shrinking ratings across venues including cable and digital, NBC is scratching its head over what to do to draw younger Americans into the Olympics. Read more »

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Photos: Sunset park renamed in honor of Rachael Runyan

Elaine and Justin Runyan, center, attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly renamed Rachael Runyan Memorial Park — in honor of their daughter — in Sunset on Friday. Read more »

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Police: Crash that closed northbound I-15 in Salt Lake caused by driver 'following too close'

A Cadillac struck a sedan, a hatchback, a truck and a semi truck pulling two trailers Friday on I-15 near 1300 South in a crash that caused major delays, police said. Read more »

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Lost Boy survived Sudanese civil war but died alone on streets of Salt Lake City

Phillip Deng Aguto survived the Sudanese civil war but died alone in a suspected hit-and-run accident along North Temple in the early hours of Aug. 13. Friends and family gathered Friday to... Read more »

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What this guy is routinely doing next to homeless people in New York City is changing lives

A 29-year-old musician has been on a mission to help those in need, spending the last two years routinely performing next to homeless people in New York City. Read more »

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Summit County campground evacuated as wildfire rages less than a mile away

Ledgefork Campground visitors were evacuated Friday afternoon as the result of a large wildfire raging less than a mile away. Read more »

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Progressives embrace religious liberty for their own causes

Religious liberty has often been a thorn in the side of progressives, especially when it’s used by conservatives to defend everything from Christians-only clubs on campus to merchants who... Read more »

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Photos: Vivint employees give back to school for autistic kids

Justin Share rotates a cube to change the color of a light in a newly remodeled sensory area at Heritage School in Provo on Friday. Read more »

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Tornado touches down near Panguitch

A tornado touched down near Panguitch on Friday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Read more »

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Mother to daughter's killer: 'We're all in prison'

Daniel Jay Folsom, 54, was sentenced Friday to up to life in prison for beating his girlfriend to death with his bare hands. Read more »

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California governor signs bill banning coal-export funding

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday banning state transportation funding for new coal export terminals. The bill represents a victory for environmentalists as they campaign to... Read more »

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The only national refugee-led advocacy organization in the U.S. helps refugees build a new life

The Refugee Congress the only national refugee-led advocacy organization in the U.S. Delegates represent all 50 states and D.C. Delegates meet throughout the year. By coming together, the... Read more »

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Orem resident Dan Hemmert appointed to Utah Senate

Gov. Gary Herbert appointed Orem resident Dan Hemmert to the Utah Senate on Friday. Read more »

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Tests show elevated levels of metals in American Fork River sediment

Sampling done by the Utah Department of Environmental Quality shows elevated levels of lead in the sediment in American Fork River, but lower concentrations in the water. Health officials are... Read more »

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Father sentenced to jail for taking noncustodial daughters to N.M., triggering Amber Alert

A father who triggered an Amber Alert when he fled to New Mexico with two daughters he no longer has custody of has been sentenced to jail. Read more »

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Millcreek man takes plea deal in death of 17-month-old stepson

A Millcreek man charged with murder in the death of his 17-month-old stepson pleaded guilty to reduced charges Friday. Read more »

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Two nuns found stabbed to death in Mississippi

Police are investigating the stabbing deaths of two Catholic nuns who were found dead at their home in central Mississippi. Read more »

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Shouts, charges of 'stupidity,' at Brazil president's trial

A trial against Brazil's president turned into a yelling match and was temporarily suspended on Friday after the head of Senate declared "stupidity is endless" and sharply criticized a colleague... Read more »

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Jordan School District testing modified schedule at 2 elementaries

For students at Bluffdale Elementary and Riverside Elementary, the school day looks a little different this year. That’s because the two schools are part of a pilot program to help manage... Read more »

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Murray teacher receives Music Educator of the Year award

Alan Scott, a teacher at Murray High School, has been named the Music Educator of the Year by the Utah High School Activities Association. Read more »

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Roadwork to force closure of I-15 on-ramp at 200 North in Kaysville

Work is underway on project to add a northbound auxiliary lane from I-15 at Lagoon to Layton Parkway. A southbound auxiliary lane will also be added to I-15 from the Layton Parkway on-ramp to 200... Read more »

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Construction to force lane restrictions on Antelope Drive in Syracuse

Paving operations are underway on Antelope Drive between 4500 West and 2000 West in Syracuse. Read more »

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Ex-A.G. John Swallow wants Utah Supreme Court to decide private emails issue

Former Attorney General John Swallow wants the Utah Supreme Court to decide whether prosecutors in his criminal case violated his rights when they accessed emails between him and his former lawyer. Read more »

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Legendary NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar speaks out against attacks on Muslims

Former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar spoke out against Islamophobia on Monday, decrying incidents in which he said Muslims have been unfairly targeted. Read more »

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New Mexico might pay water tab for Facebook data center

New Mexico may use public funds to help Facebook pay for water rights at a major new data center proposed at Los Lunas. Read more »

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UtahPolicy.com poll shows Utahns don't want Bears Ears monument

A new poll commissioned by UtahPolicy.com shows just 19 percent of Utahns want a Bears Ears National Monument and 35 percent want a public lands bill to pass that instills protections for the area.... Read more »

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Utah militia leader's case slowed as lawyer eyes recordings

Numerous hours of secretly recorded video and audio taken by undercover FBI agents has bogged down the case of a Utah militia group leader accused of trying to blow up a federally owned cabin. Read more »

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Health officials investigating viral meningitis flare-up at Utah County school

Health officials are investigating multiple cases of viral meningitis among students at Lone Peak High School, the Utah County Health Department said on Friday. Read more »

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Can an app really lead to cleaner air, safer students and less bullying?

The Utah Department of Transportation hosts a smartphone app that lets parents organize and track walking trips to and from schools throughout the state. Read more »

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Death penalty to be sought in accused killer of 6 in family

Attorneys say a 36-year-old Utah man charged with shooting six members of a suburban Houston family two years ago will face the death penalty when he goes on trial for capital murder set for next... Read more »

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Expert in Chinese diplomacy is new commander of USU's Air Force ROTC

Lt. Col. Steven Smith this month takes command of some 110 Air Force cadets in Utah State University’s Air Force ROTC program. Read more »

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When it comes to increasing your lifespan, blood is thicker than water

A new study finds that having close relationships with relatives is protective against death for older people — a benefit that isn't the same with close friendships. Read more »

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Are Olympic cities better or worse after the games? View these images to decide for yourself

The Olympics has brought increased transformation to Rio de Janiero, Brazil, but whether that is good or bad has yet to be seen. Read more »

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Tree vandalism spreads to South Jordan

Police believe tree vandals wanted in West Jordan have continued their destructive spree in South Jordan. Read more »

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Eastman Family Recovery Foundation holds run for recovery Aug. 27

The Eastman Family Recovery Foundation will host its annual run for recovery Saturday in Centerville. Read more »

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Meet the wealthy businessman who's helping Muslim women by paying off 'burkini' fines

Months after the so-called "burkini" started sparking controversy in Europe, French authorities have begun fining women for wearing the modest swimsuit in public. Read more »

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Brits, Romanians among the foreigners killed in Italy quake

Most of the victims of this week's earthquake were Italians, but among the dead were also one Spaniard, eight Romanians as well as three British citizens who were killed in the devastated hamlet... Read more »

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Lawyers plan civil suit in '44 execution of black youth

Attorneys are investigating the possibility of filing a civil-rights lawsuit in the case of a black teenager electrocuted more than 70 years ago for the killings of two young white girls in a... Read more »

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Obama plans to create world's largest marine protected area

The White House says that President Barack Obama will expand a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating the world's largest marine protected area. Read more »

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Saudi-led airstrikes reportedly kill 11 civilians in Yemen

Airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition in northern Yemen killed 11 civilians, including women and children, Yemen's rebel-run news agency said Friday. Read more »

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In the US, church attendance doesn't necessarily reflect religiosity

Only 23 percent of U.S. adults have always attended church regularly, according to a new Pew Research Center study. Read more »

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Man convicted in 2007 murder of St. George teen killed in prison

A man who was just 14 when he raped and killed a 15-year-old St. George girl has died after allegedly being assaulted inside his cell at the Central Utah Correctional Facility in Gunnison. Read more »

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Judge: Wayne County clerk improperly helped husband campaign, but the vote stands

A judge has declined to void the results of the Wayne County Commission GOP primary, despite finding the victor's wife — who is also the county's deputy clerk — used her position to... Read more »

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UHP finds two ‘suicide loads’ of drugs in separate incidents

Approximately 370 pounds of marijuana and 20 pounds of methamphetamine were seized in separate drug busts by Utah Highway Patrol troopers Thursday. Read more »

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Why culture war issues like same-sex marriage are missing from the presidential election

A majority of Americans support LGBT nondiscrimination laws and oppose religious liberty protections that would enable faithful small business owners to refuse service to gay and lesbian couples,... Read more »

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