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Leaders in US, Europe divided on response to surging virus

Oct. 20, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Virus cases are surging across Europe and many U.S. states, but responses by leaders are miles apart, with officials in Ireland, France and elsewhere imposing curfews and restricting gatherings even as some U.S. governors resist mask mandates or more aggressive measures. The stark...

Utah rivals in governor's race unite in call for decency

Oct. 20, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rival candidates vying to become Utah's next governor joined together in new ads Tuesday urging people to accept the results of the November elections and maintain decency with one another despite political differences. Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, a Republican who is the heavy favorite to...

Utah committee approves bill changing steps to rename places

Oct. 20, 2020 12:47 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A legislative committee in Utah has approved legislation that seeks to streamline the federal process for changing geographic names statewide that contain language derogatory to Native Americans. The draft bill would allow the Utah Division of Indian Affairs to work with the state...

FILE - This Sept. 15, 2015, file photo, shows Zion National Park near Springdale, Utah. A California woman who was missing for about two weeks in Zion National Park in Utah has been found and left the park with her family who had feared the worst, authorities said. Holly Suzanne Courtier, 38, of Los Angeles, was found Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, by search and rescue crews after park rangers received a tip that she had been seen in the park, Zion National Park officials said in a news release.(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Woman missing for 2 weeks found safe in Zion National Park

Oct. 20, 2020 1:35 AM EDT

SPRINGDALE, Utah (AP) — A California woman who was missing for about two weeks in Zion National Park in Utah has been found and left the park with her family who had feared the worst, authorities said. Holly Suzanne Courtier, 38, of Los Angeles, was found Sunday by search and rescue crews in a thickly...

Utah hiker missing 12 days found safe in Zion National Park

Oct. 18, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The family of a woman who was missing in Utah's Zion National Park for 12 days said she has been found and is safe. Holly Courtier was reported missing Oct. 8 and a search began the next day, The Deseret News reports. Search and rescue crews located Courtier Sunday after receiving a...

Gail Halvorsen, also know as the

Air Force 'Candy Bomber' glides into milestone birthday

Oct. 18, 2020 8:00 AM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Air Force Colonel (retired) Gail S. Halvorsen changed the course of history with just two pieces of gum. Now has made a bit of his own history. Halvorsen turned 100 years old this month. For all that has been written and documented, and all the awards that have been given, the infamous...

U. S. Army, Arizona National Guard Pvt. Ronald Aguilar, right, takes the temperature of a man at a drive-thru COVID-19 saliva test on the main campus at Arizona Western College, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Yuma, Ariz. The testing, organized by the Yuma County Public Health Services District, lasted from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and saw 671 tests administered, according to Yuma County spokesperson Kevin Tunnell. The purpose of the testing, according to Yuma County, was to capitalize on the recent development of a saliva test for COVID-19 by Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute. (Randy Hoeft/The Yuma Sun via AP)

The Latest: Melbourne eases restrictions after cases drop

Oct. 17, 2020 11:54 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, has loosened lockdown restrictions as new and active COVID-19 continue to decline. From midnight Sunday, Melbourne residents will no longer face limits on the time they can spend away from their homes for education or recreation....

OL Regin close out the fall series with 2-0 win over Utah

Oct. 17, 2020 10:14 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Sofia Huerta and Leah Pruitt scored and OL Reign beat the Utah Royals 2-0 on Saturday night in the final match of the National Women's Soccer League fall series. It was the first win of the series for the Reign (1-1-2). Each of the league's teams played a four-game series in local...

21 members of white supremacist orgs charged for guns, drugs

Oct. 17, 2020 9:08 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Twenty-one members and associates of white supremacy organizations in Utah are facing charges over gun and drug distribution. The indictments came after an investigation that started in June 2019 that focused on the Soldiers of Aryan Culture, Silent Aryan Warriors and Noble Elect...

Police say Idaho woman bit officer during arrest

Oct. 17, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A Twin Falls, Idaho, woman is behind bars after a traffic stop turned violent. Amanda Yarbrough, 40, was charged Wednesday in 2nd District Court with third-degree felony assault by a prisoner and misdemeanor assault on a police officer. The incident occurred Tuesday after a Weber County...