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The Thorns open the fall series with a 3-0 win over Utah

Sep. 20, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Sophia Smith, the No. 1 overall pick in the National Women's Soccer League draft this year, scored in her Portland debut and the Thorns beat the Utah Royals 3-0 in a fall series match Sunday. There was drama before the start. The Royals placed head coach Craig Harrington and...

This undated photo provided by Brigham Young University shows glasses designed by a team of Brigham Young University students to help nonverbal children with autism develop eye contact. (Rebekah Baker/Brigham Young University, via AP)

BYU students make glasses to help autistic kids' eye contact

Sep. 20, 2020 10:11 AM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Heidi Kershaw was sitting in on a therapy session with her 7-year-old son, who has autism, when she noticed he kept getting distracted from the therapy exercises. His eyes were glued to the corner of the room, where Mickey Mouse was on the TV. If only there were an image of Mickey Mouse...

Fire crews with a helicopter from around Washington County fight a wildfire near Leeds, Utah. Sunday, July 19, 2020. (Chris Caldwell/The Spectrum via AP)

Utah’s wildfire costs soar with more human-caused fires

Sep. 20, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s wildfire season has broken records for the number of human-caused fires and the costs to taxpayers. During a presentation of the Utah State Legislature’s powerful Executive Appropriations Committee, the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands said it has...

South Korean K-pop group BTS members salute to their national flag during a ceremony marking the National Youth Day at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Lee Jin-wook/Yonhap via AP)

The Latest: South Korea's daily virus total drops slightly

Sep. 19, 2020 10:30 PM EDT

South Korea __ South Korea’s new coronavirus tally has fallen below 100 for the first time in more than a month, as the country’s recent viral resurgence is gradually easing. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said Sunday that the newly counted 82 cases took the country’s total...

Ashley Cleveland is a volunteer with Outdoor Afro, in Salt Lake City, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. Utah is known for its outdoors culture, but people of color often don't have the same level of access to the state's famous natural features. Cleveland, 32, is an advisory committee member for the state Office of Outdoor Recreation and Utah’s only volunteer leader for Outdoor Afro, a nonprofit that helps Black people meet up and engage with the outdoors. (Trent Nelson/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

Advocate encourages people of color to explore the outdoors

Sep. 19, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Ashley Cleveland was 8 years old, walking through Sequoia National Park, when a park ranger pointed out a banana slug dragging itself across the forest floor. The ranger explained the anatomy and diet of the slug to Cleveland and the group of young campers, and asked if any of them...

Utah state lawmaker may pay fine for ATV protest ride

Sep. 18, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A state representative who was found guilty several years ago of leading an illegal ATV protest ride through a southern Utah canyon has been given one month to pay in full the $96,000 in restitution he owes. The arrangement was made after an attorney for Utah state Rep. Phil Lyman...

Indian passengers queue up to test for COVID-19 at a facility erected at a railway station to screen people coming from outside the city, in Ahmedabad, India, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. India's coronavirus cases jumped by another 96,424 in the past 24 hours, showing little sign of leveling. India is expected to have the highest number of confirmed cases within weeks, surpassing the United States, where more than 6.67 million people have been infected. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

The Latest: U of Colorado shifting students for virus cases

Sep. 18, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

DENVER — The University of Colorado has forced some students to move out of their dorms to create more isolation housing for students with coronavirus infections as case numbers continue to increase at the Boulder campus. The Denver Post reported that the university said in an email to affected students...

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Coronavirus spike worsens in Utah as governor mulls measures

Sep. 18, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A spike of coronavirus cases in Utah that began after schools and colleges resumed classes reached a new peak Friday and led the state's Republican governor to say again that he's considering new measures to combat the spread of the virus. Gov. Gary Herbert said he will meet with his...

Medical staff prepare to take a COVID-19 tests at a drive through community based assessment centre in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Health authorities in New Zealand are scrambling to trace the source of a new outbreak of the coronavirus as the nation's largest city, Auckland, goes back into lockdown. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

The Latest: First case-free day for New Zealand in 5 weeks

Sep. 17, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand has reported no new confirmed cases of the coronavirus for the first time in more than five weeks as hopes rise that an outbreak discovered in Auckland last month has been stamped out. Friday’s report also marked the fourth consecutive day without any cases of...

Salt Lake City mulls limiting police access to military gear

Sep. 17, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Salt Lake City Council said it is considering an ordinance that would limit its police department's access to decommissioned military equipment. A provision in the 1997 National Defense Authorization Act makes it easy for police departments nationwide to ask for surplus military...