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Hull scores 24, No. 8 Stanford shoots past Utah 97-64

Feb. 14, 2020 11:43 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — If you play for Stanford, you get out and run or you sit down. “We have a lot of good people who want to play. We’re going to run and if you don’t want to go all out, you can rest on the bench,” Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer said. The Cardinal ignored the...

In this Thursay, Feb. 13, 2020 photo released by the Utah County Sheriff's Office shows suspect Malachi West, 20, of Payson, Utah. Authorities are investigating an attack on a black missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a possible hate crime. The suspects, Malachi Bay West, 20, and Sebastian West, 19, not seen, were in custody but had not yet been charged as of Friday, afternoon. Neither has an attorney listed. (Utah County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Black Mormon missionary attacked in possible hate crime

Feb. 14, 2020 6:11 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah authorities are investigating an attack on a black missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a possible hate crime. Two men were arrested Thursday on suspicion of assault, and charging documents show hate crime is under consideration. The NAACP expressed...

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2002, file photo, Simon Ammann, of Switzerland, competes in the men's K90 Individual ski jump at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in Park City, Utah.  Salt Lake City may shift its focus to bidding for the 2034 Winter Olympics rather than the games four years earlier following the announcement last month that Sapporo, Japan will bid for 2030, organizing committee members said Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Salt Lake City eyes 2034 Olympics after Sapporo bid for 2030

Feb. 12, 2020 3:29 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City may shift its focus to bidding for the 2034 Winter Olympics rather than the Games being held four years earlier following the announcement last month that Sapporo, Japan, will bid for 2030, organizing committee members said Wednesday. A new organizing committee unveiled...

In this Jan. 31, 2020, photo, Ann Lovell carries her box of prescriptions after returning to Salt Lake City International Airport following her visit to Tijuana, Mexico. Lovell travels every few months to Tijuana, Mexico, to buy medication for rheumatoid arthritis with tickets paid for by the state of Utah's public insurer. Lovell is one of about 10 state workers participating in a year-old program to lower prescription drug costs by having public employees buy their medication in Mexico at a steep discount compared to U.S. prices. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Utah sends employees to Mexico for lower prescription prices

Feb. 9, 2020 10:57 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Ann Lovell had never owned a passport before last year. Now, the 62-year-old teacher is a frequent flier, traveling every few months to Tijuana, Mexico, to buy medication for rheumatoid arthritis — with tickets paid for by the state of Utah’s public insurer. Lovell is...

In this photo provided by the Davis County Sheriff's Office shows Lev Aslan Dermen. Openings arguments are set Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in Utah for a California businessman who prosecutors accuse of being a key figure in a $511 million tax credit scheme carried out by two executives of a Salt Lake City biodiesel company linked to a polygamous group. The men from the polygamous group pleaded guilty last year to money fraud and other charges and are expected to testify against Lev Aslan Dermen, who has pleaded not guilty. (Davis County Sheriff's Office, via AP)

Polygamist says partner in fraud scheme offered protection

Feb. 6, 2020 9:32 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah polygamist who pleaded guilty for his role in a nearly $500 million biodiesel fraud scheme said Thursday that a California businessmen who helped carry out the plan offered protection from prosecution from law enforcement. Jacob Kingston said he and Lev Dermen had meals with...

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo, Elizabeth Smart arrives for a news conference in Salt Lake City. Utah kidnapping and rape survivor Smart says she was sexually assaulted on an airplane last year. Smart said on

Elizabeth Smart says she was sexually assaulted on flight

Feb. 6, 2020 4:33 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah kidnapping and rape survivor Elizabeth Smart said Thursday that she was sexually assaulted on an airplane last year while she was sleeping. Smart, now a 32-year-old mother of three, referenced her kidnapping from her Salt Lake City home in 2002 in describing her reaction to the...

In this image from video, Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, speaks on the Senate floor about the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. The Senate will vote on the Articles of Impeachment on Wednesday afternoon. (Senate Television via AP)

Romney impeachment vote heartens some, angers others in Utah

Feb. 5, 2020 7:51 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Even though Mitt Romney’s status as one of few Republicans willing to publicly criticize President Donald Trump is well known is his adopted home state, his unequivocal speech before voting yes on impeachment Wednesday caught many in Utah by surprise. Republicans in the state...

In this photo provided by the Davis County Sheriff's Office shows Lev Aslan Dermen. Openings arguments are set Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in Utah for a California businessman who prosecutors accuse of being a key figure in a $511 million tax credit scheme carried out by two executives of a Salt Lake City biodiesel company linked to a polygamous group. The men from the polygamous group pleaded guilty last year to money fraud and other charges and are expected to testify against Lev Aslan Dermen, who has pleaded not guilty. (Davis County Sheriff's Office, via AP)

Lawyer: Businessman was used by polygamists in fraud scheme

Jan. 30, 2020 8:08 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A California businessman accused of leading a nearly $500 million biodiesel fraud scheme was actually being used by a Utah polygamist who didn't want to share the proceeds with his community, a defense attorney said Thursday. Polygamist Jacob Kingston previously pleaded guilty in the...

In this photo provided by the Davis County Sheriff's Office shows Lev Aslan Dermen. Openings arguments are set Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in Utah for a California businessman who prosecutors accuse of being a key figure in a $511 million tax credit scheme carried out by two executives of a Salt Lake City biodiesel company linked to a polygamous group. The men from the polygamous group pleaded guilty last year to money fraud and other charges and are expected to testify against Lev Aslan Dermen, who has pleaded not guilty. (Davis County Sheriff's Office, via AP)

Polygamy, fraud and luxury cars on tap in Utah trial

Jan. 29, 2020 5:52 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Openings arguments are set this week in Utah for a California businessman who prosecutors accuse of being a key figure in a $511 million tax credit scheme carried out by two executives of a Salt Lake City biodiesel company linked to a polygamous group. The men from the polygamous...

Friends and family gather following funeral services to remember a mother and three of her children who police say were killed by her teenage son Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Grantsville, Utah. Prosecutors say 16-year-old Colin

Bail set at $4M for Utah teen charged in family slayings

Jan. 27, 2020 3:55 PM EST

TOOELE, Utah (AP) — A judge set bail at $4 million Monday for a Utah teenager who authorities say “methodically" killed his mother and three younger siblings. The father and older brother of the suspect, Colin “CJ” Haynie, 16, sat in the front row of the courtroom during a brief...