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S. Dakota lawmakers push bill to bar transgender youth care

Jan. 31, 2023 17:31 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A state House committee voted Tuesday to advance a bill that would ban gender-affirming care for transgender youth in South Dakota. Supporters argued a bill barring youth from accessing puberty blockers, hormones and surgery would protect adolescents from...

Ugandan activist's family awarded $10.5M for Utah park death

Jan. 31, 2023 16:15 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The United States will pay family members of a Ugandan human rights activist killed in an accident at Arches National Park more than $10 million in damages, a federal judge ruled Monday. Though the amount was substantially less than pursued, attorneys...

Analysis: NBA All-Star reserve voting to lead to some snubs

Jan. 31, 2023 13:35 PM EST

Brace yourself. There’s going to be some angry people in the NBA on Thursday night. With good reason. The votes from the coaches are now in, and on Thursday, the NBA will reveal the 14 players — seven from the Eastern Conference, seven more from the Western...

Petito family lobbies for 'lethality assessment' law in Utah

Jan. 30, 2023 20:28 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When officers pulled over a van for speeding outside of Arches National Park in August 2021, they found a visibly distraught young couple in an emotional fight. Gabby Petito, 22, and her boyfriend Brian Laundrie, 23, were driving across the United States, and upon observing...

West Virginia advances school mandate on 'In God We Trust'

Jan. 30, 2023 13:43 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Public schools in West Virginia may soon be required to display the phrase “In God We Trust” in every building if a bill passed by the state Senate on Monday becomes law. The bill was introduced by Republican Sen. Mike Azinger, who said he wants to...

Pili's late layup lifts No. 9 Utah over No. 8 UCLA 71-69

Jan. 29, 2023 17:33 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Alissa Pili drove to the rim for a go-ahead layup with 0.8 seconds left to give No. 9 Utah a 71-69 win over No. 8 UCLA on Sunday. Pili scored 23 points and had nine rebounds to lead Utah (18-2, 8-2 Pac-12), which rallied twice and closed the game on a 7-0...

Recent snowfalls may slow water level decline at Lake Mead

Jan. 29, 2023 13:06 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hefty snowfalls that fed the Colorado River in recent weeks may slow the water level decline of Lake Mead on the Nevada-Arizona border, according to some experts. Forecasters now expect Lake Mead to finish this year around 1,027 feet elevation, about 19 feet lower...

Tarleton State defeats Grand Canyon 81-62

Jan. 28, 2023 23:37 PM EST

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — Freddy Hicks scored 18 points as Tarleton State beat Grand Canyon 81-62 on Saturday night. Hicks added eight rebounds for the Texans (12-10, 5-4 Western Athletic Conference). Kiandre Gaddy scored 15 points while finishing 7 of 7 from the floor. Shamir...

Johnston leads UT Rio Grande Valley over Cal Baptist 64-58

Jan. 28, 2023 23:12 PM EST

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Will Johnston scored 13 points to help UT Rio Grande Valley defeat California Baptist 64-58 on Saturday night. Johnston was 3 of 6 shooting and 5 of 6 from the free throw line for the Vaqueros (11-11, 2-7 Western Athletic Conference). Justin Johnson added 11...

Couisnard scores 18, Oregon beats Utah 68-56

Jan. 28, 2023 22:40 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Jermaine Couisnard scored 18 points and Oregon beat Utah 68-56 on Saturday night for its 11th straight win in the series. Couisnard was 7-of-14 shooting and had five rebounds and four assists. He has scored nine-plus points in each of his three games since...