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Family mourns 6-year-old girl killed by father's golf shot

Jul. 17, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

OREM, Utah (AP) — Relatives of a 6-year-old Utah girl who died after her father accidentally struck her with a golf ball are remembering her as a loving, playful child. Aria Hill's uncle David Smith described her as a happy child who greeted strangers and enjoyed spending time with her parents. Smith said...

Mormon leader Russell M. Nelson to speak at NAACP convention

Jul. 17, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' top leader has been invited to speak at the NAACP convention in Detroit, marking the latest sign of a burgeoning partnership between the two organizations. The Utah-based faith said in a news release Wednesday that president Russell M....

Feds: Moving land agency will save money, improve decisions

Jul. 16, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it can save taxpayers millions of dollars, make better decisions and trim a "top heavy" office in Washington by moving the headquarters of the nation's biggest land agency to Colorado and dispersing scores of jobs across 11 states in the U.S. West....

6-year-old girl dies after getting hit with golf ball

Jul. 16, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

OREM, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a 6-year-old Utah girl has died after her father accidentally hit her with a golf ball. Police say the ball struck the girl in the back of the head on Monday morning, while the father and daughter were golfing at Sleepy Ridge Golf Course in Orem. The ball collided with the...

The Latest: Agency may move, bring jobs to 3 Western states

Jul. 15, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on Bureau of Land Management headquarters moving from Washington to Colorado (all times local): 7:35 p.m. A spokesman for Utah Republican Congressman Rob Bishop says Colorado, Nevada and Utah could each gain about 50 federal employees as the U.S. Bureau of Land Management shifts...

Senator: Biggest US land agency moving to Colorado

Jul. 15, 2019 9:41 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The headquarters of the U.S. government's largest land agency will move from the nation's capital to western Colorado, a Republican senator said Monday, a high-profile component of the Trump administration's plan to reorganize management of the nation's natural resources. Colorado Sen. Cory...

Man charged in Utah college student's death appears in court

Jul. 15, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A tech worker charged in the death of a Utah college student made his first court appearance Monday as friends of the slain woman held hands in the front row. Ayoola A. Ajayi appeared by video from jail alongside a court-appointed attorney during a quick hearing Monday to set a future...

Competition to grow medical marijuana in Utah heats up

Jul. 12, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

NEPHI, Utah (AP) — The wide metal barn on the Utah alfalfa farm owned by Russell and Diane Jones will host their youngest son's wedding next month. By September, they hope the structure will be full of marijuana plants. The Joneses are fourth-generation farmers, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of...

Condor chick confirmed at Zion National Park in Utah

Jul. 11, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A sweeping red-rock cliff at Utah's Zion National Park is now the home of a new California condor chick as the species makes a comeback in the wild three decades after they were on the brink of extinction, biologists have confirmed. The chick is believed to have hatched in early May...

Gay square dancers add new spin to centuries-old dance style

Jul. 11, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There wasn't a crinoline in sight as 850 square dancers at the International Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs opened its annual convention last week in a Philadelphia hotel, bringing their best promenades and do-si-dos to a slightly sped-up version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."...