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Utah school from ‘High School Musical’ may get tourist boost

Nov. 16, 2019 11:55 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah high school where the Disney movie “High School Musical” was filmed over a decade ago has become a tourist destination, and the trend could grow with the premiere of Disney’s new streaming service series based on the film. Much of the popular 2006 movie...

Utah outlasts Minnesota for 73-69 victory

Nov. 16, 2019 12:35 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Inexperience is not robbing Utah's poise late in games. Only a few games into the season, the youthful Utes are closing out games with the poise of a veteran-laden squad. Utah weathered multiple rallies by Minnesota throughout the second half of its 73-69 victory over the Golden...

Romney backs paying college athletes to help poor players

Nov. 15, 2019 7:40 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Sen. Mitt Romney said Friday his support for allowing college athletes to profit from their name and image isn’t driven by a desire to help a star quarterback score endorsement deals, but to help poor athletes get extra money to help their families. “We have in many...

Huntsman announces GOP bid for old job as Utah governor

Nov. 14, 2019 7:44 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former U.S. ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr. went back on the Utah campaign trail Thursday as he launched a bid to reclaim the governor’s title more than a decade after he left office. The Republican’s name recognition makes him a top contender. During an appearance...

Jazz rally for 119-114 win over Nets

Nov. 13, 2019 1:36 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah survived a sluggish start by putting together a dominant finish against Brooklyn. The Jazz clamped down defensively during critical stretches in the fourth quarter of a 119-114 win over the Nets on Tuesday night. Utah allowed a single basket over the final three minutes and...

Utah death-row inmate featured in best-selling book dies

Nov. 11, 2019 7:01 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah death-row inmate who killed his brother's wife and her toddler because of his strong polygamist beliefs in a case made famous by the book "Under the Banner of Heaven" has died of natural causes, prison officials said Monday. Ron Lafferty, 78, died at the state prison in the...

The Latest: Author grateful inmate didn't face firing squad

Nov. 11, 2019 6:18 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a Utah death-row inmate who died in prison (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Author Jon Krakauer says he's grateful that a Utah death-row inmate who killed his brother's wife and her toddler has died of natural causes and won't be executed by firing squad in what would have...

Man faces sexual assault charge after incident on a plane

Nov. 9, 2019 5:21 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Utah man accused of groping another passenger on a Salt Lake City-bound American Airlines flight that diverted to Tulsa for his arrest has been charged with abusive sexual contact. The man, identified in court records as James Clayton Cholewinski-Boy, 32, was charged by federal...

Mexico killing highlights confusion over Mormon groups

Nov. 7, 2019 7:01 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — After nine people belonging to a Mormon offshoot community were killed in Mexico this week, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a short statement expressing sympathy for the victims while clarifying that they didn't belong to the mainstream church. That the faith...

Report: No defects in tour bus in Utah crash that killed 4

Nov. 7, 2019 4:49 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. authorities investigating a tour bus crash that killed four Chinese tourists in Utah said Thursday they haven't uncovered any mechanical problems that could explain why the driver lost control of the vehicle. The 60-year-old driver was on his first run for a new company when the...