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Jazz pairing improved offense with already tough defense

Oct. 15, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Playing rugged defense has helped Utah become a consistent playoff team. Now the Jazz seek to become a bigger postseason threat with a more versatile offense. Utah made a flurry of offseason moves designed to bolster the team's outside shooting and give coach Quin Snyder additional...

Do California power shutoffs work? Hard to know, experts say

Oct. 14, 2019 11:49 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Millions of Californians spent part of the week in the dark in an unprecedented effort by the state's large electrical utilities to prevent another devastating wildfire. It was the fifth time Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has preemptively cut the power but by far the largest to date...

Utah firefighters get purple manicures aiding girl in crash

Oct. 14, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

CLEARFIELD, Utah (AP) — Two Utah firefighters responding to a car crash left the scene with purple manicures after calming a young girl upset over the collision. North Davis Fire District Chief Allen Hadley and Captain Kevin Lloyd checked on the crying and screaming girl while medics evaluated her mother....

Family ends search for missing CEO after a body is found

Oct. 13, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The family of a missing Utah tech executive has called off a search for her after police reported that a body was found inside a parked car in the San Francisco Bay Area. Police in San Jose said the body was discovered Saturday in an area where Erin Valenti's family had been...

No. 15 Utah routs Oregon State 52-7

Oct. 13, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Zack Moss declared his return in a striking way. He rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns, including a 91-yard scoring run in the opening quarter, and No. 15 Utah routed Oregon State 52-7 on Saturday night. Moss, who was returning from a shoulder injury, sat out the second half. He...

Smith, defense help Weber State beat Southern Utah 29-14

Oct. 13, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Kevin Smith had 16 carries for 108 yards, the Weber State defense had four interceptions, and the Wildcats beat Southern Utah 29-14 on Saturday night. Kaden Jenks was 13-of-22 passing for 132 yards, including a 6-yard touchdown pass to David Ames that gave Weber State the lead for good...

Utah tech CEO reported missing in San Francisco Bay Area

Oct. 12, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The CEO of a Utah-based tech company has been reported missing during a business trip to the San Francisco Bay Area. Family members say Erin Valenti, head of Tinker Ventures, was last seen in Palo Alto on Monday. Her husband, Harrison Weinstein, wrote on Facebook that phone activity...

Williamson wows home crowd, Pelicans beat Jazz 128-127

Oct. 11, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

Zion Williamson wowed the home crowd with another impressive preseason performance, scoring 26 points and grabbing five rebounds in New Orleans' 128-127 win over the Utah Jazz on Friday night. Javon Bess was credited with the game-winning layup in the final seconds after Utah's Jarrell Brantley was called for...

Arkansas judge: Court to hear 19 adoption scheme cases

Oct. 11, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge ruled Friday that the court will decide individual outcomes to 19 statewide adoption cases against an Arizona elected official accused of human trafficking. Paul Petersen, a Republican county assessor in Arizona, was arrested Tuesday for running what authorities...

Oregon St facing big challenge vs Utah a week after big win

Oct. 11, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State finds itself walking a line between embracing the excitement of a big win and not letting that emotion distract from the current task at hand: No. 15 Utah. The Beavers (2-3, 1-1) are coming off a 48-31 victory over UCLA at the Rose Bowl last weekend, just their second...