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Salt Lake City to host 2023 NBA All-Star Game

Oct. 23, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City will host the 2023 NBA All-Star Game. Commissioner Adam Silver announced the selection Wednesday. The game will be played Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023 at Vivint Smart Home Arena. It will be the 30th anniversary of Utah's only other All-Star Game. Silver said Salt Lake City's...

Homeless people find friends, ease stress in tai chi class

Oct. 23, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — On a quiet morning outside a library in Salt Lake City, about 70 people are kicking and slicing at the air as they practice the ancient martial art of tai chi. The group moves uniformly, a silent army save for the gurgling noises of an artificial waterfall and the wind moving through...

Clusters of illness linked to CBD vapes share 2nd connection

Oct. 21, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Some of the people rushing to emergency rooms thought the CBD vape they inhaled would help like a gentle medicine. Others puffed it for fun. What the vapors delivered instead was a jolt of synthetic marijuana, and with it an intense high of hallucinations and even seizures. More...

Lawyer says Arizona official miscast as human smuggler

Oct. 15, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A lawyer for an Arizona elected official charged in three states in an international adoption scheme said Tuesday prosecutors have miscast his client as a human smuggler. Attorney Matt Long said Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen cares deeply for the mothers from the Marshall Islands...

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...

Nonpartisan commission announces 2020 presidential debates

Oct. 11, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates has announced sites and dates for three presidential debates and one vice presidential debate, to be held just weeks before Election Day in 2020. The presidential debates are set for Sept. 29 at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana;...

Beer all over Mormon church parking lot after truck crashes

Oct. 10, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Cans of beer have littered the parking lot of a church of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a Salt Lake City suburb after a semi-trailer crashed that was carrying cases of brew banned by the faith. Sandy Police Stg. Jason Nielsen said the semitrailer veered and fell...

Romney undecided on impeachment, stands by Trump criticism

Oct. 10, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney hasn't yet decided whether President Donald Trump should be impeached, but the Republican senator from Utah on Thursday stuck by criticism that has earned him a stream of insults from Trump on Twitter. Romney said that while he thinks some things the president has done are...

Politician charged in human trafficking adoption scheme

Oct. 9, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona elected official ran a human smuggling scheme that promised pregnant women thousands of dollars to lure them from a Pacific Island nation to the U.S., where they were crammed into houses to wait to give birth, sometimes with little to no prenatal care, prosecutors allege. Paul...

Chairman: Federal reserve must avoid political pressures

Oct. 7, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Monday stressed the importance of an independent central bank "absolutely free" from politics in the wake of increasing pressure from President Donald Trump urging the central bank to lower interest rates. Powell spoke to a crowd of hundreds...