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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2014 file photo, members of the U.S. Women's National team warm up during practice at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. Pro soccer returns to the U.S. next month when the National Women's Soccer League starts a 25-game tournament in a pair of stadiums in Utah that will be kept clear of fans to protect players from the coronavirus. Players from the nine teams will train and live at two Salt Lake City-area hotels, the league announced Wednesday, May 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Testing at core of NWSL's tournament plan

May. 28, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

As the National Women’s Soccer League prepares to become one of the first North American leagues to return amid the coronavirus pandemic, testing and tracing are at the core of its plans. The NWSL formed a 15-physician task force to look at health and safety in its preparations for the 25-match Challenge...

Ogden officer killed, 1 hurt in shootout; gunman also dead

May. 28, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A police officer was fatally shot and another injured Thursday in a shootout with man whose wife called police to report he had threatened to kill her, Utah authorities said. Ogden Police Chief Randy Watt said the gunman was also killed when officers returned fire. Watt said the...

People line up outside the Utah Department of workforce Services Monday, April 13, 2020, in Salt Lake City. Congress, the Trump administration and the Federal Reserve have mounted the largest financial intervention in history a full-scale drive that includes mandating sick leave for some, distributing $1,200 checks to individuals, allocating rescue aid to employers and expanding unemployment benefits to try to help America survive the crisis. Yet those measures are only temporary. And for millions of newly unemployed, they may not be enough. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Unemployment at 165k, but new claims down as Utah reopens

May. 28, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — More people have now applied for unemployment in Utah during the coronavirus pandemic than the previous three years combined, though the number of new claims are decreasing as the state economy reopens, officials said Thursday. Nearly 5,500 more people applied for unemployment last...

County blocks planned COVID-19 protest concert in Utah

May. 28, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

GRANTSVILLE, Utah (AP) — Tooele County has issued an order to close a local amphitheater in northern Utah, blocking a planned concert sponsored by activists opposed to coronavirus-related restrictions. The Tooele County Board of Health, the County Commission and the county health officer all issued a...

A medical worker collects a swab sample from a journalist for a COVID-19 test before the National People's Congress closing session and the Chinese Premier press conference in Beijing, on Thursday, May 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: South Korea's central bank lowers rate to 0.5%

May. 27, 2020 10:26 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — US deaths from coronavirus surpass 100,000 mark. —...

This undated photo provided by the Layton, Utah, Police Department shows Ethan Hunsaker. Police say a man accused of choking and stabbing a woman after meeting her on the popular dating app Tinder asked police to shoot him after reporting the killing. Ethan Hunsaker was arrested Sunday, May 24, 2020 on suspicion of murder in the death of 25-year-old Ashlyn Black of Layton, Utah. (Layton Police Department via AP)

Utah man charged with murder in death of woman met on Tinder

May. 27, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man accused of choking and stabbing a woman he met on the popular dating app Tinder was charged with murder Wednesday. Ethan Hunsaker, 24, called 911 to report the slaying early Sunday morning and told police to shoot him, according to court documents. Police found...

Major universities in Utah announce in-person fall terms

May. 27, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Three major universities in Utah have announced that students will return to campus this fall for in-person classes with preventive measures implemented to curtail the spread of the coronavirus. The announcements from the University of Utah, Utah State University and Southern Utah...

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2014 file photo, members of the U.S. Women's National team warm up during practice at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. Pro soccer returns to the U.S. next month when the National Women's Soccer League starts a 25-game tournament in a pair of stadiums in Utah that will be kept clear of fans to protect players from the coronavirus. Players from the nine teams will train and live at two Salt Lake City-area hotels, the league announced Wednesday, May 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

NWSL returning to play with summertime tournament in Utah

May. 27, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

Pro soccer returns to the U.S. next month when the National Women's Soccer League starts a 25-game tournament in a pair of stadiums in Utah that will be kept clear of fans to protect players from the coronavirus. Players from the league's nine teams will train and live at two Salt Lake City-area hotels, the...

Mia Love backs Coleman to retake Congressional seat for GOP

May. 27, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Republican congresswoman Mia Love has endorsed a state lawmaker who is one of four candidates hoping to win back the seat for the GOP. Love said Wednesday that Rep. Kim Coleman has been a tenacious contender against three other Republicans also competing for the party’s...

Police: 3 teens injured in crash at Bonneville Salt Flats

May. 27, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Three teenage boys were severely injured in a vehicle crash at the Bonneville Salt Flats in northwestern Utah, authorities said. The Wendover Police Department said a car was traveling about 100 mph (160 kph) on the flats Tuesday around 10 p.m. when it collided with a raised barrier...