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3 deaths reported in waning Utah hepatitis A outbreak

Aug. 16, 2018 2:46 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah hepatitis A outbreak has killed three people since spreading from San Diego last year, but it's on the wane even as other states deal with similar outbreaks, health officials said Thursday. The Utah outbreak of the virus began last year among Salt Lake City's homeless...

Body of firefighter killed in California returns to Utah

Aug. 16, 2018 12:24 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The body of a Utah firefighter who died battling the largest recorded blaze in California history returned to his home state Wednesday. Cal Fire officials escorted Matthew Burchett's casket Wednesday to an airport in the Northern California city of Ukiah. Burchett's wife, brother and...

Federal agency issues proposals for downsized Utah monuments

Aug. 15, 2018 6:51 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. government on Wednesday issued proposals for managing two national monuments in Utah that were significantly downsized by President Donald Trump last year, saying its preference for one of the sites would be the "least restrictive to energy and mining development." The Bureau...

The Latest: Vehicle tow chain sparked small California fire

Aug. 14, 2018 8:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on wildfires burning across the U.S. West (all times local): 5:30.m. Authorities say that one of the smaller wildfires in Northern California was sparked accidentally by a vehicle tow chain dragging on the ground and was not arson. The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office said...

AP NewsBreak: Pilot who crashed his own home had hangar code

Aug. 14, 2018 7:32 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man who died when he flew a plane into his own house after he had been arrested for assaulting his wife had full access to his employer's plane because he had earned the firm's trust, the president of the Utah company said Tuesday. Duane Youd, 47, was a "rock-solid" employee and a...

Utah firefighter who died in California offered to help

Aug. 14, 2018 7:09 PM EDT

DRAPER, Utah (AP) — Matthew Burchett said goodbye to his wife and 7-year-old son in early August, volunteering to travel with 37 fellow firefighters from Utah to help battle record-setting blazes in California. Burchett was hit by a falling tree and died Monday night while fighting the largest blaze in...

Police: Man flies plane into his home after fight with wife

Aug. 13, 2018 5:42 PM EDT

PAYSON, Utah (AP) — A Utah man flew a small plane into his own house early Monday just hours after he had been arrested for assaulting his wife in a nearby canyon where the couple went to talk over their problems, authorities said. The pilot, Duane Youd, died. His wife and a child who were in the home...

Former BYU LB Francis Bernard cleared to play for Utah

Aug. 13, 2018 5:05 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Francis Bernard is getting a second chance to continue his football career. The former BYU linebacker was cleared to join Utah and start practicing with the team Monday. The junior will have two seasons of eligibility remaining and is eligible to play with the Utes this season....

Governors: Trump directive could hurt effort to save bird

Aug. 13, 2018 3:30 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Some governors in the U.S. West say a new Trump administration directive threatens to undermine a hard-won compromise aimed at saving a beleaguered bird scattered across their region. The directive, issued in late July, severely limits a type of land swap involving federal property. Critics...

The Latest: Man flew plane into home after domestic incident

Aug. 13, 2018 1:10 PM EDT

PAYSON, Utah (AP) — The Latest on a small plane that crashed into a Utah home (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Authorities say a man killed after crashing a small plane into a Utah house appears to have intentionally flown into his own home just hours after being arrested on suspicion of assaulting his wife....