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Warren, in Utah, pledges changes in national-monument policy

Apr. 17, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Backed by dramatic mountain peaks, Elizabeth Warren stopped in Utah on Wednesday to discuss her public-lands plan, including a promise to restore broader protections for two of the state's high-profile national monuments if elected president. It's a move that would not endear her to...

Utah man fires at police in 6-hour standoff at Burger King

Apr. 17, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man who was wanted in a weekend shooting barricaded himself inside a Salt Lake City area fast-food restaurant and fired several times at police during an overnight standoff that ended when the man surrendered after officers fired tear gas into the restaurant, authorities said...

The Latest: Utah man in standoff was wanted in shooting

Apr. 17, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a police standoff with an armed suspect at a fast-food restaurant in Utah (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Authorities say they had been searching since Saturday for a Utah man who barricaded himself inside a fast-food restaurant during an overnight police standoff....

Utah students unhappy with response to racist stickers

Apr. 16, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Students at a Utah university have expressed frustration with the administration's response to racist stickers and posters found at the school. Weber State students are unhappy with the university's actions after material promoting white supremacy appeared the weekend of March 30-31 on...

Salt Lake City councilwoman announces candidacy for mayor

Apr. 15, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Democratic councilwoman has joined a crowded field of candidates in aiming to become mayor of Salt Lake City. The Deseret News reports Erin Mendenhall launched her campaign for mayor Sunday, joining the race ahead of the June filing deadline. Mendenhall was elected to a second term...

Man's body found in middle of Salt Lake City street

Apr. 15, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A body has been found in the middle of a Salt Lake City street by police responding to a report of gun fire. Salt Lake City police say they received calls about shots being fired early Monday morning and found the body of man in a residential neighborhood. Investigators are trying to...

Police face backlash as department weighs body-camera future

Apr. 14, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — One of Utah's largest police departments is facing a backlash as they consider whether to discontinue body cameras due to cost concerns. Dozens of people have asked Unified Police of Salt Lake County to keep them, including some whose loved ones have been shot by police. One of them...

Cancer survivor set to run 10K race in Salt Lake City

Apr. 13, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Draper man recovering from skin cancer detected by his hair stylist last year during a routine haircut is feeling good and plans to run in the Salt Lake City Marathon on Saturday. Rick Ortenburger, 70, found out from doctors he had melanoma after that haircut in June 2018. He has...

Reltatives of robbery suspect killed after pursuit apologize

Apr. 12, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Family members of a robbery suspect killed after shooting multiple times before and during a vehicle pursuit in metro Salt Lake City have apologized for "the horrible events that transpired" leading to his death. The Deseret News reports a statement released Thursday by family members...

Mormon president to make trip to Pacific countries

Apr. 10, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will make another global trip next month to Australia, New Zealand and several other countries. The Utah-based faith announced Wednesday that Russell M. Nelson will travel with his wife and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles...