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Huntsman announces GOP bid for old job as Utah governor

Nov. 14, 2019 7:44 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former U.S. ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr. went back on the Utah campaign trail Thursday as he launched a bid to reclaim the governor’s title more than a decade after he left office. The Republican’s name recognition makes him a top contender. During an appearance...

Jazz rally for 119-114 win over Nets

Nov. 13, 2019 1:36 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah survived a sluggish start by putting together a dominant finish against Brooklyn. The Jazz clamped down defensively during critical stretches in the fourth quarter of a 119-114 win over the Nets on Tuesday night. Utah allowed a single basket over the final three minutes and...

Utah death-row inmate featured in best-selling book dies

Nov. 11, 2019 7:01 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah death-row inmate who killed his brother's wife and her toddler because of his strong polygamist beliefs in a case made famous by the book "Under the Banner of Heaven" has died of natural causes, prison officials said Monday. Ron Lafferty, 78, died at the state prison in the...

The Latest: Author grateful inmate didn't face firing squad

Nov. 11, 2019 6:18 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a Utah death-row inmate who died in prison (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Author Jon Krakauer says he's grateful that a Utah death-row inmate who killed his brother's wife and her toddler has died of natural causes and won't be executed by firing squad in what would have...

Man faces sexual assault charge after incident on a plane

Nov. 9, 2019 5:21 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Utah man accused of groping another passenger on a Salt Lake City-bound American Airlines flight that diverted to Tulsa for his arrest has been charged with abusive sexual contact. The man, identified in court records as James Clayton Cholewinski-Boy, 32, was charged by federal...

Mexico killing highlights confusion over Mormon groups

Nov. 7, 2019 7:01 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — After nine people belonging to a Mormon offshoot community were killed in Mexico this week, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a short statement expressing sympathy for the victims while clarifying that they didn't belong to the mainstream church. That the faith...

Report: No defects in tour bus in Utah crash that killed 4

Nov. 7, 2019 4:49 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. authorities investigating a tour bus crash that killed four Chinese tourists in Utah said Thursday they haven't uncovered any mechanical problems that could explain why the driver lost control of the vehicle. The 60-year-old driver was on his first run for a new company when the...

FTC says people lured by real-estate secrets left in ruin

Nov. 6, 2019 3:38 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission has sued a company accused of using house-flipping TV celebrities to lure people into spending thousands on expensive training workshops that purported to share lucrative secrets but instead left many in financial ruin. The agency and the Utah Division of...

Utah spoils Nevada home opener 79-74

Nov. 6, 2019 1:56 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Timmy Allen scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Utah beat Nevada 79-74 on Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams. Both Gach added 22 points for Utah. After Nevada went on a 9-0 run with 8:46 to take a 58-56 lead, Utah answered with a 13-2 run over the next four minutes...

Relatives remember women with kids gunned down near border

Nov. 5, 2019 9:46 PM EST

HERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — The three women who were gunned down with six of their children in northern Mexico by suspected drug cartel members were remembered Tuesday as good people who loved their families and enjoyed quiet lives centered around a successful pecan farming operation south of the U.S. border....