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3 killed, 1 hurt in western Utah rollover accident

Jan. 17, 2021 1:22 PM EST

MILLARD COUNTY, Utah (AP) — Authorities in Utah say three people were killed and a fourth person injured when a vehicle rolled over during an accident on a gravel road near the Nevada border. An off-duty Millard County Sheriff's Office deputy encountered the surviving victim on the side of the road...

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2019, file photo, The Salt Lake Temple stands at Temple Square in Salt Lake City. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints added new language to the faith's handbook Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, imploring members to root out prejudice and racism, adding significance and permanence to recent comments by top leaders on one of the most sensitive topics in the church's history. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Mormon leaders condemn 'lawless behavior' at US Capitol

Jan. 15, 2021 6:10 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints condemned “lawless behavior” and the violence of rioters who broke into the U.S. Capitol in a statement Friday that marked the faith's first public comments since the Jan. 6 attack by pro-Trump loyalists. Top leaders from...

Utah National Guard to send 350 troops to Washington, D.C.

Jan. 15, 2021 2:59 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah National Guard announced Friday it will send about 350 service members to Washington, D.C. to support law enforcement at President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony next week. The guards will be there to “protect lives, preserve property, protect critical...

Utah reports first case of United Kingdom COVID-19 variant

Jan. 15, 2021 1:31 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah health officials confirmed the state's first case of the COVID-19 variant that’s been seen in the United Kingdom on Friday. Lab tests found a 25 to 44 year old man from Salt Lake County who tested positive last month had the variant. The state health department said the...

Spencer Jensen, music teacher at the Legacy Preparatory Academy receives the COVID-19 vaccine at the Davis County Legacy Center Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Farmington, Utah. Utah began vaccinating teachers and school staff across the state. They are aiming to have all teachers and school staff vaccinated by the end of February. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Calls to reopen classrooms grow as teachers get vaccinated

Jan. 13, 2021 9:14 PM EST

State leaders around the U.S. are increasingly pushing for schools to reopen this winter — pressuring them, even — as teachers begin to gain access to the vaccine against the raging pandemic. Ohio's governor offered to give vaccinations to teachers at the start of February, provided their school...

University of Utah president to step down after 3 years

Jan. 13, 2021 5:43 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — University of Utah President Ruth Watkins has announced she is stepping down in April after accepting the position of president of Strada Impact, a national organization based in Indianapolis dedicated to strengthening the pathways between education and employment. Watkins will head...

Coronavirus vaccine brings relief to Utah homeless hospice

Jan. 11, 2021 1:29 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — While no one living at a Salt Lake City hospice center for homeless people has tested positive for COVID-19, the vaccine's arrival has provided a new sense of relief. Kimberlin Correa, executive director of the INN Between, said staff and medically fragile residents at the medical...

2 Utah men convicted of fraud charged in $11M scheme

Jan. 9, 2021 5:35 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Utah men who met in prison while serving time for unrelated fraud schemes have been charged in federal court over a fraudulent trading program one of them claimed to have received in a “spiritual revelation," the Securities and Exchange Commission said. A complaint filed in...

A woman wearing mask to help protect herself from the coronavirus stands in the sun as she walks her dogs in Beijing on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. With next month's Lunar New Year travel rush looming, the government is telling people to stay put as much as possible and not travel to or from the capital Beijing. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: 2 Chinese cities urge people to stay at home

Jan. 9, 2021 12:33 AM EST

BEIJING — Chinese authorities are asking residents in two cities south of Beijing to stay home for seven days as they try to stamp out a coronavirus outbreak in which more than 300 people have tested positive in the past week. According to official notices on social media, the cities of Shijiazhuang and...

Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox speaks during a COVID-19 briefing at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. Cox unveiled a plan Friday to ramp up Utah's COVID-19 vaccine distribution as the state sees a post-holiday surge in new cases. Cox, a Republican, said he will issue an executive order requiring facilities to allocate their doses the week they are received and have local health departments manage distribution, with an expectation of administering 50,000 doses a week. (Jeffrey D. Allred/Deseret News, via AP, Pool)

New Utah governor unveils vaccine plan amid holiday surge

Jan. 8, 2021 4:50 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — New Gov. Spencer Cox unveiled a plan Friday to ramp up Utah's COVID-19 vaccine distribution as the state sees a post-holiday surge in new cases. The Republican governor said he will issue an executive order requiring facilities to allocate their doses the week they are received and...