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July 4 events nixed in Utah city after fire threatens homes

Jul. 04, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A fire in a Utah city north of Salt Lake City suspected to have been caused by fireworks led to the evacuation of dozens of homes and the cancellation of some Independence Day events, officials said. The fire near the city of Centerville was reported at about...

Utah's GOP Congressmen handily defeat primary challengers

Jun. 29, 2022 00:55 AM EDT

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (AP) — All four members of the U.S. House from Utah defeated Republican primary challengers Tuesday, advancing to the November election where they'll face Democratic challengers whose primaries were not contested. At an election night celebration in suburban Salt...

'Mitt Romney Republican' is now a potent GOP primary attack

Jun. 25, 2022 14:43 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney isn't up for reelection this year. But Trump-aligned Republicans hostile toward the Utah senator have made his name a recurring theme in this year's primaries, using him as a foil and derisively branding their rivals “Mitt Romney Republicans." ...

Salt Lake City Winter Olympics bid more likely for 2034

Jun. 23, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Recent meetings with the IOC have led U.S. officials to believe all signs point toward Salt Lake City bidding for the 2034 Winter Olympics, though they say Utah's capital will be ready if asked to host the 2030 Games, too. U.S. Olympic and Paralympic...

Investigator: DNA could identify 2 Tulsa massacre victims

Jun. 22, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

Investigators seeking to identify victims of the Tulsa Race Massacre have found enough usable DNA for testing on two of the 14 sets of remains removed from a local cemetery a year ago, a forensic scientist said Wednesday. Danny Hellwig with Intermountain Forensics in Salt Lake City,...

Trout hits 5th HR in 5-game series, Angels beat Mariners

Jun. 19, 2022 20:24 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Mike Trout homered for the fifth time in the five-game series and Los Angeles Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0 Sunday. Trout hit two home runs in the series opener and one in each of the final three games. The five home runs tied the record for any player in a...

Shimabukuro inks another 4 years as US speedskating coach

Jun. 14, 2022 21:15 PM EDT

Fresh off the best Olympic showing by the U.S. speedskating team in a dozen years, Ryan Shimabukuro is staying on for another four years as coach of the American squad. Shimabukuro posted a picture on his Facebook page Tuesday showing him signing his new contract at the Utah Olympic...

Danny Ainge says Jazz 'desperately' wanted Snyder to stay

Jun. 06, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz face an unexpected search for a new coach. Utah was prepared to enter next season with Quin Snyder at the helm until the head coach unexpectedly stepped down after eight seasons. The two sides had recently discussed an extension with Snyder, who...

Freeway exit to stadium, Vegas Strip to get 3 years of work

Jun. 05, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — One of the busiest interchanges on the busiest freeway in Nevada is getting a three-year remake that transportation and elected officials say will ease access to Allegiant Stadium, T-Mobile Arena and the resort-lined Las Vegas Strip — but only after construction creates an even...

Today in History: June 5, Robert F. Kennedy assassinated

Jun. 05, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 5, the 156th day of 2022. There are 209 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 5, 1968, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot and mortally wounded after claiming victory in California’s...