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Judge won't toss lawsuit against Utah transgender sports ban

Aug. 10, 2022 20:17 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A judge on Wednesday rejected the request by Utah officials to throw out a lawsuit challenging a state ban on transgender kids who want to compete in youth sports. The ruling comes ahead of a hearing scheduled for Thursday where Judge Keith Kelly will assess...

Cam Rising evolving entering first full season as starter

Aug. 09, 2022 13:05 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Unlike last season, Cam Rising isn’t facing a battle to become Utah’s starting quarterback heading into a new year. Rising cemented his spot atop the depth chart when he led the Utes to their first Pac-12 championship and first Rose Bowl berth a season...

Gabby Petito's family files claim alleging police failed her

Aug. 08, 2022 19:45 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nicole Schmidt vividly remembers the pain she felt watching body camera footage of her daughter Gabby Petito sobbing while Utah police officers questioned her about a fight with her boyfriend. The video was released last summer after Petito had gone missing...

Seven years of sex abuse: How Mormon officials let it happen

Aug. 04, 2022 10:55 AM EDT

BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — MJ was a tiny, black-haired girl, just 5 years old, when her father admitted to his bishop that he was sexually abusing her. The father, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and an admitted pornography addict, was in counseling with his...

Utah police investigating attack on gay couple as hate crime

Aug. 03, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Police said on Wednesday that an attack against a gay couple in suburban Salt Lake City is being investigated as a hate crime. Stefanie Peacock said her 18-year-old son, Christian, and his boyfriend Jacob Metcalf, also 18, were attacked just after midnight...

Utah-based company makes bid to buy Vermont resort Jay Peak

Aug. 03, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

A Utah-based resort company that owns several ski areas has made a bid to buy Jay Peak Resort, the Vermont ski resort that was rocked by a massive fraud case involving its former owner and president. The court appointed receiver who has been overseeing Jay Peak for more than six...

DeMarre Carroll reunites with Budenholzer as Bucks assistant

Aug. 02, 2022 21:22 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have hired former NBA player DeMarre Carroll and former Utah Jazz assistant coach Vince Legarza as assistant coaches. Carroll will be reunited with Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer after playing for him with the Atlanta Hawks from 2013-15. His...

Utah man accused of causing wildfire by burning a spider

Aug. 02, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man has been arrested on accusations he started a wildfire while trying to burn a spider with his lighter. Cory Allan Martin, 26, told deputies that he spotted the spider Monday while he was in a hiking area in the foothills south of Salt Lake City...

Women go to Muirfield, regular-season finale for PGA Tour

Aug. 02, 2022 11:09 AM EDT

ROYAL & ANCIENT GOLF CLUB AND LPGA TOUR AIG WOMEN'S BRITISH OPEN Site: Muirfield, Scotland. Course: Muirfield. Yardage: 6,649. Par: 71. Prize money: $6.8 million. Winner's share: $1.02 million. Television:...

British man arrested after London-LA flight diverted to Utah

Jul. 27, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A British man aboard a flight from London to Los Angeles grabbed a passenger seated in front of him by the throat and tried to hit and bite him, prompting the diversion of the flight to Utah, authorities said Wednesday. William Stephen Hayes, 39, was arrested...