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2 Utah polygamous group members plead guilty in tax scheme

Jul. 19, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two executives of a Salt Lake City biodiesel company linked to a polygamous group have pleaded guilty to charges filed in what prosecutors have called a $511 million tax credit scheme, according to documents made public Friday. Washakie Renewable Energy once described itself as the...

Plan to slow Western wildfires would clear strips of land

Jul. 19, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing an ambitious plan to slow Western wildfires by bulldozing, mowing or revegetating large swaths of land along 11,000 miles (17,700 kilometers) of terrain in the West. The plan that was announced this summer and presented at public open houses,...

Utah boy advertises 'Ice Cold Beer' at root beer stand

Jul. 18, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah boy has earned widespread social media attention for his neighborhood soda stand thanks to a sign he holds that reads, "Ice Cold Beer" with "root" above the word beer in tiny print. Several residents in the northern Utah city called police earlier this week concerned about a...

Utah boy advertises 'Ice Cold Beer' at root beer stand

Jul. 18, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah boy has earned widespread social media attention for his neighborhood soda stand thanks to a sign he holds that reads, "Ice Cold Beer" with "root" above the word beer in tiny print. Several residents in the northern Utah city called police earlier this week concerned about a...

Across US, clergy mobilize to support vulnerable migrants

Jul. 18, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

So far this week, an anticipated nationwide sweep has not materialized at the expected magnitude. Yet the mere prospect of such action has prompted legions of pastors, rabbis and their congregations across the United States to stand ready to help vulnerable immigrants with offers of sanctuary and other services....

Family mourns 6-year-old girl killed by father's golf shot

Jul. 17, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

OREM, Utah (AP) — Relatives of a 6-year-old Utah girl who died after her father accidentally struck her with a golf ball are remembering her as a loving, playful child. Aria Hill's uncle David Smith described her as a happy child who greeted strangers and enjoyed spending time with her parents. Smith said...

Mormon leader Russell M. Nelson to speak at NAACP convention

Jul. 17, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' top leader has been invited to speak at the NAACP convention in Detroit, marking the latest sign of a burgeoning partnership between the two organizations. The Utah-based faith said in a news release Wednesday that president Russell M....

Feds: Moving land agency will save money, improve decisions

Jul. 16, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it can save taxpayers millions of dollars, make better decisions and trim a "top heavy" office in Washington by moving the headquarters of the nation's biggest land agency to Colorado and dispersing scores of jobs across 11 states in the U.S. West....

6-year-old girl dies after getting hit with golf ball

Jul. 16, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

OREM, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a 6-year-old Utah girl has died after her father accidentally hit her with a golf ball. Police say the ball struck the girl in the back of the head on Monday morning, while the father and daughter were golfing at Sleepy Ridge Golf Course in Orem. The ball collided with the...

The Latest: Agency may move, bring jobs to 3 Western states

Jul. 15, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on Bureau of Land Management headquarters moving from Washington to Colorado (all times local): 7:35 p.m. A spokesman for Utah Republican Congressman Rob Bishop says Colorado, Nevada and Utah could each gain about 50 federal employees as the U.S. Bureau of Land Management shifts...