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Utah Jazz's Rayjon Tucker (6) draws a foul from Memphis Grizzlies' De'Anthony Melton (0) as Memphis Grizzlies' Jonas Valanciunas (17) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

Ingles, Jazz keep Grizzlies winless in bubble, 124-115

Aug. 5, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Joe Ingles scored 12 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, and the Utah Jazz kept the Memphis Grizzlies winless in the NBA bubble with a 124-115 victory Wednesday. Mike Conley had 23 points and seven assists against his former team for the Jazz (43-25), who improved to 2-2...

Tabitha Bell, 20, pauses for photos in Irvine, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Bell, a former student with disabilities at an elite private school in Utah, says in a lawsuit that administrators mishandled her 2017 sexual assault allegation as she endured bullying from classmates. She's seeking $10 million in damages.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Lawsuit: School mishandled disabled student’s rape report

Aug. 5, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A lawsuit accuses an elite private school in Utah of mishandling a 2017 sexual assault allegation from a student with disabilities who endured bullying from classmates, including a reenactment of the rape during a school assembly. Administrators at Waterford School held a meeting...

FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2015 file photo, water flows through a series of retention ponds built to contain and filter out heavy metals and chemicals from the Gold King Mine. The U.S. government settled a lawsuit Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, brought by the state of Utah over a mine waste spill caused by federal workers that sent wastewater downstream to several states from the inactive Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado five years ago. The Environmental Protection Agency agreed to fund $3 million in Utah clean water projects and give another $360 million to the state for remediation projects at abandoned mine sites. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

EPA settles with Utah over 2015 Colorado mine spill

Aug. 5, 2020 5:43 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. government settled a lawsuit Wednesday brought by the state of Utah over a mine waste spill caused by federal workers that sent wastewater downstream to several states from the inactive Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado five years ago. The Environmental Protection...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2018, file photo, a photograph of University of Utah student and track athlete Lauren McCluskey, who was fatally shot on campus, is projected on the video board before the start of an NCAA college football game between Oregon and Utah in Salt Lake City. An investigation found Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, that a group of University of Utah police officers made inappropriate comments about explicit photos of McCluskey, who had submitted the pictures as evidence in an extortion case shortly before her shooting death. The findings came after the Salt Lake Tribune unearthed allegations that an officer had bragged about having the images of McCluskey before her 2018 slaying. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Probe: Police commented on explicit photo in extortion case

Aug. 5, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE (AP) — A group of University of Utah police officers made inappropriate comments about explicit photos of a student who had submitted the pictures as evidence in an extortion case shortly before her shooting death, an investigation found Wednesday. Utah's Department of Public Safety...

Jenny Gelwix, right, a 3rd grade teacher, joins other Granite School district teachers gathered at the Granite School District Office, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Salt Lake City, to protest the district's plans for reopening. Teachers showed up in numbers to make sure the district's school board knew their concerns. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Utah parents, teachers debate school reopening plans

Aug. 5, 2020 2:47 PM EDT

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah (AP) — Hundreds of teachers and parents have gathered in northern Utah to argue whether school district reopening plans intended to limit the spread of COVID-19 are too restrictive or not. There were two demonstrations Tuesday in Farmington and South Salt Lake. They held opposing...

Utah man won't contest allegations of illegal contributions

Aug. 4, 2020 8:20 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A once-prominent businessman has agreed not to challenge allegations that he made illegal campaign contributions to Republican Utah Sen. Mike Lee and retired Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Jeremy Johnson, 44, used straw donors to give $50,000 to Lee's Senate campaign...

Fire burns over 11,000 acres along Utah-Arizona border

Aug. 4, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A fire burning along the Utah-Arizona border grew over the weekend, burning more than 11,000 acres (4,500 hectares) of grass, brush and woodland habitat, officials said. The Bureau of Land Management offices in Utah and Arizona reported that one house and four outbuildings were...

Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) is fouled by Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

Lakers beat Jazz 116-108 to clinch top seed in West

Aug. 4, 2020 1:10 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Davis had 42 points and 12 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs by beating the Utah Jazz 116-108 on Monday night. The Lakers (51-15) own a six-game lead over the second-place Los Angeles Clippers and have five...

People carry weapons outside the Cottonwood Heights Police Department on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. Groups of dueling protesters faced off outside the suburban Salt Lake City police department in response to use of force by officers at a protest the night before that resulted in the arrest of eight people. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Dueling protesters including armed men face off in Utah

Aug. 4, 2020 12:33 AM EDT

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah (AP) — Groups of dueling protesters that included police supporters carrying rifles and flags supporting President Donald Trump faced off outside a suburban Salt Lake City police department Monday night in response to use of force by officers at a demonstration the night before...

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhal listens as Salt Lake City police Chief Mike Brown speaks during a news conference Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Salt Lake City. Mendenhall signed an executive order Monday directing the police chief to enact several new policies, such as mandating deescalation tactics before using force, by Sept. 5. Previously, officers only needed to use

Salt Lake City mayor orders stricter use of force rules

Aug. 3, 2020 8:02 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City's police department will implement stricter policies aimed at limiting the use of deadly force as protests against police brutality continue, the mayor announced Monday. Mayor Erin Mendenhall signed an executive order Monday directing police Chief Mike Brown to enact...