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District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser with Metropolitan Police Department Chief Peter Newsham, speaks to reporters during a news conference, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

The Latest: DC, Atlanta mayors criticize Trump for comments

May. 31, 2020 10:37 AM EDT

The Latest on the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: ___ WASHINGTON — The mayors of Washington D.C. and Atlanta say President Donald Trump should start showing leadership on race relations following the...

In this Thursday, May 21, 2020, photo, Tammy Reid laughs while getting out of her truck to help Savanah Hendershott, a vet technician, return Blue, her 1-year-old Great Dane, after a visit to Sugar House Veterinary Hospital in Salt Lake City. The hospital is open to pets only amid the coronavirus pandemic. Pet owners are asked to call the hospital and wait in the parking lot for a technician to walk their pets inside and return them after their appointment. (Ivy Ceballo/The Deseret News via AP)

Veterinary care for animals goes curbside during pandemic

May. 31, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Pepper was a bit under the weather after eating a cheeseburger that had been slipped to him by the grandkids. Willie needed his staples out of his paw after he had a skin tag removed. Blue had a rash, needed her paw checked and had a follow-up appointment after being spayed. While...

A protester looks on as a flipped over police vehicle burns Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Salt Lake City. People converged on downtown Salt Lake City, Saturday to protest the death of George Floyd who died in Minneapolis police custody on May 25. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Curfew enforced after volatile protests in Salt Lake City

May. 31, 2020 2:08 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police enforcing a curfew largely cleared the streets of downtown Salt Lake City on Saturday night after a volatile day of protests over the death of George Floyd, while demonstrators who refused to leave were arrested. Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall enacted the curfew —...

Protesters run as police officers fire rubber bullets during a protest over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis, in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

The Latest: One dead in Indianapolis shootings amid protests

May. 31, 2020 1:17 AM EDT

The Latest on the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: ___ INDIANAPOLIS - Authorities are investigating “multiple shootings,” including one that left a person dead, in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday...

Decommissioned nuclear reactor heavy haul for Nevada roads

May. 30, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A nuclear reactor vessel from Southern California’s decommissioned San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station made its way through Las Vegas by rail this week, headed to a transfer site and placement on a truck to become the heaviest object ever moved on a Nevada highway. “By far,...

In this Thursday, May 21, 2020, photo, a campsite at Wood Camp sits along the Logan River, near Logan, Utah. With outdoor recreation being one of the few activities available during the COVID-19 pandemic, campsites are undergoing a large uptick in positive and negative use. Local forest rangers are encouraging folks to treat campgrounds respectfully, extinguish campfires and plan ahead for trips. (Eli Lucero/The Herald Journal via AP)

Campground use increases in pandemic, sparking bad behavior

May. 30, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — With outdoor recreation being one of the few activities available during the COVID-19 pandemic, campsites are undergoing a large uptick in positive and negative use. Local forest rangers are encouraging folks to treat campgrounds respectfully, extinguish campfires and plan ahead for...

FILE - In this April 18, 2020 file photo people gather during the Utah Business Revival rally, calling for Utah's economy to be re-opened, in Salt Lake City. A Utah judge has blocked a concert protesting coronavirus restrictions, siding with county health officials who said the event expected to attract thousands of people could worsen the pandemic. Judge Dianna Gibson decided Friday, May 29, 2020, there was a real risk of spreading the virus among the audience and others they could bring it back to. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer,File)

Coronavirus protest concert blocked by Utah judge

May. 29, 2020 10:57 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah judge blocked a concert protesting coronavirus restrictions Friday, siding with county health officials who said the event expected to attract thousands of people could worsen the pandemic. Judge Dianna Gibson decided there was a real risk of spreading the virus within the...

Utah has highest single-day rise in COVID-19 cases at 343

May. 29, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Health officials counted 343 new COVID-19 cases in southwestern Utah on Friday, the highest single-day increase in the state since daily counts started in March. It’s too soon to know if the spike shows an upward trend, health officials said. "I would caution against jumping...

This Feb. 29, 2020, photo provided by Feld Entertainment Inc., shows Eli Tomac competing in a Supercross event at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Supercross returns Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Utah for the first time since shutting down due to the coronavirus pandemic. The race is the first of seven at the University of Utah’s Rice-Eccles Stadium as the circuit tries to close out its season. Tomac leads German Ken Roczen by three points through the first 10 races. (Feld Entertainment Inc. via AP)

Supercross returns to racing this weekend in Utah

May. 29, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

Supercross followed other sports around the world in shutting down during the coronavirus pandemic. The kickstands are going back up this weekend. Following the lead of NASCAR and the UFC, Supercross returns to the track Sunday at the University of Utah's Rice-Eccles Stadium, kicking off a run of seven races in...

Ogden Police Chief Randy Watt speaks at a press conference after an officer involved shooting earlier in the afternoon on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at the Ogden Police Department. The chief reported that one police officer was killed at the scene and another was injured. The shooter also died at the scene. (Ben Dorger/Standard-Examiner via AP)

Police: Slain officer was proud to serve in his hometown

May. 29, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A police officer had been doing a job he loved for just over a year in his hometown of Ogden, Utah, when he was shot and killed during a domestic violence call, his fellow officers said Friday. Nathan Lyday, 24, was born in Ogden, went to school there and worked at a grocery store...