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Actor Matthew McConaughey tells governors he is still mulling future run for political office

Jul. 12, 2024 15:29 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Actor Matthew McConaughey continued to tease he might run for political office to a room full of governors Friday, joshing about drinking his brand of tequila with at least one of them the night before and taking advice from another to be himself if he ever does run. ...

Utah Supreme Court sides with opponents of redistricting that carved up Democratic-leaning area

Jul. 11, 2024 15:04 PM EDT

Utah's Supreme Court handed a victory Thursday to opponents of redistricting that carved up Democratic-leaning Salt Lake County among four congressional districts that have since all elected Republicans by wide margins. The 5-0 ruling won’t affect elections this year. The Supreme...

Prime Time in Big 12: Colorado coach Deion Sanders says he is 'judged on a different scale'

Jul. 11, 2024 10:57 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Colorado coach Deion Sanders said Wednesday at his first Big 12 media days appearance that he has to operate under an entirely different umbrella when it comes to expectations. The Pro Football Hall of Fame player is going into his second season coaching in a...

Kansas QB Jalon Daniels ready to play after missing most of '23 with back injury

Jul. 10, 2024 20:14 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kansas quarterback Jalon Daniels said he would be ready to play a game now. Coach Lance Leipold and the Jayhawks just need him to be ready for the season. Daniels missed most of last season because of a back injury, playing in only three games before the end of...

Republican primary in Utah US House race drops into recount zone, threatening Trump-backed incumbent

Jul. 10, 2024 01:27 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Republican primary race to represent Utah’s 2nd District in Congress narrowed into recount territory on Tuesday after dueling endorsements from influential Republicans created a conundrum for voters who had little time to get to know the incumbent before casting...

Commissioner Brett Yormark says Big 12 has solidified itself as one of nation's top 3 conferences

Jul. 09, 2024 17:19 PM EDT

Brett Yormark believes the Big 12 has clearly solidified itself as one of the nation's top three conferences in a period of drastic change in college athletics, and the commissioner said the expanding league is more relevant than it has ever been in its nearly three-decades history. ...

Utah Hockey Club re-signs Barrett Hayton to a 2-year, $5.3 million contract

Jul. 08, 2024 18:42 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Hockey Club re-signed forward Barrett Hayton on Monday to a two-year contract worth $5.3 million. The contract carries an annual salary cap hit of $2.65 million through the 2025-26 season. Hayton was a restricted free agent. “Barrett...

Multiple injuries reported after fireworks veer into the crowd at a Utah stadium

Jul. 05, 2024 17:53 PM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Malfunctioning fireworks veered into the stands at a crowded Utah football stadium and struck members of the audience during a Fourth of July celebration, sending up to six people to the hospital, according to authorities and the event organizer. The mishap...

Judge's order greatly expands where Biden can't enforce a new rule protecting LGBTQ+ students

Jul. 02, 2024 22:05 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Enforcement of a federal rule expanding anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ+ students has been blocked in four states and a patchwork of places elsewhere by a federal judge in Kansas. U.S. District Judge John Broomes suggested in his ruling Tuesday that...