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Leaders in US, Europe divided on response to surging virus

Oct. 20, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Virus cases are surging across Europe and many U.S. states, but responses by leaders are miles apart, with officials in Ireland, France and elsewhere imposing curfews and restricting gatherings even as some U.S. governors resist mask mandates or more aggressive measures. The stark...

Utah rivals in governor's race unite in call for decency

Oct. 20, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rival candidates vying to become Utah's next governor joined together in new ads Tuesday urging people to accept the results of the November elections and maintain decency with one another despite political differences. Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, a Republican who is the heavy favorite to...

FILE - This Sept. 15, 2015, file photo, shows Zion National Park near Springdale, Utah. A California woman who was missing for about two weeks in Zion National Park in Utah has been found and left the park with her family who had feared the worst, authorities said. Holly Suzanne Courtier, 38, of Los Angeles, was found Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, by search and rescue crews after park rangers received a tip that she had been seen in the park, Zion National Park officials said in a news release.(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Woman missing for 2 weeks found safe in Zion National Park

Oct. 20, 2020 1:35 AM EDT

SPRINGDALE, Utah (AP) — A California woman who was missing for about two weeks in Zion National Park in Utah has been found and left the park with her family who had feared the worst, authorities said. Holly Suzanne Courtier, 38, of Los Angeles, was found Sunday by search and rescue crews in a thickly...

U. S. Army, Arizona National Guard Pvt. Ronald Aguilar, right, takes the temperature of a man at a drive-thru COVID-19 saliva test on the main campus at Arizona Western College, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Yuma, Ariz. The testing, organized by the Yuma County Public Health Services District, lasted from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and saw 671 tests administered, according to Yuma County spokesperson Kevin Tunnell. The purpose of the testing, according to Yuma County, was to capitalize on the recent development of a saliva test for COVID-19 by Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute. (Randy Hoeft/The Yuma Sun via AP)

The Latest: Melbourne eases restrictions after cases drop

Oct. 17, 2020 11:54 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, has loosened lockdown restrictions as new and active COVID-19 continue to decline. From midnight Sunday, Melbourne residents will no longer face limits on the time they can spend away from their homes for education or recreation....

OL Regin close out the fall series with 2-0 win over Utah

Oct. 17, 2020 10:14 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Sofia Huerta and Leah Pruitt scored and OL Reign beat the Utah Royals 2-0 on Saturday night in the final match of the National Women's Soccer League fall series. It was the first win of the series for the Reign (1-1-2). Each of the league's teams played a four-game series in local...

21 members of white supremacist orgs charged for guns, drugs

Oct. 17, 2020 9:08 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Twenty-one members and associates of white supremacy organizations in Utah are facing charges over gun and drug distribution. The indictments came after an investigation that started in June 2019 that focused on the Soldiers of Aryan Culture, Silent Aryan Warriors and Noble Elect...

FILE - In this Thursday, April 30, 2020 file photo, Health care workers look on during a flyover at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City. One of Utah's largest hospitals had no beds left Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 in its regular intensive-care unit as the governor declared the state's weeks long spike in coronavirus cases

The Latest: New Mexico sets another one-day COVID-19 record

Oct. 16, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- New Mexico health officials on Friday confirmed the state set another single-day record with 819 COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total to 35,770 since the pandemic began. New rules to limit gatherings to five people or less, reduce hotel capacities and impose a 10 p.m. closing time for...

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2019, file photo, Utah linebacker Devin Lloyd (20) tackles Arizona State quarterback Jayden Daniels (5) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Salt Lake City. Experience is in short supply on the Utah defense as it prepares to head into the pandemic-shortened season. The Utes return only two full-time starters – junior defensive end Mika Tafua and junior linebacker Lloyd – from a unit that took the Pac-12 by storm a year ago. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Inexperience creates questions for usually tough Ute defense

Oct. 16, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Experience is in short supply on the Utah defense as it prepares to head into the pandemic-shortened season. The Utes return only two full-time starters – junior defensive end Mika Tafua and junior linebacker Devin Lloyd – from a unit that took the Pac-12 by storm a...

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, looks on during a news conference Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, near Neffs Canyon, in Salt Lake City. Romney announced legislation to establish a national wildfire commission that would make policy recommendations aimed at diminishing future wildfire disasters. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Mitt Romney calls for US commission to deal with wildfires

Oct. 15, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah announced legislation Thursday to establish a national commission focused on diminishing future wildfire disasters. The proposed commission would study and recommend fire mitigation policies to Congress, including forest management tactics and federal...

BYU quarterback Zach Wilson (1) throws downfield against UTSA in the second half during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, Pool)

Wilson's rise brings back memories of BYU's time as QB U

Oct. 14, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

A generation of college football fans grew up knowing BYU as QB U. Cougars quarterbacks consistently became first-round NFL draft picks and Heisman Trophy contenders in the 1970s, ‘80s and ’90s. Under innovative coach LaVell Edwards, BYU offenses helped lay the foundation for today's pass-happy...