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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2019, file photo, Tilli Buchanan, left, sits in court with Randy Richards, right, her attorney, during deliberations in a case where Buchanan was charged with criminal lewdness involving a child, in Salt Lake City. Judge Kara Pettit refused on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, to overturn part of Utah’s lewdness law in a blow to Buchanan who's fighting criminal charges after her stepchildren saw her topless in her own home. Pettit sided with prosecutors who argued that lewdness is commonly understood to include women’s breasts in American society, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)

Woman accused of being topless with stepkids takes plea deal

Feb. 25, 2020 7:10 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman who fought criminal charges after her stepchildren saw her topless in her own home took a plea deal Tuesday to avoid the risk of having to register as a sex offender if convicted, her lawyer said. Tilli Buchanan's decision brought an end to the case that drew attention to...

Phoenix Suns guard Ricky Rubio (11) goes to the basket as Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) defends in the second half during an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Rubio leads Suns over Jazz in his return to Utah

Feb. 25, 2020 12:51 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Ricky Rubio always felt comfortable in Utah and hated to leave. He made sure his return was noticed. Rubio had 22 points, 11 assists and seven steals to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 131-111 victory over the reeling Jazz on Monday night. “I know their game and I played with them...

University of Utah football player charged with 3 rapes

Feb. 22, 2020 1:27 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A University of Utah football player accused of raping a 17-year-old girl is facing additional charges after prosecutors say he also raped two women. The Salt Lake Tribune reported that 20-year-old Terrell Perriman is now charged with eight felonies, including three counts of rape. He...

UCLA forward Cody Riley (2) looks to shoot over Utah forward Riley Battin during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Alex Goodlett)

Bernard jump starts UCLA to 69-58 win over Utah

Feb. 21, 2020 2:07 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Defense travels. UCLA coach Mick Cronin has been drilling this mantra into his team since he arrived in Westwood and his players are responding. “Defensively, we couldn't have played much better,” Cronin said after his Bruins beat Utah 69-58 on Thursday night. Jules...

Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg waves after speaking at a campaign event, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Bloomberg's unusual 2020 strategy turns to Utah post-debate

Feb. 20, 2020 9:18 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg’s presidential campaign strategy is unprecedented, and his choice of rally location on Thursday to bounce back from an unsteady debate performance was unusual: Salt Lake City. This is the first year Utah will vote on Super Tuesday, the March...

FILE - In this April 12, 2019, file photo, Sidney Draughon holds a sign as she takes part in a protest in Provo, Utah, against how the Brigham Young University Honor Code Office investigates and disciplines students. Brigham Young University in Utah has revised its strict code of conduct to strip a rule that banned any behavior that reflected

Mormon-owned BYU eases rules on 'homosexual behavior'

Feb. 19, 2020 8:08 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Brigham Young University in Utah has revised its strict code of conduct to strip a rule that banned any behavior that reflected “homosexual feelings," which LGBTQ students and their allies felt created an unfair double standard not imposed on heterosexual couples. The...

Hull scores 24, No. 8 Stanford shoots past Utah 97-64

Feb. 14, 2020 11:43 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — If you play for Stanford, you get out and run or you sit down. “We have a lot of good people who want to play. We’re going to run and if you don’t want to go all out, you can rest on the bench,” Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer said. The Cardinal ignored the...

In this Thursay, Feb. 13, 2020 photo released by the Utah County Sheriff's Office shows suspect Malachi West, 20, of Payson, Utah. Authorities are investigating an attack on a black missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a possible hate crime. The suspects, Malachi Bay West, 20, and Sebastian West, 19, not seen, were in custody but had not yet been charged as of Friday, afternoon. Neither has an attorney listed. (Utah County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Black Mormon missionary attacked in possible hate crime

Feb. 14, 2020 6:11 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah authorities are investigating an attack on a black missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a possible hate crime. Two men were arrested Thursday on suspicion of assault, and charging documents show hate crime is under consideration. The NAACP expressed...

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2002, file photo, Simon Ammann, of Switzerland, competes in the men's K90 Individual ski jump at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in Park City, Utah.  Salt Lake City may shift its focus to bidding for the 2034 Winter Olympics rather than the games four years earlier following the announcement last month that Sapporo, Japan will bid for 2030, organizing committee members said Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Salt Lake City eyes 2034 Olympics after Sapporo bid for 2030

Feb. 12, 2020 3:29 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City may shift its focus to bidding for the 2034 Winter Olympics rather than the Games being held four years earlier following the announcement last month that Sapporo, Japan, will bid for 2030, organizing committee members said Wednesday. A new organizing committee unveiled...

In this Jan. 31, 2020, photo, Ann Lovell carries her box of prescriptions after returning to Salt Lake City International Airport following her visit to Tijuana, Mexico. Lovell travels every few months to Tijuana, Mexico, to buy medication for rheumatoid arthritis with tickets paid for by the state of Utah's public insurer. Lovell is one of about 10 state workers participating in a year-old program to lower prescription drug costs by having public employees buy their medication in Mexico at a steep discount compared to U.S. prices. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Utah sends employees to Mexico for lower prescription prices

Feb. 9, 2020 10:57 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Ann Lovell had never owned a passport before last year. Now, the 62-year-old teacher is a frequent flier, traveling every few months to Tijuana, Mexico, to buy medication for rheumatoid arthritis — with tickets paid for by the state of Utah’s public insurer. Lovell is...