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Utah man charged with threatening passenger on flight

Nov. 26, 2022 15:39 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) — A Utah man was arrested and charged in federal court with carrying a straight-edge razor blade on a JetBlue flight and using it to threaten another passenger, according to the federal prosecutors. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Salt Lake City filed a...

Western US cities to remove decorative grass amid drought

Nov. 17, 2022 21:53 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A group of 30 agencies that supply water to homes and businesses throughout the western United States has pledged to rip up lots of decorative grass to help keep water in the over-tapped Colorado River. The agreement signed Tuesday by water agencies in...

McMullin loss in Utah raises independent candidacy questions

Nov. 12, 2022 11:05 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Democrats' decision to back an independent rather than nominate a member of their own party to take on Republican Mike Lee transformed the state's U.S. Senate race from foregone conclusion to closely watched slugfest. Independent Evan McMullin, an...

Burgess Owens, GOP congressmen win reelection in Utah

Nov. 09, 2022 02:04 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Rep. Burgess Owens won reelection to a second term on Tuesday, solidifying the Republican Party’s grip on Utah’s delegation to Washington as it vies for control of the U.S. House of Representatives. Republican Reps. Blake Moore, Chris Stewart and John...

Gabby Petito’s family files wrongful death suit against Moab

Nov. 08, 2022 17:50 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Family members of a 22-year-old woman whose boyfriend admitted to killing her last year have filed a wrongful death suit against the Moab Police Department, claiming their negligence led to her death weeks later. The lawsuit filed on Thursday is the latest...

In the 5 states without lotteries, a case of Powerball envy

Nov. 04, 2022 11:58 AM EDT

WEST POINT, Ga. (AP) — Loretta Williams lives in Alabama but drove to Georgia to buy a lottery ticket for a chance at winning the $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot. She was one of many Alabama ticket-buyers flooding across state lines Thursday. The largest lottery prize in U.S....

Family of bullied Utah girl who died by suicide files claim

Nov. 02, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The family of a Black fifth grader in Utah who died by suicide last year plans to file a $14 million lawsuit against her school, arguing that an inadequate response to reports of her being bullied over her race and disabilities led to her death. Attorneys...

Utah: What to expect on election night

Nov. 02, 2022 11:25 AM EDT

Utah's politics borrow a great deal from the state's predominant religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Most of its population and a vast majority of its politicians are members of the faith. Republicans hold every statewide office, all four seats in the U.S....

Vancouver's shot at hosting 2030 Winter Olympics dims

Oct. 27, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) — British Columbia's government will not support Vancouver's bid to hold the 2030 Olympics in the province, a move that places Salt Lake City closer to bringing the Games back to Utah. BC's minister of tourism, arts, culture and sports said Thursday...

Utah Senate race: Referendum on direction Trump has led GOP

Oct. 22, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Just weeks before the Nov. 8 vote, Utah's senior senator, Republican Mike Lee, is now acknowledging a real reelection threat from Evan McMullin, an anti-Donald Trump independent and former Republican challenging him in the state's most competitive Senate race in decades. ...