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Texas Tech's 6th grad transfer is former player for Wells

Aug. 20, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech has added another graduate transfer, with former Utah State cornerback Ja'Marcus Ingram joining his former coach in the Big 12 Conference. Ingram went through his first practice with the Red Raiders on Tuesday, 11 days before the season opener. He is immediately eligible to...

Mormon local leader charged in dressing room camera incident

Aug. 20, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Utah man who serves as a local leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is accused of illegally photographing a woman in Tennessee in a mall dressing room. According to an affidavit filed in criminal court in Nashville, the incident began last week when a woman...

Suspect in Utah student's death charged in 2018 assault

Aug. 20, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The highly publicized arrest of a man in the killing of a Utah college student this summer prompted a woman to come forward and report that he had sexually abused her during a dinner date at his home in 2018, authorities said Tuesday. Ayoola Ajayi is charged in a new court filing with...

Hiker recalls harrowing week in Montana-Idaho wilderness

Aug. 19, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

FLORENCE, Mont. (AP) — A Utah man said he ate berries and bugs to survive for nearly a week while lost in wilderness along the Idaho-Montana border. Kaden Laga, 25, is about to become a father and told himself he had to survive and make it home to his pregnant wife no matter what, he told Salt Lake City...

Romney says climate change happening, humans contribute

Aug. 19, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney said Monday that he believes climate change is happening and human activity is a significant contributor. During a speech at the conservative Sutherland Institute in Salt Lake City, the senator acknowledged that the position is rare among his fellow Republicans,...

Hermans wins Tour of Utah with strong ride in final stage

Aug. 18, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Ben Hermans finished near the front once more in the final stage of the Tour of Utah on Sunday, allowing him to wrap up the overall title after taking second in the week-long race a year ago. Joe Dombrowski won the finale, an 83-mile trek that began and ended in Park City, with 24...

Canola wins sprint to take stage at Tour of Utah

Aug. 16, 2019 10:06 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Marco Canola jumped ahead of the sprinters left from a reduced bunch, holding off Travis McCabe and Brendan Rhim to win Friday night's criterium-like stage in the Tour of Utah. The stage in the state capital covered eight laps of just under seven miles apiece, yet the field came...

Java still a no-no for Mormons despite fancy coffee names

Aug. 16, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a warning to members that coffee is prohibited no matter how fancy the name, that vaping is banned despite the alluring flavors and that marijuana is outlawed unless prescribed by "competent" doctors. The new guidance in the...

Father of kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart comes out as gay

Aug. 16, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The father of Utah kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart has come out as gay in a heartfelt letter that reveals he has struggled throughout his life with pain and guilt. "The decision to be honest and truthful about my orientation comes with its own set of challenges, but at the same...

Mayor: Officials waited days to warn of lake chemical spill

Aug. 16, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana mayor accused state environmental officials Friday of waiting several days before notifying his city about a steel mill's spill of cyanide and another chemical that led to a fish kill and prompted the closure of beaches along Lake Michigan. Portage Mayor John Cannon said the...