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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo supporters of President Donald Trump are confronted by U.S. Capitol Police officers outside the Senate Chamber inside the Capitol in Washington. An Arizona man seen in photos and video of the mob wearing a fur hat with horns was also charged Saturday in Wednesday's chaos. Jacob Anthony Chansley, who also goes by the name Jake Angeli, was taken into custody Saturday, Jan. 9. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Feds back away from claim of assassination plot at Capitol

Jan. 15, 2021 6:59 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Federal prosecutors who initially said there was “strong evidence” the pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week aimed to “capture and assassinate elected officials” backed away from the allegation after the head of the investigation cautioned Friday...

Utah forward Andrea Torres, rear, and Stanford guard Hannah Jump (33) battle for a rebound in the second half during an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Kiana Williams makes 6 3s, No. 1 Stanford routs Utah 82-54

Jan. 15, 2021 6:24 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Stanford dominated another opponent defensively to keep its perfect record intact. The No. 1 Cardinal held Utah without a field goal for two extended periods in an 82-54 victory Friday. Utah did not score a field goal over the final 6 1/2 minutes of the first quarter and went without...

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2019, file photo, The Salt Lake Temple stands at Temple Square in Salt Lake City. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints added new language to the faith's handbook Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, imploring members to root out prejudice and racism, adding significance and permanence to recent comments by top leaders on one of the most sensitive topics in the church's history. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Mormon leaders condemn 'lawless behavior' at US Capitol

Jan. 15, 2021 6:10 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints condemned “lawless behavior” and the violence of rioters who broke into the U.S. Capitol in a statement Friday that marked the faith's first public comments since the Jan. 6 attack by pro-Trump loyalists. Top leaders from...

Members of the Washington National Guard stand at a sundial near the Legislative Building, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Governors in some states have called out the National Guard, declared states of emergency and closed their capitols over concerns about potentially violent protests. Though details remain murky, demonstrations are expected at state capitols beginning Sunday and leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

States declare emergencies, close capitols ahead of rallies

Jan. 15, 2021 5:55 PM EST

Responding to warnings of potentially violent demonstrations, governors across the nation are calling out National Guard troops, declaring states of emergency and closing their capitols to the public ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration next week. Though details remain murky, demonstrations are...

Expansion could bring football back to WAC this fall in FCS

Jan. 15, 2021 1:41 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Football is returning in the Western Athletic Conference, this time at the Championship Subdivision level. The league announced this week it would add four schools from the Southland Conference and one from the Big Sky to bring its membership to 13. The five new members will join Dixie State...

Groves scores 25 to carry E. Washington over S. Utah 75-63

Jan. 14, 2021 11:41 PM EST

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Tanner Groves had 25 points as Eastern Washington beat Southern Utah 75-63 on Thursday night. Jacob Davison had 15 points for Eastern Washington (3-4, 2-0 Big Sky Conference). Kim Aiken Jr. added 9 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks. It was Eastern Washington's first game in 26...

Queta lifts Utah St. over San Diego St. 57-45

Jan. 14, 2021 11:31 PM EST

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Neemias Queta tallied 14 points and 16 rebounds to lead Utah State to a 57-45 win over San Diego State on Thursday night, the Aggies’ ninth consecutive victory. Brock Miller had 16 points for Utah State (10-3, 7-0 Mountain West Conference). Both teams set season lows for scoring...

Utah guard Alfonso Plummer (25) and Stanford guard Michael O'Connell (5) battle for a rebound in the first half during an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Allen, Utah turn back Stanford 79-65

Jan. 14, 2021 9:19 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Timmy Allen scored 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Utah ended a four-game losing streak with a 79-65 win over Stanford on Thursday. The Utes took the lead with a 14-2 run to end the first half and spent most of the second half with a double-figure lead, despite several...

Singleton leads New Mexico past Dixie State

Jan. 14, 2021 12:36 AM EST

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Saquan Singleton scored 17 points to lead New Mexico to a 72-63 win over Dixie State on Wednesday night. Isaiah Martin added 13 points and Makuach Maluach 12 for the Lobos (4-6). Rod Brown had 12 rebounds. Andre Mulibea had 15 points for Dixie State (4-3). Frank Staine added 13...

Spencer Jensen, music teacher at the Legacy Preparatory Academy receives the COVID-19 vaccine at the Davis County Legacy Center Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Farmington, Utah. Utah began vaccinating teachers and school staff across the state. They are aiming to have all teachers and school staff vaccinated by the end of February. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Calls to reopen classrooms grow as teachers get vaccinated

Jan. 13, 2021 9:14 PM EST

State leaders around the U.S. are increasingly pushing for schools to reopen this winter — pressuring them, even — as teachers begin to gain access to the vaccine against the raging pandemic. Ohio's governor offered to give vaccinations to teachers at the start of February, provided their school...