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Sam Gordon poses for a photograph, Oct. 20, 2020, in Herriman, Utah. Gordon was the only girl in a tackle football league when she started playing the game at age 9. Now, Gordon hopes she can give girls a chance to play on female-only high school teams through a lawsuit. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Female football star sues for schools to offer girls' teams

Oct. 27, 2020 1:03 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sam Gordon's staggering football skills made her famous at age 9. But they didn't make her fully welcome on the field. As the only girl in a tackle football league in Utah, she heard parents from opposing teams urge their kids to “beat the girl.” “I had a target...

FILE - Copies of The Salt Lake Tribune newspaper are shown on April 20, 2016, 2020, in Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake Tribune will stop printing a daily newspaper after nearly 150 years at the end of the year and move to a weekly print edition. The newspaper reported Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, the change won't result in cuts to the newsroom staff, but nearly 160 people involved with printing and delivering the daily paper will be laid off. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Salt Lake Tribune to stop printing daily after 149 years

Oct. 26, 2020 9:54 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Salt Lake Tribune announced Monday it will stop printing a daily newspaper at the end of the year after nearly 150 years and move to a weekly print edition. The change won’t result in cuts to the newsroom staff of about 65 people, though some would be...

Sanford Health, Intermountain agree to merge organizations

Oct. 26, 2020 12:53 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sanford Health and Intermountain Healthcare said Monday they plan to merge companies. If the deal is approved, it would unite Salt Lake City-based Intermountain with operations in Utah, Nevada and Idaho, with Sioux Falls-based Sanford, which operates in 24 states. The combined...

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, file photo, Salt Lake County Health Department public health nurse Lee Cherie Booth performs a coronavirus test outside the Salt Lake County Health Department in Salt Lake City. About half of U.S. states have seen their highest daily infection numbers so far at some point in October, and the country came very close to back-to-back record daily infection rates last week. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Fear and anxiety spike in virus hot spots across US

Oct. 25, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

Preslie Paur breaks down in tears when she thinks of her state’s refusal to mandate face masks. The South Salt Lake City, Utah, woman can’t work at her special education job due to an autoimmune disease. Her husband, also a special ed teacher, recently quit because his school district would not...

BYU fans sit among BYU cutout fans in the first half during an NCAA college football game against Texas State Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Wilson leads No. 12 BYU past Texas State 52-14

Oct. 25, 2020 3:49 AM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — BYU’s offense is becoming virtually unstoppable with Zach Wilson at the controls. Wilson threw for 287 yards and four touchdowns to lead the No. 12 Cougars to a 52-14 victory over Texas State on Saturday night. He had at least 200 yards passing before halftime for the fourth time...

Boise State wins season opener, beats Utah State 42-13

Oct. 24, 2020 11:44 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — No fans were on hand to witness Boise State’s 42-13 season-opening win over Utah State on Saturday evening, but if they had, they would have felt like they had seen this game before. Hank Bachmeier threw for 268 yards and three touchdowns and George Holani rushed for 100 yards...

A policeman checks documents of a driver at central Syntagma square in Athens, Greece, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. Greece's government has imposed a nightly curfew in greater Athens and other areas with high infection rates as well as a mask requirement. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

The Latest: New outbreak delays easing of rules in Melbourne

Oct. 24, 2020 11:40 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — A COVID-19 outbreak in the north of Melbourne has led health authorities in Australia’s Victoria state to hold off on any further easing of restrictions in the beleaguered city. Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews withheld any announcement on an easing on Sunday as the state...

FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2020, file photo, Exam Corp Lab employee, right, wears a mask as she talks with a patient lined up for COVID-19 testing in Niles, Ill. The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign about the disease's grip on the nation. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

US sets coronavirus infection record; deaths near 224,000

Oct. 24, 2020 6:47 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. coronavirus caseload has reached record heights with more than 83,000 infections reported in a single day, the latest ominous sign of the disease’s grip on the nation, as states from Connecticut to the Rocky Mountain West reel under the surge. The U.S. death toll,...

FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2020, file photo, Exam Corp Lab employee, right, wears a mask as she talks with a patient lined up for COVID-19 testing in Niles, Ill. The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign about the disease's grip on the nation. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Some hospitals in crisis as US nears high for COVID-19 cases

Oct. 23, 2020 8:21 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign about the disease’s grip on the nation, as states from Connecticut to the Rocky Mountain West reel under the surge. The impact is being felt in every section of the...

FILE - In this July 1, 2019, file photo, Ashley Fine speaks during a vigil for Mackenzie Lueck at the university in Salt Lake City. A tech worker pleaded guilty Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in the death of Lueck, more than a year after her disappearance sparked a large-scale search that ended with the discovery of her charred remains in his backyard. Ayoola A. Ajayi is expected to be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. (Jeremy Harmon/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)

Family of slain Utah college student confronts her killer

Oct. 23, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Family members of a Utah college student who was found strangled and burned last year following a search for her that captured the nation's attention called the man who pleaded guilty to her murder a “monster” Friday as they confronted him before he was sentenced to life...