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Caprice Cortez, Faith Goodsell, Autumn Barton and Mykaylla Darrow, all teammates on the Grantsville High School girls soccer team that Alexis Haynie played on, stand together at a candlelight vigil for the Haynie family at City Park in Grantsville, Utah, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Police say four members of the Haynie family were killed and one injured after being shot by a teenage family member on Jan. 17. (Spenser Heaps/The Deseret News via AP)

Teen charged as adult in fatal family shooting in Utah

Jan. 22, 2020 8:55 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah teenager shot and killed his mother and sister as they returned from school pickup, then waited for two more siblings to come home and killed them, prosecutors said Wednesday. Colin “CJ” Haynie, 16, tried to kill his father as well, but the older man managed to...

Nathan Dalley, left, shakes hands with Republican Utah Rep. Craig Hall following a news conference about the discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children, now banned in Utah Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. Dalley under went so-called conversion therapy. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Discredited conversion therapy banned in conservative Utah

Jan. 22, 2020 1:15 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children is now banned in Utah, making it the 19th state and one of the most conservative to prohibit it. Supporters navigated a winding path to passage and some dissent remains, but barring it in Utah could give a boost to...

Bean's double-double helps Utah St. overwhelm Air Force

Jan. 22, 2020 1:03 AM EST

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Justin Bean scored 16 points with 13 rebounds and Sam Merrill scored 15 and Utah State beat Air Force 72-47 on Tuesday. Bean and Neemias Queta, scored 14, combined to shoot 11 of 15. Diogo Brito added 10 off the bench for the Aggies. Utah State (15-6, 4-4 Mountain West Conference) raced...

Ambersnail found in Arizona, Utah to lose endangered status

Jan. 22, 2020 12:02 AM EST

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — An amber-colored snail found in Arizona and Utah could be losing it status as an endangered species. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services wants to remove the Kanab ambersnail from the list of threatened and endangered species, saying it's not a valid subspecies. The...

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)

Judge deals blow to woman charged for being topless at home

Jan. 21, 2020 7:52 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A judge refused to overturn part of Utah’s lewdness law Tuesday in a blow to a woman who's fighting criminal charges after her stepchildren saw her topless in her own home. Judge Kara Pettit sided with prosecutors who argued that lewdness is commonly understood to include...

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At Sundance, an annual rebirth for American movies

Jan. 21, 2020 6:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Sundance Film Festival, coming at the start of a new movie calendar, is an annual rite of renewal. New movies. New filmmakers. New voices. And that feels especially welcome this year. Sundance always rolls around just as the worst movies are being dumped in theaters ( see:...

Caprice Cortez, Faith Goodsell, Autumn Barton and Mykaylla Darrow, all teammates on the Grantsville High School girls soccer team that Alexis Haynie played on, stand together at a candlelight vigil for the Haynie family at City Park in Grantsville, Utah, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Police say four members of the Haynie family were killed and one injured after being shot by a teenage family member on Jan. 17. (Spenser Heaps/The Deseret News via AP)

Police seek motive for Utah family's killings as funeral set

Jan. 21, 2020 4:41 PM EST

GRANTSVILLE, Utah (AP) — As investigators try to unravel why a teenage boy shot and killed four of his relatives, loved ones prepared to mourn the family at a funeral this week in a small Utah town. Police said the boy surrendered peacefully after killing a 52-year-old woman and three of her kids and...

Mormon school to allow same-sex partners in ballroom event

Jan. 21, 2020 3:31 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Brigham Young University will allow same-sex couples to compete in a national ballroom dance competition hosted by the school, a move that goes against the institution's code against gay relationships, officials said. BYU was required to lift its ban on same-sex couples competing in...

Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley (10) drives around Indiana Pacers guard T.J. McConnell (9) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Mitchell, Gobert help Jazz dominate Pacers in 118-88 victory

Jan. 21, 2020 1:40 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When the Utah Jazz find a rhythm around the basket, few teams can do anything to stop them from dominating on both ends of the court. That certainly was the case during a 118-88 victory Monday night over the Indiana Pacers. For the bulk of 48 minutes, Utah attacked the rim with...

Police investigate after four people were killed and fifth person was injured in a shooting at a Grantsville, Utah, home Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. The suspected shooter was taken into custody by Grantsville police, the Deseret News reported. Grantsville Mayor Brent Marshall said the victims and the shooter are all related, the newspaper reported. (Steve Griffin/The Deseret News via AP)

Utah police: Boy accused in killing 4 not cooperating

Jan. 20, 2020 5:28 PM EST

A boy accused of shooting and killing four members of a Utah family and wounding a fifth surrendered peacefully following the Friday night slayings, but has since refused to speak with detectives trying to piece together a possible motive, police said Monday. Police in the small town of Grantsville released the...