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Police: 2 children injured after being hit by a truck

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (AP) — Utah law enforcement officials say a young girl is in critical condition after she and a boy were hit by truck in a crosswalk in South Jordan. Police say three children between 7 and 9 years old had been crossing the street when a truck drove through the intersection and...


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US rig count up by 8 this week to 923; Wyoming up 4

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by eight this week to 923. That’s up from the 593 rigs that were active a year ago. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes said Wednesday that 747 rigs sought oil and 176 explored for natural gas this...


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Real Salt Lake soccer player pleads guilty in sex case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Real Salt Lake player accused of having sex with a minor has taken a plea deal. The Deseret News reports 24-year-old forward Ricardo Velazco pleaded guilty Monday to a reduced charge of misdemeanor sexual battery. The Casa Grande, Arizona, native was suspended from the team...


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Forest Service weighs changes to protections for sage grouse

Sage Grouse Forest Service

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is rethinking protection plans for sage grouse in six Western states after a U.S. court agreed with mining companies and others that the agency illegally created some safeguards in Nevada. The agency announced Tuesday that it’s working with the U.S....


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Semi-trailer crashes on Utah highway, spilling cows on road

Cattle Trailer Tips

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities are clearing dead cows off a northern Utah interstate highway after a semitrailer hauling cattle tipped over and crashed on an exit ramp above the highway, spilling cows onto the road below. Utah’s Highway Patrol said the semitrailer driver was speeding Wednesday...


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'Justice': US sliders relieved by IOC stand against Russians

Russian Doping

Katie Uhlaender has shed plenty of tears over the years about how she was so close to an Olympic medal, so close to standing on that podium and watching the American flag get raised in her honor. She cried again Wednesday. Those tears were happy ones. The long-awaited word has come down: Uhlaender...


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State attorneys general bash plan to hike national park fees

National Parks Fee Increase-1

A group of state attorneys general on Wednesday urged the National Park Service to scrap its proposal to more than double the entrance fee at 17 popular national parks. The top government lawyers from 10 states and the District of Columbia sent a letter saying the increase could put access to the...


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Jazz-76ers, Box

UTAH (86) Ingles 2-4 2-2 8, Jerebko 1-5 0-0 3, Favors 3-8 3-4 9, Rubio 5-10 0-0 12, Mitchell 6-19 4-5 17, Sefolosha 2-3 2-2 7, O’Neale 2-2 0-0 5, Udoh 3-6 4-4 10, Neto 0-1 0-0 0, Burks 1-10 0-0 2, Hood 5-17 2-2 13. Totals 30-85 17-19 86. PHILADELPHIA (107) Covington 4-12 3-3 13, Saric 2-5 1-1 5,...


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Fired-up Joel Embiid powers 76ers over Jazz 107-86

Jazz 76ers Basketball

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid was missing shots and upset with his play. That all changed with a theatrical, crowd-pleasing and game-changing flop. Ben Simmons had a career-high 27 points and 10 rebounds, a fired-up Embiid added 15 points and 11 rebounds despite a sore knee, and the Philadelphia...


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Logan police dog impounded after it escaped caregiver's home

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A Utah police department says one of its police dogs was impounded after it was found running loose while its handler was out of the country on vacation. The Herald Journal reported Monday that the Logan City Police Department dog was picked up by an animal control officer and...


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