400 more homes evacuated as Brian Head wildfire grows

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A wildfire near a southwestern Utah ski town has forced the evacuations of 400 more homes after the...


US does not need warrant to subpoena Oregon drug data

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency does not need a court order to subpoena a prescription drug database kept by the state of Oregon, but the ruling did not specify whether those subpoenas would violate constitutional...


Utah group files 2018 medical marijuana ballot initiative

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A group of activists and Utah residents with chronic conditions has launched a ballot initiative to ask voters next year to pass a broad medical marijuana law. The application was filed Monday by the Utah Patients Coalition. The group’s organizers say they’re done waiting for...


Vintage Disneyland concept map sells at auction for $708,000

Disneyland Map Auction

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A hand-drawn map that shows Walt Disney’s original ideas for Disneyland has sold at auction for $708,000. The founder of Van Eaton Galleries in Los Angeles says a private collector cast the winning bid Sunday. Mike Van Eaton says it is the most expensive Disneyland map ever sold....


US mayors back plan for cities to use only renewable energy

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A bipartisan group of mayors from across the country unanimously backed an ambitious commitment for U.S. cities to run entirely on renewable sources such as wind and solar in two decades. As the U.S. Conference of Mayors wrapped up in Miami Beach on Monday, leaders from...


Utah toddler dead after falling asleep in hot car

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a 2-year-old who apparently fell asleep in a hot car in southern Utah. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said Monday it happened at a house where several out-of-state families were staying during a family reunion near St. George,...


The Latest: US mayors OK plan to use only renewable energy

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ resolutions to fight climate change (all times local): 12:50 p.m. A bipartisan group of mayors from across the country has unanimously backed an ambitious commitment for U.S. cities to run entirely on renewable sources such as...


More evacuations in wildfire near Utah ski resort town

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Firefighters were bracing for strong winds Monday as they fought a southern Utah wildfire that’s forced more than 1,500 people from homes and cabins as crews in California got a handle on a brush fire that closed a freeway. Authorities ordered more evacuations at the fire that...


Correction: Interior Secretary Homecoming story

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — In a story June 23 about Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s return to Montana, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Western Values Project’s ad campaign was created for the Western Governors’ Association. The ad campaign will coincide with the association’s annual...


Utah family looking for plaque taken from daughter's grave

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah (AP) — The family of a Utah girl is hoping to find or replace a plaque taken from her grave. KUTV-TV reports ( ) Leslie Meyer’s family went to visit her grave in Cottonwood Heights on Saturday when they saw that her memorial plaque was missing. Meyer...


Firefighters battle intense wildfires in Utah, California

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Nearly 1,000 firefighters in southern Utah are banking on cooler weather conditions Sunday as they continue to tackle the country's largest wildfire

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