Utah teen accused of plotting to shoot Deserae Turner weighs plea deal

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A plea deal is on the table for a teenager accused of encouraging a friend to kill a 14-year-old girl found in a ditch with a gunshot wound to the head, prosecutors and defense attorneys said Tuesday.


Navajo Nation sues Wells Fargo for alleged predatory tactics

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation announced Tuesday that it’s suing Wells Fargo for allegedly engaging in predatory and unlawful banking practices that targeted and harmed tribal members. In a statement, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye said the tribe’s lawyer has been directed to...


Court keeps ban on new mining claims around Grand Canyon

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has kept in place an Obama-era ban on new mining claims around the Grand Canyon, but a review under the Trump administration is putting it in jeopardy. The decision Tuesday by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals comes as a U.S. House committee heard...


Protesters call national park plan for Utah monument a ploy

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Environmental groups on Tuesday blasted a legislative proposal by U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart that would create a small national park within the recently downsized Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, calling it nothing more than a ruse to try to appease conservationists...


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POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Farm Bureau Intermountain Grain and Livestock Report Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Bids subject to change. BLACKFOOT __ soft white 3.50, down 5; hard red winter 4.40, down 5; DNS 5.60, down 10; hard white 4.60, down 5; BURLEY __ soft white 3.49, unchanged; hard red...


Complaint: Woman assaulted son on flight to Salt Lake City

Jet Blue Flight Woman Arrested

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal complaint accuses a Colorado woman of assaulting her son during a flight from Boston to Salt Lake City. The complaint filed in U.S. District Court against Cherice Dawn Klipfel states a passenger on the Sunday JetBlue Airways flight witnessed the mother striking,...


LDS Church donates another $5M for refugee resettlement

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for a second straight year has donated $5 million worth of aid to the nine voluntary refugee resettlement agencies in the United States. The Deseret News reported Sunday that the money will be used during 2018 by the nine...


Utah senator resigns to accept Trump administration position

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican Sen. Brian Shiozawa of Utah has resigned to take a health care position with President Donald Trump’s administration. Shiozawa resigned on Monday and is also retiring from his career as a doctor to become regional director for intergovernmental and external affairs...


Mom of Utah man jailed in Venezuela airs tape on his health

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The mother of a Utah man imprisoned in Venezuela for nearly 1½ years is circulating a new audio recording of her son talking about how he’s suffering without medical care. Laurie Holt said Monday that she’s sharing the recording Joshua Holt sent by cellphone so people can hear...


Police: 2-year-old Utah girl killed by sibling handling gun

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The Uintah County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that the child was accidentally shot in her home Sunday by an older sibling who was moving the gun from one room to another.

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