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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah hit another ominous record Friday by tallying the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases in a single day as the state struggles to slow a monthlong surge of COVID-19 that is filling intensive care beds at hospitals.

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SALT LAKE CITY — 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 in …

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Utah health experts say hospitals and critical care physicians are becoming overwhelmed as the state reported a record 1,543 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and as Gov. Gary Herbert again pleaded with the public to follow mask and social-distancing guidelines.

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SALT LAKE CITY — The parents of a University of Utah track athlete who was killed by her ex-boyfriend on campus two years ago reached a $13.5 million settlement Thursday with the university, which acknowledged that it didn’t handle the woman’s case properly.

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SALT LAKE CITY — Rival candidates vying to become Utah’s next governor joined together in new ads Tuesday urging people to accept the results of the November elections and maintain decency with one another despite political differences.

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SALT LAKE CITY — One of Utah’s largest hospitals had no beds left Friday in its regular intensive-care unit as the governor declared the state’s weekslong spike in coronavirus cases “unsustainable.”

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A Utah animal rights group is calling on Gov. Gary Herbert to “take more decisive action to curb the serious and growing public health threat posed by the zoonotic transmission of coronavirus that is occurring on Utah mink farms,” though the science behind such transmission has not been firmly established.

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SALT LAKE CITY — A former University of Utah police officer will not face criminal charges after being accused of sharing explicit photos of a student who was later killed on the campus, prosecutors said Thursday.

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SALT LAKE CITY — A suburban millennial convicted of becoming an online drug kingpin was sent to prison for life Thursday, but not before he was confronted by a grieving mother.

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Of states with compulsory ACT testing, Utah students scored highest, according to an annual report published by the national testing organization. But this year’s average score was lower than those of preceding classes.

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SALT LAKE CITY — Authorities at Brigham Young University’s Idaho campus are investigating reports that students are purposefully exposing themselves to the coronavirus in hopes of selling their plasma after they recover.

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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s lone congressional Democrat faced his Republican challenger on the debate stage Monday night as the candidates vie for the closely watched suburban Salt Lake City seat.

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LOGAN (AP) — Local officials and educators have been concerned about the effects of COVID-19-related shutdowns and closures on childrens’ education. But according to local advocates, it’s been hardest for those who were already struggling to begin with: local refugees and immigrants.

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PAYSON (AP) — Ryan Rowley’s orchards occupy a special piece of Utah where elevation, soils and topography collude to create an ideal environment for growing fruit, especially the tart cherries that have long been associated with the family name.

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — More than 100 state leaders from across the political spectrum gathered virtually Wednesday morning to sign, what they are calling, the first-ever Utah Climate and Clean Air Compact — urging the state to become a national leader on climate action.

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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah surpassed the grim milestone Thursday of 500 deaths from the coronavirus as the number of new cases and hospitalizations continued to break records.

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SALT LAKE CITY — Vice President Mike Pence and his Democratic challenger, California Sen. Kamala Harris, are poised to meet for a debate that will offer starkly different visions for a country confronting escalating crises.

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SALT LAKE CITY — A tech worker pleaded guilty Wednesday to murder and other charges in the death of a Utah college student, more than a year after her disappearance sparked a search that ended with the discovery of her charred remains in his backyard.

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SALT LAKE CITY — The University of Utah is prepared to host the vice presidential debate Wednesday between Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris, but some have questioned if the cost of the event was worth it.

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Thousands of minks at Utah fur farms have died because of the coronavirus in the past 10 days, forcing nine sites in three counties to quarantine, but the state veterinarian said people don’t appear to be at risk from the outbreak.

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LOGAN, Utah — An alcohol regulatory agency in Utah has granted a Logan business a bar establishment license, making it the first new bar in the county not attached to a restaurant in about 30 years, officials said.

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SALT LAKE CITY — Republican Utah Sen. Mike Lee revealed Friday he was infected with the coronavirus in an announcement that came just hours after President Donald Trump said he had the disease.

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SALT LAKE CITY — A tech worker accused of killing a Utah college student pleaded not guilty Thursday to 19 unrelated counts filed after investigators said they discovered child pornography on his computer.