Car crashes into historical monument in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City police say a car apparently involved in a street race smashed into an historical monument at Temple Square in the city’s downtown, critically injuring the driver. Police Lt. Mark Buhman says the Eagle Gate Monument that arches over State Street was gouged on...


Former bank branch manager pleads guilty to money laundering

BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) — A former manager of a bank branch in Bountiful has admitted embezzling more than $565,000 to buy a house. The Standard-Examiner newspaper reports that 33-year-old Daniel Scott Frischknecht pleaded guilty Wednesday to money laundering, a crime punishable by up to 10 years in...


Romney, favored in Senate bid, could take on outsized role

Romney Senate GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney’s extensive resume has many Republicans looking to him to take on a role in the Senate as a political and moral counterweight to a president many in the GOP see as divisive and undignified. First he has to get elected. The 2012 GOP nominee for president announced...


Intermountain donates $15M to Univ. of Utah for med building

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Intermountain Healthcare has donated $15 million to the University of Utah to pay for building a new medical education building. The new building will replace the 52-year-old School of Medicine building on the Salt Lake City campus. Construction is expected to begin in 2019,...


Weber County: Evidence worker allegedly under the influence

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Weber County officials say investigations are underway in the wake of the firing of a Sheriff’s Office evidence room employee who allegedly was “under the influence” at work. The Sheriff’s Office is conducting an internal investigation while another investigation is being...


Suspect killed by deputy in shootout on Colorado-Utah border

CORTEZ, Colo. (AP) — A suspect was killed during a shootout with a sheriff’s deputy following a high-speed pursuit that ended near the Colorado-Utah border. Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin told the Cortez Journal that the shootout occurred Thursay afternoon near Canyons of the Ancients...


Trump overreaches to claim indictment proves 'no collusion'


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has consistently pushed back against the idea of Russia meddling in the election that put him in power, dismissing that claim as a hoax and an affront to the legitimacy of his victory. Now, in a 37-page indictment Friday, special counsel Robert Mueller has...


AP FACT CHECK: Trump on collapse of immigration effort

Fact Check Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is blaming Democrats for abandoning the young immigrants whose legal status is up in the air because of a step he took six months ago. Those immigrants, who arrived in the United States illegally as children, became a bargaining chip in legislation that...


Mueller charges Russians with meddling in 2016 race


WASHINGTON (AP) — In an extraordinary indictment, the U.S. special counsel has accused 13 Russians of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a huge but hidden social media trolling campaign aimed in part at helping Republican Donald Trump defeat...


Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents

Trump Russia Probe

Friday’s election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists. And it’s not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something...

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