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Niece: Family won’t take in Elizabeth Smart’s kidnapper

Once an accomplished organ player in Salt Lake City, Wanda Barzee became a disturbing figure for members of her own family after she helped in the 2002 kidnapping of then-teenager …


Utah wildfires force evacuations of hundreds of homes

A swift Utah wildfire fanned by high winds has more than doubled its size as it burns through dry terrain and forces evacuations of hundreds of homes, the U.S. Forest …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 1:45 p.m.

Idaho reviews prison fire crews after inmate accused of rape

Idaho is reviewing its program for temporarily releasing prison inmates to help fight wildfires after an inmate was charged with raping a woman working at a remote Utah firefighting base …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Idaho prisoner helping fight fire in Utah accused of rape

An Idaho prisoner sent to help fight a wildfire in Utah raped a woman who also was working to support firefighters, prosecutors said Tuesday.


New search in Wyoming for suspect in Idaho triple killings

Searchers in northwest Wyoming are looking again for a Utah man who is missing but presumed dead after being suspected of killing his wife, another woman and a 14-year-old girl …


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 5:34 p.m.

Former Gonzaga guard Jesse Wade transferring to BYU

Former Gonzaga guard Jesse Wade announced Thursday he’s transferring to BYU.


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 7:25 p.m.

Honduran woman vows to fight for asylum from Utah church

Chavez, 30, is afraid that U.S. immigration officials would round them up and send them back to Honduras, where she said she fears for their safety because of an abusive …


Body of Utah teenager recovered in eastern Idaho river

The body of a 14-year-old Utah boy has been recovered from the Teton River in eastern Idaho.


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 7:41 p.m.

Mitt Romney wins GOP primary in Utah Senate race

Mitt Romney has won the Republican primary for a Utah Senate seat, setting him on the path to restart his political career with a Senate seat left open by retiring …


UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018, 11:27 a.m.

Romney aims to clinch GOP nod in Utah Senate race

Mitt Romney has a second chance during a Tuesday primary election to dispatch a Utah state lawmaker who defeated him at the state Republican Party convention in the race for …


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 6:18 p.m.

‘Like dominoes’: Utah homes burn as wildfires menace U.S. West

A fast-moving brush fire destroyed eight homes in the Utah tourist town of Moab, while more than 3,000 people in Colorado and Wyoming fled multiple wildfires scorching the drought-stricken U.S. …


Backchannel, ‘Dracula’ help free Utah man in Venezuela

A secret backchannel led by a veteran Republican Senate staffer and a flamboyant Venezuelan official nicknamed “Dracula” broke through hostile relations between the two governments to secure the release of …


UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

Freed after 2 years, man jailed in Venezuela returns to U.S.

Joshua Holt, who traveled to Venezuela from Utah in 2016 to marry a Spanish-speaking Mormon woman but soon found himself jailed and later branded the CIA’s top spy in Latin …


Tesla in Autopilot mode sped up before Utah crash

A Tesla that crashed while in Autopilot mode in Utah this month accelerated in the seconds before it smashed into a stopped firetruck, according to a police report obtained by …


UPDATED: Sun., May 13, 2018, 6:50 p.m.

Police probe whether Autopilot feature was on in Tesla crash

Police are investigating whether a Tesla sedan’s semi-autonomous Autopilot feature was engaged when it rear-ended a fire department truck in Utah.


Embracing the Arches: Utah national park offers views for hikes, walkers and passengers

Access to the arches and other features was designed for visitors to get out and walk or hike. However, those having mobility problems, the elderly or families with young children …


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 7:26 p.m.

Romney must compete in primary for Senate seat

Mitt Romney was forced Saturday into a Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah as he looks to restart his political career by replacing long-serving Sen. Orrin Hatch.


UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 3:53 p.m.

Free-range parenting law eyed around U.S. after Utah gets buzz

After Utah passed the country’s first law legalizing so-called free-range parenting, groups in states from New York to Texas are pushing for similar steps to bolster the idea that supporters …


Utah teenagers in love found slain, bound in abandoned mine shaft

They were teenagers in love, bonding after overcoming personal struggles and dreaming of a family and future together. When they vanished days after Christmas, friends and family combed Utah’s west …


Gonzaga’s Jesse Wade receives warm welcome in Provo

Gonzaga freshman guard Jesse Wade’s support crew made some noise Saturday among the 18,987 packed inside BYU’s Marriott Center. Wade, a product of nearby Davis High in Kaysville, Utah, estimated …


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

Mitt Romney’s extensive resume has many Republicans looking to him to take on a role, if he’s elected Utah’s next senator, often filled by John McCain as an elder statesman …


Romney makes it official: He’s running for Utah Senate seat

Former presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is running for a Utah Senate seat, officially launching his political comeback attempt Friday by praising his adopted home state as a model for an …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 6:48 p.m.

AP sources: Romney focusing Senate bid on Utah, not Trump

Mitt Romney is preparing to announce a bid for Utah’s Senate seat held by retiring Orrin Hatch, a position some hope the 2012 GOP presidential nominee will use to continue …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 2:48 p.m.

Utah billionaire Jon Huntsman remembered as kind, devoted

Utah billionaire and philanthropist Jon Huntsman Sr. was remembered Saturday inside a basketball arena bearing his name as a generous and kind man devoted to his faith, family and community.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 2:10 p.m.

Utah taxpayers paid for hotel linked to prostitute report

A former Utah lawmaker purchased at least two hotel rooms with taxpayer money that he is accused of using to meet up with a prostitute, according to copies of his …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 7:29 p.m.

GOP-led states testing boundaries of abortion restrictions

Republicans who control a majority of the nation’s statehouses are considering a wide range of abortion legislation that could test the government’s legal ability to restrict a woman’s right to …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 7:48 p.m.

Jon Huntsman Sr., Utah billionaire and philanthropist, dies

Utah billionaire and philanthropist Jon Huntsman Sr., who overcame poverty to become one of the state’s most successful and powerful people, died Friday at age 80.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

Hatch announces he will not seek re-election

Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah says he will not seek re-election after serving more than 40 years in the U.S. Senate.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 10:13 p.m.

Bowl roundup: Kansas State beats UCLA 35-17 in Cactus Bowl

Alex Delton ran for 158 yards and accounted for four touchdowns, leading Kansas State to a 35-17 Cactus Bowl victory over UCLA in Phoenix on Tuesday night in what could …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 12:47 p.m.

Tribes: Monument co-management proposal is slap in the face

President Donald Trump’s decision to drastically reduce and break up a national monument in Utah wasn’t the only blow Native American tribes say they were dealt last week.