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Authorities remove snake terrariums after a house fire, in Clearfield, Utah. (AP Photo/The Standard-Examiner, Brian Wolfer)

Owner could face charges for venomous snakes

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Firefighters arrived at a Utah home to put out a blaze started by a kitchen range and discovered more than flames — 28 snakes, six of them deadly. The man […]

07/29/2013

Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a train derailment in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (AP Photo/ El correo Gallego/Antonio Hernandez)

Mormon missionary describes surviving train wreck

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A young Mormon missionary from Utah who was among the survivors of a deadly Spain train crash has been discharged from the hospital. Speaking by phone from La Coruna, Spain, […]

07/25/2013

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California couple dead along southern Utah trail

KANAB, Utah (AP) – Authorities say a California couple is dead after hiking a southern Utah trail in temperatures higher than 100 degrees. Kane County deputies say 70-year-old Ulrich Wahli and his 69-year-old wife Patricia […]

07/05/2013

Bill would charge 911 fees on prepaid cellphones

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians who use prepaid cellphones would pay a little more to add minutes under a bill moving through the Legislature. The Assembly on Thursday approved a bill that would require prepaid […]

06/06/2013

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UT, NV, CA get US water conservation grants

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. Interior Department has awarded more than $20 million to 44 water conservation projects in 11 Western states, including Utah, Nevada and California. Utah’s six projects funded with the […]

05/22/2013

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Foster Farms recalls grilled chicken breast strips

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal agriculture officials say chicken producer Foster Farms is recalling about 6,165 pounds of its ready-to-eat grilled chicken breast strips because the strips contain wheat and soy — known allergens — […]

05/22/2013

Josh Powell, husband of missing Utah woman Susan Powell, over remains of house following explosion where he was killed along with his 2 children, Graham, Washington. (AP Photo)

Lawyer: Feds investigate Susan Powell case

SEATTLE (AP) — The lawyer for the family of a missing Utah woman said Tuesday there’s an ongoing federal investigation into Susan Powell’s disappearance. Anne Bremner made the announcement at a Seattle news conference a […]

05/21/2013

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Teen charged with homicide by assault in ref death

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Family and friends honored the memory of a Utah soccer referee at an emotional funeral service Wednesday evening just hours after the teenager who punched him before he fell into […]

05/09/2013

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Utah cabin had uninvited guests — 60,000 bees

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — It was the biggest beehive that that Ogden beekeeper Vic Bachman has ever removed — a dozen feet long, packed inside the eaves of a cabin in Ogden Valley. “We […]

05/05/2013

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US soccer referee punched by player dies

MURRAY, Utah (AP) — Ricardo Portillo’s daughters had begged him to stop refereeing in a Hispanic soccer league because of the growing risk of violence from angry players. Now they’re faced with planning his funeral […]

05/05/2013

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Billionaire owner of Sinclair Oil, Sun Valley dies

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Billionaire Robert Earl Holding, whose business empire included ownership of Sinclair Oil and two world-class ski resorts in the West, has died after suffering lingering complications of a 2002 stroke.

04/21/2013

A Joshua tree in the desert. (AP Photo)

Mojave Desert Joshua trees in unusual bloom

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Joshua trees — those spiky sentinels of the Mojave Desert — are having a blossom bonanza and nobody is quite sure why. Experts say millions have been bursting into bundles of greenish-white flowers in California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah.

04/11/2013

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