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UMass wins a game on the road, hands BYU its 9th loss, 16-10

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Andrew Ford fired a 40-yard touchdown pass to Andy Isabella and Logan Laurent kicked three field goals to stake UMass to a 16-0 lead at BYU and the Minutemen held on to post a 16-10 victory Saturday — earning a fourth win for the first time as an FBS school. UMass (4-7) started...


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Weber State beats Idaho State, earns share of Big Sky title

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Stefan Cantwell passed for three touchdowns and ran for one and Weber State won a share of the Big Sky Conference championship with a 35-7 win over Idaho State on Saturday. The Wildcats (9-2, 7-1) gave up the first points of the game when they allowed Idaho State’s Tanner Gueller...


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Layton woman dies in rollover crash on I-15

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Icy road conditions may have been the cause of a rollover crash that has left a Layton woman dead


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Harding, Richardson lead Weber St past James Madison 73-65

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Jerrick Harding scored 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting and Ryan Richardson hit five 3-pointers and scored 18 to power Weber State to a 73-65 victory over James Madison at the Islands of the Bahamas Showcase on Saturday. Zach Braxton contributed 13 points and eight rebounds for...


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17-year-old boy killed in I-84 crash near Morgan

MORGAN, Utah (AP) — A Weber County teen has died after his vehicle collided with a semitrailer near Morgan. The Deseret News reports that the collision happened Friday morning on I-84, which was slushy from an icy rain. According to authorities, 17-year-old Hyrum Rasmussen had lost control of his...


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Russia's Elena Nikitina wins World Cup skeleton in Park City

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Russia’s Elena Nikitina won a World Cup skeleton race Saturday while her Olympic bronze medal remains under scrutiny as part of the investigation into state-sponsored doping at the 2014 Sochi Games. She erased a slight deficit in her second run to finish in 1 minute, 40.49...


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Deduction targeted by GOP used by tax filers in most states

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ATLANTA (AP) — A popular deduction targeted in the GOP’s overhaul of the tax code is used by more than a quarter of all filers in a majority of states, including many led by Republicans where some residents eventually could see their federal tax bills rise. The exact effect in every state isn’t...


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Utah lawmakers consider limiting days for using fireworks

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers are considering a plan that would reduce the number of days residents can set off fireworks amid concerns about fires, noise and air pollution in July. State Rep. Jim Dunnigan, a Republican from Taylorsville, proposed legislation this week to allow fireworks two...


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Former fire chief pleads guilty to igniting Utah wildfire

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Utah state trooper and fire chief has pleaded guilty to deliberately starting a wildfire that caused more than $800,000 in damage. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that 37-year-old Rex Richard Olsen entered a plea this week to second-degree felony arson. A misdemeanor...


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Unions: Power plant contractors violating Navajo labor laws

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Unions that represent Navajo workers in New Mexico say tribal members are being passed over for jobs at a power plant on the reservation in violation of Navajo labor laws. Workers at the coal-fired Four Corners Power Plant are installing equipment to cut down on haze-causing...


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