LDS Church names Russell M. Nelson as new president

President Russell M. Nelson speaks at a 2014 LDS General Conference

 President Russell M. Nelson, 93, officially will take over as the 17th leader of The Church...


Zion, Bryce Canyon parks report record number of visitors

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Both Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks have reported a record number of visitors for 2017. The Spectrum reported Thursday that Zion National Park saw more than 4.5 million visitors last year, which is up 5 percent from 2016. While Bryce Canyon National Park recorded 2.6...


Trump steps to forefront of anti-abortion movement

Trump Abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) — He once called himself “pro-choice.” But a year into his presidency, Donald Trump is stepping to the forefront of his administration’s efforts to roll back abortion rights. And though his record is mixed and a midterm election looms, abortion opponents say they have not felt so...


Ogden crossing guard brightens kids' days with high-fives

Crossing Guard Competition

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Each morning before school, crossing guard “Big John” Lewis braves the sometimes biting cold to help kids make it safely to Wasatch Elementary before the morning bell rings. “There’s nothing I could think of that could take its place. It’s a thankful job to have. Even though it’s...


100 years and counting: Logan man has stories to tell

100-Year-Old Man

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Lloyd Clement of Logan, a retired Utah State University professor, said in 1998 he believed his lifetime was approaching its end, so he wrote in his journal and made sure all of his affairs were settled. Twenty years later, Clement is celebrating 100 years of living that has...


Pakistan's ace in poker match with US: Afghan air routes

WASHINGTON (AP) — As bad as President Donald Trump describes U.S.-Pakistani ties today, they can get far worse. Over 16 years that included hundreds of deadly U.S. drone strikes, Osama bin Laden’s killing on Pakistani soil and accusations Pakistan helps insurgents that kill Americans, the reluctant...


Gas tanker explodes on freeway; no injuries

Fuel Truck Fire

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A double tanker vehicle hauling gasoline exploded on Interstate 15 temporarily shutting down traffic in both directions in Salt Lake City on Thursday. KUTV reports that no one was injured. The truck driver told police he believes his brakes caught fire, which led to the blaze....


Bryant scores 29, leads BYU past LMU 82-67

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Elijah Bryant scored 20 of his 29 points in the first half and BYU defeated Loyola Marymount 82-67 on Thursday night. With Bryant making 7 of 9 shots, including 4 of his 5 3-pointers, the Cougars (16-4, 5-2 West Coast Conference) shot 67 percent and rolled to a 46-29 lead at...


Pence has long pushed for Trump policies on Israel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is making his fifth visit to Israel, returning to a region he’s visited “a million times” in his heart. An evangelical Christian with strong ties to the Holy Land, Pence this time comes packing two key policy decisions in his bags that have long been top...


Divided Congress appears to be racing towards a shutdown

Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bitterly-divided Congress is hurtling toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported. Democrats in the Senate have...


Harding has 29 as Weber St. rolls Sacramento St. 80-64

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Jerrick Harding drilled five from distance and totaled 29 points as Weber State rolled over Sacramento State 80-64 in Big Sky Conference action on Thursday night. Weber State (11-7, 4-2) has won four of its last five games. The Wildcats nailed 10 treys in the first half but only...

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