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Utah death-row inmate in bestselling book dies

Utah death-row inmate in bestselling book diesA Utah death-row inmate whose double-murder case was featured in the book “Under the Banner of Heaven” and who was soon approaching execution by firing squad has died of natural causes, prison officials said Monday.



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Family of a missing Utah tech executive has called off search after body found

Family of a missing Utah tech executive has called off search after body foundThe family of a missing Utah tech executive has called off a search for her after police reported that a body was found inside a parked car in the San Francisco Bay Area.



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Increased intrigue for Mormon conference in Utah

Increased intrigue for Mormon conference in UtahThe president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has rolled out a number of policy changes during his first two years at the helm of the faith, leading to increased anticipation for what he may announce at this weekend's church conference in Salt Lake City.



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A 30-year-old man was gored by a bison at a Utah state park, then brought his 22-year-old date there and she was gored too

A 30-year-old man was gored by a bison at a Utah state park, then brought his 22-year-old date there and she was gored tooKyler Bourgeous says he probably won't return to the same park again, because he has "this weird feeling that the bison there really don't like me."



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4 die after bus with Chinese tourists crashes in Utah

4 die after bus with Chinese tourists crashes in UtahA tour bus carrying 30 Chinese tourists left Las Vegas in the morning and set off through the other worldly red-rock landscape of southern Utah toward Bryce National Park. When he yanked the steering wheel to put the bus back onto the highway Friday morning, the momentum sent the bus rolling down into a guard rail, leaving carnage and debris in its wake on a two-lane highway, authorities said. As is common in tour buses, not everyone was wearing a seatbelt when the bus from a tour company based in Southern California rolled, crushing its roof and ramming the guard rail’s vertical posts into the cab, Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Nick Street said.



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UPDATE 4-Bus filled with Chinese-speaking tourists crashes in Utah, at least 4 killed

UPDATE 4-Bus filled with Chinese-speaking tourists crashes in Utah, at least 4 killedA bus carrying Chinese-speaking tourists careened off a road and crashed near Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah on Friday, killing at least four people and critically injuring at least another 12, authorities reported. The cause of the crash, which occurred at about 11:30 a.m. on State Route 12 just west of the park, was under investigation, but weather did not appear to be a factor, state Highway Patrol and Garfield County Sheriff’s Department officials said. A total of 30 people, including the driver, were aboard the bus when it ran off the road, rolled into a guard rail and flipped onto its side, sheriff’s spokeswoman Denise Dastrup said by telephone.



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Utah woman arrested at Manila airport with newborn in bag

Utah woman arrested at Manila airport with newborn in bagAn American woman who attempted to carry a 6-day-old baby out of the Philippines hidden inside a sling bag has been arrested at Manila’s airport and charged with human trafficking, officials said Thursday. The Philippine officials said Jennifer Erin Talbot was able to pass through the airport immigration counter on Wednesday without declaring the baby boy but was intercepted at the boarding gate by airline personnel. Talbot was unable to produce any passport, boarding pass or government permits for the baby, airport officials said.



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Utah man found guilty of running massive opioid ring

Utah man found guilty of running massive opioid ringA Utah man was convicted Friday of running a multimillion-dollar opioid ring that sent hundreds of thousands of potentially deadly pills across the country in a scheme that authorities said helped fuel the nation's opioid epidemic. A jury reached the verdict after deliberating less than a day in the case against Aaron Shamo. "He's 29 and his life is over," defense attorney Greg Skordas said after the verdict was read.



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Suspect in Utah student Mackenzie Lueck's death is charged in a second case

Suspect in Utah student Mackenzie Lueck's death is charged in a second caseThe man suspected of killing University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck was charged Tuesday with sexual abuse and kidnapping of another woman.



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Glacier National Park death: Utah teen killed by falling rocks during family vacation

Glacier National Park death: Utah teen killed by falling rocks during family vacationA 14-year-old girl was killed in Montana's Glacier National Park on Mondayafter large rocks fell from a mountainside and struck her family's vehicle



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