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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

Tax Plan State Deduction

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

Navajo Preference Jobs

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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Honda recalls 900,000 Odyssey minivans; 2nd row seat may tip

NEW YORK (AP) — Honda is recalling about 900,000 of its Odyssey minivans because the second-row seats may tip forward if not properly latched. The recall announced Saturday covers vehicles from the 2011-17 model years. About 800,000 of the affected minivans were sold in the United States. Honda...


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Coal returns as flashpoint in global climate-change fight

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Coal emerged as the surprise winner from two weeks of international climate talks in Germany, with leaders of the host country and neighboring Poland joining Donald Trump in support of the dirtiest fossil fuel. While more than 20 nations, led by Britain and Canada, pledged to...


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US sled disqualified from World Cup bobsled opener

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Justin Olsen of the U.S. was disqualified from the opening four-man bobsled race of the World Cup season after his sled failed a postrace inspection. Olsen and Evan Weinstock, Steve Langton and Chris Fogt had their 12th-place finish from Friday night thrown out when it was...


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Allegiant Airlines now taking off from Ogden to Las Vegas

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Allegiant Airlines is now flying nonstop from Ogden to Sin City. The Standard-Examiner reports the new flight service officially launched Friday. According to the airline, it will fly from Ogden-Hinckley Airport to Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport twice a week. The one-...


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South Jordan police officer recorded admitting to extortion

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (AP) — A former South Jordan police officer is facing charges after a body camera caught him talking about extorting his ex-wife. KSL-TV in Salt Lake City reports that 31-year-old Jonathan Mangum, of Eagle Mountain, was charged Thursday by the Utah Attorney General’s Office with...


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