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Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments

Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church is addressing the mystery that has long surrounded undergarments worn by its faithful with a new video explaining the practice in-depth while admonishing ridicule from outsiders about what it considers a symbol of Latter-day Saints' devotion to God.

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Mom accused of killing 6 babies appears in court

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah judge will get his first chance in December to hear the evidence against a woman accused of killing six of her seven newborns and storing all of their bodies in her garage.

October 20, 2014 12:47 pmLoading…

Investigation of risque video of women with guns

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A risque video shot in conservative Utah featuring bikini-clad women firing high-powered weapons and riding in tanks for a pinup calendar has raised the ire of a pair of law enforcement agencies who have found some of their officers were in the film.

October 17, 2014 4:19 pmLoading…

School bus driver accused of DUI during field trip

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah school bus driver was arrested Monday on suspicion of DUI after driving erratically and nearly hitting a car on a busy stretch of highway while taking 67 elementary-school students on a field trip, authorities said.

October 13, 2014 4:51 pmLoading…

Some Mormons pushing church on gay marriage

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Court decisions this week paving the way for same-sex marriage to become legal in dozens of states, including Mormon strongholds like Utah, Idaho and Nevada, have emboldened a growing group of Latter-day Saints who are pushing the conservative church to become more acce…

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Teacher whose gun fired in school bathroom charged

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah teacher who was injured by fragments from a bullet and a porcelain toilet when her gun accidentally went off in a faculty bathroom at an elementary school has been charged with a misdemeanor and resigned from her job.

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Utah appeals ruling in 'Sister Wives' case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court will review a ruling that struck down parts of Utah's anti-polygamy law and was hailed as a landmark decision removing the threat of arrest for plural families in Utah.

October 09, 2014 4:46 pmLoading…
Madre de Utah admite matar a 6 bebés

Madre de Utah admite matar a 6 bebés

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah.- Una mujer acusada de matar a seis bebés a los que dio a luz en un periodo de 10 años reveló a los investigadores que los estranguló o sofocó y que después los puso dentro de cajas de cartón en su garaje, dijeron autoridades en Utah.

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Two Belize players asked to fix match against US

SALT LAKE CITY - A man who allegedly offered two Belize players large sums of money to fix a CONCACAF Gold Cup match against the United States has been identified by soccer officials, and he's believed to have tried to fix matches in other countries.

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Church-owned NBC affiliate to air 1st-run 'SNL' episodes

SALT LAKE CITY - A Mormon church-owned NBC television station in Utah plans to begin showing first-run "Saturday Night Live" episodes this fall after years of refusing to air the sketch comedy show.

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Familia llora a réferi asesinado por jugador

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah. (AP) -- La hija mayor de un árbitro de fútbol fallecido el sábado tras ser golpeado en la cabeza por un jugador adolescente dice que espera poder perdonar al muchacho con el tiempo, pero no todavía.

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Utah sheriff: Ankle monitors can track Alzheimer's patients

SALT LAKE CITY - A northern Utah sheriff's office is floating a unique and unproven idea for keeping seniors with Alzheimer's disease and dementia safe: Give them ankle monitors normally used on criminals on house arrest or parole.

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Utah moves to tax e-cigarettes like other smokes

SALT LAKE CITY - A proposal in the Utah Legislature that would tax electronic cigarettes at the same rate as other tobacco products has put the state at the forefront of a national movement to regulate the increasingly popular devices.

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Fiebre de blindaje y armas tras masacre en EEUU

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah. (AP) -- Una de las reacciones a la reciente masacre en una escuela en Connecticut puede observarse en tiendas de armas y artículos para defensa en Estados Unidos, a las que acuden padres a comprar mochilas blindadas para sus hijos y aficionados que acumulan fusiles de a…

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Mere 400 votes separate McSally, Barber

Mere 400 votes separate McSally, Barber

The Congressional District 2 showdown between Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Ron Barber has gone into overtime - and it could come down to instant replay.

November 08, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Barber, McSally agree to wait for official count in close CD2 race

Republican Martha McSally said this morning that she feels optimistic that her slight lead in the still-too-close-too-call Congressional District 2 race will hold up, while Democrat Ron Barber's campaign said he is cautiously optimistic and emphasized that it's far too early to call the race.

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Flake defeats Carmona to take over Kyl's US Senate seat

Republican Jeff Flake is Arizona's new U.S. senator after comfortably defeating Democrat Richard Carmona in a high-stakes, big-money race for a rare open Senate seat.

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Jeff Flake wins Arizona Senate seat

Jeff Flake wins Arizona Senate seat

Republican Jeff Flake has defeated Democrat Richard Carmona to become Arizona’s new U.S. Senator.

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Barber and McSally in tight race in CD2

Barber and McSally in tight race in CD2

Democrat Ron Barber and Republican Martha McSally are locked in a tight race in Congressional District 2.

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Many voters find themselves missing from voter rolls

Many voters find themselves missing from voter rolls

An abnormally large number of voters were forced to vote by provisional ballot today when they showed up at their assigned polling place and were told their names were not on the roster.

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Here's what you need to know about election day in Tucson

By the time your head hits the pillow Tuesday night, you'll probably know who will be our next president, U.S. senator and on down the line. That, of course, is assuming none of the races is too close too call.

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Political notebook: Sit down. Take breath. Let's talk guv race 2014

It's never too early to look ahead to the 2014 election, right? I know, I know: The results from Tuesday's election aren't even in yet. But, what the heck, it never hurts to peek ahead.

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Tucson political donations pour in

While only a handful of Southern Arizonans have so far contributed more than $200,000 to political causes this election cycle, many others have signed hefty checks.

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Big 5 donors in Southern Arizona politics may surprise you

Big 5 donors in Southern Arizona politics may surprise you

The list of big spenders from Southern Arizona this election cycle includes several of the usual suspects, as well as a few surprises.

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Got an early ballot still? Here's how to turn it in

If you are still hanging on to an early ballot, you need to get it in the mail by Friday or drop it off at one of 10 early voting sites that will be set up Saturday around Tucson.

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Political notebook: Why a square dance caller backs Kirkpatrick

Congressional candidate Ann Kirkpatrick's most recent financial filing is replete with donations from those you might expect: lawyers, doctors and Sedona business owners.

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Paton outraises Kirkpatrick as CD1 campaign tightens up

Republican Jonathan Paton outraised Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick in the first half of October, in what may be another sign of his momentum in the Congressional District 1 race.

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Mine backers blast Barber on call for new impact study

U.S. Rep. Ron Barber's recent call for a new environmental impact statement on the proposed Rosemont Copper mine has angered the mine's backers.

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Deadline to request early ballot is Friday

If you want to get an early ballot and vote by mail, you need to request one by Friday at 5 p.m.

October 25, 2012 12:51 pmLoading…
Flake-Carmona Senate race attracts $20M in spending

Flake-Carmona Senate race attracts $20M in spending

The U.S. Senate race in Arizona has become a nearly $20 million affair - and there are still two more weeks until the election.

October 25, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Kyl donates his documents to UA

Kyl donates his documents to UA

Once the Nov. 6 election is over, Congress will return to an unprecedented pile of work that needs to get done during a lame-duck session, retiring U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl said on Wednesday.

October 25, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Outside spending hits $10 million in Arizona's U.S. Senate race

Outside spending hits $10 million in Arizona's U.S. Senate race

Outside spending from national political parties and PACs on the U.S. Senate race has hit $10 million — with the money split about evenly between backers of Democrat Richard Carmona and Republican Jeff Flake.

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In CD2, Barber, McSally clash on federal role in education

In CD2, Barber, McSally clash on federal role in education

The contenders for Congressional District 2 wrangled about the federal government's role in education during a debate Tuesday in Tucson.

October 24, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Barber vs McSally debate Tuesday in Tucson

Barber vs McSally debate Tuesday in Tucson

Democrat Ron Barber and Republican Martha McSally will square off in a debate Tuesday night at the University of Arizona.

October 22, 2012 3:00 pmLoading…

Political notebook: 'Cowboy Frank' flier rides high amid stampede of glossy mailings

ATTACK OF THE KILLER POLITICAL MAILERS! Almost daily, we sift through another delivery of stiff, glossy political fliers - most chock-full of accusations that stretch or distort the truth. It's enough to make finding a piece of actual mail, even a bill, seem like a gold nugget.

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$8M+ spent by outside groups on local US races

Outside groups have spent more than $8 million already on Southern Arizona's federal races.

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Nearly $14M spent so far in Ariz. race for US Senate seat

It takes millions to become a U.S. senator - just ask Democrat Richard Carmona and Republican Jeff Flake.

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Carmona, Flake in sharp clash over policy, character issues

Carmona, Flake in sharp clash over policy, character issues

Republican Jeff Flake and Democrat Richard Carmona traded sharp accusations during Monday's U.S. Senate race debate, reflecting the rising tensions in the high-stakes race.

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Wide split on use of 'earmarks'

Wide split on use of 'earmarks'

One man's earmark is another man's investment.

October 14, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Barber notes border gains; McSally says there's a 'war'

Barber notes border gains; McSally says there's a 'war'

Democrat Ron Barber and Republican Martha McSally agree the fatal shooting of Border Patrol agent Nick Ivie underscores the need to bolster border security, but disagree on how to deal with the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants already in the U.S.

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Political notebook: Saucedo Mercer says Grijalva is guilty of treason; he points to 'the facts'

Could Rep. Raúl Grijalva be a traitor? His opponent in the Congressional District 3 race, Republican Gabriela Saucedo Mercer, thinks so.

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Indy voters, now Arizona's second-largest party, could be game-changers

Indy voters, now Arizona's second-largest party, could be game-changers

For the first time in Arizona history, independent voters will outnumber one of the two major political parties - Democrats - in a general election.

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More than 1,000 join to remember fallen Border Patrol officer Nicholas Ivie

More than 1,000 join to remember fallen Border Patrol officer Nicholas Ivie

SIERRA VISTA - Slain Border Patrol agent Nicholas Ivie died in a "beautiful" area he knew well, his brother told mourners Monday at the agent's funeral service.

October 09, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Slain border agent 'lived a life of quiet dignity' mourners told

Slain border agent 'lived a life of quiet dignity' mourners told

Slain U.S. Border Patrol agent Nicholas Ivie was a quiet, family man who loved riding horses, hundreds of mourners who gathered in Sierra Vista this morning for his funeral were told.

October 08, 2012 9:29 am Photos

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Political notebook: Melvin dismayed Dems aren't the flag-flying type

How can you tell if a Republican moves into your neighborhood?

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Sheriff: 'Friendly fire' killed agent Ivie

Sheriff: 'Friendly fire' killed agent Ivie

Border Patrol agent Nicholas Ivie was accidentally killed by a fellow agent in what investigators confirmed Friday was a tragic case of "friendly fire."

October 06, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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FBI: Friendly fire killed Arizona Border Patrol agent

FBI: Friendly fire killed Arizona Border Patrol agent

Border Patrol Agent Nicholas J. Ivie was killed by friendly fire, federal investigators confirmed today.

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Friendly fire a possibility in border agent's death

Friendly fire a possibility in border agent's death

Investigators are looking into whether friendly fire caused the death of Border Patrol agent Nick Ivie or the wounding of his colleague early Tuesday morning.

October 04, 2012 10:00 pm

Sheriff: Friendly fire possible in border agent's death

Investigators are considering whether Border Patrol agent Nick Ivie, his wounded colleague, or both were victims of friendly fire in the Tuesday shooting that left Ivie dead, sources have confirmed to the Arizona Daily Star.

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