Utah solider killed when booby trap exploded in battle with IS in Afghanistan

Aaron Butler

The family of the slain solider identified him as Aaron Butler, 27, of Monticello, Utah.


Parents of fallen Utah soldier say he'd support Trump plan

MONTICELLO, Utah (AP) — The parents of a Utah National Guard member killed in action last week in Nangarhar province say their son would support President Donald Trump’s apparent plan to increase American troop numbers in Afghanistan. Randy and Laura Butler say their 27-year-old son — Staff Sgt....


Boeing, Northrop get contracts for nuclear missile work

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force said Monday it has awarded contracts to Boeing Co. and Northrop Grumman Corp. for work that could lead to replacement of the nation’s intercontinental ballistic missiles. The contracts are part of a planned overhaul of the U.S. nuclear arsenal that will cost tens of...


Jury ends day deliberating in Bundy standoff case in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal jury in Las Vegas has ended a third full day of deliberations on Monday in the retrial of four men accused of wielding assault weapons against federal agents in a 2014 standoff near the Nevada ranch of anti-government figure Cliven Bundy. Jurors are due to return to work...


The Latest: Jury ends day 3 deliberating Bundy standoff case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the retrial of four men accused of wielding assault-style weapons to stop federal agents from rounding up anti-government figure Cliven Bundy’s cattle in April 2014 (all times local): 5 p.m. A federal jury in Las Vegas has ended another day of deliberations in the...


Utah drivers paid $2M for special license plates in 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — More than 70,000 Utah residents paid a combined $2 million last year for special license plates displaying support for the University of Utah, veterans programs and even the NBA’s Jazz. Special license plates featuring designs that pay tribute to various groups cost at least...


Hikers find decomposing body in remote area in St. George

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials say hikers discovered a badly decomposed body in a remote area in southwest Utah. Sgt. Dave Crouse says in a statement by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office that the body was found in ‘an advanced state of decomposition’ on Saturday in the Red Cliffs Desert...


Police: 1 teen dies, another injured in drive-by shooting

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah police say one teenage boy has died and another has been injured after they were hit by gunfire from a passing car over the weekend. Unified Police Lt. Ken Hansen says the two 17-year-olds were standing outside a home in Magna on Saturday night when a white sedan driving...


Solar eclipse campsite raising money for cancer research

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah family is capitalizing on the large number of solar eclipse chasers by setting up a campsite in Idaho to raise money for cancer treatment. KSL-TV reports ( ) the Ahlstrom family is conducting the fundraiser for research for a cure for multiple...


Police: West Valley couple's deaths probed as murder-suicide

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — Police in West Valley City say they’re investigating the deaths of a couple over the weekend as a murder-suicide. Police Lt. Jeff Conger says the couple’s adult daughter lives with them and called police after hearing gunshots at the home early Sunday. Officers found...


Maame Biney looking like the future of US speedskating

World Cup Qualifier Speedskating

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Maame Biney seems like the typical teenager. She giggles with her friends, is making her way through the Harry Potter movies and wants to go to homecoming. But that’s where typical ends for the 17-year-old speedskating phenom. Biney is on a path to be the next great U.S. short...

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