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Utah evacuees watched flames draw closer, smoke get thicker

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A wildfire menacing a southern Utah ski town for nearly a week flared again, doubling in size for...

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The Latest: Car accident sparks major wildfire in California

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a major wildfire burning in Utah and others burning across the U.S. West. (all times local): 9 p.m. A wildfire sparked by a traffic accident on a remote highway 80 miles east of Los Angeles has grown to nearly two square miles (over 500 hectares) in just a few...


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The Latest: Westbrook caps historic season with MVP award

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the NBA awards show (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Russell Westbrook has won the NBA’s MVP award after setting a record with 42 triple-doubles last season. The Oklahoma City All-Star joined Oscar Robertson as the only players to average a triple-double for an entire...


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Utah wildfire grows to largest active fire in US

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The nation’s largest wildfire has forced more than 1,500 people from their homes and cabins in a southern Utah mountain area home to a ski town and popular fishing lake. Firefighters battled high winds Monday as they fought a fire that has grown to 72 square miles (184 square...


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Utah wildfire grows as 2 powerful California blazes spread

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The nation’s largest wildfire has forced more than 1,500 people from their homes and cabins in a southern Utah mountain area home to a ski town and popular fishing lake. Firefighters battled high winds as they fought a fire that has grown to 72 square miles (184 square...


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The Latest: Officials say better weather limited Utah fire

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in Utah and Southern California (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Officials say that better weather conditions have limited the growth of a wildfire in Utah that has prompted the evacuation of 1,500 people from hundreds of homes and cabins. In a statement,...


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Utah family looking for plaque taken from daughter's grave

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah (AP) — The family of a Utah girl is hoping to find or replace a plaque taken from her grave. KUTV-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2sTtGmy ) Leslie Meyer’s family went to visit her grave in Cottonwood Heights on Saturday when they saw that her memorial plaque was missing. Meyer...


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Correction: Interior Secretary Homecoming story

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — In a story June 23 about Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s return to Montana, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Western Values Project’s ad campaign was created for the Western Governors’ Association. The ad campaign will coincide with the association’s annual...


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Firefighters battle intense wildfires in Utah, California

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Nearly 1,000 firefighters in southern Utah are banking on cooler weather conditions Sunday as they continue to tackle the country's largest wildfire


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St. George 2-year-old dies after falling asleep, being left in hot car

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Police are investigating the death of a 2-year-old who fell asleep in a hot car in southern Utah.


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Utah's June wildfire statistics outpacing 2016 so far

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Just over 100,000 acres burned all of last year. Right now, almost 73,000 acres have burned — and the first month of fire season isn’t even over yet. 


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