APNewsBreak: Nearly all states use drones for range of work

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In Utah, drones are hovering near avalanches to watch roaring snow. In North Carolina, they're searching for the nests of endangered birds. In Kansas, they could soon be identify...

Utah prosecutor says he won't enforce strict abortion law

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As Utah defends its strict new abortion ban in court, the chief prosecutor overseeing the county with the state's only two clinics has said he won't enforce the measure, marking ...

A growing number of states call porn a public health crisis

PHOENIX (AP) — More than a dozen states have moved to declare pornography a public health crisis, raising concerns among some experts who say the label goes too far and carries its own risks. ...

Gay BYU student comes out in valedictorian speech

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A gay student who came out during a valedictorian speech at Mormon-owned Brigham Young University is earning applause and admiration from students and notable figures like actres...

Girls' football lawsuit to gauge interest in school teams

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The question of how many girls would play football for an all-female high school team if given the chance is taking center stage in a Utah lawsuit filed by a teenage female footb...

Video game effort could help regulate future drone traffic

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Drones ferrying medical supplies, packages and even pizza could one day be crisscrossing the skies above U.S. cities, and a team at the University of Utah is working with regulat...

Iconic Salt Lake Temple closing for major 4-year renovation

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An iconic temple central to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints faith will close for four years to complete a major renovation. Officials say they are keeping a caref...

Warren national-monument pledge could appeal to Western Dems

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Elizabeth Warren is headed to Utah on Wednesday after promising to restore broader public lands protections for two of the state's high-profile national monuments if elected pres...

'Queer Eye' star France bridges divides on TV, in real life

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Netflix show "Queer Eye " caught on by doing something unusual: creating reality TV that touches on some of the country's deepest divides with persistent optimism. ...

Utah bans abortions after 18 weeks, teeing up legal showdown

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed a law banning most abortions after 18 weeks of gestation, setting the stage for a legal showdown. Though the Republican govern...

Mueller's work done, Americans wonder what it means

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With the long-awaited special counsel's investigation done but its contents still shrouded in mystery, Americans waited for details, yawned with boredom or stayed fixed to their lo...

States weigh bans on shackling jailed moms during childbirth

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Michelle Aldana gave birth to her first child chained to a hospital bed. Then serving time at the Utah state prison on a drug charge, she says she labored throu...

APNewsBreak: Utah lawmaker's LGBT posts anger activists

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A nationwide push to ban LGBTQ conversion therapy for minors looked like it could succeed in conservative Utah after The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said it would...

Utah closer to joining national alcohol levels for beer

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers moved closer Tuesday to adopting alcohol levels for beer that are in line with most production-line brews sold around the country, despite opposition from the infl...

Mormon church won't oppose gay conversion therapy ban

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church says it won't stand in the way of a proposal to ban gay conversion therapy for minors in its home base of Utah, a position that advocates heralded as a mileston...