Orrin Hatch ends 4-decade Senate run as unique GOP voice

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Orrin Hatch is ending his tenure as the longest-serving Republican senator in history, capping a unique career that positioned him as one of the most prominent conservatives in t...

Utah hate crime law under scrutiny after tire shop beating

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The recent beating of a young man and his father at their Salt Lake City tire shop by an attacker who told police he targeted them because they were Mexican is renewing criticism...

Utah patients can use medical pot; but concerns still loom

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah patients can use medical marijuana legally after a compromise agreement was signed into law, but they likely won't be able to buy it legally until at least 2020, officials s...

Utah lawmakers approve medical pot changes, despite concerns

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Lawmakers in conservative Utah passed sweeping changes to a new voter-approved medical-marijuana ballot measure on Monday under a planned compromise that secured the support of t...

Woman slain by boyfriend's ex had been harassed, family says

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The family of a Utah woman killed by her boyfriend's ex-wife while decorating a Christmas tree is warning about the devastating consequences of domestic violence that go beyond t...

Navajos head to polls in potentially historic county race

MONUMENT VALLEY, Utah (AP) — As tribes around the United States fight for increased access to the ballot box , Navajo voters could tip the balance of power in one Utah county in the first general elec...

US West's abandoned mines hold danger and, for some, thrills

EUREKA, Utah (AP) — Underneath the mountains and deserts of the U.S. West lie hundreds of thousands of abandoned mines, an underground world that can hold serious danger and unexpected wonder. ...

Killer of Utah student called himself womanizing manipulator

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A sex offender who killed a University of Utah student he briefly dated once said at a parole hearing that he was a womanizer who manipulated women to get what he wanted. ...

Only black GOP woman in Congress running in Trump-wary Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The first black female Republican in Congress is facing a tough challenge from a well-known Democratic mayor in a largely suburban Utah district where many say they are wary of P...

Mormon church backs deal to allow medical marijuana in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church is backing a deal that would legalize medical marijuana in conservative Utah after months of fierce debate. The church is joining lawmakers, t...

Utah told to pay $475,000 in legal fees in 'Deadpool' case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A judge has ordered the state of Utah to pay more than $475,000 in legal fees after it lost a court fight over a law that banned serving alcohol during the racy, foul-mouthed sup...

Niece: Family won't take in Elizabeth Smart's kidnapper

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Once an accomplished organ player in Salt Lake City, Wanda Barzee became a disturbing figure for members of her own family after she helped in the 2002 kidnapping of then-teenage...

Elizabeth Smart says kidnapper being released still a threat

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Elizabeth Smart says a woman who helped kidnap her when she 14 and stood by as she was sexually assaulted should be committed to a mental-health facility after she's released fro...

Moon rock hunter searching for states' final missing stones

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former NASA investigator who has spent many years tracking missing moon rocks is closing in on his goal of finding all 50 lunar samples gifted to U.S. states after Neil Armstro...

Idaho probing prison fire crews after rape accusation

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Idaho is scrutinizing its program for temporarily releasing prison inmates to help battle wildfires after an inmate was charged with raping a woman working at a remote base camp ...