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  • Demonstrators hold up a Mexican national flag during a march organized by representatives of the National Front for the Family, in Mexico City, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. Dueling marches, in support and against Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto’s push to legalize same-sex marriage, gathered at the Angel of Independence monument. The two sides were kept apart Saturday by hundreds of police and barriers erected around the city’s iconic monument. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte) Tens of thousands march against same-sex marriage in Mexico
    Mexico City • Tens of thousands of people marched through Mexico City on Saturday in opposition to President Enrique Pena Nieto’s push to legalize sam...
    Updated Sep 24 2016 03:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • Mexico says 7,800 Haitians crossed through country this year
    Mexico City • Mexican immigration authorities say a total of 7,800 Haitian migrants have entered the country through Guatemala so far this year in a b...
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  • Generator fire destroys home in Clearfield
    A Clearfield home was engulfed in flames Friday night after a generator sparked a fire outside the residence. Crews responded to the blaze about 9 p.m...
    Updated Sep 24 2016 03:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • Starr: Ex-Baylor football coach Briles ‘an honorable man’
    Austin, Texas • Ken Starr, the former president and chancellor of Baylor University, is defending former head football coach Art Briles by saying he’s...
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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Utah Highway Patrol officers were stationed in various parts of Rice-Eccles Stadium during the Utah / BYU rivalry game, Saturday, September 10, 2016. Public safety: At Utah’s sports venues, security keeps getting tighter
    Leif Smith loves the carefree feeling of sitting down and watching a game. The man is an avid fantasy football player and often tunes into the Red Zon...
    Updated Sep 24 2016 05:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Alaska council to vote on cat leash law
    Kenai, Alaska • Cats will need leashes just like dogs if a proposal before the Kenai council wins approval. Kenai Mayor Pat Porter and council member ...
    Updated Sep 24 2016 01:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • PHOTO GALLERY
    Utah Jazz unveil Vivint SmartHome Arena renovation plans
    The Utah Jazz’s unofficial slogan for the next 12 months: “Pardon our dust.” A $110-million remodel of the team’s downtown arena is underway, and expected …
    Updated Sep 22 2016 09:46 am   |   0 Comments   |   Share
  • (FILE- In a file photo form Aug. 31, 2016, crews break ground and work to remove and replace lead-tainted pipes from three homes during first day of the second phase under Mayor Karen Weaver’s Fast Start program Wednesday, in Flint, Mich. A year after Flint’s water crisis broke open, its residents still do have not water that is safe to drink without a filter. The replacement of lead pipes is slow. The Associated Press)   breaks down where things stand on various facets of the man-made public health disaster _ criminal charges, lawsuits, the transition to a new water pipeline, state aid, economic development efforts and other initiatives. (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)    /The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP) News guide: A year of the Flint water crisis
    Lansing, Mich. • A year after the tap water in Flint was exposed as a source of dangerous levels of lead, residents of the impoverished city are still...
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  • Volunteers and city workers place sandbags along the dike between the Cedar River and the water treatment plant in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Saturday, Sept.  24, 2016.   Authorities in several Iowa cities were mobilizing resources Friday to handle flooding from a rain-swollen river that has forced evacuations in several communities upstream, while a Wisconsin town was recovering from storms.  (Brandon Pollock/The Courier via AP) Iowa braces for flooding with more rain on the way
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa • Volunteers filled sandbags and homeowners began moving things out of their basements on Saturday in preparation for flooding alon...
    Updated Sep 24 2016 01:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • (FILE - In this May 5, 2007 file photo, Buckwheat Zydeco performs during the 2007 Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans.   Stanley ’Buckwheat’ Dural Jr., who introduced zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco, has died. He was 68. His longtime manager Ted Fox told The Associated Press)   that Dural died early Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. He had suffered from lung cancer.(AP Photo/Dave Martin) Louisiana accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco has died
    New Orleans • Musician Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr., who rose from a cotton-picking family in southwest Louisiana to introduce zydeco music to the wo...
    Updated Sep 24 2016 06:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • PHOTO GALLERY
    Hildale and Colorado City — where the kids drive the machinery
    Hildale • Salt Lake Tribune photographer Trent Nelson and I went to knock on the door of a construction business here last week. As we …
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  • (Crowds gather at a march for the family on September 10 in Quintana Roo.  Courtesy photo)  Support group for LGBT Mormons gains strength even as Mexico’s Latter-day Saints fight gay marriage
    At a time when many gay Mormons feel unwelcome at church or confused about how their sexuality fits with their faith, Affirmation has become a safe ha...
    Updated Sep 24 2016 01:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • 2 miners killed, 1 injured during Polish copper mine cave-in
    Warsaw, Poland • Two miners have been killed and another seriously injured during a cave-in at a copper and silver mine in southwestern Poland, a spok...
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Utes offensive lineman Garett Bolles (72) and Utah Utes quarterback Troy Williams (3) celebrate after Williams’ touchdown during the first half of the game at Rice-Eccles Stadium Friday September 23, 2016. Utah takes down USC with solid quarterback play — yes, quarterback play — in 31-27 comeback win (with video)
    The moment the play was called, Troy Williams said he knew it was a touchdown. The Utes let the clock run, down, down down — to the point where coach ...
    Updated Sep 24 2016 05:05 pm   |     |   Share
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    Instead of shooting suspects, Utah police are training to de-escalate violence
    Salt Lake City police Officers Travis Morgan and Steve Winters drew down on a suspected armed bank robber shortly after noon July 25 near 2000 …
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  • Former Idaho high school soccer coach pleads guilty to sex abuse
    Blackfoot, Idaho • A former high school soccer coach in eastern Idaho has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing one of her former players. Television sta...
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  • President Barack Obama speaks during the opening ceremony of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) Black history finds home on National Mall with new museum
    Washington • Centuries of struggles and strife, decades of planning and pain, and years of hoping for a place that African-American history can call h...
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  • BYU SPORTS
    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Tom Holmoe, Athletic Director, Brigham Young University, talks about the new men’s college basketball showcase featuring BYU, Utah, USU, and Weber State, at Vivint Smart Home Arena, Thursday, July 21, 2016. BYU football: Tom Holmoe talks scheduling, importance of game with Big 12’s WVU
    Today’s BYU vs. West Virginia football game at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., was actually talked about 10 years ago, and finally contracted in 2010 — ...
    Updated Sep 24 2016 10:23 am   |     |   Share
  • PHOTO GALLERY
    Who rocked the Emmys red carpet: Washington, Paulson, Culpo
    From Kerry Washington’s daring, elegant baby bump to Anna Chlumsky’s barrel-shaped, um, dress, the Emmys red carpet was a mixed bag of color and silhouette. …
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  • Photo courtesy of Utah Highway Patrol   A 3-month-old child died the day after a Cache County crash on Thursday, Sept. 22. Baby dies after Cache County crash
    A 3-month-old child is dead — and his mother is in critical condition — after a crash in Cache County on Thursday. A sedan carrying the baby, identifi...
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  • A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest in Atlanta on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 in response to the police shooting deaths of Terence Crutch in Tulsa, Okla. and Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Branden Camp) Experts: It may be difficult to convict Tulsa officer of manslaughter
    Chicago • Prosecutors moved quickly to charge a white Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man ...
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  • Idaho woman enters guilty plea in child’s meth overdose
    Idaho Falls • An Idaho woman who prosecutors say caused her 6-month-old baby to overdose on methamphetamine has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaught...
    Updated Sep 24 2016 11:12 am   |     |   Share
  • This video image provided by Skagit County Department of Emergency Management shows a suspect wanted by the authorities regarding a shooting at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Wash., Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. Authorities in Washington State say several people have been killed during a shooting at a mall north of Seattle and that at least one suspect remains at large. (Skagit County Department of Emergency Management via AP) Police hunt man who fatally shot 5 at Washington state mall
    Burlington, Wash. • Police searched Saturday for a gunman who authorities said fatally shot five people in a mall north of Seattle before fleeing towa...
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  • In this 2012 photo, from left, Shawn Foster, Carson Pemble, Emily Read, Brittany Pemble and Megan Pemble explore the summit of South Sister, west of Bend, Ore. Officials with the Deschutes National Forest and the Willamette National Forest are considering changes to possibly limit use in the most popular areas of the Three Sisters Wilderness are in order to maintain the wilderness character of those locations. (Joe Kline /The Bulletin via AP) Forest service eyes limiting use in Oregon’s Three Sisters Wilderness
    Bend, Ore. • Climbing to the summit of Oregon’s third-tallest peak is supposed to be a wilderness experience, as the South Sister Climber Trail is loc...
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  • (Steve Griffin / Tribune file photo)    Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski gets a hug from City Council Chairman James Rogers after she detailed her budget for the fiscal year on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. But things have gotten more tense lately as the new mayor and council tangle over proposed new homeless shelters in the city. Tension mounts between Biskupski and SLC Council on new homeless shelters
    Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski and the City Council went toe to toe behind the scenes this week on the size and location of proposed homeless s...
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Utes quarterback Troy Williams (3) passes the ball during the first half of the game at Rice-Eccles Stadium Friday September 23, 2016. Utah football: Troy Williams shows USC what it missed in victory (with video)
    The California kid dreamed of playing for USC. He idolized them. And when he was old enough and a big enough name to start realizing that dream, all h...
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  • FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2016 file phtoo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Aston, Pa. The most telling moments in presidential debates often come out of the blue, an offhand remark or unrehearsed gesture that helps to reveal the essence of a candidate who’s already been poked, prodded and inspected for years.  (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File) Trump’s unconventional debate prep skips mock debates
    New York • Since he entered the presidential race, it’s been Donald Trump’s style to break with convention. It’s no different when it comes to debate ...
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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     An individual charts it’s own course as thousands of other waterfowl float together on the Great Salt Lake near Antelope Island, Saturday, September 24, 2016. Utah forecast: Weather to be less tempestuous in the week to come
    Utahns often joke about their manic weather, but this week it was funny just how spot on those usually exaggerated descriptions were. A tempestuous w...
    Updated Sep 24 2016 09:41 am   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   American Fork’s Josh Howden celebrates AJ Jaecke’s #4 interception in the first quarter. . Sixth ranked American Fork High School football team leads 18th ranked Lehi High School 28-7 during their region four game in American Fork. Prep football: American Fork beats Lehi, 38-14
    American Fork • Bronson Barron sold the play-action and patiently waited for Farrell Dean to create separation down the sideline. With the rain pourin...
    Updated Sep 23 2016 11:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Police confront protesters blocking I-277 during a third night of unrest following Tuesday’s police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) Video shows deadly encounter between Charlotte police and black man
    Charlotte, N.C. • Video of a deadly encounter between Charlotte police and a black man shows his wife repeatedly telling officers he is not armed and ...
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Brigham Young Cougars quarterback Taysom Hill (7) is chased by UCLA Bruins defensive lineman Deon Hollins (58), in football action, BYU vs, UCLA, at Lavell Edwards Stadium, Saturday, September 17, 2016. Monson: BYU's potential pivot point comes against West Virginia
    Landover, Md. • Kalani Sitake says his team, especially his offense, has to improve, all around. Ty Detmer says his offensive line “hasn’t played terr...
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   USC Trojans quarterback Sam Darnold (14) runs around Utah Utes defensive end Hunter Dimick (49) during the first half of the game at Rice-Eccles Stadium Friday September 23, 2016. From the USC locker room: Utes’ defense struggles early against Darnold (with video)
    USC found its quarterback Friday night, at the expense of Utah’s defense. In his first career start, redshirt freshman Sam Darnold threw for 253 yards...
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Utes running back Zack Moss (2) is tackled by USC Trojans linebacker Uchenna Nwosu (42) and USC Trojans linebacker Cameron Smith (35) during the first half of the game at Rice-Eccles Stadium Friday September 23, 2016. Kragthorpe: Ute offense delivers another last-minute win over USC (with video)
    The same day in October 2014 when Travis Wilson rallied Utah to a victory over USC with a last-minute touchdown pass, Troy Williams struggled as Washi...
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  • (Rick Egan  |  Tribune file photo)   A file photo of I-15 freeway construction, looking south from an overpass in Utah County. Colorado envies Utah’s transportation system, seeks success tips
    Colorado envies Utah’s transportation system and the taxes that built it — so 160 civic and business leaders, including Gov. John Hickenlooper, came t...
    Updated Sep 23 2016 08:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Toledo, Ohio. In the final sprint to Election Day, Donald Trump faces a daunting series of roadblocks in the minds of Americans as he tries to catch up to Hillary Clinton. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File) Majority of Americans fear Trump presidency, poll shows
    New York • More than half the country fears a Trump presidency. And only about a third of Americans believe he is at least somewhat qualified to serve...
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  • Shown is an interior view of Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. The church marks its 200th anniversary in the city where it was founded by a former slave. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Why most people leave religion? They just ‘stop believing’
    It’s bad news for organized religion: A majority of the religiously unaffiliated — the so-called “nones” — say they fell away from faith not because o...
    Updated Sep 23 2016 01:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • ABC’s “Speechless” stars Mason Cook as Ray, stars Kyla Kenedy as Dylan, John Ross Bowie as Jimmy, Minnie Driver as Maya, Micah Fowler as JJ and Cedric Yarbrough as Kenneth. Kevin Foley  |  ABC Scott D. Pierce: Phew! ‘Speechless’ turned out to be good
    When ABC announced that it was adding the sitcom “Speechless” to its fall schedule, I was sort of worried. The show revolves around a mom (Minnie Dri...
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