State

LDS Church to transfer missionaries in Nicaragua due to 'political instability'

LDS SLC Temple

The LDS Church said they will move over half of the 327 missionaries serving in Nicaragua due to...

Government

Backchannel with 'Dracula' helped free Utah man in Venezuela

ADDITION Venezuela Jailed America

WASHINGTON (AP) — A secret backchannel led by a veteran Republican Senate staffer and a flamboyant Venezuelan official nicknamed “Dracula” broke through hostile relations between the two governments to secure the release of American prisoner Joshua Holt, who traveled to the South American country...


Government

Freed after 2 years, man jailed in Venezuela returns to US

Venezuela Jailed American

A Utah man jailed in Venezuela on weapons charges nearly two years ago was released Saturday after a U.S. senator pressed for his freedom in a surprise meeting with President Nicolas Maduro days after the embattled socialist leader expelled the top American diplomat in the South American country.


State

The Latest: Trump welcomes freed American after 'ordeal'

Venezuela US Senator's Visit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the release of a Utah man, Joshua Holt, who has been held in Venezuela (all times local): 9 p.m. President Donald Trump has welcomed to the White House an American held for two years in a Venezuelan jail, saying the Utah man has undergone a “very tough ordeal.”...


State

Saucedo scores first goal of season, RSL tops Sounders 1-0

MLS Real Salt Lake Sounders Soccer

SEATTLE (AP) — Practice — and patience — finally paid off for Sebastian Saucedo. Saucedo launched a shot that found the upper right corner in the 61st minute in Real Salt Lake’s 1-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders on Saturday. Saucedo got the chance for his first goal of the season when Danilo...


Government

US official says American Joshua Holt, held in jail in Venezuela for 2 years, has

WASHINGTON (AP) — US official says American Joshua Holt, held in jail in Venezuela for 2 years, has returned to U.S.


State

Utah girls join Boy Scouts of America

Boy Scouts Girls

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An 11-year-old girl who always wanted to enlist in her older brother’s troop is among the first wave of girls joining the Boy Scouts of America in two all-girl dens near Salt Lake City. Miriam Cook of Tooele has already earned 11 badges in her first three months as a Cub Scout...


State

Small plane makes emergency landing on Utah freeway

Freeway Plane Landing

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — No one was injured Saturday when a small plane clipped a car from behind while making an emergency landing on a major freeway in Utah, authorities said. Utah Highway Patrol spokesman Andrew Battenfield says the single-engine plane flew under an overpass before landing near Ogden....


State

Venezuela government says Joshua Holt, wife are on flight to US after being freed in

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela government says Joshua Holt, wife are on flight to US after being freed in goodwill gesture.


Government

Senator says Utah man jailed in Venezuela has been released; Trump expects White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senator says Utah man jailed in Venezuela has been released; Trump expects White House welcome Saturday evening.


Lifestyle

No rain in sight: Fire fears force land closures in Arizona

Wildfire Fears Forest Closures

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Dry pine needles and dead wood snapped under fire prevention officer Matt Engbring’s boots as he hiked a half-mile into the woods in search of a makeshift campsite that had served as one man’s home until this week when the area was closed because of the escalating threat of...


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