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Education

Weber Schools employees learn from woman who prevented a school shooting

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She talked to the gunman and convinced him to surrender. She even told him she loved him and was proud of him. She chose to be compassionate.


Business

Commercial spaceflight company to try to launch from Alaska

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — A commercial spaceflight company is preparing for its third attempt to launch from the Kodiak spaceport. If successful, it would be the first commercial launch from the spaceport at Narrow Cape, the Kodiak Daily Mirror reported Friday. State-owned Alaska Aerospace Corp., which...


Government

The Latest: GOP leaders hampered in immigration legislation

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times local): 12:05 p.m. President Donald Trump says people who “invade” the U.S. must immediately be sent back to their countries and not be given a court hearing. Trump tweets Sunday that the U.S. immigration system is “laughed at all...


State

Utah national parks seeing increase in search and rescues

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Rescues at Utah’s national parks are up 68 percent from 2014 — and men in their 20s are the ones most likely to need help.


Local

Weber commission race, sheriff contest at stake in Tuesday's primary election

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Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by Monday if they’re sent in, while in-person voting goes from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday.


Politics

Senate hopeful Romney cites national experience, Kennedy focuses on Utah ties

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The two candidates face off next Tuesday in the GOP primary for the post now held by U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, with the winner moving to the Nov. 6 general election ballot.


Business

Railroad unloading oil from cars after Iowa derailment

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DOON, Iowa (AP) — Crews are working to contain and clean up crude that spilled when an oil train derailed in northwestern Iowa. BNSF railroad spokesman Andy Williams says workers have unloaded oil from 10 of the oil tank cars that didn’t leak after Friday’s derailment. Officials have said 14 of the...


Business

Average gas price falls 6 cents a gallon; 1st drop in months

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of a regular gallon of gasoline fell 6 cents over the past two weeks, to $2.95. That’s the first drop in nearly four months. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg warns that the decline could be temporary, however. Lundberg said Sunday that oil prices recently...


Business

Iran coach lambasts World Cup use of video on close calls

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SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Iran coach Carlos Queiroz lambasted what he said is the overuse of video review at the World Cup to overturn close and debatable calls instead of being limited to only correcting obvious mistakes. In the past, the Portuguese was an outspoken proponent, but now he’s seeing...


Business

Ovamba links African firms, investors

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The world’s prevailing financial institutions - banks, credit unions and equity markets - have mostly ignored sub-Saharan Africa. And “microfinance” organizations, while wildly successful in some parts of the Indian subcontinent, have had mixed results there. Could a...


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