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Trial set for Ogden man accused of cutting man's throat, leaving him for dead

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An Ogden man accused of attempting to kill a man by slitting his throat will have his case go to trial.


Police & Fire

Woman enters cabin to find burglar asleep on chair, man later arrested

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The man, whom police say is 36-year-old Salt Lake City resident Thomas Luke Shupe, was tracked down by law enforcement and booked in jail on two burglary charges and four felony warrants out of Salt Lake County.


Business

MGM sets August opening date for Massachusetts casino

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BOSTON (AP) — The fate of Wynn’s glitzy Boston-area casino may still be up in the air, but rival MGM says it is on track to open the first Las Vegas-style casino resort in Massachusetts sooner than expected. MGM Resorts International is now targeting Aug. 24 as the new opening date for the $960...


Government

Pompeo sworn in as secretary of state, dashes off to Europe

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Pompeo took over as America’s top diplomat Thursday after being confirmed by the Senate and sworn in across the street minutes later. The new secretary of state immediately dashed off to Europe in an energetic start befitting the high-stakes issues awaiting him from Iran to...


Business

At hearings, EPA chief seeks to divert blame for ethics woes

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, yet another Trump administration official with his job on the line over ethical concerns, took heat from lawmakers Thursday over his profligate spending and lobbyist ties and tried to divert responsibility to underlings. The EPA...


Business

Explosion rocks Wisconsin refinery, forcing evacuations

Refinery Explosion Wisconsin

An explosion rocked a refinery in northwestern Wisconsin on Thursday, injuring at least 11 people, forcing the evacuation of homes, schools and a hospital, and sending a plume of noxious smoke billowing into the air. Authorities said a tank of crude oil or asphalt exploded about 10 a.m. at the...


Government

Trump pledges hands off Russia probe, may "change my mind'

Trump Russia Probe Mueller

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insisted Thursday he “won’t be involved” in any attempt to interfere with the investigation into Russian election meddling — unless he changes his mind — as a Senate panel moved to safeguard special counsel Robert Mueller from any attempt to fire him. Trump...


State

Game 6s on tap: LeBron, Raptors, Jazz look to advance

Pacers Cavaliers Basketball

LeBron James saved a game. Russell Westbrook and Paul George saved a season. And now, Game 6 awaits them all. A trio of possible series-ending games are on Friday night’s NBA playoff schedule: Cleveland at Indiana, Toronto at Washington and Oklahoma City at Utah. For the Cavaliers and Raptors, the...


Business

The Latest: Evacuation ordered near Wisconsin refinery

Refinery Explosion Wisconsin

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a Wisconsin refinery explosion that injured several people (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Authorities are ordering residents to evacuate their homes near a Wisconsin refinery that was rocked by an explosion. Superior police tweeted Thursday afternoon that the...


Government

Trump's VA choice bows out in latest Cabinet flame-out

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s White House doctor reluctantly withdrew his nomination to be Veterans Affairs secretary Thursday in the face of accusations of misconduct, the latest embarrassing episode highlighting Trump’s struggles to fill key jobs and the perils of his occasional spur...


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