Ogden Marathon 2018: South Weber’s Cook wins again; Ogden’s Blackham wins the half

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For the second year in a row, a course record was set for the Ogden Marathon, only this time it was...


Las Vegas strike would have far-reaching effect

Las Vegas Casinos Contracts

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ripple effects are likely to be felt if 50,000 workers employed at more than 30 world-famous casino-hotels in Las Vegas go on strike. Analysts declined Wednesday to weigh in on the financial impact that a strike could have on casino operators. But the casinos and hotels aren’t the...


Hawaii volcano generates blue flames from burning methane

Hawaii Volcano

HONOLULU (AP) — Blue flames from burning methane are the latest natural phenomena being seen at the eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. Nighttime photos released Wednesday by the U.S. Geological Survey show the flames spouting from cracks in the pavement in the Leilani Estates neighborhood...


Chipotle moving headquarters from Denver to California

DENVER (AP) — Chipotle (che-POHT‘-lay) is moving its headquarters from its hometown of Denver to southern California. The burrito chain announced Wednesday that work done in its Denver and New York offices will be either moved to its new headquarters in Newport Beach, California or taken over by...


Amid debate, Wyoming approves Yellowstone-area grizzly hunt

Wyoming Grizzly Hunt

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A debate over whether the Yellowstone ecosystem’s grizzly bear population can thrive while being hunted will be put to the test this fall after Wyoming officials on Wednesday approved the state’s first grizzly hunt in 44 years. The hunt, approved 7-0 by the Wyoming Game and...


Forecasters predict Central Pacific could see 6 hurricanes

Pacific Hurricane Forecast

HONOLULU (AP) — The Central Pacific could see anywhere from three to six hurricanes over the next six months, forecasters predicted Wednesday. That would be an increase over the two named storms last year. Storm activity is likely to be normal or a bit busier than normal this year, according to the...


New York City to consider ban on plastic straws

NYC Plastic Straws

NEW YORK (AP) — Plastic straws and stirrers could soon be banned in bars, restaurants and coffee shops in New York City. Democratic City Councilman Rafael Espinal introduced a bill on Wednesday, saying restaurants should replace plastic with paper or metal straws. Exceptions would be made for...

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3 Utahns in the mix for 2018-19 US snowboard team

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Jade Thurgood, Chandler Hunt and Faye Gulini will vie to make the U.S. snowboard team.


The Latest: Official: Lava wall protecting geothermal plant

Hawaii Volcano

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of a volcano in Hawaii (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Officials say lava spatter from Hawaii’s erupting volcano is creating a wall that’s helping protect a nearby geothermal plant. U.S. Geological Survey scientist Wendy Stovall said Wednesday that lava...


BE MINE: Maker of candy hearts, Necco Wafers sold at auction

Candy Company Sale

BOSTON (AP) — The bankrupt 171-year-old candy maker known for its chalky Necco Wafers and those little inscribed hearts that are everywhere on Valentine’s Day got a sweet message from a rival Wednesday: BE MINE. Ohio-based Spangler Candy Co. had the winning $18.83 million bid for the New England...


Kroger buys Home Chef to take bigger bite of meal-kit market

Kroger-Home Chef

NEW YORK (AP) — Kroger, looking to take a bigger bite of the online grocery market, is buying meal-kit seller Home Chef. Home Chef, like other meal-kit companies, sends a box of ingredients and recipes to its subscribers’ doorsteps. Kroger will pay $200 million for Chicago-based Home Chef, and may...

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