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Rubio comes under withering criticism in Republican debate

Julie Pace and Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 10:21am

Donald Trump said he didn't have to win; Hillary Clinton didn't know whether she could. Marco Rubio said he was ready to lead the country; and Bernie Sanders said "don't jinx me" about predictions of a victory on Tuesday.

The Latest: Bush says time was right to call in family help

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 10:20am

The Latest on the race for president in the window between the Republican and Democratic debates and the 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary on Tuesday: (all times local):

Majority Republicans hold open, closed caucuses in Legislature's opening weeks

Lisa Riley Roche and Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 9:57am

Two weeks into the 2016 Utah Legislature, majority House Republicans have not held a closed caucus. But the majority GOP Senate has held four closed-door caucuses per business as usual.

Professor who wore headscarf to leave Christian college

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 9:50am

A Christian college near Chicago has announced a political science professor who wore a headscarf when she asserted that Christians and Muslims worship the same God will leave her post.

'Weird' Scottish imports store stays alive in Salt Lake City

Ray Boone  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 8:42am

It may look like it doesn't belong, but one man's managed to make a career out of spreading his heritage in the most unlikely of places.

Pope pleas for help for Syrians fleeing war so they survive

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 5:00am

Pope Francis has made a public plea for help for Syrians fleeing civil war so that their survival and dignity are assured.

Islamic authority rejects new Jerusalem Jewish prayer area

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 4:30am

The Islamic authority that oversees a sensitive Jerusalem holy site says it opposes a new prayer area for non-Orthodox Jews at the adjacent Western Wall.

Here is the latest Utah news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 1:40am

A Utah County board is again waiting to make a decision on a Snowbird ski resort expansion into American Fork Canyon following a contentious meeting about whether the project could stir up old mine waste. The Daily Herald newspaper in Provo reports that Sheriff Jim Tracy once threatened to clear the room if the crowd at the Utah County Board of Adjustment didn't settle down on Thursday. The decision was ultimately postponed for 60 days.

Facing NH loss, Clinton looks ahead to counter Sanders

Lisa Lerer and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 1:20am

With a victory seemingly out of reach in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton is looking ahead to the next round of voting to reposition her campaign to counter the rising primary threat of insurgent Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Struggle over Saint Edward: Renovate it, or tear it down?

Lynn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 1:10am

When developer Kevin Daniels announced plans in August to renovate the badly deteriorated 1931 seminary building at Saint Edward State Park in Kenmore and turn it into a hotel and spa, he said he knew it would involve a lengthy public process and outspoken neighbors who love their park the way it is.

Rubio under fire in GOP debate after rise in polls

Julie Pace and Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 12:00am

Marco Rubio, a first-term senator on the rise in the presidential race, faced a barrage of attacks in Saturday night's Republican debate, with rivals vigorously challenging his readiness to be president and the depth of his expertise as they sought to salvage their own White House hopes.

Doris Kearns Goodwin: 'Tell and retell stories' of people's lives so they live on

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 10:16pm

Doris Kearns Goodwin, a world renowned presidential historian and award winning author and former three-time Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt spoke on the value of storytelling at the RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City, which concluded Saturday.

The Latest: GOP candidates offer closing arguments to NH

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 10:01pm

The Latest on the race for president, with candidates focusing on New Hampshire, which holds the first primary in the 2016 race on Tuesday (all times local):

Mormon church comes out against Utah medical marijuana bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 9:11pm

The Mormon church has come out against a Utah bill that would allow the medical use of edible pot products, a position that could be a serious blow to one of two medical marijuana proposals before state lawmakers.

Christian group says China charges pastor with embezzling

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 7:31pm

A pastor in a Chinese province where authorities have been cracking down on churches has been charged with embezzling funds, a Christian rights group said.

Concerns raised about sustainable energy bill

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 6:07pm

A coalition that includes the state's top consumer watchdog agency is staunchly opposing legislation it says would result in higher electricity bills for Utah ratepayers.

Apple now accepting your banged-up iPhone

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 3:29pm

Apple for the first time is accepting banged up iPhones as a trade-in from those wanting to upgrade.

Have You Seen This? 360-degree ski views with swinging iPhone

Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 2:26pm

A professional Swiss skier swings his iPhone around his head while he skis, creating one-of-a-kind and stunning 360-degree action shots.

Pope's sex abuse panel tells abuse survivor to take a leave

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 11:40am

Pope Francis' sex abuse advisory committee voted Saturday to sideline one of its members, a high-profile abuse survivor who had clashed with the commission over its mission.