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Sundance festival stars and movie buffs boost liquor sales

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:55pm

As the stars and movie enthusiasts flock to Park City for the Sundance Film Festival that kicks into high gear this weekend, sales at Utah's state-run liquor sales in the area have spiked with high demand for some of the pricier cognacs and whiskeys.

FACT CHECK: Trump starts on familiar note: with exaggeration

Paul Wiseman and Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:41pm

Donald Trump's inaugural address held familiar echoes of the campaign speeches that led to his presidential win: downbeat about the state of the nation, to the point of hyperbole. A look at some of his assertions Friday:

BLM approves final routes for Gateway West transmission line

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:36pm

The Bureau of Land Management has authorized the final routes connecting the high-voltage Gateway West transmission line project between southwestern Idaho and central Wyoming.

Trump signs first bill and actions as president

Ken Thomas and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:33pm

President Donald Trump on Friday quickly claimed the mantle of the White House, signing legislation allowing retired Gen. James Mattis to serve as his defense secretary, as well as the nomination papers for his Cabinet choices.

Grain mostly higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:32pm

Grain futures were mostly higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain mostly higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:31pm

Grain futures were mostly higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain mostly higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:31pm

Grain futures were mostly higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Strip club owner says he was unfairly targeted

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:24pm

An Alaska man convicted of illegally dumping human waste into a harbor while operating a floating strip club says he plans to appeal whatever sentence is imposed Friday afternoon.

Prosecutor: 'Dance Mom' should be imprisoned for fraud

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:13pm

A prosecutor on Friday urged a federal judge to sentence "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller to prison instead of probation for bankruptcy fraud.

US rig count jumps 35 this week to 694; Texas up 17

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:11pm

The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. leaped by 35 this week to 694.

The Latest: Jammeh agrees to cede power: Senegalese official

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:52pm

The Latest on Gambia's political crisis, sparked by defeated leader Yahya Jammeh's refusal to leave office (all times local):

2 companies get probation, fine over mislabeling cheese

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:51pm

Two Pennsylvania cheese businesses are being punished for selling grated Swiss and mozzarella cheeses that were fraudulently represented as Parmesan and Romano.

How student loan servicers affect tens of millions of people

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:23pm

They aren't well-known. Their names are odd. And what they do — well, it's complicated.

How much are marathon bombing films getting in tax credits?

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:00pm

Hollywood films about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings shot on location last year to bring the story to the silver screen, but not all the for-profit productions have been forthcoming about the taxpayer-funded benefits they're seeking or have already received for filming in Massachusetts.

Herbert: Health law repeal without replacement bad for Utah

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:55am

If Congress repeals President Barack Obama's health care law without having a replacement plan ready, it could jeopardize coverage for about 180,000 Utah residents, Utah's Republican governor has cautioned.

The Latest: George H.W. and Barbara Bush improving

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:54am

The Latest on the hospitalization of George H.W. Bush and wife Barbara Bush (all times local):

Melania Trump's hometown in Slovenia marks inauguration

Darko Bandic, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:02am

The inauguration of Donald Trump is a big thing for a small town in Slovenia where the new U.S. first lady traces her roots.

Utah unemployment rate holds steady at 3.1%

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:54am

New state numbers show Utah's unemployment rate is holding steady at 3.1 percent.

Ford expects $2B net income drop due to pension change

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:51am

Ford says that a change in the way it values pension obligations will cut its 2016 net income by $2 billion.

Judge dismisses UPS shareholder suit over untaxed cigarettes

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:51am

A Delaware judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by United Parcel Service shareholders over allegations that the company illegally shipped untaxed cigarettes.