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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has been selected as vice chairman of the National Governors Association. The Republican governor was chosen at the association's summer meeting, which ended yesterday in Nashville, Tennessee. Herbert says he intends to work with governors to enhance the role of states in a wide range of policies.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says it will remove fewer wild horses and burros from the range across the West this summer because of budget constraints and overflowing holding pens. Under its roundup schedule, the bureau plans to gather 2,400 of the animals through the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year. Plans call for the removal of 200 horses in Utah.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church says the Book of Abraham is inspired scripture and probably not a literal translation from ancient Egyptian scrolls by Mormon founder Joseph Smith. Mormon scholars say the essay marks a departure from past explanations by officials with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and embraces the widely held view from religious scholars and historians that Smith's work isn't a direct translation.
DELLE, Utah (AP) — Emergency crews responded to a train car leaking sulfuric acid near Interstate 80 in Tooele County. The North Tooele County Fire District reports that 40 to 50 gallons of sulfuric acid spilled Saturday but did not pose a public danger. The district was notified about 7:15 a.m. of the leak coming from a car several cars behind the westbound freight train.
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