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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Provo man convicted of luring investors into believing he had salvage rights to materials from Geneva Steel has been ordered to pay $1.4 million to three people who were sucked into his fraudulent scheme. The Utah Attorney General's Office said yesterday that Rodger Graham told investors in 2004 that he had access to $5.5 million worth of salvaged material that could be used to make new buildings.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The FDA is warning two Utah-based companies that sell essential oils to stop promoting their products as cures for viral infections such as ebola. The FDA said in letters sent this week to doTERRA and Young Living that their distributors are making misleading claims on websites about the oil's capabilities. Those include saying the product helps with cancer, autism and Alzheimer's Disease.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Democratic state senator challenging Republican Congressman Chris Stewart says the lack of action on immigration shows Congress isn't doing its job. Sen. Luz Robles argued the country needs a comprehensive set of reforms at a debate last night in Cedar City while Stewart said the solution begins with border security. The 2nd Congressional District includes most of Salt Lake City west to the Nevada line and south to Arizona.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes says he will appeal a ruling striking down parts of the state's anti-polygamy law. In December, U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups ruled in favor of Kody Brown and his four wives, who appear on the TV show "Sister Wives." Waddoups ruled a provision of the law forbidding cohabitation violated the Browns' freedom of religion.