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By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 27, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The attorney for a Utah woman who nearly died after drinking iced tea mixed with chemicals at a Utah restaurant says the family will enter into mediation with the business instead of immediately filing a lawsuit. Salt Lake County Attorney Sim Gill announced yesterday that no charges will be filed because prosecutors found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing.

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities are investigating an explosion of a pickup that was parked on farmland near a remote enclave on the Arizona-Utah state line where polygamy has been practiced openly. Mohave County sheriff's spokeswoman Trish Carter said yesterday that no one was hurt in the explosion outside of Colorado City, Arizona. The truck's owner suspects it could be a message sent by followers of imprisoned sect leader Warren Jeffs.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is adding tests and reading requirements for high school students enrolled in seminary. The previously just required attendance. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that teenagers will now have to take biannual tests and meet reading requirements in order to graduate from seminary.

TUBA CITY, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation Supreme Court says a lower tribal court shouldn't have dismissed a case against presidential candidate Chris Deschene (des-CHEE'-nee) over whether he speaks Navajo fluently enough to be on the ballot. The tribe's high court yesterday reinstated grievances filed against Deschene. The Office of Hearings and Appeals must hold a hearing next week to determine whether or not to disqualify Deschene from the November ballot.

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