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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police in Salt Lake City say a bank robbery suspect's suspicious vest that had wires coming from it turned out to be a hoax. A detective says a bomb squad robot safely removed the vest from the suspect while he was lying on a sidewalk. Police later determined that the vest didn't contain any explosives. Police arrested 24-year-old Joshua Silva.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt says Utah's push to take control of federal lands in the state is a radical measure and a threat to the outdoor recreation industry. A deadline Utah set for the federal government to hand over 31 million acres of public land quietly passed earlier this month with no such transfer, something predicted by both critics and supporters. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert didn't immediately have comment.

MANILA, Utah (AP) — Authorities in northeast Utah say an inmate has been recaptured shortly after he escaped a car transporting him from a courthouse to jail. A Daggett County sheriff's spokeswoman says that 53-year-old Albert Garcia was handcuffed and belly-chained but managed to undo his seatbelt. Garcia was back in the Daggett County Jail by mid-morning.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — One of two climbers who made history last week by scaling the Dawn Wall of El Capitan still has scabs covering his hands from the 19-day climb. Kevin Jorgeson spoke at the world's largest outdoor retailer show in Salt Lake City, saying he hopes his trek inspires others to tackle their own obstacles.

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