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By The Associated Press | Posted - May 1, 2015 at 7:11 a.m.



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MAGNA, Utah (AP) — Investigators are trying to determine whether human remains found in a suitcase along Interstate 80 could belong to missing Provo woman Elizabeth "Elena" Laguna Salgado. KSL-TV reports that Utah Department of Transportation workers found the large suitcase in a ravine off the highway near Saltair resort yesterday afternoon.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A West Jordan man who says he was bitten in the face by a police dog is filing suit against the city and a police officer. Lee Hoogveldt's (HOUG-veltz) suit alleges that the officer ordered the dog to attack even though he had his hands in the air. Police played body camera video showing Hoogveldt ignoring police orders to stand up.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Utah has assigned a magistrate to investigate claims that the FBI pressured a former government operative into backing out of testifying in a lawsuit accusing the agency failed to adequately search its files for additional videos of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. A Salt Lake City attorney believes the FBI has video showing Timothy McVeigh was not alone in detonating the bomb.

HANKSVILLE, Utah (AP) — A non-profit research center near Hanskville may be the first stop in a trip to Mars. More than 900 people have participated in simulated missions since the site opened in 2002. They hope the research someday helps put humans on the red planet. NASA says the site offers useful practice, but mainly promotes education and public awareness.

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