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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The 92-year-old L. Tom Perry, one of the highest-ranking leaders of the Mormon church, has returned to work duties after being diagnosed with cancer. The church said Friday that Perry went to meetings this week of the high-level Mormon governing body called the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Perry is receiving radiation treatment for cancer found in his thyroid. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints also says that 86-year-old Richard G. Scott, another member of the quorum, is now resting at home. Scott was hospitalized last month with gastrointestinal bleeding after doctors found an ulcer in his stomach.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — A jury has begun deliberating to decide whether a Utah teenager accused in a crime spree that left a deputy dead was violently in love or a terrified victim. Prosecutors said during closing statements in Provo on Friday that 18-year-old Meagan Grunwald was willing to do anything to stay with her boyfriend, including drive a speeding getaway car. But she tearfully testified during the two-week trial that she drove because 27-year-old Jose Angel Garcia-Jauregui threatened her family.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Larry H. Miller Group of Companies will not run the Miller Motorsports Park after October. The company announced that it will not renew its lease of the property with Tooele County and no longer operate the facilities after Oct. 31. The park was built by the LHM Group, opened in 2006 and was named the "Motorsports Facility of the Year" at the Motorsport World Expo that year. The facilities will be taken over by Tooele County.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will again host a retreat in Utah for high-profile political figures, business leaders and campaign donors. Romney's team sent out invitations Thursday for the fourth Experts and Enthusiasts Summit that will be held June 11-13 at the Deer Valley resort in Park City.
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