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PHOENIX (AP) — A trial this month is expected to reveal the inner workings of two secluded towns on the Arizona-Utah line that authorities say were acting as agents of a corrupt polygamist regime. A Justice Department lawsuit against Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Arizona, alleges local leaders discriminated against residents who aren't members of the FLDS Church. The sect broke away from Mormonism when the mainstream faith disavowed polygamy more than 100 years ago. The trial begins Jan. 19 in Phoenix.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For the first time in years, the world's largest outdoor retail show opens in Salt Lake City today without questions swirling about whether the expo will bolt for another city with more lodging and convention space. About 22,000 people are expected at this week's winter show. It runs through Sunday.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah authorities have confirmed that remains found in a cave near Moab are a man police believe shot and wounded a Utah state park ranger in 2010 and eluded a desert manhunt. Grand County's Sheriff says the Utah Medical Examiner confirms the body is Lance Leeroy Arellano. Arellano is believed to be the only person involved in the shooting of Utah park ranger Brody Young.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — BYU says Utah has canceled the rivals' contracted basketball game scheduled for Provo next season. BYU's coach says he's disappointed in the decision and believes the rivalry should continue. There was controversy at the end of this season's game when BYU guard Nick Emery was kicked out for throwing a punch.