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By The Associated Press | Posted - Jul. 19, 2017 at 9:48 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Half of Utah is under flash flood watch as meteorologists say storms moving across the central and southern parts of the state will bring heavy rainfall. The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City said Tuesday that narrow canyons, creeks with steep terrain, washes that are normally dry and areas where wildfires have recently burned should all be avoided.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah sheriff's deputy has been charged with animal cruelty after his police dog died in a hot patrol truck. Prosecutors said Wednesday the misdemeanor count against Jason Whittier is a reminder that car-interior temperatures can quickly become deadly. The dog named Endy died of heat exhaustion on July 3. Court documents say Whittier left the dog about noon, after their shift ended. The high temperature was near 94 degrees that day.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man is pleading guilty in the shooting deaths of a teenage brother and sister in a fight that started over a shirt. The pleas to two counts of aggravated murder mean that 28-year-old Mario Cervantes-Angel won't face the death penalty in the shootings that happened after a fight broke out at an apartment complex.

DENVER (AP) — Americans who depend the most on President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act feel dread _ not relief _ after Republicans failed to replace the health care law. One woman whose 3-year-old son is being treated with a genetic disorder worries Republicans will simply repeal the law. Another who had the means to go to college says President Donald Trump is signaling that beneficiaries like her "will be punished for the simple act of having health insurance."

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