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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities and friends say two couples leaving on vacation were killed when their small plane crashed on a Utah highway. The Utah Department of Public Safety says those killed in the Wednesday crash were Layne Clarke and his wife, Diana Clarke, and Perry Huffaker and his wife, Sarah Huffaker. Friend Jeff Henderson says Layne Clarke was piloting the plane as the two couples departed for a trip.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal officials plan to announce the filing of charges in the death of a woman aboard a cruise ship that docked in Alaska's capital city on Wednesday. The U.S. attorney's office said it will hold a news conference Thursday to announce the filing of charges related to the death aboard the Emerald Princess on Tuesday.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Outdoor recreation industry leaders holding their last trade show in Utah have criticized Republican leaders for their opposition to a new national monument and their efforts to seize control of federal lands. Those issues led the industry to move the twice-yearly expo to Colorado after two decades. Several heavy-hitters said the decision is part of their effort to flex the industry's collective power and support preservation of public lands.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Torrential rains in Utah have sent floodwaters into dozens of homes, triggered power outages and shut down major roads and part of light rail line during the morning commute in Salt Lake City. The National Weather Service says between 1 and 2 inches of rain fell in and around the city Wednesday. Authorities say water flowed into the basements of about 100 homes. No serious injuries were reported.

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