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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Thousands of outdoor recreation industry representatives have rallied at Utah's state capitol to show support for preserving public lands in an event that sends one final reminder why they're moving their lucrative trade show next year to Denver. Show organizers left Utah over Republican opposition to the designation a new Utah national monument the ongoing push for more control of federal lands. Gov. Gary Herbert defended Utah's record of protecting public lands. The rally happened Thursday.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Recordings of 911 calls reflect the horror felt by people who saw the deadly crash of a small plane on a Utah highway. The recordings released Thursday captured the flood of frantic calls to dispatchers after the Wednesday crash north of Salt Lake City that killed four friends headed to Idaho on vacation. One caller said she saw the plane suddenly spiral out of control, hit the ground and erupt in smoke and flames.

DENVER (AP) — The Trump administration is asking a federal appeals court in Denver to hold off on a decision regarding a major fracking rule implemented by the Obama administration. Trump wants to roll back the rule that would require drilling companies to disclose what chemicals they've used for fracking. The rule was put on hold last year when a Wyoming judge said the Bureau of Land Management had no authority to set it.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal judge has appointed a public defender for a Utah man charged with murder in the death of his wife aboard an Alaska cruise ship. Kenneth Manzanares of Santa Clara, Utah, appeared to be crying at times Thursday before the hearing and near the start, when U.S. Magistrate Judge Kevin F. McCoy began speaking. He is being held in connection with the Tuesday death of 39-year-old Kristy Manzanares.

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