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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Subway sandwich shop where a worker was cleared of drugging a Utah police officer's drink says in a new lawsuit that police waited two months to publicly disavow the headline-making allegations despite internal evidence the officer had no drugs in his system. The restaurant owners said Wednesday they suffered some $300,000 in losses after police gave interviews in front of the Layton store citing early tests indicating the presence of drugs in the lemonade, results that were never duplicated.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Utah congressman Jason Chaffetz will be a visiting fellow at Harvard University this fall. The school announced Wednesday that the Republican will be among six visiting fellows at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government's Institute of Politics. Chaffetz resigned his seat in June, citing a desire to spend more time with his family.
UNDATED (AP) — Utah's $1.9 billion claim against the Environmental Protection Agency for a multi-state mine waste spill says Utah's water, soil and wildlife were damaged, but offers no specifics. State officials provided a copy of the claim to The Associated Press on Wednesday. The claim stems from the August 2015 release of 3 million gallons of wastewater from an inactive gold mine in southwestern Colorado. An EPA-led contractor crew inadvertently triggered the spill.
NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man with a large, rare tumor on the right side of his face is asking for help with the medical costs to remove it. KTVB-TV reports 18-year-old Lucas McCulley of Nampa was born with a rare and painful tumor that doctors told him was inoperable because it kept growing along with him. Now that he's older, doctors say removing the tumor is possible, but the procedure would be costly to McCulley since he does not have health insurance.