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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The chief prosecutor in the county with Utah's only two abortion clinics says he won't enforce a new law banning most procedures after 18 weeks. The Tuesday statement by Democratic Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill marks the latest example of an official resisting such laws passed by states around the country. Gill says the law appears unconstitutional. Still, Utah's Republican attorney general is defending it against a court challenge.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man who suffered serious injuries when a Greyhound bus careened off a road in the Utah desert has sued the driver and the company. The lawsuit says the driver was tired and sick and should have never been behind the wheel before a 2017 crash that killed one person and injured 12 others. Michael Edwards of Georgia says in the lawsuit filed Monday in Nevada that bus driver Charles E. Saunders had taken cold medicine and never hit the brakes.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a Utah woman narrowly avoided being impaled by a metal beam that fell off a truck and smashed through her car windshield on the highway. Utah Highway Patrol Cpl. Chris Jones says that Nicci Sanders was driving on Interstate 15 Monday near Clearfield when a 4-foot (1-meter) metal beam fell from a roofing company's boom truck after the driver forgot to secure the beam. She swerved as the beam flew toward her, missing her by mere inches.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal accident investigators say responders have begun to recover the wreckage of two flightseeing planes carrying cruise ship passengers that were involved in a deadly midair collision near the southeast Alaska town of Ketchikan. National Transportation Safety Board member Jennifer Homendy said Wednesday that the larger of the floatplanes was recovered and put on a barge to be transported to Ketchikan.
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