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KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Apa Sherpa has stood on top of the world more times than all but one other person. Now he wants to make sure no one feels compelled to follow in his footsteps. As a boy in Nepal, Sherpa dreamed of becoming a doctor, but poverty and lack of education steered him to a far more dangerous path: Working as a guide on Mount Everest. Now retired in the U.S., he returns each year to his roots in the foothills of the Himalayas to show children from the Sherpa minority group that they have other options.
ALPINE, Utah (AP) — A husband and wife from Ballard have been identified as the two people killed in the crash of a small helicopter in the central Utah mountains. Utah County Sheriff's officials say the pilot was 32-year-old Benno Anthony Penna with his 32-year-old wife Megan Michele Hawk Penna as the passenger. The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the crash that occurred Friday on a steep, snow slope near Alpine 22 miles south of Salt Lake City.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah County authorities say a woman is dead after the vehicle she was riding in hit a horse. They say the horse wandered onto state Route 198 in Payson late Saturday night. Utah Department of Public Safety officials tell the Deseret News that the man driving the vehicle was taken to an area hospital with injuries not considered to be life-threatening. The names of the woman who died and the man who was injured haven't been released yet.
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Authorities say an overnight shooting in Ogden has left one man dead. Ogden police say they received a report of a shooting early Sunday. Responding officers found an unconscious man in his 20s on the sidewalk and bleeding from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim died at the scene and police say his name won't be released until his family is notified. Police say they later took a suspect into custody. The motive for the shooting is unclear.
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