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Utah State football: Aggies show energy despite travel delays

San Diego • Adverse weather and long delays kept many Utah State players cooling their heels on Sunday evening. The Aggies arrived late, with the second group not getting to the hotel until 3:30 a.m.
Coach Matt Wells said he was impressed that many of his players handled it well ­even as the team was going through security screening a second time.
“I heard a bunch of the defensive players say, ‘Sudden change, sudden change,’ just like when they say it when there is an interception or turnover,” ...

Here’s every story we’ve done on the same-sex marriage ruling

It’s been an historic and fast-paced few days following the ruling by a federal judge that legalized same-sex marriage in Utah. We’ve tried out best to cover every angle and bring you the latest developments, which keep coming minute by minute. Here’s everything we’ve done so far, and we’ll add more to it a it comes in, so you can learn all about these events in one stop. The newest stories are on the top.

Utah counties split on issuing same-sex marriage licenses
This is what is was like to wa...

Herbert picks Reyes as Utah’s next attorney general

Sean Reyes traveled a wildly circuitous route from losing in a Republican primary to John Swallow last year to becoming Utah’s next attorney general.
During those 18 months, the attorney general’s office has been rocked by a morale-sapping and trust-draining scandal that drove Swallow from his post amid allegations of favoritism, pay-for-play fundraising and evidence destruction
Now it falls to Reyes to set things right.
Gov. Gary Herbert announced Monday that he picked Reyes to fill the vacan...

NYPD: Father throws son, himself off building

New York • A father threw his young child off the roof of a 52-story Manhattan apartment building in a murder-suicide on the first day he was allowed to be alone with the boy amid an ugly custody battle with the mother, police officials said Friday.
“There was a history of domestic turmoil,” Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly told reporters.
Dmitriy Kanarikov picked up his 3-year-old son at 10 a.m. Sunday at a Manhattan police precinct — a neutral site negotiated in advance by the parents — to sp...

NM woman pleads guilty to locking girl in cage

Las Cruces, N.M. • A New Mexico woman has pleaded guilty to locking her 8-year-old niece with developmental disabilities in a wooden cage and leaving her alone while she left to watch a movie.
The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that Cindy Patriarchias pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of felony child abuse. Under a plea agreement, prosecutors agreed to drop four related charges.
Police say Patriarchias and her boyfriend, Edmond Gonzales, took her three children to an elementary school in January...

59 test positive for TB after Las Vegas outbreak

Las Vegas • Las Vegas public health officials say dozens of people linked to a tuberculosis outbreak at a neonatal unit have tested positive for the disease.
The Southern Nevada Health District reported on Monday that of the 977 people tested, 59 showed indications of the disease, though all but two of the cases are latent — meaning patients don’t show symptoms and aren’t contagious.
Dr. Joe Iser, chief medical officer at the health district, said the report demonstrates the importance of catch...

Target: Justice Dept. investigates its data breach

New York • Target Corp. said on Monday that the Department of Justice is investigating the credit and debit card security breach at the retailer that’s being called the second largest incident in U.S. history.
The investigation comes after the discounter revealed last week that data connected to about 40 million credit and debit card accounts was stolen between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15. The theft is exceeded only by a scam that began in 2005 involving retailer TJX Cos. It affected at least 45.7 milli...

PBS special explores Marvin Hamlisch — ‘the people’s composer’

Marvin Hamlisch was one of the most successful composers of the 20th century. And, apparently, one without ego.
“I thought he was one of the most charming, funniest, most genuinely, organically talented people I’d ever met,” said Lucie Arnaz, who starred in Hamlisch’s “They’re Playing Our Song” on Broadway.
At the age of 29, Hamlisch became only the second person to win three Oscars in one night — for best original dramatic score (“The Way We Were”), best original song score and/or adaptation (“...

Utah tax commission to study whether newlywed gays may file jointly

Same-sex couples may be marrying in Utah, but it is unclear whether they will be able to file joint state income tax returns to enjoy the same tax breaks as other married couples.
“Since there are several legal issues in motion, we will review with our attorneys these new developments how we address the filing status on state income tax returns,” said Charlie Roberts, Utah State Tax Commission spokesman.
“Our intent is to get together as soon as possible to make those decisions,” Roberts said, b...

Seven TV shows to catch up on over the holidays

Do you have a little TV viewing time on your hands over the holidays? Hoping to catch up on a show or two you missed when they first aired?
Here are seven favorites set to return in the next few weeks worth checking out:

“Archer” • The word “irreverent” might have been invented to describe this very funny cartoon that’s intended for adults. If James Bond was animated and pretty much a complete idiot, he might be Archer.
• Seasons 1-4 available on DVD, Amazon Instant and iTunes.
• Season 5 p...