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Crowds, delays expected at Zion National Park this weekend

Crowded National Parks-Zion-1

U.S. officials say they’re expecting record numbers of visitors to southern Utah’s Zion...

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Backchannel, 'Dracula' help free Utah man in Venezuela

Venezuela Jailed American Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — A secret backchannel led by a veteran Republican Senate staffer and a flamboyant Venezuelan official nicknamed “Dracula” broke through hostile relations between the two governments to secure the release of American prisoner Joshua Holt, who traveled to the South American country...


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Man held in Venezuela for 2 years is welcomed home by Trump

APTOPIX Venezuela Jailed American Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joshua Holt, a Utah man who traveled to Venezuela in 2016 to marry a woman he met online but soon found himself jailed and later branded the CIA’s top spy in Latin America, has been welcomed home by his family and President Donald Trump. Holt, 26, says he was “overwhelmed with...


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American freed from jail in Venezuela says he's 'overwhelmed with gratitude' to those who

WASHINGTON (AP) — American freed from jail in Venezuela says he’s ‘overwhelmed with gratitude’ to those who sought his release.


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Trump welcomes home American held in jail in Venezuela, says it was a 'very tough ordeal'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump welcomes home American held in jail in Venezuela, says it was a ‘very tough ordeal‘


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Freed after 2 years, man jailed in Venezuela returns to US

Venezuela Jailed American

A Utah man jailed in Venezuela on weapons charges nearly two years ago was released Saturday after a U.S. senator pressed for his freedom in a surprise meeting with President Nicolas Maduro days after the embattled socialist leader expelled the top American diplomat in the South American country.


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The Latest: White House says Venezuela policy not changing

Venezuela US Senator's Visit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the release of a Utah man, Joshua Holt, who has been held in Venezuela (all times local): 11:10 p.m. The White House is thanking the government of Venezuela for releasing an American held in jail for two years but adding that U.S. policy toward the Maduro regime...


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Backchannel with 'Dracula' helped free Utah man in Venezuela

ADDITION Venezuela Jailed America

WASHINGTON (AP) — A secret backchannel led by a veteran Republican Senate staffer and a flamboyant Venezuelan official nicknamed “Dracula” broke through hostile relations between the two governments to secure the release of American prisoner Joshua Holt, who traveled to the South American country...


State

Saucedo scores first goal of season, RSL tops Sounders 1-0

MLS Real Salt Lake Sounders Soccer

SEATTLE (AP) — Practice — and patience — finally paid off for Sebastian Saucedo. Saucedo launched a shot that found the upper right corner in the 61st minute in Real Salt Lake’s 1-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders on Saturday. Saucedo got the chance for his first goal of the season when Danilo...


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US official says American Joshua Holt, held in jail in Venezuela for 2 years, has

WASHINGTON (AP) — US official says American Joshua Holt, held in jail in Venezuela for 2 years, has returned to U.S.


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Utah girls join Boy Scouts of America

Boy Scouts Girls

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An 11-year-old girl who always wanted to enlist in her older brother’s troop is among the first wave of girls joining the Boy Scouts of America in two all-girl dens near Salt Lake City. Miriam Cook of Tooele has already earned 11 badges in her first three months as a Cub Scout...


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