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UTAH INTERNET CONNECTIVITY
SALT LAKE CITY — A new report shows the percentage of Utah residents with some kind of Internet access is the highest rate in the country. The U.S. Census Bureau report Internet use in the United States was released Monday and is based on data from 2011, the most recent year available. The report found that only 7.5 percent of Utah residents have no access to the Internet, the lowest rate in the nation.
MOAB, Utah — Utah paleontologists are trying to figure out how to bring a large collection of dinosaur fossils near Moab back to a laboratory. State paleontologist James Kirkland says scientists have been working to carve out the Utahraptor fossils for 10 years and would like to bring the pile back to a lab so it can be carefully picked apart. He says the paleontologists cannot afford to bring in a heavy-lift helicopter from out of state to move the fossils off the steep slope where they're lodged. Kirkland says the group is hoping donations may come in to help pay to fly the fossils out.
HEPATITIS A OUTBREAK
WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says an outbreak of hepatitis A linked to a frozen berry mix sold at Costco has grown to 87 people with illnesses in eight states. The CDC said Tuesday that illnesses have been reported in Arizona, California Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Washington. By Mary Clare Jalonick.
TERRORISM CHARGES-LAWYER EXIT
BOISE, Idaho — Lawyers for an Uzbek national facing federal terrorism-related charges in Idaho and Utah have asked a judge to let them withdraw from the case but won't publicly say why. Fazliddin Kurbanov of Boise has pleaded not guilty to charges that involve teaching people to build bombs to target public transportation. By John Miller.
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— TRIBES-ENERGY DEVELOPMENT — American Indian leaders from across the U.S. are pointing to both federal and tribal politics and bureaucracy as some of the reasons energy development has been so difficult in Indian Country. By Susan Montoya Bryan.
— PINEVIEW RESERVOIR-DROWNING — The Weber County Sheriff's Office has identified the 26-year-old man who drowned while swimming with friends in Pineview Reservoir on Sunday.
— CHILD STROLLER DEATH — A 2-year-old boy is dead after a car hit his stroller in West Valley City and fled the scene.
— AIR QUALITY-PARTNERSHIP — Gov. Gary Herbert is revamping the Utah Clean Air Partnership. He plans to make the government entity an independent organization instead.