Your Weekend: Disney, Harry Potter and a discount for the Salt Lake County Fair

Harry Potter movie marathon Harry Potter, the “boy who lived” and put the entire world under a spell, turns 37 on July 31, and Salt Lake Film Society is one of many local organizations planning to celebrate the wizard’s birthday. SLFS will host Weekend at Dumbledore’s, a marathon of all eight Harry Potter films over the course of two days, July 28-30, Tower Theatre, 876 E. 900 South, $6.75 for each show (801-321-0310 or saltlakefilmsociety.org). Disney in Concert: ‘A Dream is a Wish’ Watch scenes from “The Little Mermaid,” “The Lion King,” “Frozen” and “Aladdin” as the Utah Symphony plays the music from the films July 28 at 7:30 p.m.… Read More

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GOP health-care push up in the air after key senators threaten to withdraw their support

By Juliet Eilperin, Kelsey Snell and Sean Sullivan BREAKING: The plan by Senate GOP leaders to pass a more modest rollback of Obamacare was threatened Thursday night when key Republican senators said they would not support that effort without assurances that it would become the basis of negotiations with the House. Sens. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said their support for “skinny repeal” would not be used to trigger a hasty vote on such legislation by the House before it heads home for recess. Many conservatives in both chambers object to the bare-bones plan being crafted by Senate GOP leaders because it does not… Read More

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Utes ready to kick off camp after Pac-12 Media Days, expect to ‘surprise’ teams in 2017

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Pac-12 Media Days are in the books. The annual two-day event at Hollywood & Highland has come to an end with more than 300 credentialed media peppering all 12 coaches and two players from each of the conference’s teams with a variety of questions in preparation for the upcoming season. Now comes something even more grueling: training camp. Utah kicks things off Friday. Senior defensive lineman Filipo Mokofisi says the Utes will go into it with an attitude. “I think everybody is kind of downplaying us because we lost a lot of key people,” Mokofisi explained. “But I think the people that we do have, I think… Read More

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Josh Brolin Launches Clothing Line, Prevail Activewear, with Wife Kathryn Brolin

One look at Josh Brolin’s Instagram feed and you quickly learn that he works out — a lot. The actor is always either posing shirtless, flexing his guns for the camera or showing off his ridiculously intense workouts on Instagram videos. So clearly, he knows a thing or two about a good sweat session. And now he’s expanding his fitness know-how with a new athletic clothing line, Prevail Activewear, that he started with his wife, Kathryn Brolin. The line will feature men’s, women’s and children’s tees, tanks, hoodies and hats and will completely enhance your workout. Brolin teased on Instagram that Prevail is: “An apparel which induces total insanity, enables… Read More

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The Destiny 2 beta will be available for PC on August 28th

Bungie may have wrapped up Destiny 2’s beta for console players earlier in the week, but PC gamers who have been waiting to find out when they’ll be able to take the upcoming shooter for a spin now have an answer. On August 28th, things will kick off for those who have preordered the game. The beta opens to everyone else a day later and will run until the 31st (although betas like these have a history of getting last minute extensions.) Content-wise, expect to be able to play the same slice of gameplay offered in the console beta — the first story mission “Homecoming,” the Inverted Spire strike, and… Read More

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Intel: It’s in the chips as results top forecasts

SANTA CLARA — Led by gains from its data center and personal computer divisions, Intel on Thursday reported better-than-expected second-quarter results and said it expects business to improve throughout the rest of the year. After the stock market closed, Intel reported earnings of $2.81 billion, or 58 cents a share, on revenue of $14.8 billion, up from a profit of $1.33 billion, or 27 cents a share, on $13.5 billion in sales in the same period a year ago. Excluding one-time items, Intel earned 72 cents a share. Related Articles AMD, Facebook rise on strong earnings results Biz Break: Facebook, Intel line up for earnings this week Nvidia starts week… Read More

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This Is How We Celebrate Moms Everywhere

As women, we are expected to plan out our lives like this: Get married in your 20s, have a kid by your early 30s, and raise them well into your 50s while you wait for your grandchildren. Somewhere in there you might have a job, but that will inevitably take a backseat once you bear children. And anything that deviates from this particular narrative is questioned or, even worse, looked down upon. But what if you don’t even want children? What if you’re focused on building your career right now? What if you want to keep your job while raising three kids? The lesson here is that there is no… Read More

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Suri and McEvoy share lead at European Open

HAMBURG — Julian Suri birdied five of the last eight holes to join Richard McEvoy of England for a share of the lead at 6-under 66 in the opening round of the European Open on Thursday. The 26-year-old American started with a birdie but dropped a shot at the second. There were no more bogeys afterward as Suri racked up another six birdies. Suri and McEvoy — who also shot six birdies and was bogey-free — have a one-stroke lead. Defending champion Alexander Levy was among four tied at 5-under, alongside Chris Paisley, Stuart Manley and 2011 Masters champion Charl Schwartzel. Fifteen-time European Tour champion Thomas Bjorn endured a difficult… Read More

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Ivanka Trump’s silence on transgender troop ban not surprising: She honored Mike Pence the night before

Because Ivanka Trump billed herself as a champion of LBGTQ rights, she’s come under fire for remaining silent on her father’s announcement Wednesday to ban transgender people from the military. In June, the White House assistant to President Donald Trump tweeted out her “proud” support for her LBGTQ friends and fellow Americans “who have made immense contributions to our society and economy.” She also wished everyone a “joyful #Pride 2017,” proclaiming the month of June a time to “celebrate and honor the #LGBTQ community.” I am proud to support my LGBTQ friends and the LGBTQ Americans who have made immense contributions to our society and economy. — Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump)… Read More

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Anthony Scaramucci Slams Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon in Explicit Interview — and the Internet Is Loving It

In a stunning new interview with the New Yorker magazine‘s Ryan Lizza, new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci unleashed a full, on-the-record tirade against several members of the Trump administration — and threatened to fire his own staff. Lizza said that he received a call from Scaramucci –whose hiring was announced the same day that Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced his resignation after just six months – late Wednesday night after he’d tweeted that the new communications director was dining with President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, Sean Hannity and former Fox News executive Bill Shine at the White House. After pressing Lizza to reveal the source of his… Read More

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