Kyle Whittingham shut out in September, but things are looking up

Utah Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham and players celebrate their 35-7 win over the Arizona Wildcats at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. | Spenser Heaps, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — He grew up in locker rooms when his father was playing in the NFL; he was a linebacker and team captain during BYU’s heyday; he played professionally in the USFL back when that was a thing; he’s been head coach during the best run the University of Utah has ever had. There isn’t much Kyle Whittingham — a national coach of the year winner two different seasons; a man whose former assistants are the… Read More

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Democrats and Republicans clash over whether Amy Coney Barrett should recuse herself from election decisions if confirmed to the Supreme Court

Summary List Placement Democratic Senator Cory Booker on Sunday said he plans to meet with President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, and see if she’s willing to recuse herself from election-related decisions. “One of the things I want to ask her is will she recuse herself in terms of any election issues that come before us because if she does not recuse herself, I fear that the court will be further delegitimized,” said Booker, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Booker cited concerns about Trump’s refusal to say whether he’ll accepting the election results if he doesn’t win and claims… Read More

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Troopers identify woman struck, killed on I-215

Adobe Stock image TAYLORSVILLE — Troopers have identified a West Valley woman who died early Friday after being hit by multiple cars on I-215. Veronica Tapia, 31, who was on the freeway for unknown reasons, was struck near 3800 South, according to Utah Highway Patrol. Troopers were investigating why Tapia was on the freeway in that location. Updates in the investigation had not been released as of Sunday. …read more Source:: Deseret News – Utah News       

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Troopers identify woman struck, killed on I-215

Adobe Stock image TAYLORSVILLE — Troopers have identified a West Valley woman who died early Friday after being hit by multiple cars on I-215. Veronica Tapia, 31, who was on the freeway for unknown reasons, was struck near 3800 South, according to Utah Highway Patrol. Troopers were investigating why Tapia was on the freeway in that location. Updates in the investigation had not been released as of Sunday. …read more Source:: Deseret News – Utah News       

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Temperatures will rise after cooler weekend

A fisherman fishes at the Provo River in Provo Canyon on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. | Yukai Peng, Deseret News A man fishes at the Provo River in Provo Canyon on Sunday. While cool weather passed through Utah over the weekend, temperatures are expected to climb up again through the week as high pressure moves in from the West, according to KSL meteorologist Kristen Van Dyke. “It’s going to feel like summer again,” Van Dyke said. Monday’s high temperature in Salt Lake City is expected to be 70 degrees with a high temperature of 81 on Friday. Yukai Peng, Deseret News A man jogs along the trail in Provo Canyon… Read More

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An anonymous Facebook exec says ‘right-wing populism is always more engaging’ and that’s why conservative posts thrive on the platform

Summary List Placement An anonymous Facebook executive told Politico that right-wing pages see more engagement because of their emotional pull, instead of the platform’s algorithm, according to a report published Friday. The publication reported that the executive said that “right-wing populism is always more engaging,” because of its focus on “nation, protection, the other, anger, fear” — the same dynamic present in the 1930’s, the executive told Politico. “This wasn’t invented 15 years ago when Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook,” Politico reported the executive said. Facebook hasn’t responded to a Business Insider request for comment at the time of publication. In July, data from the Facebook’s internal metrics tool CrowdTangle showed… Read More

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Seahawks inactives: Starting CB Quinton Dunbar out with knee injury

The Seahawks have taken another big hit to their secondary. The 3 Questions: Can Hawks’ defense turn things around vs. Dallas? Not only is starting nickel cornerback Marquise Blair out for the season with a torn ACL he suffered in Week 2, but starting outside cornerback Quinton Dunbar is out against the Cowboys with a knee injury, as is backup cornerback and special teams captain Neiko Thorpe, who has a hip injury. Both were listed as questionable on Friday, and Seahawks general manager John Schneider said on the Seahawks pregame show that Dunbar’s knee swelled up late in the week. The Seahawks’ secondary was already facing a tough task against… Read More

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