Good afternoon. Here's an updated look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Utah.

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OREM, Utah — A Utah high school student who was inspired by Parkland, Florida students who advocated for gun reform has started a community gun reform group after her attempts to start a school club were rejected by an adviser who said the club was too controversial. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m.



MINNEAPOLIS — Members of the Catholic laity are raising their voices in prayer and protest after new revelations of sex abuse by priests and allegations of cover-ups by church leaders. From petitions that demand answers to prayer vigils that spanned several cities, Catholic faithful are taking action, saying it's now up to the laity to confront the culture of clericalism that has allowed sex abuse to persist. By Amy Forliti. SENT: 1,030 words, photos.



PROVO, Utah — California visits BYU on Saturday with both teams coming off season-opening wins and looking for turnaround seasons. By John Coon. UPCOMING: 600 words and photos. Game starts at 10:15 p.m. ET


CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State, coming off a season-opening loss at Ohio State, Returns home to face Southern Utah. By Kyle Odegard. UPCOMING: 600 words and photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. PT.


DEKALB, Ill. — Utah goes for its 21st straight non-conference victory when it visits Northern Illinois. The Utes held Weber State to just 59 net yards of offense in a 41-10 victory. Northern Illinois opened with a 33-7 loss at Iowa. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. ET.


— SYNTHETIC DRUG-TEEN DEATHS — The parents of a Utah teenager who died of an overdose in 2016 are suing the now-defunct online illicit market where the drug that killed their son was purchased.

— SCHOOL BUS STRIKES BOY — Police in Roy say a 12-year-old boy is at a hospital after suffering critical injuries when he was struck by a school bus at an intersection.



OGDEN, Utah — Stan Gudmundsen was researching the old Becker's Brewing plant, where his great-great-great-grandfather once worked, when he learned the tree he'd played under as a child had become famous. The colossal English walnut tree is all that remains of a century-old downtown neighborhood. It once grew in the backyard of a home that saw multiple generations of Gudmundsen's own family pass through its doors. This summer, state officials confirmed the tree is the largest known English walnut in Utah. By Leia Larsen, Standard-Examiner. SENT: 860 words, photos. For use in weekend editions Sept. 8 and thereafter.


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