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

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SALT LAKE CITY — Elizabeth Smart says a woman who helped kidnap her when she was 14 and stood by as she was sexually assaulted should be committed to a mental-health facility after she's released from prison next week. By Lindsay Whitehurst. SENT: 600 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated. With AP photos. 


SALT LAKE CITY — A fast-growing wildfire roaring through dry terrain south of Provo is forcing hundreds of people to evacuate their homes. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words. AP photos pursuing.


— TRIBAL CHAPTER EMPLOYEE-FRAUD: Ex-Navajo Nation chapter employee pleads no contest to fraud



GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN — The offense is nearly back to full strength at No. 6 Wisconsin, where receiver Danny Davis is coming back from suspension on Saturday against BYU. Starting tight end Zander Neuville also returned last week against BYU, meaning quarterback Alex Hornibrook has two more targets in the passing game. The Cougars' biggest challenge will be on the ground, where they must stop the nation's leading rusher, Jonathan Taylor. By Genaro C. Armas. SENT: 730 words with photos.


There's a lifeline out there for the guys who couldn't quite make it in the NFL this month. The Alliance of American Football. Call it spring football or a developmental league or whatever. To those players who were cut when NFL rosters were set — and even for those who actually get to spend a bit of time in the league this season — it's a second chance. By Barry Wilner. SENT: 900 words.


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