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SALT LAKE CITY — Idaho is scrutinizing its program for temporarily releasing prison inmates to help fight wildfires after an inmate was charged with raping a woman working at a remote Utah firefighting base camp. Idaho prison officials are working with the state's lands department as they review which inmates are allowed to serve, the training they receive and how they are deployed, said Idaho Department of Correction spokesman Jeff Ray. Five crews of Idaho inmates were returned to prison after the charge was filed last week. By Lindsay Whitehurst. SENT: 470 words, AP Photos. Will be updated.



COLUMBIA, S.C. — With several of America's best competing in the WNBA plays, U.S. national team coach has invited several college players, including one of her own South Carolina starters, to work with members headed to compete in the World Cup later this month. By Pete Iacobelli. UPCOMING, 550 words by 2 p.m.


—DIXIE STATE-NEW PROGRAMS — Dixie State University is offering its first graduate degree program this fall.


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