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 — A team of Navajo high school students from a remote town in southern Utah are building a robot to represent North America in an international robotics competition. By Lindsay Whitehurst. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version, photo.


FARMINGTON, N.M. — The Navajo Nation is offering $50 for each surrendered horse to encourage the removal of unbranded, free-roaming horses from tribal land. SENT: 300 words.


SAN FRANCISCO — Some 14,000 firefighters, including inmate volunteers, are battling 18 major blazes burning thousands of square miles throughout California with aircraft, assorted vehicles and picks and shovels. They take aim at the biggest wildfires in two ways and in much of the same way the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has for decades. They'll go at it directly with water and retardant where they can. By Paul Elias. SENT: 610 words, photos, video.


— AUTO DEALER-NAVAJO NATION: Federal authorities say an Arizona-based auto dealer that operates in towns near the Navajo Nation falsified consumer information and deceived consumers through advertisements.

— NEVADA EXECUTION: Fifteen states are siding with Nevada as it fights drug companies battling the use of their products in an inmate's execution.



SALT LAKE CITY — Strong defensive lines are a trademark of Utah's football program. After experiencing a drop-off in production along the line of scrimmage a year ago, the Utes are focused on re-establishing their dominance up front this season. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos by 4 p.m. PDT.


This year's class of Division I transfers with the potential to impact their new teams right away this season might be headlined by Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson. LSU's Joe Burrow and North Carolina's Antonio Williams, a pair of former Ohio State players, also hope to shine with new teams. By Genaro C. Armas. About 750 words, photos.—


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