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

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BOISE, Idaho — Randy Brooks' son had a request three years ago: What could his dad do to make wildland firefighting safer? To Brooks, a professor at the University of Idaho's College of Natural Resources who deals with wildland firefighting, it was more of a command. His son, Bo Brooks, is a wildland firefighter who a few days earlier during that 2015 fire season fled a wall of flames that killed three of his fellow firefighters in eastern Washington. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 870 words, AP Photo.


PROVO, Utah — Utah state wildlife officials are studying the brown trout population in the American Fork River to assess how the fish are recovering following a large sediment release from a nearby dam in 2017 that nearly wiped out the fish population, the Daily Herald reports. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3pm.


WASHINGTON — Keep the government running and confirm Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice. Those are the big-ticket items that Republican leaders in Congress hope to accomplish as lawmakers look to wrap up their work and head home to campaign for the November elections. By Kevin Freking and Matthew Daly. SENT: 1045 words, AP Photo.



It was a little early for Michigan State to be playing a thriller, but that's what happened when a scrappy Utah State team pushed the Spartans through four quarters Friday night. Michigan State was able to win with a late drive. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 4pm.


TUCSON, Ariz. — Brigham Young's offensive line pushed Arizona around. Tanner Mangum was effective in his return from an Achilles' tendon injury. The Cougars kept Khalil Tate from breaking off any big runs. Squally Canada scored on three short runs and BYU spoiled Kevin Sumlin's Arizona coaching debut with a 28-23 win over the Wildcats on Saturday night. By Sports Writer John Marshall. SENT: 760 words, AP Photos.


NEW YORK — Serena Williams takes on big-hitting Kaia Kanepi, who already eliminated No. 1 Simona Halep, in fourth-round action at the U.S. Open on Sunday. Also on the schedule: defending champions Rafael Nadal and Sloane Stephens. By Tennis Writer Howard Fendrich. Play starts at 11 a.m. ET. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.


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