Teen pleads guilty in plot that left girl shot in head

FILE - In this April 20, 2017, file photo, Deserae Turner, a Utah teenage girl who survived being shot in the head by two boys, is wheeled from a news conference after speaking with reporters at Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City. Jayzon Decker, 17, accused of encouraging a plot to kill Turner, who was left in a ditch with a gunshot to her head, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, Dev. 19, 2017. Decker faces up to life in prison after entering the pleas to attempted aggravated murder and felony obstruction of justice in an agreement with prosecutors. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A teenager accused of encouraging a plot to kill a 14-year-old girl who was left in a ditch with a gunshot to her head pleaded guilty on Tuesday.

Shutdown starts for coal-fired plant serving southwest

FILE - This Nov. 9, 2009, file photo shows the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station near Farmington, N.M. The first of two units to be shut down at the coal-fired power plant that has served customers throughout the American Southwest for decades is no longer in operation. Officials with New Mexico's largest electric utility say Unit 3 at the San Juan Generating Station was switched off just after midnight on Dec. 19, 2017, and the other unit will be turned off this weekend as Public Service Co. of New Mexico looks to meet a federally-mandated deadline. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The first of two units to be shut down at a coal-fired power plant that has been serving customers throughout the American Southwest for decades is no longer in operation, officials with New Mexico’s largest utility said Tuesday.

2 rail buffs killed in wreck couldn’t wait for faster trains

This undated photo provided by the Rail Passengers Association shows Jim Hamre. Hamre and fellow train enthusiast Zack Willhoite were among the victims of Monday's deadly derailment outside Seattle. Loved ones said Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, that Hamre and Willhoite died when an Amtrak train plunged off an overpass and toppled some cars onto a highway below. (Rail Passengers Association via AP)

SEATTLE (AP) — They weren’t just two guys who loved trains.

Cheyenne students learn programming with Legos

In this Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, photo, Holden Dunning, a fifth-grader at Pioneer Park Elementary, operates his Lego vehicle with a coding program, at the school in Cheyenne, Wyo. Amber Dent, a fifth-grade teacher at the school, received a grant to purchase the Legos to help students learn about coding. (Blaine McCartney/Wyoming Tribune Eagle via AP)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Legos are much more than just a great toy for architecturally inclined children. These days, they’re also an educational tool.

Thalia makes directorial debut with HBO doc on quinceaneras

This image released by HBO shows a scene from "15: A Quinceanera Story," a documentary co-directed by Thalia and premiering on Tuesday. (HBO via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Thirty years after she starred in the telenovela “Quinceanera,” Thalia makes her directorial debut with an HBO documentary about the importance in Latin culture of celebrating a girl’s 15th birthday.

Train speeding 50 mph over limit before deadly wreck

Traffic moves along northbound Interstate 5, left, as southbound lanes are filled with emergency vehicles near the scene of an Amtrak train crash Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, in DuPont, Wash. The Amtrak train making the first-ever run along a faster new route hurtled off the overpass Monday near Tacoma and spilled some of its cars onto the highway below, killing some people, authorities said. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

DUPONT, Wash. — The Amtrak train that careened off an overpass south of Seattle, killing at least three people, was hurtling 50 mph over the speed limit when it jumped the track, federal investigators say.

Calm days bring gains on giant Southern California wildfire

In this photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, a Bombardier 415 Super Scooper aircraft comes in for a water drop below East Camino Cielo in the hills above Montecito, Calif., Sunday morning, Dec. 17, 2017. Thousands of firefighters tried Sunday to shield coastal communities from one of the biggest wildfires in California history while a funeral procession rolled past burn-scarred hillsides in honor of one of their colleagues who was killed battling the flames. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters took advantage of calm winds in Southern California to reach 50 percent containment of a massive wildfire, officials said.

Salt Lake City aiming for bid for 2030 Winter Olympics

FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2002, file photo, U.S. champion Michelle Kwan practices for the women's short program for the Winter Olympic Games at Salt lake Ice Center in Salt Lake City. A committee studying the possibility of Salt Lake City making a bid to host another Winter Olympics says it would rather host the games in 2030, but would be ready if for some reason they are needed for 2026. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, File)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah officials studying the possibility of Salt Lake City making a bid to host another Winter Olympics said Monday they would rather host the games in 2030, but could be ready if they’re needed for 2026.



Subscribe to