Ruling against towns in religious discrimination case upheld

An appeals court has upheld a ruling that concluded two towns on the Arizona-Utah border had discriminated against people who weren't members of a polygamous sect, rejecting an argument that a judge made an error in finding there was a conspiracy between the church and towns.

Utah man closer to death by firing squad after losing appeal

A Utah death row inmate featured in the popular book "Under the Banner of Heaven" after killing his sister-in-law and her child for resisting his polygamist beliefs inched closer to becoming the first American to be executed by firing squad in nearly a decade after losing his latest appeal.