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Ex-French minister in court for tax fraud, money laundering

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 3:50am

A former French budget minister will appear in court on charges of tax fraud and money laundering that forced him to dramatically resign three years ago in the first political scandal under President Francois Hollande.

Chinese visit temples, fairs to ring in Year of the Monkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 2:30am

Chinese flocked to temples and fairs to pray for good health and fortune on Monday, the first day of the Lunar New Year.

Political tourists flock to New Hampshire for up-close view

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 2:01am

Ann and Jon Vitti hopped on a flight from Los Angeles to snowy New Hampshire last week to witness first-hand what they can't see on their TV: The more personal side of presidential politics.

Cruz, 'super' PACs pummeled Trump on Iowa airwaves with ads

Chad Day and Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 1:50am

Donald Trump has given a list of reasons for his second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, including a failure to invest in boosting voter-turnout and claiming that Ted Cruz "stole" the win. But with voting fast approaching in New Hampshire, data from political advertising tracker Kantar Media reveal another possible explanation: Trump got pummeled on TV.

Elizabeth Warren's hard choice in Democrats' White House run

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 1:41am

Coveted but coy, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is staying painstakingly neutral in the Democratic presidential contest for now, frustrating supporters of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders while awaiting the right moment to lay her considerable chits on the table.

Clinton making a personal pitch to New Hampshire voters

Lisa Lerer and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 1:32am

From a Michigan pulpit to New Hampshire's town halls, Hillary Clinton is working to establish a personal connection with voters as she faces an increasingly difficult struggle against Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination.

After Rubio stumbles, rivals see opening in New Hampshire

Julie Pace and Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 11:11pm

Marco Rubio's uneven debate performance just days before Tuesday's New Hampshire primary has emboldened a trio of governors seeking to stem his rise in the Republican race for president. But if Rubio's rivals can slow him in New Hampshire, they are likely to leave the GOP with a muddled mix of establishment contenders and no clear favorite to challenge Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

Trump seeks to reverse fortunes in New Hampshire

Sergio Bustos and Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 11:01pm

With less than two days until New Hampshire voters go to the polls, Hillary Clinton took a trip to Michigan. And other candidates, including Jeb Bush, said their campaigns will go on no matter what the outcome Tuesday. Donald Trump said he doesn't need to win New Hampshire, but would like to — though he was notably casual in his campaign effort Sunday.

'Step up' and contribute to homeless trust fund on tax forms, Herbert says

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 9:55pm

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert urged Utahns to "step up" and contribute a portion of their state income tax refunds to the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund during a press briefing Thursday at Fourth Street Clinic.

2 killed on Calgary bobsled track mourned

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 8:31pm

Twin teenage brothers who died during an after-hours visit to a luge-bobsled track are being remembered as dynamic members of their school communities, while prayers continued for other boys who were hurt in the crash.

The Latest: George W. Bush appears in TV ad for brother

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 8:00pm

The Latest on the race for president in the window between the Republican and Democratic debates and the 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary on Tuesday: (all times local):

Sanders campaign plans clash with political realities

Lisa Lerer and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 6:30pm

Bernie Sanders promises voters a "political revolution" that will fundamentally remake the American economy and its education and health care systems.

Lawmaker wants year-end tests thrown out of teacher evaluations

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 6:20pm

Two bills would remove student performance on SAGE as an indicator in teacher evaluations and give schools the option of not administering the year-end exam to high school juniors.

Clinton calls Flint water crisis 'immoral' in break from NH

Ken Thomas and David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 5:41pm

Taking a detour from New Hampshire's campaign trail, Hillary Clinton said Sunday that a water crisis in a Michigan city was "immoral" and demanded that Congress approve $200 million in emergency aid to address the community's battle with lead-contaminated water.

Drought tightening grip on nation's forests, rangelands

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 5:05pm

The U.S. Forest Service released a comprehensive report analyzing the research compiled so far on drought and its effects on the country's forests and rangelands. The analysis shows 21st century drought poses unique challenges to trees and shrubs.

Utah holding presidential caucus, not primary election

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 3:45pm

Utahns are going to get their turn next month to vote in the Republican and Democratic presidential nomination race, but not in a traditional primary election.

Photos: LDS temples, meetinghouses and tabernacles

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 3:07pm

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worship in a variety of buildings around the globe.

Have You Seen This? Robot 'helps' with lipstick application

Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 12:44pm

Defy Super Bowl Sunday and watch a video featuring a lipstick robot instead.