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Democrats herald agreement on sweeping Russia sanctions bill

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 4:20pm

Congressional Republicans and Democrats announced Saturday they had reached an agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package to punish Moscow for meddling in the presidential election and its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria.

Bush, Cuban: Trump dragging down GOP, billionaires

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 4:10pm

President Donald Trump's performance in the White House will make it harder for Republicans — and billionaires — in the coming elections, two of his most prominent critics said Saturday.

Major California wildfire slows as residents try to recover

Robert Jablon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 4:01pm

Steve Valdez was back at work Saturday at a hardware store, days after his home and those of his neighbors were incinerated in a gigantic wildfire that swept through a rural area of California near Yosemite National Park.

Trump's new message man deletes inconvenient tweets

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 3:52pm

A day after accepting a top White House job, President Donald Trump's new communications adviser announced Saturday that he's deleting old tweets, saying his own views have evolved and that what he said in the past shouldn't be a distraction.

Utah governor says 50-year water plan marks new beginning

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 3:49pm

It took more than four years, but Utah Gov. Gary Herbert's Water Strategy Advisory Team finally completed the state's new 50-year water management plan.

Trump wakes up with Russia, and plenty more, on his mind

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 3:40pm

President Donald Trump woke up Saturday with a lot on his mind.

Utah high court OKs dismissal of lawsuit over dog shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 3:36pm

The Utah Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit against Salt Lake City in the fatal shooting of a man's dog by police searching for a missing 3-year-old boy.

Appeals court limits Florida law against secret recordings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 3:25pm

A man who secretly recorded a meeting with a Florida police chief is celebrating victory in a federal case with free-speech and privacy implications.

The Latest: Mayor says chief nominee is relationship builder

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 3:25pm

The Latest on the resignation of Minneapolis' police chief amid the investigation into the fatal shooting of an Australian woman by an officer (all times local):

Grand Teton officials seek to reduce crowds at popular lake

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 3:12pm

Officials in Grand Teton National Park are trying to reduce big crowds at a popular place to paddle a canoe or have a picnic.

The Latest: Devastating California wildfire is slowing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 3:01pm

The Latest on a Central California wildfire that destroyed 60 homes (all times local):

The Latest: Trump calls aircraft carrier a symbol of power

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 2:50pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Virginia to commission an aircraft carrier (all times local):

Tennessee judge rules gay couples have equal parental rights

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 2:30pm

Same-sex couples in Tennessee have the same rights as heterosexual couples who have children born through artificial insemination, a judge ruled.

Dad of teen who vanished on fishing trip denies negligence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 2:23pm

The father of a teenager who disappeared with his friend while boating in the Atlantic Ocean says he should not be held negligent for their presumed deaths.

NAACP to embark on listening tour to plan its future

Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 2:15pm

The NAACP announced a new interim leader on Saturday, along with a nationwide listening tour that will allow it to talk to local members and figure out what the future of the nation's oldest civil rights organization should be.

Arizona tells armed drivers how to avoid deadly police stops

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 1:42pm

Gun-friendly Arizona is trying to avoid deadly encounters between police and people behind the wheel by teaching armed drivers how they should handle themselves when they are pulled over.

Trump: USS Ford is '100,000-ton message to the world'

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 1:41pm

With praise and a blessing for the military, President Donald Trump helped hand over the USS Gerald R. Ford to the Navy on Saturday and said the state-of-the-art aircraft carrier will send a "100,000-ton message to the world" about America's military might when it is ultimately deployed.

Wyoming delegation differs over best health care approach

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 1:41pm

Members of Wyoming's all-Republican congressional delegation have differing views about health care reform in Congress.

Zion National Park to get $694K for park maintenance work

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 1:26pm

Zion National Park in southern Utah is getting part of a pot of federal and private money for maintenance and infrastructure work at U.S. national parks.

Optimism survives on 25th anniversary of Seeds of Peace

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 1:03pm

Middle East peace is no closer today than it was a quarter century ago when Seeds of Peace brought the first Israeli and Palestinian teens together in the woods of Maine. But the latest group to spend time together sees reason for optimism.