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Depp's 'assassin' comments the latest in celebrity anger

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:10pm

Johnny Depp apologized Friday for joking about assassinating Donald Trump during an appearance at a large festival in Britain, the latest example of artists using violent imagery when dealing with the president.

Supreme Court could reveal action on travel ban at any time

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:28am

The Supreme Court has almost certainly decided what to do about President Donald Trump's travel ban affecting citizens of six mostly Muslim countries.

Trump suggests he was trying to keep FBI director honest

Jonathan Lemire and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:37am

President Donald Trump suggested he was just trying to keep fired FBI Director James Comey honest with his cryptic tweet implying there might be recordings of their private conversations.

Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard

Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 9:10pm

Senate Republicans launched their plan for shriveling Barack Obama's health care law Thursday, edging a step closer to their dream of repeal with a bill that would slice and reshape Medicaid for the poor, relax rules on insurers and end tax increases on higher earners that have helped finance expanded coverage for millions.

Hatch supportive, Lee 'not ready' as Senate unveils revised health care bill

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:53pm

The American Health Care Act is now the Better Care Reconciliation Act after changes to Republicans' health care bill were unveiled Thursday in the U.S. Senate.

No tapes after all: Trump says he didn't record Comey talks

Jonathan Lemire and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:07pm

President Donald Trump declared Thursday he never made and doesn't have recordings of his private conversations with ousted former FBI Director James Comey, ending a month-long guessing game that he started with a cryptic tweet and that ensnared his administration in yet more controversy.

'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years in prison

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:10pm

An online conspiracy theory dubbed "pizzagate" ended Thursday with real-world consequences when a North Carolina man was sentenced to prison for arming himself with an assault rifle, traveling to the nation's capital and firing his weapon inside a neighborhood pizza restaurant.

The Latest: 'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:19am

The Latest on a North Carolina man who fired shots inside a District of Columbia restaurant while he was investigating a conspiracy theory known as "pizzagate." (all times local):

Joe Biden to LGBT gala: 'Hold President Trump accountable'

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 9:12pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden, warning of transgender Americans "under attack" in Republican-led states, on Wednesday challenged the nation's LGBT community to push back against President Donald Trump's administration.

Hospitality industry says Utah .05% DUI law targets wrong people, hurts tourism

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 9:03pm

Utah's lowest-in-the-nation DUI law targets the wrong people and hurts tourism, restaurant and hospitality associations told state lawmakers Wednesday.

Lawmakers continue conversation about bill to remove incapacitated elected officials

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 7:38pm

As county officials prepare to use their purse strings power to help address the troubling situation around Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott, state leaders also are pushing forward.

New Utah party sues to get onto ballot to replace Chaffetz

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 5:04pm

Jim Bennett, the son of the late U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett, sued the state of Utah Wednesday to be allowed on the ballot with his new political party in the November special election to fill the seat of outgoing U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah.

United Utah Party sues for access on special election ballot

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 4:16pm

A newly formed Utah political party filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the lieutenant governor's office seeking to gain access to the ballot for the 3rd District special election to replace Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.

In Georgia, Republicans celebrate while Dems seek upsides

Bill Barrow and Kathleen Foody, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 3:37pm

Republicans say Karen Handel's victory in Georgia's 6th Congressional District proves the GOP is still the dominant party in Georgia.

The Latest: Georgia Dems search for upsides in House loss

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 3:08pm

The Latest on Georgia's 6th District Congressional race (all times local):

Council considers cutting embattled county recorder's budget

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 3:01pm

After a series of closed sessions amid concerns over troubled Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott, the County Council plans to use its power of the purse strings to take action.

US Rep. Jacky Rosen to run for Senate in key Nevada race

Alison Noon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 2:47pm

Nevada Rep. Jacky Rosen said Wednesday she will seek the Democratic nomination to take on incumbent Republican Sen. Dean Heller in the 2018 election.

Utah lawmakers might consider allowing higher alcohol content for beer sold in grocery stores

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 2:43pm

Utah lawmakers might consider increasing the alcohol content allowed in beer sold in grocery and convenience stores as national breweries look at cutting production of 3.2 percent beer because all but two states have abandoned it.

Obama to return to campaign trail to stump for Northam

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:34pm

Former president Barack Obama will return to the U.S. campaign fray to stump for Democrat Ralph Northam in the Virginia governor's race.