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In call to Trump, Chinese leader urges restraint over NKorea

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:32pm

As the world braces for a possible North Korean nuclear test, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday urged restraint in a call to President Donald Trump. America's U.N. envoy warned of a strike if Pyongyang attacks a U.S. military base or tests an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Trump to order review of monuments

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:04pm

President Trump is expected to roll out an executive order Wednesday directing an Interior Department review of presidential monument designations over the past 20 years, including the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments.

Republicans want to muzzle database of consumer complaints

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:42pm

U.S. consumers filed nearly 300,000 complaints last year about their dealings with banks, credit card issuers and other financial services companies. Most of those complaints were compiled and made available for anyone to see as part of a database administered by the federal government.

Obama dishes on leadership at 1st event since leaving office

Sophia Tareen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:25pm

Former President Barack Obama used his first public appearance since leaving office to dole out advice to young people on leadership, managing social media and even marriage. What he didn't do was mention his successor.

Fearing a worker shortage, farmers push back on immigration

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:16pm

The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants.

The Latest: Obama discusses civic engagement, not politics

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:55am

The Latest on former President Barack Obama's first public event since leaving office (all times local):

New law aims to help job applicants with criminal history

Michelle L. Price - Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:02pm

Job applicants who've been convicted of a crime won't have to disclose their criminal record before some job interviews under a new Utah law aiming to help convicts find work after prison.

Bernie Sanders: 'We can win here in Utah'

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 6:21pm

Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders rallied Utah Democrats Friday with the promise the national party will help them overcome Republican dominance in the state.

Trump says he will release tax reform package next week

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 5:19pm

President Donald Trump says businesses and individuals will receive a "massive tax cut" under a tax reform package he plans to unveil next week.

Future of revamped health care bill remains dubious in House

Alan Fram and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 3:04pm

President Donald Trump on Friday downplayed the significance of pushing Republican health care legislation through the House next week, a retreat from more bullish White House pronouncements a day earlier, which had gotten a skeptical reception at the Capitol.

Trump's budget chief says money for border wall a must

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 1:41pm

Money for the wall President Donald Trump wants to build along the U.S. border with Mexico must be part of the massive spending bill Congress is preparing, the White House budget director says.

US woman released from Egypt prison after 3 years' detention, visits Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 11:06am

Egyptian-American charity worker Aya Hijazi was released from prison after nearly three years of detention, her lawyer said Wednesday.

Gov. Herbert declines to say if he'll run for re-election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 7:42am

Though Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has said he won't run for re-election in 2020, he appears to be toying with the idea after joking about seeking another term and refusing to clarify his comments.

The senior Sanders backs party youth to remake Democrats

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 9:01pm

Bernie Sanders, who attracted millions of college-aged and young adults to his presidential campaign last year, is following through on a promise he made when he left the race: to promote younger leaders for the Democratic Party.

Hatch visits Bears Ears, calls monument designation a 'massive land grab'

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:00pm

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, visited San Juan County on Thursday to meet with local residents over the controversial Bears Ears National Monument designation. Hatch and other members of Utah's congressional delegation are pushing to rescind the action.

State plans for special election after Chaffetz confirms he may step down before his term ends

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 6:58pm

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, confirmed Thursday he may step down before the end of his term, raising the possibility of a special election to fill his 3rd District seat in Congress.

Poll: Evan McMullin beats Sen. Orrin Hatch in head-to-head matchup

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:49pm

Former independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin would beat Sen. Orrin Hatch in a head-to-head matchup for the U.S. Senate, a new polls shows.

How Trump's swamp-draining words compare with his actions

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 12:45pm

President Donald Trump began promising to "drain the swamp" while campaigning, with his rally crowds often chanting along with him. In October he outlined a few proposals he said would get the drainage started: Clamping down on lobbying, fundraising and even the number of terms lawmakers can serve.

Father of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan dies; served in Congress

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 9:42pm

Lawrence Hogan Sr., a former Maryland congressman and father of Gov. Larry Hogan, died on Thursday at age 88, the governor's spokesman said.