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Utah GOP leaders ready to support presidential nominee, won't say they support Trump

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:54pm

Rep. Jason Chaffetz just couldn't bring himself to say he supports Donald Trump on Wednesday, the day after the billionaire businessman became the GOP's presumptive presidential pick.

Former US Senator Bob Bennett dies at age 82

The Deseret News  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:45pm

Robert F. Bennett — a Utah native, businessman and three-term U.S. Senator turned teacher — died Wednesday evening at age 82.

Governor, challenger call for end to Common Core, SAGE testing

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:27pm

Both Gov. Gary Herbert and his re-election challenger, Jonathan Johnson, called for the end of SAGE testing and Utah's use of the Common Core academic standards Wednesday.

Pot legalization backers kick off California campaign

Lisa Leff, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 7:30pm

A long-anticipated campaign to legalize recreational marijuana use in the state that produces more pot than any other commenced in California on Wednesday as supporters announced they have collected enough signatures to qualify a voter initiative for the November ballot.

US Judge: Clinton may be ordered to testify in records case

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 7:10pm

A federal judge said Wednesday he may order Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton to testify under oath about whether she used a private email server as secretary of state to evade public records disclosures.

Trump's open path to nomination causes agony for some in GOP

Julie Pace and Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 6:20pm

Donald Trump's last Republican foe, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, ended his quixotic presidential campaign Wednesday, cementing Trump's remarkable triumph as his party's presumptive nominee and launching him toward a likely fall battle with Hillary Clinton. Some Republican leaders began reluctantly rallying around Trump, but others agonized over their party's future.

The Latest: Sen. McConnell calls on Trump to unite party

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 6:10pm

The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT):

Hillicans? As Trump wins, Clinton explores how to woo GOPers

Lisa Lerer and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 1:51pm

With Donald Trump's remaining rivals bowing out of the race, clearing his path to the nomination, Hillary Clinton is looking for ways to woo Republicans turned off by the brash billionaire.

Video shows Cruz accidently elbowing wife in face

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:20am

An emotional group hug led Sen. Ted Cruz to inadvertently elbow his wife, Heidi, in the face moments after dropping out of the Republican presidential contest Tuesday night.

Trump would need to sway broader group of voters in November

Nicholas Riccardi and Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 7:21am

Nomination within his grasp, Donald Trump would need to win over a broader group of voters in November beyond those who have helped clear the Republican presidential field for him.

Warren unleashes Twitter storm on Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 4:00am

Senator Elizabeth Warren has taken to Twitter to attack what she calls presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's "toxic stew of hatred & insecurity."

Utah GOP all in for Cruz, but Trump supporter says they can be won over

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  May 3rd - 9:31pm

Utah Republicans were all in for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential bid, giving him a big win in last month's caucus election in a vote tied strongly to the effort to stop the GOP's now presumptive nominee, Donald Trump.

The Latest: Sanders gets delegate boost; challenge remains

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 9:01pm

The Latest on campaign 2016 as voters in Indiana head to the polls for the state primary (all times Eastern):

Cruz ends campaign; Sanders wins Indiana

Steve Peoples and Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:11pm

In a stunning triumph for a political outsider, Donald Trump all but clinched the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a resounding victory in Indiana that knocked rival Ted Cruz out of the race and cleared Trump's path to a likely November face-off with Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.

George W. Bush said to be not commenting on Trump victory

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 3:40am

The Bush family may not be receptive to any effort by likely Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to reach out to skeptics in the party.

Gov. Sandoval plans to vote for Trump after Kasich drops out

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 10:10pm

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said Wednesday he plans to vote for Donald Trump after Ohio Gov. John Kasich, his preferred candidate, became the final Trump challenger to drop out of the Republican presidential primary.

The Latest: Pot legalization backers tout safety message

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 4:10pm

The Latest on a marijuana legalization initiative proposed for the November ballot (all times local):

AP NewsAlert

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 10:10am

AP sources: John Kasich to end his bid for White House; Donald Trump to become presumptive GOP nominee for president.

Bernie Sanders to AP: 'Clinton campaign thinks this campaign is over. They're wrong.'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:01pm

Bernie Sanders to AP: 'Clinton campaign thinks this campaign is over. They're wrong.'