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Texas Republican elector says he won't cast ballot for Trump

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:38am

A Republican member of the Electoral College from Texas said Monday that he won't cast one of his state's 38 electoral votes for Donald Trump because "I am here to elect a president, not a king."

'It's time': SL leaders launch plan to develop area near new prison

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:02am

Last summer, Salt Lake City leaders fought adamantly against state lawmaker's decision to relocate the Utah State Prison from Draper to Utah's capital city. But now, they're shifting their efforts to make the best of it.

With Huntsman in mix for secretary of state, will Romney be passed over?

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:36pm

With former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. now being looked at by President-elect Donald Trump for secretary of state, it appears more likely that another contender for the post with Utah ties, Mitt Romney, will be passed over.

Recount upholds victory for GOP Rep. LaVar Christensen

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:06pm

A recount of more than 17,000 votes in the razor-thin contest between one of the Utah House's most outspoken conservative voices and his Democratic challenger has confirmed a Republican win.

Biden in 2020? With a smile, he says he's not ruling it out

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 6:00pm

It's more than a month before Donald Trump even enters the White House, but Joe Biden says he's running for president in 2020.

Focus of recount effort shifts to Michigan, Pennsylvania

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 3:51pm

Presidential candidate Jill Stein's fight to force ballot recounts in three states focused Monday on Pennsylvania, where her Green Party was seeking an emergency federal court order for a statewide recount, and Michigan, where a hand recount began on the orders of a federal judge.

Fake news, real violence: the consequences of an Internet echo chamber

Brian Stelter, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 3:34pm

Millions of people have read about a crazy conspiracy theory called "Pizzagate." An untold number of them actually believe it. One person apparently took matters into his own hands and showed up to the pizza place that the conspiracy theorists say is at the center of the web with guns.

The Latest: Michigan's largest county starts its recount

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:30am

The Latest on the presidential recount efforts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin (all times local):

Trump says cancel new Air Force One: Costs 'out of control'

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:22am

The government should cancel its multibillion-dollar order for new Air Force One presidential planes, Donald Trump declared Tuesday, serving notice he's ready to jump in and start making decisions six weeks before his inauguration.

Trending story that Clinton won just 57 counties is untrue

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:54am

A trending story that claims Hillary Clinton won a total of 57 counties in the presidential election is untrue.

Michigan starts recount; Pennsylvania awaits federal ruling

Roger Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 5:40am

The presidential recount in Michigan expands Tuesday to its largest county, which includes Detroit, and five other large counties, with the fate of a statewide recount push in Pennsylvania awaiting action in federal court.

Presidential recount in Michigan expands to Detroit area

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 5:30am

The presidential recount in Michigan expands Tuesday to its largest county, which includes Detroit, and five other counties, and the fate of a statewide recount push in Pennsylvania awaits action in federal court.

Iran president: Trump won't be able to harm the nuclear deal

Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:20am

Iran's president said on Tuesday that his country will not allow incoming U.S. President Donald Trump to "tear up" Iran's landmark nuclear deal with world powers and also warned Tehran will react to any extension of American sanctions.

New North Carolina governor to face resolute GOP legislature

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 1:20am

North Carolina's next governor campaigned on a promise to work if elected on bending back state government's recent right-ward turn, with the repeal of a law limiting LGBT rights near the top of his to-do list.

Missouri Gov.-elect Greitens says wife robbed at gunpoint

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:21pm

Missouri Gov.-elect Eric Greitens says his wife was robbed at gunpoint not far from their St. Louis home.

The Latest: Move to delay finalizing election results pulled

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 6:33pm

The Latest on Republican incumbent Pat McCrory conceding to Democrat Roy Cooper in their close race for North Carolina governor (all times local):

North Carolina Gov. McCrory concedes he lost re-election bid

Emery P. Dalesio and Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 6:10pm

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory conceded the governor's race Monday, clearing the way for Democrat Roy Cooper to be declared the winner nearly four weeks after Election Day.

Al Gore calls his meeting with Trump 'extremely interesting'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 4:30pm

Former Vice President Al Gore said Monday he had a "productive" meeting with Donald Trump, calling it "an extremely interesting conversation."

Stein still stands to benefit under losing recount effort

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 3:34pm

Green Party candidate Jill Stein's efforts to force a recount of the presidential race in three states where she admittedly doesn't think the result would change has led to questions about her motives and criticism that she's just trying to raise her profile and fatten her own coffers.