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Women's March overshadows Legislature's opening day

Dennis Romboy, Lisa Riley Roche and Ryan Morgan  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 7:47pm

Thousands of demonstrators poured into the Utah Capitol with a deafening roar Monday to rally around human rights issues as state lawmakers convened the 2017 Legislature.

Session starts with tough talk on homelessness, states' rights

Lisa Riley Roche and Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 4:47pm

House Speaker Greg Hughes, R-Draper, came out of the gate firing away on several tough issues he wants lawmakers to address during the 45-day session of the 2017 Legislature that began Monday.

Trump moves to pull US out of Pacific-Rim trade deal

Julie Pace and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:05pm

President Donald Trump moved to pull the United States out of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact Monday, dealing a quick blow to Barack Obama's legacy as the new chief executive began fulfilling campaign promises in his first full week in office.

Israeli leader accepts invitation from Trump to visit US

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 3:40pm

Israel's prime minister on Sunday accepted an invitation to visit the White House next month in hopes of forging a "common vision" for the region with President Donald Trump that could include expanded settlement construction on occupied territories and a tougher policy toward Iran.

On Day 2, Trump prayed, met the CIA and attacked the press

Stephen Collinson CNN  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 6:36pm

President Donald Trump moved fast to mend his relationship with the CIA on just his second day in office, then ignited a feud with the media over the size of his inauguration crowd after mass nationwide protests erupted against his administration.

Utahns, celebrities turn out for women's march at Sundance Film Festival

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 2:24pm

Becca Stevenson, a recently widowed mother of three young girls, steered a stroller down the middle of Main Street despite a steady snowfall during a women's march Saturday amid the Sundance Film Festival.

Women descend on DC to push back against new president

Nancy Benac and Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 9:04am

Tens of thousands of women massed in the nation's capital and other cities around the globe Saturday for marches and demonstrations aimed at showing Donald Trump they won't be silent over the next four years.

The Latest: Trump returns to White House after celebrations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:50pm

The Latest on Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States (all times EST):

Hundreds march to state Capitol to protest President Trump

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:19pm

Several hundred protesters marched through the streets of Salt Lake City on Friday to express their dissatisfaction with newly sworn-in President Donald Trump.

Herbert: Health law repeal without replacement bad for Utah

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 9:28pm

If Congress repeals President Barack Obama's health care law without having a replacement plan ready, it could jeopardize coverage for about 180,000 Utah residents, Utah's Republican governor has cautioned.

Trump takes charge, signs 1st executive order as assertive but untested 45th US president

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 8:39pm

Pledging emphatically to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a riven nation facing an unpredictable era under his assertive but untested leadership.

Fires, bricks mark daylong assault on inaugural festivities

Jessica Gresko, Michael Biesecker and Jack Gillum, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 7:52pm

Protesters set fires and hurled bricks in a daylong assault on the city hosting Donald Trump's inauguration, registering their rage against the new president in a series of clashes that led to more than 200 arrests. Police used pepper spray and stun grenades to prevent the chaos from spilling into Trump's formal procession and evening balls.

Hatch serves as designated survivor at Trump's inauguration

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 6:01pm

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch stayed away from Donald Trump's inauguration at the new president's request.

Harry Middleton, LBJ speechwriter and historian, dies at 95

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 5:30pm

Harry Middleton, a former speechwriter to Lyndon B. Johnson and later the longtime director of his presidential library, has died. He was 95.

George H.W. Bush, wife remain hospitalized in Houston

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:32pm

Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, remained hospitalized in Houston on Friday, a family spokesman said.

Land swap for school trust land in Bears Ears on hold

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:35am

A land swap for 109,000 acres of state school trust land within the newly created Bears Ears National Monument won't happen before President Barack Obama leaves office and is on indefinite hold, federal and state officials said this week.

Protesters, Trump supporters clash outside 'DeploraBall'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:40am

Protesters and supporters of President-elect Donald Trump clashed outside a pro-Trump event in Washington the night before his inauguration. Police used chemical spray on some protesters in an effort to control the unruly crowd.

Lawmakers, governor ready for showdown in divided N.Carolina

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:00pm

North Carolina legislators begin a new session Wednesday amid rancor with a new governor and deep skepticism about whether they will reach consensus on big issues or remain stuck in a quagmire of state officials' own making.

10 promises Trump made for his first day

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:50am

Behind in the polls in late October, Donald Trump ventured to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to give American voters a "contract" detailing what he would achieve during his first day in office. Beneath a list of 18 major actions was the flourish of Trump's familiar signature and a blank space for voters to sign.