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Trump ex-campaign manager Lewandowski sues neighbors for $5M

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 2:03pm

President Donald Trump's former campaign manager has filed a $5 million lawsuit against his New Hampshire neighbors over access to a pond-front property.

Cruz coming to Utah to campaign for Herrod; Ainge announces state lawmaker support

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 1:54pm

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, the winner of Utah's GOP presidential caucus vote last year, will be in Utah on July 29 to rally for 3rd Congressional District Republican primary candidate Chris Herrod.

Mandel backs 'pizzagate' promoter, dings anti-hate group

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 1:39pm

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel has sided on social media with the right-wing personality behind the online conspiracy theory dubbed "pizzagate" over an anti-hate group seeking to call out the man's behavior.

Milo Yiannopoulos on Trump, Ariana Grande and Russia

John Carucci, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 10:32am

Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos calls himself the "most fabulous supervillain on the internet" and that's probably not an exaggeration. He's angered everyone from liberals to the alt-right with his controversial comments.

GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote, it's an uphill climb

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 8:11pm

Republican leaders pushed toward a Senate vote next Tuesday on resurrecting their nearly flat-lined health care bill. Their uphill drive was further complicated by the ailing GOP Sen. John McCain's potential absence and a dreary report envisioning that the number of uninsured Americans would soar.

Judge: San Juan County election maps must be redrawn again

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 4:50pm

The boundaries of election districts in San Juan County are unconstitutional and violate the rights of Native Americans who make up roughly half the southeastern Utah county's population, a federal judge has ruled for the second time.

Despite cancer diagnosis, McCain says, 'I'll be back soon'

Donna Cassata, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 3:02pm

Battling brain cancer, John McCain on Thursday vowed to return to the Senate, leveling fresh criticism at the Trump administration and aiming a good-natured dig at Republican and Democratic colleagues shaken by news of his diagnosis.

Super PAC launches another ad in heated Alabama Senate race

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 6:04am

A super PAC supporting incumbent Sen. Luther Strange launched another ad spotlighting U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks' past criticisms of President Donald Trump in a bid to keep the conservative congressman out of a runoff in Alabama's heated Senate primary.

Sen. John McCain had aggressive brain tumor surgically removed

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted   Jul 19th - 6:19pm

Sen. John McCain, 80, has been diagnosed with a primary glioblastoma, a type of brain tumor, Mayo Clinic doctors directly involved in the senator's care told CNN exclusively. The doctors spoke directly to CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

Jon Huntsman Jr. could face tough confirmation questions about Trump, Russia

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Jul 19th - 5:15pm

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. could be thrown some tough questions about the Trump administration's controversies involving Russia when he faces Senate Democrats at his confirmation hearing.

Missouri GOP coalesce around Hawley to challenge McCaskill

Summer Ballentine, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 19th - 4:41pm

Big-name Missouri Republicans and donors have coalesced around Attorney General Josh Hawley as their favored candidate to challenge veteran Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill in 2018, which would set up a marquee contest between a wily incumbent and an up-and-coming political novice in a state that has trended conservative.

Justices uphold refugee ban but say grandparents still OK

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 19th - 2:18pm

The Supreme Court says the Trump administration can strictly enforce its ban on refugees, but is leaving in place a weakened travel ban that includes grandparents among relatives who can help visitors from six mostly Muslim countries get into the U.S.

EPA administrator in Utah to get input on water rule, other regulations

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Jul 19th - 10:44am

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt toured a Park City ranch on Tuesday and met with Gov. Gary Herbert and others in a multi-state tour to gather feedback on a controversial water rule adopted two years ago that critics said was too broad and vague.

Trump to nominate Jon Huntsman Jr. as ambassador to Russia

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Jul 18th - 11:12pm

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he will nominate former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. as U.S. ambassador to Russia, ending months of speculation about the high-profile, high-stakes appointment.

Trump had second conversation with Putin in Germany

Vivian Salama and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 18th - 9:11pm

President Donald Trump had another, previously undisclosed conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit in Germany this month.

Lawyer: Russian developer's staffer also at Trump Tower meet

Stephen Braun and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 18th - 8:01pm

Revelations that a Russian developer's representative was the eighth attendee at a Trump Tower campaign meeting arranged by President Donald Trump's eldest son prompted a new round of castigation on Tuesday from Democrats. It also brought word that the special counsel investigating possible Trump campaign ties to Russia wants more information about the sit-down.

The Latest: State to look at wrongful convictions proposal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 18th - 7:25pm

The Latest on a proposal to set up a special commission to investigate wrongful convictions (all times local):

Democrat Surveyor running against GOP Rep. Stewart for House

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:53pm

The co-founder of the Utah League of Native American Voters is running to challenge U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart of Utah next year.

Judge: San Juan County election maps must be redrawn again

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 12:38pm

A federal judge has ruled for the second time that the boundaries of election districts in a southeastern Utah county are unconstitutional and violate the rights of American Indians who make up roughly half the county's population.