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Visit to WH grounds by intel chairman clouds investigation

Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:01pm

House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes went to the White House grounds to review intelligence reports and meet the secret source behind his claim that communications involving associates of President Donald Trump were caught up in "incidental" surveillance, the Republican congressman said Monday.

Herbert vetoes bill getting rid of bipartisan appointments to state boards

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 7:00pm

Gov. Gary Herbert vetoed a bill that removed from state law a requirement that some Utah boards and commissions have bipartisan representation.

Mosul: 112 civilian bodies pulled from site of coalition airstrike

Muwafaq Mohammad, Ghazi Balkiz and Arwa Damon, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:46pm

Over the past three days, 112 bodies have been pulled from the site of a March 17 coalition airstrike in Mosul, senior Iraqi health official Ahmed Dubardani said.

Hatch, Lee vote to allow internet service providers to track and sell customers' browsing history

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:51pm

The Republican-controlled Senate voted Thursday to roll back regulations that prohibited internet service providers from tracking and selling customers’ browsing history. The resolution will be heard in the House Monday.

Ann Romney sees son Josh Romney running for Utah governor

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:29pm

Josh Romney has said he considering a run for Utah governor in 2020. But his mother, Ann Romney, didn't equivocate Monday in a "Today" show interview when asked if she thought her son would seek the job.

Blaming conservatives, Trump signals new openness to Dems

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 10:22pm

President Donald Trump on Sunday attacked conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill to replace former President Barack Obama's health care law, as aides signaled a greater willingness to work with moderate Democrats on upcoming legislative battles from the budget and tax cuts to health care.

Herbert signs abortion-halting legislation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 8:20pm

Gov. Herbert signed legislation that requires doctors to inform women that medication-induced abortions can be halted after taking just one of two pills.

Push to recapture Syrian stronghold from ISIS to start in 'days,' French official says

Saskya Vandoorne, Natalie Gallon and Joe Sterling, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 1:07pm

The battle to recapture the ISIS de facto capital of Raqqa in Syria will begin in "days," France's defense minister said on Friday.

Idaho Dept. of Labor hacked, 170K accounts compromised

Nate Sunderland, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:33pm

The Idaho Department of Labor announced a large-scale computer hack affecting some 170,000 of the state’s 530,000 job-seeker accounts on Wednesday.

US-backed Syrian fighters reach IS-held dam in north Syria

Bassem Mroue and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:39pm

U.S.-backed Syrian fighters reached a major dam held by the Islamic State group in northern Syria Friday as Syria's U.N. ambassador said hundreds of American personnel are "invading my country," insisting that any effort to liberate the city of Raqqa — the de facto capital of the Islamic State group — should be done in coordination with the Damascus government.

GOP governors, including Utah's, back Republican health plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:39pm

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has joined seven other Republican governors in a letter endorsing the GOP plan to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law.

Egypt's Mubarak free, acquitted after years-long detention

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 11:59am

Far from the cameras that followed him closely over six years of legal wrangling, Egypt's ousted President Hosni Mubarak quietly returned home to his family on Friday after winning acquittals and release from a Cairo hospital where he has been detained for years.

Governor signs concealed carry bill for young adults

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:50pm

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed a bill passed in the last legislative session that allows young adults to carry a concealed firearm. The measure was touted as a self-defense tool for young college women.

Herbert signs bill lowering blood-alcohol limit to .05 percent

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 6:09pm

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert on Thursday signed the controversial bill that lowers the legal blood-alcohol limit to .05 percent, stressing repeatedly it is an issue of public safety.

House intel committee chairman apologizes to Democrats

Julie Pace and Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:42pm

The House intelligence committee chairman privately apologized to his Democratic colleagues on Thursday, yet publicly defended his decision to openly discuss and brief President Donald Trump on typically secret intercepts that he says swept up communications of the president's transition team in the final days of the Obama administration.

AP Exclusive: US probe of ex-Trump aide extends to Cyprus

Jack Gillum, Menelaos Hadjicostis and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:49pm

The U.S. government investigation of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, crossed the Atlantic earlier this year to the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, once known as a haven for money laundering by Russian billionaires.

Leaders need votes for health bill on eve of House showdown

Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:00pm

The top Republican legislative priority in peril, President Donald Trump dangled possible changes to the health care bill Wednesday aimed at placating conservatives threatening to torpedo the legislation. The White House seemed to make progress with the hardliners while House leaders struggled with moderates ahead of a showdown vote.

Hawaii Republican resigns from party after criticizing Trump

Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 9:23pm

A Hawaii lawmaker who says she was pressured to give up her leadership post at the statehouse after criticizing President Donald Trump resigned Wednesday from the Republican Party.

Ellison says Democrats must fight Republicans at all levels

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 3:53pm

Democrats need to prepare for an ongoing fight against Republicans at all levels of government, not just the White House, their newly appointed deputy national chairman said on Saturday.