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Judge urges Obama to commute harsh sentence he imposed

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 1:55pm

A former federal judge who gave a Utah music producer 55 years in prison for bringing guns to marijuana deals asked the president to commute the sentence Tuesday, the latest appeal in a case held up as an example of problems with mandatory minimum sentencing laws.

1 of 2 body camera proposals makes video of deaths private

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 12:23pm

Civil liberties advocates say one of two proposals to regulate police body cameras in Utah this year would give law enforcement too much leeway and would exempt videos of fatal shootings from open records laws.

AP PHOTOS: New Hampshire voters gather to vote for president

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 10:00am

Starting at the stroke of midnight, when a handful of small towns opened their polls, tens of thousands of New Hampshire voters cast ballots Tuesday, choosing their favorites among the pack of Republicans and Democrats who hope to one day be president.

Trump, Sanders look to emerge from New Hampshire with wins

Julie Pace and Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:20am

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders hope to emerge from New Hampshire's primary Tuesday with their first wins of the 2016 presidential election, victories that would boost their standing in a highly competitive race.

Candidates sprint to NH finish, but brace for long campaign

Josh Lederman and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 12:40am

Eyeing their first wins in a capricious campaign, Republican Donald Trump lashed out at his opponents Monday while Democrat Bernie Sanders sought to play it safe on the eve of the nation's initial primary. GOP contenders vying for second and third saw fresh hopes for survival after New Hampshire as both parties settled in for a drawn-out slog to the nomination.

Sanders, Kasich win 1st votes in tiny NH community

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 12:40am

Bernie Sanders and John Kasich picked up the most votes as the first ballots of the first-in-the-nation primary were cast early Tuesday.

After Rubio stumbles, rivals see opening in New Hampshire

Julie Pace and Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 10:44pm

Marco Rubio's uneven debate performance just days before Tuesday's New Hampshire primary has emboldened a trio of governors seeking to stem his rise in the Republican race for president. But if Rubio's rivals can slow him in New Hampshire, they are likely to leave the GOP with a muddled mix of establishment contenders and no clear favorite to challenge Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

Lawmaker proposes donating unused medications to needy

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:01pm

A bill proposed by Rep. Gage Froerer, R-Huntsville, proposes saving unused prescription drugs and donating them to the needy.

The Latest: Clinton vows to 'make a difference' every day

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 8:41pm

The Latest on the race for the White House with one day to go until the New Hampshire primary (all times local):

LDS Church's opposition does not necessarily doom medical marijuana bill, sponsor says

Lisa Riley Roche and Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 8:08pm

The president of the Utah state Senate says a bill allowing the medical use of edible pot products may not be dead on arrival just because the LDS church opposes it.

Weber State gets $5M donation for building renovation, asking $30M from Legislature

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 3:32pm

Weber State University is getting closer to renovating its Social Science Building thanks to a $5 million private donation, university leaders announced Monday.

Clinton's donors trade buck-raising for door-knocking in NH

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 2:51pm

The Hillary Clinton campaign volunteers made their pitch to a postal worker who said he favored her Democratic rival, Bernie Sanders.

Elizabeth Warren's hard choice in Democrats' White House run

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 11:10am

A coy Elizabeth Warren is withholding an endorsement of Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders for now and using her leverage as liberal icon to focus the two Democratic presidential rivals on her populist agenda.

Political tourists flock to New Hampshire for up-close view

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 2:01am

Ann and Jon Vitti hopped on a flight from Los Angeles to snowy New Hampshire last week to witness first-hand what they can't see on their TV: The more personal side of presidential politics.

The Latest: Top Indiana lawmakers backing Holcomb selection

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 1:51pm

The Latest on Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's pick to become the state's new lieutenant governor (all times local):

Kansas Members Discuss Student Restraint and Seclusion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 1:21pm

School employees would receive more training on how to help disruptive students and avoid physically restraining them under a House bill being considered this week.

Md. legislature overrides veto on felon voting

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 1:20pm

The Maryland General Assembly on Tuesday overrode Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of a bill with the help of a lawmaker who was allowed to vote twice: once as a member of the House and again as a senator.

The Latest: Maryland General Assembly overrides veto

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 10:41am

The Latest on one Maryland lawmaker casting votes on a bill in two chambers during an effort to override a veto of a measure allowing felons to vote while on probation or parole as (all times local):

Some voters deciding late

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 9:01am

Some New Hampshire voters say they've decided only at the last minute which candidate they're supporting in today's primary.