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

Donna Cassata, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 1:03pm

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):

Cautious Kansas Sen. Moran steps into health law spotlight

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 18th - 6:11pm

Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran is nobody's idea of a rabble-rouser. A Republican stalwart with a low-key style and reputation for caution, his decision to publicly torpedo the latest Senate GOP plan to overhaul health care raised eyebrows.

Sen. Lee on health care: ‘We still think the right bill can pass’

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 18th - 3:56pm

On Tuesday, Utah Sen. Mike Lee defended Monday's decision to vote against Senate Republicans’ latest attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, saying the new bill didn’t do enough to protect families from rising costs.

5 counties sue state, saying law gives 'unfair' tax break to airlines

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Jul 18th - 1:38pm

Five Utah counties are suing the state, contending that a law passed earlier this year is forcing homeowners and business owners to unfairly pay higher property taxes to compensate for tax discounts the state is giving to airline companies.

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul endorses Chris Herrod in 3rd District race

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Jul 18th - 12:47pm

Conservative Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has endorsed Republican Chris Herrod in Utah's 3rd Congressional District race.

Trump administration: Iran complying with nuclear deal

Jeremy Diamond, CNN  |  Posted   Jul 18th - 11:57am

The United States said Monday that Iran is continuing to comply with the terms of the nuclear deal that curbed Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.

Another TV commercial in 3rd District primary race set to air

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jul 18th - 11:06am

Provo Mayor John Curtis rides a motorcycle in his first TV commercial for the 3rd Congressional District Republican primary race, set to begin airing Wednesday.

Herrod opposes special prosecutor investigating Russia-Trump ties

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jul 18th - 7:22am

Chris Herrod, one of three Republicans facing off in next month's Congressional District 3 primary, said Monday he does not support a special prosecutor investigating Russian ties to President Donald Trump's campaign.

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.