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Salt Lake County deputy mayor resigns

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 7:52am

Salt Lake County Deputy Mayor Lori Bays announced this week that she will be resigning from her position, hoping to be of more "direct" influence in the community.

Brexit leader: I'll do 'whatever I can' to make US, UK closer under Trump

Eugene Scott, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 1:28pm

One of the most prominent supporters of the Brexit movement Nigel Farage said Saturday he wants to use his close connection to President-elect Donald Trump to improve the relationship between the United State and the United Kingdom.

Bishop to meet with Trump transition team to discuss overturning monument decisions

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 11:06am

Rep. Rob Bishop is meeting Monday with President-elect Donald Trump's transition team to discuss public lands issues. Bishop believes Trump can overturn past controversial designations, including the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

Josh Romney will 'strongly support' Sen. Hatch re-election, still eying own bid for governor

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 9:06pm

Josh Romney, son of former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, said Friday he will "strongly support" Sen. Orrin Hatch if the Utah Republican runs for re-election in 2018.

Trump renews defense of his call with Taiwan leader

Jonathan Lemire and Gillian Wong, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:20am

President-elect Donald Trump is using Twitter to renew his defense of his engagement with the leader of Taiwan, a breach of diplomatic protocol as the U.S. shifted recognition from Taiwan to China nearly 40 years ago.

North Carolina governor's race could reach conclusion

Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:10am

The undecided election for North Carolina governor could reach a conclusion Monday as a recount of thousands of votes wraps up.

Judge orders Michigan recount to begin at noon Monday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 12:30am

Michigan must begin its presidential recount at noon Monday, a federal judge ruled in a late-night order that could make it more likely the state will complete the count ahead of a Dec. 13 deadline.

Latest: Judge orders Michigan recount to begin Monday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 10:43pm

The Latest on a federal judge's ruling on the start of a hand recount of Michigan presidential election ballots (all times local):

Trump continues to defend his call with Taiwan's leader

Jonathan Lemire and Gillian Wong, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 6:01pm

President-elect Donald Trump continued to use Twitter Sunday to defend his engagement with the leader of Taiwan, a breach of diplomatic protocol as the U.S. shifted recognition from Taiwan to China nearly 40 years ago.

Trump faces pushback from base, allies over Romney musings

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 3:01pm

As President-elect Donald Trump stood onstage during the debut night of his "thank you" tour and teased that he was about to announce a surprise Cabinet pick, some in the Ohio crowd bellowed: "No Romney! No Romney!"

Trump expands list of candidates to head State Dep't

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 2:42pm

President-elect Donald Trump is expanding his pool of candidates for secretary of state, leaving unclear whether former CIA Director David Petraeus' guilty plea for leaking classified information disqualifies him to serve as the nation's top diplomat.

Democrats aim to rebuild the blue political wall in Midwest

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 8:10am

With the dust now settled from the election, Democrats are looking to rebuild the political "blue wall" of traditionally Democratic upper Midwest and Great Lakes states that Republican Donald Trump captured with an appeal to white, working-class voters.

Green Party taking bid for election recount to federal court

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 5:40am

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is taking her bid for a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election to federal court.

Trump shrugs off fuss over Taiwan call

Gillian Wong and Johnson Lai, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 9:11pm

President-elect Donald Trump is unapologetic about roiling diplomatic waters with his decision to speak on the phone with Taiwan's leader, a breach of long-standing tradition that risks enmity from China.

Trump heads to Long Island for lavish costume party

Jonathan Lemire and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 8:31pm

President-elect Donald Trump, still mulling key Cabinet positions, attended a lavish costume party Saturday night hosted by some of his most influential donors at their palatial Long Island mansion.

The "Two Trumps" surface in president-elect's transition

Julie Pace and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 5:10am

Donald Trump's skeptics hope the presidency will reveal a serious side of the brash businessman. His supporters want him to keep the freewheeling style that rattled Washington.

China hopes Trump call with Taiwan leader won't damage ties

Gillian Wong and Johnson Lai, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 9:40pm

China's foreign minister said Saturday he hopes Beijing's relations with the U.S. would not be "interfered with or damaged" after President-elect Donald Trump broke with decadeslong diplomatic tradition and spoke directly with Taiwan's leader.

The Latest: China's foreign minister reacts to Trump's call

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 9:30pm

The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump's phone conversation with Taiwan's leader (all times local):

Dean takes himself out of the race for chairman of DNC

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 5:31pm

Howard Dean took himself out of the race to become chairman of the Democratic National Committee, warning that the race could become contentious but vowing to support whoever is elected.