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Utah law that could send online bullies to jail criticized

Hallie Golden, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:32pm

Utah lawmakers hope a new, unusual law cuts down on increasingly troubling forms of cyber harassment by giving authorities the ability to send online bullies to jail for a year.

New United Utah Party pushing to make deadline for 3rd District special election

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:04pm

The new United Utah Party submitted petitions Thursday to become an official political party in the state, but probably not in time for the special election in the 3rd Congressional District.

Conservationist buys Needles Outpost for $2.5M during controversial land auction

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:00pm

Conservationist, philanthropist and millionaire Jennifer Speers bought 640 acres of land in Bears Ears National Monument Wednesday after a bidding war with a venture capital company.

Montana election pits behavior against partisan loyalties

Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:25pm

A last-minute assault charge against a congressional candidate jolted many people in the nation who were viewing the election Thursday as a referendum on President Donald Trump's young administration.

Provo Mayor John Curtis, more Republicans enter 3rd District race

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:12pm

As expected, Provo Mayor John Curtis joined an already crowded field of Republicans on Thursday to replace Congressman Jason Chaffetz.

Sen. Mike Lee, others introduce bill to prevent indefinite detention

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:44pm

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, is among a nonpartisan group of senators who introduced a bill Wednesday to protect Americans from being detained indefinitely without a charge or trial.

The Latest: County attorney will eye Gianforte assault case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:30pm

The Latest on the misdemeanor assault case against Greg Gianforte, a Republican candidate for a Montana congressional seat in a special election Thursday. (all times local):

Trump travel ban blocked; fight headed for Supreme Court

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:19pm

President Donald Trump's revised travel ban "speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination," a federal appeals court said Thursday in ruling against the executive order targeting six Muslim-majority countries.

The Latest: Greg Gianforte keeps low profile, Montana votes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:10pm

The Latest on the assault case against Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate for a Montana congressional seat in a Thursday special election. (all times local):

The Latest: GOP lawmakers say little about Montana candidate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:50am

The Latest on the assault case against Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate for a Montana congressional seat in a Thursday special election. (all times local):

GOP candidate charged with misdemeanor assault of reporter

Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:42pm

The Republican candidate for Montana's sole congressional seat was charged with misdemeanor assault Wednesday night after witnesses told police Greg Gianforte grabbed a reporter by the neck and slammed him to the ground the night before polls close in the nationally-watched election.

The Latest: GOP hopeful charged with misdemeanor assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:08pm

The Latest on assault allegations against Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte (all times local):

New GOP chairman will 'stay the course' on SB54 lawsuit while working toward new compromise

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   May 24th - 6:20pm

New Utah GOP Chairman Rob Anderson said Wednesday he's told attorneys to "stay the course" on the party's appeal of a loss to the state over a controversial change to the candidate nomination process.

Trump budget faces Dem opposition, GOP doubts about math

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:37pm

President Donald Trump's budget chief delivered a spirited defense of the plan's deep spending cuts, but his agriculture secretary offered only a half-hearted endorsement of proposed reductions to farm subsidies and food stamps.

Correction: Conway-Republican Fundraiser story

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

In a story May 18 about presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway speaking to supporters in New Hampshire, The Associated Press erroneously estimated the number in attendance as about 150 people. Further reporting has indicated the hotel ballroom, which seats 500, was near capacity.

Authorities: Montana Republican congressional candidate cited for misdemeanor assault over incident with reporter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:56pm

Authorities: Montana Republican congressional candidate cited for misdemeanor assault over incident with reporter.

Fox News says crew saw Montana House candidate Greg Gianforte grab Guardian reporter by neck and slam him to the ground

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:50pm

Fox News says crew saw Montana House candidate Greg Gianforte grab Guardian reporter by neck and slam him to the ground.

Guardian reporter alleges Republican candidate for Montana's sole US House seat body-slammed him day before election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 6:33pm

Guardian reporter alleges Republican candidate for Montana's sole US House seat body-slammed him day before election.

The Latest: Vermont governor vetoes marijuana bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:58pm

The Latest on Vermont's governor vetoing a marijuana legalization bill (all times local):