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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.

Top prosecutor pleads not guilty in gifts-for-favors case

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 8:02pm

Philadelphia's top prosecutor pleaded not guilty to federal bribery and extortion charges on Wednesday as pressure mounted from the mayor and others for him to resign.

Utah gun rights group takes aim at .05 DUI law

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 7:43pm

An unlikely ally emerged Wednesday to those pushing Gov. Gary Herbert to veto legislation that would lower the legal blood-alcohol content for driving in Utah to .05 percent.

Herbert signs bills on confidential reporting, college data

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:14pm

Gov. Gary Herbert signed 51 bills Tuesday and is spending a good chunk of his Wednesday reviewing more legislation that lawmakers sent to his desk this year.

AP Exclusive: Before Trump job, Manafort worked to aid Putin

Jeff Horwitz and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:57pm

Before signing up with Donald Trump, former campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly worked for a Russian billionaire with a plan to "greatly benefit the Putin Government," The Associated Press has learned. The White House attempted to brush the report aside Wednesday, but it quickly raised fresh alarms in Congress about Russian links to Trump associates.

Hatch questions Gorsuch about religious freedom in Supreme Court confirmation hearing

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:09pm

Sen. Orrin Hatch focused his questions to Judge Neil Gorsuch on religious freedom Wednesday on the third day of confirmation hearings for the U.S. Supreme Court nominee.

New ad campaign takes aim at rescinding Bears Ears National Monument

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 2:06pm

A website and advertisement campaign launched this week is taking aim at rescinding Bears Ears National Monument, emphasizing the impact the monument has on San Juan County residents.

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.