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Redistricting commission ballot measure deadlocked

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 5:38pm

A Utah ballot measure that would create an independent redistricting commission is virtually deadlocked after the latest batch of election results.

Trump picks retired general for ambassador to Saudi Arabia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 5:31pm

A retired four-star general is President Donald Trump's pick to be U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, filling a key diplomatic vacancy at a time when U.S.-Saudi relations are being tested by the slaying of a journalist critical of the Saudi royal family.

Oklahoma police officers kill 2 men in separate shootings

Ken Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 5:29pm

A man who robbed a cellphone store at gunpoint and was later fatally shot by officers was found by use of a tracking device he had unknowingly taken from the store during the robbery, police in Oklahoma City said Tuesday.

1 Navy officer sentenced, 1 pleads guilty in bribery case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 5:21pm

A retired U.S. Navy captain has pleaded guilty, while another former Navy officer was sentenced to 17 months in prison in a wide-spanning Navy bribery scandal involving a Malaysian defense contractor.

2 more men gets long sentences for attempt to kill judge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 4:41pm

Two more men have received long prison sentences for a 2015 assassination attempt on a state judge outside her home.

Remains of mayor serving in Afghanistan returning to Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 4:39pm

The remains of a Utah mayor killed while serving in Afghanistan are returning to the state on Wednesday.

Mom of Utah shooting victim: Gun owner should be prosecuted

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 4:33pm

The mother of a University of Utah track athlete who was fatally shot by a sex offender parolee she had briefly dated says the person who loaned him the gun should be prosecuted.

Chancellor sorry for media storm over porn star visit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 4:22pm

The chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is apologizing for the attention he generated by inviting a porn star to speak on campus.

Hearing in asylum law challenge set for next week

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 4:22pm

A federal judge set a hearing for Monday to determine whether to temporarily halt the Trump administration's latest immigration policy change denying asylum to anyone caught crossing the border illegally.

Sex trafficking case dropped against ex-death row inmate

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 3:45pm

Sex trafficking charges in Hawaii have been dismissed against a former death row inmate from Delaware, allowing him to walk of court a free man again.

Supreme Court denies appeal by officers in Freddie Gray case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 3:43pm

The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from five police officers whose lawsuit alleged Baltimore's top prosecutor maliciously prosecuted them in the death of a black man fatally injured while in custody.

Whitaker abandoned taxpayer-funded project in Iowa in 2016

Ryan J. Foley and David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 3:33pm

While in private business, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker walked away from a taxpayer-subsidized apartment-rehabilitation project in Iowa after years of cost overruns, delays and other problems, public records show.

University officials remove Confederate-themed exhibit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 3:25pm

A private liberal arts university in Virginia says an exhibit that included depictions of Confederate statues has been removed after some students called the installation racist.

Forecasters: South is in for wintry mix this week

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 3:18pm

Forecasters are warning that snow, sleet and freezing rain are likely Wednesday and Thursday across parts of the South.

The Latest: Texas board restores Hillary Clinton lesson

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 3:13pm

The Latest on Texas' Board of Education voting on history curriculums (all times local):

Police: Hot sauce used as weapon in store holdup

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 3:13pm

Police say an Alabama man threw hot sauce on a 73-year-old store clerk during a holdup.

Bolton says tape doesn't link Saudi prince to critic's death

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 3:08pm

President Donald Trump's national security adviser said Tuesday that people who have listened to an audio recording of the killing of a Saudi journalist do not think it implicates Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in his death.

Students say they reported threats before school massacre

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 3:05pm

Two students told investigators they reported the Florida high school shooting suspect to an administrator for making threats but felt they were not taken seriously, a commission investigating the massacre was told Tuesday.

The Latest: Suspect in fatal Kansas hoax call pleads guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 3:04pm

The Latest on a California man accused of making a hoax call that led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man (all times local):

Mattis send-off as US war-booty bells return to Philippines

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 2:55pm

The U.S. defense secretary plans to take part in a ceremony in Wyoming marking the beginning of a process to return three disputed church bells to the Philippines.