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Utah man charged in death linked to alleged opioid drug ring

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:42pm

A Utah man accused of running a multimillion operation selling powerful opioids disguised as prescription drugs has been charged in an overdose death.

Environmental group condemns GOP panel's foreign agent probe

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:34pm

An environmental group has denounced a House oversight committee for suggesting the organization's efforts to block construction of a U.S. military base on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa may require it to register as foreign agent.

Trump praises Montana congressman who body-slammed reporter

Zeke Miller and Ashley Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:24pm

President Donald Trump praised a Republican congressman for body-slamming a reporter last year, calling him a "tough cookie" and saying he thinks it might have helped him win election in Montana.

Trump: 'Severe' consequences if Saudis murdered Khashoggi

Matthew Lee and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:12pm

President Donald Trump acknowledged Thursday it "certainly looks" as though missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, and he threatened "very severe" consequences if the Saudis are found to have murdered him. His warning came as the administration toughened its response to a disappearance that has sparked global outrage.

Series of AP photos depicts wrath of Hurricane Michael

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:32pm

The tropical weather that turned into monster Hurricane Michael began as a relatively humble storm before rapidly blossoming into the most powerful cyclone ever to hit the Florida Panhandle, causing wrenching scenes of widespread destruction.

States and feds unite on election security after '16 clashes

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:08pm

Weeks before the 2016 election, federal officials started making mysterious calls to the head of elections in Inyo County, California. They asked her to contact them if she noticed anything unusual. But they wouldn't elaborate.

Sessions to speak to Chicago Crime Commission; focus unclear

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:08pm

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to deliver a speech in Chicago one week after the Trump administration asked a judge to reject a draft plan to reform the city's 12,000-officer police force.

Police: 2 wanted for questioning in infants' deaths arrested in Utah

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:00pm

Two women wanted for questioning in connection to the death of two infants in Idaho were taken into custody Thursday in Perry, Box Elder County, officials said.

Trump praises Montana congressman who body-slammed reporter

Zeke Miller and Ashley Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 9:22pm

President Donald Trump on Thursday praised a Republican congressman for body-slamming a reporter last year, calling him a "tough cookie" and saying he thinks it might have helped him win election in Montana.

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley pokes fun at herself at NY charity

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 8:46pm

Nikki Haley was introduced as the next president of the United States by comedian Jim Gaffigan at a white-tie gala in New York Thursday evening where the outgoing U.N. Ambassador poked fun at her own Indian heritage, her boss and the current political climate.

The Latest: Trump: Tester 'viciously' went after VA nominee

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 7:14pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump on the campaign trail (all times local):

How Sears left a mark in American shopping history

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 18th - 7:00pm

Department stores, like Sears, may be on the way out. However, the company played an important role in American consumerism.

Candidate: Many Alabama voters removed, labeled inactive

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 6:58pm

Congressional candidate Mallory Hagan says a concerning number of Alabama voters have been removed from active voter rolls and announced the creation of a committee to assist voters.

Mississippi governor condemns professor's political tweet

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 6:24pm

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is condemning a professor's Twitter post that encouraged people to disrupt senators' meals the day Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court.

Trump says without evidence that Dems are behind 'caravan'

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 6:19pm

President Donald Trump suggested without evidence Thursday that Democrats or their allies are supporting a "caravan" of Central American migrants who are traveling north aiming to enter the United States.

Man rescued from Arizona mine lucky to survive fall, snakes

Anita Snow, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 6:05pm

An Arizona man who fell to the bottom of an old abandoned gold mine shaft, broke both his legs, fought off a trio of rattlesnakes and went two days without food or water before a friend heard his cries for help is lucky to be alive, said the head of a rescue team.

'Affluenza' teen's mom released on bond

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 5:52pm

The mother of a Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck has been released on bond.

US judge extends hold on Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 5:35pm

A federal judge is again extending his temporary block on one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the U.S.

House committees to interview Rosenstein behind closed doors

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 5:13pm

The top lawmakers on two House committees will interview Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein next week about reports that he had discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump.

Radio ad in Arkansas suggests 'lynching' if Democrats win

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 4:58pm

A Republican congressman in central Arkansas and his challenger on Thursday condemned a political action committee's radio ad that suggests white Democrats will lynch black Americans if they win the midterm election next month.