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Castro's sluggish 2020 start tests strategy for high office

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 2:57am

Julián Castro's run for president followed a fast rise in the Democratic Party: a big-city Latino mayor of San Antonio at age 34, an Obama Cabinet member and a contender for Hillary Clinton's running mate in 2016.

Democrat says he'll take Trump-like path to presidency

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 10:03pm

Democrat Andrew Yang understands he's unknown to much of America. But the political newcomer says he'll ride what seems like an improbable path to the White House just like President Donald Trump.

Spain: PM rules out post-election alliance with center-right

Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 3:19pm

Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez on Tuesday ruled out forming a government with the center-right Citizens party if his Socialists win Spain's general election, clearing a major unknown in the tight race going into the weekend vote.

Group recognizes Utah lawmakers for backing 'Clean Slate' bill

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 2:33pm

Americans for Prosperity Utah is sending out mailers as part of a national campaign urging voters to thank their state lawmakers for backing "Clean Slate" legislation that automatically expunges records of minor criminal offenses.

Jon Huntsman Jr. discusses Russian aggression with Navy officials in Mediterranean

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 1:15pm

U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr. met with Navy leaders in Italy this week as Russia has increased its naval activity in the region, including skirmish with Ukraine last fall.

AP source: Biden to announce 2020 bid on Thursday

Brian Slodysko, Thomas Beaumont and Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 12:55pm

Answering perhaps the most significant question of the early 2020 election season, former Vice President Joe Biden will launch his presidential campaign on Thursday.

Tension emerges between Congress, 2020 Dems on impeachment

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 12:43pm

Some top Democrats vying for the White House in 2020 are clamoring for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, but many of their congressional colleagues — who would have to manage such efforts — are far more wary.

Sen. Mitt Romney headed to Middle East to meet with government officials

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 11:40am

Sen. Mitt Romney is headed to the Middle East this week to meet with government officials and strengthen relationships with U.S. allies in the region.

The Latest: AP source: Biden to launch 2020 bid Thursday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 11:03am

The Latest on former Vice President Joe Biden and the 2020 presidential race (all times local):

MJ Hegar launches 2020 Senate run against Texas' John Cornyn

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 7:46am

Democrat MJ Hegar, an Air Force veteran whose viral campaign ads nearly helped her get elected in one of Texas' most Republican-friendly congressional districts last year, set her sights higher on Tuesday and launched a run for U.S. Senate against Republican incumbent John Cornyn.

Harris adds to endorsements in early-voting South Carolina

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 5:33am

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala (KAH'-mah-lah) Harris is adding to her list of African American endorsements in South Carolina, the first test of the black vote in next year's primary elections.

Accuser calls Biden's jokes about touching 'disrespectful'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 10:09pm

A Nevada Democrat who accused Joe Biden of touching her without permission says the former vice president has been "so incredibly disrespectful" by joking about the matter .

Utah governor, lawmakers, advocates hail banner year for air quality measures

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 9:08pm

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, flanked by lawmakers and advocates, conducted a ceremonial signing Monday of 15 air quality-related measures and the investment of $28 million to make further emissions reductions. He praised the collaborative effort.

The Latest: Buttigieg: It's clear Trump deserves impeachment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 5:23pm

The Latest on a series of town halls with five 2020 Democratic presidential candidates (all times local):

Utah mayor's aggressive behavior violated city policies, investigator concludes

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 5:04pm

A newly-released version of a previously heavily redacted report shows an investigator concluded that a Utah mayor — who has been of being demeaning and physically intimidating to former city employees and others — violated city policies multiple times.

Harris joins impeachment call during Democratic town hall

Steve Peoples and Hunter Woodall, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 3:54pm

California Sen. Kamala Harris joined the call for President Donald Trump's impeachment on Monday as five leading Democratic presidential contenders clashed in a series of prime-time town hall meetings that exposed deep divisions in a party desperate to end the Trump presidency.

Attack give-and-take in four-way Spanish electoral debate

Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 2:47pm

Four contenders to become the next Spanish prime minister exchanged heated attacks Monday night while slipping in campaign pledges during the first of two televised live debates heading into the weekend general election.

Sen. Mike Lee take his view of the Mueller report to 'The View'

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 1:45pm

Sen. Mike Lee doesn't share the concerns of Utah's junior senator over special counsel Robert Mueller's report, parts of which he said he finds "odd."

New Ukrainian leader's campaign took page from sitcom script

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 10:23am

The president-elect of Ukraine does not have a political record that foreign governments and companies can search for clues. For now, a 51-episode TV sitcom might offer the clearest view of what kind of leader Volodymyr Zelenskiy will be.