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O'Rourke proposes new 'war tax' to fund veteran health care

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 4:04am

Democratic presidential candidate Beto (BET'-oh) O'Rourke is pledging to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and help create a federal health care fund to cover the costs of caring for those who serve in future wars by taxing those who don't.

Can Utah's water supply keep up with its booming population?

Kim Bojórquez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 7:14pm

Utah State University professor Michelle Baker presented her research on Utah water's quality, quantity and efficiency in Salt Lake City.

The Latest: 1 killed, 10 wounded in South Bend violence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 6:23pm

The Latest on shootings in the Indiana city where Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is mayor (all times local):

Former congressman Joe Sestak launches presidential campaign

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 2:58pm

Former Pennsylvania congressman Joe Sestak has become the latest Democrat to enter the presidential race.

Buttigieg criticized at emotional town hall after shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 2:27pm

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg faced criticism Sunday from angry residents of South Bend, Indiana, at an emotional town hall meeting a week after a white police officer fatally shot a black man in the city where he is mayor.

Trump says he'd rather face Biden, isn't prepared to lose

Will Weissert, The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 2:03pm

President Donald Trump said Sunday that he'd prefer to run for re-election against Joe Biden, suggesting that the former vice president won't be the "great candidate" Hillary Clinton was in 2016.

Trump: 'Surprise' question about Pence led him to hesitate

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 11:30am

President Donald Trump says he hesitated to back a possible 2024 presidential run by Vice President Mike Pence because he was caught off-guard by the question. Given a chance at a do-over, however, Trump still did not endorse his loyal lieutenant.

Census, redistricting top remaining Supreme Court cases

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 10:45am

The Supreme Court enters its final week of decisions with two politically charged issues unresolved, whether to rein in political line-drawing for partisan gain and allow a citizenship question on the 2020 census.

Yemeni rebels strike Saudi airport ahead of US-Saudi talks

Aya Batrawy and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 9:32am

One person was killed and seven others were wounded in an attack by Iranian-allied Yemeni rebels on an airport in Saudi Arabia Sunday evening, the Saudi military said, as the U.S. secretary of state was on his way to the country for talks on Iran.

The Latest: US struck Iranian computers earlier this week

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 8:18pm

The Latest on Iran and cyberattacks (all times local):

Utah Democrats elect new state party chairman, Jeff Merchant

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 7:45pm

Utah Democrats elected a new leader Saturday, choosing businessman Jeff Merchant as chairman over Daisy Thomas.

Climate change protesters arrested outside New York Times

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 7:07pm

Police say 70 climate change protesters were arrested after they blocked traffic outside the New York Times building.

Turkey opposition seeks to repeat win in Istanbul redo vote

Derek Gatopoulos, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 3:34pm

Standing on a white campaign bus heading into Sunday's repeat election, Istanbul mayoral candidate Ekrem Imamoglu shouted to ecstatic supporters in a hoarse voice: "Never bow your heads. We are right and we'll win."

Trump postpones nationwide immigration enforcement sweep

Colleen Long and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 3:34pm

President Donald Trump on Saturday delayed a nationwide immigration sweep to deport people living the United States illegally.

House Democrats unveil $4.5B border measure

Andrew Taylor, The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 2:06pm

House Democrats unveiled a $4.5 billion measure Friday to respond to the growing humanitarian crisis at the southern border and the government's responsibility to care for tens of thousands of migrant refugees seeking safety in the U.S. under its asylum laws.

White House unveils $50 billion Palestinian economic plan

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 12:08pm

The Trump administration on Saturday unveiled a $50 billion Palestinian investment and infrastructure proposal intended to be the economic engine to power its much-anticipated but still unreleased "deal of the century" Middle East peace plan.

AP sources: US struck Iranian military computers this week

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 9:25am

U.S. military cyber forces launched a strike against Iranian military computer systems on Thursday as President Donald Trump backed away from plans for a more conventional military strike in response to Iran's downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, U.S. officials said Saturday.

GOP aims to copy Dem fundraising power with new online tool

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:11am

Republicans are launching a new online fundraising platform that they hope will rival ActBlue, the Democrats' internet-based fundraising behemoth.

Oregon Republican lawmakers continue climate bill boycott

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 12:42pm

The Oregon Senate was again unable to conduct business because of a Republican boycott of the Legislature over major climate change legislation.