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US general skeptical that bounties led to troops' deaths

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 7th - 1:05pm

The top U.S. general for the Middle East said Tuesday that the intelligence suggesting that Russia may have paid Taliban militants to kill American troops in Afghanistan was worrisome, but he is not convinced that any bounties resulted in U.S. military deaths.

Protective gear for US medical workers begins to run low again

Geoff Mulvihill and Camille Fassett  |  Posted Jul 7th - 12:20pm

The personal protective gear that was in dangerously short supply during the early weeks of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. is running low again as the virus resumes its rapid spread and the number of hospitalized patients climbs.

Trump donors among early recipients of coronavirus loans

Brian Slodysko and Angeliki Kastanis, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 7th - 11:53am

As much as $273 million in federal coronavirus aid was awarded to more than 100 companies that are owned or operated by major donors to President Donald Trump's election efforts, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal data.

Trump increasingly turning to executive orders, more to come

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 7th - 11:15am

President Donald Trump is setting a brisk pace lately in issuing executive orders and he’s just getting started as he tries to position himself as a man of action on everything from foreign policy to racial justice in an election year. The impact of some of the orders, though, is less than meets the eye.

Greece: Migrant children head to Portugal after appeal to EU

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 7th - 8:36am

Greek authorities say 25 unaccompanied migrant children are traveling from Athens to Portugal, where they will be given shelter as part of a relocation program worked out among several European Union countries.

How Spencer Cox's road to GOP nomination for governor ran through rural Utah

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jul 7th - 8:24am

Cox knew that the primary race probably wouldn’t be wrapped up last Tuesday. So he went out on his farm and waited.

Utah man threatens people with gun for having Trump flags, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 7th - 6:09am

A man who police say terrorized people trying to recreate on the 4th of July by firing numerous rounds now faces 28 charges, including 23 felonies.

New rules: Foreign pupils must leave US if classes go online

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 9:37pm

International students will be forced to leave the U.S. or transfer to another college if their schools offer classes entirely online this fall, under new guidelines issued Monday by federal immigration authorities.

North Korea rejects talks as US envoy arrives in Seoul

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 6:35pm

North Korea on Tuesday said it has no immediate intent to resume a dialogue with the United States as U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun arrived in South Korea for discussions on stalled nuclear diplomacy.

Businessman Blake Moore ready for a Democratic challenger in 1st District

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Jul 6th - 6:03pm

With the Associated Press declaring him as winner of the GOP primary for the 1st Congressional District, businessman Blake Moore is ready for a Democratic challenger.

Rep. Ben McAdams seeks more compensation for downwinders

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jul 6th - 5:25pm

Rep. Ben McAdams, D-Utah, called Monday for an extension of the federal compensation for Utahns, as well as residents of other states across the country, who were exposed to radiation from nuclear testing in Nevada and for a stop to new explosive nuclear weapons testing.

Utah GOP gubernatorial race called for Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jul 6th - 3:51pm

Cox said former Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. conceded the race in what he described in a tweet as a “gracious call.”

Pentagon draft policy would ban Confederate flag displays

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 3:00pm

A draft policy being circulated by Pentagon leaders would ban the display of the Confederate flag in Defense Department workplaces or public areas by service members and civilian personnel.

Trump criticizes Redskins, Indians for weighing name changes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 1:40pm

President Donald Trump on Monday criticized a pair of pro sports teams that are considering name changes in the wake of a national reckoning over racial injustice and inequality.

South Dakota governor, exposed to virus, joined Trump on jet

Stephen Groves, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 11:37am

Shortly after fireworks above Mount Rushmore disappeared into the night sky on Friday, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem accompanied President Donald Trump aboard Air Force One despite having had close contact with Trump’s son’s girlfriend, who had tested positive for the coronavirus.

Supreme Court rules states can require electors to back states' presidential picks

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 8:14am

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that states can require presidential electors to back their states’ popular vote winner in the Electoral College.

Turkey raids ship carrying 276 migrants; 8 smugglers held

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 7th - 1:30am

Turkish authorities on Tuesday foiled an attempt to smuggle 276 migrants to Europe on board a ship, and detained eight suspected smugglers, Turkey’s state-run news agency reported.

Businessman Blake Moore wins GOP primary in northern Utah's 1st Congressional District

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 4:25pm

Businessman Blake Moore wins GOP primary in northern Utah's 1st Congressional District.

French President Emmanuel Macron shakes up government, ousts interior minister after protests against police brutality

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 11:14am

French President Emmanuel Macron shakes up government, ousts interior minister after protests against police brutality.