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A U-turn, a rush to see Trump, a day of tension and surprise

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 8:17pm

Defense Secretary Mark Esper was three blocks from the FBI's Washington field office. He had planned to confer there at a security command center, but plans changed with an unexpected call to divert immediately.

US Senate passes plan to deliver drinking water to Utah Navajos

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 6th - 5:46pm

Sponsored by Sen. Mitt Romney, and two Arizona senators, the legislation would end decades of conflict among the Navajo Nation, the federal government and Utah over water rights.

Protesters pour into cities for another huge mobilization

Steven Sloan, David Crary and Tom Foreman Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 10:02am

Tens of thousands of protesters streamed into the nation’s capital and other major cities Saturday in another huge mobilization against police brutality, while George Floyd was remembered in his North Carolina hometown by mourners who waited hours for a glimpse of his golden coffin.

Kansas Rep. Watkins faces attacks labeling him GOP impostor

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 8:31am

A freshman Kansas congressman who has toed the conservative line and steadfastly defended President Donald Trump nevertheless is battling accusations that he's an impostor in a tough Republican primary race.

Top US military officer reaches out to Capitol Hill leaders

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 8:16am

The nation's top military officer, Gen. Mark Milley, spoke privately with congressional leaders and many other lawmakers as Pentagon officials came under fire for the military's role in containing protests following the police killing of George Floyd.

Barr says he didn’t give tactical order to clear protesters

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 10:55pm

Attorney General William Barr says law enforcement officers were already moving to push back protesters from a park in front of the White House when he arrived there Monday evening, and he says he did not give a command to disperse the crowd, though he supported the decision.

Mail ballots from Tuesday's election push Biden over the top

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 10:53pm

After primaries and caucuses in 42 states and the District of Columbia, Joe Biden has won the last few delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination for president as states worked to tally a surge of mail ballots.

Protests remain peaceful following release of footage of Salt Lake police shooting

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Jun 5th - 8:58pm

Protesters returned to Salt Lake City streets in smaller numbers Friday night as the nation continues the reel over the death of George Floyd, adding to their cries against police brutality after Salt Lake City police released what the mayor called “disturbing” body camera footage of the shooting of Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal.

Mail ballots from Tuesday's election push Biden over the top

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 8:28pm

After primaries and caucuses in 42 states and the District of Columbia, Joe Biden won the last few delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination for president late Friday as states worked to tally a surge of mail ballots.

Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination

Stephen Ohlemacher and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 8:25pm

Joe Biden formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Friday, setting him up for a bruising challenge to President Donald Trump that will play out against the unprecedented backdrop of a pandemic, economic collapse and civil unrest.

Could chokeholds, knee holds be banned in Utah? New legislation to aim for police reforms

Art Raymond, KSL  |  Posted Jun 5th - 8:04pm

A statewide ban on chokeholds and knee holds could be in the offing for Utah law enforcement agencies under new legislative efforts.

Top US military officer reaches out to Capitol leaders

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 6:28pm

The nation's top military officer, Gen. Mark Milley, has spoken privately with key congressional leaders as Pentagon officials come under fire for the Defense Department’s role in containing protests following the police killing of George Floyd.

Citing jobs report, Trump claims victory over coronavirus, economic collapse, progress on racial inequality

Steve Peoples, Zeke Miller and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 6:26pm

President Donald Trump effectively claimed victory over the economic crisis and COVID-19 on Friday as well as major progress against racial inequality, heartily embracing a better-than-expected jobs report in hopes of convincing a discouraged nation he deserves another four years in office.

Barr says he didn’t give tactical order to clear protesters

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 5:43pm

Attorney General William Barr says law enforcement officers were already moving to push back protesters from a park in front of the White House when he arrived there Monday evening, and he says he did not give a command to disperse the crowd, though he supported the decision.

Jon Huntsman Jr. confined to virtual campaigning after staffer tests positive for COVID-19

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jun 5th - 5:35pm

But his running mate, Provo Mayor Michelle Kaufusi, able to continue to make appearances.

Scores of retired military leaders publicly denounce Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 5:00pm

Scores of retired military and defense leaders are denouncing President Donald Trump and accusing him of using the U.S. Armed Forces to undermine the rights of Americans protesting police brutality and the killing of George Floyd.

Family of man killed by Salt Lake police wants officers ‘behind bars’

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 5th - 4:06pm

Video appears to show man shot 20 times in the back and officers yelling 17 times to stop or drop gun.

Black Utahns meet with governor to share stories, offer suggestions to address racism

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Jun 5th - 3:38pm

Representatives from Utah’s minority communities shared stories this week providing Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and other policymakers on how they can address racism in Utah.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 4:48pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: