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Trump denounces ‘partisan’ whistleblower but says ID unknown

Jonathan Lemire, Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 8:22am

President Donald Trump irritably defended himself Friday against an intelligence whistleblower’s potentially explosive complaint, including an allegation of wrongdoing in a reported private conversation Trump had with a foreign leader.

What’s it like growing up and working in Utah politics as a Latina?

Kim Bojorquez, KSL  |  Posted Sep 20th - 8:03am

Feeling like “the other” is something Rebecca Chavez-Houck knows all too well.

The Latest: Australia's Morrison arrives for state dinner

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 7:41am

The Latest on the state visit to the U.S. by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (all times local):

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio drops 2020 presidential bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 5:47am

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he's ending his campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

Trump hopes rain won't dampen outdoor Australia state dinner

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:33pm

Daring the weather to interfere, President Donald Trump promised Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison "something very special" with a rare Rose Garden dinner under the stars Friday night. Plan B: take the White House state dinner party indoors in the unlikely event that raindrops start to fall.

Orem mayor accused of making ‘unauthorized withdrawals’ won’t be charged

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Sep 19th - 4:52pm

Orem Mayor Richard Brunst will not face charges for alleged unauthorized withdrawals he made from his city retirement account.

Hatch says Biden didn’t believe Anita Hill’s sexual harassment claims

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 19th - 1:36pm

Former Sen. Orrin Hatch says Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden told him he did not believe Anita Hill’s sexual harassment allegations against then-U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas.

Should Congress try a no-strings approach to federal highway funding?

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Sep 19th - 8:23am

Members of the Utah Legislature’s Transportation Interim Committee discussed giving the state more freedom to spend the federal highway funding money.

Utah lawmakers eye package of bills to keep kids from experimenting with e-cigs

Wendy Leonard, KSL and Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Sep 19th - 6:43am

As growing number of Utah students are experimenting with electronic cigarettes, state lawmakers are toiling with how to keep it from getting out of control.

Microsoft: Free Windows 7 security updates for 2020 election

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:00pm

Microsoft says it'll offer free security updates through the 2020 election in the United States — and in other interested democratic countries with national elections next year — for federally certified voting systems running on soon-to-be-outdated Windows 7 software.

Kentucky governor faces pushback over use of state aircraft

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:31am

Kentucky's Republican governor has run into turbulence over his use of taxpayer-owned aircraft, creating another distraction for a reelection campaign already dogged by feuds with teachers, struggles over state pensions and a legal fight with his lieutenant governor.

CORRECTS: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he is ending his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 5:45am

CORRECTS: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he is ending his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. (Corrects APNewsAlert to lower case 'de' and put a space before Blasio)

Kennedy mystique could factor into Massachusetts Senate race

Steve Leblanc, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:03am

A decade after the death of Edward Kennedy, another member of the famed political clan is hoping to land a seat in the U.S. Senate.

O'Rourke says he's open to broadening gun buyback proposal

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 7:39pm

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke says he's open to broadening his proposal to require owners of AK-47s and AR-15s to sell them to the government.

2020 Democrats shift strategies as leadoff caucus nears

Juana Summers and Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:56pm

Some 2020 candidates are trying out new strategies to appeal to voters just over four months until Iowa's leadoff caucuses begin the process in which Democrats will select their presidential nominee.

Sanford takes his first 2020 campaign trip to New Hampshire

Hunter Woodall, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 1:36pm

Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman, is making his first trip to New Hampshire since announcing his longshot primary challenge to President Donald Trump.

Melania Trump cuts ribbon on reopened Washington Monument

Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:38am

The refurbished Washington Monument is once again open for tourists.

Poland's top filmmakers protest festival admission rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 4:17am

Poland's top filmmakers are demanding artistic independence for the nation's prestigious film festival after a politically charged movie was withdrawn.

Sanders still wants a revolution. But now he's got company.

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:11pm

Bernie Sanders is still leading a revolution. But his ideas no longer feel quite so revolutionary.