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The Latest: McAuliffe says he'll focus on Virginia politics

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 7:49pm

The Latest on former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (all times local):

Warren, in Utah, pledges changes in national-monument policy

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 6:27pm

Backed by dramatic mountain peaks, Elizabeth Warren stopped in Utah on Wednesday to discuss her public-lands plan, including a promise to restore broader protections for two of the state's high-profile national monuments if elected president. It's a move that would not endear her to the state's GOP establishment but could appeal to voters across the West angered by President Donald Trump's decision to shrink the monuments.

What Sen. Mike Lee had to say about Trump veto of ending U.S. aid to Saudi-led war in Yemen

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Apr 17th - 5:45pm

One of the biggest opponents to sending U.S. military aid to Saudi Arabia's civil war in Yemen took issue with President Donald Trump's veto of a bill that would end American involvement in the ongoing conflict.

Ex-Virginia Gov. McAuliffe won't run for president in 2020

Alan Suderman and Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 5:07pm

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe won't run for president in 2020, meaning establishment, centrist Democrats will have one less option in a nominating free-for-all that so far has highlighted the party's leftward shift.

Federal grand jury investigating N Carolina ballot fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 2:40pm

A federal grand jury meeting in North Carolina is weighing whether to recommend criminal charges in the tainted congressional race.

Buttigieg says he's proud of his record as South Bend mayor

Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 1:04pm

Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg said Wednesday that he's proud of his record as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, but realizes some problems remain.

Mueller report release spirals into political gamesmanship

Chad Day, Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 12:52pm

After nearly two years of waiting, America will get some answers straight from Robert Mueller— but not before President Donald Trump's attorney general has his say.

EU threatens to tax $20 billion of US goods over Boeing aid

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 12:44pm

The European Union has drawn up a list of $20 billion worth of U.S. products it could tax in an escalating feud over plane industry subsidies, the EU's executive commission said Wednesday.

Trump vetoes measure to end US involvement in Yemen war

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 9:07pm

President Donald Trump vetoed a resolution passed by Congress to end U.S. military assistance in Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen.

Trump predicts Biden, Sanders will be 2020 Dem 'finalists'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 7:48pm

President Donald Trump is predicting that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden will be the final two Democrats standing in the 2020 race against him.

San Juan County formally switches sides in Bears Ears debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 4:40pm

A southeastern Utah county commission that used to be a vocal opponent of the Bears Ears National Monument created by President Barack Obama is switching sides in the debate now that it's controlled by Democrats.

2020 hopeful Hickenlooper meets Columbine shooting survivors

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 3:00pm

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday met with survivors of the Columbine High School attack and other survivors of the state's mass shootings just four days before the 20th anniversary of the Columbine massacre.

Scandals lead to fundraising woes for top Virginia Democrats

Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 1:22pm

A series of scandals surrounding Virginia's top Democrats has made it difficult for them to raise money in a key election year.

Ballots tossed over signatures mostly from same Kansas homes

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 1:08pm

As an election supervisor and poll worker for more than 20 years, Robert Bailey routinely mailed in his ballot early, confident that voting problems elsewhere that he read about would have a slight chance of happening in his suburban Kansas City county.

Sen. Mitt Romney sponsors bipartisan bill to bring running water to Utah Navajos

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Apr 16th - 1:02pm

Romney joined with two Arizona senators on a bill that would end decades of conflict among the Navajo Nation, the federal government and Utah over water rights.

Trump says Russia probe 'con job,' as fuller report looms

Michael Balsamo and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 12:31pm

The president isn't waiting. As Washington counts down the final hours until publication of the redacted special counsel report — now expected Thursday — Donald Trump stepped up his attacks in an effort to undermine potential disclosures on Russia, his 2016 campaign and the aftermath.

The Latest: Hollings recalled as leader whose views evolved

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 8:36am

The Latest on the funeral of Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings (all times local):

Emotional eulogies highlight funeral of SC's Fritz Hollings

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 15th - 11:09pm

As a college student fighting for racial equality in the early 1960s, Jim Clyburn was invited to the office of then-Gov. Fritz Hollings in an attempt to assuage racial tensions bubbling on the campus of South Carolina State University.

Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson determined to give Wasatch canyons short-term relief

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Apr 15th - 9:12pm

Newly appointed S.L. County Mayor Jenny Wilson says she intends to tackle the Wasatch canyons' gridlock, determined to find at least some short-term solutions.