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Trump: Shanahan out at Pentagon, Esper now acting secretary

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:41pm

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan is withdrawing his nomination to lead the Pentagon.

Biden balances middle-class appeal with ritzy fundraisers

Thomas Beaumont and Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:23pm

During the early weeks of his presidential campaign, Joe Biden stopped by this exclusive Dallas-area enclave to headline a fundraiser at the home of Russel Budd, a lawyer known for overseeing billions of dollars in settlements with corporations sued for asbestos exposure. The former vice president urged the lawyers in the room to go after pharmaceutical companies and told them their work mattered.

Trump could have tough time meeting his deportation threat

Colleen Long, Jill Colvin and Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:07pm

President Donald Trump could have a tough time making good on his threat to deport millions of people living in the U.S. illegally. But maybe that wasn't his point.

Alabama's Roy Moore to announce US Senate plans Thursday

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 11:03am

Conservative firebrand Roy Moore of Alabama will announce this week if he is running for U.S. Senate in 2020.

Collins casts 7,000th straight vote as reelection race looms

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:57am

Republican Sen. Susan Collins on Tuesday took her 7,000th consecutive vote as a member of the U.S. Senate, extending a streak she has carefully maintained during more than two decades in the Senate.

Flap over Lt. Gov. aide's firing roils Kentucky leadership

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:53am

When the Kentucky governor's chief of staff authorized the firing of a top aide to the lieutenant governor he "overstepped his boundaries," Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton said Tuesday, ratcheting up an unsettling election-year dispute for Republicans.

Pompeo: US forces in Persian Gulf just a deterrent

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:33am

The Trump administration is not seeking conflict with Iran and its military buildup in the Persian Gulf is aimed entirely at deterring Iranian aggression and threats to U.S. interests and international shipping, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday.

Republicans renew call for hearing on Fairfax allegations

Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:18am

Virginia Republicans are renewing their push to hold a bipartisan hearing into sexual assault allegations two women have made against the state's Democratic lieutenant governor. Their effort looks doomed, as Democrats quickly opposed it and called it a political stunt.

Biden teases a $19.8M fundraising haul for this quarter

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 9:57am

Joe Biden touted fundraising figures on Monday that suggest he has taken in at least $19 million this quarter, a sum that — if true — would top what all of his leading rivals raised during the last period.

Utah legislator Dan McCay isn't running for Congress

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:38am

State Sen. Dan McCay said Monday that he doesn't plan to challenge U.S. Rep. Ben McAdams in Utah’s 4th Congressional District.

GOP candidates for Utah governor raising campaign funds at rapid pace

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:02am

Republican Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox has raised more than $250,000 since announcing his candidacy for governor a month ago, according to his campaign.

Klobuchar lists executive orders she'd sign as president

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 3:19am

Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar has released a list of 100-plus executive orders she says she'd sign in her first 100 days in office.

Trump, now an insider, pitches self as outsider for 2020 bid

Jill Colvin, Jonathan Lemire and Michael Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:17pm

Four years after launching one of the most improbably successful runs for president in history, President Donald Trump officially kicks off its sequel on Tuesday, again offering himself as a political outsider — but this time from the Oval Office.

Driverless shuttle debuts at Station Park

Christina Giardinelli, KSL  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:59pm

The fully autonomous shuttle is now free for the public to test ride in Farmington.

Watchdog to investigate Interior moves on Utah monument

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:02pm

A government watchdog will investigate whether the U.S. Interior Department broke the law by making plans to open lands cut from a Utah national monument by President Donald Trump to leasing for oil, gas and coal development, a pair of Democratic congress members said Monday.

Some patients taken off opioids too abruptly amid opioid battle, lobbyist says

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jun 17th - 8:03pm

Many with chronic pain have suffered as doctors take away or taper them off their medications, a lobbyist told legislators Monday.

Egypt's ousted president Morsi dies in court during trial

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 4:34pm

Egypt's first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi who was ousted by the military in 2013 after a year in office, collapsed in court while on trial Monday and died, state TV and his family said.

Trump campaign fires pollsters after mixed messaging

Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 4:09pm

When President Donald Trump's internal polling suggested he was trailing Democrats in crucial states earlier this year, it did what any campaign would do: tried to bury the bad numbers.

Lt. Gov. reports $250K in donations for gubernatorial run

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:55pm

Utah's lieutenant governor has raised more than $250,000 in his run for the state's top job in 2020.