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Senate impeachment trial in focus ahead of House vote

Lisa Mascaro and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 9:53pm

Senate Democrats are pushing for testimony from top White House officials in the rare impeachment trial that is fast becoming the next battleground ahead of House voting that is all but certain to result in President Donald Trump's impeachment.

Five aides to party-switching House lawmaker resign

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 8:08pm

Five aides to a House Democrat who plans to become a Republican are resigning, saying his party switch “does not align with the values we brought to this job when we joined his office."

Fight continues over Washington County’s proposed corridor

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Dec 15th - 5:38pm

Public comment period open on potential right of way.

Greta Thunberg and German railway company trade tweets about 'overcrowded trains'

Dakin Andone, CNN  |  Posted Dec 15th - 1:57pm

Greta Thunberg's tweet about riding on the floor of a train didn't sit well with German railway company Deutsche Bahn, which said she had a seat in first class.

Democrats seek Bolton, Mulvaney for impeachment trial

Lisa Mascaro and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 10:32am

Senate Democrats are proposing a weekslong Senate impeachment trial seeking testimony from four new witnesses including John Bolton and Mick Mulvaney over President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine, according to a detailed outline released Sunday.

Comey: 'Real sloppiness' in Russia probe but no misconduct

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 9:23am

Former FBI Director James Comey acknowledged Sunday that a Justice Department inspector general report identified “real sloppiness" in the surveillance of a former Trump campaign aide and said he was wrong to have been “overconfident" about how the Russia investigation was handled.

Can baseball help Bernie Sanders hit a 2020 home run?

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 5:33am

Take Bernie out to the ball game?

No letup for UK lawmakers: Johnson presses ahead with Brexit

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 1:54am

There will be no letup for U.K. lawmakers worn out after Britain’s bruising election campaign. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to begin “before Christmas” the push to secure Parliamentary approval for his Brexit deal.

Disappointment as marathon climate talks end with slim deal

Frank Jordans and Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 12:38am

Marathon U.N. climate talks ended Sunday with a slim compromise that sparked widespread disappointment, after major polluters resisted calls for ramping up efforts to keep global warming at bay and negotiators postponed debate about rules for international carbon markets for another year.

Homeless providers struggling to fill empty beds at South Salt Lake center

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Dec 14th - 6:26pm

Some homeless refuse to leave downtown area as advocates work to iron out kinks, address confusion.

Democratic hopefuls pledge more money for schools, teachers

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 3:12pm

Democratic presidential candidates pledged to boost funding for public schools, increase teacher salaries and reduce college debt at a Saturday forum that cast a rare spotlight on education, an issue that has received only passing attention in recent debates.

AP source: NJ Dem lawmaker plans to become a Republican

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 2:04pm

A House freshman from New Jersey who was planning to break with his party and vote against impeaching President Donald Trump will become a Republican, a GOP official said Saturday.

At Army-Navy game, Trump touts new pro sports option

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 10:43am

President Donald Trump used his appearance at the annual Army-Navy football game to pitch to the players an administration policy change that clears the way for athletes at the nation's military academies to play professional sports after they graduate and delay their active-duty service.

Trump impeachment vote underscores a harshly partisan era

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 7:27am

This coming week’s virtually certain House impeachment of President Donald Trump will underscore how Democrats and Republicans have morphed into fiercely divided camps since lawmakers impeached President Bill Clinton.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner wins reelection in runoff

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 7:19am

Houston’s incumbent mayor won a second term on Saturday night, holding off a millionaire trial lawyer whose previous support of President Donald Trump had become one of the main campaign issues.

With O'Rourke not running for Senate, many don't know who is

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 7:13am

It's finally official: Beto O'Rourke isn't running for Senate in Texas. The problem for Democrats is most voters don't know who is.

'Wild week' as Washington works amid impeachment

Jill Colvin and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 10:50pm

President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi don’t see eye-to-eye on much these days, but in the throes of impeachment, they’re in lockstep on the desire to close out the year by checking off items on their to-do lists.

Utah first state to receive approval for plan to keep kids out of foster care

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Dec 13th - 9:18pm

The state will receive a federal fund match under Family First Act.

Senate Democrats propose calling Bolton, Mulvaney as witnesses for Trump impeachment trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 5:00pm

Senate Democrats propose calling Bolton, Mulvaney as witnesses for Trump impeachment trial.