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Venezuelan theater becomes Plan B in lawmakers' turf battle

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 7:10am

Venezuelan opposition lawmakers are expected in the coming days to make their third attempt to get inside the legislative chamber in downtown Caracas, after twice this month being blocked by forces loyal to President Nicolás Maduro.

Turkey's Erdogan: Europe must back Libyan govt in Tripoli

Andrew Wilks, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 4:54am

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on the European Union to support the internationally recognized Libyan government in Tripoli ahead of a summit in Berlin.

Salt Lake City Council approves temporary Sugar House homeless shelter

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Jan 17th - 10:32pm

The day after Salt Lake City leaders unveiled their selection of a city-owned building in Sugar House for a winter homeless shelter, the Salt Lake City Council legally cleared the way for its opening.

Amid hacking fears, key caucus states to use app for results

Ryan J. Foley and Christina A. Cassidy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 10:15pm

Two of the first three states to vote in the Democratic presidential race will use new mobile apps to gather results from thousands of caucus sites — technology intended to make counting easier but that raises concerns of hacking or glitches.

Romney, others condemn Iranian government, stand with protesters

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jan 17th - 7:11pm

A group of Republican senators, including Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, introduced a resolution Friday backing government protesters in Iran.

Referendum supporters opposed to food tax scrambling for signatures as Tuesday deadline looms

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jan 17th - 5:24pm

The volunteers behind the tax reform referendum are counting on the booths they’ve set up in Harmons and Associated Food stores around the state to put them over the top by the Tuesday deadline.

Utah ex-governor calls inland port economic ‘beachhead’ of future prosperity

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jan 17th - 4:50pm

Mike Leavitt, a Republican who served from 1993 to 2003, said 25 years from now people are going to be taking the controversial Utah Inland Port for granted as part of the foundation of Utah’s economy.

Rollback proposed for Michelle Obama school lunch guidelines

Carole Feldman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 4:10pm

The Trump administration on Friday proposed rolling back nutrition guidelines for school meals that had been promoted by Michelle Obama as part of her campaign to combat child obesity.

How Trump's impeachment differs from a criminal trial

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 3:37pm

Yes, it's a trial — but the Senate's impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump won't resemble anything Americans have seen on Court TV.

Pentagon adding to restrictions on foreign military students

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 2:05pm

The Pentagon is imposing new restrictions and controls on all international military students at American bases, including barring them from having privately owned firearms on base, in response to a shooting by a Saudi trainee in December that killed three sailors in Florida.

Sen. Gardner's reelection campaign refunds $33K in donations

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 1:50pm

Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner's reelection campaign said Friday that it was refunding $33,000 in excess contributions.

Court to look anew at health care law birth control rules

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 1:42pm

The Supreme Court will consider allowing the Trump administration to enforce rules that allow more employers to deny insurance coverage for contraceptives to women.

Justices to consider faithless electors, ahead of 2020 vote

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 1:40pm

The Supreme Court said Friday it will decide ahead of the 2020 election whether presidential electors are bound to support the popular vote winner in their states or can opt for someone else.

3 more linked to neo-Nazi group arrested in Georgia

Michael Balsamo and Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 1:09pm

Three men linked to a violent white supremacist group known as The Base were charged with conspiring to kill members of a militant anti-fascist group, police in Georgia announced Friday, a day after three other members were arrested on federal charges in Maryland and Delaware.

US hits Iran general with sanctions over protest crackdown

Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 11:48am

The Trump administration on Friday imposed sanctions on a senior Iranian general for his role in a brutal crackdown on anti-government protesters as it ramps up its maximum pressure campaign on the Islamic Republic.

Iowa Democrats treat Warren-Sanders dust-up as 'Who cares?'

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 11:15am

Ann Stromquist watched this week’s Democratic presidential debate like the research scientist she is. She studied the candidates' answers carefully, looking for something to help her make a final decision between supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders or Sen. Elizabeth Warren when Iowa holds the nation’s first caucus in a few weeks.

Eleven US troops flown to medical centers after Iran strike

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 11:00am

Eleven U.S. troops were flown out of Iraq for evaluation of concussion-like symptoms in the days following an Iranian missile strike that President Donald Trump had said caused no harm to American forces, officials said Friday.

Supreme Court to decide whether Electoral College voters are required to support presidential candidate who wins state

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 1:32pm

Supreme Court to decide whether Electoral College voters are required to support presidential candidate who wins state.

Ukraine's president has rejected the resignation of prime minister caught on tape disparaging him

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 10:47am

Ukraine's president has rejected the resignation of prime minister caught on tape disparaging him.