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Trump express optimism for US peace deal with Taliban

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 11:10am

President Donald Trump said Sunday he’s ready to sign a peace deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan if a temporary truce holds in America's longest war. “Time to come home,” he said.

Utah bill to criminalize ‘willful’ failure to call 911 fizzles again

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 11:08am

It’s happened in Florida, when a group of teens taunted a drowning man while filming his death, laughing while the man struggled to keep his head above water.

Cancer survivors, students advocate for legislation to ban minors from using tanning beds

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 10:32am

Around 100 advocates, survivors, students and others impacted by cancer gathered at the Capitol Friday to educate legislators about a bill that would prevent minors from using tanning beds even with a parent’s consent.

The Latest: Biden urges Sanders to rein in some supporters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 8:45am

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US to lay out case against Assange at extradition hearing

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 7:16am

The U.S. government and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will face off Monday in a high-security London courthouse, a decade after WikiLeaks infuriated American officials by publishing a trove of classified military documents.

Who is No. 1? Whoever gets to fill out 2020 Census form

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 6:58am

It's a question spouses, domestic partners and roommates are going to be forced to confront in the next few weeks as they fill out their 2020 Census forms: Who gets to be the primary person in the household?

Victims of 2 African embassy bombings await US court case

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 6:04am

Doreen Oport was pulled from the rubble of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1998 covered in blood. Her hair was burned from the bombing. Pieces of metal and glass were embedded in her skin.

TSA halts employees from using TikTok for social media posts

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 11:21pm

The Transportation Security Administration said Sunday it has stopped allowing employees to use the China-owned video app TikTok to create social media posts for the agency after the Senate’s top Democrat raised concerns about potential national security issues.

Nevada Democrats skirt chaos that plagued Iowa caucuses

Christina A. Cassidy and Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 8:47pm

After the chaos of the Iowa caucuses, Democrats were desperate to avoid another fiasco in Nevada. And early indications Saturday were that they succeeded.

Unprepared voters may face challenges on Super Tuesday 2020 primary

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 7:11pm

The Salt Lake County Clerk has been getting a lot of questions from unaffiliated voters about how to cast their ballot in Utah’s presidential primary on Super Tuesday.

Sanders on top: Key takeaways from the Nevada caucuses

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 6:55pm

Sen. Bernie Sanders cruised to victory in the Nevada caucuses, heartening his supporters and stoking alarm among moderates who fear he is too liberal and would lose to President Donald Trump.

Utah bill to expand statute of limitations for sex with a minor clears first hurdle

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 4:32pm

Rep. Steve Handy’s HB247 would extend the statute of limitations for unlawful sex with a minor to 10 years after the victim’s 18th birthday.

Trump says he was not told that Russia was helping Sanders

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 4:14pm

President Donald Trump said Sunday that he has never been briefed about Russian efforts to help Bernie Sanders win the Democratic presidential nomination and he accused the Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee of leaking election security information from a classified briefing.

Senate encourages Utah schools to study benefits of late starts for high schools

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 4:07pm

The Utah Senate gave final passage Friday to a resolution that asks school districts and charter schools to study the benefits of late starts to high schools.

Mike Bloomberg SLC campaign headquarters vandalized overnight

Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 10:51am

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg's Salt Lake City headquarters was vandalized with rocks overnight, his campaign and police confirmed Saturday morning.

The Latest: Warren thanks Nevada for keeping her in fight

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 10:23am

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BLM withdraws 2 controversial oil and gas leases from Moab’s Sand Flats

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 10:23am

The BLM announced Friday it is pulling two leases for potential oil and gas development at the Sand Flats Special Recreation Management Area.

Marchers support Assange ahead of London extradition hearing

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 9:38am

Hundreds of supporters of Julian Assange marched through London on Saturday to pressure the U.K. government into refusing to extradite the WikiLeaks founder to the United States to face spying charges.

Albania opposition backs president’s anti-government protest

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 12:18pm

Albania’s main opposition Democratic Party on Sunday supported a call from the country’s president for an anti-government protest and also asked for a new election.