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APNewsBreak: Ethics complaint made over 2017 reporter attack

Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:33am

The head of the Montana Democratic Party on Thursday asked for a congressional ethics investigation into whether Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte lied to the police and the public when he assaulted a reporter last year.

Iowa gubernatorial candidate accused of misconduct drops out

Barbara Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:33am

A popular Democratic candidate dropped out of Iowa's crowded race for governor on Thursday, one day after an Iowa newspaper reported three women had accused him of sexual misconduct that involved inappropriate touching.

Clinton 'wants to be helpful' to Democrats. Can she?

Steve Peoples and David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:47am

Hillary Clinton is not going away.

In US House race, former Navy commander targets former SEAL

Ben Finley, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:39am

Political battle lines are forming in Virginia where a woman who once led a combat-ready unit of 400 sailors wants to capture a Republican congressional seat held by a former Navy SEAL.

UTA board reaffirms former boss's $200K severance package

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   May 24th - 6:42am

Former UTA top boss Jerry Benson will keep a severance package valued at more than $200,000 after trustees narrowly voted Wednesday to reaffirm their earlier decision to fire him without cause.

Senate primary splits Arizona conservatives between 2 icons

Melissa Daniels and Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:52am

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was asking dozens of tea party activists for their backing in Arizona's Republican Senate primary when one audience member said it was a shame disgruntled conservatives couldn't send "both of you" to Washington.

Kentucky judge candidate dies 1 day after primary victory

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:36pm

A 43-year-old Kentucky lawyer running for judge collapsed and died the day after he got the most votes in a primary election.

AP source: Jared Kushner granted security clearance

Eric Tucker and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:36pm

President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has been granted a security clearance after a lengthy background check, a move that ensures the key White House adviser with a broad international portfolio can have access to some of the country's most closely held secrets.

Global trade experts urge Utah leaders to put politics aside for inland port, but talks remain stalled

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:32pm

After negotiations broke down ahead of a planned special session to tweak the controversial inland port authority law, a panel of global trade experts called on Utah leaders to put politics aside for the sake of the state's future.

California's Feinstein drops support for death penalty

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:12pm

California U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein says she no longer backs the death penalty, a reversal of decades-long support that comes during a primary campaign where her stiffest challenge is from a fellow Democrat who is trying to outflank her with the party's base. 

Judge: President can't block critics on Twitter

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:47pm

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that President Donald Trump is violating the First Amendment when he blocks critics on Twitter because of their political views.

Pompeo doesn't have good news on effort to free Utahn in Venezuela

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:43pm

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo didn't have good news Wednesday about securing the release of a Riverton man being held in a Venezuelan prison the past two years.

The Latest: NY Dems endorse James for state attorney general

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:42pm

The Latest on the New York state Democratic convention (all times local):

Trump eager to sign bill rolling back Dodd-Frank regulations

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:13pm

President Donald Trump indicated Wednesday that he's eager to sign a bill that would dismantle a chunk of the rules framework for banks, installed to prevent recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lost jobs and foreclosed homes.

Kasich to Harvard graduates: Find 'higher moral purpose'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:44pm

Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich focused his spring graduation address at the Harvard Kennedy School on Wednesday on graduates finding meaning to their lives.

US employee in China reported strange sounds, pressure

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:14pm

A U.S. government employee in southern China reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, the State Department said Wednesday, recalling similar experiences among American diplomats in Cuba who later fell ill.

Biden: Republicans show 'phony populism,' 'fake nationalism'

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:53am

In a forceful rebuke to President Donald Trump and other Washington Republicans, former Vice President Joe Biden told fellow Democrats in New York on Thursday that the GOP has abandoned traditional American values in the name of "phony populism" and "fake nationalism."

Koch-aligned group runs ads against big spending in Congress

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:08pm

A group backed by the influential Koch brothers is unleashing new ads warning members of Congress off "wasteful spending."

ACLU sues over battleground Ohio's congressional districts

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:21pm

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a constitutional challenge to Ohio's congressional map on Wednesday, using Republican Gov. John Kasich's statements opposing gerrymandering as ammunition.