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Trump considering quarantine for NY, NJ and Connecticut

Zeke Miller and Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 28th - 8:08am

President Donald Trump said he was considering a quarantine as early as Saturday for coronavirus hotspots in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, though it wasn't clear whether he had the power to order state residents to stay put.

Guinea voters back change that could extend president's rule

Boubacar Diallo, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 28th - 5:53am

Guinea has voted to change its constitution, according to provisional results from a referendum that could see the West African country's president remain in power for two more terms.

Virus coordinator Birx is Trump's data-whisperer

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Aamer Madhani, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 27th - 10:38pm

For many in the public health and political worlds, Dr. Deborah Birx is the sober scientist advising an unpredictable president. She's the data whisperer who will help steer President Donald Trump as he ponders how quickly to restart an economy that's ground to a halt in the coronavirus pandemic.

Keeping your distance no problem in House virus debate

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 27th - 4:42pm

They sprayed. They wiped. At least two donned gloves.

Meadows toggles between legislator, White House roles

Zeke Miller, Jill Colvin and Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 27th - 2:21pm

When it came time to heave the largest aid package in U.S. history over the finish line, Republican Rep. Mark Meadows was the closer, working with Democrats to get it done.

GOP's Massie outrages House, Trump by seeking to stall vote

Matthew Daly and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 27th - 12:57pm

Rep. Thomas Massie has always gone his own way in Congress, ever since he first ran for office inspired by a fellow libertarian-leaning Kentuckian, Rand Paul.

'Choppy waters' await Navy as virus strikes aircraft carrier

Lolita C. Baldor and Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 27th - 12:56pm

The Navy, the military service hit hardest by the coronavirus, scrambled to contain its first at-sea outbreak, with at least two dozen infected aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, one of 11 active aircraft carriers whose mission is central to the Pentagon's strategy for deterring war with China and Iran.

Trump seeks to force General Motors to produce ventilators

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 27th - 11:46am

President Donald Trump issued an order Friday that seeks to force General Motors to produce ventilators for coronavirus patients under the Defense Production Act.

Rep. John Curtis joins overwhelming vote in favor of coronavirus relief bill as $2.2 trillion recovery package heads to presiden

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Mar 27th - 11:40am

Rep. John Curtis said he’s voting for the massive coronavirus relief bill Friday to do his part to start the healing process and reassure family, friends and neighbors that help is on the way.

Gov. Herbert changes signature gathering process for candidates during pandemic

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Mar 27th - 6:38am

Executive order allows for form to be downloaded and signed at home.

British Prime Minister Johnson tests positive for virus

Jill Lawless and Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 27th - 5:23am

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the new coronavirus, the first leader of a major nation to contract COVID-19, but he insisted Friday that he remains in charge of the U.K.'s response to the outbreak.

US eyes new outbreaks as infections worldwide top 575,000

Matt Sedensky, Kevin McGill and David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 11:48pm

New Orleans rushed to build a makeshift hospital in its convention center Friday as troubling new outbreaks bubbled in the United States, deaths surged in Italy and Spain and the world warily trudged through the pandemic that has sickened more than a half-million people.

Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes

Andrew Taylor, Alan Fram, Laurie Kellman and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 10:11pm

President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families during the deepening coronavirus epidemic.

Special legislative session coming to avoid state budget deficit in Utah

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Mar 26th - 8:15pm

Extended deadline for filing income taxes means money has to be shifted, lawmakers note.

Citing virus, EPA has stopped enforcing environmental laws

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 7:54pm

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday abruptly waived enforcement on a range of legally mandated public health and environmental protections, saying industries could have trouble complying with them during the coronavirus pandemic.

Utah reps say coronavirus relief bill isn’t perfect but time to get strapped families, businesses cash

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Mar 26th - 1:47pm

Many members of Congress say the massive coronavirus relief package now awaiting a vote in the House isn’t perfect, including Utah’s Republican and Democratic representatives.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 27th - 4:56pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows:

In email to workforce, FBI chief Wray says it won't give up on 'finding out what happened' to ex-agent Robert Levinson

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 4:32pm

In email to workforce, FBI chief Wray says it won't give up on 'finding out what happened' to ex-agent Robert Levinson.

Trump says he will visit Norfolk, Va., Saturday to see off Navy hospital ship heading to New York to aid virus response

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 3:41pm

Trump says he will visit Norfolk, Va., Saturday to see off Navy hospital ship heading to New York to aid virus response.