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Supreme Court keeps federal executions on hold

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 4:53pm

The Supreme Court on Friday blocked the Trump administration from restarting federal executions next week after a 16-year break.

Esper sees no immediate need to send more US troops to Gulf

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 4:41pm

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Friday the Trump administration is keeping a close eye on unrest in Iran and Iraq, but he sees no immediate need to send any substantial number of additional U.S. forces to the region.

'All roads lead to Putin': Impeachment ties Ukraine, Russia

Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 3:44pm

House Democrats are bringing the impeachment focus back to Russia as they draft formal charges against President Donald Trump.

White House won't participate in next impeachment hearing

Jill Colvin and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 3:20pm

The White House will not participate in the House Judiciary Committee's next impeachment hearing, a senior Trump administration official said Friday in another sign the president has accepted that he is likely to be impeached by the House.

Trump complains low-flow toilets are flush with problems

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 2:48pm

When it comes to toilets, President Donald Trump just wants to let it flow.

Utahns would see $160 million tax cut under latest tax reform plan

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Dec 6th - 2:01pm

Santa and the Grinch joined forces Friday to ask Gov. Gary Herbert not to call a special session of the Legislature next week to consider a tax reform plan.

Melania Trump befriends 18-year-old former leukemia patient

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 11:10am

The first time Caoilinn McLane met Melania Trump she had no idea it wouldn't be the last time.

House passes bill to restore key parts of Voting Rights Act

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 10:58am

The Democratic-controlled House approved a bill Friday that would restore key sections of the Voting Rights Act that once required officials in all or parts of 15 mostly Southern states to receive federal approval before making changes to the voting process.

US digs into Saudi shooting suspect motive in Navy shooting

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 10:39am

U.S. law enforcement officials were digging into the background of the suspected Florida naval station shooter Friday, to determine the Saudi Air Force officer's motive and whether it was connected to terrorism.

As Dems zero in on White House, Trump racks up court losses

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 9:59am

President Donald Trump knows he has fierce Democratic adversaries in Congress. But there is also ample push-back from the Judiciary branch, where black-robed judges who sit in courtrooms just blocks from the Capitol and in New York City have repudiated his view of executive power.

'We're going to be everywhere:' Inside Bloomberg's 2020 plan

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 9:11am

For any other candidate, a crowd of just 38 voters at a high-profile policy announcement might be cause for panic. But Michael Bloomberg is not just any candidate.

Doctor's report says Elizabeth Warren 'in excellent health'

Will Weissert and Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 7:02am

Elizabeth Warren “is in excellent health,” according to a doctor's report released by the Massachusetts senator on Friday, becoming the first in a trio of top Democratic presidential candidates over 70 to make their medical records public.

Governor: Pensacola shooter was Saudi aviation student

Bill Kaczor and Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 6:54am

An aviation student from Saudi Arabia opened fire in a classroom at the Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday morning, the Florida governor said, an attack that left three dead in addition to the assailant.

US gains a robust 266,000 jobs; unemployment falls to 3.5%

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 6:34am

Hiring in the United States jumped last month to its highest level since January as U.S. employers shrugged off trade conflicts and a global slowdown and added 266,000 jobs.

Independence not on ballot but on voters’ minds in Scotland

Renee Graham and Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 4:03am

Ask voters in this picturesque university town in eastern Scotland how they're voting in next week's election, and they’re likely to transition seamlessly from talking about which candidate they want to send to Parliament to discussing whether or not they want another bite at voting for Scottish independence, which voters rejected in 2014.

Utah's Rep. Stewart pitches LGBTQ rights bill with religious exemptions

Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 12:08am

Utah GOP Rep. Chris Stewart proposed a bill Friday that includes both anti-discrimination protections and religious freedom safeguards.

Mitt Romney, others form group to discuss pay for college athletes

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Dec 5th - 5:12pm

Two U.S. senators, Mitt Romney, R-Utah, and Chris Murphy, D-Conn., have formed a bipartisan working group to look at compensation for college athletes.

Federal workers could win parental leave in space force swap

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 7:33pm

Capitol Hill leaders are nearing agreement in negotiations on an annual defense policy bill that would extend 12 weeks of paid parental leave to federal workers, both military and civilian, in exchange for establishing President Donald Trump's space force initiative.

Supreme Court to hear Delaware courts political balance case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 12:06pm

The Supreme Court agreed Friday to resolve a dispute over Delaware's requirement of a political balance among state court judges. Delaware says the outcome could affect the makeup of regulatory commissions in many states.