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Atlanta mayor Bottoms praised for response to unrest in city

Steven Sloan and Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted May 30th - 2:11pm

When the United States erupted in unrest following Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in 1968, his hometown of Atlanta was one of the few major cities to maintain relative peace. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms invoked that history in a passionate and deeply personal plea for protesters to go home.

Jon Huntsman Jr. says Utah poised to ‘knock the cover off the ball’

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted May 30th - 9:37am

Former governor seeking another term has big plans for economic development, improving mental health care.

Merkel won't attend G7 summit in person if US goes ahead

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 30th - 2:09am

Chancellor Angela Merkel will not personally attend a meeting in the U.S. with the leaders of the world’s major economies if President Donald Trump goes ahead with it, unless the course of the coronavirus spread changes by then, her office said Saturday.

Biden speaks of racial 'open wound,' contrasting with Trump

Will Weissert and Kat Stafford, Associated Press  |  Posted May 30th - 12:38am

Joe Biden lamented the “open wound” of the nation's systemic racism on Friday as he responded to the police killing of a black man in Minnesota. He drew an implicit contrast with President Donald Trump, who has suggested authorities could respond with violence to the protests that followed George Floyd’s death.

Trump walks back his incendiary Minneapolis 'thugs' post

Jill Colvin and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted May 30th - 12:20am

President Donald Trump has tried to walk back his post-midnight “thugs” tweet about Minneapolis protesters that added to outrage over the police killing of a black man.

Analysis: Trump fuels new tensions in moment of crisis

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 11:59pm

Over 48 hours in America, the official death toll from the coronavirus pandemic topped 100,000, the number of people who filed for unemployment during the crisis soared past 40 million, and protests erupted in major cities after the death of George Floyd.

Protesters converge on White House for second straight day

Ashraf Khalil, Kevin Freking and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 11:45pm

Police fired pepper spray at demonstrators near the White House and the D.C. National Guard was called in as pockets of violence and vandalism erupted during a second straight night of protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and President Donald Trump's response to it.

Demonstrators peacefully protest for 'Justice for George Floyd' in downtown Salt Lake City

Jen Riess, KSL.com  |  Posted May 29th - 11:20pm

Salt Lake City residents made their presence known among the national protests over the death of George Floyd.

Utah in ‘far better spot’ than expected amid COVID-19 pandemic, state House speaker says

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted May 29th - 7:11pm

But other speakers not as upbeat about impact.

Biden ally sees Klobuchar as less likely Biden running mate

Alan Fram - Àssociated Press, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 4:42pm

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar seems a less likely choice to become Joe Biden's running mate on his presidential ticket following this week's death of a black man in police custody in Minneapolis, a key ally of the former vice president said.

Trump to resume fundraisers next month with COVID-19 checks

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 3:46pm

President Donald Trump will resume in-person fundraisers for his re-election campaign next month with additional precautions for the coronavirus.

Transcripts released of Flynn's calls with Russian diplomat

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 3:38pm

Transcripts of phone calls that played a pivotal role in the Russia investigation were declassified and released Friday, showing that Michael Flynn, as an adviser to then-President-elect Donald Trump, urged Russia's ambassador to be “even-keeled” in response to punitive Obama administration measures, and assured him “we can have a better conversation” about relations between the two countries after Trump became president.

Democrats expand probe into firing of State Dept. watchdog

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 3:16pm

Democrats announced Friday that they are expanding their investigation into the firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick, part of an effort to find out more about President Donald Trump’s moves to sideline several independent government watchdogs.

Virus ignited in US no earlier than mid-January, study says

Mike Stobbe and Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 2:33pm

The spark that started the U.S. coronavirus epidemic arrived during a three-week window from mid-January to early February, before the nation halted travel from China, according to the most comprehensive federal study to date of when the virus began spreading.

Trump strikes China over virus, Hong Kong and student visas

Ben Fox, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 2:17pm

President Donald Trump announced Friday that he would withdraw funding from the World Health Organization, end Hong Kong’s special trade status and suspend visas of Chinese graduate students suspected of conducting research on behalf of their government, escalating tensions with China that have surged during the coronavirus pandemic.

After criticism, Russia expands stats on virus-linked deaths

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 2:14pm

The Russian government on Friday presented more detailed mortality figures for last month that include more deaths linked with the coronavirus, in a bid to dispel suspicions from some Russian and Western experts that authorities were trying to lower the toll for political reasons.

President Trump says he will postpone meeting of Group of 7 nations until fall, calls for expansion.

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 30th - 5:54pm

President Trump says he will postpone meeting of Group of 7 nations until fall, calls for expansion.

FBI says its top lawyer is leaving the bureau

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 30th - 4:37pm

The FBI's top lawyer, Dana Boente, who has spent nearly 40 years with the Justice Department but has been targeted for criticism over the last year by some conservative commentators and supporters of President Donald Trump for his role in the Russia investigation, is leaving the bureau.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 4:51pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: