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Trump team wrapping up trial defense as senators mull Bolton

Eric Tucker, Zeke Miller and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 9:59am

President Donald Trump's legal team prepared to wrap up arguments in his impeachment trial Tuesday as Senate Republicans wrestled with whether to allow witnesses, including John Bolton who appeared ready to contradict a key Trump claim.

Official: Remains of 2 US troops recovered from Afghan site

Lolita C. Baldor and Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 7:56am

A U.S. defense official says the United States has recovered the remains of two American service members killed in the crash of an Air Force plane in Afghanistan.

6 Catalan separatist prisoners return to regional parliament

Joseph Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 1:47am

The former vice-president of Catalonia returned as a prisoner to the regional parliament in Barcelona on the Tuesday, the first time he had been there since he was imprisoned for his role in the failed 2017 secession attempt from the rest of Spain.

Bloomberg creates a parallel presidential race. Can he win?

Kathleen Ronayne and Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 10:18pm

When the leading Democratic presidential candidates marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by linking arms and marching through South Carolina's capital, Michael Bloomberg was nowhere near the early primary state.

Trump plan calls for Palestinian state, settlement freeze

Matthew Lee and Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 10:15pm

U.S. officials say President Donald Trump's long-awaited Middle East peace plan calls for the creation of a State of Palestine with its capital in portions of east Jerusalem, ending speculation as to whether his administration, in preparing a proposal without input from Palestinian leaders, would abandon a “two-state resolution" to the conflict.

Mental illness an 'enormous challenge' to Utah courts, chief justice says

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Jan 27th - 10:14pm

Utah's Supreme Court Chief Justice began his remarks to the Utah House and Senate describing how a line in his great-grandfather’s obituary pulled no punches.

Utah bill to ban minors from using tanning beds with parental permission fails

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Jan 27th - 8:18pm

A bill that would have banned minors from using tanning beds even if they had a parent’s consent or a doctors note failed in the House Monday afternoon 42-33.

Democrats struggle with how directly to knock Sanders

Bill Barrow and Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 6:48pm

As Bernie Sanders exudes confidence in his ability to win next week's Iowa caucuses, his moderate rivals are struggling with how — and whether — to directly take on the progressive Vermont senator who some Democrats worry won't be able to defeat President Donald Trump.

State Department bars NPR reporter from flying with Pompeo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 5:18pm

The State Department has denied a National Public Radio reporter a seat aboard Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's plane for an upcoming trip to Europe and Central Asia, the decision coming a few days after Pompeo lashed out at another NPR reporter.

Amid impeachment and Iowa, 2020 top tier jilts New Hampshire

Hunter Woodall, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 3:37pm

New Hampshire isn't used to being neglected.

Woman behind 'fired up' Obama campaign chant backs Steyer

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 2:24pm

The South Carolina woman credited with popularizing a memorable slogan and chant that epitomized the 2008 presidential campaign of then-Sen. Barack Obama has endorsed Tom Steyer's bid for the White House.

Germany rejigs reconnaissance system plan, drops US drones

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 10:33am

Germany said Tuesday it is abandoning plans to install a new airborne reconnaissance system on U.S.-made drones and will instead install it on manned aircraft.

US officials: Major Jewish settlement blocs to remain under Israeli control as part of Trump peace plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 10:01am

US officials: Major Jewish settlement blocs to remain under Israeli control as part of Trump peace plan.

US officials: Trump peace plan calls for 4-year freeze in Israel settlement activity, doubling of Palestinian territory

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 10:00am

US officials: Trump peace plan calls for 4-year freeze in Israel settlement activity, doubling of Palestinian territory.

US officials: Trump peace plan calls for 2 states, Israel and Palestine; Palestinian capital in parts of east Jerusalem

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 10:00am

US officials: Trump peace plan calls for 2 states, Israel and Palestine; Palestinian capital in parts of east Jerusalem.

US official says remains of 2 American service members have been recovered from site of US plane crash in Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 7:51am

US official says remains of 2 American service members have been recovered from site of US plane crash in Afghanistan.

Western powers won't mediate Kosovo's domestic politics

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 6:59am

Western powers said Tuesday they would not get involved in mediation between Kosovo’s two main winning parties in the last election that have yet not concluded coalition talks.

Greece ex-captain Zagorakis expelled from political group

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 6:27am

Former Greece football captain Theo Zagorakis has been expelled from the country's conservative group of European Parliament members following a public dispute over his former club team PAOK.

Most legal experts say crime not required for impeachment

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 6:14pm

President Donald Trump's defense relies in part on arguments made in the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson more than 150 years ago: that impeachment requires a crime.