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Referendum supporters opposed to food tax scrambling for signatures as Tuesday deadline looms

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jan 17th - 5:24pm

The volunteers behind the tax reform referendum are counting on the booths they’ve set up in Harmons and Associated Food stores around the state to put them over the top by the Tuesday deadline.

Utah ex-governor calls inland port economic ‘beachhead’ of future prosperity

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jan 17th - 4:50pm

Mike Leavitt, a Republican who served from 1993 to 2003, said 25 years from now people are going to be taking the controversial Utah Inland Port for granted as part of the foundation of Utah’s economy.

Rollback proposed for Michelle Obama school lunch guidelines

Carole Feldman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 4:10pm

The Trump administration on Friday proposed rolling back nutrition guidelines for school meals that had been promoted by Michelle Obama as part of her campaign to combat child obesity.

How Trump's impeachment differs from a criminal trial

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 3:37pm

Yes, it's a trial — but the Senate's impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump won't resemble anything Americans have seen on Court TV.

Pentagon adding to restrictions on foreign military students

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 2:05pm

The Pentagon is imposing new restrictions and controls on all international military students at American bases, including barring them from having privately owned firearms on base, in response to a shooting by a Saudi trainee in December that killed three sailors in Florida.

Sen. Gardner's reelection campaign refunds $33K in donations

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 1:50pm

Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner's reelection campaign said Friday that it was refunding $33,000 in excess contributions.

Court to look anew at health care law birth control rules

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 1:42pm

The Supreme Court will consider allowing the Trump administration to enforce rules that allow more employers to deny insurance coverage for contraceptives to women.

Justices to consider faithless electors, ahead of 2020 vote

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 1:40pm

The Supreme Court said Friday it will decide ahead of the 2020 election whether presidential electors are bound to support the popular vote winner in their states or can opt for someone else.

3 more linked to neo-Nazi group arrested in Georgia

Michael Balsamo and Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 1:09pm

Three men linked to a violent white supremacist group known as The Base were charged with conspiring to kill members of a militant anti-fascist group, police in Georgia announced Friday, a day after three other members were arrested on federal charges in Maryland and Delaware.

US hits Iran general with sanctions over protest crackdown

Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 11:48am

The Trump administration on Friday imposed sanctions on a senior Iranian general for his role in a brutal crackdown on anti-government protesters as it ramps up its maximum pressure campaign on the Islamic Republic.

Iowa Democrats treat Warren-Sanders dust-up as 'Who cares?'

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 11:15am

Ann Stromquist watched this week’s Democratic presidential debate like the research scientist she is. She studied the candidates' answers carefully, looking for something to help her make a final decision between supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders or Sen. Elizabeth Warren when Iowa holds the nation’s first caucus in a few weeks.

Eleven US troops flown to medical centers after Iran strike

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 11:00am

Eleven U.S. troops were flown out of Iraq for evaluation of concussion-like symptoms in the days following an Iranian missile strike that President Donald Trump had said caused no harm to American forces, officials said Friday.

Trump welcomes LSU Tigers to White House

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 10:15am

President Donald Trump paid tribute to the national champion Louisiana State University football team on Friday, saying it would long be remembered as one of the greatest in college football history.

Pompeo breaks silence on alleged threats to envoy in Ukraine

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 9:34am

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday broke nearly 72 hours of silence over alleged surveillance and threats to the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, saying he believed the allegations would prove to be wrong but that he had an obligation to evaluate and investigate the matter.

MSNBC's Maddow reaches record audience with Parnas interview

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 9:04am

There's no apparent impeachment fatigue among viewers of MSNBC's Rachel Maddow.

11 US troops injured in Iran missile attack despite Pentagon initially saying there were no casualties

Jake Tapper, Ryan Browne and Barbara Starr, CNN  |  Posted Jan 17th - 8:21am

Eleven US service members were injured during last week's Iranian missile attack on Al-Asad airbase in Iraq despite the Pentagon initially saying that no casualties were suffered.

Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team

Eric Tucker and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 8:13am

President Donald Trump has assembled a made-for-TV legal team for his Senate trial that includes household names like Ken Starr, the prosecutor whose investigation two decades ago resulted in the impeachment of Bill Clinton. Former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said he will deliver constitutional arguments meant to shield Trump from allegations that he abused his power.

Supreme Court to decide whether Electoral College voters are required to support presidential candidate who wins state

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 1:32pm

Supreme Court to decide whether Electoral College voters are required to support presidential candidate who wins state.

Ukraine's president has rejected the resignation of prime minister caught on tape disparaging him

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 10:47am

Ukraine's president has rejected the resignation of prime minister caught on tape disparaging him.