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Active-duty troops deployed to DC region start to leave

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 11:35am

Active-duty troops brought in to help if needed with the civil unrest in the nation's capitol are beginning to return to their home base, after two days of more peaceful demonstrations in Washington, D.C., senior defense officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Salt Lake City faces barrage of demands to slash the police budget

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 8:32am

As the nation continues to reel over the death of George Floyd, Salt Lake City leaders spent hours Tuesday reflecting on their city’s own police department.

Germany wants to kick extremists out of military faster

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 4:38am

The German government has agreed on a bill that would speed up the dismissal of soldiers involved in extremism or serious crimes.

Turkey: officers disperse anti-police brutality protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 3:48am

Police in Istanbul have dispersed a small group of demonstrators who gathered in the Turkish city to denounce police violence and to stand in solidarity with protesters in the United States. At least 29 demonstrators were detained, Turkey's state-run agency reported.

Ferguson elects first black mayor as new protests roil US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 12:21am

Ferguson voters have elected Ella Jones as the city's first black mayor as protests over the death of George Floyd and police treatment of black communities roil the nation.

With wins in 7 states and DC, Biden closes in on nomination

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 11:52pm

waiting in line hours after polls closed in some cases — after election officials dramatically reduced the number of in-person voting sites to minimize the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.

DC Guard to investigate helicopter maneuvers to show force

Michael Balsamo and Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 11:16pm

The National Guard of the District of Columbia is investigating the use of one of its helicopters to make a “show of force” against protesters near the White House, while President Donald Trump is encouraging authorities to get tougher to quell the unrest over George Floyd's death.

Rosenstein defends naming special counsel for Russia inquiry

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 10:33pm

Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is defending his decision to appoint a special counsel to scrutinize ties between Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russia.

Trump, chafing at oversight, takes aim at inspectors general

Eric Tucker and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 10:26pm

Steve Linick irritated powerful Democrats and Republicans alike in his seven years as the independent watchdog investigating waste and mismanagement at the State Department. Still, he was stunned by a Friday night phone call saying President Donald Trump had fired him.

Sean Reyes, David Leavitt swing away in Utah GOP attorney general debate

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 8:23pm

Attorney General Sean Reyes and Utah County Attorney David Leavitt took off the gloves Tuesday in a Republican primary election debate, belting each other high and low on criminal justice reform, campaign finances and politicization of the office.

China, riots, Trump highlight 1st District GOP debate

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 7:25pm

All four GOP candidates vying to hold the 1st Congressional District seat tout their experience as the reason to secure a primary victory in June and most stand on the same principles: reducing the budget deficit, protecting constitutional freedoms and thwarting the threat posed by China.

Washington man has some surprise guests: about 60 protesters

Hilary Powell and Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 4:23pm

Rahul Dubey had some unexpected guests Monday night — about 60 in all — as a tense nation’s capital continued to grapple with the fallout from the death of George Floyd while in police custody.

Some governors balk at Trump request to send troops to DC

Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 2:47pm

Some governors are rejecting President Donald Trump's request to send National Guard troops to Washington, D.C., for a massive militarized show of force in the nation’s capital after several days of unrest over the death of George Floyd.

2 men with numerous guns were headed to Salt Lake protests, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 1:23pm

The West Valley City police and FBI discovered two men with firearms with intent to go Monday night's peaceful downtown protests.

Biden moves closer to formally winning Democratic nomination

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 12:06pm

Joe Biden is on the cusp of formally securing the Democratic presidential nomination after winning hundreds more delegates in primary contests Tuesday that tested the nation’s ability to run elections while balancing a pandemic and sweeping social unrest.

Defense officials tell AP that active-duty troops brought to DC area in response to protests are returning to home bases

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 11:27am

Defense officials tell AP that active-duty troops brought to DC area in response to protests are returning to home bases.

The Latest: Fulcher wins 1st District GOP primary

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 9:31pm

The Latest on Idaho's primary election (all times local):

Trump: GOP ‘forced to seek another State’ to host convention after North Carolina insists on coronavirus distancing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 7:11pm

Trump: GOP ‘forced to seek another State’ to host convention after North Carolina insists on coronavirus distancing.

Paris riot officers fire tear gas during unauthorized protest against police violence and racial injustice

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 1:19pm

Paris riot officers fire tear gas during unauthorized protest against police violence and racial injustice.