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Steak, beer and politics: 2020 Democrats descend on Iowa

Alexandra Jaffe and Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:14pm

When Barack Obama marched into the 2007 Iowa steak fry flanked by 1,000 supporters, skeptical Iowans were put on notice that he could win the caucus. A dozen years later, a new generation of Democratic White House hopefuls are looking to pull off a repeat performance to turbocharge their campaigns.

US to send troops to Saudi Arabia, hold off on striking Iran

Lolita C. Baldor and Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:28pm

The Pentagon on Friday announced it will deploy additional U.S. troops and missile defense equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, as President Donald Trump has at least for now put off any immediate military strike on Iran in response to the attack on the Saudi oil industry.

Poll shows ‘evolution’ among Utahns on gun control

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Sep 20th - 7:30pm

More than 70% of Utah voters support requiring gun buyers to be at least 21 years old, according to the latest poll that also found backing for universal background checks and banning assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.

Biden decries reports about Trump, Ukraine's president

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:28pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday decried reports that President Donald Trump urged the president of Ukraine to look into his son's business dealings there.

Trump signals restraint on possible military strike on Iran

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:57pm

President Donald Trump signaled Friday that he’s not inclined to authorize an immediate military strike on Iran in response to the attacks on the Saudi oil industry, saying he believes showing restraint “shows far more strength” and he wants to avoid an all-out war.

Trump, in call, urged Ukraine to investigate Biden’s son

Jonathan Lemire, Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 8:22am

President Donald Trump irritably defended himself Friday against an intelligence whistleblower’s potentially explosive complaint, including an allegation of wrongdoing in a reported private conversation Trump had with a foreign leader.

What’s it like growing up and working in Utah politics as a Latina?

Kim Bojorquez, KSL  |  Posted Sep 20th - 8:03am

Feeling like “the other” is something Rebecca Chavez-Houck knows all too well.

The Latest: Americans, Australians celebrate in Rose Garden

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 7:41am

The Latest on the state visit to the U.S. by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (all times local):

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio drops 2020 presidential bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 5:47am

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he's ending his campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

American, Australian luminaries gather at White House dinner

Darlene Superville and Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:33pm

A glittering crowd of American and Australian luminaries gathered under the stars in the White House Rose Garden on Friday, resolutely "celebrating" even as serious matters of national security and presidential politics combined to cast a cloud over President Donald Trump.

Orem mayor accused of making ‘unauthorized withdrawals’ won’t be charged

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Sep 19th - 4:52pm

Orem Mayor Richard Brunst will not face charges for alleged unauthorized withdrawals he made from his city retirement account.

Hatch says Biden didn’t believe Anita Hill’s sexual harassment claims

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 19th - 1:36pm

Former Sen. Orrin Hatch says Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden told him he did not believe Anita Hill’s sexual harassment allegations against then-U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas.

Microsoft: Free Windows 7 security updates for 2020 election

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:00pm

Microsoft says it'll offer free security updates through the 2020 election in the United States — and in other interested democratic countries with national elections next year — for federally certified voting systems running on soon-to-be-outdated Windows 7 software.

Kentucky governor faces pushback over use of state aircraft

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:31am

Kentucky's Republican governor has run into turbulence over his use of taxpayer-owned aircraft, creating another distraction for a reelection campaign already dogged by feuds with teachers, struggles over state pensions and a legal fight with his lieutenant governor.

CORRECTS: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he is ending his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 5:45am

CORRECTS: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he is ending his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. (Corrects APNewsAlert to lower case 'de' and put a space before Blasio)

Kennedy mystique could factor into Massachusetts Senate race

Steve Leblanc, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:03am

A decade after the death of Edward Kennedy, another member of the famed political clan is hoping to land a seat in the U.S. Senate.

O'Rourke says he's open to broadening gun buyback proposal

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 7:39pm

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke says he's open to broadening his proposal to require owners of AK-47s and AR-15s to sell them to the government.

2020 Democrats shift strategies as leadoff caucus nears

Juana Summers and Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:56pm

Some 2020 candidates are trying out new strategies to appeal to voters just over four months until Iowa's leadoff caucuses begin the process in which Democrats will select their presidential nominee.

Sanford takes his first 2020 campaign trip to New Hampshire

Hunter Woodall, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 1:36pm

Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman, is making his first trip to New Hampshire since announcing his longshot primary challenge to President Donald Trump.