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More than 300 older children split at border are reunited

Elliot Spagat and Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 9:41pm

The Trump administration said Thursday that it has reunified 364 children ages 5 and older with their families after they were separated at the border, still leaving hundreds to go before a court-imposed deadline a week away.

Round 2 for Trump-Putin: A fall invite amid summit mop-up

Zeke Miller, Ken Thomas and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 9:32pm

Unbowed by swirling criticism of his summit encounter with Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump swiftly invited the Russian leader to the White House this fall for a second get-together. Cleanup from the first continued with no letup Thursday, as Trump belatedly decided Putin's "incredible offer" of shared U.S.-Russia investigations was no good after all.

Contrasting Virginia campaigns could affect control of House

Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 8:55pm

Some GOP congressmen in Virginia want nothing to do with their own party's provocative candidate for Senate, Corey Stewart, an outspoken acolyte of President Donald Trump and defender of Confederate monuments. Stewart says he's fine with the cold shoulders if it helps Republicans win.

State income taxes will go up about $96 for 'Average Joe' even with $30 million tax break

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jul 19th - 7:32pm

Utah's "average" taxpayers will still see about a $96 increase in their state income taxes next year, even with the Utah Legislature's new $30 million tax break for families.

The Latest: GOP group backs Lewis despite "slut" comments

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 5:09pm

The Latest on a Minnesota congressman's disparaging comments about women (all times local):

Trump's says Biden is his 2020 'dream' Democratic opponent

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 4:08pm

So which Democrat would President Donald Trump most like to run against in 2020?

Democrats want Jon Huntsman Jr. to testify about Helsinki summit

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 19th - 3:02pm

Senate Democrats want U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr. and other high-ranking officials to testify before Congress about President Donald Trump's private meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

VP Pence set to attend Georgia rally in governor's race

Ben Nadler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 1:35pm

Vice President Mike Pence is set to attend a rally in Macon, Georgia, Saturday to support Secretary of State Brian Kemp's bid for governor, days before the contentious GOP runoff is decided.

Riverton announces its intent to leave Unified Police Department

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 19th - 12:31pm

Riverton has submitted its 12-month notice to the Unified Police Department.

Utah lawmakers look at bonds for affordable housing

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Jul 19th - 12:16pm

Some lawmakers and civic leaders believe one of the answers to Utah's growing housing affordability issue could lie in a $100-million bond proposal that would support housing options for very low-, low-, and moderate-income individuals and families.

AP News Guide: It is hard to remove Indiana attorney general

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 11:57am

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill remains defiant despite growing bipartisan pressure for him to resign after three women, including a state lawmaker, went public with claims that he drunkenly groped them at an Indianapolis bar.

Michelle Obama joins nationwide voter registration effort

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 11:51am

Stepping back into the political fray, Michelle Obama is lending her star power to a new nationwide effort to register anyone who wants to vote in the November midterm elections.

Panel debates requiring Utahns to lock guns away

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Jul 19th - 8:45am

With school shootings and suicides in mind, some Utah lawmakers on Wednesday debated penalizing gun owners who do not properly lock away their weapons.

Amendments are ballot twist in North Carolina power struggle

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 7:09am

In closely divided North Carolina, an intense power struggle between Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper will shift from the General Assembly and courts to voting booths this fall.

NY Times: Trump was recorded talking of paying Playboy model

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:34am

The New York Times says President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer secretly recorded him discussing payments to an ex-Playboy model who said she had had an affair with him.

New York Times: Trump's ex-lawyer Cohen secretly recorded him talking about payments to former Playboy model

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:16am

New York Times: Trump's ex-lawyer Cohen secretly recorded him talking about payments to former Playboy model.

Glance: a look at Corey Stewart's past

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 8:55pm

GOP Senate candidate Corey Stewart has frequently courted controversy during his political career. Here's a sample of headline-grabbing moves Stewart has made:

Minnesota congressman faces questions over dismissed staffer

Kyle Potter, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 4:07pm

Retiring Minnesota Rep. Rick Nolan is facing questions surrounding his handling of a former top staffer accused of harassing and groping young female staffers.

Pence defends Trump's summit performance in St. Louis speech

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 12:43pm

Vice President Mike Pence is defending President Donald Trump against claims that the president is too soft on Russia, telling a St. Louis crowd that Russian aggression has been met with "American strength and action."