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Private messaging apps increasingly used for public business

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 2:07pm

One app promotes itself as a way to discuss sensitive negotiations and human resources problems without leaving a digital record.

Defense bill would curb Cabinet control of nuclear agency

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 11:22am

The agency that supervises the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile would essentially lose direct Cabinet oversight under legislation that Congress is negotiating.

Utah special legislative session not considering school safety bills

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 9:33am

The Utah State Legislature held a special session focused on taxes and the Inland Port, but they did not look at any bills dealing with one of our state’s and our nation’s most pressing issues: school safety amidst continued gun violence.

In Arizona, liberals debate forgiving candidate's moderation

Thomas Beaumont and Melissa Daniels, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 7:34am

Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema says Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency that some in her party are clamoring to abolish, is performing an "important function." She recently joined House Republicans to ease restrictions on banks. And she offered a decidedly nonpartisan comment on conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.

Kavanaugh: Watergate tapes decision may have been wrong

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 7:09pm

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested several years ago that the unanimous high court ruling in 1974 that forced President Richard Nixon to turn over the Watergate tapes, leading to the end of his presidency, may have been wrongly decided.

US may pick Western headquarters for land agency in 8 months

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 2:47pm

The Trump administration says it may pick a new Western headquarters for the nation's largest land management agency in the next six to eight months.

Trump claims ex-lawyer's phone-taping is 'perhaps illegal'

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 9:40am

President Donald Trump said Saturday that his personal lawyer's taping of their private phone conversations is "totally unheard of & perhaps illegal."

Republican Hugin spending millions to compete in New Jersey

Mike Catalini, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 7:05am

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bob Hugin is pouring his own money into this year's race to unseat Democrat Bob Menendez and has more cash on hand, though the incumbent raised more money in the second quarter.

The Latest: Cohen lawyer: 'Spin' can't change what's on tape

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 12:17am

The Latest on a recording of Donald Trump and his former lawyer discussing payments to an ex-Playboy model (all times local):

Two democratic socialists rally voters in deep-red Kansas

Thomas Beaumont and John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:24pm

The new face of an emerging democratic socialist movement joined its patriarch in the most unlikely place Friday, calling on Kansans unhappy with the direction of the country to get off the sidelines in a pivotal Republican-held congressional district.

Trump was taped talking of paying for Playboy model's story

Eric Tucker and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 8:33pm

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing a potential payment for a former Playboy model's account of having an affair with him, people familiar with an investigation into the attorney said on Friday.

Liberal icon, new Democratic star wade into GOP-heavy Kansas

Thomas Beaumont and Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 8:19pm

The new face of an emerging democratic socialist movement joined its patriarch in the most unlikely place Friday, calling on Kansans unhappy with the direction of the country to get off the sidelines in a pivotal Republican-held congressional district.

Quiz: Can you spot the fake news stories?

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Jul 20th - 8:04pm

Make sure you’re ready to keep up with the information overload by taking’s weekly Fake News Quiz.

Kavanaugh's lengthy paper trail becomes flashpoint

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 7:32pm

Judge Brett Kavanaugh has a long record of judicial and executive branch service to recommend him as President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court. And that's part of the problem in getting him confirmed by the Senate.

United Utah Party nominates MTC director for congressional race

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 4:18pm

Utah's centrist United Utah Party has nominated a senior LDS missionary center director in a race for U.S. Congress.

Democrats find not-so-secret weapon in Trump controversies

Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 2:27pm

As Democratic congressional candidate Abigail Spanberger mingled Wednesday night with supporters at a Richmond brewery, one person hung like a shadow over the gleaming brew tanks and grilled food truck pizza.

Utah unemployment at 3%, report says

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Jul 20th - 2:03pm

Utah’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady from the prior month registering at 3 percent for June. Nationally, the U.S. unemployment rate rose two-tenths of a percentage point to register at 4 percent.

Arizona candidate denies decade-old rape allegation

Melissa Daniels, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 6:43pm

A decade-old allegation of sexual assault has rocked a Democratic candidate in a primary for a Tucson-based congressional district.

Lewis strikes back after comments surface from his 2012 show

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 5:35pm

U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis, a Minnesota Republican, is striking back after a comment surfaced Friday from a 2012 radio show in which he claimed black people have an "entitlement mentality."