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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.

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

Eric Tucker and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 1:57pm

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 Friday.

The Latest: Trump atty: Payment mulled on tape wasn't made

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 1:19pm

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

Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez to rally Democrats in deep-red Kansas

Thomas Beaumont and John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 3:39am

Two luminaries in the democratic socialist movement — one its national leader, the other its new star — are descending on solidly Republican Kansas on Friday, taking their emboldened liberal message to an unlikely testing ground before next month's congressional primaries.

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.

Republicans pick Charlotte to host 2020 convention

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:57am

Move over, Las Vegas. The Republican Party will host its 2020 presidential nominating convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Republican Party picks Charlotte, NC to host 2020 presidential nominating convention

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:50am

Republican Party picks Charlotte, NC to host 2020 presidential nominating convention .

Governor says he'd reject NRA endorsement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:47am

Maryland's Republican governor told a group of students at a school where a teen fatally shot his ex-girlfriend and himself that he'd reject a National Rifle Association endorsement if it were offered.

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."