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Romney spends nearly 5 times as much as Kennedy on US Senate campaign

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 19th - 2:02pm

U.S. Senate candidate Mitt Romney has spent nearly $2 million on his Republican primary election campaign, about five times that of his opponent Mike Kennedy.

Cruz's flip-flop on family separation shows threat to GOP

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:54pm

Ted Cruz has staged a dramatic about-face on the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policies, laying bare how politically damaging the issue of separating children from parents accused of crossing the border illegally is becoming for Republicans facing voters this fall.

Some fear changes to state laws as US weighs pot medicine

Kathleen Foody and P. Solomon Banda, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:44pm

Some American parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as U.S. regulators near a decision on whether to approve the first drug derived from the marijuana plant.

Listen to children who've just been separated from their parents at the border

Ginger Thompson, Propublica  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:56am

The desperate sobbing of 10 Central American children, separated from their parents one day last week by immigration authorities at the border, makes for excruciating listening.

Rep. Stewart: Ankle monitors could solve border crisis of families being separated

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 19th - 9:58am

Instead of separating families that enter the U.S. illegally, Utah Congressman Chris Stewart says putting ankle monitors on the parents could solve the problem.

City where many slaves entered US to apologize for slavery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:40am

The South Carolina city where almost half of all the slaves brought to the United States first set foot on American soil is ready to apologize for its role in the slave trade.

Top agent in Utah says FBI report is disappointing; Sen. Orrin Hatch calls it appalling

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:16am

The special agent in charge of the FBI office in Salt Lake City called Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz’s stinging report on the agency's handling of the Clinton email investigation disappointing.

Rep. Mia Love pushing bill to end 'horrible' separation of families at border

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:41pm

Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, said Monday she is helping to push a proposal that would end President Donald Trump's "horrible" policy of separating children from their immigrant parents at the border.

Democratic ad slams Hawley over allegations against donor

Summer Ballentine, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:34pm

A Democratic political action committee is targeting Republican Missouri Senate candidate Josh Hawley for not investigating allegations of corruption involving a past top donor to Hawley's attorney general campaign, although his authority to take action is limited.

Judge: Kansas cannot require proof of citizenship to vote

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:56pm

A federal judge ruled Monday that Kansas cannot require documentary proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote, finding such laws violate the constitutional right to vote in a ruling with national implications.

Director: FBI won't repeat mistakes noted in watchdog report

Eric Tucker and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 6:50pm

The FBI is determined to not repeat any of the mistakes identified in a harshly critical watchdog report on the handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, Director Chris Wray said Monday at a congressional hearing at which he repeatedly sought to distance himself from his predecessor.

Regulations for new Utah cannabis laws several months away

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 5:42pm

A state agriculture department official told lawmakers that its days as "a sleepy little agency" may be numbered thanks to the department's central role in determining how new cannabis-related laws are implemented in Utah.

Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'

Lolita C. Baldor, Ken Thomas and Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 4:36pm

President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new "Space Force" as an independent military service branch aimed at ensuring American supremacy in space — though he may have limited power to develop a new military command.

Candidate criticized for poster of Wonder Woman lassoing cop

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:51pm

The Kansas Democratic Party is calling for its lone candidate for state attorney general to drop out of the race because of a poster in her law office showing the superhero Wonder Woman pulling a lasso around a police officer's neck.

Ballots mailed for primary election delayed in Cache County

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:05am

Primary election ballots that were supposed to be mailed to voters have been delayed in northern Utah's Cache County.

Florida Democrat features his Trump confrontation in TV ads

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:14am

Billionaire Jeff Greene released his first ads in the Florida Democratic primary for governor, describing his humble beginnings and showing a confrontation with President Donald Trump.

The Latest: Kobach to appeal voting rights ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:44pm

The Latest on a judge ruling that Kansas cannot require proof of citizenship to vote (all times local):

Sanders joins Maryland's Jealous to help fire up voters

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:01pm

Sen. Bernie Sanders may not be endorsing his own son's congressional bid, but he rallied on a hot Monday night in Maryland to fire up voters for Ben Jealous' campaign for governor.

Judge: Kansas cannot require documentary proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 4:57pm

Judge: Kansas cannot require documentary proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote.