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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.

Sen. Orrin Hatch takes a swing at defending Supreme Court nominee

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 18th - 7:32pm

Sen. Orrin Hatch defended U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Wednesday, particularly his going into debt to buy season tickets to Washington Nationals games.

Greene joins Democratic debate for Florida governor

Terry Spencer and Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 7:03pm

The five Democratic candidates for Florida governor sped through a wealth of issues during a fast-moving debate Wednesday, but differences on the environment, education, guns, health care and standing up to President Donald Trump were few. The follow, in the order they were first introduced are some areas where each stood out from the others:

Trump makes endorsement in runoff for Georgia governor

Ben Nadler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 4:35pm

President Donald Trump endorsed Secretary of State Brian Kemp over Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle for Georgia governor Wednesday, just days before voters decide the contentious Republican runoff.

US House hopeful for Alaska seat has never been to the state

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 4:11pm

Carol Hafner is on the Democratic primary ballot for an Alaska U.S. House seat.

Lawmakers weigh possible ban on driving while talking on phone

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Jul 18th - 2:03pm

A Utah lawmaker is again seeking to ban drivers from operating their phones unless they are using hands-free technology.

Records show Arizona lawmaker has history of traffic stops

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 2:01pm

An Arizona lawmaker already under fire for claiming legislative immunity during a traffic stop has a record of getting pulled over for speeding, and only got a warning each time, according to state police reports.

Mueller seeks immunity for 5 witnesses in Manafort case

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:51am

The special counsel in the Russia investigation is seeking immunity for five potential witnesses in the upcoming trial of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.

Utah County GOP chooses Marsha Judkins to fill Utah House seat

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 18th - 8:39am

Utah County Republicans have chosen Marsha Judkins to fill a vacancy in the Utah House of Representatives.

Senate confirms Utah investor to serve on Federal Reserve board

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 18th - 7:40am

The U.S. Senate confirmed a Utah native to serve on the Federal Reserve board Tuesday.

Ala. congresswoman wins runoff turning on loyalty to Trump

Kim Chandler and Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 5:29am

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby won Alabama's Republican runoff, fighting through lingering fallout from her years-old criticism of then-candidate Donald Trump in a midterm contest that hinged on loyalty to the GOP president.

Ex-FBI chief Comey urges voters to support Democrats in fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 3:05am

James Comey, the FBI director who was fired last year by President Donald Trump, is urging voters to support Democrats in November's midterm elections.

Many state lawmakers accused of sexual misconduct run again

Christina A. Cassidy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 1:09am

Allegations of sexual misconduct against Kentucky lawmakers have become so common that the statehouse has seemed more like a frat house: Seven have faced accusations, including four who settled secretly with a female legislative aide.

Legislative leaders plan to add child tax credit to special session agenda

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:05pm

Legislative leaders are planning a last-minute addition to Wednesday's special session agenda that would set aside $22 million to give Utahns with children a break on their state income taxes.

Onetime Trump critic Roby wins GOP House runoff in Alabama

Kim Chandler and Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:23pm

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby won Alabama's Republican runoff on Tuesday, fighting through lingering fallout from her years-old criticism of then-candidate Donald Trump in a midterm contest that hinged on loyalty to the GOP president.

APNewsBreak: Twitter suspended 58 million accounts in 4Q

Barbara Ortutay and Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:45pm

Twitter suspended at least 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. The figure highlights the company's newly aggressive stance against malicious or suspicious accounts in the wake of Russian disinformation efforts during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.

The Latest: Roby thanks Trump after Ala. runoff victory

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:35pm

The Latest on the Alabama runoff election (all times local):

Outgoing Texas GOP lawmaker calls for Trump's impeachment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 4:21pm

An outgoing Republican legislator in Texas who has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump is calling for his impeachment.

AP Sources: Charlotte poised to host 2020 GOP convention

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 1:36pm

Charlotte, North Carolina, is poised to host the Republican Party's 2020 presidential nominating convention.