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In tit-for-tat, Trump threatens more tariffs against China

Jeff Karoub and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 9:01am

President Donald Trump has directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports as the two nations move closer to a potential trade war.

Some parents of epileptic kids wary of pot-based medication

Kathleen Foody and P. Solomon Banda, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 8:42am

A British pharmaceutical company is getting closer to a decision on whether the U.S government will approve the first prescription drug derived from the marijuana plant, but parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory.

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.

'Papa! Papa!' Audio of children stokes rage over separation

Nomaan Merchant and Anita Snow, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 6:59am

An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking voices of small Spanish-speaking children crying out for their parents at a U.S. immigration facility took center stage in the growing uproar over the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their parents.

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.

Trump to visit swing state Nevada to stump for Sen. Heller

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:44pm

President Donald Trump will headline the Nevada Republican Party's convention on Saturday and also appear at a fundraiser with Republican U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, officials confirmed Monday.

Immigrant kids seen held in fenced cages at border facility

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:24pm

Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of immigrant children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets.

Billionaire Kochs won't back GOP nominee for Virginia Senate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 5:30am

A tea party group backed by billionaire conservatives plans to sit out the U.S. Senate race in Virginia.

5 dead as SUV chased by Border Patrol crashes in South Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:32pm

At least five people were killed and several others hurt Sunday as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people during a suspected "smuggling event" crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas, authorities said.

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.

Collection, count go on after ranked-choice voting in Maine

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:44pm

Collection and tabulation of ballots from Maine's Democratic primary election have stretched into a second week in the state's first test of ranked-choice voting.