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Democrats swarm industrial Iowa to prove they can beat Trump

Alexandra Jaffe and Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 10:25pm

Since their surprise loss to President Donald Trump in 2016, Democrats have struggled with how to regain territory that long supported the party before suddenly flipping to Republicans. Their answer could lie with voters like Martie Boyd.

University of Utah assistant professor, architect appointed to fill Salt Lake City Council vacancy

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Jan 21st - 9:17pm

Darin Masao Mano was sworn in just moments after being chosen from a field of 28 candidates.

Awake? Senators struggle to stay focused on impeachment

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 8:22pm

Adam Schiff was still speaking — about witnesses, documents, future presidents and the impeachment of President Donald Trump. He'd said it all before, but five hours into the Senate trial, Schiff, the lead prosecutor, was saying it again.

Dispute over rules erupts on impeachment's first full day

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 5:48pm

A rancorous dispute over rules marked the first full day of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial. After nearly 13 hours of debate over Democratic amendments, the rules for the trial were adopted unchanged in a party-line vote early Wednesday.

No talking? No cellphones? Sen. Lee making bets on who breaks impeachment trial rules first

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:46pm

Senate rules preclude talking and cellphone use during the proceedings. “Those two things are difficult for some of my colleagues to take," Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, quipped Monday on KSL NewsRadio.

More US troops under medical evaluation after missile attack

Lolita C. Baldor and Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:37pm

Additional U.S. troops have been flown out of Iraq for closer evaluation of potential concussion injuries from the Iranian missile attack of Jan. 8, U.S. defense officials said Tuesday.

Biden widens Black Caucus support after Harris, Booker exits

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:35pm

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden continued to run up his advantage among black political leaders Tuesday, with four Congressional Black Caucus members announcing their support, including three who previously backed Sens. Kamala Harris or Cory Booker.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump defense misrepresents Mueller findings

Hope Yen and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:33pm

In opening arguments of the impeachment trial, President Donald Trump's defense misrepresented the findings of a special counsel's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election by claiming the president was cleared of obstruction of justice.

2020 Democratic candidates vow unity, but conflict escalates

Steve Peoples and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 3:43pm

Democratic presidential candidates have spent weeks reassuring voters they can unify the party, avoid the divisions that plagued the 2016 primary and defeat President Donald Trump in the fall. Instead, the scars of that battle are being ripped open less than two weeks before the Iowa caucuses.

Tax reform referendum will make November ballot, signature gatherers say

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jan 21st - 3:31pm

Organizers say 152,000 signatures have been turned in to county clerks around the state; nearly 116,000 voter signatures among 15 of Utah’s 29 counties are needed.

After tweaks, Trump trial format will be similar to Clinton

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 3:25pm

After some last-minute tweaks on Tuesday, the proposed rules for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial now largely mirror the ones used for the trial of President Bill Clinton.

Michigan lawmaker says senator harassed her at orientation

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 12:27pm

A Michigan lawmaker alleged Tuesday that a fellow legislator sexually harassed her during a Capitol orientation 14 months ago, coming forward a week after a young female reporter said the same senator made a sexist comment to her before a group of high school boys.

Roberts admonishes House prosecution, White House defense

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 12:20pm

Chief Justice John Roberts drew little attention to himself in the beginning 12 hours of his first impeachment trial. But it was just before 1 a.m., as tempers on the floor had started to wear thin, that he reminded senators, House impeachment managers and President Donald Trump's defense team who was in charge.

Romney among GOP senators who pushed McConnell for new impeachment trial rules

Katie Workman,  |  Posted Jan 21st - 11:11am

Utah Senator Mitt Romney was one of multiple Senate Republicans who pushed Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to adopt new rules.

Ex-CIA contractor defends brutal post-9/11 interrogations

Ben Fox, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 9:37am

An architect of the brutal CIA interrogation and detention program developed after the Sept. 11 attacks defended the agency and its practices on Tuesday as those techniques become the focus of an effort to dismiss key evidence against five men charged in the terrorist plot.

Top judge elected as Greece's first female president

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 2:50am

High court judge Katerina Sakellaropoulou has been elected as Greece's first female president with an overwhelming majority in a parliamentary vote.

Senate approves rules for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in party-line vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 11:50pm

Senate approves rules for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in party-line vote.

Pentagon gives conditional OK to resume Saudi training in US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 3:43pm

The Pentagon has given the Navy and other military services conditional approval to resume training of Saudi Arabian nationals in the U.S.

Wisconsin voter purge ruling appealed to state Supreme Court

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 11:00am

A conservative law firm on Tuesday asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to reverse a lower court's order putting on hold a ruling that would have forced the removal of up to 209,000 people from the state's voter rolls.