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Judiciary panel takes first steps toward impeachment vote

Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 11:09pm

The House Judiciary Committee has taken the first steps toward voting on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, beginning a marathon two-day session to consider the historic charges with a lively prime-time hearing at the Capitol.

Could 2020 bring full Medicaid expansion to Utah?

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Dec 11th - 7:50pm

Limited Medicaid expansion is helping some Utahns, others are still without coverage.

Sen. Mike Lee rips ex-FBI director James Comey over Russia probe report

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Dec 11th - 6:22pm

DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz found no evidence that political bias influenced the FBI’s decision to investigate allegations of collusion between then-candidate Donald Trump and Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election.

Impeachment trial: Trump wants drama, but GOP wants it over

Zeke Miller and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 5:18pm

Donald Trump wants more than acquittal. He wants vindication.

Trump signs order targeting college anti-Semitism

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 5:12pm

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday targeting what his administration describes as a growing problem with anti-Semitic harassment on college campuses.

Judiciary panel takes first steps toward impeachment vote

Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 4:53pm

The House Judiciary Committee took the first steps Wednesday evening toward voting on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, beginning a marathon two-day session to consider the historic charges with a lively prime-time hearing at the Capitol.

Sinclair dumping former Trump aide Epshteyn's commentaries

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 3:08pm

The Sinclair group of local television stations said Wednesday it is dropping its commentary segments featuring Boris Epshteyn, former aide to President Donald Trump, in favor of a greater emphasis on local investigative journalism.

Conservatives hit Colorado's Hickenlooper with FEC complaint

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 2:54pm

A conservative watchdog group filed a complaint Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission alleging that Democratic Senate candidate John Hickenlooper improperly used footage from ads shot for his 2014 reelection campaign as Colorado governor in a video in August.

Thursday deadline looms for BLM employees on potential move to the West

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Dec 11th - 1:46pm

Washington-based employees of the Bureau of Land Management have until Thursday to decide if they will move out West as part of the planned reorganization of the public lands agency under the U.S. Department of Interior, a shakeup drawing both praise and criticism.

Klobuchar: I'll repair damage by Trump on US foreign policy

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 12:26pm

Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar pledged Wednesday to repair the damage she says President Donald Trump has done in the international community, saying that — if elected — she would negotiate a new nuclear agreement with Iran, rejoin a global climate pact and rebuild America's diplomatic corps and its relationships with U.S. allies.

US considers leaving smaller number of troops in Afghanistan

Lolita C. Baldor and Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 11:45am

The Pentagon is considering several options to reduce the number of troops in Afghanistan, including one that would shift to a narrower counterterrorism mission, the top U.S. military officer told Congress on Wednesday.

US calls UN meeting on North Korea missiles, not rights

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 11:28am

The Security Council on Wednesday was meeting for the second time in a week on North Korea’s increasing ballistic missile and nuclear-related activities, this time at the request of the United States, which effectively blocked a council discussion on the North’s dismal human rights situation.

Judge: South Carolina GOP can cancel its 2020 primary

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 10:38am

A judge on Wednesday upheld the South Carolina Republican Party's decision not to hold a 2020 presidential primary, a move taken by several states in erecting hurdles for the long-shot candidates challenging President Donald Trump.

Watchdog: 'Basic and fundamental errors' in Russia probe

Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 8:11am

The Justice Department's internal watchdog told Congress on Wednesday that he is concerned that “so many basic and fundamental errors" were made by the FBI as it investigated ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Germany rejects Putin claim on Berlin slaying victim

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 6:16am

Germany on Wednesday rejected an assertion by Russian President Vladimir Putin that it failed to comply with requests from Moscow to extradite a Georgian man who was killed in Berlin in August.

Sarajevo officials: Nobel winner Handke not welcome in city

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 5:39am

Nobel Literature Prize laureate Peter Handke was on Wednesday proclaimed persona non grata in the Bosnian capital for his apologist views toward Serb war crimes during the war in the 1990s.

Justices appear split in Arizona death sentence case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 11:58am

The Supreme Court appeared divided Wednesday over whether an Arizona death row inmate should get a new sentencing trial nearly 30 years after being convicted of killing two people in home burglaries.

The Hague court questions Kosovo's outgoing speaker

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 3:46am

Kosovo's outgoing parliament speaker says he was questioned at a Netherlands-based court investigating crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after the country's 1998-99 war.

Swiss Greens fail to enter government despite election gains

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 3:27am

Switzerland's Green party failed Wednesday in a bid to enter the country's government even after it made significant gains in an election in October.