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Utah lawmakers to again consider 'red flag' laws to prevent gun violence

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted Jun 20th - 12:09pm

State lawmakers will again consider a so-called "red flag" law to take guns from people deemed a danger to themselves or others.

Another test of loyalty looms over Trump's Minnesota visit

Kyle Potter, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 11:32am

President Donald Trump's campaign trip Wednesday to Minnesota could signal whether he'll wade into the GOP's primary for governor between a former two-term governor who once called him "unhinged" and an underdog who is an avowed supporter.

‘I hate what we’ve become’: Lt. Gov. Cox’s late-night message on immigration goes viral

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jun 20th - 11:02am

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox is garnering online attention after his late night Twitter thread about the immigration debate went viral Wednesday.

Lewandowski doubles down after comment about disabled child

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 10:36am

A former campaign manager for Donald Trump is doubling down on his dismissive comment regarding a girl with Down syndrome.

Biden backs Abrams in closely-watched Georgia race

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 1:08am

Former Vice President Joe Biden endorsed Stacey Abrams Wednesday in her bid to become Georgia's first Democratic governor in 15 years and the nation's first-ever black female state executive.

Cities support Salt Lake County transit tax, clearing way for it to take effect, fund transit projects

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Jun 19th - 9:01pm

Two Salt Lake County communities announced they're supporting a tax hike that'd support transportation projects across the county, allowing the tax to take effect.

DC Mayor Bowser wins; voters OK pay shift for tipped workers

Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 8:38pm

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser easily secured the Democratic Party nomination Tuesday night as she seeks a second term in office.

Trump returning to campaign for McMaster in 11th-hour swing

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 8:20pm

President Donald Trump is returning to South Carolina next week to make a last-minute campaign appearance in Gov. Henry McMaster's bid for a first full term.

The Latest: DC OKs change in minimum wage for tipped workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:52pm

The Latest on primary elections in Washington, D.C. (all times EDT):

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

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 5:16pm

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.

One-time rivals talk unity in race for California governor

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:18pm

As Democratic rivals for governor, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spent months belittling each other: To believe it, Newsom was selling snake oil, and Villaraigosa was a shifty corporate shill.

White House deputy chief of staff to leave in July

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:10pm

The White House aide who led the planning for President Donald Trump's meeting last week with North Korea's Kim Jong Un has decided to leave the Trump administration to return to the private sector.

Trump raises risk of economically harmful US-China trade war

Paul Wiseman and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 2:18pm

The United States and China edged closer Tuesday to triggering the riskiest trade war in decades, a fight that could weaken the world's two largest economies, unsettle relations between Beijing and Washington and crimp global growth.

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.

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.

Veteran Republican strategist Steve Schmidt renounces GOP

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:20pm

in part because of what he calls President Donald Trump's unethical and corrupt behavior, but more because the party's leadership in Congress has failed to hold Trump to account.

AP FACT CHECK: Democratic voter drop historic? Maybe

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:13pm

Republicans have taken over Kentucky's state government, electing majorities in the state House and Senate and a Republican governor for the first time ever.

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser wins Democratic Party nomination as she seeks a second term in office

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 6:48pm

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser wins Democratic Party nomination as she seeks a second term in office.

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.