Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press | PostedJul 17th - 2:30pm
Democratic lawmakers joined scores of scientists, health providers, environmental officials and activists Tuesday in denouncing an industry-backed proposal that could limit dramatically the scientific studies the Environmental Protection Agency considers in shaping protections for human health.
Christina A. Cassidy, Associated Press | PostedJul 17th - 2:19pm
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.
Zeke Miller and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press | PostedJul 17th - 2:18pm
Blistered by bipartisan condemnation of his embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to "clarify" his public undermining of American intelligence agencies, saying he had misspoken when he said he saw no reason to believe Russia had interfered in the 2016 U.S. election.
Kim Chandler and Steve Peoples, Associated Press | PostedJul 17th - 11:37am
An Alabama Republican congresswoman who once distanced herself from President Donald Trump over his "Access Hollywood" comments is now relying on his endorsement as she fights off a surprisingly strong GOP challenger.
In a story July 16 about the National Rifle Association's endorsement of Gov. Jeff Colyer in his Republican primary race, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the NRA also praised a rival Republican candidate, Secretary of State Kris Kobach, for helping to draft a 2013 state law declaring that the federal government has no power to regulate guns made, sold and kept only in Kansas. In a letter to Kobach, the group praised him for other positions favoring gun rights, but not for his work on the 2013 law.
Stephen R. Groves, Associated Press | PostedJul 16th - 10:21pm
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is back on the campaign trail, but this time in the Midwest. The 28-year-old Democratic rising star is stumping for two young, progressive Democrats hoping to win Democratic primaries in Kansas and Michigan.
Lisa Mascaro and Matthew Daly, Associated Press | PostedJul 16th - 8:33pm
"Bizarre." ''Shameful." ''Disgraceful." That's the swift and sweeping condemnation directed at President Donald Trump on Monday after he sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a stunning appearance in Helsinki — and that's just from the Republicans.
Jonathan Lemire, Jill Colvin and Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press | PostedJul 16th - 8:13pm
In an extraordinary embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump on Monday openly questioned his own intelligence agencies’ firm finding that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election to his benefit, seeming to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin’s insistence that Moscow’s hands were clean.
In a joint news conference with Salt Lake City Council members Monday, Gov. Gary Herbert announced a compromise made up of a long list of changes to the controversial Utah Inland Port Authority law and called a special session for Wednesday.
Utah's two Republican senators believe Russia interfered in the 2016 election but neither criticized President Donald Trump for not pushing back against Russian President Vladimir Putin for denying any sabotage.
John O'Connor, Associated Press | PostedJul 16th - 3:25pm
Gov. Bruce Rauner signed laws Monday authorizing judges to take weapons away from people facing problems that make them dangerous to themselves or others and to extend the waiting period for delivery of newly purchased guns, but pledged to veto a third piece of legislation that would require state licensing of firearms dealers.