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EPA proposal to limit science studies draws opposition

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 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.

Republican realistic about long odds against Ocasio-Cortez

Stephen R. Groves, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:29pm

Republican congressional candidate Anthony Pappas says he knows he has almost no chance of beating rising Democratic star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Many state lawmakers accused of sexual misconduct run again

Christina A. Cassidy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 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.

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Trump corrects his quote, says misspoke on Russian meddling

Zeke Miller and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 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.

Sen. Orrin Hatch would back legislation to restrict Trump's 'reckless' reliance on tariffs

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 17th - 1:15pm

One of the Trump administration's biggest supporters says he would back legislation to restrict the president's trade authority if he continues his "misguided and reckless" reliance on tariffs.

The Latest: Low turnout as Roby aims to block GOP challenger

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:41pm

The Latest on the Alabama runoff election (all times local):

With Trump's endorsement, Roby tries to fend off challenge

Kim Chandler and Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 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.

Correction: Kansas-Governor-Republicans story

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:47am

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.

Legislative task force considers sponsors for UDOT emergency assistance fleet

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:46am

The Utah Department of Transportation's fleet of incident management team trucks that primarily patrol Wasatch Front freeways could end up covered with sponsor advertising.

Ocasio-Cortez stumps for insurgent Democrats in the Midwest

Stephen R. Groves, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 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.

US open to direct talks with Taliban, officials say

Matthew Pennington and Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:03pm

The United States is open to holding direct talks with the Taliban to encourage negotiations between the militant group and the Afghan government to end 17 years of war, U.S. officials said Monday.

Wave of condemnation hits Trump after summit with Putin

Lisa Mascaro and Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 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.

Trump embraces longtime US foe Putin, doubting own intel

Jonathan Lemire, Jill Colvin and Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 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.

Herbert announces inland port compromise, calls for special session

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:23pm

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.

Bullock outlines jobs initiative for governors association

Amy Beth Hanson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 6:03pm

As Montana's governor prepares to serve a yearlong chairmanship of the National Governors Association, he announced his top initiative: Good Jobs for All Americans.

Some Utah politicos blast Trump after meeting with Putin; others more restrained

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:20pm

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.

Cuomo outraises Nixon, but questions about donors linger

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:46pm

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is easily outpacing Democratic primary challenger Cynthia Nixon in campaign contributions but can't shake questions about some donors.

Charlotte, North Carolina city council votes 6-5 to make bid for 2020 Republican National Convention

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:51pm

Charlotte, North Carolina city council votes 6-5 to make bid for 2020 Republican National Convention.

Illinois governor signs 2 bills to tighten gun restrictions

John O'Connor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 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.