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Campaign to open Trump community centers to woo black voters

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 1:00pm

Flush with cash, President Donald Trump's campaign is stepping up its outreach to black Americans as it tries to claw away support from the traditionally Democratic voting bloc ahead of November's general election.

Bill to make daylight saving time permanent soars through House

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Feb 26th - 12:47pm

A bill to make daylight saving time permanent in Utah soared through the House Wednesday.

House makes lynching a federal crime, 65 years after Till

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 12:36pm

Sixty-five years after 14-year-old Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi, the House has approved legislation designating lynching as a hate crime under federal law.

Virus adds to fears for targets of Muslim crackdown in China

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 12:07pm

The spread of a new virus in China has deepened fears about the targets of a mass crackdown on ethnic Muslims in the far west of the country, human rights advocates said Wednesday.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to hold rally in Utah ahead of Super Tuesday

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 26th - 11:10am

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is considered a frontrunner in the Democratic presidential race, will be in the state the day before Super Tuesday.

Oil and gas producers fire back at Democratic presidential candidates

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Feb 26th - 10:46am

Candidates seeking the Democratic presidential nomination have been in attack mode on fossil fuel executives, with Bernie Sanders asserting they should be charged criminally, Joe Biden wanting to jail them and Elizabeth Warren accusing corporate leaders of corruption.

Amy Klobuchar needs black voters, but some feel 'peripheral'

Amy Forliti and Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 9:59am

It took several weeks and about two dozen emails before Amy Klobuchar agreed to sit down with the president of the progressive racial justice organization Color of Change for his videotaped podcast on the 2020 presidential race, just as almost every other candidate has done. The Minnesota senator's campaign asked Rashad Robinson to travel to Washington and book a conference room near the Capitol for the taping.

Congress warns Pentagon not to move money to fund Trump wall

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 9:22am

Lawmakers from both parties told Pentagon leaders on Wednesday that the Defense Department is undermining its own efforts to get military money by diverting billions of dollars for the construction of President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall

The Latest: Sanders plans rally in Klobuchar's home state

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 9:05am

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3 takeaways from the last Democratic debate before Super Tuesday

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 26th - 8:39am

The American people sat through the tenth — yes, tenth — Democratic debate and listened to the candidates talk over each other in what may have been the most fiery debate yet.

Senate OKs bill to expand family planning services through Medicaid

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Feb 26th - 7:02am

The Senate gave final approval to a bill that would allow more Utahns to receive family planning services and birth control under Medicaid.

Trump to detail US coronavirus efforts, Schumer seeks $8.5B

Darlene Superville and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 6:36am

President Donald Trump pushed back Wednesday against criticism that his administration isn't doing enough to meet the coronavirus threat, as lawmakers called for giving disease fighters much more money than the $2.5 billion the White House has requested.

Spain opens talks with Catalonia over separatist conflict

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 5:07am

Spain’s prime minister and the leader of Catalonia are opening formal talks Wednesday in hopes of resolving the festering political crisis provoked by the region’s separatist movement.

Biden looks beyond Super Tuesday with Illinois endorsements

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 5:00am

Former Gov. Pat Quinn and more than 80 other top Illinois Democrats are endorsing Joe Biden for president, as the former vice president looks ahead to a state that votes weeks after Super Tuesday's contests.

Ex-Kremlin aide says Ukraine will never reclaim rebel east

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 3:47am

A former senior aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that Ukraine will never be able to regain control over the separatist-controlled east.

Many asylum seekers arrive in Europe legally, EU agency says

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 3:16am

Increasing numbers of people applying for asylum in the European Union are arriving from countries with visa-free travel agreements with the bloc, notably from Latin America, rather than entering without permission, the EU’s asylum agency said Wednesday.

2nd virus death in France, 1 new infection linked to Italy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 2:44am

A 60-year-old Frenchman has died of the new virus in a Paris hospital, the second virus-related death in France since it emerged in China late last year.

Putin: Russian opposition provoked summer police violence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 1:29am

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the opposition provoked police violence during mass protests in Moscow last summer, with the sole aim of showing “what kind of heroes they are and that they will protect the interests of citizens with the same zeal if they get into power.”

Germany in warning over a virus epidemic

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 1:16am

Germany's health minister said Wednesday that the country was “at the beginning of an epidemic” as authorities in western Germany were conducting tests on dozens of people after confirming they had been in contact with a couple who contracted COVID-19.