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One clear message from Democrats: We want big change

Josh Boak and Hannah Fingerhut, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 10:25pm

Democrats' desire for dramatic political change has emerged as a driving force in the party's presidential primary battle, one that extends beyond the progressive wing and presents challenges for candidates running on promises of moderation.

The Latest: Trump says India to buy $3B military equipment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 9:59pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to India (all times local):

Utah lawmakers shoot down slew of gun bills

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 24th - 8:50pm

One by one, lawmakers shot down three bills seeking to strengthen Utah’s gun laws on Monday.

Medical marijuana law changes pass Senate as deadline looms

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Feb 24th - 8:05pm

With Utah’s new medical marijuana program set to start Sunday, a bill making a number of last-minute fixes sailed through the state Senate Monday, 24-0.

Poll: Utahns say state doesn't need more restrictions on abortion

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Feb 24th - 6:37pm

As many as 80% of Utahns say the state doesn’t need new restrictions on abortions, according to results released Monday from a new poll for the Planned Parenthood Association of Utah, the Alliance for a Better Utah and the ACLU of Utah.

'Why would I get out?': Democrats brush off calls to quit

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 5:13pm

Bernie Sanders' ascendance in the Democratic presidential primary has brought louder calls for some of his rivals to drop out of the race. Centrists need to consolidate their support behind a single candidate if they want to ensure the party doesn't nominate a democratic socialist, the argument goes. Someone needs to take one for the team.

Bill making holding cellphones while driving a primary offense passes Utah House

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 24th - 4:46pm

After years of languishing, a bill to ban hand-held cellphones as a primary offense cleared the full Utah House of Representatives Monday.

E-cigarettes, credit scores and scholarships: this week at the Legislature

Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 24th - 3:34pm

It can be hard to keep track of the annual legislative session. Most Utahns just want to know one thing: How could lawmakers’ decisions affect me?

German far-right party laments isolation by rivals, media

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 1:48pm

The far-right Alternative for Germany called Monday for rivals to scale back their criticism of the party, saying the blackballing it is being subjected to could harm democracy in the country.

FBI official: Russia wants to see US 'tear ourselves apart'

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 1:42pm

Russia wants to watch Americans “tear ourselves apart" as the United States heads toward elections, an FBI official warned Monday.

Foreign leaders restrained in gifts to Trumps in 2018

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 1:27pm

Foreign leaders appear to have scaled back their generosity when it comes to gifts given to President Donald Trump, his family and top officials.

Generational split among SC black voters could hurt Biden

Tom Foreman Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 1:25pm

For James Felder, the question of which presidential candidate to support in the South Carolina primary has never been terribly complicated. The 80-year-old civil rights activist has always backed Joe Biden, appreciative of the eight years he spent as the No. 2 to the first black president.

New Virginia sentencing law ends high court's DC sniper case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 1:21pm

Lee Boyd Malvo, the Washington, D.C., area sniper, and Virginia agreed Monday to dismiss a pending Supreme Court case after the state changed criminal sentencing law for juveniles.

High Court sympathetic to embassy bombing victims in case

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 12:55pm

The Supreme Court suggested Monday that it's inclined to allow a bigger award of money to victims of the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. No matter what the justices decide, however, it's unlikely the victims will ever collect the full amount.

Super Tuesday voter registration deadline nears

KSL.com Staff  |  Posted Feb 24th - 12:45pm

If you’re looking forward to the presidential primary election next week, Tuesday is the last day to register to vote online or in-person at a county clerk’s office in Utah.

US appeals court upholds Trump rules involving abortions

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 11:42am

A U.S. appeals court on Monday upheld Trump administration rules that bar health care providers in the federal family planning program for low-income women from referring patients for abortions.

Bill creates option for safety plans for student interns

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 24th - 11:30am

Companies that wish to offer internships to high school students will have the option of conducting background checks on employees or participating in “internship safety agreements” under SB147.

Chancellor Merkel's CDU party to elect new leader in April

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 11:28am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union will elect a new leader at the end of April, party officials said Monday.

Thomas criticizes a previous high court opinion - his own

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 10:36am

Justice Clarence Thomas has made no secret of his dislike of past Supreme Court decisions written by other justices, including seminal opinions about abortion rights, press freedoms and a defendant's right to a lawyer.