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Polish govt pushing law to control judges, sparking outcry

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 5:46am

Poland's right-wing ruling party has drafted legislation to impose new restrictions on judges, saying it seeks to manage a corrupt “caste” of judges that has become too engaged in politics. Critics say the legislation marks a repressive step that flouts the European Union and its values.

UK's Johnson claims Brexit mandate as Tories secure majority

Jill Lawless, Danica Kirka and Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 11:54pm

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has won a thumping majority of seats in Britain's Parliament — a decisive outcome to a Brexit-dominated election that should allow Johnson to fulfill his plan to take the U.K. out of the European Union next month.

House committee to take historic vote on Trump impeachment

Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 11:13pm

The House Judiciary Committee is expected to approve articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Friday after abruptly shutting down a 14-hour session late Thursday following a marathon slog through Republican amendments aimed at killing the charges.

'It's unthinkable': Romney speaks out on fee hike that could raise cost of family history records by 500%

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec 12th - 7:01pm

Sen. Mitt Romney is speaking out against a proposed fee hike on family history records that could raise the price of obtaining a record by up to 500%.

Tax reform passes after last-minute changes that give checks to Utahns

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Dec 12th - 6:25pm

Because the bill didn’t reach a two-thirds majority in either the Utah House or Senate, it won’t take effect for 60 days and is also vulnerable to a citizen’s referendum.

Are people born in American Samoa U.S citizens? Federal judge in Utah says yes

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Dec 12th - 5:46pm

U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups’ declaration came in a decision in a lawsuit filed last year on behalf of three American Samoans in Utah.

Massacre in Mexico spurs Mitt Romney, others to treat cartels as terrorists

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Dec 12th - 5:13pm

A group of Republicans senators, including Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, introduced legislation Thursday that would treat drug cartels as terrorist organizations and make them subject to sanctions.

Tweet that: Trump appears to hit record for daily tweets

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 4:10pm

The always-prolific Tweeter-in-chief appears to have hit a new record.

Playing down impeachment, Trump campaign voices confidence

Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 3:59pm

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign on Thursday shrugged off the president's expected impeachment less than a year before Election Day, talking up the campaign's data collection efforts and declaring that no one in the Democratic field can compete with the incumbent.

Russia probe report spurs calls for FBI surveillance changes

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 3:08pm

Revelations that the FBI committed serious errors in wiretapping a former Trump campaign aide have spurred bipartisan calls for change to the government’s surveillance powers, including from some Republicans who in the past have voted to renew or expand those authorities.

US and China near deal that would suspend planned tariffs

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 2:57pm

The Trump administration and China are close to finalizing a modest trade agreement that would suspend tariffs that are set to kick in Sunday, de-escalating their 17-month trade war.

Utah lawmakers gear up for special session on tax reform

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec 12th - 2:54pm

Lawmakers are returning to the Utah Capitol Thursday evening to hash out a potential plan to alter the state’s tax system.

The Latest: UK vote a disaster for left-wing Labour Party

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 2:21pm

The Latest on Britain's Brexit general election (all times local):

Cory Booker expects to miss next debate but won't drop out

Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 1:53pm

Cory Booker will remain in the Democratic presidential race even though he does not expect to qualify for next week's primary debate, he announced Thursday, after a burst of fundraising support has given him the resources he needs to continue his bid.

Study shows hostility toward journalists by Trump fans

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 1:38pm

It's been true for some time that Republicans are generally more hostile to the news media than Democrats, but a study released Thursday found that's much more the case for supporters of President Donald Trump.

Judiciary panel ends session, pushing vote on articles of impeachment against Trump to Friday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:19pm

Judiciary panel ends session, pushing vote on articles of impeachment against Trump to Friday.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says it seems his Conservative party has “a powerful new mandate to get Brexit done"

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:45pm

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says it seems his Conservative party has “a powerful new mandate to get Brexit done".

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn says he won't lead party in another UK election but won't quit right away

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:25pm

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn says he won't lead party in another UK election but won't quit right away.

Pentagon tests long-banned ballistic missile over Pacific

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 1:52pm

The Pentagon on Thursday flight-tested a missile that had been banned under a treaty that the United States and Russia abandoned last summer. Some U.S. arms control advocates said the test risks an unnecessary arms race with Moscow.