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Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

Chad Day, Tom Lobianco and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 2:12pm

A former senior adviser to President Donald Trump's election campaign pleaded guilty Friday to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges, saying he will now cooperate in the special counsel's Russia investigation.

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Russian, Utah authorities seek next of kin for fallen WWII soldier

McKenzie Romero, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 2:11pm

Authorities in Utah are asking for help finding the only known relative of a World War II Soviet soldier whose remains were recently found in Russia.

Democrats accuse Texas of voter suppression in schools

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:02pm

Democrats are alleging new attempts at voter suppression in Texas, where the GOP-controlled Legislature's electoral maps and a strict voter ID law already have been previously struck down in federal court and the nation's first primary of the year is less than two weeks away.

Utah teacher agrees with Trump: Arming teachers is 'more of a solution'

Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:27am

Utah teacher Kasey Hansen says carrying a concealed weapon in school is “more of a solution” than hiding in a corner and waiting if an armed intruder enters the classroom. But Texas teacher Tara Bordeaux worries that she lacks “the instincts” of a law enforcement officer and can’t easily see herself carrying a gun in class.

Legislators to field questions, concerns on prison construction, inland port on Saturday

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:05am

West-side Salt Lake City legislators are hosting a town hall meeting Saturday, where they want to field questions and concerns about hot-button issues like the construction of the new Utah State Prison and the inland port in the northwest quadrant.

Romney talks his relationship with Trump, guns and school safety

Dave McCann, KSL TV  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:45pm

In his first one-on-one interview since joining the Senate race, Mitt Romney talks to KSL TV’s Dave McCann and opens up about his relationship with President Donald Trump, guns and school safety, and what the 2002 Winter Olympic Games did for him.

Utah attorney general kicks off a cultural celebration of Latinos at the Capitol

Preston Cathcart, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:44pm

Attorney General Sean Reyes kicked off a cultural celebration of Latinos at the Capitol. He gave the audience a few words about Utahn Latino identity which was followed by a various assortment of dances and music from across Latin America.

Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:16pm

A St. Louis grand jury on Thursday indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge for allegedly taking a compromising photo of a woman with whom he had an affair in 2015. The Republican governor responded that he made a mistake but committed no crime.

The Latest: Greitens legal team seeks indictment dismissal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:00pm

The Latest on a grand jury indictment of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):

Trump says raise age for buying assault rifles, defying NRA

Jill Colvin and Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 8:00pm

The nation should keep assault rifles out of the hands of anyone under 21, President Donald Trump declared Thursday, defying his loyal supporters in the National Rifle Association amid America's public reckoning over gun violence. He also pushed hard for arming security guards and many teachers in U.S. schools.

Sen. Mike Lee opposes AR-15 ban, says hard to distinguish from hunting rifles

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:33pm

During his annual address to state lawmakers, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, was asked about banning AR-15 rifles in the wake of last week's Florida school shooting that left 17 dead and sparked new debate about gun control.

Ex-staffer regrets racy photos sent to congressional hopeful

Bob Christie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 6:42pm

A former aide to Arizona Senate Republicans expressed regret Thursday that she sent pictures of herself in "various states of undress" to an ex-state senator now running for the U.S. House seat of a disgraced congressman.

GOP congressmen challenge new Pennsylvania district map

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 5:19pm

Pennsylvania's highest court overstepped its authority in drawing new congressional district lines and did not give state lawmakers enough time to produce a map of their own, eight Republican congressmen said in a lawsuit filed Thursday.

Dems see big Texas turnout early for first primary of 2018

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 5:06pm

Democrats in Texas are early voting in large numbers ahead of the first primary elections before the 2018 midterms, stoking party optimism that backlash to President Donald Trump won't escape the biggest conservative state in the country.

The Latest: Lawsuit over congressional map called baseless

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 5:06pm

The Latest on Republican challenges to Pennsylvania's congressional map (all times local):

Closing arguments in ex-Cuomo aide trial could be next week

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:36pm

Jurors in the bribery trial of a former top aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) may begin deliberations as early as next week.

Ossoff not seeking rematch in Georgia race for US House seat

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:31pm

Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff is not seeking a rematch against Republican U.S. Rep. Karen Handel, who defeated him last year in the most expensive House election in U.S. history.

Missouri Gov. Greitens says he made mistake but "did not commit a crime"; attacks prosecutor as "reckless liberal"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 5:19pm

Missouri Gov. Greitens says he made mistake but "did not commit a crime"; attacks prosecutor as "reckless liberal"

Attorney for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says felony charges are "baseless" and Greitens is "absolutely innocent"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:52pm

Attorney for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says felony charges are "baseless" and Greitens is "absolutely innocent"