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Texas college students rally against gun law with sex toys

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:43pm

Hundreds of University of Texas students waved sex toys at a campus rally during the first day of classes, protesting a new state law that allows concealed handguns in college classrooms, buildings and dorms.

Another blow to health care as Humana exits Utah individual marketplace

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:58pm

Humana is pulling out of the Utah individual insurance marketplace, according to the Utah Department of Insurance. With the shutdown of Arches, that leaves the state with three carriers on the exchange for 2017.

Libertarian Gary Johnson: 'We should embrace immigration'

Tom Kludt, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 1:41pm

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson isn't buying comments from Donald Trump Tuesday that "there could certainly be a softening" of the Republican presidential nominee's stance on immigration

Before debates, Clinton aims to keep Trump expectations high

Julie Pace and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 1:13pm

By virtue of her long political resume, Hillary Clinton will enter her highly anticipated fall debates with Donald Trump facing the same kind of heightened expectations that often saddle an incumbent president. Trump, as the political newcomer, will be more of a wild card with a lower bar to clear.

Trump asked Florida Gov. Scott to appoint attorney to bench

Gary Fineout, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 12:31pm

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has bragged about his influence with politicians, urged Gov. Rick Scott to give a judgeship to a Florida attorney whose work appears at odds with Trump's hard-line stance on immigration, newly released emails show.

As Trump tries minority outreach, many blacks unconvinced

Bill Barrow and Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:50am

Black Republicans cheer Donald Trump for a newfound outreach to African-Americans, but say the GOP presidential nominee must take his message beyond arenas filled with white supporters and venture into the inner cities.

Horrified by Trump, Democrats getting nostalgic about Romney

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 1:52am

When President Barack Obama ran for re-election, Democrats made no secret of their disdain for Mitt Romney. That was all before Donald Trump.

The Latest: Trump pays tribute to border patrol agents

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 7:50pm

The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):

Clinton campaign setting up shop in Salt Lake

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 5:31pm

Seeing a rare opportunity for Democrats to make inroads in Utah, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will set up a campaign office Tuesday in Salt Lake City.

Challenge for GOP senators: Surviving a possible Trump loss

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 4:00pm

A key question looms for vulnerable Republican senators this election: If Donald Trump loses and loses big, can they still survive?

Nonprofit asking Clinton, Trump to stop campaigning on 9/11

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 11:30pm

A national organization promoting Sept. 11 as a day of public service and remembrance is asking presidential candidates to stop campaigning and running political ads on the 15th anniversary of the terror attacks.

Hillary Clinton defends family foundation, calls AP report 'absurd,' 'a lot of smoke, no fire'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:50pm

Hillary Clinton defends family foundation, calls AP report 'absurd,' 'a lot of smoke, no fire'

Candidate for Nevada office to withdraw amid extortion claim

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 5:00pm

A Reno Republican running for the Legislature said Wednesday he will end his campaign after alleging his online accounts were hacked and nude photos of him were sent to GOP leaders as part of an extortion plot.

New Senate ad accuses Cortez Masto of failing to help senior

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:10pm

Outside groups are launching two new ads in an increasingly bitter Nevada Senate race to replace retiring Democratic Sen. Harry Reid. Here's a look at two commercials launched Wednesday:

Former President Bill Clinton defends Clinton Foundation, saying it creates jobs, saves lives

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:01pm

Former President Bill Clinton defends Clinton Foundation, saying it creates jobs, saves lives.

Don't like Trump or Clinton? Utah has 12 other options

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 1:21pm

Utah voters who dislike Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton: Don't despair.

Clinton proposes new federal fund to combat Zika virus

Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 5:41am

As the Zika virus continues to spread, Hillary Clinton is proposing a new fund to improve the federal government's response to major public health crises.

The Latest: McAffrey holds narrow lead in Democratic runoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 8:41pm

The Latest on Oklahoma's primary runoff election (all times local):

Reid: Not enough uneducated, white men for Trump in Nevada

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 7:50pm

Sen. Harry Reid says Donald Trump can't win in Nevada because there aren't enough "uneducated white men" for him to carry the western battleground state.