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Trump order would ban most transgender troops from serving

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:19pm

President Donald Trump released an order Friday night banning most transgender troops from serving in the military except under "limited circumstances," following up on his calls last year to ban transgender individuals from serving.

Quiz: Can you spot the fake news stories?

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:05pm

Do you have what it takes to spot real headlines amid the fake ones? Take’s weekly fake news quiz to find out.

Trump signs $1.3 trillion budget after threatening veto

Jill Colvin, Catherine Lucey, Lisa Mascaro and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 5:19pm

President Donald Trump grudgingly signed a $1.3 trillion federal spending measure Friday and averted a midnight government shutdown — but only after undercutting his own negotiators and setting off a mini-panic with a last-minute veto threat. The episode further eroded the already damaged credibility of both the president and a White House staff that had assured the nation he was onboard.

Pence praises China tariffs during stop in New Hampshire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 11:02pm

Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on goods imported from China was an effort to combat unfair trade practices.

McMaster out, Bolton in as Trump's national security adviser

Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 9:18pm

Charging ahead with the dramatic remaking of his White House, President Donald Trump said Thursday he would replace national security adviser H.R. McMaster with the former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, a foreign policy hawk entering a White House facing key decisions on Iran and North Korea.

Herbert pushes GOP to drop fight against signature gathering

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 5:47pm

The governor covered a range of topics during Thursday's news conference, including talk of gun violence solutions, bills he may veto, and plans for an upcoming special session to make changes to the inland port authority bill.

Departing Sen. Cochran 'optimistic about the future' of US

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:32pm

Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi on Thursday gave a farewell speech in the U.S. Senate, where he's the longest-serving current member of Congress.

United Utah Party caucuses exceed expectations with 900 attendees

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:30pm

The turnout at Tuesday’s caucuses for Utah’s newest political party vastly exceeded expectations, party leaders said.

Herbert signs bill that could raise marriage license fees

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:12pm

Some couples tying the knot in Utah will have to pay more for their marriage license later this year unless they undergo counseling, thanks to a new law signed by Gov. Gary Herbert.

Hurricane Harvey's toxic impact deeper than public told

Frank Bajak Of The Associated Press and Lise Olsen Of The Houston Chronicle  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 2:18pm

A toxic onslaught from the nation's petrochemical hub was largely overshadowed by the record-shattering deluge of Hurricane Harvey as residents and first responders struggled to save lives and property.

GOP's congressional stronghold is Democrats' source of hope

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 9:36am

A longtime congressional stronghold for Republicans, Pennsylvania is emerging in dramatic fashion as a source of hope for Democrats in their quest to take control of the U.S. House in November's mid-term elections.

The Latest: Greitens' lawyer: No conflict of interest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:12pm

The Latest on the investigation of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):

Mitt Romney reports fortune worth up to about $270M

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:09pm

Mitt Romney earned more than $5.5 million over the past year and has a fortune worth up to $270 million, according to disclosure forms he filed Friday as part of his campaign for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah.

Foundation says former U.S. Sen. and Georgia Gov. Zell Miller, a lifelong Democrat, has died at age 86

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:02am

Foundation says former U.S. Sen. and Georgia Gov. Zell Miller, a lifelong Democrat, has died at age 86.

Bannon blames GOP leaders for Roy Moore's defeat in Alabama

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:01pm

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is blaming the Republican establishment for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore's defeat, saying GOP leaders pushed pedophilia accusations against him.

GOP chief justice slams Republican judicial impeachment move

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:44pm

The Republican chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court lashed out Thursday at an effort by a group of GOP state lawmakers to impeach four Democratic justices over their rulings in a congressional redistricting case, calling it "an attack upon an independent judiciary."

The Latest: House GOP leader criticizes judicial impeachment

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:32pm

The Latest on an effort to impeach four justices on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court (all times local):

Wisconsin judge orders Walker to call special elections

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 12:25pm

A Wisconsin judge Thursday ordered Gov. Scott Walker to call special elections to fill a pair of legislative seats vacated by fellow Republicans, handing a victory to Democrats who have pushed for the elections to be held.

The Latest: Walker won't say if he'll call elections

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 11:59am

The Latest on lawsuit to force Gov. Scott Walker to call special elections (all times local):