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2 Dems to vote for Trump's court nominee; Schumer urges 'no'

Mary Clare Jalonick and Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 5:02pm

Two Democrats facing tough re-elections in GOP states said Thursday they will vote for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, even as the Senate Democratic leader strongly warned Republicans against changing Senate rules to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch.

Candidates: Gubernatorial front-runner violated campaign law

Michael Catalini, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 4:27pm

The wealthy front-runner in the state's Democratic primary for governor should be punished for setting up political groups before officially entering the contest, two of his rivals said Thursday, with one of them citing emails stolen from Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign chairman as proof of a campaign law violation.

Russian experts paint sinister picture of Russian meddling

Deb Riechmann and Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:37pm

Russian experts painted a sinister picture of Russian meddling in the 2016 election Thursday, telling the Senate intelligence committee about fake news, cyber trolls, smear campaigns and even slayings they say could have ties to the Kremlin.

Top aide to President Donald Trump leaves administration

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 2:01pm

A top aide to President Donald Trump said she is leaving his administration to join a pro-Trump outside group, America First Policies.

Ex punk-rocker O'Rourke launches longshot bid against Cruz

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 12:15pm

A former punk-rocker who needed a hefty upset to win his congressional seat six years ago will have to pull off an even bigger one to unseat powerful Sen. Ted Cruz.

Lee, Hatch differ on whether to move on from health care reform

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:31pm

Despite House Republicans' failure to repeal and replace Obamacare last week, Sen. Mike Lee says it's too early to give up on rewriting the 7-year-old law.

Orrin Hatch says he would consider not running for 8th term if Mitt Romney gets in Senate race

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:54pm

Sen. Orrin Hatch said he would consider ending what would be a 42-year Senate career in 2018 if he "could get a really outstanding person to run," calling Mitt Romney "perfect" for the position.

Governor signs hardened polygamy law

Brady McCombs - Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:30pm

Polygamists face harsher punishments if they are convicted of other crimes such as domestic abuse or fraud under a new law signed late Tuesday night by Gov. Gary Herbert.

Trump travel ban prompts Utah refugee and immigrant training

Hallie Golden, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:47pm

A Salt Lake City organization is hosting a series of trainings this month to make sure refugees and immigrants understand their rights under President Donald Trump's travel ban and refugee program suspension.

Why is the government searching cellphones?

Katie Fallow, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:39pm

An engineer from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. A Wall Street Journal reporter and a French-American photojournalist. An independent filmmaker. An electronics salesman.

Felony charges for 2 who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:16pm

California prosecutors on Tuesday charged two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood with 15 felonies, saying they invaded the privacy of medical providers by filming without consent.

Evan McMullin hints he knows still-secret details about Trump's ties to Russia

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:35pm

Former independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin said Tuesday the FBI's investigation into ties between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia "is a big, big deal" and hinted he knows secrets that have yet to surface.

There's a Russian storm over Trump's presidency

Stephen Collinson, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:56pm

The darkening storm over Russia is now looming over President Donald Trump's innermost circle.

Visit to WH grounds by intel chairman clouds investigation

Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:23pm

House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes went to the White House grounds to review intelligence reports and meet the secret source behind his claim that communications involving associates of President Donald Trump were caught up in "incidental" surveillance, the Republican congressman said Monday.

Herbert, Stewart meet with Trump for repeal of controversial planning rule

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:04pm

The controversial rule on a new land planning approach by the Bureau of Land Management was axed Monday by President Donald J. Trump in signing ceremony. The rule was fought by Utah and other Western states that said it stripped them of their power.

Herbert vetoes bill getting rid of bipartisan appointments to state boards

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 7:00pm

Gov. Gary Herbert vetoed a bill that removed from state law a requirement that some Utah boards and commissions have bipartisan representation.

Mosul: 112 civilian bodies pulled from site of coalition airstrike

Muwafaq Mohammad, Ghazi Balkiz and Arwa Damon, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:46pm

Over the past three days, 112 bodies have been pulled from the site of a March 17 coalition airstrike in Mosul, senior Iraqi health official Ahmed Dubardani said.

Iowa GOP lawmakers scrap 'fetal heartbeat' abortion bill

Linley Sanders and Barbara Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 6:50pm

Republican lawmakers in Iowa on Wednesday scrapped legislation that would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, retreating just one day after announcing the proposal.

The Latest: Muslim runs for California lt. gov

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 3:45pm

The Latest on a Muslim immigrant running for California lieutenant governor (all times local):