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Trump cancels summit, citing 'open hostility' by North Korea

Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 5:56pm

President Donald Trump abruptly canceled his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un Thursday, blaming "tremendous anger and open hostility" by Pyongyang and abandoning for now a meeting that held the promise of a historic peace deal but also the risk of diplomatic meltdown.

Iowa gubernatorial candidate accused of misconduct drops out

Barbara Rodriguez and Scott Stewart, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:34pm

A popular Democrat's exit from the Iowa governor's race Thursday amid sexual misconduct allegations could impact the party's efforts to coalesce behind the eventual nominee and regain power in a state that has moved sharply to the right in recent years.

Utah Rep. John Curtis' concerns over North Korea summit being 'too good to be true' prove right

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:03pm

Even before President Donald Trump announced Thursday he'd canceled his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah, had questioned whether expectations for the meeting had gotten out of hand.

Biden: Republicans show 'phony populism,' 'fake nationalism'

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:35pm

In a forceful rebuke to President Donald Trump and other Washington Republicans, former Vice President Joe Biden told fellow Democrats in New York on Thursday that the GOP has abandoned traditional American values in the name of "phony populism" and "fake nationalism."

Democratic Senate candidate Jenny Wilson says GOP tax cuts failing, offers her own plan

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:31pm

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jenny Wilson unveiled her own tax reform bill Thursday, saying the Republican plan isn't working for middle-class families while corporations are riding high.

Herbert: Utah has to take charge of Inland Port Authority

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:41pm

The governor stressed Thursday the vital nature of Utah's involvement — and control.

APNewsBreak: Ethics complaint filed over Gianforte assault

Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:03pm

The head of the Montana Democratic Party on Thursday asked for a congressional ethics investigation into whether Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte lied to the police and the public when he assaulted a reporter last year.

Clinton 'wants to be helpful' to Democrats. Can she?

Steve Peoples and David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:47am

Hillary Clinton is not going away.

In US House race, former Navy commander targets former SEAL

Ben Finley, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:39am

Political battle lines are forming in Virginia where a woman who once led a combat-ready unit of 400 sailors wants to capture a Republican congressional seat held by a former Navy SEAL.

UTA board reaffirms former boss's $200K severance package

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   May 24th - 6:42am

Former UTA top boss Jerry Benson will keep a severance package valued at more than $200,000 after trustees narrowly voted Wednesday to reaffirm their earlier decision to fire him without cause.

Senate primary splits Arizona conservatives between 2 icons

Melissa Daniels and Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:52am

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was asking dozens of tea party activists for their backing in Arizona's Republican Senate primary when one audience member said it was a shame disgruntled conservatives couldn't send "both of you" to Washington.

Kentucky judge candidate dies 1 day after primary victory

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:36pm

A 43-year-old Kentucky lawyer running for judge collapsed and died the day after he got the most votes in a primary election.

AP source: Jared Kushner granted security clearance

Eric Tucker and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:36pm

President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has been granted a security clearance after a lengthy background check, a move that ensures the key White House adviser with a broad international portfolio can have access to some of the country's most closely held secrets.

Global trade experts urge Utah leaders to put politics aside for inland port, but talks remain stalled

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:32pm

After negotiations broke down ahead of a planned special session to tweak the controversial inland port authority law, a panel of global trade experts called on Utah leaders to put politics aside for the sake of the state's future.

California's Feinstein drops support for death penalty

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:12pm

California U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein says she no longer backs the death penalty, a reversal of decades-long support that comes during a primary campaign where her stiffest challenge is from a fellow Democrat who is trying to outflank her with the party's base. 

Judge: President can't block critics on Twitter

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:47pm

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that President Donald Trump is violating the First Amendment when he blocks critics on Twitter because of their political views.

Pompeo doesn't have good news on effort to free Utahn in Venezuela

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:43pm

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo didn't have good news Wednesday about securing the release of a Riverton man being held in a Venezuelan prison the past two years.

The Latest: NY Dems endorse James for state attorney general

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:42pm

The Latest on the New York state Democratic convention (all times local):

Koch-aligned group runs ads against big spending in Congress

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:08pm

A group backed by the influential Koch brothers is unleashing new ads warning members of Congress off "wasteful spending."