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More migrant women say they didn’t OK surgery in detention

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 18th - 9:43pm

Sitting across from her lawyer at an immigration detention center in rural Georgia, Mileidy Cardentey Fernandez unbuttoned her jail jumpsuit to show the scars on her abdomen. There were three small, circular marks.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 18th - 8:52pm

Ginsburg, who was the Supreme Court’s second female justice, died at home from complications of cancer.

McConnell to bring Supreme Court replacement for Ginsburg up for a vote

Richard Cowan, Reuters  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:51pm

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death on Friday kicked off a monumental battle in Congress as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell invited President Donald Trump to promptly nominate a replacement, ignoring pleas by Democrats to await the results of the Nov. 3 presidential election.

Early voting begins in four states as Biden challenges Trump on economy in Minnesota face-off

Jarrett Renshaw and Steve Holland, Reuters  |  Updated Sep 18th - 7:43pm

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden criticized President Donald Trump's handling of the U.S. economy on Friday as the two rivals campaigned in the election battleground state of Minnesota, one of four states where early voting was getting underway.

Peterson says rival Cox is 'out of his lane' on coronavirus task force

Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Updated Sep 18th - 6:10pm

The Democratic candidate for Utah governor on Friday called for Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, his opponent for the governor's office, to be removed as head of the COVID-19 Community Task Force.

Teachers union: Utah districts ‘electing to ignore’ state health recommendations as COVID-19 cases spike

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Sep 18th - 5:45pm

UEA calls on governor, State School Board for ‘clear, enforceable requirements’ based on medical opinion.

CDC drops controversial testing advice that caused backlash

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 4:32pm

U.S. health officials on Friday dropped a controversial piece of coronavirus guidance and said anyone who has been in close contact with an infected person should get tested.

US bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores, threatens shutdowns

Tali Arbel, Matt O'Brien and Matt Ott, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 18th - 12:36pm

The U.S. Commerce Department said Friday it will ban Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores on Sunday and will bar the apps from accessing essential internet services in the U.S. — a move that could effectively wreck the operation of both Chinese services for U.S. users.

New unemployment claims down 8% in Utah

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:24am

The Utah Department of Workforce Services Thursday reported the number of new claims filed last week for unemployment benefits statewide was 4,193, an 8% drop from the previous week.

FBI in Utah aims to take bite out of potential election cybercrime, ballot fraud

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:55am

As local FBI officials in Utah talked about the agency’s role to protect the 2020 election from fraud and abuse Thursday, their boss in Washington described to a congressional committee “very active” efforts by the Russians to influence the outcome.

Salt Lake City secures nearly $350 million loan for new wastewater treatment plant

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:12am

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the first loan of its kind in Utah to update Salt Lake City’s wastewater treatment plant, providing nearly $350 million.

Judge blocks what he calls 'politically motivated' changes to U.S. Postal Service ahead of election

Karen Freifeld, Reuters  |  Posted Sep 17th - 9:46pm

A federal judge on Thursday blocked controversial changes to the United States postal service, saying they were "a politically motivated attack" that had slowed the nation's mail and likely would slow the delivery of ballots in the upcoming presidential election.

Not arresting gunman sends dangerous message, Black Lives Matter founder says

Pat Reavy and Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Sep 17th - 9:13pm

A Provo man was arrested in a clash between protesters from Black Lives Matter and counterprotesters in front of the West Valley City Police Department Wednesday night.

University of Utah ‘getting excited’ about October vice presidential debate

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Sep 17th - 8:51pm

Just how big the audience will be inside the upcoming debate between Republican Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California still hasn’t been finalized, but there will be room for students.

US envoy to United Nations meets with Taiwan official in NY

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 17th - 5:29pm

U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft had lunch Wednesday with Taiwan’s top official in New York, a meeting she called “historic” and a further step in the Trump administration’s campaign to strengthen relations with the self-governing island that China claims as part of its territory.

Some UK bars to close early amid rising COVID-19 infections

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 17th - 10:46am

Britain imposed tougher restrictions Thursday on people and businesses in parts of northeastern England as the nation attempts to stem the spread of COVID-19 before the colder winter months.

Racial Equity in Policing Commission asks for answers in shooting of 13-year-old boy with autism

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Sep 17th - 7:24am

Commission will take a closer look at de-escalation tactics, training, school officers.

'Poor' state communication clouded Utah’s no-bid COVID-19 tech contracts, report says

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Updated Sep 16th - 10:40pm

Poor communication, lack of collaboration with health officials compounded issues around a pair of multimillion-dollar coronavirus tech contracts.

1st governor's debate announced, Debate Commission releases poll as election nears

Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Updated Sep 16th - 4:27pm

Wednesday morning featured a double dose of Utah election news.