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First look at proposed state budget cuts deemed potentially ‘detrimental’ to public health

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted May 27th - 6:12am

Utah lawmakers kicked off the process of slashing as much as $2 billion from the state budget with a four-hour virtual meeting Tuesday.

Can Trump feel your pain? US nears haunting virus milestone

Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Updated May 26th - 10:17pm

In the rubble of buildings and lives, modern U.S. presidents have met national trauma with words such as these: “I can hear you.” “You have lost too much, but you have not lost everything.” “We have wept with you; we’ve pulled our children tight.”

Biden knocks Trump for 'this macho stuff' in shunning masks

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Updated May 26th - 10:11pm

Joe Biden said Tuesday that wearing a mask in public to combat the spread of the coronavirus is a sign of leadership and called President Donald Trump a “fool” who was “stoking deaths” for suggesting otherwise.

GOP govs offer states as alternative RNC convention host

Zeke Miller and Ben Nadler, Associated Press  |  Updated May 26th - 7:58pm

Two GOP governors are offering up their states to host the Republican National Convention — a day after President Donald Trump threatened to pull the convention out of North Carolina if that state’s Democratic governor doesn't assure him that the August gathering can go forward despite coronavirus fears.

In a first, Twitter adds fact-check warnings to Trump tweets

Barbara Ortutay and Dino Hazell, Associated Press  |  Updated May 26th - 6:51pm

The move comes after years in which Twitter has declined to apply its community guidelines and other rules of the road to the 45th U.S. president.

Pentagon's No. 2 IG official resigns after being passed over

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 12:11pm

The No. 2 official in the Pentagon's office of inspector general, Glenn Fine, resigned Tuesday, several weeks after he was effectively removed as head of a special board to oversee auditing of the $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic relief package.

Russia says US leaving overflight treaty will hurt security

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 11:59am

Russia said Tuesday that the U.S. decision to withdraw from an international treaty allowing observation flights over military facilities would erode global security by making it more difficult for governments to interpret the intentions of other nations.

Pence aide who had COVID-19 returns to work

The Associated Press  |  Updated May 26th - 11:33am

Vice President Mike Pence’s chief spokeswoman said Tuesday that she has recovered from coronavirus and is back at work.

Biden campaign names national voter protection director

Kat Stafford, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 11:23am

Joe Biden has hired a national director for voter protection, a role his campaign says will focus broadly on voter rights, including the disenfranchisement of people of color amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Spain to mourn virus victims for unprecedented 10-day period

Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 9:15am

The Spanish government has declared 10 days of mourning starting Wednesday for the nearly 27,000 people who have died with the novel coronavirus in Spain, the longest official mourning period in the country’s 4-decade-old democracy.

Shunned by his party, Iowa's Steve King fights for his seat

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Updated May 26th - 7:11am

Rep. Steve King is fighting for his political life — but not because he's compared immigrants crossing the border illegally to cattle. His Republican opponents in next week's primary aren't raking him over the coals for making light of rape and incest. His chief rival's ads don't mention the time he wondered when the term “white supremacist” became offensive.

Atlanta is home to 2 potential contenders for Biden's VP

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Updated May 26th - 3:21am

Neither public rivals nor personal friends, Keisha Lance Bottoms and Stacey Abrams spent years climbing parallel ladders at Atlanta City Hall and the Georgia Capitol.

Trump honors fallen soldiers as nation battles against virus

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Updated May 25th - 10:00pm

President Donald Trump honored America’s war dead in back-to-back Memorial Day appearances colored by an epic struggle off the battlefield, against the coronavirus.

New efforts to get voters to switch to GOP for primary underway — including an unlikely new Republican

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted May 25th - 8:55pm

New efforts are underway to get more unaffiliated and even Democratic voters to participate in next month’s closed Republican Party primary that include a surprising switch by a former Democratic Party leader.

Break on insulin costs coming sooner than expected for Utahns as program starts June 1

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted May 25th - 6:37pm

A savings program for Utahns with diabetes will be seven months earlier than anticipated, giving state residents the chance to take advantage of the Public Employees Health Plan’s discounted insulin rates.

Federal coronavirus testing plan puts burden on states

The Associated Press  |  Updated May 25th - 3:46pm

The Trump administration’s new strategy for coronavirus testing puts much of the burden on states while promising to provide supplies such as swabs and material to transport specimens.

UK leader's aide says he won't quit over lockdown road trip

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Updated May 25th - 12:47pm

British leader Boris Johnson’s powerful chief aide insisted Monday that he wouldn't resign for driving the length of England while the country was under strict lockdown — a trip he made without informing the prime minister first.

Cyprus to deport 17 migrants suspected of terror links

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 11:33am

Cyprus will deport 17 migrants who are being held on suspicion of having links to extremist groups or involved in acts of terror, the country's interior ministry said Monday.

Biden visits veterans memorial park in first in-person event since pandemic upended traditional campaigning in March

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 9:31am

Biden visits veterans memorial park in first in-person event since pandemic upended traditional campaigning in March.