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Watch live: Senate likely to confirm Barrett to U.S. Supreme Court, cementing conservative majority

Sarah N. Lynch, Reuters  |  Posted Oct 26th - 6:50am

The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate is expected on Monday to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, as the next justice to the Supreme Court, a move that will tilt the country's highest court further to the right for years to come.

Kershaw stops steal of home, hands Dodgers 3-2 Series lead

Ronald Blum, Associated Press  |  Updated Oct 26th - 12:57am

As much as Clayton Kershaw has dominated hitters throughout a glittering career, he has not silenced those who cite his lack of baseball's ultimate accomplishment.

Pence staff hit by COVID-19 outbreak as Biden says Trump has surrendered to pandemic

Andrea Shalal and Ernest Scheyder, Reuters  |  Posted Oct 25th - 9:32pm

Vice President Mike Pence campaigned on Sunday despite a COVID-19 outbreak among his aides and President Donald Trump claimed progress as the United States set records for daily infections, prompting Democratic challenger Joe Biden to accuse Trump of surrendering to the pandemic.

Murray Energy founder, former Crandall Canyon mine owner, dies at age 80

Jen Riess,  |  Posted Oct 25th - 8:47pm

Robert Murray, the founder and former president and CEO of Murray Energy Corp. died on Sunday. He was 80 years old.

Barrett's US Supreme Court confirmation edges closer after Sunday vote

Lawrence Hurley, Reuters  |  Posted Oct 25th - 5:43pm

The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate on Sunday moved closer toward a final confirmation vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, on Monday, just over a week before Election Day.

'Fingers crossed and prayers': Colorado wildfire kills couple, forces more evacuations

Keith Coffman, Reuters  |  Posted Oct 25th - 7:24am

Residents remaining in Estes Park, in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park, were told to evacuate their homes on Saturday as wind gusts fanned the second largest wildfire in state history and the blaze claimed the lives of an elderly couple.

Republican Murkowski, who opposed pre-election Supreme Court confirmation, will vote for Barrett

Reuters  |  Posted Oct 24th - 7:48pm

One of two Republican U.S. senators who had opposed the pre-election confirmation of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, said on Saturday she would nevertheless vote to confirm Barrett.

Fauci says it might be time to mandate masks as COVID-19 surges across US

Andrea Kane and Maggie Fox, CNN  |  Posted Oct 24th - 9:37am

Dr. Anthony Fauci has been urging Americans to use masks for months. But he has said before that he doesn't think a federal law would be the way to go. That changed Friday.

Trump says pandemic will end soon after Biden blasts his handling of crisis

Steve Holland and Trevor Hunnicutt, Reuters  |  Updated Oct 23rd - 7:50pm

President Donald Trump promised supporters in Florida on Friday that the coronavirus pandemic would end soon and accused Democratic rival Joe Biden of overstating the health crisis to scare Americans into voting for him.

'Murder hornet' nest found in Washington believed to be 1st in the US

Allen Kim, CNN  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 5:43pm

If you thought giant "murder hornets" had disappeared because they dropped from the headlines, you are mistaken.

4 takeaways for Utah voters from a more substantive 2nd presidential debate

Graham Dudley,  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 8:38am

Here are four takeaways we observed from the final presidential debate that Utahns can use to inform their vote.

Trump and Biden clash sharply over pandemic in less chaotic final debate

Trevor Hunnicutt and Jeff Mason, Reuters  |  Updated Oct 22nd - 10:05pm

The debate represented one of President Donald Trump's last remaining opportunities to reshape a campaign dominated by a pandemic. Polls show Trump is trailing former V.P. Joe Biden.

Explainer: Red mirage, blue mirage — beware of early US election results

Chris Kahn and Jason Lange, Reuters  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 8:43pm

Early vote counts in the most competitive, battleground states can be particularly misleading this election because of the surge in mail-in or absentee ballots, and the different ways that they are processed.

FDA approves first COVID-19 drug: antiviral remdesivir

Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 7:46pm

U.S. regulators on Thursday approved the first drug to treat COVID-19: remdesivir, an antiviral medicine given to hospitalized patients through an IV.

Sen. Mike Lee praises Amy Coney Barrett, rips Democrats' 'performance art' in hearings

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Updated Oct 22nd - 6:00pm

Utah Sen. Mike Lee praised Judge Amy Coney Barrett as the most impressive judicial nominee he has ever seen and ripped Democrats for their treatment of Republican nominees to the Supreme Court past and present.

Tesla's release of new 'self-driving' software closely watched by U.S. regulator

Tina Bellon and David Shepardson, Reuters  |  Updated Oct 22nd - 4:21pm

The U.S. auto safety regulator said on Thursday it was closely watching Tesla Inc's release of a software version intended to allow its cars to drive themselves, saying it stood ready to protect the public against safety risks.

U.S. Postal Service has delivered more than 100 million ballots

David Shepardson, Reuters  |  Updated Oct 22nd - 3:08pm

The U.S. Postal Service on Thursday said it has delivered more than 100 million blank or completed ballots since early September for the Nov. 3 presidential election.

White House releases raw footage of Trump's '60 Minutes' interview

Ernest Scheyder, Reuters  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 2:33pm

The White House on Thursday released raw footage from U.S. President Donald Trump's contentious interview with "60 Minutes" reporter Lesley Stahl, breaking an agreement to keep the material private until an edited version could air this weekend.

Analysis: U.S. Supreme Court's rightward move could benefit oil and gas interests

Valerie Volcovici and Jessica Resnick-ault, Reuters  |  Updated Oct 22nd - 2:14pm

The addition of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, moving it further rightward, could have significant consequences for U.S. climate change policy and complicate the government's ability to regulate pollution, according to legal experts.