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Top US military officer reaches out to Capitol Hill leaders

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 8:16am

The nation's top military officer, Gen. Mark Milley, spoke privately with congressional leaders and many other lawmakers as Pentagon officials came under fire for the military's role in containing protests following the police killing of George Floyd.

Barr says he didn’t give tactical order to clear protesters

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 10:55pm

Attorney General William Barr says law enforcement officers were already moving to push back protesters from a park in front of the White House when he arrived there Monday evening, and he says he did not give a command to disperse the crowd, though he supported the decision.

Mail ballots from Tuesday's election push Biden over the top

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 10:53pm

After primaries and caucuses in 42 states and the District of Columbia, Joe Biden has won the last few delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination for president as states worked to tally a surge of mail ballots.

Protests remain peaceful following release of footage of Salt Lake police shooting

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Jun 5th - 8:58pm

Protesters returned to Salt Lake City streets in smaller numbers Friday night as the nation continues the reel over the death of George Floyd, adding to their cries against police brutality after Salt Lake City police released what the mayor called “disturbing” body camera footage of the shooting of Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal.

Mail ballots from Tuesday's election push Biden over the top

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 8:28pm

After primaries and caucuses in 42 states and the District of Columbia, Joe Biden won the last few delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination for president late Friday as states worked to tally a surge of mail ballots.

Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination

Stephen Ohlemacher and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 8:25pm

Joe Biden formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Friday, setting him up for a bruising challenge to President Donald Trump that will play out against the unprecedented backdrop of a pandemic, economic collapse and civil unrest.

Could chokeholds, knee holds be banned in Utah? New legislation to aim for police reforms

Art Raymond, KSL  |  Posted Jun 5th - 8:04pm

A statewide ban on chokeholds and knee holds could be in the offing for Utah law enforcement agencies under new legislative efforts.

Top US military officer reaches out to Capitol leaders

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 6:28pm

The nation's top military officer, Gen. Mark Milley, has spoken privately with key congressional leaders as Pentagon officials come under fire for the Defense Department’s role in containing protests following the police killing of George Floyd.

Citing jobs report, Trump claims victory over coronavirus, economic collapse, progress on racial inequality

Steve Peoples, Zeke Miller and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 6:26pm

President Donald Trump effectively claimed victory over the economic crisis and COVID-19 on Friday as well as major progress against racial inequality, heartily embracing a better-than-expected jobs report in hopes of convincing a discouraged nation he deserves another four years in office.

Barr says he didn’t give tactical order to clear protesters

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 5:43pm

Attorney General William Barr says law enforcement officers were already moving to push back protesters from a park in front of the White House when he arrived there Monday evening, and he says he did not give a command to disperse the crowd, though he supported the decision.

Jon Huntsman Jr. confined to virtual campaigning after staffer tests positive for COVID-19

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jun 5th - 5:35pm

But his running mate, Provo Mayor Michelle Kaufusi, able to continue to make appearances.

Scores of retired military leaders publicly denounce Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 5:00pm

Scores of retired military and defense leaders are denouncing President Donald Trump and accusing him of using the U.S. Armed Forces to undermine the rights of Americans protesting police brutality and the killing of George Floyd.

Family of man killed by Salt Lake police wants officers ‘behind bars’

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 5th - 4:06pm

Video appears to show man shot 20 times in the back and officers yelling 17 times to stop or drop gun.

Black Utahns meet with governor to share stories, offer suggestions to address racism

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Jun 5th - 3:38pm

Representatives from Utah’s minority communities shared stories this week providing Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and other policymakers on how they can address racism in Utah.

Pence goes on listening session regarding Floyd response

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 3:14pm

Better training for law enforcement. More money for historically black colleges and universities. Speaking to Americans with the “right tone.”

More active-duty troops leaving D.C., others remain on alert

Robert Burns and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 2:53pm

Nearly 500 of the active-duty troops brought in to help if needed with the civil unrest in the nation’s capitol have been given orders to leave Washington after a fourth day of largely peaceful protests, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy and other officials said Friday.

White House forces reporters to ditch social distancing

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 2:29pm

The White House abandoned social distancing for reporters attending President Donald Trump's Rose Garden event Friday because “it looks better,” according to the aide who ordered it.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 4:48pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows:

Court rules reporter's White House pass unfairly suspended

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 2:39pm

The federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., ruled Friday that the White House last year unfairly suspended the press credentials of a Washington reporter for Playboy.