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Some governors balk at Trump request to send troops to DC

Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 2:47pm

Some governors are rejecting President Donald Trump's request to send National Guard troops to Washington, D.C., for a massive militarized show of force in the nation’s capital after several days of unrest over the death of George Floyd.

2 men with numerous guns were headed to Salt Lake protests, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 1:23pm

The West Valley City police and FBI discovered two men with firearms with intent to go Monday night's peaceful downtown protests.

'Politicization' of Utah’s COVID-19 response splits GOP gubernatorial contenders

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 9:15am

The alleged politicization of the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic fired up the Utah Debate Commission debate among the four Republican candidates for governor.

Putin signs Russia's nuclear deterrent policy

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 9:01am

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday endorsed Russia's nuclear deterrent policy which allows him to use atomic weapons in response to a conventional strike targeting the nation's critical government and military infrastructure.

Pompeo hits China over Tiananmen as US faces civil unrest

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 7:58am

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday marked this week's anniversary of China's deadly 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square — a day after federal forces used tear gas to clear peaceful protesters from a park in front of the White House.

EU says Russia should not yet rejoin G7, despite Trump plan

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 6:28am

The European Union on Tuesday joined a growing chorus of members of the Group of Seven major economic powers to insist that Russia must not be allowed back into the fold, after U.S. President Donald Trump said that he plans to invite the country to a G7 summit next fall.

Environment, immigration hot topics for 1st District Democrat candidates

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 6:13am

A Democrat has not held the seat of the 1st Congressional District in Utah for 40 years, but two very different contenders from that party are hoping to change that come fall.

Demonstrators abroad identify with the cause of US protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 12:34am

Demonstrators from Australia to Europe identified with the cause of U.S. protests and urged their own governments to address racism and police violence.

Presidents have leeway to use military for domestic purposes

Eric Tucker and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 10:34pm

President Donald Trump's warning that he would deploy the United States military to any state that refuses to take aggressive action against rioting rests on a longstanding presidential power that gives wide latitude to the White House, legal experts said.

DC officials push back on aggressive response to protests

Michael Balsamo and Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 10:33pm

Officials in the nation’s capital pushed back Tuesday on an aggressive response by the federal government to demonstrations over the death of George Floyd, with the mayor flatly rejecting a Trump administration proposal for the federal government to take over its police force and one county in Virginia pulling its officers from Washington.

Tear gas, threats for protesters before Trump visits church

Jill Colvin and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 10:31pm

It began with Attorney General Bill Barr standing with his hands casually in his pockets, not wearing a tie, surveying the scene at Lafayette Park across from the White House, where several thousand protesters had gathered for more demonstrations after the police killing of George Floyd.

Biden looks to clinch nomination as 7 states, DC vote

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 10:27pm

Joe Biden could seize the number of delegates needed to formally clinch the Democrats' presidential nomination on Tuesday as seven states and the District of Columbia push through a pandemic and exploding racial tensions to host the largest slate of primary elections in almost three months.

A look at the antifa movement Trump is blaming for violence

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 10:19pm

President Donald Trump has blamed antifa activists for violence at protests over police killings of black people, but antifa isn’t an organization and targeting it isn’t so simple.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s move to quit WHO cites flawed facts

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 10:03pm

President Donald Trump spread a number of false and misleading claims about the World Health Organization in announcing his decision to cut U.S. ties with the agency over the coronavirus epidemic.

Here’s what Utah’s top state and federal candidates have to say about George Floyd death, protests and riots

Carter Williams, KSL.com and Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 1st - 9:26pm

Candidates seeking party nominations for Utah’s top state and federal positions took to the debate stage Monday, weeks ahead of the primary election for state and federal elections slated for June 30.

Presidents have leeway to use military for domestic purposes

Eric Tucker and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 8:40pm

President Donald Trump's warning that he would deploy the United States military to any state that refuses to take aggressive action against rioting rests on a longstanding presidential power that gives wide latitude to the White House, legal experts said Monday.

Paris riot officers fire tear gas during unauthorized protest against police violence and racial injustice

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 1:19pm

Paris riot officers fire tear gas during unauthorized protest against police violence and racial injustice.

Iran scientist acquitted in US trade secrets case deported

Nasser Karimi and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 8:04pm

An Iranian scientist imprisoned in the U.S. and acquitted in a federal trade secrets case is on his way back to Iran after being deported, the country's foreign minister said Tuesday.

Iran's foreign minister says on Instagram that Iranian scientist imprisoned in US is now on his way back to Iran

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 7:57pm

Iran's foreign minister says on Instagram that Iranian scientist imprisoned in US is now on his way back to Iran.