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Egypt's ousted president Morsi dies in court during trial

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 4:34pm

Egypt's first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi who was ousted by the military in 2013 after a year in office, collapsed in court while on trial Monday and died, state TV and his family said.

Trump campaign fires pollsters after mixed messaging

Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 4:09pm

When President Donald Trump's internal polling suggested he was trailing Democrats in crucial states earlier this year, it did what any campaign would do: tried to bury the bad numbers.

Sen. Mitt Romney unveils bill to make immigrant employee verification system permanent

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 17th - 1:14pm

Sen. Mitt Romney has introduced legislation to make permanent an electronic verification system for businesses to check the legal status of potential employees.

Cunningham: Voters led him to switch to US Senate campaign

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 4:04am

A former North Carolina state senator is switching races, announcing Monday that he's joined the Democratic effort to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, whose seat would be a major pickup for Democrats trying to win back a Senate majority.

Buttigieg returns to South Bend after man killed by police

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 10:24pm

Authorities say a man has died after a shooting involving a police officer in South Bend, the Indiana city where Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is mayor.

Battleground Florida: Both parties prepare for 2020 fight

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 10:16pm

President Donald Trump's early strength in Florida on the night of the 2016 election was the first sign that he was about to score an upset victory. In an otherwise bleak 2018 for the GOP, the state was again a bright spot for Republicans who won the governor's mansion and flipped a Senate seat.

Pompeo tries rallying foreign leaders in alleged oil attacks

Ellen Knickmeyer, The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 1:58pm

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is reaching out to wary foreign leaders to frame alleged Iranian attacks in a Middle East oil shipping route as a problem for the world at large, especially for Asian countries vitally dependent on that oil.

4 years in, Trump fondly recalls Trump Tower campaign launch

Jill Colvin and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 8:35am

It was the escalator ride that would change history.

Advocates seek quick release of migrant kids detained in US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 4:03pm

Immigrant advocates have filed legal documents to try to force the administration of President Donald Trump to quickly release immigrant children from a Florida detention center.

Weld takes GOP bid to oust Trump to New Hampshire; voters are confused.

Hunter Woodall, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 12:07pm

Bill Weld jokes about not kissing the back of a child's head because he doesn't want to be accused, like Joe Biden, of making people uncomfortable. He tells voters they wouldn't know how obese Americans truly are until they go to county fairs, where "those overalls are working overtime." And he believes his opponent's policies are trending in the direction of Adolf Hitler.

Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks but calls for talks

Robert Burns and Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 10:42am

President Donald Trump has blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, but he also held out hope that implicit U.S. threats to use force will yield talks with the Islamic Republic as the Pentagon considers beefing up defenses in the Persian Gulf area.

Democrats favor more access to capital for black businesses

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 9:21am

Four Democrats vying for their party's presidential nomination honed in on the economic concerns of the black community during a forum Saturday in South Carolina, a state where nonwhite voters will play a major role in next year's primary election.

Utah governor kicks off European trade mission with visit to Swiss rail company

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jun 14th - 7:34pm

Stops on the trade mission include the International Paris Air Show that opens Monday. The largest air show in the world is a showcase for aerospace and defense technology. Eight Utah aerospace companies are expected to attend.

O'Rourke: White Americans don't know full story of slavery

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 14th - 2:49pm

Beto O'Rourke took a path somewhat less traveled on Friday, meeting with a small group representing a community of slave descendants in South Carolina as he strives to make connections with the black voters who will play a dominant role in next year's Southern presidential primaries.

Sarah Sanders speculation shakes up Arkansas governor's race

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 14th - 2:44pm

Speculation that White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders could run for governor in her home state of Arkansas is shaking up a race three years away that was already expected to attract a crowd of Republican candidates.

Chaffetz defends, Romney rips Trump on being open to foreign dirt on political opponents

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 14th - 12:47pm

President Donald Trump gave a shout out to former Utah congressman Jason Chaffetz who defended his being open to foreign opposition research on his political opponents.

North Carolina wants to know who owns voting-machine makers

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 14th - 12:10pm

North Carolina won't clear voting-machine makers to sell their systems to county elections boards until it learns more about who owns them, the state's elections board chairman said Friday.

Debate lineups: Biden, Sanders on 2nd night, Warren on 1st

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 14th - 11:59am

NBC set the lineup for its two-night debate of 2020 presidential contenders later this month, with a top-heavy second session that will pit former Vice President Joe Biden onstage against 2016 Democratic runner-up, Bernie Sanders, the youthful Mayor Pete Buttigieg and California Sen. Kamala Harris.

Man arrested for trespassing at Ocasio-Cortez's office

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 11:55am

Authorities have arrested a man who they say set off a fire extinguisher while at a building where Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has one of her district offices.