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Democrats prepare police reform bills after Floyd's death

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 10:29pm

Congressional Democrats, powered by the Congressional Black Caucus, are preparing a sweeping package of police reforms as pressure builds on the federal government to respond to the death of George Floyd and others in law enforcement interactions.

Pentagon-Trump clash breaks open over military and protests

Zeke Miller and Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 10:10pm

President Donald Trump’s Pentagon chief shot down his idea of using troops to quell protests across the United States, then reversed course on pulling part of the 82nd Airborne Division off standby in an extraordinary clash between the U.S. military and its commander in chief.

Obama steps out as nation confronts confluence of crises

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 10:08pm

Former President Barack Obama is taking on an increasingly public role as the nation confronts a confluence of historic crises that has exposed deep racial and socioeconomic inequalities in America and reshaped the November election.

Romney criticizes Trump clearing out peaceful protesters to make way for photo op

Dennis Romboy, KSL and Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 9:49pm

Sens. Mike Lee and Mitt Romney met Wednesday with Utah National Guard soldiers deployed to Washington, D.C., to help deal with protests over the death of a black man in police custody.

Ocasio-Cortez endorses challenger of House Dem chairman

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 9:29pm

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has endorsed the Democratic primary challenger of a veteran House committee chairman whose New York district is adjacent to her own, the progressive freshman's latest challenge to party leaders.

Kaysville City Council issues censure letter for Mayor Katie Witt over her push for public concert amid pandemic

MacK Jones, KSL  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 8:34pm

The Kaysville City Council released a letter of censure Wednesday aimed at Mayor Katie Witt expressing deep concerns for her support of a public concert despite health directives and asking her to resign.

Salt Lake County mayor seeks $77 million in budget cuts in COVID-19 shocked economy

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 7:11pm

As the COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the global economy, Utah’s most population-dense county is projected to see sales tax and tourism dollars plunge by up to $96 million in the coming year.

US Park Police investigate attack on Australian journalists

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 6:36pm

The U.S. Park Police said Wednesday that it has placed two officers on administrative leave after video showed two Australian journalists being attacked during Monday night’s protest in Washington, D.C.

Ex-defense chief Mattis rips Trump for dividing Americans

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 5:18pm

In an extraordinary rebuke, former defense secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday denounced President Donald Trump's heavy-handed use of military force to quell protests near the White House and said his former boss was setting up a “false conflict" between the military and civilian society.

Iowa Rep. King's defeat marks moment of unity for GOP, Dems

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 5:11pm

The longer Steve King served in Congress, building up a repertoire of racist rhetoric and nativist sentiments, the more he unwittingly became a unifying force in American politics.

States jockey to host Trump as he accepts GOP nomination

Jill Colvin and Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 4:29pm

Several states are vying to host President Donald Trump when he accepts his party’s nomination later this year, after Trump officially pulled the plug on North Carolina because of the state's concerns over the coronavirus.

Doctors kept close eye on Trump's use of malaria drug

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 3:53pm

The White House medical team kept a close eye on President Donald Trump's heart rhythms, including at least one electrocardiogram, to watch for potential side effects when he took a two-week course of a malaria drug to try to prevent the coronavirus, his doctor reported Wednesday.

EU, China postpone September summit due to pandemic

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 1:54pm

The European Union and China have agreed to postpone a summit planned for this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic, German officials said Wednesday.

Obama steps out as nation confronts confluence of crises

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 1:00pm

Former President Barack Obama is taking on an increasingly public role as the nation confronts a confluence of historic crises that has exposed deep racial and socioeconomic inequalities in America and reshaped the November election.

Army: Esper reverses plan to send active-duty troops home

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 11:35am

In an abrupt reversal, Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Wednesday overturned an earlier Pentagon decision to send a couple hundred active-duty soldiers home from the Washington, D.C., region, amid growing tensions with the White House over the military response to the protests.

Salt Lake City faces barrage of demands to slash the police budget

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 8:32am

As the nation continues to reel over the death of George Floyd, Salt Lake City leaders spent hours Tuesday reflecting on their city’s own police department.

Esper has reversed decision to return active-duty troops deployed near DC to home bases, Army secretary tells AP

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 2:42pm

Esper has reversed decision to return active-duty troops deployed near DC to home bases, Army secretary tells AP.

EU, China agree to postpone summit planned for September due to coronavirus pandemic

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 1:52pm

EU, China agree to postpone summit planned for September due to coronavirus pandemic.

Defense officials tell AP that active-duty troops brought to DC area in response to protests are returning to home bases

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 11:27am

Defense officials tell AP that active-duty troops brought to DC area in response to protests are returning to home bases.