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Chief justice's admonishment followed a note from Collins

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 4:46pm

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts' admonishment of House impeachment prosecutors and President Donald Trump's defense team followed a handwritten note by Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine.

Coalition of states sue over rules governing 3D-printed guns

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 4:39pm

Attorneys general in 20 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging a federal regulation that could allow blueprints for making guns on 3D printers to be posted on the internet.

Face of impeachment: Schiff sets tone with appeals to Senate

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 4:33pm

In the otherwise scripted impeachment trial, it was a rare spontaneous moment: Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of President Donald Trump's chief defenders, stopped Rep. Adam Schiff, the lead prosecutor, to shake his hand and compliment him on his arguments for Trump’s removal.

Trump vs. Bloomberg: Fortunes collide in pricey knife fight

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 4:29pm

They are circling each other like wary boxers, with taunts on Twitter, snarky asides and belittling descriptions. They rose to prominence in Manhattan on parallel tracks, amassed wealth real and perceived and displayed a penchant for putting their names on things.

Trump to rally in New Hampshire on eve of state's primary

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 3:33pm

New Hampshire is getting its first campaign rally of the 2020 campaign season from President Donald Trump, and it will be held on the eve of the state's first-in-the-nation presidential primary.

FBI says monitoring of ex-Trump aide should've ended sooner

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 3:14pm

The Justice Department has concluded that it should have ended its surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser earlier than it did because it lacked “insufficient predication" to continue eavesdropping, according to an order made public Thursday by a secretive intelligence court.

Steyer aims criminal justice plan at taking on racial bias

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 2:04pm

Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer is proposing a criminal justice reform plan that would reduce the costs of incarceration by redirecting funds to education, community policing and rehabilitation in an effort to amend a system he sees as prejudiced against lower-income communities and people of color.

Trump to address party leaders amid impeachment, reelection

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 1:48pm

President Donald Trump is set to address his party's leadership Thursday to rally their support amid impeachment and a trying reelection fight.

US general says troop surge in Middle East may not end soon

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 1:46pm

Over the past eight months, the United States has poured more than 20,000 additional troops into the Middle East to counter the escalating threat from Iran that peaked with the recent missile attack on American forces in Iraq.

Utah HIV campaign with suggestive slogans 'went over the line,' governor says

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 12:21pm

No one was fired following the recent roll-out of Utah’s new HIV awareness campaign, Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday.

Rep. Ilhan Omar launches reelection bid with big advantages

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 11:57am

Rep. Ilhan Omar’s congressional career got off to a rocky start just a year ago, with her provocative remarks on Israel and Jews stirring anger across the country and raising speculation that some other Minnesota Democrat might step forward to challenge her in 2020.

UN agency: China virus 'too early' for emergency declaration

Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 11:42am

A viral illness in China that has sickened hundreds of people and prompted Chinese authorities to effectively shut down at least three cities is not yet a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

Controversial Utah tax reform bill to be repealed

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 9:19am

Utah legislators will fully repeal a controversial tax reform bill. The announcement comes just days after critics of the bill finished collecting thousands of signatures to oppose it.

Wisconsin Republicans dismiss nonpartisan redistricting plan

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 9:10am

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' plan to create a nonpartisan redistricting commission to draw Wisconsin's electoral maps may put pressure on the Republicans who control the Legislature to consider an alternative plan, but it won't force them to do anything differently next year and GOP leaders made clear they won't change course.

The Latest: WHO says China virus not global health emergency

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 7:08am

The Latest on the outbreak of the new coronavirus in China (all times local):

Sweden: Fake officer didn't spy at NATO or hurt security

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 5:54am

A man who duped the Swedish military for 18 years by using forged credentials and who even worked at NATO headquarters and was a contact for Russia's security services did not divulge any secret information that could harm Sweden's security, the country's top military commander said Thursday.

Polish parliament OKs law allowing gov't to punish judges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 3:33am

Poland's lawmakers gave their final approval Thursday to legislation that will allow politicians to fire judges who criticize their decisions, a change that European legal experts warn will undermine judicial independence.

Rohingya hail UN ruling that Myanmar act to prevent genocide

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 11:42pm

The United Nations' top court on Thursday ordered Myanmar to do all it can to prevent genocide against the Rohingya people, a ruling met by members of the Muslim minority with gratitude and relief but also some skepticism that the country's rulers will fully comply.

Top UN court orders Myanmar to take all measures in its power to prevent genocide against Rohingya

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 3:00am

Top UN court orders Myanmar to take all measures in its power to prevent genocide against Rohingya.