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Whether to call Bolton, other witnesses roils Trump's trial

Eric Tucker, Zeke Miller and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 10:09pm

President Donald Trump's impeachment trial is shifting to questions from senators, a pivotal juncture as Republicans lack the votes to block witnesses and face a potential setback in their hope of ending the trial with a quick acquittal.

Question time: What's next in Trump's impeachment trial

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 10:06pm

With opening arguments wrapped up in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, senators will now get a chance to ask questions. But the normally loquacious politicians will still have to keep silent, as their questions can only be submitted in writing.

Klobuchar makes quick trip to Iowa in midst of impeachment

Margery A. Beck, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 8:01pm

Amy Klobuchar is still fighting to gain ground in Iowa's presidential caucuses that are now just days away.

Scaling down proposed Olympia Hills development is just ‘lipstick on a pig’ to Herriman residents

Kyle Dunphey, KSL and Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Jan 28th - 7:29pm

Lipstick on a pig. Whip cream on a turd. Those were just a couple of the ways residents characterized the proposed Olympia Hills development.

Impeachment gives Romney a chance to assert Senate clout

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 6:21pm

It’s Mitt Romney’s big moment, again.

Pentagon: 50 troops suffered brain injuries in Iran strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 5:45pm

The Pentagon on Tuesday raised to 50 the number of U.S. service members who suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iran's missile strike earlier this month on an Iraqi air base, the third time the number of injuries has been increased.

GOP squirms as Bolton prepares to dish on Trump White House

Aamer Madhani, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 5:36pm

For much of the last 20 years, John Bolton was a conservative poster child, a Republican hawk whose worldview helped shape the GOP establishment’s approach to dicey foreign policy questions.

Trial highlights: Trump defense urges end to impeachment

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 5:28pm

President Donald Trump’s legal team on Tuesday concluded its three-day presentation as they started it — arguing that the Democrats’ case amounted to partisan politics that would undo the results of the 2016 presidential election and drive Trump from office.

AP source: McConnell says he can't yet block new witnesses

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 4:15pm

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told senators privately Tuesday he does not yet have the votes to block new witnesses in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump defense wrong about FBI investigation

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 4:05pm

President Donald Trump's defense team falsely claimed the Justice Department was already investigating him even before the 2016 election and distorted the facts about a dossier of opposition research into Trump's ties to Russia.

Biden won't say whether Sanders could unify Dems as nominee

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 3:42pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden wouldn't say Tuesday whether he thinks Bernie Sanders could effectively unify the Democrats if the Vermont senator wins the party's presidential nomination.

Trump shores up support for newest GOP congressman in Jersey

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 2:30pm

Moving on several fronts toward shoring up support for his reelection bid, President Donald Trump capped off a busy Tuesday by heaping praise on the newest Republican member of Congress and savaging Democrats he said are engaged in “demented hoaxes” like his impeachment trial.

Rep. Ben McAdams’ bill to spur suicide prevention research passes House

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jan 28th - 2:15pm

Rep. Ben McAdams, D-Utah, related a story about KSL-TV news anchor Lori Prichard on the House floor ahead of a vote on his bipartisan legislation.

Trump backs Pompeo against NPR, criticizes CNN and Fox News

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 1:42pm

President Donald Trump on Tuesday backed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Pompeo's battle with National Public Radio and tweeted out more media criticism, one target familiar and the other less so.

Former Rich County commissioner charged with child sexual abuse

Amy Donaldson and Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jan 28th - 1:16pm

Tom Weston, 68, of Laketown, who served as a commissioner for 18 years before retiring in 2018, was charged Monday in 1st District Court with sodomy on a child and aggravated sexual abuse of a child, both first degree felonies.

Barr says there will be 'zero tolerance' on anti-Semitism

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 12:56pm

Attorney General William Barr ordered federal prosecutors across the U.S. to step up their efforts to combat anti-Semitic hate crimes as he met with Jewish leaders in Brooklyn, New York, on Tuesday.

The Sitdown: Utah Democratic Rep. Brian King on young people and politics

Graham Dudley,  |  Posted Jan 28th - 12:47pm

From 27-year-old state representatives to high school students walking out of class and into the streets, the next generations are finding ways to be heard.

AP Source: McConnell tells Republicans he does not yet have votes to block witnesses in Trump's impeachment trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 4:04pm

AP Source: McConnell tells Republicans he does not yet have votes to block witnesses in Trump's impeachment trial.

Review finds heavy use of commando forces led to ethics slip

Robert Burns and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 12:44pm

Episodic misconduct and ethical lapses among U.S. special operations forces, like the Navy SEALs and Army Green Berets, stem from a culture that puts too much emphasis on fighting and too little on developing good leaders, an in-depth review has concluded.