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Russia says US leaving overflight treaty will hurt security

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 11:59am

Russia said Tuesday that the U.S. decision to withdraw from an international treaty allowing observation flights over military facilities would erode global security by making it more difficult for governments to interpret the intentions of other nations.

US nears 100,000 pandemic deaths: Does Trump feel your pain?

Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 11:23am

In the rubble of buildings and lives, modern U.S. presidents have met national trauma with words such as these: “I can hear you.” “You have lost too much, but you have not lost everything.” “We have wept with you; we’ve pulled our children tight.”

Biden campaign names national voter protection director

Kat Stafford, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 11:23am

Joe Biden has hired a national director for voter protection, a role his campaign says will focus broadly on voter rights, including the disenfranchisement of people of color amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pence aide who had COVID-19 returns to work

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 11:15am

Vice President Mike Pence’s chief spokeswoman said Tuesday that she has recovered from coronavirus and is back at work.

Spain to mourn virus victims for unprecedented 10-day period

Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 9:15am

The Spanish government has declared 10 days of mourning starting Wednesday for the nearly 27,000 people who have died with the novel coronavirus in Spain, the longest official mourning period in the country’s 4-decade-old democracy.

GOP govs offer states as alternative RNC convention host

Zeke Miller and Ben Nadler, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 8:57am

Two GOP governors are offering up their states to host the Republican National Convention — a day after President Donald Trump threatened to pull the convention out of North Carolina if that state’s Democratic governor doesn't assure him that the August gathering can go forward despite coronavirus fears.

Atlanta is home to 2 potential contenders for Biden's VP

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 10:10pm

Neither public rivals nor personal friends, Keisha Lance Bottoms and Stacey Abrams spent years climbing parallel ladders at Atlanta City Hall and the Georgia Capitol.

Shunned by his party, Iowa's Steve King fights for his seat

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 10:04pm

Rep. Steve King is fighting for his political life — but not because he's compared immigrants crossing the border illegally to cattle. His Republican opponents in next week's primary aren't raking him over the coals for making light of rape and incest. His chief rival's ads don't mention the time he wondered when the term “white supremacist” became offensive.

New efforts to get voters to switch to GOP for primary underway — including an unlikely new Republican

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted May 25th - 8:55pm

New efforts are underway to get more unaffiliated and even Democratic voters to participate in next month’s closed Republican Party primary that include a surprising switch by a former Democratic Party leader.

Break on insulin costs coming sooner than expected for Utahns as program starts June 1

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted May 25th - 6:37pm

A savings program for Utahns with diabetes will be seven months earlier than anticipated, giving state residents the chance to take advantage of the Public Employees Health Plan’s discounted insulin rates.

Federal coronavirus testing plan puts burden on states

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 3:34pm

The Trump administration’s new strategy for coronavirus testing puts much of the burden on states while promising to provide supplies such as swabs and material to transport specimens.

UK leader's aide says he won't quit over lockdown road trip

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 4:14am

British leader Boris Johnson’s powerful chief aide insisted Monday that he wouldn't resign for driving the length of England while the country was under strict lockdown — a trip he made without informing the prime minister first.

Trump honors fallen soldiers as nation battles against virus

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 10:39pm

President Donald Trump honored America’s war dead in back-to-back Memorial Day appearances colored by an epic struggle off the battlefield, against the coronavirus.

Biden aims to move left without abandoning centrist roots

Will Weissert and Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 10:15pm

Joe Biden worked out deals with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. He defended Vice President Mike Pence as a “decent guy” and eulogized Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain's “fairness, honesty, dignity, respect.”

White House imposes coronavirus travel ban on Brazil

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 3:57pm

President Donald Trump on Sunday further limited travel from the world's coronavirus hotspots by denying entry to foreigners coming from Brazil, which is second to the U.S. in the number of confirmed cases.

Cyprus to deport 17 migrants suspected of terror links

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 11:33am

Cyprus will deport 17 migrants who are being held on suspicion of having links to extremist groups or involved in acts of terror, the country's interior ministry said Monday.

Biden visits veterans memorial park in first in-person event since pandemic upended traditional campaigning in March

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 9:31am

Biden visits veterans memorial park in first in-person event since pandemic upended traditional campaigning in March.

White House bans entry of non-US citizens traveling from Brazil, a hotspot for coronavirus

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 3:12pm

White House bans entry of non-US citizens traveling from Brazil, a hotspot for coronavirus.

German governor's plan to end blanket virus rules criticized

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 10:02am

A German state governor’s proposal to end blanket coronavirus restrictions in his region, which would be a first for the country after a comparatively successful response to the pandemic, drew mounting criticism Sunday from other officials.