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Sanders retracts endorsement in US House race after backlash

Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 3:01pm

Bernie Sanders retracted his endorsement for online news personality Cenk Uygur in a California congressional race on Friday after coming under fire from supporters for backing someone who had made demeaning and controversial comments about women, Muslims and African Americans.

First lady appears to condone Trump's criticism of Thunberg

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 2:46pm

Melania Trump on Friday appeared to condone her husband's criticism of 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, saying through a spokeswoman that her 13-year-old son, Barron, is in a different category than the teenage climate activist “who travels the globe giving speeches.”

Judges tosses ex-Utah A.G.’s lawsuit against FBI, state prosecutors

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Dec 13th - 1:40pm

After giving former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff a final chance this summer to make his case against federal, state and county law enforcement officials, a federal judge Friday dismissed his multimillion-dollar civil rights lawsuit.

Democrats threaten to boycott next debate over labor dispute

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 1:39pm

All the Democratic presidential candidates slated to participate in next week's debate threatened Friday to skip the event if an ongoing labor dispute forces them to cross picket lines on the campus hosting it.

Utah educators express concern over implications of tax reform

Brittany Glas, KSL TV and Cindy St. Clair, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 13th - 1:33pm

With little to no language addressing education in the tax reform proposal passed Thursday night, there is serious concern over the future of school funding.

Impeachment saga is a quick TV moment after hours of talk

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 1:26pm

For a few moments, most of the talking ceased, replaced by simple recitations of “aye" or “no.”

Rapper Scarface in runoff for Houston City Council seat

John L. Mone, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 11:26am

As a member of Houston’s pioneering rap group The Geto Boyz, Brad Jordan co-wrote the early 1990s hip-hop anthem “Mind Playing Tricks on Me.”

Trump, leader of Paraguay discuss corruption, Venezuela

Luis Alonso Lugo, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 10:33am

It was the briefest of moments in the Washington media spotlight for Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benítez.

Trump calls impeachment vote 'embarrassment' to nation

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 9:48am

President Donald Trump declared Friday's House committee vote to impeach him ”an embarrassment to our country" and refused to back away from the charge that first ensnared him in the scandal. Almost simultaneous to the vote, Rudy Giuliani, the president's personal lawyer, turned up at the White House to discuss Ukraine.

Utah Military Academy placed on warning amid financial, grading concerns

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Dec 13th - 7:04am

The Utah Military Academy was placed on warning Thursday amid allegations that a student’s grades were changed to facilitate admission to a military academy, the school had circumvented state procurement laws, and has numerous financial deficiencies and concerns.

Turkey protests US Senate vote recognizing Armenian genocide

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 6:47am

Turkey summoned the ambassador from the United States on Friday to protest the U.S. Senate's approval of a resolution that recognizes as genocide the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks a century ago, an official said.

Polish gov't defends law to 'discipline' judges, amid outcry

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 5:46am

Poland's right-wing governing party on Friday defended its heavily-criticized plans to impose new restrictions on judges, saying it wants to "discipline" a “caste” of judges that has become too engaged in politics.

Johnson claims Brexit mandate with new conservative majority

Jill Lawless, Danica Kirka and Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 11:54pm

Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged Friday to heal Britain’s divisions over Brexit after his gamble on early elections rewarded him with a commanding majority in Parliament and a new mandate to take his country out of the European Union at the end of January.

Trump says US, China have reached deal; Sunday tariffs off

Paul Wiseman and Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 11:23pm

President Donald Trump said Friday that the U.S. has canceled plans to impose new tariffs on $160 billion worth of Chinese imports Sunday as part of a modest interim agreement that de-escalates a 17-month trade war between the world’s two biggest economies.

Impeachment charges head to House; Trump cries anew: 'Hoax'

Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 11:13pm

Democrats propelled President Donald Trump’s impeachment toward a historic vote by the full U.S. House as the Judiciary Committee on Friday approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. It's the latest major step in the constitutional and political storm that has divided Congress and the nation.

Supreme Court to hear subpoena fights over Trump financial records; decisions likely by late June, amid campaign

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 2:31pm

Supreme Court to hear subpoena fights over Trump financial records; decisions likely by late June, amid campaign.

Trump impeachment goes to full House after Judiciary panel approves charges of abuse of power, obstruction of Congress

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:10am

Trump impeachment goes to full House after Judiciary panel approves charges of abuse of power, obstruction of Congress.

House Judiciary panel approves first article of impeachment against President Trump, charging him with abuse of power

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:07am

House Judiciary panel approves first article of impeachment against President Trump, charging him with abuse of power.

Judiciary panel ends session, pushing vote on articles of impeachment against Trump to Friday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:19pm

Judiciary panel ends session, pushing vote on articles of impeachment against Trump to Friday.