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Only verified intelligence? A look at presidents' briefings

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 10:26am

The White House says President Donald Trump was never briefed on intelligence that Russia had put a bounty on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan because there wasn’t corroborating evidence.

High court won't hear abortion clinic 'buffer zone' cases

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 9:10am

The Supreme Court on Thursday turned away pleas from anti-abortion activists to make it easier for them to protest outside clinics, declining to wade back into the abortion debate just days after striking down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics.

Justices keep hold on secret Russia investigation material

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 7:42am

The Supreme Court is denying Congress access to secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation through the November election.

Russian opposition denounces vote extending Putin's rule

Daria Litvinova, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 1:40am

A vote that cleared the way for President Vladimir Putin to rule Russia until 2036 was denounced Thursday by his political opponents as a “Pyrrhic victory” that will only further erode his support and legitimacy.

Lawmakers to get classified briefing on Russia bounty intel

Mary Clare Jalonick, Matthew Lee and James Laporta, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 10:09pm

U.S. officials will provide a classified briefing for congressional leaders Thursday about intelligence assessment that Russia offered bounties for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

Biden tops Trump in June, 2nd-quarter cash; GOP still flush

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 8:56pm

Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden outpaced President Donald Trump's campaign fundraising juggernaut in June and in the second quarter of this election year, continuing a stunning reversal of fortune from his threadbare primary campaign.

House passes bill rebuking China over Hong Kong; Senate next

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 7:28pm

The House on Wednesday joined the Senate in approving a bill to rebuke China over its crackdown in Hong Kong by imposing sanctions on groups that undermine the city’s autonomy or restrict freedoms promised to its residents.

Dueling protests face off in downtown Provo 2 days after demonstration turned violent

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Jul 1st - 6:59pm

Days after gunshots rang out during a protest in Provo decrying racism and police brutality, two dueling protests face off near the Provo Police Department.

3 GOP candidates concede 4th District primary race to Burgess Owens

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jul 1st - 5:47pm

The contentious 4th District Republican primary race to take on Utah’s only Democrat in Congress in November is over as three candidates have conceded to former NFL player Burgess Owens.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely asserts Biden was fed questions

Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 5:12pm

President Donald Trump has fabricated a complaint that Democratic rival Joe Biden was fed questions at a news conference and read his answers from a teleprompter. This didn't happen.

'It's been the honor of my life': Utah’s longest-serving state senator ousted in Republican primary

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jul 1st - 4:35pm

Utah’s longest-serving state senator, who has held a seat representing a northern Utah district for more than three decades, was ousted by Republican voters in Tuesday’s primary.

Trump says he looks like Lone Ranger in a mask and likes it

Aamer Madhani and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 3:19pm

After long resisting wearing a mask in public, President Donald Trump said Wednesday he thinks it makes him look like the Lone Ranger — and he likes it.

Wednesday numbers show Cox remains ahead of Huntsman in race for governor

Graham Dudley,  |  Posted Jul 1st - 3:12pm

More than 111,000 ballots may be outstanding across the state.

Trump supports new round of direct coronavirus payments

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 2:42pm

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he supports a fresh round of government payments to individuals to help them weather the coronavirus pandemic but “it has to be done properly.”

Department of Homeland Security to safeguard US monuments

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 2:06pm

The federal agency that was created to improve the nation’s response to terrorism announced Wednesday that it will be adding the protection of statues and monuments to its mission.

LeBron James' group touts sports venues as mega-voting sites

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 1:26pm

If basketball icon LeBron James gets his way, NBA arenas and other sports venues around the country will be mega polling sites for the November general election.

Supreme Court keeps hold on secret grand jury testimony from Russia investigation, likely through election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 7:40am

Supreme Court keeps hold on secret grand jury testimony from Russia investigation, likely through election.

French medics sue over mask, equipment shortages amid virus

Arno Pedram, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 7:16am

A collective of French health care workers said Thursday it is seeking a broad legal inquiry into France’s failure to protect its members and their colleagues by providing adequate masks, gloves and other protective equipment as the coronavirus swept across the country.

Analysis: Trump fights to keep a job Dems say he isn't doing

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 10:08pm

President Donald Trump is asking Americans to let him keep his job. His critics are questioning how much of that job he’s actually doing.