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The Latest: Trump to establish 'National Garden' of heroes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 5:40pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's July Fourth celebration at Mount Rushmore (all times local):

Sen. Mike Lee accuses Democrats of being on the side of ‘dimwitted’ violent protesters

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 4:08pm

Sen. Mike Lee charged Senate Democrats with being on the side of violent protesters he described as “dimwitted, phony drama addicts” for opposing his resolution Thursday condemning “mob violence” in the wake of nationwide demonstrations over the police killing of George Floyd.

July 4th military flyovers to go over DC, 4 other cities

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 3:38pm

President Donald Trump's July Fourth celebration will feature an extensive U.S. military air show over Washington, D.C., but four other cities will get mini-versions of the air power display on Saturday,

French government ministers investigated over virus crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 1:40pm

A special French court ordered an investigation Friday of three current or former government ministers over their handling of the coronavirus crisis.

New outbreaks push inmate coronavirus cases past 50,000

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 11:00am

The number of prison inmates testing positive for the coronavirus soared well past the 50,000 mark last month, as recent outbreaks threatened to undo control measures put in place earlier in the pandemic.

Can Trump's anti-mail-voting crusade hurt him in key states?

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 9:44am

President Donald Trump's campaign and allies have blocked efforts to expand mail-in voting, forcing an awkward confrontation with top GOP election officials who are promoting the opposite in their states.

In shake-up, UK government plans televised media briefings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 6:04am

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says his government will introduce White House-style televised media briefings, in a shake-up to the traditional system of political communication.

French court OKs end to Rwanda genocide investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 5:02am

The Paris appeals court on Friday upheld a decision to end a years-long investigation into the plane crash that sparked Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, citing lack of sufficient evidence.

At Rushmore, Trump says protesters seek to 'defame' heroes

Stephen Groves and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 3:43am

Speaking to a largely maskless crowd at Mount Rushmore, President Donald Trump said Friday that protesters have waged “a merciless campaign to wipe out our history” amid demonstrations against racial injustice and police brutality.

Only verified intelligence? A look at presidents' briefings

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 10:16pm

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.

Utah County commissioner ousted, says sexuality was 'absolutely' a reason for loss of support

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 9:09pm

Utah County Commissioner Nathan Ivie, who came out as Utah’s first openly gay elected Republican last year, was one of several local government incumbents voters booted from office in this week’s election.

Protest over Salt Lake police shooting ends abruptly with a protester arrested

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 8:56pm

A rally demanding justice for Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal, who was shot and killed by police in May, met an abrupt end when one of the protesters was arrested by police.

Mitt Romney leading effort to block Trump withdrawal of US troops from Germany

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 7:48pm

Sen. Mitt Romney is leading a bipartisan effort to stop President Donald Trump from withdrawing U.S. troops from Germany.

House judiciary panel to interview ousted NY prosecutor

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 4:29pm

The ousted former U.S. attorney for Manhattan will sit down with the House Judiciary Committee next week for a closed-door interview as the panel investigates politicization in the Justice Department.

Cox still holds slight lead over Huntsman in governor’s race

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 3:08pm

Votes from Tuesday’s GOP primary election continue to be counted.

Congress passes bill rebuking China over Hong Kong crackdown

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 2:08pm

Congress has approved a bill rebuking China over its crackdown in Hong Kong amid protests against a strict “national security” law that outlaws so-called subversive or terrorist acts, as well as collusion with foreign forces intervening in the city’s affairs.

Democrats say US needs to address protective gear shortage

Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 12:19pm

and that the demand included gear for some industries, such as janitors, who may not need medical-grade equipment.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 4:21pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows:

France returns remains of Algerian anti-colonial fighters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 10:57am

After decades in a French museum, the skulls of 24 Algerians decapitated for resisting French colonial forces were formally repatriated to Algeria on Friday in an elaborate ceremony led by the teary-eyed Algerian president.