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Andrew Yang having fun, but Democrat's message is serious

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 5:51am

Of all the many Democrats running for president, Andrew Yang is having the most fun.

Watchdog expected to find Russia probe valid, despite flaws

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 5:44am

The Justice Department's internal watchdog will release a highly anticipated report Monday that is expected to reject President Donald Trump’s claims that the Russia investigation was illegitimate and tainted by political bias from FBI leaders. But it is also expected to document errors during the investigation that may animate Trump supporters.

German minister urges more action against Russia on killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 2:29am

Germany's defense minister is calling for the government to turn up the pressure on Russia over a killing in Berlin that prosecutors say appears to have been ordered by Russian or Chechen authorities.

Why home prices in Salt Lake County are higher than they’ve ever been

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Dec 7th - 6:44pm

Single-family homes in Salt Lake County are more expensive than ever, a recent report shows.

Trump: Giuliani wants to take information to Barr, Congress

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 4:22pm

President Donald Trump indicated Saturday that his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani wants to take the information he has gathered from his investigations in Ukraine to the U.S. attorney general and to Congress.

In Florida, Trump says he's Israel's best pal in White House

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 2:15pm

President Donald Trump said Saturday that Israel has never had a better friend in the White House than him because, unlike his predecessors, “I kept my promises."

Pensacola naval base shooting tests US-Saudi relations

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 1:37pm

Top U.S. defense and military officials on Saturday reaffirmed America's continued commitment to and relationship with Saudi Arabia after a Saudi Air Force student's deadly attack at a Navy base in Florida.

Pentagon chief plans to shift US focus to China and Russia

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 1:12pm

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Saturday he still plans to shift the American military’s focus to competing with China and Russia, even as security threats pile up in the Middle East.

House impeachment report looks at abuse, bribery, corruption

Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 12:43pm

Previewing potential articles of impeachment, the House Democrats on Saturday issued a lengthy report drawing on history and the Founding Fathers to lay out the legal argument over the case against President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine.

Sen. Mitt Romney questions administration official about withholding aid to Lebanon

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Dec 7th - 8:02am

Members of a Senate panel, including Sen. Mitt Romney, wanted to know Wednesday why the White House only last week released military aid to Lebanon that had languished for months despite approval from Congress.

No malarkey: Biden courts Iowans, balances national campaign

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 10:07pm

Minutes after Joe Biden met Cathy Buxengard, he commandeered her cellphone to talk with her 99-year-old mother about her service as a World War II nurse and how worried she is about the United States today.

Former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson calls for more action to keep ‘mentally ill’ out of cold

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Dec 6th - 8:45pm

Former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson is sounding off over concerns about Utahns experiencing homelessness freezing in the cold.

Trump to delay listing Mexican cartels as terrorist groups

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 5:08pm

President Donald Trump said Friday in a tweet that he will hold off on designating Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations.

Supreme Court keeps federal executions on hold

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 4:53pm

The Supreme Court on Friday blocked the Trump administration from restarting federal executions next week after a 16-year break.

Esper sees no immediate need to send more US troops to Gulf

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 4:41pm

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Friday the Trump administration is keeping a close eye on unrest in Iran and Iraq, but he sees no immediate need to send any substantial number of additional U.S. forces to the region.

'All roads lead to Putin': Impeachment ties Ukraine, Russia

Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 3:44pm

House Democrats are bringing the impeachment focus back to Russia as they draft formal charges against President Donald Trump.

Protesters: Ukraine's leader must defend nation at summit

Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 7:16am

Several thousand people rallied Sunday in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv to demand that the president defend the country's interests in this week's summit with Russia, Germany and France on ending the war in eastern Ukraine.

Russian foreign minister to meet with Pompeo in DC next week

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 8:07pm

Russia's foreign minister will visit Washington next week for talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, U.S. officials said Friday.

Federal workers could win parental leave in space force swap

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 7:33pm

Capitol Hill leaders are nearing agreement in negotiations on an annual defense policy bill that would extend 12 weeks of paid parental leave to federal workers, both military and civilian, in exchange for establishing President Donald Trump's space force initiative.