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Mail ballots from Tuesday's election push Biden over the top

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 8:28pm

After primaries and caucuses in 42 states and the District of Columbia, Joe Biden won the last few delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination for president late Friday as states worked to tally a surge of mail ballots.

Could chokeholds, knee holds be banned in Utah? New legislation to aim for police reforms

Art Raymond, KSL  |  Posted Jun 5th - 8:04pm

A statewide ban on chokeholds and knee holds, like the one that preceded the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, could be in the offing for Utah law enforcement agencies under new legislative efforts.

Top US military officer reaches out to Capitol leaders

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 6:28pm

The nation's top military officer, Gen. Mark Milley, has spoken privately with key congressional leaders as Pentagon officials come under fire for the Defense Department’s role in containing protests following the police killing of George Floyd.

Citing jobs report, Trump claims victory over coronavirus, economic collapse, progress on racial inequality

Steve Peoples, Zeke Miller and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 6:26pm

President Donald Trump effectively claimed victory over the economic crisis and COVID-19 on Friday as well as major progress against racial inequality, heartily embracing a better-than-expected jobs report in hopes of convincing a discouraged nation he deserves another four years in office.

Barr says he didn’t give tactical order to clear protesters

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 5:43pm

Attorney General William Barr says law enforcement officers were already moving to push back protesters from a park in front of the White House when he arrived there Monday evening, and he says he did not give a command to disperse the crowd, though he supported the decision.

Jon Huntsman Jr. confined to virtual campaigning after staffer tests positive for COVID-19

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jun 5th - 5:35pm

But his running mate, Provo Mayor Michelle Kaufusi, able to continue to make appearances.

Scores of retired military leaders publicly denounce Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 5:00pm

Scores of retired military and defense leaders are denouncing President Donald Trump and accusing him of using the U.S. Armed Forces to undermine the rights of Americans protesting police brutality and the killing of George Floyd.

Family of man killed by Salt Lake police want officers ‘behind bars’

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 5th - 4:06pm

Video appears to show man shot 20 times in the back and officers yelling 17 times to stop or drop gun.

Black Utahns meet with governor to share stories, offer suggestions to address racism

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Jun 5th - 3:38pm

Representatives from Utah’s minority communities shared stories this week providing Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and other policymakers on how they can address racism in Utah.

Pence goes on listening session regarding Floyd response

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 3:14pm

Better training for law enforcement. More money for historically black colleges and universities. Speaking to Americans with the “right tone.”

More active-duty troops leaving D.C., others remain on alert

Robert Burns and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 2:53pm

Nearly 500 of the active-duty troops brought in to help if needed with the civil unrest in the nation’s capitol have been given orders to leave Washington after a fourth day of largely peaceful protests, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy and other officials said Friday.

White House forces reporters to ditch social distancing

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 2:29pm

The White House abandoned social distancing for reporters attending President Donald Trump's Rose Garden event Friday because “it looks better,” according to the aide who ordered it.

Minneapolis agrees to ban all chokeholds by police and require bystanding officers to stop them in wake of Floyd death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 1:16pm

Minneapolis agrees to ban all chokeholds by police and require bystanding officers to stop them in wake of Floyd death.

Sen. Mike Lee says DC mayor set to kick National Guard troops out of hotel

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 5th - 10:21am

Sen. Mike Lee tweeted late Thursday night that Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser plans to evict more than 1,200 National Guard troops, including 200 from Utah, from an area hotel.

DC paints huge Black Lives Matter mural near White House

Ben Fox, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 10:07am

The city of Washington capped nearly a week of demonstrations against police brutality Friday by painting the words Black Lives Matter in enormous bright yellow letters on the street leading to the White House, a highly visible display of the local government's embrace of protests that has put it further at odds with President Donald Trump.

UK's official virus-related death toll surpasses 40,000

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 9:48am

The U.K. became the second country to officially record more than 40,000 coronavirus-related deaths as more than 100 scientists wrote to the British government on Friday to urge it to reconsider lifting virus lockdown restrictions.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 4:48pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows:

Court rules reporter's White House pass unfairly suspended

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 2:39pm

The federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., ruled Friday that the White House last year unfairly suspended the press credentials of a Washington reporter for Playboy.

The U.N.'s atomic watchdog says Iran's stockpiles of enriched uranium are increasing in violation of a key nuclear deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 9:29am

The U.N.'s atomic watchdog says Iran's stockpiles of enriched uranium are increasing in violation of a key nuclear deal.