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Dispute over rules erupts on impeachment's first full day

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 5:48pm

A rancorous dispute over rules marked the first full day of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.

No talking? No cellphones? Sen. Lee making bets on who breaks impeachment trial rules first

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:46pm

Senate rules preclude talking and cellphone use during the proceedings. “Those two things are difficult for some of my colleagues to take," Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, quipped Monday on KSL NewsRadio.

More US troops under medical evaluation after missile attack

Lolita C. Baldor and Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:37pm

Additional U.S. troops have been flown out of Iraq for closer evaluation of potential concussion injuries from the Iranian missile attack of Jan. 8, U.S. defense officials said Tuesday.

Biden widens Black Caucus support after Harris, Booker exits

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:35pm

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden continued to run up his advantage among black political leaders Tuesday, with four Congressional Black Caucus members announcing their support, including three who previously backed Sens. Kamala Harris or Cory Booker.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump defense misrepresents Mueller findings

Hope Yen and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:33pm

In opening arguments of the impeachment trial, President Donald Trump's defense misrepresented the findings of a special counsel's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election by claiming the president was cleared of obstruction of justice.

2020 Democratic candidates vow unity, but conflict escalates

Steve Peoples and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 3:43pm

Democratic presidential candidates have spent weeks reassuring voters they can unify the party, avoid the divisions that plagued the 2016 primary and defeat President Donald Trump in the fall. Instead, the scars of that battle are being ripped open less than two weeks before the Iowa caucuses.

Tax reform referendum will make November ballot, signature gatherers say

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jan 21st - 3:31pm

Organizers say 152,000 signatures have been turned in to county clerks around the state; nearly 116,000 voter signatures among 15 of Utah’s 29 counties are needed.

After tweaks, Trump trial format will be similar to Clinton

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 3:25pm

After some last-minute tweaks on Tuesday, the proposed rules for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial now largely mirror the ones used for the trial of former President Bill Clinton.

Michigan lawmaker says senator harassed her at orientation

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 12:27pm

A Michigan lawmaker alleged Tuesday that a fellow legislator sexually harassed her during a Capitol orientation 14 months ago, coming forward a week after a young female reporter said the same senator made a sexist comment to her before a group of high school boys.

Chief justice juggles 2 jobs in overseeing impeachment trial

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 12:20pm

Chief Justice John Roberts is starting to juggle two jobs as the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump gets underway.

Romney among GOP senators who pushed McConnell for new impeachment trial rules

Katie Workman,  |  Posted Jan 21st - 11:11am

Utah Senator Mitt Romney was one of multiple Senate Republicans who pushed Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to adopt new rules.

Ex-CIA contractor defends brutal post-9/11 interrogations

Ben Fox, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 9:37am

An architect of the brutal CIA interrogation and detention program developed after the Sept. 11 attacks defended the agency and its practices on Tuesday as those techniques become the focus of an effort to dismiss key evidence against five men charged in the terrorist plot.

The Latest: Prominent New Hampshire Democrat endorses Warren

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 9:35am

The Latest on the 2020 presidential race (all times Eastern):

In reversal, Clinton says she’d back Sanders if he’s nominee

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 9:28am

In an abrupt about-face, Hillary Clinton said Tuesday night that she would endorse her 2016 rival Bernie Sanders if he wins the Democratic nomination to face President Donald Trump in November.

UK Labour contest down to 4 contenders after Phillips quits

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 8:50am

One of the five contenders to lead Britain’s main opposition Labour Party dropped out of the race on Tuesday after struggling to build momentum behind her campaign.

Volunteers push to gather tax referendum signatures ahead of Tuesday's deadline

Matt Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 21st - 7:01am

Volunteers were working overtime across the state to gather enough signatures by Tuesday’s deadline to put the tax reform bill on the ballot.

Warren wants task force to investigate Trump administration

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 7:00am

Elizabeth Warren says she’ll create a federal task force to investigate corruption during the Trump administration if she’s elected president.

Pentagon gives conditional OK to resume Saudi training in US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 3:43pm

The Pentagon has given the Navy and other military services conditional approval to resume training of Saudi Arabian nationals in the U.S.

Wisconsin voter purge ruling appealed to state Supreme Court

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 11:00am

A conservative law firm on Tuesday asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to reverse a lower court's order putting on hold a ruling that would have forced the removal of up to 209,000 people from the state's voter rolls.