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Wife: China's ex-Interpol boss jailed for reformist views

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 7:54am

In her first comments about her husband's jail sentence, the wife of the former Interpol president imprisoned in China has dismissed his bribery conviction as “a lie, a fake case” and said he is being punished for having used his senior position within the ruling Communist Party to push for reform from within.

Putin to meet mother of Israeli backpacker jailed over hash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 7:49am

Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to meet with the mother of an Israeli tourist who was jailed in Russia for carrying a few grams of hashish, the Kremlin said Wednesday.

Trump minimizes severity of head injuries in Iran attacks

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 6:54am

President Donald Trump on Wednesday minimized the severity of head injuries sustained by U.S. troops during an Iranian missile strike on an Iraqi air base as he was pressed on why he'd claimed no troops had been injured in the attack.

Child abuse prevention advocate appointed to state school board

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 6:25am

A child abuse prevention advocate has been appointed by Gov. Gary Herbert to the Utah State Board of Education to fill the elected office previously held by Linda Hansen, who has moved from District 3 boundaries.

Trump wants to deliver State of Union even if trial underway

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 5:35am

President Donald Trump says he wants to deliver the State of the Union as scheduled even if his impeachment trial is ongoing.

Top judge elected as Greece's first female president

Elena Becatoros, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 2:50am

Greece’s lawmakers elected their country’s first female president Wednesday, with an overwhelming majority voting in favor of high court judge Katerina Sakellaropoulou.

Democrats swarm industrial Iowa to prove they can beat Trump

Alexandra Jaffe and Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 10:25pm

Since their surprise loss to Donald Trump in 2016, Democrats have struggled with how to regain territory that long supported the party before suddenly flipping to Republicans. Their answer could lie with voters like Martie Boyd.

University of Utah assistant professor, architect appointed to fill Salt Lake City Council vacancy

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Jan 21st - 9:17pm

Darin Masao Mano was sworn in just moments after being chosen from a field of 28 candidates.

Awake? Senators struggle to stay focused on impeachment

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 8:22pm

Adam Schiff was still speaking — about witnesses, documents, future presidents and the impeachment of President Donald Trump. He'd said it all before, but five hours into the Senate trial, Schiff, the lead prosecutor, was saying it again.

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. After nearly 13 hours of debate over Democratic amendments, the rules for the trial were adopted unchanged in a party-line vote early Wednesday.

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.

US bars Iranian investors from certain types of visas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 8:07am

The Trump administration is barring Iranian investors and business people from entering or staying in the United States on certain types of visas.

District of Columbia sues Trump inaugural committee for abuse of funds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 8:01am

District of Columbia sues Trump inaugural committee for abuse of funds.

Senate approves rules for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in party-line vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 11:50pm

Senate approves rules for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in party-line vote.

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.