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Trump meets with black supporters, vows equal opportunity

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 6:54pm

President Donald Trump on Thursday cited low unemployment rates for African Americans and passage of a criminal justice bill providing earlier release for thousands of federal drug offenders as examples of how he’s helping the black community.

AP decides not to declare Iowa caucus winner after recount

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 6:27pm

The Iowa Democratic Party on Thursday released updated results of the Iowa caucuses after the completion of a recount requested by the campaigns of Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg.

AP Explains: Why there isn't a winner of Iowa's Dem caucuses

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 6:08pm

The New Hampshire primary and Nevada caucuses have passed, and South Carolina’s vote is just days away — but there’s still no winner of the Iowa caucuses.

Utah House gives quick approval to medical marijuana amendments

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Feb 27th - 4:17pm

Gov. Gary Herbert is expected to sign the bill Friday so the system can be up and running Monday.

White House hopefuls target Trump on coronavirus response

Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 3:52pm

Democratic White House hopefuls are seizing on President Donald Trump’s delayed response to the coronavirus outbreak, calling it the latest evidence of his incompetence and warning that the crisis may only deepen as a result.

Bloomberg might not spend to help Sanders if he's nominee

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 3:22pm

Billionaire Mike Bloomberg said Thursday that he might not spend money to assist Bernie Sanders if Sanders is the Democratic presidential nominee, a walk back of previous comments that he would use his fortune to boost whoever faces President Donald Trump in November.

Pence tries to project calm as virus response coordinator

Zeke Miller and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 1:47pm

Vice President Mike Pence sought to project calm Thursday in his new role as chief coordinator of the government's response to the coronavirus as the Trump administration rushed to contain mounting public concerns and some of the worst stock market declines in more than a decade.

Democrats focus on Super Tuesday even as S. Carolina looms

Thomas Beaumont and Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 12:55pm

Bernie Sanders will swing through North Carolina, Virginia and Massachusetts in the coming days. Elizabeth Warren will make stops in Texas and Arkansas. Amy Klobuchar will be in Tennessee and Virginia.

Congress eyes billions in funding to fight coronavirus

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 12:28pm

Capitol Hill negotiations on emergency spending to combat the coronavirus outbreak are likely to produce a bill that's double or even triple the $2.5 billion plan requested by President Donald Trump just days ago.

Trouble ahead for big $35 million affordable housing bill

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 27th - 11:23am

Gov. Gary Herbert urging Utahns to consider donating to the homelessness, but the Utah Legislature might not fund affordable housing.

Ex-French prime minister denies wrongdoing in fraud trial

Nicolas Vaux-Montagny and Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 11:06am

Former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon said Thursday that he wants to “make the truth be known” at his fraud trial in Paris. Fillon is facing charges after he used public funds to pay his wife and children for work they allegedly never performed.

Judge refuses to let Assange leave secure dock in courtroom

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 10:38am

A British judge refused Thursday to let WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange move from a glass-enclosed dock and sit with his lawyers during a London court hearing on whether he should be extradited to the United States.

Steyer courts voters that Biden needs for decisive SC win

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 10:29am

Joe Biden's political future depends on convincing South Carolina's black voters to rally behind his flagging campaign. But Tom Steyer has spent millions trying to win those same voters and visited a historic black church in this coastal town on Wednesday to make a final pitch that they should consider him instead.

Prague square named after Russian opposition figure Nemtsov

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 9:40am

Prague has renamed a square in front of the Russian Embassy after Boris Nemtsov, honoring the slain Russian opposition leader.

Senate panel approves bill to ban all elective abortions in state

Sahalie Donaldson,  |  Posted Feb 27th - 8:37am

A senate committee approved a bill to ban all elective abortions in the state of Utah should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn Roe V. Wade.

The Latest: Biden says unity is next president's top task

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 7:59am

The Latest on the 2020 Democratic presidential primary contest (all times local):

Adjustments to medical marijuana law to be heard in Utah House Staff  |  Posted Feb 27th - 7:46am

Members of the House Health and Human Services Committee will hear SB121, which received Senate approval on Monday.

Justice Dept. charges professor with hiding ties to China

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 3:50pm

A professor at the University of Tennessee has been arrested on charges that he hid his relationship with a Chinese university while receiving research grants from the federal government, the Justice Department said Thursday.

Cartel boss' daughter arrested attending brother's trial

Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 3:37pm

U.S. authorities have arrested the daughter of a fugitive Mexican drug kingpin, who was in Washington to attend her brother's trial.