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Pompeo lashes out at journalist; NPR defends its reporter

Lynn Berry, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 10:59am

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out in anger Saturday at an NPR reporter who accused him of shouting expletives at her after she asked him in an interview about Ukraine. In a direct and personal attack, America's chief diplomat said the journalist had “lied” to him and he called her conduct “shameful.”

Democratic candidates pour into Iowa for last-minute push

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 10:10am

Freed momentarily from the Senate's impeachment trial, several presidential candidates headed to Iowa on Saturday for a last-minute blitz of campaigning before the state's caucuses kick off the battle for the Democratic nomination.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's impeachment defense and the facts

Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 9:48am

President Donald Trump's lawyers opened his Senate impeachment defense Saturday with the false assertion that Democrats tried to shut the president's team out of the congressional inquiry that preceded the charges. Actually, Democrats invited Trump to participate and he declined.

Trump defends Sanders, stoking Democratic divisions

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 9:20am

As tensions between Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren rose earlier this month, Sanders found himself with an unusual ally: President Donald Trump.

Eminent domain proposed by lawmaker as a way to carve future recreation trails

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jan 25th - 9:19am

A new bill set to be discussed this upcoming legislative session would allow local governments to, once again, use eminent domain to help carve out trails in Utah.

Politics weigh heavily in Trump's Mideast peace plan

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 8:42am

A blueprint the White House is rolling out to resolve the decades-long conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians is as much about politics as it is about peace.

Trump lawyers argue Democrats just want to overturn election

Eric Tucker, Lisa Mascaro and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 7:58am

President Donald Trump's lawyers plunged into their impeachment trial defense Saturday by accusing Democrats of striving to overturn the 2016 election, arguing that investigations of Trump's dealings with Ukraine have not been a fact-finding mission but a politically motivated effort to drive him from the White House.

Democrats speak to history with exhaustive impeachment case

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 10:38pm

At times it seemed like few senators in the chamber were really listening. But the House Democrats presenting the impeachment case against President Donald Trump weren't about to stop.

Trump's idea of executive power is also impeachment defense

Colleen Long and Michael Warren, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 10:31pm

Donald Trump has always been a man of absolutes.

Senate floor belongs to Trump team as defense case opens

Eric Tucker, Lisa Mascaro and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 10:29pm

The floor of the U.S. Senate now belongs to President Donald Trump's lawyers as they push the Republican-led chamber for an acquittal on charges that he abused his power and obstructed Congress.

GOP senators upset by Schiff remark, Dems claim 'diversion'

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 9:06pm

Senate Republicans said lead impeachment prosecutor Adam Schiff insulted them during the trial by repeating an anonymously sourced report that the White House had threatened to punish Republicans who voted against President Donald Trump.

Space Force logo tweeted by Trump bears uncanny resemblance to 'Star Trek' insignia

Jamie Ehrlich, CNN  |  Posted Jan 24th - 8:56pm

President Donald Trump unveiled the new U.S. Space Force logo on Friday — which seems to boldly go where one logo has gone before.

Utah unemployment rate lower than it’s ever been

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Jan 24th - 7:11pm

Because workers have so many choices, employers will have to make more of an effort to retain quality talent than in previous years.

Volunteers walk the streets to count Utah’s homeless population

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Jan 24th - 6:29pm

About 100 volunteers spread out across Salt Lake County early Thursday as part of the Point-in-Time count, an annual estimate of sheltered and unsheltered homeless people.

Trial highlights: Dems cry cover-up, Trump hails activists

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 5:51pm

From the floor of the Senate, Democratic impeachment prosecutors said Friday that President Donald Trump tried to cover up his actions with Ukraine, another reason to remove him from office.

GOP shows little desire for witnesses ahead of critical vote

Mary Clare Jalonick and Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 4:13pm

Republicans in the Senate appear unmoved by the Democratic push for witnesses in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial despite persistent appeals from Rep. Adam Schiff and the other House prosecutors.

Trump touts logo for new Space Force, with nod to Star Trek

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 3:48pm

The Pentagon's new U.S. Space Force is not Star Trek's Starfleet Command, but their logos bear a striking similarity.

House is given tape of Trump calling for ambassador's ouster

Jonathan Lemire and Alison Kodjak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 3:36pm

An associate of Rudy Giuliani has provided congressional investigators with a recording of President Donald Trump saying he wanted to get rid of the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, whose ouster emerged as an issue in the president’s impeachment, his attorney told The Associated Press on Friday.

Campaign crunch time forces progressives to eye private jets

Will Weissert and Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 2:15pm

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have spent the past year courting the Democratic Party's base with appeals to the working class and sweeping promises to curb climate change. But as they balance their responsibilities to participate in the Senate's impeachment trial and rally voters on the campaign trail, they're turning to private air travel, an option typically reserved for the elite and criticized as environmentally unfriendly.