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One thing unites establishment Democrats: Fear of Sanders

Steve Peoples and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 10:40pm

A growing number of Democratic lawmakers, union officials, state leaders and party strategists agree that Bernie Sanders is a risky nominee to put up against President Donald Trump. There's less agreement about whether — and how — to stop him.

Trump attends wedding of key White House aides

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 7:55pm

President Donald Trump went from the Daytona 500 on Sunday to attending the wedding of two top members of his administration, senior adviser Stephen Miller and Katie Waldman, press secretary for Vice President Mike Pence.

Utahns advocate for suicide prevention and mental health legislation

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Feb 16th - 7:47pm

Utahns who’ve been personally impacted by suicide came to the Capitol Thursday to share their stories with lawmakers and urge them to consider legislation pertaining to mental health.

Rival Democrats accuse Bloomberg of trying to 'buy' election

Alexandra Jaffe and Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 4:23pm

With the Nevada caucuses less than a week away, Democratic presidential candidates campaigning this weekend were fixated on a rival who wasn't contesting the state.

Utah lawmakers strike at air pollution with 21 legislative proposals

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Feb 16th - 2:41pm

The Utah Legislature’s Bipartisan Clean Air Caucus is touting an ambitious set of 21 legislative proposals in an effort they say aims to get ahead of the state’s population growth and its attendant pollution problems.

US secretary of state visits Senegal to start Africa tour

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 1:09pm

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Trump administration is working to determine what level of American military forces is needed in West Africa to counter the rise of extremist violence in the region.

Rains postpones Daytona 500, dampening event, Trump's visit

Jenna Fryer, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 12:45pm

The Daytona 500 has been postponed by rain for the first time since 2012, dampening NASCAR's season opener that started with a ballyhooed visit from President Donald Trump.

Democratic hopefuls now test strength among minority voters

Bill Barrow and Tom Foreman Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 11:05am

For I.S. Leevy Johnson, the Democrats’ search for a challenger to take on President Donald Trump is personal.

Buttigieg campaign announces venue change for Monday SLC event

Graham Dudley,  |  Posted Feb 16th - 9:50am

The Pete Buttigieg campaign announced Sunday that the location of the candidate's Monday-night town hall event in Salt Lake City has been changed.

Trump takes Daytona 500 warmup lap in presidential limousine

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 9:48am

President Donald Trump gave an election-year embrace to NASCAR and its fans Sunday when he became the second president ever to attend the Daytona 500. The presidential motorcade took to the track to join in a warm-up lap after he had told the crowd that the racers and their teams were competing “for pure American glory.”

Legislative leaders still leery of tax cuts this session

Katie McKellar, KSL and Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Feb 16th - 8:51am

Utahns likely won’t know until late this week whether there’s even a chance they’ll see any tax cuts before the Legislature’s 45-day session ends on March 12.

Committee passes bill to empower schools to tackle e-cigarette usage

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Feb 16th - 8:05am

A committee unanimously passed a bill that would establish clearer policies for vaping on school property.

Quarantine ends for Germans; Italy to fly citizens from ship

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 7:06am

More than 100 Germans evacuated from the hard-hit Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a new coronavirus outbreak, were set to end their prescribed 14-day quarantine period on Sunday.

Powers renew pledge to uphold Libya arms embargo

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 1:40am

Countries with interests in Libya's civil war recommitted themselves Sunday to uphold a barely working arms embargo, four weeks after a peace summit in Berlin was followed by numerous new arms violations, officials from Germany and the U.N. said.

Helpful or pointless? Bill allows volunteers to join no-buy gun lists

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 15th - 9:17pm

A Utah lawmaker who describes himself as a passionate Second Amendment supporter has filed a new bill meant to reduce suicide and violence by gun.

Rockets strike near US Embassy in Baghdad; no injuries

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 8:45pm

At least four rockets hit near the sprawling U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and a Iraqi base hosting American troops inside the Green Zone early Sunday, but caused no casualties and only minor damage, U.S. and Iraqi officials said.

Utah youth rally in support of gun control legislation

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Feb 15th - 5:02pm

Mid-legislative session rally focuses on gun control law, universal background checks.

Sanders attacks moderate rivals as voting begins in Nevada

Steve Peoples and Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 2:30pm

Progressive firebrand Bernie Sanders jabbed his more moderate rivals on Saturday for taking campaign cash from billionaires as Democratic officials at some sites across Nevada were overwhelmed by long lines on the first day of early voting in presidential caucuses.

Canada, others nations push Iran on downed airliner probe

Pietro Decristofaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 11:56am

Diplomats from nations that lost citizens when Iran shot down a Ukrainian airliner pushed Iran’s foreign minister Saturday for more cooperation from Tehran on the investigation and other issues.