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Wisconsin voters forced to choose between health, democracy

Steve Peoples and Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 10:15pm

If Wisconsin was a test case for voting in the age of the coronavirus, it did not go well for many voters.

CDC considers loosening guidelines for some exposed to virus

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 10:14pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering changing its guidelines for self-isolation to make it easier for those who have been exposed to someone with the coronavirus to return to work if they are without symptoms.

Voting rights disputes in virus era spark court battles

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 10:09pm

expected to litigate mail-in voting rules, voter identification requirements and safe access to polls — may have a significant impact on how many people turn out to vote in hundreds of elections across the country, including the White House race. It will likely play out in presidential battlegrounds amid an already roiling debate over voting rights and protecting access to the ballot.

Feds eye looser back-to-work guidance after virus exposure

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 9:41pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering changing its guidelines for self-isolation to make it easier for those who have been exposed to someone with the coronavirus to return to work if they are asymptomatic.

Trump blasts world health group, defends early virus steps

Jonathan Lemire, Jill Colvin and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 5:52pm

President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened to freeze U.S. funding to the World Health Organization, saying the international group had “missed the call” on the coronavirus pandemic.

Mitt Romney says Congress will need more money for small business, unemployment relief

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Apr 7th - 5:01pm

Romney said he and Sen. Mike Lee are committed to making sure the money is focused on areas where it’s needed to keep the economy going.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump myths on new jobs, airport virus tests

Hope Yen and Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 12:16pm

Defending his administration’s response to the coronavirus, President Donald Trump falsely asserted that travelers at U.S. airports are being routinely tested for COVID-19, made groundless accusations against a government watchdog and wrongly claimed the Obama administration did nothing during a flu pandemic.

Trump gets win in executions case, but more litigation ahead

Jessica Gresko and Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 11:58am

An appeals court sided with the Trump administration Tuesday in its effort to resume executions of federal death row prisoners but sent a legal challenge by inmates back to a lower court for further review. The decision leaves unresolved for now whether, and if so when, executions might resume.

Trump upends virus oversight, removing key official

Eric Tucker, Matthew Daly and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 10:46am

In four days, Trump has fired one inspector general tied to his impeachment, castigated another he felt was overly critical of the coronavirus response and sidelined a third meant to safeguard against wasteful spending of the coronavirus funds.

Durrant to serve 3rd term as Utah Supreme Court chief justice

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Apr 7th - 10:12am

Utah Supreme Court Justice Matthew Durrant will serve a third term at the helm of the state’s high court.

Trump shakes up press team as White House deals with virus

Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 8:35am

President Donald Trump shook up his communications team on Tuesday, replacing his press secretary and adding new staffers as he grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.

Sex. Drugs. Virus. Venezuela elites still party in pandemic

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 7:49am

They whiled away the week on a sex- and drug-fueled romp: dancing on white-sand beaches and frolicking on a Caribbean island with prostitutes from Europe, some snapping selfies with famous reggaeton artists.

John Lewis, once Trump target, backs Joe Biden for president

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 3:30am

Civil rights icon and Georgia Rep. John Lewis is backing Joe Biden for president, giving the prospective Democratic nominee perhaps his biggest symbolic endorsement among the many veteran black lawmakers who back his candidacy.

UK's Johnson in ICU, was given oxygen in battling virus

Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 3:05am

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in stable condition with the coronavirus Tuesday in a hospital intensive care unit, where he was given oxygen but was breathing on his own without a ventilator, officials said.

Explosion on road in southeast Turkey kills 5

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 8th - 2:39am

An improvised explosive device went off on a road in southeast Turkey on Wednesday, killing five forestry workers traveling to work, officials said.

Fire at replica Prussian palace in Berlin quickly controlled

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 8th - 2:29am

One person was injured after a fire broke out Wednesday at a replica of a Prussian palace being rebuilt on the city’s historic Unter den Linden boulevard, which was brought quickly under control, the fire department said.

Trump says he will 'put a hold' on US funding to World Health Organization, says 'they missed the call' on pandemic

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 4:04pm

Trump says he will 'put a hold' on US funding to World Health Organization, says 'they missed the call' on pandemic.

Official: Navy leader Modly submits letter of resignation to Defense Secretary Esper, tells staff he is quitting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 1:33pm

Official: Navy leader Modly submits letter of resignation to Defense Secretary Esper, tells staff he is quitting.

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham leaving job without ever briefing press, to be first lady's chief of staff

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 8:29am

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham leaving job without ever briefing press, to be first lady's chief of staff.