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Herbert announces inland port compromise, calls special session for Wednesday

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:35am

In a joint news conference with Salt Lake City Council members, Gov. Gary Herbert announced Monday a compromise for changes to the controversial Utah Inland Port Authority law and called a special session for Wednesday.

Putin says he wanted Trump to win in 2016, didn't interfere

Jonathan Lemire, Jill Colvin and Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:19am

Russia's Vladimir Putin said Monday he did want Donald Trump to win the 2016 U.S. presidential election but took no action during the campaign to make it happen. He said he favored the celebrity businessman because of his policies.

Georgia Gov. Deal makes endorsement in race to succeed him

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:35am

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has endorsed Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle in the Republican primary runoff to succeed him.

Obama to make rare high-profile speech on Mandela's legacy

Andrew Meldrum, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:19am

In a speech marking the 100th birthday of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, former U.S. President Barack Obama will urge youth around the world to work for human rights and fair societies, highlighting the late South African leader's example of persevering in the struggle for democracy and equal rights for all.

Mexican president-elect slashes his own salary

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 9:58pm

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Sunday he plans to earn less than half of what his predecessor makes when he takes office in December as part of an austerity push in government.

US trade, immigration and biofuel policies hit farmers hard

David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 5:57pm

Even before the specter of a trade war with China and other countries threatened to cost them billions of dollars, American farmers were feeling the squeeze from fluctuating crop prices and other factors that have halved their overall income in recent years.

Feinstein remains favorite in California race despite snub

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 3:19pm

California's forgotten U.S. Senate candidate has finally had a memorable moment.

Trump names EU a global foe, raps media before Putin summit

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 2:47pm

President Donald Trump named the European Union as a top adversary of the United States and denounced the news media as the "enemy of the people" before arriving in Helsinki on Sunday on the eve of his high-stakes summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin.

Trust a theme in GOP debate for Georgia governor nomination

Ben Nadler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 2:31pm

You can trust me, but you can't trust him.

Utah County Republicans choose new state House representative

Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 9:57am

The Utah County Republican Party has filled a vacancy in the Utah State House of Representative created after Keith Grover moved on to a vacant seat in the Utah Senate.

The Latest: Nielsen downplays 2018 Russia election threat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 12:18am

The Latest on U.S. election officials meeting (all times local):

California Democratic Party snubs Feinstein, endorses rival

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 11:57pm

The California Democratic Party snubbed U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Saturday by handing its official endorsement and a badly needed boost to state Sen. Kevin de Leon, her longshot Democratic challenger.

US judge criticizes plan to reunify families split at border

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 10:05pm

A federal judge, responding to a plan to reunify children separated at the border, said he was having second thoughts about his belief that the Trump administration was acting in good faith to comply with his orders.

'More questions than answers': Endorsed by Hatch, campaign to highlight endometriosis awareness

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted Jul 14th - 7:38pm

In an attempt to shine an as-yet elusive public spotlight on endometriosis and the difficulties of diagnosing and treating it, advocates have unveiled a new public health campaign called Endo What with the support of Sen. Orrin Hatch.

US official: Russia using social media to divide Americans

Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 6:26pm

The U.S. homeland security secretary said on Saturday there are no signs that Russia is targeting this year's midterm elections with the same "scale or scope" it targeted the 2016 presidential election.

Love outraising, outspending McAdams in close House race

Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 4:14pm

Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love's latest fundraising reports show her outraising her Democratic challenger in what's considered the state's most competitive race,

As Supreme Court battle roils DC, suburban voters shrug

Thomas Beaumont and Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 2:44pm

It stands to shift the direction of the nation's highest court for decades, but President Donald Trump's move to fill a Supreme Court vacancy has barely cracked the consciousness of some voters in the nation's top political battlegrounds.

Nothing new in Russian indictment, but Utahns still see cause for concern

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jul 14th - 1:03pm

There's nothing new about the hacking done during the 2016 presidential race in Friday's federal indictment against a dozen Russian military intelligence officers, Utah Elections Director Justin Lee said.

Minnesota candidate arrested on suspicion of revenge porn

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:58am

A City Council candidate in St. Paul, Minnesota, has been arrested on suspicion of violating the state's revenge porn law after a topless picture of his estranged wife was posted to his campaign website.