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Kentucky GOP lawmakers order recount in House election

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 4:39pm

A former Republican lawmaker in Kentucky who lost his state House seat by one vote in November could get a second chance thanks to the state's GOP majority.

With strike deal, Garcetti looks again toward 2020 run

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 3:23pm

After helping broker an end to a teachers strike that marooned more than half a million students, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday the deal shows that government is solving problems in Los Angeles while Washington remains hobbled by a lengthy shutdown.

Russia presents info on missile US says violates pact

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 1:44pm

The Russian military on Wednesday rolled out a new missile and released its specifications, seeking to dispel the U.S. claim that the weapon violates a key nuclear arms pact.

Iowa Sen. Ernst denies allegation of affair with soldier

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 12:14pm

Sen. Joni Ernst on Wednesday denied allegations leveled by her ex-husband that she had an affair with a subordinate while she served in the military.

Michael Cohen's House testimony postponed, citing 'threats against his family'

Jeremy Herb, CNN  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 11:42am

President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen announced he is postponing his public congressional testimony that was scheduled for February 7, citing "ongoing threats against his family."

Florida's 2018 youth vote swells over previous midterm

Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 11:33am

They rallied hundreds of thousands to march for gun reform, landed on the cover of Time magazine and raised millions of dollars from celebrities like Oprah and George Clooney. But could the teenage survivors of the Parkland school shooting actually motivate unpredictable young voters to cast their ballots?

Democratic Mayor Pete Buttigieg joins 2020 presidential race

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 10:03am

Democrat Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, says he's forming an exploratory committee for a 2020 presidential bid.

Court picks Virginia redistricting plan that helps Democrats

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 9:55am

A panel of federal judges has chosen a redistricting map for Virginia's House of Delegates that could shift some districts toward Democrats and help the party gain control in this year's election.

Iowa Rep. King returns to district after uproar over comment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 9:34am

Less than two weeks after Congress repudiated his comments, Rep. Steve King will hold the first of his promised 39 Iowa town hall meetings.

Human trafficking survivor shares how she fell victim after Tinder date

Emily Ashcraft, KSL  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 7:00am

Although it is often thought of as a foreign issue, there is still a large problem with human trafficking in Utah.

Immigrant from Argentina, local entrepreneur, picked to fill Salt Lake City's vacant council seat

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 10:40pm

After hearing from nearly 20 candidates vying to fill the empty seat left by now state Sen. Derek Kitchen, D-Salt Lake City, the Salt Lake City Council voted Tuesday night to pick a new District 4 council member.

Utah keeps its AAA bond status. Here’s why that matters

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 8:51pm

Utah once again received a AAA bond rating by the S&P Global, Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch credit rating systems, the state reported last week — a feat that saves taxpayers money.

Salt Lake City mayor makes special delivery to local TSA workers

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 8:23pm

As the government shutdown continues to impact thousands of people in Utah and nationwide, Salt Lake City's top elected official offered a small gesture of appreciation to the men and women forced to work for no pay at the state's largest airport.

Sanders reaches out to black SC voters before 2020 decision

Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 6:59pm

Even before he announces whether he's a 2020 presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders is working to avoid the drubbing that South Carolina's African-American voters handed him in 2016.

Merkley focuses on Oregon, postpones decision on 2020 bid

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 6:09pm

Sen. Jeff Merkley, one of the most vocal critics of President Donald Trump's immigration policies, seemed content to meet with constituents in Oregon and did not say if he'll run for president in 2020.

Elizabeth Warren pledges help during visit to Puerto Rico

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 3:35pm

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren promised to help rebuild Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria and support laws to give the U.S. territory equal treatment and debt relief as she condemned President Donald Trump during a visit Tuesday to the island, which has become an obligatory stop for potential and presidential candidates.

Judge hearing testimony on 2020 census citizenship question

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 2:45pm

A federal trial began Tuesday for lawsuits challenging the Trump administration's addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census, a plan that a different court blocked last week.

Pompeo deflects Kansas Senate talk, says he has 'full plate'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 5:54pm

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is deflecting speculation that he might run for Senate in Kansas, saying he has a "very full plate" in his current job.

APNewsBreak: South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg forms exploratory committee for 2020 Democratic presidential bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 3:01am

APNewsBreak: South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg forms exploratory committee for 2020 Democratic presidential bid.