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WILMINGTON, NC - SEPTEMBER 23: Former President Donald Trump arrives at a Save America Rally at the...
Associated Press

Trump files $475 million defamation lawsuit against CNN

Former President Donald Trump has gone to court against CNN, a familiar target when he was president.
4 months ago
OREM, UT - FEBRUARY 21: A bump stock is installed on an AK-47 at Good Guys Gun and Range on Februar...
Associated Press

Supreme Court rejects bump stock ban cases, one from Utahn

The Supreme Court says it won't take up two cases that involved challenges to a ban enacted during the Trump administration on bump stocks. Those are the gun attachments that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like machine guns.
4 months ago
LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 17: The Boogaloo Boys holds a rifle at a rally at the Capitol Building on Oct...
ED WHITE, Associated Press

EXPLAINER: 3 more on trial in Michigan governor kidnap plot

A scheme to kidnap Michigan’s governor in 2020 will get yet another airing in court.
4 months ago
Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC...
FARNOUSH AMIRI, Associated Press

Archives: Records from Trump WH staffers remain missing

The National Archives has informed congressional lawmakers that a number of electronic communications from Trump White House staffers remain missing.
4 months ago
Jimmy Carter, the oldest living former US president, pictured here, in Plains, Georgia, on April 28...
CNN

Former President Jimmy Carter celebrates his 98th birthday

Jimmy Carter, the oldest living former US president, turns 98 on Saturday.
4 months ago
A holy bible and crucifix rest atop the United States Constitution and American flag, which is embl...
Canice Madsen & Boyd Matheson

‘A More Perfect Union’: Upholding the Constitution

Many people from across the political spectrum believe the Constitution is in crisis. In the upcoming KSL Special ‘A More Perfect Union', Boyd Matheson takes a closer look at how we as individuals can uphold the guiding principles of the Constitution.
4 months ago
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 21: Former President Donald Trump, left, and former White House aide Nick Lun...
Associated Press

Jan. 6 panel delays hearing as Hurricane Ian aims at Florida

The House Jan. 6 committee is postponing a hearing scheduled for Wednesday as a hurricane hurtled toward the Florida coast.
4 months ago
Sen. Gene Davis, D-Salt Lake City, speaks in support of HB440, which modifies provisions related to...
Michael Houck

SLCo Democratic Party wants Sen. Davis to resign, immediately

Salt Lake County Democrats call for Sen. Gene Davis, D-Salt Lake City, to resign immediately after their investigation of sexual misconduct claims Tuesday afternoon.
4 months ago
TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 26: Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (R) greets U.S. Vice President Ka...
CHRIS MEGERIAN and MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press

In Tokyo, Harris calls US-Japan alliance ‘a cornerstone’

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris has arrived in Tokyo to lead a U.S. delegation to the state funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was assassinated in July.
4 months ago
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - OCTOBER 17: Miguel Diaz Canel, President of Cuba poses during a state visit t...
CRISTIANA MESQUITA, Associated Press

Cuba holds unusual vote on law allowing same-sex marriage

Cuba is holding a rare referendum on an unusually contentious law — a government-backed code that would allow same-sex couples to marry and adopt.
4 months ago
Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks about a jury’s verdict in the case against former Minneap...
Hannah Rabinowitz, CNN

Judge dismisses lawsuit over DOJ memo on school board threats

A federal judge threw out a lawsuit on Friday from parents that accused Attorney General Merrick Garland of stifling their free speech.
4 months ago
President Joe Biden presents Elton John with the National Humanities Medal after a concert on the S...
Shawna Mizelle and Sam Fossum, CNN

Biden surprises Elton John with National Humanities Medal at White House

President Joe Biden on Friday presented Sir Elton John with the National Humanities Medal, surprising the music icon following a performance on the South Lawn of the White House.
4 months ago
Utah Capitol in Salt Lake City is pictured on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret N...
Michael Houck

Abortion providers are undeterred after receiving Republican signed cease-and-desist letters

Physicians and abortion providers say the Utah GOP group’s cease-and-desist letter has no real legal standing.
4 months ago
Former Vice President Mike Pence speaks at Utah Valley University in Orem on Tuesday. Pence visited...
Logan Stefanich, KSL.com & Michael Houck, KSL TV

Mike Pence calls for stricter abortion laws, strengthening military during Utah visit

Former Vice President Mike Pence visited the Beehive State Tuesday to a packed audience at Utah Valley University's Gray R. Herbert Institute for Public Policy Fall Forum.
4 months ago
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KEN SWEET, AP Business Writer

GOP AGs push Visa, Mastercard, AmEx not to track gun sales

A group of Republican attorneys general are pushing the major payment networks to drop their plans to start tracking sales at gun stores.
4 months ago
Sen. Mike Lee objects to House impeachment managers using a telephone call Lee reportedly fielded f...
Michael Houck

Poll: Lee is the lone Utah GOP candidate getting under 50% of votes

A recent poll for Utah's congressional elections hints at another GOP landslide — with the exception of one race.
4 months ago
TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 17: Suspended Florida State Attorney Andrew Warren holds a press conference disc...
ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE, Associated Press

Prosecutor ousted by DeSantis to stay suspended during trial

A Florida federal judge has ruled that a state prosecutor suspended by Gov. Ron DeSantis will remain out of office while his court case moves to trial.
4 months ago
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 30: People call words of encouragement up to people held inside the Metropol...
Maria Santana and Shawna Mizelle, CNN

Attorneys representing more than 30 migrants flown to Massachusetts urge criminal investigations

Attorneys representing more than 30 of the migrants flown to Massachusetts this week asked the US Attorney for Massachusetts and the state's attorney general to open criminal investigations into the flights
4 months ago
FILE: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) speaks during the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercia...
Annie Grayer, CNN

Rep. Gaetz sought Trump pardon, former White House aide testifies to Jan 6 committee

An aide to former President Trump testified to the January 6 House Select Committee that GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida sought a preemptive presidential pardon.
4 months ago
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA - JANUARY 15: Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin gives the inaugural address after...
SARAH RANKIN, Associated Press

Virginia governor seeks new transgender student policies

Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s administration has rewritten Virginia’s model policies for the treatment of transgender students in public schools.
4 months ago
FILE: Members of the House of Representatives work in the House chamber at the Capitol in Salt Lake...
Ashley Imlay, KSL.com

Judge denies Dems’ request to force candidate’s removal from November ballot

A federal judge denied the Utah Democratic Party's request for a preliminary injunction to force Joel Ferry's name to be removed from the ballot before November's election.
4 months ago
Senator Lee pushes for U.S. Navy Lieutenant’s release from Japanese prison....
KSL TV

Sen. Lee pushes for U.S. Navy lieutenant’s release from Japanese prison

Senator Lee met with Japanese government officials a couple of weeks ago to push for the release of U.S. Navy Lieutenant Ridge Alkonis’ release from prison after he was involved in a deadly crash.
5 months ago
CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 27: In this photo illustration, pages are viewed from the government’s releas...
Marshall Cohen, CNN

Judge unseals less redacted version of affidavit used for Mar-a-Lago search warrant

A less-redacted version of the previously released affidavit was unsealed Tuesday by a federal judge in Florida.
5 months ago
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 13: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks during news conference to announce...
LISA MASCARO, AP Congressional Correspondent

GOP’s Graham unveils nationwide abortion ban after 15 weeks

Upending the midterm elections, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has introduced a nationwide abortion ban.
5 months ago
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