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Mother of Utah man freed from Venezuela jail last year dies

Feb. 11, 2019 5:29 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Laurie Holt, a Utah woman who struggled for nearly two years to get her son freed from a Venezuelan jail, died on Sunday. She was 50 and died less than a year after her son returned to the U.S. Holt died unexpectedly at her home in the Salt Lake City suburb of Riverton, former U.S....

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jan. 18, 2019 4:42 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Side-by-side photos circulating widely online as part of the '10...

Ex-New Jersey gov to states: Fight US control of sports bets

Jan. 4, 2019 5:31 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wants lawmakers across the country to resist a bill that would give the federal government control over regulating sports betting. The Republican said Friday at a conference of legislators that states have proven they can handle the job. Christie...

Orrin Hatch ends 4-decade Senate run as unique GOP voice

Jan. 3, 2019 10:37 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Orrin Hatch ended his tenure Thursday as the longest-serving Republican senator in history, capping a unique career that positioned him as one of the most prominent conservatives in the United States. The departure of the vocal supporter of President Donald Trump ushers in another...

Today in History

Jan. 2, 2019 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 2, the second day of 2019. There are 363 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 2, 1900, U.S. Secretary of State John Hay announced the "Open Door Policy" to facilitate trade with China. On this date: In 1788, Georgia became the fourth state to...

The Latest: Dems blame Trump's "temper tantrum" for shutdown

Dec. 22, 2018 6:37 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on efforts to avoid a government shutdown (all times local): 12:40 Democratic leaders say the government has shut down because President Donald Trump threw a "temper tantrum." Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi say Trump "has gotten...