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Senate votes to block Saudi arms sales as Trump vows veto

Jun. 20, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted to block the Trump administration from selling arms to Saudi Arabia, launching a new challenge to President Donald Trump's alliance with the country amid rising tensions in the Middle East. Trump has promised to veto the measures. The White House said stopping the...

Ex-Senate aide sentenced to 4 years in prison for data leak

Jun. 19, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former congressional staffer was sentenced to four years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to illegally posting online the home addresses and telephone numbers of five Republican senators who backed Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination. Jackson A. Cosko, a former computer...

US, Iran voice resolve in brinkmanship, say war not sought

Jun. 18, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Iran said Tuesday they were not seeking war with each other as tensions simmered between the two in the Persian Gulf and President Donald Trump vowed the U.S. would respond to any attack. "We have a lot of things going with Iran," Trump told reporters as he left the...

AP Investigation: Many US jails fail to stop inmate suicides

Jun. 18, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

The last time Tanna Jo Fillmore talked with her mother, she was in a Utah jail, angry, pleading and desperate. She'd called every day that past week, begging for help. I need my medicine, she demanded. I have to get out of here! she screamed. Fillmore was in the Duchesne County Jail on a charge of violating...

Trump nominates former federal prosecutor for Utah judge

May. 30, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former U.S. attorney for Utah has been nominated by President Donald Trump to become a federal judge. The White House announced Wednesday that former state prosecutor David Barlow was nominated to be a federal judge in Utah. Barlow previously served as general counsel to Republican...

Thurman promises to end Pacquiao's legendary career

May. 21, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Keith Thurman keeps calling Manny Pacquiao a legend, and in the boxing world, he probably is correct. Then the undefeated welterweight champion keeps promising to end the ring career of the senator from the Philippines. That could happen, too. For once, Pacquiao is the underdog in the July...

Mormon church opposes LGBT nondiscrimination measure

May. 13, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced its opposition Monday to a comprehensive nondiscrimination bill that faces long odds in Congress, saying the legislation doesn't "meet the standard of fairness for all," contending it would strip key religious freedom...

Utah Republicans pick ex-legislator Derek Brown as chairman

May. 4, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

OREM, Utah (AP) — The Utah Republican Party has a new chairman. Former state legislator Derek Brown on Saturday easily defeated three other candidates in the race to succeed Rob Anderson, who did not seek-re-election to the post he won in 2017. Brown was supported by 62 percent of the delegates attending...