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Biden launches 2020 bid warning 'soul' of America at stake

Steve Peoples and Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 6:25am

Former Vice President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, declaring the "soul of this nation" at stake if President Donald Trump wins re-election.

FBI, IRS agents search Baltimore mayor's homes, City Hall

David McFadden, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 5:49am

Federal agents raided the homes and offices of Baltimore's embattled mayor on Thursday amid widening probes to determine whether she used sales of her children's books to disguise government kickbacks.

The Latest: Former Black Caucus chairman supports Biden

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 4:47am

The Latest on former Vice President Joe Biden's 2020 presidential bid (all times local):

Some women of color frustrated by Biden's presidential bid

Juana Summers and Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 7:43pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden's decision to enter the Democratic presidential race is causing consternation among some Democrats, particularly women of color, who have been hoping for a nominee who better reflects the nation's diversity.

Mitt Romney's first foreign trip as senator turns out to be first he would have made as president

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Apr 24th - 6:27pm

Sen. Mitt Romney will not be meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his visit to the Middle East this week.

Pete Buttigieg lands 1st endorsement from member of Congress

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 2:51pm

Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) has received his first endorsement from a member of Congress.

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert being treated for skin cancer

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Apr 24th - 12:15pm

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert announced Wednesday he has been operated on for skin cancer discovered a month ago.

The Latest: Ex-Florida candidate Gillum accepts ethics fine

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 10:51am

The Latest on the ethics case against Andrew Gillum (all times local):

Trump forms battle plan for post-Mueller probes: Just say no

Jonathan Lemire and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 10:46am

Just say no.

White presidential hopefuls face 'woke litmus test' on race

Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 7:41am

After touring the National Lynching Memorial recently, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper spoke of the "shame" he felt that some white people "kind of looked the other way during these lynching incidents."

Castro's sluggish 2020 start tests strategy for high office

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 2:57am

Julián Castro's run for president followed a fast rise in the Democratic Party: a big-city Latino mayor of San Antonio at age 34, an Obama Cabinet member and a contender for Hillary Clinton's running mate in 2016.

Democrat says he'll take Trump-like path to presidency

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 10:03pm

Democrat Andrew Yang understands he's unknown to much of America. But the political newcomer says he'll ride what seems like an improbable path to the White House just like President Donald Trump.

Spain: PM rules out post-election alliance with center-right

Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 3:19pm

Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez on Tuesday ruled out forming a government with the center-right Citizens party if his Socialists win Spain's general election, clearing a major unknown in the tight race going into the weekend vote.

Group recognizes Utah lawmakers for backing 'Clean Slate' bill

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 2:33pm

Americans for Prosperity Utah is sending out mailers as part of a national campaign urging voters to thank their state lawmakers for backing "Clean Slate" legislation that automatically expunges records of minor criminal offenses.

Jon Huntsman Jr. discusses Russian aggression with Navy officials in Mediterranean

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 1:15pm

U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr. met with Navy leaders in Italy this week as Russia has increased its naval activity in the region, including skirmish with Ukraine last fall.

AP source: Biden to announce 2020 bid on Thursday

Brian Slodysko, Thomas Beaumont and Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 12:55pm

Answering perhaps the most significant question of the early 2020 election season, former Vice President Joe Biden will launch his presidential campaign on Thursday.

Tension emerges between Congress, 2020 Dems on impeachment

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 12:43pm

Some top Democrats vying for the White House in 2020 are clamoring for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, but many of their congressional colleagues — who would have to manage such efforts — are far more wary.

Sen. Mitt Romney headed to Middle East to meet with government officials

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 11:40am

Sen. Mitt Romney is headed to the Middle East this week to meet with government officials and strengthen relationships with U.S. allies in the region.

Former Vice President Joe Biden launches 2020 Democratic presidential campaign

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 4:02am

Former Vice President Joe Biden launches 2020 Democratic presidential campaign.