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Trump, outsider-turned-insider, sells self as rebel for 2020

Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:17pm

President Donald Trump captured the Republican Party and then the presidency in 2016 as an insurgent intent on disrupting the status quo. As he mounts his bid for reelection, Trump is offering himself as the outsider once again — but it's a much more awkward pitch to make from inside the Oval Office.

Driverless shuttle debuts at Station Park

Christina Giardinelli, KSL  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:59pm

The fully autonomous shuttle is now free for the public to test ride in Farmington.

Watchdog to investigate Interior moves on Utah monument

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:02pm

A government watchdog will investigate whether the U.S. Interior Department broke the law by making plans to open lands cut from a Utah national monument by President Donald Trump to leasing for oil, gas and coal development, a pair of Democratic congress members said Monday.

Some patients taken off opioids too abruptly amid opioid battle, lobbyist says

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jun 17th - 8:03pm

Many with chronic pain have suffered as doctors take away or taper them off their medications, a lobbyist told legislators Monday.

Egypt's ousted president Morsi dies in court during trial

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 4:34pm

Egypt's first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi who was ousted by the military in 2013 after a year in office, collapsed in court while on trial Monday and died, state TV and his family said.

Trump campaign fires pollsters after mixed messaging

Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 4:09pm

When President Donald Trump's internal polling suggested he was trailing Democrats in crucial states earlier this year, it did what any campaign would do: tried to bury the bad numbers.

Sen. Mitt Romney unveils bill to make immigrant employee verification system permanent

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 17th - 1:14pm

Sen. Mitt Romney has introduced legislation to make permanent an electronic verification system for businesses to check the legal status of potential employees.

Cunningham: Voters led him to switch to US Senate campaign

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 4:04am

A former North Carolina state senator is switching races, announcing Monday that he's joined the Democratic effort to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, whose seat would be a major pickup for Democrats trying to win back a Senate majority.

Buttigieg returns to South Bend after man killed by police

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 10:24pm

Authorities say a man has died after a shooting involving a police officer in South Bend, the Indiana city where Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is mayor.

Battleground Florida: Both parties prepare for 2020 fight

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 10:16pm

President Donald Trump's early strength in Florida on the night of the 2016 election was the first sign that he was about to score an upset victory. In an otherwise bleak 2018 for the GOP, the state was again a bright spot for Republicans who won the governor's mansion and flipped a Senate seat.

Pompeo tries rallying foreign leaders in alleged oil attacks

Ellen Knickmeyer, The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 1:58pm

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is reaching out to wary foreign leaders to frame alleged Iranian attacks in a Middle East oil shipping route as a problem for the world at large, especially for Asian countries vitally dependent on that oil.

4 years in, Trump fondly recalls Trump Tower campaign launch

Jill Colvin and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 8:35am

It was the escalator ride that would change history.

Advocates seek quick release of migrant kids detained in US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 4:03pm

Immigrant advocates have filed legal documents to try to force the administration of President Donald Trump to quickly release immigrant children from a Florida detention center.

Weld takes GOP bid to oust Trump to New Hampshire; voters are confused.

Hunter Woodall, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 12:07pm

Bill Weld jokes about not kissing the back of a child's head because he doesn't want to be accused, like Joe Biden, of making people uncomfortable. He tells voters they wouldn't know how obese Americans truly are until they go to county fairs, where "those overalls are working overtime." And he believes his opponent's policies are trending in the direction of Adolf Hitler.

Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks but calls for talks

Robert Burns and Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 10:42am

President Donald Trump has blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, but he also held out hope that implicit U.S. threats to use force will yield talks with the Islamic Republic as the Pentagon considers beefing up defenses in the Persian Gulf area.

Democrats favor more access to capital for black businesses

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 9:21am

Four Democrats vying for their party's presidential nomination honed in on the economic concerns of the black community during a forum Saturday in South Carolina, a state where nonwhite voters will play a major role in next year's primary election.

Utah governor kicks off European trade mission with visit to Swiss rail company

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jun 14th - 7:34pm

Stops on the trade mission include the International Paris Air Show that opens Monday. The largest air show in the world is a showcase for aerospace and defense technology. Eight Utah aerospace companies are expected to attend.

Lt. Gov. reports $250K in donations for gubernatorial run

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:55pm

Utah's lieutenant governor has raised more than $250,000 in his run for the state's top job in 2020.

Man arrested for trespassing at Ocasio-Cortez's office

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 11:55am

Authorities have arrested a man who they say set off a fire extinguisher while at a building where Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has one of her district offices.