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Utah Military Academy placed on warning amid financial, grading concerns

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Dec 13th - 7:04am

The Utah Military Academy was placed on warning Thursday amid allegations that a student’s grades were changed to facilitate admission to a military academy, the school had circumvented state procurement laws, and has numerous financial deficiencies and concerns.

Turkey protests US Senate vote recognizing Armenian genocide

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 6:47am

Turkey summoned the ambassador from the United States on Friday to protest the U.S. Senate's approval of a resolution that recognizes as genocide the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks a century ago, an official said.

Polish gov't defends law to 'discipline' judges, amid outcry

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 5:46am

Poland's right-wing governing party on Friday defended its heavily-criticized plans to impose new restrictions on judges, saying it wants to "discipline" a “caste” of judges that has become too engaged in politics.

Johnson claims Brexit mandate with new conservative majority

Jill Lawless, Danica Kirka and Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 11:54pm

Boris Johnson's gamble on early elections paid off as voters gave the UK prime minister a commanding majority to take the country out of the European Union by the end of January, a decisive result after more than three years of stalemate over Brexit.

House gets 2 Trump impeachment charges after Judiciary vote

Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 11:13pm

Impeachment charges against President Donald Trump went to the full House on Friday, following approval by the House Judiciary Committee.

‘It’s unthinkable’: Romney says new fee could raise cost of family history records by 500%

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec 12th - 7:01pm

Sen. Mitt Romney is speaking out against a proposed fee hike on family history records that could raise the price of obtaining a record by up to 500%.

Tax reform passes after last-minute changes that give checks to Utahns

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Dec 12th - 6:25pm

Because the bill didn’t reach a two-thirds majority in either the Utah House or Senate, it won’t take effect for 60 days and is also vulnerable to a citizen’s referendum.

Are people born in American Samoa U.S citizens? Federal judge in Utah says yes

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Dec 12th - 5:46pm

U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups’ declaration came in a decision in a lawsuit filed last year on behalf of three American Samoans in Utah.

Massacre in Mexico spurs Mitt Romney, others to treat cartels as terrorists

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Dec 12th - 5:13pm

A group of Republicans senators, including Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, introduced legislation Thursday that would treat drug cartels as terrorist organizations and make them subject to sanctions.

Tweet that: Trump appears to hit record for daily tweets

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 4:10pm

The always-prolific Tweeter-in-chief appears to have hit a new record.

Playing down impeachment, Trump campaign voices confidence

Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 3:59pm

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign on Thursday shrugged off the president's expected impeachment less than a year before Election Day, talking up the campaign's data collection efforts and declaring that no one in the Democratic field can compete with the incumbent.

Russia probe report spurs calls for FBI surveillance changes

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 3:08pm

Revelations that the FBI committed serious errors in wiretapping a former Trump campaign aide have spurred bipartisan calls for change to the government’s surveillance powers, including from some Republicans who in the past have voted to renew or expand those authorities.

US and China near deal that would suspend planned tariffs

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 2:57pm

The Trump administration and China are close to finalizing a modest trade agreement that would suspend tariffs that are set to kick in Sunday, de-escalating their 17-month trade war.

Utah lawmakers gear up for special session on tax reform

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec 12th - 2:54pm

Lawmakers are returning to the Utah Capitol Thursday evening to hash out a potential plan to alter the state’s tax system.

Trump impeachment goes to full House after Judiciary panel approves charges of abuse of power, obstruction of Congress

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:10am

Trump impeachment goes to full House after Judiciary panel approves charges of abuse of power, obstruction of Congress.

House Judiciary panel approves first article of impeachment against President Trump, charging him with abuse of power

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:07am

House Judiciary panel approves first article of impeachment against President Trump, charging him with abuse of power.

Judiciary panel ends session, pushing vote on articles of impeachment against Trump to Friday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:19pm

Judiciary panel ends session, pushing vote on articles of impeachment against Trump to Friday.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says it seems his Conservative party has “a powerful new mandate to get Brexit done"

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:45pm

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says it seems his Conservative party has “a powerful new mandate to get Brexit done".

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn says he won't lead party in another UK election but won't quit right away

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:25pm

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn says he won't lead party in another UK election but won't quit right away.