• Orrin Hatch April 24, 2022 5:06 am

    Long-Serving Utah Senator Orrin Hatch Dies at Age 88

    Orrin G. Hatch, who became the longest-serving Republican senator in history as he represented Utah for more than four decades, died Saturday at age 88.

  • Bears Ears National Monument February 6, 2020 8:54 pm

    Trump Administration Moves Ahead on Shrinking Utah Monuments

    The U.S. government is implementing final management plans for two national monuments in Utah that President Donald Trump downsized

  • Donald Trump February 11, 2019 6:57 pm

    Mom Who Fought for Utah Son's Release From Venezuela Jail Dies

    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.

  • Attorney December 19, 2018 11:32 pm

    Senators Bring Bill to Criminalize Vast Doping Conspiracies

    Two U.S. senators have introduced a bill that would criminalize international doping conspiracies, the likes of which Russia pursued during the Sochi Olympics in 2014. The measure is named after Grigory Rodchenkov, the Moscow lab director who blew the whistle on Russian cheating. It is similar to a bill introduced in the House earlier this year but is given a...

  • Facebook November 4, 2018 8:23 am

    Mayor of Utah City Killed in Attack in Afghanistan

    The mayor of a Utah city was killed during an attack in Afghanistan while he was serving with the state’s National Guard, the Salt Lake Tribune and other media reported. North Ogden Mayor Brent Taylor died Saturday in an apparent “insider attack” in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, the Tribune reported. Another U.S. service member is being treated for wounds...

  • Philadelphia September 23, 2018 3:44 pm

    Kavanaugh, Ford and What the Science of Memory Tells Us

    She says he sexually assaulted her; he denies it. Is somebody deliberately lying? Not necessarily. Experts say that because of how memory works, it’s possible that both Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford — the woman who says a drunken Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed and groped her at a party when they were teenagers in...

  • Donald Trump September 19, 2018 7:16 am

    Colleagues of Kavanaugh Accuser Ford Point to Her Integrity

    Her studies first brought her West, but for Christine Margaret Blasey Ford, the move to California proved a way to leave behind what had gone wrong in her teenage years in the patrician suburbs of Washington, D.C. Born into a well-off family in Montgomery County, Maryland, Ford has said she spent years working to recover from an assault as a...

  • Congress August 21, 2018 4:00 pm

    Lawmakers Want Congressional Gold Medal for Aretha Franklin

    The “Queen of Soul,” who died last week at 76, “instilled hope, uplifted generations, and changed the lives of millions,” according to the bill introduced Tuesday by Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California and Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah

  • Donald Trump June 25, 2018 5:12 pm

    EU Imposes Tariffs on US Peanuts, Motorcycles and Whiskey

    The European Union started enforcing tariffs Friday on American imports like bourbon, peanut butter and orange juice, part of a growing global trade rift that’s likely to intensify over the next few weeks. The EU tariffs on $3.4 billion worth of U.S. products are in retaliation for duties the Trump administration has imposed on European steel and aluminum.

  • Donald Trump June 5, 2018 3:45 pm

    American Joshua Holt, Freed From Venezuela, Describes Nightmare of Prison

    Utah native Joshua Holt, who was freed last month from a Venezuelan prison after nearly two years held without trial, said in a “Today” interview Tuesday that the experience still haunts him. Holt, a 26-year-old Mormon missionary, was jailed at El Helicoide, or The Helix, a prison in Caracas criticized for its human rights abuses. He said cockroaches crawled over...

  • Donald Trump May 28, 2018 11:18 pm

    American Freed From Venezuelan Jail Returns Home to Utah

    Nearly two years after a trip to meet the woman he loved turned into an imprisonment in a Venezuelan jail, an exhausted but grateful Utah man arrived home with his wife Monday. Josh Holt arrived at the Salt Lake City airport to a tearful, cheering crowd holding signs in his favorite color, green, with messages such as: “We never gave...

  • Donald Trump May 27, 2018 9:48 am

    American Joshua Holt Released From Venezuela Jail, Arrives Home in US

    Joshua Holt, who traveled to Venezuela from Utah in 2016 to marry but soon found himself jailed and later branded the CIA’s top spy in Latin America, was set free by the anti-American Maduro government on Saturday, saying he was “overwhelmed with gratitude.” Holt and his wife, Thamara Caleno, arrived Saturday evening in Washington for a tearful reunion with his...

  • President April 21, 2018 11:25 pm

    Romney Must Compete in Primary for Senate Seat

    Mitt Romney was forced Saturday into a Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah as he looks to restart his political career by replacing long-serving Sen. Orrin Hatch. Romney remains the heavy favorite overall to win the Senate seat in November. But if he had won the votes of a majority of the far-right leaning party delegates at...

  • Donald Trump April 12, 2018 9:14 am

    After Tax Season, Beleaguered IRS Must Deal With Code Overhaul

    The IRS, pummeled for years by congressional Republicans and funding cuts, faces the challenge of administering the most sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code in three decades. But first the beleaguered agency had to get through the current tax-filing season. The final year under the “old” tax regime, 2017, has to be accounted for by taxpayers in returns by...

  • Facebook April 11, 2018 11:42 am

    Facebook Working With Mueller and Other Top Moments From Zuckerberg's Testimony

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company was working with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference during his testimony before the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. At first, Zuckerberg said the company had received subpoenas from Mueller’s office but then clarified that he actually was not aware of a subpoena. “I believe that there may be, but I know...

  • Congress March 1, 2018 2:48 pm

    Sen. Marco Rubio Pushes Plan on Gun Violence and School Safety

    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio announced a plan Thursday to combat gun violence and school safety in response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting, stressing more security and training at schools as well as better background checks. Speaking on the Senate floor, Rubio discussed the “massive multi-systemic failure” that led to the shooting that claimed 17 lives at...

  • Donald Trump March 19, 2018 1:24 pm

    Trump Endorses Romney for Senate Bid in Utah

    President Donald Trump is endorsing Mitt Romney in Utah’s Senate race, another sign they are burying the hatchet after a fraught relationship. The GOP’s presidential nominee in 2012, Romney announced last week he would seek the nomination to replace retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch.

  • Donald Trump March 19, 2018 6:03 pm

    Romney's Bid for Senate Could Revive Trump Rift: Analysis

    Mitt Romney and President Donald Trump have harshly criticized each other but also have been willing to sit down to talk when it’s mutually beneficial. Romney’s announcement Friday that he is running for the U.S. Senate in Utah creates the potential for more battles or deal-making. Take a look back at some of the most memorable moments in recent years...

  • President April 9, 2018 12:21 pm

    Romney Announces Senate Bid, Touts Utah ‘Values' and ‘Respect'

    Former presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is running for a Utah Senate seat, officially launching his political comeback attempt Friday by praising his adopted home state as a model for an acrimonious national government in Washington. Having been one of the Republican Party’s fiercest internal critics of President Donald Trump, Romney didn’t mention the administration or Trump himself in a campaign...

  • Donald Trump February 14, 2018 10:25 am

    Mitt Romney to Announce Utah Senate Campaign Thursday: Sources

    Mitt Romney is set to release a video message Thursday announcing his campaign for the Utah Senate seat soon to be vacated by Republican Orrin Hatch, two people close to Romney told NBC News. The former presidential nominee and Massachusetts governor will follow that up with a campaign speech Friday at the Utah County Lincoln Day dinner Friday night, the...

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