Utah reports 495 new cases, 3 new deaths related to COVID-19

COVID-19 testing is performed at Utah Valley Hospital in Provo on Friday, May 8, 2020. | Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health reported another 495 cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, rounding off three weeks of significant daily increases. The total number...

Key revelations in John Bolton’s new book

The former national security adviser makes some startling claims about the president’s words and actions in his book, which is expected to be published next week. Link...

House readies $1.5T ‘infrastructure’ plan including education, broadband, housing

The House is preparing to merge several typically unrelated bills into one massive “infrastructure” package, doling out more than $1.5 trillion for everything from roads to education, housing, clean water, broadband and more. Speaking with reporters Thursday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi gathered the heads of some of the largest House...

Democratic senators call for investigation into USAID aides over controversial comments

Seven Democratic senators on Wednesday demanded an investigation into reported homophobic and Islamophobic statements made by Trump appointees to the U.S. Agency for International Development. The calls for an investigation follow concerns raised by USAID staffers about the political appointees, whose controversial views have been unearthed by reporters in...