FBI’s search of Trump’s Florida estate: Why now?

A Donald Trump supporter stands on a bridge outside the entrance to former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, Tuesday, in Palm Beach, Fla. The FBI searched Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate as part of an investigation into whether he took classified records from the White House to his Florida residence, people familiar with the matter said Monday. … Read more

Senate Democrats pass budget package, a victory for Biden

President Joe Biden walks to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, on his way to his Rehoboth Beach, Del., home after his most recent COVID-19 isolation, Sunday. (Manuel Balce Ceneta, Associated Press) Estimated reading time: 6-7 minutes WASHINGTON — Democrats pushed their election-year economic package to Senate passage … Read more

Pelosi tells Taiwan US commitment to democracy is ‘ironclad’

Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu, left, speaks with US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as she prepares to leave Taipei, Taiwan, Wednesday. Pelosi left Taiwan after a visit that heightened tensions with China, saying Wednesday that she and other members of Congress in her delegation showed they will not abandon their commitment to the self-governing island. … Read more

Watching al-Qaida chief’s ‘pattern of life’ key to his death

As seen on a computer screen from a DVD prepared by Al-Sahab production, al-Qaida’s Ayman al-Zawahri speaks in Islamabad, Pakistan, on June 20, 2006. Al-Zawahri, the top al-Qaida leader, was killed by the US over the weekend in Afghanistan. (BKBangash, Associated Press) Estimated reading time: 6-7 minutes WASHINGTON — As the sun was rising in … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy announces mandatory evacuation of Donetsk region

Firefighters work at a site of residential house destroyed by a Russian missile strike, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kramatorsk, Ukraine Friday, July 29. (Press service of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration via Reuters) Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes KYIV — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Saturday his government was ordering the … Read more

No major problems with ballot drop boxes in 2020, survey of state election officials finds

A voter submits a ballot in an official drop box during early voting in Athens, Ga., On Oct. 19, 2020. The widespread use of absentee ballot drop boxes during the 2020 election was largely trouble-free, contrary to claims made by former President Donald Trump and his Republican allies. An Associated Press survey of state election … Read more

Uvalde report: 376 officers but ‘egregiously poor’ decisions

In this photo from surveillance video provided by the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District via the Austin American-Statesman, authorities respond to the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24. Nearly 400 law enforcement officials rushed to the mass shooting that left 21 people dead. (Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District) Estimated read … Read more

Why are some Utah reservoirs almost empty while others are above capacity?

Very low water levels are seen at Jordanelle Reservoir in Wasatch County on April 18. Utah’s statewide reservoir system was at 57% capacity as of Wednesday, but some reservoirs are nearly empty while other reservoirs are faring extremely well. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News) Estimated read time: 5-6 minutes SALT LAKE CITY – Piute Reservoir … Read more