Romney declines to say whether he’d run for Utah Senate seat

Mitt Romney is pursued by the media hoping to get an answer to a possible run for senate after he spoke at the Utah Economic Outlook & Policy Summit 2018, hosted by the Salt Lake Chamber at the Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown at City Creek on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. The former Republican presidential candidate, Romney declined to say Tuesday whether he would run for the Utah Senate seat being vacated by Republican Orrin Hatch, telling reporters that “time will come” for him to make some kind of announcement. (Francisco Kjolseth /The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney declined to say Tuesday whether he would run for the Utah Senate seat being vacated by Republican Orrin Hatch, telling reporters the “time will come” for him to make some kind of announcement.

Lawyer: Charges possible in connection with Vegas shooting

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 file photo, drapes billow out of broken windows at the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip, following a mass shooting at a music festival in Las Vegas. A lawyer for Las Vegas police told a judge on Jan. 16, 2018, that charges could be filed in connection with the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, even though the gunman is dead. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Charges could be filed in connection with the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, even though the gunman responsible for killing 58 people is dead, a lawyer for Las Vegas police told a judge Tuesday.

Mormon church appoints 93-year-old ex-surgeon as president

President Russell M. Nelson arrives at a news conference announcing his new leadership in the wake of the death of President Thomas S. Monson Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The 93-year-old former heart surgeon named Tuesday as the new president of the Mormon Church signaled his intention to make few changes in policy regarding the role of women and LGBT issues — two topics that the faith has grappled with in recent years.

Wash. state committee hears testimony on gun control bills

In this Jan. 11, 2018 photo, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, right, talks with Rick Wyant, left, supervisor of the forensic firearms unit at the Washington State Patrol crime laboratory in Seattle, as Wyant holds a semi-automatic rifle that has been fitted with a "bump stock" device to make it fire faster. Inslee has called for a ban on so-called bump stocks and a Washington state Legislature Senate committee held a public hearing Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. on several bills related to guns, including measures to prohibit high-capacity magazines and to ban so-called bump stocks. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A couple who survived last year’s mass shooting in Las Vegas were among those who asked a Senate panel Monday to pass a slate of bills that include a measure to prohibit so-called bump stocks, a trigger modification devices designed to accelerate a firearm’s rate of fire.

Slow-moving landslide has Washington town on high alert

In this Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, photo, James Gleeson, a surveyor with the Washington State Department of Transportation, takes measurements from the shoulder of Interstate 82 to monitor a slow-moving landslide on Rattlesnake Ridge beyond in Union Gap, Wash. Large containers line a road below the ridge, an effort to help block rocks and debris from reaching the highway. The threat has forced evacuations as officials prepare for what they say is inevitable – the collapse of the ridge near the interstate highway that experts say should occur sometime from late January or early February. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

UNION GAP, Wash. (AP) — A slow-moving landslide in a fertile farming region in Washington state has forced evacuations as officials prepare for what they say is inevitable — the collapse of a ridge that sits above a few dozen homes and a key highway.

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