White House transcript reveals confused exchange between Trump and US officials as they try to figure out whether someone took notes during his meeting with Kim Jong Un

President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appeared to discuss whether notes were taken from a one-on-one meeting with Kim Jong Un during a press conference. The exchange was recorded in the White House’s transcript for the Singapore press conference on Tuesday. Trump asks, apparently referring to Secretary of State Pompeo: “Mike, do they have a transcript?” before telling a reporter “No, they didn’t record it. I don’t think they recorded it. Are there any recordings of it?” The US interpreter who was with the president will create the official notes from the meeting, but Trump reassured press saying he doesn’t need verification because he has “one of… Read More

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Report: Nikolay Kulemin leaving NHL to play in KHL

Former Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Islanders forward Nikolay Kulemin will leave the NHL and head to the KHL’s Metallurg Magnitogorsk, according to a report from The Athletic’s Arthur Staple. Kulemin, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 following the conclusion of a four-year deal with the Islanders, suited up for just 13 games in 2017-18. The 31-year-old last played in early November, before being forced out of the lineup with a shoulder injury that required surgery. Just heard that Nikolay Kulemin is indeed headed back home to play for Magnitogorsk in the KHL. 248 games over four seasons with the #Isles, 10-year NHL… Read More

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Blue Jays’ Tulowitzki hopeful for return, ‘headed in right direction’

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. — The last time Troy Tulowitzki played ball was July 28, 2017. It was a Friday night contest at Rogers Centre, the 1,286th time he’d taken part in a major-league game. In the third inning, as he was running out a groundball, Tulowitzki stepped on the first baseman’s foot and collapsed in pain. He’d torn ligaments and suffered a compression fracture in his right ankle. His season was over. To say the nearly 11 months since have been challenging for Tulowitzki wouldn’t do it justice. He’s already aborted one comeback attempt, gone under the knife for surgery on each of his heels, and begun another. Today, it’s… Read More

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Is county backtracking on big development near Herriman?

HERRIMAN — Amid backlash over the zoning change that cleared the way for a controversial, nearly 8,800-unit development west of Herriman, Salt Lake County leaders poised themselves Tuesday to perhaps reverse their vote. The Salt Lake County Council agreed to consider rescinding or amending the zoning change last week that cleared the way for the Olympia Hills development, a community that would be modeled after Daybreak in South Jordan but much more dense. “To the county residents and various city leaders who have voiced a number of concerns and raised questions regarding the Olympia development: We hear you,” County Councilwoman Aimee Winder Newton said Tuesday in a prepared statement. “The… Read More

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Police: 80-year-old man dies after argument with grandson turns physical

WEST VALLEY CITY — An 80-year-old man died after an argument with his grandson turned physical Tuesday morning, according to police. West Valley police said officers responded to a home at 3036 W. 2960 South on a domestic violence call about 11:30 a.m. A 35-year-old grandson had gotten into a fight with his grandfather that resulted in the grandson pushing the grandfather. The grandfather fell and hit his head, said Roxeanne Vainuku, West Valley police spokeswoman. The grandfather, identified by police as Sherral Northrup, was taken to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The grandson, Jason Northrup, is being booked into jail for investigation of murder, Vainuku said.… Read More

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Scholarships awarded to family members of fallen officers

SALT LAKE CITY — Four Utah college students, whose family members either died in the line of duty or faced serious injuries, received more than $8,000 in scholarships from the Utah Peace Officers Association at a ceremony Tuesday. “This is a very unique event where we do things a little different,” association President-elect Arlow Hancock said, holding back tears. “We reach back, so we don’t forget — and we reach forward. And that’s what these scholarships are about.” The Brody Young Scholarship given to the students receives its name from Moab park ranger Brody Young. Young was shot in the back nine times after a suspicious vehicle traffic stop, leaving… Read More

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Canucks GM expects Elias Pettersson to be in lineup in 2018-19

Much has been made about Swedish teenager Elias Pettersson‘s inevitable arrival in the NHL. Fresh off one of the most dominant campaigns we’ve seen from an NHL prospect, the 2017 fifth-overall pick has seemingly done everything within his power to convince the Vancouver Canucks he’s worthy of an extended stay in the big leagues next season. According to general manager Jim Benning, that’s precisely how the team sees it all shaking out. Though the Canucks are expected to practice some patience with their prized forward, Benning said he expects the 19-year-old to be on the roster when his club aims to take the next step in 2018-19. Speaking with NHL.com’s… Read More

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