Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, boards an elevator as he heads to a closed door meeting about Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Senators who have grown increasingly uneasy with the U.S. response to Saudi Arabia after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi grilled top administration officials at a closed-door briefing that could determine how far Congress goes in punishing the longtime Middle East ally. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

SALT LAKE CITY — Here’s a look at the news for Dec. 18.

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes is on the shortlist to become the new Interior secretary. Read more.

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch and Rep. John Curtis’ bill for human trafficking advisory council is headed to President Donald Trump. Read more.

The Utah Jazz lost to the Houston Rockets 102-97 on Monday. Read more.

Feds to offer a Utah man accused of spying for China a take-it-or-leave-it plea deal. Read more.

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