Government

Weber Co. Commission hopeful Froerer rebuffs questions, criticism in campaign

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Some have privately wondered about the real estate broker’s dealings with the county as he...

Politics

Ogden lawyer, S. Ogden veterans advocate vie in GOP primary for Utah House post

Brown Schow

Lorraine Brown and Terry Schow finished close at the GOP convention in April and the winner in the June 26 primary advances to the November general election.


Government

AP Was There: The age of climate change begins

WASHINGTON (AP) — On June 23, 1988, a top NASA scientist told Congress and the world that global warming had arrived. NASA scientist James Hansen predicted that 1988 would be the world’s hottest year on record, thanks to the burning of fossil fuels that released heat-trapping gases. The Associated...


Government

US urges Russia to release political and religious prisoners

US Russia Political Prisoners

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration urged Russia on Monday to release what it called a growing number of political and religious prisoners, warning that President Vladimir Putin’s government was turning to “old Soviet practices” to deny rights to detainees. The condemnation came as President...


Business

Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'

Trump

President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new “Space Force” as an independent military service branch aimed at ensuring American supremacy in space — though he may have limited power to develop a new military command.


Government

Pentagon suspends August military drills with South Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says it has formally suspended a major military exercise planned for August with South Korea, a much-anticipated move stemming from President Donald Trump’s nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The announcement Monday says all planning for the exercise...


Business

Supreme Court to take up iPhone app lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider whether the purchasers of iPhone apps can sue Apple over allegations it has an illegal monopoly on the sale of the apps. The court said Monday that it will take a case from the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, which ruled in...


Business

EPA shifts oversight of coal waste to a state for 1st time

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday approved the first state permit program for disposal of toxic ash from coal plants, a switch from federal oversight that the coal industry had sought. Coal ash is the residue left after burning coal to generate power. Decades of coal...


Government

Trump to finalize small business health insurance option

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is close to finalizing a health insurance option for small firms and self-employed people that would cost less but could cover fewer benefits than current plans, congressional officials and business groups said Monday. The Labor Department could issue...


Government

The Latest: White House rejects narrow fix for border crisis

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local): 6 p.m. The White House says it would reject a narrow fix to address children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying it wants Congress to “fix the whole thing.” Press secretary Sarah...


Government

Director: FBI won't repeat mistakes noted in watchdog report

Watchdog Report Clinton Email

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is determined to not repeat any of the mistakes identified in a harshly critical watchdog report on the handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, Director Chris Wray said Monday at a congressional hearing at which he repeatedly sought to distance himself from...


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