New Utah law likely to streamline study into Weber County government change

Rep. Kelly Miles

Proponents wanting to investigate change to the three-commissioner form of government here are...


Homeland officials to talk election security

Trump Russia Probe Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are expected to press Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on the department’s efforts to secure state election systems as the Senate Intelligence Committee launches an effort to safeguard against foreign meddling in this year’s elections. Nielsen will testify...


Summit offers hope to son of American held in North Korea

North Korea Detained American

WASHINGTON (AP) — The son of an American held in North Korea sees a glimmer of hope that a planned summit by President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un can help win his father’s freedom. Sol Kim says he remains in the dark about why his father, a 59-year-old Korean American, was detained at Pyongyang...


Allegations from women in his past shadow Trump

Trump Playboy Playmate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chorus of women from President Donald Trump’s past is getting louder. Accusations about Trump’s past sexual exploits bubbled up on three fronts Tuesday, with two women pressing court cases and a porn actress publicly needling the president. Trump has so far weathered the...


North Ogden Democrat, Republican join race for Utah House District 7 seat

David Owen Kyle Andersen

Business owner David Owen and retiree Kyle Andersen bring the field of candidates to five. The House seat is now held by Rep. Justin Fawson, who’s not seeking re-election.


Layton GOPer plans to challenge US Rep. Rob Bishop in House race


Chadwick Fairbanks III becomes the third GOPer and seventh candidate overall to file for the 1st District post.


Emails show FEMA silent amid chaos after Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria FEMA

WASHINGTON (AP) — As hundreds of people stood in line for food and many went hungry during the days and weeks after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Walmart Inc. and local supermarkets threw out tons of spoiled meat, dairy and produce. Emails and text messages made public Tuesday in a letter sent...


Trump tariffs set off industry scramble for exemptions

Congress Commerce

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross held up a can of Campbell’s soup in a CNBC interview to make the case that the Trump administration’s steel and aluminum tariffs were “no big deal,” the canning industry begged to disagree — and they were hardly alone. President Donald Trump’s...


US Supreme Court grants a stay of execution to a Missouri inmate who argued the process

WASHINGTON (AP) — US Supreme Court grants a stay of execution to a Missouri inmate who argued the process could cause him undue suffering.


McConnell says he has confidence in Mueller

Trump Russia Probe-1

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday expressed confidence in special counsel Robert Mueller and said he should be allowed to “finish his job,” the Senate leader’s first response to President Donald Trump’s recent outburst of criticism of Mueller and his investigation...


Ag official who backed Trump expected to get US Senate nod


JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is preparing to fill an upcoming vacancy in the U.S. Senate, and three state Republican sources told The Associated Press that he will choose the state agriculture commissioner who helped advise Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016. Bryant,...

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