Government

Bill requires Utah jail death documentation, closes 'in-custody' reporting gap

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After dozens of deaths in Utah jails in recent years, a state senator has introduced a bill...

Agriculture

Weber County ag boosters tout import of farming even as more development looms

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Some county officials have put a focus on spurring business growth, but ag leaders ask that farming not be forgotten.


Business

Book Trump? Interest groups press case at his properties

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Payday lenders got regulators to rethink rules on how closely to vet borrowers. E-cigarette makers got a delay in federal oversight of many vaping products. Candy makers praised a decision to hold off on more stringent labeling standards. And title insurers declared “victory” for...


Business

Beyond 'Obamacare': New liberal plan on health care overhaul

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A major liberal policy group is raising the ante on the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all. Called “Medicare Extra for All,” the proposal to be released Thursday by the Center for American Progress gives politically energized...


Government

Oversight committee wants to look at Pruitt's travel records

EPA Pruitt Travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-led congressional committee is demanding records related to premium-class flights taken by Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt. House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy issued a letter to Pruitt this week seeking an accounting of all flights taken by the EPA...


Business

Foreign leaders seek fresh ties with US governors, mayors

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WASHINGTON (AP) — When Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull arrives in Washington this week for consultations with President Donald Trump, he won’t be traveling solo. Turnbull is bringing the most senior Australian political and business delegation ever to visit the United States in a trip...


Government

AP FACT CHECK: Answers to Trump's tweets on Russia probe

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WASHINGTON (AP) — By its nature, the special counsel investigation of Russian activities in the U.S. election is casting a wide net in its search for malfeasance. At the same time, it’s not a leaky enterprise — little is coming to light except what the prosecutor, Robert Mueller wants out. That...


Government

Billy Graham gave more than prayer to presidents

Obit Billy Graham

WASHINGTON (AP) — He was rebuffed, then embraced, by Harry Truman. Confided in — and deeply hurt by — Richard Nixon. A source of reassurance for George H.W. Bush on the eve of war. The spark that finally turned George W. Bush toward sobriety. The Rev. Billy Graham, who died Wednesday at age 99, was...


Government

The Latest: Billy Graham gave more than prayer to presidents

Obit Billy Graham

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Billy Graham’s relationship with the presidents (all times local): 9:30 p.m. The Rev. Billy Graham was a presidential fixture stretching back to the early years of the Cold War. Harry Truman rebuffed but later embraced Graham. He urged Dwight D. Eisenhower to run for...


Government

Palestinian envoy estranged from White House, still working

Palestinians Diplomat's Dilemma

WASHINGTON (AP) — A few miles down the road from Israel’s gated embassy, the Palestinian envoy to Washington sits in his office wrestling with a unique diplomatic dilemma: how to advance his people’s cause when relations with the United States are so distant that he hasn’t even spoken to the White...


Government

Gibson backers, officials say river project handled properly as probe continues

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The Weber County commissioner is the focus of an Ogden Police Department inquiry but maintains he did no wrong.


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