Government

Box Elder tax increment program for biofuels company is on hold

Washakie Renewable Energy expansion

Box Elder County made ready to help a biofuels company’s expansion plans. But four years...

Government

Not just heat: Climate change signs can be seen all around

30 Years Of Warming Examples

WASHINGTON (AP) — You don’t just feel the heat of global warming, you can see it in action all around. Some examples of where climate change’s effects have been measured: —Glaciers across the globe are melting and retreating, with 279 billion tons of ice lost since 2002, according to NASA’s GRACE...


Business

In tit-for-tat, Trump threatens more tariffs against China

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports on Monday as the two nations moved closer to a potential trade war. The tariffs, which Trump wants set at a 10 percent rate, would be the latest round of...


Government

Trump, GOP to huddle as outrage builds over border policy

Congress Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calls are mounting on Capitol Hill for the Trump administration to end the separation of families at the southern border ahead of a visit from President Donald Trump to discuss legislation. Trump’s meeting late Tuesday afternoon with House Republicans comes at a time when...


Government

The Latest: Trump defiant amid criticism over separations

Immigration Holding Facility

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the controversy over child and parent separations at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local): 12:15 a.m. President Donald Trump is defending without apology his administration’s border-protection policies in the face of rising national outrage over the forced...


Government

Trump defiant despite rising outrage over border separations

Immigration Holding Facility

WASHINGTON (AP) — An unapologetic President Donald Trump defended his administration’s border-protection policies in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of migrant children from their parents. Calling for tough action against illegal immigration, Trump declared the U.S....


Business

Trump administration to propose 'association health plans'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is preparing to announce a new insurance option for small firms and self-employed people that would cost less but could cover fewer benefits than current plans. The Labor Department scheduled an announcement Tuesday morning for what has been called...


Government

Origins of family separation issue stretch back many years

Immigration Holding Facility

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of children split from their families at the U.S. southern border are being held in government-run facilities. A look at how we got here, what’s real and what’s not, and what might happen next. HOW DID WE GET HERE? Tens of thousands of parents and children, mostly from...


Government

Report: Washington Metro knew it was overcharging riders

WASHINGTON (AP) — A recently obtained report says the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority knew it was overcharging riders for years but didn’t act to correct the problem until 2017. The Washington Post obtained a report Monday through a public records request that says the issue was...


Government

Police: Man arrested for climbing White House barrier

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man has been arrested after climbing over a security barrier at the White House and dropping a backpack on the south side of the property. The Washington Post quotes U.S. Secret Service as saying 29-year-old Alexander Thomas Miner is charged with unlawful entry. Authorities say...


Government

Acting drug enforcement chief set to retire at end of month

Drug Enforcement Chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — A spokeswoman for the Drug Enforcement Administration says the agency’s acting administrator will be retiring at the end of June. The spokeswoman, Mary Brandenberger, has confirmed a report in The Washington Post that DEA chief Robert Patterson had announced his retirement. The...


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