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Utah panel endorses bill to up charge for killing police dog

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A panel of Utah lawmakers has endorsed a bill that would increase the penalty for intentionally killing a police dog. The Deseret News reports that the proposal would bump intentionally or knowingly killing a police dog from a third-degree felony to a second-degree felony....


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

Governors World Leaders

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

Trump

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...


Business

Tennessee Tech withdraws industry-funded study used to back controversial EPA truck rule

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The president of Tennessee Tech University has disavowed a study used to help justify the repeal of tighter federal emissions standards for a type of freight trucks, saying that experts now question “the methodology and accuracy” of the industry-funded test....


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.


Recreation

Ogden-area ski resorts pleased with weekend snow, upcoming storms

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Weber County ski resorts celebrating weekend snowfall and a potential turnaround after the January visitor shortfalls that led to lift closures.


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