Government

North Ogden officials support trash fee hike to save recycling program

Recycle bins

Likewise, residents are willing to pay more if needed, to a limit, according to an informal city...

Business

Economic talks between US and China lead to trade war truce

US China Trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after the world’s two biggest economies reported progress in talks aimed at bringing down America’s massive trade deficit with Beijing. “We are putting the trade war on hold,” Treasury Secretary Steven...


Government

Trials for violent protest framed as Trump vs the resistance

Inauguration Trials

WASHINGTON (AP) — When police arrested more than 200 anti-Trump protesters on Inauguration Day 2017, it touched off a long-term battle of wits and wills. On one side: a Justice Department that has sought to incarcerate scores of people over a violent protest that smashed downtown storefront windows...


Government

When Is Insurance Not Really Insurance? When You Need Pricey Dental Care.

I’m 61 years old and a San Francisco homeowner with an academic position at the University of California-Berkeley, which provides me with comprehensive health insurance. Yet, to afford the more than $50,000 in out-of-pocket expenses required for the restorative dental work I’ve needed in the past...


Government

Trump to DOJ: Investigate whether FBI infiltrated campaign

Trump-Russia-Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he will “demand” that the Justice Department investigate whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign, an extraordinary order that came hours before his legal team said the special counsel indicated the investigation into the president could be...


Government

US office overseeing fight against IS gets reprieve

United States Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department unit overseeing the fight against the Islamic State group will stay in business for at least six more months, reversing an administration plan for the unit’s imminent downgrade even as President Donald Trump presses ahead with a speedy U.S. exit from Syria. A...


Government

Trump to attend swearing-in of CIA's 1st female director

CIA Haspel Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is attending the swearing-in of the CIA’s first female director. The ceremony for Gina Haspel is taking place Monday morning at agency headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Haspel won Senate confirmation last week after overcoming concerns about her role in the...


Government

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Russia probe, border; Pruitt claims

Trump-Fact Check

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is skimming over the facts involving the investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. In a series of tweets Sunday, he repeatedly assails special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe as hopelessly biased, insisting that it is effectively controlled...


Government

Layton consultant hired to help craft Weber County anti-poverty plan

Marlin Jensen

The development — amid heightened scrutiny of the county’s use of outside contractors — doesn’t come without a measure of controversy.


Government

Police: Man charged with murder in death of girlfriend's son

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in Washington, D.C., say a man has been charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend’s child. News outlets report 28-year-old Brian Jamal Wooden was arrested and charged with first-degree murder on Sunday. Metropolitan police say officers had found 1-year-old Carter...


Business

Mnuchin says NAFTA negotiations could spill into 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says efforts to renegotiate a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico could spill into next year. The Trump administration missed an informal deadline last Thursday that had been set by House Speaker Paul Ryan to get a revamped North American Free...


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