Mattis: Administration still weighing Iran nuke deal

Mattis Defense

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the administration is still considering whether the Iran nuclear deal can be improved enough to persuade President Donald Trump to remain in it. At a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Mattis was asked where the administration stands on the...


The Latest: VA nominee withdraws from consideration

Veterans Affairs Jackson

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump’s nominee to serve as Veterans Affairs secretary (all times local): 8 a.m. White House doctor Ronny Jackson is withdrawing from consideration as Veterans Affairs secretary. Jackson says “false allegations” against him have become...


Hospitals Lure Diabetes Patients With Self-Care Courses, But Costs Can Weigh Heavily

When a routine physical revealed mildly elevated blood-sugar levels, Michael Phillips was strongly encouraged to sign up for a diabetes self-management class. Phillips never asked about the cost of the two half-day sessions he attended in a conference room at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens, Ga., and...


Prosecutor on Justice's opioid crackdown favors tough tact

Justice Opioid Coordinator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mary Daly has heard the criticism: That the tough-on-drugs approach favored by the Trump administration is cruel, ineffective and a return to the failed policies of the 1980s. She’s not buying it. “We need to use tough prosecutions if we are going to get our way out of this...


SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Why not live audio from high court?

Supreme Court Travel Ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is not noted for its speed or adaptability, but it moved very quickly to post a link to an audio recording of arguments over President Donald Trump’s travel ban. Less than an hour after the justices left the bench Wednesday, the public was able to listen to the...


Weber Co. seeks accord with Davis Co. to join forces in economic development


State lawmakers set aside $775,000 during the legislative session earlier this year to aid in the effort, which the Economic Development Corp. of Utah would help spearhead.


Macron resists Trump's 'America first' in speech to Congress

US France

WASHINGTON (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron drew sharp contrasts with President Donald Trump’s worldview Wednesday, laying out a firm vision of global leadership that rejects “the illusion of nationalism” in a candid counterweight to Trump’s appeals to put “America first.” In the spotlight...


More allegations emerge on VA pick as nomination falters

Veterans Affairs Jackson-1

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House doctor Ronny Jackson exhibited a pattern of recklessly prescribing drugs and drunken behavior, including crashing a government vehicle while intoxicated and doling out such a large supply of a prescription opioid that staffers panicked because they thought the drugs...


The Latest: Ronny Jackson meets with White House press aides

Veterans Affairs Jackson

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump’s pick to be secretary of Veterans Affairs (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Veterans Affairs nominee Dr. Ronny Jackson spent a late night at the White House huddled with top press aides. The president’s personal physician on...


Trump's travel ban likely to be upheld, justices indicate

SCOTUS Travel Ban-1

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed poised Wednesday to uphold President Donald Trump’s ban on travel to the U.S. by visitors from several Muslim-majority countries, a move that would hand the president a major victory on a controversial signature policy. In the court’s first full-blown...

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