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...

Business

Analysis says Trump budget won't curb deficits as promised

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says that President Donald Trump’s budget plan wouldn’t curb the spiraling deficit like it claims. Trump’s budget, released in February and mostly ignored since, promises spending cuts and economic growth that would cut the deficit to...


Business

The Latest: German automakers concerned by US tariff move

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration’s interest in putting tariffs on auto imports (all times local): 10:20 a.m. The head of Germany’s biggest auto industry lobby says the U.S. decision to explore raising tariffs on imported cars comes as no surprise, but says its members...


Business

Trump administration explores tariffs on autos, auto parts

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the imports of automobiles into the United States, moving swiftly as talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled. President Donald Trump predicted earlier that U.S. automakers...


Business

Trump signs bill easing post-2008 crisis restraints on banks

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday signed into law a measure that loosens key restraints for banks imposed after the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. Savoring the legislative triumph, he called it “the next step in America’s unprecedented economic comeback.” The...


Government

AP names Dustin Weaver as Congress news editor

AP Appointment Congress Editor

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press on Thursday named Dustin Weaver as news editor overseeing coverage of Congress, a key leadership role in AP’s Washington bureau. Weaver’s appointment was announced by AP Washington bureau chief Julie Pace. “Dustin is a smart and savvy editor with a deep...


Government

Senate approves sexual harassment bill covering Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has given final approval to a bill that revamps the system for handling sexual harassment complaints on Capitol Hill. The bipartisan effort now goes to the House, which has passed its own version of the legislation amid a widening national debate over sexual misconduct,...


Government

'It's about time': Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing’s first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson’s name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially-charged conviction. “I am taking this very righteous step, I believe, to correct a...


Government

The Latest: Trump's letter to Kim was dictated to Bolton

Trump North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump canceling his planned summit with North Korea (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Donald Trump’s letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was dictated by the president to his national security adviser, John Bolton. That’s according to Republican Sen....


Government

Security troops on US nuclear missile base took LSD

Nuclear Weapons-LSD

WASHINGTON (AP) — One airman said he felt paranoia. Another marveled at the vibrant colors. A third admitted, “I absolutely just loved altering my mind.” Meet service members entrusted with guarding nuclear missiles that are among the most powerful in America’s arsenal. Air Force records obtained...


Government

Security troops on US nuclear missile base took LSD

Nuclear Weapons LSD

WASHINGTON (AP) — One airman said he felt paranoia. Another marveled at the vibrant colors. A third admitted, “I absolutely just loved altering my mind.” Meet service members entrusted with guarding nuclear missiles that are among the most powerful in America’s arsenal. Air Force records obtained...


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