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Science Says: Amount of straws, plastic pollution is huge

Science Says Plastics Pollution

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cities and nations are looking at banning plastic straws and stirrers in hopes of addressing the world’s plastic pollution problem. The problem is so large, though, that scientists say that’s not nearly enough. Australian scientists Denise Hardesty and Chris Wilcox estimate, using...


Government

Leak crackdown talk yields rare Comey, Trump agreement

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WASHINGTON (AP) — James Comey and President Donald Trump seem to disagree on most everything, but the ex-FBI director’s memos show consensus on at least one thing: the need to hunt down leakers. The two men bonded over the idea of a proposed leak crackdown, even sharing a chuckle over a crude joke...


Police & Fire

Federal, local law enforcement announces crackdown on violent crime in Ogden

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Utah U.S. Attorney John Huber announced in a press conference the expanded effort in Ogden for the ongoing Project Safe Neighborhoods, a program through the Department of Justice.


Local

State auditor: Jazz tickets among Plymouth city's 'inappropriate expenditures'

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An audit was conducted in response to town officials who contacted them with “concerns related to possible inadequate oversight of public funds,” according to the audit report released April 17.


Government

Orem lawmaker questions Libertas Institute claims about medical cannabis

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A Republican lawmaker from Orem is fighting back against a pending state ballot initiative that would install a much broader medical cannabis law than the two bills he successfully spearheaded through the recent 2018 legislative session.


Government

Trump leaves open possibility of bailing on meeting with Kim

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said that although he’s looking ahead optimistically to a historic summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un he could still pull out if he feels it’s “not going to be fruitful.” Trump said that CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Kim “got along really...


Government

The Latest: Anti-nuclear group backs US-NKorea talks

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and North Korea (all times local): 11:25 a.m. The anti-nuclear weapons group that won last year’s Nobel Peace Prize says it’s “very supportive” of a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, after months of risky...


Government

Pentagon: No civilian casualties in Syria strikes

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says there have been no reports of civilian casualties from last week’s missile strikes by the United States, France and Britain. Spokeswoman Dana W. White said this is a testament to the accuracy of U.S. and allied weapons. She also disputed Russia’s claim that a...


Government

US easing rules on sales of armed drones, other weaponry

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Thursday to make it easier for U.S. defense contractors to sell armed drones and other conventional weapons to foreign governments. In policy changes aimed at boosting American firms’ ability to compete in the increasingly lucrative global arms...


Government

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Nothing In Health Care Ever Goes Away

Congressional Republicans have struck a decidedly different tone when talking about the Affordable Care Act, and the Democrats have introduced a new Medicare expansion bill. Meanwhile, states are talking about Medicaid expansion, and a federal court’s ruling on Maryland’s proposal to battle drug...


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