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2 arrested over repeated bomb threats at Ogden courthouse

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two people have been arrested in connection with bomb threats that forced the evacuation of a northern Utah courthouse three times in three weeks. Ogden police announced Friday that Tonisha Lester and Jerry Larkin were arrested and booked into Weber County Jail on charges...


Government

Army lowers 2017 recruiting goal; more soldiers staying on

Army Recruiting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Army will not meet its mission to recruit 80,000 active duty soldiers this year and has officially lowered that goal. But Army leaders said the service has been able to encourage more experienced service members to stay on the job to satisfy a growing demand for troops....


State

Nephew of Mitt Romney fails to make Colorado primary ballot

Colorado Governor Robinson

DENVER (AP) — Businessman Doug Robinson, a nephew of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, failed to qualify for Colorado’s Republican gubernatorial primary ballot, a state official announced Friday. Colorado politicians hoping to land on their party’s statewide primary ballot must gather 1,...


Business

AT&T and Verizon are under federal investigation for potential collusion

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The Department of Justice is investigating potential efforts by AT&T and Verizon to hamstring a technology that could someday make it easier for consumers to seamlessly switch their wireless carriers, according to three people familiar with the matter. The probe...


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Towns, T-wolves return home in big hole against Rockets

Timberwolves Rockets Basketball

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first taste of the NBA playoffs for Timberwolves All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns has been rather bitter, thanks to the 3-point-happy Houston Rockets. The two-game totals tell a frustrating story for the 22-year-old: just 13 points, 5 for 18 shooting and a 2-0 deficit in the...


State

Authorities: Woman disrupted London-to-Salt Lake City flight

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a woman was arrested after she disrupted a flight from London to Salt Lake City and attacked a federal air marshal. Documents filed in U.S. District Court in Utah allege that 45-year-old Sarah Beach threw coffee on passengers, overturned a drink cart and ran up...


Business

With its 2018 tax cut, Wells Fargo could pay its $1 billion fine 3 times and still have

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Federal regulators hit Wells Fargo with an eye-popping $1 billion civil penalty Friday after finding that the company had failed to catch problems in its auto and mortgage businesses over several years, cost customers millions of dollars and even wrongfully...


Business

Markets wrap: Stocks fall on tech selloff, bond slide deepens

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks stumbled into the weekend, as renewed selling in technology shares overshadowed what has so far been a solid earnings season. Inflation concerns sent the dollar higher and Treasury yields topped 2.95 percent. Major American equity benchmarks fell at...


Business

Texas gains 8 rigs as US rig count rises to 1,013

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by five this week to 1,013. At this time a year ago there were 857 active rigs. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes reported Friday that 820 rigs drilled for oil this week and 192 for gas. One was...


Business

Financial Markets Glance

Dow Jones Industrials High: 24,678.07 Low: 24,375.04 Close: 24,462.94 Change: —201.95 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2670.14 —22.99 NYSE Index: 12,607.16 —64.32 Nasdaq Composite Index: 7146.13 —91.93 NYSE Amer Composite: 2582.42 —13.24 Russell 2000 Index: 1564.12 —9.70 Wilshire 5000...


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