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

APNewsbreak: Pentagon adopts new cellphone restrictions

Pentagon Cellphones

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of debate, the Defense Department approved Monday new restrictions for the use of cellphones and some other electronic devices in the Pentagon where classified information is present or discussed. But officials stopped far short of imposing an all-out ban. The memo,...


Government

US and China work on ZTE rescue; Mnuchin denies quid pro quo

China US ZTE

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are working toward an agreement that would ease U.S. sanctions that were imposed on ZTE Corp. and let the Chinese telecommunications giant stay in business. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the deal might require ZTE to revamp its board and to...


Government

The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

Trump-Pay to Play

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally close to nailing more than $1 billion in business. He had ingratiated himself with crown princes from Saudi Arabia...


Government

Trump wades deeper into abortion politics as midterms loom

Trump Abortion Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has long been an unlikely sweetheart for conservative and evangelical voters. Now, in the lead-up to the midterm elections, the thrice-married former Democrat who used to describe himself as “very pro-choice” is offering catnip to conservative voters with a...


Government

DHS secretary says she's unaware Russia wanted Trump to win

Trump Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Tuesday that she was unaware of intelligence assessments concluding that Russia favored President Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. The U.S. intelligence community said in a January 2017 assessment that Russia...


Government

Trump suggests summit with NKorea's Kim could be delayed

Trump US South Korea-4

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that a planned historic meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un could be delayed. He said, “There’s a very substantial chance that it won’t work out” for June 12. Trump raised the possibility that the meeting could be pushed back during a...


Government

Congress nears dismantling of post-crisis bank rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress was taking a final step Tuesday toward dismantling a chunk of the rules framework for banks installed to prevent a recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lost jobs and foreclosed homes. The House planned to approve legislation to roll back the...


Local

North Ogden library upgrade nearly done, curious visitors already trickling in

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Completion of the North Branch Library overhaul marks the last prong of a series of improvements across the Weber Library System made possible by a $45 million bond issue approved in 2013.


Government

The Latest: Trump doesn't like Kim Jong Un's attitude change

Trump Dealmaking

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 12:55 p.m. President Donald Trump says he doesn’t like the change in attitude he’s picked up from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump said Tuesday that he detected a...


Government

Trump says Singapore summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un 'may not work out for June 12

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump says Singapore summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un ‘may not work out for June 12,‘ suggests potential delay.


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