US puts Palestinians on notice: DC office may be shuttered

United States Palestinians

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration put the Palestinians on notice Friday that it will shutter their office in Washington unless they’ve entered serious peace talks with Israel, U.S. officials said, potentially giving President Donald Trump more leverage as he seeks an elusive Mideast peace...


Moscow meeting in June 2017 under scrutiny in Trump probe

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earlier this year, a Russian-American lobbyist and another businessman discussed over coffee in Moscow an extraordinary meeting they had attended 12 months earlier: a gathering at Trump Tower with President Donald Trump’s son, his son-in-law and his then-campaign chairman. The...

Health Care

After 8 years, Morgan's WIC program moves back to Ogden

Weber-Morgan Health Department

In July, the Weber-Morgan Health Department vacated the portable classroom it had used as an office and clinic to administer the federally funded Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program that provides food and nutrition assistance to low-income moms with infants and children under five years of...


Derided by critics, trickle-down economics gets another try

Tax Overhaul-Trickle Down

WASHINGTON (AP) — Does money roll downhill? In their drive to cut taxes, President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are betting it does. Behind their legislation is a theory long popular among conservatives: Slash taxes for corporations and rich people, who will then hire, invest and...


Senate ethics, relatively silent, could face busy year

Senate Ethics-3

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s been nearly six years since the Senate Ethics Committee conducted a major investigation of a sitting senator. Next year, the panel could be working nonstop, deciding the fate of up to three lawmakers, including two facing allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior. The...


As sex scandals topple the powerful: Why not Trump?

Sexual Harassment Franken

WASHINGTON (AP) — “You can do anything,” Donald Trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women. Maybe he could, but not everyone can. The candidate who openly bragged about grabbing women’s private parts — but denied he really did so — was elected president months before the...


Franken apologizes to woman who says he kissed, groped her

Sexual Harassment Franken

WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken personally apologized to the woman who has accused him of forcibly kissing her and groping her during a 2006 USO tour, saying he remembers their encounter differently but is “ashamed that my actions ruined that experience for you.” In a guest appearance...


Members of the Senate Ethics Committee

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the Senate Ethics Committee, who face the prospect of investigating their peers: REPUBLICANS JOHNNY ISAKSON, R-Ga., chairman Isakson, 72, who is in his third term, is the only chairman of two Senate committees. He leads the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, where he has...


Health Giant Sutter Destroys Evidence In Crucial Antitrust Case Over High Prices

Sutter Health intentionally destroyed 192 boxes of documents that employers and labor unions were seeking in a lawsuit that accuses the giant Northern California health system of abusing its market power and charging inflated prices, according to a state judge. In a ruling this week, San Francisco...


Ultra-wealthy win in Senate tax bill, other face hikes

Trump Congress Taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses — like President Donald Trump and his family — do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by the House. Want to toast the anticipated tax win with...

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