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...

Government

'Everybody plays games': How Trump seesaws on major deals

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — From “Little Rocket Man” to the scheduling of a historic peace summit and back again, President Donald Trump’s dizzying back-and-forth on North Korea is par for the course for a president who likes to keep his audience guessing. As Trump himself said Friday, “Everybody plays games....


Business

Fed Chair Powell stresses importance of an independent Fed

Federal Reserve Powell

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell warned Friday that the Fed’s independence from political pressure must be respected if it is to succeed in controlling inflation, maximizing employment and regulating the financial system. His remarks Friday came after Kevin Warsh, a former Fed official who...


Business

US durable goods orders drop but key category shows strength

Durable Goods

WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell in April amid weaker demand for aircraft. But a key category that tracks business investment rose after sliding in March — a sign of health for American industry. The Commerce Department says U.S. orders for durable goods —...


Government

AP Source: Trump lawyer met Russian oligarch at Trump Tower

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, met with a Russian oligarch and discussed U.S.-Russia relations just 11 days before Trump was inaugurated as president. That’s according to a person familiar with the meeting held at Trump Tower in New York who spoke on condition of...


Government

Trump to sign measures to help terminal patients, veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump intends to sign legislation next week to help people with deadly diseases try experimental treatments. Legislative director Marc Short says Trump will also soon sign a bill giving veterans greater access to private medical care at...


Government

Trump tells grads 'you don't give up, you don't give in'

Trump

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (AP) — President Donald Trump stressed the United States’ military might as he addressed graduates at the United States Naval Academy Friday, saying the “best way to prevent war is to be fully prepared for war.” Trump spoke to the 2018 graduating class in Annapolis, stressing...


Government

House calls for Pentagon probe of alleged torture in Yemen

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House of Representatives has voted to require Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to determine whether U.S. military or intelligence personnel violated the law in interrogations of detainees in Yemen. By voice vote, the House on Thursday adopted the measure as part of the 2019...


Government

The Latest: Trump tells Navy grads 'you don't give up'

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s address to the 2018 graduates of the United States Naval Academy (all times local): 11:10 a.m. President Donald Trump is telling graduates at the United States Naval Academy that “we have begun the great rebuilding of the U.S. military.”...


Government

Trump accuses Dems of 'rooting against' NKorea talks

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday accused Democrats of “rooting against” upcoming nuclear talks with North Korea, and said his political opponents were trying to coddle gang members. With the 2018 midterm elections on the horizon, Trump has gone out of his way to poke Democrats. On...


Government

Summit talk turns warmer; Trump says 'talking to them now'

North Korea Summit Analysis

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday warmly welcomed North Korea’s promising response to his abrupt withdrawal from the potentially historic Singapore summit and said “we’re talking to them now” about putting it back on track. “Everybody plays games,” said Trump, who often boasts...


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