New Utah law likely to streamline study into Weber County government change

Rep. Kelly Miles

Proponents wanting to investigate change to the three-commissioner form of government here are...


Ogden, West Haven hopefuls to seek House post with Peterson forgoing re-election

Khalaf Eads Musselman

Republicans Adrian Eads, Mary Khalaf and Calvin Musselman join Democrat Kathie Darby in seeking the District 9 Utah House seat.


White House increasingly facing questions about Trump's past

Trump Playboy Playmate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Haunted by Russia and beset by internal strife, Donald Trump’s White House is also increasingly being forced to confront allegations from the president’s past, as an adult film star, a former Playboy model and a onetime “Apprentice” contestant press court cases. In court, on...


Lawmakers release huge budget; big military, domestic boosts

APTOPIX Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders finalized a sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill Wednesday that substantially boosts military and domestic spending but leaves behind young immigrant “Dreamers,” deprives President Donald Trump some of his border wall money and takes only incremental steps to...


The Latest: CBS to air Stormy Daniels interview Sunday

Trump Playboy Playmate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on allegations about President Donald Trump’s past sexual conduct (all times local): 7:20 p.m. CBS says it will air its interview with adult film actress Stormy Daniels on Sunday’s episode of “60 Minutes.” Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, has said she...


AP FACT CHECK: Trump mangles Clinton comments on election


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is revisiting old battles — the political one against Hillary Clinton and real ones against the Islamic State — without a full command of the facts. On Iraq and Syria, Trump gave credit to himself for military progress that was made by Russia, the Syrian...


Tempest over Trump-Putin call turns into uproar over leaks

Russia US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tempest over President Donald Trump’s congratulatory phone call to Vladimir Putin quickly grew on Wednesday into an uproar over White House leaks, sparking an internal investigation and speculation over who might be the next person Trump forces out of the West Wing. The White...


Fed raises key rate and foresees 2 more hikes this year

Federal Reserve Look Ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is raising its benchmark interest rate to reflect a solid U.S. economy and signaling that it’s sticking with a gradual approach to rate hikes for 2018 under its new chairman, Jerome Powell. The Fed said it expects to increase rates twice more this year. At the...


Senators press Trump officials on safeguarding 2018 ballots

Trump Russia Probe Congress-1

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the 2018 elections already underway, senators chided the current and former secretaries of Homeland Security on Wednesday for not more strongly warning the American public about past Russian intrusions in state election systems and for a lack of urgency to protect balloting...


Clash Over Abortion Hobbles A Health Bill. Again. Here’s How.

The Affordable Care Act very nearly failed to become law due to an intraparty dispute among Democrats over how to handle the abortion issue. Now a similar argument between Democrats and Republicans is slowing progress on a bill that could help cut soaring premiums and shore up the ACA. At issue is...


Trump tweets 'AUSTIN BOMBING SUSPECT IS DEAD,' adds 'great job' by law enforcement

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump tweets ‘AUSTIN BOMBING SUSPECT IS DEAD,‘ adds ‘great job’ by law enforcement.

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