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North Ogden residents file suit to halt Barker Park amphitheater construction

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Construction started last November, but a group of residents who fear the facility will be...

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Riverdale considers 6-field soccer project near Weber River Parkway

Riverdale soccer fields proposal

The Utah Youth Soccer Association wants to build six soccer fields on Riverdale City property south of the city offices. The fields would sit between the railroad tracks and the Weber River Parkway trail. The association would pay for the construction and maintenance and the city would...


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Trump says arm US teachers; they love kids as others don't

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told conservatives Friday that even Second Amendment supporters can get behind steps to fight gun violence in schools, offering a red-meat call for arming teachers and suggesting they would be more likely to protect students than a security guard who...


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Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A former senior adviser to President Donald Trump’s election campaign pleaded guilty Friday to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges, saying he will now cooperate in the special counsel’s Russia investigation. The plea by Rick Gates revealed that he will help special...


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Fed expects economic gains to prompt gradual rate hikes

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says it expects that the ongoing strength of the U.S. economy will warrant gradual increases in interest rates this year, delivering the same steady-as-it-goes message under new leader Jerome Powell as it had provided under Janet Yellen. The Fed’s projection on...


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US weighs Sheldon Adelson offer to fund Jerusalem embassy

Trump Jerusalem Embassy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials told The Associated Press. Lawyers at the State Department are looking into the legality of accepting...


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The Latest: Former Trump adviser pleads guilty

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Russia investigation (all times local): 2:55 p.m. A former top adviser to President Donald Trump’s election campaign has formally pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy and false statements charges in the special counsel’s Russia investigation. The plea by Rick...


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Conflict cited in NLRB joint-employer case draws hearing request

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. A top House Democrat wants Congress to review whether a Trump labor-board appointee should have recused himself before casting the deciding vote to overturn a hot-button ruling making it easier for employees of contractors and franchises to pursue claims against big...


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AP Explains: Graham's rare honor at US Capitol

Obit Billy Graham

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is reserving one of the nation’s greatest distinctions for the Rev. Billy Graham, selecting him to lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda next Wednesday and Thursday. America’s most famous evangelist died Wednesday at his home in North Carolina at age 99. The Rotunda...


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US tightens sanctions on North Korean shipping

Trump North Korean Sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration escalated pressure on North Korea Friday by slapping sanctions on scores of companies and ships accused of illicit trading with the pariah nation. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the U.S. has now blacklisted virtually all ships being used by the...


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AP-NORC Poll: Most have grim outlook on America's direction

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chester Trahan’s grandchildren are working, so he’s feeling better about the economy these days. But his view of the country’s overall direction is pretty grim, darkened by what he sees as a surge in racism and violence fueled by President Donald Trump. “He stimulated it. Those...


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