Herbert OKs bill allowing restaurants to take down signs

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s governor has signed a bill allowing restaurants to take down state-mandated signs near their doors stating that they’re a restaurant, “not a bar.” Gov. Gary Herbert announced Tuesday that he signed the measure, a change that restaurants have cheered. Lawmakers required...


US Supreme Court grants a stay of execution to a Missouri inmate who argued the process

WASHINGTON (AP) — US Supreme Court grants a stay of execution to a Missouri inmate who argued the process could cause him undue suffering.


Zuckerberg asked to testify; data firm's CEO suspended

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LONDON (AP) — The head of Trump-affiliated data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica has been suspended, while government authorities are bearing down on both the firm and Facebook over allegations the firm stole data from 50 million Facebook users to manipulate elections. Cambridge’s board of directors...


Idaho joins other red states with 'abortion reversal' law

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho will become the latest conservative state to require women seeking abortions to be informed that the drug-induced procedures can be halted halfway, despite opposition from medical groups that say there is little evidence to support that claim. Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter...


The Latest: Cambridge Analytica whistleblower regrets work

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the alleged use of personal Facebook data by political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica (all times local): 6:50 p.m. The whistleblower at the center of allegations that a U.K.-based company improperly used the personal data of some 50 million Facebook users to help...


Stock indexes end mostly higher, but Facebook sinks again

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes finished mostly higher after a day of bouncing around Tuesday as retailers, energy companies and banks recovered some of their losses from the day before, but technology companies struggled as Facebook dropped again. Amazon led a rally among retailers, and it passed...


McConnell says he has confidence in Mueller

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday expressed confidence in special counsel Robert Mueller and said he should be allowed to “finish his job,” the Senate leader’s first response to President Donald Trump’s recent outburst of criticism of Mueller and his investigation...


Ag official who backed Trump expected to get US Senate nod


JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is preparing to fill an upcoming vacancy in the U.S. Senate, and three state Republican sources told The Associated Press that he will choose the state agriculture commissioner who helped advise Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016. Bryant,...


Needs go unmet 6 months after Maria hit Puerto Rico

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Generators are still humming. Candles are still flickering. Homes are still being repaired. Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria exactly six months ago, and the U.S. territory is still struggling to recover from the strongest storm to hit the island in nearly a...


First lady vows to fight cyberbullying despite critics


WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump pushed back against critics Tuesday, declaring her commitment to combating cyberbullying despite the hits she has endured for taking on the issue while her husband routinely goes on Twitter to berate foes and call them names. “I am well aware that people are...

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