Government

Weber Co. Commission hopeful Froerer rebuffs questions, criticism in campaign

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Some have privately wondered about the real estate broker’s dealings with the county as he...

Politics

Ogden lawyer, S. Ogden veterans advocate vie in GOP primary for Utah House post

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Lorraine Brown and Terry Schow finished close at the GOP convention in April and the winner in the June 26 primary advances to the November general election.


Government

AP Was There: The age of climate change begins

WASHINGTON (AP) — On June 23, 1988, a top NASA scientist told Congress and the world that global warming had arrived. NASA scientist James Hansen predicted that 1988 would be the world’s hottest year on record, thanks to the burning of fossil fuels that released heat-trapping gases. The Associated...


Business

Supreme Court to take up iPhone app lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider whether the purchasers of iPhone apps can sue Apple over allegations it has an illegal monopoly on the sale of the apps. The court said Monday that it will take a case from the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, which ruled in...


Business

Senate bill would block WH deal with Chinese telecom company

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is set to pass a defense policy bill that includes a pay raise for the military, but would block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. to buy component parts from the U.S. The Chinese company is accused of violating trade laws by selling sensitive...


Government

Trump digs in on immigration as national outrage rises

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Undaunted and unapologetic, President Donald Trump defended his administration’s border-protection policies Monday in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of migrant children from their parents. Tough action is needed to fight illegal immigration, he...


Business

2 federal agencies take closer look into Tesla fire

WASHINGTON (AP) — One federal safety agency has dispatched an investigator and another says it is gathering information on a Tesla battery fire in Southern California. The National Transportation Safety Board said Monday it is sending a technical specialist to watch Tesla’s examination of the Model...


Government

US urges Russia to release political and religious prisoners

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration urged Russia on Monday to release what it called a growing number of political and religious prisoners, warning that President Vladimir Putin’s government was turning to “old Soviet practices” to deny rights to detainees. The condemnation came as President...


Government

Supreme Court to hear appeal from Alaska hovercraft owner

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alaska resident John Sturgeon is getting a second crack at the Supreme Court in his fight to get his hovercraft back on the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. The justices agreed Monday to review a federal appeals court ruling that sided with the National Park Service and...


Government

Director: FBI won't repeat mistakes noted in watchdog report

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is determined to not repeat any of the mistakes identified in a harshly critical watchdog report on the handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, Director Chris Wray told lawmakers at a congressional hearing Monday at which he repeatedly sought to distance...


Government

Trump admin. asks high court to halt sanctuary cities ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to allow it to largely implement a policy of withholding public safety grants from “sanctuary cities” that refuse to cooperate with President Donald Trump’s immigration enforcement policies. The Trump administration filed a...


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