Government

Ogden City dissolves Union Station agreement, will take over management

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Ogden City has ended a nearly 13 year agreement with the Union Station Foundation and will resume...

Business

Under fire _ from GOP _ Trump digs in on Confederate icons

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BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — With prominent Republicans openly questioning his competence and moral leadership, President Donald Trump on Thursday burrowed deeper into the racially charged debate over Confederate memorials and lashed out at members of his own party in the latest controversy to engulf...


Government

Chasing eclipses across the globe is a way of life for some

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WASHINGTON (AP) — While Monday’s total solar eclipse in the U.S. will be a once-in-a-lifetime sky show for millions, there’s a small group of people who have experienced it all before and they can’t get enough of it. Glenn Schneider has seen 33. Fred Espenak has watched 28. Donald Liebenberg has...


Government

Warship captain in collision that killed 7 to lose command

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Poor seamanship and flaws in keeping watch contributed to a collision between a Navy destroyer and a commercial container ship that killed seven sailors, Navy officials said, announcing that the warship captain will be relieved of command and more than a dozen other sailors will...


Government

The Latest: Trump won't back down on Confederate monuments

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EDT): 10:45 p.m. President Donald Trump isn’t backing away from the racially charged debate over Confederate memorials, even lashing out at members of his own party. Trump tweeted his defense of monuments to Confederate icons —...


Government

Estimates of North Korea's nuclear weapons hard to nail down

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. intelligence agencies’ assessments of the size of North Korea’s nuclear arsenal have a wide gap between high and low estimates. Size matters and not knowing makes it harder for the United States to develop a policy for deterrence and defend itself and allies in the region....


Government

Tillerson condemns hate speech, says bigotry is un-American

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is condemning hate speech and bigotry as un-American and antithetical to the values the U.S. was founded on and promotes abroad. In his most extensive comments on race and diversity since last weekend’s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia,...


Government

Pentagon chief to visit Ukraine amid tensions with Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will visit Ukraine next week to reassure government leaders that the U.S. does not accept Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region. The visit comes as the Trump administration considers plans to give Ukraine lethal weaponry, a...


Government

Source: Trump adviser Steve Bannon is leaving White House post

WASHINGTON (AP) — Source: Trump adviser Steve Bannon is leaving White House post.


Government

State Department email restored after worldwide outage

WASHINGTON (AP) — State Department email service has been restored after a nearly 12-hour worldwide outage hit its entire unclassified system. Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said service resumed slowly shortly after midday Friday and was expected to be completely restored by late afternoon....


Business

11 US states added jobs in July

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring increased in 11 U.S. states in July, while the unemployment rate tumbled to record lows in two states. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates were relatively stable in most states. They fell in 15 states and rose in 23, but many of the changes were...


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