News

Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, YCC Family Crisis Center need volunteers

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Weber Human Services is looking for people who can help Northern Utah nonprofits. For more...

State

Child of Utah family with TV show dies after house fire

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police say a 2-year-old boy whose polygamous family is featured on a reality TV show has died following a fire in a southeastern Utah home. The Deseret News reports Adonija Foster died of smoke inhalation Saturday after a fire ignited in the room where he was sleeping. Members...


Government

After Syria missile strikes, US stuck in holding pattern

US Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — The drama of U.S. and allied missile strikes on Syria has obscured a sobering fact: The U.S.-led campaign to eliminate the Islamic State from Syria has stalled. The U.S. has 2,000 troops in Syria assisting local Arab and Kurdish fighters against IS, even as President Donald Trump...


Government

US easing rules on sales of armed drones, other weaponry

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Thursday to make it easier for U.S. defense contractors to sell armed drones and other conventional weapons to foreign governments. In policy changes aimed at boosting American firms’ ability to compete in the increasingly lucrative global arms...


State

Babies of senators now welcome in Senate chamber

Senate Duckworth

WASHINGTON (AP) — Who doesn’t like babies? No one in the Senate, apparently — at least not enough to block a historic rules change that passed Wednesday allowing the newborns of members into the chamber. Its passage without objection came despite plenty of concern, some privately aired, among...


Business

Plastic makers' credit ratings may be hit by pollution rules

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Plastic packaging makers may be less credit-worthy in the future as governments try to curb marine litter, Moody’s Corp. said in a report. “There’s a risk” that these actions will “have direct impact on these companies,” said Tobias Wagner, senior analyst at the rating agency...


Business

The Latest: Southwest sought more time to inspect engines

Southwest Airlines Victim

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Southwest Airlines sought more time to inspect fan blades like the one that snapped off during one of its flights and caused an engine breakup that left a...


Business

2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police

Starbucks Black Men Arrested

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn’t use the restroom because he wasn’t a paying customer. He thought nothing of it when he and his business partner, Donte Robinson, were approached at their table and were asked if they needed...


Government

Pentagon: No civilian casualties in Syria strikes

Chemical Weapons OPCW Glance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says there have been no reports of civilian casualties from last week’s missile strikes by the United States, France and Britain. Spokeswoman Dana W. White said this is a testament to the accuracy of U.S. and allied weapons. She also disputed Russia’s claim that a...


State

Police shoot, kill man after domestic violence call

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police say officers shot and killed a Salt Lake City man after authorities were called to a domestic violence situation. The Deseret News reports 32-year-old Delorean Pikyavit died from his injuries Wednesday following the shooting outside a Salt Lake City home. Police Sgt....


Business

The Latest: Police chief apologizes to men from Starbucks

Starbucks Black Men Arrested

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on two men arrested at Philadelphia Starbucks (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Philadelphia’s police commissioner is apologizing to two black men who were arrested at a Starbucks in the city. Commissioner Richard Ross, who is black, apologized to the two men on Thursday...


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