Government

Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'

Trump

President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new “Space...

Local

Weber County Commission candidates get $105,000 in donations, spend $96,000

Campaign finance

The race has generated the most in contributions and spending among the varied contests on the June 26 primary ballot.


Politics

District 8 Utah House hopefuls Kyle, Waldrip focused on taxes, education

Waldrip Kyle

The two face off in the June 26 GOP primary, with the winner moving on to the Nov. 6 general election.


Business

The Latest: German auto lobby makes warning over Trump tweet

Tariffs Whiskey

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on America’s disputes with its trading partners (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Germany’s powerful auto lobby group is warning against an escalation of the trade dispute with the United States after President Donald Trump’s latest threat to raise tariffs on imported cars....


Government

House approves bill expanding treatment for opioid abuse

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has overwhelmingly approved legislation designed to give health care providers more tools to stem an opioid crisis that is killing more than 115 people in the United States daily. The legislation passed Friday by a vote of 396-14. It incorporates dozens of opioid-related...


Government

The Latest: Audio of sobbing children plays on House floor

Trump Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on immigration legislation (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu of California has aired audio on the House floor of sobbing children in a detention center crying out for their parents. He was quickly gaveled by the presiding officer, Rep. Karen Handel,...


Government

Trump undercuts House GOP: Don't waste time on immigration

Congress Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday told his fellow Republicans in Congress to “stop wasting their time” on immigration legislation until after the November elections. GOP leaders said they’d press on anyway, but his comments further damaged their attempt to win over wavering...


Government

Trump picks Navy veteran as top counterterrorism official

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is nominating a Navy special operations veteran to be the nation’s top counterterrorism official. Trump announced Friday that he’s picked Joseph Maguire to lead the National Counterterrorism Center. Since 2013, Maguire has been president and chief executive...


Government

Dems seek info about Virginia facility after abuse claims

Immigration Abuse Claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia’s two Democratic senators asked the Trump administration Friday for answers about operations at a juvenile detention facility in the state where immigrant children said they were bound, beaten and isolated in solitary confinement. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine sent to...


Business

Justices adopt digital-age privacy rules to track cellphones

Supreme Court Cellphone Tracking

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Friday that police generally need a search warrant if they want to track criminal suspects’ movements by collecting information about where they’ve used their cellphones, bolstering privacy interests in the digital age. The justices’ 5-4 decision marks a...


Government

Supreme Court upholds Virginia man's gun conviction

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is upholding a Virginia man’s conviction on a gun charge. The Supreme Court issued its decision Friday. The case the court ruled on involves Michael Currier, who was charged with breaking into a home in 2012 and helping steal a safe with cash and guns. He was...


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