Government

Layton consultant hired to help craft Weber County anti-poverty plan

Marlin Jensen

The development — amid heightened scrutiny of the county’s use of outside contractors...

Business

Trump administration explores tariffs on autos, auto parts

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the imports of automobiles into the United States, moving swiftly as talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled. President Donald Trump predicted earlier that U.S. automakers...


Government

The Latest: Trump orders probe of tariffs for cars, trucks

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the auto industry (all times local): 9 p.m. President Donald Trump is directing the Commerce Department to begin an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the import of automobiles into the United States. The White House says...


Government

For North Korea summit, human rights an afterthought

Trump North Korean Human Rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahead of a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump’s focus has been on stagecraft, the will-they-won’t-they drama and visions of a legacy-defining nuclear deal. The human rights woes of North Koreans have been more of an afterthought. Eager to...


Government

Republicans to meet with intel officials on Russia probe

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate lawmakers are set to meet with top intelligence officials as President Donald Trump raises new suspicions about the federal investigation into his 2016 campaign. Trump is calling his newest attempt at discrediting special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia...


Government

Kushner given security clearance after background check

Security Clearance Kushner

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has been granted a security clearance after a lengthy background check, a move that ensures the key White House adviser with a broad international portfolio can have access to some of the country’s most closely held secrets....


Business

Bill expanding private care for veterans goes to Trump

Veterans Affairs Health Care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress delivered a victory to President Donald Trump by expanding private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system. The Senate cleared the bill on a 92-5 vote Wednesday, also averting a disastrous shutdown of its Choice private-sector...


Business

Trump directs government to investigate whether tariffs are needed on imports of autos,

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump directs government to investigate whether tariffs are needed on imports of autos, trucks.


Police & Fire

North Ogden ranks as Utah's 4th-safest city, according to FBI data

North Ogden safety

City leaders cite the inclination of residents to look out for one another, police officer efforts and a volunteer group that assists police.


Business

Congress OKs Trump bid to widen private care at besieged VA

Veterans Affairs Health Care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress delivered a victory to President Donald Trump by expanding private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system. The Senate cleared the bill on a 92-5 vote Wednesday, also averting a disastrous shutdown of its Choice private-sector...


Business

Trump appears to raise new doubts about US-China trade deal

Trump Businesses Foreign Favors

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump cast doubt Wednesday on the prospects for talks that are designed to head off a trade war between the United States and China. Four days after the two countries suspended plans to impose tariffs on up to $200 billion of each other’s goods, Trump declared in...


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