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...

Government

Human rights an afterthought ahead of US-North Korea summit

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-or-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...


Government

Dem, GOP leaders to get classified briefings on Russia probe

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate lawmakers from both parties are set to meet with top intelligence officials Thursday for classified briefings as President Donald Trump raises new suspicions about the federal investigation into his 2016 campaign. Trump is calling his newest attempt at...


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...


Business

The Latest: EU says US car tariffs would break trade rules

China US Trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration’s interest in putting tariffs on auto imports (all times local): 6:50 a.m. European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen says that any U.S. plan to unilaterally raise tariffs on auto imports “obviously would be against” rules of the World...


Government

Trump: No immigration deal unless 'real wall,' good security

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he opposes any immigration legislation that doesn’t include “a real wall” along the Mexican border and “very strong border security.” Moderate House Republicans are pushing a deal that could lead to citizenship for young “Dreamer” immigrants brought to...


Government

Security troops on US nuclear missile base took LSD

WASHINGTON (AP) — One airman said he felt paranoia. Another marveled at the vibrant colors. A third admitted, “I absolutely just loved altering my mind.” Meet service members entrusted with guarding nuclear missiles that are among the most powerful in America’s arsenal. Air Force records obtained...


Government

Trump lauds NFL policy banning kneeling for national anthem

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump praised an NFL policy banning kneeling during the “The Star-Spangled Banner,” saying that “maybe you shouldn’t be in the country” if you don’t stand for the anthem. Trump spoke to “Fox & Friends” in an interview that aired Thursday. The policy forbids...


Government

The Latest: Trump says Comey among 'rotten apples' in FBI

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia investigation (all times local): 7:05 a.m. President Donald Trump says that the FBI is a “fantastic institution” but that “some of the people at the top were rotten apples.” He says, “James Comey was one of them.” In an interview...


Government

AP names Dustin Weaver as Congress news editor

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press on Thursday named Dustin Weaver as news editor overseeing coverage of Congress, a key leadership role in AP’s Washington bureau. Weaver’s appointment was announced by AP Washington bureau chief Julie Pace. “Dustin is a smart and savvy editor with a deep...


Government

Security troops on US nuclear missile base took LSD

Nuclear Weapons LSD

WASHINGTON (AP) — One airman said he felt paranoia. Another marveled at the vibrant colors. A third admitted, “I absolutely just loved altering my mind.” Meet service members entrusted with guarding nuclear missiles that are among the most powerful in America’s arsenal. Air Force records obtained...


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