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

Trump tells grads 'you don't give up, you don't give in'

Trump

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump stressed the United States’ military might as he addressed graduates at the United States Naval Academy Friday, saying the “best way to prevent war is to be fully prepared for war.” Trump spoke to the 2018 graduating class in Annapolis, stressing...


Business

Source: Trump administration has cut deal with China's ZTE

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has told Congress that it’s reached a deal that would allow Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp. to stay in business, a source familiar with the talks who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a confidential matter said Friday. A resolution of...


Business

Fed Chair Powell stresses importance of an independent Fed

Federal Reserve Powell

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell warned Friday that the Fed’s independence from political pressure must be respected if it is to succeed in controlling inflation, maximizing employment and regulating the financial system. His remarks Friday came after Kevin Warsh, a former Fed official who...


Government

Trump: Melania 'doing great' after recent kidney treatment

Melania Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says his wife is “doing great” nearly two weeks after kidney treatment. Trump answered a reporter’s question about the first lady as he departed the White House on Friday for a trip to the U.S. Naval Academy graduation in Annapolis, Maryland. Asked about her...


Government

Trump's shifts on NK, guns, health care create whiplash

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — From “Little Rocket Man” to the scheduling of a historic peace summit and back again, President Donald Trump’s dizzying back-and-forth on North Korea is par for the course for a president who likes to keep his audience guessing. As Trump himself said Friday, “Everybody plays games....


Government

Trump-Macron tree faces at least 2 years in quarantine

Trump Macron Tree

WASHINGTON (AP) — The oak sapling that was a gift to President Donald Trump from French President Emmanuel Macron is facing at least two years in quarantine. The leaders planted the tree on the White House lawn during Macron’s state visit in April. But a mystery was spun days later when journalists...


Government

Judge denies Manafort motion to throw out charges of lying

Trump Russia Probe Manafort

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday rejected former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s attempt to have some of the criminal charges against him thrown out. It was the latest setback for Manafort, who has seen U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson toss out his civil suit challenging...


Government

Giuliani: Briefing may prompt calls to end Russia probe

Trump Giuliani

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s legal team wants a briefing on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election. And Trump’s lawyers may take the information to the Justice Department as part of an...


Government

Korea summit after all? Trump says 'everybody plays games'

North Korea Summit Analysis

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Everybody plays games,” President Donald Trump declared Friday as he suggested the potentially historic North Korean summit he had suddenly called off might be getting back on track. His sights set on a meeting that has raised hopes for a halt in North Korea’s nuclear weapons...


Government

Emails show collaboration among EPA, climate-change deniers

EPA Pruitt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly released emails show senior Environmental Protection Agency officials collaborating with a conservative group that dismisses climate change to rally like-minded people for public hearings on science and global warming, counter negative news coverage and tout Administrator...


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