Government

Weber County taps Sarah Swan to head administrative services

Weber County's new HR/Adminstrative Services Director

At 34, Morgan resident Sarah Swan landed her dream job.

Government

Senate hearing to focus on Russian disinformation tactics

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some tactics Russia used to meddle in last year’s presidential election would give shivers to anyone who believes in American democracy, the Senate intelligence committee’s top Democrat says. Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia spoke ahead of a committee session Thursday that will...


Government

The Latest: Ryan says Congress awaiting new Russia documents

House Republicans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate intelligence committee’s hearing on Russian interference in last year’s presidential election (all times local): 7:35 a.m. House Speaker Paul Ryan is maintaining support for embattled House intelligence committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (NOO‘-nehs). In...


Government

Casino mogul Phil Ruffin among Trump's closest friends

Trump Ruffin

WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaire Las Vegas casino owner Phil Ruffin has never been to the White House. On Thursday, he’ll have dinner there with his friend, Donald Trump. “It’s a lonely job, and I have been friends with him for a long time. It’ll be nice to catch up,” Ruffin said. Trump has had a...


Government

Trump administration drops human rights in Bahrain F-16 deal

United States Bahrain

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has told Congress it plans to approve a multibillion-dollar sale of F-16 fighter jets to Bahrain without the human rights conditions imposed by the State Department under President Barack Obama. If finalized, the approval would allow the Gulf island to...


Government

Amid US' Afghanistan uncertainty, Russia resurrects interest

US Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — As America’s 16-year war in Afghanistan drags on, Russia is resurrecting its own interest in the “graveyard of empires.” The jockeying includes engaging the Taliban and leading a new diplomatic effort to tackle Afghanistan’s future, all while Washington leaves the world guessing...


Government

Poll: Americans dislike GOP's, Trump's plan on health care

AP Poll Health Overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — Note to President Donald Trump and House Republicans: People really don’t like your approach to overhauling America’s health care. If you’re hoping to revive the effort, you may want to try something different. Sixty-two percent of Americans turned thumbs down on Trump’s handling...


Business

Poll: Americans dislike GOP's, Trump's plan on health care

AP Poll Health Overhaul-1

WASHINGTON (AP) — Note to President Donald Trump and House Republicans: People really don’t like your approach to overhauling America’s health care. If you’re hoping to revive the effort, you may want to try something different. Sixty-two percent of Americans turned thumbs down on Trump’s handling...


Government

Zinke: Border wall 'complex,' faces geographic challenges

Mexico US Border Daily Life-3

WASHINGTON (AP) — Geographic and physical challenges — including the Rio Grande and threatened wildlife — will make it difficult to build the “big, beautiful wall” that President Donald Trump has promised on the U.S.-Mexico border, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Wednesday. Building a wall “is...


Government

Senate intel leaders pledge Russia probe cooperation

Trump Russia Probe-3

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pledging cooperation, the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee said Wednesday they would steer clear of politics in their panel’s probe of Russian interference in last year’s election. They made a point of putting themselves at arm’s length from the...


Government

Weber County taps Sarah Swan to head administrative services

Weber County's new HR/Adminstrative Services Director

At 34, Morgan resident Sarah Swan landed her dream job.


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