Government

Utah gun sale denials based on criminal background checks reach 5-year high

AP Poll Gun Ownership

Domestic violence convictions and protective orders were increasingly common reasons gun sales were...

Government

Doctors Raise Concerns For Small Practices In Medicare’s New Payment System

Dr. Lee Gross is worried. He has practiced family medicine in North Port, Florida, near Sarasota, for 14 years. But he and two partners are the last small, independent practice in the town of 62,000. Everyone else has moved away, joined larger groups, or become salaried employees of hospitals or...


Government

US pursues Syria cooperation with Russia amid new volatility

Turkey Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is launching a fresh bid to enlist Russia as a partner in Syria despite more than a month of dashed hopes as the situation on the ground becomes more volatile and uncertain with the introduction of Turkish ground forces. As the military picture grows more...


Business

Bold moves, tepid gains: Have central banks met their limit?

Central Banks-Low Rates

WASHINGTON (AP) — The world’s key central banks have worked themselves into contortions to try to rev up economic growth, raise inflation and coax consumers and businesses to borrow and spend more. They’ve pumped trillions into financial systems and driven interest rates about as low as they can go...


Government

The Latest: Trump won't address immigration in Phoenix

Campaign 2016 Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT): 10:30 p.m. Donald Trump will return to Phoenix next week, but campaign staffers now say he won’t be delivering a speech outlining his immigration policy there. Campaign officials had confirmed the Aug. 31 immigration speech...


Government

Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at State

Campaign 2016 Clinton Foundation-4

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It’s an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if...


Police & Fire

Easy solutions hard to find amid south Wall Avenue crime trend

Wall Avenue crime

Businesses point to the 2015 opening of the Lantern House homeless shelter. “We didn’t have this damage and stuff before. As soon as we saw it opening we got a zombie parade,” said one business manager.


Government

Ogden Attorney removes signs banning open-carry at Sea Bears, Union Station

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The open-carry prohibition signs were put up Friday, Aug. 19, after Sea Bears Ogden Fish House, a downtown restaurant relocating to Union Station, began moving into the building. Public outcry over the public Second Amendment stance taken by Sea Bears owners Tony and Monika Siebers caused Union...


Government

Volatile mix in Syria war puts new strain on US strategy

Turkey Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military picture in Syria is getting more chaotic and complicated by the day, putting new strains on the Obama administration’s strategy of partnering with a hodgepodge of local fighters against the Islamic State group without getting pulled deeper into Syria’s civil war...


Government

Jackpot: Scientists find Earth-like planet at star next door

Nearby Planet

WASHINGTON (AP) — After scanning the vast reaches of the cosmos for Earth-like planets where life might exist, astronomers have found one right next door. A planet that’s rocky like Earth and only slightly bigger has been discovered orbiting Proxima Centauri , the nearest star to our solar system,...


Government

ACT scores show many grads not ready for college-level work

ACT College Readiness

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest scores from the ACT college entrance exam suggest many of this year’s high school graduates aren’t ready for college-level course work. In its annual score report released Wednesday, the testing company said only 38 percent of graduating seniors who took the exam hit...


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