Legislature OKs partial Medicaid expansion — pending approval of federal waivers

Thousands of Utahns lack health care access

The Legislature approved House Bill 472, which requires the state to seek federal waivers for...


Supreme Court takes up challenge by crisis pregnancy centers

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a free speech fight over California’s attempt to regulate anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers. The case being argued Tuesday involves information required by a state law that the centers must provide clients about the availability of...


First lady to hold first public event on cyberbullying


WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump is hosting executives from major online and social media companies to discuss cyberbullying and internet safety, more than a year after saying that would be her issue as first lady. The meeting Tuesday marks her first public event on the topic, a choice some...


GOP leaders have yet to move to protect special counsel

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WASHINGTON (AP) — More Republicans are telling President Donald Trump in ever blunter terms to lay off his escalating criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller and the Russia probe. But party leaders are taking no action to protect Mueller, embracing a familiar strategy with the president —...


Senate intelligence leaders aim to prevent election hacking

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WASHINGTON (AP) — With the 2018 primary season already underway, leaders of the Senate intelligence committee are launching an effort to protect U.S. elections from a repeat episode of foreign interference. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr of North Carolina and Virginia Sen. Mark...


Crown prince seeks Saudi image makeover on grand US tour

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s young crown prince has an ambitious list of to-dos: modernize his conservative kingdom, weaken Iran’s hand across the Mideast and, this week, rehabilitate his country’s image in the eyes of Americans. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, son of King Salman and heir to...


AP FACT CHECK: Trump exaggerates pros of anti-opioid ideas


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has laid out a new plan for tackling the deadly opioid epidemic that has ravaged communities across the nation. But some of the president’s proposals have proven ineffective in the past. From renewing his call for “spending a lot of money” on commercials to...


Find out where your neighborhood caucus meeting will be held Tuesday

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Find out where your neighborhood caucus meeting will be held Tuesday, March 20. 


Weber County Republicans to pick delegates, key in selecting GOP candidates

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Some candidates get signatures on petitions to secure a place on the ballot, another route for GOPers seeking office.


Trump bans US use of Venezuelan cryptocurrency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday banned all use by Americans of Venezuelan cryptocurrency, saying that its introduction is intended to skirt U.S. sanctions. In a separate move, the administration also slapped sanctions on four current and former senior Venezuelan officials...


Trump calls for death penalty to 'get tough' on drug pushers


MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Embracing the tough penalties favored by global strongmen, President Donald Trump on Monday brandished the death penalty as a fitting punishment for drug traffickers fueling the opioid epidemic. The scourge has torn through the rural and working-class communities that in...

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