Government

Utah Rep. Fawson resigning, sets up special vote among GOPers to replace him

District 7 candidates

Lisa Roskelley and Kyle Andersen are to face off in the May 23 special election, but Roskelley is...

Government

Can the 'dealmaker' president deliver on North Korea?

Trump Dealmaking

WASHINGTON (AP) — Weeks before his planned North Korea summit, President Donald Trump is staring down a dealmaker’s worst nightmare: overpromising and under-delivering. As the Singapore meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un draws near, the president and his allies are growing increasingly...


Business

Result of US-China talks: Short-term relief, long-term risks

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the short run, a truce in the trade conflict between the United States and China has lightened tensions, halted the immediate threat of U.S. tariffs on China’s goods and cheered stock markets. The long-run picture may not be so sunny. The outcome of last weekend’s talks upset...


Government

The swamp: Playing all sides for a fortune in contracts

Trump-Pay to Play

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a pursuit of money and influence that began at President Donald Trump’s inauguration, two American businessmen sought to leverage connections that stretched from Persian Gulf palaces to the Oval Office into more than a billion dollars in contracts. Elliott Broidy, one of...


Government

FBI, Justice to 'review' classified info sought by lawmakers

Trump-Russia-Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ratcheting up pressure on the Russia investigation, the White House announced Monday that top FBI and Justice Department officials have agreed to meet with congressional leaders and “review” highly classified information the lawmakers have been seeking on the handling of the probe....


Government

The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

Trump-Pay to Play

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally close to nailing more than $1 billion in business. He had ingratiated himself with crown princes from Saudi Arabia...


Politics

Weber Co. candidates knocking on doors, seeking voters as primary looms

Neil Hansen

Twenty-eight of the hopefuls — for everything from the U.S. House to the Weber County Commission — gathered for a candidate forum at Weber High School.


Government

US demands wholesale changes in Iran policies post-nuke deal

US Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday demanded that Iran make wholesale changes in its military and regional policies or face “the strongest sanctions in history,” as it sought to turn up heat on Tehran after President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from a landmark nuclear deal....


Business

Divided Supreme Court sides with businesses over workers

Supreme Court Arbitration

The Supreme Court says employers can prohibit their workers from banding together to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace.


Government

High court to hear challenge to Virginia uranium mining ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a challenge to Virginia’s decades-old ban on uranium mining. The state has had a ban on uranium mining in place since 1982, soon after the discovery of a massive uranium deposit in the state’s Pittsylvania County. It’s the largest known...


Government

The Latest: Pompeo offers concessions if Iran makes changes

US Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussing strategy on Iran (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is offering a series of dramatic potential U.S. concessions to Iran if it agrees to make “major changes.” Pompeo on Monday called for a stronger...


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