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

Seething over Russia probe, Trump tears into 'spygate'

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has branded his latest attempt to discredit the special counsel’s Russia investigation as “spygate,” part of a newly invigorated strategy embraced by his Republican colleagues to raise suspicions about the probe that has dogged his presidency almost since...


Government

On Long Island, Trump to speak on immigration, gang violence

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will hold a roundtable discussion on Long Island on illegal immigration and gang violence that the White House is calling a “national call to action for legislative policy changes.” White House spokesman Hogan Gidley says the discussion with law enforcement...


Government

The Latest: Trump defends 'animal' remark on MS-13 members

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s visit to New York (all times local): 2:23 p.m. President Donald Trump is defending his description of MS-13 gang members as “animals.” Trump says he was met with “rebuke” from Democrats when he described the gang members as animals last week....


Government

Pompeo: Fate of US-NKorea summit rests with Kim Jong Un

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he’s “very hopeful” that a planned U.S.-North Korean summit will proceed but laid the fate of the historic meeting squarely with Kim Jong Un, who won’t be reassured by U.S. demands for “rapid denuclearization.” The decision about...


Government

US disinvites China from multinational military exercise

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Wednesday it has withdrawn an invitation for China to participate in a multinational naval exercise the U.S. is hosting this summer, a sign of fresh tension between Pacific powers. The move comes amid high-stakes maneuvering over North Korea’s nuclear program,...


Government

FBI overstated encryption problem with cell phones

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — A programming error led the FBI to vastly overstate the number of cell phones that investigators could not access because of encryption, officials said Wednesday. Director Chris Wray has repeatedly said in speeches that nearly 7,800 mobile devices seized during investigations...


Business

Trump eager to sign bill rolling back Dodd-Frank regulations

Congress Banking

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump indicated Wednesday that he’s eager to sign a bill that would dismantle a chunk of the rules framework for banks, installed to prevent recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lots jobs and foreclosed homes. The House voted 258-159 on...


Business

Fed minutes: Gradual rate hikes on track

Fed Minutes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials earlier this month discussed a number of risks facing the economy, from rising wage pressures to possible harm from administration trade policies. But in the end, officials concluded that the Fed should be on track to keep hiking interest rates gradually....


Business

Trump appears to raise new doubts about US-China trade deal

Trump Businesses Foreign Favors

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump cast doubt Wednesday on the prospects for talks that are designed to head off a trade war between the United States and China. Four days after the two countries suspended plans to impose tariffs on up to $200 billion worth of each other’s goods, Trump...


Business

Critics see no end to foreign favors to Trump businesses

Trump Businesses Foreign Favors

WASHINGTON (AP) — First came news that a Chinese government-owned company had signed on to help build an Indonesian project that will include a Donald Trump-branded hotel and golf course. Then, days later, the president tweeted that his administration would ease sanctions against a Chinese...


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