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Debtors fighting back in creditor-friendly Utah

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A Clearfield couple’s suit against a debt collection company invokes the federal Fair Debt...

Local

2016 Northern Utah road construction wrapping up

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Four of the largest road projects in Northern Utah will be finished before winter.


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Walking is medicine? It helped high-risk seniors stay mobile

Exercise for Seniors

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s not too late to get moving: Simple physical activity — mostly walking — helped high-risk seniors stay mobile after disability-inducing ailments even if, at 70 and beyond, they’d long been couch potatoes. One health policy specialist said the study released Monday suggests...


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The Latest: McCarthy says as Trump improves, so does GOP

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race ahead of the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Monday at Hofstra University (all times EDT): 4:26 p.m. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says Donald Trump’s improved performance is helping GOP down-ballot candidates...


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Elevator trouble closes Washington Monument indefinitely

Washington Monument

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Monument is closing indefinitely because of ongoing problems with its elevator, the latest in a series of woes for one of the city’s most enduring tourist attractions. The National Park Service announced Monday that the monument, which draws 600,000 visitors a year,...


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Sales of new homes tumbled 7.6 percent in August

Economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new homes retreated in August, one month after surging to the highest level in nearly nine years. Activity fell in all regions of the country except the West. New home sales dropped 7.6 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 609,000 units, the Commerce...


Business

Showdown: Congress looks to override Obama veto of 9/11 bill

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is poised to override President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for the kingdom’s alleged backing of the terrorists who carried out the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people. The showdown is scheduled for...


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Clinton, Trump poised for must-see debate showdown

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — With millions watching and the American presidency on the line, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are poised for a must-see showdown Monday night, pitting the Democrat’s call for steady, experienced leadership against the Republican’s pugnacious promises to upend Washington....


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VIEWER'S GUIDE: Trust and temperament key themes in debate

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The most telling moments in presidential debates often come out of the blue — an offhand remark or unrehearsed gesture that helps to reveal the essence of a candidate who’s already been poked, prodded and inspected for years. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have competing...


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America’s Climate Plan Falls Short of its Promises

The federal government will need to ramp up its fight against climate pollution if it wants to keep a key promise under a United Nations pact, new research from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory shows. The U.S. pledged during United Nations meetings in France last year to reduce its...


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It’s In The Water: The Debate Over Fluoridation Lives On

Many people take for granted the addition of fluoride into public drinking water systems that aims to prevent tooth decay. It’s a seven-decade-old public health effort. But it’s not nearly as universally accepted as one might think. At least seven cities or towns across the country debated it just...


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