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North Ogden adopts ordinance to combat vacant, dilapidated buildings

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Mayor Brent Taylor says progress has already been made, but the city now has an ordinance to give...

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Proposals for Lester Park redesign to be displayed at library

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Residents will select the winning design for Ogden’s Lester Park.


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Obama cuts short the sentences of 111 federal inmates

Obama Commutations

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama cut short on Tuesday the sentences of 111 federal inmates in another round of commutations for those convicted of nonviolent drug offenses. Obama has long called for phasing out strict sentences for drug convictions, arguing they lead to excessive punishment...


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Politics, shootings undercut criminal justice overhaul

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hopes for overhauling the nation’s criminal justice system have faded in Congress this year, undercut by a rash of summer shootings involving police and the pressure of election-year politics. Republicans, including Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas and Utah Sen. Mike Lee, had...


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Suicidal Germanwings pilot had struggled in US flight school

Germanwings Pilot

WASHINGTON (AP) — The German pilot who deliberately flew his airliner into a mountainside last year had struggled with learning to fly and had failed a key test of his skills during training in the U.S., according to FBI interviews with his flight instructors. Andreas Lubitz was promoted anyway....


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‘America’s Other Drug Problem’: Copious Prescriptions For Hospitalized Elderly

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Dominick Bailey sat at his computer, scrutinizing the medication lists of patients in the geriatric unit. A doctor had prescribed blood pressure medication for a 99-year-old woman at a dose that could cause her to faint or fall. An 84-year-old woman hospitalized for knee...


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Did It Hurt Or Help? Researchers Analyze Ohio’s 2011 Abortion Law

Did a law regulating drug-induced abortions keep women safe or block them from access to this procedure? A study published Tuesday in the journal PLOS One suggests an Ohio law limiting how women can obtain medical abortions may have led to a higher rate of complications. But the law’s defenders...


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Agriculture closes offices in 5 states after threats

Agriculture Department Threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department said Tuesday it had closed offices in five states after receiving anonymous threats that it considered serious. USDA spokesman Matthew Herrick said the department had received “several anonymous messages” late Monday that raised concerns about the safety...


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Obama cuts sentences of 111 federal inmates, new commutations for those

WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama cuts sentences of 111 federal inmates, new commutations for those convicted of drug offenses.


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Patients, Fearing Pricey Follow-Ups, May Shy Away From Some Colon Cancer Tests

This week, I answered a grab bag of reader questions about insurance coverage for colorectal cancer screening, hospital facility fees and the tax treatment of annual fees charged by concierge medical practices. Q. A stool-based DNA test to screen for colon cancer is available that is readily paid...


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US Agriculture Department says it has closed offices in five states after

WASHINGTON (AP) — US Agriculture Department says it has closed offices in five states after receiving anonymous threats.


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