Government

Looming growth drives changes to Powder Mountain water system

Pending growth drives water changes

With limited available water sources, Powder Mountain and Summit have to make new arrangements to...

Government

Traffic deaths surged in 2015 as driving hit new record

Traffics Deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — Traffic deaths surged last year as drivers racked up more miles behind the wheel than ever before, a result of an improved economy and lower gas prices, according to preliminary government data released Friday. Fatalities rose 7.7 percent to 35,200 in 2015, the National Highway...


Government

Attorney general regrets meeting with Bill Clinton

Clinton Lynch

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch acknowledged Friday that her meeting with Bill Clinton while his wife is under federal investigation “cast a shadow” on the public’s perception of a case playing heavily into the presidential campaign. “I certainly wouldn’t do it again,” Lynch said...


Government

US: Up to 116 civilians killed in drone, other air attacks

Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Friday that between 64 and 116 civilians have been killed by drone and other U.S. strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Africa since President Barack Obama took office in 2009. But the administration’s first such public assessment put the civilian death toll...


Business

The Latest: Friends remember man dead in driverless crash

Self Driving Car Death

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the first reported death of a motorist using self-driving technology (all times local): 2:03 p.m. Neighbors of an Ohio man killed while operating a self-driving car say he bought the Tesla Model S within the past year and loved showing it off. Richard Tichenor said...


Government

US income gap widened last year as top 1 percent gained most

Income Inequality

WASHINGTON (AP) — Financial inequality became even wider in the United States last year, with average income for the top 1 percent of households surging 7.7 percent to $1.36 million. Income for the richest sliver rose twice as fast as it did for the remaining 99 percent of households, according to...


Business

Death sparks 'Autopilot' car probe; man had speeding tickets

Self Driving Car Death

WASHINGTON (AP) — A driver with a history of speeding who was so enamored of his Tesla Model S sedan that he nicknamed the car “Tessy” and praised the safety benefits of its sophisticated “Autopilot” system has become the first U.S. fatality in a wreck involving a car in self-driving mode. The...


Government

Obama to reveal civilian deaths from US drone strikes

Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday will disclose the number of civilians killed in U.S. military and CIA drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Africa since he took office and will issue an executive order that makes protecting civilians a more integral part of planning U.S. military...


Government

American ‘Stem Cell Tourists’ Don’t Have To Travel Abroad, Study Says

The phenomenon of stem cell tourism has been associated with travel to exotic locations such as China, Argentina or Mexico, where commercial clinics offer high hopes, expectations and — sometimes — the idea of miracle treatments for diseases ranging from muscular dystrophy to spinal cord injury,...


Government

AP sources: Gingrich, Christie being vetted for Trump VP

GOP 2016-Trump-Veep

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has begun formally vetting prospective vice presidential picks. The New York billionaire is considering former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, among what he previously described as a short...


Government

Trump's errors stymie efforts to use Supreme Court to rally conservatives

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. The enormous stakes hinging on the U.S. Supreme Court’s makeup have given Republican Donald Trump a powerful issue to rally conservatives to his side against presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. But unforced errors have hindered Trump’s effectiveness at exploiting...


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