The Latest: 13 Russians accused of plot to disrupt election


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the indictments in the special counsel’s Russia probe (all times local): 10 p.m. The U.S. special counsel has accused 13 Russians of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a huge but hidden social media trolling...


The Latest: Trump praises Fla. law enforcement members

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s response to the Florida school shooting (all times local): 8:20 p.m. President Donald Trump says he hopes law enforcement members are “getting the credit” for their response to a deadly Florida high school shooting. Trump and first lady...


Under fire, Kelly overhauls White House clearance procedure


NEW YORK (AP) — Under pressure over his handling of abuse allegations against a top aide, White House chief of staff John Kelly on Friday ordered sweeping changes in how the White House clears staff members to gain access to classified information, acknowledging that the administration “must do...


House GOP leaders struggle to push immigration bill

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WASHINGTON (AP) — As badly as things have gone for immigration legislation in the Senate, it’s not looking any easier in the more conservative House. Republican leaders there are scrambling to find enough GOP votes to pass a measure that’s even more restrictive than a proposal by President Donald...


Food box idea draws criticism from Democrats, advocates

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is pushing what it calls a “bold new approach to nutrition assistance": replacing the traditional cash-on-a-card that food stamp recipients currently get with a pre-assembled box of canned foods and other shelf-stable goods dubbed “America’s Harvest Box.”...


The Latest: Trump blames Dems for immigration bill fail

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on immigration (all times local): 10:10 a.m. President Donald Trump is accusing Democrats of abandoning “Dreamers,” immigrants brought to the country as children and who stayed illegally, because they wouldn’t back his immigration plan. But the Senate proposal he...


Lots of talk, little action in Congress after shootings

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WASHINGTON (AP) — For a brief moment after the Las Vegas massacre last fall, Republicans and Democrats in Congress talked about taking a rare step to tighten the nation’s gun laws. Four months later, the only gun legislation that has moved in the House or Senate instead eases restrictions for gun...


In An Effort To Curb Drug Costs, States Advance Bills To Prod Feds On Importation

Norm Thurston is a “free-market guy” — a conservative health economist in Republican-run Utah who rarely sees the government’s involvement in anything as beneficial. But in a twist, the state lawmaker is now pushing for Utah to flex its muscle to spur federal action on ever-climbing prescription...


Boone County clerk reduces polling places for April elections

Paquin Tower and Oak Towers in the First Ward will no longer be polling locations, following Boone County Clerk Taylor Burks’ decision to remove or relocate four polling places. He also has replaced the Elks Lodge in the Sixth Ward and Parkade Baptist Church in the Second Ward with different venues....


Presidents Day 2018: Open, closed, schedule changes, more in Northern Utah

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Presidents Day is observed on Monday, Feb. 19, this year. Here’s a look at what’s open and closed in Northern Utah on the federal holiday, including government offices, postal service and shipping agencies, liquor stores, libraries, banks and more.

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