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Attorney general takes sex assault case that county declined

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In a rare move, the state attorney general charged a 19-year-old man with sexual assault after Salt Lake County prosecutors declined to take the case, citing a lack of evidence. The district attorney’s office said in a December letter to Cottonwood Heights police that there...


State

Judge: Media can argue to make Bundy case documents public

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Media organizations will be allowed to argue for the release of documents that federal prosecutors want to shield from public view in the case involving Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s 2014 armed standoff with government agents. U.S. Magistrate Judge Peggy Leen didn’t immediately...


Business

The Toast has ended, and its fans - including Hillary Clinton - are feeling

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. Across the Internet, devoted fans of the quirky feminist site The Toast are mourning its departure -- and as the site prepared to go dark Friday, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton joined them. “I know that today is the final day of The Toast, and I...


Government

5 Things To Know About The Supreme Court’s Texas Abortion Decision

The Supreme Court this week delivered its strongest affirmation of a women’s right to abortion in two and a half decades. By a margin of 5-3, it struck down two key provisions of a Texas law restricting the procedure. But where does the decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt fit into the...


Business

Auto industry on watch for headwinds after U.S. sales mixed

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. A mixed bag of U.S. sales reports from the world’s biggest automakers failed to alleviate concerns that the market is slowing and that growing economic uncertainty will keep consumers from spending. General Motors, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Honda said Friday that...


World

Wales votes 'leave' despite millions in EU support

Disunited Kingdom Subsidies

BRYNMAWR, Wales (AP) — The modern highway connecting Brynmawr to other former coal-mining towns in South Wales was partly funded by the European Union, replacing a three-lane road known for deadly accidents. Other EU funds have been used to improve railway lines, open museums and regenerate dreary...


Business

BC-ID--Intermountain Grain & Livestock, ID

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Farm Bureau Intermountain Grain and Livestock Report Friday, July 01. New Crop bids subject to change. BLACKFOOT __ soft white 3.40, down 22; hard red winter 3.65, down 10; DNS 4.55, down 10; hard white 3.85, down 10; BURLEY __ soft white wheat 79, down 11; hard red...


Business

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

Self Driving Car Death

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first American death involving a car in self-driving mode presents a dilemma: How aggressively to embrace the potentially life-saving technology after a fatal crash. The driver’s history of speeding complicates the question. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...


Business

The technology behind the Tesla crash, explained

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. The crash that killed a Tesla driver in Florida on Thursday when his car struck a tractor-trailer may mark the world’s first fatal accident in which a computer was at the wheel. The crash occurred when the truck turned left across the 2015 Model S Tesla’s path and the...


Business

Aetna said to plan asset sales to quash Humana antitrust worries

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. Aetna Inc., the health insurer, is preparing to sell assets worth several billion dollars as it seeks to quell regulatory concerns over its proposed $37 billion takeover of smaller rival Humana Inc., according to people familiar with the matter. The company is working with...


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