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Evaluations Of Medicaid Experiments By States, CMS Are Weak, GAO Says

With federal spending on Medicaid experiments soaring in recent years, a congressional watchdog said state and federal governments fail to adequately evaluate if the efforts improve care and save money. A study by the Government Accountability Office released Thursday found some states don’t...


Business

China seizes control of troubled insurer that owns Waldorf Astoria

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. BEIJING - Chinese regulators have taken over Anbang Insurance Group Co., the sprawling Chinese conglomerate that owns New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel, and charged its once highflying former chairman with economic crimes. Anbang and its well-connected boss had been on...


Business

A lesson from GE: The power of telling hard truths - and the peril of avoiding them

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. In recent months, as General Electric’s troubles turned precipitous - with disclosure of a massive shortfall in insurance reserves, news of a Securities and Exchange Commission accounting investigation, talk of a break-up and a further tumble in its stock - a rush of...


Government

Trump bucks NRA, backs raising age for buying assault rifles

Trump Guns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation should keep assault rifles out of the hands of anyone under 21, President Donald Trump says, defying his loyal supporters in the National Rifle Association amid America’s public reckoning over gun violence. He also pushed hard for arming security guards and many...


State

Weber County vegetable farmers dependent on Mexican workers

Exchange Mexican Farmworkers

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — While the unseasonal weather is allowing local farmers to start plowing fields in February, the American Farm Bureau is lobbying for better access to foreign labor this summer for agriculture. The future of farming depends upon a program that allows Mexican seasonal workers to...


State

Protecting petroglyphs as Utah County develops

Protecting Petroglyphs

PROVO, Utah (AP) — As Steve Acerson perused ancient petroglyphs on the west side of Utah Lake on an unseasonably warm February morning, he started getting more and more upset. The rock art enthusiast and president of the Utah Rock Art Research Association goes out frequently to identify rock art,...


State

Bryant, Childs score 15, BYU turns back Portland 72-60

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Elijah Bryant and Yoeli Childs scored 15 points apiece and Brigham Young defeated Portland 72-60 on Thursday night. Dalton Nixon added 14 points for the Cougars (22-8, 11-6 West Coast Conference) and Childs had 13 rebounds for his 14th double-double. The third-place Cougars...


Government

AP Explains: Rare honor reserved for Graham at the Capitol

Obit Billy Graham

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is reserving one of the nation’s greatest distinctions for the Rev. Billy Graham, selecting him to lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda next Wednesday and Thursday. America’s most famous evangelist died Wednesday at his home in North Carolina at age 99. The Rotunda...


State

Bliznyuk scores 27, Eastern Washington beats Weber St. 75-70

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Bogdan Bliznyuk scored 27 points, 19 in the second half, and Eastern Washington beat Weber State with a 75-70 victory on Thursday night that ended the Wildcats’ nine-game winning streak. The Wildcats (19-8, 12-3), with alum and Portland Trail Blazer Damian Lillard in attendance,...


Government

The Latest: Manafort denies new allegations by Mueller

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on investigations into the Trump campaign and Russia (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Paul Manafort, who led President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign for several months, is denying new allegations made against him in an indictment brought by special counsel...


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