Government

1st District U.S. House race between Democrats Weiland, Castillo getting testy

Weiland Castillo

Most notably, an exchange between the two at the Davis County Democratic Party convention drew...

Local

Weber Co. seeks accord with Davis Co. to join forces in economic development

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State lawmakers set aside $775,000 during the legislative session earlier this year to aid in the effort, which the Economic Development Corp. of Utah would help spearhead.


Government

More allegations emerge on VA pick as nomination falters

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WASHINGTON (AP) — White House doctor Ronny Jackson exhibited a pattern of recklessly prescribing drugs and drunken behavior, including crashing a government vehicle while intoxicated and doling out such a large supply of a prescription opioid that staffers panicked because they thought the drugs...


Government

The Latest: Ronny Jackson meets with White House press aides

Veterans Affairs Jackson

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump’s pick to be secretary of Veterans Affairs (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Veterans Affairs nominee Dr. Ronny Jackson spent a late night at the White House huddled with top press aides. The president’s personal physician on...


Government

Macron resists Trump's 'America first' in speech to Congress

US France

WASHINGTON (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron drew sharp contrasts with President Donald Trump’s worldview Wednesday, laying out a firm vision of global leadership that rejects “the illusion of nationalism” in a candid counterweight to Trump’s appeals to put “America first.” In the spotlight...


Government

Trump's travel ban likely to be upheld, justices indicate

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed poised Wednesday to uphold President Donald Trump’s ban on travel to the U.S. by visitors from several Muslim-majority countries, a move that would hand the president a major victory on a controversial signature policy. In the court’s first full-blown...


Government

CORRECTS: Democrats: Colleagues say VA pick Jackson recklessly prescribed drugs, crashed

WASHINGTON (AP) — CORRECTS: Democrats: Colleagues say VA pick Jackson recklessly prescribed drugs, crashed government vehicle while drunk. (Corrects APNewsAlert to show Jackson colleagues making allegations, not Democrats.)


Government

Embattled VA nominee Jackson denies report alleging drunken car crash: 'I never wrecked a

WASHINGTON (AP) — Embattled VA nominee Jackson denies report alleging drunken car crash: ‘I never wrecked a car‘


Government

White House condemns ruling on Trump's 'Dreamers' program

Homeland Security Immigration

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The White House on Wednesday sharply criticized a federal judge’s ruling that the Trump administration must resume a program that has shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. While the government has 90 days to restate its arguments before the order...


Government

The Latest: White House says travel ban is working

Supreme Court Travel Ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on arguments at the Supreme Court over President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries. (all times local): 2:58 p.m. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is arguing that the Trump administration’s travel ban “is working” and...


Government

Scientists find lots of gorillas in census, also see decline

WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers say there are far more western Africa gorillas than conservationists previously thought. But maybe not for long: The same study found a 19 percent plunge in that gorilla population in eight years. Researchers spent a decade trudging through an area of forest looking...


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