Government

Orem lawmaker questions Libertas Institute claims about medical cannabis

Medical Marijuana Utah-2

A Republican lawmaker from Orem is fighting back against a pending state ballot initiative that...

Government

Pompeo facing rare opposition from Senate panel

Pompeo Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, is facing serious opposition before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which may not have enough votes to recommend him for confirmation because all Democrats, and at least one Republican, have said they...


Government

It's time for Trump's doctor to be examined, for VA chief

White House Doctor VA

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson was tending to grievously injured military personnel in Iraq when he was summoned to Washington to interview for a job he barely knew existed. He didn’t see a way to get there. “I thought this was it — this is where the road stops,” he told the Lubbock...


Government

Travel ban case is justices' first dive into Trump policy

Supreme Court Travel Ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has so far had little to say about Donald Trump’s time as president, even as the nation has moved from one Trump controversy to another. That’s about to change. The justices’ first deep dive into a Trump administration policy comes in a dispute over the third and...


Government

AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorts NKorea aim to 'denuclearize'

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his aides are leaving a false impression about the extent of North Korea’s plans to give up its nuclear weapons. They say North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has basically agreed to “denuclearization.” In fact, Kim’s announcement Friday before summits with...


Business

Survey: Economists' outlook is sunny but not due to tax cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s business economists are sketching a bright picture for the coming months, with a survey finding that more of their companies foresee rising sales and expect to continue hiring and raising pay. At the same time, nearly two-thirds of respondents in the latest survey by the...


Politics

Davis Co. review of Ogden PD probe not over, lawyer says Gibson not a target

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Prosecutors reviewing the inquiry into the Weber County official say they will seek “additional investigations” by police into the matter, though Gibson has apparently been cleared.


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 police attention. But it’s not the only thing.


Business

Insider Q&A: The inherent limits of temporary tax cuts

Insider Q A Tax Overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tax overhaul that took effect Jan. 1 provides generous breaks for corporations and wealthy Americans and more modest relief for middle- and low-income households. In addition, the tax cuts for corporations are permanent; those for individuals and families are only temporary....


Government

Mnuchin expresses optimism trade standoffs can be resolved

Global Finance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank repeatedly warned at their meetings this week that intensifying trade tensions could jeopardize a healthy global economic expansion. But U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed cautious optimism Saturday that countries...


Business

Mnuchin expresses optimism for resolution of trade fights

Global Finance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed cautious optimism Saturday over efforts to resolve trade tensions that have rattled financial markets and clouded the global economic outlook. Mnuchin held a string of meetings over the past three days with financial officials from China,...


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