Government

Layton consultant hired to help craft Weber County anti-poverty plan

Marlin Jensen

The development — amid heightened scrutiny of the county’s use of outside contractors...

Government

Korea summit after all? Trump says 'everybody plays games'

North Korea Summit Analysis

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Everybody plays games,” President Donald Trump declared Friday as he suggested the potentially historic North Korean summit he had suddenly called off might be getting back on track. His sights set on a meeting that has raised hopes for a halt in North Korea’s nuclear weapons...


Government

Emails show cooperation among EPA, climate-change deniers

EPA Pruitt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly released emails show senior Environmental Protection Agency officials working closely with a conservative group that dismisses climate change to rally like-minded people for public hearings on science and global warming, counter negative news coverage and tout Administrator...


Government

Giuliani: White House wants briefing on classified info

Trump Giuliani

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s legal team wants a briefing on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election and may take it to the Justice Department as part of an effort to scuttle...


Government

The Latest: South Korea relieved about revived US-NK talks

South Korea Koreas Tensions-1

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): 9 p.m. South Korea says it feels relieved about the revived talks for a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over the future of Kim’s nuclear weapons program. The statement...


Government

Trump's shifts on NK, guns, health care create whiplash

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — From “Little Rocket Man” to the scheduling of a historic peace summit and back again, President Donald Trump’s dizzying back-and-forth on North Korea is par for the course for a president who likes to keep his audience guessing. As Trump himself said Friday, “Everybody plays games....


Government

Trump takes steps to ease firing of federal workers

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday signed a trio of executive orders to overhaul the federal bureaucracy by making it easier to fire federal workers for poor performance and misconduct, requiring that departments and agencies negotiate better union contracts and limiting the amount...


Business

Source: Trump administration has cut deal with China's ZTE

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has told Congress that it’s reached a deal that would allow Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp. to stay in business, a source familiar with the talks who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a confidential matter said Friday. A resolution of...


Business

Fed Chair Powell stresses importance of an independent Fed

Federal Reserve Powell

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell warned Friday that the Fed’s independence from political pressure must be respected if it is to succeed in controlling inflation, maximizing employment and regulating the financial system. His remarks Friday came after Kevin Warsh, a former Fed official who...


Government

Trump steering clear of messy House immigration fight

Trump Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has spent recent weeks publicly hammering Congress to crack down on “legal loopholes” he says allow criminals to enter the country illegally. But behind the scenes, Trump has shown little interest in jumping into an intensifying Capitol Hill debate over...


Government

Trump accuses Dems of 'rooting against' NKorea talks

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday accused Democrats of “rooting against” upcoming nuclear talks with North Korea, and said his political opponents were trying to coddle gang members. With the 2018 midterm elections on the horizon, Trump has gone out of his way to poke Democrats. On...


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