Government

North Ogden library upgrade nearly done, curious visitors already trickling in

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Completion of the North Branch Library overhaul marks the last prong of a series of improvements...

Business

Emails show EPA working closely with climate-change deniers

EPA Pruitt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior Environmental Protection Agency officials have been working closely with a conservative group that dismisses climate change to rally like-minded people for public hearings on science and global warming. Recently released emails show they also recruited help to counter...


Government

Trump stays out of messy House immigration fight

Trump Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has long made immigration a top priority. He 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...


Government

Giuliani says White House wants briefing on classified info

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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 they may take it to the Justice Department as part of an effort to...


Government

Trump shifts stance on Korea summit from 'off' to 'maybe'

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Everybody plays games,” President Donald Trump declared 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

Trump's dizzying shifts on issues from NK, guns, health care

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

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

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...


Government

Trump: Melania 'doing great' after recent kidney treatment

Melania Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says his wife is “doing great” nearly two weeks after kidney treatment. Trump answered a reporter’s question about the first lady as he departed the White House on Friday for a trip to the U.S. Naval Academy graduation in Annapolis, Maryland. Asked about her...


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...


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