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Weber County hires law firms, plans to sue opioid makers, distributors

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Downtown Ogden had the highest per capita rate of opioid deaths in Utah in 2014 and 2015 with 55.33...

Government

The Latest: US forces in Korea on normal state of alert

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump canceling his planned summit with North Korea (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Pentagon officials say American forces on the Korean peninsula remain on a normal state of alert in the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel his...


Business

Trump auto tariffs threat seen adding pressure on NAFTA talks

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. President Donald Trump’s threat to impose sweeping new tariffs on imported automobiles may be an attempt to pressure his NAFTA partners into striking a deal that would help drive manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. Trump directed Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Wednesday to...


State

Police: Missing Mexican woman's body found in Utah canyon

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The body of a woman who disappeared on her way home from English class in Utah three years ago has been found and police are investigating her death as a homicide, officials said Thursday.


Business

Macron wants to make France gateway to Europe for tech firms

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PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron called on tech leaders Thursday to invest in France, saying his innovation policies aim to make the country the gateway to Europe. Speaking partly in English in front of CEOs and other tech industry leaders, Macron said “it’s because France is changing...


Business

Emergency rule prohibits most anchoring in Michigan waterway

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s governor on Thursday approved an emergency ban on most vessels dropping anchor in a Great Lakes waterway where oil, electric and other infrastructure cables rest, following an anchor strike that caused a potentially toxic leak. The move prevents environmental damage...


National

Disputed pipeline backed by Trump is focus of court hearing

Keystone Pipeline Lawsuit

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Trump administration attorneys were due in a Montana courtroom Thursday to defend the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline against environmental groups and Native American groups that want to derail the project. The 1,179-mile (1,800-kilometer) line proposed by TransCanada...


Business

The Latest: German automakers concerned by US tariff move

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration’s interest in putting tariffs on auto imports (all times local): 10:20 a.m. The head of Germany’s biggest auto industry lobby says the U.S. decision to explore raising tariffs on imported cars comes as no surprise, but says its members...


Business

Feds: Uber self-driving SUV saw pedestrian; did not brake

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DETROIT (AP) — The autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but did not stop because the system used to automatically apply brakes in potentially dangerous situations had been disabled, according to federal...


Business

Trump administration explores tariffs on autos, auto parts

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the imports of automobiles into the United States, moving swiftly as talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled. President Donald Trump predicted earlier that U.S. automakers...


Business

Protests worldwide against US idea of auto import tariffs

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BEIJING (AP) — China, Japan and the European Union condemned Thursday the Trump administration’s decision to launch an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on imports of vehicles and automotive parts into the United States. President Donald Trump invoked a provision authorizing the...


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