Government

Restaurants, diners and health inspectors struggle with bug reports

Bug in food

Katha Weisenberger of Ogden says she found a cockroach in her enchilada at an Ogden restaurant. She...

Government

The Latest: Melania Trump's white hat attracts attention

Trump US France

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the White House visit of French President Emmanuel Macron (all times local): 12:16 p.m. A pair of designers is responsible for Melania Trump’s white skirt suit and matching hat. The first lady’s office says Michael Kors designed the two-piece suit that Mrs. Trump...


Government

Trump warns Iran against restarting nuclear program

Trump US France-3

WASHINGTON (AP) — Weighing withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, President Donald Trump declared on Tuesday that if the Iranians “restart their nuclear program, they will have bigger problems than they’ve ever had before.” Trump issued his warning alongside French President Emmanuel Macron in the...


Business

US agency cracks down on Juul e-cigarette popular in schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials are cracking down on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand following months of complaints from parents, politicians and school administrators. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it has issued warnings to 40 retail and online stores as part...


Business

Mystery grows over pro-Saudi tabloid: Embassy got sneak peek

Saudi Arabia US Tabloid

WASHINGTON (AP) — It landed with a thud on newsstands at Walmart and rural supermarkets last month: Ninety-seven fawning pages saluting Saudi Arabia, whose ambitious crown prince was soon to arrive in the U.S. on a PR blitz to transform his country’s image. As questions swirled about the glossy...


Business

Trump's tariffs risk jobs and profits in working-class areas

Trump Trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s escalating dispute with China over trade and technology is threatening jobs and profits in working-class communities where his “America First” agenda hit home. The Commerce Department has received more than 2,400 applications from companies seeking waivers...


Government

Senators delay VA confirmation hearing amid new allegations

White House Doctor VA

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders have delayed indefinitely the confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump’s pick to be Veterans Affairs secretary because of what they say are “serious allegations” made against the White House doctor and Navy rear admiral. The hearing for Ronny Jackson had been...


Government

The Latest: Senators: 'Serious' charges made against Jackson

White House Doctor VA

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump’s pick to be secretary of Veterans Affairs (all times local): 10:55 a.m. The leaders of a Senate panel say the confirmation hearing for Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump’s pick to be Veterans Affairs secretary, is being...


Government

After close vote, panel sends Pompeo nomination to Senate

Pompeo Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, avoided a rare rebuke Monday as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly recommended him, but the vote served as a warning shot to the White House as nominees to lead the CIA and Veterans Affairs are...


Government

Senators considering a delay for VA confirmation hearing

White House Doctor VA

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators were discussing plans to delay the confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump’s pick to be Veteran Affairs secretary over growing questions about the nominee’s ability to manage the government’s second-largest department. The hearing for Ronny Jackson, Trump’s White...


Government

A tough re-election climate tests the chumminess in Senate

Pompeo Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — In Trump’s Washington, traditions are frail and civility a novelty. But one custom that is hanging on — tattered and tenuously — is an unwritten rule: Don’t work too hard to inflict political harm on your Senate colleagues. This election season is testing lawmakers’ commitment to...


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