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...

Police & Fire

Davis County's sheriff-in-waiting will recruit new senior deputies

Kelly Sparks Davis County sheriff's candidate

Kelly Sparks, Republican nominee for Davis County sheriff, says he hopes for a smooth transition when he takes office so turmoil can be put behind the embattled agency.


Government

No typical double date: Trumps, Macrons dine at Mount Vernon

US France

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tending to bonding before business, President Donald Trump and France’s Emmanuel Macron opened the French president’s visit Monday with an anything-but-ordinary double date with their wives at George Washington’s house. The presidents and their spouses hopped on a helicopter bound...


Government

Pompeo nomination narrowly clears panel, goes to full 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

The Latest: Panel approves Pompeo for secretary of state

Pompeo Senate-1

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the nomination of Mike Pompeo as secretary of state (all times local): 6:30 p.m. President Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has cleared the Senate Foreign Relations Committee with a favorable recommendation, narrowly avoiding a rare rebuke...


Government

Senate panel votes to recommend Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, sending nomination to

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate panel votes to recommend Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, sending nomination to full Senate.


Government

US won't ease sanctions without action by NKorea on nukes

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Monday North Korea won’t get sanctions relief until it takes “concrete action” toward denuclearization, the goal of President Donald Trump’s planned summit with Kim Jong Un. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ comments appeared to leave open the...


Government

Koch network success in Trump era draws Democratic pushback

Koch Network Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sprawling network funded by the billionaire Koch brothers is having a very good run with President Donald Trump in the White House and Republicans in control of Congress. Tax cuts are now signed into law. A conservative judge is seated on the Supreme Court. And many...


Government

Veteran who survived blast receives unusual penis transplant

WASHINGTON (AP) — A veteran who lost his genitals from a blast in Afghanistan has received the world’s most extensive penis transplant, and doctors said Monday he is recovering well and expected to leave the hospital this week. Saying they wanted to address “an unspoken injury of war,” Johns...


Government

AP-NORC Poll: Amid strikes, Americans back teacher raises

America Protests Why Now

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans overwhelmingly believe teachers don’t make enough money, and half say they’d support paying higher taxes to give educators a raise. The findings of the new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research come amid recent teacher strikes and other...


Government

Pompeo poised to be top diplomat even if Senate panel spurns him

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Mike Pompeo may fail to win approval from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to be the next secretary of state. It would be an unprecedented slight, but it probably won’t matter. With Republican Rand Paul and Democrats on the panel opposed to making the CIA director the top...


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