Burn restrictions around Ogden staying in place until October

Western Wildfires

Despite rainy weather, fire officials say there’s still a significant risk of wildfires in...


South Ogden City contemplates future of old elementary schools lands

Club Heights Elementary School empty lot

The land where MarLon Hills and Club Heights elementary schools used to stand has been purchased by South Ogden City.


Huntsman says Moscow's meddling led to low level of trust

Congress Russia Ambassador

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Russia, told Congress on Tuesday that Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election led directly to the lack of trust between the two former Cold War foes. Appearing before the Senate...


US stocks edge higher in afternoon trading; oil prices slide

Financial Markets Wall Street

Banks, insurers and other financial companies led U.S. stocks slightly higher in afternoon trading Tuesday, adding to modest gains from the day before. Technology stocks also helped lift the market, while health care companies lagged the most. Crude oil prices headed lower, giving up early gains....


Nursing Home Disaster Plans Often Faulted As ‘Paper Tigers’

It does not take a hurricane to put nursing home residents at risk when disaster strikes. Around the country, facilities have been caught unprepared for far more mundane emergencies than the hurricanes that recently struck Florida and Houston, according to an examination of federal inspection...


Senate panel cancels private interview with Trump lawyer

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — A scheduled private meeting between President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and Senate committee staff was abruptly canceled on Tuesday amid a dispute over a public statement he issued before the meeting. Senate intelligence committee leaders said they called off the closed-door...


In Stark Contrast To ACA Plans, Premiums For Job-Based Coverage Show Modest Rise

Family health insurance premiums rose an average 3 percent this year for people getting coverage through the workplace, the sixth consecutive year of small increases, according to a study released Tuesday. The average total cost of family premiums was $18,764 for 2017, according to a survey of...


Equifax's top security exec made some big mistakes. Studying music wasn't one of them.

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. On Friday, Equifax’s chief security officer Susan Mauldin stepped down from her post amid widespread criticism that her company didn’t do enough to prevent its massive data breach. Internet sleuths dutifully began digging into Mauldin’s past - and uncovered what...


Sprint, T-Mobile said to hash out terms to bring deal closer

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Sprint and T-Mobile US, in preliminary deal talks since at least August, agreed that Deutsche Telekom would have control in a combination of the two companies, said a person with direct knowledge of the matter. The mobile operators are discussing a stock-for-stock merger,...


Twitter suspends 300,000 accounts tied to terrorism in 2017

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Twitter Inc., under pressure from governments around the world to combat online extremism, said that improving automation tools are helping block accounts that promote terrorism and violence. In the first half of the year, Twitter said it suspended nearly 300,000 accounts...


Far from the Texas coast, Hurricane Harvey hits oil refiners

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Three weeks after Hurricane Harvey ravaged the massive fuel-making industry along the Texas coast, the region’s recovery from storm damage is starting to disrupt plans for crucial maintenance at refineries thousands of miles away from the flood zones. Harvey knocked out almost...

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