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Trump's lawyer to publicly testify in Senate next month

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s lawyer will return to Capitol Hill for a public hearing next month after the Senate intelligence committee abruptly canceled a closed-door staff interview Tuesday morning. Committee leaders said they called off the interview after Michael Cohen sent a...


Courts

Bountiful OB-GYN now faces federal child porn charges, on top of Utah charges

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Ward was federally indicted on Wednesday, Sept. 13 on three charges: production of child pornography, possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography.


Local

Detonation at Utah Test and Training Range source of Tuesday's loud boom

Utah Test and Training Range

HAFB detonates aged propellant and motors two to three times a week from May through October as part of an international agreement to reduce the number of ballistic missiles.


Government

One last last chance: GOP strains for Obamacare repeal votes

Congress Health Overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — Time growing short, President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders dove into a frantic hunt for votes Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace “Obamacare.” The pressure was intense, the outcome uncertain in a Capitol newly engulfed in drama over health care....


Business

Investors have gotten a boost from the Fed for 9 years; that ends Wednesday

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The nine-year-and-counting bull market in stocks could come to a screeching halt on Wednesday when the Federal Reserve delivers a highly anticipated and climactic announcement that its eight-year experiment in easy money is over. Or not. Many think the Fed’s historic...


Government

Cloudy, cool August restrains melt of Arctic sea ice

Arctic Sea Ice

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arctic sea ice this summer dropped to its eighth lowest level on record, new federal data show. That’s far below average, but considerably above the record low set five years ago. The National Snow and Ice Data Center said Tuesday that on Sept. 13 sea ice in Arctic shrank to its...


Government

US housing starts fall 0.8 pct., a 2nd straight monthly drop

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homebuilders slowed their pace of construction by 0.8 percent in August, the second straight monthly decline. A steep drop in multifamily construction more than offset a slight gain in single-family-home building. The overall drop occurred even though would-be homebuyers face both...


Business

Brooklyn seen as best bet for NYC to win new Amazon headquarters

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. (Bloomberg) -- Brooklyn may emerge as an attractive lure in New York City’s long-shot bid to become Amazon.com Inc.‘s new home. The borough’s image as a hip hub for millennials could give it a leg up as the e-commerce giant hunts for the perfect locale for its second U.S....


Business

Slight gains in US stocks lift Dow, S&P, Nasdaq to new highs

Financial Markets Wall Street

Wall Street capped a day of mostly listless trading Tuesday with a slight gain, good enough to lift the major U.S. stock indexes to another set of all-time highs. Banks, insurers and other financial companies led the gainers. Technology companies also helped lift the market. Health care stocks...


Business

Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy amid struggle to pay down billions in debt

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Toy store chain Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy Monday night after struggling for years to pay down billions of dollars in debt and remain relevant in an era of online shopping. Toys R Us been spiraling toward bankruptcy for years as it failed to keep up with...


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