Government

Layton consultant hired to help craft Weber County anti-poverty plan

Marlin Jensen

The development — amid heightened scrutiny of the county’s use of outside contractors...

Government

Officials: Special ops vet to be US commander in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say a career special operations soldier has been chosen as the next commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan. The expected nominee, Army Lt. Gen. Scott Miller, would succeed Army Gen. John Nicholson, who has held the post since March 2016. The promotion...


Government

Dems want to scrap tax cut for rich to fund teachers' raises

Congress DeVos

WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to teacher walkouts across the country, congressional Democrats on Tuesday proposed raising teachers’ salaries by canceling the tax cut for the nation’s top 1 percent of earners. The Republican-controlled Congress was unlikely to support the idea of giving states and...


Government

US and China work on ZTE rescue; Mnuchin denies quid pro quo

China US ZTE

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are working toward an agreement that would ease U.S. sanctions that were imposed on ZTE Corp. and let the Chinese telecommunications giant stay in business. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the deal might require ZTE to revamp its board and to...


Business

Low US unemployment rate masks financial struggles for many

Economy Job Market Struggles

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite an ultra-low 3.9 percent unemployment rate, about one-third of U.S. adults faced financial insecurity last year and often struggled to pay unexpected expenses, a Federal Reserve survey found . For three in 10 adults, their monthly incomes fluctuated — often because their...


Government

Congress nears dismantling of post-crisis bank rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress was taking a final step Tuesday toward dismantling a chunk of the rules framework for banks installed to prevent a recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lost jobs and foreclosed homes. The House planned to approve legislation to roll back the...


Government

Mnuchin: Treasury investigating possible leaks of Cohen data

Senate Mnuchin

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday his department’s inspector general is looking into whether banking records of President Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen were leaked from an agency database, as well as whether any of the records were improperly blocked from view....


Government

Trump won't say if he has confidence in Rosenstein

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declined to say Tuesday whether he has confidence in Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, escalating pressure on the Justice Department as his White House negotiated rare access to classified documents for his congressional allies. Asked before a private...


Government

The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

Trump-Pay to Play

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally close to nailing more than $1 billion in business. He had ingratiated himself with crown princes from Saudi Arabia...


Government

The Latest: Pompeo says NK could benefit from US investment

Trump Dealmaking

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says North Korea could benefit from American investment and technology if it denuclearizes. Pompeo says it’s something he spoke...


Government

Senators reach tentative deal on sexual harassment bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders said Tuesday that they have reached tentative agreement on bipartisan sexual harassment legislation that would hold members of Congress personally liable for harassment claims. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., said he expected to introduce the bill with Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-...


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