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...

Business

The Latest: German industry says car tariffs a 'nasty blow'

China US Trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration’s interest in putting tariffs on auto imports (all times local): 5:55 a.m. The head of the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry says the U.S. intention to raise auto tariffs is “another nasty blow to our economic relations”...


Government

Security troops on US nuclear missile base took LSD

Nuclear Weapons LSD

WASHINGTON (AP) — One airman said he felt paranoia. Another marveled at the vibrant colors. A third admitted, “I absolutely just loved altering my mind.” Meet service members entrusted with guarding nuclear missiles that are among the most powerful in America’s arsenal. Air Force records obtained...


Government

US Air Force records show airmen entrusted with guarding nuclear missiles used the

WASHINGTON (AP) — US Air Force records show airmen entrusted with guarding nuclear missiles used the hallucinogen LSD.


Business

Trump administration explores tariffs on autos, auto parts

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the imports of automobiles into the United States, moving swiftly as talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled. President Donald Trump predicted earlier that U.S. automakers...


Government

‘Time’s Up’: Covered California Takes Aim At Hospital C-Section Rates

Covered California, the state’s health insurance marketplace under the Affordable Care Act, has devised what could be a powerful new way to hold hospitals accountable for the quality of their care. Starting in less than two years, if the hospitals haven’t met targets for safety and quality, they’ll...


Government

The Latest: Trump orders probe of tariffs for cars, trucks

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the auto industry (all times local): 9 p.m. President Donald Trump is directing the Commerce Department to begin an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the import of automobiles into the United States. The White House says...


Government

Human rights an afterthought ahead of US-North Korea summit

Trump North Korean Human Rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahead of a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump’s focus has been on stagecraft, the will-they-or-won’t-they drama and visions of a legacy-defining nuclear deal. The human rights woes of North Koreans have been more of an afterthought. Eager...


Government

Republicans to meet with intel officials on Russia probe

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate lawmakers are set to meet with top intelligence officials as President Donald Trump raises new suspicions about the federal investigation into his 2016 campaign. Trump is calling his newest attempt at discrediting special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia...


Government

Kushner given security clearance after background check

Security Clearance Kushner

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has been granted a security clearance after a lengthy background check, a move that ensures the key White House adviser with a broad international portfolio can have access to some of the country’s most closely held secrets....


Business

Bill expanding private care for veterans goes to Trump

Veterans Affairs Health Care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress delivered a victory to President Donald Trump by expanding private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system. The Senate cleared the bill on a 92-5 vote Wednesday, also averting a disastrous shutdown of its Choice private-sector...


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