Ogden Police Department, Union Station, Roads to Independence need volunteers

Steve Sherwood obit

Weber Human Services is looking for people who can help Northern Utah nonprofits. For more...


With fate of economy in his hands, Powell plays it low-key

Federal Reserve Powell

In his first news conference as head of the world’s leading central bank, Jerome Powell avoided any professorial lectures. His replies were briefer than his predecessors‘. He said nothing of himself personally. He projected the air of an experienced technocrat, more steeped in finance than the...


Zuckerberg's response doesn't `cut it,' Facebook critics say

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg broke his silence on the crisis over political-advertising firm Cambridge Analytica’s access to user data on the social network, outlining concrete steps the company is taking to make sure such a leak doesn’t happen again. Critics were underwhelmed....


China's Communist Party seeks to control media messages

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese Communist Party’s move to exert direct control over state broadcasters and regulators of everything from movies and TV to books and radio programs shows the party’s drive to use the media for ideological efforts at home and to improve its image overseas, analysts say. The...


States Extend Medicaid For Birth Control, Cutting Costs — And Future Enrollment

The Trump administration is weighing whether to allow Texas to receive millions of federal Medicaid dollars for its family planning program, which bars abortion providers. The Lone Star State eliminated its Medicaid-funded family planning program five years ago when state officials said they wanted...


Trump to punish China on trade as US companies fear backlash

Trump Trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — Farmers, electronics retailers and other U.S. businesses are bracing for a backlash as President Donald Trump targets China for stealing American technology or pressuring U.S. companies to hand it over. The administration is expected Thursday to slap trade sanctions on China,...


Leaders finalize US budget bill; voting could begin Thursday

Congress Gold Medal Ceremony OSS

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders have finalized a sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill that substantially boosts military and domestic spending but leaves behind young immigrant “Dreamers,” deprives President Donald Trump some of his border wall money and takes only incremental steps to...


AP Exclusive: Toy co. CEO leads effort to salvage Toys R Us

Toys R Us Bid Effort

NEW YORK (AP) — Toy company executive Isaac Larian says he and other investors have pledged a total of $200 million in financing and hope to raise four times that amount in crowdfunding in order to bid for up to 400 of the Toys R Us stores being liquidated in bankruptcy. The unsolicited bid still...


Can Zuckerberg's media blitz take the pressure off Facebook?

Facebook Cambridge Analytica

NEW YORK (AP) — In the wake of a privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg embarked on a rare media mini-blitz in an attempt to take some of the public and political pressure off the social network. But it’s far from clear whether he’s won over U.S....


Last-gasp try for immigration deal fell to partisan disputes

Budget Battle Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — An effort to protect young Dreamer immigrants from deportation never really had much chance of squeezing into the last bill Congress must pass this election year. That’s why bargainers from both parties were surprised when the White House tried anyway. The catch: It was bait to...


AP Explains: How a phone may have steered hunt for bomber

Austin Bombings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Most people who own a smartphone take it wherever they go, a fact of modern life that enabled authorities to hunt down the man suspected in five Texas bombings before he blew himself up Wednesday. The search for the suspect, identified as Mark Anthony Conditt, drew upon...

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