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

Claims on FBI spy play into agency's complicated history

Trump Russia Probe Informants

WASHINGTON (AP) — Snitches, moles, spies, whistleblowers. Government informants are an age-old investigative tool that’s as much a part of the FBI’s 110 years of history as J. Edgar Hoover or its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. In the case of President Donald Trump, the FBI called on a longtime...


Business

Can anything stop foreign government favors to Trump?

Trump Businesses Foreign Favors

WASHINGTON (AP) — First came news that a Chinese government-owned company had signed on to help build an Indonesian project that will include a Donald Trump-branded hotel and golf course. Then, days later, the president tweeted that his administration would ease sanctions against a Chinese...


Business

Bill rolling back Dodd-Frank regulations goes to Trump

Congress Banking

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress moved to dismantle 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 voted 258-159 on Tuesday to approve legislation rolling back the Dodd-Frank law,...


Government

Drugmakers Blamed For Blocking Generics Have Milked Prices And Cost U.S. Billions

Makers of brand-name drugs called out by the Trump administration for potentially stalling generic competition have hiked their prices by double-digit percentages since 2012 and cost Medicare and Medicaid nearly $12 billion in 2016, a Kaiser Health News analysis has found. As part of President...


Government

Trump boosts pressure on Justice Department in Russia probe

Trump US South Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is increasing the pressure on the Justice Department, declining to say whether he has confidence in Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after the White House negotiated rare access to classified documents for Trump’s congressional allies. Asked before a...


Government

US, South Korea work to keep North Korea summit on track

Trump US South Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and South Korea are laboring to keep the highly anticipated U.S. summit with North Korea on track, even after President Donald Trump abruptly said “there’s a very substantial chance” it won’t happen as scheduled. South Korean President Moon Jae-in reminded Trump...


Government

Insurer Slashes Breast Pump Payments, Stoking Fears Fewer Moms Will Breastfeed

A sharp cut in breast pump payments by the nation’s second-largest health insurer has prompted a strong reaction from breastfeeding advocates, who warn that some new moms will not get the pumps they need and fewer babies will be breastfed. Starting last month, Anthem Inc. slashed the rate it...


Government

Ryan returns to Capitol to calm restless House Republicans

Congress Ryan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven months before his planned retirement, House Speaker Paul Ryan is facing growing disruption among the GOP ranks, raising fresh questions about his ability to lead a divided group of Republicans through a tough election season. Ryan sought to quell infighting Tuesday, dashing...


Government

AP Explains: Congress moves to roll back Dodd-Frank law

AP Explains-Dodd-Frank

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just over decade ago, the first inklings of the coming recession emerged as a housing bubble fueled by scant regulation, low-interest rates and easy credit gradually began to crater and soon would take the rest of the economy along for the painful ride. By the time the Great...


Government

DeVos: Reporting undocumented students is a local decision

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Tuesday that decisions on whether to report undocumented students to authorities rest with local communities. DeVos was asked during a congressional hearing whether teachers or principals should notify authorities that a student is undocumented....


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