Presidents Day 2018: Open, closed, schedule changes, more in Northern Utah

Travel National Park Preservation Votes

Presidents Day is observed on Monday, Feb. 19, this year. Here’s a look at what’s open...


Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents

Trump Russia Probe

Friday’s election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists. And it’s not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something...

Police & Fire

Ex-bank manager pleads guilty to stealing $565K to buy house

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Daniel Scott Frischknecht, 33, admitted draining $565,000 from a bank customer’s line of credit to buy a house in an upscale Bountiful neighborhood.


Russians charged with meddling in 2016 presidential race

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an extraordinary indictment, the U.S. special counsel accused 13 Russians Friday of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a huge but hidden social media trolling campaign aimed in part at helping Republican Donald Trump defeat...


The Latest: 13 Russians accused of plot to disrupt election


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the indictments in the special counsel’s Russia probe (all times local): 10 p.m. The U.S. special counsel has accused 13 Russians of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a huge but hidden social media trolling...


Commerce recommends tariffs on metals

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Commerce Department recommended Friday that President Donald Trump restrict soaring imports of steel and aluminum, saying that relying upon foreign sources for such critical materials poses a threat to national security. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross...


Stocks stretch winning streak to 6 days despite turbulence

Financial Markets Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks closed out their strongest week in five years Friday and have now recovered more than half of the losses they suffered in a plunge at the beginning of the month. Investors got back to buying stocks almost as quickly as they started dumping them. The gain Friday was the sixth...


Financial Markets Glance

Dow Jones Industrials High: 25,432.42 Low: 25,149.26 Close: 25,219.38 Change: +19.01 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2732.22 +1.02 NYSE Index: 12,874.36 +17.49 Nasdaq Composite Index: 7239.47 —16.97 NYSE Amer Composite: 2532.02 —0.80 Russell 2000 Index: 1543.55 +6.35 Wilshire 5000 TotalMkt:...


Markets wrap: US stocks rebound to best weekly gain since 2013

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. U.S. stocks held onto gains to cap their best week in five years while Treasuries climbed and the dollar broke a five-day losing streak. The S&P 500 was slightly higher at the close after a late-day slump as investors assessed the implications of new indictments related to...


Food box idea draws criticism from Democrats, advocates

Trump Budget Food Boxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is pushing what it calls a “bold new approach to nutrition assistance": replacing the traditional cash-on-a-card that food stamp recipients currently get with a pre-assembled box of canned foods and other shelf-stable goods dubbed “America’s Harvest Box.”...



(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday said lack of transparency was the reason it thwarted a controversial bid by a group of Chinese investors to purchase the 135-year-old Chicago Stock Exchange. The decision comes during a period of...

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