Government

New sex assault allegation hits Moore; he calls it false

Alabama Senate Moore

A second woman emerged Monday to accuse Roy Moore of sexually assaulting her as a teenager in the...

Health Care

After 8 years, Morgan's WIC program moves back to Ogden

Weber-Morgan Health Department

In July, the Weber-Morgan Health Department vacated the portable classroom it had used as an office and clinic to administer the federally funded Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program that provides food and nutrition assistance to low-income moms with infants and children under five years of...


Business

The Latest: Trump calls Democrats 'obstructionists' on taxes

Trump Congress Taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican-pushed tax overhaul legislation (all times local): 6:20 a.m. President Donald Trump says the Democrats could exert greater sway over the shape of tax overhaul legislation if they weren’t focused wholly on defeating it. In a pre-dawn tweet Friday, Trump...


Business

Derided by critics, trickle-down economics gets another try

Tax Overhaul-Trickle Down

WASHINGTON (AP) — Does money roll downhill? In their drive to cut taxes, President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are betting it does. Behind their legislation is a theory long popular among conservatives: Slash taxes for corporations and rich people, who will then hire, invest and...


Government

The Latest: Women who worked for Franken vouch for him

Sexual Harassment Franken

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on allegations of sexual misconduct against Sen. Al Franken (all times local): 11:05 a.m. Several women who worked for Minnesota Sen. Al Franken are vouching for him after allegations of sexual harassment by a radio host. Los Angeles radio news anchor Leeann Tweeden...


Business

GOP closer to big win with House tax vote; Senate unclear

Trump Congress Taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have stretched closer to delivering the first big legislative victory for President Donald Trump and their party, whisking a $1.5 trillion overhaul of business and personal income taxes through the House. Thorny problems await in the Senate, though. The House passage...


Government

Franken apologizes after woman says he kissed, groped her

Sexual Harassment Franken

WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken faced a storm of criticism and a likely ethics investigation after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her and groping her during a 2006 USO tour. He was the first member of Congress caught up in the recent wave of allegations of...


Government

Franken case puts both parties in bind on misconduct probes

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Allegations about improper sexual conduct by a Democratic senator and a Republican senatorial candidate are forcing the Senate to confront a difficult dilemma: where to draw the line and how to mete out punishment. How should Democrat Al Franken of Minnesota be dealt with after...


Government

Selective outrage: Trump criticizes Franken, silent on Moore

Sexual Harassment Franken

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is displaying selective outrage over allegations of sexual harassment against prominent men in politics, as his own tortured past lingers over his response. Trump moved quickly Thursday to condemn accusations against Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken as...


Government

Medicaid Expansion Takes A Bite Out Of Medical Debt

As the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress look to scale back Medicaid, many voters and state lawmakers across the country are moving to make it bigger. On Nov. 7, Maine voters approved a ballot measure to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Advocates are looking to follow...


Government

About A Third Of Americans Unaware Of Obamacare Open Enrollment

While the Affordable Care Act’s fifth open enrollment season is off to a surprisingly good start, many uninsured people said they weren’t even aware of it, according to a survey released Friday. Nearly a third of people overall — including a third of people without health insurance — said they had...


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