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...


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...


China networks merger seen as party bid to control message

BEIJING (AP) — China’s merging of its major government-owned broadcast networks under the ruling Communist Party’s propaganda arm aims to strengthen the party’s control over messaging at a time when Beijing is struggling to sooth concerns about its rising global influence, analysts and state media...


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...


Budget bill in place, lawmakers hope to begin voting quickly

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...


Budget deal includes wildfire disaster fund to end borrowing

Budget Battle Wildfires

WASHINGTON (AP) — A spending bill slated for a vote in Congress includes a bipartisan plan to create a wildfire disaster fund to help combat increasingly severe wildfires that have devastated the West in recent years. The bill sets aside more than $20 billion over 10 years to allow the Forest...


Trump targets China as US businesses await 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,...


SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Sotomayor rapped for surfing the web

Supreme Court Notebook

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Sonia Sotomayor was only following the lead of her chief during Tuesday’s arguments over crisis pregnancy centers when she said she visited the website of one of the centers involved in the Supreme Court case. When Chief Justice John Roberts did something similar seven...


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...

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