Trump trying to turn around GOP holdouts on health bill

Congress Health Overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unwilling to concede defeat on a bedrock GOP promise, President Donald Trump on Saturday tried to sway two Republican holdouts on the party’s last-ditch health care hope while clawing at his nemesis who again has brought the “Obamacare” repeal-and-replace effort to the brink of...


US first lady to Invictus athletes: 'Bring home the gold'

Canada Britain Invictus Games-2

TORONTO (AP) — U.S. first lady Melania Trump on Saturday encouraged the American team participating in an Olympic-style competition for wounded service members and veterans to take their “fighting spirit” and “bring home the gold.” Mrs. Trump also applauded the team members for their contributions,...

Police & Fire

Stolen truck pushed down hill, lit on fire in Riverdale; investigation ongoing

Riverdale car fire

An off-duty police officer was driving by, noticed the flames and called 911, according to Lt. Casey Warren, public information officer for the Riverdale Police Department.


Teacher salary wars leave Utah school districts scrambling

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The bidding war for teachers that has led several northern Utah school districts to significantly raise starting salaries is leaving other districts that haven’t raised pay scrambling to fill classrooms. Tooele School District Superintendent Scott Rogers told the Utah...


The Latest: US showing North Korea its military might

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-North Korean tensions (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The U.S. is putting on display its military might for North Korea. American bombers and fighter escorts have flown to the farthest point north of the border between North and South Korea by any such U.S....


Trump aims to achieve congressional balancing act on taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he wants to lure Democratic lawmakers to sign on to a Republican-crafted tax overhaul plan but negotiators must deal with the reality that any handouts to Democrats could quickly turn into turnoffs for the GOP. The White House and tax-writing Republican...


7 nominated for appointment to fill Utah high court vacancy

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A state commission has nominated four judges and three other attorneys for appointment by Gov. Gary Herbert to fill a Utah Supreme Court vacancy. The vacancy is being created by the Nov. 16 retirement of Justice Christine Durham. A public comment period ends Oct. 2, and...


Consumers loved 'all-natural' - until Trix cereal lost its neon-bright glow

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The latest development in the Trix cereal saga conclusively proves at least one thing: Consumers remain deeply divided on the definition, and the importance, of eating healthfully. Cereal-maker General Mills announced this week that it would re-introduce a...


Ski resorts seek to preserve worker visa program

DENVER (AP) — U.S. ski resort owners are seeking to stave off cuts to a visa program that serves as a pipeline for the industry’s seasonal workforce. The Denver Post reports ( ) that resorts have become reliant on J-1 Summer Work Travel visa workers in the past five years....


Ex-speaker of Utah House to serve as Mormon church lobbyist

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Utah House speaker will be the Mormon church’s chief lobbyist at the state Capitol. Spokesman Doug Anderson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says Marty Stephens will serve as a volunteer as director of community and government relations for the...

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