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EDITORIAL: Trump at one year: Where do Republicans go from here?

Donald Trump became president one year ago. It’s been an extraordinary 12 months. Trump’s supporters will find much to like in the first year. They like his selection of conservative federal judges, even if some appear unqualified. Trump’s evisceration of federal regulations appeals to some voters,...


Politics

Bill would further protect Utah stand-your-ground shooters

Stand Your Ground Rep. Cory Maloy

If you’re threatened by an attacker, you shouldn’t have to retreat even if you could reach safety by fleeing, says the sponsor of a bill in the Utah Legislature to amend the state’s stand-your-ground law.


Government

The Latest: Probe may be moving closer to a Trump interview

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation (all times local): 11:50 p.m. The special counsel’s investigators may be moving closer to a face-to-face interview with President Donald Trump. The Justice Department says the investigators questioned Attorney...


Government

Schumer takes back wall offer in new immigration push

Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer on Tuesday pulled back an offer of $25 billion for President Donald Trump’s long-promised southern border wall, as lawmakers scrambled to figure out how to push a deal to protect 700,000 or more so-called Dreamer immigrants from deportation....


Government

US pulled multiple ways in Syria as Islamic State recedes

Turkey Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the last few years, the United States could neatly sum its objective in Syria in a single, uncontroversial bullet point: fighting the Islamic State group. Now that the extremists have been squeezed from all but the last bits of their former territory, the Trump administration...


Government

Special counsel questions Sessions; Is Trump coming soon?

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned for hours in the special counsel’s Russia investigation, the Justice Department said Tuesday, as prosecutors moved closer to a possible interview with President Donald Trump about whether he took steps to obstruct an FBI probe into...


Politics

As Gibson police probe continues, Utah DNR head remains supportive

gibson styler collage WEB ONLY

The DNR Executive Director said a $20-million flood-mitigation effort abutting property co-owned by Weber County Commissioner Kerry Gibson is rumored to be involved in a police investigation. He said he doesn’t believe any wrongdoing happened. 


Government

US strikes kill up to 150 Islamic State fighters in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military officials say American airstrikes in Syria on Saturday killed up to 150 Islamic State fighters in a command center in the Middle Euphrates River Valley. The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State says the strikes were near As Shafah, which is north of Abu...


Government

Do e-cigarettes help or harm? Report says not clear yet

E Cigarettes Help or Harm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Electronic cigarettes could be a boon to public health or a major liability, depending on whether they help Americans quit smoking or encourage more young people to try traditional cigarettes, a new report concludes. The report issued Tuesday wrestles with the potential benefits...


State

Trump's move may nudge holdout GOP states to expand Medicaid

Medicaid Works Requirements

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an ironic twist, the Trump administration’s embrace of work requirements for low-income people on Medicaid is prompting lawmakers in some conservative states to resurrect plans to expand health care for the poor. Trump’s move has been widely criticized as threatening the...


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