Government

North Ogden library upgrade nearly done, curious visitors already trickling in

BZ 051618 North Branch Library 06-5

Completion of the North Branch Library overhaul marks the last prong of a series of improvements...

Government

Family grateful for Utah man's 'miracle' Venezuela release

Venezuela Jailed American

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Utah man jailed in Venezuela on weapons charges nearly two years ago was released Saturday after U.S. officials and his family pressed for his freedom from the South American country. “We are grateful to all who participated in this miracle,” Joshua Holt’s family said in a...


Government

The Latest: US team heading to Singapore to work on summit

Trump North Korea Analysis

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): 10:30 a.m. The White House says a team is still heading to Singapore this weekend to work on logistics for a possible summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. White House...


Government

Restless days and sleepless nights: Spelling bee takes toll

Spelling Bee

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s little downtime for the dozen or so spellers who make it to the primetime finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Once they get through the morning finals, which can last 4 hours or more, the remaining spellers are swarmed by relatives, reporters — and Scripps...


Government

Trump shifts stance on Korea summit from 'off' to 'maybe'

South Korea Koreas Tensions-6

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says “everybody plays games” as he’s suggesting the summit with North Korea that he suddenly called off might get back on track, rekindling hopes of progress toward halting the North’s nuclear weapons development Trump welcomed the North’s conciliatory...


State

The Latest: Holt's family calls Venezuela release a miracle

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the release of a Utah man, Joshua Holt, who has been held in Venezuela (all times local): 10 a.m. The family of a Utah man jailed in a Venezuelan jail for two years calls his release a miracle. A statement that relatives provided Saturday confirms that Joshua Holt...


Government

Senator says Utah man jailed in Venezuela has been released; Trump expects White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senator says Utah man jailed in Venezuela has been released; Trump expects White House welcome Saturday evening.


Government

More LGBT issues loom as justices near wedding cake decision

Supreme Court LGBT Issues

WASHINGTON (AP) — A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the Supreme Court’s highly anticipated decision in the case of a Colorado baker who would not create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. Courts are engaged in two...


Business

Emails show cooperation among EPA, climate-change deniers

EPA Pruitt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly released emails show senior Environmental Protection Agency officials working closely with a conservative group that dismisses climate change to rally like-minded people for public hearings on science and global warming, counter negative news coverage and promote...


Business

Emails show EPA working closely with climate-change deniers

EPA Pruitt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior Environmental Protection Agency officials have been working closely with a conservative group that dismisses climate change to rally like-minded people for public hearings on science and global warming. Recently released emails show they also recruited help to counter...


Government

Trump stays out of messy House immigration fight

Trump Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has long made immigration a top priority. He has spent recent weeks publicly hammering Congress to crack down on “legal loopholes” he says allow criminals to enter the country illegally. But behind the scenes, Trump has shown little interest in jumping into...


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