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The Latest: Pompeo says NK could benefit from US investment

Trump Dealmaking

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says North Korea could benefit from American investment and technology if it denuclearizes. Pompeo says it’s something he spoke...


Government

Senators reach tentative deal on sexual harassment bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders said Tuesday that they have reached tentative agreement on bipartisan sexual harassment legislation that would hold members of Congress personally liable for harassment claims. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., said he expected to introduce the bill with Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-...


Business

APNewsbreak: Pentagon adopts new cellphone restrictions

Pentagon Cellphones

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of debate, the Defense Department approved Monday new restrictions for the use of cellphones and some other electronic devices in the Pentagon where classified information is present or discussed. But officials stopped far short of imposing an all-out ban. The memo,...


Local

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

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Completion of the North Branch Library overhaul marks the last prong of a series of improvements across the Weber Library System made possible by a $45 million bond issue approved in 2013.


Government

The Latest: FBI briefing on Russia probe set for Thursday

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia investigation (all times local): 3:40 p.m. The White House says a briefing for congressional leaders with top FBI and Justice Department officials will happen on Thursday. The purpose is to review highly classified information...


Government

Washington lobbyists put on notice over foreign agent law

Justice Department Foreign Lobbying

WASHINGTON (AP) — A recent and rare prosecution of a Pakistani man in Maryland under a relatively obscure lobbying law has many in the multimillion dollar world of foreign influence in Washington bracing for more. The prosecution of Nisar Ahmed Chaudhry reflects what current and former Justice...


Government

US clings to health coverage gains despite political drama

Uninsured

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans kept up their health insurance last year despite President Donald Trump’s all-out push to dismantle the Obama-era coverage expansion. That’s the counter-intuitive conclusion from a major government survey Tuesday. After nearly a full year of Trump, the uninsured rate was...


Government

Pentagon report: Nukes are central to North Korea strategy

Trump US South Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon report to Congress says North Korea sees nuclear weapons as central to its security, an assessment that would seem to complicate President Donald Trump’s effort to persuade the North’s dictator, Kim Jong Un, to give them up. The report was delivered to Congress in April,...


Government

Trump wades deeper into abortion politics as midterms loom

Trump Abortion Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has long been an unlikely sweetheart for conservative and evangelical voters. Now, in the lead-up to the midterm elections, the thrice-married former Democrat who used to describe himself as “very pro-choice” is offering catnip to conservative voters with a...


Government

DHS secretary says she's unaware Russia wanted Trump to win

Trump Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Tuesday that she was unaware of intelligence assessments concluding that Russia favored President Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. The U.S. intelligence community said in a January 2017 assessment that Russia...


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