Weber County Republicans to pick delegates, key in selecting GOP candidates

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Some candidates get signatures on petitions to secure a place on the ballot, another route for...


Gov. Herbert signs bill to distribute prison parolees around Utah

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The new law will give the Legislature five years to fund the four new facilities needed to disperse the parolee population.


Trump signs $1.3 trillion budget after threatening veto

APTOPIX Budget Battle-1

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump grudgingly signed a $1.3 trillion federal spending measure Friday and averted a midnight government shutdown — but only after undercutting his own negotiators and setting off a mini-panic with a last-minute veto threat. The episode further eroded the already...


White House staffers on edge as Trump eyes another shake-up


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is tired of being told “no.” Six weeks of staff churn and pronouncement shocks reflect a president who has grown increasingly confident on the job and more trusting of his instincts. After 14 months in the Oval Office, Trump is more comfortable bucking the...


Hawk in the Oval: Will John Bolton's views rub off on Trump?

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s pick of John Bolton for his next national security adviser stirred up the same burning question Friday in Washington as in anxious foreign capitals: Just how much will his hawkish, confrontational approach rub off on Trump? As he confronts matters of war...


Protesters gather in Washington, demanding gun control

Student Gun Protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington is preparing for a massive rally in support of gun control, one that organizers hope will prove that the country has reached an emotional tipping point on gun violence, with teenagers seizing the initiative and leading the demand for change. The nation’s capital is...


The Latest: Ryan urged Trump to sign bill after veto threat

Trump Budget Battle-5

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the $1.3 trillion spending bill (all times local): 5:05 p.m. House Speaker Paul Ryan encouraged President Donald Trump to sign the big spending bill into law in a call early Friday, shortly after the president tweeted he might veto it, according to a source granted...


US charges 9 Iranians in massive hacking scheme

Iranian Hackers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced criminal charges and sanctions Friday against Iranians accused in a hacking scheme to pilfer sensitive information from hundreds of universities, private companies and American government agencies. The nine defendants, accused of working at the...


Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Health Law Fix Misses The Spending Bill Train

Congress passed a bill to fund much of the federal government for the remainder of the fiscal year just hours before its March 23 deadline. But not included in that legislation is a bipartisan bill aimed at stabilizing premiums for individuals who buy their own health insurance. That proposal...


UN reports see a lonelier planet with fewer plants, animals

Global Biodiversity

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth is losing plants, animals and clean water at a dramatic rate, according to four new United Nations scientific reports that provide the most comprehensive and localized look at the state of biodiversity. Scientists meeting in Colombia issued four regional reports Friday on...


Bolton replacing McMaster as Trump national security adviser


WASHINGTON (AP) — Charging ahead with the dramatic remaking of his White House, President Donald Trump said he would replace national security adviser H.R. McMaster with the former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, a foreign policy hawk entering an administration facing key decisions on Iran and North...

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