Legislature OKs partial Medicaid expansion — pending approval of federal waivers

Thousands of Utahns lack health care access

The Legislature approved House Bill 472, which requires the state to seek federal waivers for...


North Ogden Democrat, Republican join race for Utah House District 7 seat

David Owen Kyle Andersen

Business owner David Owen and retiree Kyle Andersen bring the field of candidates to five. The House seat is now held by Rep. Justin Fawson, who’s not seeking re-election.


Layton GOPer plans to challenge US Rep. Rob Bishop in House race


Chadwick Fairbanks III becomes the third GOPer and seventh candidate overall to file for the 1st District post.


Trump tariffs set off industry scramble for exemptions

Congress Commerce

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross held up a can of Campbell’s soup in a CNBC interview to make the case that the Trump administration’s steel and aluminum tariffs were “no big deal,” the canning industry begged to disagree — and they were hardly alone. President Donald Trump’s...


Emails show FEMA silent amid chaos after Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria FEMA

WASHINGTON (AP) — As hundreds of people stood in line for food and many went hungry during the days and weeks after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Walmart Inc. and local supermarkets threw out tons of spoiled meat, dairy and produce. Emails and text messages made public Tuesday in a letter sent...


US Supreme Court grants a stay of execution to a Missouri inmate who argued the process

WASHINGTON (AP) — US Supreme Court grants a stay of execution to a Missouri inmate who argued the process could cause him undue suffering.


McConnell says he has confidence in Mueller

Trump Russia Probe-1

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday expressed confidence in special counsel Robert Mueller and said he should be allowed to “finish his job,” the Senate leader’s first response to President Donald Trump’s recent outburst of criticism of Mueller and his investigation...


Ag official who backed Trump expected to get US Senate nod


JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is preparing to fill an upcoming vacancy in the U.S. Senate, and three state Republican sources told The Associated Press that he will choose the state agriculture commissioner who helped advise Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016. Bryant,...


First lady vows to fight cyberbullying despite critics


WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump pushed back against critics Tuesday, declaring her commitment to combating cyberbullying despite the hits she has endured for taking on the issue while her husband routinely goes on Twitter to berate foes and call them names. “I am well aware that people are...


Senators push for better security for 2018 election season

Trump Russia Probe Congress-2

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government efforts to protect state and local elections from Russian cyberattacks in 2016 didn’t go far enough, leaders of the Senate intelligence committee said Tuesday as the panel released recommendations to safeguard against foreign meddling in the 2018 primary season that’s...


Trump congratulates Putin, gets backtalk from Republicans

Russia Presidential Election

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump called Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to congratulate him on his re-election, drawing bruising criticism from members of his own party, including a leading senator who scorned the election as a “sham.” Trump also said he and Putin might meet “in...

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