News

Apple for the Teacher 2018: Vote for the teacher you think should win

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It’s time to vote for the Northern Utah teacher you think should win our Apple for the...

Police & Fire

Mountain lion killed Tuesday night on Interstate 84 in Morgan County

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“This is a good reminder for people to watch out for wildlife when they’re on the road,” Douglass said.


Local

Just 14-years-old, this cowboy poet holds his own on the national stage

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His young age is an attention-getter in a genre most followed by cowboys older than 55, followers say. But Thatch also holds his own when called upon to perform his classic poetry.


Business

After air accidents, survivors grapple with flying again

Plane Accidents Flying Again

Hundreds of hands grappling with oxygen masks. Flight attendants warning passengers to brace for impact. The plane hurtling toward the unforgiving ground. Survivors of air accidents often proclaim that their survival was a miracle. But what follows is another kind of miracle: Many survivors manage...


State

Statue unveiled honoring firefighters killed in Arizona fire

PHOENIX (AP) — A life-sized statue was unveiled Saturday honoring 19 members of a firefighting team known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in a 2013 Arizona wildfire. The statue was dedicated at a state memorial park established where all but one member of the team died in a canyon in...


Business

Mnuchin expresses optimism for resolution of trade fights

Global Finance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed cautious optimism Saturday over efforts to resolve trade tensions that have rattled financial markets and clouded the global economic outlook. Mnuchin held a string of meetings over the past three days with financial officials from China,...


State

Report of dead deer instead produces body of mountain lion

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies responding to a report of a dead deer on the side of a highway in northern Utah instead found the dead body of a mountain lion that apparently had been struck by a vehicle. The Standard-Examiner reports that Morgan County sheriff’s Sgt. Corey Stark says no...


Business

After Facebook scrutiny, is Google next?

After Facebook-Who’s Next

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook has taken the lion’s share of scrutiny from Congress and the media about data-handling practices that allow savvy marketers and political agents to target specific audiences, but it’s far from alone. YouTube, Google and Twitter also have giant platforms awash in...


Business

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's shifting rationale for firing Comey

Fact Check Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump offered a shifting rationale this past week for his firing of FBI Director James Comey and joined other Republicans in exaggerating how much simpler it will become for Americans to file their taxes next time. He also erred, though by just a hair, in claiming...


Business

Saudi Arabia uses ancient tourist site to alter its history

Saudi Tourism

DIRIYAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Just outside Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh, a group of elementary school children are on a field trip at Diriyah, where engineers and construction workers are busy restoring a 17th-century fortress, mosques and clay-colored structures that were once the ruling family’s...


Business

When a work emergency strikes, this tool will get you out of bed

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. As the corporate world reckons with an always-on work culture, some of the world’s biggest companies are turning to a tool made by a Silicon Valley startup that automatically alerts employees to issues round-the-clock. PagerDuty Inc. got its start as a service for companies to...


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