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Bill requires Utah jail death documentation, closes 'in-custody' reporting gap

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After dozens of deaths in Utah jails in recent years, a state senator has introduced a bill...

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Riverdale considers 6-field soccer project near Weber River Parkway

Riverdale soccer fields proposal

The Utah Youth Soccer Association wants to build six soccer fields on Riverdale City property south of the city offices. The fields would sit between the railroad tracks and the Weber River Parkway trail. The association would pay for the construction and maintenance and the city would...


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Ex-Trump campaign aide agrees to guilty plea in Russia probe

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A former top adviser to President Donald Trump’s election campaign is to plead guilty to federal conspiracy and false statements charges Friday in the special counsel’s Russia investigation. The plea by Rick Gates is a strong indication that he is planning to cooperate with...


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Conflict cited in NLRB joint-employer case draws hearing request

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. A top House Democrat wants Congress to review whether a Trump labor-board appointee should have recused himself before casting the deciding vote to overturn a hot-button ruling making it easier for employees of contractors and franchises to pursue claims against big...


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AP Explains: Graham's rare honor at US Capitol

Obit Billy Graham

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is reserving one of the nation’s greatest distinctions for the Rev. Billy Graham, selecting him to lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda next Wednesday and Thursday. America’s most famous evangelist died Wednesday at his home in North Carolina at age 99. The Rotunda...


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US weighs Sheldon Adelson offer to fund Jerusalem embassy

Trump Jerusalem Embassy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials told The Associated Press. Lawyers at the State Department are looking into the legality of accepting...


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US tightens sanctions on North Korean shipping

Trump North Korean Sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration escalated pressure on North Korea Friday by slapping sanctions on scores of companies and ships accused of illicit trading with the pariah nation. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the U.S. has now blacklisted virtually all ships being used by the...


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Trump calls for arming many teachers, more guards at schools

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told conservatives that even Second Amendment supporters can get behind steps to fight gun violence, offering a red-meat call for arming teachers Friday while avoiding mention of other elements of his approach opposed by the National Rifle Association....


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AP-NORC Poll: Most have grim outlook on America's direction

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chester Trahan’s grandchildren are working, so he’s feeling better about the economy these days. But his view of the country’s overall direction is pretty grim, darkened by what he sees as a surge in racism and violence fueled by President Donald Trump. “He stimulated it. Those...


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The Latest: Trump says he was pressured not to move embassy

Trump Jerusalem Embassy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem (all times local): 11:29 a.m. President Donald Trump says moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem is “the right thing to do.” Trump’s addressing his decision to move the...


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The Latest: Former Trump campaign official to plead guilty

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Russia investigation (all times local): 11:05 a.m. A former top adviser to the Trump campaign is expected to plead guilty in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. A person close to Rick Gates say he is expected to enter the plea as early as...


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