Government

Senate GOP intent on scrapping health mandate in tax bill

Congress Taxes-3

Senate Republicans are intent on scrapping the Affordable Care Act's requirement that Americans get...

Government

AP sources: Trump Tower meeting in 2016 draws more scrutiny

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earlier this year, a Russian-American lobbyist and another businessman discussed over coffee in Moscow an extraordinary meeting they had attended 12 months earlier: a gathering at Trump Tower with President Donald Trump’s son, his son-in-law and his then-campaign chairman. The...


Government

Amid national focus on harassment, Trump moves unscathed

Trump Sexual Harassment

WASHINGTON (AP) — “You can do anything,” Donald Trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women. Maybe he could, but not everyone can. The candidate who openly bragged about grabbing women’s private parts — but denied he really did so — was elected president months before the...


Government

Trump delays new policy on importing elephant parts

Trump Elephant Trophies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he’s delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review “all conservation facts.” The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday it would allow such importation, arguing that...


Government

US puts Palestinians on notice: DC office may be shuttered

United States Palestinians

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration put the Palestinians on notice Friday that it will shutter their office in Washington unless they’ve entered serious peace talks with Israel, U.S. officials said, potentially giving President Donald Trump more leverage as he seeks an elusive Mideast peace...


Government

The Latest: Trump delays policy on importing elephant parts

Trump Elephant Trophies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a plan to allow importation of elephant parts (all times local): 7:55 p.m. President Donald Trump says he’s delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review “all conservation facts.” The U.S. Fish...


Government

Moscow meeting in June 2017 under scrutiny in Trump probe

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earlier this year, a Russian-American lobbyist and another businessman discussed over coffee in Moscow an extraordinary meeting they had attended 12 months earlier: a gathering at Trump Tower with President Donald Trump’s son, his son-in-law and his then-campaign chairman. The...


Health Care

After 8 years, Morgan's WIC program moves back to Ogden

Weber-Morgan Health Department

In July, the Weber-Morgan Health Department vacated the portable classroom it had used as an office and clinic to administer the federally funded Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program that provides food and nutrition assistance to low-income moms with infants and children under five years of...


Business

Derided by critics, trickle-down economics gets another try

Tax Overhaul-Trickle Down

WASHINGTON (AP) — Does money roll downhill? In their drive to cut taxes, President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are betting it does. Behind their legislation is a theory long popular among conservatives: Slash taxes for corporations and rich people, who will then hire, invest and...


Government

Senate ethics, relatively silent, could face busy year

Senate Ethics-3

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s been nearly six years since the Senate Ethics Committee conducted a major investigation of a sitting senator. Next year, the panel could be working nonstop, deciding the fate of up to three lawmakers, including two facing allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior. The...


Government

As sex scandals topple the powerful: Why not Trump?

Sexual Harassment Franken

WASHINGTON (AP) — “You can do anything,” Donald Trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women. Maybe he could, but not everyone can. The candidate who openly bragged about grabbing women’s private parts — but denied he really did so — was elected president months before the...


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