Government

Restaurants, diners and health inspectors struggle with bug reports

Bug in food

Katha Weisenberger of Ogden says she found a cockroach in her enchilada at an Ogden restaurant. She...

Government

Trump says VA pick will soon decide whether to withdraw

White House Doctor VA

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday his choice to lead Veterans Affairs would soon make a decision on whether to withdraw after the emergence of late-surfacing allegations about inappropriate behavior on the job and overprescribing prescription drugs. “It’s totally his decision,”...


Government

Trump: Kim Jong Un 'very open' and 'very honorable'

Trump US France

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday said Kim Jong Un wants a historic, high-stakes meeting as soon as possible and suggested the North Korean dictator has been “very open” and “very honorable,” a sharply different assessment of a leader he once denounced as “Little Rocket Man.” The...


Government

Trump warns: Iran will pay if it restarts nuclear program

Trump US France-3

WASHINGTON (AP) — Weighing U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear accord, President Donald Trump declared on Tuesday that if the Iranians “restart their nuclear program, they will have bigger problems than they’ve ever had before.” Trump issued his warning alongside French President Emmanuel Macron...


Business

Agency warns retailers not to sell Juul e-cigarette to kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials on Tuesday announced a nationwide crackdown on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand following months of complaints from parents, politicians and school administrators. The Food and Drug Administration issued warnings to 40 retail and online stores...


Government

The Latest: Trump says VA nominee to make decision soon

White House Doctor VA

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump’s pick to be secretary of Veterans Affairs (all times local): 1:35 p.m. President Donald Trump says his nominee to lead Veterans Affairs, Dr. Ronny Jackson, will soon be “making a decision” about his future amid questions about...


Government

The Latest: Trump softens tone on Syria withdrawal

Trump US France

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the White House visit of French President Emmanuel Macron (all times local): 1:20 p.m. President Donald Trump says U.S. troops will come home from Syria, but he wants to leave a “strong and lasting footprint” in the region. Trump’s comment signaled a softening in...


Business

Mystery grows over pro-Saudi tabloid: Embassy got sneak peek

Saudi Arabia US Tabloid

WASHINGTON (AP) — It landed with a thud on newsstands at Walmart and rural supermarkets last month: Ninety-seven fawning pages saluting Saudi Arabia, whose ambitious crown prince was soon to arrive in the U.S. on a PR blitz to transform his country’s image. As questions swirled about the glossy...


Business

Trump's tariffs risk jobs and profits in working-class areas

Trump Trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s escalating dispute with China over trade and technology is threatening jobs and profits in working-class communities where his “America First” agenda hit home. The Commerce Department has received more than 2,400 applications from companies seeking waivers...


Government

After close vote, panel sends Pompeo nomination to Senate

Pompeo Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, avoided a rare rebuke Monday as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly recommended him, but the vote served as a warning shot to the White House as nominees to lead the CIA and Veterans Affairs are...


Government

Senators considering a delay for VA confirmation hearing

White House Doctor VA

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators were discussing plans to delay the confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump’s pick to be Veteran Affairs secretary over growing questions about the nominee’s ability to manage the government’s second-largest department. The hearing for Ronny Jackson, Trump’s White...


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