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Worries of backlash help revive GOP health care drive

WASHINGTON — It’s divisive and difficult, but the Republican drive to erase the Obama health care overhaul has gotten a huge boost from one of Washington’s perennial incentives: Political necessity. In the two months since Senate Republicans lost their initial attempt to scuttle President Barack...


Business

Japanese video gaming adapting new tech for familiar titles

Japan Game Exhibition

CHIBA, Japan (AP) — The Japanese video game industry is finding its way out of the doldrums by adapting new technology for decades-old titles. And that energy was evident at the annual Tokyo Game Show, which opened to media Thursday before opening to the public over the weekend. “Our old fans used...


Business

Leaders to tech firms at UN: Yank terror postings in 2 hours

United Nations General Assembly

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The heads of Britain, France and Italy are setting an ambitious goal for tech companies to tackle online postings that promote terrorism: Take them down within an hour or two. Convening world and tech leaders Wednesday at the United Nations, British Prime Minister Theresa May...


Government

Prospects for air traffic control privatization appear slim

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has made airlines’ longtime goal of privatizing air traffic control a key part of his agenda to boost America’s infrastructure. But his prospects for closing the deal with Congress appear slim. A House bill that would put the aviation industry in charge of...


Business

The Latest: Twitter to meet with Senate investigators

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia probe (all times local): 11:50 p.m. The social media company, Twitter, says it will meet with a Senate committee investigating Russia’s interference in the presidential election. The company says in a statement Wednesday evening...


Local

Alvin Cobabe, father of Powder Mountain, dies at 99

POWDER MOUNTAIN MAYOR

Alvin Cobabe was just 55 days shy of his 100th birthday when he died last week, but a list of his life’s accomplishments is enough to fill two centuries.


Business

European trade mission explores Ogden as potential outdoor business 'base camp'

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Members of the EU4Sports Clusters Alliance Trade Mission spent several days in Junction City, meeting with its business leaders, sampling local trails and exploring whether Ogden could be a good jumping-off point to plunge into a United States market.


Government

New organization aims to boost road access to upper Ogden Valley, Morgan County

North Ogden Divide attracts recreators

A new rural planning organization that will chart future transportation projects to better connect the lower and upper Ogden valleys and Morgan County was unanimously approved by the Weber County Commissioners Tuesday.


Local

Officials hopeful Uintah fire won't increase likelihood of mudslides

Mudslide worries

Long before the Uintah fire was out, or even partially contained, Lance Peterson was already worrying about the water to come.


Tech Matters

A social media app that can be useful in a disaster

Harvey Brazos River

Join a network like Nextdoor before you really need it, writes Leslie Meredith.


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