Government

Weber commission race, sheriff contest at stake in Tuesday's primary election

MH 110816 Voting 07-6

Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by Monday if they’re sent in, while in-person voting goes...

Government

Ogden looking to fund public art with utility surplus

BZ 080414 KIESEL AVE PROJECT 14-9

The city collects art money directly from its water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer utility funds.


Business

US new-home sales climbed 6.7 percent in May

New Home Sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes jumped 6.7 percent in May, with purchases in the South accounting for all of the monthly gains. The Commerce Department said Monday that new homes sold last month at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 689,000, up from 646,000 in April. The South reported...


Business

Supreme Court rules for American Express in credit card case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court handed American Express a win Monday in a lawsuit over rules it imposes on merchants who accept its cards. Under their contracts, merchants who accept American Express generally can’t encourage customers to use other credit cards. That’s even though Visa and...


National Business

Mnuchin dismisses reports of tech restrictions on China

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is dismissing as “fake news” media reports that the Trump administration is readying restrictions this week on Chinese investment in American technology companies and high-tech exports to China. Mnuchin said on Twitter Monday that reports by the...


Government

Justices won't hear case of anti-gay marriage florist

Supreme Court Gay Wedding Florist

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court ordered Washington state courts Monday to take a new look at the case of a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding, in light of the justices’ recent ruling in a similar case involving a Colorado baker. The order means the Supreme Court is...


Government

Trump welcomes Jordan's King Abdullah II to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is hosting Jordan’s King Abdullah II at the White House. The president and first lady Melania Trump greeted Abdullah and his wife, Queen Rania, on Monday afternoon. The couples will be meeting in the Oval Office before Trump, Abdullah and their aides sit...


Government

Trump trash talks restaurant that booted Sanders

Trump Press Secretary

President Donald Trump on Monday trash-talked a Virginia restaurant that asked his press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, to leave because she worked for his administration.


Government

Supreme Court accepts Texas voting maps in blow to Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court kept Texas’ voting maps largely intact Monday, dealing an election-year blow to Democrats by reversing earlier findings that intentional racial discrimination continues to stain several statehouse and congressional districts. The 5-4 decision comes nine...


Business

Medical milestone: US OKs marijuana-based drug for seizures

Marijuana Medicine

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators on Monday approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law, despite growing legalization for recreational and medical use. The Food and Drug Administration...


National

Trump betting on McMaster in South Carolina runoff

South Carolina Governor Pence

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is going all-in for a South Carolina governor in a tense runoff election, betting that his last-minute appearance will help make the difference. Trump was campaigning Monday for Republican Gov. Henry McMaster in West Columbia, S.C., returning the favor after...


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