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Federal, local law enforcement announces crackdown on violent crime in Ogden

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Utah U.S. Attorney John Huber announced in a press conference the expanded effort in Ogden for the ongoing Project Safe Neighborhoods, a program through the Department of Justice.


Local

State auditor: Jazz tickets among Plymouth city's 'inappropriate expenditures'

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An audit was conducted in response to town officials who contacted them with “concerns related to possible inadequate oversight of public funds,” according to the audit report released April 17.


Government

Rudy Giuliani to join Trump legal team in Russia probe

Trump Russia Probe Lawyers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump since the early days of his campaign, is joining the team of lawyers representing the president in the special counsel’s Russia investigation. With the addition of Giuliani, Trump gains a former U.S....


Government

AP FACT CHECK: Trump skews reasons behind his 2016 win

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn’t getting the facts straight when it comes to how he won the 2016 election. He’s denouncing special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election as a hoax, saying Democrats are unhappy after blowing a win in an...


Government

New Medicare Perk For Diabetes Prevention Stumbles At Rollout

Several weeks ago, Medicare launched an initiative to prevent seniors and people with serious disabilities from developing Type 2 diabetes, one of the most common and costly medical conditions in the U.S. But the April 1 rollout of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program, a major new benefit that...


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US experts back marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures

Marijuana Medicine

WASHINGTON (AP) — A medicine made from the marijuana plant moved one step closer to U.S. approval Thursday after federal health advisers endorsed it for the treatment of severe seizures in children with epilepsy. If the Food and Drug Administration follows the group’s recommendation, GW...


Government

After Syria missile strikes, US stuck in holding pattern

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The drama of U.S. and allied missile strikes on Syria has obscured a sobering fact: The U.S.-led campaign to eliminate the Islamic State from Syria has stalled. The U.S. has 2,000 troops in Syria assisting local Arab and Kurdish fighters against IS, even as President Donald Trump...


Government

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Nothing In Health Care Ever Goes Away

Congressional Republicans have struck a decidedly different tone when talking about the Affordable Care Act, and the Democrats have introduced a new Medicare expansion bill. Meanwhile, states are talking about Medicaid expansion, and a federal court’s ruling on Maryland’s proposal to battle drug...


Government

US easing rules on sales of armed drones, other weaponry

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Thursday to make it easier for U.S. defense contractors to sell armed drones and other conventional weapons to foreign governments. In policy changes aimed at boosting American firms’ ability to compete in the increasingly lucrative global arms...


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Pentagon: No civilian casualties in Syria strikes

Chemical Weapons OPCW Glance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says there have been no reports of civilian casualties from last week’s missile strikes by the United States, France and Britain. Spokeswoman Dana W. White said this is a testament to the accuracy of U.S. and allied weapons. She also disputed Russia’s claim that a...


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