News

Apple for the Teacher 2018: Vote for the teacher you think should win

SW 051717 Apple for Teacher Award 01

It’s time to vote for the Northern Utah teacher you think should win our Apple for the...

Government

In Comey memos, Trump talks of jailed journalists, 'hookers'

Congress Comey Memos

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a series of startlingly candid conversations, President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of a top adviser, asked about the possibility of jailing journalists and described a boast from Vladimir Putin about Russian...


Government

AP-NORC Poll: Americans expect Russia tension will get worse

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans largely fear the country’s relationship with Russia and China will get worse in the coming year, and despite signs of diplomatic progress with Kim Jong Un on nuclear weapons, nearly half say the same about North Korea. That’s according to a new poll from The Associated...


Business

GE stands by profit forecast, brushing off Wall Street's worries

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. General Electric Co. maintained its 2018 profit forecast, defying Wall Street expectations of a cut, sending shares higher. Strength in aviation and health care are shoring up confidence in the outlook for adjusted earnings of $1 to $1.07 a share, GE said in a statement Friday,...


Business

U.S. weighs emergency powers to curb China tech investments

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. The Treasury Department is considering using an emergency law to curb Chinese investments in sensitive technologies, as the Trump administration looks to punish China for what it sees as violations of American intellectual-property rights. The U.S. government is reviewing the...


Business

Once deemed 'unsafe' by Facebook, Diamond and Silk are now coming to Capitol Hill

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - House Republicans have invited “Diamond and Silk,” two conservative video bloggers who were deemed “unsafe” by Facebook after becoming online sensations, to testify next week about allegations of conservative bias online. The hearing, set for Thursday...


State

2 northern Utah families describe dealing with autism

Exchange Children With Autism

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Haiden McCaig likes all of the airplanes at the Hill Aerospace Museum. Like humans, there’s something special about each. “They are all unique in their own way,” Haiden, 12, said. Kenzie Schelin, 8, loves her animals. She has ducks, chickens, goats and two pigs at her home in Roy....


State

Wrangling invasive phragmites around Utah lakes is dirty job

Exchange Controlling Invasive Plants

FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — The muddy marshes and tall grasses stretch on nearly as far as the eye can see, with the wind-swept terrain, bugs and birds occupying thousands of acres. Paul Etcheverry shakes his head. “To get out there, it’s wicked. You don’t know what’s out there. It’s like Vietnam.”...


Business

EPA head showed penchant for travel, drivers even before DC

EPA Pruitt Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Scott Pruitt’s penchant for travel and concerns about security were notable even before he became head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Newly obtained records show that as Oklahoma’s attorney general, Pruitt frequently traveled out-of-state for appearances before...


Government

Utah measure, backed by Weber Co. high-schooler, cuts primary voting age to 17

Weber High School senior urges dark sky preservation

Weber High School student Zach Thomas lobbied for the measure while Weber County Clerk/Auditor Ricky Hatch said the younger people start voting, the more likely the’y’ll keep on voting.


Government

In Comey memos, Trump fixates on 'hookers,' frets over Flynn

Congress Comey Memos

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a series of startlingly candid conversations, President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of a top adviser, asked about the possibility of jailing journalists and described a boast from Vladimir Putin about Russian...


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