Government

Layton consultant hired to help craft Weber County anti-poverty plan

Marlin Jensen

The development — amid heightened scrutiny of the county’s use of outside contractors...

Government

The Latest: GOP Trump foe says canceling summit 'right call'

Trump North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump canceling his planned summit with North Korea (all times local): 11:05 a.m. A Republican senator often critical of Donald Trump says the president “made the right call” in canceling a summit with North Korea’s leader. Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska...


Government

West Haven, western Weber Co. cities register fastest growth, new data shows

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From 2010 to 2017, West Haven, Pleasant View, Plain City and Hooper all registered population jumps of more than 20 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau figures.


Government

House passes $717B Pentagon policy measure

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a $717 billion defense policy bill that would give the military a 2.6 percent pay hike, the largest in nine years. The bipartisan 351-66 vote sends the measure to the Senate, where a key panel completed a companion measure in a closed-door session on Wednesday....


Business

US average mortgage rates at 7-year highs; 30-year 4.66 pct.

Mortgage Rates

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week, continuing at their highest levels in seven years amid the peak home buying season. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages was 4.66 percent, up from 4.61 percent last week. Pushing...


Government

The Latest: UN chief concerned Kim-Trump summit was canceled

South Korea North Korea Nuclear Site

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump canceling his planned summit with North Korea (all times local): 10:55 a.m. The U.N. chief says he is “deeply concerned” by the cancellation of the planned summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un. Antonio...


Business

The Latest: German automakers concerned by US tariff move

China US Trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration’s interest in putting tariffs on auto imports (all times local): 10:20 a.m. The head of Germany’s biggest auto industry lobby says the U.S. decision to explore raising tariffs on imported cars comes as no surprise, but says its members...


Business

Trump administration explores tariffs on autos, auto parts

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the imports of automobiles into the United States, moving swiftly as talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled. President Donald Trump predicted earlier that U.S. automakers...


Business

US home sales fell 2.5 percent in April

Existing Home Sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of existing homes tumbled 2.5 percent in April — with the costs of buying a home jumping and would-be buyers facing a persistent shortage of properties on the market. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that homes sold last month at a seasonally adjusted...


Government

Trump cancels summit, citing 'open hostility' by North Korea

South Korea North Korea Nuclear Site

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a dramatic diplomatic turn, President Donald Trump canceled next month’s summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Thursday, citing the “tremendous anger and open hostility” in a recent statement by the North. Trump said in a letter to Kim released by the White House that, based on...


Government

Trump's campaign backs Calif. businessman in governor's race

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign is announcing its support for California businessman John Cox’s campaign for governor, building upon Trump’s endorsement in the state’s crowded primary election. Lara Trump, a senior adviser to Trump’s campaign, says the campaign will lend support...


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