Government

2018 Weber County GOP convention recap: rule changes sow confusion

SW 041418 Weber County GOP Convention 13

The changes at last Saturday’s convention propelled one candidate to the ballot but dashed...

Business

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's shifting rationale for firing Comey

Fact Check Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump offered a shifting rationale this past week for his firing of FBI Director James Comey and joined other Republicans in exaggerating how much simpler it will become for Americans to file their taxes next time. He also erred, though by just a hair, in claiming...


Government

NOT REAL NEWS: DeVos didn't order globes flattened

Not Real News DeVos Globes

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos hasn’t ordered that globes in classrooms across America be flattened, contrary to a story being shared on social media. The story on the website Alternative Science, which says it publishes satire, claims DeVos sent the order to Education...


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.


Local

Restaurants, diners and health inspectors struggle with bug reports

Bug in food

Katha Weisenberger of Ogden says she found a cockroach in her enchilada at an Ogden restaurant. She went on a Facebook rant against the restaurant. What should you do if an insect ruins your meal?


Government

Leak crackdown talk yields rare Comey, Trump agreement

Congress Comey Memos

WASHINGTON (AP) — James Comey and President Donald Trump seem to disagree on most everything, but the ex-FBI director’s memos show consensus on at least one thing: the need to hunt down leakers. The two men bonded over the idea of a proposed leak crackdown, even sharing a chuckle over a crude joke...


Government

Science Says: Amount of straws, plastic pollution is huge

Science Says Plastics Pollution

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cities and nations are looking at banning plastic straws and stirrers in hopes of addressing the world’s plastic pollution problem. The problem is so large, though, that scientists say that’s not nearly enough. Australian scientists Denise Hardesty and Chris Wilcox estimate, using...


Government

Army lowers 2017 recruiting goal; more soldiers staying on

Army Recruiting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Army will not meet its mission to recruit 80,000 active duty soldiers this year and has officially lowered that goal. But Army leaders said the service has been able to encourage more experienced service members to stay on the job to satisfy a growing demand for troops....


Government

Ex-FBI deputy director 'disappointed' in Comey comments

FBI Inspector General

WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrew McCabe, the former FBI deputy director, is “very upset and disappointed” by comments made by his former boss James Comey that contradict his account of a disclosure to the news media, McCabe’s lawyer said Friday. “Andy has at all times attempted to, and believes he’s been...


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...


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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