Government

Salt Lake County sheriff shares Unified Police model with Weber officials

Salt Lake County Sheriff details unified police model

On Wednesday, several mayors, city managers and county commissioners gathered to take a good look...

Government

Zinke: Border wall 'complex,' faces geographic challenges

Trump Climate Change

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says geographic and physical challenges will make it difficult to build the “big, beautiful wall” that President Donald Trump has promised on the U.S.-Mexico border. Zinke told reporters Wednesday that building a wall “is complex in some areas,”...


Government

Rep. Maxine Waters' no-holds-barred remarks find fans

Maxine Waters

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Maxine Waters doesn’t expect to pose for a photo with President Donald Trump anytime soon. In fact, the California congresswoman plans to boycott any meeting, event, ceremony or public event with the president, at the White House or even in her home district of Los Angeles....


Government

N.W.A., Vin Scully to be preserved by Library of Congress

Recording Registry

WASHINGTON (AP) — First it became the basis for an Oscar-nominated movie. Now, “Straight Outta Compton” — the groundbreaking album from rap group N.W.A. and a one-time flashpoint in the nation’s culture wars — has been selected for the prestigious National Recording Registry. The album was one of...


Government

The road from Brexit referendum to Article 50 trigger

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Back in June 2016, U.K. voters chose to leave the European Union. Soon afterwards Theresa May became prime minister and began stitching together a plan for the divorce. With the triggering of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, that split is now under way. Since then, politics in...


Government

First lady helps present courage awards to 13 women

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump is helping present courage awards to 13 women from around the world. The first lady and top State Department official Thomas Shannon are presenting the awards in Washington. Mrs. Trump says the women are “true heroes” and “extraordinary examples” of finding the...


Government

China, EU Reaffirm Climate Action After Trump Retreats

By Ben Blanchard and Alister Doyle, Reuters Nations led by China and the European Union rallied around a global plan to slow climate change on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump began undoing Obama-era plans for deep cuts in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Trump’s order on Tuesday, keeping...


Government

Capitol Police: 'No nexus to terrorism' in Capitol complex incident, described

WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitol Police: ‘No nexus to terrorism’ in Capitol complex incident, described as ‘traffic stop‘


Government

Christie, Trump to launch drug addiction task force

Trump Christie

WASHINGTON (AP) — After being unceremoniously dropped from President Donald Trump’s transition team, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is dipping his toes into the administration as he takes the lead of a White House commission to combat drug addiction. Christie was at the White House Tuesday, meeting...


Business

Kushner, taking new White House role, faces rare scrutiny

Trump Kushner's Role

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jared Kushner has been a power player able to avoid much of the harsh scrutiny that comes with working in the White House. But this week he’s found that even the president’s son-in-law takes his turn in the spotlight. In a matter of days, Kushner, a senior Trump adviser, drew...


Government

Police respond to Capitol Hill incident; shots fired

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police are responding to an incident near the U.S. Capitol grounds, and a witness says shots were fired. A car was stopped at a checkpoint Wednesday morning, according to the witness, and police ordered a woman driving a vehicle to stop. Several gunshots were heard. An ambulance...


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