Trump set to announce trade actions against China on Thursday

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump will announce Thursday a series of trade enforcement actions designed to punish China for years of widespread violations of U.S. intellectual property rights, the White House said. Though White House plans remain fluid, the...


Bountiful OB-GYN pleads guilty to federal child porn charge, faces state charges

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Nathan Clark Ward pleaded guilty to one count of sexual exploitation of children, which carries a mandatory minimum 15-year federal prison sentence.


AP FACT CHECK: Trump mangles Clinton comments on election


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is revisiting old battles — the political one against Hillary Clinton and real ones against the Islamic State — without a full command of the facts. On Iraq and Syria, Trump gave credit to himself for military progress that was made by Russia, the Syrian...


Facebook's Zuckerberg admits mistakes _ but no apology

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NEW YORK (AP) — Breaking five days of silence, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted mistakes and outlined steps to protect user data in light of a privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm. Zuckerberg said Wednesday that Facebook has a “responsibility” to protect its users’ data...


Tempest over Trump-Putin call turns into uproar over leaks

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The tempest over President Donald Trump’s congratulatory phone call to Vladimir Putin quickly grew on Wednesday into an uproar over White House leaks, sparking an internal investigation and speculation over who might be the next person Trump forces out of the West Wing. The White...


Herbert signs bill that could raise marriage license fees

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Some couples tying the knot in Utah will have to pay more for their marriage license later this year unless they undergo counseling, thanks to a new law signed by Gov. Gary Herbert. Herbert announced Wednesday he’d signed a bill raising the cost of marriage licenses by $20. A...


Financial Markets Glance

Dow Jones Industrials High: 24,997.65 Low: 24,655.40 Close: 24,682.31 Change: —44.96 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2711.93 —5.01 NYSE Index: 12,683.74 +20.10 Nasdaq Composite Index: 7345.29 —19.02 NYSE Amer Composite: 2503.20 +46.61 Russell 2000 Index: 1579.30 +8.90 Wilshire 5000...


Attorneys spar over evidence in Alaska cruise ship death

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Attorneys are fighting over evidence one month before a Utah man is scheduled to face trial in the death of his wife on an Alaska cruise last summer. In court documents, attorneys for Kenneth Manzanares say law enforcement obtained search warrants for blood from Manzanares....


Stocks wobble and end lower after Fed raises interest rates

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NEW YORK (AP) — After a jittery afternoon of trading, major U.S. stock indexes fell Wednesday while smaller companies fared better. The Federal Reserve raised interest rates, as investors expected, and said it could raise rates at a quicker pace next year. Stocks traded higher early in the day and...


Stocks whipsaw investors after Powell rate hike

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. U.S. stocks fell, while the dollar tumbled and Treasuries gained after the Federal Reserve’s first decision under Chairman Jerome Powell came in less hawkish than some investors had been anticipating. Following a whipsaw session, the S&P 500 closed lower as the central bank...

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