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

House passes $717B Pentagon policy measure

Defense Budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Thursday 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...


Government

The Latest: Pompeo not saying if South Korea was notified

Trump North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump canceling his planned summit with North Korea (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he was involved in discussions late Wednesday and early Thursday that led to President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of a...


Government

Trump: No immigration deal unless 'real wall,' good security

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he opposes any immigration legislation that doesn’t include “a real wall” along the Mexican border and “very strong border security,” and he’s questioning the need for judges to determine immigration claims. Moderate House Republicans are pushing a deal...


Government

Trump suggests NFL players who kneel shouldn't be in US

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump praised an NFL policy banning kneeling during the “The Star-Spangled Banner,” saying that “maybe you shouldn’t be in the country” if you don’t stand for the anthem. Trump spoke to “Fox & Friends” in an interview that aired Thursday. The policy forbids...


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 on Thursday canceled next month’s summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, 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...


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 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...


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

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

BZ 050218 West Weber Growth 02-1

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.


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