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Trump: GOP health bill short of votes before deadline

Congress Health Overhaul

President Donald Trump says the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace 'Obamacare' remains two or three votes short heading toward a crucial Sept. 30 deadline.


Business

Google bites off big piece of HTC in $1.1B bet on devices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is biting off a big piece of device manufacturer HTC for $1.1 billion to expand its efforts to build phones, speakers and other gadgets equipped with its arsenal of digital services. The company is buying the HTC team that built the Pixel smartphone for Google in a cash...


Business

SEC reveals it was hacked, information may have been used for illegal stock trades

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The Security and Exchange Commission, the country’s top Wall Street regulator, announced Wednesday that hackers breached its system for storing documents filed by publicly traded companies last year, potentially accessing data that allowed the intruders to make an...


Government

Sen. Graham presses for support for GOP health bill

Congress Health Overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham on Wednesday appealed for support from fellow senators for his GOP health care bill despite “all its imperfections.” “We’re going to vote,” Graham told broadcaster Sean Hannity. “Everybody will be held accountable.” Graham made his comments in an...


Business

Asian shares weaken, dollar up after Fed's latest statement

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HONG KONG (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower and the dollar strengthened Thursday after the Fed said it would start trimming its bond holdings and planned one more interest rate increase this year. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.7 percent to 20,453.68 as the yen weakened...


Government

Manafort offered to brief wealthy Russian during campaign

Trump Russia Probe Manafort

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the middle of Donald Trump’s presidential run, then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort said he was willing to provide “private briefings” about the campaign to a Russian billionaire the U.S. government considers close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Manafort’s offer was...


Government

Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ Zombie Repeal-And-Replace Bill Rises Again

Republican efforts to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act are back, in a big way. And the “What the Health?” podcast is focused on Capitol Hill’s debate on the new bill by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.): The White House and congressional Republican leaders are...


Business

Review: Apple Watch goes solo, but don't dump your phone yet

Digital Life Apple Watch Review

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — A chief gripe with Apple Watch is that it requires you to keep an iPhone with you for most tasks. The inclusion of GPS last year helped on runs and bike rides, but you’re still missing calls and messages without the phone nearby. A new model with its own cellular-network...


Weather

Up to 8 inches of snow possible in Northern Utah mountains, with rain in valley

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Summer may not be over until Friday, but snow is on the way for the mountains of Northern Utah. Between 4 and 8 inches of snow are expected to accumulate in the Wasatch Mountains north of Interstate 80 from Thursday night through Friday morning, a winter weather advisory issued by the National...


Government

Forum in Washington Terrace will dissect civility, free speech Thursday night

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The Limits of Civility conversation — co-hosted by Weber State University, Weber County Elections, and the Weber County Library — will take a look a civility and free speech. 


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