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LDS Church to transfer missionaries in Nicaragua due to 'political instability'

LDS SLC Temple

The LDS Church said they will move over half of the 327 missionaries serving in Nicaragua due to...

Business

EU budget chief warns new Italian government on debt

BERLIN (AP) — The European Union’s budget commissioner says he hopes Italy’s prospective new government will master a “big learning curve,” and cautions that the eurozone’s rescue fund wouldn’t be able to stabilize the country. Law professor Giuseppe Conte is trying to form a government of two...


Business

Turks feel pinch from currency slide ahead of polls

Turkey Economy

YAVUZLAR, Turkey (AP) — Farmer Abdulkadir Cekic was already struggling to make a living, snowed under by a bank loan he took out for the purchase of a 130,000-euro harvesting machine. The tumbling of the Turkish currency, the lira, has hit him hard, considerably increasing the cost of his yearly...


Business

AP Top Business News at 4:41 a.m. EDT

Source: Trump administration has cut deal with China’s ZTE Stocks dip as oil prices and energy companies fall sharply Trump takes steps to ease firing of federal workers Maritime organization approves Bering Strait shipping routes Court: Montana minimizes impact of mining near Yellowstone Emails...


Business

Emails show EPA working closely with climate-change deniers

EPA Pruitt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior Environmental Protection Agency officials have been working closely with a conservative group that dismisses climate change to rally like-minded people for public hearings on science and global warming. Recently released emails show they also recruited help to counter...


Government

Trump stays out of messy House immigration fight

Trump Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has long made immigration a top priority. He has spent recent weeks publicly hammering Congress to crack down on “legal loopholes” he says allow criminals to enter the country illegally. But behind the scenes, Trump has shown little interest in jumping into...


Lifestyle

No rain in sight: Fire fears force land closures in Arizona

Wildfire Fears Forest Closures

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Dry pine needles and dead wood snapped under fire prevention officer Matt Engbring’s boots as he hiked a half-mile into the woods in search of a makeshift campsite that had served as one man’s home until this week when the area was closed because of the escalating threat of...


Government

Giuliani says White House wants briefing on classified info

Trump Giuliani

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s legal team wants a briefing on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election. And they may take it to the Justice Department as part of an effort to...


Government

Trump shifts stance on Korea summit from 'off' to 'maybe'

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Everybody plays games,” President Donald Trump declared as he suggested the potentially historic North Korean summit he had suddenly called off might be getting back on track. His sights set on a meeting that has raised hopes for a halt in North Korea’s nuclear weapons...


Government

Trump's dizzying shifts on issues from NK, guns, health care

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — From “Little Rocket Man” to the scheduling of a historic peace summit and back again, President Donald Trump’s dizzying back-and-forth on North Korea is par for the course for a president who likes to keep his audience guessing. As Trump himself said Friday, “Everybody plays games....


Business

Publix halts donations to self-described 'NRA sellout' amid boycott, 'die-in' protests by

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The supermarket chain Publix on Friday announced that it would suspend its political contributions to Adam Putnam, a Republican candidate for Florida governor, after being faced with overwhelming pressure to cut ties with him because of his fierce support for the...


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