Trump Jr. 'loves' Indian media covering his business visit

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NEW DELHI (AP) — The U.S. president’s son heaped praise on the Indian media and complained of coverage at home, as he neared the end of a whirlwind trip across India promoting Trump-brand luxury real estate. Donald Trump Jr. said at an Indian business summit Friday that life since his father’s...


Jail deaths reporting bill advances to Utah Senate

Jail Standards

Civil liberties groups are promoting a bill that would require Utah jails to report in-custody deaths, including cases when inmates later die at a hospital.


Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A former senior adviser to President Donald Trump’s election campaign pleaded guilty Friday to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges, switching from defendant to cooperating witness in the special counsel’s probe of Trump’s campaign and Russia’s election interference....


More companies end ties with NRA as pressure mounts

NRA Reaction

NEW YORK (AP) — Three more companies said Friday they had ended discount programs with the National Rifle Association, as U.S. corporations take a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry after the latest school massacre. Petitions are circulating online...


Fed expects economic gains to prompt gradual rate hikes

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says it expects that the ongoing strength of the U.S. economy will warrant gradual increases in interest rates this year, delivering the same steady-as-it-goes message under new leader Jerome Powell as it had provided under Janet Yellen. The Fed’s projection on...


Trump says arm US teachers; they love kids as others don't


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told conservatives Friday that even Second Amendment supporters can get behind steps to fight gun violence in schools, offering a red-meat call for arming teachers and suggesting they would be more likely to protect students than a security guard who...


Critics question Utah lawmakers' changes to ethics panel

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers are overhauling an ethics committee that investigates the state’s top elected officials, but critics said Friday that the changes may make it harder to file a complaint and easier for elected officials to get away with unethical behavior. Provo Republican Sen....


AP FACT CHECK: Toughest ever sanctions on NKorea? Not likely

Trump North Korean Sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The heaviest, the largest, the most impactful. Those were the superlatives the Trump administration used to describe its latest sanctions against North Korea. But were the Treasury Department designations of more than 50 companies and ships accused of illicit trading with the...


Texas adds 3 rigs as US rig count increases to 978

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by three this week to 978. That exceeds the 754 rigs that were active this time a year ago. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes reported Friday that 799 rigs drilled for oil this week and 179 for...


No delegation, no problem for thriving Russian Olympics business

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. When the Russian men’s hockey team scored two goals in 27 seconds to take the lead in an Olympic semifinal Friday, the arena rocked as if it were in Moscow. Russian fans sang and danced, cheering on the players with chants of “RO-SEE-YA,” and “Red Machine.” At the end of the 3-...

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