Government

Weber commission race, sheriff contest at stake in Tuesday's primary election

MH 110816 Voting 07-6

Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by Monday if they’re sent in, while in-person voting goes...

Government

Ogden looking to fund public art with utility surplus

BZ 080414 KIESEL AVE PROJECT 14-9

The city collects art money directly from its water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer utility funds.


Government

Supreme Court rules for Texas redistricting plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is upholding Texas’ use of electoral districts that a lower court struck down as racially discriminatory. The justices ruled 5-4 Monday in an unusual case involving congressional and state legislative districts that had first been adopted by the lower court on an...


Government

GOP leaders eye new bill on family separations at border

Congress Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top House Republicans are discussing legislation aimed at curbing the separation of migrant families at the border, GOP aides said Monday. The election-year response to public uproar over the Trump administration policy comes as a broader immigration package heads toward likely...


Business

Supreme Court rules for American Express in credit card case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court handed American Express a win Monday in a lawsuit over rules it imposes on merchants who accept its cards. Under their contracts, merchants who accept American Express generally can’t encourage customers to use other credit cards, even though they charge...


Business

US new-home sales climbed 6.7 percent in May

New Home Sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes jumped 6.7 percent in May, with purchases in the South accounting for all of the monthly gains. The Commerce Department said Monday that new homes sold last month at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 689,000, up from 646,000 in April. The South reported...


Government

Justices won't hear case of anti-gay marriage florist

Supreme Court Gay Wedding Florist

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is ordering Washington courts to take a new look at the case of a florist who refused to provide services for the wedding of two men because of her religious objection to same-sex marriage. The justices’ order Monday means the court is passing for now on the...


Government

Supreme Court won't hear North Carolina districting dispute

Supreme Court Redistricting North Carolina

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is choosing not to take on a new case on partisan redistricting for now. Instead, the justices are sending a dispute over North Carolina’s heavily Republican congressional districting map back to a lower court for more work. The court’s order Monday follows a...


Government

Former Trump aide apologizes for 'cotton-picking' remark

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former campaign aide to President Donald Trump has apologized after he told a black man and fellow guest on a Fox News show he was out of his “cotton-picking mind.” David Bossie is a former deputy manager of Trump’s campaign who represents Maryland in the Republican National...


Government

Colleague cracks Sen. McCaskill's rib with Heimlich maneuver

Senator Heimlich Maneuver

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin has cracked a rib of U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill while performing the Heimlich maneuver on the fellow Democrat when she began choking. A spokesman for Manchin tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that McCaskill began choking during a luncheon for Senate Democrats...


Government

Supreme Court declines to hear 'Making a Murderer' case

Supreme Court Making a Murderer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it won’t weigh in on the case of a teenager convicted of rape and murder whose story was documented in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer.” As is typical, the justices did not explain their decision declining to take the case. The justices’...


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