Ogden Marathon 2018: South Weber’s Cook wins again; Ogden’s Blackham wins the half

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For the second year in a row, a course record was set for the Ogden Marathon, only this time it was...


US disinvites China from multinational military exercise

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says it has disinvited China from a multinational military exercise to be held this summer in the Pacific. A Pentagon statement on Wednesday said the withdrawal of the invitation for the Chinese navy to participate in the Pacific Rim drills is “an initial response” to...


On Long Island, Trump to speak on immigration, gang violence


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will hold a roundtable discussion on Long Island on illegal immigration and gang violence that the White House is calling a “national call to action for legislative policy changes.” White House spokesman Hogan Gidley says the discussion with law enforcement...


Senate bill overhauls handling of sex harassment complaints

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate negotiators on Wednesday released a bipartisan bill to overhaul the system for handling sexual harassment complaints on Capitol Hill. The bill eliminates mandatory counseling, mediation and the “cooling off” period victims are currently required to wait before filing a...


Cohen distances himself from tax-cheating "Taxi King"

Trump Lawyer Investigation

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, is distancing himself from an associate in the taxi industry who pleaded guilty to tax fraud. Evgeny Freidman was dubbed the Taxi King of New York for managing cab fleets for investors including Cohen. Freidman pleaded guilty...


Twitter to add special labels to political candidates in US

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter says it’s adding special labels to tweets from some U.S. political candidates ahead of this year’s midterm elections. Twitter says the move is to provide users with “authentic information” and prevent spoofed and fake accounts from fooling users. The labels will include what...


France's Macron takes on Facebook's Zuckerberg in tech push

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PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is taking on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other internet giants at a Paris meeting to discuss tax and data protection and how they could use their global influence for the public good. Macron on Wednesday welcomed Zuckerberg and the leaders of...


Comcast v. Disney: a fight for Twenty-First Century Fox

Comcast Twenty First Century Fox

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Comcast may make an offer for Twenty-First Century Fox, potentially putting it in a head-to-head bidding war with Disney. Comcast Corp. on Wednesday did not provide specific details on a bid, other than to say that it would be all cash and at a premium to the value of Disney’s...


New Jersey OKs $300M annually to rescue nuclear industry

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Legislation that would authorize $300 million annually to rescue New Jersey’s nuclear energy industry — a request for financial help made by the state’s largest utility company — was signed into law Wednesday. Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, also signed a measure aimed at...


Trump eager to sign bill rolling back Dodd-Frank regulations

Congress Banking

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump indicated Wednesday that he’s eager to sign a bill that would dismantle a chunk of the rules framework for banks, installed to prevent recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lots jobs and foreclosed homes. The House voted 258-159 on...


US sales of new homes slipped 1.5 percent in April

New Home Sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes fell 1.5 percent in April, held down by a shortage of affordable houses in the most desirable areas and sharp pullback in purchases in the western United States. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that new homes sold last month at a seasonally adjusted...

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