Weber County hires law firms, plans to sue opioid makers, distributors

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Downtown Ogden had the highest per capita rate of opioid deaths in Utah in 2014 and 2015 with 55.33...


Senate approves sexual harassment bill for Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate gave swift approval Thursday to a bill that revamps the system for handling sexual harassment complaints on Capitol Hill. The bill eliminates mandatory waiting periods for handling claims and requires lawmakers to repay the Treasury for harassment settlements. Sen. Amy...


Dem, GOP leaders get classified briefings on Russia probe

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Thursday huddled in classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a highly unusual series of meetings prompted by partisan allegations that the bureau spied on the...


The Latest: Top Democrat says 'no evidence' of campaign spy

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia investigation (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, says there’s “no evidence” to support allegations of a government spy in President Donald Trump’s campaign. Schiff...



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Study: Some public pensions funds could run dry in downturn

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — A new study has more bad news about public pension funds, finding some are at risk of running dry in a slowing economy. In a report released Thursday, researchers at The Pew Charitable Trusts say Kentucky and New Jersey are the most vulnerable based on tests of various...


Gap 1Q profit misses Street estimates

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gap Inc. says its first-quarter profit missed forecasts, but revenue beat estimates. The San Francisco-based clothing chain earned $164 million, or 42 cents per share, on revenue of $3.78 billion Analysts expected a quarterly profit of 45 cents and revenue of $3.61 billion,...


Officials: Weinstein to surrender in sexual misconduct probe

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NEW YORK (AP) — Law enforcement officials say Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to authorities Friday morning to face criminal charges in a months-long investigation into allegations that he sexually assaulted women. The two officials said the criminal case involves allegations by Lucia...


Feds: Uber self-driving SUV saw pedestrian, did not brake

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DETROIT (AP) — The autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but did not stop because the system used to automatically apply brakes in potentially dangerous situations had been disabled, according to federal...


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Trump administration explores tariffs on autos, auto parts


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the imports of automobiles into the United States, moving swiftly as talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled. President Donald Trump predicted earlier that U.S. automakers...

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