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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...

Business

Stocks slip as Trump says North Korean meeting is canceled

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks pared some of an early loss but were still lower in afternoon trading Thursday after President Donald Trump said he is canceling a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Energy companies are falling along with oil prices as investors respond to reports the nations...


Government

Trump awards Medal of Honor to Navy SEAL in Afghan assault

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has awarded the Medal of Honor to a Navy SEAL who oversaw a daring assault and rescue mission on a snowy Afghanistan mountaintop in 2002. Trump presented the nation’s most prestigious honor for battlefield bravery to Master Chief Special Warfare Operator...


Business

BC-USDA-Portland Grain

JO—GR110 Portland, OR Thu May 24, 2018 USDA Market News Portland Daily Grain Report Bids as of 12:00 p.m. Pacific time; Subject to change July wheat futures trended 0.75 to 7.25 cents cents per bushel lower compared to Wednesday?s noon closes. Bids for US 1 Soft White Wheat delivered to Portland in...


Business

The Latest: German automakers concerned by US tariff move

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration’s interest in putting tariffs on auto imports (all times local): 10:20 a.m. The head of Germany’s biggest auto industry lobby says the U.S. decision to explore raising tariffs on imported cars comes as no surprise, but says its members...


Business

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...


Business

Trump administration explores tariffs on autos, auto parts

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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...


Business

Protests worldwide against US idea of auto import tariffs

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BEIJING (AP) — China, Japan and the European Union condemned Thursday the Trump administration’s decision to launch an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on imports of vehicles and automotive parts into the United States. President Donald Trump invoked a provision authorizing the...


World

Europe looks for deeds, not words, from Italy's populists

Italy Politics

ROME (AP) — Italy’s premier-designate Giuseppe Conte spent his first day on the job Thursday finalizing his proposed Cabinet list as European officials vowed to judge deeds, not words, from a euroskeptic and populist Italy in their ranks. Conte, a law professor and political unknown, received a...


Business

Trump signs bill easing post-2008 crisis restraints on banks

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday signed into law a measure that loosens key restraints for banks imposed after the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. Savoring the legislative triumph, he called it “the next step in America’s unprecedented economic comeback.” The...


World

CEO, board members quit Russian metals giant amid sanctions

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian aluminum maker Rusal says its CEO and seven board members have quit, a move that comes as the company struggles to survive U.S. sanctions. U.S. has hit Rusal and its major shareholder, billionaire Oleg Deripaska, with sanctions cutting the company off from international...


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