Legislature OKs partial Medicaid expansion — pending approval of federal waivers

Thousands of Utahns lack health care access

The Legislature approved House Bill 472, which requires the state to seek federal waivers for...


North Ogden Democrat, Republican join race for Utah House District 7 seat

David Owen Kyle Andersen

Business owner David Owen and retiree Kyle Andersen bring the field of candidates to five. The House seat is now held by Rep. Justin Fawson, who’s not seeking re-election.


Layton GOPer plans to challenge US Rep. Rob Bishop in House race


Chadwick Fairbanks III becomes the third GOPer and seventh candidate overall to file for the 1st District post.


Republicans opt to wait out Trump's storm against Mueller

Trump Mueller

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans made clear Tuesday they won’t take steps to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired, insisting it’s unnecessary and opting instead to wait out the storm. As head of the Russia investigation, Mueller has become a favorite target of...


AP sources: MS gov will name Hyde-Smith to Senate vacancy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Mississippi Republicans tell The Associated Press that the state’s governor will appoint Cindy Hyde-Smith to fill the Senate vacancy that will soon be created when veteran Sen. Thad Cochran retires. Hyde-Smith is the state’s agriculture commissioner. She will be...


Two Mississippi Republicans say governor will appoint Cindy Hyde-Smith to U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Mississippi Republicans say governor will appoint Cindy Hyde-Smith to U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Thad Cochran.


First lady to hold first public event on cyberbullying


WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump is hosting executives from major online and social media companies to discuss cyberbullying and internet safety, more than a year after saying that would be her issue as first lady. The meeting Tuesday marks her first public event on the topic, a choice some...


Saudi crown prince to meet with Trump amid marathon US tour

US Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s young crown prince has an ambitious list of to-dos: modernize his conservative kingdom, weaken Iran’s hand across the Mideast and, this week, rehabilitate his country’s image in the eyes of Americans. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, son of King Salman and heir to...


Senators to preview proposals on improving election systems

Trump-Russia Probe-Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the 2018 primary season already underway, leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee are launching an effort to protect U.S. elections from a repeat episode of foreign interference. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Virginia Sen. Mark Warner,...


Supreme Court takes up challenge by crisis pregnancy centers

Supreme Court Crisis Pregnancy Centers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a free speech fight over California’s attempt to regulate anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers. The case being argued Tuesday involves a state law that requires the centers to provide clients information about the availability of...


Adults Skipping Vaccines May Miss Out On Effective New Shingles Shot

Federal officials have recommended a new vaccine that is more effective than an earlier version at protecting older adults against the painful rash called shingles. But persuading many adults to get this and other recommended vaccines continues to be an uphill battle, physicians and vaccine experts...

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