Government

1st District U.S. House race between Democrats Weiland, Castillo getting testy

Weiland Castillo

Most notably, an exchange between the two at the Davis County Democratic Party convention drew...

Government

Trump calls Kim open, honorable as summit planning goes on

Trump US France

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Kim Jong Un wants a historic, high-stakes meeting as soon as possible and suggested the North Korean dictator has been “very open” and “very honorable,” a sharply different assessment of a leader he once denounced as “Little Rocket Man.” The United...


Government

Handshakes and kisses aside, some issues split Trump, Macron

APTOPIX Trump US France

WASHINGTON (AP) — With exaggerated handshakes and a pair of kisses, President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron professed a sunny, best-friends relationship, even as the two allies strained to bridge differences over the Iran nuclear agreement, Syria and more. Hosting Macron for the...


Government

Supreme Court's last argument is over Trump travel ban

Supreme Court Travel Ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is saving one of its biggest cases for last. The justices are hearing arguments Wednesday over President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries. It’s the last case the justices will hear until October. The Trump administration is...


Government

US Embassy move in Israel emblematic of broader policy shift

US Palestinians

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Stars and Stripes is hoisted over the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem next month it will be a physical milestone in a broader, striking shift by the Trump administration away from a half-century of traditional U.S. policy toward Israel and the Palestinians. For decades,...


Government

Senators grow frustrated with lax Trump vetting on nominees

Trump US France

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump’s pick to lead Veterans Affairs skids to a halt, senators from both parties are voicing frustration that the White House is skipping crucial vetting of nominees and leaving lawmakers to clean up the mess. That sentiment was evident Tuesday on Capitol Hill...


Government

Mixed signals from Trump on VA nominee as allegations build

Veterans Affairs Jackson

WASHINGTON (AP) — His nomination in peril, Veterans Affairs nominee Ronny Jackson fought to convince lawmakers of his leadership abilities as more details of accusations against him emerged, ranging from repeated drunkenness to a toxic work environment as he served as a top White House doctor....


Government

Another judge rules against Trump on 'Dreamers' program

Homeland Security Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — A third judge has ruled against the Trump administration’s plans to end the federal program that shields some young immigrants from deportation. A Washington-based U.S. district judge, John D. Bates, calls the Department of Homeland Security’s rationale against the Deferred Action...


Government

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Iran cash story oft-told, still bogus

Trump US France

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump likes to tell a story about the U.S. paying out billions of dollars to Iran as part of the multinational deal freezing its nuclear program and easing sanctions against it. What he doesn’t say is that most of that money was Iran’s to begin with. The rest...


Government

Judge rules against ending program to protect Dreamers

Homeland Security Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday against the Trump administration’s decision to end a program protecting some young immigrants from deportation, calling the Department of Homeland Security’s rationale against the program “arbitrary and capricious.” U.S. District Judge John D. Bates...


Police & Fire

5 Davis sheriff's deputies disciplined after sexual harassment of jail workers

BZ 071916 Davis County Jail FIle 02-1

Davis County Jail employees demanded action against four sexual harassers and the two supervisors who failed to act on the violations, according to a county human resources department investigation.


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