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Weber County: Evidence worker allegedly under the influence

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Weber County officials say investigations are underway in the wake of the firing of a Sheriff’s Office evidence room employee who allegedly was “under the influence” at work. The Sheriff’s Office is conducting an internal investigation while another investigation is being...


State

Suspect killed by deputy in shootout on Colorado-Utah border

CORTEZ, Colo. (AP) — A suspect was killed during a shootout with a sheriff’s deputy following a high-speed pursuit that ended near the Colorado-Utah border. Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin told the Cortez Journal that the shootout occurred Thursay afternoon near Canyons of the Ancients...


Government

Trump overreaches to claim indictment proves 'no collusion'

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has consistently pushed back against the idea of Russia meddling in the election that put him in power, dismissing that claim as a hoax and an affront to the legitimacy of his victory. Now, in a 37-page indictment Friday, special counsel Robert Mueller has...


Government

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on collapse of immigration effort

Fact Check Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is blaming Democrats for abandoning the young immigrants whose legal status is up in the air because of a step he took six months ago. Those immigrants, who arrived in the United States illegally as children, became a bargaining chip in legislation that...


Government

Mueller charges Russians with meddling in 2016 race

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an extraordinary indictment, the U.S. special counsel has accused 13 Russians of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a huge but hidden social media trolling campaign aimed in part at helping Republican Donald Trump defeat...


Business

Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents

Trump Russia Probe

Friday’s election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists. And it’s not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something...


State

Senate hopeful Mitt Romney on immigration, Russia and guns

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As he launched his long-awaited U.S. Senate campaign in Utah, Mitt Romney spoke with The Associated Press about immigration, gun control, Russia and why he’s running in Utah. Some highlights of the phone interview with Romney: IMMIGRATION Romney said he agrees with President...


Government

How to disrupt an election: Fake IDs, fraud and Facebook

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year before Donald Trump announced his presidential candidacy, two Russian operatives landed in the United States to lay groundwork for an intelligence operation targeting the legitimacy of the 2016 election. What began as a Cold War-like attack by an old adversary would mix old-...


Education

Influential Weber State black activist recalls 40 years of changes in Utah

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Forrest Crawford came as a football player from Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Weber State in 1972. His legacy transcends the university and city limits.


Police & Fire

Ex-bank manager pleads guilty to stealing $565K to buy house

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Daniel Scott Frischknecht, 33, admitted draining $565,000 from a bank customer’s line of credit to buy a house in an upscale Bountiful neighborhood.


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