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Republican Primary Candidates for Utah House of Representatives District 19

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New evidence that viruses may play a role in Alzheimer's

WASHINGTON (AP) — Viruses that sneak into the brain just might play a role in Alzheimer’s, scientists reported Thursday in a provocative study that promises to re-ignite some long-debated theories about what triggers the mind-robbing disease. The findings don’t prove viruses cause Alzheimer’s, nor...


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White House to propose merging education, labor

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is planning to propose merging the education and labor departments as part of a broader overhaul to be announced on Thursday that would make good on President Donald Trump’s pledges to streamline the federal government. The White House planned to announce...


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Supreme Court sides with 'Buckets of Money' financier

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with a financial adviser known for his “Buckets of Money” retirement strategy who challenged the appointment of the administrative law judge who ruled against him in a fraud case. The justices ruled Thursday that Raymond Lucia of California is entitled...


Business

The Latest: South Dakota AG welcomes online shopping ruling

Supreme Court Sales Tax

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax (all times local): 11 a.m. South Dakota’s attorney general says a Supreme Court ruling that states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax is a win for South Dakota and Main...


Business

High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

Supreme Court Sales Tax

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax. The 5-4 ruling Thursday is a win for states, who said they were losing out on billions of dollars annually under two decades-old Supreme Court decisions that impacted online sales tax collection. The high...


National Business

US long-term mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 4.57 percent

Mortgage Rates

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, marking their third decline in the past four weeks after increasing last week. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages was 4.57 percent, down from 4.62 percent last week. By contrast, the 30-...


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Trump to welcome Jordan's king to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will host Jordan’s King Abdullah II at the White House next week. The White House said Thursday that Abdullah and Queen Rania would visit on Monday. The statement said the allies will discuss “terrorism, the threat from Iran and the crisis in Syria, and...


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The Latest: Military lends 21 lawyers to help border cases

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the immigration controversy (all times local): 11:10 a.m. The Pentagon says it is providing 21 lawyers to the Justice Department to help prosecute illegal immigration cases on the U.S.-Mexico border. A spokesman, Lt. Col. Jamie Davis, said Thursday that the lawyers...


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Park Service gives initial OK to "Unite the Right" rally

WASHINGTON (AP) — An organizer of last year’s deadly white supremacist rally in Virginia has been granted initial approval to host another rally in August, this time in the heart of the nation’s capital. The National Park Service says it has approved an application for a “Unite the Right”...


National

Trump tweet complicates House GOP efforts on immigration

Congress Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours before House showdown votes on immigration, President Donald Trump suggested Thursday that any measure the chamber passes would be doomed in the Senate anyway. His comments could weaken Republicans’ already uphill drive to pass legislation on an issue that’s become...


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