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Former Weber State employee booked on charge of misusing public money

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James Ervin Owens, 44, was booked Wednesday evening in Weber County Jail on one charge of forgery, a third-degree felony; one charge of misuse of public money, a third-degree felony; and theft by deception, a class A misdemeanor.


Business

Leading liberal policy group unveils 'coverage for all' plan

Health Overhaul New Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading liberal policy group is raising the ante in the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all. Called “Medicare Extra for All,” the proposal Thursday from the Center for American Progress, or CAP, would provide a path toward...


Business

Shooting survivors endure new assault _ from online trolls

School Shooting-Florida Town Hall

One student was teased about being a “brown, bald lesbian.” Another was the target of conspiracy theorists who claimed he was really an actor. When a group of teens posed for a photo, they were accused of lapping up attention from the news cameras and “partying like rock stars.” Just days after...


Government

NRA accuses gun-control advocates of exploiting FL shooting

Trump Guns CPAC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the National Rifle Association on Thursday accused gun control advocates of exploiting the deadly Florida school shooting, striking a defiant tone amid a renewed debate over guns and school safety. NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, in his first public...


National

Airbnb unveils new category of rentals rated by inspectors

Airbnb Renovations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Airbnb is dispatching inspectors to rate thousands of the properties listed on its home-rental service in an effort to reassure travelers they’re booking nice places to stay. The Plus program, unveiled Thursday, is aimed at winning over travelers who aren’t sure they can trust...


Weather

Slick roads, snow expected for Northern Utah's Friday morning commute

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Though only 1-3 inches of snow is expected to accumulate along the Wasatch Front, the National Weather Service said slick, snow-covered roads will create hazardous driving conditions through midday Friday.


Business

States reach a $650 million settlement over exploding Takata air bags

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Dozens of states reached a $650 million settlement with the U.S subsidiary of a Japanese company that manufactured faulty air bags installed in millions of automobiles worldwide, bags that sprayed deadly shrapnel that killed at least 22 people and injured hundreds...


Business

Book Trump? Interest groups press case at his properties

Trump Special Interests

WASHINGTON (AP) — Payday lenders got regulators to rethink rules on how closely to vet borrowers. E-cigarette makers got a delay in federal oversight of many vaping products. Candy makers praised a decision to hold off on more stringent labeling standards. And title insurers declared “victory” for...


Business

U.S. stocks end mixed as bonds gain, dollar slumps

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. U.S. stocks eked out a gain to halt a two-day slide, but not before erasing an advance that topped 1 percent as investors grappled with the threat from higher interest rates. Treasuries edged higher and the dollar slumped. The S&P 500 Index barely held above 2,700 after dipping...


Business

Financial Markets Glance

Dow Jones Industrials High: 25,156.72 Low: 24,854.83 Close: 24,962.48 Change: +164.70 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2703.96 +2.63 NYSE Index: 12,711.75 +16.22 Nasdaq Composite Index: 7210.09 —8.14 NYSE Amer Composite: 2489.68 —4.70 Russell 2000 Index: 1529.99 —1.85 Wilshire 5000 TotalMkt:...


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