News

Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, YCC Family Crisis Center need volunteers

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Weber Human Services is looking for people who can help Northern Utah nonprofits. For more...

State

The Latest: Duckworth and daughter make Senate history

Senate Duckworth

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate and a rule change allowing newborns of members into the chamber (all times local): 2:44 p.m. Sen. Tammy Duckworth and daughter Maile have made Senate history. The Illinois Democrat brought her daughter, in a pink hat, onto the Senate floor under new rules...


Business

Allergan says it won't make bid for Shire, ending brief drama

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Allergan said it wasn’t making a takeover offer for drugmaker Shire, only hours after indicating it could pursue a bid. The drugmaker said in a statement on Thursday afternoon that it instead was continuing “its ongoing process of evaluating a full range of potential strategic...


Business

2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police

Starbucks Black Men Arrested

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn’t use the restroom because he wasn’t a paying customer. He thought nothing of it when he and his childhood friend and business partner, Donte Robinson, were approached at their table and were...


Business

Dominion's $8 billion scana deal dealt another blow in S.C.

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Dominion Energy’s $7.9 billion takeover of troubled utility-owner Scana Corp. is looking even less likely to happen, or less likely on the current terms, after a bill passed by South Carolina legislators late Wednesday. The state Senate voted to cut the money Scana can collect...


Business

Correction: Obit-Mellon story

In a story April 17 about the death of Matthew Mellon, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Mellon had died at a rehabilitation center in Cancun, Mexico. Police have confirmed that Mellon died in a Cancun hotel room prior to checking into the rehab facility. A corrected version of the...


Government

US experts back marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures

Marijuana Medicine

WASHINGTON (AP) — A medicine made from the marijuana plant moved one step closer to U.S. approval Thursday after federal health advisers endorsed it for the treatment of severe seizures in children with epilepsy. If the Food and Drug Administration follows the group’s recommendation, GW...


Government

After Syria missile strikes, US stuck in holding pattern

US Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — The drama of U.S. and allied missile strikes on Syria has obscured a sobering fact: The U.S.-led campaign to eliminate the Islamic State from Syria has stalled. The U.S. has 2,000 troops in Syria assisting local Arab and Kurdish fighters against IS, even as President Donald Trump...


Business

Black men arrested at Starbucks tell their story for the first time

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. One week after they were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks, the two black men seen in a cellphone video viewed more than 11 million times went on “Good Morning America” Thursday to describe how arriving 10 minutes early to a business meeting put them in handcuffs....


Business

New data: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions

Opioids Declining Prescriptions

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year, showing their biggest drop in 25 years and continuing a decline amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction, new data show. Health data...


Business

Alabama mayor: 'Poop train' finally empty; sludge gone

Southern Dumping Grounds

ATLANTA (AP) — The last train car full of New York City sewage sludge that has stunk up a small Alabama community for more than two months has finally been emptied, the town’s mayor said this week. For more than two months, the sludge has blown an unbearable stench throughout the tiny town of...


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