Government

North Ogden ranks as Utah's 4th-safest city, according to FBI data

North Ogden safety

City leaders cite the inclination of residents to look out for one another, police officer efforts...

Government

Man jailed in Venezuela for 2 years returns to US

APTOPIX Venezuela Jailed American Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joshua Holt, who traveled to Venezuela from Utah in 2016 to marry a Spanish-speaking Mormon woman but soon found himself jailed and later branded the CIA’s top spy in Latin America, has been set free by the anti-American Maduro government. He says he was “overwhelmed with...


Government

Backchannel, 'Dracula' help free Utah man in Venezuela

Venezuela Jailed American Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — A secret backchannel led by a veteran Republican Senate staffer and a flamboyant Venezuelan official nicknamed “Dracula” broke through hostile relations between the two governments to secure the release of American prisoner Joshua Holt, who traveled to the South American country...


Government

Trump says talks with North Korea on summit going 'very well'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump says talks with North Korea on summit going ‘very well‘


Government

American freed from jail in Venezuela says he's 'overwhelmed with gratitude' to those who

WASHINGTON (AP) — American freed from jail in Venezuela says he’s ‘overwhelmed with gratitude’ to those who sought his release.


Government

Trump welcomes home American held in jail in Venezuela, says it was a 'very tough ordeal'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump welcomes home American held in jail in Venezuela, says it was a ‘very tough ordeal‘


Government

Freed after 2 years, man jailed in Venezuela returns to US

Venezuela Jailed American

A Utah man jailed in Venezuela on weapons charges nearly two years ago was released Saturday after a U.S. senator pressed for his freedom in a surprise meeting with President Nicolas Maduro days after the embattled socialist leader expelled the top American diplomat in the South American country.


State

The Latest: White House says Venezuela policy not changing

Venezuela US Senator's Visit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the release of a Utah man, Joshua Holt, who has been held in Venezuela (all times local): 11:10 p.m. The White House is thanking the government of Venezuela for releasing an American held in jail for two years but adding that U.S. policy toward the Maduro regime...


Business

Court: Gov't violated privacy law for defrauded students

Student Loans For Profit Colleges

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal court has ruled that the Education Department violated privacy laws with regard to students defrauded by the Corinthian for-profit college chain. In a break with Obama administration policy, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced in December that some students cheated...


Business

Emails show cooperation among EPA, climate-change deniers

EPA Pruitt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly released emails show senior Environmental Protection Agency officials working closely with a conservative group that dismisses climate change to rally like-minded people for public hearings on science and global warming, counter negative news coverage and promote...


Government

More LGBT issues loom as justices near wedding cake decision

Supreme Court LGBT Issues

WASHINGTON (AP) — A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the Supreme Court’s highly anticipated decision in the case of a Colorado baker who would not create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. Courts are engaged in two...


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