News

In Utah, the fight against porn is increasingly being framed as a public health crisis

Gender Designation Bill Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah leaders have long sought to play a central role in the anti-pornography...

Police & Fire

Bill requires Utah jail death documentation, closes 'in-custody' reporting gap

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After dozens of deaths in Utah jails in recent years, a state senator has introduced a bill requiring sheriffs to report all such deaths and present treatment plans for opioid-addicted inmates.


Local

UDOT to upgrade 12th and Washington intersection, fix bottleneck

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The Utah Department of Transportation has a plan to cut the line of piled up cars often seen at the intersection of 12th Street and Washington Boulevard.


State

Republicans push to ban death penalty in conservative Utah

Death Penalty Repeal

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Republican leader of the Utah House of Representatives backed an effort Tuesday to ban the death penalty in the conservative state, coming three years after lawmakers voted to reinstate the firing squad as a backup method for executions. House Speaker Greg Hughes and...


Business

Walmart's bruising battle with Amazon saps its 4Q results

Earns Walmart

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is getting bruised in its battle with online leader Amazon. The world’s largest retailer on Tuesday reported a smaller-than-expected fourth-quarter profit as it wrestled with slower e-commerce sales during the busiest time of the year. The results underscore the company’s...


Government

Attorney admits he lied to Mueller's federal agents

APTOPIX Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — An attorney linked to a former Trump campaign official admitted Tuesday he lied to federal investigators working for special counsel Robert Mueller. Alex van der Zwaan, who worked at the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom until he was fired last year, appeared at the...


Business

Late-afternoon sell-off steers US stocks toward lower close

Financial Markets Wall Street

A steep drop in Walmart’s stock and losses in other sectors pulled U.S. indexes broadly lower Tuesday, placing the market on course to snap a six-day winning streak. A late-afternoon sell-off wiped out early gains by technology companies. Grocery store operators and other consumer-focused companies...


Government

The Latest: Attorney pleads guilty to lying

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Russia probe (all times local): 3:25 p.m. An attorney for a prominent law firm is pleading guilty to lying to federal authorities about his interactions with a former Trump campaign associate. Alex van der Zwaan is entering the plea in federal court in Washington...


State

Man accused of filming suicide found mentally competent

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah man accused of encouraging a high school friend to hang herself and filming the act has been found mentally competent to stand trial. The Daily Herald newspaper in Provo reports the judge’s decision came Tuesday in the case of 18-year-old Tyerell Przybycien (pro-BISH-ian)....


Business

Slowing online sales send Walmart's stock tumbling nearly 10 percent

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. For months now, Wall Street has rewarded Walmart for engineering the kind of e-commerce turnaround that has eluded so many traditional retailers. But when the merchandising giant reported Tuesday that online growth had slowed during the critical holiday season,...


Business

US floods market with $179 billion of debt in just one day

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. The U.S. Treasury on Tuesday sold $179 billion of securities as it works to rebuild its cash balance, with yields at its auctions of three-month and six-month debt rising to levels unseen since 2008. The government auctioned $51 billion of three-month bills at a yield of 1.64...


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