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  • The statement follows a story by The Associated Press last month revealing that most big truck tires aren't designed to go over 75 mph. Texas, Wyoming, Utah and South Dakota have limits of 80 or higher. Transportation Department documents show the rule has been stalled in Secretary Anthony Foxx's office since August.

  • Zions beats 1Q profit forecasts Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 4:15 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY _ Zions Bancorp on Monday reported first-quarter earnings of $75.3 million. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 36 cents per share. Nine analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $553.5 million.

  • SALT LAKE CITY— Utah woman gets up to life in prison in deaths of 6 newborns whose bodies were found in garage.

  • SALT LAKE CITY— A Utah man has been arrested after authorities say a hidden video camera in the home where he was staying captured him violently beating a cat. Authorities say 19- year-old Jordan Lindquist of Saratoga Springs was taken into custody Friday on a felony animal cruelty charge. The Associated Press couldn't verify whether Lindquist had a listed...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- If the U.S. Supreme Court blows up the tax subsidies at the heart of Obamacare in June, Republicans hope to deliver on their promise to offer an alternative healthcare plan. Two front-running Republican options at an early stage in Congress include a refundable tax credit that experts say is virtually the same thing as the Obamacare tax...

  • US oil and natural gas rig count drops by 34 to 954 Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 7:50 PM ET

    Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 34 this week to 954 amid depressed oil prices. Houston- based Baker Hughes said Friday 734 rigs were seeking oil and 217 explored for natural gas. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas plummeted by 15 rigs; Oklahoma was down six;...

  • WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama on Friday defended his pursuit of a sweeping trade pact as good for American workers in a global economy, dismissing fierce opposition from his own party as a "ratification of the status quo." Sander Levin, the senior Democrat of House Ways and Means Committee, declared he was "out to defeat" the legislation because, he said, it would...

  • Top US lawmakers strike deal to fast-track trade deals Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 2:41 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Top congressional lawmakers struck a long-sought, bipartisan agreement Thursday for the broadest trade policy pact in years, allowing President Barack Obama to negotiate trade accords for Congress' review and move forward with talks on a sweeping partnership with Pacific nations. Obama quickly said he will sign the bill if Congress passes it.

  • AUGUSTA, Maine— The creator of powdered alcohol is furiously trying to fend off efforts to ban the product in Maine and across the country before it even hits stores. But first, Phillips must convince skeptical lawmakers from Hawaii to Maine, who are working frantically to keep powdered alcohol off limits. Mick Devin, a Democrat who introduced a bill to ban...

  • Contact lens makers sue Utah over anti-price fixing law Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 3:10 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— The nation's largest contact lens manufacturers have sued Utah over a new law that critics say was written at the behest of Utah- based discount retailer 1-800- Contacts. The law comes amid an increasingly bitter fight between manufacturers like Johnson& Johnson and Bausch& Lomb and discount retailers over the prices of contact lenses.

  • West Yellowstone, Montana, to get jet service in June Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 2:05 PM ET

    WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont.— SkyWest Airlines has announced it will soon offer jet flights between West Yellowstone, Montana, and Salt Lake City to connect passengers with Delta flights. SkyWest already operates flights on propeller planes for Delta Connection to and from West Yellowstone. SkyWest spokeswoman McKinnley Mattson says the flights on the 50- seat...

  • SALT LAKE CITY— A Utah woman accused of posing as a lawyer last year— and even negotiating a plea deal for one client— is a hardworking mother of three who looks forward to responding to the allegations against her, an attorney said Wednesday. Karla Carbo, 29, appeared by video from jail during a brief court hearing in Salt Lake City where her lawyer and prosecutors...

  • But after years of complaints and failed efforts, huge majorities of lawmakers from both parties banded together and Congress approved legislation permanently recasting how Medicare reimburses physicians. Though AARP tried unsuccessfully to change the bill to ease costs for some Medicare recipients, CEO Jo Ann Jenkins hailed its passage as "momentous"...

  • The products are sold online and by some retailers and gyms, the FDA said in a statement Monday. The FDA says consumers who have taken the supplements should watch out for potential signs of adverse effects, including unexplained fatigue, abdominal or back pain or discolored urine. Charles Lee, a senior scientist with the FDA, in a statement.

  • US oil and natural gas rig count drops by 40 to 988 Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 2:22 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 40 this week to 988 amid depressed oil prices. Houston- based Baker Hughes said Friday 760 rigs were seeking oil and 225 explored for natural gas. Alaska, California, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Utah and West Virginia were all unchanged.

  • NEW YORK— The nation's highway safety chief says his agency will push for quick action on a regulation requiring electronic speed limiters on big rigs. The statements Thursday by Mark Rosekind, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, came at a discussion with reporters ahead of his speech at a safety symposium in New York.

  • NEW YORK— No one needs to be reminded of our selfie epidemic, and certainly not when traveling. "100 Miles" stars Matt Galland and his pals Danny Bryson and Blake Josephson as they seek out paths that are not just less travelled but nonexistent, in some of the most remote spots in the world. These Utah natives— Galland, a part-time college professor; Bryson, a software...

  • SALT LAKE CITY— Utah's prison director said Thursday that he'll fire someone if needed after he investigates the death of an inmate who went without dialysis for two days when providers failed to show up for treatment. Rollin Cook, the executive director of Utah's Department of Corrections, told The Associated Press that it's too early to say if someone will be...

  • Governor, advocate seek answers in Utah inmate's death Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 11:04 AM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— Utah's governor called for answers Wednesday in the death of an inmate whose dialysis providers failed to show up for treatment. "The governor has called for a full investigation by the Dept. of Corrections Law Enforcement Bureau, so we can fully understand what went wrong, who was responsible and determine the appropriate actions to make sure it...

  • HILL AIR FORCE BASE, April 3- President Barack Obama on Friday unveiled an expansion of U.S. government efforts to train military veterans for jobs in the solar power industry during a visit to Utah. The Department of Defense plans to have "Solar Ready Vets" programs at 10 bases across the country to train military members who are returning to civilian life for...