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  • WASHINGTON— It was a platform most politicians can only hope for: A captivated, 6,000- person crowd and more than an hour of live, prime-time television coverage to hype the Republican vision for a new health care system. Bob Corker, R- Tenn. "But I'd let Mitch handle it," he continued, referring to the lead role Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has played thus far.

  • SALT LAKE CITY— Women who work at Mormon headquarters in Salt Lake City will be allowed to wear pantsuits and dress slacks instead of only skirts or dresses, the church announced Wednesday in a move that one Mormon women's group called a step in the right direction. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent employees a memo Wednesday about several...

  • NEW YORK— While hiking in the Himalayas for three weeks, Mike Scanlin had no cellphone service much of the time and no way to charge his phone. Running his business— a one-man operation— became a very sporadic proposition. "I felt I was going to lose customers, lose some business if they couldn't get a response for three days," says Scanlin, owner of Born to Sell, a business...

  • WASHINGTON— Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell explored options for salvaging the battered Republican health care bill Wednesday but confronted an expanding chorus of GOP detractors, deepening the uncertainty over whether the party can resuscitate its bedrock promise to repeal President Barack Obama's overhaul. A day after McConnell, short of...

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says "good progress" was made during a White House meeting between President Donald Trump and Republican senators. Trump invited them to meet after McConnell decided to delay a vote on a Senate health care bill because there aren't enough votes to pass it. President Donald Trump says that if the health care bill fails to...

  • SALT LAKE CITY _ Novagold Resources Inc. on Monday reported a loss of $8.5 million in its fiscal second quarter. On a per-share basis, the Salt Lake City- based company said it had a loss of 3 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • SANTA FE, N.M.— Desert ranchers and two of New Mexico's most prominent Republican politicians are hoping the new GOP administration in Washington will dramatically shrink a recently designated national monument in the south of the state. While mulling a possible run for governor in 2018, Pearce has jumped back into a yearslong effort to limit any new...

  • McConnell's tone was matter-of-fact, according those present, yet his action amounts to a stinging setback for the longtime Senate leader who had developed the legislation largely in secret as Trump hung back in deference. Now Trump seems likely to push into the discussion more directly, and he immediately invited Senate Republicans to the White House.

  • PORTLAND, Ore.— The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency does not need a court order to subpoena a prescription drug database kept by the state of Oregon, but the ruling did not specify whether those subpoenas would violate constitutional protections. The ruling reverses a 2014 judge's ruling finding that the agency...

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is focusing on the tax cuts, deficit reduction and lower premiums cited in a nonpartisan analysis of the Senate's health care bill, and making no mention of the 22 million more Americans who would be uninsured. He says Americans need relief from the "failed Obamacare law," and says the Senate will soon act on a bill to give...

  • LOGAN, Utah— Inside a cavernous northern Utah warehouse, hydraulic engineers send water rushing down a replica of a section of a dam built out of wood, concrete and steel— trying to pinpoint what repairs will work best at the tallest dam in the U.S. for a spillway torn apart during heavy winter rains that triggered the evacuation of 200,000 people living downstream.

  • WASHINGTON— Nevada Republican Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition to the party's banner legislation to scuttle much of Barack Obama's health care overhaul on Friday, more than enough to sink the measure and deliver a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump unless some of them can be brought aboard. Facing unanimous...

  • Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Oklahoma added five rigs, North Dakota increased by three rigs, Louisiana gained two and California and Colorado were up one each. Alaska declined by two while New Mexico and Utah declined by one apiece. Arkansas, Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • And we'll see if we can take care of that, "Trump said in an interview with Fox News that aired on Friday, calling the group of conservative lawmakers" four very good people. " Trump earlier indicated changes may be in store for the proposal unveiled by Senate Republicans on Thursday to replace former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

  • And we'll see if we can take care of that, "Trump said in an interview with Fox News that aired on Friday, calling the group of conservative lawmakers" four very good people. " Trump earlier indicated changes may be in store for the proposal unveiled by Senate Republicans on Thursday to replace former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

  • And we'll see if we can take care of that, "Trump said in an interview with Fox News that aired on Friday, calling the group of conservative lawmakers" four very good people. " Trump earlier indicated changes may be in store for the proposal unveiled by Senate Republicans on Thursday to replace former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

  • And we'll see if we can take care of that, "Trump said in an interview with Fox News that aired on Friday, calling the group of conservative lawmakers" four very good people. " Trump earlier indicated changes may be in store for the proposal unveiled by Senate Republicans on Thursday to replace former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

  • And we'll see if we can take care of that, "Trump said in an interview with Fox News that aired on Friday, calling the group of conservative lawmakers" four very good people. " Trump earlier indicated changes may be in store for the proposal unveiled by Senate Republicans on Thursday to replace former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

  • And we'll see if we can take care of that, "Trump said in an interview with Fox News that aired on Friday, calling the group of conservative lawmakers" four very good people. " Trump earlier indicated changes may be in store for the proposal unveiled by Senate Republicans on Thursday to replace former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

  • And we'll see if we can take care of that, "Trump said in an interview with Fox News that aired on Friday, calling the group of conservative lawmakers" four very good people. " Trump earlier indicated changes may be in store for the proposal unveiled by Senate Republicans on Thursday to replace former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.