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  • WASHINGTON— Republican opposition to the GOP health care bill swelled to near-fatal numbers Sunday as Sen. In a late bid to win votes and stave off defeat, Republicans were adding $14.5 billion to the measure for states, according to documents obtained late Sunday by The Associated Press. White House legislative liaison Marc Short and Sen.

  • Scott Walker voted to ban copper and gold mining in Wisconsin two decades ago. Conservationists have warned pollution from mining for so-called sulfide ores such as copper, zinc and gold could devastate northern Wisconsin's water— one of the reasons the Legislature adopted a de facto moratorium on such mines in 1998. But after relaxing the state's iron mining...

  • Senate Republicans are adding billions of dollars to their teetering health care bill, hoping to win support from GOP senators who may be opposing the legislation. John McCain of Arizona, Kentucky's Rand Paul and Texas' Ted Cruz have all expressed opposition to the bill. If the Texas Republican sticks to that stand, GOP leaders will have little hope that their...

  • WASHINGTON— Republican opposition to the last-ditch GOP health care bill swelled to near-fatal numbers Sunday as Sen. White House legislative liaison Marc Short and Sen. Already two GOP senators, Rand Paul of Kentucky and John McCain of Arizona, have said they oppose the legislation.

  • The White House and tax-writing Republican leaders are expected to begin filling in some of the details this coming week on Trump's plan to simplify the tax system, a legislative priority for the president. The White House views this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to simplify taxes and cut rates, while giving Trump a much-needed victory as the...

  • Senator Elizabeth Warren has lifted her hold on President Donald Trump's pick to run the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, a move that will allow the Senate to vote to confirm Makan Delrahim, a senior Republican aide said on Friday. Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, had met with Delrahim early in September where she pressed him about her concerns about...

  • Senator Elizabeth Warren has lifted her hold on President Donald Trump's pick to run the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, a move that will allow the Senate to vote to confirm Makan Delrahim, a senior Republican aide said on Friday. Delrahim, a veteran of the Justice Department and a lobbyist, has been nominated to be assistant attorney general.

  • Senator Elizabeth Warren has lifted her hold on President Donald Trump's pick to run the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, a move that will allow the Senate to vote to confirm Makan Delrahim, a senior Republican aide said on Friday. Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, had met with Delrahim early in September where she pressed him about her concerns about...

  • Alaska, New Mexico, and Texas each gained one rig. North Dakota and Oklahoma lost three rigs each, and Colorado lost two rigs. California, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • BOISE, Idaho— The U.S. Forest Service and Idaho have forged 10 agreements for logging and restoration projects on federal land in what officials say could become a template for other Western states to create jobs and reduce the severity of wildfires. Under the deals, Idaho foresters will administer timber sales on about 10,000 acres the federal agency has on its...

  • PROVO, Utah— Mormon church-owned Brigham Young University ended a six-decade ban Thursday on the sale of caffeinated soft drinks on campus, surprising students by posting a picture of a can of Coca-Cola on Twitter and just two words: "It's happening." The university never banned having caffeinated drinks on campus, but held firm to the ban on sales even when The...

  • The 12- inch valve will regulate wastewater pouring from the Gold King Mine in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado, where the EPA inadvertently triggered a wastewater spill while excavating at the mine entrance in August 2015. That spill released 3 million gallons of wastewater containing aluminum, iron and other heavy metals and instantly...

  • DETROIT, Sept 19- Bosch, the German auto components supplier, is partnering with startup Nikola Motor Co to bring two hydrogen-electric, long-haul, heavy-duty truck models to market by 2021, the companies said on Tuesday. Manufacturers such as Daimler and Navistar International Corp, as well as electric car maker Tesla Inc and a host of other new entrants, are...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 18- The head of the U.S. Department of the Interior called for changes to the management of 10 national monuments that would lift restrictions on activities such as logging and mining and shrink at least four of the sites, the Washington Post reported. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended that President Donald Trump reduce the boundaries...

  • WASHINGTON— Republicans straining to find about $1 trillion to finance sweeping tax cuts are homing in on two popular deductions that are woven into the nation's fiscal fabric— the mortgage interest deduction that millions of homeowners prize and the deduction for state and local taxes popular in Democratic strongholds. According to the most recent IRS...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 18- The head of U.S. Department of the Interior called for changes to the management of 10 national monuments that would lift restrictions on activities such as logging and mining and shrink the area covered of at least four of the sites, the Washington Post reported. Interior Department spokeswoman Heather Swift referred questions about the...

  • Louisiana and Texas each lost three rigs. Colorado, New Mexico and North Dakota each shed one. Alaska, California, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT)

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  • WASHINGTON, Sept 14- Republican efforts to unite the White House, Senate and House of Representatives behind a single tax reform plan appeared to be unraveling on Thursday, when one of the "Big Six" negotiators said the group would not dictate tax policy in the Senate. Some analysts viewed the Utah Republican's comments as the beginning of what could be a widening...

  • SALT LAKE CITY _ Park City Group Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $883,000. On a per-share basis, the Salt Lake City- based company said it had net income of 3 cents. Park City Group shares have risen nearly 1 percent since the beginning of the year.