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Utah measure pushes back on ruling that boosted police power

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah lawmaker is proposing to limit the effects of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that bolstered police power to use evidence even if officers did something wrong to get it. State prosecutors criticized the legislation that would bar all evidence gathered after an illegal stop,...


Business

As Amazon competition heats up, Washington mayor heads west to talk tech

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. SAN FRANCISCO - Stretched for talent, big tech firms are looking outside of Silicon Valley to expand, and increasingly one of the beneficiaries has been the Washington area. The region has long been home to information technology contractors specializing in federal...


State

Streaking Jazz make sweet music coming out of All-Star break

Jazz Rise Basketball

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A few weeks ago, it appeared the Utah Jazz might be headed to the draft lottery. Those around the NBA weren’t buying it. “They’ve got some good players, so I don’t think anybody was surprised they fought their way back in,” Portland guard Damian Lillard said. As the season...


Business

Oil bumps above $62 amid producer promises to support markets

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Crude climbed above $62 a barrel for the first time in more than a week as an alliance of some of the world’s largest oil producers signaled further cooperation to tighten supplies through the end of the year. Futures added as much as 1.4 percent in New York after advancing 4.2...


Business

JPMorgan Says Inflation, Rising Wages Actually Good for Stocks

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Investors rattled by the recent bout of equity selling take heart: the fears about rising inflation and wage growth crimping corporate profits are way overblown, according to JPMorgan Securities Plc strategists. Mislav Matejka, global equity strategist with the firm, argues it...


Business

Hedge funds turn short on tech just as stock rally takes off

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. A key group of investors has just missed out on the biggest tech-stock rally since 2014. Hedge funds and other large speculators turned net short on Nasdaq 100 Index futures for the first time in 21 months, according to weekly data compiled by the Commodity Futures Trading...


State

2 dead in western Wyoming plane crash

EVANSTON, Wyo. (AP) — Two people have died in a plane crash in western Wyoming. KUTV in Salt Lake City, Utah, reports the plane crashed around 3 p.m. Sunday a mile north of Evanston. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the single-engine plane was a Socata TBM-700. Unita County...


World

'A nightmare': Banker tells tale of Latvian corruption

Europe Latvia Corruption

LONDON (AP) — Latvia’s top banking official explained the “rules of the game” for successful banking in the small European country. His sidekick sat the owner of Norvik bank down, scribbling the sum on a piece of paper: 100,000 euros ($125,000) a month. An international complaint filed by Latvian...


Government

What to wear at polls? High court will have a say on that

Supreme Court Polling Place Attire

WASHINGTON (AP) — A “Make America Great Again” hat. A tea party T-shirt. A MoveOn.org button. Wear any one of those items to vote in Minnesota, and a poll worker will probably ask you to remove it or cover it up. Like a number of states, Minnesota bars voters from wearing political items to the...


Government

Study cited for blaming autism on TV cartoon does not exist

WASHINGTON (AP) — There is no Harvard study that says a British children’s television cartoon causes autism, despite what a social media post claims. In fact, there’s at least one peer-reviewed study that hints that a children’s television show may help autistic kids. The post on the newsely site,...


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