Air bag maker Takata bankruptcy expected Monday in Japan, US

Takata-Legal Claims

DETROIT (AP) — Drowning in a sea of lawsuits and recall costs, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. is expected to seek bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the United States early Monday. Takata was done in by defective air bag inflators that can explode with too much force, spewing out shrapnel....


Options for Supreme Court on Trump travel ban

Supreme Court Travel Ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is expected to decide within days whether the Trump administration can enforce a ban on visitors to the U.S. from six mostly Muslim countries. The high-stakes legal fight has been going on since President Donald Trump rolled out a travel ban just a week after his...


Why Republicans are struggling mightily to overhaul tax code

Tax Overhaul Q&A

WASHINGTON (AP) — Why are Republicans struggling mightily to reach a consensus on how to overhaul the nation’s tax system? The GOP is supposed to be really good at cutting taxes. President George W. Bush cut taxes. So did President Ronald Reagan, though he also raised them. Why is President Donald...


War and waste: cautionary tales as US ponders Afghan boost

US Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — One shirt, one pair of pants. Those are the basics for outfitting an Afghan soldier. But in that simple uniform combination are the threads of two troubling stories — one about the waste of millions in American taxpayer dollars, the other about the perils of propping up a partner...


Bored by $1,000-an-hour pay, lawyer hunts Wall Street scores

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Ten years ago, lawyer Dan Brockett and his colleagues opted for the equivalent of ditching an office job for a career as a big-game hunter. As Wall Street cratered during the financial crisis, Brockett helped lead the firm’s move away from representing the world’s biggest banks...


Hoesen leads Quakes past Real Salt Lake with goal, assist

MLS Real Salt Lake Earthquakes Soccer

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Danny Hoesen scored his second goal of the season and assisted on Marco Urena’s second goal, lifting the San Jose Earthquakes to a 2-1 victory over Real Salt Lake on Saturday night. Hoesen opened the scoring in the 13th minute, off a long cross from Nick Lima. After touching...


Southern Utah wildfire grows, crews make slight gains

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A southern Utah wildfire has grown more, reaching 62.7 square miles (162.4 square kilometers) by Saturday night. The fire near the town of Brian Head is 8 percent contained and has destroyed at least 13 homes, fire officials said. About 1,000 firefighters and support personnel...


Small defense increase dismays firms

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The people who make jets, aircraft carriers and surveillance technology for the U.S. military thought they were going to cash in when Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton on Election Day. Now they’re not so sure. In a significant shift from the early months of the Trump...


Crisis intervention, de-escalation training seen as valuable tools for Utah

Role-playing part of crisis intervention training

On any given day, the men and women that make up Utah’s “thin blue line” face the likelihood of having to intervene in situations where people are in crisis or could be wrestling with a mental illness.


Utah chronic pain sufferers pin hopes on medical cannabis initiative

Chronic pain fuels woman's drive to legalize cannabis

On Monday, Kaysville resident Lora Romney will help unveil Utah’s long awaited ballot initiative to legalize medical cannabis. And in her case, this push is personal.

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