Government

Russians charged with meddling in 2016 presidential race

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an extraordinary indictment, the U.S. special counsel accused 13 Russians...

Police & Fire

Bill requires Utah jail death documentation, closes 'in-custody' reporting gap

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After dozens of deaths in Utah jails in recent years, a state senator has introduced a bill requiring sheriffs to report all such deaths and present treatment plans for opioid-addicted inmates.


National

Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he has signed a memo directing the Justice Department to propose regulations to “ban all devices” like the rapid-fire bump stocks involved in last year’s Las Vegas massacre. Seeking to show action days after a deadly school shooting in...


Government

False story claims Trump forged physical checkup results

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump did not forge the results of his physical, despite the claims of a story that suggested a misspelled name of the White House doctor indicated the doctor never signed off on the report. The Washingtonpress piece based its claim on a White House report that...


Government

Attorney admits he lied to Mueller's federal agents

APTOPIX Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — An attorney linked to a former Trump campaign official admitted Tuesday he lied to federal investigators working for special counsel Robert Mueller. Alex van der Zwaan, who worked at the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom until he was fired last year, appeared at the...


Government

The Latest: Attorney pleads guilty to lying

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Russia probe (all times local): 3:25 p.m. An attorney for a prominent law firm is pleading guilty to lying to federal authorities about his interactions with a former Trump campaign associate. Alex van der Zwaan is entering the plea in federal court in Washington...


Government

Trump Administration Proposes Rule To Loosen Curbs On Short-Term Health Plans

Insurers will again be able to sell short-term health insurance good for up to 12 months under a proposed rule released Tuesday by the Trump administration that could further roil the marketplace. This Kaiser Health News story can be republished for free ( details ). “We want to open up affordable...


Government

EDITORIAL: Attorney general steps up for workers in harassment arbitration cases

Conservative Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley and the #MeToo movement couldn’t be stranger bedfellows, but they have come together to fight against unfair, forced arbitration in sexual harassment cases. Hawley’s position is an unlikely one for a Republican whose party has worked hard to make...


Government

Community policing resolution approved despite lingering criticism

Some Columbia residents weren’t as optimistic as the City Council about a resolution to support community-oriented policing at a council meeting Monday night. The council unanimously voted to pass the resolution, which directs City Manager Mike Matthes to design a community-oriented policing...


Government

C.W. DAWSON: The black community needs to create political change

This year the African-American community has a golden opportunity to greatly affect the local, state and national political composition. We have seen a couple of things that are undeniable. First, it is clear that the current national and state legislatures do not care about the overall plight of...


Government

EDITORIAL: Could the 2018 elections in Kansas and Missouri be hacked?

A committee of U.S. House Democrats released a report Wednesday confirming what many Americans know: Critical voting systems in Kansas, Missouri and 48 other states remain dangerously vulnerable to cyberattack. “Russia targeted voting systems in at least 21 states (in 2016),” the report said. It...


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