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In Utah, the fight against porn is increasingly being framed as a public health crisis

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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah leaders have long sought to play a central role in the anti-pornography...

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.


Local

UDOT to upgrade 12th and Washington intersection, fix bottleneck

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The Utah Department of Transportation has a plan to cut the line of piled up cars often seen at the intersection of 12th Street and Washington Boulevard.


Police & Fire

Weber County dentist charged with allegedly possessing, sharing child porn

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Daniel Patrick Alston, 71, was booked in Weber County Jail Friday and charged Monday with 10 counts sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony.


Business

Walmart's plunge sinks retailers, breaking streak for stocks

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The biggest drop in Walmart’s stock in 30 years and losses in other sectors pulled U.S. indexes lower Tuesday, snapping a six-day winning streak. The losses deepened in the last hour of trading into a broad sell-off that erased early gains led by technology companies. Walmart plunged 10 percent...


Business

Financial Markets Glance

Dow Jones Industrials High: 25,179.01 Low: 24,884.19 Close: 24,964.75 Change: —254.63 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2716.26 —15.96 NYSE Index: 12,763.33 —111.04 Nasdaq Composite Index: 7234.31 —5.16 NYSE Amer Composite: 2509.73 —22.28 Russell 2000 Index: 1529.99 —13.56 Wilshire 5000...


Business

3M is said to settle Minnesota lawsuit for up to $1 billion

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. 3M Co. has settled a lawsuit with Minnesota’s Attorney General Lori Swanson for between $500 million and $1 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter. The state had sought $5 billion for natural resources damage and human health problems it said were linked to a...


Business

Walmart's bruising battle with Amazon saps its 4Q results

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NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is getting bruised in its battle with online leader Amazon. The world’s largest retailer on Tuesday reported a smaller-than-expected fourth-quarter profit as it wrestled with slower e-commerce sales during the busiest time of the year. The results underscore the company’s...


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...


Business

A passenger says she complained about period pains and was forced off her flight

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A 24-year-old woman in the United Kingdom said she and her boyfriend were removed from an Emirates flight bound for Dubai after an attendant overheard her complaining about menstrual cramps. Beth Evans and her boyfriend, 26-year-old Joshua Moran, said a flight...


Business

US stocks fall with Treasuries, dollar climbs

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. U.S. stocks halted a six-day rally as disappointing results from Walmart weighed on major indexes as the dollar pushed higher. Treasuries fell amid a heavy slate of U.S. debt issuance, with short-end auctions drawing some of the highest yields in almost a decade. The S&P 500...


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