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Transportation cruises to Idaho governor's desk

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 6:43pm

A massive transportation funding bill and a last-minute tax cut plan successfully cleared Idaho Statehouse on Tuesday, leaving legislative leaders hopeful they are inching nearer to the end of the 2017 session.

The Latest: Another effort at 'bathroom bill' fix fizzles

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 6:10pm

The Latest on efforts at the North Carolina legislature to repeal or replace a state law limiting LGBT protections and which public restrooms transgender people can use (all times local):

Wells Fargo to pay $110M to settle fake account suit

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:50pm

Wells Fargo has agreed to pay $110 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over up to 2 million accounts its employees opened for customers without getting their permission, the bank announced Tuesday.

The Latest: Herbert signs bill allowing Zion Curtain changes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:44pm

The Latest on changes to Utah liquor laws (all times local):

Protesters march in French Guiana ahead of negotiations

Pierre-Olivier Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:42pm

More than 10,000 protesters clad mostly in black marched in French Guiana's capital Tuesday to demand better treatment from France on the second day of a general strike over crime and economic hardship in the South American territory.

House votes to block Obama-era online privacy rule

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:33pm

The House voted Tuesday to block online privacy regulations issued during the final months of the Obama administration, a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers.

Military digging up WWII battle remains from Hawaii cemetery

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:24pm

Military and Veterans Affairs officials are digging up the remains of 94 unidentified Marines and sailors killed on a remote atoll in the Pacific during one of World War II's bloodiest battles.

Nicaragua high court denies farmers' appeal of canal project

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:24pm

Nicaragua's Supreme Court has rejected a farmer group's appeal seeking to block a proposed $50 billion interoceanic canal.

Governor signs off on big changes to Utah liquor laws

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:23pm

State alcohol regulators are gearing up for some of the most sweeping changes to Utah liquor laws in several years. Governor Gary Herbert signed HB442 Tuesday, a compromise bill that gives business the option to remove the so-called Zion curtain.

Easing coal rules unlikely to make US energy independent

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:12pm

The Trump administration is gutting Obama-era regulations opposed by the coal industry, but the strategy isn't likely to have much effect on U.S. energy independence.

Lawsuit: Waffle House grease seeped onto neighbor's property

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:00pm

An Alabama man says in a federal lawsuit that grease and sewage from a nearby Waffle House seeped onto his property, doing thousands of dollars in damage.

Former Pentagon chief Ash Carter returns to teach at Harvard

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:00pm

Former Defense Secretary Ash Carter is the latest member of Barack Obama's cabinet heading to the world of academia.

House GOP blocks effort by Democrats to obtain Trump's taxes

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:53pm

House Republicans on Tuesday blocked more attempts by Democrats to obtain President Donald Trump's tax returns from the IRS.

Advocates of homeless vets fear Trump budget could hurt them

Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:53pm

The push to end homelessness among veterans would suffer without the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, which is up for elimination under President Donald Trump's proposed budget, nonprofits and local officials say.

Cache Valley officials pass sewer rate increases for 7 valley cities

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:48pm

Residents of a northern Utah valley can expect 10 percent increases to their sewer utility rates for the next five years.

Selling water: Coke, Pepsi look to make water rain money

Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:42pm

Bottled water is starting to seem more like soda, and sometimes taste like it, too.

Missouri House votes to repeal public construction wage law

David A. Lieb, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:33pm

The Missouri House took a key first step Tuesday toward repealing the state's "prevailing wage" requirement for public construction projects, the latest in a series of moves by Republican-controlled states to limit union powers.

Head of Trump-Russia probe under fire, won't step down

Eileen Sullivan and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:33pm

Potential White House entanglement in Congress' investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election brought new cries of protest from Democrats on Tuesday as fresh political allegations clouded the probe.

Environmental panel member sues over social media comments

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:03pm

A member of a New Jersey environmental panel is suing 14 people over negative comments posted on her business Facebook pages regarding her support for a proposed natural gas pipeline that would cross a federally protected preserve.