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Utah energy cooperative exploring nuclear power in Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 2:50pm

A small commercial nuclear reactor that a Utah energy cooperative wants to build in Idaho would be game-changing for energy customers if the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approves the project, a high-ranking federal official said this week at a conference.

Judge upholds delay of anti-segregation housing rule

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 2:23pm

A federal judge has upheld a decision by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to delay an Obama-era anti-discrimination rule.

California drops wildfire utility liability protection plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 2:21pm

California lawmakers are abandoning a proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to shield electrical utilities from some financial liability for wildfires. For now.

UK's right-wing Farage vows to end Brexit 'sell-out'

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 7:46am

In Britain, there is a growing sense of Brexit deja vu.

Trump says he 'won't let' social media target conservatives

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 7:40am

President Donald Trump is accusing social media companies of "totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices" and says "we won't let that happen."

Turkey's president says country will defy economic threats

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 5:07am

Turkey's president said Saturday his country will stand strong against an "attempted economic coup" amid heightened tensions with the United States.

Putin dances at Austrian wedding; talks with Merkel on Syria

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 4:43am

Russian President Vladimir Putin made a flying visit to Austria to attend the wedding of the country's foreign minister Saturday before heading to Berlin for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Malaysian leader tours Alibaba, meets Jack Ma on China visit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 3:13am

Malaysia's leader courted Chinese e-commerce investment in his country on Saturday, the start of his first trip to China since his stunning electoral victory three months ago.

Pakistan's Imran Khan sworn in as prime minister

Munir Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 11:39pm

Pakistan's cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan was sworn in as prime minister on Saturday despite protests by opposition parties, which accuse the security services of intervening on his behalf in last month's elections.

The Latest: Leaking gas blamed for coffee shop explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 9:43pm

The Latest on an explosion at a Georgia coffee shop that injured three people (all times local):

Venezuela hikes wages ahead of monetary overhaul

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 6:53pm

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro raised wages for the fifth time this year and said he wanted to peg prices to the nation's fledgling cryptocurrency as part of a package of measures that economists say is likely to accelerate hyperinflation.

Jury awards more than $242 million for Lexus seat defects

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 4:19pm

A Texas jury has awarded more than $242 million to a Dallas-area family who sued Toyota over what they said were defective front seats in their Lexus sedan.

News outlets challenge Maryland online ad law

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 3:50pm

News outlets filed a lawsuit on Friday challenging a Maryland law meant to fight foreign meddling in online political advertising because they say it creates unfair burdens on media sites that publish such ads.

Restaurant cites worldwide freakout over its french fries

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 3:44pm

A Maine restaurant says news about the anger surrounding a change in its french fries has reached people all over the world.

The Latest: Miss America Org. upset with Cara Mund's claims

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 3:23pm

The Latest on reigning Miss America Cara Mund saying she's been bullied by pageant leadership (all times local):

Dessert company awarded $720,000 in fight over ice cream

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 3:18pm

A Massachusetts dessert company that accused its ice cream supplier of destroying its business by secretly altering the recipe has been awarded $720,000.

Mexico's AMLO says public should decide fate of new airport

Maria Verza, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 3:03pm

After vowing on the campaign trail to scrap an ambitious new airport being built for Mexico City, President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday that the fate of the $15.7 billion project should be decided by the nation's people.

Zoe's and Nordstrom rise while Tesla and Nvidia skid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 2:41pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday:

Utah jobless rate at 3.1 percent Staff  |  Posted Aug 17th - 2:13pm

The state Department of Workforce Services reported Friday that Utah led the nation in total job growth in July at 3.9 percent.

Sales director for pleads guilty to conspiracy

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 1:57pm

The sales and marketing director of pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring to facilitate prostitution, acknowledging that he participated in a scheme to give free ads to prostitutes in a bid to draw them away from competitors and win over their future business.