Idaho girl who went viral after Utah Jazz national anthem just tried out for ‘America’s Got Talent’

SALT LAKE CITY — An 11-year-old girl who wowed Utah Jazz fans last October is taking her talents to “America’s Got Talent.” According to the East Idaho News, Paige Anne and her mother, Launie Anne, will drive to Arizona this week to audition for the reality show. “We submitted an online audition and then they […]

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Trump extends disaster funding for Puerto Rico for Hurricane Maria recovery efforts

The White House announced Friday that President Trump has authorized an extension of the disaster declaration in Puerto Rico. Under the extension, the island will receive 90 more days of federal funding for “debris removal” and 60 more days of funding for “emergency protective measures,” to help continue recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria last September. […]

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Utah launches statewide network of girls’ coding clubs

DRAPER — She’s the daughter of political refugees, a graduate of both the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and Yale Law. In 2010, she became the first Indian-American to ever run for congress, and growing up she hated math and science. On Thursday, Reshma Saujani, the founder and CEO of girlswhocode.org helped Utah’s STEM […]

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Trucking company donates $400K to SLCC diesel tech program

WEST VALLEY CITY — A local trucking firm “put its money where its mouth is” after making a major contribution to a statewide education program aimed at developing talent for the state’s growing transportation industry. Kenworth Sales Thursday announced a $400,000 donation to the Diesel Tech Pathways program at Salt Lake Community College’s new Westpointe […]

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Robert Mueller hits Paul Manafort and Rick Gates with 32 more charges

Special Counsel Robert Mueller levied 32 new charges against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates on Thursday, the latest development in the Justice Department’s sprawling probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The charges against Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, and Gates, a former campaign aide and Manafort’s business associate, include multiple charges of […]

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Leading liberal policy group unveils ‘coverage for all’ plan

WASHINGTON — A leading liberal policy group is raising the ante in the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all. Called “Medicare Extra for All,” the proposal Thursday from the Center for American Progress, or CAP, gives politically energized Democrats more options to fulfill a long-sought […]

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So long, free Footlongs: Subway to shake up rewards program

NEW YORK — Subway is shaking up its loyalty rewards program, giving customers the ability to earn $2 discounts instead of free Footlongs. The changes, taking place next month, are part of Subway’s attempts to revamp its image, lure people back to its restaurants and fight falling sales. Sales at Subway’s U.S. stores fell more […]

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