• Audit: Utah needs $39M to improve venues for new Olympic bid

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A foundation that runs venues from the 2002 Winter Olympics in the Salt Lake City area needs $39 million over the next decade for infrastructure improvements that would put the city in position to make a bid for a future Olympics in 2026 or 2030, according to a new state audit made public Tuesday.

  • US, states struggle to pay spiraling cost of fighting fires

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The long and brutal 2017 wildfire season is stressing the state and federal agencies that have to pay for the army of ground crews and machinery required to fight them.

  • New Mexico candidate says she’s working to resolve tax liens

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A candidate for New Mexico lieutenant governor says she’s working to resolve over $15,000 of unpaid Utah tax bills that she says stem from confusion over filing taxes jointly with her husband, who lives in Utah.

  • Tech stocks lead US indexes higher; hospitals, insurers sink

    NEW YORK (AP) — A strong forecast from PC and printer maker HP is helping technology companies higher Friday morning as U.S. stock indexes climb. Retailers are also up after the Commerce Department said Americans shopped more in September. Health insurers and hospital operators are skidding after President Donald Trump said he will stop government payments to insurance companies under the Affordable Care Act.