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The ferry with 476 people aboard was sailing to the southern island of Jeju when it sent a distress call Wednesday morning after it began leaning to one side, according to Ministry of Security and Pub... Seoul, South Korea • Dozens of military boats and helicopters scrambled Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school trip, after a ferry sank off South Korea’s southern coast, officials said. At least one person died and 14 were said to have been injured. The ferry with 476 people aboard was sailing to the southern island of Jeju when it sent a distress call Wednesday morning after it began leaning to one side, according to Ministry of Security and Pub... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 57824783@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:55:10 MDT Photos of the Day - April 15, 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57824757-68/news-sports-international-national.html.csp A collection of some of the day's best wire photos, from around the world. A collection of some of the day's best wire photos, from around the world. 57824757@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:24:02 MDT Ukrainian troops push back pro-Russian mobs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57824490-68/ukrainian-russian-ukraine-government.html.csp Donetsk, Ukraine • The Ukrainian military on Tuesday secured an airfield threatened by Russian sympathizers, signaling the start of a campaign to counter militants who have stormed official buildings in at least 10 eastern cities. After days of a cautious response and empty ultimatums, the government’s deployment of troops on Tuesday could signal an escalation of the crisis, which is playing out much like the events that led to Crimea’s annexation by Russia early this year. Officials in Moscow ... Donetsk, Ukraine • The Ukrainian military on Tuesday secured an airfield threatened by Russian sympathizers, signaling the start of a campaign to counter militants who have stormed official buildings in at least 10 eastern cities. After days of a cautious response and empty ultimatums, the government’s deployment of troops on Tuesday could signal an escalation of the crisis, which is playing out much like the events that led to Crimea’s annexation by Russia early this year. Officials in Moscow ... 57824490@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:08:02 MDT Immigration activists warn Obama, Dems to limit deportations http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57824025-68/obama-activists-immigration-deportations.html.csp Washington • Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain legally in the U.S. Many activists say Obama has been slow to grasp the emotions building within the Latino community as deportations near the 2 million mark for his administration and hopes for immigration legislation fade. With House Republicans unlikely to ... Washington • Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain legally in the U.S. Many activists say Obama has been slow to grasp the emotions building within the Latino community as deportations near the 2 million mark for his administration and hopes for immigration legislation fade. With House Republicans unlikely to ... 57824025@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:27:03 MDT Court upholds pollution rules for power plants http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57824385-68/epa-costs-coal-mercury.html.csp Washington • A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s first emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants. In its ruling, the court rejected state and industry challenges to rules designed to clean up chromium, arsenic, acid gases, nickel, cadmium as well as mercury and other dangerous toxins. The EPA’s determination in 2000 that regulating emission standards is appropriate and necessary, and the ag... Washington • A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s first emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants. In its ruling, the court rejected state and industry challenges to rules designed to clean up chromium, arsenic, acid gases, nickel, cadmium as well as mercury and other dangerous toxins. The EPA’s determination in 2000 that regulating emission standards is appropriate and necessary, and the ag... 57824385@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:27:02 MDT Boston police investigate 2 backpacks, clear area http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57824339-68/backpacks-police-boston-area.html.csp Boston • Police say they’ve taken a man into custody in connection with two unattended backpacks found at the Boston Marathon finish line. Police spokesman Dave Estrada says the backpacks were discovered Tuesday evening, a year after two bombs in backpacks exploded at the end of the marathon and killed three people. The bomb squad is checking the backpacks found Tuesday. Police have cleared the area. Trains are bypassing the nearby Copley Square station. The police department has tweeted asking ... Boston • Police say they’ve taken a man into custody in connection with two unattended backpacks found at the Boston Marathon finish line. Police spokesman Dave Estrada says the backpacks were discovered Tuesday evening, a year after two bombs in backpacks exploded at the end of the marathon and killed three people. The bomb squad is checking the backpacks found Tuesday. Police have cleared the area. Trains are bypassing the nearby Copley Square station. The police department has tweeted asking ... 57824339@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:29:02 MDT Congress is giving states the transportation blues http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57822850-68/congress-transportation-projects-tax.html.csp Dayton, Ohio • On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: the government’s Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or shut down projects across the country, force widespread layoffs of construction workers and delay needed repairs and improvements. Anthony Foxx kicked off an eight-state bus trip in Ohio to whip up public support for congressional approval of legislation to keep federal transportation a... Dayton, Ohio • On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: the government’s Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or shut down projects across the country, force widespread layoffs of construction workers and delay needed repairs and improvements. Anthony Foxx kicked off an eight-state bus trip in Ohio to whip up public support for congressional approval of legislation to keep federal transportation a... 57822850@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:18:49 MDT Union Pacific’s Big Boy steam locomotive chugging back to life http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57822078-68/pacific-railroad-union-steam.html.csp Cheyenne, Wyo. • In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah. It’s been silent for half a century, pushed aside by more efficient diesels, but now it’s coming back to life. The Union Pacific Railroad is embarking on a yearslong restoration project that will put No. 4014 back to work pulling special excursion trains. “It’s sort of like goin... Cheyenne, Wyo. • In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah. It’s been silent for half a century, pushed aside by more efficient diesels, but now it’s coming back to life. The Union Pacific Railroad is embarking on a yearslong restoration project that will put No. 4014 back to work pulling special excursion trains. “It’s sort of like goin... 57822078@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:12:46 MDT DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks medical debate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57822912-68/test-hpv-women-cancer.html.csp Washington • A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women’s health: the Pap smear. The new test from Roche uses DNA to detect the human papillomavirus, or HPV, which causes nearly all cases of cervical cancer. While such technology has been available for years, Roche now wants the FDA to approve its test as a first-choice option for c... Washington • A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women’s health: the Pap smear. The new test from Roche uses DNA to detect the human papillomavirus, or HPV, which causes nearly all cases of cervical cancer. While such technology has been available for years, Roche now wants the FDA to approve its test as a first-choice option for c... 57822912@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:07:02 MDT Appeals court upholds EPA emission standards http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57822285-68/epa-court-standards-appeals.html.csp Washington • A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s emission standards for hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants. In its ruling, the court rejected state and industry challenges to rules designed to clean up mercury, lead, arsenic and other dangerous air pollutants. The new regulations were designed to remove toxins from the air that contribute to respiratory illnesses, birth defects and developmental problems in children. Some in... Washington • A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s emission standards for hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants. In its ruling, the court rejected state and industry challenges to rules designed to clean up mercury, lead, arsenic and other dangerous air pollutants. The new regulations were designed to remove toxins from the air that contribute to respiratory illnesses, birth defects and developmental problems in children. Some in... 57822285@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:17:01 MDT Former Italian premier given community service for tax fraud http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57822059-68/berlusconi-milan-political-community.html.csp Milan • Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi was ordered Tuesday to spend four hours a week helping the elderly to repay society for his tax fraud conviction, a sentence that imposes few restrictions on his campaigning in the upcoming European elections. The 77-year-old three-time former premier cannot run in the elections due to the conviction, but he remains influential in politics as head of the Forza Italia party. His support is also crucial for a constitutional reform to abolish the Sen... Milan • Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi was ordered Tuesday to spend four hours a week helping the elderly to repay society for his tax fraud conviction, a sentence that imposes few restrictions on his campaigning in the upcoming European elections. The 77-year-old three-time former premier cannot run in the elections due to the conviction, but he remains influential in politics as head of the Forza Italia party. His support is also crucial for a constitutional reform to abolish the Sen... 57822059@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:19:01 MDT Security Council sees grim images of Syrian dead http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57821931-68/syrian-images-council-caesar.html.csp United Nations • The bodies of the young men in the photographs are emaciated, their bones protruding. Starvation was only one form of torture they endured. Some bear the marks of strangulation. Others have vivid bruises and welts from being beaten. On Tuesday, the Security Council met privately to view projected slides of the dead, who offer mute testimony to the savagery of a Syrian civil war in which more than 150,000 have died. Ten of the photos were publicly released in January in a study k... United Nations • The bodies of the young men in the photographs are emaciated, their bones protruding. Starvation was only one form of torture they endured. Some bear the marks of strangulation. Others have vivid bruises and welts from being beaten. On Tuesday, the Security Council met privately to view projected slides of the dead, who offer mute testimony to the savagery of a Syrian civil war in which more than 150,000 have died. Ten of the photos were publicly released in January in a study k... 57821931@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:04:02 MDT 6 more earthquakes near Challis in central Idaho http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57821869-68/challis-idaho-central-earthquakes.html.csp Challis, Idaho • Six more earthquakes have occurred near the central Idaho town of Challis. The U.S. Geological Survey says the temblors started at about 1 p.m. Monday and ranged from 2.5 to 4.6 in magnitude. Three of the quakes took place within a 40-minute span starting at about 9:12 p.m. Monday. The quakes ranged from 6 to 15 miles northwest of Challis in lightly populated Custer County. The quakes near Challis follow a 4.9-magnitude shaking on Sunday and a 4.1-magnitude quake on Thursday. Challis, Idaho • Six more earthquakes have occurred near the central Idaho town of Challis. The U.S. Geological Survey says the temblors started at about 1 p.m. Monday and ranged from 2.5 to 4.6 in magnitude. Three of the quakes took place within a 40-minute span starting at about 9:12 p.m. Monday. The quakes ranged from 6 to 15 miles northwest of Challis in lightly populated Custer County. The quakes near Challis follow a 4.9-magnitude shaking on Sunday and a 4.1-magnitude quake on Thursday. 57821869@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:00:02 MDT Missing plane: Robot sub returns to water after 1st try cut short http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57821867-68/search-bluefin-flight-area.html.csp Perth, Australia • A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet began its second mission Tuesday after cutting short its first because the ocean waters where it was sent were too deep, officials said. Monday’s planned 16-hour search lasted just six and none of the data collected by the U.S. Navy’s Bluefin 21 submarine offered clues to the whereabouts of the plane. The unmanned sub is programmed to hover 30 meters (100 feet) above the seabed, but it started searching atop a patch that w... Perth, Australia • A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet began its second mission Tuesday after cutting short its first because the ocean waters where it was sent were too deep, officials said. Monday’s planned 16-hour search lasted just six and none of the data collected by the U.S. Navy’s Bluefin 21 submarine offered clues to the whereabouts of the plane. The unmanned sub is programmed to hover 30 meters (100 feet) above the seabed, but it started searching atop a patch that w... 57821867@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:58:01 MDT Social Security halts effort to collect old debts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57819527-68/debts-government-security-refunds.html.csp Washington • The Social Security Administration announced Monday that it will immediately cease efforts to collect on taxpayers’ debts to the government that are more than 10 years old. The action comes after The Washington Post reported that the government was seizing state and federal tax refunds that were on their way to about 400,000 Americans who had relatives who owed money to Social Security. In many cases, the people whose refunds were intercepted had never heard of any debt, and the de... Washington • The Social Security Administration announced Monday that it will immediately cease efforts to collect on taxpayers’ debts to the government that are more than 10 years old. The action comes after The Washington Post reported that the government was seizing state and federal tax refunds that were on their way to about 400,000 Americans who had relatives who owed money to Social Security. In many cases, the people whose refunds were intercepted had never heard of any debt, and the de... 57819527@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:41:01 MDT Spend or save? Pot tax debate far from settled http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57819878-68/pot-marijuana-lawmakers-spend.html.csp Denver • Colorado’s legal pot industry may be booming, but state lawmakers aren’t sure how to spend the windfall. A legislative budget committee decided not to vote Monday on a $54 million plan from Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper to spend marijuana revenues on drug education and outreach. The governor wants to spend recreational pot taxes to fund everything from increased drug-prevention outreach to a new study on marijuana use by pregnant women. Instead, the Legislature may decide to spend v... Denver • Colorado’s legal pot industry may be booming, but state lawmakers aren’t sure how to spend the windfall. A legislative budget committee decided not to vote Monday on a $54 million plan from Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper to spend marijuana revenues on drug education and outreach. The governor wants to spend recreational pot taxes to fund everything from increased drug-prevention outreach to a new study on marijuana use by pregnant women. Instead, the Legislature may decide to spend v... 57819878@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:42:01 MDT