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Denver • Colorado health authorities suggested banning many forms of edible marijuana, including brownies and cookies, then whipsawed away from the suggestion Monday after it went public. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment told state pot regulators they should limit edible pot on shelves to hard lozenges and tinctures, which are a form of liquid pot that can be added to foods and drinks. The suggestion sparked marijuana industry outrage and legal concerns from a regulatory... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58542853@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:45:02 MDT Simpson asks Obama to wait on national monument http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58542857-68/idaho-simpson-monument-national.html.csp Boise, Idaho • Republican Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho is asking President Barack Obama to hold off designating a rugged swath of central Idaho as a national monument. Simpson said he’s asking the president for six to eight months to give him time to work on passing legislation for the area that would create some wilderness while opening other areas for development. “They’re ready to move sooner than later on this,” Simpson told the Idaho Statesman (http://bit.ly/1t2liN4) in a story Sunday. “What... Boise, Idaho • Republican Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho is asking President Barack Obama to hold off designating a rugged swath of central Idaho as a national monument. Simpson said he’s asking the president for six to eight months to give him time to work on passing legislation for the area that would create some wilderness while opening other areas for development. “They’re ready to move sooner than later on this,” Simpson told the Idaho Statesman (http://bit.ly/1t2liN4) in a story Sunday. “What... 58542857@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:45:02 MDT Fall colors dot Arizona, New Mexico landscapes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58542858-68/fall-aspens-trees-colors.html.csp Los Alamos, N.M. • From the snow-dusted peaks of Arizona’s San Francisco Mountains to the fire-singed hillsides surrounding this northern New Mexico town, Mother Nature is signaling that fall is here. For Los Alamos, this year marks one of the first in which the aspens are big enough — and bright enough — to catch the attention of fall leaf peepers. The area was devastated in 2000 and again in 2011 by record-setting wildfires that wiped out entire mountainsides of old-growth ponderosa pine, fir... Los Alamos, N.M. • From the snow-dusted peaks of Arizona’s San Francisco Mountains to the fire-singed hillsides surrounding this northern New Mexico town, Mother Nature is signaling that fall is here. For Los Alamos, this year marks one of the first in which the aspens are big enough — and bright enough — to catch the attention of fall leaf peepers. The area was devastated in 2000 and again in 2011 by record-setting wildfires that wiped out entire mountainsides of old-growth ponderosa pine, fir... 58542858@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:45:02 MDT Wyoming gay marriage will wait until Tuesday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58542862-68/state-wyoming-marriage-sex.html.csp Cheyenne, Wyo. • Same-sex couples in Wyoming can start exchanging wedding vows Tuesday when the state files court papers to officially permit gay marriage for the first time, state Attorney General Peter Michael said Monday. “Everyone’s still kind of in limbo waiting on the final word,” said Jeran Artery, executive director of Wyoming Equality. The waiting has been tough on some same-sex couples who are looking forward to getting married or having Wyoming recognize marriages that were performed... Cheyenne, Wyo. • Same-sex couples in Wyoming can start exchanging wedding vows Tuesday when the state files court papers to officially permit gay marriage for the first time, state Attorney General Peter Michael said Monday. “Everyone’s still kind of in limbo waiting on the final word,” said Jeran Artery, executive director of Wyoming Equality. The waiting has been tough on some same-sex couples who are looking forward to getting married or having Wyoming recognize marriages that were performed... 58542862@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:45:02 MDT GOP governors don’t see ‘Obamacare’ going away http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58542397-68/law-governors-republican-republicans.html.csp Washington • While Republicans in Congress shout, “Repeal Obamacare,” GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law’s major Medicaid expansion. Even if their party wins control of the Senate in the upcoming elections, they just don’t see the law going away. Nine Republican governors have expanded Medicaid for low-income people in their states, despite their own misgivings and adamant opposition from conservative legislators. Three more governors are negotiating with the Democratic ... Washington • While Republicans in Congress shout, “Repeal Obamacare,” GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law’s major Medicaid expansion. Even if their party wins control of the Senate in the upcoming elections, they just don’t see the law going away. Nine Republican governors have expanded Medicaid for low-income people in their states, despite their own misgivings and adamant opposition from conservative legislators. Three more governors are negotiating with the Democratic ... 58542397@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:30:02 MDT Suspect in student’s abduction charged in 2005 D.C. area rape http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58542595-68/matthew-graham-virginia-area.html.csp Fairfax, Va. • The suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was charged Monday with abducting and raping a woman in suburban Washington, D.C., in 2005. The indictment against Jesse L. Matthew Jr. was handed up by a Circuit Court grand jury in Fairfax County and includes a charge of attempted capital murder. Matthew, 32, is being held in Charlottesville, Virginia, on a charge related to the Sept. 13 disappearance of Hannah Graham, an 18-year-old from northern Virginia. At... Fairfax, Va. • The suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was charged Monday with abducting and raping a woman in suburban Washington, D.C., in 2005. The indictment against Jesse L. Matthew Jr. was handed up by a Circuit Court grand jury in Fairfax County and includes a charge of attempted capital murder. Matthew, 32, is being held in Charlottesville, Virginia, on a charge related to the Sept. 13 disappearance of Hannah Graham, an 18-year-old from northern Virginia. At... 58542595@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:30:02 MDT Politicians join protest of opera about murder of Jew by terrorists http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58542660-68/met-opera-klinghoffer-york.html.csp New York • A globally prominent rabbi led Jewish teenagers in a prayer vigil Monday outside the Metropolitan Opera to protest an opera they say glorifies Palestinian terrorists. Rabbi Avi Weiss and youths from several faith-based schools later planned to join former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and other big-name politicians at a rally against the Met’s premiere of “The Death of Klinghoffer.” Midday Monday, youths sat at their makeshift prayer spot opposite the Met, discussing Hebrew scriptures... New York • A globally prominent rabbi led Jewish teenagers in a prayer vigil Monday outside the Metropolitan Opera to protest an opera they say glorifies Palestinian terrorists. Rabbi Avi Weiss and youths from several faith-based schools later planned to join former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and other big-name politicians at a rally against the Met’s premiere of “The Death of Klinghoffer.” Midday Monday, youths sat at their makeshift prayer spot opposite the Met, discussing Hebrew scriptures... 58542660@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:30:02 MDT Militant pleads not guilty in Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58542714-68/abu-khattala-charges-attacks.html.csp Washington • A Libyan militant on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges arising from the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. Ahmed Abu Khattala, 43, entered the plea through his lawyer in a 15-minute court proceeding before a federal judge. An 18-count grand jury indictment handed up last week makes Abu Khattala eligible for the death penalty if convicted. Abu Khattala’s lawyer, federal public defender Michelle Peterson, said she is waiting ... Washington • A Libyan militant on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges arising from the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. Ahmed Abu Khattala, 43, entered the plea through his lawyer in a 15-minute court proceeding before a federal judge. An 18-count grand jury indictment handed up last week makes Abu Khattala eligible for the death penalty if convicted. Abu Khattala’s lawyer, federal public defender Michelle Peterson, said she is waiting ... 58542714@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:04:02 MDT Police say seven bodies are work of serial killer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58542735-68/vann-police-gary-woman.html.csp Gary, Ind. • Police investigating the slayings of seven women whose bodies were found in northwest Indiana over the weekend said Monday they believe it is the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has indicated there could be more victims going back 20 years. The Lake County prosecutor’s office on Monday charged 43-year-old Darren Vann of Gary, Indiana, in the strangulation death of 19-year-old Afrikka Hardy. Her body was found Friday night at a Motel 6 in nearby Hammond. Gary officials... Gary, Ind. • Police investigating the slayings of seven women whose bodies were found in northwest Indiana over the weekend said Monday they believe it is the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has indicated there could be more victims going back 20 years. The Lake County prosecutor’s office on Monday charged 43-year-old Darren Vann of Gary, Indiana, in the strangulation death of 19-year-old Afrikka Hardy. Her body was found Friday night at a Motel 6 in nearby Hammond. Gary officials... 58542735@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:04:02 MDT Obama praises Supreme Court’s gay marriage orders for Utah, other states http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58540940-68/court-gay-marriage-obama.html.csp Washington • President Barack Obama says the Supreme Court’s recent gay marriage orders may have the biggest impact of any ruling of his presidency. Obama told The New Yorker that the court’s Oct. 6 rejection of appeals from Utah and other states seeking to preserve gay marriage bans is the best of his tenure. The former law professor says although the court was not ready to expand gay marriage rights nationwide, “it was a consequential and powerful signal of the changes that have taken place in... Washington • President Barack Obama says the Supreme Court’s recent gay marriage orders may have the biggest impact of any ruling of his presidency. Obama told The New Yorker that the court’s Oct. 6 rejection of appeals from Utah and other states seeking to preserve gay marriage bans is the best of his tenure. The former law professor says although the court was not ready to expand gay marriage rights nationwide, “it was a consequential and powerful signal of the changes that have taken place in... 58540940@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:28:52 MDT Harvard student stuck in Mexico gets new U.S. visa http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58541237-68/harvard-mexico-guerrero-stuck.html.csp Tijuana, Mexico • A Mexico-born Harvard University student who was stuck for months in his native country after crossing the border without permission is about to return to the United States. Dario Guerrero Meneses, who was brought into the U.S. illegally at age 2, was granted a visa in Tijuana early Monday but will not be able to pick it up until the afternoon. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service had initially declared that Guerrero effectively deported himself when he crossed the bord... Tijuana, Mexico • A Mexico-born Harvard University student who was stuck for months in his native country after crossing the border without permission is about to return to the United States. Dario Guerrero Meneses, who was brought into the U.S. illegally at age 2, was granted a visa in Tijuana early Monday but will not be able to pick it up until the afternoon. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service had initially declared that Guerrero effectively deported himself when he crossed the bord... 58541237@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:18:43 MDT Urgent-care clinics ill-equipped to treat Ebola http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58541984-68/care-ebola-urgent-clinics.html.csp A new concern over the spread of Ebola surfaced recently when a Dallas County sheriff’s deputy who searched the apartment of the first patient to die from the virus in the U.S. started feeling ill and went to an urgent-care center. The clinics popping up rapidly across the nation aren’t designed to treat serious illnesses and are ill-equipped to deal with suspected Ebola cases. Doctors are urging patients to avoid smaller medical facilities and head to emergency rooms if they think they’ve been ... A new concern over the spread of Ebola surfaced recently when a Dallas County sheriff’s deputy who searched the apartment of the first patient to die from the virus in the U.S. started feeling ill and went to an urgent-care center. The clinics popping up rapidly across the nation aren’t designed to treat serious illnesses and are ill-equipped to deal with suspected Ebola cases. Doctors are urging patients to avoid smaller medical facilities and head to emergency rooms if they think they’ve been ... 58541984@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:30:01 MDT Smithsonian aims to raise $1.5B to improve museums http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58541969-68/smithsonian-million-museum-campaign.html.csp Washington • The Smithsonian Institution has embarked on a major campaign to raise $1.5 billion and increase private support for the world’s largest museum and research complex to support programs in history, science, art and culture. The Smithsonian’s Board of Regents announced the goal Monday and revealed more than $1 billion already has been raised in the campaign’s quiet phase since October 2011. This is the first institution-wide fundraising effort and the largest such campaign in history f... Washington • The Smithsonian Institution has embarked on a major campaign to raise $1.5 billion and increase private support for the world’s largest museum and research complex to support programs in history, science, art and culture. The Smithsonian’s Board of Regents announced the goal Monday and revealed more than $1 billion already has been raised in the campaign’s quiet phase since October 2011. This is the first institution-wide fundraising effort and the largest such campaign in history f... 58541969@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:19:02 MDT Idaho officer’s pay cut after he shot and killed pet dog http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58541499-68/dog-officer-police-idaho.html.csp Coeur d’Alene, Idaho • A northern Idaho police officer who shot a pet dog has had his pay reduced by $3.15 to $31.02 per hour. The reduction started Oct. 1 for Officer David Kelley, who has 17 years of law enforcement experience, according to information obtained by the Coeur d’Alene Press through a public records request (http://bit.ly/ZCBWa5 ). Police Chief Lee White said he is prohibited from talking about employee discipline. Kelley declined the newspaper’s request for an interview last mont... Coeur d’Alene, Idaho • A northern Idaho police officer who shot a pet dog has had his pay reduced by $3.15 to $31.02 per hour. The reduction started Oct. 1 for Officer David Kelley, who has 17 years of law enforcement experience, according to information obtained by the Coeur d’Alene Press through a public records request (http://bit.ly/ZCBWa5 ). Police Chief Lee White said he is prohibited from talking about employee discipline. Kelley declined the newspaper’s request for an interview last mont... 58541499@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:29:02 MDT AP PHOTOS: New gloss on Cuba’s classic cars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58541497-68/cars-havana-classic-chevrolet.html.csp Havana • When Martin Viera’s Chevrolet rolled out of the dealer’s lot, Harry Truman was president of the United States, gasoline cost 27 cents a gallon and a 24-year-old lefty named Tommy Lasorda was pitching for Almendares in the Cuban winter baseball league. That world is long gone, but the Chevy’s still running on the streets of Havana — part of a fleet of classic cars that have become an icon of tourism in the socialist nation. For decades, the cars slowly decayed. But officials in recent ye... Havana • When Martin Viera’s Chevrolet rolled out of the dealer’s lot, Harry Truman was president of the United States, gasoline cost 27 cents a gallon and a 24-year-old lefty named Tommy Lasorda was pitching for Almendares in the Cuban winter baseball league. That world is long gone, but the Chevy’s still running on the streets of Havana — part of a fleet of classic cars that have become an icon of tourism in the socialist nation. For decades, the cars slowly decayed. But officials in recent ye... 58541497@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:25:02 MDT Submarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltic http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58541443-68/submarine-russian-swedish-baltic.html.csp Stockholm • Sweden’s biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge. In a scene reminiscent of the Cold War, Swedish naval ships, helicopters and ground troops combed the Stockholm archipelago for a fourth day Monday for signs of a foreign submarine or smaller underwater craft that officials suspect entered Swedish waters illegally. While Sweden hasn’t linked any country to the suspected intrusion — and Moscow suggested it was a Du... Stockholm • Sweden’s biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge. In a scene reminiscent of the Cold War, Swedish naval ships, helicopters and ground troops combed the Stockholm archipelago for a fourth day Monday for signs of a foreign submarine or smaller underwater craft that officials suspect entered Swedish waters illegally. While Sweden hasn’t linked any country to the suspected intrusion — and Moscow suggested it was a Du... 58541443@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:08:02 MDT Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58541104-68/record-hottest-september-2014.html.csp Washington • Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say. That’s because global heat records have kept falling in 2014, with September the latest example. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last month the globe averaged 60.3 degrees Fahrenheit (15.72 degrees Celsius). That was the hottest September in 135 years of record keeping. It was the fourth monthly record set this year, along with May, Jun... Washington • Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say. That’s because global heat records have kept falling in 2014, with September the latest example. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last month the globe averaged 60.3 degrees Fahrenheit (15.72 degrees Celsius). That was the hottest September in 135 years of record keeping. It was the fourth monthly record set this year, along with May, Jun... 58541104@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:55:26 MDT Colorado proposes edible pot ban, then retreats http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58541336-68/pot-marijuana-colorado-department.html.csp Denver • Colorado health authorities suggested banning many forms of edible marijuana, including brownies and cookies, then whipsawed away from the suggestion Monday after it went public. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment told state pot regulators they should limit edible pot on shelves to hard lozenges and tinctures, which are a form of liquid pot that can be added to foods and drinks. The suggestion sparked marijuana industry outrage and legal concerns from a regulatory ... Denver • Colorado health authorities suggested banning many forms of edible marijuana, including brownies and cookies, then whipsawed away from the suggestion Monday after it went public. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment told state pot regulators they should limit edible pot on shelves to hard lozenges and tinctures, which are a form of liquid pot that can be added to foods and drinks. The suggestion sparked marijuana industry outrage and legal concerns from a regulatory ... 58541336@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:42:02 MDT Justices will decide privacy case on hotel guests’ information http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58541134-68/hotel-case-court-ayala.html.csp Washington • The Supreme Court agreed Monday to referee a dispute over police access to hotels’ guest information without first getting a search warrant. The justices said they will hear an appeal by the city of Los Angeles of a lower court ruling that struck down an ordinance that requires hotel operators to open their guest registries at the demand of police. The federal appeals court in San Francisco divided 7-4 in ruling that the ordinance violates the privacy rights of the hotels, but not t... Washington • The Supreme Court agreed Monday to referee a dispute over police access to hotels’ guest information without first getting a search warrant. The justices said they will hear an appeal by the city of Los Angeles of a lower court ruling that struck down an ordinance that requires hotel operators to open their guest registries at the demand of police. The federal appeals court in San Francisco divided 7-4 in ruling that the ordinance violates the privacy rights of the hotels, but not t... 58541134@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:47:01 MDT Indiana man’s confession leads to 7 bodies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58541106-68/gary-police-bodies-vann.html.csp Gary, Ind. • Police investigating the slayings of seven northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were found over the weekend said Monday it could be the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has told them his victims might go back 20 years. Hammond Police Chief John Doughty said at a news conference that the suspect is 43-year-old Darren Vann of nearby Gary, Indiana, who was convicted of a sex offense in Texas in 2009. His confession to the slaying of one woman in Indiana led police to th... Gary, Ind. • Police investigating the slayings of seven northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were found over the weekend said Monday it could be the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has told them his victims might go back 20 years. Hammond Police Chief John Doughty said at a news conference that the suspect is 43-year-old Darren Vann of nearby Gary, Indiana, who was convicted of a sex offense in Texas in 2009. His confession to the slaying of one woman in Indiana led police to th... 58541106@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:36:02 MDT