All - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com Stories from The Salt Lake Tribune &copy; 2014 The Associated Press, The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our privacy policy: http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy. en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Two hikers rescued from Mount Timpanogos http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58361211-78/release-according-medical-mountain.html.csp Crews rescued two hikers Monday from Mount Timpanogos. About 4 a.m., Utah County deputies responded to the report of a 26-year-old woman who was experiencing a medical issue while hiking the mountain, according to a Utah County Sheriff’s Office news release. She had begun her hike at 1 a.m. from the Aspen Grove trailhead when she started experiencing problems from a pre-existing medical condition about 2.8 miles in, the release adds. A search-and-rescue team and the North Fork Fire Department ar... Crews rescued two hikers Monday from Mount Timpanogos. About 4 a.m., Utah County deputies responded to the report of a 26-year-old woman who was experiencing a medical issue while hiking the mountain, according to a Utah County Sheriff’s Office news release. She had begun her hike at 1 a.m. from the Aspen Grove trailhead when she started experiencing problems from a pre-existing medical condition about 2.8 miles in, the release adds. A search-and-rescue team and the North Fork Fire Department ar... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58361211@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:05:06 MDT Paul Rolly: Opposing UTA can be politically risky http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58351892-90/sltrib-uta-com-http.html.csp What do Forrest Cuch, Kevin Jones, Ronald Rood, Derinna Kopp and Doug Clark have in common? They were fired from their state jobs after they expressed concerns about the Utah Transit Authority’s proposed FrontRunner station in Draper. Cuch, the longtime director of the Division of Indian Affairs, was fired in 2011 by Gov. Gary Herbert for alleged insubordination. But Cuch claimed it was over his objection to the proposed station site because it encroached on ancient American Indian ruins. Herbe... What do Forrest Cuch, Kevin Jones, Ronald Rood, Derinna Kopp and Doug Clark have in common? They were fired from their state jobs after they expressed concerns about the Utah Transit Authority’s proposed FrontRunner station in Draper. Cuch, the longtime director of the Division of Indian Affairs, was fired in 2011 by Gov. Gary Herbert for alleged insubordination. But Cuch claimed it was over his objection to the proposed station site because it encroached on ancient American Indian ruins. Herbe... 58351892@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:03:46 MDT Prosecutor: Idaho worried about money before releasing FLDS boys http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58351926-78/service-parents-health-welfare.html.csp The agency responsible for child protection in Idaho wanted to send eight boys from the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints home with their parents to save the state money, a prosecutor said last week. Ian Service, a deputy Bannock County prosecutor, said he wanted the boys to remain in foster care. The disagreement was so great, Service said, that the Idaho Attorney General’s Office petitioned to join the juvenile court case and represent the Idaho Department of Health... The agency responsible for child protection in Idaho wanted to send eight boys from the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints home with their parents to save the state money, a prosecutor said last week. Ian Service, a deputy Bannock County prosecutor, said he wanted the boys to remain in foster care. The disagreement was so great, Service said, that the Idaho Attorney General’s Office petitioned to join the juvenile court case and represent the Idaho Department of Health... 58351926@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:03:46 MDT Reptiles and exotic animals highlight show and sale in Davis County http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58348301-78/reptiday-county-davis-exotic.html.csp If it had scales and slithered, it was likely at ReptiDay Saturday in Farmington. The one-day event at the Davis County Fairgrounds featured reptiles and exotic animals for show and sale. The Utah stop was part of a 12-state tour for ReptiDay. For more information, go online to www.reptiday.com. If it had scales and slithered, it was likely at ReptiDay Saturday in Farmington. The one-day event at the Davis County Fairgrounds featured reptiles and exotic animals for show and sale. The Utah stop was part of a 12-state tour for ReptiDay. For more information, go online to www.reptiday.com. 58348301@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:57:38 MDT The vibe is back in downtown Salt Lake City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58334365-78/downtown-lake-salt-utah.html.csp They are young, diverse, mobile, socially aware and part of a long-sought transformation in Utah’s urban core. Twenty-somethings are driving a residential boom in the heart of Salt Lake City, with thousands of new apartments, condominiums and town homes being built to cater to the living needs of these so-called millennials. Utah’s younger demographics, its sturdy job market and a blossoming tech sector have combined with a light-rail system and premier outdoor and cultural attractions to lure a... They are young, diverse, mobile, socially aware and part of a long-sought transformation in Utah’s urban core. Twenty-somethings are driving a residential boom in the heart of Salt Lake City, with thousands of new apartments, condominiums and town homes being built to cater to the living needs of these so-called millennials. Utah’s younger demographics, its sturdy job market and a blossoming tech sector have combined with a light-rail system and premier outdoor and cultural attractions to lure a... 58334365@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:57:22 MDT Photos: Celebrating 50 years of Utah wilderness http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58322161-78/wilderness-utah-places-feel.html.csp Bill Rau likes to visit a spot in Utah’s Book Cliffs. He doesn’t want you to know where it is, but he sure wants you to know how beautiful and wild it is. The place north of Interstate 70 is the subject of his black and white photograph “Storm’s Light,” which is among 50 images selected for a juried exhibit to open Wednesday at the Natural History Museum of Utah. The show, Utah Wilderness 50, commemorates the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Wilderness Act into law. ... Bill Rau likes to visit a spot in Utah’s Book Cliffs. He doesn’t want you to know where it is, but he sure wants you to know how beautiful and wild it is. The place north of Interstate 70 is the subject of his black and white photograph “Storm’s Light,” which is among 50 images selected for a juried exhibit to open Wednesday at the Natural History Museum of Utah. The show, Utah Wilderness 50, commemorates the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Wilderness Act into law. ... 58322161@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:55:53 MDT Salt Lake City Council poised to seek more streetcar funding http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58352295-90/2100-construction-drive-funding.html.csp Salt Lake City hopes a $3 million investment will get it almost $14 million to stretch the Sugar House Streetcar line to the intersection at Highland Drive and 2100 South. Tuesday, at its afternoon work session, the City Council will consider funding the $3 million match needed for a federal Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant of $10.6 million. The council is scheduled to vote on the matter a few hours later at its 7 p.m. formal meeting. The so-called S Line now... Salt Lake City hopes a $3 million investment will get it almost $14 million to stretch the Sugar House Streetcar line to the intersection at Highland Drive and 2100 South. Tuesday, at its afternoon work session, the City Council will consider funding the $3 million match needed for a federal Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant of $10.6 million. The council is scheduled to vote on the matter a few hours later at its 7 p.m. formal meeting. The so-called S Line now... 58352295@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:54:35 MDT BYU football: Texas QB Ash won’t play vs. Cougars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58361104-77/byu-strong-texas-ash.html.csp Provo • Whatever preparation BYU football coaches did over the weekend to get the defense ready to face Texas quarterback David Ash is now out the window. Texas coach Charlie Strong announced in his Monday morning news conference that Ash took a hit in the first quarter of Texas’ 38-7 win over North Texas on Saturday night and began experiencing concussion-like symptoms later that night. He will not play on Saturday (5:30 p.m. MDT, Fox Sports 1) against BYU, Strong said. Coincidentally, Ash suff... Provo • Whatever preparation BYU football coaches did over the weekend to get the defense ready to face Texas quarterback David Ash is now out the window. Texas coach Charlie Strong announced in his Monday morning news conference that Ash took a hit in the first quarter of Texas’ 38-7 win over North Texas on Saturday night and began experiencing concussion-like symptoms later that night. He will not play on Saturday (5:30 p.m. MDT, Fox Sports 1) against BYU, Strong said. Coincidentally, Ash suff... 58361104@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:53:41 MDT USU Football: Aggies won’t dwell on Tennessee loss http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58360866-77/aggies-state-loss-game.html.csp Knoxville • Utah State’s embarrassing 38-7 loss at the hands of the Tennessee Vols was the kind of demoralizing defeat teams never want to re-live. The Aggies certainly have no plans to re-visit the nightmare that took place in Neyland Stadium Sunday. To them, their season-opening loss to the Vols is over and done with and it’s time to move on to Idaho State. Utah State offensive lineman said the Aggies had to have a short memory and show the resilience they showed last year. “We have to be posi... Knoxville • Utah State’s embarrassing 38-7 loss at the hands of the Tennessee Vols was the kind of demoralizing defeat teams never want to re-live. The Aggies certainly have no plans to re-visit the nightmare that took place in Neyland Stadium Sunday. To them, their season-opening loss to the Vols is over and done with and it’s time to move on to Idaho State. Utah State offensive lineman said the Aggies had to have a short memory and show the resilience they showed last year. “We have to be posi... 58360866@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:53:31 MDT Syrian rebels, government clash in Golan Heights http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361199-68/troops-group-syria-syrian.html.csp Beirut • Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week, activists said. The fighting was focused around the town of Hamidiyeh in Quneitra province near the disputed frontier with Israel, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The Observatory said there were casualties on both sides but did not have exact figures. Syria’s state news agency said the military killed “man... Beirut • Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week, activists said. The fighting was focused around the town of Hamidiyeh in Quneitra province near the disputed frontier with Israel, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The Observatory said there were casualties on both sides but did not have exact figures. Syria’s state news agency said the military killed “man... 58361199@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:52:34 MDT NATO plans high-readiness force to counter Russia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361195-68/nato-alliance-force-rasmussen.html.csp Brussels • NATO leaders this week will be asked to approve creation of a high-readiness force and the stockpiling of military equipment and supplies in Eastern Europe to help protect member nations there against potential Russian aggression, the alliance’s secretary general said Monday. “The Readiness Action Plan will ensure that we have the right forces and the right equipment in the right place, at the right time,” Anders Fogh Rasmussen said. “Not because NATO wants to attack anyone. But becau... Brussels • NATO leaders this week will be asked to approve creation of a high-readiness force and the stockpiling of military equipment and supplies in Eastern Europe to help protect member nations there against potential Russian aggression, the alliance’s secretary general said Monday. “The Readiness Action Plan will ensure that we have the right forces and the right equipment in the right place, at the right time,” Anders Fogh Rasmussen said. “Not because NATO wants to attack anyone. But becau... 58361195@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:34:02 MDT Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361196-68/ukraine-russia-russian-ukrainian.html.csp Moscow • Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine’s sovereignty in exchange for autonomy — a shift that reflects Moscow’s desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks. The insurgents’ platform, released at the start of Monday’s negotiations in Minsk, the Belarusian capital, represented a significant change in their vision for the future of Ukraine’s eastern, mainly Russian-speaking region. It remains unclear, however, wheth... Moscow • Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine’s sovereignty in exchange for autonomy — a shift that reflects Moscow’s desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks. The insurgents’ platform, released at the start of Monday’s negotiations in Minsk, the Belarusian capital, represented a significant change in their vision for the future of Ukraine’s eastern, mainly Russian-speaking region. It remains unclear, however, wheth... 58361196@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:34:02 MDT Aid flows into Iraq Shiite town after siege broken http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361194-68/shiite-forces-iraq-militants.html.csp Baghdad • Iraq’s outgoing prime minister travelled to a small northern Shiite town Monday, praising its residents for fending off attacks by Sunni militants who had besieged them for more than two months until security forces backed by Iran-allied Shiite militias and U.S. airstrikes broke the siege a day earlier. Jubilant security forces, Shiite fighters and residents of Amirli greeted Nouri al-Maliki with hugs and Shiite slogans when he arrived in the town, where some 15,000 Shiite Turkmens had... Baghdad • Iraq’s outgoing prime minister travelled to a small northern Shiite town Monday, praising its residents for fending off attacks by Sunni militants who had besieged them for more than two months until security forces backed by Iran-allied Shiite militias and U.S. airstrikes broke the siege a day earlier. Jubilant security forces, Shiite fighters and residents of Amirli greeted Nouri al-Maliki with hugs and Shiite slogans when he arrived in the town, where some 15,000 Shiite Turkmens had... 58361194@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:33:02 MDT Military action leaves Lesotho in power vacuum http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361187-68/lesotho-minister-africa-south.html.csp Maseru, Lesotho • Police were off the streets and out of uniform in Lesotho’s capital on Monday, as the mountainous kingdom experienced a power vacuum after the military’s actions over the weekend caused the prime minister to flee. King Letsie III is appointing a Cabinet minister to run the country as both the prime minister and deputy prime minister are in neighboring South Africa, Foreign Affairs Minister Mohlabi Kenneth Tsekoa said Monday. It was not immediately clear who was named to run the... Maseru, Lesotho • Police were off the streets and out of uniform in Lesotho’s capital on Monday, as the mountainous kingdom experienced a power vacuum after the military’s actions over the weekend caused the prime minister to flee. King Letsie III is appointing a Cabinet minister to run the country as both the prime minister and deputy prime minister are in neighboring South Africa, Foreign Affairs Minister Mohlabi Kenneth Tsekoa said Monday. It was not immediately clear who was named to run the... 58361187@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:31:02 MDT UN backs inquiry of IS group’s alleged crimes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361183-68/iraq-group-human-rights.html.csp Geneva • The U.N.’s top human rights body on Monday overwhelmingly approved the Iraqi government’s request for an investigation into alleged crimes against civilians committed by the Islamic State group in its rampage across northeastern Syria and parts of Iraq. Diplomats agreed by unanimous consent to approve a nearly $1.2 million U.N. fact-finding mission at a daylong special session of the 47-nation Human Rights Council about Iraq and the extremist group. Iraq’s request for the U.N. to invest... Geneva • The U.N.’s top human rights body on Monday overwhelmingly approved the Iraqi government’s request for an investigation into alleged crimes against civilians committed by the Islamic State group in its rampage across northeastern Syria and parts of Iraq. Diplomats agreed by unanimous consent to approve a nearly $1.2 million U.N. fact-finding mission at a daylong special session of the 47-nation Human Rights Council about Iraq and the extremist group. Iraq’s request for the U.N. to invest... 58361183@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:30:02 MDT Americans detained in North Korea call for US help http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361182-68/north-korea-miller-fowle.html.csp Pyongyang, North Korea • North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom. Jeffrey Fowle and Mathew Miller said they expect to face trial within a month. But they said they do not know what punishment they could face or what the specific charges against them are. Kenneth Bae, who alr... Pyongyang, North Korea • North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom. Jeffrey Fowle and Mathew Miller said they expect to face trial within a month. But they said they do not know what punishment they could face or what the specific charges against them are. Kenneth Bae, who alr... 58361182@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:29:02 MDT Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers’ luggage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361181-68/goods-cuban-government-bring.html.csp Havana • Lugging duffel bags crammed with soap, socks, toys and toiletries, travelers arriving in Cuba on Monday carried loads of hard-to-obtain consumer goods but complained that new government restrictions on their imports would leave their families wanting. Passengers on the day’s first flights from Miami grumbled about higher duty fees and limits on the amount of products they could bring to Cuban relatives frustrated with the high prices and scarcity of quality products. At Havana’s interna... Havana • Lugging duffel bags crammed with soap, socks, toys and toiletries, travelers arriving in Cuba on Monday carried loads of hard-to-obtain consumer goods but complained that new government restrictions on their imports would leave their families wanting. Passengers on the day’s first flights from Miami grumbled about higher duty fees and limits on the amount of products they could bring to Cuban relatives frustrated with the high prices and scarcity of quality products. At Havana’s interna... 58361181@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:29:01 MDT UK: Passports could be seized to fight terrorism http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361178-68/britain-cameron-terror-fight.html.csp London • Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday proposed new laws that would give police the power to seize the passports of Britons suspected of having traveled abroad to fight with terrorist groups. Speaking to Parliament, Cameron said his government is also working on plans to block such suspected British jihadi fighters from re-entering the U.K. The power to monitor such suspects who are already in Britain would also be strengthened. The plans to widen Britain’s anti-terror laws, which are l... London • Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday proposed new laws that would give police the power to seize the passports of Britons suspected of having traveled abroad to fight with terrorist groups. Speaking to Parliament, Cameron said his government is also working on plans to block such suspected British jihadi fighters from re-entering the U.K. The power to monitor such suspects who are already in Britain would also be strengthened. The plans to widen Britain’s anti-terror laws, which are l... 58361178@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:28:01 MDT Man pleads guilty to embezzling $700K from UT firm http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361175-68/esplin-http-attorney-burns.html.csp Cedar City, Utah • A 39-year-old man has pleaded guilty to second-degree felony theft charges for embezzling nearly $700,000 from his employer. Under a plea deal with the Iron County Attorney’s Office, 39-year-old Nathan Esplin will receive a one-year jail sentence and 36 months of probation. His attorney, Jack Burns, told The Spectrum of St. George (http://bit.ly/1qSX7zc ) Esplin also has already lived up to an agreement to repay $500,000 to Leavitt Group Enterprises. Esplin signed a promissory... Cedar City, Utah • A 39-year-old man has pleaded guilty to second-degree felony theft charges for embezzling nearly $700,000 from his employer. Under a plea deal with the Iron County Attorney’s Office, 39-year-old Nathan Esplin will receive a one-year jail sentence and 36 months of probation. His attorney, Jack Burns, told The Spectrum of St. George (http://bit.ly/1qSX7zc ) Esplin also has already lived up to an agreement to repay $500,000 to Leavitt Group Enterprises. Esplin signed a promissory... 58361175@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:27:01 MDT Boy, 14, in custody after stealing, crashing car http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361173-68/car-police-copperton-crash.html.csp Copperton, Utah • A 14-year-old boy is being held in a juvenile detention facility after police say he and two boys stole a family car before getting into a rollover crash in southwest Salt Lake County. Unified Police officer Ken Hansen says the 14-year-old and two other boys, age 11 and 12, were treated at a hospital after the Sunday crash in the Copperton area. After being treated, the 14-year-old was taken to the detention center while the younger boys were released to their parents. Details ... Copperton, Utah • A 14-year-old boy is being held in a juvenile detention facility after police say he and two boys stole a family car before getting into a rollover crash in southwest Salt Lake County. Unified Police officer Ken Hansen says the 14-year-old and two other boys, age 11 and 12, were treated at a hospital after the Sunday crash in the Copperton area. After being treated, the 14-year-old was taken to the detention center while the younger boys were released to their parents. Details ... 58361173@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:26:02 MDT Obama promoting economic gains as elections near http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361165-68/obama-economic-rate-democrats.html.csp Washington • Boosted by recent economic gains, President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish about the nation’s recovery from the Great Recession and the White House is encouraging Democrats to show similar optimism as they head into the November mid-term elections. Despite turmoil in the Middle East and along the Ukraine-Russia border, the top issue with Americans remains the economy. And while consumer confidence appears to be improving, the public remains anxious over the recovery’s reach a... Washington • Boosted by recent economic gains, President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish about the nation’s recovery from the Great Recession and the White House is encouraging Democrats to show similar optimism as they head into the November mid-term elections. Despite turmoil in the Middle East and along the Ukraine-Russia border, the top issue with Americans remains the economy. And while consumer confidence appears to be improving, the public remains anxious over the recovery’s reach a... 58361165@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:20:03 MDT Surly 2014 electorate poised to ‘keep the bums in’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361167-68/democrats-obama-gop-republicans.html.csp Washington • A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to “keep the bums in,” with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4. With less than 10 weeks to the elections, Republicans and Democrats who assess this fall’s midterm contests say the power of incumbency — the decennial process of reconfiguring congressional maps and hefty fundraisi... Washington • A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to “keep the bums in,” with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4. With less than 10 weeks to the elections, Republicans and Democrats who assess this fall’s midterm contests say the power of incumbency — the decennial process of reconfiguring congressional maps and hefty fundraisi... 58361167@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:20:03 MDT Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361164-68/marijuana-drivers-states-pot.html.csp Washington • As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question. Studies of marijuana’s effects show that the drug can slow decision-making, decrease peripheral vision and impede multitasking, all of which are critical driving skills. But unlike with alcohol, drivers high on pot tend to be aware that they are impaired and try to compens... Washington • As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question. Studies of marijuana’s effects show that the drug can slow decision-making, decrease peripheral vision and impede multitasking, all of which are critical driving skills. But unlike with alcohol, drivers high on pot tend to be aware that they are impaired and try to compens... 58361164@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:19:02 MDT 2016ers jockey even before congressional elections http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361159-68/clinton-iowa-hampshire-presidential.html.csp Portsmouth, N.H. • One set of elections ends in early November as another begins when presidential hopefuls cross the unofficial starting line in the 2016 race for the White House. With control of the Senate at stake, the months leading up to the mid-term elections offer a clearer window on a crowd of potential presidential candidates already jockeying for position from Nevada to New Hampshire. Their cross-country touring will intensify this fall under the gaze of voters who will pick their part... Portsmouth, N.H. • One set of elections ends in early November as another begins when presidential hopefuls cross the unofficial starting line in the 2016 race for the White House. With control of the Senate at stake, the months leading up to the mid-term elections offer a clearer window on a crowd of potential presidential candidates already jockeying for position from Nevada to New Hampshire. Their cross-country touring will intensify this fall under the gaze of voters who will pick their part... 58361159@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:18:02 MDT For sale: Century-old cards of Ty Cobb, Cy Young http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361157-68/cards-baseball-collection-thibodeau.html.csp Biddeford, Maine • A baseball fan took up smoking a century ago and with it acquired another habit: holding onto little cards that bore the faces of baseball’s earliest greats. Now, the trove of more than 1,400 tobacco cards featuring a slew of Hall of Famers like Cy Young and Ty Cobb — the legacy of a teenage smoker whose family hung onto a collection that dates to 1909 — is going up for auction. The cards will be sold by a Maine auction house that is becoming known for selling rare memorabilia... Biddeford, Maine • A baseball fan took up smoking a century ago and with it acquired another habit: holding onto little cards that bore the faces of baseball’s earliest greats. Now, the trove of more than 1,400 tobacco cards featuring a slew of Hall of Famers like Cy Young and Ty Cobb — the legacy of a teenage smoker whose family hung onto a collection that dates to 1909 — is going up for auction. The cards will be sold by a Maine auction house that is becoming known for selling rare memorabilia... 58361157@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:17:02 MDT Climate study yields bad news for tiny desert fish http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361155-68/fish-climate-pupfish-temperature.html.csp Reno, Nev. • For 10,000 years, a tiny iridescent blue fish has lived in the depths of a cavern in Nevada’s desert. But a new study says climate change and warming waters — and its lack of mobility — are threatening its existence and decreasing its numbers. Scientists studying climate change anticipate that as Earth continues to warm, fish and wildlife will migrate away from the equator or seek higher ground for a cooler habitat. “The catch phrase is ‘Migrate, Adapt or Die,’” said Mark Hausner, a... Reno, Nev. • For 10,000 years, a tiny iridescent blue fish has lived in the depths of a cavern in Nevada’s desert. But a new study says climate change and warming waters — and its lack of mobility — are threatening its existence and decreasing its numbers. Scientists studying climate change anticipate that as Earth continues to warm, fish and wildlife will migrate away from the equator or seek higher ground for a cooler habitat. “The catch phrase is ‘Migrate, Adapt or Die,’” said Mark Hausner, a... 58361155@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:16:02 MDT No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361153-68/brown-wilson-jones-officer.html.csp St. Louis • Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of perception. Stephens was wearing a T-shirt printed with a police shield bearing the phrase “OFFICER DARREN WILSON I STAND BY YOU,” as part of a rally supporting the white policeman who killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was unarmed. Jones was across the street, holding up a sign that said, in blood-red letters: “Darren Wilson is a Murderer.” There was no overl... St. Louis • Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of perception. Stephens was wearing a T-shirt printed with a police shield bearing the phrase “OFFICER DARREN WILSON I STAND BY YOU,” as part of a rally supporting the white policeman who killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was unarmed. Jones was across the street, holding up a sign that said, in blood-red letters: “Darren Wilson is a Murderer.” There was no overl... 58361153@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:15:02 MDT Jennifer Lawrence requests nude pics investigation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361150-68/lawrence-nude-images-online.html.csp Los Angeles • A publicist for Jennifer Lawrence says the actress has contacted authorities after nude photos of her were apparently stolen and posted online. Intimate images of the Oscar winning actress began appearing online on Sunday and nude images purported to be of other female celebrities were also being circulated online. The source of the leak wasn’t immediately known. Lawrence’s publicist Liz Mahoney calls the posts “a flagrant violation of privacy.” She says Lawrence, the star of “The ... Los Angeles • A publicist for Jennifer Lawrence says the actress has contacted authorities after nude photos of her were apparently stolen and posted online. Intimate images of the Oscar winning actress began appearing online on Sunday and nude images purported to be of other female celebrities were also being circulated online. The source of the leak wasn’t immediately known. Lawrence’s publicist Liz Mahoney calls the posts “a flagrant violation of privacy.” She says Lawrence, the star of “The ... 58361150@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:14:02 MDT Burning Man 2014 lighting up the Nevada desert http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58358516-78/2014-burning-desert-nevada.html.csp A soggy start failed to dampen the spirits of the tens of thousands attending Burning Man 2014 in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. The week-long festival has dried out quite nicely after being rained out its first couple of days and is living up to its reputation as a venue for radical self-expression. A soggy start failed to dampen the spirits of the tens of thousands attending Burning Man 2014 in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. The week-long festival has dried out quite nicely after being rained out its first couple of days and is living up to its reputation as a venue for radical self-expression. 58358516@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:10:32 MDT Report: Utah’s August was extra cool and almost doubly rainy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58358698-78/weather-service-august-inches.html.csp It was one wet, cool August in northern Utah. The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City measured rainfall 11 days this past month, which is almost twice as many as the normal six. Even last year, there were only seven days with measurable rainfall. “We kind of got into our normal monsoon season … [which was] more persistent than we normally see,” said weather service meteorologist Monica Traphagan. All of that precipitation brought about 1.77 inches of rain to at least Salt Lake City, whic... It was one wet, cool August in northern Utah. The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City measured rainfall 11 days this past month, which is almost twice as many as the normal six. Even last year, there were only seven days with measurable rainfall. “We kind of got into our normal monsoon season … [which was] more persistent than we normally see,” said weather service meteorologist Monica Traphagan. All of that precipitation brought about 1.77 inches of rain to at least Salt Lake City, whic... 58358698@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:01:29 MDT Orem police track down stolen ring to a gut-wrenching place http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58359205-78/police-ring-orem-woman.html.csp Orem police are waiting to recover a reportedly stolen ring — from a woman’s stomach. On Friday evening, a Zales jewelry store employee at the University Mall tried to chase down a man who had been looking at a valuable ring, according to an Orem police news release. The piece of jewelry was worth several thousand dollars. But the suspect escaped, getting into an awaiting Pontiac G6 with a female driver, and they took off, police say. About a half hour later, a Utah Valley University officer st... Orem police are waiting to recover a reportedly stolen ring — from a woman’s stomach. On Friday evening, a Zales jewelry store employee at the University Mall tried to chase down a man who had been looking at a valuable ring, according to an Orem police news release. The piece of jewelry was worth several thousand dollars. But the suspect escaped, getting into an awaiting Pontiac G6 with a female driver, and they took off, police say. About a half hour later, a Utah Valley University officer st... 58359205@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:01:29 MDT Utah forecast: Warming continues, so does the smoke http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58360966-78/utah-weather-lake-salt.html.csp It’s a warm and sunny — if a little smoky — Labor Day. Smoke from Northern California and Oregon wildfires continues to blow into northern Utah, keeping the air quality no better than “moderate” in Salt Lake, Tooele, Utah, Davis, Weber and Cache counties, according to the Utah Division of Air Quality. Among them, only Cache County improves to “healthy” Tuesday. “If smoke becomes thick, persons with existing heart or respiratory ailments should reduce physical exertion and outdoor activity,” the ... It’s a warm and sunny — if a little smoky — Labor Day. Smoke from Northern California and Oregon wildfires continues to blow into northern Utah, keeping the air quality no better than “moderate” in Salt Lake, Tooele, Utah, Davis, Weber and Cache counties, according to the Utah Division of Air Quality. Among them, only Cache County improves to “healthy” Tuesday. “If smoke becomes thick, persons with existing heart or respiratory ailments should reduce physical exertion and outdoor activity,” the ... 58360966@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:01:29 MDT Midvale shooting leaves man seriously wounded http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58361002-78/police-hoyal-shooting-unified.html.csp Unified Police are asking for the public’s help with a shooting that left a man in serious condition. About 1:25 a.m. Monday, police received several calls about gunshots near an apartment complex at 350 E. 7200 South in Midvale. When officers arrived, they found a white Cadillac in a parking lot with its windows broken out, said Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal. They also found blood in the lot and followed it back to one of the apartments, where they found an 18-year-old man with wounds to his ... Unified Police are asking for the public’s help with a shooting that left a man in serious condition. About 1:25 a.m. Monday, police received several calls about gunshots near an apartment complex at 350 E. 7200 South in Midvale. When officers arrived, they found a white Cadillac in a parking lot with its windows broken out, said Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal. They also found blood in the lot and followed it back to one of the apartments, where they found an 18-year-old man with wounds to his ... 58361002@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:01:29 MDT Police plan for Taylorsville DUI checkpoint http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58361008-78/checkpoint-police-sept-drivers.html.csp Unified Police will be looking out for drunken drivers in Taylorsville later this month. The police plan to conduct a checkpoint to look for motorists driving under the influence the night of Sept. 19 at 4965 S. Redwood Road (1700 West), said Lt. Justin Hoyal. The checkpoint will last from 9:30 p.m. Sept. 19 to 2:30 a.m. Sept. 20, Hoyal said. “We are committed to making our roads safer” he added, and hope to do so by taking drunken drivers off the road. mmcfall@sltrib.com Twitter: @mikeypanda Unified Police will be looking out for drunken drivers in Taylorsville later this month. The police plan to conduct a checkpoint to look for motorists driving under the influence the night of Sept. 19 at 4965 S. Redwood Road (1700 West), said Lt. Justin Hoyal. The checkpoint will last from 9:30 p.m. Sept. 19 to 2:30 a.m. Sept. 20, Hoyal said. “We are committed to making our roads safer” he added, and hope to do so by taking drunken drivers off the road. mmcfall@sltrib.com Twitter: @mikeypanda 58361008@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:01:29 MDT Utah Football: Vegas thinks Fresno State may be match for Utes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58359131-77/state-utah-fresno-usc.html.csp Few would argue, given the available evidence, that Utah is better than No. 15 USC, but is USC really 31 points better than Utah? Vegas says so. Days after the Trojans pummeled Fresno State 52-13 at the Coliseum, Utah is favored by a mere 7.5 points at Rice-Eccles this Saturday (Edit: That line had jumped to -10 by Monday morning). This, on the heels of the Bulldogs being outgained 701 to 317 yards. Vegas either believes USC is very good, Utah is not-so good, or degrees of both. Fresno State is ... Few would argue, given the available evidence, that Utah is better than No. 15 USC, but is USC really 31 points better than Utah? Vegas says so. Days after the Trojans pummeled Fresno State 52-13 at the Coliseum, Utah is favored by a mere 7.5 points at Rice-Eccles this Saturday (Edit: That line had jumped to -10 by Monday morning). This, on the heels of the Bulldogs being outgained 701 to 317 yards. Vegas either believes USC is very good, Utah is not-so good, or degrees of both. Fresno State is ... 58359131@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:57:43 MDT In the NFL, imitation is often a form of flattery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58358467-77/nfl-says-teams-calling.html.csp New York • Troy Vincent pounds his fists on a conference room table and smiles. “We are a copycat league, you bet,” he says. “If Peyton and Philip and Brees and Brady are doing something that’s good, then go out and try to do the same thing.” Easier said than done if you don’t have such star quarterbacks, but Vincent’s point is well taken. The NFL’s head of football operations, a star player for 15 pro seasons and former president of the players’ union, recognizes that trends always will be a pa... New York • Troy Vincent pounds his fists on a conference room table and smiles. “We are a copycat league, you bet,” he says. “If Peyton and Philip and Brees and Brady are doing something that’s good, then go out and try to do the same thing.” Easier said than done if you don’t have such star quarterbacks, but Vincent’s point is well taken. The NFL’s head of football operations, a star player for 15 pro seasons and former president of the players’ union, recognizes that trends always will be a pa... 58358467@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:26:19 MDT BYU football: ‘Embarrassed’ Texas looks forward to Cougars’ visit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58358489-77/texas-byu-yards-team.html.csp Provo • Just in case there were doubts about Texas’ focus on BYU since Charlie Strong took over back in January, the Longhorns’ coach proved otherwise moments after a season-opening 37-7 win over North Texas on Saturday night in Austin. “I told [his players] enjoy this one, be ready and come back to work tomorrow, and this is a team [BYU] that we are going to face that played well in their opener. And plus they are a team that embarrassed us last season with a quarterback [Taysom Hill] who ran t... Provo • Just in case there were doubts about Texas’ focus on BYU since Charlie Strong took over back in January, the Longhorns’ coach proved otherwise moments after a season-opening 37-7 win over North Texas on Saturday night in Austin. “I told [his players] enjoy this one, be ready and come back to work tomorrow, and this is a team [BYU] that we are going to face that played well in their opener. And plus they are a team that embarrassed us last season with a quarterback [Taysom Hill] who ran t... 58358489@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:26:19 MDT Tennis: Wozniacki outlasts Sharapova, in US Open quarters http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58358571-77/sharapova-wozniacki-final-open.html.csp New York • Caroline Wozniacki trusts her stamina so much that she plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon. Maria Sharapova, usually the one wearing down opponents in the third set, sure couldn’t keep up on a steamy Sunday at the U.S. Open. Wozniacki won 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 in 2 hours, 37 minutes to get back to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal in more than two years — and get back in the headlines for reasons other than her personal life. “The season for me has been a little bit up... New York • Caroline Wozniacki trusts her stamina so much that she plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon. Maria Sharapova, usually the one wearing down opponents in the third set, sure couldn’t keep up on a steamy Sunday at the U.S. Open. Wozniacki won 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 in 2 hours, 37 minutes to get back to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal in more than two years — and get back in the headlines for reasons other than her personal life. “The season for me has been a little bit up... 58358571@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:26:19 MDT 49er Ray McDonald accused of domestic violence http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58358671-77/mcdonald-san-domestic-violence.html.csp San Jose, Calif. • Police in Northern California say San Francisco 49er Ray McDonald has been arrested on domestic violence charges. San Jose police Sgt. Heather Randol says the 29-year-old defensive end was taken into custody early Sunday after officers responded to a home in an upscale neighborhood. McDonald was jailed on felony domestic violence charges. Santa Clara County sheriff’s Sgt. Kurt Stenderup says McDonald was released after posting bail. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tou... San Jose, Calif. • Police in Northern California say San Francisco 49er Ray McDonald has been arrested on domestic violence charges. San Jose police Sgt. Heather Randol says the 29-year-old defensive end was taken into custody early Sunday after officers responded to a home in an upscale neighborhood. McDonald was jailed on felony domestic violence charges. Santa Clara County sheriff’s Sgt. Kurt Stenderup says McDonald was released after posting bail. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tou... 58358671@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:26:19 MDT MLB: Athletics acquire Dunn from White Sox http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58358673-77/dunn-sox-chicago-athletics.html.csp Chicago • The Oakland Athletics acquired slugger Adam Dunn from the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, hoping to boost their lineup for the final stretch. The White Sox also sent cash to Oakland while acquiring minor league pitcher Nolan Sanburn. Second in the AL West, the Athletics were looking to add a hitter after trading Yoenis Cespedes to the Boston Red Sox for starter Jon Lester before the July 31 nonwaiver deadline. Dunn has 460 career homers. But he struggled in four seasons with the White Sox... Chicago • The Oakland Athletics acquired slugger Adam Dunn from the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, hoping to boost their lineup for the final stretch. The White Sox also sent cash to Oakland while acquiring minor league pitcher Nolan Sanburn. Second in the AL West, the Athletics were looking to add a hitter after trading Yoenis Cespedes to the Boston Red Sox for starter Jon Lester before the July 31 nonwaiver deadline. Dunn has 460 career homers. But he struggled in four seasons with the White Sox... 58358673@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:26:19 MDT Kurt Kragthorpe: Utah State falls apart on Tennessee’s big stage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58360093-77/usu-tennessee-game-keeton.html.csp Knoxville, Tenn. The skies cleared, Utah State linebacker Nick Vigil sacked Tennessee’s quarterback and Aggie QB Chuckie Keeton completed his first pass attempt in a game in nearly 11 months. USU’s football season started wonderfully Sunday night. And then everything crumbled. A penalty flag fell on that first offensive play, kickoff returner Kennedy Williams lost a fumble and Joe Hill was stuffed on a fourth-and-1 run. Nothing that happened in a 38-7 loss to the Volunteers at historic Neyla... Knoxville, Tenn. The skies cleared, Utah State linebacker Nick Vigil sacked Tennessee’s quarterback and Aggie QB Chuckie Keeton completed his first pass attempt in a game in nearly 11 months. USU’s football season started wonderfully Sunday night. And then everything crumbled. A penalty flag fell on that first offensive play, kickoff returner Kennedy Williams lost a fumble and Joe Hill was stuffed on a fourth-and-1 run. Nothing that happened in a 38-7 loss to the Volunteers at historic Neyla... 58360093@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:26:19 MDT Salt Lake City in no rush to scrap its gun laws http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58348435-90/gun-lake-salt-becker.html.csp Mayor Ralph Becker is no Michael Bloomberg when it comes to gun control. Becker, mayor of Salt Lake City and soon to be president of the National League of Cities, has no intention of leading a crusade against what he sees as too-lax firearms laws. The Democrat supports what he considers common-sense gun control and, in the days after the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., he signed onto the U.S. Conference of Mayors letter advocating a ban on assault weapons and h... Mayor Ralph Becker is no Michael Bloomberg when it comes to gun control. Becker, mayor of Salt Lake City and soon to be president of the National League of Cities, has no intention of leading a crusade against what he sees as too-lax firearms laws. The Democrat supports what he considers common-sense gun control and, in the days after the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., he signed onto the U.S. Conference of Mayors letter advocating a ban on assault weapons and h... 58348435@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:24:56 MDT Is Ordain Women an apostate group? Mormon leaders won’t say http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58353062-78/women-church-ordain-lds.html.csp Ordain Women founder Kate Kelly is an “apostate,” the LDS Church’s top spokesman declared in a recent radio interview. So does that make the organization she founded to push for women’s inclusion in the all-male Mormon priesthood an apostate group? It is no idle question. The Utah-based faith asks members seeking entrance to any Mormon temple to assert that they do not “support, affiliate with, or agree with any group or individual whose teachings or practices are contrary to or oppose those acc... Ordain Women founder Kate Kelly is an “apostate,” the LDS Church’s top spokesman declared in a recent radio interview. So does that make the organization she founded to push for women’s inclusion in the all-male Mormon priesthood an apostate group? It is no idle question. The Utah-based faith asks members seeking entrance to any Mormon temple to assert that they do not “support, affiliate with, or agree with any group or individual whose teachings or practices are contrary to or oppose those acc... 58353062@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:14:43 MDT New Greek Orthodox Mission Parish holds inaugural service http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58353369-78/parish-greek-orthodox-mission.html.csp The Greek Orthodox Mission Parish of Utah met in its inaugural worship service Sunday. The parish was voted into existence on Aug. 23 by more than 100 then-members of the Greater Salt Lake Parish — comprised of Prophet Elias church and Holy Trinity Cathedral — who were dissatisfied with the way a four-year dispute between the two congregations was settled. The mission parish met Sunday at The Woods on Ninth, a reception center at 6775 S. 900 East in Midvale. Father Jimi Foreso from St. Catherine... The Greek Orthodox Mission Parish of Utah met in its inaugural worship service Sunday. The parish was voted into existence on Aug. 23 by more than 100 then-members of the Greater Salt Lake Parish — comprised of Prophet Elias church and Holy Trinity Cathedral — who were dissatisfied with the way a four-year dispute between the two congregations was settled. The mission parish met Sunday at The Woods on Ninth, a reception center at 6775 S. 900 East in Midvale. Father Jimi Foreso from St. Catherine... 58353369@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:14:43 MDT USU football: Tennessee subdues Chuckie Keeton in rout http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58360283-77/keeton-tennessee-usu-chuckie.html.csp Knoxville, Tenn. • Any remaining questions about quarterback Chuckie Keeton’s ability to move, run and scramble after recovering from knee surgery were answered Sunday night. Then again, Keeton’s repeated demonstration of those abilities was one of Utah State’s problems in a 38-7 loss to Tennessee at Neyland Stadium. The Volunteers hounded Keeton in exploiting USU’s offensive line, sacking him only once but forcing him into several hurried, errant throws and picking off two passes. Promoted by U... Knoxville, Tenn. • Any remaining questions about quarterback Chuckie Keeton’s ability to move, run and scramble after recovering from knee surgery were answered Sunday night. Then again, Keeton’s repeated demonstration of those abilities was one of Utah State’s problems in a 38-7 loss to Tennessee at Neyland Stadium. The Volunteers hounded Keeton in exploiting USU’s offensive line, sacking him only once but forcing him into several hurried, errant throws and picking off two passes. Promoted by U... 58360283@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:32:01 MDT College Football: Vols dash Aggies’ plan for strong start http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58360147-77/aggies-vols-game-tennessee.html.csp Knoxville, Tenn. • The Utah State Aggies emphasized earlier in the week how important it was they get off to a good start against the Tennessee Vols. So much for that plan. Instead, the opening minutes of the Aggies’ contest at Tennessee went exactly the opposite way. How else to describe being down by two touchdowns in six minutes than being a game-changing moment, offensive lineman Kevin Whimpey acknowledged. “We didn’t get off on the right foot,” Whimpey said. “We had a great plan coming in... Knoxville, Tenn. • The Utah State Aggies emphasized earlier in the week how important it was they get off to a good start against the Tennessee Vols. So much for that plan. Instead, the opening minutes of the Aggies’ contest at Tennessee went exactly the opposite way. How else to describe being down by two touchdowns in six minutes than being a game-changing moment, offensive lineman Kevin Whimpey acknowledged. “We didn’t get off on the right foot,” Whimpey said. “We had a great plan coming in... 58360147@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:59:02 MDT Israel to take 1,000 acres in West Bank for Jewish settlers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58359988-68/israeli-israel-west-peace.html.csp Jerusalem • The Israeli government announced Sunday that it would appropriate almost 1,000 acres of land in the West Bank that could be used to build homes for Jewish settlers. The Israeli group Peace Now, which opposes expansion of Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, called it the largest land appropriation in 30 years. The Civil Administration, the Israeli military authority responsible for implementing government policy in the West Bank, said the decision was based on the “instruc... Jerusalem • The Israeli government announced Sunday that it would appropriate almost 1,000 acres of land in the West Bank that could be used to build homes for Jewish settlers. The Israeli group Peace Now, which opposes expansion of Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, called it the largest land appropriation in 30 years. The Civil Administration, the Israeli military authority responsible for implementing government policy in the West Bank, said the decision was based on the “instruc... 58359988@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:56:02 MDT Salt Lake Comic Con delivers fans, but does it deliver dollars? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58313984-78/comic-con-salt-lake.html.csp How much impact does Salt Lake Comic Con have on downtown’s economy? That’s what co-founder Dan Farr would like to find out. During the second annual Comic Con, scheduled for Sept. 4-6, the convention will conduct a survey with Visit Salt Lake to measure how much money con-goers spend outside of the Salt Palace Convention Center. Before now, no one was tracking it. Technically, the Salt Lake Chamber doesn’t consider Comic Con a convention trade show. In its eyes, it’s a consumer show, and the i... How much impact does Salt Lake Comic Con have on downtown’s economy? That’s what co-founder Dan Farr would like to find out. During the second annual Comic Con, scheduled for Sept. 4-6, the convention will conduct a survey with Visit Salt Lake to measure how much money con-goers spend outside of the Salt Palace Convention Center. Before now, no one was tracking it. Technically, the Salt Lake Chamber doesn’t consider Comic Con a convention trade show. In its eyes, it’s a consumer show, and the i... 58313984@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:03:45 MDT Here are 5 things you won’t want to miss at Salt Lake Comic Con http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58338697-223/salt-comic-lake-con.html.csp Making a schedule for Salt Lake Comic Con, which starts Thursday, Sept. 4, can be daunting — because no matter what you’re doing, there’s always something else you’ll have to miss. Digging through the lists of hundreds of panels and celebrity appearances, The Salt Lake Tribune has picked five events that should be worth seeking out. They’re not necessarily the biggest draws, but they should prove to be among the most fascinating. Colin Baker / Paul McGann • These two actors have portrayed The ... Making a schedule for Salt Lake Comic Con, which starts Thursday, Sept. 4, can be daunting — because no matter what you’re doing, there’s always something else you’ll have to miss. Digging through the lists of hundreds of panels and celebrity appearances, The Salt Lake Tribune has picked five events that should be worth seeking out. They’re not necessarily the biggest draws, but they should prove to be among the most fascinating. Colin Baker / Paul McGann • These two actors have portrayed The ... 58338697@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:51:46 MDT Putin urges talks on ‘statehood in southeast Ukraine’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58359418-68/ukraine-russia-ukrainian-putin.html.csp Kiev, Ukraine • Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Hours later, Ukraine said a border guard vessel operating in the Azov Sea was attacked by land-based forces. Pro-Russian rebels have recently opened a new offensive along the seacoast. Putin’s comment, made to national TV network Channel 1, said Ukraine should “hold substantive, meaningful talks, not about technical issues but about th... Kiev, Ukraine • Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Hours later, Ukraine said a border guard vessel operating in the Azov Sea was attacked by land-based forces. Pro-Russian rebels have recently opened a new offensive along the seacoast. Putin’s comment, made to national TV network Channel 1, said Ukraine should “hold substantive, meaningful talks, not about technical issues but about th... 58359418@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:49:51 MDT USU Football: Tennessee beats Utah State 38-7 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58359323-77/aggies-state-utah-keeton.html.csp KNOXVILLE - It was set up so perfectly for the Utah State Aggies. They had a chance to come into Neyland Stadium and finally win the big game against a major team, kick off quarterback Chuckie Keeton’s Heisman campaign and send a message they are the team to watch in the Mountain West. But checking off all those goals proved much harder to accomplish than the Aggies imagined as a youthful but energized Tennessee team stuffed those hopes with a stingy defense and timely offense in a 38-7 victory... KNOXVILLE - It was set up so perfectly for the Utah State Aggies. They had a chance to come into Neyland Stadium and finally win the big game against a major team, kick off quarterback Chuckie Keeton’s Heisman campaign and send a message they are the team to watch in the Mountain West. But checking off all those goals proved much harder to accomplish than the Aggies imagined as a youthful but energized Tennessee team stuffed those hopes with a stingy defense and timely offense in a 38-7 victory... 58359323@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:40:46 MDT Ballet West’s Beer and Ballet fundraiser is Sept. 6 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58339873-223/ballet-beer-west-fundraiser.html.csp Sip craft beer, sample good food and enjoy a performance of new choreography from Ballet West artists during the Beer & Ballet fundraiser. It takes place Saturday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City. Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door. All proceeds benefit Ballet West’s educational and artistic programs. During the evening, guests can mingle with choreographers and dancers while enjoying beer and food from Epic Brewing Co. a... Sip craft beer, sample good food and enjoy a performance of new choreography from Ballet West artists during the Beer & Ballet fundraiser. It takes place Saturday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City. Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door. All proceeds benefit Ballet West’s educational and artistic programs. During the evening, guests can mingle with choreographers and dancers while enjoying beer and food from Epic Brewing Co. a... 58339873@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:35:08 MDT Islamist militia guarding U.S. Embassy in Tripoli http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58359744-68/libya-compound-militia-embassy.html.csp Tripoli, Libya • An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya’s capital now guards the U.S. Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the country more than a month ago. An Associated Press journalist saw holes left by small-arms and rocket fire dotting the residential compound, reminders of weeks of violence between rival militias over control of Tripoli that sparked the evacuation. The breach of a desert... Tripoli, Libya • An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya’s capital now guards the U.S. Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the country more than a month ago. An Associated Press journalist saw holes left by small-arms and rocket fire dotting the residential compound, reminders of weeks of violence between rival militias over control of Tripoli that sparked the evacuation. The breach of a desert... 58359744@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:32:02 MDT Iraqi forces break Islamic State’s siege on Shiite town http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58359903-68/state-islamic-iraqi-forces.html.csp Baghdad • Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, as a suicide bombing killed 14 people in Anbar western province, officials said. Army spokesman Lt. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi said the operation started at dawn Sunday and the forces entered the town shortly after midday. Speaking live on state TV, al-Moussawi said the forces suffered “some causalities,” but did not give... Baghdad • Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, as a suicide bombing killed 14 people in Anbar western province, officials said. Army spokesman Lt. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi said the operation started at dawn Sunday and the forces entered the town shortly after midday. Speaking live on state TV, al-Moussawi said the forces suffered “some causalities,” but did not give... 58359903@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:28:02 MDT Pakistan protesters vow to fight on until P.M. quits http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58359668-68/khan-minister-police-sharif.html.csp Islamabad • Anti-government protesters armed with slingshots and hammers clashed repeatedly with police Sunday in the Pakistani capital, and the powerful military cautioned the prime minister against further use of force in the crisis that has triggered the biggest challenge yet to his authority. At least three people were killed and nearly 400 admitted to hospitals in clashes that started Saturday night and continued to boil over Sunday, officials said. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met with top... Islamabad • Anti-government protesters armed with slingshots and hammers clashed repeatedly with police Sunday in the Pakistani capital, and the powerful military cautioned the prime minister against further use of force in the crisis that has triggered the biggest challenge yet to his authority. At least three people were killed and nearly 400 admitted to hospitals in clashes that started Saturday night and continued to boil over Sunday, officials said. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met with top... 58359668@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:26:01 MDT Judge blocks enforcement of new abortion law http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58359958-68/law-clinics-doctors-louisiana.html.csp Baton Rouge, La. • A federal judge has temporarily blocked Louisiana from enforcing its restrictive new abortion law. But lawyers and advocates appeared to disagree about whether the judge’s order affects doctors at all five abortion clinics in the state or only those at three clinics whose lawsuit challenges the measure. U.S. District Judge John deGravelles wrote that authorities cannot enforce the law until he holds a hearing on whether an order to block it is needed while the case remains in... Baton Rouge, La. • A federal judge has temporarily blocked Louisiana from enforcing its restrictive new abortion law. But lawyers and advocates appeared to disagree about whether the judge’s order affects doctors at all five abortion clinics in the state or only those at three clinics whose lawsuit challenges the measure. U.S. District Judge John deGravelles wrote that authorities cannot enforce the law until he holds a hearing on whether an order to block it is needed while the case remains in... 58359958@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:56:02 MDT New downtown Salt Lake City bicycle track worries small businesses http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58348049-90/300-bike-broadway-business.html.csp There are funny-looking parking spots painted up and down 300 South downtown. Bike lanes are this way and that. Workers are paving and jack hammering — and, simply put, between 600 East and 300 West, things are a mess. But don’t worry, say Salt Lake City officials, when the dust clears — about mid-October — the city will have its first permanent protected bike lanes on both sides of what some still call Broadway. The price tag: $900,000. It’s a work in progress, said City Hall spokesman Art Raym... There are funny-looking parking spots painted up and down 300 South downtown. Bike lanes are this way and that. Workers are paving and jack hammering — and, simply put, between 600 East and 300 West, things are a mess. But don’t worry, say Salt Lake City officials, when the dust clears — about mid-October — the city will have its first permanent protected bike lanes on both sides of what some still call Broadway. The price tag: $900,000. It’s a work in progress, said City Hall spokesman Art Raym... 58348049@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:47:34 MDT Kirby: Winterize now — or pay later http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58353277-78/winter-snow-kirby-winterize.html.csp Robert Kirby is on vacation. This is a reprint of an earlier column. You can feel it, can’t you? The air is cooler and leaves have started to turn. Summer is leaving. Winter is an inch away on the thermometer. Autumn will officially begin soon. It’s not so bad. There’s football, burning leaves, carving jack-o-lanterns and the new TV lineup. As they go, fall is one of the more tolerable seasons. Unfortunately, it doesn’t stay autumn for long. Fall eventually becomes winter, and winter around ... Robert Kirby is on vacation. This is a reprint of an earlier column. You can feel it, can’t you? The air is cooler and leaves have started to turn. Summer is leaving. Winter is an inch away on the thermometer. Autumn will officially begin soon. It’s not so bad. There’s football, burning leaves, carving jack-o-lanterns and the new TV lineup. As they go, fall is one of the more tolerable seasons. Unfortunately, it doesn’t stay autumn for long. Fall eventually becomes winter, and winter around ... 58353277@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:46:52 MDT Real Salt Lake: Call-ups will test team’s depth http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58358601-77/dallas-rsl-match-team.html.csp Santa Clara, Calif. • Before Real Salt Lake jetted toward the Bay Area this weekend and grabbed a road point at San Jose, Jeff Cassar waxed existential on briefly losing three key players in the midst of a tense Western Conference playoff race. “It’s life,” RSL’s coach said. “It’s life when you have quality players. The good thing is we’re getting good players being called up.” But with back-to-back matches at home against FC Dallas and away against league-leading Seattle, the club must exact re... Santa Clara, Calif. • Before Real Salt Lake jetted toward the Bay Area this weekend and grabbed a road point at San Jose, Jeff Cassar waxed existential on briefly losing three key players in the midst of a tense Western Conference playoff race. “It’s life,” RSL’s coach said. “It’s life when you have quality players. The good thing is we’re getting good players being called up.” But with back-to-back matches at home against FC Dallas and away against league-leading Seattle, the club must exact re... 58358601@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:23:30 MDT AP source: Chiefs’ Smith agrees to 4-yr extension http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58359415-77/chiefs-smith-extension-kansas.html.csp Kansas City, Mo. • Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has agreed to a four-year, $68 million extension that includes $45 million in guaranteed money, a person familiar with the contract told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because the team had not announced the deal, which will keep Smith in Kansas City through the 2018 season. The Kansas City Star first reported the agreement. Smith and his representatives had been discussing an extension with the Chiefs for s... Kansas City, Mo. • Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has agreed to a four-year, $68 million extension that includes $45 million in guaranteed money, a person familiar with the contract told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because the team had not announced the deal, which will keep Smith in Kansas City through the 2018 season. The Kansas City Star first reported the agreement. Smith and his representatives had been discussing an extension with the Chiefs for s... 58359415@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:23:30 MDT ‘Up-and-coming’ Salt Lake becoming a ‘pretty cool place’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58334641-78/lake-salt-says-coming.html.csp A few years ago, Mike Elliott and his friends might have sought out a private house party for their weekend fun. Now, the 24-year-old Web developer says there’s plenty to do in downtown Salt Lake City. Elliot and his girlfriend rent an apartment on the southern edge of the urban core, and he commutes to suburban Sandy for work. “I like the idea of an up-and-coming city,” he says. “There’re just more options.” Elliot says he can feel the city’s night life gaining momentum. The University of Utah... A few years ago, Mike Elliott and his friends might have sought out a private house party for their weekend fun. Now, the 24-year-old Web developer says there’s plenty to do in downtown Salt Lake City. Elliot and his girlfriend rent an apartment on the southern edge of the urban core, and he commutes to suburban Sandy for work. “I like the idea of an up-and-coming city,” he says. “There’re just more options.” Elliot says he can feel the city’s night life gaining momentum. The University of Utah... 58334641@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:19:54 MDT For BYU grad, downtown SLC is the right place, the right time, the right blend http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58334673-78/giauque-says-downtown-lake.html.csp Night life in Salt Lake City strikes the right midpoint for Caitie Giauque. The 28-year-old partakes of some of downtown’s attractions but an evening in her social life is just as likely to involve cooking and watching movies with friends or working on “random projects here and there.” Utah’s capital “is a manageable size,” the Brigham Young University graduate and Provo native says. “It feels like a city, but it’s not so overwhelming that you’re terrified you’re missing something if you’re not... Night life in Salt Lake City strikes the right midpoint for Caitie Giauque. The 28-year-old partakes of some of downtown’s attractions but an evening in her social life is just as likely to involve cooking and watching movies with friends or working on “random projects here and there.” Utah’s capital “is a manageable size,” the Brigham Young University graduate and Provo native says. “It feels like a city, but it’s not so overwhelming that you’re terrified you’re missing something if you’re not... 58334673@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:17:48 MDT Feds want nuclear waste train, but nowhere to go http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58358549-68/nuclear-fuel-rail-energy.html.csp Atlanta • The U.S. government is looking for trains to haul radioactive waste from nuclear power plants to disposal sites. Too bad those trains have nowhere to go. Putting the cart before the horse, the U.S. Department of Energy recently asked companies for ideas on how the government should get the rail cars needed to haul 150-ton casks filled with used, radioactive nuclear fuel. They won’t be moving anytime soon. The latest government plans call for having an interim test storage site in 2021 ... Atlanta • The U.S. government is looking for trains to haul radioactive waste from nuclear power plants to disposal sites. Too bad those trains have nowhere to go. Putting the cart before the horse, the U.S. Department of Energy recently asked companies for ideas on how the government should get the rail cars needed to haul 150-ton casks filled with used, radioactive nuclear fuel. They won’t be moving anytime soon. The latest government plans call for having an interim test storage site in 2021 ... 58358549@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:23:27 MDT Joan Rivers still in hospital; stars tweet support http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58358567-223/joan-rivers-hospital-stars.html.csp New York • Joan Rivers remains hospitalized three days after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor’s office in New York City. The Mount Sinai Hospital said Sunday that it had no updates to release on the 81-year-old comedian’s health. Daughter Melissa Rivers said Friday that she was in serious condition. A spokeswoman for Joan Rivers didn’t immediately respond to messages Sunday. She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital on Thursday, a day after she spoke at an employee event at Time Inc. in New Yor... New York • Joan Rivers remains hospitalized three days after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor’s office in New York City. The Mount Sinai Hospital said Sunday that it had no updates to release on the 81-year-old comedian’s health. Daughter Melissa Rivers said Friday that she was in serious condition. A spokeswoman for Joan Rivers didn’t immediately respond to messages Sunday. She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital on Thursday, a day after she spoke at an employee event at Time Inc. in New Yor... 58358567@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:22:53 MDT Down at half, US beats Turkey in basketball worlds http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58359130-77/turkey-americans-spain-half.html.csp Bilbao, Spain • They figured it would be simple, that they would just beat up on Turkey like they did Finland a night earlier. Instead, the Americans were the ones on the ropes for nearly three quarters. “I guess we felt like last night’s game was pretty easy and tonight was going to be the same way, but Turkey came out and they gave us their punch from the beginning,” forward James Harden said. “We took it and we were sluggish. That second half we played a lot better.” Kenneth Faried scored 22 ... Bilbao, Spain • They figured it would be simple, that they would just beat up on Turkey like they did Finland a night earlier. Instead, the Americans were the ones on the ropes for nearly three quarters. “I guess we felt like last night’s game was pretty easy and tonight was going to be the same way, but Turkey came out and they gave us their punch from the beginning,” forward James Harden said. “We took it and we were sluggish. That second half we played a lot better.” Kenneth Faried scored 22 ... 58359130@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 15:57:29 MDT Utah utility boss who failed to prevent alleged fraud gets $238,005 severance http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58338926-78/stewart-company-heber-franco.html.csp The public utility general manager who failed to prevent his subordinate from carrying out an alleged financial fraud is leaving the company with a retirement package worth almost a quarter-million dollars. Blaine Stewart, whose tenure as Heber Light and Power’s general manager began in 2008, was relieved of all day-to-day responsibilities Aug. 8 and will officially retire Nov. 26. “I’m 71, and I’ve put in a lot of years with the electric service,” Stewart said. “It’s time for me to pursue my o... The public utility general manager who failed to prevent his subordinate from carrying out an alleged financial fraud is leaving the company with a retirement package worth almost a quarter-million dollars. Blaine Stewart, whose tenure as Heber Light and Power’s general manager began in 2008, was relieved of all day-to-day responsibilities Aug. 8 and will officially retire Nov. 26. “I’m 71, and I’ve put in a lot of years with the electric service,” Stewart said. “It’s time for me to pursue my o... 58338926@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 15:08:21 MDT Nevada commission adopts fracking regulations http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58356682-79/nevada-regulations-fracking-oil.html.csp Elko Nev. • A state panel has approved regulations guiding oil and gas exploration companies’ use of hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, in Nevada. The Commission on Mineral Resources’ unanimous decision Thursday in Elko drew criticism from opponents, who say fracking could lead to water contamination, excessive water consumption and earthquake activity. But supporters say the concerns are exaggerated, and they add that oil and gas development resulting from fracking will provide a b... Elko Nev. • A state panel has approved regulations guiding oil and gas exploration companies’ use of hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, in Nevada. The Commission on Mineral Resources’ unanimous decision Thursday in Elko drew criticism from opponents, who say fracking could lead to water contamination, excessive water consumption and earthquake activity. But supporters say the concerns are exaggerated, and they add that oil and gas development resulting from fracking will provide a b... 58356682@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:00:03 MDT Where in Utah was this photo taken? Submit your guess to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win a book http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58352031-223/book-utah-brett-chance.html.csp This week • Send your guess, along with your name and address, to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win the book “Utah” by Tom and Gayen Wharton. Guesses must be submitted by noon Sept. 5. Include “Where” in your email subject line. Last week • Kendrick Shepherd had his name drawn from the entries correctly identifying Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park and wins the book “Fishing Utah” by Brett Prettyman. This week • Send your guess, along with your name and address, to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win the book “Utah” by Tom and Gayen Wharton. Guesses must be submitted by noon Sept. 5. Include “Where” in your email subject line. Last week • Kendrick Shepherd had his name drawn from the entries correctly identifying Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park and wins the book “Fishing Utah” by Brett Prettyman. 58352031@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:58:21 MDT Rams cut Michael Sam, 1st drafted openly gay player http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58355407-77/sam-rams-cut-louis.html.csp St. Louis • The St. Louis Rams have cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. The seventh-round pick has been outspoken and confident as his progress was watched as closely as any rookie in the league. He has been cheered by athletes and celebrities. In the end, the defensive end couldn’t make a team stocked with pass-rushers. Sam still has a chance to get picked up by another team or to make the Rams’ practice squad. “There will be no challenge, no challenges whatsoev... St. Louis • The St. Louis Rams have cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. The seventh-round pick has been outspoken and confident as his progress was watched as closely as any rookie in the league. He has been cheered by athletes and celebrities. In the end, the defensive end couldn’t make a team stocked with pass-rushers. Sam still has a chance to get picked up by another team or to make the Rams’ practice squad. “There will be no challenge, no challenges whatsoev... 58355407@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:10:15 MDT Incentives states can offer to get $5B Tesla factory http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58358587-79/tax-tesla-state-million.html.csp Los Angeles • Five states are on the short list for a $5 billion factory that Tesla Motors plans to build so it can crank out batteries for a new generation of electric cars. The package of economic incentives that each state offers will help determine where Tesla builds the factory — Nevada, California, Texas, Arizona or New Mexico. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said the winning state will shoulder about 10 percent of the total cost, meaning at least $500 million worth of incentives. Tesla already ha... Los Angeles • Five states are on the short list for a $5 billion factory that Tesla Motors plans to build so it can crank out batteries for a new generation of electric cars. The package of economic incentives that each state offers will help determine where Tesla builds the factory — Nevada, California, Texas, Arizona or New Mexico. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said the winning state will shoulder about 10 percent of the total cost, meaning at least $500 million worth of incentives. Tesla already ha... 58358587@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:09:01 MDT Photos: Keith Urban brings his ‘Raise ‘Em Up’ tour to Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58335606-223/raise-keith-tour-urban.html.csp Keith Urban brought his “Raise ’Em Up” tour to Usana Amphitheatre in West Valley City on Saturday. Click through the gallery to see photos. Keith Urban brought his “Raise ’Em Up” tour to Usana Amphitheatre in West Valley City on Saturday. Click through the gallery to see photos. 58335606@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:01:12 MDT Park City showcase highlights 19 homes open for viewing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58348401-78/homes-park-showcase-com.html.csp The 16th annual Park City area Showcase of Homes completes its run on Monday in 19 Summit County homes. The show — which highlights the work of architects, builders and interior designers — continues daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday and Monday. Tickets are $12 online and $15 at the door. For more information, www.pcshowcaseofhomes.com/. The 16th annual Park City area Showcase of Homes completes its run on Monday in 19 Summit County homes. The show — which highlights the work of architects, builders and interior designers — continues daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday and Monday. Tickets are $12 online and $15 at the door. For more information, www.pcshowcaseofhomes.com/. 58348401@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:01:12 MDT Yellowstone, Grand Teton parks rescues near 90 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58358573-68/grand-teton-yellowstone-park.html.csp Jackson, Wyo. • Rangers have conducted nearly 90 search-and-rescue operations in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks so far this year. An estimated 15 “major” and 20 “minor” rescues have occurred in Yellowstone, which covers parts of Wyoming, Idaho and Montana, park spokesman Al Nash told the Jackson Hole News & Guide (http://bit.ly/1tkAohP ). An operation is considered major when its costs top $500. Otherwise, it is considered minor. In neighboring Grand Teton National Park, there have b... Jackson, Wyo. • Rangers have conducted nearly 90 search-and-rescue operations in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks so far this year. An estimated 15 “major” and 20 “minor” rescues have occurred in Yellowstone, which covers parts of Wyoming, Idaho and Montana, park spokesman Al Nash told the Jackson Hole News & Guide (http://bit.ly/1tkAohP ). An operation is considered major when its costs top $500. Otherwise, it is considered minor. In neighboring Grand Teton National Park, there have b... 58358573@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:53:02 MDT Cleveland welcomes growing field of server data farms http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58358572-79/data-cleveland-centers-servers.html.csp Cleveland • Northeast Ohio is hardly ready to usurp Silicon Valley as a high-tech mecca, but a growing number of data centers are choosing to locate in and around Cleveland to take advantage of cheap power, an abundance of fiber-optic cable and one of the safest environments in the country for storing digital information. BYTEGRID, which got its start in northern Virginia, is investing millions to convert a small data center near downtown Cleveland into a large one capable of using enough electr... Cleveland • Northeast Ohio is hardly ready to usurp Silicon Valley as a high-tech mecca, but a growing number of data centers are choosing to locate in and around Cleveland to take advantage of cheap power, an abundance of fiber-optic cable and one of the safest environments in the country for storing digital information. BYTEGRID, which got its start in northern Virginia, is investing millions to convert a small data center near downtown Cleveland into a large one capable of using enough electr... 58358572@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:51:02 MDT Ferguson’s flashpoint sparks national outrage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58358560-68/police-brown-ferguson-black.html.csp Los Angeles • They were killed in Wisconsin, New York and California. Some were shot on the street. One was killed in a Wal-Mart. Another died after being placed in a chokehold. All died at the hands of police and all have been united by one thing: the killing of Michael Brown. Details may differ, circumstances of their deaths may remain unknown, but the outrage that erupted after the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of the unarmed, black 18-year-old by a white officer in Ferguson, Missouri, has become a r... Los Angeles • They were killed in Wisconsin, New York and California. Some were shot on the street. One was killed in a Wal-Mart. Another died after being placed in a chokehold. All died at the hands of police and all have been united by one thing: the killing of Michael Brown. Details may differ, circumstances of their deaths may remain unknown, but the outrage that erupted after the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of the unarmed, black 18-year-old by a white officer in Ferguson, Missouri, has become a r... 58358560@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:44:02 MDT Israel’s ‘The Farewell Party’ finds humor in death http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58358557-223/film-israeli-farewell-party.html.csp Venice, Italy • With dozens of films jostling for attention at the Venice Film Festival, it takes originality to make an impact. Two Israeli filmmakers have done it by refusing to accept that death is no laughing matter. “The Farewell Party” centers on a group of Jerusalem retirement-home residents who create a euthanasia machine to put a dying friend out of his misery — and then face a moral dilemma when others come seeking the same service. The movie treats assisted suicide — illegal in Israel... Venice, Italy • With dozens of films jostling for attention at the Venice Film Festival, it takes originality to make an impact. Two Israeli filmmakers have done it by refusing to accept that death is no laughing matter. “The Farewell Party” centers on a group of Jerusalem retirement-home residents who create a euthanasia machine to put a dying friend out of his misery — and then face a moral dilemma when others come seeking the same service. The movie treats assisted suicide — illegal in Israel... 58358557@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:43:02 MDT Congress prods Obama to take decisive action against Islamic State threats http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58358553-68/state-islamic-feinstein-group.html.csp Washington • Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil. The lawmakers, one Republican and one Democratic, offered bipartisan pressure on the White House to turn back the hazard of Islamist fighters who have taken control of vast swaths of Syria and Iraq. Those militants now are looking toward the United States or Western Europe for it... Washington • Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil. The lawmakers, one Republican and one Democratic, offered bipartisan pressure on the White House to turn back the hazard of Islamist fighters who have taken control of vast swaths of Syria and Iraq. Those militants now are looking toward the United States or Western Europe for it... 58358553@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:38:34 MDT Utah forecast: A cooler, but smoky, northern Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58358476-78/utah-lake-northern-salt.html.csp The Labor Day weekend air might feel comfortable for northern Utah, but it’s less than healthy. A cold front has chilled a sunny Salt Lake City to an expected high of 76 on Sunday, followed by a high of 79 on Monday. However, as wildfire smoke blows in from northern California and Oregon, the air quality remains only moderate in Salt Lake, Tooele, Utah, Davis, Weber, Box Elder and Cache counties, according to the Utah Division of Air Quality. “If smoke becomes thick, persons with existing heart ... The Labor Day weekend air might feel comfortable for northern Utah, but it’s less than healthy. A cold front has chilled a sunny Salt Lake City to an expected high of 76 on Sunday, followed by a high of 79 on Monday. However, as wildfire smoke blows in from northern California and Oregon, the air quality remains only moderate in Salt Lake, Tooele, Utah, Davis, Weber, Box Elder and Cache counties, according to the Utah Division of Air Quality. “If smoke becomes thick, persons with existing heart ... 58358476@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:33:18 MDT It’s not just Hello Kitty: Japan’s character craze http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58358475-79/japan-character-characters-bear.html.csp Tokyo • Hello Kitty, whom many learned last week is a girl and not a cat, may be the queen of Japan’s cute characters, but she’s hardly the only one. There are thousands, and they are ubiquitous: Long-time favorite Doraemon (who really is a cat) has a daily quiz in a national newspaper. Little monster Pikachu hosted a theme cafe in Tokyo this summer. Stress-relieving Rilakkuma (“relaxed bear”) dangles from teenage girls’ school bags. Characters are not just for kids in Japan, but a part of busin... Tokyo • Hello Kitty, whom many learned last week is a girl and not a cat, may be the queen of Japan’s cute characters, but she’s hardly the only one. There are thousands, and they are ubiquitous: Long-time favorite Doraemon (who really is a cat) has a daily quiz in a national newspaper. Little monster Pikachu hosted a theme cafe in Tokyo this summer. Stress-relieving Rilakkuma (“relaxed bear”) dangles from teenage girls’ school bags. Characters are not just for kids in Japan, but a part of busin... 58358475@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:18:19 MDT Lava eruption prompts Iceland aviation alert http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58358468-68/eruption-aviation-fissure-lava.html.csp Reykjavik, Iceland • Lava fountains danced along a lengthy volcanic fissure near Iceland’s subglacial Bardarbunga volcano Sunday, prompting authorities to raise the aviation warning code to the highest level and close the surrounding airspace. The red warning code — the highest in the country’s alert system — was raised early Sunday after the eruption in the Holuhraun lava field, about five kilometers (three miles) north of the Dyngjujoekull glacier. The warning was lowered 12 hours later as vis... Reykjavik, Iceland • Lava fountains danced along a lengthy volcanic fissure near Iceland’s subglacial Bardarbunga volcano Sunday, prompting authorities to raise the aviation warning code to the highest level and close the surrounding airspace. The red warning code — the highest in the country’s alert system — was raised early Sunday after the eruption in the Holuhraun lava field, about five kilometers (three miles) north of the Dyngjujoekull glacier. The warning was lowered 12 hours later as vis... 58358468@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:10:02 MDT WHO: Senegal Ebola case ‘a top priority emergency’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58358466-68/ebola-health-dakar-senegal.html.csp Dakar, Senegal • The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is “a top priority emergency,” the World Health Organization said Sunday, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in contact with a Guinean student who has tested positive for the deadly disease in the capital, Dakar. Senegal faces an “urgent need” for support and supplies including hygiene kits and personal protective equipment for health workers, the WHO said in a statement Sunday. “These needs will be met with the fastest p... Dakar, Senegal • The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is “a top priority emergency,” the World Health Organization said Sunday, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in contact with a Guinean student who has tested positive for the deadly disease in the capital, Dakar. Senegal faces an “urgent need” for support and supplies including hygiene kits and personal protective equipment for health workers, the WHO said in a statement Sunday. “These needs will be met with the fastest p... 58358466@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:08:02 MDT Islamist militia says it ‘secured’ U.S. compound in Libya http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58358461-68/libya-compound-militia-capital.html.csp Tripoli, Libya • The Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya’s capital has “secured” a U.S. Embassy residential compound there, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting, one of its commanders said Sunday. The Islamist militia’s move likely will reinvigorate debate in the U.S. over its role in Libya, more than three years after supporting rebels who toppled dictator Moammar Gadhafi. It also comes near the two-year anniversary of the sla... Tripoli, Libya • The Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya’s capital has “secured” a U.S. Embassy residential compound there, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting, one of its commanders said Sunday. The Islamist militia’s move likely will reinvigorate debate in the U.S. over its role in Libya, more than three years after supporting rebels who toppled dictator Moammar Gadhafi. It also comes near the two-year anniversary of the sla... 58358461@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:03:02 MDT Cepeda: One sleeper of an issue http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58355969-82/sleep-adults-kids-early.html.csp CHICAGO • Many adults tend to dismiss scientific research about the adolescent mind. Perhaps they came of age during a time when children, especially teens, were expected to behave as little adults. For years the scientific community has made clear that brains of children and young adults into their 20s undergo physical and chemical changes that can result in high-risk behaviors, vulnerability to addiction and mental illness. Still, some adults scoff at the notion that teenagers don’t have ... CHICAGO • Many adults tend to dismiss scientific research about the adolescent mind. Perhaps they came of age during a time when children, especially teens, were expected to behave as little adults. For years the scientific community has made clear that brains of children and young adults into their 20s undergo physical and chemical changes that can result in high-risk behaviors, vulnerability to addiction and mental illness. Still, some adults scoff at the notion that teenagers don’t have ... 58355969@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:01:05 MDT Bloomberg View Op-ed: Nation of privilege undermines rule of law http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58356016-82/law-privilege-black-system.html.csp These days, the word “privilege” has been reduced to a trite buzzword. That’s a shame, because it used to mean more than just being born into advantageous circumstances. The word, which means “private law” in old French, originally referred to a system in which different groups of people had different rights under the law. If there’s one political idea most people agree on these days, it’s the rule of law. We argue endlessly about income inequality, wealth inequality, or inequality of opportunit... These days, the word “privilege” has been reduced to a trite buzzword. That’s a shame, because it used to mean more than just being born into advantageous circumstances. The word, which means “private law” in old French, originally referred to a system in which different groups of people had different rights under the law. If there’s one political idea most people agree on these days, it’s the rule of law. We argue endlessly about income inequality, wealth inequality, or inequality of opportunit... 58356016@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:01:05 MDT Tesoro exploring alternate route for Utah pipeline http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58356486-90/pipeline-tesoro-route-park.html.csp Park City • Tesoro Refining & Marketing, bowing to feedback from Summit County officials and stakeholders, is exploring the possibility of altering the route of the proposed Uinta Express Pipeline. Michael Gebhardt, vice president of strategy and business development for Tesoro, said Thursday in a phone interview with The Park Record that the oil company is investigating an alternate route that would be well east of the originally proposed pipeline route. The variation would place the pipeline f... Park City • Tesoro Refining & Marketing, bowing to feedback from Summit County officials and stakeholders, is exploring the possibility of altering the route of the proposed Uinta Express Pipeline. Michael Gebhardt, vice president of strategy and business development for Tesoro, said Thursday in a phone interview with The Park Record that the oil company is investigating an alternate route that would be well east of the originally proposed pipeline route. The variation would place the pipeline f... 58356486@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:01:05 MDT Milbank: America’s real ice bucket challenge http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58355931-82/bucket-ice-percent-federal.html.csp WASHINGTON • I’m just back from vacation in Europe, where, to judge from the political headlines coming out of the United States, this country had no greater care than which of its leaders would next be soaked in cold water. George W. Bush was doused by his wife, Laura, and then nominated Bill Clinton to take the ice-bucket challenge for charity. Mitt Romney got a bucket poured on him by his former running mate, Paul Ryan, who joined other possible 2016 presidential aspirants Scott Walker a... WASHINGTON • I’m just back from vacation in Europe, where, to judge from the political headlines coming out of the United States, this country had no greater care than which of its leaders would next be soaked in cold water. George W. Bush was doused by his wife, Laura, and then nominated Bill Clinton to take the ice-bucket challenge for charity. Mitt Romney got a bucket poured on him by his former running mate, Paul Ryan, who joined other possible 2016 presidential aspirants Scott Walker a... 58355931@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:01:04 MDT Will: Paul Ryan’s way forward http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58355954-82/ryan-government-obama-fair.html.csp WASHINGTON • To take the measure of this uncommonly interesting public man, begin with two related facts about him. Paul Ryan has at least 67 cousins in his Wisconsin hometown of Janesville, where there are six Ryan households within eight blocks of his home. And in his new book, “The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea,” he says something few politicians say, which is why so many are neither trusted nor respected. Ryan says he was wrong. At a Wisconsin 4-H fair in 2012, Ryan encountere... WASHINGTON • To take the measure of this uncommonly interesting public man, begin with two related facts about him. Paul Ryan has at least 67 cousins in his Wisconsin hometown of Janesville, where there are six Ryan households within eight blocks of his home. And in his new book, “The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea,” he says something few politicians say, which is why so many are neither trusted nor respected. Ryan says he was wrong. At a Wisconsin 4-H fair in 2012, Ryan encountere... 58355954@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:01:04 MDT Radio reporter loves downtown’s diversity http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58334667-78/lake-salt-tracy-says.html.csp Salt Lake City’s urban vibe thrills Betsy Tracy. “The small-town girl in me is still enamored with the big buildings and all the hustle and bustle,” says the 23-year-old broadcast journalist, who grew up in the small Missouri farm community of Harrisonville, an hour south of Kansas City. Tracy works long but rewarding hours as a KSL Radio reporter and TV producer, having been hired right out of Brigham Young University-Idaho in April 2013. After short stints in Provo and Sugar House, she moved ... Salt Lake City’s urban vibe thrills Betsy Tracy. “The small-town girl in me is still enamored with the big buildings and all the hustle and bustle,” says the 23-year-old broadcast journalist, who grew up in the small Missouri farm community of Harrisonville, an hour south of Kansas City. Tracy works long but rewarding hours as a KSL Radio reporter and TV producer, having been hired right out of Brigham Young University-Idaho in April 2013. After short stints in Provo and Sugar House, she moved ... 58334667@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:01:03 MDT Six ways to save cash at Salt Lake Comic Con http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58313994-80/convention-parking-salt-south.html.csp Unless you’re making Bruce Wayne money, it never hurts to save a few dollars here and there — especially during Comic Con, where it’s easier to part with your cash than the air in your lungs. Here are a few tips to walk away from the convention weekend without losing too much green. 1. Park elsewhere •It’s tough to beat the convenience of parking in the Salt Palace Convention Center’s garage, but that will set you back $12 a day. If you don’t mind a short walk, there are two nearby parking lots... Unless you’re making Bruce Wayne money, it never hurts to save a few dollars here and there — especially during Comic Con, where it’s easier to part with your cash than the air in your lungs. Here are a few tips to walk away from the convention weekend without losing too much green. 1. Park elsewhere •It’s tough to beat the convenience of parking in the Salt Palace Convention Center’s garage, but that will set you back $12 a day. If you don’t mind a short walk, there are two nearby parking lots... 58313994@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:01:02 MDT