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The show featured the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, historical aircraft and a World War II battle reenactment. <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58224245@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:02:02 MDT Ukraine forces fight to control site of plane crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58230807-68/ukraine-russia-site-government.html.csp Donetsk, Ukraine • Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month. The U.S. State Department, meanwhile, released satellite images that it says back up its claims that rockets have been fired from Russia into eastern Ukraine and heavy artillery for separatists has also crossed the border. A four-page document released by the State Department ... Donetsk, Ukraine • Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month. The U.S. State Department, meanwhile, released satellite images that it says back up its claims that rockets have been fired from Russia into eastern Ukraine and heavy artillery for separatists has also crossed the border. A four-page document released by the State Department ... 58230807@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:39:02 MDT SLC says pain worth the gain in Miller Park’s restoration http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58211711-78/park-lake-phase-east.html.csp The owls are screeching in Salt Lake City’s east-side Miller Park Bird Refuge — and so are the backhoes. After months of consulting and clashing with neighbors and the Great Salt Lake Audubon over restoration plans for the park straddling Red Butte Creek, the city has begun work on a project that will thin out non-native trees, fortify stream banks and improve trails. But city officials have taken note of the discord and have amended their plan. Crews will remove fewer trees in the short term i... The owls are screeching in Salt Lake City’s east-side Miller Park Bird Refuge — and so are the backhoes. After months of consulting and clashing with neighbors and the Great Salt Lake Audubon over restoration plans for the park straddling Red Butte Creek, the city has begun work on a project that will thin out non-native trees, fortify stream banks and improve trails. But city officials have taken note of the discord and have amended their plan. Crews will remove fewer trees in the short term i... 58211711@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:38:09 MDT Utah’s Hatch longs for Senate’s good ol’ days http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58224778-90/senate-hatch-senators-washington.html.csp Washington • Underneath the desks of the Senate majority and minority leaders are spittoons. I’m fairly sure that no sitting senators dip and spit these days — I haven’t seen a member of the world’s most deliberative body chewing tobacco recently — but the spittoons are still there. The Senate is all about tradition. When a senator dies, aides mask his desk with a black robe and lay white roses. The most junior senator must supply candy to his or her colleagues. Departing senators etch their na... Washington • Underneath the desks of the Senate majority and minority leaders are spittoons. I’m fairly sure that no sitting senators dip and spit these days — I haven’t seen a member of the world’s most deliberative body chewing tobacco recently — but the spittoons are still there. The Senate is all about tradition. When a senator dies, aides mask his desk with a black robe and lay white roses. The most junior senator must supply candy to his or her colleagues. Departing senators etch their na... 58224778@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:33:21 MDT New Glinda to float onto the Capitol Theatre stage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58215719-223/wicked-beck-says-bohne.html.csp After 970 performances as “Wicked’s” Glinda, Gina Beck will be departing in a bubble for her last time from the Capitol Theatre stage. Chandra Lee Schwartz, a veteran of the touring and Broadway companies, will be reclaiming the character’s wand beginning July 29. Joining the cast as Boq is Etai BenShlomo, who previously played the role on Broadway. “Roles like this don’t come along very often,” says Schwartz while walking to rehearsal at the downtown Salt Lake City theater. “To get to come back... After 970 performances as “Wicked’s” Glinda, Gina Beck will be departing in a bubble for her last time from the Capitol Theatre stage. Chandra Lee Schwartz, a veteran of the touring and Broadway companies, will be reclaiming the character’s wand beginning July 29. Joining the cast as Boq is Etai BenShlomo, who previously played the role on Broadway. “Roles like this don’t come along very often,” says Schwartz while walking to rehearsal at the downtown Salt Lake City theater. “To get to come back... 58215719@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:27:49 MDT Scott D. Pierce: Why would you watch horrific TV violence? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58215952-223/williamson-didn-fun-sort.html.csp Kevin Williamson couldn’t have been surprised that the response to his new series “Stalker” has been critical. The writer/producers’s new CBS procedural drama, scheduled to premiere on Sept. 22, opens with a horrifying scene in which a stalker sets a young woman on fire. “That was maybe being a little flashy to try to get picked up,” said Williamson, trying to use humor to deflect criticism. It didn’t work. And that was, at least in part, because Williamson has a history of creating violence in... Kevin Williamson couldn’t have been surprised that the response to his new series “Stalker” has been critical. The writer/producers’s new CBS procedural drama, scheduled to premiere on Sept. 22, opens with a horrifying scene in which a stalker sets a young woman on fire. “That was maybe being a little flashy to try to get picked up,” said Williamson, trying to use humor to deflect criticism. It didn’t work. And that was, at least in part, because Williamson has a history of creating violence in... 58215952@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:26:11 MDT Firefighters continue to gain on several wildfires http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58229352-78/fire-contained-sunday-percent.html.csp Fire crews spent Sunday continuing to wrap up most of the larger wildfires burning around the state. Firefighters fully contained the Rockport Fire on Sunday, which began in a yurt near the Summit County neighborhood of Rockport Estates on Friday afternoon. The fire had spread toward a nearby landfill, growing to about 120 acres. Elsewhere, the 1,400-acre Tunnel Hollow Fire was almost fully contained Sunday, at 95 percent. Lightning had ignited it about 5 miles east of Morgan, along the Weber R... Fire crews spent Sunday continuing to wrap up most of the larger wildfires burning around the state. Firefighters fully contained the Rockport Fire on Sunday, which began in a yurt near the Summit County neighborhood of Rockport Estates on Friday afternoon. The fire had spread toward a nearby landfill, growing to about 120 acres. Elsewhere, the 1,400-acre Tunnel Hollow Fire was almost fully contained Sunday, at 95 percent. Lightning had ignited it about 5 miles east of Morgan, along the Weber R... 58229352@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:24:24 MDT Utah trial centers on FBI’s Oklahoma City bombing records http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58211323-78/trentadue-bombing-fbi-building.html.csp Nearly two decades after the Oklahoma City bombing, a Utah attorney who is fighting to obtain FBI records related to the attack will have his day in court. On Monday, a three-day trial is scheduled to begin in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City on a lawsuit by lawyer Jesse Trentadue. He filed a request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) seeking documents and videotapes from the bombing investigation — including one tape he believes shows two men exiting a Ryder truck parked in front ... Nearly two decades after the Oklahoma City bombing, a Utah attorney who is fighting to obtain FBI records related to the attack will have his day in court. On Monday, a three-day trial is scheduled to begin in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City on a lawsuit by lawyer Jesse Trentadue. He filed a request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) seeking documents and videotapes from the bombing investigation — including one tape he believes shows two men exiting a Ryder truck parked in front ... 58211323@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:20:50 MDT Is a fee for solar energy users a 'sun tax' or fair play? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58211096-78/solar-power-energy-net.html.csp Angled to the southeast, Stan Holmes’ home above the state Capitol has a great view of City Creek Canyon but a less optimal position for solar panels — they generate most of their electricity in the morning, not during afternoon surges in demand. But his new 378-kilowatt system still produces more power than his family can use much of the year, and sends the surplus into the grid to power the neighbors’ lights, kitchens and air conditioners. The photovoltaic array greatly reduces their utility ... Angled to the southeast, Stan Holmes’ home above the state Capitol has a great view of City Creek Canyon but a less optimal position for solar panels — they generate most of their electricity in the morning, not during afternoon surges in demand. But his new 378-kilowatt system still produces more power than his family can use much of the year, and sends the surplus into the grid to power the neighbors’ lights, kitchens and air conditioners. The photovoltaic array greatly reduces their utility ... 58211096@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:20:16 MDT Utah tech camps: Where the girls aren’t http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58195562-78/girls-utah-academy-game.html.csp A clunky LEGO robot slowly rolled along a path outlined with two strips of blue tape. Seconds later, Arissa Cooper and her teammates spotted a programming mistake and snatched it up. “It was a little mind-racking when you had to change it, fix it,” she said. “We just thought it through, like, do we need [to make it turn at] a 40-degree angle or something else?” Arissa, 11, was attending her third Geek Squad Academy, a summer camp put on by Best Buy and Junior Achievement of Utah. It aims to he... A clunky LEGO robot slowly rolled along a path outlined with two strips of blue tape. Seconds later, Arissa Cooper and her teammates spotted a programming mistake and snatched it up. “It was a little mind-racking when you had to change it, fix it,” she said. “We just thought it through, like, do we need [to make it turn at] a 40-degree angle or something else?” Arissa, 11, was attending her third Geek Squad Academy, a summer camp put on by Best Buy and Junior Achievement of Utah. It aims to he... 58195562@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:20:00 MDT Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58229719-68/health-financial-consumers-plan.html.csp Washington • If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don’t give much thought to each year’s renewal. But make the same assumption in one of the new health law plans, and it could lead to costly surprises. Insurance exchange customers who opt for convenience by automatically renewing their coverage for 2015 are likely to receive dated and inaccurate financial aid amounts from the government, say industry officials, advocates and other experts. If those amounts are too low, consumer... Washington • If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don’t give much thought to each year’s renewal. But make the same assumption in one of the new health law plans, and it could lead to costly surprises. Insurance exchange customers who opt for convenience by automatically renewing their coverage for 2015 are likely to receive dated and inaccurate financial aid amounts from the government, say industry officials, advocates and other experts. If those amounts are too low, consumer... 58229719@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:19:19 MDT Tour de France: Humble, ambitious Nibali had an early cycling dream http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58230836-77/nibali-tour-cycling-armstrong.html.csp Paris • As a teenager, Vincenzo Nibali uprooted himself from his home in Sicily to head for Tuscany — and a career on a bike. Off to join a cycling program and move in with another family, Nibali left behind the video and photo shop of his father, a cycling fan, where the boy whiled away many hours watching footage of riders like Italian greats Felice Gimoni, Giuseppi Saronni and Francesco Moser. He left behind his grandfather, an Italian who once immigrated to Australia then returned to Sicily ... Paris • As a teenager, Vincenzo Nibali uprooted himself from his home in Sicily to head for Tuscany — and a career on a bike. Off to join a cycling program and move in with another family, Nibali left behind the video and photo shop of his father, a cycling fan, where the boy whiled away many hours watching footage of riders like Italian greats Felice Gimoni, Giuseppi Saronni and Francesco Moser. He left behind his grandfather, an Italian who once immigrated to Australia then returned to Sicily ... 58230836@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:58:01 MDT As cease-fires fizzle, war rages on in Gaza http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58230711-68/gaza-israeli-israel-hamas.html.csp Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday. The failure to reach even a brief humanitarian lull in the fighting illustrated the difficulties in securing a more permanent truce as the sides remain far apart on their terms. After initially rejecting an Israeli offer Saturday for a 24-hour truce, Hamas said Sunday that ... Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday. The failure to reach even a brief humanitarian lull in the fighting illustrated the difficulties in securing a more permanent truce as the sides remain far apart on their terms. After initially rejecting an Israeli offer Saturday for a 24-hour truce, Hamas said Sunday that ... 58230711@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:43:02 MDT Two chairmen say they agree on plan to fix V.A. health program http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58230639-68/veterans-care-sanders-senate.html.csp Washington • The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to fix a veterans’ health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays. Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., scheduled a news conference Monday to talk about a compromise plan to improve veterans’ care. Miller chairs the House veterans panel, while Sanders chairs the Senate panel. A spokesman for Sanders said S... Washington • The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to fix a veterans’ health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays. Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., scheduled a news conference Monday to talk about a compromise plan to improve veterans’ care. Miller chairs the House veterans panel, while Sanders chairs the Senate panel. A spokesman for Sanders said S... 58230639@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:35:01 MDT No booze for D.C. folks? New Hampshire may fix law http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58230505-68/state-law-hampshire-washington.html.csp Concord, N.H. • New Hampshire is assuring residents of the nation’s capital that they can purchase alcohol in the state despite a law that suggests otherwise. But cigarettes? Maybe not. The New Hampshire Liquor Commission recently told retailers they should accept Washington, D.C., driver’s licenses when determining a buyer’s age, even though state law does not explicitly include them and instead refers to licenses from “another state” or Canada. The issue came up this month when a Concord store... Concord, N.H. • New Hampshire is assuring residents of the nation’s capital that they can purchase alcohol in the state despite a law that suggests otherwise. But cigarettes? Maybe not. The New Hampshire Liquor Commission recently told retailers they should accept Washington, D.C., driver’s licenses when determining a buyer’s age, even though state law does not explicitly include them and instead refers to licenses from “another state” or Canada. The issue came up this month when a Concord store... 58230505@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:08:02 MDT NBA: Utah Jazz players look to make an impact on world stage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58230459-87/jazz-team-millsap-camp.html.csp Summer league is over. Training camp is still two months away. So, naturally, it’s time for basketball. Basketball’s World Cup starts late next month in Spain, and a few members of the Utah Jazz are hoping to make their presence known on the global stage. Dante Exum (and Jazz summer leaguer Brock Motum) have returned to Australia to prepare for the tournament. Center Rudy Gobert is back home in France. And Utah’s new max-man, Gordon Hayward, will begin his quest to earn a spot on the United Stat... Summer league is over. Training camp is still two months away. So, naturally, it’s time for basketball. Basketball’s World Cup starts late next month in Spain, and a few members of the Utah Jazz are hoping to make their presence known on the global stage. Dante Exum (and Jazz summer leaguer Brock Motum) have returned to Australia to prepare for the tournament. Center Rudy Gobert is back home in France. And Utah’s new max-man, Gordon Hayward, will begin his quest to earn a spot on the United Stat... 58230459@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:45:11 MDT Prep football: Turf wars (the artificial kind) breaking out in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58216768-77/turf-artificial-grass-field.html.csp Football pads drenched in sweat and mud streaked with grass strains on the knees. That’s football, right? But this classic scene is slowly disappearing from high schools in Utah. More and more programs are switching from grass fields to artificial turf in a bid to enhance their financial bottom lines. Of the 103 high schools in Utah that have football programs, 35 now play on some kind of artificial surface. Olympus, Provo, Murray and Clearfield are all schools that have converted to turf recen... Football pads drenched in sweat and mud streaked with grass strains on the knees. That’s football, right? But this classic scene is slowly disappearing from high schools in Utah. More and more programs are switching from grass fields to artificial turf in a bid to enhance their financial bottom lines. Of the 103 high schools in Utah that have football programs, 35 now play on some kind of artificial surface. Olympus, Provo, Murray and Clearfield are all schools that have converted to turf recen... 58216768@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:38:44 MDT Atlanta’s Paul Millsap added to Team USA roster http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58230489-77/atlanta-millsap-roster-team.html.csp Las Vegas • Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap was added to Team USA’s roster for the training camp that opens Monday in Las Vegas. Millsap averaged 17.9 points last season for Atlanta and was selected to the Eastern Conference All-Star team. USA Basketball also announced that Jimmy Butler will be unable to participate in the training camp because of a groin injury. Kevin Love, Blake Griffin, LaMarcus Aldridge and NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard recently withdrew from the roster that will be cut it... Las Vegas • Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap was added to Team USA’s roster for the training camp that opens Monday in Las Vegas. Millsap averaged 17.9 points last season for Atlanta and was selected to the Eastern Conference All-Star team. USA Basketball also announced that Jimmy Butler will be unable to participate in the training camp because of a groin injury. Kevin Love, Blake Griffin, LaMarcus Aldridge and NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard recently withdrew from the roster that will be cut it... 58230489@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:38:44 MDT Woman critically hurt in Salt Lake City crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58229465-78/lake-salt-east-woman.html.csp A woman was critically injured Sunday in a downtown Salt Lake City rollover. Just after 10 a.m., the woman was driving eastbound on 300 South when she crashed into three parked cars near 470 East, said Salt Lake City police Lt. Mike Ross. The impacts caused her van to roll, and she was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Police are still looking into why she crashed. Two of the parked cars were extensively damaged, while the third only suffered minor damage, Ross said. The street, from ... A woman was critically injured Sunday in a downtown Salt Lake City rollover. Just after 10 a.m., the woman was driving eastbound on 300 South when she crashed into three parked cars near 470 East, said Salt Lake City police Lt. Mike Ross. The impacts caused her van to roll, and she was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Police are still looking into why she crashed. Two of the parked cars were extensively damaged, while the third only suffered minor damage, Ross said. The street, from ... 58229465@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:08:16 MDT The Big Hurt and Joe Torre headline MLB Hall of Fame class http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58230352-77/torre-baseball-thomas-hall.html.csp Cooperstown, N.Y. • Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy. Being enshrined in the Hall of Fame can have those effects, even on the greats. Thomas, pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and managers Bobby Cox, Torre and La Russa were inducted into the baseball shrine Sunday, and all paid special tribute to their families before an adoring crowd of nearly 50,000. “I’m speechless. Thanks for having me in your ... Cooperstown, N.Y. • Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy. Being enshrined in the Hall of Fame can have those effects, even on the greats. Thomas, pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and managers Bobby Cox, Torre and La Russa were inducted into the baseball shrine Sunday, and all paid special tribute to their families before an adoring crowd of nearly 50,000. “I’m speechless. Thanks for having me in your ... 58230352@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:59:00 MDT Italian Nibali dominates on way to Tour de France win http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58229414-77/nibali-tour-italian-stage.html.csp Paris • Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling’s greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains. The 29-year-old Sicilian, who called himself “a flag-bearer of anti-doping” during the race, finished in the pack behind Marcel Kittel, who won the 21st stage in a sprint finish. Nibali’s victory comes after the pre-race favorites — 2013 champion Chris Froome ... Paris • Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling’s greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains. The 29-year-old Sicilian, who called himself “a flag-bearer of anti-doping” during the race, finished in the pack behind Marcel Kittel, who won the 21st stage in a sprint finish. Nibali’s victory comes after the pre-race favorites — 2013 champion Chris Froome ... 58229414@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:49:48 MDT Experts doubt Swallow, Shurtleff will be tried together http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58224624-78/swallow-shurtleff-cases-jury.html.csp Much ado has been made about the ties between Utah’s embattled former Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow. Swallow was Shurtleff’s top deputy and his handpicked Republican successor. The men have been widely accused of accepting gifts from and engaging with the same questionable characters. In text messages and emails, they refer to one another in familiar terms. On Wednesday, when the former attorneys general appear in 3rd District Court for the first time, they will stand before ... Much ado has been made about the ties between Utah’s embattled former Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow. Swallow was Shurtleff’s top deputy and his handpicked Republican successor. The men have been widely accused of accepting gifts from and engaging with the same questionable characters. In text messages and emails, they refer to one another in familiar terms. On Wednesday, when the former attorneys general appear in 3rd District Court for the first time, they will stand before ... 58224624@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:29:22 MDT Panthers hope WR Cotchery eases the loss of Smith http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58230389-77/cotchery-panthers-smith-carolina.html.csp Spartanburg, S.C. • Jerricho Cotchery doesn’t mind being “the old guy” on the Panthers wide receiver corps — just as long as he’s the productive old guy. The 32-year-old Cotchery realizes the team’s younger wide receivers are looking to him for experience and occasional words of wisdom given his 10 seasons in the NFL. Cotchery is good with all of that, but said his primary concern right now is proving to his new team he can play at an elite level. “I want to be known as a guy who can help indivi... Spartanburg, S.C. • Jerricho Cotchery doesn’t mind being “the old guy” on the Panthers wide receiver corps — just as long as he’s the productive old guy. The 32-year-old Cotchery realizes the team’s younger wide receivers are looking to him for experience and occasional words of wisdom given his 10 seasons in the NFL. Cotchery is good with all of that, but said his primary concern right now is proving to his new team he can play at an elite level. “I want to be known as a guy who can help indivi... 58230389@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:07:02 MDT Baseball: Salt Lake Bees lose 6-5 in Las Vegas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58230394-77/bees-lake-las-salt.html.csp Las Vegas • The 51s score three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to rally past the Salt Lake Bees in Pacific Coast League baseball Sunday. Brenna Boesch gave the Bees a 5-3 lead in the top of the seventh with an RBI single. But Matt Reynolds hit a three-run homer for Las Vegas in the bottom half of the inning. Boesch had three hits and Shawn O’Malley scored twice for the Bees. The Salt Lake Tribune Las Vegas • The 51s score three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to rally past the Salt Lake Bees in Pacific Coast League baseball Sunday. Brenna Boesch gave the Bees a 5-3 lead in the top of the seventh with an RBI single. But Matt Reynolds hit a three-run homer for Las Vegas in the bottom half of the inning. Boesch had three hits and Shawn O’Malley scored twice for the Bees. The Salt Lake Tribune 58230394@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:06:02 MDT NFL: Denver Broncos’ fans finally get to see the AFC champions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58230331-77/broncos-denver-fans-field.html.csp Their plans for a tickertape parade through downtown Denver scuttled by a miserable performance in the Super Bowl, the Denver Broncos hadn’t heard the roar from supportive fans in more than six months. That ended Sunday when Peyton Manning walked out 10 minutes before practice at Sports Authority Field in Englewood, Colo., and began signing autographs and then continued with his touchdown throws to Julius Thomas. The Broncos closed their Dove Valley training facilities to the public during train... Their plans for a tickertape parade through downtown Denver scuttled by a miserable performance in the Super Bowl, the Denver Broncos hadn’t heard the roar from supportive fans in more than six months. That ended Sunday when Peyton Manning walked out 10 minutes before practice at Sports Authority Field in Englewood, Colo., and began signing autographs and then continued with his touchdown throws to Julius Thomas. The Broncos closed their Dove Valley training facilities to the public during train... 58230331@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:48:02 MDT UConn makes 3-D copies of antique instrument parts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58229663-223/howe-technology-instruments-images.html.csp Storrs, Conn. • Researchers at the University of Connecticut are using medical technology to breathe new life into some antique musical instruments. Dr. Robert Howe, a reproductive endocrinologist in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, says his medical practice showed him how computerized tomography could make precise 3-D images of body parts. As a student of music history, he realized the same CT scanning technology could help him study delicate musical instruments from the past. Howe, who is also ... Storrs, Conn. • Researchers at the University of Connecticut are using medical technology to breathe new life into some antique musical instruments. Dr. Robert Howe, a reproductive endocrinologist in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, says his medical practice showed him how computerized tomography could make precise 3-D images of body parts. As a student of music history, he realized the same CT scanning technology could help him study delicate musical instruments from the past. Howe, who is also ... 58229663@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:42:34 MDT Train rocks Salt Lake City with free show http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58170009-223/com-twitter-train-href.html.csp The pop band Train played a free show Saturday outside of EnergySolutions Arena. Its opening act was another band that arrived in the 1990s — the Wallflowers. Meanwhile, bulls bucked inside the arena at the Days of ‘47 Rodeo. The pop band Train played a free show Saturday outside of EnergySolutions Arena. Its opening act was another band that arrived in the 1990s — the Wallflowers. Meanwhile, bulls bucked inside the arena at the Days of ‘47 Rodeo. 58170009@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 15:39:55 MDT New rules help Utah snag immigrants’ illegal driver licenses http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58207665-78/driver-license-utah-licenses.html.csp Forcing Utah drivers to prove their citizenship and identity for a license may have seemed like torture at times during the past five years, initially causing lines with waits that averaged more than three hours. But it has brought some results expected by lawmakers during heated immigration debates. Since the program started in 2010, the state found that 5,923 undocumented immigrants illegally had full driver licenses, obtained largely through use of Social Security numbers they should not hav... Forcing Utah drivers to prove their citizenship and identity for a license may have seemed like torture at times during the past five years, initially causing lines with waits that averaged more than three hours. But it has brought some results expected by lawmakers during heated immigration debates. Since the program started in 2010, the state found that 5,923 undocumented immigrants illegally had full driver licenses, obtained largely through use of Social Security numbers they should not hav... 58207665@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 15:32:18 MDT College football: Olsen, Crowton could be the key at Southern utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58226318-77/crowton-lamb-olsen-southern.html.csp There’s a different feel to Southern Utah football these days, beyond the fact three assistant coaches left last winter to work at rival Weber State and retired media information director Neil Gardner now spends more time in Hawaii than Cedar City. The Thunderbirds expect to win. Big. Southern Utah won eight games and reached the FCS playoffs for the first time in school history last November. This season, the Thunderbirds want more. It could happen, too. The pieces are in place for improvement... There’s a different feel to Southern Utah football these days, beyond the fact three assistant coaches left last winter to work at rival Weber State and retired media information director Neil Gardner now spends more time in Hawaii than Cedar City. The Thunderbirds expect to win. Big. Southern Utah won eight games and reached the FCS playoffs for the first time in school history last November. This season, the Thunderbirds want more. It could happen, too. The pieces are in place for improvement... 58226318@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:36:25 MDT Giants acquire righty Jake Peavy from Red Sox http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58227363-77/giants-peavy-red-sox.html.csp San Francisco • The San Francisco Giants boosted their rotation for the stretch run by acquiring right-hander Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox on Saturday for a pair of minor league pitchers. The 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner will start Sunday night’s series finale against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants held a half-game division lead in the NL West against their rival going into Saturday night’s middle game at AT&T Park. The Giants have plenty of familiarity with Peavy, who pitched for ma... San Francisco • The San Francisco Giants boosted their rotation for the stretch run by acquiring right-hander Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox on Saturday for a pair of minor league pitchers. The 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner will start Sunday night’s series finale against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants held a half-game division lead in the NL West against their rival going into Saturday night’s middle game at AT&T Park. The Giants have plenty of familiarity with Peavy, who pitched for ma... 58227363@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:36:25 MDT NFL Notes: Packers sign receiver Jordy Nelson to four-year contract extension http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58227713-77/hunter-season-ballard-rookie.html.csp Green Bay, Wis. • The Packers have signed receiver Jordy Nelson to a contract extension, securing their top player at a position that has had several high-profile departures in recent years. Green Bay announced the deal Saturday after the first practice of training camp. Terms of the contract were not announced by the team, and NFL.com reported it was a four-year, $39 million deal with an $11.5 million signing bonus. Nelson was a second-round pick in 2008 who posted career-highs of 85 catches an... Green Bay, Wis. • The Packers have signed receiver Jordy Nelson to a contract extension, securing their top player at a position that has had several high-profile departures in recent years. Green Bay announced the deal Saturday after the first practice of training camp. Terms of the contract were not announced by the team, and NFL.com reported it was a four-year, $39 million deal with an $11.5 million signing bonus. Nelson was a second-round pick in 2008 who posted career-highs of 85 catches an... 58227713@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:36:25 MDT Timberwolves forward Love withdraws from Team USA http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58227721-77/love-usa-6-3-basketball.html.csp basketball • Kevin Love still doesn’t know where he will play next season, his NBA future hanging in the air while a league rule complicates a potential trade to Cleveland. The only thing certain from a basketball standpoint for Love is that he won’t be playing for Team USA this summer. Love had to withdraw from Team USA’s roster while the Minnesota Timberwolves field offers for their three-time All-Star, a process that was extended when Cavaliers rookie Andrew Wiggins signed his contract this ... basketball • Kevin Love still doesn’t know where he will play next season, his NBA future hanging in the air while a league rule complicates a potential trade to Cleveland. The only thing certain from a basketball standpoint for Love is that he won’t be playing for Team USA this summer. Love had to withdraw from Team USA’s roster while the Minnesota Timberwolves field offers for their three-time All-Star, a process that was extended when Cavaliers rookie Andrew Wiggins signed his contract this ... 58227721@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:36:25 MDT Tour de France: Nibali set to win Tour, with two Frenchmen on podium http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58227772-77/france-stage-nibali-tour.html.csp Perigueux, France • Finally cracking broad smiles after weeks of no-nonsense racing, Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France after another impressive ride in a dramatic penultimate stage on Saturday. Nibali all but ensured he will be crowned Tour champion for the first time thanks to winning the last mountain stage on Thursday. But a desire to leave nothing to chance, even with the biggest overall lead in 17 years, saw him push himself in the individual time trial for fourth pla... Perigueux, France • Finally cracking broad smiles after weeks of no-nonsense racing, Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France after another impressive ride in a dramatic penultimate stage on Saturday. Nibali all but ensured he will be crowned Tour champion for the first time thanks to winning the last mountain stage on Thursday. But a desire to leave nothing to chance, even with the biggest overall lead in 17 years, saw him push himself in the individual time trial for fourth pla... 58227772@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:36:25 MDT Harvick grabs yet another pole with big run at IMS http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58227850-77/gordon-brickyard-harvick-indianapolis.html.csp Indianapolis • The reminders that Jeff Gordon won here 20 years ago plaster Indianapolis Motor Speedway. There’s a massive banner that drapes the grandstand containing Gordon’s image with the years of his four Brickyard 400 victories listed. Stroll past the merchandise tent and there’s a blast from 1994: Gordon, dressed in his red, yellow and green “Rainbow Warrior” firesuit for a 20th anniversary T-shirt photo, arms raised high in celebration. Gordon will be feted with his own day Sunday in Ind... Indianapolis • The reminders that Jeff Gordon won here 20 years ago plaster Indianapolis Motor Speedway. There’s a massive banner that drapes the grandstand containing Gordon’s image with the years of his four Brickyard 400 victories listed. Stroll past the merchandise tent and there’s a blast from 1994: Gordon, dressed in his red, yellow and green “Rainbow Warrior” firesuit for a 20th anniversary T-shirt photo, arms raised high in celebration. Gordon will be feted with his own day Sunday in Ind... 58227850@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:36:25 MDT Giants get Peavy in trade with Red Sox http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58227934-77/giants-peavy-jake-pitcher.html.csp The San Francisco Giants boosted their rotation for the stretch run by acquiring right-hander Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox on Saturday for a pair of minor league pitchers. The 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner will start Sunday night’s series finale against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants and Dodgers are tied for the NL West lead. The Giants have plenty of familiarity with Peavy, who pitched for manager Bruce Bochy with the San Diego Padres in the playoffs in 2005-06. “It’s great to be reu... The San Francisco Giants boosted their rotation for the stretch run by acquiring right-hander Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox on Saturday for a pair of minor league pitchers. The 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner will start Sunday night’s series finale against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants and Dodgers are tied for the NL West lead. The Giants have plenty of familiarity with Peavy, who pitched for manager Bruce Bochy with the San Diego Padres in the playoffs in 2005-06. “It’s great to be reu... 58227934@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:36:25 MDT Lynch’s absence means opportunities in Seattle http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58227943-77/turbin-michael-lynch-seattle.html.csp Renton, Wash. • The allure of Christine Michael’s potential was there the day the Seattle Seahawks surprised most by using a second-round pick on a running back when the position appeared to not be a priority. He was fast. Blazing fast, especially in the open field, with an element of power in the way he ran at Texas A&M. And then it never showed during the Seahawks’ Super Bowl run. Michael was rarely more than a spectator on Sundays as he struggled making the transition from the college game to... Renton, Wash. • The allure of Christine Michael’s potential was there the day the Seattle Seahawks surprised most by using a second-round pick on a running back when the position appeared to not be a priority. He was fast. Blazing fast, especially in the open field, with an element of power in the way he ran at Texas A&M. And then it never showed during the Seahawks’ Super Bowl run. Michael was rarely more than a spectator on Sundays as he struggled making the transition from the college game to... 58227943@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:36:25 MDT Wyoming Downs: Wilmas Alright Now breezes to victory http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58227963-77/alright-wilmas-downs-wyoming.html.csp Evanston, Wyo. • Wilmas Alright Now surged to the lead shortly after the start and raced to an overpowering victory Saturday in the $30,650 Gary Waite 89-and-Under Stakes at Wyoming Downs. Ridden by jockey Tyson Lusk, Wilmas Alright Now covered the 400 yards in a sizzling 19.566 seconds and defeated 2-to-1 betting favorite GL Give Me a Sign by 11/4 lengths. Trained by Michael Monson, Wilmas Alright has now won five of nine starts. The winner’s share of $13,794 bumped the three-year-old’s career... Evanston, Wyo. • Wilmas Alright Now surged to the lead shortly after the start and raced to an overpowering victory Saturday in the $30,650 Gary Waite 89-and-Under Stakes at Wyoming Downs. Ridden by jockey Tyson Lusk, Wilmas Alright Now covered the 400 yards in a sizzling 19.566 seconds and defeated 2-to-1 betting favorite GL Give Me a Sign by 11/4 lengths. Trained by Michael Monson, Wilmas Alright has now won five of nine starts. The winner’s share of $13,794 bumped the three-year-old’s career... 58227963@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:36:25 MDT Revived Days of ’47 Rodeo wraps up http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58227976-77/texas-utah-seconds-round.html.csp Not long ago, the Days of ’47 Rodeo was withering like a thirsty flower in the summertime sun. Prize money dwindled. The interest among contestants waned. Attendance dipped. But times have changed. In the 17 months since Days of ’47 president and CEO Dan Shaw took over, the rodeo has more than doubled the prize money it offers, regained respect among the participants and recaptured the imagination of the sport’s fans in Utah. The revived Komatsu Days of ‘47 Rodeo completed a five-night run on Sa... Not long ago, the Days of ’47 Rodeo was withering like a thirsty flower in the summertime sun. Prize money dwindled. The interest among contestants waned. Attendance dipped. But times have changed. In the 17 months since Days of ’47 president and CEO Dan Shaw took over, the rodeo has more than doubled the prize money it offers, regained respect among the participants and recaptured the imagination of the sport’s fans in Utah. The revived Komatsu Days of ‘47 Rodeo completed a five-night run on Sa... 58227976@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:36:25 MDT Golf: Jim Furyk opens 3-shot lead in Canadian Open http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58228019-77/207-208-217-furyk.html.csp Montreal • Jim Furyk moved into position for his third Canadian Open victory, shooting a 5-under 65 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead at Royal Montreal. The 44-year-old Furyk, the 2006 winner at Hamilton and 2007 champion at Angus Glen, had a 15-under 195 total after opening with rounds of 67 and 63. He won the last of his 16 PGA titles in 2010. “[I’m] not really worrying about what position I’m in,” Furyk said about his Sunday approach. “Not looking at the leaderboard too much. Going out ... Montreal • Jim Furyk moved into position for his third Canadian Open victory, shooting a 5-under 65 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead at Royal Montreal. The 44-year-old Furyk, the 2006 winner at Hamilton and 2007 champion at Angus Glen, had a 15-under 195 total after opening with rounds of 67 and 63. He won the last of his 16 PGA titles in 2010. “[I’m] not really worrying about what position I’m in,” Furyk said about his Sunday approach. “Not looking at the leaderboard too much. Going out ... 58228019@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:36:25 MDT Stanford not slighted by 2nd-place Pac-12 pick http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58228211-77/pac-stanford-oregon-doesn.html.csp Los Angeles • Stanford has played in four straight major bowl games and the past two Rose Bowls, building a resilient football power at an improbable place. The Cardinal’s reward for all that consistency this week? They were picked to finish second behind Oregon in the Pac-12 North Division yet again. Yet Stanford coach David Shaw doesn’t perceive any slight in the preseason conference media poll. He believes it’s a testament to the overall power of the Pac-12, which appears to be stacked with d... Los Angeles • Stanford has played in four straight major bowl games and the past two Rose Bowls, building a resilient football power at an improbable place. The Cardinal’s reward for all that consistency this week? They were picked to finish second behind Oregon in the Pac-12 North Division yet again. Yet Stanford coach David Shaw doesn’t perceive any slight in the preseason conference media poll. He believes it’s a testament to the overall power of the Pac-12, which appears to be stacked with d... 58228211@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:36:25 MDT Hall of Fame reduces its election window http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58228627-77/ballot-percent-eligible-hall.html.csp Cooperstown, N.Y. • Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire will have less time to remain eligible for the Hall of Fame ballot under changes made Saturday. The Hall of Fame’s board cut a player’s eligibility from 15 years to 10, which gives McGwire a maximum of two more appearances on the writers’ ballot. Bonds, Clemens and Sosa, shunned so far along with other Steroids Era stars, can be considered up to eight more times each by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Cleme... Cooperstown, N.Y. • Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire will have less time to remain eligible for the Hall of Fame ballot under changes made Saturday. The Hall of Fame’s board cut a player’s eligibility from 15 years to 10, which gives McGwire a maximum of two more appearances on the writers’ ballot. Bonds, Clemens and Sosa, shunned so far along with other Steroids Era stars, can be considered up to eight more times each by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Cleme... 58228627@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:36:25 MDT Byron Scott to be next Lakers coach http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58229592-77/lakers-scott-coach-angeles.html.csp Los Angeles • Byron Scott has told a CBS affiliate station that he is the Los Angeles Lakers’ new coach. Scott told KCBS-TV he has reached a deal with the Lakers, who haven’t had a coach since Mike D’Antoni resigned April 30. Yet the Lakers insisted they haven’t yet reached a deal to hire Scott, the longtime Lakers shooting guard. He has been a head coach with New Jersey, New Orleans and Cleveland. ESPN.com first reported Scott would take over the Lakers with a four-year, $17 million contract. S... Los Angeles • Byron Scott has told a CBS affiliate station that he is the Los Angeles Lakers’ new coach. Scott told KCBS-TV he has reached a deal with the Lakers, who haven’t had a coach since Mike D’Antoni resigned April 30. Yet the Lakers insisted they haven’t yet reached a deal to hire Scott, the longtime Lakers shooting guard. He has been a head coach with New Jersey, New Orleans and Cleveland. ESPN.com first reported Scott would take over the Lakers with a four-year, $17 million contract. S... 58229592@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:36:25 MDT US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58229711-68/russian-ukraine-military-russia.html.csp Washington • Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. on Sunday released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists also has crossed the border. The images, which came from the U.S. Director of National Intelligence and could not be independently verified by The Associated Press, show blast marks where rockets were launched and craters where they landed. Officials said the images show heavy weap... Washington • Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. on Sunday released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists also has crossed the border. The images, which came from the U.S. Director of National Intelligence and could not be independently verified by The Associated Press, show blast marks where rockets were launched and craters where they landed. Officials said the images show heavy weap... 58229711@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:20:43 MDT Fuel tank caught fire at Weber County pump station http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58229487-78/fire-tank-fuel-county.html.csp Firefighters prevented a fuel tank fire in Weber County from exploding into a bigger disaster. About 6:30 a.m. Saturday, a 1,200-gallon tank accidentally caught fire while it was at a pump station in unincorporated Weber County, near the Great Salt Lake. The flames threatened three other tanks, all containing more than 1,000 gallons, said Weber County Fire Marshal Brandon Thueson. “It was kind of spooky there for a little while, until we got our hose streams in place and were able to get enough... Firefighters prevented a fuel tank fire in Weber County from exploding into a bigger disaster. About 6:30 a.m. Saturday, a 1,200-gallon tank accidentally caught fire while it was at a pump station in unincorporated Weber County, near the Great Salt Lake. The flames threatened three other tanks, all containing more than 1,000 gallons, said Weber County Fire Marshal Brandon Thueson. “It was kind of spooky there for a little while, until we got our hose streams in place and were able to get enough... 58229487@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:17:58 MDT Judge strikes down D.C. ban on handguns outside home http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58229684-68/ban-district-court-columbia.html.csp Washington • A federal judge struck down the District of Columbia’s ban on carrying guns outside of a person’s home, concluding it violates Second Amendment rights. The ruling from U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin is the latest in a protracted fight over gun laws in Washington. In 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision striking down the city’s 32-year-old ban on handguns. Since then, the city has rewritten its laws, lawsuits have been filed and even Congress has waded i... Washington • A federal judge struck down the District of Columbia’s ban on carrying guns outside of a person’s home, concluding it violates Second Amendment rights. The ruling from U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin is the latest in a protracted fight over gun laws in Washington. In 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision striking down the city’s 32-year-old ban on handguns. Since then, the city has rewritten its laws, lawsuits have been filed and even Congress has waded i... 58229684@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:14:01 MDT At 60, Newport Jazz Fest looks to the future http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58229661-223/jazz-newport-festival-wein.html.csp New York • Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein is more interested in where jazz is going than in where it’s been as he marks the 60th anniversary of the granddaddy of all outdoor jazz festivals. That’s why the 88-year-old Wein is celebrating the milestone by adding a third day of music at Fort Adams Park on Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay dedicated to emerging artists such as trumpeter Amir ElSaffar’s Middle Eastern-influenced quintet, the jazz-funk-rock band Snarky Puppy and Darcy James A... New York • Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein is more interested in where jazz is going than in where it’s been as he marks the 60th anniversary of the granddaddy of all outdoor jazz festivals. That’s why the 88-year-old Wein is celebrating the milestone by adding a third day of music at Fort Adams Park on Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay dedicated to emerging artists such as trumpeter Amir ElSaffar’s Middle Eastern-influenced quintet, the jazz-funk-rock band Snarky Puppy and Darcy James A... 58229661@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:10:02 MDT Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58229659-68/gaza-israel-hamas-israeli.html.csp Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite each side offering different truces to temporarily halt nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday. After initially rejecting an Israeli offer Saturday for a 24-hour truce, Hamas said Sunday it agreed to hold fire ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. But as Israel’s Cabinet met to discuss the offer and the ongoing war, rocket... Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite each side offering different truces to temporarily halt nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday. After initially rejecting an Israeli offer Saturday for a 24-hour truce, Hamas said Sunday it agreed to hold fire ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. But as Israel’s Cabinet met to discuss the offer and the ongoing war, rocket... 58229659@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:08:02 MDT Classes aim to hook US blacks on African foods http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58229656-68/african-classes-foods-percent.html.csp Birmingham, Ala. • Rickey Dorsey knows he doesn’t have the best diet, and his plump belly proves it. “I’m definitely used to a lot of fried food and sweets,” the Birmingham man said. “And sweet tea.” Dorsey, 53, is trying to change that. He is among about 500 people across the United States who have participated in a program to learn about cooking fresh foods based on traditional African cuisine. Aimed at blacks but open to anyone, the “Taste of African Heritage” classes are sponsored by the Bos... Birmingham, Ala. • Rickey Dorsey knows he doesn’t have the best diet, and his plump belly proves it. “I’m definitely used to a lot of fried food and sweets,” the Birmingham man said. “And sweet tea.” Dorsey, 53, is trying to change that. He is among about 500 people across the United States who have participated in a program to learn about cooking fresh foods based on traditional African cuisine. Aimed at blacks but open to anyone, the “Taste of African Heritage” classes are sponsored by the Bos... 58229656@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:07:02 MDT Northern California wildfire destroys 10 homes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58229653-68/fire-homes-park-sunday.html.csp Plymouth, Calif. • Firefighters in Northern California on Sunday battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew significantly overnight. East of Sacramento, the Sand Fire has burned about 3,800 acres, roughly 6 square miles, of steep, rugged terrain near wine-growing regions in Amador and El Dorado counties since Friday, according to the California Department of... Plymouth, Calif. • Firefighters in Northern California on Sunday battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew significantly overnight. East of Sacramento, the Sand Fire has burned about 3,800 acres, roughly 6 square miles, of steep, rugged terrain near wine-growing regions in Amador and El Dorado counties since Friday, according to the California Department of... 58229653@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:06:02 MDT ’Lucy’ tops ‘Hercules’ with $44M at box office http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58229651-68/million-owned-film-hercules.html.csp Los Angeles • Luc Besson’s “Lucy” proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of “Hercules” by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend. The Universal Pictures-released movie starring Scarlett Johansson as an accidental psychokinetic took in $44 million in North American movie theaters over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. “Hercules,” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and produced by Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, brought down an estimated $29... Los Angeles • Luc Besson’s “Lucy” proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of “Hercules” by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend. The Universal Pictures-released movie starring Scarlett Johansson as an accidental psychokinetic took in $44 million in North American movie theaters over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. “Hercules,” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and produced by Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, brought down an estimated $29... 58229651@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:05:02 MDT Comic-Con’s dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58229648-68/comic-con-consent-geeks.html.csp San Diego • Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend’s Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue — allegations of sexual harassment at the annual pop-culture festival. Geeks for CONsent, founded by three women from Philadelphia, gathered nearly 2,600 signatures on an online petition supporting a formal anti-harassment policy at Comic-Con. Conventioneers told Geeks for CONsent they had been groped, followed and unwillingly photographed during... San Diego • Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend’s Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue — allegations of sexual harassment at the annual pop-culture festival. Geeks for CONsent, founded by three women from Philadelphia, gathered nearly 2,600 signatures on an online petition supporting a formal anti-harassment policy at Comic-Con. Conventioneers told Geeks for CONsent they had been groped, followed and unwillingly photographed during... 58229648@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:03:02 MDT Official: Ebola kills senior doctor in Liberia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58229457-68/ebola-liberia-health-died.html.csp Monrovia, Liberia • One of Liberia’s most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people in West Africa — the largest ever recorded. Dr. Samuel Brisbane was treating Ebola patients at the country’s largest hospital, the John F. Kennedy Memorial Medical Center in Monrovia, when he fell ill. He died Saturda... Monrovia, Liberia • One of Liberia’s most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people in West Africa — the largest ever recorded. Dr. Samuel Brisbane was treating Ebola patients at the country’s largest hospital, the John F. Kennedy Memorial Medical Center in Monrovia, when he fell ill. He died Saturda... 58229457@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:00:29 MDT Kevin Love withdraws from Team USA http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58227128-77/love-team-colangelo-usa.html.csp With no idea where he will be playing in the NBA next season, Kevin Love has withdrawn from this summer’s Team USA basketball roster. Love is in limbo while the Minnesota Timberwolves field offers for their three-time All-Star, a process that was complicated and likely lengthened when Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Andrew Wiggins signed his contract this week. Love is the latest All-Star to pull out of Team USA, which begins its training camp in Las Vegas next week to prepare for the FIBA World Cup ... With no idea where he will be playing in the NBA next season, Kevin Love has withdrawn from this summer’s Team USA basketball roster. Love is in limbo while the Minnesota Timberwolves field offers for their three-time All-Star, a process that was complicated and likely lengthened when Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Andrew Wiggins signed his contract this week. Love is the latest All-Star to pull out of Team USA, which begins its training camp in Las Vegas next week to prepare for the FIBA World Cup ... 58227128@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 13:34:09 MDT LeBron deep-sixes number; will be No. 23 with Cavs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58229554-77/james-jersey-cavaliers-cavs.html.csp LeBron James will go back to wearing jersey No. 23 in his return to Cleveland. James tweeted “23 it is! It’s only right I go back. 2 3(equals)6 We still family 6.” The tweet included an Instagram post with photos of James holding his No. 23 Cavaliers jersey on draft night, him later in a new version of the Cavs’ jersey and a one of him in his high school jersey. James wore No. 6 in four seasons with Miami and with the U.S. Olympic team. He used No. 23 in high school and during seven seasons in C... LeBron James will go back to wearing jersey No. 23 in his return to Cleveland. James tweeted “23 it is! It’s only right I go back. 2 3(equals)6 We still family 6.” The tweet included an Instagram post with photos of James holding his No. 23 Cavaliers jersey on draft night, him later in a new version of the Cavs’ jersey and a one of him in his high school jersey. James wore No. 6 in four seasons with Miami and with the U.S. Olympic team. He used No. 23 in high school and during seven seasons in C... 58229554@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 13:01:52 MDT Soccer: Concussions at World Cup put head injuries in focus http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58224608-77/concussion-cup-twellman-concussions.html.csp For nearly five weeks, ESPN’s World Cup studio hosts riffed off the day’s events at Copacabana Beach in Rio De Janeiro, providing the kind of stunning views that come with a World Cup in Brazil. The lush green landscape, littered with towering building after building lay parallel next to the crashing waves of the world’s most famous beach. But inside the studios, Taylor Twellman found himself cringing far too often when he should have been enjoying the latest brilliant moment or blunder. It was... For nearly five weeks, ESPN’s World Cup studio hosts riffed off the day’s events at Copacabana Beach in Rio De Janeiro, providing the kind of stunning views that come with a World Cup in Brazil. The lush green landscape, littered with towering building after building lay parallel next to the crashing waves of the world’s most famous beach. But inside the studios, Taylor Twellman found himself cringing far too often when he should have been enjoying the latest brilliant moment or blunder. It was... 58224608@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:48:57 MDT Utah man dies in crash near Idaho border http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58229517-78/idaho-state-beaslin-brooks.html.csp A Taylorsville man died Sunday in an Idaho crash near the Utah state line. Mark Beaslin, 60, was sleeping in the cargo area of a van driven by Kenneth Brooks, 17, of Magna, according to Idaho State Police. About 3:20 a.m., Brooks was traveling eastbound on Interstate 84 when he swerved to avoid an animal and over steered back, causing his van to overturn at milepost 273, according to the state police. Beaslin was ejected when the van overturned. He and Brooks, who was wearing a seat belt, were t... A Taylorsville man died Sunday in an Idaho crash near the Utah state line. Mark Beaslin, 60, was sleeping in the cargo area of a van driven by Kenneth Brooks, 17, of Magna, according to Idaho State Police. About 3:20 a.m., Brooks was traveling eastbound on Interstate 84 when he swerved to avoid an animal and over steered back, causing his van to overturn at milepost 273, according to the state police. Beaslin was ejected when the van overturned. He and Brooks, who was wearing a seat belt, were t... 58229517@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:39:02 MDT Utah quarterback Travis Wilson cited for alcohol at concert http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58227137-89/twitter-com-wilson-team.html.csp &lt;freeform&gt; The leading candidate to start at quarterback for Utah’s football team this fall, Travis Wilson was cited for possession and consumption of alcohol by a minor while at a Tim McGraw concert at USANA Amphitheatre on Friday night. A statement from the Department of Public Safety/Utah Highway Patrol said that Wilson was cited into West Valley Justice Court and released at the scene. The 20-year-old junior last threw for 1,827 yards 16 touchdowns and 16 interceptions in a season cu... &lt;freeform&gt; The leading candidate to start at quarterback for Utah’s football team this fall, Travis Wilson was cited for possession and consumption of alcohol by a minor while at a Tim McGraw concert at USANA Amphitheatre on Friday night. A statement from the Department of Public Safety/Utah Highway Patrol said that Wilson was cited into West Valley Justice Court and released at the scene. The 20-year-old junior last threw for 1,827 yards 16 touchdowns and 16 interceptions in a season cu... 58227137@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:17:10 MDT San Diego Comic-Con unhappy with Salt Lake’s con http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58227521-78/comic-con-diego-san.html.csp San Diego Comic-Con is not a fan of Salt Lake Comic Con’s similar name. The organizers of the biggest comic book convention in America sent a cease and desist letter on Friday to the coordinators of Salt Lake City’s convention — the third largest — telling them to stop using “Comic Con” in the name. While the Utahns disagree, the San Diego convention’s lawyers argue that “Comic Con” is their trademark. “Attendees, exhibitors and fans seeing use of ‘Comic Con’ in connection with your convention ... San Diego Comic-Con is not a fan of Salt Lake Comic Con’s similar name. The organizers of the biggest comic book convention in America sent a cease and desist letter on Friday to the coordinators of Salt Lake City’s convention — the third largest — telling them to stop using “Comic Con” in the name. While the Utahns disagree, the San Diego convention’s lawyers argue that “Comic Con” is their trademark. “Attendees, exhibitors and fans seeing use of ‘Comic Con’ in connection with your convention ... 58227521@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:39:40 MDT Kirby: Hear that boom? That’s the sound of responsibility http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58225229-78/kirby-fireworks-loud-shoot.html.csp It is my nature to be the least responsible person in any group of people larger than just myself. Given what I’m about to say, it’s only fair that I admit this up front. I come by this condition honestly. I have poor impulse control, a genuine indifference to overwrought feelings and a well-known penchant for winding up self-important prudes. Thanks to medication, a loving but tough wife, and the encroachment of age, I’ve gotten better about my “condition.” Now I can sometimes go an entire hou... It is my nature to be the least responsible person in any group of people larger than just myself. Given what I’m about to say, it’s only fair that I admit this up front. I come by this condition honestly. I have poor impulse control, a genuine indifference to overwrought feelings and a well-known penchant for winding up self-important prudes. Thanks to medication, a loving but tough wife, and the encroachment of age, I’ve gotten better about my “condition.” Now I can sometimes go an entire hou... 58225229@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:11:22 MDT Coming soon to Utah liquor stores: cannabis oils? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58216771-78/oils-state-says-parents.html.csp A state senator who co-sponsored the bill legalizing the possession of cannabis extracts to treat children with epilepsy is considering ways to make it easier for Utah parents to get the oils, including potentially making them available at state liquor stores. Sen. Steve Urquhart, R-St. George, says the problem parents face now is that it is still technically illegal under federal law for them to possess or transport the oils, which are extracts from marijuana plants high in a chemical called ca... A state senator who co-sponsored the bill legalizing the possession of cannabis extracts to treat children with epilepsy is considering ways to make it easier for Utah parents to get the oils, including potentially making them available at state liquor stores. Sen. Steve Urquhart, R-St. George, says the problem parents face now is that it is still technically illegal under federal law for them to possess or transport the oils, which are extracts from marijuana plants high in a chemical called ca... 58216771@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:10:47 MDT Two dead in Uintah County rollover http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58228631-78/vehicle-county-died-road.html.csp Two men died in Uintah County after they were thrown from their rolling vehicle. A 21-year-old and an 18-year-old, who were not immediately identified, were traveling Saturday on Dry Fork Canyon Road when the driver apparently lost control of the vehicle, going off the road and up a dirt hill, according to the Uintah County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle rolled several times and both of the men were ejected near 6000 North. No one saw the crash, but people nearby heard it happen and came upon it... Two men died in Uintah County after they were thrown from their rolling vehicle. A 21-year-old and an 18-year-old, who were not immediately identified, were traveling Saturday on Dry Fork Canyon Road when the driver apparently lost control of the vehicle, going off the road and up a dirt hill, according to the Uintah County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle rolled several times and both of the men were ejected near 6000 North. No one saw the crash, but people nearby heard it happen and came upon it... 58228631@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:54:20 MDT Utah Forecast: A chance of storms and still hot http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58228562-78/weather-utah-lake-salt.html.csp A chance of stormy weather will not do much to weaken the heat. Meteorologists expect a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms across much of the state on Sunday afternoon and into the evening. There could be isolated flash flooding in areas with dry washes, slot canyons, slick rock areas and small streams in steep terrain, according to the National Weather Service. The monsoon weather could also bring debris flows to burn scar areas. The chance for both increases on Monday, according to th... A chance of stormy weather will not do much to weaken the heat. Meteorologists expect a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms across much of the state on Sunday afternoon and into the evening. There could be isolated flash flooding in areas with dry washes, slot canyons, slick rock areas and small streams in steep terrain, according to the National Weather Service. The monsoon weather could also bring debris flows to burn scar areas. The chance for both increases on Monday, according to th... 58228562@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:54:04 MDT Gallery: Blue Angels fly in Thunder Over Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58224231-90/amet-angels-blue-comnietur.html.csp 58224231@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22:53:02 MDT Colorado River groundwater’s depletion poses threat to states’ future consumption http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227652-68/groundwater-colorado-river-supplies.html.csp Seven Western states that rely on the Colorado River Basin for valuable water are drawing more heavily from groundwater supplies than previously believed, a new study finds, the latest indication that a historic drought is threatening the region’s future access to water. In the past nine years, the basin - which covers Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona and California - has lost about 65 cubic kilometers of fresh water, nearly double the volume of the country’s largest reservo... Seven Western states that rely on the Colorado River Basin for valuable water are drawing more heavily from groundwater supplies than previously believed, a new study finds, the latest indication that a historic drought is threatening the region’s future access to water. In the past nine years, the basin - which covers Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona and California - has lost about 65 cubic kilometers of fresh water, nearly double the volume of the country’s largest reservo... 58227652@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22:41:01 MDT Thousands flock to see Denver’s Union Station http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227628-68/station-denver-amp-brown.html.csp Denver • Pauline Brown started Saturday with an unwelcome surprise. When the 94-year-old’s daughter knocked on the door of her Lakewood home, Brown thought they were headed to a movie. As they approached Union Station, Brown realized it wasn’t a film they were headed to, but rather a glimpse into her past. Brown worked for years as a secretary for the Colorado Bureau of Investigation — a job she admits she didn’t love — at an office just down the hall from where Phil Anschutz, the billionaire, ... Denver • Pauline Brown started Saturday with an unwelcome surprise. When the 94-year-old’s daughter knocked on the door of her Lakewood home, Brown thought they were headed to a movie. As they approached Union Station, Brown realized it wasn’t a film they were headed to, but rather a glimpse into her past. Brown worked for years as a secretary for the Colorado Bureau of Investigation — a job she admits she didn’t love — at an office just down the hall from where Phil Anschutz, the billionaire, ... 58227628@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:06:40 MDT Several wildfires winding down across the state http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58227914-78/fire-saturday-percent-firefighters.html.csp Though a new wildfire flared up in Utah County Saturday, most of the state’s larger blazes are winding down. Saturday morning fireworks started the Spring Canyon Fire, which reached 140 acres as it retreated up the canyon near Springville. Crews contained 15 percent of the fire, burning in grass and oak brush, by Saturday evening. Firefighters also spent Saturday wrangling the Rockport Fire, which began in a yurt near the Summit County neighborhood of Rockport Estates Friday afternoon. The fire ... Though a new wildfire flared up in Utah County Saturday, most of the state’s larger blazes are winding down. Saturday morning fireworks started the Spring Canyon Fire, which reached 140 acres as it retreated up the canyon near Springville. Crews contained 15 percent of the fire, burning in grass and oak brush, by Saturday evening. Firefighters also spent Saturday wrangling the Rockport Fire, which began in a yurt near the Summit County neighborhood of Rockport Estates Friday afternoon. The fire ... 58227914@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:00:03 MDT Photos: Lyle Lovett & his Large Band in Salt Lake City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58228103-223/lake-salt-band-lovett.html.csp Lyle Lovett & his Large Band performed a sold-out show at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City on Friday night. Here are photos from the show. Lyle Lovett & his Large Band performed a sold-out show at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City on Friday night. Here are photos from the show. 58228103@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 20:01:18 MDT Science: Sorry, you can’t expect me to tell the truth when I’m tired http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58212081-68/early-evening-sah-morning.html.csp Do you consider yourself an ethical person? Chances are you answered “yes,” but new research suggests that our ability to act honestly in a given situation is dependent, in part, on the time of day. A study forthcoming in the journal Psychological Science finds that early-risers, or “larks,” are more likely to act dishonestly in the late evening hours. Night-owls, on the other hand, exhibit a tendency toward ethical lapses early in the morning. Most of us are hard-wired to go to sleep and wake ... Do you consider yourself an ethical person? Chances are you answered “yes,” but new research suggests that our ability to act honestly in a given situation is dependent, in part, on the time of day. A study forthcoming in the journal Psychological Science finds that early-risers, or “larks,” are more likely to act dishonestly in the late evening hours. Night-owls, on the other hand, exhibit a tendency toward ethical lapses early in the morning. Most of us are hard-wired to go to sleep and wake ... 58212081@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:47:02 MDT Little sunlight as Obama raises super PAC dollars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58226384-68/obama-super-pac-donors.html.csp Washington • For years, President Barack Obama railed against the surge of unlimited spending flowing into American political campaigns, arguing that average voters were being shut out of a secretive system that lets special interests bankroll elections. Now, as Obama enthusiastically raises money for Democratic super PACs, he’s embracing some of the same secretive elements of that system, drawing charges of hypocrisy from good-governance advocates who say the public deserves to know what Obama... Washington • For years, President Barack Obama railed against the surge of unlimited spending flowing into American political campaigns, arguing that average voters were being shut out of a secretive system that lets special interests bankroll elections. Now, as Obama enthusiastically raises money for Democratic super PACs, he’s embracing some of the same secretive elements of that system, drawing charges of hypocrisy from good-governance advocates who say the public deserves to know what Obama... 58226384@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:47:02 MDT Car hits, kills St. George teacher http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58228089-78/lusk-bergeson-district-teacher.html.csp A St. George teacher would have had a brand new lab for her next batch of middle school students in a few weeks. But Terri Lusk died after she was hit by a vehicle while out on a jog Friday morning. Washington County School District Superintendent Larry Bergeson confirmed the Dixie Middle School science teacher’s death Saturday. Lusk was jogging on Red Hills Parkway with another person when she was hit, said Bergeson, who estimated the accident occurred about 7:30 a.m. Lusk later died at the ho... A St. George teacher would have had a brand new lab for her next batch of middle school students in a few weeks. But Terri Lusk died after she was hit by a vehicle while out on a jog Friday morning. Washington County School District Superintendent Larry Bergeson confirmed the Dixie Middle School science teacher’s death Saturday. Lusk was jogging on Red Hills Parkway with another person when she was hit, said Bergeson, who estimated the accident occurred about 7:30 a.m. Lusk later died at the ho... 58228089@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:39:02 MDT California man dies in southern Utah rollover http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58227848-78/according-cobalt-rollover-toutai.html.csp A Fontana, Calif., man died in a Thursday night rollover crash on Interstate 15. Tomasi F. Toutai, 62, was driving north on I-15 when for an unknown reason, he swerved to the left near the Iron County town of Summit, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. At 11:53 p.m., the Chevy Cobalt slid and went through the median, rolling near the southbound lanes, the UHP added in a news release. Toutai was ejected from the Cobalt as it rolled, and he died. He was not wearing a seat belt, according to the... A Fontana, Calif., man died in a Thursday night rollover crash on Interstate 15. Tomasi F. Toutai, 62, was driving north on I-15 when for an unknown reason, he swerved to the left near the Iron County town of Summit, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. At 11:53 p.m., the Chevy Cobalt slid and went through the median, rolling near the southbound lanes, the UHP added in a news release. Toutai was ejected from the Cobalt as it rolled, and he died. He was not wearing a seat belt, according to the... 58227848@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:13:22 MDT Fire gives Springville residents a scare http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58226956-78/fire-firefighters-ollerton-springville.html.csp Springville • Seth Ollerton smelled a wildfire early Saturday as he escorted friends to their cars after a get-together, but he thought it was miles away. It was closer than that, and headed toward his neighborhood. Before the sun rose, the blaze — started by kids playing with fireworks — reached just a few hundred yards from his Springville home. Firefighters were able to beat it back and the flames retreated up Spring Canyon, slowly burning its face throughout the day. Three helicopters and ... Springville • Seth Ollerton smelled a wildfire early Saturday as he escorted friends to their cars after a get-together, but he thought it was miles away. It was closer than that, and headed toward his neighborhood. Before the sun rose, the blaze — started by kids playing with fireworks — reached just a few hundred yards from his Springville home. Firefighters were able to beat it back and the flames retreated up Spring Canyon, slowly burning its face throughout the day. Three helicopters and ... 58226956@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:13:06 MDT Blow torch’s gas caused Woods Cross business fire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58227617-78/fire-gas-roof-torch.html.csp A gas bottle fueling a blow torch apparently led to the fire that destroyed a Woods Cross business. The Overhead Door Co. at 2481 S. 1560 West went up in flames Friday afternoon, an estimated $1 million loss, at least. Investigators announced Saturday that it appears the two-alarm fire was an accident, one started with a gas fire and fueled by the gas lines that run along the roof. Employees were using a cutting torch to cut large garage door springs when they heard a popping noise behind them,... A gas bottle fueling a blow torch apparently led to the fire that destroyed a Woods Cross business. The Overhead Door Co. at 2481 S. 1560 West went up in flames Friday afternoon, an estimated $1 million loss, at least. Investigators announced Saturday that it appears the two-alarm fire was an accident, one started with a gas fire and fueled by the gas lines that run along the roof. Employees were using a cutting torch to cut large garage door springs when they heard a popping noise behind them,... 58227617@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:13:06 MDT Israeli cease-fire offer rejected; Hamas resumes rocket attacks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227205-68/gaza-hamas-israel-israeli.html.csp Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip • Hamas resumed rocket fire Saturday on Israel after rejecting Israel’s offer to extend a humanitarian cease-fire, the latest setback in international efforts to negotiate an end to the Gaza war. Despite the Hamas rejection, Israel’s Cabinet decided to extend a truce for 24 hours, until midnight (2100 GMT) Sunday. However, it warned that its military would respond to any fire from Gaza and would continue to demolish Hamas military tunnels during this period. The temporar... Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip • Hamas resumed rocket fire Saturday on Israel after rejecting Israel’s offer to extend a humanitarian cease-fire, the latest setback in international efforts to negotiate an end to the Gaza war. Despite the Hamas rejection, Israel’s Cabinet decided to extend a truce for 24 hours, until midnight (2100 GMT) Sunday. However, it warned that its military would respond to any fire from Gaza and would continue to demolish Hamas military tunnels during this period. The temporar... 58227205@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:09:36 MDT Utah football analysis: Utes have earned respect, but not much interest http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58224329-77/utah-pac-utes-state.html.csp Seven of 11 Pac-12 opponents would tell you, from experience, that Utah shouldn’t be taken lightly. If you deigned to ask, that is. Only USC, Oregon, Arizona State and Washington have not lost to the Utes since their inaugural Pac-12 season, when they won four of their final five conference games and were a three-point Colorado upset away from competing for the Pac-12 championship against BCS runner-up Oregon. All they needed was a stronger grip on those slippery leads. All they needed was some ... Seven of 11 Pac-12 opponents would tell you, from experience, that Utah shouldn’t be taken lightly. If you deigned to ask, that is. Only USC, Oregon, Arizona State and Washington have not lost to the Utes since their inaugural Pac-12 season, when they won four of their final five conference games and were a three-point Colorado upset away from competing for the Pac-12 championship against BCS runner-up Oregon. All they needed was a stronger grip on those slippery leads. All they needed was some ... 58224329@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:59:40 MDT Peru’s independence celebrated at Utah’s Peru Fest http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58224157-223/peru-fest-celebrated-independence.html.csp Top photo • A line of people at the third annual Peru Fest wait Saturday for rositas picarones, a traditional Peruvian fried pastry made of sweet potatoes and squash, cooked by Rosa Calderon, left, who learned how to make them from her grandmother as a young girl in Lima, Peru. The annual Peru Fest in West Valley City celebrated Peruvian Independence Day and brought a little bit of the Andes Mountains to the Wasatch Range, with Peruvian arts and vendors. Bottom, left • Classical guitarist Gabi... Top photo • A line of people at the third annual Peru Fest wait Saturday for rositas picarones, a traditional Peruvian fried pastry made of sweet potatoes and squash, cooked by Rosa Calderon, left, who learned how to make them from her grandmother as a young girl in Lima, Peru. The annual Peru Fest in West Valley City celebrated Peruvian Independence Day and brought a little bit of the Andes Mountains to the Wasatch Range, with Peruvian arts and vendors. Bottom, left • Classical guitarist Gabi... 58224157@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:58:44 MDT Salt Lake City looking to connect its two Ninth and Ninth districts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58215929-78/900-south-west-ninth.html.csp Imagine hopping on a bicycle, bus or streetcar at Salt Lake City’s trendy 900 East and 900 South neighborhood and heading west to 900 West and 900 South, another cool but distinctly different district. It’s not a new notion but one that is being dusted off at City Hall. The idea is to turn the 900 South corridor, and all of its neighborhoods, into a thriving thoroughfare of commerce, culture and community. The concept gained momentum after a group of designers, anthropologists and urban planner... Imagine hopping on a bicycle, bus or streetcar at Salt Lake City’s trendy 900 East and 900 South neighborhood and heading west to 900 West and 900 South, another cool but distinctly different district. It’s not a new notion but one that is being dusted off at City Hall. The idea is to turn the 900 South corridor, and all of its neighborhoods, into a thriving thoroughfare of commerce, culture and community. The concept gained momentum after a group of designers, anthropologists and urban planner... 58215929@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:53:19 MDT Plane hits truck as it lands on Nevada highway http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227743-68/plane-highway-truck-honea.html.csp RENO, Nev. • A small airplane with engine trouble struck a pickup truck during an emergency landing on a Nevada highway Saturday morning, authorities said. At least two people were aboard the plane and two people were in the truck when the collision occurred about 9 a.m. on a rural, two-lane section of Nevada Route 445 about 20 miles north of Reno, Nevada Highway Patrol Lt. Kevin Honea said. All four escaped with minor injuries, Honea said. “Anytime you hear about a plane versus car, you’re thin... RENO, Nev. • A small airplane with engine trouble struck a pickup truck during an emergency landing on a Nevada highway Saturday morning, authorities said. At least two people were aboard the plane and two people were in the truck when the collision occurred about 9 a.m. on a rural, two-lane section of Nevada Route 445 about 20 miles north of Reno, Nevada Highway Patrol Lt. Kevin Honea said. All four escaped with minor injuries, Honea said. “Anytime you hear about a plane versus car, you’re thin... 58227743@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:43:02 MDT Judge dismisses Wyoming lawsuit over Amelia Earhart search http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227755-68/mellon-group-search-earhart.html.csp CASPER, Wyo. • A federal judge has dismissed a Wyoming man’s lawsuit claiming a group secretly found the missing airplane of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart in the South Pacific but kept it quiet so it could continue to raise funds for the search. District Judge Scott Skavdahl on Friday dismissed Timothy Mellon’s lawsuit against the Pennsylvania-based International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery and its executive director. Skavdahl ruled there’s no proof of Mellon’s claim that the group fo... CASPER, Wyo. • A federal judge has dismissed a Wyoming man’s lawsuit claiming a group secretly found the missing airplane of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart in the South Pacific but kept it quiet so it could continue to raise funds for the search. District Judge Scott Skavdahl on Friday dismissed Timothy Mellon’s lawsuit against the Pennsylvania-based International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery and its executive director. Skavdahl ruled there’s no proof of Mellon’s claim that the group fo... 58227755@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:41:02 MDT Didier Drogba rejoins Chelsea on season-long deal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58225281-77/drogba-chelsea-mourinho-club.html.csp London • Didier Drogba rejoined Chelsea on Friday, reuniting one of the sport’s most theatrical characters with flamboyant manager Jose Mourinho. The 36-year-old Ivory Coast striker, who was a free agent after stints with China’s Shanghai Shenhua and Turkey’s Galatasaray, signed a season-long deal with the Premier League club. “It was an easy decision. I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to work with Jose again,” Drogba said. “Everyone knows the special relationship I have with this club and it... London • Didier Drogba rejoined Chelsea on Friday, reuniting one of the sport’s most theatrical characters with flamboyant manager Jose Mourinho. The 36-year-old Ivory Coast striker, who was a free agent after stints with China’s Shanghai Shenhua and Turkey’s Galatasaray, signed a season-long deal with the Premier League club. “It was an easy decision. I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to work with Jose again,” Drogba said. “Everyone knows the special relationship I have with this club and it... 58225281@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:36:27 MDT Colts’ Ballard carted off field with leg injury http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58225291-77/ballard-colts-practice-camp.html.csp Anderson, Ind. • Colts running back Vick Ballard was carted off the field Friday with a lower left leg injury. Team doctors are waiting for MRI results to confirm the diagnosis. Ballard was injured on a pass play during Indy’s afternoon practice. After initially getting up and limping, Ballard was taken to the locker room on a golf cart. The Colts haven’t even practiced in full pads yet and he wasn’t hit on the play. Indianapolis owner Jim Irsay was disappointed to see it happen shortly after he... Anderson, Ind. • Colts running back Vick Ballard was carted off the field Friday with a lower left leg injury. Team doctors are waiting for MRI results to confirm the diagnosis. Ballard was injured on a pass play during Indy’s afternoon practice. After initially getting up and limping, Ballard was taken to the locker room on a golf cart. The Colts haven’t even practiced in full pads yet and he wasn’t hit on the play. Indianapolis owner Jim Irsay was disappointed to see it happen shortly after he... 58225291@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:36:27 MDT Injured G Carl Nicks, Bucs agree to part ways http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58225297-77/bucs-nicks-carl-injured.html.csp Tampa, Fla. • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are moving on without injured offensive lineman Carl Nicks, who appeared in just nine games over two seasons after signing a five-year, $47.5 million contract in free agency. In a brief statement released on the opening day of training camp, the Bucs and the two-time Pro Bowl guard “mutually agreed” to sever ties Friday. Nicks, 29 didn’t miss a game in four seasons with New Orleans, however a left toe injury two years ago and the recurrence of a MRSA infect... Tampa, Fla. • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are moving on without injured offensive lineman Carl Nicks, who appeared in just nine games over two seasons after signing a five-year, $47.5 million contract in free agency. In a brief statement released on the opening day of training camp, the Bucs and the two-time Pro Bowl guard “mutually agreed” to sever ties Friday. Nicks, 29 didn’t miss a game in four seasons with New Orleans, however a left toe injury two years ago and the recurrence of a MRSA infect... 58225297@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:36:27 MDT College football: Weber State hires director of operations from University of Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58225335-77/football-duff-weber-state.html.csp Ogden • Grant Duff has been named the new director of football operations at Weber State, first-year head coach Jay Hill announced Friday. Duff has spent the last five years serving in various capacities with the football program at the University of Utah, where he worked with Hill. In his new role at Weber, Duff will be involved in all areas of the football program, including travel, budget, scheduling and organization. “We are really excited to have Grant join our staff,” Hill said. “I know ho... Ogden • Grant Duff has been named the new director of football operations at Weber State, first-year head coach Jay Hill announced Friday. Duff has spent the last five years serving in various capacities with the football program at the University of Utah, where he worked with Hill. In his new role at Weber, Duff will be involved in all areas of the football program, including travel, budget, scheduling and organization. “We are really excited to have Grant join our staff,” Hill said. “I know ho... 58225335@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:36:27 MDT Weber’s Morales signs with NFL’s Carolina Panthers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58225392-77/carolina-morales-weber-nfl.html.csp Ogden • Former Weber State linebacker Anthony Morales has signed a rookie free agent contract with the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. Morales, who is from Edmond, Okla., participated in Carolina’s mini-camp in May. He was a three-year captain and All-Big Sky Conference selection at Weber State. In 40 games with the Wildcats, he recorded 342 tackles — fifth on the school’s all-time list. Carolina opens its preseason schedule Aug. 8 against Buffalo. Ogden • Former Weber State linebacker Anthony Morales has signed a rookie free agent contract with the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. Morales, who is from Edmond, Okla., participated in Carolina’s mini-camp in May. He was a three-year captain and All-Big Sky Conference selection at Weber State. In 40 games with the Wildcats, he recorded 342 tackles — fifth on the school’s all-time list. Carolina opens its preseason schedule Aug. 8 against Buffalo. 58225392@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:36:27 MDT Days of ’47 Rodeo: Bingham, Wright steal the spotlight http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58225840-77/wright-bingham-cody-rodeo.html.csp The Days of ’47 Rodeo had a distinct Utah flavor Friday night at EnergySolutions Arena, courtesy of Tim Bingham and Cody Wright. Bingham, a bull rider from Honeyville, topped the fourth round with a score of 85 to move into a three-way tie for lead in the Days of ’47. Wright, a two-time world champion from Milford, posted a round-best 88 in the saddle bronc to take over second place with one performance remaining. For Bingham, his effort aboard a bull named Mud Man got off to a rocky start. “Fi... The Days of ’47 Rodeo had a distinct Utah flavor Friday night at EnergySolutions Arena, courtesy of Tim Bingham and Cody Wright. Bingham, a bull rider from Honeyville, topped the fourth round with a score of 85 to move into a three-way tie for lead in the Days of ’47. Wright, a two-time world champion from Milford, posted a round-best 88 in the saddle bronc to take over second place with one performance remaining. For Bingham, his effort aboard a bull named Mud Man got off to a rocky start. “Fi... 58225840@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:36:27 MDT Packers re-sign WR Jordy Nelson to contract extension http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58227113-77/nelson-contract-deal-announced.html.csp Green Bay, Wis. • The Packers have signed receiver Jordy Nelson to a contract extension, securing their top player at a position that has had several high-profile departures in recent years. Green Bay announced the deal Saturday after the first practice of training camp. Terms of the contract were not announced by the team, and NFL.com reported it was a four-year, $39 million deal with an $11.5 million signing bonus. Nelson was a second-round pick in 2008 who posted career-highs of 85 catches an... Green Bay, Wis. • The Packers have signed receiver Jordy Nelson to a contract extension, securing their top player at a position that has had several high-profile departures in recent years. Green Bay announced the deal Saturday after the first practice of training camp. Terms of the contract were not announced by the team, and NFL.com reported it was a four-year, $39 million deal with an $11.5 million signing bonus. Nelson was a second-round pick in 2008 who posted career-highs of 85 catches an... 58227113@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:36:27 MDT Burt’s Tiki Lounge may be first to sell Utah liquor license http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58224774-78/license-state-alcohol-liquor.html.csp Burt’s Tiki Lounge in Salt Lake City may become the first Utah business to sell its state liquor license for a profit. Earlier this week, the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC) received a notice of “intended transfer” from the tiny bar at 726 S. State St. The document, which does not include a sale price, “is just the first step in the sale process,” said Nina McDermott, DABC director of compliance and licensing enforcement. Before it is finalized, club owners must prove there ... Burt’s Tiki Lounge in Salt Lake City may become the first Utah business to sell its state liquor license for a profit. Earlier this week, the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC) received a notice of “intended transfer” from the tiny bar at 726 S. State St. The document, which does not include a sale price, “is just the first step in the sale process,” said Nina McDermott, DABC director of compliance and licensing enforcement. Before it is finalized, club owners must prove there ... 58224774@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:15:04 MDT Art meets science in the making of ‘I Origins’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58216237-223/cahill-origins-pitt-science.html.csp For filmmaker Mike Cahill, the road to “I Origins” began with one photograph and one remarkable set of eyes. The photo, shot by Steve McCurry in 1984, was of an Afghan refugee girl, maybe 13 years old, whose haunting green eyes hinted at the hard life she had lived. It ran on the cover of the June 1985 issue of National Geographic and became an international sensation. The photo, Cahill said in a recent phone interview, “became very, very iconic, but we didn’t know what that girl’s name was.” ... For filmmaker Mike Cahill, the road to “I Origins” began with one photograph and one remarkable set of eyes. The photo, shot by Steve McCurry in 1984, was of an Afghan refugee girl, maybe 13 years old, whose haunting green eyes hinted at the hard life she had lived. It ran on the cover of the June 1985 issue of National Geographic and became an international sensation. The photo, Cahill said in a recent phone interview, “became very, very iconic, but we didn’t know what that girl’s name was.” ... 58216237@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:36:32 MDT Utes need ’08 talent level now in Pac-12 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58226959-77/utes-2010-pac-2009.html.csp Utah’s move from the Mountain West to the Pac-12 is a good explanation for the Utes’ recent record, but it not the only reason. The Utes also used to have better football players. They may have more good players now, but they had more great players in the Sugar Bowl season of 2008. It is both a tribute to coach Kyle Whittingham’s recruitment and development of players in the school’s MW era and an indictment of his staff’s recent efforts that the Utes had better personnel when they beat Alabama... Utah’s move from the Mountain West to the Pac-12 is a good explanation for the Utes’ recent record, but it not the only reason. The Utes also used to have better football players. They may have more good players now, but they had more great players in the Sugar Bowl season of 2008. It is both a tribute to coach Kyle Whittingham’s recruitment and development of players in the school’s MW era and an indictment of his staff’s recent efforts that the Utes had better personnel when they beat Alabama... 58226959@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:28:10 MDT Millcreek man killed in police shooting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58226235-78/officers-winder-lister-police.html.csp Unified police shot and killed a Millcreek man Friday after he fired a round at officers, investigators say. Officers were called out at 8:40 p.m. to a “domestic situation” at an apartment near 300 E. 4055 South, said Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder. When the officers arrived, the 31-year-old man, identified as Nicholas Lister, went inside the apartment, while his wife stayed with police, Winder said. The police spoke with Lister on the phone, but Lister was threatening and hostile, Winder ... Unified police shot and killed a Millcreek man Friday after he fired a round at officers, investigators say. Officers were called out at 8:40 p.m. to a “domestic situation” at an apartment near 300 E. 4055 South, said Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder. When the officers arrived, the 31-year-old man, identified as Nicholas Lister, went inside the apartment, while his wife stayed with police, Winder said. The police spoke with Lister on the phone, but Lister was threatening and hostile, Winder ... 58226235@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:28:00 MDT Hiker found dead in Utah was respected Kansas City artist http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58225027-78/goodrich-kansas-art-artist.html.csp The man who died Tuesday while hiking in a remote section of Canyonlands National Park was a respected painter in Kansas City, Mo. David Goodrich, 52, was a “stalwart of the alternative art scene,” said David Ford, a Kansas City artist who met Goodrich 30 years ago when the two were active in the city’s punk rock scene. A collaborator with writer and artist William S. Burroughs, Goodrich displayed his paintings at galleries in Kansas City, Chicago and elsewhere around the country. Goodrich was... The man who died Tuesday while hiking in a remote section of Canyonlands National Park was a respected painter in Kansas City, Mo. David Goodrich, 52, was a “stalwart of the alternative art scene,” said David Ford, a Kansas City artist who met Goodrich 30 years ago when the two were active in the city’s punk rock scene. A collaborator with writer and artist William S. Burroughs, Goodrich displayed his paintings at galleries in Kansas City, Chicago and elsewhere around the country. Goodrich was... 58225027@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:08:36 MDT Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk from rebels http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227235-68/donetsk-russia-ukrainian-rebels.html.csp Donetsk, Ukraine • Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels. The move comes as Ukrainian forces appear to have gained some momentum recently by retaking control of territory from the rebels. But Russia also appears to becoming more involved in the fighting, with the U.S. and Ukraine accusing Moscow of moving heavy artillery across the border to the rebels. ... Donetsk, Ukraine • Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels. The move comes as Ukrainian forces appear to have gained some momentum recently by retaking control of territory from the rebels. But Russia also appears to becoming more involved in the fighting, with the U.S. and Ukraine accusing Moscow of moving heavy artillery across the border to the rebels. ... 58227235@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:47:37 MDT TV team: Actor, detective role paired for 25 years http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58227201-223/suchet-poirot-actor-acorn.html.csp Los Angeles • British actor David Suchet has spent a quarter-century bringing to life a certain fussy Belgian sleuth with a mustache as impeccable as his intellect and crime-solving skills. For Suchet’s dedication to Hercule Poirot through 70 TV adaptations of Agatha Christie’s works, he has been rewarded with the sort of critical praise — “miraculous” and “splendid” are among the applied adjectives — that any fellow classically trained actor would envy. Fan reaction can be similarly fervent. “T... Los Angeles • British actor David Suchet has spent a quarter-century bringing to life a certain fussy Belgian sleuth with a mustache as impeccable as his intellect and crime-solving skills. For Suchet’s dedication to Hercule Poirot through 70 TV adaptations of Agatha Christie’s works, he has been rewarded with the sort of critical praise — “miraculous” and “splendid” are among the applied adjectives — that any fellow classically trained actor would envy. Fan reaction can be similarly fervent. “T... 58227201@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:47:08 MDT In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227236-68/hong-kong-beijing-chinese.html.csp Hong Kong • As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronized nightly light show, one innocuous 28-story building near the water’s edge had stayed dark for months, clad in bamboo scaffolding for a face-lift. Then, in June, the renovated tower came to life, flashing giant Chinese characters that some in Hong Kong saw as a warning. “People’s Liberation Army,” it said. Many in this prosperous city had already feared tha... Hong Kong • As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronized nightly light show, one innocuous 28-story building near the water’s edge had stayed dark for months, clad in bamboo scaffolding for a face-lift. Then, in June, the renovated tower came to life, flashing giant Chinese characters that some in Hong Kong saw as a warning. “People’s Liberation Army,” it said. Many in this prosperous city had already feared tha... 58227236@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:51:01 MDT North Korea fires short-range missile into sea http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227237-68/korea-north-south-korean.html.csp Seoul, South Korea • North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile into waters off its east coast on Saturday, a South Korean defense official said, adding to its unusually high number of weapons tests this year. The launch came on the eve of the 61st anniversary of the signing of an armistice that ended the Korean War. The missile, fired from North Korea’s southwest Hwanghae province on Saturday evening, flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles) across the country before landing in the sea, the... Seoul, South Korea • North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile into waters off its east coast on Saturday, a South Korean defense official said, adding to its unusually high number of weapons tests this year. The launch came on the eve of the 61st anniversary of the signing of an armistice that ended the Korean War. The missile, fired from North Korea’s southwest Hwanghae province on Saturday evening, flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles) across the country before landing in the sea, the... 58227237@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:51:01 MDT MH17 victims’ family: Airline lacking compassion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227233-68/family-malaysia-airlines-flight.html.csp The Hague, Netherlands • The family of two brothers killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 called the carrier rigid and bureaucratic Saturday, saying it has offered them no professional grief counselling in more than a week and refused to organize a flight home to Houston for the boys’ grandmother. Harun Calehr, the uncle of victims Miguel and Shaka Panduwinata, said the family’s frustration has grown as they felt they had to haggle for help from the airline in the days after the B... The Hague, Netherlands • The family of two brothers killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 called the carrier rigid and bureaucratic Saturday, saying it has offered them no professional grief counselling in more than a week and refused to organize a flight home to Houston for the boys’ grandmother. Harun Calehr, the uncle of victims Miguel and Shaka Panduwinata, said the family’s frustration has grown as they felt they had to haggle for help from the airline in the days after the B... 58227233@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:48:02 MDT Video shows smiling American bomber in Syria http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227226-68/killed-observatory-abu-salha.html.csp Beirut • An al-Qaida-linked group fighting in Syria has released video of the first American to carry out a suicide attack in the country’s civil war, showing him smiling and saying he looked forward to going to heaven. The Nusra Front released the new video late Friday showing American citizen Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, 22, with other fighters before the May 25 attack that targeted several army positions at the same time. It said two of the other three suicide attackers in the assault in the gov... Beirut • An al-Qaida-linked group fighting in Syria has released video of the first American to carry out a suicide attack in the country’s civil war, showing him smiling and saying he looked forward to going to heaven. The Nusra Front released the new video late Friday showing American citizen Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, 22, with other fighters before the May 25 attack that targeted several army positions at the same time. It said two of the other three suicide attackers in the assault in the gov... 58227226@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:46:02 MDT U.S. evacuates embassy in Libya as militias clash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227224-68/libya-security-department-state.html.csp Washington • The State Department on Saturday evacuated all U.S. personnel from its embassy in Libya after clashes among rival militias in the capital intensified in recent days in the vicinity of the diplomatic mission, officials said. Traveling in Paris, Secretary of State John Kerry cited the threat posed by “freewheeling militia violence” near the embassy in Tripoli. Kerry said some embassy functions will continue from neighboring Tunisia, where diplomats were taken. “We will return the mom... Washington • The State Department on Saturday evacuated all U.S. personnel from its embassy in Libya after clashes among rival militias in the capital intensified in recent days in the vicinity of the diplomatic mission, officials said. Traveling in Paris, Secretary of State John Kerry cited the threat posed by “freewheeling militia violence” near the embassy in Tripoli. Kerry said some embassy functions will continue from neighboring Tunisia, where diplomats were taken. “We will return the mom... 58227224@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:45:02 MDT Lawmakers complain Obama too aloof with Congress http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227223-68/obama-lawmakers-mcconnell-president.html.csp Washington • President Barack Obama’s request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans. Lawmakers in both parties complained that the White House — six years in — still doesn’t get it when it comes to working with Congress. Top GOP leaders got no notice of the $3.7 billion emergency request. The administration sent contradictory messages about what it wanted to deal with the border crisis. And as the proposal drew fierce ... Washington • President Barack Obama’s request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans. Lawmakers in both parties complained that the White House — six years in — still doesn’t get it when it comes to working with Congress. Top GOP leaders got no notice of the $3.7 billion emergency request. The administration sent contradictory messages about what it wanted to deal with the border crisis. And as the proposal drew fierce ... 58227223@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:44:02 MDT