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Charlottesville, Va. • Henry Coley has seen the last two senior classes in a row leave Virginia’s football program disappointed, and the senior linebacker doesn’t want to be next. With No. 21 BYU up next, the Cavaliers senior co-captain Coley gave his teammates about 20 hours to celebrate their second consecutive victory, then he reached out to coach Mike London to set up a players-only meeting. “I just wanted the guys not to be complacent and not to be comfortable in the skin that they’re in be... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58417858@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:49:02 MDT Logan man shot by officers in hospital sentenced http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58418162-78/burr-hospital-logan-officers.html.csp A Logan man who was shot by law enforcement officers after brandishing two handguns at hospital workers and demanding to see a doctor was sentenced Monday to one to 15 years in prison. Jason James Burr, 34, pleaded guilty in July to one count of second-degree felony aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon and one count each of third-degree felony aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon and use of a firearm by a restricted person. Five other criminal counts were dropped. He faced up to 25 y... A Logan man who was shot by law enforcement officers after brandishing two handguns at hospital workers and demanding to see a doctor was sentenced Monday to one to 15 years in prison. Jason James Burr, 34, pleaded guilty in July to one count of second-degree felony aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon and one count each of third-degree felony aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon and use of a firearm by a restricted person. Five other criminal counts were dropped. He faced up to 25 y... 58418162@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:49:01 MDT Committee chooses superintendent finalists, names still secret http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58417725-78/names-public-board-superintendent.html.csp A state school board committee chose four finalists for Utah’s top education spot Monday night — but they’re keeping their names a secret for a little longer. The board’s superintendent selection committee went into closed session twice Monday before taking a public vote on their top candidates for the job of state superintendent. But they assigned the candidates numbers and voted on those numbers rather than revealing their names. Committee members then voted to publicly release the names three... A state school board committee chose four finalists for Utah’s top education spot Monday night — but they’re keeping their names a secret for a little longer. The board’s superintendent selection committee went into closed session twice Monday before taking a public vote on their top candidates for the job of state superintendent. But they assigned the candidates numbers and voted on those numbers rather than revealing their names. Committee members then voted to publicly release the names three... 58417725@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:42:46 MDT Evidence disputed in Saratoga Springs shooting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58417540-78/police-hunt-shooting-family.html.csp While national attention is now focusing on whether two Saratoga Springs police officers shot and killed a young black man because of his race, the various sides sparred Monday over which version of what happened is supported by emerging evidence. Randall Edwards, attorney for the family of Darrien Hunt, said more witnesses came forward to support the family’s version that the 22-year-old was trying to flee police Wednesday when he was shot in the back. He said no witnesses — nor independent aut... While national attention is now focusing on whether two Saratoga Springs police officers shot and killed a young black man because of his race, the various sides sparred Monday over which version of what happened is supported by emerging evidence. Randall Edwards, attorney for the family of Darrien Hunt, said more witnesses came forward to support the family’s version that the 22-year-old was trying to flee police Wednesday when he was shot in the back. He said no witnesses — nor independent aut... 58417540@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:42:26 MDT Rich County man shoots, kills brother in alleged hunting accident http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58418097-78/brother-county-rich-accident.html.csp A 49-year-old Rich County man was shot to death by his brother in a hunting accident Saturday afternoon. The men, who were not immediately identified, had been stalking antelope near Little Creek Reservoir about 6:30 p.m. when one of the men took a shot at an animal, according to a statement from the Rich County Sheriff’s Office. The shooter didn’t see his brother kneeling or sitting near him. A bullet struck the victim in his head. He died immediately. No charges have been filed in the case, t... A 49-year-old Rich County man was shot to death by his brother in a hunting accident Saturday afternoon. The men, who were not immediately identified, had been stalking antelope near Little Creek Reservoir about 6:30 p.m. when one of the men took a shot at an animal, according to a statement from the Rich County Sheriff’s Office. The shooter didn’t see his brother kneeling or sitting near him. A bullet struck the victim in his head. He died immediately. No charges have been filed in the case, t... 58418097@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:41:47 MDT BYU football: Cougars taking Virginia “more seriously” after big upset http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58417547-88/game-byu-virginia-team.html.csp Provo • Saturday’s game against Virginia is or isn’t a revenge game for the BYU Cougars, depending on which player or coach one asks, but one thing was clear after Monday night’s media session with coach Bronco Mendenhall and selected players. The Cavaliers (2-1) have the Cougars’ respect, despite having gone 2-10 last year. “Because they beat Louisville, we are more focused,” receiver Mitch Mathews said. “I am glad that they played well and that they won, so we could take this week more serious... Provo • Saturday’s game against Virginia is or isn’t a revenge game for the BYU Cougars, depending on which player or coach one asks, but one thing was clear after Monday night’s media session with coach Bronco Mendenhall and selected players. The Cavaliers (2-1) have the Cougars’ respect, despite having gone 2-10 last year. “Because they beat Louisville, we are more focused,” receiver Mitch Mathews said. “I am glad that they played well and that they won, so we could take this week more serious... 58417547@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:56:02 MDT Kurdish fighters seize villages from Islamic State fighters http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58417748-68/group-state-islamic-kurdish.html.csp Beirut • Kurdish fighters captured more than a dozen villages from militants of the Islamic State group in heavy fighting across northeastern Syria, an activist group and a Kurdish official said Monday. The fighting in the mainly-Kurdish Hassakeh province came as diplomats at a Paris conference tried to agree on a global strategy to fight the extremist group, which has captured large tracts of territory in Iraq and Syria. Kurdish fighters have been repelling the advances of the Islamic State mi... Beirut • Kurdish fighters captured more than a dozen villages from militants of the Islamic State group in heavy fighting across northeastern Syria, an activist group and a Kurdish official said Monday. The fighting in the mainly-Kurdish Hassakeh province came as diplomats at a Paris conference tried to agree on a global strategy to fight the extremist group, which has captured large tracts of territory in Iraq and Syria. Kurdish fighters have been repelling the advances of the Islamic State mi... 58417748@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:43:02 MDT House Republicans move ahead on training and arming Syrian rebels http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58417485-68/iraq-administration-congress-forces.html.csp Washington • Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President Barack Obama’s strategy against the Islamic State group. The Obama administration says the training operation is needed to establish credible, local ground forces to accompany U.S. air strikes against the militants who have conquered large parts of Iraq and Syria, ... Washington • Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President Barack Obama’s strategy against the Islamic State group. The Obama administration says the training operation is needed to establish credible, local ground forces to accompany U.S. air strikes against the militants who have conquered large parts of Iraq and Syria, ... 58417485@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:30:01 MDT U.S. says it’s open to talks with Iran on Islamic State http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58417454-68/iran-iraq-state-islamic.html.csp Paris • As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington’s earlier opposition to Tehran even attending the conference. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry ruled out any military coordination with Iran, which in the end was not invited to Paris. “That doesn’t mean that we are opposed to the idea of communicating to find out if they will come o... Paris • As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington’s earlier opposition to Tehran even attending the conference. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry ruled out any military coordination with Iran, which in the end was not invited to Paris. “That doesn’t mean that we are opposed to the idea of communicating to find out if they will come o... 58417454@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:29:02 MDT In Utah contests, Mia Love leads out with TV ads http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58416463-90/ads-campaign-candidates-com.html.csp TV viewers saw the first Utah campaign ads of the midterm elections Monday morning — 30 second spots touting Mia Love’s run in the 4th Congressional District. What is starting as a trickle is expected to turn into a strong and steady stream in coming weeks. But at this point, it seems unlikely Utah will see a repeat of the deluge of campaign ads it endured during the 2012 contest, because no national political groups or congressional campaign committees have gotten involved in any of the races... TV viewers saw the first Utah campaign ads of the midterm elections Monday morning — 30 second spots touting Mia Love’s run in the 4th Congressional District. What is starting as a trickle is expected to turn into a strong and steady stream in coming weeks. But at this point, it seems unlikely Utah will see a repeat of the deluge of campaign ads it endured during the 2012 contest, because no national political groups or congressional campaign committees have gotten involved in any of the races... 58416463@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:29:45 MDT Mormons’ close-knit nature, values drive them to GOP http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58407521-90/authors-become-church-democrats.html.csp Since the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980, Mormon voters have become more and more ensconced in the Republican Party, to the point that today they represent the most reliable, cohesive bloc of voters for the GOP of nearly any demographic. The reason for the shift, argue three scholars in a new book on the topic, is that Mormons live in a tight-knit, insular subculture that sets itself at odds with the evolving social norms and shares conservative social values. Since the 1960s, cultural politi... Since the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980, Mormon voters have become more and more ensconced in the Republican Party, to the point that today they represent the most reliable, cohesive bloc of voters for the GOP of nearly any demographic. The reason for the shift, argue three scholars in a new book on the topic, is that Mormons live in a tight-knit, insular subculture that sets itself at odds with the evolving social norms and shares conservative social values. Since the 1960s, cultural politi... 58407521@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:29:29 MDT Ex-LDS presiding bishop is favorite to head UTA board http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58417206-90/become-bishop-board-burton.html.csp Former LDS Presiding Bishop H. David Burton was nominated Monday to become the new chairman of the Utah Transit Authority and is expected to take over next week as top shepherd of that sometimes tempest-tossed agency. The UTA Board’s executive committee nominated Burton, and the full board is scheduled to vote Sept. 24. The board almost always follows the executive committee’s recommendations on elections. In fact, the only time in memory that it did not was when it selected Burton as the board’... Former LDS Presiding Bishop H. David Burton was nominated Monday to become the new chairman of the Utah Transit Authority and is expected to take over next week as top shepherd of that sometimes tempest-tossed agency. The UTA Board’s executive committee nominated Burton, and the full board is scheduled to vote Sept. 24. The board almost always follows the executive committee’s recommendations on elections. In fact, the only time in memory that it did not was when it selected Burton as the board’... 58417206@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:19:44 MDT Ukrainian president offers rebels big concessions to end uprising http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58417697-68/ukraine-poroshenko-rebels-proposal.html.csp Kiev, Ukraine • President Petro Poroshenko on Monday proposed a series of major concessions to end the uprising by pro-Russian rebels in restive eastern Ukraine, offering the separatists a broad amnesty and special self-governance status for territories they occupy. The proposal also includes protections for the Russian language and would allow the separatist-controlled regions to elect their own judges, create their own police forces and cultivate deeper ties to Russia - while remaining part o... Kiev, Ukraine • President Petro Poroshenko on Monday proposed a series of major concessions to end the uprising by pro-Russian rebels in restive eastern Ukraine, offering the separatists a broad amnesty and special self-governance status for territories they occupy. The proposal also includes protections for the Russian language and would allow the separatist-controlled regions to elect their own judges, create their own police forces and cultivate deeper ties to Russia - while remaining part o... 58417697@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:58:02 MDT 700 feared dead in two boat wrecks in one week on Mediterranean http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58417477-68/migrants-boat-coast-italian.html.csp Geneva • This year is on track to become the deadliest year ever for migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea: Migration officials say they fear 700 more people fleeing Africa for Europe have died in two separate boat wrecks during the past week — the same amount as were killed during all of last year. That would raise the total number of migrants killed while risking a perilous journey on the sea to about 2,900 in 2014, according to estimates from the International Organization for Migration an... Geneva • This year is on track to become the deadliest year ever for migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea: Migration officials say they fear 700 more people fleeing Africa for Europe have died in two separate boat wrecks during the past week — the same amount as were killed during all of last year. That would raise the total number of migrants killed while risking a perilous journey on the sea to about 2,900 in 2014, according to estimates from the International Organization for Migration an... 58417477@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:44:02 MDT Study: Leaky pipes and seals, not fracking, tainted water http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58417570-68/gas-contamination-fracking-wells.html.csp Washington • The drilling procedure called fracking didn’t cause much-publicized cases of tainted groundwater in areas of Pennsylvania and Texas, a new study finds. Instead, it blames the contamination on problems in pipes and seals in natural gas wells. After looking at dozens of cases of suspected contamination, the scientists focused on eight hydraulically fractured wells in those states, where they chemically linked the tainted water to the gas wells. They then used chemical analysis to fig... Washington • The drilling procedure called fracking didn’t cause much-publicized cases of tainted groundwater in areas of Pennsylvania and Texas, a new study finds. Instead, it blames the contamination on problems in pipes and seals in natural gas wells. After looking at dozens of cases of suspected contamination, the scientists focused on eight hydraulically fractured wells in those states, where they chemically linked the tainted water to the gas wells. They then used chemical analysis to fig... 58417570@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:43:02 MDT Utah poll troubling for Democrats, third-party candidates http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58417604-90/commission-congressional-debate-district.html.csp The new Utah Debate Commission said a third-party candidate had to reach 10 percent in its poll to earn a spot in one of its televised debates. None made the cut. And a few Democrats came surprisingly close to missing out as well. The commission released the survey conducted by Lighthouse Research on Monday, and it is devastating to every political party in the state except for Republicans. The state’s dominant party has massive advantages in each of the four congressional campaigns as well as t... The new Utah Debate Commission said a third-party candidate had to reach 10 percent in its poll to earn a spot in one of its televised debates. None made the cut. And a few Democrats came surprisingly close to missing out as well. The commission released the survey conducted by Lighthouse Research on Monday, and it is devastating to every political party in the state except for Republicans. The state’s dominant party has massive advantages in each of the four congressional campaigns as well as t... 58417604@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:28:06 MDT For saving comrades, two Vietnam vets awarded Medals of Honor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58417496-68/adkins-vietnam-medal-soldiers.html.csp Washington • Two Vietnam War soldiers — one still living, one killed in action — received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on Monday, nearly 50 years after they threw themselves into harm’s way to protect their brothers in combat. President Barack Obama praised the soldiers as patriots whose sacrifices had never been fully realized by a nation divided over the legacy of the Vietnam War. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins survived his injuries. Army Spc. Donald P. Sloat did not.... Washington • Two Vietnam War soldiers — one still living, one killed in action — received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on Monday, nearly 50 years after they threw themselves into harm’s way to protect their brothers in combat. President Barack Obama praised the soldiers as patriots whose sacrifices had never been fully realized by a nation divided over the legacy of the Vietnam War. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins survived his injuries. Army Spc. Donald P. Sloat did not.... 58417496@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:58:02 MDT Value of car seats touted at The Road Home http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58417017-78/seats-car-road-safety.html.csp The importance of properly fitting child car seats was emphasized Monday at The Road Home as part of National Child Passenger Safety Week, which runs through Saturday. Car seats were presented to those in need while representatives of the Salt Lake County Health Department and the county’s Safe Kids Coalition provided educational materials about the best ways to keep children safe in vehicles. Children also were encouraged to play games that taught safety rules. “Like other children, homeless c... The importance of properly fitting child car seats was emphasized Monday at The Road Home as part of National Child Passenger Safety Week, which runs through Saturday. Car seats were presented to those in need while representatives of the Salt Lake County Health Department and the county’s Safe Kids Coalition provided educational materials about the best ways to keep children safe in vehicles. Children also were encouraged to play games that taught safety rules. “Like other children, homeless c... 58417017@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:54:02 MDT Indiana police: Former Utah man mutilated girlfriend’s body http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58417556-78/oberhansley-police-blanton-affidavit.html.csp Jeffersonville, Ind. • A southeastern Indiana man admitted to police officers that he fatally stabbed his girlfriend and then mutilated her body, including cooking and eating some of her organs, according to police documents released Monday. Joseph Oberhansley, 33, of Jeffersonville appeared in court Monday, where he was formally charged with murder in the death of Tammy Blanton, 46. He also was charged with abuse of a corpse and breaking and entering. Oberhansley did prison time in Utah for ki... Jeffersonville, Ind. • A southeastern Indiana man admitted to police officers that he fatally stabbed his girlfriend and then mutilated her body, including cooking and eating some of her organs, according to police documents released Monday. Joseph Oberhansley, 33, of Jeffersonville appeared in court Monday, where he was formally charged with murder in the death of Tammy Blanton, 46. He also was charged with abuse of a corpse and breaking and entering. Oberhansley did prison time in Utah for ki... 58417556@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:52:02 MDT Safety agency investigates Ford Fiesta latches http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58415756-79/safety-complaints-door-ford.html.csp Detroit • U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that the doors won’t latch properly on some Ford Fiesta subcompact cars. The probe announced Monday covers about 205,000 Fiestas from the 2011 through 2013 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has received 61 complaints about the doors. Some said the latches wouldn’t catch. A dozen said a door opened while the cars were being driven. In one case, a driver complained that his 83-year-old mother was hu... Detroit • U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that the doors won’t latch properly on some Ford Fiesta subcompact cars. The probe announced Monday covers about 205,000 Fiestas from the 2011 through 2013 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has received 61 complaints about the doors. Some said the latches wouldn’t catch. A dozen said a door opened while the cars were being driven. In one case, a driver complained that his 83-year-old mother was hu... 58415756@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:25:02 MDT Apple: U2 album accessed by 33 million users http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58417402-79/album-apple-million-account.html.csp New York • Apple Inc. says 33 million iTunes account holders have accessed U2’s free album. The company issued a statement Monday from Senior Vice President Eddy Cue with the first usage numbers for the surprise “Songs of Freedom” release by the company. Apple gave the album to 500 million iTunes account holders last week during the company’s iPhone 6 unveiling news conference. Cue called the number record-breaking, but did not elaborate. The figure includes customers who downloaded the album fr... New York • Apple Inc. says 33 million iTunes account holders have accessed U2’s free album. The company issued a statement Monday from Senior Vice President Eddy Cue with the first usage numbers for the surprise “Songs of Freedom” release by the company. Apple gave the album to 500 million iTunes account holders last week during the company’s iPhone 6 unveiling news conference. Cue called the number record-breaking, but did not elaborate. The figure includes customers who downloaded the album fr... 58417402@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:25:02 MDT New York’s AG tries to stop drug termination http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58417497-79/drug-patients-daily-actavis.html.csp Albany • New York’s attorney general filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking to stop a manufacturer from discontinuing its drug widely used to treat Alzheimer’s patients, arguing the company is illegally driving patients to its newer patented drug to avoid losses from cheaper generic alternatives coming out next year. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman alleges anti-trust and state law violations by Dublin-based Actavis PLC and New York subsidiary Forest Laboratories, which Actavis recently acquir... Albany • New York’s attorney general filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking to stop a manufacturer from discontinuing its drug widely used to treat Alzheimer’s patients, arguing the company is illegally driving patients to its newer patented drug to avoid losses from cheaper generic alternatives coming out next year. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman alleges anti-trust and state law violations by Dublin-based Actavis PLC and New York subsidiary Forest Laboratories, which Actavis recently acquir... 58417497@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:24:02 MDT Missing Paradise man found dead in Cache County canyon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58417460-78/cache-county-dead-missing.html.csp A 61-year-old man who had been missing for more 10 days has been found dead in Blacksmith Fork Canyon, east of Hyrum. Osmer Michael Baker, of Paradise, was last seen on Sept. 5 in Logan, according to the Cache County Sheriff’s Office. A Utah Department of Transportation mowing crew found the missing man’s body on the side of the road. Officials said it appeared he had died due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident, though the state medical examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine c... A 61-year-old man who had been missing for more 10 days has been found dead in Blacksmith Fork Canyon, east of Hyrum. Osmer Michael Baker, of Paradise, was last seen on Sept. 5 in Logan, according to the Cache County Sheriff’s Office. A Utah Department of Transportation mowing crew found the missing man’s body on the side of the road. Officials said it appeared he had died due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident, though the state medical examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine c... 58417460@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:21:02 MDT Arizona dog food plant surveyed after explosion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58417404-79/explosion-plant-arizona-dog.html.csp Flagstaff • A crew from Nestlé Purina is assessing damage from a grain-dust explosion that injured four contract workers at the company’s plant in Flagstaff, Ariz. Flames from welding equipment sparked the explosion Sunday, blowing out metal doors at the front of the seven-story grain elevator. Two workers who suffered severe burns were listed in good condition Monday at a Phoenix burn center. The other two had less severe burns. Authorities say it was the first such incident at the dog food pla... Flagstaff • A crew from Nestlé Purina is assessing damage from a grain-dust explosion that injured four contract workers at the company’s plant in Flagstaff, Ariz. Flames from welding equipment sparked the explosion Sunday, blowing out metal doors at the front of the seven-story grain elevator. Two workers who suffered severe burns were listed in good condition Monday at a Phoenix burn center. The other two had less severe burns. Authorities say it was the first such incident at the dog food pla... 58417404@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:56:02 MDT Martin MacNeill to serve up to 15 years for sexual abuse http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58416036-78/macneill-somers-abuse-sexual.html.csp Provo • For Alexis Somers, the last 7 1/2 years have been her darkest days. Her “entire world” was shattered on April 11, 2007, when her mother was murdered. Five weeks later, she was sexually assaulted. After more than seven years, one man was found guilty of the crimes: her father, Martin MacNeill. “He made the choice to destroy his family,” Somers told the judge during MacNeill’s sentencing hearing in the sexual abuse case Monday. “He made the choice to murder my mother. He made the choice t... Provo • For Alexis Somers, the last 7 1/2 years have been her darkest days. Her “entire world” was shattered on April 11, 2007, when her mother was murdered. Five weeks later, she was sexually assaulted. After more than seven years, one man was found guilty of the crimes: her father, Martin MacNeill. “He made the choice to destroy his family,” Somers told the judge during MacNeill’s sentencing hearing in the sexual abuse case Monday. “He made the choice to murder my mother. He made the choice t... 58416036@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:55:08 MDT PETA project invites University of Utah students to be chicken http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58416329-78/chicken-students-peta-project.html.csp University of Utah students were invited to experience “natural chicken behavior” Monday — from wing-flapping to dust baths — at a virtual reality exhibit presented by peta2, the youth division of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The “I, Chicken” project is supported by a grant from “The Simpsons” co-creator and philanthropist Sam Simon. Allowing students to become a virtual chicken can lead them to stop eating chicken, said peta2 Director Marta Holmberg in a statement. The exhibit... University of Utah students were invited to experience “natural chicken behavior” Monday — from wing-flapping to dust baths — at a virtual reality exhibit presented by peta2, the youth division of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The “I, Chicken” project is supported by a grant from “The Simpsons” co-creator and philanthropist Sam Simon. Allowing students to become a virtual chicken can lead them to stop eating chicken, said peta2 Director Marta Holmberg in a statement. The exhibit... 58416329@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:53:14 MDT Utah Supreme Court to hear Draper election dispute http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58417112-90/ballot-court-deadline-district.html.csp A group of Draper residents who collected hundreds of signatures to get a tax referendum on the Nov. 4 ballot only to be shut down by city officials two minutes before the deadline earlier this month will get their day in court. Utah Supreme Court justices will hear the residents’ appeal Wednesday and are expected to issue a ruling that day — the final one for county clerks to complete ballots and get them to overseas and military voters in time to meet the statutory deadline (45 days before a... A group of Draper residents who collected hundreds of signatures to get a tax referendum on the Nov. 4 ballot only to be shut down by city officials two minutes before the deadline earlier this month will get their day in court. Utah Supreme Court justices will hear the residents’ appeal Wednesday and are expected to issue a ruling that day — the final one for county clerks to complete ballots and get them to overseas and military voters in time to meet the statutory deadline (45 days before a... 58417112@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:52:38 MDT Back to school — even in Texas immigration prison http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58417182-68/karnes-immigration-facility-begin.html.csp Karnes City, Texas • In one classroom monitored by security cameras, third- and fourth-graders read in Spanish from a short story about mice. On an artificial turf soccer field in the courtyard, seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders play a raucous kickball game — ignoring the high walls and surrounding 15-foot gate. For about 200 immigrant children who fled to the United States with their mothers — mostly from Central America — it is another school day, except that they are housed in a federal imm... Karnes City, Texas • In one classroom monitored by security cameras, third- and fourth-graders read in Spanish from a short story about mice. On an artificial turf soccer field in the courtyard, seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders play a raucous kickball game — ignoring the high walls and surrounding 15-foot gate. For about 200 immigrant children who fled to the United States with their mothers — mostly from Central America — it is another school day, except that they are housed in a federal imm... 58417182@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:52:38 MDT Corps halts review of Oregon coal export terminal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58417399-79/coal-terminal-state-corps.html.csp Portland, Ore. • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has brought its review of a proposed coal export terminal to an immediate halt, a blow to the Australian company that’s trying to get coal from the Northern Rockies to a hungry Asian market. Last month, Oregon state regulators rejected a proposed terminal on the Columbia River because it potentially would interfere with tribal fishing rights. On Monday, the Corps announced it had put its review on hold while a judge considers an appeal of the sta... Portland, Ore. • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has brought its review of a proposed coal export terminal to an immediate halt, a blow to the Australian company that’s trying to get coal from the Northern Rockies to a hungry Asian market. Last month, Oregon state regulators rejected a proposed terminal on the Columbia River because it potentially would interfere with tribal fishing rights. On Monday, the Corps announced it had put its review on hold while a judge considers an appeal of the sta... 58417399@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:49:01 MDT BP Alaska plans layoffs following Hilcorp sale http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58417400-79/alaska-hilcorp-sale-layoffs.html.csp Juneau • BP Alaska, a major player in the state’s oil industry, is planning to lay off 275 employees and contractors early next year. Spokeswoman Dawn Patience says the business in Alaska will be smaller due to the previously announced sale of interests in four North Slope oil fields to Hilcorp. Patience says the layoffs, combined with the 200 individuals who have accepted jobs with Hilcorp., represents about 17 percent of the total number of BP employees and contractors in the state. The compan... Juneau • BP Alaska, a major player in the state’s oil industry, is planning to lay off 275 employees and contractors early next year. Spokeswoman Dawn Patience says the business in Alaska will be smaller due to the previously announced sale of interests in four North Slope oil fields to Hilcorp. Patience says the layoffs, combined with the 200 individuals who have accepted jobs with Hilcorp., represents about 17 percent of the total number of BP employees and contractors in the state. The compan... 58417400@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:49:01 MDT PG&E fires three for talking with regulators http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58417383-79/state-commission-officials-probe.html.csp San Francisco • Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said Monday that three senior officials lost their jobs over improper communications with state regulators. The move followed PG&E’s internal investigation of allegations of improper contacts between the utility and officials at the California Public Utilities Commission. PG&E said its probe found improper emails last January between PG&E and the commission over the assignment of state officials to decide a rate case involving PG&E. The internal probe s... San Francisco • Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said Monday that three senior officials lost their jobs over improper communications with state regulators. The move followed PG&E’s internal investigation of allegations of improper contacts between the utility and officials at the California Public Utilities Commission. PG&E said its probe found improper emails last January between PG&E and the commission over the assignment of state officials to decide a rate case involving PG&E. The internal probe s... 58417383@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:39:02 MDT Letter: Bus driver has seen it all from bikers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58416415-82/bus-bikers-road-bike.html.csp Bicyclists should be as considerate as they want drivers to be to them. I drive a bus. We were told not to block the bikers’ lanes and give them at least three feet of clearance when passing. You know, a bus is pretty big. We do have to park, and we are limited where we can do that. It mostly has to be by the curb for pit stops or pausing to keep on schedule. Bikers need to realize and be aware. Because of traffic we often have nowhere to go to pull away from them. But here is the rub: they ha... Bicyclists should be as considerate as they want drivers to be to them. I drive a bus. We were told not to block the bikers’ lanes and give them at least three feet of clearance when passing. You know, a bus is pretty big. We do have to park, and we are limited where we can do that. It mostly has to be by the curb for pit stops or pausing to keep on schedule. Bikers need to realize and be aware. Because of traffic we often have nowhere to go to pull away from them. But here is the rub: they ha... 58416415@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:36:02 MDT Letter: UTOPIA, Comcast are different animals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58416447-82/utopia-service-choice-comcast.html.csp Christopher Eaton’s letter (“UTOPIA offers choice beyond giant telecom,” Sept. 7) states that an apples to apples comparison is UTOPIA to Comcast. That is not correct. Comcast is a service provider. UTOPIA is a cable company (fiber-optics) that is a conduit for a limited number of service providers. To use UTOPIA, a user must purchase service from one of the listed providers available through UTOPIA. They must pay the $20 monthly utility fee for a non-utility or an unapproved city tax, then purc... Christopher Eaton’s letter (“UTOPIA offers choice beyond giant telecom,” Sept. 7) states that an apples to apples comparison is UTOPIA to Comcast. That is not correct. Comcast is a service provider. UTOPIA is a cable company (fiber-optics) that is a conduit for a limited number of service providers. To use UTOPIA, a user must purchase service from one of the listed providers available through UTOPIA. They must pay the $20 monthly utility fee for a non-utility or an unapproved city tax, then purc... 58416447@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:36:02 MDT Letter: We experience God, even if you don’t http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58416476-82/god-religion-stenger-absurdities.html.csp Confined in a self-imposed prison of infantile understanding, Professor Gregory Clark’s chosen “religion” (“Atheist Stenger recognized religion’s absurdities,” Sept. 14) dooms his hypothesis; because he can’t reproduce God in a laboratory merely proves he hasn’t properly conducted the experiment. There are so many of us who have personally experienced God! How sad that a man thus “educated” could be so profoundly ignorant. Paul Sharp Salt Lake City Confined in a self-imposed prison of infantile understanding, Professor Gregory Clark’s chosen “religion” (“Atheist Stenger recognized religion’s absurdities,” Sept. 14) dooms his hypothesis; because he can’t reproduce God in a laboratory merely proves he hasn’t properly conducted the experiment. There are so many of us who have personally experienced God! How sad that a man thus “educated” could be so profoundly ignorant. Paul Sharp Salt Lake City 58416476@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:36:02 MDT Letter: Science and spirituality can and do co-exist http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58416491-82/arts-sltrib-humanities-liberal.html.csp I am an ordained minister, and yet I fully concur with the views expressed by Dr. Gregory A. Clark (“Atheist Stenger recognized religion’s absurdities,” Sept. 14) that supernatural and superstitious ideas have no place in the world of scientific research. I also heartily support the views in another Sunday op-ed piece, (“Humanities grads hold their own in job market”) by Dr. Madonna Milner, that a liberal arts education provides a more successful career than does a professional degree. Liberal a... I am an ordained minister, and yet I fully concur with the views expressed by Dr. Gregory A. Clark (“Atheist Stenger recognized religion’s absurdities,” Sept. 14) that supernatural and superstitious ideas have no place in the world of scientific research. I also heartily support the views in another Sunday op-ed piece, (“Humanities grads hold their own in job market”) by Dr. Madonna Milner, that a liberal arts education provides a more successful career than does a professional degree. Liberal a... 58416491@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:36:02 MDT Letter: Utah’s class sizes do indeed matter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58416516-82/class-classroom-instruction-size.html.csp As one of the teachers who responded to Lisa Schencker’s inquiry about class size, I was interested to read her article published Sept. 14. I was not surprised at the anecdotes from teachers and parents about the negative effects of large class sizes, ranging from the physical limitations of having enough space, to the difficulties of grading writing assignments and providing individual support. I was surprised by the statement of Judi Clarke, director of Parents for Choice in Education: “Class ... As one of the teachers who responded to Lisa Schencker’s inquiry about class size, I was interested to read her article published Sept. 14. I was not surprised at the anecdotes from teachers and parents about the negative effects of large class sizes, ranging from the physical limitations of having enough space, to the difficulties of grading writing assignments and providing individual support. I was surprised by the statement of Judi Clarke, director of Parents for Choice in Education: “Class ... 58416516@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:36:02 MDT Letter: Thanks, Ute Tribe, for letting us be Utes, too http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58416581-82/ute-tribe-utes-letting.html.csp Dear Ute Tribe: Thank you for letting us be Utes. We are grateful that you have allowed us to use your name, and we respect and honor it. Any mistakes we make in that regard are because of ignorance, so we appreciate that you are taking the time to educate us with your new video. We support the University of Utah in its efforts to provide your children with education and all of you with healthier lives. GO UTES! P.S.: When will shirts be available in women’s and children’s sizes and styles? We a... Dear Ute Tribe: Thank you for letting us be Utes. We are grateful that you have allowed us to use your name, and we respect and honor it. Any mistakes we make in that regard are because of ignorance, so we appreciate that you are taking the time to educate us with your new video. We support the University of Utah in its efforts to provide your children with education and all of you with healthier lives. GO UTES! P.S.: When will shirts be available in women’s and children’s sizes and styles? We a... 58416581@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:36:02 MDT Letter: Pipe Great Lakes water to western U.S. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58416594-82/lakes-project-keystone-pipe.html.csp As a better alternative to the Keystone project and its claimed benefits to the economy, these gung-ho Republicans should pass legislation to build a water transfer pipe from the Great Lakes to the upper Colorado river drainage area. This project would be cleaner, would be bigger, and would be better than the Keystone project. Marco Hodgson Bountiful As a better alternative to the Keystone project and its claimed benefits to the economy, these gung-ho Republicans should pass legislation to build a water transfer pipe from the Great Lakes to the upper Colorado river drainage area. This project would be cleaner, would be bigger, and would be better than the Keystone project. Marco Hodgson Bountiful 58416594@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:36:02 MDT Editorial: Utah should consider easing sentences on sex offenders. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58416635-82/sex-offenders-prison-utah.html.csp In our guts, we have a picture of a sex offender. A sleazy old man who is interested in little else but prowling the streets, schoolyards and shopping malls in an insatiable search for yet another victim. In our brains, not so much. As state and local officials in Utah examine ways to bend the curve on the ever larger number of people who are in, or may be headed to, prison, they have expressed a reluctance to really address one of the primary drivers of our state’s growing inmate population. T... In our guts, we have a picture of a sex offender. A sleazy old man who is interested in little else but prowling the streets, schoolyards and shopping malls in an insatiable search for yet another victim. In our brains, not so much. As state and local officials in Utah examine ways to bend the curve on the ever larger number of people who are in, or may be headed to, prison, they have expressed a reluctance to really address one of the primary drivers of our state’s growing inmate population. T... 58416635@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:36:02 MDT Here are five things that will make travel quicker, safer for cars, bikes, walkers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58398131-79/cars-car-system-traffic.html.csp Detroit • Cellphones that warn drivers when people are crossing in front of them. Bicycles and cars that communicate with traffic lights. Sensors in cars that quickly alert other drivers to black ice, potholes or other hazards. A low-priced camera system that brings high-tech automatic braking to the masses. These life- or time-saving technologies were being shown off last week at the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress in Detroit. Here are five smart things coming to your car in just ... Detroit • Cellphones that warn drivers when people are crossing in front of them. Bicycles and cars that communicate with traffic lights. Sensors in cars that quickly alert other drivers to black ice, potholes or other hazards. A low-priced camera system that brings high-tech automatic braking to the masses. These life- or time-saving technologies were being shown off last week at the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress in Detroit. Here are five smart things coming to your car in just ... 58398131@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:35:02 MDT U.K. TV series take root in Acorn streaming service http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58404238-79/acorn-media-entertainment-streaming.html.csp Here’s an offbeat mystery: Why did detective Hercule Poirot’s final U.S. small-screen bow come not on his familiar stage, PBS, but on a niche website devoted to streaming British whodunits and dramas? And why did Robert L. Johnson, the business mogul who founded Black Entertainment Television and sold it to Viacom for $3 billion, buy Acorn Media Group and gladden the hearts of Anglophiles everywhere? The answers lie in a company’s reinvention of itself when faced with industry changes that prese... Here’s an offbeat mystery: Why did detective Hercule Poirot’s final U.S. small-screen bow come not on his familiar stage, PBS, but on a niche website devoted to streaming British whodunits and dramas? And why did Robert L. Johnson, the business mogul who founded Black Entertainment Television and sold it to Viacom for $3 billion, buy Acorn Media Group and gladden the hearts of Anglophiles everywhere? The answers lie in a company’s reinvention of itself when faced with industry changes that prese... 58404238@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:35:02 MDT United offers up to $100,000 if workers leave http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58417354-79/united-attendants-flight-airlines.html.csp Dallas • United Airlines reached a deal with the flight attendants’ union to offer up to $100,000 in severance for workers who leave the company. United spokeswoman Megan McCarthy said Monday that the airline hopes that at least 2,100 of its 23,000 flight attendants will accept. The airline also said that it would recall about 1,450 furloughed flight attendants to fill jobs in places where United is understaffed. The company, formed by a 2010 merger, has seen growth on what used to be Continenta... Dallas • United Airlines reached a deal with the flight attendants’ union to offer up to $100,000 in severance for workers who leave the company. United spokeswoman Megan McCarthy said Monday that the airline hopes that at least 2,100 of its 23,000 flight attendants will accept. The airline also said that it would recall about 1,450 furloughed flight attendants to fill jobs in places where United is understaffed. The company, formed by a 2010 merger, has seen growth on what used to be Continenta... 58417354@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:28:02 MDT Salt Lake County health inspectors shut down Midvale taco cart http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58416939-223/health-sink-washing-cart.html.csp Tacos El Pariente I food cart, which operated at 165 W. 7200 South in Midvale, was shut down Sunday, after health inspectors discovered it had no operational sink for employee hand washing. “The permit is being suspended for an imminent health hazard,” according to a notice on the Salt Lake County Health Department website. The health violations include: • No hand sink convenient and accessible in food preparation area. • No soap at hand sink. • No hand drying provision at hand sink. • Person in... Tacos El Pariente I food cart, which operated at 165 W. 7200 South in Midvale, was shut down Sunday, after health inspectors discovered it had no operational sink for employee hand washing. “The permit is being suspended for an imminent health hazard,” according to a notice on the Salt Lake County Health Department website. The health violations include: • No hand sink convenient and accessible in food preparation area. • No soap at hand sink. • No hand drying provision at hand sink. • Person in... 58416939@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:04:01 MDT Kragthorpe: Brandon Doman moves on, from BYU to little league http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58415113-88/doman-byu-offensive-brandon.html.csp American Fork On a football field with barely visible markings and no scoreboard, Brandon Doman stood silently with his arms folded as the final seconds ticked off a clock that could be viewed only by the referee. He’d shouted instructions to his Pleasant Grove fourth-graders prior to every play Saturday morning, and now Doman collected his thoughts for the postgame talk. The Vikings huddled in the shade of a small canopy as their coach, two seasons removed from calling BYU’s plays in venues ... American Fork On a football field with barely visible markings and no scoreboard, Brandon Doman stood silently with his arms folded as the final seconds ticked off a clock that could be viewed only by the referee. He’d shouted instructions to his Pleasant Grove fourth-graders prior to every play Saturday morning, and now Doman collected his thoughts for the postgame talk. The Vikings huddled in the shade of a small canopy as their coach, two seasons removed from calling BYU’s plays in venues ... 58415113@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:51:40 MDT Utah football: Utes want to play villian in road trip to Michigan (video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58417089-89/michigan-utah-utes-game.html.csp Going into an enemy stadium sets off a special kind of chill. The thrill Brian Blechen gets from being in a stadium packed with fans rooting against him is why he says being the road team isn’t nerve-wracking — it’s fun. “Just knowing as much as we want to protect our house, they want to do the same,” he said. “It’s fun to see all their colors up in the stands and come away with the victory. Just that challenge is exciting to me.” Blechen smiled: “I like coming in and being the bad guy.” The Ute... Going into an enemy stadium sets off a special kind of chill. The thrill Brian Blechen gets from being in a stadium packed with fans rooting against him is why he says being the road team isn’t nerve-wracking — it’s fun. “Just knowing as much as we want to protect our house, they want to do the same,” he said. “It’s fun to see all their colors up in the stands and come away with the victory. Just that challenge is exciting to me.” Blechen smiled: “I like coming in and being the bad guy.” The Ute... 58417089@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:51:32 MDT ’Queen Latifah’ promises a ‘juicy’ second daytime TV season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58417164-223/latifah-queen-season-audience.html.csp Queen Latifah is making changes in her daytime talk show for its second season. The biggest, she said, involves her. “Everything at the end of the day comes down to me being myself,” Latifah said. “My whole goal this year is to be more loose, more playful, more fun, more provocative.” The result, she said, will be “juicy.” “For me, it’s having a good old time and being La,” Latifah said. Her first year with “The Queen Latifah Show,” which returns this week in syndication (check local listings), ... Queen Latifah is making changes in her daytime talk show for its second season. The biggest, she said, involves her. “Everything at the end of the day comes down to me being myself,” Latifah said. “My whole goal this year is to be more loose, more playful, more fun, more provocative.” The result, she said, will be “juicy.” “For me, it’s having a good old time and being La,” Latifah said. Her first year with “The Queen Latifah Show,” which returns this week in syndication (check local listings), ... 58417164@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:48:13 MDT Police: Protocol followed in detention of actress http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58417189-68/watts-police-lucas-911.html.csp Los Angeles • Police said Monday they followed proper protocol when they demanded identification from an actress and her boyfriend while investigating a 911 call alleging lewd conduct in a parked car. Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in “Django Unchained,” says she was unjustly handcuffed and detained Thursday after refusing to provide identification and walking away from officers responding to a report of lewd conduct in a car along Ventura Boulevard. Watts said in an interview Monday that s... Los Angeles • Police said Monday they followed proper protocol when they demanded identification from an actress and her boyfriend while investigating a 911 call alleging lewd conduct in a parked car. Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in “Django Unchained,” says she was unjustly handcuffed and detained Thursday after refusing to provide identification and walking away from officers responding to a report of lewd conduct in a car along Ventura Boulevard. Watts said in an interview Monday that s... 58417189@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:38:02 MDT Newborn dies after mother killed by stray bullet http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58417187-68/police-doto-car-face.html.csp Philadelphia • A baby born to a woman after she was fatally wounded by a stray bullet died early Monday. Megan Doto, who was eight months pregnant, was struck in the face Sunday morning by one of more than 10 bullets fired at a car a block away, police Capt. James Clark said. Doto, a 25-year-old mother of two other children, was pronounced dead early Sunday afternoon after being rushed to Temple University Hospital, where doctors were able to deliver the baby by emergency C-section, authorities ... Philadelphia • A baby born to a woman after she was fatally wounded by a stray bullet died early Monday. Megan Doto, who was eight months pregnant, was struck in the face Sunday morning by one of more than 10 bullets fired at a car a block away, police Capt. James Clark said. Doto, a 25-year-old mother of two other children, was pronounced dead early Sunday afternoon after being rushed to Temple University Hospital, where doctors were able to deliver the baby by emergency C-section, authorities ... 58417187@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:37:02 MDT Judge sees confession tape in ‘79 missing boy case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58417183-68/hernandez-etan-bag-confessed.html.csp New York • After the videotape clicks on, the 53-year-old calmly tells investigators how he choked 6-year-old Etan Patz in the basement of a Manhattan convenience store on May 25, 1979. He describes putting the boy, who was still alive, into a plastic bag, then putting the bag inside a box and dumping it nearby. “I was nervous; my legs were jumping,” Pedro Hernandez said. “I wanted to let go, but I just couldn’t let go. I felt like something just took over me. I don’t know what to say. Something... New York • After the videotape clicks on, the 53-year-old calmly tells investigators how he choked 6-year-old Etan Patz in the basement of a Manhattan convenience store on May 25, 1979. He describes putting the boy, who was still alive, into a plastic bag, then putting the bag inside a box and dumping it nearby. “I was nervous; my legs were jumping,” Pedro Hernandez said. “I wanted to let go, but I just couldn’t let go. I felt like something just took over me. I don’t know what to say. Something... 58417183@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:36:02 MDT Strict dress code nets detentions at NY school http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58417175-68/code-dress-students-department.html.csp New York • A strict new dress code adopted by a Staten Island school has resulted in several detentions in the last two weeks. A city Department of Education spokeswoman said Monday that five students received detention and a number of students were spoken to by school administrators following the new “Dress for Success policy at Tottenville High School. Department spokeswoman Marge Feinberg says it is the first year the dress code was implemented. She didn’t say how many students were spoken to... New York • A strict new dress code adopted by a Staten Island school has resulted in several detentions in the last two weeks. A city Department of Education spokeswoman said Monday that five students received detention and a number of students were spoken to by school administrators following the new “Dress for Success policy at Tottenville High School. Department spokeswoman Marge Feinberg says it is the first year the dress code was implemented. She didn’t say how many students were spoken to... 58417175@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:34:02 MDT Utah police remove Facebook post about shooting of black man http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58417139-78/police-black-shooting-hunt.html.csp Salt Lake City • Officials in a Utah city where a young black man was fatally shot by police have removed a social media posting that criticized the news media for reporting innuendo, opinion and rumor as fact. The Saratoga Springs Police Department is under fire over the death last week of 22-year-old Darrien Hunt. Police say he was shot after lunging at officers while brandishing a sword. Hunt’s family doesn’t believe that version, and his mother has accused police of shooting her son because ... Salt Lake City • Officials in a Utah city where a young black man was fatally shot by police have removed a social media posting that criticized the news media for reporting innuendo, opinion and rumor as fact. The Saratoga Springs Police Department is under fire over the death last week of 22-year-old Darrien Hunt. Police say he was shot after lunging at officers while brandishing a sword. Hunt’s family doesn’t believe that version, and his mother has accused police of shooting her son because ... 58417139@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:30:18 MDT Utah football: Utes lose Jason Whittingham for about two months http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58416579-89/utah-whittingham-blechen-linebacker.html.csp The return of Gionni Paul and a demonstration of versatility from Nate Orchard could not have come at a better time for Utah. The Utes will need both, without Jason Whittingham. The Salt Lake Tribune has learned that Utah will likely be without the honorable mention All-Pac-12 linebacker for about two months after an apparent wrist injury he sustained against Fresno State. Asked at Monday’s news conference about his absence from the depth chart, Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham — Jason’s uncle —... The return of Gionni Paul and a demonstration of versatility from Nate Orchard could not have come at a better time for Utah. The Utes will need both, without Jason Whittingham. The Salt Lake Tribune has learned that Utah will likely be without the honorable mention All-Pac-12 linebacker for about two months after an apparent wrist injury he sustained against Fresno State. Asked at Monday’s news conference about his absence from the depth chart, Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham — Jason’s uncle —... 58416579@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:26:13 MDT Revamped ‘View’ begins its daytime TV run http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58417133-223/config-data-donnell-view.html.csp Daytime’s “The View” revealed its latest makeover Monday, opening the post-Barbara Walters era with a new set, new boss, mostly new team and a promise to be provocative again. Whoopi Goldberg is the only holdover on the daytime chatfest, which has faded in recent years as competitors sought to improve on its ensemble format. A slimmed-down Rosie O’Donnell returned for her second run, joined by actress Rosie Perez and former Republican political operative Nicolle Wallace. “‘The View’ is the show ... Daytime’s “The View” revealed its latest makeover Monday, opening the post-Barbara Walters era with a new set, new boss, mostly new team and a promise to be provocative again. Whoopi Goldberg is the only holdover on the daytime chatfest, which has faded in recent years as competitors sought to improve on its ensemble format. A slimmed-down Rosie O’Donnell returned for her second run, joined by actress Rosie Perez and former Republican political operative Nicolle Wallace. “‘The View’ is the show ... 58417133@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:26:02 MDT Oklahoma trooper jailed on sex assault complaints http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58417132-68/roberts-patrol-adams-attorney.html.csp Oklahoma City • The Oklahoma Highway Patrol arrested a state trooper Monday on complaints of kidnapping, rape and other crimes after three women alleged the officer sexually assaulted them while he was on duty. Trooper Eric Roberts, 42, was arrested at his home in Sapulpa and taken to the Creek County jail. He was released Monday afternoon after posting $66,000 bail. An internal investigation into Roberts began after a woman called the patrol on July 23 and reported that Roberts raped her after ... Oklahoma City • The Oklahoma Highway Patrol arrested a state trooper Monday on complaints of kidnapping, rape and other crimes after three women alleged the officer sexually assaulted them while he was on duty. Trooper Eric Roberts, 42, was arrested at his home in Sapulpa and taken to the Creek County jail. He was released Monday afternoon after posting $66,000 bail. An internal investigation into Roberts began after a woman called the patrol on July 23 and reported that Roberts raped her after ... 58417132@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:25:02 MDT No lights? Arrested Utah bicyclist had more than that to worry about http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58416330-78/possession-lake-salt-arrested.html.csp One of two men stopped for riding bicycles without lights in the predawn, west Salt Lake City darkness was arrested after fleeing police and being found in possession of drugs and stolen property. Salt Lake City police say officers stopped the bicyclists about 4 a.m. Sunday near 100 S. 500 West and learned one of them, a 23-year-old male, was wanted on outstanding felony warrants. When he was notified of the warrants, the man fled on foot. Officers found him a few blocks away near the Road Home ... One of two men stopped for riding bicycles without lights in the predawn, west Salt Lake City darkness was arrested after fleeing police and being found in possession of drugs and stolen property. Salt Lake City police say officers stopped the bicyclists about 4 a.m. Sunday near 100 S. 500 West and learned one of them, a 23-year-old male, was wanted on outstanding felony warrants. When he was notified of the warrants, the man fled on foot. Officers found him a few blocks away near the Road Home ... 58416330@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:19:50 MDT Ann Cannon: Gray hair, don’t care! http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58415641-223/hair-gray-blue-women.html.csp OK, FIRST. I want to make one thing perfectly clear. I think a woman should be able to do whatever she wants to do with her hair. My friend Shelley recently dyed her hair blue and you know what? It was awesome. The color blue never looked so good. In fact, the color blue should write Shelley a thank you note for making it a rock star in the World of Hair. I tell you this because I don’t want anybody to think I am being all judgy-judgy of my fellow females when I say that in my family, the women ... OK, FIRST. I want to make one thing perfectly clear. I think a woman should be able to do whatever she wants to do with her hair. My friend Shelley recently dyed her hair blue and you know what? It was awesome. The color blue never looked so good. In fact, the color blue should write Shelley a thank you note for making it a rock star in the World of Hair. I tell you this because I don’t want anybody to think I am being all judgy-judgy of my fellow females when I say that in my family, the women ... 58415641@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:19:39 MDT Forward-thinking U2 innovating while entertaining http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58417062-223/album-music-band-config.html.csp Since U2 stunned the music world by delivering a surprise album at Apple’s iPhone 6 unveiling and making it available to a half-billion iTunes users for free, they’ve gotten an avalanche of publicity. But who’s listening to it? The answer is still unclear. Apple has not released official download rates for “Songs of Innocence” and U2’s manager, Guy Oseary, also said he didn’t know how many people had actually downloaded the album. But that really wasn’t the point: The album will live on in users... Since U2 stunned the music world by delivering a surprise album at Apple’s iPhone 6 unveiling and making it available to a half-billion iTunes users for free, they’ve gotten an avalanche of publicity. But who’s listening to it? The answer is still unclear. Apple has not released official download rates for “Songs of Innocence” and U2’s manager, Guy Oseary, also said he didn’t know how many people had actually downloaded the album. But that really wasn’t the point: The album will live on in users... 58417062@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:18:02 MDT Utah state agencies big users of military weapons http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58402710-78/police-utah-state-county.html.csp New data show that the Utah state government — from the attorney general to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources — has acquired a lot of surplus military weapons and gear. The Utah Highway Patrol alone possess 250 M-14 rifles. There were 412 state troopers at the end of 2012, according to state data. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has 84 M-14s, though the head of law enforcement for that agency said the DWR has been trying to return the rifles to the Department of Defense. The DWR... New data show that the Utah state government — from the attorney general to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources — has acquired a lot of surplus military weapons and gear. The Utah Highway Patrol alone possess 250 M-14 rifles. There were 412 state troopers at the end of 2012, according to state data. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has 84 M-14s, though the head of law enforcement for that agency said the DWR has been trying to return the rifles to the Department of Defense. The DWR... 58402710@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:09:59 MDT Utah Grizzlies sign young players Wojtala, Kapalka http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58416994-77/kapalka-branham-grizzlies-utah.html.csp West Valley City • The Utah Grizzlies have signed rookie forward Camden Wojtala and goaltender Kevin Kapalka, coach and general manager Tim Branham announced Monday. Wojtala is from Bowling Green, where he was team captain during his junior and senior seasons. He totaled 27 goals and 41 assists in 156 games during his college career. “Cam is a big body who skates very well,” said Branham. “He is excellent in the face-off circle and a solid two-way player. He will fit in very nicely with our team... West Valley City • The Utah Grizzlies have signed rookie forward Camden Wojtala and goaltender Kevin Kapalka, coach and general manager Tim Branham announced Monday. Wojtala is from Bowling Green, where he was team captain during his junior and senior seasons. He totaled 27 goals and 41 assists in 156 games during his college career. “Cam is a big body who skates very well,” said Branham. “He is excellent in the face-off circle and a solid two-way player. He will fit in very nicely with our team... 58416994@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:00:03 MDT Q&A: Chastain and McAvoy talk about ‘Eleanor Rigby’ film http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58416960-223/chastain-mcavoy-eleanor-rigby.html.csp James McAvoy says that when he showed up to work on “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby,” he didn’t realize the film would be broken up into two perspectives — a husband and a wife’s version of how tragedy affects the trajectory of a relationship. “We started rehearsing and I’ve got my hard copy of the script,” said McAvoy, seated with Jessica Chastain during a recent interview. “My hard copy was incredibly thick, so I thought, ‘That’s strange. They must be using both sides of the paper.’ Then w... James McAvoy says that when he showed up to work on “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby,” he didn’t realize the film would be broken up into two perspectives — a husband and a wife’s version of how tragedy affects the trajectory of a relationship. “We started rehearsing and I’ve got my hard copy of the script,” said McAvoy, seated with Jessica Chastain during a recent interview. “My hard copy was incredibly thick, so I thought, ‘That’s strange. They must be using both sides of the paper.’ Then w... 58416960@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:51:01 MDT Utah State football: Keeton still sidelined, Garretson will start http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58416529-77/garretson-keeton-season-state.html.csp Logan • The Utah State Aggies are Darell Garretson’s team again, for another week, anyway. Garretson, the sophomore quarterback who became the starter last season when Chuckie Keeton suffered a season-ending knee injury, will start Saturday when the Aggies play at Arkansas State. Keeton’s left knee is banged up to the point he can’t play, but he isn’t out for the season, Utah State coach Matt Wells said Monday. “We’ll re-evaluate him before the BYU week,” Wells said. The Aggies are off next wee... Logan • The Utah State Aggies are Darell Garretson’s team again, for another week, anyway. Garretson, the sophomore quarterback who became the starter last season when Chuckie Keeton suffered a season-ending knee injury, will start Saturday when the Aggies play at Arkansas State. Keeton’s left knee is banged up to the point he can’t play, but he isn’t out for the season, Utah State coach Matt Wells said Monday. “We’ll re-evaluate him before the BYU week,” Wells said. The Aggies are off next wee... 58416529@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:41:08 MDT Speculation swirls over Fed language on rate hike http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58416328-79/fed-rates-considerable-rate.html.csp Washington • When the Federal Reserve issues a policy statement after it meets this week, the financial world will be on high alert for two words: “Considerable time.” The presence or absence of that phrase will trigger a rush to assess the likely timing of the Fed’s first increase in interest rates since it cut them to record lows in 2008. The Fed’s recent statements have said it expects to keep its key short-term rate near zero for a “considerable time” after it stops buying Treasurys and mort... Washington • When the Federal Reserve issues a policy statement after it meets this week, the financial world will be on high alert for two words: “Considerable time.” The presence or absence of that phrase will trigger a rush to assess the likely timing of the Fed’s first increase in interest rates since it cut them to record lows in 2008. The Fed’s recent statements have said it expects to keep its key short-term rate near zero for a “considerable time” after it stops buying Treasurys and mort... 58416328@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:23:02 MDT Regulators weighing wireless connecting standards http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58416845-79/wireless-fcc-rules-internet.html.csp Washington • Months of debate and more than 1 million comments about rules for Web traffic may have moved regulators to consider tougher standards for wireless networks that connect smartphones and tablets. With the Federal Communications Commission ending its period to accept comments Monday, Chairman Tom Wheeler is weighing whether to bar wireless companies led by AT&T and Verizon Communications from treating differently some Web content — applying the same rules as wired services. The agency ... Washington • Months of debate and more than 1 million comments about rules for Web traffic may have moved regulators to consider tougher standards for wireless networks that connect smartphones and tablets. With the Federal Communications Commission ending its period to accept comments Monday, Chairman Tom Wheeler is weighing whether to bar wireless companies led by AT&T and Verizon Communications from treating differently some Web content — applying the same rules as wired services. The agency ... 58416845@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:23:02 MDT Miss America: More to worry about than red cup http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58416024-68/cup-america-kazantsev-miss.html.csp Atlantic City, N.J. • The new Miss America says there are more important things for people to worry about than her little red cup That was the message Monday from Kira Kazantsev (kah-ZANT’-sev) of New York as many social media users continued to pan her use of a plastic cup during the talent portion of Sunday night’s pageant finale in Atlantic City. Kazantsev tells The Associated Press she realizes everything she does now will be scrutinized and commented on. But she says she performed Pharrell ... Atlantic City, N.J. • The new Miss America says there are more important things for people to worry about than her little red cup That was the message Monday from Kira Kazantsev (kah-ZANT’-sev) of New York as many social media users continued to pan her use of a plastic cup during the talent portion of Sunday night’s pageant finale in Atlantic City. Kazantsev tells The Associated Press she realizes everything she does now will be scrutinized and commented on. But she says she performed Pharrell ... 58416024@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:22:05 MDT India spurs gold rebound from eight-month low http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58416827-79/percent-gold-futures-december.html.csp Gold futures rebounded from an eight-month low on signs of increased demand for bars and jewelry in India, the world’s second-largest consumer. Gold imports more than doubled to shipments worth $2 billion from $739 million a year earlier, Indian government data showed Monday. Demand climbed after the government allowed more banks and traders to buy the metal overseas. China is the top consumer. In four of the past five weeks, gold fell on concern that the Federal Reserve will move closer to rais... Gold futures rebounded from an eight-month low on signs of increased demand for bars and jewelry in India, the world’s second-largest consumer. Gold imports more than doubled to shipments worth $2 billion from $739 million a year earlier, Indian government data showed Monday. Demand climbed after the government allowed more banks and traders to buy the metal overseas. China is the top consumer. In four of the past five weeks, gold fell on concern that the Federal Reserve will move closer to rais... 58416827@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:18:01 MDT Yakima Valley hops growers face worker shortage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58416815-79/hop-growers-workers-hops.html.csp Harrah, Wash. • Normally, Joel Cervantes would be plowing hop yards, repairing equipment or watering down the dusty roadways of Double R Hop Ranches. But with seasonal workers scarce across the Yakima Valley, Cervantes last week unloaded hop vines by hand into the picking machine, an exhausting, dusty, entry-level task. “Last year it wasn’t this bad,” said Cervantes, 25. “I didn’t unload last year.” The Yakima Herald-Republic reported Monday that the scarcity of agricultural workers, many years ... Harrah, Wash. • Normally, Joel Cervantes would be plowing hop yards, repairing equipment or watering down the dusty roadways of Double R Hop Ranches. But with seasonal workers scarce across the Yakima Valley, Cervantes last week unloaded hop vines by hand into the picking machine, an exhausting, dusty, entry-level task. “Last year it wasn’t this bad,” said Cervantes, 25. “I didn’t unload last year.” The Yakima Herald-Republic reported Monday that the scarcity of agricultural workers, many years ... 58416815@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:13:01 MDT County council candidates to debate Tuesday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58416332-90/candidates-council-county-debate.html.csp Salt Lake County Council candidates Micah Bruner and Jenny Wilson will square off from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday in a debate at The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 South, in Salt Lake City. Democrat Wilson and Republican Bruner are vying for the six-year, at-large council seat being vacated by longtime county official Randy Horiuchi. This is the first of three political debates organized by the Alliance for a Better Utah, the University of Utah’s John R. Park Debate Society and community radio station KCPW. Other ... Salt Lake County Council candidates Micah Bruner and Jenny Wilson will square off from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday in a debate at The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 South, in Salt Lake City. Democrat Wilson and Republican Bruner are vying for the six-year, at-large council seat being vacated by longtime county official Randy Horiuchi. This is the first of three political debates organized by the Alliance for a Better Utah, the University of Utah’s John R. Park Debate Society and community radio station KCPW. Other ... 58416332@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:58:02 MDT Paul Rolly: The Max Hall issue: It’s not black and white; it’s red and blue http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58406473-78/fans-hall-byu-max.html.csp I’ve had nearly two weeks to ponder the arrest of one of Utah fans’ most hated foes, Max Hall, for suspected shoplifting and cocaine possession. I’ve decided to weigh in, but from a different perspective than has appeared in most public comment arenas. Cougar fans say Hall needs support. Ute fans have shown elation at the former BYU quarterback’s troubles. After all, during a 2009 news conference after his Cougars defeated the Utes in overtime in Provo, he painted everyone associated with the U... I’ve had nearly two weeks to ponder the arrest of one of Utah fans’ most hated foes, Max Hall, for suspected shoplifting and cocaine possession. I’ve decided to weigh in, but from a different perspective than has appeared in most public comment arenas. Cougar fans say Hall needs support. Ute fans have shown elation at the former BYU quarterback’s troubles. After all, during a 2009 news conference after his Cougars defeated the Utes in overtime in Provo, he painted everyone associated with the U... 58406473@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:47:55 MDT Bear attack in Wyoming kills Utah man http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58416593-68/bear-stewart-body-research.html.csp Officials from Wyoming’s Game and Fish Department confirmed late Monday that a 31-year-old Utah man had been killed by a bear. The body of Adam Thomas Stewart, 31, was found adjacent to two deer carcasses that bears had been feeding on in Bridger-Teton National Forest. A release from the Wyoming wildlife agency said Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan “indicated the pathologist’s preliminary report stated the individual suffered blunt force trauma from a probable bear bite.” Evidence collected at... Officials from Wyoming’s Game and Fish Department confirmed late Monday that a 31-year-old Utah man had been killed by a bear. The body of Adam Thomas Stewart, 31, was found adjacent to two deer carcasses that bears had been feeding on in Bridger-Teton National Forest. A release from the Wyoming wildlife agency said Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan “indicated the pathologist’s preliminary report stated the individual suffered blunt force trauma from a probable bear bite.” Evidence collected at... 58416593@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:47:55 MDT Venezuela’s newest shortage: breast implants http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58415592-79/implants-women-surgery-breast.html.csp Caracas • Venezuela’s chronic shortages have begun to encroach on a cultural cornerstone: the boob job. Beauty-obsessed Venezuelans face a scarcity of brand-name breast implants, and women are so desperate that they and their doctors are turning to devices that are the wrong size or made in China, with less rigorous quality standards. Venezuelans once had easy access to implants approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. But doctors say they are now all-but impossible to find because res... Caracas • Venezuela’s chronic shortages have begun to encroach on a cultural cornerstone: the boob job. Beauty-obsessed Venezuelans face a scarcity of brand-name breast implants, and women are so desperate that they and their doctors are turning to devices that are the wrong size or made in China, with less rigorous quality standards. Venezuelans once had easy access to implants approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. But doctors say they are now all-but impossible to find because res... 58415592@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:26:42 MDT Utah prison inmate death: Investigators waiting on autopsy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58416398-78/lucas-inmate-prison-utah.html.csp Investigators on Monday were awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine whether a Utah State Prison inmate died over the weekend from injuries in a fight or a separate medical problem. Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal, whose agency is investigating the Saturday night death of 25-year-old Christopher Lee Lucas for the Utah Department of Corrections, could not provide a firm estimate for when the State Medical Examiner would complete the post mortem. On Saturday, Corrections officers saw Lucas... Investigators on Monday were awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine whether a Utah State Prison inmate died over the weekend from injuries in a fight or a separate medical problem. Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal, whose agency is investigating the Saturday night death of 25-year-old Christopher Lee Lucas for the Utah Department of Corrections, could not provide a firm estimate for when the State Medical Examiner would complete the post mortem. On Saturday, Corrections officers saw Lucas... 58416398@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:12:44 MDT $13K restitution ordered in Utah Banksy defacement case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58416564-78/banksy-artist-murals-noll.html.csp Park City • A California man is pleading guilty to defacing two Utah murals believed to have been done by the mysterious British graffiti artist Banksy. David William Noll will pay $13,000 in restoration costs as part of a plea agreement. Noll told a judge Monday he was suffering from a bout with bipolar disorder when he drove to Park City and damaged the works on New Year’s Eve. The county prosecutor says the 36-year-old appears to be a frustrated artist. If the restitution is paid by a Novembe... Park City • A California man is pleading guilty to defacing two Utah murals believed to have been done by the mysterious British graffiti artist Banksy. David William Noll will pay $13,000 in restoration costs as part of a plea agreement. Noll told a judge Monday he was suffering from a bout with bipolar disorder when he drove to Park City and damaged the works on New Year’s Eve. The county prosecutor says the 36-year-old appears to be a frustrated artist. If the restitution is paid by a Novembe... 58416564@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:12:44 MDT Utah teen accused in deputy’s death gets February trial date http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58407716-78/county-utah-grunwald-trial.html.csp Provo • A two-week trial was set Monday for the Draper teen charged in connection to a January shooting, in which she and her boyfriend allegedly tore through two counties as he shot and killed one police officer and wounded another. Meagan Dakota Grunwald, now 18, is charged as an adult with aggravated murder, a first-degree felony, and 11 other charges related to the Jan. 30 death of Utah County Sgt. Cory Wride near Lehi and the wounding of Utah County Sheriff’s Deputy Greg Sherwood in Santaq... Provo • A two-week trial was set Monday for the Draper teen charged in connection to a January shooting, in which she and her boyfriend allegedly tore through two counties as he shot and killed one police officer and wounded another. Meagan Dakota Grunwald, now 18, is charged as an adult with aggravated murder, a first-degree felony, and 11 other charges related to the Jan. 30 death of Utah County Sgt. Cory Wride near Lehi and the wounding of Utah County Sheriff’s Deputy Greg Sherwood in Santaq... 58407716@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:32:46 MDT West Valley man arrested in Salt Lake City shooting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58416033-78/suspect-lake-salt-allegedly.html.csp An 18-year-old man was behind bars Monday, being held without bail after allegedly shooting a man at a northwest Salt Lake City home over the weekend. Salt Lake City police Detective Greg Wilkins said the suspect, booked into Salt Lake County Jail Sunday morning on suspicion of second-degree felony aggravated assault, allegedly knocked on the door of the home in the 600 North block of 300 West just before midnight Saturday. A male victim answered the door, and when the suspect demanded to see s... An 18-year-old man was behind bars Monday, being held without bail after allegedly shooting a man at a northwest Salt Lake City home over the weekend. Salt Lake City police Detective Greg Wilkins said the suspect, booked into Salt Lake County Jail Sunday morning on suspicion of second-degree felony aggravated assault, allegedly knocked on the door of the home in the 600 North block of 300 West just before midnight Saturday. A male victim answered the door, and when the suspect demanded to see s... 58416033@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:32:46 MDT Dubai’s Atlantis resort to get $1.4 billion expansion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58416412-79/dubai-resort-atlantis-icd.html.csp Dubai, United Arab Emirates • Developers said Monday they will build a $1.4 billion expanse of lavish suites and residences next to the famed Atlantis resort on Dubai’s man-made palm-shaped island as part of the emirate’s drive to build up tourism revenue. Investment Corporation of Dubai and Kerzner International Holdings, which will manage the 800-room hotel, said The Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences will feature modern architecture that allows for sky-high gardens and private infinity pool... Dubai, United Arab Emirates • Developers said Monday they will build a $1.4 billion expanse of lavish suites and residences next to the famed Atlantis resort on Dubai’s man-made palm-shaped island as part of the emirate’s drive to build up tourism revenue. Investment Corporation of Dubai and Kerzner International Holdings, which will manage the 800-room hotel, said The Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences will feature modern architecture that allows for sky-high gardens and private infinity pool... 58416412@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:29:02 MDT Utah football: Michigan bounces back ahead of game with Utes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58412826-77/michigan-utes-game-utah.html.csp Two weeks out from their next game, against an opponent that had just been lashed 31-0, Utah could have been forgiven for getting a little cocky. But asked about Michigan’s big loss to Notre Dame two days before, Utes quarterback Travis Wilson declined to start talking trash. “Michigan is going to be a different team when we face them,” he said “They’re going to bring their A game and we’ve got to be ready for that.” Whether Michigan is significantly better that it was a week ago is still a ques... Two weeks out from their next game, against an opponent that had just been lashed 31-0, Utah could have been forgiven for getting a little cocky. But asked about Michigan’s big loss to Notre Dame two days before, Utes quarterback Travis Wilson declined to start talking trash. “Michigan is going to be a different team when we face them,” he said “They’re going to bring their A game and we’ve got to be ready for that.” Whether Michigan is significantly better that it was a week ago is still a ques... 58412826@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:20:16 MDT NFL: Domestic violence experts added as NFL advisers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58416011-77/domestic-violence-nfl-assault.html.csp New York • Three experts in domestic violence will serve as senior advisers to the NFL. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to teams Monday announcing that Lisa Friel, Jane Randel and Rita Smith will “help lead and shape the NFL’s policies and programs relating to domestic violence and sexual assault.” Friel was the head of the Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit in the New York County District Attorney’s Office for more than a decade. Randel is the co-founder of No More, a campaign against domestic ... New York • Three experts in domestic violence will serve as senior advisers to the NFL. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to teams Monday announcing that Lisa Friel, Jane Randel and Rita Smith will “help lead and shape the NFL’s policies and programs relating to domestic violence and sexual assault.” Friel was the head of the Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit in the New York County District Attorney’s Office for more than a decade. Randel is the co-founder of No More, a campaign against domestic ... 58416011@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:20:16 MDT NFL: Vikings reinstate Peterson despite abuse charge http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58416018-77/peterson-vikings-nfl-abuse.html.csp Eden Prairie, Minn. • The Minnesota Vikings reinstated star running back Adrian Peterson on Monday, three days after benching him because he was facing a child-abuse charge in Texas for using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son. Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf said the decision to bring back Peterson for practices and Sunday’s game at New Orleans was made “after significant thought, discussion and consideration.” Peterson was deactivated for Sunday’s 30-7 loss to the New England Patrio... Eden Prairie, Minn. • The Minnesota Vikings reinstated star running back Adrian Peterson on Monday, three days after benching him because he was facing a child-abuse charge in Texas for using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son. Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf said the decision to bring back Peterson for practices and Sunday’s game at New Orleans was made “after significant thought, discussion and consideration.” Peterson was deactivated for Sunday’s 30-7 loss to the New England Patrio... 58416018@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:20:16 MDT Salt Lake County wants dumpster pickups to be rotated http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58407248-78/district-waste-residents-schedule.html.csp When should those dumpsters show up in your neighborhood to collect tree branches,old sofas and other junk too big for weekly disposal? Should it be the same time every year, so you know when to expect it? Or should the dumpster drop-off schedule be rotated every year? That way, if your turn wasn’t until mid-summer this year, next time around you would be in line for a week in spring or fall, more traditional cleanup periods. Salt Lake County Council members decided unanimously last week that i... When should those dumpsters show up in your neighborhood to collect tree branches,old sofas and other junk too big for weekly disposal? Should it be the same time every year, so you know when to expect it? Or should the dumpster drop-off schedule be rotated every year? That way, if your turn wasn’t until mid-summer this year, next time around you would be in line for a week in spring or fall, more traditional cleanup periods. Salt Lake County Council members decided unanimously last week that i... 58407248@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:18:39 MDT Constitution anniversary celebration on Wednesday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58416241-90/constitution-state-anniversary-celebration.html.csp A celebration marking the 227th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution is scheduled for Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the old Supreme Court Chamber in the Utah State Capitol. It will include remarks by Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, 3rd District Court Presiding Judge Royal Hansen and Utah State Bar President James Gilson. A third grade class from Hawthorne Elementary will recite the preamble to the Constitution. The event is designed in part to promote a one-hour course on the Constitution that th... A celebration marking the 227th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution is scheduled for Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the old Supreme Court Chamber in the Utah State Capitol. It will include remarks by Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, 3rd District Court Presiding Judge Royal Hansen and Utah State Bar President James Gilson. A third grade class from Hawthorne Elementary will recite the preamble to the Constitution. The event is designed in part to promote a one-hour course on the Constitution that th... 58416241@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:09:02 MDT GM expert says 19 deaths eligible for compensation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58416307-79/feinberg-claims-compensation-eligible.html.csp Detroit • The death toll tied to faulty ignition switches in General Motors small cars has risen to 19, according to a compensation expert hired by the company. The number is likely to go higher. Kenneth Feinberg said Monday he has determined 19 wrongful death claims are eligible for payments from GM. General Motors’ estimate of deaths has stood at 13 for months, although the automaker acknowledged the possibility of a higher count. Feinberg received 125 death claims due to the faulty switches i... Detroit • The death toll tied to faulty ignition switches in General Motors small cars has risen to 19, according to a compensation expert hired by the company. The number is likely to go higher. Kenneth Feinberg said Monday he has determined 19 wrongful death claims are eligible for payments from GM. General Motors’ estimate of deaths has stood at 13 for months, although the automaker acknowledged the possibility of a higher count. Feinberg received 125 death claims due to the faulty switches i... 58416307@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:03:02 MDT Sex offenders driving up Utah’s prison population http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58406311-78/offenders-sex-prison-utah.html.csp Prison populations around the country have been in steady decline for the past 10 years. In Utah, it’s a different story. The number of men and women in the state’s prison system has continued to rise, with the highest drivers being nonviolent criminals and sex offenders, who are staying in longer and taking up more beds than ever before, according to data collected by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Sex offenders now take up 42 percent more beds than they did 10 years ago, making them the largest gr... Prison populations around the country have been in steady decline for the past 10 years. In Utah, it’s a different story. The number of men and women in the state’s prison system has continued to rise, with the highest drivers being nonviolent criminals and sex offenders, who are staying in longer and taking up more beds than ever before, according to data collected by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Sex offenders now take up 42 percent more beds than they did 10 years ago, making them the largest gr... 58406311@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:44:11 MDT ‘Grand boulevard’ entrances off I-15 on SLC's wish list http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58407429-90/boulevard-capitol-lines-officials.html.csp As a bus carrying the Salt Lake City Council and the Utah Transportation Commission exited Interstate 15 on the long 600 South viaduct, city leaders asked state officials to describe what visitors see at that main gateway into the state capital. “Billboards,” yelled out one. “Power lines, lots of power lines,” said another. “Railroad tracks.” They counted aloud seven crowded lanes of one-way traffic into a light industrial area. City Council Chairman Charlie Luke said the city’s other freeway en... As a bus carrying the Salt Lake City Council and the Utah Transportation Commission exited Interstate 15 on the long 600 South viaduct, city leaders asked state officials to describe what visitors see at that main gateway into the state capital. “Billboards,” yelled out one. “Power lines, lots of power lines,” said another. “Railroad tracks.” They counted aloud seven crowded lanes of one-way traffic into a light industrial area. City Council Chairman Charlie Luke said the city’s other freeway en... 58407429@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:17:35 MDT Horse carriages gone from Salt Lake City, but debate might go on http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58407995-90/beckham-business-carriage-company.html.csp Downtown Salt Lake City horse-carriage rides are suddenly, quietly, a thing of the past. But the city’s policy on such businesses — whether they should be allowed to operate in the capital or not — may still be a topic for debate. “Now that there isn’t a carriage company that is working in the city, it makes it a little more palatable so that we’re not worried about livelihood and what’s going to happen with horses,” said Salt Lake City Council Chairman Charlie Luke. “We can just look at policy ... Downtown Salt Lake City horse-carriage rides are suddenly, quietly, a thing of the past. But the city’s policy on such businesses — whether they should be allowed to operate in the capital or not — may still be a topic for debate. “Now that there isn’t a carriage company that is working in the city, it makes it a little more palatable so that we’re not worried about livelihood and what’s going to happen with horses,” said Salt Lake City Council Chairman Charlie Luke. “We can just look at policy ... 58407995@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:17:35 MDT BYU football: Cougars jump to No. 21 in AP poll http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58412712-77/poll-cougars-football-byu.html.csp Provo • An unsatisfying performance against Houston in Thursday’s 33-25 win didn’t stop the BYU Cougars from making a substantial leap in the Associated Press Top 25 college football poll. BYU is ranked No. 21 in the poll released Sunday afternoon, up from No. 25. The Cougars (3-0) are the only team not in a Power 5 conference that is ranked. Fellow independent Notre Dame ranked ninth, but the Irish are considered a Power 5 school. The Cougars moved into the Amway Coaches Poll, landing at No. 23... Provo • An unsatisfying performance against Houston in Thursday’s 33-25 win didn’t stop the BYU Cougars from making a substantial leap in the Associated Press Top 25 college football poll. BYU is ranked No. 21 in the poll released Sunday afternoon, up from No. 25. The Cougars (3-0) are the only team not in a Power 5 conference that is ranked. Fellow independent Notre Dame ranked ninth, but the Irish are considered a Power 5 school. The Cougars moved into the Amway Coaches Poll, landing at No. 23... 58412712@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:00:07 MDT NFL: Panthers 24, Lions 7 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58413083-77/panthers-newton-carolina-lions.html.csp Charlotte, N.C. • Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers are back atop the NFC South. Newton made a successful return from a rib injury that sidelined him the first week, throwing for 281 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers’ 24-7 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday. He completed 22 of 34 and overcame four sacks. Carolina started 2-0 for the first time since 2008 and took over sole possession of first place in the division after Atlanta lost to Cincinnati. Trailing 7-6 in the third quarter, ... Charlotte, N.C. • Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers are back atop the NFC South. Newton made a successful return from a rib injury that sidelined him the first week, throwing for 281 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers’ 24-7 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday. He completed 22 of 34 and overcame four sacks. Carolina started 2-0 for the first time since 2008 and took over sole possession of first place in the division after Atlanta lost to Cincinnati. Trailing 7-6 in the third quarter, ... 58413083@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:00:07 MDT NFL: Bills 29, Dolphins 10 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58413121-77/yards-bills-spiller-buffalo.html.csp Orchard Park, N.Y. • Buffalo’s dynamic Clemson connection provided the electricity to an already charged-up Bills crowd. In capping a home opener celebrating the franchise’s proud past and suddenly promising future, C.J. Spiller returned a kickoff 102 yards for a touchdown in a 29-10 win over AFC East rival Miami Dolphins on Sunday afternoon. Rookie Sammy Watkins scored on a 12-yard catch. The Dolphins (1-1) also lost a key offseason addition when running back Knowshon Moreno did not return afte... Orchard Park, N.Y. • Buffalo’s dynamic Clemson connection provided the electricity to an already charged-up Bills crowd. In capping a home opener celebrating the franchise’s proud past and suddenly promising future, C.J. Spiller returned a kickoff 102 yards for a touchdown in a 29-10 win over AFC East rival Miami Dolphins on Sunday afternoon. Rookie Sammy Watkins scored on a 12-yard catch. The Dolphins (1-1) also lost a key offseason addition when running back Knowshon Moreno did not return afte... 58413121@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:00:07 MDT NFL: Browns 26, Saints 24 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58413179-77/browns-brees-graham-saints.html.csp Cleveland • Billy Cundiff kicked a 29-yard field goal with three seconds left, giving the Cleveland Browns a 26-24 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Cundiff’s kick helped the Browns (1-1) snap a nine-game losing streak in home openers and gave rookie coach Mike Pettine his first NFL win. Cleveland had not won at home since 2004. Quarterback Brian Hoyer drove the Browns 85 yards in 14 plays in the final 2:46 to set up Cundiff’s game-winner. Hoyer completed several big passes, none more c... Cleveland • Billy Cundiff kicked a 29-yard field goal with three seconds left, giving the Cleveland Browns a 26-24 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Cundiff’s kick helped the Browns (1-1) snap a nine-game losing streak in home openers and gave rookie coach Mike Pettine his first NFL win. Cleveland had not won at home since 2004. Quarterback Brian Hoyer drove the Browns 85 yards in 14 plays in the final 2:46 to set up Cundiff’s game-winner. Hoyer completed several big passes, none more c... 58413179@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:00:07 MDT Major League Soccer: Earthquakes salvage tie with Galaxy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58414002-77/galaxy-earthquakes-jose-san.html.csp Santa Clara, Calif. • Chris Wondolowski’s goal in the 66th minute drew the San Jose Earthquakes even with the Los Angeles Galaxy for a 1-1 tie on Sunday. Jordan Stewart assisted on the tying score, slotting a pass through a group of Galaxy defenders to find Wondolowski open near the far post. Omar Gonzalez opened the scoring in the 28th minute on a header off Stefan Ishizaki’s corner. The Galaxy (14-5-9) dominated the Earthquakes (6-11-10) in the first half, outshooting them 14-1 overall. Aft... Santa Clara, Calif. • Chris Wondolowski’s goal in the 66th minute drew the San Jose Earthquakes even with the Los Angeles Galaxy for a 1-1 tie on Sunday. Jordan Stewart assisted on the tying score, slotting a pass through a group of Galaxy defenders to find Wondolowski open near the far post. Omar Gonzalez opened the scoring in the 28th minute on a header off Stefan Ishizaki’s corner. The Galaxy (14-5-9) dominated the Earthquakes (6-11-10) in the first half, outshooting them 14-1 overall. Aft... 58414002@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:00:07 MDT NFL: Bears 28, 49ers 20 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58414232-77/bears-cutler-chicago-threw.html.csp SANTA CLARA, Calif. • Down big, Jay Cutler kept his poise on the road while Colin Kaepernick struggled in prime time. Cutler passed for three fourth-quarter touchdowns after much of Chicago’s starting defense went down, and the Bears beat the San Francisco 49ers 28-20 Sunday night to spoil their Levi’s Stadium debut. “We just kept plugging, we knew we had some good stuff,” Cutler said. “We just had to figure them out.” Cutler threw three TD passes to Brandon Marshall, two in the wild fourth quar... SANTA CLARA, Calif. • Down big, Jay Cutler kept his poise on the road while Colin Kaepernick struggled in prime time. Cutler passed for three fourth-quarter touchdowns after much of Chicago’s starting defense went down, and the Bears beat the San Francisco 49ers 28-20 Sunday night to spoil their Levi’s Stadium debut. “We just kept plugging, we knew we had some good stuff,” Cutler said. “We just had to figure them out.” Cutler threw three TD passes to Brandon Marshall, two in the wild fourth quar... 58414232@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:00:07 MDT Broncos fend off Chiefs 24-17 with goal-line stand http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58414233-77/yards-broncos-goal-chiefs.html.csp DENVER • Hidden inside Terrance Knighton’s gargantuan body listed generously at 330 pounds is a former tight end who dreams of playing offense. “I have great ball instincts being an ex-wide receiver,” Denver’s mammoth nose tackle said after preserving the Broncos’ 24-17 win over the scrappy Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Knighton deflected Alex Smith’s fourth-and-goal pass from the 2 to Dwayne Bowe with 15 seconds left. He was engaged with center Rodney Hudson when he reached up and felt the foot... DENVER • Hidden inside Terrance Knighton’s gargantuan body listed generously at 330 pounds is a former tight end who dreams of playing offense. “I have great ball instincts being an ex-wide receiver,” Denver’s mammoth nose tackle said after preserving the Broncos’ 24-17 win over the scrappy Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Knighton deflected Alex Smith’s fourth-and-goal pass from the 2 to Dwayne Bowe with 15 seconds left. He was engaged with center Rodney Hudson when he reached up and felt the foot... 58414233@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:00:07 MDT Kragthorpe: BYU’s ranking matters only in October http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58415069-88/byu-state-committee-rankings.html.csp The only college football rankings that matter this season won’t be published until Oct. 28. That’s worth remembering as BYU rises in the AP Top 25 and the Southeastern Conference dominates the polls. Until the College Football Playoff selection committee launches its rankings, all this other stuff is just for fun. Naturally, the committee’s first rankings will be compared to the media and coaches polls, and their work may not differ all that much. The point is that nobody knows how the 13 comm... The only college football rankings that matter this season won’t be published until Oct. 28. That’s worth remembering as BYU rises in the AP Top 25 and the Southeastern Conference dominates the polls. Until the College Football Playoff selection committee launches its rankings, all this other stuff is just for fun. Naturally, the committee’s first rankings will be compared to the media and coaches polls, and their work may not differ all that much. The point is that nobody knows how the 13 comm... 58415069@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:00:07 MDT NFL: Patriots 30, Vikings 7 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58413079-77/patriots-brady-vikings-yards.html.csp Minneapolis • Tom Brady and the New England Patriots took advantage of Adrian Peterson’s absence. Matt Cassel’s four interceptions, too. Chandler Jones returned a field goal he blocked for a touchdown right before halftime, and Brady and the Patriots cruised from there for a 30-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Brady went 15 for 22 for 142 yards, one touchdown and no turnovers, and Cassel’s first start against his close friend and former mentor was a dud. Devin McCourty, Darrelle R... Minneapolis • Tom Brady and the New England Patriots took advantage of Adrian Peterson’s absence. Matt Cassel’s four interceptions, too. Chandler Jones returned a field goal he blocked for a touchdown right before halftime, and Brady and the Patriots cruised from there for a 30-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Brady went 15 for 22 for 142 yards, one touchdown and no turnovers, and Cassel’s first start against his close friend and former mentor was a dud. Devin McCourty, Darrelle R... 58413079@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:41:09 MDT Democracy? No, Afghans say, after vote count ends http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58416022-68/vote-election-former-ahmadzai.html.csp Kabul, Afghanistan • The ballot counting in Afghanistan’s five-month-long presidential election is finished, but as negotiations continue over the country’s future political power structure, many here are asking: Does my vote count? On Monday, the country’s Electoral Complaints Commission began ruling on grievances from the candidates following word a day earlier that the election committee had finished reviewing all ballots cast in the second round. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed t... Kabul, Afghanistan • The ballot counting in Afghanistan’s five-month-long presidential election is finished, but as negotiations continue over the country’s future political power structure, many here are asking: Does my vote count? On Monday, the country’s Electoral Complaints Commission began ruling on grievances from the candidates following word a day earlier that the election committee had finished reviewing all ballots cast in the second round. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed t... 58416022@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:38:02 MDT Lufthansa warns of long-haul delays Tuesday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58416021-68/lufthansa-haul-tuesday-airline.html.csp Berlin • Lufthansa plans to proceed with its long-haul flights from Frankfurt on Tuesday despite a pilots’ strike, the airline said Monday. Germany’s biggest airline said all 40 long-haul flights from Germany’s busiest airport will go ahead, suggesting it expects to have enough staff to run them. But it warned passengers should check for changes to departure times. The pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit had earlier announced its members would walk out from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (0700 to 1500 GMT) Tues... Berlin • Lufthansa plans to proceed with its long-haul flights from Frankfurt on Tuesday despite a pilots’ strike, the airline said Monday. Germany’s biggest airline said all 40 long-haul flights from Germany’s busiest airport will go ahead, suggesting it expects to have enough staff to run them. But it warned passengers should check for changes to departure times. The pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit had earlier announced its members would walk out from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (0700 to 1500 GMT) Tues... 58416021@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:36:01 MDT 4 students hurt, at least 1 seriously, in Denver school lab fire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58416006-68/fire-denver-says-students.html.csp Denver • Authorities say four students suffered burns and at least one had serious injuries from a fire in a Denver high school chemistry laboratory. The fire broke out Monday at SMART Academy, a charter high school in southwestern Denver. Denver Fire Department spokesman Mark Watson says the cause was under investigation, but the fire appears to have been accidental. Watson says at least some of the students had burns to their faces and upper chests. He says the fire appeared to have burned its... Denver • Authorities say four students suffered burns and at least one had serious injuries from a fire in a Denver high school chemistry laboratory. The fire broke out Monday at SMART Academy, a charter high school in southwestern Denver. Denver Fire Department spokesman Mark Watson says the cause was under investigation, but the fire appears to have been accidental. Watson says at least some of the students had burns to their faces and upper chests. He says the fire appeared to have burned its... 58416006@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:32:01 MDT Deaths in storm drains raise safety issue http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58415992-68/grates-storm-blake-culvert.html.csp Cedar Rapids, Iowa • When a 17-year-old student named Logan Blake was sucked into an Iowa storm drain and died during flash flooding this summer, the news brought up painful memories 1,000 miles away. Texas lawyer Loren Jones’ had a teenager brother — also named Logan — who died in a similar way in Houston in 2004. Both young men were swept away while playing near elementary schools after heavy rains. Friends unsuccessfully tried to save them. Such accidents, though rare, are continuing to focus... Cedar Rapids, Iowa • When a 17-year-old student named Logan Blake was sucked into an Iowa storm drain and died during flash flooding this summer, the news brought up painful memories 1,000 miles away. Texas lawyer Loren Jones’ had a teenager brother — also named Logan — who died in a similar way in Houston in 2004. Both young men were swept away while playing near elementary schools after heavy rains. Friends unsuccessfully tried to save them. Such accidents, though rare, are continuing to focus... 58415992@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:30:02 MDT Fomer IOC member Diallo of Guinea dies at 82 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58416002-68/diallo-guinea-ioc-member.html.csp Lausanne, Switzerland • Alpha Ibraham Diallo, a former IOC member from Guinea and African Olympic head, has died. He was 82. Diallo’s death was announced Monday by the International Olympic Committee. The cause was not given. Diallo joined the IOC in 1994 and served on the policy-making executive board from 2002-06. He retired from the IOC in 2012 and became an honorary member. Diallo headed Guinea’s Olympic committee for 15 years and was president of the Association of National Olympic Committe... Lausanne, Switzerland • Alpha Ibraham Diallo, a former IOC member from Guinea and African Olympic head, has died. He was 82. Diallo’s death was announced Monday by the International Olympic Committee. The cause was not given. Diallo joined the IOC in 1994 and served on the policy-making executive board from 2002-06. He retired from the IOC in 2012 and became an honorary member. Diallo headed Guinea’s Olympic committee for 15 years and was president of the Association of National Olympic Committe... 58416002@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:30:02 MDT Radar could help drivers avoid wildlife collisions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58415989-68/idaho-system-collisions-drivers.html.csp Ketchum, Idaho • A company that makes radar technology used to protect military convoys says it can be adapted to help central Idaho drivers avoid collisions with deer and elk on State Highway 75. The Idaho Mountain Express reports (http://bit.ly/1pgINM1) that Sloan Security Technologies last week presented its idea to Blaine County officials and the Idaho Transportation Department. Company co-founder Brian Sloan says the mobile radar animal detection system alerts drivers with flashing lights w... Ketchum, Idaho • A company that makes radar technology used to protect military convoys says it can be adapted to help central Idaho drivers avoid collisions with deer and elk on State Highway 75. The Idaho Mountain Express reports (http://bit.ly/1pgINM1) that Sloan Security Technologies last week presented its idea to Blaine County officials and the Idaho Transportation Department. Company co-founder Brian Sloan says the mobile radar animal detection system alerts drivers with flashing lights w... 58415989@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:28:02 MDT Washington Post: The flaws of the judicial system http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58415981-82/case-mccollum-murder-confessions.html.csp The case of two North Carolina men who spent 30 years in prison — one on death row — for a crime they didn’t commit calls attention once again to the familiar failings in the U.S. justice system that lead to false convictions. As much as we would like to cheer the release of Henry McCollum and his half-brother Leon Brown, we can’t help but be sobered by how long they spent behind bars — and how many other innocent people may remain locked up or susceptible to false arrest and imprisonment. The t... The case of two North Carolina men who spent 30 years in prison — one on death row — for a crime they didn’t commit calls attention once again to the familiar failings in the U.S. justice system that lead to false convictions. As much as we would like to cheer the release of Henry McCollum and his half-brother Leon Brown, we can’t help but be sobered by how long they spent behind bars — and how many other innocent people may remain locked up or susceptible to false arrest and imprisonment. The t... 58415981@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:25:01 MDT