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He said Beijing belie... Hong Kong • Pro-democracy protesters demanded that Hong Kong’s top leader meet with them, threatening wider actions if he did not, after he said Tuesday that China would not budge in its decision to limit voting reforms in the Asian financial hub. Chinese President Xi Jinping, who has taken a hard line against any perceived threat to the Communist Party’s hold on power, meanwhile vowed in a National Day speech to “steadfastly safeguard” Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability. He said Beijing belie... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58472439@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:34:58 MDT Chaffetz: ‘You dash at the White House, we take you down’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58472676-90/service-secret-chaffetz-pierson.html.csp Washington • Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he is concerned about the leadership of the Secret Service in the wake of several security lapses – including the recent White House fence jumper who entered the executive mansion – and argues that action needs to be taken to restore confidence in the presidential protection service. In the first congressional hearing investigating the White House intruder, Chaffetz said he was dismayed by the Secret Service’s first statement praising the “tremendous restrai... Washington • Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he is concerned about the leadership of the Secret Service in the wake of several security lapses – including the recent White House fence jumper who entered the executive mansion – and argues that action needs to be taken to restore confidence in the presidential protection service. In the first congressional hearing investigating the White House intruder, Chaffetz said he was dismayed by the Secret Service’s first statement praising the “tremendous restrai... 58472676@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:34:11 MDT Rampell: Jobs and marriage go together http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58472710-82/marriage-women-americans-married.html.csp WASHINGTON • When I wrote recently about how most millennials wanted to marry but found marriage out of economic reach, lots of skeptical readers wrote to protest that marriage licenses are cheap. That’s true; licenses are quite affordable, typically running at well under $100 a pop. In exchange, recipients get a lifetime of legal and social protections related to estate planning, hospital visitation, government benefits and the right to shush judgmental relatives’ insinuations about spinsterhoo... WASHINGTON • When I wrote recently about how most millennials wanted to marry but found marriage out of economic reach, lots of skeptical readers wrote to protest that marriage licenses are cheap. That’s true; licenses are quite affordable, typically running at well under $100 a pop. In exchange, recipients get a lifetime of legal and social protections related to estate planning, hospital visitation, government benefits and the right to shush judgmental relatives’ insinuations about spinsterhoo... 58472710@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:34:02 MDT When it comes to Cougar sports, BYU’s president sure is game http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58434238-78/byu-worthen-sports-says.html.csp Provo • Any fears Brigham Young University supporters have that their school’s new president isn’t one of them when it comes to sports fanaticism should be allayed by a one-word response — or is it four letters? — when Kevin Worthen was asked to list the one thing he couldn’t live without. “ESPN,” Worthen replied, referencing the television sports giant before noting that BYU-owned BYUtv is nice to have around, too. Worthen succeeded another Cougar sports nut, Cecil O. Samuelson, as the school... Provo • Any fears Brigham Young University supporters have that their school’s new president isn’t one of them when it comes to sports fanaticism should be allayed by a one-word response — or is it four letters? — when Kevin Worthen was asked to list the one thing he couldn’t live without. “ESPN,” Worthen replied, referencing the television sports giant before noting that BYU-owned BYUtv is nice to have around, too. Worthen succeeded another Cougar sports nut, Cecil O. Samuelson, as the school... 58434238@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:28:08 MDT Salt Lake City’s ‘diamond in the rough’ West Side to be polished http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58456038-90/900-area-development-future.html.csp Surrounded on three sides by freeways and railroad tracks, Salt Lake City’s Poplar Grove and Glendale neighborhoods scored at the bottom of the federal “opportunity index”— but things could be different, according to the newly proposed West Side Master Plan. Imagine riding a streetcar from the TRAX station at 200 West 900 South to the intersection of 900 South and 900 West, where a bustling neighborhood of cafes and shops stretches north to 800 South. There you would find Latin American, African... Surrounded on three sides by freeways and railroad tracks, Salt Lake City’s Poplar Grove and Glendale neighborhoods scored at the bottom of the federal “opportunity index”— but things could be different, according to the newly proposed West Side Master Plan. Imagine riding a streetcar from the TRAX station at 200 West 900 South to the intersection of 900 South and 900 West, where a bustling neighborhood of cafes and shops stretches north to 800 South. There you would find Latin American, African... 58456038@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:27:59 MDT Secret Service head takes onus for White House breach http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58472294-68/secret-service-gonzalez-committee.html.csp Washington • Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday the agency failed in executing its plan to protect the White House when a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being subdued. “It’s unacceptable,” Pierson told lawmakers, promising a review of how the storied but blemished agency carries out its mission of protecting the president and how it failed to intercept the intruder much earlie... Washington • Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday the agency failed in executing its plan to protect the White House when a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being subdued. “It’s unacceptable,” Pierson told lawmakers, promising a review of how the storied but blemished agency carries out its mission of protecting the president and how it failed to intercept the intruder much earlie... 58472294@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:24:05 MDT Dominion natural gas exports plan gets federal OK http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58472583-79/gas-dominion-environmental-natural.html.csp Washington • Dominion Energy received federal approval late Monday to export liquefied natural gas from its Cove Point terminal on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. In its decision, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission concluded that the project, as approved with conditions, would minimize potential adverse impacts on landowners and the environment. FERC has approved three other LNG export projects, but this is the first one on the East Coast. The others are in the Gulf of Mexico. “We are plea... Washington • Dominion Energy received federal approval late Monday to export liquefied natural gas from its Cove Point terminal on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. In its decision, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission concluded that the project, as approved with conditions, would minimize potential adverse impacts on landowners and the environment. FERC has approved three other LNG export projects, but this is the first one on the East Coast. The others are in the Gulf of Mexico. “We are plea... 58472583@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:15:02 MDT Wildlife populations plummet for 3,000 species http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58472606-68/populations-species-wildlife-wwf.html.csp Geneva • About 3,000 species of wildlife around the world have seen their numbers plummet far worse than previously thought, according to a new study by one of the world’s biggest environmental groups. The study Tuesday from the Swiss-based WWF largely blamed human threats to nature for a 52 percent decline in wildlife populations between 1970 and 2010. It says improved methods of measuring populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles explain the huge difference from the 28-perce... Geneva • About 3,000 species of wildlife around the world have seen their numbers plummet far worse than previously thought, according to a new study by one of the world’s biggest environmental groups. The study Tuesday from the Swiss-based WWF largely blamed human threats to nature for a 52 percent decline in wildlife populations between 1970 and 2010. It says improved methods of measuring populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles explain the huge difference from the 28-perce... 58472606@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:10:02 MDT Jury selection to begin for Utah man accused of murdering wife http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58469895-78/truman-conrad-heidy-orem.html.csp Jury selection is expected to begin Tuesday in the trial for an Orem man accused of fatally shooting his wife in 2012. Conrad Mark Truman, 32, is accused of killing Heidy Truman in 2012. His motive, prosecutors have claimed, was to collect nearly a million dollars in life insurance benefits. According to testimony at a preliminary hearing last year, Conrad Truman has offered a number of theories of how his wife died. He told police that she may have killed herself, or that someone outside their ... Jury selection is expected to begin Tuesday in the trial for an Orem man accused of fatally shooting his wife in 2012. Conrad Mark Truman, 32, is accused of killing Heidy Truman in 2012. His motive, prosecutors have claimed, was to collect nearly a million dollars in life insurance benefits. According to testimony at a preliminary hearing last year, Conrad Truman has offered a number of theories of how his wife died. He told police that she may have killed herself, or that someone outside their ... 58469895@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:07:54 MDT DA says Dillon Taylor officer-involved shooting justified http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58472404-78/taylor-officers-police-gill.html.csp Salt Lake City police officers were justified in shooting 20-year-old Dillon Taylor as the unarmed man left a South Salt Lake convenience store on Aug. 11, Salt Lake County Attorney Sim Gill ruled on Tuesday. Taylor was with his brother and cousin at a 7-Eleven near 2100 S. State Street when three officers arrived to investigate reports of a man with a gun in the area, police have said. Gill wrote in a press release that Taylor and the two men he was with matched the description of three men... Salt Lake City police officers were justified in shooting 20-year-old Dillon Taylor as the unarmed man left a South Salt Lake convenience store on Aug. 11, Salt Lake County Attorney Sim Gill ruled on Tuesday. Taylor was with his brother and cousin at a 7-Eleven near 2100 S. State Street when three officers arrived to investigate reports of a man with a gun in the area, police have said. Gill wrote in a press release that Taylor and the two men he was with matched the description of three men... 58472404@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:07:48 MDT Transportation secretary hails new Sandy development http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58455007-78/uta-transit-development-sandy.html.csp Sandy • The groundbreaking for an apartment and office complex rarely would attract U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx as its main speaker. But the new East Village development in Sandy did on Monday because officials say it is a first-in-the-nation new breed of government-business partnerships. It is a “transit-oriented development” where the Utah Transit Authority uses some extra land it had obtained for a rail station to partner with a private developer on a project designed, in part,... Sandy • The groundbreaking for an apartment and office complex rarely would attract U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx as its main speaker. But the new East Village development in Sandy did on Monday because officials say it is a first-in-the-nation new breed of government-business partnerships. It is a “transit-oriented development” where the Utah Transit Authority uses some extra land it had obtained for a rail station to partner with a private developer on a project designed, in part,... 58455007@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:03:02 MDT Photos: Katy Perry roars into Salt Lake City on her Prismatic World Tour http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58470691-78/2014-amet-arena-comnietur.html.csp Whether you were there because of your love of Katy Perry or you were the one who ended up driving the kids to the concert, the pop star’s production didn’t disappoint Monday at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City. The show featured pyrotechnics, rainbow-colored lights dancing across the arena, acrobats hanging from a pyramid above the floor and a stage that moved vertically and horizontally in different spots. Perry didn’t take the stage until 9:03 p.m., but she put together a mix of her cl... Whether you were there because of your love of Katy Perry or you were the one who ended up driving the kids to the concert, the pop star’s production didn’t disappoint Monday at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City. The show featured pyrotechnics, rainbow-colored lights dancing across the arena, acrobats hanging from a pyramid above the floor and a stage that moved vertically and horizontally in different spots. Perry didn’t take the stage until 9:03 p.m., but she put together a mix of her cl... 58470691@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:01:27 MDT Ivascyn is replacing the ‘Bond King’ at Pimco http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58472551-79/pimco-ivascyn-fund-gross.html.csp New York • With Bill Gross’ surprise departure from Pimco, 45-year-old Daniel Ivascyn now finds himself watching over trillions in assets at the huge mutual fund firm. The new chief investment officer takes over from a fiery Wall Street legend. Gross co-founded Pimco in 1971 and ran the firm for four decades, turning the company’s flagship product, the Total Return Fund, into a $221 billion behemoth. His success earned him the title “Bond King.” Ivascyn is also highly accomplished, and Pimco wat... New York • With Bill Gross’ surprise departure from Pimco, 45-year-old Daniel Ivascyn now finds himself watching over trillions in assets at the huge mutual fund firm. The new chief investment officer takes over from a fiery Wall Street legend. Gross co-founded Pimco in 1971 and ran the firm for four decades, turning the company’s flagship product, the Total Return Fund, into a $221 billion behemoth. His success earned him the title “Bond King.” Ivascyn is also highly accomplished, and Pimco wat... 58472551@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:58:02 MDT ‘Gone With the Wind’ at 75: Celebration, censure http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58470200-223/film-gone-wind-leva.html.csp As its 75th anniversary approaches, “Gone With the Wind” is again being celebrated as a timeless movie classic. But now, even the film’s distributor acknowledges the Civil War epic’s portrayal of slavery is dated and inaccurate. “Gone With the Wind” is getting new screenings and is being reissued Tuesday in a lavish home-video box set, including a music box, an embroidered handkerchief and more than 8 hours of bonus features. To produce something new for yet another “GWTW” box set, Warner Bros. ... As its 75th anniversary approaches, “Gone With the Wind” is again being celebrated as a timeless movie classic. But now, even the film’s distributor acknowledges the Civil War epic’s portrayal of slavery is dated and inaccurate. “Gone With the Wind” is getting new screenings and is being reissued Tuesday in a lavish home-video box set, including a music box, an embroidered handkerchief and more than 8 hours of bonus features. To produce something new for yet another “GWTW” box set, Warner Bros. ... 58470200@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:54:02 MDT Viagra ads target women for the first time http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58472539-79/viagra-ads-pfizer-women.html.csp Trenton, N.J. • The maker of the world’s top-selling erectile dysfunction drug on Tuesday will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercial that targets the less-obvious sufferers of the sexual condition: women. In the new 60-second ad, a middle-aged woman reclining on a bed in a tropical setting addresses the problems couples encounter when a man is impotent. “So guys, it’s just you and your honey. The setting is perfect. But then erectile dysfunction happens again,” she says before encouraging ... Trenton, N.J. • The maker of the world’s top-selling erectile dysfunction drug on Tuesday will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercial that targets the less-obvious sufferers of the sexual condition: women. In the new 60-second ad, a middle-aged woman reclining on a bed in a tropical setting addresses the problems couples encounter when a man is impotent. “So guys, it’s just you and your honey. The setting is perfect. But then erectile dysfunction happens again,” she says before encouraging ... 58472539@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:54:02 MDT They did, then they did again. Clooney and wife do No. 2 ‘I do’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58467919-223/clooney-venice-couple-alamuddin.html.csp Venice, Italy • The romantic canaled city of Venice has been the venue for 323 weddings of foreign couples this year. Only one has drawn crowds and paparazzi. George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin said “I do” for a second time Monday, celebrating a civil wedding ceremony in Venice’s City Hall on the Grand Canal, greeted by hundreds of well-wishers who waited hours for a glimpse of the newlyweds. The couple tied the knot two days earlier in a private ceremony attended by Hollywood celebrity friends a... Venice, Italy • The romantic canaled city of Venice has been the venue for 323 weddings of foreign couples this year. Only one has drawn crowds and paparazzi. George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin said “I do” for a second time Monday, celebrating a civil wedding ceremony in Venice’s City Hall on the Grand Canal, greeted by hundreds of well-wishers who waited hours for a glimpse of the newlyweds. The couple tied the knot two days earlier in a private ceremony attended by Hollywood celebrity friends a... 58467919@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:53:52 MDT Flood: Road to Kodachrome Basin State Park remains closed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58468337-78/closed-couple-road-kodachrome.html.csp A bridge over the rain-swollen Paria River in southcentral Utah, which partially collapsed this weekend and sent an Italian tourist couple’s car plunging into the water, remained closed Monday. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office said engineers were assessing the damage from the collapse, which was blamed on heavy Saturday storms and floodwaters that undercut the road. There was no immediate estimate for when repairs could be made to the primary route to the popular Kodachrome Basin State Park,... A bridge over the rain-swollen Paria River in southcentral Utah, which partially collapsed this weekend and sent an Italian tourist couple’s car plunging into the water, remained closed Monday. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office said engineers were assessing the damage from the collapse, which was blamed on heavy Saturday storms and floodwaters that undercut the road. There was no immediate estimate for when repairs could be made to the primary route to the popular Kodachrome Basin State Park,... 58468337@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:53:52 MDT Gallery: Rush-hour around the world http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58472542-68/hour-rush-twitter-photographers.html.csp On packed subways and crowded highways, billions of people participate in a short-distance population shift twice a day: the rhythmic ritual of the daily commute to and from work. More than 300 million people use the United States’ transport systems every day, and in 2012 a whopping 76 percent of them got to work by driving alone, a U.S. Department of Transportation report out last week noted. That can make for a lot of gridlock. Highways clogged with bumper-to-bumper cars may be the go-to image... On packed subways and crowded highways, billions of people participate in a short-distance population shift twice a day: the rhythmic ritual of the daily commute to and from work. More than 300 million people use the United States’ transport systems every day, and in 2012 a whopping 76 percent of them got to work by driving alone, a U.S. Department of Transportation report out last week noted. That can make for a lot of gridlock. Highways clogged with bumper-to-bumper cars may be the go-to image... 58472542@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:53:52 MDT Ebola leaves agonized families with no chance for goodbyes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58472536-68/ebola-says-family-dead.html.csp Monrovia, Liberia • First the ring tone echoed outside the barbed-wire-topped walls of the Ebola clinic. Then came the wails of grief, as news spread that 31-year-old Rose Johnson was dead just days after she was brought here unconscious by relatives. Soon her mother’s sorrow became so unbearable, her body so limp and heavy, that even her two other daughters could no longer help her stand. There had been no official confirmation of Rose’s death from hospital officials, no time for someone to exp... Monrovia, Liberia • First the ring tone echoed outside the barbed-wire-topped walls of the Ebola clinic. Then came the wails of grief, as news spread that 31-year-old Rose Johnson was dead just days after she was brought here unconscious by relatives. Soon her mother’s sorrow became so unbearable, her body so limp and heavy, that even her two other daughters could no longer help her stand. There had been no official confirmation of Rose’s death from hospital officials, no time for someone to exp... 58472536@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:49:02 MDT California poised for statewide ban on plastic bags http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58472520-68/plastic-bags-ban-bag.html.csp Sacramento, Calif. • California Gov. Jerry Brown has indicated that he is likely to sign a bill imposing the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags as a way to address litter, primarily in waterways. Senate Bill 270 is one of the last major bills pending Tuesday, the deadline for the governor to sign or veto the hundreds of bills sent to him during the final weeks of the legislative session. The legislation will prohibit large grocery stores from carrying single-use bags startin... Sacramento, Calif. • California Gov. Jerry Brown has indicated that he is likely to sign a bill imposing the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags as a way to address litter, primarily in waterways. Senate Bill 270 is one of the last major bills pending Tuesday, the deadline for the governor to sign or veto the hundreds of bills sent to him during the final weeks of the legislative session. The legislation will prohibit large grocery stores from carrying single-use bags startin... 58472520@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:43:02 MDT China approves iPhone 6 after security assurances http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58472435-79/china-apple-iphone-security.html.csp Beijing • China’s phone regulator said Tuesday it has approved Apple Inc.’s iPhone 6 for use on Chinese networks after the company promised never to install “backdoors” to give other governments access to users’ information. Apple said sales start Oct. 17. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology’s announcement reflected Chinese unease about the reliability of foreign communications technology following disclosures about widespread U.S. government eavesdropping. China is one of Apple’... Beijing • China’s phone regulator said Tuesday it has approved Apple Inc.’s iPhone 6 for use on Chinese networks after the company promised never to install “backdoors” to give other governments access to users’ information. Apple said sales start Oct. 17. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology’s announcement reflected Chinese unease about the reliability of foreign communications technology following disclosures about widespread U.S. government eavesdropping. China is one of Apple’... 58472435@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:37:02 MDT Colorado high court considers pot firing case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58472476-79/marijuana-coats-state-colorado.html.csp Denver • Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic medical marijuana patient who was fired by the Dish Network after failing a drug test more than four years ago, says he still can’t find steady work because employers are wary of his off-duty smoking. In a case being closely watched around the country, Colorado’s Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in Coats’ case, which could have big implications for pot smokers in the first state... Denver • Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic medical marijuana patient who was fired by the Dish Network after failing a drug test more than four years ago, says he still can’t find steady work because employers are wary of his off-duty smoking. In a case being closely watched around the country, Colorado’s Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in Coats’ case, which could have big implications for pot smokers in the first state... 58472476@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:37:02 MDT Divorce law out of synch with same-sex marriage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58472490-68/sex-divorce-marriage-state.html.csp New York • Cori Jo Long, 31, and Brooke Powell, 30, did everything right before they married. They fell in love slowly, based on years of friendship stretching back to high school. They planned their nuptials carefully for about a year, choosing to travel from Texas to New Hampshire in 2010 as same-sex marriage spread. Sadly, bad times set in three years later, but uncoupling has proven far more difficult. The two women are now trapped in a state of bitter, desperate “wedlock,” an emerging antit... New York • Cori Jo Long, 31, and Brooke Powell, 30, did everything right before they married. They fell in love slowly, based on years of friendship stretching back to high school. They planned their nuptials carefully for about a year, choosing to travel from Texas to New Hampshire in 2010 as same-sex marriage spread. Sadly, bad times set in three years later, but uncoupling has proven far more difficult. The two women are now trapped in a state of bitter, desperate “wedlock,” an emerging antit... 58472490@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:36:02 MDT Mexican’s ‘Harry Potter’ hoard is world’s biggest http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58472483-223/collection-harry-potter-biggest.html.csp Mexico City • A Mexico City man is in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of “Harry Potter” memorabilia was named the world’s largest. Menahem Asher Silva Vargas has spent nearly 15 years hoarding all things related to British author J.K. Rowling’s young-adult wizard-fantasy series, which spawned eight blockbuster films. His collection fills two rooms and counts everything from magic wands and toy figurines to Gryffindor scarves and replica Quidditch brooms. Guinness World Records officially re... Mexico City • A Mexico City man is in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of “Harry Potter” memorabilia was named the world’s largest. Menahem Asher Silva Vargas has spent nearly 15 years hoarding all things related to British author J.K. Rowling’s young-adult wizard-fantasy series, which spawned eight blockbuster films. His collection fills two rooms and counts everything from magic wands and toy figurines to Gryffindor scarves and replica Quidditch brooms. Guinness World Records officially re... 58472483@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:34:02 MDT Film academy hosts 1st exhibit in new Hollywood museum site http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58472463-223/museum-costume-hollywood-academy.html.csp Los Angeles • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is holding its first exhibit in the space that will become Hollywood’s premier museum devoted to the movies. “Hollywood Costume” opens Thursday inside the historic May Co. building on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, which is set to reopen as the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in 2017. “This exhibition is... a launching point for the new museum,” said museum director Kerry Brougher. “It’s really marking our territory here as the ... Los Angeles • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is holding its first exhibit in the space that will become Hollywood’s premier museum devoted to the movies. “Hollywood Costume” opens Thursday inside the historic May Co. building on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, which is set to reopen as the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in 2017. “This exhibition is... a launching point for the new museum,” said museum director Kerry Brougher. “It’s really marking our territory here as the ... 58472463@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:32:02 MDT Finances improve for Royal Bank of Scotland http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58472459-79/bank-bad-expects-finances.html.csp London • Taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland says strong economic conditions are boosting its finances and that it expects to take a smaller hit from bad investments this year. The bank, which was rescued by the British taxpayer during the 2008 financial crisis, issued an unscheduled trading update on Tuesday to report it would “significantly outperform” its previous guidance of $1.6 billion in impairment charges. It says it now expects to put aside only half a billion pounds for bad loans. Ri... London • Taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland says strong economic conditions are boosting its finances and that it expects to take a smaller hit from bad investments this year. The bank, which was rescued by the British taxpayer during the 2008 financial crisis, issued an unscheduled trading update on Tuesday to report it would “significantly outperform” its previous guidance of $1.6 billion in impairment charges. It says it now expects to put aside only half a billion pounds for bad loans. Ri... 58472459@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:31:02 MDT Tennis: Nadal dominates in return at China Open http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58472461-77/def-6-2-6-4-6-3.html.csp Beijing • Rafael Nadal made a dominant return to tennis after a two-month injury layoff, beating Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-0 in 78 minutes at the China Open on Tuesday. Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray also advanced to the second round in vastly different fashion. The top-ranked Djokovic improved to 20-0 at the China Open with a routine 6-2, 6-1 win over Spain’s Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, while Murray battled for 2½ hours to put away Poland’s Jerzy Janowicz 6-7 (9), 6-4, 6-2. Nadal hadn’t played a match... Beijing • Rafael Nadal made a dominant return to tennis after a two-month injury layoff, beating Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-0 in 78 minutes at the China Open on Tuesday. Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray also advanced to the second round in vastly different fashion. The top-ranked Djokovic improved to 20-0 at the China Open with a routine 6-2, 6-1 win over Spain’s Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, while Murray battled for 2½ hours to put away Poland’s Jerzy Janowicz 6-7 (9), 6-4, 6-2. Nadal hadn’t played a match... 58472461@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:30:02 MDT In Utah, Mormon chapels are here, there and everywhere http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58325676-78/chapels-utah-lds-lake.html.csp An old joke says it’s impossible to throw a pebble in any direction in Utah without hitting an LDS chapel. Or maybe two. A data analysis by The Salt Lake Tribune shows that wisecrack may not be far from the truth. In Salt Lake, Davis and Utah counties, someone with a strong arm probably could hit a Mormon meetinghouse from any rooftop in most populated areas. And church buildings sometimes are so close together — even adjacent — that the tosser might be able to skip the same rock off two or even... An old joke says it’s impossible to throw a pebble in any direction in Utah without hitting an LDS chapel. Or maybe two. A data analysis by The Salt Lake Tribune shows that wisecrack may not be far from the truth. In Salt Lake, Davis and Utah counties, someone with a strong arm probably could hit a Mormon meetinghouse from any rooftop in most populated areas. And church buildings sometimes are so close together — even adjacent — that the tosser might be able to skip the same rock off two or even... 58325676@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:26:35 MDT LDS meeting: Feminists seeking change find it in subtle wording http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58462897-78/women-general-lds-meeting.html.csp Mormon feminists may have been surprised by some subtle changes in vocabulary and approach Saturday night at the general women’s meeting for all LDS females age 8 and older. Dieter F. Uchtdorf addressed the female audience — sitting in the giant Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City or watching via satellite in LDS chapels across the globe — not just as “sisters” but also as “blessed disciples of Jesus Christ.” In a speech about living out one’s faith joyfully, Uchtdorf, second counselor... Mormon feminists may have been surprised by some subtle changes in vocabulary and approach Saturday night at the general women’s meeting for all LDS females age 8 and older. Dieter F. Uchtdorf addressed the female audience — sitting in the giant Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City or watching via satellite in LDS chapels across the globe — not just as “sisters” but also as “blessed disciples of Jesus Christ.” In a speech about living out one’s faith joyfully, Uchtdorf, second counselor... 58462897@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:26:35 MDT News Corp. to buy Move Inc. for about $950 million http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58472414-79/move-corp-news-million.html.csp New York • News Corp. is spending about $950 million to buy the online real estate business Move Inc. in a deal that aims to speed up the media company’s digital expansion. News Corp. says it will pay $21 per share in cash for each outstanding share of Move. That represents a 37 percent premium over the stock’s closing stock price of $15.29 on Monday. Move operates the website realtor.com and News Corp. says it displays more than 98 percent of all for-sale properties listed in the United States.... New York • News Corp. is spending about $950 million to buy the online real estate business Move Inc. in a deal that aims to speed up the media company’s digital expansion. News Corp. says it will pay $21 per share in cash for each outstanding share of Move. That represents a 37 percent premium over the stock’s closing stock price of $15.29 on Monday. Move operates the website realtor.com and News Corp. says it displays more than 98 percent of all for-sale properties listed in the United States.... 58472414@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:20:02 MDT U.S.-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58472426-68/islamic-group-state-kobani.html.csp Beirut • U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted Islamic State fighters pressing their offensive against a Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish border on Tuesday in an attempt to halt the militants’ advance, activists said. The frontier town of Kobani, also known by its Arabic name of Ayn Arab, and surrounding villages have been under attack by the Islamic State group since mid-September. The fighting has forced some 150,000 Kurds to flee to Turkey in what has been one of the largest single exodu... Beirut • U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted Islamic State fighters pressing their offensive against a Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish border on Tuesday in an attempt to halt the militants’ advance, activists said. The frontier town of Kobani, also known by its Arabic name of Ayn Arab, and surrounding villages have been under attack by the Islamic State group since mid-September. The fighting has forced some 150,000 Kurds to flee to Turkey in what has been one of the largest single exodu... 58472426@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:18:02 MDT Inflation falls toward zero in 18 European countries http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58472406-79/inflation-percent-ecb-economy.html.csp London • Inflation across the 18 euro countries dipped further toward zero in September, piling pressure on the European Central Bank to pull the trigger on its biggest stimulus weapon — a large-scale program to create new money. Expectations that the bank will back such a program— similar to the one pursued by the U.S. Federal Reserve in recent years — mounted Tuesday after official figures showed consumer prices in the eurozone rose only 0.3 percent in the year to September. The decline from t... London • Inflation across the 18 euro countries dipped further toward zero in September, piling pressure on the European Central Bank to pull the trigger on its biggest stimulus weapon — a large-scale program to create new money. Expectations that the bank will back such a program— similar to the one pursued by the U.S. Federal Reserve in recent years — mounted Tuesday after official figures showed consumer prices in the eurozone rose only 0.3 percent in the year to September. The decline from t... 58472406@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:16:01 MDT Utah school district settles with family of boy who killed himself http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58468958-78/david-family-phan-district.html.csp The parents of a Bennion Junior High student, who killed himself in front of his peers in 2012 amid allegations of bullying, reached a settlement Monday with the Granite School District that the family hopes will result in improved school practices. David Phan was 14 years old on Nov. 29, 2012, when he grabbed a gun and shot himself in front of his friends on the pedestrian bridge at 6200 South. Since then, his family has worked tirelessly to press lawmakers, school district officials and the p... The parents of a Bennion Junior High student, who killed himself in front of his peers in 2012 amid allegations of bullying, reached a settlement Monday with the Granite School District that the family hopes will result in improved school practices. David Phan was 14 years old on Nov. 29, 2012, when he grabbed a gun and shot himself in front of his friends on the pedestrian bridge at 6200 South. Since then, his family has worked tirelessly to press lawmakers, school district officials and the p... 58468958@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:15:26 MDT Preliminary hearing set for Utah cop killer’s alleged accomplice http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58472337-78/walker-johnson-vaillancourt-car.html.csp West Jordan • A woman who was in the car with Timothy Troy Walker last year when Walker fatally shot a Draper police officer, is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Tuesday morning. Traci Vaillancourt, 35, was charged in 3rd District Court with two counts of second-degree felony obstructing justice for allegedly lying to investigators about what happened the day the day that Walker killed Sgt. Derek Johnson. In July, Walker, 34, was sentenced to life in prison for killing Johnson. Walker als... West Jordan • A woman who was in the car with Timothy Troy Walker last year when Walker fatally shot a Draper police officer, is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Tuesday morning. Traci Vaillancourt, 35, was charged in 3rd District Court with two counts of second-degree felony obstructing justice for allegedly lying to investigators about what happened the day the day that Walker killed Sgt. Derek Johnson. In July, Walker, 34, was sentenced to life in prison for killing Johnson. Walker als... 58472337@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:15:18 MDT Review: Nothing surprising on Thom Yorke’s surprise album http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58470129-223/yorke-album-boxes-radiohead.html.csp There’s been a group out there defending Thom Yorke for 15 years now. They’re a hardy but dwindling lot, holding the line as fickle fans became more and more disinterested watching the increasingly inscrutable Radiohead frontman float off into the ambient atmosphere under the spell of Flying Lotus and Modeselektor. Yorke’s second solo album certainly won’t slow the erosion. In fact, “Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes” most likely will be remembered more for the way it was released than for the music it ac... There’s been a group out there defending Thom Yorke for 15 years now. They’re a hardy but dwindling lot, holding the line as fickle fans became more and more disinterested watching the increasingly inscrutable Radiohead frontman float off into the ambient atmosphere under the spell of Flying Lotus and Modeselektor. Yorke’s second solo album certainly won’t slow the erosion. In fact, “Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes” most likely will be remembered more for the way it was released than for the music it ac... 58470129@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:13:01 MDT Walgreen reports fourth quarter loss of $239M http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58472375-79/walgreen-quarter-alliance-boots.html.csp Deerfield, Ill. • Walgreen booked a $239 million loss in its fiscal fourth quarter after swallowing a huge accounting charge from its Alliance Boots acquisition, but the drugstore chain’s results still met Wall Street expectations. Walgreen Co. said Tuesday it recorded a non-cash loss of $866 million in the quarter that ended Aug. 31 because it decided to exercise early its option to buy the remaining stake in Alliance Boots that it did not already own. The Illinois company bought a 45 percent s... Deerfield, Ill. • Walgreen booked a $239 million loss in its fiscal fourth quarter after swallowing a huge accounting charge from its Alliance Boots acquisition, but the drugstore chain’s results still met Wall Street expectations. Walgreen Co. said Tuesday it recorded a non-cash loss of $866 million in the quarter that ended Aug. 31 because it decided to exercise early its option to buy the remaining stake in Alliance Boots that it did not already own. The Illinois company bought a 45 percent s... 58472375@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:07:01 MDT 1 student shot; 2nd in custody at NC high school http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58472390-68/student-albemarle-police-shot.html.csp Albemarle, N.C. • Police say a student was shot after an argument at a central North Carolina high school just before school began. Albemarle Police Chief William Halliburton said at a news conference the wounded student was shot in the lower extremities around 7:40 a.m. at Albemarle High School. His condition wasn’t released. Halliburton says the student who fired the shots put down his gun and waited for police. The names and grades of the students haven’t been released. The chief says the sho... Albemarle, N.C. • Police say a student was shot after an argument at a central North Carolina high school just before school began. Albemarle Police Chief William Halliburton said at a news conference the wounded student was shot in the lower extremities around 7:40 a.m. at Albemarle High School. His condition wasn’t released. Halliburton says the student who fired the shots put down his gun and waited for police. The names and grades of the students haven’t been released. The chief says the sho... 58472390@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:07:01 MDT Bill allows families to seek gun-takeaway orders against relatives http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58472370-68/bill-gun-california-family.html.csp Sacramento, Calif. • California would become the first state to allow family members to petition judges to take away relatives’ guns if they are deemed to be dangerous under a bill facing a Tuesday deadline for action by the governor. Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, introduced Assembly Bill 2014 after a deadly rampage in May near the University of California, Santa Barbara that left six people dead and 13 injured from gunshots and stab wounds. Tuesday is the deadline for Gov. Jerry Brow... Sacramento, Calif. • California would become the first state to allow family members to petition judges to take away relatives’ guns if they are deemed to be dangerous under a bill facing a Tuesday deadline for action by the governor. Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, introduced Assembly Bill 2014 after a deadly rampage in May near the University of California, Santa Barbara that left six people dead and 13 injured from gunshots and stab wounds. Tuesday is the deadline for Gov. Jerry Brow... 58472370@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:03:02 MDT O’Hare, Midway airports nearing normal capacity http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58472344-68/airports-capacity-hare-midway.html.csp Chicago • The Federal Aviation Administration says Chicago’s airports are nearing normal activity after a fire at an air traffic control center last week brought flights to a halt. The FAA said Tuesday morning that data through midnight showed air traffic flow at O’Hare International Airport was at more than 80 percent of last Monday. It was about 90 percent at Midway International Airport. A Naperville man is charged in federal court with setting a fire Friday at an Aurora control center and th... Chicago • The Federal Aviation Administration says Chicago’s airports are nearing normal activity after a fire at an air traffic control center last week brought flights to a halt. The FAA said Tuesday morning that data through midnight showed air traffic flow at O’Hare International Airport was at more than 80 percent of last Monday. It was about 90 percent at Midway International Airport. A Naperville man is charged in federal court with setting a fire Friday at an Aurora control center and th... 58472344@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:02:02 MDT E-commerce giant eBay to part ways with PayPal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58472302-79/ebay-paypal-payment-billion.html.csp San Jose, Calif. • EBay is splitting off its fastest growing segment, payment service PayPal, the e-commerce company said Tuesday. Investors applauded the news, sending eBay’s shares up nearly 7 percent in morning trading. The move comes after months of pressure from activist investor and billionaire Carl Icahn, who has a 2.5 percent state in eBay, according to FactSet. EBay CEO John Donahoe had been adamant that splitting off PayPal was the wrong move for the company. But Tuesday, the company s... San Jose, Calif. • EBay is splitting off its fastest growing segment, payment service PayPal, the e-commerce company said Tuesday. Investors applauded the news, sending eBay’s shares up nearly 7 percent in morning trading. The move comes after months of pressure from activist investor and billionaire Carl Icahn, who has a 2.5 percent state in eBay, according to FactSet. EBay CEO John Donahoe had been adamant that splitting off PayPal was the wrong move for the company. But Tuesday, the company s... 58472302@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:02:01 MDT Johnson & Johnson buying Alios for $1.75 billion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58472325-79/johnson-alios-1.75-billion.csp New Brunswick, N.J. • Johnson & Johnson is buying the biopharmaceutical company Alios BioPharma Inc. for about $1.75 billion. Alios is a privately held company that focuses on developing therapies for viral diseases. The deal includes Alios’ portfolio of potential therapeutics for viral infections including compound AL-8176, an orally administered antiviral therapy currently in Phase 2 studies for the treatment of infants with respiratory syncytial virus. RSV typically causes only mild, cold-lik... New Brunswick, N.J. • Johnson & Johnson is buying the biopharmaceutical company Alios BioPharma Inc. for about $1.75 billion. Alios is a privately held company that focuses on developing therapies for viral diseases. The deal includes Alios’ portfolio of potential therapeutics for viral infections including compound AL-8176, an orally administered antiviral therapy currently in Phase 2 studies for the treatment of infants with respiratory syncytial virus. RSV typically causes only mild, cold-lik... 58472325@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:02:01 MDT NFL says Abdullah should not have been penalized for religious expression http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58472336-77/nfl-abdullah-penalty-prayer.html.csp Kansas City, Mo. • The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception. The league’s rule book prohibits players from celebrating while on the ground, but spokesman Michael Signora wrote in an email Tuesday that “the officiating mechanic in this situation is not to flag a player who goes to the ground as part of religious expression, and as a result, there shoul... Kansas City, Mo. • The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception. The league’s rule book prohibits players from celebrating while on the ground, but spokesman Michael Signora wrote in an email Tuesday that “the officiating mechanic in this situation is not to flag a player who goes to the ground as part of religious expression, and as a result, there shoul... 58472336@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:59:02 MDT Messi, Barcelona top AP global soccer poll http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58472318-77/goals-madrid-messi-scored.html.csp Lionel Messi’s 400th and 401st Barcelona goals helped him edge out teammate Neymar by a point to take leading player honors in The Associated Press global football poll on Tuesday. Messi’s milestone strikes came in his team’s 6-0 thrashing of Granada, where Neymar scored a hat trick. That result lifted Barcelona back on top of the team vote, with English Premier League leader Chelsea in second after winning 3-0 against Aston Villa. “The numbers which help depict Lionel Messi’s career are startli... Lionel Messi’s 400th and 401st Barcelona goals helped him edge out teammate Neymar by a point to take leading player honors in The Associated Press global football poll on Tuesday. Messi’s milestone strikes came in his team’s 6-0 thrashing of Granada, where Neymar scored a hat trick. That result lifted Barcelona back on top of the team vote, with English Premier League leader Chelsea in second after winning 3-0 against Aston Villa. “The numbers which help depict Lionel Messi’s career are startli... 58472318@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:57:01 MDT Afghanistan, U.S. sign long-awaited security pact http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58472308-68/security-afghan-afghanistan-agreement.html.csp Kabul, Afghanistan • Afghanistan and the United States signed a security pact on Tuesday to allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year, ending a year of uncertainty over the fate of foreign troops supporting Afghans as they take over responsibility for the country’s security. Afghan, American and NATO leaders welcomed the deal, which will allow about 10,000 American troops to stay in the country after the international combat mission ends Dec. 31. Former Afghan President Ham... Kabul, Afghanistan • Afghanistan and the United States signed a security pact on Tuesday to allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year, ending a year of uncertainty over the fate of foreign troops supporting Afghans as they take over responsibility for the country’s security. Afghan, American and NATO leaders welcomed the deal, which will allow about 10,000 American troops to stay in the country after the international combat mission ends Dec. 31. Former Afghan President Ham... 58472308@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:54:02 MDT Step Afrika! brings high-energy moves, positive messages to Salt Lake stage, beyond http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58469555-223/afrika-step-dance-performance.html.csp Attending the Step Afrika! performance at Kingsbury Hall on Saturday might be the most fun you ever have applying for a $500 college scholarship. Step Afrika! — a Washington, D.C.-based dance company that began 20 years ago as an exchange program with the Soweto Dance Theatre of Johannesburg, South Africa — takes its positive messaging about education and healthy lifestyles with them wherever and whenever they perform. The scholarship information, along with the company’s philosophy about teamw... Attending the Step Afrika! performance at Kingsbury Hall on Saturday might be the most fun you ever have applying for a $500 college scholarship. Step Afrika! — a Washington, D.C.-based dance company that began 20 years ago as an exchange program with the Soweto Dance Theatre of Johannesburg, South Africa — takes its positive messaging about education and healthy lifestyles with them wherever and whenever they perform. The scholarship information, along with the company’s philosophy about teamw... 58469555@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:53:39 MDT Lindsey Vonn to promote 2016 Winter Youth Games http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58472307-77/games-vonn-winter-youth.html.csp Lausanne, Switzerland • Lindsey Vonn will help promote the 2016 Winter Youth Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. The IOC says the American skier will serve as an ambassador for the games, the same role she held for the inaugural Winter Youth Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria, in 2012. Vonn won the gold medal in the downhill at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. She missed the 2014 Sochi Games because of a right knee injury. She joins Norwegian skier Kjetil Jansrud as an ambassador for Lillehammer, which hos... Lausanne, Switzerland • Lindsey Vonn will help promote the 2016 Winter Youth Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. The IOC says the American skier will serve as an ambassador for the games, the same role she held for the inaugural Winter Youth Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria, in 2012. Vonn won the gold medal in the downhill at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. She missed the 2014 Sochi Games because of a right knee injury. She joins Norwegian skier Kjetil Jansrud as an ambassador for Lillehammer, which hos... 58472307@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:53:02 MDT Kirby: Right where I belong http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58469222-78/clooney-kirby-media-age.html.csp Despite our differences as human beings, there seems to be one thing that brings us all together, something we inextricably all need. It is not food, water or oxygen. It’s something far more necessary to human emotional health. It’s celebrity news. For some reason human beings crave knowing what’s up with the sort of people who would immediately move away if we bought the house next to them. What is it about the lives of celebrities — including those with no discernible talent — that makes us f... Despite our differences as human beings, there seems to be one thing that brings us all together, something we inextricably all need. It is not food, water or oxygen. It’s something far more necessary to human emotional health. It’s celebrity news. For some reason human beings crave knowing what’s up with the sort of people who would immediately move away if we bought the house next to them. What is it about the lives of celebrities — including those with no discernible talent — that makes us f... 58469222@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:52:39 MDT Utah forecast: It’s been hot; now it’s wet, cold and snowy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58471588-78/weather-com-tuesday-forecast.html.csp Ah, Autumn. It’s that time of year when Ma Nature is meteorologically menopausal, basking Utahns in sunshine and heat one day, and cold, wet and even snowy weather the next. That’s right: Snow. The National Weather Service forecast for Tuesday night predicted snow for mountain elevations of 7,000 feet and above. Wednesday’s high temperatures, in the upper-80s just last week, were to dip into mid- to upper-50s amid thunderstorms and rain showers along the Wasatch Front. Still, the precipitation w... Ah, Autumn. It’s that time of year when Ma Nature is meteorologically menopausal, basking Utahns in sunshine and heat one day, and cold, wet and even snowy weather the next. That’s right: Snow. The National Weather Service forecast for Tuesday night predicted snow for mountain elevations of 7,000 feet and above. Wednesday’s high temperatures, in the upper-80s just last week, were to dip into mid- to upper-50s amid thunderstorms and rain showers along the Wasatch Front. Still, the precipitation w... 58471588@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:52:39 MDT Ogden man in serious condition after being hit by pickup http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58472022-78/ogden-pickup-scott-condition.html.csp An Ogden man was seriously hurt when he was run down in a crosswalk by a pickup truck Tuesday morning, police said. Ogden police Lt. Tim Scott said the 49-year-old man was crossing the intersection of 30th St. and Washington Blvd. about 6 a.m. Tuesday when a northbound white, 1995 Ford F-150 struck him while making a left turn onto 30th St. The pedestrian was thrown to the asphalt and sustained “a significant head injury,” Scott said. The man was rushed to McKay-Dee Hospital. He was reported to ... An Ogden man was seriously hurt when he was run down in a crosswalk by a pickup truck Tuesday morning, police said. Ogden police Lt. Tim Scott said the 49-year-old man was crossing the intersection of 30th St. and Washington Blvd. about 6 a.m. Tuesday when a northbound white, 1995 Ford F-150 struck him while making a left turn onto 30th St. The pedestrian was thrown to the asphalt and sustained “a significant head injury,” Scott said. The man was rushed to McKay-Dee Hospital. He was reported to ... 58472022@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:52:39 MDT Man critical after late-night crash on Bangerter Highway http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58472051-78/accident-crash-3500-car.html.csp Three people were hurt, one critically, in a late Monday night crash that closed down a West Valley City section of Bangerter Highway well into Tuesday morning. The crash, reportedly caused by a northbound car that ran a red light at 3500 South, occurred about 11:15 p.m. Monday. West Valley City police and paramedics rushed to the scene to find the driver of the pickup truck, hit by the car as he was making a left turn onto 3500 South, was ejected. He was transported to the hospital in extremely... Three people were hurt, one critically, in a late Monday night crash that closed down a West Valley City section of Bangerter Highway well into Tuesday morning. The crash, reportedly caused by a northbound car that ran a red light at 3500 South, occurred about 11:15 p.m. Monday. West Valley City police and paramedics rushed to the scene to find the driver of the pickup truck, hit by the car as he was making a left turn onto 3500 South, was ejected. He was transported to the hospital in extremely... 58472051@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:52:39 MDT Man, hit twice dashing across S. Salt Lake street, in critical condition http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58472199-78/lake-salt-condition-critical.html.csp A man struck twice by cars as he attempted to dash across State Street in South Salt Lake was in critical condition Tuesday. South Salt Lake police dispatchers said a 911 call reporting the incident came in at 9:38 p.m. Monday. The man reportedly was trying to run across State Street at 2929 South — an area with neither a crosswalk nor traffic signal — when it was hit first by one car, and then a second vehicle. Suffering serious head injuries, the unidentified man was rushed to Intermountain Me... A man struck twice by cars as he attempted to dash across State Street in South Salt Lake was in critical condition Tuesday. South Salt Lake police dispatchers said a 911 call reporting the incident came in at 9:38 p.m. Monday. The man reportedly was trying to run across State Street at 2929 South — an area with neither a crosswalk nor traffic signal — when it was hit first by one car, and then a second vehicle. Suffering serious head injuries, the unidentified man was rushed to Intermountain Me... 58472199@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:52:39 MDT Golf: A flawed Ryder Cup system for Americans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58472304-77/pga-azinger-captain-america.html.csp Gleneagles, Scotland • Paul Azinger is not ruling out a return as Captain America in the Ryder Cup. But that’s not what America needs. And neither does Azinger. His reputation only grows each time the Americans fail. Why would he want to risk that when there is no guarantee of reward? With so much focus on a dysfunctional U.S. team, it’s easy to overlook that Europe might have been the stronger side, anyway. Azinger was in a Harley-Davidson bar in Florida on Sunday when the Ryder Cup ended. He a... Gleneagles, Scotland • Paul Azinger is not ruling out a return as Captain America in the Ryder Cup. But that’s not what America needs. And neither does Azinger. His reputation only grows each time the Americans fail. Why would he want to risk that when there is no guarantee of reward? With so much focus on a dysfunctional U.S. team, it’s easy to overlook that Europe might have been the stronger side, anyway. Azinger was in a Harley-Davidson bar in Florida on Sunday when the Ryder Cup ended. He a... 58472304@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:50:02 MDT Review: Utah Shakespeare Festival’s ‘Boeing Boeing’ is frantic fun http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58454905-223/boeing-bernard-festival-shakespeare.html.csp Cedar City • Jo Winiarski’s stylish living-room set for “Boeing Boeing,” which just opened at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, reveals all you need to know about the show you’re going to see. With its life-size carved llamas, Plexiglas tables and bizarre tennis-ball chair, it is smart and sophisticated, but it is also slick and all surface — no danger of depth here. And it has an inordinate number of doors, the sure sign of a farce. This production parlays those doors into nonstop comic action. As... Cedar City • Jo Winiarski’s stylish living-room set for “Boeing Boeing,” which just opened at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, reveals all you need to know about the show you’re going to see. With its life-size carved llamas, Plexiglas tables and bizarre tennis-ball chair, it is smart and sophisticated, but it is also slick and all surface — no danger of depth here. And it has an inordinate number of doors, the sure sign of a farce. This production parlays those doors into nonstop comic action. As... 58454905@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:44:03 MDT Iced coffee from a keg off to fast start in Salt Lake City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58442897-223/coffee-nitro-lake-salt.html.csp At first glance, the new coffee shop beverage looks like a beer — it’s chilled in a keg, served on draft and boasts a foamy, light-colored head. What’s really inside the ale-like glass, though, is a cold-brewed “nitro” coffee. Nitro refers to the nitrogen that is infused into the liquid, giving it beer-like qualities. “It’s so cool to serve iced coffee like this,” said Cody Kirkland, the manager of The Rose Establishment, a Salt Lake City coffee shop that has jumped on the coffee-in-a-keg trend.... At first glance, the new coffee shop beverage looks like a beer — it’s chilled in a keg, served on draft and boasts a foamy, light-colored head. What’s really inside the ale-like glass, though, is a cold-brewed “nitro” coffee. Nitro refers to the nitrogen that is infused into the liquid, giving it beer-like qualities. “It’s so cool to serve iced coffee like this,” said Cody Kirkland, the manager of The Rose Establishment, a Salt Lake City coffee shop that has jumped on the coffee-in-a-keg trend.... 58442897@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:41:33 MDT Photos: ‘Crazy’ times with Blake Shelton, The Band Perry and more at Usana Amphitheatre http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58446329-223/amphitheatre-band-blake-perry.html.csp Country superstar Blake Shelton brought his Ten Times Crazier Tour to Usana Amphitheatre in West Valley City on Friday, with guests The Band Perry, Dan + Shay and Neal McCoy. Here are photos from the show. Country superstar Blake Shelton brought his Ten Times Crazier Tour to Usana Amphitheatre in West Valley City on Friday, with guests The Band Perry, Dan + Shay and Neal McCoy. Here are photos from the show. 58446329@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:40:56 MDT Scott D. Pierce: CBS’ ‘Stalker’ exploits violence against women http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58456135-223/stalker-violence-williamson-women.html.csp The opening moments of the new CBS crime drama “Stalker” (Wednesday, 9 p.m., Ch. 2) may be the most disturbing you’ll see on TV this fall. A masked man chases a woman down the street, splashing gasoline all over her. She makes it inside her car, but has lost her keys. He dumps gas on her car, lights a match and sets the car ablaze. She screams in terror as she is burned to death. Consider it a look inside the mind of creator/executive producer/writer Kevin Williamson. And a glimpse into the tho... The opening moments of the new CBS crime drama “Stalker” (Wednesday, 9 p.m., Ch. 2) may be the most disturbing you’ll see on TV this fall. A masked man chases a woman down the street, splashing gasoline all over her. She makes it inside her car, but has lost her keys. He dumps gas on her car, lights a match and sets the car ablaze. She screams in terror as she is burned to death. Consider it a look inside the mind of creator/executive producer/writer Kevin Williamson. And a glimpse into the tho... 58456135@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:40:56 MDT Where in Utah was this photo taken? Email your guess to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win a book http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58456453-223/brett-polinsky-prettyman-book.html.csp This week • Send your guess, along with your name and address, to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win the book “Fishing Utah” by Brett Prettyman. Guesses must be submitted by noon Oct. 3. Include “Where” in your email subject line. Last week • Anne Polinsky had her name drawn from the entries that correctly identifyied Devils Castle at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon from the Cecret Lake trail. Polinsky wins the book “Fishing Utah” by Brett Prettyman. This week • Send your guess, along with your name and address, to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win the book “Fishing Utah” by Brett Prettyman. Guesses must be submitted by noon Oct. 3. Include “Where” in your email subject line. Last week • Anne Polinsky had her name drawn from the entries that correctly identifyied Devils Castle at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon from the Cecret Lake trail. Polinsky wins the book “Fishing Utah” by Brett Prettyman. 58456453@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:40:56 MDT Readers unite in Salt Lake City for book fest http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58458818-223/book-lake-salt-festival.html.csp Above • RJ Walker of Salt Lake City participates in a poetry slam Saturday during the Utah Book Festival at the Salt Lake Main Library. Saturday’s Keynote Day included readings, an art exhibit, publishing panels and a poetry slam. The keynote speaker, Diane Ackerman, was in town to promote her new book, “The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us.” For more information on other Utah Book Festival events, which run through the end of October at various locations statewide, go to www.utahhumanities.org... Above • RJ Walker of Salt Lake City participates in a poetry slam Saturday during the Utah Book Festival at the Salt Lake Main Library. Saturday’s Keynote Day included readings, an art exhibit, publishing panels and a poetry slam. The keynote speaker, Diane Ackerman, was in town to promote her new book, “The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us.” For more information on other Utah Book Festival events, which run through the end of October at various locations statewide, go to www.utahhumanities.org... 58458818@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:40:56 MDT Fall recipe: Tips for breaking through an artichoke’s armor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58459563-223/artichoke-leaves-cut-artichokes.html.csp Artichokes are the armadillos of the vegetable kingdom. There is a tender and succulent heart at the center of each specimen, but getting past its armor of prickly leaves can be daunting. How tough are those leaves? In my innocent younger years, I once tried to pulverize some artichoke leaves in my kitchen sink disposal and ended up destroying the machine in the process. Despite that, steaming — and eating — a whole artichoke is relatively easy. You just cut off the stem and the top, trim the sp... Artichokes are the armadillos of the vegetable kingdom. There is a tender and succulent heart at the center of each specimen, but getting past its armor of prickly leaves can be daunting. How tough are those leaves? In my innocent younger years, I once tried to pulverize some artichoke leaves in my kitchen sink disposal and ended up destroying the machine in the process. Despite that, steaming — and eating — a whole artichoke is relatively easy. You just cut off the stem and the top, trim the sp... 58459563@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:40:56 MDT Denzel Washington’s ‘The Equalizer’ debuts with $35M http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58465068-223/million-owned-washington-equalizer.html.csp New York • Flexing his star power, Denzel Washington led the thriller “The Equalizer” to a $35 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Sony-Columbia Pictures release dominated the weekend box office, surpassing some expectations for the film. Washington plays a former commando living a quiet life in Boston when the disappearance of a prostitute acquaintance (Chloe Grace Moretz) lures him into a battle with the Russian mafia. The strong opening marks the third-best debut in Washi... New York • Flexing his star power, Denzel Washington led the thriller “The Equalizer” to a $35 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Sony-Columbia Pictures release dominated the weekend box office, surpassing some expectations for the film. Washington plays a former commando living a quiet life in Boston when the disappearance of a prostitute acquaintance (Chloe Grace Moretz) lures him into a battle with the Russian mafia. The strong opening marks the third-best debut in Washi... 58465068@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:40:56 MDT Ann Cannon: Life lessons from our new puppy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58469037-223/book-someone-attention-cat.html.csp My husband and I are currently the foster parents (another story for another day) of a 5-month-old field spaniel, which means I’ve been thumbing through books about dogs recently, including a new one called “Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me” by Cynthia Copeland. Lessons the author has learned include the following: “Be patient with the ones you love,” “stay close to the people who matter the most,” “leap higher than you have to,” “don’t feel obligated to act your age,” “every meal is... My husband and I are currently the foster parents (another story for another day) of a 5-month-old field spaniel, which means I’ve been thumbing through books about dogs recently, including a new one called “Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me” by Cynthia Copeland. Lessons the author has learned include the following: “Be patient with the ones you love,” “stay close to the people who matter the most,” “leap higher than you have to,” “don’t feel obligated to act your age,” “every meal is... 58469037@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:40:56 MDT Jane Fonda gets personal at Rape Foundation brunch http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58469043-223/rape-fonda-foundation-treatment.html.csp Beverly Hills, Calif. • Jane Fonda told an audience of activists and philanthropists that her mother had been sexually abused as a child before eventually committing suicide at 42. Fonda shared the personal story at an event celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Rape Treatment Center, which provides comprehensive free treatment for sexual assault victims. She hosted the Rape Foundation’s annual fundraising brunch Sunday at billionaire Ron Burkle’s Greenacres estate in Beverly Hills. Fonda said... Beverly Hills, Calif. • Jane Fonda told an audience of activists and philanthropists that her mother had been sexually abused as a child before eventually committing suicide at 42. Fonda shared the personal story at an event celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Rape Treatment Center, which provides comprehensive free treatment for sexual assault victims. She hosted the Rape Foundation’s annual fundraising brunch Sunday at billionaire Ron Burkle’s Greenacres estate in Beverly Hills. Fonda said... 58469043@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:40:56 MDT Movies: ‘Equalizer’ debuts with $34.1M, ‘Maze Runner’ No. 2 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58469755-223/average-locations-weeks-owned.html.csp New York • Denzel Washington scored his third-best opening weekend and potentially spawned his first franchise with a $34.1 million debut for “The Equalizer.” The Columbia Pictures release, in which Washington stars as a retired commando lured into a battle with the Russian mafia, is Washington’s second film with “Training Day” director Antoine Fuqua. The box office debut trails only Washington’s “Safe House” and “American Gangster.” A sequel to “The Equalizer” is already in development. The top... New York • Denzel Washington scored his third-best opening weekend and potentially spawned his first franchise with a $34.1 million debut for “The Equalizer.” The Columbia Pictures release, in which Washington stars as a retired commando lured into a battle with the Russian mafia, is Washington’s second film with “Training Day” director Antoine Fuqua. The box office debut trails only Washington’s “Safe House” and “American Gangster.” A sequel to “The Equalizer” is already in development. The top... 58469755@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:40:56 MDT Colorado approves $5M incentive for Tarantino film http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58470203-223/colorado-film-million-incentive.html.csp Colorado on Friday approved a $5 million incentive package to lure production of the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film “The Hateful Eight,” edging out a bid from Utah among others. The Oscar-winning screenwriter’s movie could be filmed on a 900-acre ranch west of the ski town of Telluride, depending on local permit approval, The Denver Post reported (http://dpo.st/1utJtW5 ). Colorado’s incentives, approved by the state Economic Development Commission, beat out those of Utah and Wyoming. Budgeted a... Colorado on Friday approved a $5 million incentive package to lure production of the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film “The Hateful Eight,” edging out a bid from Utah among others. The Oscar-winning screenwriter’s movie could be filmed on a 900-acre ranch west of the ski town of Telluride, depending on local permit approval, The Denver Post reported (http://dpo.st/1utJtW5 ). Colorado’s incentives, approved by the state Economic Development Commission, beat out those of Utah and Wyoming. Budgeted a... 58470203@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:40:56 MDT Global stock markets mostly turn higher Tuesday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58472235-79/percent-fell-rose-data.html.csp Bangkok • Global stocks turned higher on Tuesday, recovering from recent losses, though investors were monitoring protests in Hong Kong, a major financial center, as a potential risk to stability in Asian trading. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC-40 rose 1.2 percent to 4,411.67 and Germany’s Dax gained 0.5 percent to 9,471.03. Britain’s FTSE 100 edged down 0.1 percent to 6,639.65. Wall Street looked poised to recover some of Monday’s losses, with futures for the Dow Jones industrial average and Stand... Bangkok • Global stocks turned higher on Tuesday, recovering from recent losses, though investors were monitoring protests in Hong Kong, a major financial center, as a potential risk to stability in Asian trading. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC-40 rose 1.2 percent to 4,411.67 and Germany’s Dax gained 0.5 percent to 9,471.03. Britain’s FTSE 100 edged down 0.1 percent to 6,639.65. Wall Street looked poised to recover some of Monday’s losses, with futures for the Dow Jones industrial average and Stand... 58472235@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:37:01 MDT U.S. stocks bouncing back and forth on Tuesday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58472217-79/percent-ebay-500-ford.html.csp New York • The stock market flipped between slight gains and losses on Tuesday, keeping the Standard & Poor’s 500 index on course for its third monthly loss this year. Ford Motor sank after cutting its profit forecast, while eBay jumped. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 68 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17,138 as of 9:25 a.m. Mountain time Tuesday. The S&P 500 rose seven points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,985. The Nasdaq composite gained 15 points, or 0.4 percent, to 4,521. BREAKUP: EB... New York • The stock market flipped between slight gains and losses on Tuesday, keeping the Standard & Poor’s 500 index on course for its third monthly loss this year. Ford Motor sank after cutting its profit forecast, while eBay jumped. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 68 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17,138 as of 9:25 a.m. Mountain time Tuesday. The S&P 500 rose seven points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,985. The Nasdaq composite gained 15 points, or 0.4 percent, to 4,521. BREAKUP: EB... 58472217@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:33:02 MDT Milbank: A wounded soldier and the better side of America http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58472211-82/america-briseno-jay-washington.html.csp Washington • In the first days of the Iraq war 11 years ago, Army reservist Jay Briseno was shot in the back of the head at a Baghdad market. The bullet left him blind, brain-damaged, paralyzed from the neck down and unable to communicate, eat or breathe on his own. He is perhaps the most grievously wounded soldier to survive the war, or any war. On any number of occasions, his parents have been told to prepare themselves for his death. But on Monday morning, Jay Briseno smiled — broadly and u... Washington • In the first days of the Iraq war 11 years ago, Army reservist Jay Briseno was shot in the back of the head at a Baghdad market. The bullet left him blind, brain-damaged, paralyzed from the neck down and unable to communicate, eat or breathe on his own. He is perhaps the most grievously wounded soldier to survive the war, or any war. On any number of occasions, his parents have been told to prepare themselves for his death. But on Monday morning, Jay Briseno smiled — broadly and u... 58472211@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:27:01 MDT Washington Post: Shattered security at the White House http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58472188-82/fence-secret-service-incident.html.csp An intruder makes his way deep inside the heavily guarded White House. In an earlier incident, shots from a high-powered rifle strike the president’s residence but are overlooked until a cleaning lady discovers the bullets days later. That such seemingly far-fetched scenarios weren’t lifted from a Hollywood script raises unsettling questions about the protection of the president and his family. These concerns urgently need to be addressed — but in a way that deals with real issues rather than ju... An intruder makes his way deep inside the heavily guarded White House. In an earlier incident, shots from a high-powered rifle strike the president’s residence but are overlooked until a cleaning lady discovers the bullets days later. That such seemingly far-fetched scenarios weren’t lifted from a Hollywood script raises unsettling questions about the protection of the president and his family. These concerns urgently need to be addressed — but in a way that deals with real issues rather than ju... 58472188@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:19:02 MDT Vineyard: Utah’s small town with a BIG FUTURE http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58420467-78/geneva-town-vineyard-mill.html.csp Vineyard • Wayne Holdaway is like many old-timers who never imagined the future that is swiftly unfolding just to the north where Utah’s Geneva Steel once stood. In a few short years, a huge development at the site will transform his hometown with a pulsing 1,700-acre complex of houses, apartments, town homes, stores, offices, factories, school buildings and a new town center. Vineyard is expected to mushroom from about 465 residents to as many as 27,000 in less than a decade as a shortage of ... Vineyard • Wayne Holdaway is like many old-timers who never imagined the future that is swiftly unfolding just to the north where Utah’s Geneva Steel once stood. In a few short years, a huge development at the site will transform his hometown with a pulsing 1,700-acre complex of houses, apartments, town homes, stores, offices, factories, school buildings and a new town center. Vineyard is expected to mushroom from about 465 residents to as many as 27,000 in less than a decade as a shortage of ... 58420467@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:51:03 MDT Violent assault ruled out in death of Utah family, but not foul play http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58469901-78/ruled-caron-family-death.html.csp Springville • A preliminary autopsy has ruled out a violent assault as the cause of death of five Springville family members, including three children, found in the parents’ bedroom over the weekend, authorities said. The examination found no evidence of gunshot wounds, stabbing or other visible injuries, investigators said Sunday. The causes of death will not be known until an analysis of blood samples is concluded, police Lt. Dave Caron said. The medical examiner’s office provided no time fra... Springville • A preliminary autopsy has ruled out a violent assault as the cause of death of five Springville family members, including three children, found in the parents’ bedroom over the weekend, authorities said. The examination found no evidence of gunshot wounds, stabbing or other visible injuries, investigators said Sunday. The causes of death will not be known until an analysis of blood samples is concluded, police Lt. Dave Caron said. The medical examiner’s office provided no time fra... 58469901@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:34:51 MDT Utah seeks ways to end cycle of poverty as a family tradition http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58468305-90/commission-education-intergenerational-poverty.html.csp What if taxpayers could save money on such things as welfare programs and incarceration costs by addressing the problems encountered by children born into poverty like their parents and their grandparents before them? Provided with nutrition, health care, a safe environment and education, children born into a tradition of poverty — and its attendant ills — can grow up to be productive members of society who pay taxes rather than receive welfare or go to prison, said state Sen. Stuart Reid, R-Ogd... What if taxpayers could save money on such things as welfare programs and incarceration costs by addressing the problems encountered by children born into poverty like their parents and their grandparents before them? Provided with nutrition, health care, a safe environment and education, children born into a tradition of poverty — and its attendant ills — can grow up to be productive members of society who pay taxes rather than receive welfare or go to prison, said state Sen. Stuart Reid, R-Ogd... 58468305@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:33:10 MDT Utah Jazz: Hayward returns with a mission to lead http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58470155-87/hayward-jazz-gordon-utah.html.csp Gordon Hayward is considerably wealthier after signing a new max contract with the Jazz in July, his arms are more muscular, owing to all the time he has spent in the weight room during the offseason. And, he’s now a married man. Big summer. Big changes. However, in return, he’s being asked to lead the 2014-15 edition of the Utah Jazz. And, yes, he says he’s up to the task. “It all tells me that the trust the organization has had in me is huge,” Hayward said. “It makes me feel more like a lead... Gordon Hayward is considerably wealthier after signing a new max contract with the Jazz in July, his arms are more muscular, owing to all the time he has spent in the weight room during the offseason. And, he’s now a married man. Big summer. Big changes. However, in return, he’s being asked to lead the 2014-15 edition of the Utah Jazz. And, yes, he says he’s up to the task. “It all tells me that the trust the organization has had in me is huge,” Hayward said. “It makes me feel more like a lead... 58470155@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:27:40 MDT Bill Gates ranked as the richest American by Forbes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58470243-79/billion-gates-net-worth.html.csp New York • Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates topped Forbes’ latest list of the 400 richest Americans for the 21st straight year. The list, released on Monday, was largely unchanged for 2014 and showed the rich getting richer. The combined wealth of those on the list rose 13 percent to $2.29 trillion, helped by a stronger U.S. stock market. Gates’ net worth totaled $81 billion, up $9 billion from 2013. Investor Warren Buffett, the head of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., remained in second place at $67 bil... New York • Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates topped Forbes’ latest list of the 400 richest Americans for the 21st straight year. The list, released on Monday, was largely unchanged for 2014 and showed the rich getting richer. The combined wealth of those on the list rose 13 percent to $2.29 trillion, helped by a stronger U.S. stock market. Gates’ net worth totaled $81 billion, up $9 billion from 2013. Investor Warren Buffett, the head of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., remained in second place at $67 bil... 58470243@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:22:03 MDT Bagley Cartoon: Thug Culture http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58471899-82/bagley-cartoon-facebook-lake.html.csp This Pat Bagley editorial cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Want more? Become a fan of Bagley on Facebook at www.facebook.com/notrobertkirby. This Pat Bagley editorial cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Want more? Become a fan of Bagley on Facebook at www.facebook.com/notrobertkirby. 58471899@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:15:04 MDT Bloomberg View Op-ed: Religious extremism makes ugly comeback worldwide http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58471342-82/religious-secular-west-india.html.csp By Pankaj Mishra Bloomberg View Denunciations of “religious extremism,” always commonplace, have never sounded more persuasive as Islamic State and Boko Haram go on murderous rampages and sectarian killers enjoy political respectability in places such as Pakistan. Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken out a fresh lease on Christianity’s old compact with imperialism. Many prominent rabbis in Israel have ignored the 19th-century conflict between Judaism and Zionism to sanction the messianic... By Pankaj Mishra Bloomberg View Denunciations of “religious extremism,” always commonplace, have never sounded more persuasive as Islamic State and Boko Haram go on murderous rampages and sectarian killers enjoy political respectability in places such as Pakistan. Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken out a fresh lease on Christianity’s old compact with imperialism. Many prominent rabbis in Israel have ignored the 19th-century conflict between Judaism and Zionism to sanction the messianic... 58471342@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:50:01 MDT Washington Post op-ed: Reverends like us should never oppose access to abortion or sex ed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58471298-82/abortion-care-faith-health.html.csp By Harry Knox and Alethea Smith-Withers Special To The Washington Post It is a cliché — and a false one — that the community of faith has only one opinion about reproductive rights. Believers often feel compelled to offer compassion and support to individuals and families who are making the profound decision whether to continue a pregnancy, become a parent, plan for adoption or seek an abortion. But just as people from different traditions (and even people inside the same tradition) hold varyi... By Harry Knox and Alethea Smith-Withers Special To The Washington Post It is a cliché — and a false one — that the community of faith has only one opinion about reproductive rights. Believers often feel compelled to offer compassion and support to individuals and families who are making the profound decision whether to continue a pregnancy, become a parent, plan for adoption or seek an abortion. But just as people from different traditions (and even people inside the same tradition) hold varyi... 58471298@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:41:01 MDT Lowry: Obama’s foolhardy ‘Mission Accomplished’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58471293-82/qaida-president-group-obama.html.csp President George W. Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” moment on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln after the initial success of the invasion of Iraq lives in infamy, still standing for presidential cluelessness and arrogance. The Bush team came to regret it, and admitted as much. When President Bush landed on the carrier in a jet plane wearing a flight suit in 2003, the war in Iraq was just getting started in earnest. President Barack Obama has never donned a flight suit, or made any showy jet... President George W. Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” moment on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln after the initial success of the invasion of Iraq lives in infamy, still standing for presidential cluelessness and arrogance. The Bush team came to regret it, and admitted as much. When President Bush landed on the carrier in a jet plane wearing a flight suit in 2003, the war in Iraq was just getting started in earnest. President Barack Obama has never donned a flight suit, or made any showy jet... 58471293@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:36:02 MDT Robinson: Before war, Congress and Obama should do their duty http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58468766-82/obama-war-congress-state.html.csp Washington • President Obama should call Congress back to Washington for a special session to vote on authorizing war against the Islamic State. If he does not, Congress should return on its own to conduct this vital debate. Do your jobs, everybody. As legal justification for the war, Obama relies on two measures, passed more than a decade ago, that authorized U.S. military action against al-Qaeda and the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein. To state the blindingly obvious, things have changed. The I... Washington • President Obama should call Congress back to Washington for a special session to vote on authorizing war against the Islamic State. If he does not, Congress should return on its own to conduct this vital debate. Do your jobs, everybody. As legal justification for the war, Obama relies on two measures, passed more than a decade ago, that authorized U.S. military action against al-Qaeda and the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein. To state the blindingly obvious, things have changed. The I... 58468766@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:01:03 MDT Chiefs sharp in win over Brady, Patriots http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58470081-77/charles-kansas-yards-brady.html.csp Kansas City, Mo. • Jamaal Charles proved he is back to full speed for the Kansas City Chiefs. Tom Brady is still stuck in neutral for the New England Patriots. Charles returned from an injury to score three touchdowns Monday night, Brady was picked off twice by the opportunistic Chiefs, and Kansas City routed New England 41-14 to hand Bill Belichick one of his worst losses as coach of the Patriots. Charles, who missed last week’s win in Miami with a sprained ankle, ran for 92 yards and a score.... Kansas City, Mo. • Jamaal Charles proved he is back to full speed for the Kansas City Chiefs. Tom Brady is still stuck in neutral for the New England Patriots. Charles returned from an injury to score three touchdowns Monday night, Brady was picked off twice by the opportunistic Chiefs, and Kansas City routed New England 41-14 to hand Bill Belichick one of his worst losses as coach of the Patriots. Charles, who missed last week’s win in Miami with a sprained ankle, ran for 92 yards and a score.... 58470081@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:13:01 MDT Raiders fire coach Allen after 0-4 start to season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58470113-77/coach-season-allen-games.html.csp The Oakland Raiders fired coach Dennis Allen on Monday night four games into his third season. The decision was announced soon after the Raiders (0-4) returned from London, where they lost their 10th straight game dating to last season, 34-14 to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Allen was the first head coach hired by Oakland after the death of longtime owner Al Davis. His 8-28 record is the worst for the franchise since before Davis arrived in 1963. His contract was set to run through next season. ... The Oakland Raiders fired coach Dennis Allen on Monday night four games into his third season. The decision was announced soon after the Raiders (0-4) returned from London, where they lost their 10th straight game dating to last season, 34-14 to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Allen was the first head coach hired by Oakland after the death of longtime owner Al Davis. His 8-28 record is the worst for the franchise since before Davis arrived in 1963. His contract was set to run through next season. ... 58470113@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:13:01 MDT Celtics pick up swingman Turner http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58470302-77/james-season-assistant-boston.html.csp The Boston Celtics have signed swingman Evan Turner. The second pick in the 2010 draft averaged 17.4 points for Philadelphia in 54 games last season before being traded to Indiana on Feb. 20. He started two of his 27 games with the Pacers, averaging 7.1 points. Turner has averaged 11.1 points per game since winning the Naismith Trophy and John R. Wooden Award as national college player of the year in 2009-10 with Ohio State. With Rajon Rondo out six to eight weeks after breaking a bone in his ... The Boston Celtics have signed swingman Evan Turner. The second pick in the 2010 draft averaged 17.4 points for Philadelphia in 54 games last season before being traded to Indiana on Feb. 20. He started two of his 27 games with the Pacers, averaging 7.1 points. Turner has averaged 11.1 points per game since winning the Naismith Trophy and John R. Wooden Award as national college player of the year in 2009-10 with Ohio State. With Rajon Rondo out six to eight weeks after breaking a bone in his ... 58470302@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:13:01 MDT Man charged for allegedly spraying man in face with lye http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58470714-78/lye-police-gilmore-victim.html.csp For the second time in two months, a Utahn was burned by the chemical lye — but this time it was sprayed in a man’s face in an attack that left the man blind in one eye, police said. In charges filed Monday, police in Tooele wrote that a man early on Sept. 7 reported that someone knocked on his door and, when he answered, the knocker punched him in the eye and sprayed a substance at his face, which was causing his skin to peel off. When police arrived, the man’s face, neck and upper chest were ... For the second time in two months, a Utahn was burned by the chemical lye — but this time it was sprayed in a man’s face in an attack that left the man blind in one eye, police said. In charges filed Monday, police in Tooele wrote that a man early on Sept. 7 reported that someone knocked on his door and, when he answered, the knocker punched him in the eye and sprayed a substance at his face, which was causing his skin to peel off. When police arrived, the man’s face, neck and upper chest were ... 58470714@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:38:37 MDT Lawmaker wants to register high school students to vote http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58469613-78/cox-voters-registration-voter.html.csp One Utah lawmaker wants to boost democratic participation by registering would-be voters while they’re still in high school. Rep. Jon Cox, R-Ephraim, said he is working on a bill to allow 16 and 17-year-old Utahns to complete their voter registrations early as part of an enhanced focus on civic education in Utah’s schools. “Obviously, you’re still not able to vote until you’re 18, but at least you get your registration in the system,” he said. Under Cox’s proposed legislation, underage Utahn... One Utah lawmaker wants to boost democratic participation by registering would-be voters while they’re still in high school. Rep. Jon Cox, R-Ephraim, said he is working on a bill to allow 16 and 17-year-old Utahns to complete their voter registrations early as part of an enhanced focus on civic education in Utah’s schools. “Obviously, you’re still not able to vote until you’re 18, but at least you get your registration in the system,” he said. Under Cox’s proposed legislation, underage Utahn... 58469613@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:24:01 MDT Obama hosts India’s prime minister http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58470598-68/modi-obama-visit-indian.html.csp Washington • Once shunned by the United States, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi rode a wave of enthusiasm and popular support Monday to the White House, where he kicked off a two-day visit with President Barack Obama. The two leaders sought to put a brave face on the relationship despite widespread concerns that U.S.-Indian ties have frayed in recent years. Modi’s visit started with a private dinner with Obama on Monday evening, the day after thousands of Indian-Americans flocked to New Yor... Washington • Once shunned by the United States, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi rode a wave of enthusiasm and popular support Monday to the White House, where he kicked off a two-day visit with President Barack Obama. The two leaders sought to put a brave face on the relationship despite widespread concerns that U.S.-Indian ties have frayed in recent years. Modi’s visit started with a private dinner with Obama on Monday evening, the day after thousands of Indian-Americans flocked to New Yor... 58470598@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:51:01 MDT Eagle Mountain tells residents not to use water after storage tank break-in http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58470596-78/break-residents-storage-tank.html.csp Eagle Mountain officials were urging residents Monday not to use the city’s drinking water because of a break-in at a water storage tank. The break-in was discovered Monday, and police are investigating, according to a news release from the city. The city is testing the water to see if there was any contamination; in the meantime, the water in the storage tank has been cut off from the city’s supply, the release stated. The city hopes to get results of the testing by Tuesday evening. Until th... Eagle Mountain officials were urging residents Monday not to use the city’s drinking water because of a break-in at a water storage tank. The break-in was discovered Monday, and police are investigating, according to a news release from the city. The city is testing the water to see if there was any contamination; in the meantime, the water in the storage tank has been cut off from the city’s supply, the release stated. The city hopes to get results of the testing by Tuesday evening. Until th... 58470596@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:23:02 MDT Ex-GSA official from Nevada faces fraud charges http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58470588-68/neely-gsa-las-vegas.html.csp Reno, Nev. • An ex-federal official who hosted a lavish, $823,000 conference in Las Vegas that sparked a congressional investigation into wasteful government spending has been indicted on charges of fraud and filing false claims for reimbursement. A federal grand jury in San Francisco indicted 59-year-old Jeffrey Neely of Gardnerville last week. The former high-ranking official for the General Services Administration is accused of seeking reimbursement for personal travel and expenses in Las Veg... Reno, Nev. • An ex-federal official who hosted a lavish, $823,000 conference in Las Vegas that sparked a congressional investigation into wasteful government spending has been indicted on charges of fraud and filing false claims for reimbursement. A federal grand jury in San Francisco indicted 59-year-old Jeffrey Neely of Gardnerville last week. The former high-ranking official for the General Services Administration is accused of seeking reimbursement for personal travel and expenses in Las Veg... 58470588@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:04:01 MDT 2 weeks’ work set on new damage to 1-15 in Nevada http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58470587-68/damage-damaged-flooding-nevada.html.csp Las Vegas • A Nevada transportation official says it could take two weeks and cost up to $2 million to repair a section of Interstate 15 damaged by flooding in recent days south of the Virgin River resort town of Mesquite. State Department of Transportation spokesman Tony Illia said Monday that one lane of the divided highway will remain open in each direction after flood damage Friday about 60 miles northeast of downtown Las Vegas. The damage near Bunkerville isn’t far from a stretch of I-15 ne... Las Vegas • A Nevada transportation official says it could take two weeks and cost up to $2 million to repair a section of Interstate 15 damaged by flooding in recent days south of the Virgin River resort town of Mesquite. State Department of Transportation spokesman Tony Illia said Monday that one lane of the divided highway will remain open in each direction after flood damage Friday about 60 miles northeast of downtown Las Vegas. The damage near Bunkerville isn’t far from a stretch of I-15 ne... 58470587@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:55:02 MDT Groups, state oppose wolf management in Wyoming http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58470385-68/state-wolves-jackson-wyoming.html.csp Cheyenne, Wyo. • Conservation groups are urging a federal judge to not allow the state of Wyoming to regain control of wolves. The groups sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2012. They’re challenging the agency’s acceptance of Wyoming’s wolf management plan, which classifies wolves as predators that can be shot on sight in most areas. “There’s a real disagreement between what the science of wolf management is and what the political decisions are that are being made,” Adrienne Maxwell, a... Cheyenne, Wyo. • Conservation groups are urging a federal judge to not allow the state of Wyoming to regain control of wolves. The groups sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2012. They’re challenging the agency’s acceptance of Wyoming’s wolf management plan, which classifies wolves as predators that can be shot on sight in most areas. “There’s a real disagreement between what the science of wolf management is and what the political decisions are that are being made,” Adrienne Maxwell, a... 58470385@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:20:01 MDT Teachers’ protests shut down 2 suburban Denver high schools http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58470508-68/students-teachers-jefferson-schools.html.csp Golden, Colo. • Hundreds of suburban Denver high school students missed school again Monday as teachers shut down two high schools by calling in sick amid a controversy over proposed changes to an Advanced Placement history class and changes to their pay. Classes were canceled at Golden and Jefferson high schools after 81 percent and 70 percent of teachers called in sick, respectively. Some students who had the day off hit the street to protest against a proposal from the board’s new conservati... Golden, Colo. • Hundreds of suburban Denver high school students missed school again Monday as teachers shut down two high schools by calling in sick amid a controversy over proposed changes to an Advanced Placement history class and changes to their pay. Classes were canceled at Golden and Jefferson high schools after 81 percent and 70 percent of teachers called in sick, respectively. Some students who had the day off hit the street to protest against a proposal from the board’s new conservati... 58470508@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:15:02 MDT Syria’s foreign minister: U.S. should bomb all rebels http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58470388-68/syria-group-moallem-syrian.html.csp United Nations • Syria’s foreign minister said Monday that the U.S.-led bombing campaign should be expanded to target other militant groups besides the Islamic State group, noting that the fight against terrorism has aligned the Syrian regime with its Western and Arab opponents in a fight against a common enemy. “They have the same ideology. They have the same extremist ideology,” Walid al-Moallem told The Associated Press in urging a widening of the U.S.-led aerial campaign to include all Isla... United Nations • Syria’s foreign minister said Monday that the U.S.-led bombing campaign should be expanded to target other militant groups besides the Islamic State group, noting that the fight against terrorism has aligned the Syrian regime with its Western and Arab opponents in a fight against a common enemy. “They have the same ideology. They have the same extremist ideology,” Walid al-Moallem told The Associated Press in urging a widening of the U.S.-led aerial campaign to include all Isla... 58470388@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:47:01 MDT BYU football: With no Utah, Cougars warm up to Aggies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58469698-88/byu-aggies-state-utah.html.csp Provo • Maybe it is because the BYU Cougars came extremely close to losing to Utah State the last couple of times the Aggies visited LaVell Edwards Stadium. Or perhaps it is became USU has one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the country, when healthy, in Chuckie Keeton. Whatever the case, BYU seems to have a newfound respect, even an appreciation, for its in-state rival from Logan, if comments made during Monday’s news conference in Provo mean anything. The No. 18 Cougars (4-0) play host... Provo • Maybe it is because the BYU Cougars came extremely close to losing to Utah State the last couple of times the Aggies visited LaVell Edwards Stadium. Or perhaps it is became USU has one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the country, when healthy, in Chuckie Keeton. Whatever the case, BYU seems to have a newfound respect, even an appreciation, for its in-state rival from Logan, if comments made during Monday’s news conference in Provo mean anything. The No. 18 Cougars (4-0) play host... 58469698@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:11:49 MDT Utah Jazz notes: Kanter promises 3s, praise Snyder http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58470295-87/kanter-jazz-coach-game.html.csp Enes Kanter promises an expanded game this year. All the way out to the 3-point line. The Turkish big man has attempted exactly one shot from beyond the arc in each of his first three seasons (sinking one of them). This year, Kanter says he’s finally been given the freedom —more accurately the command — to fire from deep. “I’m rehabbing in Chicago and Coach Quin [Snyder] came to visit me and he said, ‘You know you’re going to shoot some 3s this year,’” Kanter recalled Monday. “I was just shocked... Enes Kanter promises an expanded game this year. All the way out to the 3-point line. The Turkish big man has attempted exactly one shot from beyond the arc in each of his first three seasons (sinking one of them). This year, Kanter says he’s finally been given the freedom —more accurately the command — to fire from deep. “I’m rehabbing in Chicago and Coach Quin [Snyder] came to visit me and he said, ‘You know you’re going to shoot some 3s this year,’” Kanter recalled Monday. “I was just shocked... 58470295@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:10:02 MDT Despite airstrikes, Islamic State fighters close in on Turkish border http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58470296-68/islamic-turkey-state-militants.html.csp Antakya, Turkey • Militants of the Islamic State group were closing in Monday on a Kurdish area of Syria on the border with Turkey — an advance unhindered so far by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, including one that struck a grain silo, killing two civilians, according to activists. Islamic State fighters pounded the city of Kobani with mortars and artillery shells, advancing within three miles of the Kurdish frontier city, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and N... Antakya, Turkey • Militants of the Islamic State group were closing in Monday on a Kurdish area of Syria on the border with Turkey — an advance unhindered so far by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, including one that struck a grain silo, killing two civilians, according to activists. Islamic State fighters pounded the city of Kobani with mortars and artillery shells, advancing within three miles of the Kurdish frontier city, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and N... 58470296@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:09:02 MDT Utah Jazz: Trey Burke apologizes for leaked nude photographs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58470180-87/burke-jazz-photos-forward.html.csp Trey Burke’s season began with an apology Monday, after nude photos of the Utah Jazz point guard were leaked on the Internet and spread over social media. “Publicly, I want to first and foremost apologize to my family [and] apologize to the Miller family, as well as my teammates,” Burke told reporters, after addressing his teammates and Jazz officials earlier. “We already talked about it in the locker room. From this day forward, it won’t happen again. They were old pictures. They were meant to ... Trey Burke’s season began with an apology Monday, after nude photos of the Utah Jazz point guard were leaked on the Internet and spread over social media. “Publicly, I want to first and foremost apologize to my family [and] apologize to the Miller family, as well as my teammates,” Burke told reporters, after addressing his teammates and Jazz officials earlier. “We already talked about it in the locker room. From this day forward, it won’t happen again. They were old pictures. They were meant to ... 58470180@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:04:39 MDT Kragthorpe: Jazz want to make themselves worth watching again http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58470297-87/jazz-team-kragthorpe-media.html.csp So the Jazz have gathered for coach Quin Snyder’s first training camp, and everyone recognizes that this new arrangement is going to require some unselfishness. That’s not even counting Gordon Hayward’s negotiations regarding how much time he’s allowed to spend playing video games. Hayward’s a dedicated gamer, but he’s married now. He knows that. The Jazz are not a very good NBA team at the moment. We all understand that. Where the buzzwords from Media Day come into play is in holding this team... So the Jazz have gathered for coach Quin Snyder’s first training camp, and everyone recognizes that this new arrangement is going to require some unselfishness. That’s not even counting Gordon Hayward’s negotiations regarding how much time he’s allowed to spend playing video games. Hayward’s a dedicated gamer, but he’s married now. He knows that. The Jazz are not a very good NBA team at the moment. We all understand that. Where the buzzwords from Media Day come into play is in holding this team... 58470297@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:47:01 MDT Microsoft to offer early look at next Windows http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58470293-79/windows-microsoft-company-software.html.csp San Francisco • Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system. Although the new software won’t be formally released until next year, analysts already consider its success crucial for Microsoft and Satya Nadella, who has made mobile devices and Internet-based services priorities since becoming CEO in February. With its tablet-like touch controls, Windows 8 had been M... San Francisco • Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system. Although the new software won’t be formally released until next year, analysts already consider its success crucial for Microsoft and Satya Nadella, who has made mobile devices and Internet-based services priorities since becoming CEO in February. With its tablet-like touch controls, Windows 8 had been M... 58470293@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:44:02 MDT Netanyahu: Hamas and Islamic State like Nazis http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58470219-68/netanyahu-hamas-islamic-israel.html.csp United Nations • In a blistering speech to the United Nations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday that Hamas and the Islamic State group are “branches of the same poisonous tree,” both bent on world domination through terror, just as the Nazis were. Netanyahu also lashed back at Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who accused Israel last week of carrying out war crimes and waging a “war of genocide” during the fighting in Gaza. Netanyahu said Hamas committed “the real w... United Nations • In a blistering speech to the United Nations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday that Hamas and the Islamic State group are “branches of the same poisonous tree,” both bent on world domination through terror, just as the Nazis were. Netanyahu also lashed back at Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who accused Israel last week of carrying out war crimes and waging a “war of genocide” during the fighting in Gaza. Netanyahu said Hamas committed “the real w... 58470219@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:29:01 MDT Air traffic returning to normal after fire’s disruption http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58470300-79/flights-faa-fire-traffic.html.csp New York • Traffic at Chicago’s two busiest airports was slowly returning to more normal levels Monday, three days after a fire at a regional air traffic control center disrupted much of the nation’s air-travel system. The Federal Aviation Administration has temporarily assigned other controllers to oversee the airspace normally covered by the crippled suburban facility, but full service may not be restored for two weeks. A closer look at some key questions surrounding the many delays and cance... New York • Traffic at Chicago’s two busiest airports was slowly returning to more normal levels Monday, three days after a fire at a regional air traffic control center disrupted much of the nation’s air-travel system. The Federal Aviation Administration has temporarily assigned other controllers to oversee the airspace normally covered by the crippled suburban facility, but full service may not be restored for two weeks. A closer look at some key questions surrounding the many delays and cance... 58470300@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:29:01 MDT