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Chilmark, Mass. • President Barack Obama has spent less time away from the White House than his predecessors. But his two-week break on the resort island of Martha’s Vineyard and hours on the golf course have his detractors teeing up as they highlight the slew of foreign policy crises currently facing the United States. The criticism has the president’s aides confronting a question it faces whenever Obama gets away: Is there ever a good time for the commander in chief to take a few days off? Sin... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58328799@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12:56:52 MDT Missing Russian student found dead in Grand Teton National Park http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58326855-68/amp-body-park-sagiev.html.csp Moose, Wyo. • A Russian student who went missing in Grand Teton National Park has been found dead. The body of 20-year-old Aleksandr “Sasha” Sagiev was found in the park Friday. The student from Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, was reported missing Monday after going for a hike. After a three-day search, Sagiev’s body was discovered below a steep traverse, known as Cache Couloir, in Glacier Gulch. His body was found at an elevation of about 9,400 feet, and was removed via helicopter long-line. The Natio... Moose, Wyo. • A Russian student who went missing in Grand Teton National Park has been found dead. The body of 20-year-old Aleksandr “Sasha” Sagiev was found in the park Friday. The student from Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, was reported missing Monday after going for a hike. After a three-day search, Sagiev’s body was discovered below a steep traverse, known as Cache Couloir, in Glacier Gulch. His body was found at an elevation of about 9,400 feet, and was removed via helicopter long-line. The Natio... 58326855@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:33:30 MDT Almost half of Idaho law school go on leave http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58326924-68/law-idaho-students-boise.html.csp Boise, Idaho • Nearly half of the third-year students at a southwestern Idaho law school are taking temporary leave after the university’s request for accreditation was delayed, according to a school spokeswoman. The Idaho Statesman reports in a Thursday story that 20 of the 45 third-year students at Concordia University School of Law in Boise won’t take fall classes. Dozens more are reportedly enrolling in the University of Idaho’s Boise law program for this fall. At least 55 students have paid... Boise, Idaho • Nearly half of the third-year students at a southwestern Idaho law school are taking temporary leave after the university’s request for accreditation was delayed, according to a school spokeswoman. The Idaho Statesman reports in a Thursday story that 20 of the 45 third-year students at Concordia University School of Law in Boise won’t take fall classes. Dozens more are reportedly enrolling in the University of Idaho’s Boise law program for this fall. At least 55 students have paid... 58326924@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:14:01 MDT Investigation continues into Idaho couple’s deaths http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58326660-68/amp-falls-twin-idaho.html.csp Twin Falls, Idaho • A southern Idaho prosecutor says he’s still waiting for final autopsy results to determine how two Twin Falls residents died three weeks ago. The Times-News reports Twin Falls County Prosecutor Grant Loebs said Thursday that he doesn’t yet know if charges will be filed in connection with the deaths. Fifty-eight-year-old Ronda Morgan and 57-year-old Dwight Mein were found dead July 29 when a mail carrier became suspicious and looked in the front door, spotting one of the bodie... Twin Falls, Idaho • A southern Idaho prosecutor says he’s still waiting for final autopsy results to determine how two Twin Falls residents died three weeks ago. The Times-News reports Twin Falls County Prosecutor Grant Loebs said Thursday that he doesn’t yet know if charges will be filed in connection with the deaths. Fifty-eight-year-old Ronda Morgan and 57-year-old Dwight Mein were found dead July 29 when a mail carrier became suspicious and looked in the front door, spotting one of the bodie... 58326660@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:10:02 MDT New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58326553-68/religious-birth-control-administration.html.csp Washington • Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception. Even so, the accommodations may not fully satisfy religious groups who oppose any system that makes them complicit in providing coverage they believe is immoral. Effective immediately, the U.S. will start... Washington • Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception. Even so, the accommodations may not fully satisfy religious groups who oppose any system that makes them complicit in providing coverage they believe is immoral. Effective immediately, the U.S. will start... 58326553@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:56:12 MDT Mosque attack kills 64 in Iraq, Sunnis halt talks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58326435-68/sunni-shiite-islamic-attack.html.csp Baghdad • Gunmen attacked a Sunni mosque during Friday prayers and killed at least 64 people, prompting Sunni lawmakers to withdraw from talks on forming a new, more inclusive government capable of confronting the Islamic extremists who have overrun large swaths of Iraq. It was not immediately clear if the attack was carried out by Shiite militiamen or insurgents of the Islamic State group, who have been advancing into mixed Sunni-Shiite areas in volatile Diyala province and have been known to ... Baghdad • Gunmen attacked a Sunni mosque during Friday prayers and killed at least 64 people, prompting Sunni lawmakers to withdraw from talks on forming a new, more inclusive government capable of confronting the Islamic extremists who have overrun large swaths of Iraq. It was not immediately clear if the attack was carried out by Shiite militiamen or insurgents of the Islamic State group, who have been advancing into mixed Sunni-Shiite areas in volatile Diyala province and have been known to ... 58326435@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:48:02 MDT Lawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58326425-68/model-aircraft-drone-commercial.html.csp Washington • Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model aircraft and broadens the agency’s ban on commercial drone flights. The three lawsuits asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to review the validity of the directive, which the Federal Aviation Administration issued in June. The agency said the directive is an attempt ... Washington • Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model aircraft and broadens the agency’s ban on commercial drone flights. The three lawsuits asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to review the validity of the directive, which the Federal Aviation Administration issued in June. The agency said the directive is an attempt ... 58326425@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:46:01 MDT Ebola spreads in Nigeria; Liberia has 1,000 deaths http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58326414-68/liberia-nigeria-cases-ebola.html.csp Abuja, Nigeria • Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened beyond the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger in one of Africa’s largest cities. The outbreak also continues to spread elsewhere in West Africa, with 142 more cases recorded, bringing the new total to 2,615 with 1,427 deaths, the World Health Organization said Friday. Most of the new cases are in Liberia, where the government was delivering donated ri... Abuja, Nigeria • Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened beyond the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger in one of Africa’s largest cities. The outbreak also continues to spread elsewhere in West Africa, with 142 more cases recorded, bringing the new total to 2,615 with 1,427 deaths, the World Health Organization said Friday. Most of the new cases are in Liberia, where the government was delivering donated ri... 58326414@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:43:02 MDT Deported Mexicans find new life at call centers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58326408-68/call-deported-mexico-tijuana.html.csp Tijuana, Mexico • Henry Monterroso is a foreigner in his own country. Raised in California from the age of 5, he was deported to Mexico in 2011 and found himself in a land he barely knew. But the 34-year-old Tijuana native feels right at home as soon as gets to work at Call Center Services International, where workers are greeted in English. Monterroso supervises five employees amid rows of small cubicles who spend eight hours a day dialing numbers across the United States to collect on credit c... Tijuana, Mexico • Henry Monterroso is a foreigner in his own country. Raised in California from the age of 5, he was deported to Mexico in 2011 and found himself in a land he barely knew. But the 34-year-old Tijuana native feels right at home as soon as gets to work at Call Center Services International, where workers are greeted in English. Monterroso supervises five employees amid rows of small cubicles who spend eight hours a day dialing numbers across the United States to collect on credit c... 58326408@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:39:02 MDT Ukraine: Russia’s convoy a set-up for provocation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58326386-68/ukraine-convoy-russian-russia.html.csp Davydo-Mykilske, Ukraine • Russia sent over 130 aid trucks rolling into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without Kiev’s approval, saying it had lost patience with the Ukrainian government’s stalling tactics. Ukraine called the move a “direct invasion” that aimed to provoke an international incident. The unilateral move sharply raised the stakes in eastern Ukraine, for any attack on the convoy could draw the Russian military directly into the conflict between the Ukrainian government and the... Davydo-Mykilske, Ukraine • Russia sent over 130 aid trucks rolling into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without Kiev’s approval, saying it had lost patience with the Ukrainian government’s stalling tactics. Ukraine called the move a “direct invasion” that aimed to provoke an international incident. The unilateral move sharply raised the stakes in eastern Ukraine, for any attack on the convoy could draw the Russian military directly into the conflict between the Ukrainian government and the... 58326386@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:31:02 MDT Ferguson fallout: A call for police to wear ‘body cams’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58325426-68/police-cameras-says-body.html.csp New York • What if Michael Brown’s last moments had been recorded? The fatal police shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, is prompting calls for more officers to wear so-called body cameras, simple, lapel-mounted gadgets that capture video footage of law enforcement’s interactions with the public. Proponents say the devices add a new level of accountability to police work. “This is a technology that has a very real potential to serve as a check and balance on police po... New York • What if Michael Brown’s last moments had been recorded? The fatal police shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, is prompting calls for more officers to wear so-called body cameras, simple, lapel-mounted gadgets that capture video footage of law enforcement’s interactions with the public. Proponents say the devices add a new level of accountability to police work. “This is a technology that has a very real potential to serve as a check and balance on police po... 58325426@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:35:58 MDT Nigeria confirms 2 new Ebola cases http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58325451-68/ebola-liberia-nigeria-cases.html.csp Abuja, Nigeria • Two new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria and, in an alarming development, they are outside the group of caregivers who treated an airline passenger who arrived with Ebola and died, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said Friday. The two new cases are spouses of medical workers who had direct contact with Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer, who flew into Nigeria last month with the virus and infected 11 others before he died in July. The male and female caregivers both subseque... Abuja, Nigeria • Two new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria and, in an alarming development, they are outside the group of caregivers who treated an airline passenger who arrived with Ebola and died, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said Friday. The two new cases are spouses of medical workers who had direct contact with Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer, who flew into Nigeria last month with the virus and infected 11 others before he died in July. The male and female caregivers both subseque... 58325451@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:35:01 MDT Gaza militants kill 18 alleged spies for Israel http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58325443-68/gaza-israel-hamas-military.html.csp Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Gaza militants Friday gunned down 18 alleged spies for Israel in an apparent attempt to plug security breaches and deter others, a day after Israel killed three top Hamas military commanders in an airstrike likely guided by collaborators. In one incident, masked gunmen lined up seven men, their heads covered by bags, along a wall outside a Gaza City mosque and shot them to death in front of hundreds of people, witnesses said. A note pinned on the wall said they had leake... Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Gaza militants Friday gunned down 18 alleged spies for Israel in an apparent attempt to plug security breaches and deter others, a day after Israel killed three top Hamas military commanders in an airstrike likely guided by collaborators. In one incident, masked gunmen lined up seven men, their heads covered by bags, along a wall outside a Gaza City mosque and shot them to death in front of hundreds of people, witnesses said. A note pinned on the wall said they had leake... 58325443@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:32:01 MDT New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58325422-68/case-ferguson-officer-federal.html.csp Ferguson, Mo. • Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens if the grand jury now considering the case doesn’t return a charge against the officer? The fear among some local residents and officials trying to maintain peace in Ferguson is that failure to charge the officer could stoke new anger among a community profound... Ferguson, Mo. • Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens if the grand jury now considering the case doesn’t return a charge against the officer? The fear among some local residents and officials trying to maintain peace in Ferguson is that failure to charge the officer could stoke new anger among a community profound... 58325422@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:22:02 MDT Bodies of Flight MH17 victims returned as Malaysia battles fallout http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58325394-68/flight-bodies-malaysia-kuala.html.csp Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia • Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of both tragedies. The bodies and ashes of 20 victims from the Malaysia Airlines jet that was shot down over eastern Ukraine in July were given full military honors and a day of national mourning was declared, the first for civilians in... Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia • Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of both tragedies. The bodies and ashes of 20 victims from the Malaysia Airlines jet that was shot down over eastern Ukraine in July were given full military honors and a day of national mourning was declared, the first for civilians in... 58325394@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:13:02 MDT Dempsey hits Islamic militant ‘end-of-days’ vision http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58325286-68/islamic-dempsey-iraq-iraqi.html.csp Washington • America’s top-ranked military officer says the surging Islamic State group has an “apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision” in the Middle East and cannot be defeated unless the United States and a coalition of partners confront it head-on in Syria. “They can be contained, not in perpetuity,” Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a news conference. The United States so far has restricted a series of airstrikes to Iraq, but concerns have increased as ... Washington • America’s top-ranked military officer says the surging Islamic State group has an “apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision” in the Middle East and cannot be defeated unless the United States and a coalition of partners confront it head-on in Syria. “They can be contained, not in perpetuity,” Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a news conference. The United States so far has restricted a series of airstrikes to Iraq, but concerns have increased as ... 58325286@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:13:01 MDT Some U.S. colleges calling students back from Israel http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58323171-68/israel-programs-students-university.html.csp Hartford, Conn. • Some U.S. colleges are pulling students from overseas study programs in Israel as the Gaza war rages, though the relative calm beyond the immediate battle areas is raising questions in some quarters about why they had to leave. Colleges say security was the top concern, citing advisories about hazardous travel from the U.S. State Department and from insurance companies that cover students for health, accidents, security and even the cost of evacuation. “On the one hand, we wan... Hartford, Conn. • Some U.S. colleges are pulling students from overseas study programs in Israel as the Gaza war rages, though the relative calm beyond the immediate battle areas is raising questions in some quarters about why they had to leave. Colleges say security was the top concern, citing advisories about hazardous travel from the U.S. State Department and from insurance companies that cover students for health, accidents, security and even the cost of evacuation. “On the one hand, we wan... 58323171@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:37:24 MDT Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58323369-68/bank-settlement-america-mortgage.html.csp Washington • Bank of America’s record $16.65 billion settlement for its role in selling shoddy mortgage bonds — $7 billion of it geared for consumer relief — offers a glint of hope for desperate homeowners. The settlement requires the second-largest U.S. bank to reduce some homeowners’ loan balances, provide new loans to low-income buyers and address areas of neighborhood blight. But consumer advocates say relatively few people will be helped relative to the devastation triggered by the mortgag... Washington • Bank of America’s record $16.65 billion settlement for its role in selling shoddy mortgage bonds — $7 billion of it geared for consumer relief — offers a glint of hope for desperate homeowners. The settlement requires the second-largest U.S. bank to reduce some homeowners’ loan balances, provide new loans to low-income buyers and address areas of neighborhood blight. But consumer advocates say relatively few people will be helped relative to the devastation triggered by the mortgag... 58323369@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:37:24 MDT Cornhog, anyone? Boise man brings out the bacon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58323397-68/jones-bacon-business-fair.html.csp Boise, Idaho • Nicholas Jones was an MBA student at the University of Notre Dame when he came up with the idea for his Western Idaho Fair concession stand, now in its second year. Jones, 28, went to a seminar about the ongoing American craze for bacon. There, he had a revelation. “I said, ‘You know what? I’m going to put it on a stick,’ ” said Jones, who counts himself among the porcine-obsessed. It’s just the latest venture for Jones, a single dad with a 5-year-old daughter. His previous proj... Boise, Idaho • Nicholas Jones was an MBA student at the University of Notre Dame when he came up with the idea for his Western Idaho Fair concession stand, now in its second year. Jones, 28, went to a seminar about the ongoing American craze for bacon. There, he had a revelation. “I said, ‘You know what? I’m going to put it on a stick,’ ” said Jones, who counts himself among the porcine-obsessed. It’s just the latest venture for Jones, a single dad with a 5-year-old daughter. His previous proj... 58323397@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:37:24 MDT Russian man missing from Grand Teton job http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58323540-68/sagiev-park-job-resort.html.csp Moose, Wyo. • Authorities searched Thursday for a Russian college student reported missing after failing to turn up at his summer job in Grand Teton National Park. Aleksandr Sagiev, 23, was expected back at his job in the deli of the grocery store at Dornan’s resort on Monday. He was last seen using his cellphone at the bar of the resort’s pizza restaurant the day before, park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs said. “It’s concerning because he’s a very responsible person,” Skaggs said. Searchers have f... Moose, Wyo. • Authorities searched Thursday for a Russian college student reported missing after failing to turn up at his summer job in Grand Teton National Park. Aleksandr Sagiev, 23, was expected back at his job in the deli of the grocery store at Dornan’s resort on Monday. He was last seen using his cellphone at the bar of the resort’s pizza restaurant the day before, park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs said. “It’s concerning because he’s a very responsible person,” Skaggs said. Searchers have f... 58323540@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:37:24 MDT