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I left St. George early Sunday afternoon. The sun was bright and high, as was the hope in my heart that I would make it home in time for my granddaughter’s birthday party. I had to solve a math story problem. With 293 miles between the parking lot of the hotel and my driveway in Herriman, it would take some serious tactical driving to get home in 3½ hours. In broad terms, my plan was to fly as low as possible under UHP radar so as to merely flirt with getting stopped/cited/Tasered/booked withou... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58541982@www.sltrib.com Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:01:02 MDT Doc tells Utah audience more Ebola test vaccines needed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58542571-78/ebola-health-disease-africa.html.csp When it comes to Ebola, there is such a thing as too much caution. That’s the view of a U.S. Navy infectious-disease expert who spoke Monday at a University of Utah conference about the economic future of Africa. Health care officials must toe a fine line between informing and scaring the public, said Daniel Bausch, who was in west Africa last spring and is working with the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization. Health officials have scared people with an over-the-top r... When it comes to Ebola, there is such a thing as too much caution. That’s the view of a U.S. Navy infectious-disease expert who spoke Monday at a University of Utah conference about the economic future of Africa. Health care officials must toe a fine line between informing and scaring the public, said Daniel Bausch, who was in west Africa last spring and is working with the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization. Health officials have scared people with an over-the-top r... 58542571@www.sltrib.com Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:01:02 MDT Bagley Cartoon: Utah Free Market Solutions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58543271-82/bagley-cartoon-facebook-lake.html.csp This Pat Bagley editorial cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 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, Oct. 21, 2014. Want more? Become a fan of Bagley on Facebook at www.facebook.com/notrobertkirby. 58543271@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:25:53 MDT Tossed lunches a breach of protocol, report states http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58541137-78/district-report-parents-lake.html.csp The Salt Lake City School District is reiterating that a school cafeteria worker broke district protocol in January when she “arbitrarily and capriciously” plucked lunches from 17 students, giving them milk and fruit instead. School district officials on Thursday evening sent parents a second outside report detailing that the Uintah Elementary lunch worker sidestepped district guidelines in directing payments for thousands of student meals into the wrong accounts last year. The district in rec... The Salt Lake City School District is reiterating that a school cafeteria worker broke district protocol in January when she “arbitrarily and capriciously” plucked lunches from 17 students, giving them milk and fruit instead. School district officials on Thursday evening sent parents a second outside report detailing that the Uintah Elementary lunch worker sidestepped district guidelines in directing payments for thousands of student meals into the wrong accounts last year. The district in rec... 58541137@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:15:02 MDT Major League Baseball: Rest or rust? Royals, Giants set for World Series http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58542436-77/series-royals-kansas-francisco.html.csp Kansas City, Mo. • Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head. Gordon let out a huge laugh, and so did a bunch of his Kansas City Royals teammates watching Monday’s workout. “I can’t believe that just happened, dude,” pitcher James Shields razzed. It’ll be more frustrating than funny if those are the same awkward swings the Royals and San Francisco Giants take once the World Series begins. Goin... Kansas City, Mo. • Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head. Gordon let out a huge laugh, and so did a bunch of his Kansas City Royals teammates watching Monday’s workout. “I can’t believe that just happened, dude,” pitcher James Shields razzed. It’ll be more frustrating than funny if those are the same awkward swings the Royals and San Francisco Giants take once the World Series begins. Goin... 58542436@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:09:02 MDT T’wolves cut Fesenko http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58542960-77/fesenko-played-wolves-averaged.html.csp The Minnesota Timberwolves have waived Ukrainian center Kyrylo Fesenko. The Wolves announced the move on Monday. Fesenko played in one preseason game and managed only three minutes. He was hoping to earn a spot with the Wolves or another team so he could bring his family over to the United States from Ukraine, where the government has been clashing with pro-Russian separatists for months. The 7-foot-1 Fesenko averaged 8.4 points and 5.2 rebounds with the Timberwolves in summer league play. But... The Minnesota Timberwolves have waived Ukrainian center Kyrylo Fesenko. The Wolves announced the move on Monday. Fesenko played in one preseason game and managed only three minutes. He was hoping to earn a spot with the Wolves or another team so he could bring his family over to the United States from Ukraine, where the government has been clashing with pro-Russian separatists for months. The 7-foot-1 Fesenko averaged 8.4 points and 5.2 rebounds with the Timberwolves in summer league play. But... 58542960@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:08:01 MDT NHL: Oilers get their first win of year http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58543047-77/edmonton-bay-nhl-tampa.html.csp Edmonton, Alberta • Taylor Hall scored a penalty-shot goal and added an assist, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins netted the winner in the final minutes to lift Edmonton to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night, giving the Oilers their first win of the season. Justin Schultz also scored for the Oilers (1-4-1), who had matched the team’s worst start. Edmonton was the final team in the Western Conference to earn a victory. Brian Boyle and Brett Connolly scored for the Lightning (3-2-1).... Edmonton, Alberta • Taylor Hall scored a penalty-shot goal and added an assist, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins netted the winner in the final minutes to lift Edmonton to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night, giving the Oilers their first win of the season. Justin Schultz also scored for the Oilers (1-4-1), who had matched the team’s worst start. Edmonton was the final team in the Western Conference to earn a victory. Brian Boyle and Brett Connolly scored for the Lightning (3-2-1).... 58543047@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:08:01 MDT NFL notes: Denver’s Miller, Ware enjoying bounce-back seasons http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58543131-77/miller-sacks-sunday-ware.html.csp When DeMarcus Ware teamed up with Von Miller in Denver, the two of them fantasized about what kind of tandem they’d be if they could both stay healthy. Neither man wanted to mention how many sacks they could collect individually. But Ware suggested that between the two, “we want to have as many sacks as one team.” The pass-rush partners are exceeding those lofty expectations — their 15 combined sacks through six games are better than almost half the league. Fourteen teams have fewer sacks and th... When DeMarcus Ware teamed up with Von Miller in Denver, the two of them fantasized about what kind of tandem they’d be if they could both stay healthy. Neither man wanted to mention how many sacks they could collect individually. But Ware suggested that between the two, “we want to have as many sacks as one team.” The pass-rush partners are exceeding those lofty expectations — their 15 combined sacks through six games are better than almost half the league. Fourteen teams have fewer sacks and th... 58543131@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:08:01 MDT NFL: Steelers rally past stunned Texans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58543211-77/pittsburgh-roethlisberger-houston-steelers.html.csp Pittsburgh • One dizzying sequence, and the Pittsburgh Steelers were in complete control against J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans. Ben Roethlisberger passed for two touchdowns and wide receiver Antonio Brown added another on a gadget play during a decisive surge late in the first half, helping the Steelers rally for a 30-23 win over the mistake-prone Texans on Monday night. Pittsburgh (4-3) needed just over a minute to turn a 10-point deficit into an 11-point lead as the Texans self-destructed w... Pittsburgh • One dizzying sequence, and the Pittsburgh Steelers were in complete control against J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans. Ben Roethlisberger passed for two touchdowns and wide receiver Antonio Brown added another on a gadget play during a decisive surge late in the first half, helping the Steelers rally for a 30-23 win over the mistake-prone Texans on Monday night. Pittsburgh (4-3) needed just over a minute to turn a 10-point deficit into an 11-point lead as the Texans self-destructed w... 58543211@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:06:02 MDT World Health Organization says Nigeria is now Ebola-free http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58542932-68/ebola-nigeria-infected-outbreak.html.csp Abuja, Nigeria • Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff. Doctors who survived Ebola in Nigeria credited heavy doses of fluids with saving their lives as the World Health Organization declared the country Ebola-free Monday, a rare victory in the battle against the disease that is ravaging West Africa. In the end, Nigeria — the most populous country in Africa, with 160 million people — had just 20 cases, including eight deaths, a lower death rate than the 70 perce... Abuja, Nigeria • Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff. Doctors who survived Ebola in Nigeria credited heavy doses of fluids with saving their lives as the World Health Organization declared the country Ebola-free Monday, a rare victory in the battle against the disease that is ravaging West Africa. In the end, Nigeria — the most populous country in Africa, with 160 million people — had just 20 cases, including eight deaths, a lower death rate than the 70 perce... 58542932@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:33:02 MDT Turkey says it’s helping Kurdish fighters enter Syria http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58542964-68/kurdish-turkey-fighters-syria.html.csp Suruc, Turkey • Turkey said it was helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria to support their brethren fighting Islamic State militants in a key border town, although activists inside embattled Kobani said no forces had arrived by Monday evening, raising questions about whether the mission was really underway. The statement by Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu came hours after the U.S. airdropped weapons and ammunition to resupply Kurdish fighters for the first time. Those airdro... Suruc, Turkey • Turkey said it was helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria to support their brethren fighting Islamic State militants in a key border town, although activists inside embattled Kobani said no forces had arrived by Monday evening, raising questions about whether the mission was really underway. The statement by Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu came hours after the U.S. airdropped weapons and ammunition to resupply Kurdish fighters for the first time. Those airdro... 58542964@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:33:02 MDT Government won’t provide number of suspects and dollar amounts they received. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58542842-68/security-social-nazi-benefits.html.csp Washington • Former Nazis should not be getting the Social Security benefits they are receiving as they age overseas, the White House said Monday, responding to an Associated Press investigation that revealed millions of dollars have been paid to war-crimes suspects and former SS guards who left the U.S. for Europe. “Our position is we don’t believe these individuals should be getting these benefits,” said spokesman Eric Shultz when asked about the situation. He said the Justice Department has ... Washington • Former Nazis should not be getting the Social Security benefits they are receiving as they age overseas, the White House said Monday, responding to an Associated Press investigation that revealed millions of dollars have been paid to war-crimes suspects and former SS guards who left the U.S. for Europe. “Our position is we don’t believe these individuals should be getting these benefits,” said spokesman Eric Shultz when asked about the situation. He said the Justice Department has ... 58542842@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:32:02 MDT Partial solar eclipse to take a bite out of the sun Thursday afternoon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58541520-78/eclipse-solar-utah-viewing.html.csp A partial solar eclipse will darken the skies over Utah Thursday afternoon. The moon will move between the Earth and the sun, off-center, making it look like the moon has taken a bite out of our closest star. The eclipse will begin at 3:06 p.m., reach its maximum at 4:27 p.m. and end at 5:39 p.m. The best times to view the eclipse are from 4:15 p.m. to 4:40 p.m., according to the Clark Planetarium. As seen from the Beehive State, the sun will be about half-covered by the moon. Special viewing e... A partial solar eclipse will darken the skies over Utah Thursday afternoon. The moon will move between the Earth and the sun, off-center, making it look like the moon has taken a bite out of our closest star. The eclipse will begin at 3:06 p.m., reach its maximum at 4:27 p.m. and end at 5:39 p.m. The best times to view the eclipse are from 4:15 p.m. to 4:40 p.m., according to the Clark Planetarium. As seen from the Beehive State, the sun will be about half-covered by the moon. Special viewing e... 58541520@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:06:04 MDT Lowry: The self-indulgent triviality of the Ferguson protests http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58542927-82/brown-ferguson-protesters-wilson.html.csp It wasn’t so long ago that Ferguson, Mo., was supposed to be an American morality tale of racism, the militarization of police and all manner of other evil. For a few weeks in August, the attention of the national media focused on the suburb of St. Louis, and MSNBC practically broadcast nothing else. President Barack Obama even mentioned Ferguson at a U.N. speech in the context of terror groups that behead people and sectarian conflicts that kill hundreds of thousands of people. While the media ... It wasn’t so long ago that Ferguson, Mo., was supposed to be an American morality tale of racism, the militarization of police and all manner of other evil. For a few weeks in August, the attention of the national media focused on the suburb of St. Louis, and MSNBC practically broadcast nothing else. President Barack Obama even mentioned Ferguson at a U.N. speech in the context of terror groups that behead people and sectarian conflicts that kill hundreds of thousands of people. While the media ... 58542927@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:05:02 MDT Air Force pitches 700,000-acre Utah training range expansion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58537219-90/amp-robinson-test-range.html.csp Partoun • The U.S. Air Force on Monday told residents of west Juab County it needs to expand its training range to accommodate the new F-35 and asked for community cooperation. Chris Robinson, the director of operations for the Utah Test and Training Range, said adding 700,000 acres around the perimeter of the Utah Test and Training Range will create more ground and air space for F-35 pilots to test the aircrafts’ missiles. No missiles or bombs will be dropped on the expanded areas, Robinson to... Partoun • The U.S. Air Force on Monday told residents of west Juab County it needs to expand its training range to accommodate the new F-35 and asked for community cooperation. Chris Robinson, the director of operations for the Utah Test and Training Range, said adding 700,000 acres around the perimeter of the Utah Test and Training Range will create more ground and air space for F-35 pilots to test the aircrafts’ missiles. No missiles or bombs will be dropped on the expanded areas, Robinson to... 58537219@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:03:38 MDT Preliminary hearing set for Utah mom accused of killing 6 babies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58540654-78/huntsman-six-babies-dna.html.csp Provo • A December preliminary hearing has been set for a Pleasant Grove woman accused of killing six of her newborn children. Megan Huntsman — who appeared in court briefly on Monday morning — will hear the evidence against her on Dec. 11, when 4th District Judge Darold McDade will determine if there is probable cause to advance the case to trial. Prosecutors contend that Huntsman, 39, choked or smothered the six infants shortly after birth during the period from Jan. 1, 1996, to Dec. 31, 2006... Provo • A December preliminary hearing has been set for a Pleasant Grove woman accused of killing six of her newborn children. Megan Huntsman — who appeared in court briefly on Monday morning — will hear the evidence against her on Dec. 11, when 4th District Judge Darold McDade will determine if there is probable cause to advance the case to trial. Prosecutors contend that Huntsman, 39, choked or smothered the six infants shortly after birth during the period from Jan. 1, 1996, to Dec. 31, 2006... 58540654@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:03:30 MDT Bail reduced for Utah woman accused of tossing baby in trash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58540886-78/englert-police-baby-bail.html.csp A judge reduced bail Monday for a Kearns woman charged with attempted murder for allegedly dumping her newborn into a trash can in August. Alicia Marie Englert, 23, on Monday night posted bail, which had been reduced to $25,000. Englert had been held at the Salt Lake County jail in lieu of $500,000, cash-only bail. But based on a stipulation between prosecutors and the defense, 3rd District Judge Elizabeth Hruby-Mills reduced the bail to $25,000, which is bondable. Englert must comply with a li... A judge reduced bail Monday for a Kearns woman charged with attempted murder for allegedly dumping her newborn into a trash can in August. Alicia Marie Englert, 23, on Monday night posted bail, which had been reduced to $25,000. Englert had been held at the Salt Lake County jail in lieu of $500,000, cash-only bail. But based on a stipulation between prosecutors and the defense, 3rd District Judge Elizabeth Hruby-Mills reduced the bail to $25,000, which is bondable. Englert must comply with a li... 58540886@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:02:52 MDT Sunstein: Why Ebola is so much scarier than it needs to be http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58542912-82/ebola-fear-risks-public.html.csp In 2012, more than 33,000 Americans died on the highways. In some recent years, the flu has killed tens of thousands. Alcohol is associated with some 70,000 deaths annually, weight problems with more than 300,000, and smoking with over 400,000. Even a single one of these preventable deaths is a tragedy. But the risks they pose do not greatly trouble most people in their daily lives. What’s worrying many people much more these days is the far lower risk, at least in the United States and Europe, ... In 2012, more than 33,000 Americans died on the highways. In some recent years, the flu has killed tens of thousands. Alcohol is associated with some 70,000 deaths annually, weight problems with more than 300,000, and smoking with over 400,000. Even a single one of these preventable deaths is a tragedy. But the risks they pose do not greatly trouble most people in their daily lives. What’s worrying many people much more these days is the far lower risk, at least in the United States and Europe, ... 58542912@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:00:01 MDT Robinson: Elizabeth Warren makes the case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58542890-82/warren-republicans-election-party.html.csp WASHINGTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she isn’t running for president. At this rate, however, she may have to. The Massachusetts Democrat has become the brightest ideological and rhetorical light in a party whose prospects are dimmed by — to use a word Jimmy Carter never uttered — malaise. Her weekend swing through Colorado, Minnesota and Iowa to rally the faithful displayed something no other potential contender for the 2016 presidential nomination, including Hillary Clinton, seems abl... WASHINGTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she isn’t running for president. At this rate, however, she may have to. The Massachusetts Democrat has become the brightest ideological and rhetorical light in a party whose prospects are dimmed by — to use a word Jimmy Carter never uttered — malaise. Her weekend swing through Colorado, Minnesota and Iowa to rally the faithful displayed something no other potential contender for the 2016 presidential nomination, including Hillary Clinton, seems abl... 58542890@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:54:01 MDT Colorado proposes edible pot ban, then retreats http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58542853-68/pot-colorado-marijuana-edible.html.csp Denver • Colorado health authorities suggested banning many forms of edible marijuana, including brownies and cookies, then whipsawed away from the suggestion Monday after it went public. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment told state pot regulators they should limit edible pot on shelves to hard lozenges and tinctures, which are a form of liquid pot that can be added to foods and drinks. The suggestion sparked marijuana industry outrage and legal concerns from a regulatory... Denver • Colorado health authorities suggested banning many forms of edible marijuana, including brownies and cookies, then whipsawed away from the suggestion Monday after it went public. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment told state pot regulators they should limit edible pot on shelves to hard lozenges and tinctures, which are a form of liquid pot that can be added to foods and drinks. The suggestion sparked marijuana industry outrage and legal concerns from a regulatory... 58542853@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:45:02 MDT Simpson asks Obama to wait on national monument http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58542857-68/idaho-simpson-monument-national.html.csp Boise, Idaho • Republican Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho is asking President Barack Obama to hold off designating a rugged swath of central Idaho as a national monument. Simpson said he’s asking the president for six to eight months to give him time to work on passing legislation for the area that would create some wilderness while opening other areas for development. “They’re ready to move sooner than later on this,” Simpson told the Idaho Statesman (http://bit.ly/1t2liN4) in a story Sunday. “What... Boise, Idaho • Republican Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho is asking President Barack Obama to hold off designating a rugged swath of central Idaho as a national monument. Simpson said he’s asking the president for six to eight months to give him time to work on passing legislation for the area that would create some wilderness while opening other areas for development. “They’re ready to move sooner than later on this,” Simpson told the Idaho Statesman (http://bit.ly/1t2liN4) in a story Sunday. “What... 58542857@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:45:02 MDT Fall colors dot Arizona, New Mexico landscapes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58542858-68/fall-trees-colors-alamos.html.csp Los Alamos, N.M. • From the snow-dusted peaks of Arizona’s San Francisco Mountains to the fire-singed hillsides surrounding this northern New Mexico town, Mother Nature is signaling that fall is here. For Los Alamos, this year marks one of the first in which the aspens are big enough — and bright enough — to catch the attention of fall leaf peepers. The area was devastated in 2000 and again in 2011 by record-setting wildfires that wiped out entire mountainsides of old-growth ponderosa pine, fir ... Los Alamos, N.M. • From the snow-dusted peaks of Arizona’s San Francisco Mountains to the fire-singed hillsides surrounding this northern New Mexico town, Mother Nature is signaling that fall is here. For Los Alamos, this year marks one of the first in which the aspens are big enough — and bright enough — to catch the attention of fall leaf peepers. The area was devastated in 2000 and again in 2011 by record-setting wildfires that wiped out entire mountainsides of old-growth ponderosa pine, fir ... 58542858@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:45:02 MDT Wyoming gay marriage will wait until Tuesday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58542862-68/state-wyoming-marriage-sex.html.csp Cheyenne, Wyo. • Same-sex couples in Wyoming can start exchanging wedding vows Tuesday when the state files court papers to officially permit gay marriage for the first time, state Attorney General Peter Michael said Monday. “Everyone’s still kind of in limbo waiting on the final word,” said Jeran Artery, executive director of Wyoming Equality. The waiting has been tough on some same-sex couples who are looking forward to getting married or having Wyoming recognize marriages that were performed ... Cheyenne, Wyo. • Same-sex couples in Wyoming can start exchanging wedding vows Tuesday when the state files court papers to officially permit gay marriage for the first time, state Attorney General Peter Michael said Monday. “Everyone’s still kind of in limbo waiting on the final word,” said Jeran Artery, executive director of Wyoming Equality. The waiting has been tough on some same-sex couples who are looking forward to getting married or having Wyoming recognize marriages that were performed ... 58542862@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:45:02 MDT GOP governors don’t see ‘Obamacare’ going away http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58542397-68/law-governors-republican-republicans.html.csp Washington • While Republicans in Congress shout, “Repeal Obamacare,” GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law’s major Medicaid expansion. Even if their party wins control of the Senate in the upcoming elections, they just don’t see the law going away. Nine Republican governors have expanded Medicaid for low-income people in their states, despite their own misgivings and adamant opposition from conservative legislators. Three more governors are negotiating with the Democratic ... Washington • While Republicans in Congress shout, “Repeal Obamacare,” GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law’s major Medicaid expansion. Even if their party wins control of the Senate in the upcoming elections, they just don’t see the law going away. Nine Republican governors have expanded Medicaid for low-income people in their states, despite their own misgivings and adamant opposition from conservative legislators. Three more governors are negotiating with the Democratic ... 58542397@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:30:02 MDT Suspect in student’s abduction charged in 2005 D.C. area rape http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58542595-68/matthew-graham-virginia-area.html.csp Fairfax, Va. • The suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was charged Monday with abducting and raping a woman in suburban Washington, D.C., in 2005. The indictment against Jesse L. Matthew Jr. was handed up by a Circuit Court grand jury in Fairfax County and includes a charge of attempted capital murder. Matthew, 32, is being held in Charlottesville, Virginia, on a charge related to the Sept. 13 disappearance of Hannah Graham, an 18-year-old from northern Virginia. At... Fairfax, Va. • The suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was charged Monday with abducting and raping a woman in suburban Washington, D.C., in 2005. The indictment against Jesse L. Matthew Jr. was handed up by a Circuit Court grand jury in Fairfax County and includes a charge of attempted capital murder. Matthew, 32, is being held in Charlottesville, Virginia, on a charge related to the Sept. 13 disappearance of Hannah Graham, an 18-year-old from northern Virginia. At... 58542595@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:30:02 MDT Politicians join protest of opera about murder of Jew by terrorists http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58542660-68/met-opera-klinghoffer-york.html.csp New York • A globally prominent rabbi led Jewish teenagers in a prayer vigil Monday outside the Metropolitan Opera to protest an opera they say glorifies Palestinian terrorists. Rabbi Avi Weiss and youths from several faith-based schools later planned to join former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and other big-name politicians at a rally against the Met’s premiere of “The Death of Klinghoffer.” Midday Monday, youths sat at their makeshift prayer spot opposite the Met, discussing Hebrew scriptures... New York • A globally prominent rabbi led Jewish teenagers in a prayer vigil Monday outside the Metropolitan Opera to protest an opera they say glorifies Palestinian terrorists. Rabbi Avi Weiss and youths from several faith-based schools later planned to join former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and other big-name politicians at a rally against the Met’s premiere of “The Death of Klinghoffer.” Midday Monday, youths sat at their makeshift prayer spot opposite the Met, discussing Hebrew scriptures... 58542660@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:30:02 MDT Militant pleads not guilty in Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58542714-68/abu-khattala-charges-attacks.html.csp Washington • A Libyan militant on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges arising from the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. Ahmed Abu Khattala, 43, entered the plea through his lawyer in a 15-minute court proceeding before a federal judge. An 18-count grand jury indictment handed up last week makes Abu Khattala eligible for the death penalty if convicted. Abu Khattala’s lawyer, federal public defender Michelle Peterson, said she is waiting ... Washington • A Libyan militant on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges arising from the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. Ahmed Abu Khattala, 43, entered the plea through his lawyer in a 15-minute court proceeding before a federal judge. An 18-count grand jury indictment handed up last week makes Abu Khattala eligible for the death penalty if convicted. Abu Khattala’s lawyer, federal public defender Michelle Peterson, said she is waiting ... 58542714@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:04:02 MDT Police say seven bodies are work of serial killer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58542735-68/vann-police-gary-woman.html.csp Gary, Ind. • Police investigating the slayings of seven women whose bodies were found in northwest Indiana over the weekend said Monday they believe it is the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has indicated there could be more victims going back 20 years. The Lake County prosecutor’s office on Monday charged 43-year-old Darren Vann of Gary, Indiana, in the strangulation death of 19-year-old Afrikka Hardy. Her body was found Friday night at a Motel 6 in nearby Hammond. Gary officials... Gary, Ind. • Police investigating the slayings of seven women whose bodies were found in northwest Indiana over the weekend said Monday they believe it is the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has indicated there could be more victims going back 20 years. The Lake County prosecutor’s office on Monday charged 43-year-old Darren Vann of Gary, Indiana, in the strangulation death of 19-year-old Afrikka Hardy. Her body was found Friday night at a Motel 6 in nearby Hammond. Gary officials... 58542735@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:04:02 MDT Catholic bishops reject a wider welcome to gays, divorced members http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58541765-80/church-bishops-francis-gays.html.csp Vatican City • Catholic bishops meeting here narrowly defeated proposals that would have signaled greater acceptance of gays and lesbians and divorced Catholics, a sign of the deep divisions facing the hierarchy as Pope Francis continues his push for a more open church. While the various proposals received a majority of support from the bishops gathered for the Synod on the Family, they failed Saturday to receive the required two-thirds majority that would have carried the weight of formal appro... Vatican City • Catholic bishops meeting here narrowly defeated proposals that would have signaled greater acceptance of gays and lesbians and divorced Catholics, a sign of the deep divisions facing the hierarchy as Pope Francis continues his push for a more open church. While the various proposals received a majority of support from the bishops gathered for the Synod on the Family, they failed Saturday to receive the required two-thirds majority that would have carried the weight of formal appro... 58541765@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:13:39 MDT Poll: Most Utahns against same-sex marriage, but opposition declining http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58542678-78/marriage-sex-percent-poll.html.csp A new poll shows a majority of Utahns oppose same-sex marriage, but support is rising. Results of a UtahPolicy.com poll conducted Oct. 14-16 by Dan Jones and Associates shows 61 percent of Utahns oppose same-sex marriage, which became legal this month due to the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to hear appeals from several states whose same-sex marriage bans were struck down in lower courts. That is down slightly from the 63 percent who said they opposed same-sex marriage in a similar poll in Augus... A new poll shows a majority of Utahns oppose same-sex marriage, but support is rising. Results of a UtahPolicy.com poll conducted Oct. 14-16 by Dan Jones and Associates shows 61 percent of Utahns oppose same-sex marriage, which became legal this month due to the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to hear appeals from several states whose same-sex marriage bans were struck down in lower courts. That is down slightly from the 63 percent who said they opposed same-sex marriage in a similar poll in Augus... 58542678@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:07:02 MDT Weber State basketball: ‘Cats to hold annual Purple-White game http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58542348-77/state-season-weber-annual.html.csp Ogden • The Weber State men’s and women’s basketball teams will hold their annual Purple-White scrimmage Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Dee Events Center. The Wildcat men return four starters from last season’s Big Sky Conference championship team, including Freshman of the Year Jeremy Senglin and Defensive Player of the Year Joel Bolomboy. Randy Rahe begins his ninth season at Weber State, which opens the regular season Nov. 14 at Utah State. The Weber State women, coached by Bethann Ord, return s... Ogden • The Weber State men’s and women’s basketball teams will hold their annual Purple-White scrimmage Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Dee Events Center. The Wildcat men return four starters from last season’s Big Sky Conference championship team, including Freshman of the Year Jeremy Senglin and Defensive Player of the Year Joel Bolomboy. Randy Rahe begins his ninth season at Weber State, which opens the regular season Nov. 14 at Utah State. The Weber State women, coached by Bethann Ord, return s... 58542348@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:15:02 MDT Golf: Holes-in-one http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58542602-77/hafer-iron-yards-170.html.csp River Oaks. Zach Hafer. No. 8, 170 yards, 6-iron. With: Rodney Hafer and Wade Giacomo. Bonneville. Double Eagle. Russ Hook. No. 1, 457 yards, 7-iron. With Curtis Brydson. River Oaks. Zach Hafer. No. 8, 170 yards, 6-iron. With: Rodney Hafer and Wade Giacomo. Bonneville. Double Eagle. Russ Hook. No. 1, 457 yards, 7-iron. With Curtis Brydson. 58542602@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:13:02 MDT Letter: Lethality meets absurdity in Utah gun laws http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58541275-82/etc-lethal-utah-absurdity.html.csp Regarding (“Lecturer calls for boycott of Utah schools,” Oct. 17): It is absurd to allow lethal weapons, concealed or otherwise, on any university campus, — or church — or school — or playground — or movie theater — or grocery store — or theme park — or any other public place etc., etc. and etc. Guess what, folks? Lethal weapons are lethal. They kill people! Alan F. Heap, M.D. Salt Lake City Regarding (“Lecturer calls for boycott of Utah schools,” Oct. 17): It is absurd to allow lethal weapons, concealed or otherwise, on any university campus, — or church — or school — or playground — or movie theater — or grocery store — or theme park — or any other public place etc., etc. and etc. Guess what, folks? Lethal weapons are lethal. They kill people! Alan F. Heap, M.D. Salt Lake City 58541275@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:12:02 MDT Letter: Newton can bridge the partisan divide http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58541321-82/newton-county-lake-salt.html.csp In this day and age of bitter and often childish partisan squabbling, we are in desperate need of more elected officials who are willing to work across party lines in order to get the job done. Republican Salt Lake County Councilwoman Aimee Winder Newton has promised to make bipartisan collaboration a priority if re-elected. In addition, Newton has also pledged to fight against wateful spending and champion government transparency. In the short time she has been in office, Newton has made inroad... In this day and age of bitter and often childish partisan squabbling, we are in desperate need of more elected officials who are willing to work across party lines in order to get the job done. Republican Salt Lake County Councilwoman Aimee Winder Newton has promised to make bipartisan collaboration a priority if re-elected. In addition, Newton has also pledged to fight against wateful spending and champion government transparency. In the short time she has been in office, Newton has made inroad... 58541321@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:12:02 MDT Letter: ZAP tax hits the high notes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58541334-82/opera-productions-symphony-tax.html.csp My wife and I attended another spectacular production presented by Utah Opera on Sunday. We enjoyed it immensely, as seemingly did everyone one else in the sold-out Capitol Theater who quickly rose to their feet at the conclusion at this world-class Madame Butterfly. The members of the Utah Symphony who regularly play an enormous role in the Opera’s productions were, once again, at the top of their game. Congratulations to all who make these productions so marvelous. As season ticket holders... My wife and I attended another spectacular production presented by Utah Opera on Sunday. We enjoyed it immensely, as seemingly did everyone one else in the sold-out Capitol Theater who quickly rose to their feet at the conclusion at this world-class Madame Butterfly. The members of the Utah Symphony who regularly play an enormous role in the Opera’s productions were, once again, at the top of their game. Congratulations to all who make these productions so marvelous. As season ticket holders... 58541334@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:12:02 MDT Letter: Confident Chaffetz shows his ignorance http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58541352-82/chaffetz-science-ice-warming.html.csp On Chris Pond’s recent letter (“Go with the science, Chaffetz,” Oct. 17) about Jason Chaffetz’s statement regarding climate change: ”He’s entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” Recent snowfall contributing to the increase of the Antarctic Ice Sheet is actually evidence of global warming (contrary to Chaffetz’s suggestion), in that the zone of maximum snowfall (32 degrees F) is moving inland (up in elevation, hence warming). Snow that used to fall in the ocean is now falling on the... On Chris Pond’s recent letter (“Go with the science, Chaffetz,” Oct. 17) about Jason Chaffetz’s statement regarding climate change: ”He’s entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” Recent snowfall contributing to the increase of the Antarctic Ice Sheet is actually evidence of global warming (contrary to Chaffetz’s suggestion), in that the zone of maximum snowfall (32 degrees F) is moving inland (up in elevation, hence warming). Snow that used to fall in the ocean is now falling on the... 58541352@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:12:02 MDT Letter: No free health care, lunch? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58529140-82/elementary-free-health-lunch.html.csp Mia — Yes, everyone should be required to have health insurance, or they should be denied services at all emergency rooms! Now, what is your unique idea about the 17 elementary school students who had their lunches thrown into the trash at Uintah Elementary School a couple of months ago? Gary (Red) Hatch Vernal Mia — Yes, everyone should be required to have health insurance, or they should be denied services at all emergency rooms! Now, what is your unique idea about the 17 elementary school students who had their lunches thrown into the trash at Uintah Elementary School a couple of months ago? Gary (Red) Hatch Vernal 58529140@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:12:01 MDT Letter: What would Chaffetz had done in 2004? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58541214-82/chaffetz-2004-charge-congressman.html.csp I can only imagine what would have happened in 2004 if Congressman Chaffetz had been in charge then. Remember Dwight Watson? The tractor-driving nutcake who claimed he had explosives and took over the Mall for two days? On his tractor? Shut Washington down, he did. He was finally taken into custody and no one was hurt. Chaffetz would have wanted to at the least deploy a missile, or a squadron of snipers to take him out. Or maybe not. After all, Dwight was Tea Party when Tea Party wasn’t cool. ... I can only imagine what would have happened in 2004 if Congressman Chaffetz had been in charge then. Remember Dwight Watson? The tractor-driving nutcake who claimed he had explosives and took over the Mall for two days? On his tractor? Shut Washington down, he did. He was finally taken into custody and no one was hurt. Chaffetz would have wanted to at the least deploy a missile, or a squadron of snipers to take him out. Or maybe not. After all, Dwight was Tea Party when Tea Party wasn’t cool. ... 58541214@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:12:01 MDT Letter: Drop the czar and help the poor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58541262-82/czar-drop-general-politicians.html.csp It really bewilders me why the media and politicians are referring to what should be the surgeon general’s job as a “czar,” and the United States as the “homeland.” It reminds me of Russia, and it turns my stomach. The Republicans still think it is their duty to try to run down the president, and I think it is childish. They have sat in Washington too long doing nothing but bad-mouthing Obama when we have had some pretty trying times. The country needs them to work together and get some urgent t... It really bewilders me why the media and politicians are referring to what should be the surgeon general’s job as a “czar,” and the United States as the “homeland.” It reminds me of Russia, and it turns my stomach. The Republicans still think it is their duty to try to run down the president, and I think it is childish. They have sat in Washington too long doing nothing but bad-mouthing Obama when we have had some pretty trying times. The country needs them to work together and get some urgent t... 58541262@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:12:01 MDT Editorial: We should fight disease, not each other http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58542199-82/ebola-fear-disease-com.html.csp Ebola is not at, or anywhere near, epidemic proportions in the United States. It is almost impossible to build a plausible scenario that would make it so. But fear of Ebola does threaten to infect us all with foolishness, panic and mistrust. It is, in that way, much like other threats, from international terror to illegal immigration to other diseases that are spread mainly through poverty and ignorance. The power they have is no more than what we choose to give them. Attempts to use this lates... Ebola is not at, or anywhere near, epidemic proportions in the United States. It is almost impossible to build a plausible scenario that would make it so. But fear of Ebola does threaten to infect us all with foolishness, panic and mistrust. It is, in that way, much like other threats, from international terror to illegal immigration to other diseases that are spread mainly through poverty and ignorance. The power they have is no more than what we choose to give them. Attempts to use this lates... 58542199@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:12:01 MDT Utah football: Utes name Travis Wilson as starter at QB (with video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58541406-89/wilson-utah-quarterback-thompson.html.csp Once again, Travis Wilson is Utah’s starting quarterback. For the time being. The latest Utah depth chart — in something of a surprise, given Kyle Whittingham’s comment Saturday that his starting quarterback would likely remain a secret — shows Wilson’s name in bold atop that of junior Kendal Thompson. “I just wanted less questions for me during the week,” Whittingham explained at Monday’s news conference. “I kind of played that strategy game last week by not announcing, but we figured that this... Once again, Travis Wilson is Utah’s starting quarterback. For the time being. The latest Utah depth chart — in something of a surprise, given Kyle Whittingham’s comment Saturday that his starting quarterback would likely remain a secret — shows Wilson’s name in bold atop that of junior Kendal Thompson. “I just wanted less questions for me during the week,” Whittingham explained at Monday’s news conference. “I kind of played that strategy game last week by not announcing, but we figured that this... 58541406@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:09:54 MDT BYU football: Cougars say they’re still behind Mendenhall (with video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58542304-88/team-mendenhall-players-byu.html.csp Provo • BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall said Monday that linebacker Sione Takitaki didn’t play in Saturday’s 42-35 loss to Nevada because the freshman blew off a team meeting or practice last week, despite emerging for a defense that sorely needs playmakers and better speed on the edges. Coupled with the coach’s expression of frustration with players missing defensive assignments and lacking concentration and focus after Saturday’s loss, some might take the Takitaki mistake as a sign that Mendenhall... Provo • BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall said Monday that linebacker Sione Takitaki didn’t play in Saturday’s 42-35 loss to Nevada because the freshman blew off a team meeting or practice last week, despite emerging for a defense that sorely needs playmakers and better speed on the edges. Coupled with the coach’s expression of frustration with players missing defensive assignments and lacking concentration and focus after Saturday’s loss, some might take the Takitaki mistake as a sign that Mendenhall... 58542304@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:09:45 MDT Utah bounty hunters kill 7,041 coyotes in a year http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58541820-78/coyotes-deer-program-utah.html.csp Utahns killed slightly fewer coyotes in the second year of the Mule Deer Preservation Act, but the $50 bounty paid for each animal is only one piece of the state’s effort to remove the predator. The program’s second year, which concluded June 30, ended with 7,041 coyotes turned in, down from 7,160 animals the previous year. The number of people collecting bounties rose by 4 percent to 1,055, according to a Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) report issued last week. Sen. Ralph Okerlund, R-Monro... Utahns killed slightly fewer coyotes in the second year of the Mule Deer Preservation Act, but the $50 bounty paid for each animal is only one piece of the state’s effort to remove the predator. The program’s second year, which concluded June 30, ended with 7,041 coyotes turned in, down from 7,160 animals the previous year. The number of people collecting bounties rose by 4 percent to 1,055, according to a Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) report issued last week. Sen. Ralph Okerlund, R-Monro... 58541820@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:59:22 MDT Climber takes deadly fall in Zion National Park http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58542203-78/park-spencer-climber-national.html.csp A California man died Sunday afternoon during a fall while climbing in Zion National Park. Christopher H. Spencer, 47, of San Jose, Calif., was with a fellow climber when they started “Iron Messiah,” a difficult 5.10 climb in Zion Canyon. The pair was on an approach pitch in easy fifth class terrain when the climber apparently fell backward, tumbling approximately 80 feet down the steep slope, striking a series of ledges, according to a park news release. The cause was under investigation by th... A California man died Sunday afternoon during a fall while climbing in Zion National Park. Christopher H. Spencer, 47, of San Jose, Calif., was with a fellow climber when they started “Iron Messiah,” a difficult 5.10 climb in Zion Canyon. The pair was on an approach pitch in easy fifth class terrain when the climber apparently fell backward, tumbling approximately 80 feet down the steep slope, striking a series of ledges, according to a park news release. The cause was under investigation by th... 58542203@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:58:16 MDT Utah police chief accused of stalking makes first court appearance http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58542279-78/police-butterfield-court-chief.html.csp Myton police chief Thomas Wade Butterfield, accused of stalking three women, made his initial appearance in court on Monday. Butterfield, 44, is charged in Duchesne County’s 8th District Court with three counts of stalking, one count of criminal trespass and one count of unlawful detention — all misdemeanors. A preliminary hearing was set for Dec. 8, according to the county attorney’s office. At that hearing, prosecutors will present evidence and a judge will decide whether there is probable cau... Myton police chief Thomas Wade Butterfield, accused of stalking three women, made his initial appearance in court on Monday. Butterfield, 44, is charged in Duchesne County’s 8th District Court with three counts of stalking, one count of criminal trespass and one count of unlawful detention — all misdemeanors. A preliminary hearing was set for Dec. 8, according to the county attorney’s office. At that hearing, prosecutors will present evidence and a judge will decide whether there is probable cau... 58542279@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:57:17 MDT World Series: Taylorsville relishing ties to Royals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58540417-77/colon-royals-taylorsville-game.html.csp Christian Colon has batted only once in postseason play for the Kansas City Royals. As he showed in one year in Taylorsville, he needs little time to make a lasting impression. A reserve infielder, Colon scored the winning run in the Royals’ 9-8, 12-inning victory over Oakland in the American League wild-card game, launching their run to the World Series in his rookie season. That’s the kind of impact he made as a Taylorsville High sophomore in 2005, when he arrived from Texas and became the sta... Christian Colon has batted only once in postseason play for the Kansas City Royals. As he showed in one year in Taylorsville, he needs little time to make a lasting impression. A reserve infielder, Colon scored the winning run in the Royals’ 9-8, 12-inning victory over Oakland in the American League wild-card game, launching their run to the World Series in his rookie season. That’s the kind of impact he made as a Taylorsville High sophomore in 2005, when he arrived from Texas and became the sta... 58540417@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:49:25 MDT Review: Music player learns your tastes over time http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58516490-79/cone-music-monkees-player.html.csp New York • Some things get better with time: wine, jeans and this “smart” music player I’ve been using on and off for a few months. The idea behind the $399 Aether Cone is that over time, it learns your listening habits and weighs such factors as whether it’s a lazy Sunday morning. It then plays what it thinks you’re in the mood for. I was skeptical because my music tastes vary depending on how I’m feeling at any particular moment. But I’ve come to enjoy its sometimes-surprising musical tours. I... New York • Some things get better with time: wine, jeans and this “smart” music player I’ve been using on and off for a few months. The idea behind the $399 Aether Cone is that over time, it learns your listening habits and weighs such factors as whether it’s a lazy Sunday morning. It then plays what it thinks you’re in the mood for. I was skeptical because my music tastes vary depending on how I’m feeling at any particular moment. But I’ve come to enjoy its sometimes-surprising musical tours. I... 58516490@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:44:02 MDT Apple shows off new gadgets, but Pay is bigger bet http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58530228-79/apple-pay-tech-consumers.html.csp Cupertino, Calif. • Apple showed off thinner iPads and a new iMac with a high-resolution display last week. Sleek and stunning, yes, but not likely to spark the next iRevolution. The tech giant’s bigger strategic bet is that mobile pay service Apple Pay, which debuted Monday, will be the next thing you didn’t know you needed — but now can’t live without. The new iPads should sell well during the upcoming holiday shopping season, even as the worldwide tablet market is showing signs of slowing gro... Cupertino, Calif. • Apple showed off thinner iPads and a new iMac with a high-resolution display last week. Sleek and stunning, yes, but not likely to spark the next iRevolution. The tech giant’s bigger strategic bet is that mobile pay service Apple Pay, which debuted Monday, will be the next thing you didn’t know you needed — but now can’t live without. The new iPads should sell well during the upcoming holiday shopping season, even as the worldwide tablet market is showing signs of slowing gro... 58530228@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:44:02 MDT Kragthorpe: Utes succeeding in Pac-12, despite QB changes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58540689-89/utes-state-utah-season.html.csp Dave Christensen arrived on the University of Utah campus, and the Utes’ quarterbacking carousel started. It has not stopped. The series of switches began in October 2009 when Christensen (now the Utes’ offensive coordinator) brought his Wyoming Cowboys to Rice-Eccles Stadium. Most of the changes have been due to injury, but that one was performance-based — just like Utah’s repeated substitutions this month. Jordan Wynn came out of redshirt status to replace Terrance Cain at halftime of that “B... Dave Christensen arrived on the University of Utah campus, and the Utes’ quarterbacking carousel started. It has not stopped. The series of switches began in October 2009 when Christensen (now the Utes’ offensive coordinator) brought his Wyoming Cowboys to Rice-Eccles Stadium. Most of the changes have been due to injury, but that one was performance-based — just like Utah’s repeated substitutions this month. Jordan Wynn came out of redshirt status to replace Terrance Cain at halftime of that “B... 58540689@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:39:02 MDT Real Salt Lake: Playoff positioning on line in last week of season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58541939-77/rsl-seed-game-season.html.csp Sandy • No idea. No clue. No club in Major League Soccer will have either until at least sometime Saturday evening, when the regular season ends and playoff pairings are solidified. Real Salt Lake’s final regular-season task of 2014 couldn’t be more simple: Beat Chivas USA. Do so, and it gets a shot at finishing with the third seed in the Western Conference. Salt Lake’s hold on the No. 3 seed was loosened Saturday when FC Dallas beat Colorado 1-0 to move one point ahead of RSL, who now sits in ... Sandy • No idea. No clue. No club in Major League Soccer will have either until at least sometime Saturday evening, when the regular season ends and playoff pairings are solidified. Real Salt Lake’s final regular-season task of 2014 couldn’t be more simple: Beat Chivas USA. Do so, and it gets a shot at finishing with the third seed in the Western Conference. Salt Lake’s hold on the No. 3 seed was loosened Saturday when FC Dallas beat Colorado 1-0 to move one point ahead of RSL, who now sits in ... 58541939@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:39:02 MDT Officials issue urgent plea for 4.7M vehicle owners to fix air bag problem http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58541140-79/2003-2002-bags-bag.html.csp Detroit • The U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to get the air bags in their cars fixed, amid concern that a defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers. The inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed in crashes. Safety advocates say at least four people have died from the problem and there have been multiple injuries. Multiple automakers have recalled vehicles i... Detroit • The U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to get the air bags in their cars fixed, amid concern that a defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers. The inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed in crashes. Safety advocates say at least four people have died from the problem and there have been multiple injuries. Multiple automakers have recalled vehicles i... 58541140@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:31:35 MDT Obama praises Supreme Court’s gay marriage orders for Utah, other states http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58540940-68/court-gay-marriage-obama.html.csp Washington • President Barack Obama says the Supreme Court’s recent gay marriage orders may have the biggest impact of any ruling of his presidency. Obama told The New Yorker that the court’s Oct. 6 rejection of appeals from Utah and other states seeking to preserve gay marriage bans is the best of his tenure. The former law professor says although the court was not ready to expand gay marriage rights nationwide, “it was a consequential and powerful signal of the changes that have taken place in... Washington • President Barack Obama says the Supreme Court’s recent gay marriage orders may have the biggest impact of any ruling of his presidency. Obama told The New Yorker that the court’s Oct. 6 rejection of appeals from Utah and other states seeking to preserve gay marriage bans is the best of his tenure. The former law professor says although the court was not ready to expand gay marriage rights nationwide, “it was a consequential and powerful signal of the changes that have taken place in... 58540940@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:28:52 MDT Idaho ministers sue to prevent gay weddings at for-profit wedding chapel http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58542234-80/religious-weddings-chapel-idaho.html.csp Owners of an Idaho wedding chapel have sued officials in Coeur d’Alene, claiming that the city is unconstitutionally forcing them to violate their religious beliefs by performing same-sex marriages or face possible fines and jail time. The state’s 2004 ban on same-sex marriage was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge earlier this year; the Supreme Court refused to consider Idaho’s appeal Oct. 10, making the conservative state one of more than 30 states (including Utah) to marry gay and lesb... Owners of an Idaho wedding chapel have sued officials in Coeur d’Alene, claiming that the city is unconstitutionally forcing them to violate their religious beliefs by performing same-sex marriages or face possible fines and jail time. The state’s 2004 ban on same-sex marriage was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge earlier this year; the Supreme Court refused to consider Idaho’s appeal Oct. 10, making the conservative state one of more than 30 states (including Utah) to marry gay and lesb... 58542234@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:21:04 MDT 7 lessons from the Vatican’s wild and crazy Synod on the Family http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58542271-80/francis-synod-church-bishops.html.csp Pope Francis and senior Catholic leaders wrapped up their two-week Vatican summit on the challenges of modern family life Sunday without reaching a consensus on a number of hot-button topics. So where does that leave Francis’ papacy? And the church? Here are seven takeaways: 1. Hard-liners won the battle A midpoint status report on the debate among some 190 cardinals and bishops was described as a “pastoral earthquake” because of its unprecedented (for Catholic churchmen) language of welcome... Pope Francis and senior Catholic leaders wrapped up their two-week Vatican summit on the challenges of modern family life Sunday without reaching a consensus on a number of hot-button topics. So where does that leave Francis’ papacy? And the church? Here are seven takeaways: 1. Hard-liners won the battle A midpoint status report on the debate among some 190 cardinals and bishops was described as a “pastoral earthquake” because of its unprecedented (for Catholic churchmen) language of welcome... 58542271@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:21:04 MDT Pope beatifies Paul VI at remarkable synod’s end http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58542429-80/paul-pope-church-synod.html.csp Vatican City • Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, concluding the remarkable meeting of bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the tumultuous reforms of the Second Vatican Council that Paul oversaw and implemented. Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI was on hand for the Mass, which took place just hours after Catholic bishops approved a document charting a more pastoral approach to ministering to Catholic families. They failed to reach consensus on the two most divisive issues a... Vatican City • Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, concluding the remarkable meeting of bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the tumultuous reforms of the Second Vatican Council that Paul oversaw and implemented. Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI was on hand for the Mass, which took place just hours after Catholic bishops approved a document charting a more pastoral approach to ministering to Catholic families. They failed to reach consensus on the two most divisive issues a... 58542429@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:12:02 MDT Utah man gets probation in dinosaur footprint theft http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58542256-78/dinosaur-ehlers-case-federal.html.csp A 35-year-old Moab man charged with stealing a fossilized dinosaur footprint will serve a year of probation — including six months of home confinement — and pay about $15,000 in restitution, a federal judge decided Monday. Prosecutors say Jared Ehlers pried a piece of sandstone with an ancient three-toed dinosaur track from the Hell’s Revenge jeep trail near Moab on Feb. 17. Authorities believe he got nervous after being questioned in the case and dumped the print into the Colorado River in ear... A 35-year-old Moab man charged with stealing a fossilized dinosaur footprint will serve a year of probation — including six months of home confinement — and pay about $15,000 in restitution, a federal judge decided Monday. Prosecutors say Jared Ehlers pried a piece of sandstone with an ancient three-toed dinosaur track from the Hell’s Revenge jeep trail near Moab on Feb. 17. Authorities believe he got nervous after being questioned in the case and dumped the print into the Colorado River in ear... 58542256@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:37:32 MDT Homeless in Salt Lake City: ‘I like living outside’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58526393-78/schwarz-utah-homeless-sltrib.html.csp Eugene Schwarz would rather sleep outside. The 50-year-old veteran camps in the foothills south of Salt Lake City, where mice nibble on his Latin dictionary and Agatha Christie novels. A few other pests come by: Boys from the neighborhood over the ridge occasionally steal the paints for his model bomber airplane. And hikers pass through every now and then. But Schwarz, a New York native with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, has stayed in his spot for more than a decade. Utah officials aimin... Eugene Schwarz would rather sleep outside. The 50-year-old veteran camps in the foothills south of Salt Lake City, where mice nibble on his Latin dictionary and Agatha Christie novels. A few other pests come by: Boys from the neighborhood over the ridge occasionally steal the paints for his model bomber airplane. And hikers pass through every now and then. But Schwarz, a New York native with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, has stayed in his spot for more than a decade. Utah officials aimin... 58526393@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:36:13 MDT Protesters demand answers in police shooting of Darrien Hunt http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58534118-78/hunt-police-shot-family.html.csp Saratoga Springs • Demonstrators demanded answers Saturday in the police shooting death of Darrien Hunt and called for citizen review boards in Utah and throughout the nation. About 60 protesters, including members of Hunt’s family, rallied along Commerce Boulevard, then marched about a half block to the Saratoga Springs Police Department, chanting “Hey, ho, police brutality’s got to go” and “Shot in the back for being black.” Many of the demonstrators came from outside the city and had never m... Saratoga Springs • Demonstrators demanded answers Saturday in the police shooting death of Darrien Hunt and called for citizen review boards in Utah and throughout the nation. About 60 protesters, including members of Hunt’s family, rallied along Commerce Boulevard, then marched about a half block to the Saratoga Springs Police Department, chanting “Hey, ho, police brutality’s got to go” and “Shot in the back for being black.” Many of the demonstrators came from outside the city and had never m... 58534118@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:36:13 MDT Utah State basketball: All eyes on Jalen Moore http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58538508-77/state-moore-utah-morrill.html.csp Logan • As Utah State continues preseason practice, everybody is watching Jalen Moore, including coach Stew Morrill. Moore, a sophomore wing from Sky View High School, averaged 5.6 points and 2.7 rebounds in 17.5 minutes last season. He appeared in all 32 games and made five starts. Those numbers are not overwhelming but, at Utah State this season, Moore is the most productive returning player on the roster. The Aggies need him to emerge as a cornerstone and, apparently, he’s off to a good sta... Logan • As Utah State continues preseason practice, everybody is watching Jalen Moore, including coach Stew Morrill. Moore, a sophomore wing from Sky View High School, averaged 5.6 points and 2.7 rebounds in 17.5 minutes last season. He appeared in all 32 games and made five starts. Those numbers are not overwhelming but, at Utah State this season, Moore is the most productive returning player on the roster. The Aggies need him to emerge as a cornerstone and, apparently, he’s off to a good sta... 58538508@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:35:49 MDT Utah State football: Craig Harrison will start at QB vs. UNLV http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58541634-77/aggies-state-harrison-utah.html.csp Experience and seniority won out over youth when it came to deciding who will start at quarterback for the Utah State Aggies Saturday against UNLV. Senior Craig Harrison, who played most of the second half of the Aggies’ 16-13 loss to CSU after Darell Garretson left the game with an injury to his right arm, will be the Aggies’ starter for at least Saturday’s game, Utah State coach Matt Wells said on Monday. Wells didn’t try to hide the fact that dipping down to the third string quarterback w... Experience and seniority won out over youth when it came to deciding who will start at quarterback for the Utah State Aggies Saturday against UNLV. Senior Craig Harrison, who played most of the second half of the Aggies’ 16-13 loss to CSU after Darell Garretson left the game with an injury to his right arm, will be the Aggies’ starter for at least Saturday’s game, Utah State coach Matt Wells said on Monday. Wells didn’t try to hide the fact that dipping down to the third string quarterback w... 58541634@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:27:17 MDT Hungry for an ‘alternative Halloween’? SB Dance has the show for you http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58526099-223/dance-halloween-brown-cannibal.html.csp Intersections between sex, food and obsession are explored in SB Dance’s new show, “Cannibal: A Love Story,” billed as an “alternative Halloween for curious minds.” Company director Stephen Brown says one of his first goals with the show was to offer a performance geared toward adult psychology and sensibility. The show tells the tale of a hard-boiled restaurant critic who ventures into the Heart of Darkness. Brown said he likes the idea of doing a Halloween show because it gives him permissio... Intersections between sex, food and obsession are explored in SB Dance’s new show, “Cannibal: A Love Story,” billed as an “alternative Halloween for curious minds.” Company director Stephen Brown says one of his first goals with the show was to offer a performance geared toward adult psychology and sensibility. The show tells the tale of a hard-boiled restaurant critic who ventures into the Heart of Darkness. Brown said he likes the idea of doing a Halloween show because it gives him permissio... 58526099@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:22:52 MDT Apple reports record 39.3 million iPhone sales http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58542120-79/sales-apple-iphone-percent.html.csp San Francisco • Apple says it sold 39.3 million iPhones in the last quarter, or 16 percent more than a year ago, which is a record for the quarter. That’s partly due to excitement over new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models that Apple began selling last month. The surge in iPhone sales helped the company beat Wall Street’s expectations for the three months that ended Sept. 27. Overall, the company’s profit rose more than 12 percent from a year ago, to $8.5 billion. Total sales also rose more than 12 per... San Francisco • Apple says it sold 39.3 million iPhones in the last quarter, or 16 percent more than a year ago, which is a record for the quarter. That’s partly due to excitement over new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models that Apple began selling last month. The surge in iPhone sales helped the company beat Wall Street’s expectations for the three months that ended Sept. 27. Overall, the company’s profit rose more than 12 percent from a year ago, to $8.5 billion. Total sales also rose more than 12 per... 58542120@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:22:52 MDT Harvard student stuck in Mexico gets new U.S. visa http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58541237-68/harvard-mexico-guerrero-stuck.html.csp Tijuana, Mexico • A Mexico-born Harvard University student who was stuck for months in his native country after crossing the border without permission is about to return to the United States. Dario Guerrero Meneses, who was brought into the U.S. illegally at age 2, was granted a visa in Tijuana early Monday but will not be able to pick it up until the afternoon. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service had initially declared that Guerrero effectively deported himself when he crossed the bord... Tijuana, Mexico • A Mexico-born Harvard University student who was stuck for months in his native country after crossing the border without permission is about to return to the United States. Dario Guerrero Meneses, who was brought into the U.S. illegally at age 2, was granted a visa in Tijuana early Monday but will not be able to pick it up until the afternoon. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service had initially declared that Guerrero effectively deported himself when he crossed the bord... 58541237@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:18:43 MDT Utah Jazz: For Mehmet Okur, new chapter lets kids touch past http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58541617-87/jazz-okur-center-utah.html.csp As he walked from the court and into a tunnel at EnergySolutions Arena last week, Mehmet Okur heard it, something familiar but something he doesn’t hear much these days. In the stands, a small group of fans chanted his name. “It was just something all players want to hear when they come back,” the retired Jazz center would say later. “It felt so good. I’m not going to lie. It was fun.” At the same time, there was something strange to him about that preseason game. He sat courtside with Jazz CEO ... As he walked from the court and into a tunnel at EnergySolutions Arena last week, Mehmet Okur heard it, something familiar but something he doesn’t hear much these days. In the stands, a small group of fans chanted his name. “It was just something all players want to hear when they come back,” the retired Jazz center would say later. “It felt so good. I’m not going to lie. It was fun.” At the same time, there was something strange to him about that preseason game. He sat courtside with Jazz CEO ... 58541617@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:02:36 MDT NASCAR Column: Keselowski marches to his own beat http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58542123-77/keselowski-penske-nascar-cup.html.csp Talladega, Ala. • It didn’t take long for Brad Keselowski to earn an unpleasant reputation in NASCAR. He was aggressive on the track, brash and arrogant off of it, and rubbed most of his competitors the wrong way. Denny Hamlin famously feuded with him through the 2009 season, calling him “a complete moron” while alleging “every driver in the garage that comes up to me says, ‘That guy is a complete whack job.’” When Hamlin made good on a promise to wreck Keselowski in the 2009 Nationwide Series f... Talladega, Ala. • It didn’t take long for Brad Keselowski to earn an unpleasant reputation in NASCAR. He was aggressive on the track, brash and arrogant off of it, and rubbed most of his competitors the wrong way. Denny Hamlin famously feuded with him through the 2009 season, calling him “a complete moron” while alleging “every driver in the garage that comes up to me says, ‘That guy is a complete whack job.’” When Hamlin made good on a promise to wreck Keselowski in the 2009 Nationwide Series f... 58542123@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:52:02 MDT Apple tops Street 4Q forecasts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58542111-79/apple-billion-zacks-earnings.html.csp Cupertino, Calif. • Apple Inc. (AAPL) on Monday reported earnings of $8.47 billion in its fiscal fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Cupertino, California-based company said it had profit of $1.42. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.30 per share. The maker of iPhones, iPads and other products posted revenue of $42.12 billion in the period, also exceeding Street forecasts. Analysts expe... Cupertino, Calif. • Apple Inc. (AAPL) on Monday reported earnings of $8.47 billion in its fiscal fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Cupertino, California-based company said it had profit of $1.42. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.30 per share. The maker of iPhones, iPads and other products posted revenue of $42.12 billion in the period, also exceeding Street forecasts. Analysts expe... 58542111@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:47:02 MDT Urgent-care clinics ill-equipped to treat Ebola http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58541984-68/care-ebola-urgent-clinics.html.csp A new concern over the spread of Ebola surfaced recently when a Dallas County sheriff’s deputy who searched the apartment of the first patient to die from the virus in the U.S. started feeling ill and went to an urgent-care center. The clinics popping up rapidly across the nation aren’t designed to treat serious illnesses and are ill-equipped to deal with suspected Ebola cases. Doctors are urging patients to avoid smaller medical facilities and head to emergency rooms if they think they’ve been ... A new concern over the spread of Ebola surfaced recently when a Dallas County sheriff’s deputy who searched the apartment of the first patient to die from the virus in the U.S. started feeling ill and went to an urgent-care center. The clinics popping up rapidly across the nation aren’t designed to treat serious illnesses and are ill-equipped to deal with suspected Ebola cases. Doctors are urging patients to avoid smaller medical facilities and head to emergency rooms if they think they’ve been ... 58541984@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:30:01 MDT Fannie, Freddie deal with banks could expand lending http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58541983-79/banks-fannie-freddie-deal.html.csp Washington • A federal regulator says government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have reached an agreement with major banks that could expand lending. The head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Fannie and Freddie, announced the deal Monday at a conference of the Mortgage Bankers Association in Las Vegas. FHFA Director Mel Watt says the deal clarifies conditions in which banks could be required to buy back mortgages they sell to Fannie and Freddie for mis... Washington • A federal regulator says government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have reached an agreement with major banks that could expand lending. The head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Fannie and Freddie, announced the deal Monday at a conference of the Mortgage Bankers Association in Las Vegas. FHFA Director Mel Watt says the deal clarifies conditions in which banks could be required to buy back mortgages they sell to Fannie and Freddie for mis... 58541983@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:27:01 MDT Early voting begins Tuesday in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58541498-90/available-ballots-counties-election.html.csp Early voting begins Tuesday in Utah and will continue through Oct. 31. It comes before the official Nov. 4 Election Day to allow voters to cast ballots at their leisure, if they choose. Such early in-person voting is available at numerous locations in larger counties, such as city halls and libraries. A list of polling places across the state is available online at vote.utah.gov. Many Utah voters actually have had their ballots in hand for weeks because about a third of Utah’s counties — nine o... Early voting begins Tuesday in Utah and will continue through Oct. 31. It comes before the official Nov. 4 Election Day to allow voters to cast ballots at their leisure, if they choose. Such early in-person voting is available at numerous locations in larger counties, such as city halls and libraries. A list of polling places across the state is available online at vote.utah.gov. Many Utah voters actually have had their ballots in hand for weeks because about a third of Utah’s counties — nine o... 58541498@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:24:17 MDT Smithsonian aims to raise $1.5B to improve museums http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58541969-68/smithsonian-million-museum-campaign.html.csp Washington • The Smithsonian Institution has embarked on a major campaign to raise $1.5 billion and increase private support for the world’s largest museum and research complex to support programs in history, science, art and culture. The Smithsonian’s Board of Regents announced the goal Monday and revealed more than $1 billion already has been raised in the campaign’s quiet phase since October 2011. This is the first institution-wide fundraising effort and the largest such campaign in history f... Washington • The Smithsonian Institution has embarked on a major campaign to raise $1.5 billion and increase private support for the world’s largest museum and research complex to support programs in history, science, art and culture. The Smithsonian’s Board of Regents announced the goal Monday and revealed more than $1 billion already has been raised in the campaign’s quiet phase since October 2011. This is the first institution-wide fundraising effort and the largest such campaign in history f... 58541969@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:19:02 MDT Utah Catholics: Will ‘stunning’ shift on gays stick? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58518085-80/church-document-catholics-dodge.html.csp A document issued Monday in Rome was portrayed as “stunning” and a “seismic shift” in the way the Catholic Church deals with gay people. But it also is preliminary and subject to the vagaries of a quick translation into English, noted Catholic observers in Utah. “It’s a rough and ready translation and it [the Vatican] tells you upfront this is not official,” said Scott Dodge, a deacon at Salt Lake City’s Cathedral of the Madeleine. Dodge blogged Monday about the document, a summary of the... A document issued Monday in Rome was portrayed as “stunning” and a “seismic shift” in the way the Catholic Church deals with gay people. But it also is preliminary and subject to the vagaries of a quick translation into English, noted Catholic observers in Utah. “It’s a rough and ready translation and it [the Vatican] tells you upfront this is not official,” said Scott Dodge, a deacon at Salt Lake City’s Cathedral of the Madeleine. Dodge blogged Monday about the document, a summary of the... 58518085@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:46:37 MDT Trial set for woman who allegedly lied after Utah officer was killed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58541764-78/walker-police-johnson-officer.html.csp A jury trial has been set for a woman who was shot by her boyfriend in an apparent homicide-suicide attempt that left a Draper police officer dead and a bullet lodged in her abdomen. Despite being a gunshot victim, Traci Lee Vaillancourt allegedly lied to investigators about what happened on the morning of Sept. 1, 2013 — when Timothy Troy Walker killed Sgt. Derek Johnson. The 35-year-old woman is charged in 3rd District Court with two counts of second-degree felony obstructing justice. Her fo... A jury trial has been set for a woman who was shot by her boyfriend in an apparent homicide-suicide attempt that left a Draper police officer dead and a bullet lodged in her abdomen. Despite being a gunshot victim, Traci Lee Vaillancourt allegedly lied to investigators about what happened on the morning of Sept. 1, 2013 — when Timothy Troy Walker killed Sgt. Derek Johnson. The 35-year-old woman is charged in 3rd District Court with two counts of second-degree felony obstructing justice. Her fo... 58541764@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:46:01 MDT BYU football: Plenty of blame to go around in Cougs’ collapse (with video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58538354-77/byu-football-game-mendenhall.html.csp Provo • In the space of about a month, the BYU football team has gone from the best of times to close to the worst of times in the Bronco Mendenhall coaching era. The collapse has been sudden, unexpected and spectacular in its scope. The Cougars have lost three straight games to non-power five opponents, including back-to-back home games for the first time in 10 years, games they were favored to win by 21 and 12 points. Once 4-0 and ranked 18th in the country, they were embarrassed by an instate... Provo • In the space of about a month, the BYU football team has gone from the best of times to close to the worst of times in the Bronco Mendenhall coaching era. The collapse has been sudden, unexpected and spectacular in its scope. The Cougars have lost three straight games to non-power five opponents, including back-to-back home games for the first time in 10 years, games they were favored to win by 21 and 12 points. Once 4-0 and ranked 18th in the country, they were embarrassed by an instate... 58538354@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:40:03 MDT U.S. airlines raise base fares on domestic flights http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58541788-79/airlines-fares-fuel-prices.html.csp Dallas • U.S. airlines are raising base fares on many domestic flights even though they are getting a windfall from lower fuel prices. Delta Air Lines raised fares on many U.S. routes by $4 per round on Thursday night, and other big airlines have matched them, according to FareCompare.com CEO Rick Seaney and J.P. Morgan analyst Jamie Baker. Seaney said Monday that he saw a few $6 and $10 increases, but mostly $4. Delta did not immediately respond for comment. United Airlines confirmed matching t... Dallas • U.S. airlines are raising base fares on many domestic flights even though they are getting a windfall from lower fuel prices. Delta Air Lines raised fares on many U.S. routes by $4 per round on Thursday night, and other big airlines have matched them, according to FareCompare.com CEO Rick Seaney and J.P. Morgan analyst Jamie Baker. Seaney said Monday that he saw a few $6 and $10 increases, but mostly $4. Delta did not immediately respond for comment. United Airlines confirmed matching t... 58541788@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:40:01 MDT Rabbi leads vigil outside Met to protest opera http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58541695-223/opera-klinghoffer-met-york.html.csp New York • A prominent New York rabbi led a prayer vigil Monday before the Metropolitan Opera’s premiere of “The Death of Klinghoffer,” which opponents say glorifies Palestinian terrorists. Teenagers from Jewish faith-based schools joined Rabbi Avi Weiss in a makeshift prayer spot opposite the Met. They discussed Hebrew scriptures in shifts of about a dozen throughout the day. An evening rally was also planned, with former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Gov. George Pataki and two U.S. cong... New York • A prominent New York rabbi led a prayer vigil Monday before the Metropolitan Opera’s premiere of “The Death of Klinghoffer,” which opponents say glorifies Palestinian terrorists. Teenagers from Jewish faith-based schools joined Rabbi Avi Weiss in a makeshift prayer spot opposite the Met. They discussed Hebrew scriptures in shifts of about a dozen throughout the day. An evening rally was also planned, with former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Gov. George Pataki and two U.S. cong... 58541695@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:20:01 MDT IKEA makes push for growth http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58541615-79/ikea-online-percent-stores.html.csp New York • IKEA, whose stadium-sized furniture stores draw shoppers from miles around, is making an online push. The CEO of IKEA Group, the world’s largest furniture chain, is pushing for sales growth, while making its ready-to-assemble furniture more accessible to shoppers increasingly buying online. Peter Agnefjail, IKEA’s president and CEO, told The Associated Press in a phone interview Friday that he remains focused on reaching sales of 50 billion euros ($63.7 billion) by 2020, a goal set a ... New York • IKEA, whose stadium-sized furniture stores draw shoppers from miles around, is making an online push. The CEO of IKEA Group, the world’s largest furniture chain, is pushing for sales growth, while making its ready-to-assemble furniture more accessible to shoppers increasingly buying online. Peter Agnefjail, IKEA’s president and CEO, told The Associated Press in a phone interview Friday that he remains focused on reaching sales of 50 billion euros ($63.7 billion) by 2020, a goal set a ... 58541615@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:11:01 MDT Man ordered to stand in fatal stabbing of teen http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58541586-78/beach-coffey-horowitz-stansbury.html.csp A 20-year-old man has been ordered to stand trial for the fatal stabbing of a teen outside a Stansbury Park elementary school. Larry Beach is charged in 3rd District Court with first-degree felony murder and second-degree felony obstruction of justice for allegedly stabbing 17-year-old Jesse Horowitz the night of April 25. Beach was ordered to stand trial after a preliminary hearing last week in Tooele. A scheduling hearing is set for Jan. 13. Beach’s cousin Roy Coffey, 20, has been charged... A 20-year-old man has been ordered to stand trial for the fatal stabbing of a teen outside a Stansbury Park elementary school. Larry Beach is charged in 3rd District Court with first-degree felony murder and second-degree felony obstruction of justice for allegedly stabbing 17-year-old Jesse Horowitz the night of April 25. Beach was ordered to stand trial after a preliminary hearing last week in Tooele. A scheduling hearing is set for Jan. 13. Beach’s cousin Roy Coffey, 20, has been charged... 58541586@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:09:01 MDT Utah’s Stewart seeks little victories to mend a broken Washington http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58500791-90/stewart-utah-says-committee.html.csp Washington • After a week of votes, Rep. Chris Stewart shuttled to Reagan National Airport and boarded a direct flight to Salt Lake City. The freshman congressman from Utah grabbed his coach seat and glanced out the window. And he winced. “What have we done,” Stewart recalls thinking at the time. “What have we done this week? What have we done in a year?” Stewart came to Washington in 2013 as Utah’s newest congressman, but he joined a dysfunctional system, one that yielded a government shutdown... Washington • After a week of votes, Rep. Chris Stewart shuttled to Reagan National Airport and boarded a direct flight to Salt Lake City. The freshman congressman from Utah grabbed his coach seat and glanced out the window. And he winced. “What have we done,” Stewart recalls thinking at the time. “What have we done this week? What have we done in a year?” Stewart came to Washington in 2013 as Utah’s newest congressman, but he joined a dysfunctional system, one that yielded a government shutdown... 58500791@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:05:56 MDT Why Utah Dem Luz Robles seeks GOP allies — ‘It gets things done’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58517216-90/robles-says-utah-mero.html.csp When Democratic state Sen. Luz Robles is asked how she would end Washington gridlock if elected to Congress, she points to how she waged the biggest battle of her legislative career: leading opposition to a tough immigration-enforcement bill in 2011. A GOP-friendlier compromise package passed instead. That came after Robles reached across party lines to form alliances with key conservatives to craft alternatives. She even became friends with her main adversary, who now credits her for drasticall... When Democratic state Sen. Luz Robles is asked how she would end Washington gridlock if elected to Congress, she points to how she waged the biggest battle of her legislative career: leading opposition to a tough immigration-enforcement bill in 2011. A GOP-friendlier compromise package passed instead. That came after Robles reached across party lines to form alliances with key conservatives to craft alternatives. She even became friends with her main adversary, who now credits her for drasticall... 58517216@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:05:56 MDT Are your property taxes going up? Some Utahns have it worse http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58520886-90/taxes-tax-property-210000.html.csp Final property tax notices now arriving naturally make many people sad. But some have more reason than others to be down. Their taxes are going up — in some cases, way up. Take, for instance: • Castle Valley residents. The town of 330 residents in Grand County raised taxes by $112 on a $210,000 home, up 86 percent. That is the highest tax hike by dollar amount of any of Utah’s 600 local governments and districts. • Folks in the Upper Sevier River Water Conservancy District. It raised its prope... Final property tax notices now arriving naturally make many people sad. But some have more reason than others to be down. Their taxes are going up — in some cases, way up. Take, for instance: • Castle Valley residents. The town of 330 residents in Grand County raised taxes by $112 on a $210,000 home, up 86 percent. That is the highest tax hike by dollar amount of any of Utah’s 600 local governments and districts. • Folks in the Upper Sevier River Water Conservancy District. It raised its prope... 58520886@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:05:56 MDT Giants-Royals: A capsule look at the World Series http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58541554-77/games-series-game-royals.html.csp A look at the best-of-seven World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals: ——— Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Tuesday, at Kansas City (8:07 p.m.); Game 2, Wednesday, at Kansas City (8:07 p.m.); Game 3, Friday, at San Francisco (8:07 p.m.); Game 4, Saturday, at San Francisco (8:07 p.m.); x-Game 5, Sunday, Oct. 26, at San Francisco (8:07 p.m.); x-Game 6, Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Kansas City (8:07 p.m.); x-Game 7, Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Kansas City (8:07 p.m.). (All games on F... A look at the best-of-seven World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals: ——— Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Tuesday, at Kansas City (8:07 p.m.); Game 2, Wednesday, at Kansas City (8:07 p.m.); Game 3, Friday, at San Francisco (8:07 p.m.); Game 4, Saturday, at San Francisco (8:07 p.m.); x-Game 5, Sunday, Oct. 26, at San Francisco (8:07 p.m.); x-Game 6, Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Kansas City (8:07 p.m.); x-Game 7, Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Kansas City (8:07 p.m.). (All games on F... 58541554@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:44:02 MDT Idaho officer’s pay cut after he shot and killed pet dog http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58541499-68/dog-officer-police-idaho.html.csp Coeur d’Alene, Idaho • A northern Idaho police officer who shot a pet dog has had his pay reduced by $3.15 to $31.02 per hour. The reduction started Oct. 1 for Officer David Kelley, who has 17 years of law enforcement experience, according to information obtained by the Coeur d’Alene Press through a public records request (http://bit.ly/ZCBWa5 ). Police Chief Lee White said he is prohibited from talking about employee discipline. Kelley declined the newspaper’s request for an interview last mont... Coeur d’Alene, Idaho • A northern Idaho police officer who shot a pet dog has had his pay reduced by $3.15 to $31.02 per hour. The reduction started Oct. 1 for Officer David Kelley, who has 17 years of law enforcement experience, according to information obtained by the Coeur d’Alene Press through a public records request (http://bit.ly/ZCBWa5 ). Police Chief Lee White said he is prohibited from talking about employee discipline. Kelley declined the newspaper’s request for an interview last mont... 58541499@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:29:02 MDT AP PHOTOS: New gloss on Cuba’s classic cars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58541497-68/cars-havana-classic-chevrolet.html.csp Havana • When Martin Viera’s Chevrolet rolled out of the dealer’s lot, Harry Truman was president of the United States, gasoline cost 27 cents a gallon and a 24-year-old lefty named Tommy Lasorda was pitching for Almendares in the Cuban winter baseball league. That world is long gone, but the Chevy’s still running on the streets of Havana — part of a fleet of classic cars that have become an icon of tourism in the socialist nation. For decades, the cars slowly decayed. But officials in recent ye... Havana • When Martin Viera’s Chevrolet rolled out of the dealer’s lot, Harry Truman was president of the United States, gasoline cost 27 cents a gallon and a 24-year-old lefty named Tommy Lasorda was pitching for Almendares in the Cuban winter baseball league. That world is long gone, but the Chevy’s still running on the streets of Havana — part of a fleet of classic cars that have become an icon of tourism in the socialist nation. For decades, the cars slowly decayed. But officials in recent ye... 58541497@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:25:02 MDT S. Salt Lake cops not getting much help from shooting victim http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58541448-78/woman-lake-salt-call.html.csp The condition of a woman shot late last week on a South Salt Lake street was improved on Monday, but now police say she is refusing to cooperate with investigators. The 42-year-old woman had been in critical condition Friday after being shot in the leg while walking near 3350 South and 300 East, just after 6:30 a.m. Police Lt. Gary Keller said the woman initially said she had suddenly heard gunfire and then felt a bullet strike her leg. She had managed to call 911 before collapsing in the street... The condition of a woman shot late last week on a South Salt Lake street was improved on Monday, but now police say she is refusing to cooperate with investigators. The 42-year-old woman had been in critical condition Friday after being shot in the leg while walking near 3350 South and 300 East, just after 6:30 a.m. Police Lt. Gary Keller said the woman initially said she had suddenly heard gunfire and then felt a bullet strike her leg. She had managed to call 911 before collapsing in the street... 58541448@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:17:01 MDT Will Utah end chronic homelessness in 2015? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58501056-78/housing-hardy-homeless-utah.html.csp When Joseph Hardy and his three siblings were young, his mother took them from his polygamist father and bolted. They spent the next decade on the run — camping in the summers, crashing with friends when they could, and grabbing an inexpensive rental when the money held out. &lt;freeform&gt; “I feel like I grew up in the back seat of a car,” Hardy says today. At age 15, he began using methamphetamine to dull his grief and anxiety. Drug use and depression have ravaged his health, and he’s spent... When Joseph Hardy and his three siblings were young, his mother took them from his polygamist father and bolted. They spent the next decade on the run — camping in the summers, crashing with friends when they could, and grabbing an inexpensive rental when the money held out. &lt;freeform&gt; “I feel like I grew up in the back seat of a car,” Hardy says today. At age 15, he began using methamphetamine to dull his grief and anxiety. Drug use and depression have ravaged his health, and he’s spent... 58501056@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:14:55 MDT South Salt Lake police identify dead motorcyclist http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58541423-78/south-police-greaves-lake.html.csp Police have identified a motorcyclist who died in a crash over the weekend in South Salt Lake. South Salt Lake police Lt. Gary Keller said 39-year-old Justin Greaves of West Valley City was the victim of the 1:30 a.m. Saturday accident at 3900 South and 500 West. Greaves was riding westbound on 3900 South when a car turned left in front of his bike to enter a gas station. Police said it appeared the rider tried unsuccessfully to lay the motorcycle on its side to avoid the collision. Greaves, w... Police have identified a motorcyclist who died in a crash over the weekend in South Salt Lake. South Salt Lake police Lt. Gary Keller said 39-year-old Justin Greaves of West Valley City was the victim of the 1:30 a.m. Saturday accident at 3900 South and 500 West. Greaves was riding westbound on 3900 South when a car turned left in front of his bike to enter a gas station. Police said it appeared the rider tried unsuccessfully to lay the motorcycle on its side to avoid the collision. Greaves, w... 58541423@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:08:02 MDT Submarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltic http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58541443-68/submarine-russian-swedish-baltic.html.csp Stockholm • Sweden’s biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge. In a scene reminiscent of the Cold War, Swedish naval ships, helicopters and ground troops combed the Stockholm archipelago for a fourth day Monday for signs of a foreign submarine or smaller underwater craft that officials suspect entered Swedish waters illegally. While Sweden hasn’t linked any country to the suspected intrusion — and Moscow suggested it was a Du... Stockholm • Sweden’s biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge. In a scene reminiscent of the Cold War, Swedish naval ships, helicopters and ground troops combed the Stockholm archipelago for a fourth day Monday for signs of a foreign submarine or smaller underwater craft that officials suspect entered Swedish waters illegally. While Sweden hasn’t linked any country to the suspected intrusion — and Moscow suggested it was a Du... 58541443@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:08:02 MDT Not so fast: Despite stand-alone streaming, cable’s not going anywhere http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58541426-79/cable-broadband-customers-pay.html.csp New York • Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have access to a few favorite shows might be expected to start cancelling cable service in droves. Get Netflix, throw in HBO, add a network here and there — why would anyone sign up now for cable? Well, don’t sound the d... New York • Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have access to a few favorite shows might be expected to start cancelling cable service in droves. Get Netflix, throw in HBO, add a network here and there — why would anyone sign up now for cable? Well, don’t sound the d... 58541426@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:02:01 MDT Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58541104-68/record-hottest-september-2014.html.csp Washington • Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say. That’s because global heat records have kept falling in 2014, with September the latest example. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last month the globe averaged 60.3 degrees Fahrenheit (15.72 degrees Celsius). That was the hottest September in 135 years of record keeping. It was the fourth monthly record set this year, along with May, Jun... Washington • Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say. That’s because global heat records have kept falling in 2014, with September the latest example. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last month the globe averaged 60.3 degrees Fahrenheit (15.72 degrees Celsius). That was the hottest September in 135 years of record keeping. It was the fourth monthly record set this year, along with May, Jun... 58541104@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:55:26 MDT Colorado proposes edible pot ban, then retreats http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58541336-68/pot-marijuana-colorado-department.html.csp Denver • Colorado health authorities suggested banning many forms of edible marijuana, including brownies and cookies, then whipsawed away from the suggestion Monday after it went public. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment told state pot regulators they should limit edible pot on shelves to hard lozenges and tinctures, which are a form of liquid pot that can be added to foods and drinks. The suggestion sparked marijuana industry outrage and legal concerns from a regulatory ... Denver • Colorado health authorities suggested banning many forms of edible marijuana, including brownies and cookies, then whipsawed away from the suggestion Monday after it went public. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment told state pot regulators they should limit edible pot on shelves to hard lozenges and tinctures, which are a form of liquid pot that can be added to foods and drinks. The suggestion sparked marijuana industry outrage and legal concerns from a regulatory ... 58541336@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:42:02 MDT San Francisco radio stations ban hit song ‘Royals’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58541249-77/royals-san-song-francisco.html.csp San Francisco • The popular song “Royals” by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals. Two San Francisco radio stations say they won’t play the song during the duration of the World Series. A Kansas City, Missouri, station responded with plans to play the Grammy-winning track every hour from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, the first day of the series. “A few angry San Franciscans who don’t have... San Francisco • The popular song “Royals” by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals. Two San Francisco radio stations say they won’t play the song during the duration of the World Series. A Kansas City, Missouri, station responded with plans to play the Grammy-winning track every hour from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, the first day of the series. “A few angry San Franciscans who don’t have... 58541249@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:20:02 MDT Survey: Pay raises rarer despite strong U.S. hiring http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58541170-79/percent-quarter-companies-survey.html.csp Washington • U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy, a sign that wage gains may remain weak in the coming months. A quarterly survey by the National Association for Business Economics found that only 24 percent of companies increased wages and salaries in the July-September quarter. That’s down from 43 percent in the April-June quarter and the first drop after three straight increases. Yet the firms still a... Washington • U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy, a sign that wage gains may remain weak in the coming months. A quarterly survey by the National Association for Business Economics found that only 24 percent of companies increased wages and salaries in the July-September quarter. That’s down from 43 percent in the April-June quarter and the first drop after three straight increases. Yet the firms still a... 58541170@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:04:08 MDT IBM to pay $1.5B to shed its costly chip division http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58541174-79/ibm-chip-semiconductor-globalfoundries.html.csp New York • IBM will pay $1.5 billion to Globalfoundries in order to shed its costly chip division. IBM Director of Research John E. Kelly III said in an interview Monday that handing over control of the semiconductor operations will allow it to grow faster, while IBM continues to invest in and expand its chip research. IBM will make payments to the chipmaker over three years, but it took a $4.7 billion charge for the third quarter when it reported earnings Monday. The company fell short of Wall ... New York • IBM will pay $1.5 billion to Globalfoundries in order to shed its costly chip division. IBM Director of Research John E. Kelly III said in an interview Monday that handing over control of the semiconductor operations will allow it to grow faster, while IBM continues to invest in and expand its chip research. IBM will make payments to the chipmaker over three years, but it took a $4.7 billion charge for the third quarter when it reported earnings Monday. The company fell short of Wall ... 58541174@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:01:02 MDT IBM misses Street 3Q forecasts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58541167-79/ibm-zacks-street-earnings.html.csp Armonk, N.Y. • International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) on Monday reported third-quarter net income of $18 million. The Armonk, New York-based company said it had profit of 2 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted to account for discontinued operations and costs related to mergers and acquisitions, were $3.68 per share. The results missed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $4.30 per share. The technology and consul... Armonk, N.Y. • International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) on Monday reported third-quarter net income of $18 million. The Armonk, New York-based company said it had profit of 2 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted to account for discontinued operations and costs related to mergers and acquisitions, were $3.68 per share. The results missed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $4.30 per share. The technology and consul... 58541167@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:57:01 MDT Canadian Pacific ends CSX railroad merger talks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58541161-79/canadian-csx-pacific-railroads.html.csp Canadian Pacific Railway has ended talks with U.S. counterpart CSX about a possible combination and plans no more discussions. The railway operator did not say on Monday why it ended talks, but it did note in a brief statement that regulatory concerns appear to be a major deterrent for railroads considering combinations. A CSX spokeswoman did not return calls Monday morning from The Associated Press seeking comment. Several reports had surfaced recently that CSX Corp. had rejected a merger offer... Canadian Pacific Railway has ended talks with U.S. counterpart CSX about a possible combination and plans no more discussions. The railway operator did not say on Monday why it ended talks, but it did note in a brief statement that regulatory concerns appear to be a major deterrent for railroads considering combinations. A CSX spokeswoman did not return calls Monday morning from The Associated Press seeking comment. Several reports had surfaced recently that CSX Corp. had rejected a merger offer... 58541161@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:55:02 MDT Sears plans to raise more cash via rights offering http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58541153-79/sears-million-stores-offering.html.csp Hoffman Estates, Ill. • Sears is looking to raise more cash, announcing that it is planning a rights offering that may raise up to $625 million. The company, which runs Kmart and its namesake stores, also said Monday that it struck a leasing deal with European fashion retailer Primark. Its shares rose more than 22 percent in afternoon trading. Sears has been cutting costs, reducing inventory and selling assets to return to profitability. Its biggest albatross remains its stores, which critics sa... Hoffman Estates, Ill. • Sears is looking to raise more cash, announcing that it is planning a rights offering that may raise up to $625 million. The company, which runs Kmart and its namesake stores, also said Monday that it struck a leasing deal with European fashion retailer Primark. Its shares rose more than 22 percent in afternoon trading. Sears has been cutting costs, reducing inventory and selling assets to return to profitability. Its biggest albatross remains its stores, which critics sa... 58541153@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:53:01 MDT China’s growth likely to slow, research group says http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58541143-79/growth-china-chinese-companies.html.csp New York • China’s economic growth will decelerate to 4 percent a year between 2020 to 2025 — well below widespread expectations of steady 7 percent to 8 percent growth over the next decade, a business research group predicted. The Conference Board forecast Monday that China will endure a rockier-than-expected transition from fast growth based on exports and massive investment in factories and real estate to a slower but steadier economy based on increased spending by Chinese consumers. “This ad... New York • China’s economic growth will decelerate to 4 percent a year between 2020 to 2025 — well below widespread expectations of steady 7 percent to 8 percent growth over the next decade, a business research group predicted. The Conference Board forecast Monday that China will endure a rockier-than-expected transition from fast growth based on exports and massive investment in factories and real estate to a slower but steadier economy based on increased spending by Chinese consumers. “This ad... 58541143@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:51:01 MDT GM ignition switch death count rises to 29 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58541139-79/ignition-cars-death-feinberg.html.csp Detroit • At least 29 people have died and 27 people have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the totals Monday. Feinberg says he has received 184 death claims since August. Of those, 29 have been deemed eligible for compensation, up two from last week. Twenty-seven of the 1,333 injury claimants have also received compensation offers. GM knew about faulty ig... Detroit • At least 29 people have died and 27 people have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the totals Monday. Feinberg says he has received 184 death claims since August. Of those, 29 have been deemed eligible for compensation, up two from last week. Twenty-seven of the 1,333 injury claimants have also received compensation offers. GM knew about faulty ig... 58541139@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:48:01 MDT Justices will decide privacy case on hotel guests’ information http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58541134-68/hotel-case-court-ayala.html.csp Washington • The Supreme Court agreed Monday to referee a dispute over police access to hotels’ guest information without first getting a search warrant. The justices said they will hear an appeal by the city of Los Angeles of a lower court ruling that struck down an ordinance that requires hotel operators to open their guest registries at the demand of police. The federal appeals court in San Francisco divided 7-4 in ruling that the ordinance violates the privacy rights of the hotels, but not t... Washington • The Supreme Court agreed Monday to referee a dispute over police access to hotels’ guest information without first getting a search warrant. The justices said they will hear an appeal by the city of Los Angeles of a lower court ruling that struck down an ordinance that requires hotel operators to open their guest registries at the demand of police. The federal appeals court in San Francisco divided 7-4 in ruling that the ordinance violates the privacy rights of the hotels, but not t... 58541134@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:47:01 MDT U.S. stocks quietly move higher; IBM disappoints http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58541130-79/market-fell-ibm-percent.html.csp New York • The U.S. stock market moved quietly higher Monday as investors decided to step back into a market that was rattled by white-knuckle turbulence last week. It was a rare move upward for a market that, for the most part, has been moving lower for the past month. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 17.26 points, or 0.9 percent, to 1,904.02 and the Nasdaq composite gained 57.64 points, or 1.4 percent, to 4,316.07. The Dow Jones industrial average did not fare as well, and wound up essenti... New York • The U.S. stock market moved quietly higher Monday as investors decided to step back into a market that was rattled by white-knuckle turbulence last week. It was a rare move upward for a market that, for the most part, has been moving lower for the past month. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 17.26 points, or 0.9 percent, to 1,904.02 and the Nasdaq composite gained 57.64 points, or 1.4 percent, to 4,316.07. The Dow Jones industrial average did not fare as well, and wound up essenti... 58541130@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:46:02 MDT