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Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in White House intruder case

By Pete Yost And Alicia A. Caldwell The Associated Press
September 22, 2014
Washington • Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition in the car of the man accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside the building, a federal prosecutor said Monday. A machete and two hatchets also were found. The ac...
20140922
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St. George firefighters snuff preschool blaze

By Bob Mims The Salt Lake Tribune
September 22, 2014
St. George firefighters rushed to the scene of a preschool blaze Monday afternoon, but no injuries were reported. Public safety dispatchers said the 911 call on the fire at the Head Start Preschool, 494 E. 900 South, came in at 1:17 p.m. All the chil...
20140922
100

Firelight helped stoke life as we know it

By Annie Knox The Salt Lake Tribune
September 22, 2014
The earliest campfires likely stoked human bonding, traditions and imagination — helping us connect and form broader societies. Firelight "mellows and also excites people. It's intimate," writes University of Utah anthropology professor Polly ...
20140922
39

MLB: Braves fire GM Frank Wren after missing playoffs

By Paul Newberry The Associated Press
September 22, 2014
Atlanta • The Atlanta Braves fired general manager Frank Wren on Monday, less than 24 hours after being eliminated from the NL playoff race. The move was announced by team president John Schuerholz, who called it a "cumulative" decision based on the ...
20140922
17

Thousands march in Moscow against Ukraine fighting

By Nataliya Vasilyeva The Associated Press
September 21, 2014
Moscow • Tens of thousands of people marched through central Moscow on Sunday to demonstrate against the fighting in Ukraine and Russia's alleged complicity in the conflict. An Associated Press reporter estimated the crowd at about 20,000, alth...
20140921
58

9 days in, no contact with trooper slaying suspect

By Kathy Matheson The Associated Press
September 21, 2014
Canadensis, Pa. • Nine days after a gunman opened fire in a deadly ambush at a state police barracks, authorities have had no contact with the suspect they describe as a self-taught survivalist despite an intensive search that shut down the heavily w...
20140921
19

32 structures destroyed in California wildfire

The Associated Press
September 21, 2014
Pollock Pines, Calif. • Officials say nearly three-dozen structures have been destroyed in an expanding wildfire in Northern California. Capt. Tom Piranio (pih-RAH'-nee-oh), a fire information officer, says 10 residences and 22 outbuildings have...
20140921
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Authorities: Islamic State group an online threat

By Tom Hays The Associated Press
September 21, 2014
New York • The latest issue of the digital magazine "Dabiq" features glossy photos of smiling militants from the Islamic State group, mutilated bodies on the battlefield and articles with titles such as, "There is No Life Without Jihad" and "Foley&ap...
20140921
16

Milbank: Why Washington is broken

By Dana Milbank The Washington Post
September 21, 2014
WASHINGTON • Jeff Flake, the Arizona Republican senator who asked the Discovery Channel to film him and a Democratic colleague last month as they subsisted on an uninhabited Pacific island, came home with a sunburn, a 10-pound weight loss — and a de...
20140921
29

Buffer zone created between Ukraine troops, pro-Russian rebels

The Associated Press
September 20, 2014
Minsk, Belarus • Sporadic artillery fire hit parts of eastern Ukraine on Saturday, hours after negotiators agreed to create a buffer zone between government troops and pro-Russian militants by halting their advances, pulling back heavy weapons and wi...
20140920
48

Real Salt Lake: The intricacies of signing a Designated Player

By Christopher Kamrani The Salt Lake Tribune
September 20, 2014
Garth Lagerwey didn't have the luxury of sleep on his 15-hour flight to Santiago, Chile. The July 18 trip was years in the making, so Real Salt Lake's general manager knew continued due diligence was mandatory. Excursions to scout talent in...
20140920
12

Review: Slash's 'World on Fire' at its best as a slow burn

By Eric Walden The Salt Lake Tribune
September 20, 2014
A man renowned for being a member of one of the most hedonistic sleaze-rock bands in history — and for performing in a top hat — might seem an unlikely candidate to showcase new work with nuance and restraint. Of course, that hardly means that Sla...
20140920
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Carlson: Richard Clarke's hair is on fire again

By Margaret Carlson Bloomberg View
September 20, 2014
WASHINGTON • Remember Richard Clarke, the presidential counterterrorism adviser whose hair was on fire about al-Qaida long before the Sept. 11 attacks and whose warnings of a threat from hijacked planes were ignored by the administration of President...
20140920
26

Buffer zone agreed on in Ukrainian peace talks

By Yuras Karmanau The Associated Press
September 19, 2014
Minsk, Belarus • Negotiators in Ukrainian peace talks agreed early Saturday to create a buffer zone to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants and withdraw heavy weapons and foreign fighters in order to ensure a stable truce in eastern U...
20140919
33

Procter & Gamble cancels on-field NFL promotion

By Mae Anderson The Associated Press
September 19, 2014
New York • Procter & Gamble is canceling an on-field breast cancer awareness promotion it had been planning with the National Football League, the latest sponsor to respond to the NFL's growing problems. The consumer products maker is the la...
20140919
19

Op-ed: Religion is yin to science's yang

By Russell C. Fericks
September 19, 2014
Last week, Gregory Clark, professor of bioengineering, wrote a fierce homage to his deceased friend, Victor Stenger, a "renowned physicist and best-selling atheist author." After a spirited critique of the superior traits of inductive science, and th...
20140919
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After vote to stay in U.K., Scots must heal divide

By Jill Lawless The Associated Press
September 19, 2014
Edinburgh, Scotland • Following a long night that brought floods of relief for some and bitter disappointment for others, Scotland awoke with a hangover Friday after voting to reject independence. Now, the task was to heal the divide — and use the ...
20140919
13

Attic wiring blamed for southeast Salt Lake house fire

By Bob Mims The Salt Lake Tribune
September 19, 2014
Faulty attic wiring is being blamed for an early Friday fire at a southeast Salt Lake City home. Salt Lake City Fire Department spokesman Jasen Asay said crews quickly located, contained and extinguished the smoldering blaze at 611 E. Bryan Ave. (160...
20140919
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Three rescued from vehicle that went into Jordan River

By Pamela Manson The Salt Lake Tribune
September 19, 2014
Three teens were injured Thursday night when their SUV went off the road and into the Jordan River, authorities said. A group of bystanders jumped into the water, turned the vehicle upright and pulled two of the occupants out, Salt Lake City Fire Dep...
20140919
38

Witness: 21 killed by Mexico army had surrendered

By Mark Stevenson And E. Eduardo Castillo The Associated Press
September 18, 2014
Arcelia, Mexico • A woman says she saw Mexican soldiers shoot and kill her 15-year-old daughter after a confrontation with a suspected drug gang even though the teenager was lying wounded on the ground. Twenty others also were shot and killed in rura...
20140918
21

Utah football: From Down Under, Tom Hackett punts way to top

By Matthew Piper | The Salt Lake Tribune
September 18, 2014
Frankly, Jay Hill told Australian punting coach Nathan Chapman, he wasn't sold. He'd seen the film of Chapman's Australian rules football converts, who at the time included current Ute Tom Hackett, but he didn't know if their 50-...
20140918
9

PepsiCo latest sponsor to voice NFL concern

By Mae Anderson The Associated Press
September 18, 2014
New York • PepsiCo Inc.'s CEO Indra Nooyi has made a double-edged statement on the NFL's problems handing domestic violence, calling some players' behavior "repugnant" but saying that Commissioner Roger Goodell is "a man of integrity."...
20140918
25

Man arrested in fast-growing California wildfire

The Associated Press
September 18, 2014
Pollock Pines, Calif. • A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson in an out-of-control Northern California wildfire that has driven nearly 2,800 people from their homes as it continues to grow, authorities said Thursday. Wayne Allen Huntsman, 37,...
20140918
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Kaplan: Obama properly worried about entering dark rooms in Iraq

September 18, 2014
By Fred Kaplan Slate WASHINGTON • We've seen this dreaded movie before. Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appeared before a Senate committee this week and said that, under certain circumstances, he might recommend tha...
20140918
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Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from U.S. go unmet

By Julie Pace The Associated Press
September 18, 2014
Washington • The United States will provide $46 million in new security assistance to the Ukraine's military, but stop short of fulfilling an urgent request from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for lethal aid to help his country fight again...
20140918
24

Review: Pioneer Theatre's 'Spelling Bee' explores the funny side of adolescent angst

By Barbara M. Bannon Special To The Tribune
September 18, 2014
Few things in life are as intense as adolescent angst, when even minor matters assume life-and-death importance. Teenagers' emotions — and often their bodies — are doing things they can't comprehend, and they are frantically trying to def...
20140918
14

Photos and review: Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat in Utah

By Eric Walden The Salt Lake Tribune
September 18, 2014
West Valley City • Whether you call Five Finger Death Punch's music nü-metal, groove metal, thrash metal, metalcore — it doesn't really matter. The fans who packed the Maverik Center on Tuesday night to see them play didn't care about...
20140918
15

NFL: Arizona Cardinals' RB Dwyer head-butted wife

By Jacques Billeaud The Associated Press
September 18, 2014
Phoenix • Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her in the face the next day, police said Thursday. The details surfaced in a law enforcement report a ...
20140918
13

PepsiCo latest sponsor to voice NFL concern

By Mae Anderson The Associated Press
September 18, 2014
New York • Another major sponsor is speaking out on the NFL's handling of domestic violence cases, with PepsiCo Inc.'s CEO Indra Nooyi saying she is "deeply disturbed." Nooyi decried the "repugnant behavior of a few players and the NFL&apos...
20140918
28

Letter: House fire reveals a caring community

September 17, 2014
On April 16 my house and nearly all earthly possessions burned to the ground. It has been so wonderful to experience everyone's kindness. Friends, neighbors and relatives have rallied to help ... a complete stranger slowed the car in passing ...
20140917
60

$500K in damage from Weber Fairgrounds fire

By Bob Mims The Salt Lake Tribune
September 17, 2014
A blaze that caused an estimated $500,000 in damage at the Weber County Fairgrounds remains under investigation, though it is believed to have been accidental. Weber Fire District Fire Marshal Brandon Thueson said district and Ogden City Fire Departm...
20140917
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SLCPD: Charred shell of stripped, stolen car found

By Bob Mims The Salt Lake Tribune
September 17, 2014
Police and arson experts are investigating after the charred shell of a stolen car was found in a west Salt Lake City industrial park. The vehicle had been stripped of parts and then torched about 11 p.m. Tuesday. Firefighters quickly doused the blaz...
20140917
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Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

By Laura Mills The Associated Press
September 16, 2014
Kiev, Ukraine • Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country's rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists. The actions by la...
20140916
24

Pac-12 notes: Mora impressed with Neuheisel sticking with Bruins

By Kyle Goon The Salt Lake Tribune
September 16, 2014
Starting a new coaching regime at a football program is never easy. But when you're replacing a player's dad? Just plain tricky. But even though UCLA's Jim Mora couldn't be the same kind of coach to Jerry Neuheisel as his father, ...
20140916
17

Racing wildfire engulfs homes in California town

By Jeff Barnard Associated Press
September 16, 2014
Weed, Calif. • Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills. Ten minutes later, a wildfire driven by fierce winds raced through their neighb...
20140916
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Child safety: Check your car seat expiration date

By Annie Knox The Salt Lake Tribune
September 16, 2014
Car seats have a shelf life a little longer than a can of tomatoes — six years. But just to be safe, new mom Katie Blackburn-Conway, 38, waited while Safe Kids workers inspected her 1-year-old daughter's car seat for an expiration date Monday a...
20140916
27

U.S. says it's open to talks with Iran on Islamic State

By Elaine Ganley And Lara Jakes The Associated Press
September 15, 2014
Paris • As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington's earlier opposition to Tehran e...
20140915
11

Ukrainian president offers rebels big concessions to end uprising

Anthony Faiola The Washington Post
September 15, 2014
Kiev, Ukraine • President Petro Poroshenko on Monday proposed a series of major concessions to end the uprising by pro-Russian rebels in restive eastern Ukraine, offering the separatists a broad amnesty and special self-governance status for territor...
20140915
34

Value of car seats touted at The Road Home

The Salt Lake Tribune
September 15, 2014
The importance of properly fitting child car seats was emphasized Monday at The Road Home as part of National Child Passenger Safety Week, which runs through Saturday. Car seats were presented to those in need while representatives of the Salt Lake ...
20140915
25

Utah police remove Facebook post about shooting of black man

By Brady Mccombs Associated Press
September 15, 2014
Salt Lake City • Officials in a Utah city where a young black man was fatally shot by police have removed a social media posting that criticized the news media for reporting innuendo, opinion and rumor as fact. The Saratoga Springs Police Department ...
20140915
34

Oklahoma trooper jailed on sex assault complaints

By Sean Murphy The Associated Press
September 15, 2014
Oklahoma City • The Oklahoma Highway Patrol arrested a state trooper Monday on complaints of kidnapping, rape and other crimes after three women alleged the officer sexually assaulted them while he was on duty. Trooper Eric Roberts, 42, was arrested ...
20140915
19

Utah state agencies big users of military weapons

By Nate Carlisle The Salt Lake Tribune
September 15, 2014
New data show that the Utah state government — from the attorney general to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources — has acquired a lot of surplus military weapons and gear. The Utah Highway Patrol alone possess 250 M-14 rifles. There were 412 st...
20140915
16

Utah prison inmate death: Investigators waiting on autopsy

By Bob Mims The Salt Lake Tribune
September 15, 2014
Investigators on Monday were awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine whether a Utah State Prison inmate died over the weekend from injuries in a fight or a separate medical problem. Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal, whose agency is investigati...
20140915
25

Sex offenders driving up Utah's prison population

By Marissa Lang The Salt Lake Tribune
September 15, 2014
Prison populations around the country have been in steady decline for the past 10 years. In Utah, it's a different story. The number of men and women in the state's prison system has continued to rise, with the highest drivers being nonviol...
20140915
11

Utewrap: The week in Utah sports, Sept. 8-14

Utah Sports by Tribune Sports Reporters
September 15, 2014
If Utah's fall sports teams can end the season as they began it, a few new banners will be in order. The football, soccer and volleyball teams haven't faced much in the way of stiff competition, but a combined 16-0-2 start — football is 2-...
20140915
15

4 students hurt, at least 1 seriously, in Denver school lab fire

The Associated Press
September 15, 2014
Denver • Authorities say four students suffered burns and at least one had serious injuries from a fire in a Denver high school chemistry laboratory. The fire broke out Monday at SMART Academy, a charter high school in southwestern Denver. Denver Fir...
20140915
100

2-alarm fire at southeast Salt Lake City home

By Bob Mims The Salt Lake Tribune
September 15, 2014
A southeast Salt Lake family escaped unharmed from a two-alarm fire early Monday morning. Salt Lake Fire Department spokesman Brian Dale said the blaze at 1700 S. 2250 East was reported about 1:49 a.m. Monday. The family was alerted when their smoke ...
20140915
85

Shell-shocked residents emerge from hiding in Ukrainian city

By Peter Leonard The Associated Press
September 14, 2014
Luhansk, Ukraine • Months of daily shelling reduced the east Ukraine city of Luhansk to a ghost town, silent but for the explosions. On Sunday, following a cease-fire agreement signed Sept. 5, residents in the second-largest city held by pro-Russian...
20140914
27

Gaza children return to school after war

By Ibrahim Barzak Associated Press
September 14, 2014
Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Some half million Gaza children made a delayed return to school on Sunday after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings. Gaza Education Ministry of...
20140914
27

In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts

By Wilson Ring Associated Press
September 14, 2014
Burlington, Vt. • Vermont's largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass. With little fanfare, the Burlingto...
20140914
15

Southern California fire 20 percent contained

Associated Press
September 14, 2014
Santa Ana, Calif. • A wildfire in Southern California was 20 percent contained on Sunday but more than 200 homes remained evacuated near the Cleveland National Forest, authorities said. More than 1,000 firefighters and fire personnel were battling th...
20140914
72

Prison inmate dies following fight

By Michael Mcfall The Salt Lake Tribune
September 14, 2014
A Utah State Prison inmate died Saturday night after corrections officers broke up a fight between him and another inmate. Officers saw Christopher Lee Lucas, 25, and another inmate fighting in a cell and told them to stop, but the orders were ignor...
20140914
22

NFL : Peterson booked and released from Texas jail

By Dave Campbell Ap Pro Football Writer
September 13, 2014
Minneapolis • Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was booked and released from a Texas jail on a child abuse charge early Saturday, capping a tumultuous week for the NFL, which was already facing heavy criticism for its handling of a dome...
20140913
11

U.S., E.U. levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire

The Associated Press
September 13, 2014
Washington • Unsatisfied with a fragile cease-fire in Ukraine, the United States and the European Union levied new sanctions Friday against major Russian banks and defense companies, as well as penalties aimed at curtailing Russia's ability to d...
20140913
32

US, EU levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire

By Julie Pace And Jonathan Fahey Associated Press
September 13, 2014
Washington • Unsatisfied with a fragile cease-fire in Ukraine, the United States and the European Union levied new sanctions Friday against major Russian banks and defense companies, as well as penalties aimed at curtailing Russia's ability to d...
20140913
32

Russian aid convoy streams into Ukrainian city

By Peter Leonard And Laura Mills Associated Press
September 13, 2014
Luhansk, Ukraine • A convoy of more than 200 white trucks crossed the Russian border to deliver humanitarian aid to a battered Ukrainian city on Saturday, a move made without Kiev's consent yet met with silence by Ukraine's top leaders. "E...
20140913
27

Where's the tape? America responds to video

By Jesse Washington Ap National Writer
September 13, 2014
We only respond if there's video. That's one lesson that can be drawn from the belated reaction to football player Ray Rice knocking out his fiancee in an elevator. Rice was arrested back in February, and in July was suspended for two games...
20140913
13

BASE jumper hurt near Provo

By Michael Mcfall The Salt Lake Tribune
September 13, 2014
A man was injured while BASE jumping in Rock Canyon. He was the last of his friends to jump from an estimated 300-foot cliff in Utah County about 2:30 p.m. Friday, said Provo Fire Capt. Dean York. His parachute deployed, but he slammed back into the ...
20140913
34

NFL's Washington team offers donation to Monument Valley

By Tom Wharton The Salt Lake Tribune
September 12, 2014
The controversy over the Washington NFL football team's nickname has come to San Juan County. Representatives of the NFL team's Original Americans Foundation attended last Friday night's football game between Whitehorse and Monument Va...
20140912
15

Evidence growing that Hamas used residential areas

By Hamza Hendawi And Josef Federman The Associated Press
September 12, 2014
Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Two weeks after the end of the Gaza war, there is growing evidence that Hamas militants used residential areas as cover for launching rockets at Israel, at least at times. Even Hamas now admits "mistakes" were made. But Hamas...
20140912
18

Heated driveways: Goodbye to the snow shovel?

By Diana Marszalek The Associated Press
September 12, 2014
While the rest of the neighborhood was digging out, Alex Geier had little problem leaving his Hinsdale, Illinois, house around 7:30 each morning last winter, no matter how much snow had piled up during the night. No, Geier didn't pay some kid t...
20140912
18

Letter: When will our gun luck run out?

September 12, 2014
How fortunate that the Taylorsville teacher who shot herself was not more seriously injured and that no one else was in the line of fire. How long can we continue to have such luck with the premise that arming teachers is the answer to school shooti...
20140912
84

Op-ed: Don't let cattle harm Range Creek Canyon again

By John Carter
September 12, 2014
Range Creek Canyon is a remarkable place with near vertical walls rising thousands of feet to the West Tavaputs Plateau. Nearly 400 archaeological sites including rock art panels, pit houses, granaries and others have been identified by the Natural ...
20140912
41

Olive Garden investor: Back off on the breadsticks

By Candice Choi The Associated Press
September 12, 2014
New York • Olive Garden is hurting itself by piling on too many breadsticks, according to an investor that's disputing how the restaurant chain is run. In a nearly 300-page critique, the hedge fund Starboard Value says Olive Garden restaurants l...
20140912
17

Museum traces fragments of Star-Spangled Banner

By Brett Zongker The Associated Press
September 12, 2014
Washington • If you happen to find some remnants of woven wool in your attic — in red, white or blue and marked Fort McHenry — the Smithsonian Institution would like to know. Two hundred years after a massive flag was hoisted over the fort in Balti...
20140912
15

Utah County investigators seek witnesses to officer-involved shooting

The Salt Lake Tribune
September 12, 2014
As the investigation continues into the Saratoga Springs officer-involved shooting of a man who was allegedly wielding a samurai sword, investigators are asking anyone who witnesses the episode to come forward. Any witnesses who have not already been...
20140912
20

Weekend Express: Strut Your Mutt, Brazil and India festivals

The Salt Lake Tribune
September 12, 2014
Plan your weekend with picks from our entertainment reporters, critics and bloggers. For more event listings, visit www.sltrib.com/entertainment. Sports listings can be found here. Strut Your Mutt • A dog festival with pet contests, a kids acti...
20140912
15

Recalls this week: smoke alarms, generators

By The Associated Press
September 12, 2014
More than 1 million smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are being recalled because a power outage could render them useless. Inflatable rubber tubes that can irritate skin and boys jackets posing an entanglement hazard are also among this week's re...
20140912
23

Behind the headlines of the Swallow-Shurtleff scandal

By Dan Harrie The Salt Lake Tribune
September 12, 2014
After months of reporting and scores of newspaper stories deep into their investigation of Utah Attorney General John Swallow and his predecessor, Mark Shurtleff, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Robert Gehrke and Tom Harvey felt the bottom drop out from ...
20140912
15

Monson: Cougars' victory over Houston was an underachievement

By Gordon Monson Tribune Columnist
September 12, 2014
Provo • Three things were in the offing for BYU on Thursday night at LaVell Edwards Stadium and two of them were bad: a shot at a big, impressive win, a shot at a small, unimpressive win, a shot at – shut your mouth – a loss. The first would be acce...
20140912
13

Bloomberg View: For once, the EU surprises Putin

September 12, 2014
Bloomberg View For the first time since Russia annexed Crimea six months ago, the European Union has surprised President Vladimir Putin instead of the other way around. Despite a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, and despite Russia's apparent withd...
20140912
44

US sanctions target key Russia economic sectors

By Julie Pace The Associated Press
September 12, 2014
Washington • The United States hit Russia Friday with a new round of economic sanctions, levying penalties on Russia's largest bank and expanding financing restrictions on major energy and defense companies. The sanctions were imposed in coordin...
20140912
22

Salt Lake community scene gets sweeter with new Sugar Space Arts Warehouse

By Kathy Stephenson The Salt Lake Tribune
September 12, 2014
Salt Lake City's Sugar Space arts studio has a new downtown sibling. The Sugar Space Arts Warehouse, at 132 S. 800 West, offers nearly 10,000 square feet of space for studios, performances, fundraisers and other community events, said director B...
20140912
18

Fall concert preview: Big acts keep on coming to Utah this fall

By Sean P. Means The Salt Lake Tribune
September 12, 2014
The fall concert lineup doesn't have as many big arena shows as summertime, but there's still plenty to hear for fans of any musical taste, including pop superstar Katy Perry, set to play EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on Sept. 29 ...
20140912
5

Fire severely damages historic E. Idaho building

The Associated Press
September 12, 2014
Pocatello, Idaho • A Friday morning fire has severely damaged an historic building in Old Town Pocatello in eastern Idaho. Firefighters say the Monarch Building that is on the National Register of Historic Places was fully involved in flames when the...
20140912
79

West Valley City crews snuff apartment complex fire

By Bob Mims The Salt Lake Tribune
September 12, 2014
Two apartments were destroyed and several more sustained smoke and water damage in an early Friday morning fire in West Valley City. West Valley City firefighters were dispatched to the Shadowbrook Apartments, 3860 S. 1700 West, at 2:50 a.m. after a ...
20140912
83

Saratoga Springs cops identify fatally shot sword-wielding man

By Bob Mims The Salt Lake Tribune
September 12, 2014
Police on Thursday identified a 22-year-old Saratoga Springs man who was allegedly armed with a samurai sword when fatally shot during a confrontation with officers. Darrien Nathaniel Hunt died of at least one gunshot wound about 9:40 a.m. Wednesday...
20140912
21

Utah football notes: Running back battle stays hot (VIDEO)

By Kyle Goon The Salt Lake Tribune
September 11, 2014
If there's a theme to this fall, it might well be this: The Utes have no problem breeding competition within their own ranks. They did it at quarterback. Guard. Defensive line. Corner. One place where the battle is still burning — and may in fa...
20140911
19

Robbery suspect shot and killed by police

By Pamela Manson The Salt Lake Tribune
September 11, 2014
A man suspected of robbing a St. George bank at gunpoint and kidnapping two employees as he made his getaway was shot and killed by police on Thursday. The suspect has not yet been identified, Sgt. David Crouse of the Washington County Sheriff'...
20140911
13

Pilot injured in Utah helicopter crash

The Salt Lake Tribune
September 11, 2014
A helicopter pilot suffered non-life-threatening injuries when he crashed Thursday morning while doing survey work in northern San Juan County suffered non-life-threatening injuries, the San Juan County Sheriff's office said Thursday. The helico...
20140911
32

Pedestrian hit by FrontRunner train in W. Bountiful

By Bob Mims The Salt Lake Tribune
September 11, 2014
Emergency personnel rushed to the scene of a FrontRunner train-pedestrian accident late Thursday morning in West Bountiful. Police dispatchers said the call reporting the incident came in at 11:45 a.m. from the area of 400 North, about a quarter-mile...
20140911
31

Restaurant review: Discerning Utah palates will appreciate Bountiful's Plates & Palates

By Heather L. King Special To The Tribune
September 11, 2014
Bountiful • Plates & Palates recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, so this restaurant has stood the test of time in south Davis County. A recent remodel brought about a cleaner, neater interior appearance with fewer retail kitchen items and a...
20140911
10

Hangout house: why some homes become teen central

By Lisa A. Flam The Associated Press
September 11, 2014
Start with amenities like a monster TV or fire pit, add a never-ending supply of munchies and a relaxed attitude toward your kids bringing home a friend — or five — and you may just find that your place has become THE place where the tweens and tee...
20140911
23

News roundup: Condi Rice suggested for NFL commissioner

Out of Context by Tribune Political Reporters
September 11, 2014
Condi Rice for NFL commissioner? Shurtleff to FBI: Give me all your files. Obama outlines plans against ISIL. Happy Thursday. In the aftermath of the Ray Rice suspension, there have been many voices calling for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's...
20140911
10

Police shooting of Utah armed robbery suspect ruled justified

By Pamela Manson The Salt Lake Tribune
September 10, 2014
The shooting of an armed robbery suspect by two Utah law enforcement officers during a high-speed chase in July was justified, the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office said in a report released Wednesday. Officers Shawn Bias of the West ...
20140910
19

Gaza war is over, but Jerusalem violence remains

By Daniel Estrin The Associated Press
September 10, 2014
Jerusalem • While the world's attention was focused on the airstrikes and rockets over Gaza and Israel this summer, a wave of violence hit the streets of Jerusalem — and is still roiling parts of this divided city at the core of the Israeli-Pal...
20140910
13

Ukraine pledges more autonomy to rebellious east

By Laura Mills The Associated Press
September 10, 2014
Kiev, Ukraine • Ukraine's president promised Wednesday to introduce a bill as early as next week that would offer greater autonomy to the pro-Russian east, where separatists have been battling government troops for almost five months. But Presi...
20140910
41

Critics protest as lawmakers mull Tesla tax breaks

By Scott Sonner The Associated Press
September 10, 2014
Carson City, Nev. • Critics argued Nevada lawmakers were gambling with taxpayers' money as they began negotiating in a special session Wednesday over whether to approve an unprecedented package of up to $1.3 billion in incentives aimed at bringi...
20140910
14

GOP pondering Hatch Act complaint against sheriff

By Mike Gorrell The Salt Lake Tribune
September 10, 2014
The Salt Lake County Republican Party issued a news release Tuesday night calling for an official investigation into a privately owned armored SWAT vehicle on loan to the Unified Police Department being used at a 2013 fundraiser for Democratic Sherif...
20140910
16

Armed men seize Ukraine ice hockey club offices

The Associated Press
September 10, 2014
Donetsk, Ukraine • The professional ice hockey club in the war-torn city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine says armed men have occupied its offices. The Donbass Donetsk club says that a group of "armed men broke into the building" on Wednesday afternoon ...
20140910
31

Western Editorials: Law and order ...

State of the Debate by George Pyle
September 10, 2014
A Law and Order theme to some of the recent editorials in Western newspapers: — Police officers have to be multi-cultural — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial "A good cop should be equally comfortable stepping into a church, a gay bar, a school, a strip c...
20140910
19

Report: CEO made wrong decision before crash

By Keith Ridler The Associated Press
September 9, 2014
Boise • The likely causes of a 2012 airplane crash that killed the head of memory chip maker Micron are a decrease in engine power during takeoff and the man's ill-fated decision to turn the experimental plane around rather than make an emergenc...
20140909
29

N. Idaho officials wary of railroad catastrophe

The Associated Press
September 9, 2014
Sandpoint, Idaho • Northern Idaho officials concerned about the increasing number of oil trains passing through the region are seeking a grant to create a regional response plan should a railroad catastrophe occur. The plan would include Boundary, Bo...
20140909
51

AP sports reporter Christopher Duncan dies at 43

The Associated Press
September 9, 2014
Houston • Christopher Duncan, a sports reporter for The Associated Press who covered the Houston Texans, Houston Rockets and the Kentucky Derby, has died at the age of 43. A Harris County sheriff's deputy confirmed the death on Monday night. Dun...
20140909
21

EU antitrust claims against Google extended

By Juergen Baetz The Associated Press
September 9, 2014
Brussels • The European Union's competition authority has rejected yet another offer from Google to settle a case that claims the company abuses its dominant position in Internet searches, once again extending the four-year-old anti-trust battle...
20140909
21

Fire damages Magic Mountain roller coaster

The Associated Press
September 9, 2014
Santa Clarita, Calif. • A fire on the recently closed Colossus ride at Southern California's Six Flags Magic Mountain park has collapsed part of the famous wooden roller coaster, but no injuries are reported. Los Angeles County firefighters got ...
20140909
81

Ask a Designer: Tween bedroom's a balancing act

By Melissa Rayworth The Associated Press
September 9, 2014
Decorating a baby's room is all about what mom and dad want. But decorating a bedroom for a "tween-age" child is more complicated. It's a great place to give growing adolescents some creative freedom. But will they reject at age 12 the colo...
20140909
12

Robinson: Bombs, boots and bluster won't work

By Eugene Robinson The Washington Post
September 9, 2014
WASHINGTON • President Obama's strategy against the Islamic State may be hard to pin down — maddeningly so, some complain — but it is likely to work far better than anything his bellicose critics advocate. Perhaps the president will eliminate...
20140909
14

New V.A. chief: Veterans agency too complicated

By Matthew Daly The Associated Press
September 8, 2014
Washington • The Veterans Affairs Department with its 14 different password-protected websites is too complicated for most veterans to navigate, new Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald said Monday as he promised to make it easier for veterans ...
20140908
15

Ukraine's president visits embattled city of Mariupol

By Peter Leonard And Laura Mills The Associated Press
September 8, 2014
Mariupol, Ukraine • Ukraine's president made a surprise trip Monday to a government stronghold in the turbulent southeast, delivering a fiery speech to hundreds of workers in hard hats in a dramatic show of Kiev's strength in the region. "...
20140908
43

Amazon slashes price of its Fire smartphone

The Associated Press
September 8, 2014
New York • Amazon slashed the price of its Fire smartphone Monday, a day before Apple is expected to unveil its latest version of the iPhone. The online retailer said the Fire with 32 gigabytes of memory will now cost 99 cents when customers sign a t...
20140908
77

Comic Con: Shannon Hale is tipping the superhero scales for women

By Michael Mcfall The Salt Lake Tribune
September 8, 2014
Shannon Hale wishes there were more female superheroes. She's helping the situation, though, by creating her own heroes — like Maisie Danger Brown, the super-powered science whiz of her novel, "Dangerous," which came out earlier this year. Then...
20140908
23

As Salt Lake Comic Con grows, lines and crowds do too

By Michael Mcfall The Salt Lake Tribune
September 8, 2014
Salt Lake Comic Con keeps growing, with some fans feeling the growing pains. On Thursday, lines to enter the Salt Palace stretched two blocks, and some fans waited up to two hours before stepping inside. In response, event organizers offered passes ...
20140908
39

Stocks fall as oil price slump hits energy sector

By Ken Sweet The Associated Press
September 8, 2014
New York • The U.S. stock market fell Monday, pulling back from a record high reached last week. Energy stocks fell the most as the price of oil slumped. Campbell Soup declined after the company said its 2015 income would miss analysts' expectat...
20140908
18

News roundup: A photographic look at Mitt Romney's political rise

Out of Context by Tribune Political Reporters
September 8, 2014
Poll not good for Lockhart's superintendent bid. Five things to watch for as Congress returns. Utah prisons tell BLM to remove 1,100 wild horses. Happy Monday. Whether he runs for president again or not — and he keeps saying he is not — Mit...
20140908
9

Timbers salvage tie with Earthquakes

By The Associated Press
September 7, 2014
Timbers 3, Earthquakes 3 • In Santa Clara, Calif., Kalif Alhassan scored in the 86th minute to give Portland a tie with the San Jose. Alhassan ran onto a loose ball in the penalty area and slotted a shot past goalkeeper Jon Busch. Alhassan tied it a ...
20140907
43

Abbas, Hamas in power struggle over Gaza Strip

The Associated Press
September 7, 2014
Ramallah, West Bank • The new Palestinian unity government faced a new crisis on Sunday after President Mahmoud Abbas threatened to dissolve his alliance with Hamas if the Islamic militant group does not give up power in the Gaza Strip. The dispute ...
20140907
27

Shaky cease-fire appears to hold in Ukraine

By Jim Heintz And Laura Mills The Associated Press
September 6, 2014
Kiev, Ukraine • Witnesses in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol reported sustained explosions outside the city and a volunteer battalion of Ukrainian fighters says Grad rockets were fired at its positions late Saturday, little more than a day after ...
20140906
41

Oregon wildfire that forced evacuations is extinguished

Associated Press
September 6, 2014
Corvallis, Ore. • A late-night wildfire that tore through brush in an Oregon city has been extinguished after it forced the evacuation of more than 200 homes. Jim Patton of the Corvallis Fire Department says the blaze was put out by sunrise on Saturd...
20140906
79

Real Salt Lake: RSL still wary of FC Dallas' potent style

By Christopher Kamrani The Salt Lake Tribune
September 6, 2014
Sandy • It's clear in the landscape of Major League Soccer that Real Salt Lake's primary purpose is to attack. Not to sit back, not to bunker, not to absorb pressure, but to be in the instigators. That's the club's goal every 90 m...
20140906
13

Gravedigger hurt while falling into newly dug hole

Associated Press
September 6, 2014
New York • A New York City gravedigger has been injured while falling backward into a freshly dug plot. The accident happened Friday morning while the worker was positioning a monument on the grave at St. John's Cemetery in Queens. Fire Departme...
20140906
33

Recalls this week: children's sunglasses, bikes

By The Associated Press
September 5, 2014
More than 200,000 children's sunglasses are being recalled because they contain excessive levels of lead paint. Other consumer products being recalled this week include children's shoes with a metal thread in the liner and bicycles with pot...
20140905
15

Verdict in explosion case raises fairness issue

By Michael R. Blood The Associated Press
September 5, 2014
Los Angeles • The biggest beneficiary of the record $1.4 billion fine levied against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for a gas line explosion that killed eight people and destroyed dozens of homes in suburban San Francisco is the state of California, ...
20140905
13

Crimson Club inductees: Elaine Elliott, Kevin Dyson, Sandy Woolsey and more

By Matthew Piper The Salt Lake Tribune
September 5, 2014
<freeform> Elaine Elliott may have retired from head coaching, but she still makes tough decisions. Every day, in fact. Only now it's not whether to go small or big against an opponent. The questions are more along the lines of: Ro...
20140905
8

A Look Back: Football in Utah

The Salt Lake Tribune
September 5, 2014
Each Friday, the Salt Lake Tribune presents historical images in a special series called "A Look Back." This week we've pulled together a collection of photos from the Utah State Historical Society and Tribune archives of football memories past....
20140905
18

Utah man facing charges after July shootout with police

By Jessica Miller The Salt Lake Tribune
September 5, 2014
A West Valley man who was involved in a police shootout in July is now facing felony charges related to the incident. Ramon Silvestre Franco, 31, was charged in 3rd District Court Thursday with four felony counts: attempted aggravated murder, aggrav...
20140905
23

MLB: Diamondbacks fire GM Kevin Towers

By John Marshall The Associated Press
September 5, 2014
Phoenix • The Arizona Diamondbacks have fired general manager Kevin Towers in the midst of a third straight disappointing season. Towers became Arizona's general manager in 2010 and put together a roster that won 94 games and the NL West in 2011...
20140905
18

Music acts look to Groupon, LivingSocial for help

By Mesfin Fekadu The Associated Press
September 5, 2014
New York • Websites like Groupon have become the go-to place for folks looking for that half-off deal on a manicure, a two-for-one offer for a fancy dinner or that all-inclusive trip that won't break the bank. But increasingly, it's also be...
20140905
15

S&P 500 hits record on dividend stocks, Ukraine

By Steve Rothwell The Associated Press
September 5, 2014
A surge in dividend-rich utility stocks helped push the Standard & Poor's 500 index to a record Friday. Investors bought up the stocks after the government reported that U.S. employers added fewer jobs than forecast for August. That boosted ...
20140905
13

Miscommunication blamed for deadly US "friendly fire" incident

By Robert Burns Ap National Security Writer
September 5, 2014
Washington • Avoidable miscommunication between U.S. air and ground forces led to a "friendly fire" incident in Afghanistan that killed five U.S. soldiers and one Afghan in June, according to a military investigation report. The incident was one of t...
20140905
37

Ukraine cease-fire begins, but U.S. still skeptical

By Nataliya Vasilyeva And Peter Leonard The Associated Press
September 5, 2014
Minsk, Belarus •Ukraine, Russia and the Kremlin-backed separatists signed a cease-fire deal Friday after five months of bloodshed, and Europe readied additional sanctions in case the truce fails. NATO leaders created a new force designed to prevent a...
20140905
36

Barn burns in West Jordan

By Nate Carlisle The Salt Lake Tribune
September 5, 2014
A barn filled with hay ignited early Friday in West Jordan. There were no injuries to humans or animals, but the barn was destroyed. The barn was near 1100 W. 8400 South. The fire began about 4:30 a.m. West Jordan Fire Department Battalion Chief St...
20140905
73

Krauthammer: Ukraine abandoned

By Charles Krauthammer The Washington Post
September 5, 2014
WASHINGTON • At his first press briefing after the beheading of American James Foley, President Obama stunned the assembled when he admitted that he had no strategy in Syria for confronting the Islamic State. Yet it was not nearly the most egregious,...
20140905
23

Sports briefs: Eastern Michigan football players charged with assault

September 4, 2014
COLLEGE FOOTBALL • Three Eastern Michigan University football players have been charged with assaulting the cousin of a man convicted of killing teammate Demarius Reed. The Ann Arbor News says court records show that Darius Scott, Quincy Jones and ...
20140904
17

Ukraine, rebels say they are ready for cease-fire

By Nataliya Vasilyeva And John-thor Dahlburg The Associated Press
September 4, 2014
Moscow • Ukraine and the pro-Russian separatists appeared increasingly close to signing a deal to end four months of fighting, as NATO leaders including President Barack Obama expressed support for Ukraine at a NATO summit Thursday. Ukrainian Presid...
20140904
20

More violence at troubled Nashville juvenile jail

By Lucas L. Johnson Ii The Associated Press
September 4, 2014
Nashville, Tenn. • Despite its idyllic-sounding name, the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center had seen a decade of violent clashes, breakout attempts and attacks on guards. Then, on Monday night, 32 teens escaped. Just two days later, two dozen ...
20140904
13

13 hurt, mostly kids, in acid mishap at museum

By Scott Sonner The Associated Press
September 4, 2014
Reno, Nev. • A routine experiment designed to help children understand tornadoes erupted in a chemical flash at a Nevada museum, injuring 13, including children who suffered acid burns on their hands, arms and faces. Emergency crews responded to a re...
20140904
44

Apple supplier in China accused of violations

By Joe Mcdonald The Associated Press
September 4, 2014
Beijing • An Apple supplier in China is violating safety and pay rules despite the computer giant's promises to improve conditions, two activist groups said Thursday, ahead of the expected release of the iPhone 6. The report by China Labor Watch...
20140904
49

St. George family of 6 displaced by fire

By Bob Mims The Salt Lake Tribune
September 4, 2014
A St. George family of six was without a home after an early Thursday morning fire destroyed their trailer home. The St. George Fire Department did not report any injuries from the blaze, about 12:30 a.m. Thursday near 1900 W. 1700 North, but did say...
20140904
91

News roundup: Conservatives line up to back Chairman Chaffetz

Out of Context by Tribune Political Reporters
September 4, 2014
Conservatives line up for Chairman Chaffetz. Huntsman rules out 2016 bid. Draper officials quash referendum at last-minute. Happy Thursday. Rep. Jason Chaffetz has made no secret of his hope to lead the House Oversight and Government Reform Committ...
20140904
12

Russia, Ukraine working on cease-fire plan

The Associated Press
September 3, 2014
Kiev, Ukraine • Russia and Ukraine said Wednesday they are working on a deal to halt months of fighting in eastern Ukraine, but Western leaders expressed skepticism — noting it wasn't the first attempt to end the deadly conflict. On the eve of...
20140903
35

Obama: 'We will not be intimidated'

By Katie Zezima The Washington Post
September 3, 2014
Tallinn, Estonia • President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to "degrade and destroy" the Islamic State and said that the militant group's latest beheading of a U.S. journalist will only serve to galvanize those seeking to punish the militants. ...
20140903
18

Tribune to host Town Hall about Swallow, Shurtleff scandal

The Salt Lake Tribune
September 3, 2014
How did a meeting at an Orem doughnut shop balloon into the biggest political scandal in Utah history? How did an attorney general who captured nearly two-thirds of the vote see his administration begin to implode a mere four days after taking office...
20140903
19

Europe's job market has strengths the U.S. doesn't

By Paul Wiseman And Christopher S. Rugaber The Associated Press
September 3, 2014
Washington • Compare unemployment rates, and America's job market looks much stronger than Europe's. The U.S. rate for August, being released Friday, is expected to be a near-normal 6.1 percent. In the 18 countries that use the euro currenc...
20140903
20

Murray transient camp burns, but firefighters keep flames from spreading

By Bob Mims The Salt Lake Tribune
September 3, 2014
Usually, the destruction of illegal transient camps pitched in the Salt Lake Valley's urban forest areas and vacant parcels is cause for at least muted celebration. That was not the case on Wednesday, however, when what Murray Fire Marshal Pat K...
20140903
62

Obama casts Russia as threat to peace in Europe

By Julie Pace The Associated Press
September 3, 2014
Tallinn, Estonia • President Barack Obama on Wednesday harshly condemned Russian aggression in Ukraine as a threat to peace in Europe and pledged that NATO will protect allies who fear they will be Moscow's next target. Standing on Russia's...
20140903
12

PG&E plans to appeal $1.4B penalty in deadly blast

By Sudhin Thanawala The Associated Press
September 3, 2014
San Francisco • Pacific Gas & Electric Co. plans to appeal a $1.4 billion penalty recommended by California regulatory judges for a gas pipeline explosion in a San Francisco suburb that killed eight people, the utility said in a filing Wednesday ...
20140903
19

Ukraine crisis dents European business activity

By Pan Pylas The Associated Press
September 3, 2014
London • On the day that the outlook for the European economy may have become a little bit brighter thanks to a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, a closely watched survey showed Wednesday the extent to which the crisis in the country has weighed on busi...
20140903
35

Early stock-market gain fades in midday trading

By Matthew Craft The Associated Press
September 3, 2014
New York • The relief that greeted reports of a possible cease fire in Ukraine faded on Wall Street, as a slide in Apple and other technology stocks tugged the U.S. stock market to a small loss Wednesday. News that that Russia and Ukraine were close ...
20140903
26

PG&E fined record $1.4B for deadly 2010 gas line blast

By Ellen Knickmeyer The Associated Press
September 2, 2014
San Francisco • California regulatory judges issued a $1.4 billion penalty on Tuesday against the state's largest utility for a 2010 gas pipeline explosion that engulfed a suburban San Francisco neighborhood in fire, killing eight people and pro...
20140902
28

So many memoirs: Neil Patrick Harris, Amy Poehler among those with books this fall

By Hillel Italie The Associated Press
September 2, 2014
So many memoirs are coming out this fall, written in so many ways. Neil Patrick Harris, for instance, decided that his early 40s was too young for a "life" story, even for a Tony- and Emmy-winning actor. So he has completed "Neil Patrick Harris: Cho...
20140902
19

Concert photos: Earth, Wind & Fire electrifies the elements at Red Butte Garden

The Salt Lake Tribune
September 2, 2014
Earth, Wind & Fire, the legendary soul/funk/disco band, played a sold-out show at Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City on Friday, electrifying the crowd with dance moves and a long list of hits starting with the opener "Boogie Wonderla...
20140902
75

Washington Post: Underage immigrants must be treated humanely

September 2, 2014
The extraordinary surge of unaccompanied immigrant children at the Southwest border has eased somewhat, at least for now, thanks partly to the hot summer weather. But federal, state and local government agencies continue to struggle to accommodate th...
20140902
18

Robinson: The Republican wave has failed to materialize

By Eugene Robinson The Washington Post
September 2, 2014
Washington • Meanwhile, back at the ranch — as foreign events hog the spotlight — why haven't Republicans sealed the deal on the coming election? When summer began, the conventional wisdom was that the GOP sorta kinda probably maybe would tak...
20140902
13

Glacier National Park chalets celebrate a century

By Erin Madison Great Falls Tribune
September 2, 2014
Glacier National Park, Mont. • On a rock outcropping, Granite Park Chalet sits as if suspended in the clouds. Around a bend on Glacier's Highline Trail, the chalet comes into view, notifying weary hikers their trek is nearly over, or for day hik...
20140902
14

Russia calls for cease-fire, but Ukraine vows to fight on

Karoun Demirjian The Washington Post
September 1, 2014
Moscow • Russian officials pressed Ukraine on Monday to declare a cease-fire with separatists, but Ukrainians say they are locked in a war not just against the rebels but also against Russia - on behalf of Europe. "A great war has come, the likes of...
20140901
25

Midvale shooting leaves man seriously wounded

By Michael Mcfall The Salt Lake Tribune
September 1, 2014
Unified Police are asking for the public's help with a shooting that left a man in serious condition. About 1:25 a.m. Monday, police received several calls about gunshots near an apartment complex at 350 E. 7200 South in Midvale. When officers ...
20140901
33

Sandy-hit towns wrestle with eminent-domain choice

By Emily C. Dooley Associated Press
September 1, 2014
Asharoken, N.Y. • On a tiny spit of land off Long Island, the wealthy village of Asharoken faces a dilemma borne of Superstorm Sandy. Either it accepts millions of dollars in federal aid to build a protective sand dune and for the first time in its n...
20140901
12

Two hikers rescued from Mount Timpanogos

By Michael Mcfall The Salt Lake Tribune
September 1, 2014
Crews rescued two hikers Monday from Mount Timpanogos. About 4 a.m., Utah County deputies responded to the report of a 26-year-old woman who was experiencing a medical issue while hiking the mountain, according to a Utah County Sheriff's Office...
20140901
27

Syrian rebels, government clash in Golan Heights

By Ryan Lucas Associated Press
September 1, 2014
Beirut • Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week, activists said. The fighting was focused around the town of Hamidiyeh in Quneitra province ne...
20140901
12

Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

By Vladimir Isachenkov And Jim Heintz Associated Press
September 1, 2014
Moscow • Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy — a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks...
20140901
17

Israel to take 1,000 acres in West Bank for Jewish settlers

William Booth And Ruth Eglash The Washington Post
August 31, 2014
Jerusalem • The Israeli government announced Sunday that it would appropriate almost 1,000 acres of land in the West Bank that could be used to build homes for Jewish settlers. The Israeli group Peace Now, which opposes expansion of Israeli settleme...
20140831
22

Putin urges talks on 'statehood in southeast Ukraine'

By Jim Heintz The Associated Press
August 31, 2014
Kiev, Ukraine • Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Hours later, Ukraine said a border guard vessel operating in the Azov Sea was attacked ...
20140831
12

Islamist militia guarding U.S. Embassy in Tripoli

The Associated Press
August 31, 2014
Tripoli, Libya • An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the U.S. Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the country more tha...
20140831
13

It's not just Hello Kitty: Japan's character craze

By Mari Yamaguchi The Associated Press
August 31, 2014
Tokyo • Hello Kitty, whom many learned last week is a girl and not a cat, may be the queen of Japan's cute characters, but she's hardly the only one. There are thousands, and they are ubiquitous: Long-time favorite Doraemon (who really is a...
20140831
10

Rally marks three weeks since fatal shooting of unarmed black teen

By Jim Suhr The Associated Press
August 30, 2014
Ferguson, Mo. • Hundreds converged on Ferguson on Saturday to march for Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer three weeks ago to the day. His death stoked national discourse about police tactic...
20140830
17

Surrounded by Syrian rebels, U.N. peacekeepers escape

By Jim Gomez The Associated Press
August 30, 2014
Manila, Philippines • Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers who were surrounded and came under fire by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights made a daring escape, said the Philippine military chief Sunday, while 44 Fijian soldiers remained i...
20140830
41

Scott D. Pierce: NBC's Tamron Hall has fallen in love with southern Utah

By Scott D. Pierce The Salt Lake Tribune
August 30, 2014
Tamron Hall has fallen in love with southern Utah — despite the trying circumstances of her only visit there. The co-host of the third hour of "The Today Show" and anchor of MSNBC's "NewsNation," Hall spent 48 hours learning to be a survivalis...
20140830
21

Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug

By Jonathan Paye-layleh The Associated Press
August 30, 2014
Monrovia, Liberia • A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production and send it to Africa, while crowds celebrated in the streets Saturday after authorities reop...
20140830
16

Housing group: 20 years to rebuild Gaza

By Peter Enav The Associated Press
August 30, 2014
Gaza City, Gaza Strip • An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years for Gaza's battered and neglected housing stock to be rebuilt following the war between Hamas and Israel. The as...
20140830
34

In quake, barrels became quarter-ton projectiles

By Ellen Knickmeyer Associated Press
August 30, 2014
Napa, Calif. • Napa Valley's seismically reinforced winery buildings generally held up to the largest earthquake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century, but the precious wine piled inside often did not. In winery after winery, oak wine ...
20140830
13

Utah Lit: Writing along the Wasatch Front isn't all about climbing or fishing

By Ellen Fagg Weist The Salt Lake Tribune
August 30, 2014
The guy's name was José. Or at least that's the name the young Mexican man went by when he dropped by to pick up handyman jobs, says Salt Lake City writer Sylvia Torti. At the time, Torti was working on a novel about the Zapatista Rebellio...
20140830
19

BYU Football: Penalties hold back Cougar offense

By Jay Drew The Salt Lake Tribune
August 29, 2014
East Hartford, Conn. ­• Summing up Friday's 35-10 win over UConn at Rentschler Field, BYU receiver Mitch Mathews said if the Cougars had cut down on the penalties and turnovers, they probably would have scored every time. But that was a big if, ...
20140829
18

Recalls this week: helmets, swim jackets, bunk beds

By The Associated Press
August 29, 2014
Nearly 6 million laptop power cords that can overheat and start a fire are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include potentially faulty helmets and bunk beds. Here's a more detailed view: HELMETS DETAILS: NRS Chaos Side C...
20140829
29

Nintendo launching 'amiibo' with 12 characters

By Derrik J. Lang The Associated Press
August 29, 2014
Los Angeles • Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to "amiibo." Nintendo announced Friday that 12 characters will initially be part of its upcoming toy-game franchise set for release later this year. In addition to the "Pokemon"...
20140829
16

Cameron promises tough action to fight militants

By Danica Kirka The Associated Press
August 29, 2014
London • Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Friday to plug gaps in Britain's armory to combat terror, describing the extremist threat posed by the Islamic State group as being more dangerous than even that of al-Qaida. Cameron's remarks c...
20140829
16

Plans for the weekend: Southern rock and country stars

The Cricket by Sean P. Means
August 29, 2014
• Emo/alt-rock bands Hawthorne Heights and The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus co-headline at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening acts: Everybody Run, Senick, Famous Last Words. Show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $22, at Smith's Tix. • ...
20140829
19

Summit County health officials warn of possible diesel water contamination

By Bob Mims The Salt Lake Tribune
August 29, 2014
Summit County health officials on Friday cautioned water-users downstream of a crash near Echo Creek between a semi-trailer rig and an SUV hauling a trailer to keep a lookout for possible fuel contamination. The crash occurred 5:15 p.m. Thursday on w...
20140829
29

BYU football: Though short-handed, Cougars favored heavily in opener

By Jay Drew The Salt Lake Tribune
August 28, 2014
East Hartford, Conn. • The situations are strikingly similar, almost as if Friday's season opener was purposefully set up for the BYU Cougars to get some redemption after last year's debacle threw a damper on the season from which they neve...
20140828
14

Kurds: Our fight is against more than Islamic State

By Erin Cunningham The Washington Post
August 28, 2014
Gwer, Iraq • Kurdish fighters are struggling to hold on to recent gains against Islamic State militants in Iraq in the face of constant shelling and sniper fire. But Kurds say the jihadists have another weapon: local Arab sympathizers. The Kurds sus...
20140828
25

Europe seeks role in postwar Gaza

By Josef Federman The Associated Press
August 28, 2014
Jerusalem • European nations are offering to help enforce the cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, a scenario that could provide key international backing for maintaining the peace and step up the pressure on Hamas militants to relinquish power. The Europe...
20140828
21

Riding giants: Big-wave surfers rejoicing in Southern California

The Associated Press
August 28, 2014
Newport Beach, Calif. • A third day of huge waves, dangerous rip currents and potential flooding was expected Thursday in Southern California as the coast felt the ripple effects of Tropical Storm Marie churning off the Mexican coast. The biggest sur...
20140828
12

Editorial: Utah should do more to rescue unwanted infants

August 28, 2014
No questions asked. Those are three words that can save a life. Life in its most precious and vulnerable state. Laws in all 50 states provide that a woman who has given birth to a child that she does not want or cannot care for can surrender that ch...
20140828
20

Restaurant review: Rye rocks in space next to Urban Lounge

By Anne Wilson Special To The Tribune
August 28, 2014
A lot of people who visit Salt Lake City for the first time don't know where to get drinks and dinner. Some don't even know if you can drink in Utah's capital city. So let's give props to the owners of Rye for clearing up the con...
20140828
9

USDA launches new dairy insurance program

By M. L. Johnson The Associated Press
August 28, 2014
Milwaukee • Dairy farmers squeezed in recent years by low milk prices and high feed costs can begin signing up next week for a new program replacing old subsidies that didn't factor in the price of corn. Signups for the new program will run Sept...
20140828
18

Passengers cheer as 2 drunk, smoking women removed from diverted aircraft

The Associated Press
August 28, 2014
Toronto • Two Canadian women are facing charges after authorities say they drank their duty free alcohol in the flight's bathroom, triggered the fire alarm with a cigarette and got into a fight each other, forcing a Sunwing flight bound for Cuba...
20140828
22

Out and about: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Keith Urban at Usana and more

August 28, 2014
Lynyrd Skynyrd • If you've ever snottily yelled "Play 'Free Bird' " at a rock concert, you can thank Lynyrd Skynyrd, the band that actually released the song in 1973. <freeform>The core of the band consists of guitarist G...
20140828
14

Meyerson: In corporations, it's owner-take-all

August 28, 2014
By Harold Meyerson Special To The Washington Post Labor Day — that mocking reminder that this nation once honored workers — is upon us again, posing the nagging question of why the economy ceased to reward work. Was globalization the culprit? Tec...
20140828
13

UTA attacked, defended after tough audit

By Lee Davidson The Salt Lake Tribune
August 28, 2014
A day after a state audit lambasted the Utah Transit Authority, some were calling for a shake-up or for heads to roll — including a parade of citizens who vented at a UTA board meeting. But UTA officials received some key support, too, including fr...
20140828
12

Israel, Hamas declare victory in Gaza war

By Tia Goldenberg And Ibrahim Barzak The Associated Press
August 27, 2014
Jerusalem • Both Israel's prime minister and Hamas declared victory Wednesday in the Gaza war, though their competing claims left questions over future terms of their uneasy peace still lingering. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu'...
20140827
36

Rebels capture only Syrian border crossing to Israel

Liz Sly And Ruth Eglash The Washington Post
August 27, 2014
Beirut • Syrian rebels Wednesday claimed control of the only border crossing between Syria and Israel, extending a series of gains in the strategically sensitive Golan Heights in recent days. The capture of the crossing point is of greater symbolic ...
20140827
44

'Cops' crew member killed in Omaha police shooting

By Margery A. Beck The Associated Press
August 27, 2014
Omaha, Neb. • Police officers who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant in Omaha killed a crew member with the TV show "Cops" as well as the suspect, who was armed with a pellet gun that they thought was a real handgun, aut...
20140827
27

AP ANALYSIS: A grim stalemate at war's end in Gaza

By Dan Perry The Associated Press
August 27, 2014
Tel Aviv, Israel • The third Gaza War in six years appears to have ended in another sort of tie, with both Israel and Hamas claiming the upper hand. Their questionable achievements have come at a big price, especially to long-suffering Palestinians i...
20140827
24

US Coast Guard fires at Iranian boat in Gulf

The Associated Press
August 27, 2014
Dubai, United Arab Emirates • The U.S. Navy says a Coast Guard vessel has fired in self-defense on an Iranian boat in the Persian Gulf, and that no Americans were wounded in the encounter. U.S. 5th Fleet spokesman Cmdr. Kevin Stephens said Wednesday ...
20140827
31

Battle for key southeast coast heats up in Ukraine

By Peter Leonard The Associated Press
August 27, 2014
Novoazovsk, Ukraine • Pushing west in a new offensive along Ukraine's strategic coastline, heavily armed Russian-backed separatist forces captured new territory Wednesday far from their previous battles with government troops. The bold offensiv...
20140827
10

Boxer Jermain Taylor accused of shooting cousin

The Associated Press
August 27, 2014
Maumelle, Ark. • Former middleweight boxing champion Jermain Taylor has been arrested on suspicion of domestic battery and assault in a shooting that wounded Taylor's cousin at the boxer's suburban Little Rock home, authorities said. "Mr. T...
20140827
25

W. Jordan firefighters rush to 2-alarm office building blaze

By Bob Mims The Salt Lake Tribune
August 27, 2014
Firefighters rushed to the scene of a 2-alarm blaze Wednesday morning at office building complex in West Jordan. Public safety dispatchers said the fire was first reported at 7:37 a.m. at 4628 W. Skyhawk Drive (6600 South). By 8:30 a.m., the flames w...
20140827
74

News roundup: GOP congressman: 'Slim' chance House impeaches Obama

Out of Context by Tribune Political Reporters
August 27, 2014
GOP congressman: 'Slim' chance House impeaches Obama. Paul Mero steps down from Sutherland. Audit questions UTA-developer deal. Happy Wednesday. Most Republicans in Congress have been careful not to say they want to impeach President Bara...
20140827
11

Ukraine, Russia in talks at summit

By Nataliya Vasilyeva And Peter Leonard The Associated Press
August 26, 2014
Minsk, Belarus • Ukraine's president said Wednesday that Vladimir Putin accepts the principles of a peace plan for Ukraine but the Russian leader insisted that only Kiev can reach a cease-fire deal with the pro-Moscow separatists. Following meet...
20140826
48

Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

By Michael Tarm The Associated Press
August 26, 2014
Chicago • Federal appeals judges bristled on Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites. As the leg...
20140826
20

Investigators: Shoddy care by VA didn't cause Phoenix deaths

By Stephen Ohlemacher The Associated Press
August 26, 2014
WASHINGTON • Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found widespread problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is promising to fix. Investigators uncovered large-scal...
20140826
18

Hewlett-Packard recalls 5 million AC power cords

The Associated Press
August 26, 2014
Washington • Hewlett-Packard Co. is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard. HP has received 29 reports of power...
20140826
28

Washington Post: Congress must address climate change

August 26, 2014
Any good business executive knows that the world is full of risks, ignored at a company's peril. Interest rates could spike. China could change its currency policy. Chaos in Iraq could push up gasoline prices. Smart firms account for these possi...
20140826
17

Utah Debate Commission names moderators

The Salt Lake Tribune
August 26, 2014
Broadcast veterans Ken Verdoia and Barbara Smith, along with Brigham Young University political scientist David Magleby, will moderate a series of congressional and attorney general candidate debates leading up to the Nov. 4 election. Behind the sc...
20140826
20

Tennis: American teen stuns 12th seed in first round of U.S. Open

By Howard Fendrich The Associated Press
August 26, 2014
NewYork • While 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis was in the process of stunning a Grand Slam finalist to become the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996, her father did his best to conceal his emotions courtside. Like many a teen, CiCi...
20140826
14

Israel, Hamas agree to open-ended Gaza cease-fire

The Washington Post
August 26, 2014
Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Palestinians in the Gaza Strip poured into the streets Tuesday to celebrate the announcement that Hamas and Israel had agreed to an open-ended cease-fire after 50 days of warfare that has killed more than 2,200 people. "We ha...
20140826
43

Ukraine says Russian tanks crossing border

Annie Gowen The Washington Post
August 25, 2014
Kiev, Ukraine • An apparent incursion of tanks and personnel carriers into southeastern Ukraine Monday, one day before a high-stakes summit, demonstrated just how difficult it will be for Ukraine to reestablish control over its own territory. Even a...
20140825
11

Fighting forces 70% of Israelis along Gaza border to leave homes

By Ian Deitch The Associated Press
August 25, 2014
Jerusalem • Hundreds of Israelis left their homes along the border with the Gaza Strip on Monday, reflecting growing frustration over the war with Hamas and the Palestinian mortar fire raining down on their communities. Tens of thousands of Israelis ...
20140825
36

Amish to build garage for pair who returned girls

The Associated Press
August 25, 2014
Richville, N.Y. • The Amish are famous for their barn raisings, when an entire community turns out to help a neighbor. In northern New York, members of an extended Amish family plan to hold a "garage raising" for the couple who returned two kidnapped...
20140825
21

News roundup: Paul Ryan: 'Sure wish' Romney would run again

Out of Context by Tribune Political Reporters
August 25, 2014
Paul Ryan: 'Sure wish' Romney would run again. 41% of Utahns don't support Common Core. U.S. attorney may appeal ruling to drop charges against Koerber. Happy Monday. Mitt Romney's former running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, says he h...
20140825
9

Abbas to appeal to U.N. for end of Israeli occupation

By Mohammed Daraghmeh And Ibrahim Barzak The Associated Press
August 24, 2014
Ramallah, West Bank • Aides to the Palestinian president said Sunday that he will soon appeal to the international community to set a deadline for Israel to end its occupation of lands captured in the 1967 Mideast war and make way for an independent ...
20140824
27

6.0 California quake causes injuries, fires, damage

By Ellen Knickmeyer The Associated Press
August 24, 2014
Napa, Calif. • The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years struck before dawn on Sunday, sending scores of people to hospitals, igniting fires, damaging historic buildings and knocking out power to thousands of homes and busi...
20140824
24

Palestinian president prepares new U.N. appeal

By Mohammed Daraghmeh And Ibrahim Barzak The Associated Press
August 24, 2014
Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Aides to the Palestinian president said Sunday that he will soon appeal to the international community to set a deadline for Israel to end its occupation of lands captured in the 1967 Mideast war and make way for an independen...
20140824
27

A Look Back: Historic images of Park City

The Salt Lake Tribune
August 24, 2014
Each Friday, the Salt Lake Tribune presents historical images in a special series called "A Look Back." This week's installment features photos Park City that were taken in the '60s and '70s. Every gallery of the series is available ...
20140824
17

D.C. United takes down Kansas City

August 24, 2014
Kansas City, Kan. • D.C. United shocked Sporting Kansas City with three first-half goals in an eight-minute span for a 3-0 victory on Saturday night in a matchup of the top teams in the MLS Eastern Conference. Fabian Espindola scored in the 24th min...
20140824
23

Hot-sauce plant's tour offers whiff of excitement

The Associated Press
August 24, 2014
Irwindale, Calif. • A Southern California hot sauce plant that came under fire for its spicy odors is throwing open its doors to the public, offering a whiff of excitement and perhaps a breath of fresh air in its relations with its neighbors. As many...
20140824
17

After Sunni mosque attack, bombings kill 42 in Iraq

By Sinan Salaheddin And Vivian Salama Associated Press
August 23, 2014
BAGHDAD • Bombings in Baghdad and the northern city of Kirkuk killed at least 42 people in Iraq on Saturday as the government investigated a deadly attack on a Sunni mosque the day before that has heightened sectarian tensions amid a fragile politica...
20140823
12

Israeli missiles flatten Gaza apartment tower

By Karin Laub And Peter Enav Associated Press
August 23, 2014
Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Israel bombed an apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the 12-story building in an unprecedented strike, while Hamas kept up heavy rocket fire that sent more Israelis fleeing border areas close to Gaza....
20140823
24

Obama taking less vacation, but too much for some

By Darlene Superville The Associated Press
August 23, 2014
Chilmark, Mass. • President Barack Obama has spent less time away from the White House than his predecessors. But his two-week break on the resort island of Martha's Vineyard and hours on the golf course have his detractors teeing up as they hig...
20140823
13

Utah police slowly adding body cameras to their uniforms

By Erin Alberty The Salt Lake Tribune
August 23, 2014
As police face heightened scrutiny nationwide after controversial officer-involved shootings, law enforcement agencies and the public agree on at least one thing: Body cameras would be a big help. "That's the thing of the future," said Ogden Po...
20140823
13

Mosque attack kills 64 in Iraq, Sunnis halt talks

By Sinan Salaheddin The Associated Press
August 22, 2014
Baghdad • Gunmen attacked a Sunni mosque during Friday prayers and killed at least 64 people, prompting Sunni lawmakers to withdraw from talks on forming a new, more inclusive government capable of confronting the Islamic extremists who have overrun ...
20140822
19

Recalls this week: bean bag chairs, cribs

By The Associated Press
August 22, 2014
About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled following the deaths of two children who suffocated after they crawled inside the chairs. Other recalled products include convertible cribs with a defect that can create a hazardous gap. Here'...
20140822
19

Crews rush to 2-alarm food warehouse fire in SW Salt Lake City

By Bob Mims The Salt Lake Tribune
August 22, 2014
Firefighters rushed to the scene of a two-alarm blaze early Friday afternoon in southwest Salt Lake City. No injuries were reported. Damage, initially feared heavy, turned out to be minor for the Reser's Fine Foods Inc. warehouse at 1811 W. 170...
20140822
77

South Jordan approves scaled-back Mulligans contract

By Dan Harrie The Salt Lake Tribune
August 22, 2014
The South Jordan City Council has approved a scaled-back $20,400 contract with a professional research group to conduct two focus groups and a citywide public-opinion survey on the future of the 67-acre Mulligans Golf and Games complex near the Jorda...
20140822
15

Gaza militants kill 18 alleged spies for Israel

By Karin Laub And Yousur Alhlou The Associated Press
August 22, 2014
Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Gaza militants Friday gunned down 18 alleged spies for Israel in an apparent attempt to plug security breaches and deter others, a day after Israel killed three top Hamas military commanders in an airstrike likely guided by co...
20140822
31

Vegas' storied Sahara casino reborn, transformed

By Michelle Rindels The Associated Press
August 22, 2014
Las Vegas • The Moroccan-themed Sahara casino that once hosted Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and the Beatles seemed a lost cause in 2011, when its owners declared the 59-year-old property unprofitable and shut it down with little more than a vague promi...
20140822
13

Utah woman expected to survive poison tea episode

By Erin Alberty The Salt Lake Tribune
August 22, 2014
Jan Harding's life no longer is threatened by burns caused by a cleaning chemical mixed into her iced tea. But late at night, her mind slips back to the caustic drink she took Aug. 10 at a South Jordan barbecue joint. "Her memory is taking that...
20140822
13

RSL notes: FC Dallas attack, Jaime on his way, Morales' hip, more

RSL Notes by Tribune Sports Reporters
August 21, 2014
<freeform> Sandy • The heat. The humidity. <b>Fabian Castillo. Tesho Akindele. Luis Gil. Sebastian Jaime.</b> The story lines have been covered this week as Real Salt Lake is off to Frisco, Texas, to ...
20140821
9

Prep football: Region 5 preview

The Salt Lake Tribune
August 21, 2014
Bonneville Lakers There's plenty of quips to be made when a team changes coaches every year. How about the one where, when the senior class walks out the door, so does the head coach? Bonneville's lived through it from 2010 through last se...
20140821
10

Utah football: Junior Salt sets high standard for O-line

By Kyle Goon | The Salt Lake Tribune
August 21, 2014
If it seems like Junior Salt has been around the Salt Lake Valley football scene forever, that's only a little off. Even Kyle Whittingham, guessing off the top of his head, missed Salt's age by two years. Salt's senior season at Bright...
20140821
13

Utah cities pushed to purge gun rules by national group

By Dan Harrie The Salt Lake Tribune
August 21, 2014
The small Davis County community of West Point was poised Tuesday night to drop a law banning guns in the city cemetery and replace it with one outlawing brandishing or firing a gun in the graveyard, described in code as a sacred place. Two weeks ear...
20140821
11

Rains quell fire threat, but give little to Utah's water storage

By Brett Prettyman And Bob Mims The Salt Lake Tribune
August 21, 2014
Wet monsoon storms that started in July and are continuing this week have staved off Utah's wildfire threat, but they have caused serious flash flooding and done little to help the state's water supply. That's the word from state offic...
20140821
36

Israeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders

By Ibrahim Barzak And Peter Enav The Associated Press
August 21, 2014
Gaza City, Gaza Strip • An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing Thursday, delivering a likely blow to the organization's morale and highlighting the long reach of Israel's intelligence services...
20140821
26

Trio charged with murder in Price house fire death

By Erin Alberty The Salt Lake Tribune
August 20, 2014
Three people were charged with murder Wednesday in the fiery death of Brian William Swink last month in Price. James William Pendleton, 39, Michael John Dees, 38, and Ashley Ann Platt, 19, are accused of beating 32-year-old Swink and locking him in ...
20140820
67

Marriage was 'good and bad,' testifies Utah man accused of killing wife

By Jessica Miller The Salt Lake Tribune
August 20, 2014
Provo • Between sobs, Tracy A. Scott told a jury Wednesday about how he stood in front of his wife one March night, raised a gun, and shot and killed her. "I snapped," Scott testified during the second day of his murder trial. "I just seen red. I wen...
20140820
14

Brush fire sparks near Weber Canyon

By Michael Mcfall The Salt Lake Tribune
August 20, 2014
A brush fire that threatened two homes near the mouth of Weber Canyon appears to be under control. Firefighters from five agencies, along with the Weber County Sheriff's Office, responded to the fire about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday. The fire was burn...
20140820
100

Containment increases on fire near Yosemite, evacuations start to lift

By Scott Smith The Associated Press
August 20, 2014
Oakhurst, Calif. • Fire officials expect to soon lift the remaining evacuations ordered because of a wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park. The flames drove about 1,000 people from their homes. State fire spokesman Chris Christopherson says re...
20140820
83

County Council lines up behind unified 911 system

By Mike Gorrell The Salt Lake Tribune
August 20, 2014
Salt Lake County is closer to having a single computer-aided dispatch system for all of its public-safety agencies. An interlocal agreement has been reached between Salt Lake City, which operates off one dispatch platform, and the trustees of Valley...
20140820
16

Ferguson city leaders pledge to change police force

By Nigel Duara The Associated Press
August 19, 2014
Ferguson, Mo. • Ferguson city leaders urged people to stay home after dark Tuesday to "allow peace to settle in" and pledged to try to improve the police force in the St. Louis suburb where the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has sparked ...
20140819
11

8,000-year-old genetic mystery in Tibet solved by Utah study

By Kristen Moulton The Salt Lake Tribune
August 19, 2014
Thriving at high altitude, where most mortals suffer from oxygen deprivation? There's a gene for that. A study led by University of Utah researchers has identified for the first time the genetic reason Tibetans can live without medical complicat...
20140819
13

Floods force dramatic rescues near Phoenix

By Brian Skoloff And Paul Davenport The Associated Press
August 19, 2014
Phoenix • Heavy monsoon season rains that swept across Arizona on Tuesday led to dramatic rescues, road closures and flight delays as a series of fast-moving storms pummeled the state. A helicopter crew rescued two women and three dogs from a home s...
20140819
21

Bulls like United Technologies' rebound potential

By Joseph Ciolli Bloomberg News
August 19, 2014
New York • After pair of engine failures last quarter left United Technologies shares at the cheapest valuation in three years, trading in the options market suggests the stock is poised to rebound. Bullish bets on the stock last week reached the mos...
20140819
14

Salt Lake City fire mystery: What ignited $20,000 blaze?

By Bob Mims The Salt Lake Tribune
August 19, 2014
Salt Lake City fire investigators had a mystery in their hands Tuesday: What caused a portion of an under-construction apartment complex to ignite? Fire Department spokesman Jasen Asay said the 4:37 a.m. blaze, spotted first by a passing police offic...
20140819
79

Ukrainian forces attack two rebel-held cities

By Peter Leonard The Associated Press
August 19, 2014
Donetsk, Ukraine • Government troops pressed attacks Tuesday in the two largest cities held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, while Kiev also pursued diplomatic efforts to resolve the conflict that has killed more than 2,000 and displaced 300...
20140819
18

Egyptian cease-fire efforts collapse

The Associated Press
August 19, 2014
Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Egyptian attempts to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas militants collapsed in heavy fighting Tuesday, with Palestinian militants firing dozens of rockets and Israel responding with airstrikes across the...
20140819
33

Wildfire near Yosemite threatens 500 structures

Associated Press
August 19, 2014
Mariposa, Calif. • Firefighters from throughout California were being dispatched Tuesday to protect homes threatened by an out-of-control wildfire burning in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, the second fire around the park in recent weeks. ...
20140819
61

Utah protesters demand justice for Dillon Taylor, others killed by police

By Harry Stevens The Salt Lake Tribune
August 19, 2014
Protesters lined the sidewalk across the street from Salt Lake City police headquarters Monday afternoon to express their outrage at a spate of recent police shootings of unarmed people. Among the demonstrators were friends of Dillon Taylor, the 20-...
20140819
16

Israel, Hamas agree to extend talks by 24 hours

By Mohammed Daraghmeh The Associated Press
August 18, 2014
CAIRO • Egypt late Monday announced a 24-hour extension in talks between Israel and the Hamas militant group aimed at salvaging a long-term arrangement that would allow reconstruction of the Gaza Strip following a monthlong war that killed more than ...
20140818
23

Ukraine accuses rebels of shelling civilians in convoy

By Nataliya Vasilyeva The Associated Press
August 18, 2014
Kiev, Ukraine • Ukraine accused pro-Russia separatists of killing dozens of civilians in an attack early Monday on a convoy fleeing a besieged rebel-held city. The rebels denied any attack took place, while the U.S. confirmed the shelling of the conv...
20140818
29

Safety agency opens probe into fire truck recall

The Associated Press
August 18, 2014
Detroit • U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether a recall of 156 fire trucks last year was enough to fix a problem with aerial ladders that can unexpectedly fall. The probe covers trucks from the 2000 to 2012 model years made by Ohio-based ...
20140818
72

Monday on TV: 'Dallas' is back, and it's on fire

TV or not TV by Scott Pierce
August 18, 2014
Dallas (8 and 10 p.m., TNT) returns with the second half of Season 3 - or Season 17, depending on how you're counting.The Ewings are dealing with the aftermath of the fire at Southfork. Which, by the way, is the second time the house has caught ...
20140818
48

Witnesses, suspects sparse in downtown Salt Lake City club shooting

By Bob Mims The Salt Lake Tribune
August 18, 2014
A weekend barrage of gunfire that left six people wounded at a downtown Salt Lake City night club has police looking for both witnesses and suspects, and not having much luck with either. "It was a chaotic scene," SLCPD Detective Greg Wilkins said of...
20140818
24

Theater review: Witches fly in Tuacahn's 'Wizard of Oz'

By Tom Wharton The Salt Lake Tribune
August 18, 2014
Ivins • Given Tuacahn's propensity for creating live theater as a spectacle, you have to think that director Timothy Threlfall was rubbing his hands together in anticipation of staging "The Wizard of Oz." Just think about flying monkeys and witc...
20140818
15

NASCAR: Restart helps Gordon to victory at Michigan

By Noah Trister The Associated Press
August 18, 2014
Brooklyn, Mich. • Jeff Gordon's third Sprint Cup win of the season came down to one crucial restart. Gordon got the better of Joey Logano and led Sunday's race at Michigan International Speedway with 16 laps remaining. After that, he had li...
20140818
15

Dollar stores, airlines are stock market winners

By Steve Rothwell The Associated Press
August 18, 2014
New York • Corporate deal news gave the U.S. stock market a lift on Monday as a bidding contest erupted for a discount retailer. Stocks also climbed amid reports of diplomatic efforts to broker a cease-fire in the conflict in Ukraine. Dollar General ...
20140818
13

Malfunctioning landing gear led to C-130's belly landing at HAFB

By Bob Mims The Salt Lake Tribune
August 18, 2014
A Wyoming Air National Guard C-130 aircraft assisting regional firefighting efforts was forced to make an emergency belly landing at northern Utah's Hill Air Force Base after developing landing gear problems. HAFB spokeswoman Andrea Mason said ...
20140818
72

U.S. officials to rethink giving military gear to police

The Associated Press
August 17, 2014
Washington • After a decade of sending military equipment to civilian police departments across the country, federal officials are reconsidering the idea in light of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri. The public has absorbed images of heavily armed...
20140817
11

Hamas hoping for more concessions in truce talks

By Mohammed Daraghmeh The Associated Press
August 17, 2014
Cairo • The Palestinians appeared divided Sunday as the clock was winding down on the latest Gaza cease-fire, with officials saying Hamas was still opposed to a compromise Egyptian proposal that would ease the closure of the territory, while other fa...
20140817
26

Ukraine says troops enter rebel-held city

By Peter Leonard The Associated Press
August 17, 2014
Kiev, Ukraine • Army troops have penetrated deep inside a rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine in what could prove a breakthrough development in the four-month-long conflict, the Ukrainian government said Sunday. However, the military acknowledg...
20140817
12

Six hurt in downtown Salt Lake City club shooting

By Michael Mcfall The Salt Lake Tribune
August 17, 2014
Six people were hurt Saturday after someone opened fire in a downtown Salt Lake City club. The shooter was inside Inferno Cantina, at 122 W. Pierpont Ave., when he opened fire about 11:45 p.m., said Salt Lake City Police Detective Cody Lougy. Six pe...
20140817
53

Man with 453 piercings denied entry to Dubai

By Adam Schreck The Associated Press
August 17, 2014
Dubai, United Arab Emirates • A heavily tattooed German man whose face is embellished with horn implants and more than 100 piercings said Sunday he was refused entry to Dubai without reason, forcing him to skip a planned appearance at a nightclub. Hi...
20140817
16

Bourbon production reaches high point since '70s

By Bruce Schreiner The Associated Press
August 17, 2014
Louisville, Ky. • In a business where patience is part of the process, Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation. To put it in bartenders' lingo: Distillers are putting up th...
20140817
13

Islamic fighters execute scores of Yazidi men in Iraq

By Diaa Hadid And Sameer N. Yacoub Associated Press
August 16, 2014
Irbil, Iraq • Islamic extremists shot scores of Yazidi men to death in Iraq, lining them up in small groups and opening fire with assault rifles before abducting their wives and children, according to an eyewitness, government officials and people wh...
20140816
10

Krauthammer: Why Hillary got it right

By Charles Krauthammer The Washington Post
August 16, 2014
"Great nations need organizing principles, and 'Don't do stupid stuff' is not an organizing principle." — Hillary Clinton, The Atlantic, Aug. 10 WASHINGTON • Leave it to Barack Obama's own former secretary of state to a...
20140816
21

Tennis: Roger Federer, Serena Williams reach semifinals in Ohio

August 16, 2014
Tennis • Roger Federer beat Andy Murray 6-3, 7-5 on Friday night and advanced to the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open in Mason, Ohio. The Swiss star has won the Masters event an unprecedented five times already. He'll face Canada&a...
20140816
26

Prep football: Region 1 team previews

The Salt Lake Tribune
August 16, 2014
Davis Darts Consistency was thrown for a loop in mid-July. The face of one of the more successful high school football programs in Utah moved on after 13 years at the helm and 88 career coaching wins at Davis High School when Ryan Bishop stepped dow...
20140816
5

Prep football: Region 2 preview

The Salt Lake Tribune
August 16, 2014
Cottonwood Colts After a highly successful career as football coach at what was then Dixie College, Greg Croshaw moved back to the high school ranks two years ago when he took over a Cottonwood program with strong players that was struggling with co...
20140816
7

From campaign driver to a top aide on Obama break

By Nedra Pickler Associated Press
August 16, 2014
Edgartown, Mass. • One of President Barack Obama's top-ranking advisers on his vacation is a former political operative who drove the candidate around Illinois during his Senate campaign a decade ago and then served as personal secretary in the ...
20140816
15

Official: Feds should look at e-cigarettes on planes

By Philip Marcelo The Associated Press
August 15, 2014
Boston • Federal authorities should consider further restrictions for electronic cigarettes on planes, airport officials said after one of the devices apparently started a small fire that forced passengers to briefly evacuate a plane last weekend. Ed...
20140815
56

Salt Lake City police shooting investigation could take 2-3 weeks

By Bob Mims The Salt Lake Tribune
August 15, 2014
It could be several weeks before investigators probing Salt Lake City police officers' fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man present their findings to prosecutors, police said Friday. "The only thing new I can tell you is that our investigators a...
20140815
23

NASCAR adds rule on exiting cars after crashes

By Noah Trister The Associated Press
August 15, 2014
Brooklyn, Mich. • NASCAR added a rule Friday ordering drivers to not approach the track or moving cars after accidents. The announcement comes less than a week after a driver was struck and killed during a dirt-track race in New York. If a car is inv...
20140815
23

Outdoor Retailer: New food choices from Mountain House

Hiking Utah by Tribune Reporters
August 15, 2014
Sure it is nice to spend the time and energy to produce fresh fixings on the trail, but sometimes it is just easier to boil water and have dessert. Backpackers and campers have been using Mountain House to fuel up during their trips for nearly 50 yea...
20140815
39

Minor injuries after car vs. FrontRunner train accident

By Jessica Miller The Salt Lake Tribune
August 15, 2014
Four people suffered minor injuries after a FrontRunner train crashed into a vehicle Friday afternoon. The accident happened near 300 East and Center Street in North Salt Lake, according to South Davis Metro Fire officials. Fire crews quickly doused ...
20140815
68

A Look Back: Moab before there were mountain bikes

The Salt Lake Tribune
August 15, 2014
Each Friday, the Salt Lake Tribune presents historical images in a special series called "A Look Back." This week's installment features photos of the Moab area in the early 1900s. Every gallery of the series is available at www.sltrib.com/top...
20140815
17

Editorial: Wildfire Disaster Funding Act should not burn away

August 15, 2014
Whenever anyone is placed in charge of anything, making sure the place doesn't burn down has got to be among the most important tasks. The U.S. Forest Service and the Department of the Interior have been spending ever larger portions of their e...
20140815
20

Friday movie roundup: August clearance sale

The Cricket by Sean P. Means
August 15, 2014
There's a little something for everybody at the movies this weekend — as Hollywood's August clearance sale continues. The weekend's likely box-office champ is "The Expendables 3," the new installment in the action franchise that gives...
20140815
12

Stocks head for solid week; Ukraine tensions ease

By Matthew Craft The Associated Press
August 15, 2014
New York • Renewed fighting in Ukraine knocked the stock market lower Friday. Major indexes headed higher at the start of trading, then sank following reports that Ukrainian forces attacked Russian military vehicles that had crossed the border. U.S. ...
20140815
17

Layton man suffers burned hands trying to douse grease fire

By Bob Mims The Salt Lake Tribune
August 15, 2014
Quick-acting crews contained a house fire to the kitchen late Thursday night, but not before a male resident suffered burns to his hands trying to douse the flames himself. Layton Fire Department spokesman Douglas Bitton said the blaze broke out at 1...
20140815
82

Real Salt Lake: Offseason additions fortify imposing Sounders

By Christopher Kamrani The Salt Lake Tribune
August 14, 2014
Sandy • Clint Dempsey stood on the turf inside CenturyLink Field last Aug. 3, donning a gray hoodie. When he eventually unzipped it, that familiar lime-green look cemented his shocking move home to Major League Soccer and to the Seattle Sounders. It ...
20140814
11

Utah football: Utes' secondary feeling the loss of Porter (video)

By Matthew Piper The Salt Lake Tribune
August 14, 2014
It saddens Sharrieff Shah just to talk about it. Sophomore cornerback Reginald Porter has loving teammates and family to support him, but "a season-ending injury to an athlete at this level is absolutely emotionally crushing," said his position coach...
20140814
15

Palestinians voice optimism as Gaza truce holds

By Mohammed Daraghmeh And Tia Goldenberg The Associated Press
August 14, 2014
Cairo • Palestinian officials voiced cautious optimism Thursday, hinting at progress in Egyptian-mediated negotiations with Israel to bring an end to the fighting in Gaza and secure new arrangements for the war-battered territory. But with the sides...
20140814
32

Moscow, Kiev closer to confrontation as Russian aid convoy heads for rebel areas

By Karoun Demirjian The Washington Post
August 14, 2014
Moscow • A Russian aid convoy struck a new course toward rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, apparently flouting Ukrainian demands that all humanitarian shipments be subject to government inspections and prompting Kiev to threaten a ...
20140814
14

Utah State football: With Keeton back, Garretson returns to bench

By Lya Wodraska The Salt Lake Tribune
August 14, 2014
Logan • The Aggies' quarterback is moving around the field more confident than ever, showing off a strong arm, good accuracy and solid footwork as well as a command of what the offense should be doing. He has all the attributes a starting quarte...
20140814
30

Gaza truce extension fans hope of lasting deal

By Mohammed Daraghmeh The Associated Press
August 14, 2014
Cairo • A five-day extension of a Gaza truce appeared to be holding despite a rocky start on Thursday, fanning cautious optimism of progress in the indirect negotiations underway in Cairo between Israel and major Palestinian factions, including Hamas...
20140814
24

Milbank: Republicans embrace their phoniness

By Dana Milbank The Washington Post
August 14, 2014
Washington • The Republican Party has finally admitted what has been fairly obvious for much of the past six years: It produces fake news. This is not an earth-shattering revelation to anybody who has been paying attention but, still, it's an im...
20140814
21

TV preview: 'Dallas' is still hot without J.R.

August 14, 2014
"Dallas" returns with the second half of Season 3 — or Season 17, depending on how you're counting. Surprisingly, despite the loss of Larry Hagman (J.R.), this show is still fun. The Ewings are dealing with the aftermath of the fire at Southfor...
20140814
17

Sean P. Means: 'What If' co-star Mackenzie Davis is on a hot streak

By Sean P. Means The Salt Lake Tribune
August 14, 2014
In 2014, Mackenzie Davis has been everywhere and all at once — though the way moviegoers have experienced the actress's meteoric rise isn't how she has experienced it. "It's weird," Davis said of talking about performances she commit...
20140814
29

The Cricket's Daily 3: Farewell to Lauren Bacall

The Cricket by Sean P. Means
August 14, 2014
Here's what's happening today in pop culture: • Lauren Bacall, the husky-voiced siren who smoldered onscreen with Humphrey Bogart and married him in real life, has died at the age of 89. (And, as Slate's Miriam Krule pointed out, Bacal...
20140814
28

Man critically injured in Utah demolition derby accident

By Erin Alberty The Salt Lake Tribune
August 14, 2014
Farmington • A 42-year-old man suffered head and face injuries after an accident at the Davis County Fair's demolition derby. The man was a member of the safety team at the derby. In Wednesday night's last heat, featuring trucks, a Suburba...
20140814
27

Man accused of plotting mass shooting is sentenced

By Lindsay Whitehurst The Associated Press
August 13, 2014
Salt Lake City • A Utah man accused of plotting a mass shooting at an upscale mall in Salt Lake City has been sentenced to three years of probation under mental health court supervision after accepting a plea deal from prosecutors. Salt Lake County ...
20140813
18

Jewish groups accuse U.N. chief of taking sides

The Associated Press
August 13, 2014
United Nations • Leaders of major Jewish organizations on Wednesday accused U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of being one-sided in his handling of the crisis in Gaza. A delegation of 11 Jewish organizations met with the U.N. chief to express their...
20140813
25

Report: NSA's automated response to cyberattacks?

By Jack Gillum The Associated Press
August 13, 2014
Washington • The National Security Agency secretly planned a cyberwarfare program that could automatically fire back at cyberattacks from foreign countries without any human involvement, creating the risk of accidentally starting a war, according to ...
20140813
17

Utah forecast: Flash Flood Watch for entire state

By Bob Mims The Salt Lake Tribune
August 13, 2014
A Flash Flood Watch was in effect for the entire state through late Wednesday night, with Utah's slot canyons, normally dry washes, fire-denuded mountain slopes and urban areas with poor drainage all at risk. OK, so that's the bad news. The...
20140813
24

Investigators mum on fatal Salt Lake City shooting of fugitive

By Bob Mims The Salt Lake Tribune
August 13, 2014
Investigators probing Salt Lake City police officers' fatal shooting of a fugitive outside a convenience store remained tight-lipped about their findings — including whether the slain man was armed. Jerrail Taylor insists his brother, 20-year-...
20140813
19

Amazon debuts mobile payment app, card reader

By Mae Anderson The Associated Press
August 13, 2014
New York • Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through their smartphones ...
20140813
30

Ferguson seeks answers after fatal police shooting of unarmed teen

By Alan Scher Zagier The Associated Press
August 13, 2014
Ferguson, Mo. • Nights of unrest have vied with calls for calm in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager was killed by police, while the community is still pressing for answers about the weekend shooting. Hundreds of residents packed two ...
20140813
12

Hamas, Israel OK five-day cease-fire

By Mohammed Daraghmeh And Tia Goldenberg The Associated Press
August 13, 2014
Cairo • Israel and Hamas agreed to extend a temporary cease-fire for five days, Egyptian and Palestinian officials announced Wednesday, permitting the sides to continue to negotiate a substantive deal to end the war in Gaza. Yet even as the extensio...
20140813
39

News roundup: Utahn to lead America's largest labor union

Out of Context by Tribune Political Reporters
August 13, 2014
Utahn to lead America's largest union. Lee asks some donors to verify themselves. Poll: Lee a polarizing figure. Happy Wednesday. A former school lunch lady from Utah will soon head the nation's largest labor union, and she's taking ...
20140813
18

Egypt's proposal to end war in Gaza calls for lifting part of blockade

By Mohammed Daraghmeh The Associated Press
August 12, 2014
Cairo • Egypt presented a proposed cease-fire to Israel and Hamas aimed at ending the monthlong war, Palestinian officials said early Wednesday after negotiators huddled for a second day of Egyptian-mediated talks aimed at ending the crisis and bring...
20140812
25

Prep football preview: Ogden Tigers

By Eric Butler Special To The Tribune
August 12, 2014
EDITOR'S NOTE • This is one in a series of previews of Utah's high school football programs. They will run throughout the summer leading up to the 2014 regular season, which begins Aug. 21. Ogden Tigers When the numbers on the roster st...
20140812
31

Utah oil recycler agrees to $70,000 fine for environmental violations

By Brian Maffly The Salt Lake Tribune
August 12, 2014
Utah hazardous-waste officials are fining a Utah County oil recycler for numerous environmental violations in the wake of a fire that seriously damaged the facility, including deliberately covering a heat sensor that was supposed to trigger fire-supp...
20140812
42

Cowabunga! 'Ninja Turtles' bring box-office power

By Derrik J. Lang The Associated Press
August 12, 2014
Los Angeles • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" sliced off $65 million at the weekend box office. Paramount Pictures' comic-book adaptation featuring Megan Fox alongside computer-generated renditions of the pizza-eating, sewer-dwelling superheroes l...
20140812
12

Crews fix gas leak that forced evacuations in West Bountiful

By Harry Stevens The Salt Lake Tribune
August 12, 2014
Utility workers have patched a gas leak that had forced several residents from their West Bountiful duplexes Tuesday morning. The South Davis Metro Fire Department responded to an emergency call shortly after 6:30 a.m. near 900 West and 1000 North, s...
20140812
46

Utah Bucket List: Hot air balloons soar above red rocks of southern Utah

By Brett Prettyman The Salt Lake Tribune
August 12, 2014
Valley of the Gods • Whitewater rafting. Mountain biking. Hiking. Scenic drives. Think you have experienced the natural beauty of southern Utah every conceivable way? There's another — one that looks down on all the others. "Being in a [hot-air...
20140812
18

Vernal has growing system of trails, but for how long?

By Lya Wodraska The Salt Lake Tribune
August 12, 2014
Vernal might not have the national reputation as a biking mecca like Moab or Park City, but the little town in northeastern Utah more and more has become the destination of choice for many mountain bikers. What draws them are about 100 miles of buff,...
20140812
13

Utah Hike of the week: South Fork of Deaf Smith Canyon in Cottonwood Heights

Hiking Utah by Tribune Reporters
August 12, 2014
Directions • From the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon, take Wasatch Boulevard south for 1 1/2 miles. Then turn east onto King Hill Drive. Follow the drive for one-half a mile and then turn east again onto Golden Oak Drive. The trail head is at the de...
20140812
23

Utah is late in schedule for Marvel heroes' live tour

By Mark Kennedy The Associated Press
August 12, 2014
Marvel Entertainment, which muscled into pop culture with comic books, TV cartoons and movies, is gambling on attracting new fans as it tackles 3-D — but forget the silly glasses. A new live arena show called "Marvel Universe Live!" — a first for ...
20140812
13

Police cite threats, won't name cop who shot unarmed teen

By Alan Scher Zagier And David A. Lieb The Associated Press
August 12, 2014
Ferguson, Mo. • The Rev. Al Sharpton pressed police Tuesday to release the name of the officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager in suburban St. Louis, and he pleaded for calm after two nights of violent protests over the young man's death. ...
20140812
13

Fire at West Clinton Elementary playground

By Erin Alberty The Salt Lake Tribune
August 12, 2014
Two fires Monday at a Davis County elementary school playground and baseball field appear to have been started deliberately. Investigators found evidence of incendiary materials at the playground of West Clinton Elementary School, said Clinton Fire C...
20140812
86

Magna condo blaze destroys 2 units, damages 4 more

By Bob Mims The Salt Lake Tribune
August 12, 2014
A three-alarm fire that displaced families living in 18 units of a Magna condominium complex has been blamed on embers from an apparently untended barbecue grill. Unified Fire Capt. Fitzgerald Petersen said the fire began at 6:52 p.m. Monday on the ...
20140812
66

News roundup: Obama hints at new Supreme Court pick

Out of Context by Tribune Political Reporters
August 12, 2014
Obama hints about Supreme Court nominee. Lawsuit filed over Shurtleff, Swallow Bank of America dealings. Owens could beat Love if he plays Matheson. Happy Tuesday. Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a reliable liberal on the high...
20140812
16

Robin Williams dead of apparent suicide at 63

By Haven Daley And Hillel Italie The Associated Press
August 12, 2014
San Francisco • Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Monday in an apparent s...
20140812
10

Magna condo fire kills pet, displaces residents

By Erin Alberty The Salt Lake Tribune
August 12, 2014
A fire in a Magna condo complex has killed one pet and forced several occupants to flee. The fire broke out about 6:50 p.m. Monday in a barbecue a family was using at the Copper Tree Condos, 8046 W. 3405 South. Residents left the building without in...
20140812
96

For Iraq Yazidis, a frantic search for the missing

By Diaa Hadid The Associated Press
August 11, 2014
Semalka, Syria • Trucks and jeeps trundled slowly across the pontoon bridge, packed with refugees, with children poking their dusty heads out of the windows and truck beds. Nearby, a distraught father frantically scanned them as they passed, hoping t...
20140811
25

U.S. printer shuts down operation in Argentina

The Associated Press
August 11, 2014
Buenos Aires, Argentina • A global printing company based in the U.S. shuttered its plant Monday in Argentina amid tough economic times in the South American country. Employees of the R.R. Donnelley & Sons plant on the outskirts of Buenos Aires s...
20140811
27

Other social media back Facebook in NYC dispute

By Jennifer Peltz The Associated Press
August 11, 2014
New York • Facebook's fight against prosecutors over nearly 400 search warrants for users' postings and other data is drawing support from other social media companies and civil libertarians. Lawyers for Foursquare, Kickstarter, Meetup, and...
20140811
18

Real Salt Lake: RSL ships Watson-Siriboe to NYCFC

RSL Notes by Tribune Sports Reporters
August 11, 2014
Real Salt Lake needed a roster spot to be cleared in order to pave the way for incoming Designated Player Sebastian Jaime. On Monday, the club announced it vacated that spot for the 27-year-old Argentinian forward who signed with RSL last week. De...
20140811
29

Doing good, doing bad, with and without religion ...

State of the Debate by George Pyle
August 11, 2014
— The good and the bad hide behind religion — George Pyle | The Salt Lake Tribune " ... Of course, what the law and any religion have in common is that people interpret both of them to suit their own needs, wants, desires and feelings. People decid...
20140811
13

MLS capsules and gallery

The Associated Press
August 11, 2014
WHITECAPS 2, SPORTING KC 0 VANCOUVER, British Columbia • Darren Mattocks scored for the fourth time in the last five games to help the Vancouver Whitecaps beat Sporting Kansas City 2-0 on Sunday night. Vancouver (7-4-11) also took advantage of an own...
20140811
20

FBI opens investigation into fatal police shooting

By Jim Suhr And David A. Lieb The Associated Press
August 11, 2014
Ferguson, Mo. • A black teenager who was fatally shot by a police officer had his hands raised when the officer approached with his weapon drawn and fired repeatedly, according to two men who said they witnessed the shooting that sparked a night of u...
20140811
11

Confession in massive Utah fire should be tossed, attorney says

By Tom Harvey The Salt Lake Tribune
August 11, 2014
The alleged confession of the man accused of starting a fire that caused $6 million in damage to a Salt Lake City apartment building that was under construction should be tossed out of court, his attorney argued Monday. The attorney for Dustin Jay B...
20140811
61

Whitecaps top K.C.

The Associated Press
August 11, 2014
Vancouver, British Columbia • Darren Mattocks scored for the fourth time in the last five games to help Vancouver beat Sporting Kansas City 2-0. Vancouver also took advantage of an own goal by Sporting defender Igor Juliao. Fire 1, Red Bulls 0 • Se...
20140811
26

U.S. agency moves slowly on investigation requests

By Tom Krisher The Associated Press
August 11, 2014
Detroit • People are waiting longer than they should for an answer when they petition the government to open an investigation into what could be serious safety problems. The Associated Press reviewed all 15 petitions filed by drivers with the Nationa...
20140811
10

Ukraine OKs Red Cross-led aid mission to east

By Yuras Karmanau And Peter Leonard The Associated Press
August 11, 2014
Donetsk, Ukraine • Ukrainian forces on Monday zeroed in on rebel strongholds as the government welcomed an international humanitarian relief mission into the rebellious east involving Russia, the United States and the European Union. The mission wil...
20140811
12

Al-Jazeera America logs first anniversary

By David Bauder The Associated Press
August 11, 2014
New York • Al-Jazeera America marks its first anniversary on the air next week, and if you haven't watched much, you're not alone. The news network has recorded some startlingly low ratings and recently shown signs of retrenchment with layo...
20140811
13

Theater review: Tuacahn's 'Little Mermaid' production dazzles

By Tom Wharton The Salt Lake Tribune
August 11, 2014
Ivins • Perhaps 99.9 percent of the audience at the packed Tuacahn Amphitheater on Thursday night knew the "fish-out-of-water" story of Disney's Little Mermaid long before buying tickets. After all, the tale of the red-headed Princess Ariel, a m...
20140811
12

Gaza war cease-fire holds as negotiators gather

William Booth And Carol Morello The Washington Post
August 11, 2014
Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Israeli negotiators returned to Cairo on Monday to resume talks with Palestinians as a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip held throughout the morning. After a brief flurry of cross-border rocket and artillery fire between Gaza and ...
20140811
41

Report criticizes U.S. over Afghan civilian deaths

By Amir Shah And Rebecca Santana The Associated Press
August 11, 2014
Kabul, Afghanistan • The U.S. failed to properly investigate civilian killings, including possible war crimes, which occurred during its military operations in Afghanistan, the international rights group Amnesty International said Monday. NATO said i...
20140811
18

News roundup: Bishop, Stewart to play convenience store clerks

Out of Context by Tribune Political Reporters
August 11, 2014
Bishop, Stewart to play convenience store clerks. Poll: Love beating Owens by 11 points. Another Swallow associate arrested. Happy Monday. Ever wanted to run into your local convenience store and have your member of Congress playing the cashier? Yo...
20140811
8

Pilot, wife and daughter injured in West Jordan plane crash

By Michael Mcfall The Salt Lake Tribune
August 11, 2014
Three family members were taken to the hospital after their small plane crashed Sunday in a West Jordan park. The plane took off from South Valley Regional Airport about 9 a.m. but soon crashed in a soccer field near 8000 S. 4570 West, said West Jor...
20140811
29

NFL Notes: Jets' top CB Milliner hurts ankle

The Associated Press
August 10, 2014
Dee Milliner, expected to be the New York Jets' No. 1 cornerback, was helped from the field after injuring his left ankle at practice Sunday in Corland, N.Y., a half-hour after rookie Dexter McDougle was carted off after tearing a ligament in hi...
20140810
16

Reptiles rescued from Logan house fire

By Michael Mcfall The Salt Lake Tribune
August 10, 2014
Logan firefighters saved five reptiles from a burning home. The occupants of the home, near 100 E. 300 South, reported smoke coming out of the attic about 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Soon after firefighters arrived, flames broke through the roof, said Logan ...
20140810
87

Rebels in Ukraine back away from unconditional cease-fire

By Yuras Karmanau The Associated Press
August 10, 2014
Donetsk, Ukraine • Fighting raged in the city of Donetsk on Sunday, as government forces continued to close in on the rebel stronghold and pro-Russian insurgents backed away from an unconditional cease-fire offer that they announced just the day befo...
20140810
26

Crash of Iranian built plane leaves 39 dead

By Ali Akbar Dareini And Adam Schreck The Associated Press
August 10, 2014
Tehran, Iran • A locally built Iranian passenger plane crashed shortly after takeoff in Tehran on Sunday, killing 39 people and reviving questions about the safety of a cash-strapped aviation sector left hobbled by international sanctions. President ...
20140810
11

Israel, Hamas accept Egyptian cease-fire proposal

By Mohammed Daraghmeh The Associated Press
August 10, 2014
CAIRO • Israel and the Hamas militant group accepted an Egyptian cease-fire proposal Sunday, clearing the way for the resumption of talks on a long-term truce to end a month of heavy fighting in the Gaza Strip that has taken nearly 2,000 lives. The ...
20140810
42

Gaza talks on hold; Israeli delegation stays home

By Ian Deitch And Karin Laub The Associated Press
August 9, 2014
Jerusalem • Egyptian-brokered talks between Israel and Hamas on a new border deal for Gaza were thrown into doubt Saturday after senior officials said an Israeli team would not rejoin negotiations in Cairo unless rocket fire from Gaza stops. A day a...
20140809
38

Weekend Express: Craft Lake City, LDS Expo, volleyball

The Salt Lake Tribune
August 9, 2014
Plan your weekend with picks from our entertainment reporters, critics and bloggers. For more event listings, visit www.sltrib.com/entertainment. Sports listings can be found here. 6th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival • More than 200 vendors and...
20140809
15

From peyote to sex: Religious liberty fight recast

By Rachel Zoll Ap Religion Writer
August 9, 2014
Not long ago, when religious liberty cases reached the courts, the people seeking protection for their beliefs were mostly from small faith groups and their lawyers were liberals. The contested issues were narrow: a demand that plain, black Amish bug...
20140809
9

Gaza truce collapses in new violence

By Josef Federman And Mohammed Daraghmeh The Associated Press
August 8, 2014
Jerusalem • A three-day-old truce collapsed Friday in a new round of violence after Gaza militants resumed rocket attacks on Israel, drawing a wave of retaliatory airstrikes that killed at least five Palestinians, including three children. The erupt...
20140808
36

New Ukrainian rebel leader gives Moscow distance

By Yuras Karmanau The Associated Press
August 8, 2014
Donetsk, Ukraine • A Ukrainian has replaced a Russian at the helm of the insurgency in eastern Ukraine and declared that he wants "only moral support" from Moscow, as the Kremlin apparently tries to rebut Western claims that it is calling the shots a...
20140808
10

Movie review: Biography 'Yves Saint Laurent' a fashionable fizzle

By Sean P. Means The Salt Lake Tribune
August 8, 2014
The biographical drama "Yves Saint Laurent" captures the lush look of the French designer, but director Jalil Lespert's depiction of his career falls into the clichés of meteoric success followed by self-destructive excess. We meet Yves Mathieu...
20140808
24

Op-ed: Just pay the fee and go solar

By Andrea Brunelle
August 8, 2014
I am a geography professor, and that means more than placing countries on a world map. I study changes in climate, fire, vegetation and beetle outbreaks over time. Climate variability is part of life on Earth, and my work looks at climate change over...
20140808
16

U.S. safety agency probes Can-Am motorcycle fires

The Associated Press
August 8, 2014
Detroit • U.S. safety regulators are investigating two reports of fires in Can-Am Spyder three-wheeled motorcycles. The probe covers about 52,000 motorcycles from the 2008 through 2014 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration s...
20140808
61

GM issues third recall on SUVs that can catch fire

By Tom Krisher The Associated Press
August 8, 2014
General Motors' troubles with safety recalls has surfaced in another case, this time with the company recalling a group of SUVs for a third time to fix power window switches that can catch fire. The problem, revealed in documents posted by feder...
20140808
37

Robinson: War on whites? The white folks are winning

By Eugene Robinson The Washington Post
August 8, 2014
WASHINGTON • If there really were a "war on whites," as a Republican congressman from Alabama ludicrously claims, it wouldn't be going very well for the anti-white side. In 2012, the last year for which comprehensive Census Bureau data are avail...
20140808
14

Hot new gear at Outdoor Retailer is worth the wait

By Brett Prettyman The Salt Lake Tribune
August 8, 2014
With an emphasis on Utah companies, The Salt Lake Tribune took a look at some of the gear being shown at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2014 under way at the Salt Palace. Most of the gear at the show, which is closed to the public, will not be av...
20140808
8

Evacuated after Oregon fire, some residents return; Idaho fire threatens homes

By Jeff Barnard The Associated Press
August 7, 2014
Some of the hundreds of people forced to flee a wind-driven wildfire in Oregon's Columbia Gorge east of Portland were allowed to return Thursday and were happy to find their houses intact, even where flames had come as close as 30 feet. "It is a...
20140807
56

Boost for vets' health: Obama signs new law

By Matthew Daly And Darlene Superville The Associated Press
August 7, 2014
Fort Belvoir, Va. • Tens of thousands of military veterans who have been enduring long waits for medical care should be able to turn to private doctors almost immediately under a law signed Thursday by President Barack Obama. Other changes will take...
20140807
25

Pandora cuts first-ever direct deal with artists

By Ryan Nakashima The Associated Press
August 7, 2014
Los Angeles • Internet radio leader Pandora has come to its first-ever direct licensing deal with artists, a wide-ranging agreement with independent label group Merlin that both said would mean higher payments to artists and more play for them on Pan...
20140807
19

Hamas rejects disarmament proposal

By Hamza Hendawi And Maggie Michael The Associated Press
August 7, 2014
Gaza City • With a deadline looming hours away, Hamas on Thursday rejected Israeli demands it disarm and threatened to resume its rocket attacks if its demands for lifting a crippling blockade on Gaza were not met. The hard-line stance, voiced by a ...
20140807
27

Kirby: Bowling ball land speed record

By Robert Kirby Tribune Columnist
August 7, 2014
Bonneville Salt Flats • Driving west on Interstate 80 Saturday morning, Sonny and I felt our already meager maturity levels decline the closer we got to Wendover. Instead of driving into town and spending the day having ruinous fun in the casinos, w...
20140807
14

Food briefs: Food events at the Salt Lake County Fair

By Kathy Stephenson The Salt Lake Tribune
August 7, 2014
Food events at the Salt Lake County Fair This year's Salt Lake County Fair features food events and cooking competitions, including: Hawaiian Luau • Thursday, Aug. 7, 6 p.m. in the covered arena. Enjoy a catered dinner by Moki's Hawaiian ...
20140807
15

Russian troops mass on border as Ukraine army encircles rebel city

By Yuras Karmanau The Associated Press
August 6, 2014
Donetsk, Ukraine • The steadily advancing Ukrainian army is setting its sights on the largest rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine, while Western officials on Wednesday warned that a Russian military buildup on Ukraine's border could herald a majo...
20140806
9

North Salt Lake makes plan to stabilize slide, takes criticism from victims

By Pamela Manson The Salt Lake Tribune
August 6, 2014
North Salt Lake • As officials made plans for long-term stabilization of a hill that slid into a neighborhood this week, members of a family that lost their house in the disaster claimed the city has done nothing to help them in the aftermath. "The ...
20140806
14

Indirect Israel-Hamas talks on Gaza start in Cairo

The Associated Press
August 6, 2014
Cairo • Indirect Israeli-Palestinian negotiations over extending a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip and ending a blockade of the battered territory got underway in Cairo on Wednesday, with both sides taking hard-line positions and much jockeying expected...
20140806
29

Review: Amazon phone better for info than shopping

By Anick Jesdanun The Associated Press
August 6, 2014
Anaheim, Calif. • My buying habits have yet to change in my nearly three weeks with Amazon's shopping-centric Fire phone. Rather, I've found the phone's Firefly scanning feature to be far more useful as an information-gathering tool. T...
20140806
34

Eagle Mountain man jailed for allegedly setting own home on fire

By Bob Mims The Salt Lake Tribune
August 6, 2014
An Eagle Mountain man was behind bars after being arrested for allegedly setting his own house afire. Sheriff's Sgt. Spencer Cannon said the 34-year-old man had been sought after the house went up in flames just before midnight on Aug. 1, and wi...
20140806
33

Target publicly endorses same-sex marriage

The Associated Press
August 6, 2014
Minneapolis • Target Corp. is adding its name to a legal defense of gay marriage, joining other large companies that are taking a stand, just four years after the retailer came under criticism for supporting a strident opponent of same-sex unions. Ta...
20140806
20

Prep football preview: Layton Lancers

By Christopher Kamrani The Salt Lake Tribune
August 6, 2014
EDITOR'S NOTE • This is one in a series of previews of Utah's high school football programs. They will run throughout the summer leading up to the 2014 regular season, which begins Aug. 21. Layton Lancers Every game is the biggest game...
20140806
16

Afghan official: General's killer hid in bathroom

Tribune Wire Services
August 6, 2014
Kabul, Afghanistan • An Afghan soldier who killed the highest-ranking U.S. military official in 13 years of war often dined alone and saw Western forces as infidels, according to an officer at the training ground where the attack took place. Rafiqul...
20140806
12

Trial end approaches for Oscar Pistorius

By Gerald Imray And Christopher Torchia The Associated Press
August 6, 2014
Johannesburg • Prosecutors and lawyers for Oscar Pistorius have one last chance to convince a South African judge when they present closing arguments this week in the murder trial of the once-celebrated athlete who fatally shot his girlfriend, Reeva ...
20140806
14

Girl rescued from pond in Utah County

By Erin Alberty The Salt Lake Tribune
August 6, 2014
A 3-year-old girl nearly drowned Tuesday in the pond at Highland Glen Park in Utah County. Rescuers were called to the swimming pond about 3:30 p.m., where the girl was unconscious, said Lone Peak Fire Chief Brad Freeman. Medics performed CPR, and th...
20140806
34

NFL: Marvin Austin finally healthy in Year 4

By Arnie Stapleton The Associated Press
August 5, 2014
Englewood, Colo. • Marvin Austin was an afterthought in the Denver Broncos' $110 million defensive makeover this offseason. Long after fellow free agents DeMarcus Ware, Aqib Talib and T.J. Ward signed their mega deals and posed with their orange...
20140805
16

Some outdoor companies loved Demo Day rain

By Tom Wharton The Salt Lake Tribune
August 5, 2014
Huntsville • When a short but intense rainstorm hit Outdoor Retailer's Summer Market Demo Day at Pineview Reservoir's Cemetery Point on Tuesday, at least one of the 130-plus companies showing off products was delighted. "Perfect," is how ...
20140805
14

Contra Costa Times: Brady was national symbol of gun control

By Xxxxxx The Salt Lake Tribune
August 5, 2014
America's "first family of gun control" lost its tough-as-nails patriarch on Monday when former presidential Press Secretary James Brady died at age 73. For the last 33 years, Brady had been one of the country's most visible reminders of t...
20140805
18

Afghan soldier kills U.S. general, wounds about 15

By Robert Burns, Rahim Faiez And Lolita C. Baldor The Associated Press
August 5, 2014
Kabul, Afghanistan • An American major general was shot to death Tuesday in one of the bloodiest insider attacks of the long Afghanistan war when a gunman dressed as an Afghan soldier turned on allied troops, wounding about 15 including a German gene...
20140805
21

Utah scavenger hunt is on for lifesaving devices

By Danielle Manley The Salt Lake Tribune
August 5, 2014
One diligent person or team will win $5,000 at the end of August by winning a scavenger hunt to find and register the most emergency defibrillators in the Salt Lake Valley. The HeartMap Challenge, sponsored by University of Utah Health Care and the ...
20140805
37

Afghan attack kills U.S. major general, wounds 15

By Rahim Faiez And Amir Shah The Associated Press
August 5, 2014
Kabul, Afghanistan • A man dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire Tuesday on NATO troops at a military base, killing a U.S. two-star general and wounding some 15 people, among them a German brigadier general and a number of Americans troops, a...
20140805
28

Israel, Hamas to negotiate new Gaza deal in Cairo

The Associated Press
August 5, 2014
Gaza City, Gaza Strip • The outlines of a solution for battered, blockaded Gaza are emerging after Tuesday's tentative Israel-Hamas cease-fire: Norway is organizing a donor conference and Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas aims t...
20140805
15

'Guardians of the Galaxy' rockets to top of box office with $94M

By Derrik J. Lang The Associated Press
August 5, 2014
Los Angeles • Guardians of the Galaxy" blasted past expectations at the weekend box office. Marvel Studios' cosmic romp starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista as members of an intergalactic band of rebels earned $94 million in its d...
20140805
12

Culture rose in ancient humans as testosterone fell, study says

By Lisa Schencker The Salt Lake Tribune
August 4, 2014
Modern culture among ancient humans began to rise as levels of testosterone — associated with macho, aggressive behavior — fell, according to a new study conducted by a University of Utah biology graduate student. Robert Cieri and other researcher...
20140804
16

Rains cause slides, floods in Utah

By Erin Alberty The Salt Lake Tribune
August 4, 2014
Heavy rains caused floods and mudslides across Utah on Monday, particularly on the scar of a 2012 wildfire in Emery County, where dozens of slides have washed away attempts to rehabilitate slopes above a state highway. Since the Seeley Wildfire burne...
20140804
23

Eagle Moutain man arrested for allegedly burning down his house

By Erin Alberty The Salt Lake Tribune
August 4, 2014
An Eagle Mountain man is suspected of setting fire to his own house. The fire broke out just after 11 p.m. Friday, Utah County sheriff's deputies reported. The man who lived there was not at the scene when firefighters arrived; witnesses said he...
20140804
84

Arias to represent herself at death penalty trial

The Associated Press
August 4, 2014
PHOENIX • A judge ruled Monday that Jodi Arias can represent herself in the upcoming penalty phase of her murder trial, where jurors will decide whether she is put to death for killing her ex-boyfriend. Arias, 34, was convicted of first-degree murder...
20140804
21

Start of Utah football camp brings some answers, but questions remain

Utah Sports by Tribune Sports Reporters
August 4, 2014
Let's take a moment of silence - a pause to respect that college football has returned. ... Moment over. Let's talk about the start of Camp Kyle. Monday morning was the first time the media got a glimpse of some players, and with others ret...
20140804
10

First-ever 'Latter-day Expo' to show off all things Mormon

Following Faith by Peggy Fletcher Stack
August 4, 2014
For the first time in its 33-year history, the LDS Booksellers Association is opening its doors to the book(and other products)-buying public — not just authors and marketers. On Saturday, Aug. 9, the group is hosting a "Latter-day Expo" from 10 a.m...
20140804
25

For Olympic icon Michael Phelps, there's no place like home

By Paul Newberry The Associated Press
August 4, 2014
Baltimore • Sitting on the deck at his beloved Meadowbrook, Michael Phelps glances toward the pool where he was once afraid to put his face in the water. "This is me," he said, a slight smile curling off his lips. "This is home." This is where Phelps...
20140804
19

Israel and Hamas accept Egyptian cease-fire plan

By Josef Federman The Associated Press
August 4, 2014
JERUSALEM • Israel and Hamas on Monday accepted an Egyptian cease-fire proposal meant to halt a bruising monthlong war that has claimed nearly 2,000 lives, raising hopes that the bloodiest round of fighting between the bitter enemies could finally be...
20140804
31

Jim Brady dies: Reagan aide, gun control advocate

By Douglass K. Daniel The Associated Press
August 4, 2014
Washington • A major trait that endeared Jim Brady to the Washington press corps was his sense of humor, especially when he made fun of his own boss. When Ronald Reagan was campaigning for president in 1980, Reagan drew scorn from environmentalists ...
20140804
10

Cepeda: Hearing lots of 'Hispandering' from both parties

By Esther Cepeda The Washington Post
August 4, 2014
CHICAGO • Whenever immigration matters heat up, a stream of "what it means" articles about potential Hispanic voting behavior is sure to follow. I suspect this happens because news outlets know that anything relating to the Latino vote is sure-fire c...
20140804
13

Review: Utah Symphony takes Disney off the screen

By Sheena Mcfarland The Salt Lake Tribune
August 4, 2014
A picturesque evening at Deer Valley's Snow Park Amphitheatre was made magical thanks to the intricate playing of the Utah Symphony and four engaging, energetic singers. Arrangements were played to collages from favorite films such as "Aladdin,"...
20140804
22

Judge: Alabama abortion clinic law unconstitutional

By Jay Reeves The Associated Press
August 4, 2014
Montgomery, Ala. • A new Alabama law restricting doctors who perform abortions would force several women's clinics to shut down, placing unconstitutional restrictions on a woman's right to obtain one, a federal judge ruled Monday. Several ...
20140804
11

Ferry carrying hundreds capsizes in Bangladesh

By Al-emrun Garjon The Associated Press
August 4, 2014
Louhajon, Bangladesh • A passenger ferry carrying hundreds of people capsized Monday in central Bangladesh, killing at least two people and probably many more as horrified villagers watched from the shore, authorities said. It was unclear exactly how...
20140804
20

Over 30 homes damaged in California storms

By Brian Melley And Raquel Maria Dillon The Associated Press
August 4, 2014
Mount Baldy, Calif. • Authorities say more than 30 homes have been damaged after flash floods struck Southern California mountains — at least a dozen of them so severely that they're uninhabitable. The Mount Baldy fire chief said Monday that so...
20140804
28

Ukrainian soldiers cross border into Russia

By Laura Mills The Associated Press
August 4, 2014
Moscow • A Russian border security official said Monday that more than 400 Ukrainian soldiers have crossed into Russia, although both sides gave conflicting accounts as to why they had decided to cross the border. The Russian official said the soldie...
20140804
34

Utah forecast: Rains bring cooler temperatures and flood risk

By Bob Mims The Salt Lake Tribune
August 4, 2014
A series of thunderstorms and rain, occasionally heavy, had much of Utah under a Flash Flood Watch extending into late Monday night — and more precipitation was on tap for Tuesday. The National Weather Service warned that storm activity would begin ...
20140804
24

A primer on Utah reforms to avoid Swallow-Shurtleff scandals

By Robert Gehrke The Salt Lake Tribune
August 4, 2014
After he was arrested and charged with 10 felonies alleging he had misused his office, former Republican Attorney General Mark Shurtleff complained loud and long that the case against him was a politically motivated hit, ordered by Democratic Salt La...
20140804
11

Syrian rebels kill 10 soldiers, capture others in Lebanon

By Diaa Hadid The Associated Press
August 3, 2014
Beirut • Syrian rebels killed 10 Lebanese troops and likely captured over a dozen more in a raid on a Lebanese border town, the country's military chief said, the most serious spillover of violence yet into the tiny country from its neighbor&apo...
20140803
12

Stray firework injures spectators at Roy festival

By Michael Mcfall The Salt Lake Tribune
August 3, 2014
A stray firework injured about 10 people Saturday night at the end of the Roy Days festival. Crowds had gathered at West Park, at 4500 S. 2900 West, for the annual festival that always concludes with a fireworks show. But at the end of this show&apo...
20140803
70

RSL: Olave suspended for 2 games for hitting Garcia

By Christopher Kamrani The Salt Lake Tribune
August 3, 2014
Real Salt Lake's Olmes Garcia was punished on the field with a yellow card for wasting time late in Wednesday night's 1-1 draw against the New York Red Bulls. As it turns out, the striker's flop to the ground wasn't entirely unpro...
20140803
21

Galaxy top Timbers

The Associated Press
August 3, 2014
Robbie Keane scored twice to help Los Angeles Galaxy beat Portland 3-1 on Saturday. Keane broke a tie in the 73rd minute, beating defenders to the back post to head home Landon Donovan's left-footed service. Keane converted a penalty shot in the...
20140803
30

Israel withdraws most troops from Gaza

Sudarsan Raghavan And Griff Witte The Washington Post
August 3, 2014
Rafah, Gaza Strip • As Israel showed signs of scaling back its ground offensive in Gaza, its war from the skies continued Sunday, as an airstrike outside a U.N. school in southern Gaza killed at least 10 people. The bloodshed sparked some of the heav...
20140803
23

Review: Motley Crue goes over the top in Utah

By Tom Wharton The Salt Lake Tribune
August 3, 2014
West Valley City • Mötley Crüe is a band known almost as much for its excesses on and off the stage as it is for its music. Thus, in its "All Bad Things Must Come to An End" farewell tour, it only figures that the group came up with an over-the-top ...
20140803
23

More human remains recovered at Ukraine plane-crash site

By Toby Sterling Associated Press
August 2, 2014
Amsterdam • Investigators using sniffer dogs recovered more human remains and personal belongings at the Malaysia Airlines wreckage site in eastern Ukraine on Saturday, the head of an international recovery mission said. Speaking from the Ukrainian ...
20140802
16

Syria rebels raid Lebanese town, kill, capture troops

By Bassem Mroue The Associated Press
August 2, 2014
Beirut • Rebels fighting in Syria's civil war crossed into Lebanon and raided a border town Saturday, killing and capturing security force members in the most serious incursion into the tiny country during its neighbor's 3-year-old conflict...
20140802
20

Israel signals scaling down Gaza war operation

By Ian Deitch And Karin Laub The Associated Press
August 2, 2014
Jerusalem • An Israeli soldier the military feared had been abducted by Palestinian gunmen in a firefight that shattered a temporary ceasefire in Gaza has been declared dead, ending what could have been a nightmare scenario for Israel hours after it ...
20140802
28

Fires force evacuations in West Coast states

The Associated Press
August 2, 2014
Alturas, Calif. • Wildfires burning through dry terrain in West Coast states have forced scores of evacuations as fire teams worked to corral the blazes. Lightning sparked dozens of fires in Northern California, including one in rural Modoc County th...
20140802
50

Blast at China car parts plant kills 68, hurts 187

By Gillian Wong The Associated Press
August 2, 2014
Beijing • Sixty-eight people were killed and nearly 200 others injured, most with severe burns, after an explosion Saturday at an automotive parts factory in eastern China that supplies General Motors, officials said. It was China's most serious...
20140802
39

Two critical after Washington County crash

By Michael Mcfall The Salt Lake Tribune
August 1, 2014
Two people were critically hurt after a car crashed head-on into a semi-truck near Washington. Sherlene Olaguez, 55, was driving north Friday evening on Interstate 15 when she "might have suffered a medical condition, which caused her to lose control...
20140801
30

Fire shuts down freeway lanes in Utah County

By Michael Mcfall The Salt Lake Tribune
August 1, 2014
A brush fire near Santaquin has shut down part of Interstate 15. Northbound I-15 is closed at mile marker 242 — just south of the Utah County city — due to the fire, according to the Utah Department of Transportation. The closure is expected to las...
20140801
88

A Look Back: More photos from Wandamere Resort

The Salt Lake Tribune
August 1, 2014
Over the last few years, we have featured a handful of photos of the Wandamere Resort in our A Look Back galleries. We have decided to share some more photos of the popular spot with you today. Wandamere Resort was a 65-acre amusement park that fea...
20140801
15

Sandy school flood bill? Worse than thought, less than feared

By Bob Mims The Salt Lake Tribune
August 1, 2014
The price tag for repairing flood damage at Sandy's Eastmont Middle School is in, and it's much higher than initially thought: $750,000. Canyons School District spokeswoman Jennifer Toomer-Cook said that was the estimate provided by insura...
20140801
25

This weekend on TV: Ludicrous 'Hell on Wheels' mocks Mormons

TV or not TV by Scott Pierce
August 1, 2014
When last we saw the ludicrous Western Hell On Wheels (10 p.m. Saturday, AMC), a band of Mormons had ridden into town, shot the place up and taken Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) prisoner. They were about to hang him when, instead, he married the Mormo...
20140801
19

Chrysler U.S. sales climb 20 percent in July

The Associated Press
August 1, 2014
Auburn Hills, Mich. • Chrysler says its U.S. sales rose 20 percent in July from a year ago, its best performance for the month in nine years. The automaker said Friday that it sold 167,667 vehicles in the U.S. during the month compared with 140,102 i...
20140801
24

U.S. condemns 'outrageous' Gaza truce violations

By Matthew Lee The Associated Press
August 1, 2014
Washington • The Obama administration on Friday condemned violations of the internationally-brokered Gaza cease-fire by Palestinian militants and said the apparent abduction of an Israeli soldier was a "barbaric" action. With the cease-fire in tatte...
20140801
45

News roundup: Most Americans don't like this Obamacare thing

Out of Context by Tribune Political Reporters
August 1, 2014
Most Americans don't like this Obamacare thing. Libertarian group sues over Common Core. Love fundraising off Owens' poll. Happy Friday. A majority of Americans now disapprove of Obamacare, the highest percent against President Barack Oba...
20140801
11

Ukraine: Body parts retrieved at jet crash site

By Mstyslav Chernov And Peter Leonard The Associated Press
August 1, 2014
Hrabove, Ukraine • Wearing gloves and carrying blue plastic buckets, international investigators finally began gathering up body parts and victims' belongings Friday in the fields where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came down. Artillery boomed in...
20140801
15

Israeli soldier feared captured by Hamas in Gaza

By Ibrahim Barzak And Daniel Estrin The Associated Press
August 1, 2014
Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Israeli forces, backed by heavy tank fire and airstrikes, moved deeper into southern Gaza late Friday in search of a soldier apparently captured in a clash with Hamas militants earlier in the day. At least 70 Palestinians and ...
20140801
29

Last of Utah wildfires conquered, thanks to rain and shovel work

By Bob Mims The Salt Lake Tribune
August 1, 2014
Crews were packing up Thursday after having finally tamed central Utah's stubborn Levan Wildfire, an effort that took a week's grueling work by hundreds of firefighters, a fleet of water- and fire retardant-dumping aircraft and timely rains...
20140801
67

Krauthammer: Kerry legitimized Hamas' war criminality

By Charles Krauthammer The Washington Post
August 1, 2014
WASHINGTON • John Kerry is upset by heavy criticism from Israelis — left, right and center — of his recent cease-fire diplomacy. But that's only half the story. More significant is the consternation of America's Arab partners, starting wi...
20140801
39

Special screenings: 'The LEGO Movie' under the stars, 'Ping Pong Summer' and much more

August 1, 2014
'The LEGO Movie' The Movie Under the Stars series continues with the animated hit "The LEGO Movie." Presented by the Capitol Preservation Board and the Utah Film Commission. When • Friday, 7:30 p.m. Where • Utah State Capitol, 300 N. St...
20140801
21

U.S., U.N. announce deal on 72-hour Gaza cease-fire

By Ian Deitch And Ibrahim Barzak The Associated Press
July 31, 2014
Jerusalem • Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire beginning Friday, during which time there will be negotiations on a more durable truce in the 24-day-old Gaza war, the United States and United Nations announced Thursday. ...
20140731
32

Libya Islamic militias declare control of Benghazi

By Omar Almosmari And Maggie Michael The Associated Press
July 31, 2014
Benghazi, Libya • Islamic hard-line militias, including the group accused by the United States in a 2012 attack that killed the ambassador and three other Americans, claimed control of Libya's second largest city, Benghazi, after overrunning arm...
20140731
9

Obama holds foreign policy meeting with lawmakers

By Julie Pace And Bradley Klapper The Associated Press
July 31, 2014
Washington • President Barack Obama huddled with congressional lawmakers Thursday to discuss the numerous foreign policy crises facing his administration, including tensions with Russia and the war between Israel and Hamas. The meeting came amid ram...
20140731
38

Robinson: Radical Islam cannot be bombed out of existence

By Eugene Robinson The Washington Post
July 31, 2014
WASHINGTON • Secretary of State John Kerry was right to push for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza earlier this week. All outside parties should do everything they can to end a war in which both Israel and Hamas have seemed willing to fight to the deat...
20140731
34

NTSB: Arizona plane that killed two Utahns was flying low

The Associated Press
July 31, 2014
Littlefield, Ariz. • A federal investigator says the pilot of a small plane that crashed in far northwestern Arizona was flying well below what's allowed by regulation. Newly licensed pilot, 19-year-old Daulton Whatcott, and his brother, 16-yea...
20140731
29

Four arrested in man's fiery death at Utah drug house

By Bob Mims The Salt Lake Tribune
July 31, 2014
Two men and two women have been arrested on charges stemming from the fiery death of Brian William Swink inside what police characterized as a "known drug house" in Price. Price police Capt. William Barnes said Thursday that preliminary results from...
20140731
44

Major League Soccer: Whitecaps and Fire play to 0-0 draw

The Associated Press
July 31, 2014
Bridgeview, Ill. • Chicago goalkeeper Sean Johnson made a second half save to preserve the Fire's 0-0 tie with the Vancouver Whitecaps on Wednesday night. Vancouver's Erik Hurtado had the Whitecaps' best chance of the game in the 49th ...
20140731
32

Investigators reach Ukraine jet wreckage site

By Mstyslav Chernov The Associated Press
July 31, 2014
Rozsypne, Ukraine • Two weeks after a missile brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, an international team of investigators Thursday reached a wreckage site in eastern Ukraine that remains bitterly contested between government forces and pro-Russi...
20140731
26

Sorting out the claims after UCLA pipe break: Who pays?

By Brian Melley And Michael R. Blood The Associated Press
July 31, 2014
Los Angeles • Repair crews on Thursday were shoring up a giant hole in the middle of Sunset Boulevard caused by a ruptured pipe, as officials at the water-logged University of California, Los Angeles, continued to assess damage from the 20 million ga...
20140731
17

TV preview: 'Hell on Wheels' mocks Mormons

July 31, 2014
When last we saw the ludicrous Western "Hell on Wheels," a band of Mormons had ridden into town, shot up the place and taken Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) prisoner. They were about to hang him when, instead, he married the Mormon teen girl who is car...
20140731
28

Swallow, Shurtleff appear in court, vow to beat charges

By Marissa Lang And Robert Gehrke The Salt Lake Tribune
July 31, 2014
History was made Wednesday in a Salt Lake City courtroom — but not the good kind. Two former Utah attorneys general appeared in criminal court to answer to a slew of public corruption charges, ranging from accepting or soliciting bribes to tamperin...
20140731
11

Crews near full containment of Levan Wildfire

By Bob Mims The Salt Lake Tribune
July 31, 2014
Crews expected to complete digging containment lines around central Utah's Levan Wildfire by week's end, thanks to timely rainstorms and painstaking labors by an army of nearly 500 firefighters. Fire Information Officer Dorothy Harvey said ...
20140731
70

Ebola forces Peace Corps to pull out of West Africa

By Jonathan Paye-layleh The Associated Press
July 30, 2014
Monrovia, Liberia • The largest recorded Ebola outbreak in history has led the U.S. Peace Corps to evacuate hundreds of volunteers from three affected West African countries, and a State Department official on Wednesday said two volunteers were under...
20140730
15

Israeli shelling strikes U.N. school, crowded market

By Karin Laub And Tia Goldenberg The Associated Press
July 30, 2014
Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Israeli artillery shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with sleeping war refugees and back-to-back explosions rocked a market filled with shoppers Wednesday as Israel's stepped up campaign against Gaza&a...
20140730
33

House OKs V.A. health-care overhaul

By Matthew Daly The Associated Press
July 30, 2014
Washington • The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years. The $16.3 billion measure also would allow the V.A. to hire thous...
20140730
22

Bank scandal tarnishes powerful Portuguese family

By Barry Hatton The Associated Press
July 30, 2014
Lisbon • Portugal's Espirito Santo family business survived wars, dictatorship, revolution and family feuds for almost 150 years. Now, one of Europe's last banking dynasties is being stripped of its wealth and influence amid accounting irre...
20140730
10

Smallest cattle herd in 40 years means costly beef

By Megan Durisin Bloomberg News
July 30, 2014
Chicago • Feeder-cattle futures rose, heading for the longest rally in 37 years, with the smallest total for the U.S. herd in four decades signaling higher beef costs. Cattle inventories as of July 1 fell to the lowest for the date since records bega...
20140730
18

Utah man who allegedly traded gunfire with deputies ordered to stand trial

By Jessica Miller The Salt Lake Tribune
July 30, 2014
A man who exchanged gunfire with Iron County sheriff's deputies last December was ordered Wednesday to stand trial. Grant Louise Biedermann Jr., 41, was charged in 5th District Court with two counts of first-degree felony attempted aggravated mu...
20140730
42

Price cops i.d. dead man in fire at 'known drug house'

By Bob Mims The Salt Lake Tribune
July 30, 2014
Price police on Wednesday identified a man found dead at the scene of a suspicious fire in a known drug house. Capt. William Barnes said the official cause of death for Brian William Swink, 32, awaited results of an autopsy. Firefighters discovered ...
20140730
57

Salt Lake Fire Department investigating 'suspicious' apartment fire

By Bob Mims And Harry Stevens The Salt Lake Tribune
July 30, 2014
The Salt Lake City Fire Department is investigating an apartment fire that they have deemed suspicious. The early Wednesday morning fire left 12 residents of a northwest Salt Lake City apartment complex without homes. Deputy Fire Chief Brian Dale sai...
20140730
89

Milbank: Leading the world is harder than it looks

By Dana Milbank The Washington Post
July 30, 2014
WASHINGTON • John Kerry put his right hand on his heart. "This is not about me," he said. The secretary of state was reacting to the torrent of criticism at home and abroad of his failed attempt at a Middle East cease-fire. Contrary to his prote...
20140730
39

Chefs share tips for home cooks to waste not, want not

By Beverly Levitt Special To The Tribune
July 30, 2014
Whenever I hear the phrase "economic recovery" followed by "housing sales are up 20 percent," I break open the bubbly. But when I offer my Granny Fanny a sip of something celebratory, she chides, "Don't get too smug, that's how this whole m...
20140730
6

Man's body found in burning Price house

By Erin Alberty The Salt Lake Tribune
July 30, 2014
Firefighters in Price found a man's body in the basement of a house where a suspicious fire broke out on Tuesday. The house at 423 S. 200 West was full of smoke, with flames spreading to the attic when crews arrived about 11 a.m., Price Police ...
20140730
66

Rampell: We should want sick workers to stay home

By Catherine Rampell The Washington Post
July 30, 2014
New York • Something strange happened here this week: Lots of workers who've never done so before got the right to call in sick. And that's a good thing. The Big Apple, you see, is joining a handful of other trailblazing cities such as Wash...
20140730
14

Will: Room for a conservative internationalist policy

By George F. Will The Washington Post
July 30, 2014
Washington • With metronomic regularity, there is a choreographed minuet of carnage. Israel is attacked. Israel defends itself. Perfunctory affirmations of Israel's right of self-defense are quickly followed by accusations that Israel's mil...
20140730
12

NBA: New Lakers coach Byron Scott eyes fast turnaround

The Associated Press
July 29, 2014
Byron Scott was a key component of the Los Angeles Lakers' Showtime teams, a smooth shooting guard with sizzling competitive fire. He believes his purple-and-gold championship pedigree makes him the ideal coach to return the struggling 16-time c...
20140729
15

Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed

By Karin Laub And Peter Enav The Associated Press
July 29, 2014
Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Israel unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a 3-week-old war against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip&a...
20140729
28

U.S. lawmakers struggle to seal $225M Iron Dome package

By Bradley Klapper And Donna Cassata The Associated Press
July 29, 2014
Washington • Democrats and Republicans in Congress vowed urgent support Tuesday for a $225 million missile defense package for Israel, boosting the likelihood that legislation will clear Congress before lawmakers begin a monthlong vacation at week&ap...
20140729
28

Shelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine

By Mstyslav Chernov And Peter Leonard The Associated Press
July 29, 2014
Donetsk, Ukraine • Shells smashed into a residential neighborhood of Donetsk on Tuesday as Ukrainian forces intensified their campaign to encircle the rebel stronghold. The shelling killed at least two people, blew gaping holes in an apartment block ...
20140729
19

Police: Utah man killed self in explosive house fire

By Stephen Hunt The Salt Lake Tribune
July 29, 2014
A Draper man started an explosive house fire on Friday after sending a note to friends and family saying he was ready to kill himself, police said Tuesday. Paul Broadhurst, 40 — who died Friday night — was the only one home when the house at 15082...
20140729
63

Driving Utah's Mirror Lake Highway a summer tradition

By Tom Wharton The Salt Lake Tribune
July 29, 2014
Kamas • As someone who grew up in Kamas, Louis Taylor, of West Valley Cit,y remembers when Mirror Lake Highway, which connected his hometown with Evanston, Wyo., was dirt and not paved. So, as he prepared to fish Mirror Lake recently with his grands...
20140729
10

Fatal Draper house fire was intentionally set, investigators say

By Erin Alberty And Jessica Miller The Salt Lake Tribune
July 29, 2014
A fatal explosion Friday at a Draper home appears to have been sparked deliberately, investigators have determined. Accelerant was found in multiple locations inside the home of 40-year-old Paul Broadhurst, who died from injuries he suffered in the e...
20140729
84

Ma Nature lends a hand; rain helping crews hem in Utah wildfires

By Bob Mims And Erin Alberty The Salt Lake Tribune
July 29, 2014
While Tuesday's showers provided protection against wildfires across the state, they also hampered crews, some of which had to shut down firefighting operations in the storms. Rockslides, flash floods and road closures kept crews in Juab County ...
20140729
72

As air traffic doubles, safety becomes imperative

By Scott Mayerowitz The Associated Press
July 29, 2014
New York • More travelers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded airspace. Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe — roughly the population of New York City — step...
20140729
11

Lowry: How can 'Smart Power' be so dumb?

By Rich Lowry The National Review
July 29, 2014
If an Israeli high-level official were caught on a hot mic candidly commenting on Secretary of State John Kerry's ill-fated act of Israel-Hamas peacemaking, he might call it "a hell of a diplomatic foray." Kerry was caught sarcastically describi...
20140729
15

Former Utah female firefighter alleges sexual harassment

By Erin Alberty The Salt Lake Tribune
July 29, 2014
A former firefighter is suing the Clinton Fire Department for alleged discrimination and sexual harassment, claiming firefighters made sexually explicit comments, routinely walked in on her while she was showering and changing clothes in the women&ap...
20140729
41

U.S. fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

The Associated Press
July 28, 2014
Washington • The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a "misinformation campaig...
20140728
59

Monitors 'sick and tired' of being kept away from plane crash site in Ukraine

The Associated Press
July 28, 2014
Shakhtarsk, Ukraine • Panicky residents in an eastern Ukrainian town fled their homes Monday carrying a few possessions in plastic bags and small suitcases as shells exploded in the distance — fighting that prevented an international police team fro...
20140728
11

Deal on veterans' health care to cost $17B

Bloomberg News
July 28, 2014
Washington • A rare bipartisan deal in Congress would spend about $17 billion to help ease U.S. military veterans' long waits for medical care. The deal announced Monday expands the type of non-VA hospitals and clinics where veterans could rece...
20140728
25

Letter: Hamas targets its own

July 28, 2014
It seems beyond your understanding that Hamas, having no care for human life, believing every Muslim killed by the Jews will go to heaven, is deliberately targeting its own civilian populations by launching missiles from their midst. The U.N., which ...
20140728
30

Review: Amazon Fire offers new ways to use phones

By Anick Jesdanun Ap Technology Writer
July 28, 2014
New York • What I find fascinating about Amazon's Fire phone isn't the gizmos such as the 3-D imagery or the camera scanner that helps you get more information about products. Rather, I like that Amazon is thinking a lot about how phones ou...
20140728
41

Scott D. Pierce: Why would you watch horrific TV violence?

By Scott D. Pierce The Salt Lake Tribune
July 28, 2014
Kevin Williamson couldn't have been surprised that the response to his new series "Stalker" has been critical. The writer/producers's new CBS procedural drama, scheduled to premiere on Sept. 22, opens with a horrifying scene in which a sta...
20140728
19

Attack on park in Gaza war kills nine children

By Karin Laub And Tia Goldenberg The Associated Press
July 28, 2014
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip • Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave thei...
20140728
26

Utah man upset by fireworks shoots up yard, police say

By Harry Stevens The Salt Lake Tribune
July 28, 2014
A man was arrested about 10:30 Friday night after he allegedly shot up his own yard because he was aggravated about the noise from neighbors' fireworks. The 51-year-old suspect allegedly got into a fight with his wife about the fireworks that we...
20140728
25

Utah man taken for $43,000 in fraudulent business scheme, police say

By Harry Stevens The Salt Lake Tribune
July 28, 2014
Ignoring the Great Commandment to love thy neighbor as thyself, a Lindon man was arrested Friday on suspicion of defrauding his neighbor instead. The victim of the alleged fraud told Orem police his neighbor had bilked him out of $43,000 over a three...
20140728
61

Is your city, county raising property taxes? 40 are

By Lee Davidson The Salt Lake Tribune
July 28, 2014
Property valuation notices arriving this week contain some pricey news for many Utahns: 40 local governments are seeking tax hikes. That is slightly less than the 42 that raised them last year, but double the number that had boosted them in 2012. Du...
20140728
15

Photos: Gary Clark Jr. at Salt Lake City's Red Butte Garden

By Robert Gehrke The Salt Lake Tribune
July 28, 2014
Ever since Gary Clark Jr. started tearing the roofs off bars in Austin, Texas, his reputation as a blues guitar virtuoso has become legendary. Rolling Stone dubbed him "The Chosen One." But Clark Jr. may have proved it's possible to live up to t...
20140728
16

DVD review: 'Noah' weaves many mythologies to tell an old story in a new way

By Sean P. Means The Salt Lake Tribune
July 28, 2014
Grade • B DVD • Director Darren Aronofsky approaches his unconventional biblical epic "Noah" as someone who has questions, rather than having all the answers. Russell Crowe plays Noah with Old Testament fire, depicting the ark builder as a true bel...
20140728
29

Crews struggle to tame Utah wildfires in rugged, steep terrain

By Bob Mims The Salt Lake Tribune
July 28, 2014
An army of more than 500 firefighters was slowly turning back the flames of central Utah's Levan Wildfire on Monday, having halted its spread at 4,336 acres. Fire Information Officer Brian Reublinger said crews, aided by nine water-bearing helic...
20140728
68

Faulty handgun may have prevented tragic end to S. Jordan standoff

By Bob Mims The Salt Lake Tribune
July 28, 2014
South Jordan police say an apparently faulty handgun likely kept a prolonged standoff with an armed and suicidal man from ending in tragedy. Police Master Officer Samuel Winkler said officers were dispatched to a report of gun-toting suicidal man at ...
20140728
57

Evacuations lifted in central Utah fire

By Jessica Miller And Nate Carlisle The Salt Lake Tribune
July 28, 2014
A fire near Levan forced people from their homes for a few hours Thursday in what was a busy Pioneer Day for firefighters. But the day ended with no reports of injuries or damage to structures. What was called the Levan Fire began about 4 p.m. on ...
20140728
75

In war-struck Gaza, civilians struggle to get by

By Karin Laub And Ibrahim Barzak The Associated Press
July 28, 2014
Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Caught in the fighting between Israel and Hamas, Gaza's civilians are increasingly struggling to get by. There is no electricity 21 hours a day because power lines have been hit. Water taps have run dry because there&apos...
20140728
18

Arson suspected in Provo house fire

By Michael Mcfall The Salt Lake Tribune
July 27, 2014
Investigators suspect an arsonist is responsible for the fire that destroyed a recently vacated Provo house. Dispatchers received a call about the fire at 2:28 a.m. Sunday. Firefighters arrived at 1284 S. State Street to find the house "well involve...
20140727
85

Ukraine forces fight to control site of plane crash

By Dmitry Lovetsky And Peter Leonard The Associated Press
July 27, 2014
Donetsk, Ukraine • Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month. The U.S. State Department, ...
20140727
8

Firefighters continue to gain on several wildfires

By Michael Mcfall The Salt Lake Tribune
July 27, 2014
Fire crews spent Sunday continuing to wrap up most of the larger wildfires burning around the state. Firefighters fully contained the Rockport Fire on Sunday, which began in a yurt near the Summit County neighborhood of Rockport Estates on Friday af...
20140727
87

As cease-fires fizzle, war rages on in Gaza

By Ibrahim Barzak And Tia Goldenberg The Associated Press
July 27, 2014
Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday. The failure to reach eve...
20140727
29

US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

By Deb Riechmann Associated Press
July 27, 2014
Washington • Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. on Sunday released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists also has crossed the border. The...
20140727
16

Fuel tank caught fire at Weber County pump station

By Michael Mcfall The Salt Lake Tribune
July 27, 2014
Firefighters prevented a fuel tank fire in Weber County from exploding into a bigger disaster. About 6:30 a.m. Saturday, a 1,200-gallon tank accidentally caught fire while it was at a pump station in unincorporated Weber County, near the Great Salt ...
20140727
87

Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

By Ibrahim Barzak And Aron Heller Associated Press
July 27, 2014
Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite each side offering different truces to temporarily halt nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday. After initially rejecting an ...
20140727
34

Northern California wildfire destroys 10 homes

Associated Press
July 27, 2014
Plymouth, Calif. • Firefighters in Northern California on Sunday battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew si...
20140727
47

'Lucy' tops 'Hercules' with $44M at box office

By Ryan Nakashima Ap Business Writer
July 27, 2014
Los Angeles • Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend. The Universal Pictures-released movie starring Scarlett Johansson as an accidental psyc...
20140727
13

Kirby: Hear that boom? That's the sound of responsibility

By Robert Kirby Tribune Columnist
July 27, 2014
It is my nature to be the least responsible person in any group of people larger than just myself. Given what I'm about to say, it's only fair that I admit this up front. I come by this condition honestly. I have poor impulse control, a ge...
20140727
19

Several wildfires winding down across the state

By Michael Mcfall The Salt Lake Tribune
July 26, 2014
Though a new wildfire flared up in Utah County Saturday, most of the state's larger blazes are winding down. Saturday morning fireworks started the Spring Canyon Fire, which reached 140 acres as it retreated up the canyon near Springville. Crews...
20140726
81

Fire gives Springville residents a scare

By Matt Canham The Salt Lake Tribune
July 26, 2014
Springville • Seth Ollerton smelled a wildfire early Saturday as he escorted friends to their cars after a get-together, but he thought it was miles away. It was closer than that, and headed toward his neighborhood. Before the sun rose, the blaze —...
20140726
48

Blow torch's gas caused Woods Cross business fire

By Michael Mcfall The Salt Lake Tribune
July 26, 2014
A gas bottle fueling a blow torch apparently led to the fire that destroyed a Woods Cross business. The Overhead Door Co. at 2481 S. 1560 West went up in flames Friday afternoon, an estimated $1 million loss, at least. Investigators announced Saturd...
20140726
80

Israeli cease-fire offer rejected; Hamas resumes rocket attacks

By Karin Laub And Ian Deitch The Associated Press
July 26, 2014
Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip • Hamas resumed rocket fire Saturday on Israel after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a humanitarian cease-fire, the latest setback in international efforts to negotiate an end to the Gaza war. Despite the Hamas reject...
20140726
32

Plane hits truck as it lands on Nevada highway

By Martin Griffith Associated Press
July 26, 2014
RENO, Nev. • A small airplane with engine trouble struck a pickup truck during an emergency landing on a Nevada highway Saturday morning, authorities said. At least two people were aboard the plane and two people were in the truck when the collision ...
20140726
24

Millcreek man killed in police shooting

By Michael Mcfall The Salt Lake Tribune
July 26, 2014
Unified police shot and killed a Millcreek man Friday after he fired a round at officers, investigators say. Officers were called out at 8:40 p.m. to a "domestic situation" at an apartment near 300 E. 4055 South, said Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Wi...
20140726
57

U.S. evacuates embassy in Libya as militias clash

Ernesto Londono And Anne Gearan The Washington Post
July 26, 2014
Washington • The State Department on Saturday evacuated all U.S. personnel from its embassy in Libya after clashes among rival militias in the capital intensified in recent days in the vicinity of the diplomatic mission, officials said. Traveling in...
20140726
13

Arizona execution renews debate over methods

By Paul Elias Associated Press
July 26, 2014
San Francisco • A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for one. Death ...
20140726
12

Draper man dies from injuries suffered in house fire

By Pamela Manson The Salt Lake Tribune
July 26, 2014
A Draper man who was badly burned Friday at a fire at his house has died. Paul Broadhurst, 40, died at University Hospital's burn unit in Salt Lake City late Friday evening from injuries sustained in an explosion and fire at his home earlier tha...
20140726
81

Tribune Photo of the Day - July 25, 2014

Today's Best Photo by Tribune Photographers
July 25, 2014
Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune Unified Fire and emergency personnel respond to an explosion and fire at 15091 South Junction Circle in Draper on Friday.
20140725
80

Three wildfires smoldering in Utah's Dinosaur National Monument

By Harry Stevens The Salt Lake Tribune
July 25, 2014
Three wildfires were burning in remote areas of Dinosaur National Monument, which remained open to visitors as of Friday evening. The largest is the Hog Fire, which by Friday night had spread to 40 acres on the Yampa Plateau. Three engines, two hand ...
20140725
79

Crews fighting Woods Cross structure fire

By Harry Stevens The Salt Lake Tribune
July 25, 2014
A two-alarm fire destroyed two businesses in Woods Cross on Friday. Firefighters responded to a call at 4:50 p.m. of a fire at Overhead Door Co. at 2481 S. 1560 West, said Jeff Bassett, fire chief for South Davis Metro Fire. "While enroute, a visibl...
20140725
91

Crews gaining on wildfire that forced evacuations in Summit County

By Michael Mcfall The Salt Lake Tribune
July 25, 2014
Wanship • Vicki Peppler cannot believe it happened again. Like last year, Peppler was driving back to her home on Crestview Drive in Summit County's Rockport Estates after an errand, when she found out that a wildfire had blocked her way on Sta...
20140725
71

Wal-Mart's chief faces bare shelves, surly shoppers

By Renee Dudley Bloomberg News
July 25, 2014
New York • Empty shelves, grumpy customers, long lines at the register: These are just some of the challenges facing Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s new U.S. chief. Greg Foran, who takes charge Aug. 9, inherits a chain wedded to an outdated big-box model...
20140725
11

Gaza sides agree to lull but truce efforts stall

By Karin Laub And Ian Deitch The Associated Press
July 25, 2014
Jerusalem •Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel's defense minister warned Israel might soon expand i...
20140725
28

U.S.: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine

By David Mchugh The Associated Press
July 25, 2014
Kiev, Ukraine • Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis. Russia ...
20140725
20

3,000-acre wildfire sizzles in central Utah

By Harry Stevens The Salt Lake Tribune
July 25, 2014
More than 100 firefighters were working Friday night to contain a blaze burning east of Highway 28 in Juab County. The Levan Fire, which ignited about 4 p.m. Thursday just south of the town of the same name, is burning across more than 3,000 acres. ...
20140725
80

Gas explosion levels home in Draper

By Jessica Miller And Pamela Manson The Salt Lake Tribune
July 25, 2014
Draper • Two hours after he heard the boom and his neighbor's house exploded, James Banford was able to see the south side of his own Draper home for the first time. The police tape that had cordoned his cul-de-sac was taken down for just a few...
20140725
61

Plans for tonight: Listening to Train, free

The Cricket by Sean P. Means
July 25, 2014
• The Polyphonic Spree, the orchestral/choral pop-rock band, performs tonight at In the Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Opening act: Sarah Jaffe. Show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $22, at Smith's Tix. • Futuristic electronic/rock band Gh...
20140725
16

This weekend on TV: There's lots of strange stuff on Sunday night

TV or not TV by Scott Pierce
July 25, 2014
There's not a whole lot of new stuff on TV this weekend, but there's plenty of crazy on Sunday night. If you haven't already checked them out, you might want to take a look at "The Last Ship," "The Lottery," "F...
20140725
19

U.S. to evaluate Impala air bag performance

By Tom Krisher The Associated Press
July 25, 2014
Detroit • The U.S. government's highway safety agency has opened a formal investigation into air bag failures in some Chevrolet Impala full-size cars made by General Motors. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday it began...
20140725
15

Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain

By Denise Lavoie The Associated Press
July 25, 2014
West Bridgewater, Mass. • It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures. They're grocery store owners. A work...
20140725
12

Utahn in Navy gets his first flight with Blue Angels

By Nate Carlisle The Salt Lake Tribune
July 25, 2014
The U.S. Navy is filled with history for Petty Officer 1st Class Ben Hernandez. Hernandez is was born and raised in Murray and his grandfather, great uncle, uncle and two older brothers all served in Navy. Hernandez has been in the Navy for almost ...
20140725
22

Worries about U.S. consumers drag stocks lower

By Ken Sweet The Associated Press
July 25, 2014
New York • Investors got some bad news about the American shopper on Friday, driving down stocks and sending the Dow Jones industrial average to a loss for the week. Two major U.S. companies — the retail giant Amazon and the credit card processor Vi...
20140725
13

Krauthammer: Obama's vacant presidency

By Charles Krauthammer The Washington Post
July 25, 2014
WASHINGTON • The president's demeanor is worrying a lot of people. From the immigration crisis on the Mexican border to the Islamic State rising in Mesopotamia, Barack Obama seems totally detached. When he does interrupt his endless rounds of go...
20140725
13

Lowry: Hamas' useful idiots

By Rich Lowry The National Review
July 25, 2014
Sound bites are usally meant to obfuscate as much as clarify. Rarely is one so incisive as the line uttered by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the other day about the difference between Israel and Hamas: "We're using missile defense to...
20140725
14

Major League Soccer: DaMarcus Beasley agrees to deal with Houston Dynamo

The Associated Press
July 24, 2014
U.S. national team veteran DaMarcus Beasley has agreed to join the Houston Dynamo as a designated player. Beasley played every minute for the U.S. during the World Cup and played for Puebla in Mexico the past three seasons. The 32-year-old also playe...
20140724
25

U.N. school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

By Ibrahim Barzak And Peter Enav The Associated Press
July 24, 2014
Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Gaza City, Gaza Strip • A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillo...
20140724
29

Out and about: John Lennon tribute, Lyle Lovett

July 24, 2014
Ghost Town Electronic/rock band Ghost Town performs. When • Tonight at 6 Where • In The Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City Tickets • $15; Smith's Tix Lyle Lovett & His Large Band Alt-country singer, composer and actor Lyle Lovet...
20140724
11

MWC football: Norm Chow says he's not feeling pressure

By Lya Wodraska The Salt Lake Tribune
July 24, 2014
Las Vegas • The rumblings and grumblings to remove Norm Chow as Hawaii's head coach might be building with the burning fire of an awakening island volcano, but if Chow is feeling the heat, he sure isn't letting on. "It's part of the de...
20140724
14

Days of '47 Parade: The show before the show

The Cricket by Sean P. Means
July 24, 2014
On the streets of downtown Salt Lake City, where participants in the annual Days of '47 Parade wait for their turn to start on the route, the atmosphere Thursday morning was one of anticipation of a hot, taxing and fun day. "Having 40 pounds of ...
20140724
45

Will: Barry Goldwater 2.0

By George F. Will The Washington Post
July 24, 2014
Menlo Park, Calif. • Fifty Julys ago, up the road near San Francisco, in the unfortunately named Cow Palace, the Republican National Convention gave its presidential nomination to Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, who knew he would lose: Americans were n...
20140724
12

40 bodies from downed jetliner returned to Dutch soil

By Dorothee Thiesing And Mstyslav Chernov The Associated Press
July 23, 2014
Eindhoven, Netherlands • Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind. The caref...
20140723
8

What would happen if a massive solar storm hit Earth?

By Sheena Mcfarland The Salt Lake Tribune
July 23, 2014
First, your radio would stop working. Your GPS likely would get confused. Minutes to hours later, satellites would start failing, interrupting communications and televisions. Then, the next day, widespread blackouts. Nothing that needed a wall socke...
20140723
25

12-year-old boy rescued off Utah's Mount Timpanogos

By Jessica Miller The Salt Lake Tribune
July 23, 2014
A 12-year-old boy who fell and cut his leg open hiking on a snow field near the base of Mount Timpanogos was rescued and taken by helicopter to hospital Wednesday afternoon. The boy's mother called emergency dispatchers about 2:10 p.m., saying h...
20140723
24

Price of oil rises on sharp drop in U.S. supplies

By The Associated Press
July 23, 2014
The price of oil rose Wednesday after the government reported U.S. oil supplies rose more than expected. The benchmark U.S. oil contract for September delivery gained 73 cents to $103.12 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude for S...
20140723
27

'Red Flag' warning, Pioneer Day fireworks have crews on alert

By Bob Mims The Salt Lake Tribune
July 23, 2014
Fire crews were at the mercy of both nature and humankind as they braced for what could be a hellish Pioneer Day throughout Utah. The western half of the state, and a section of tinder-dry Utah as well, was under a "Red Flag" warning well into Wedne...
20140723
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