ADMINISTRATION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ADMINISTRATION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58326553-68/religious-birth-control-administration.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58326553-68/religious-birth-control-administration.html.csp">New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH LEDERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T16:55:57.941-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 04:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception. Even so, the accommodations may not fully satisfy religious groups who oppose any system that makes them complicit in providing coverage they believe is immoral. Effective immediately, the U.S. will start...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583265532014-08-22T16:55:57.941-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-22T16:55:57.941-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58326553@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:55:57 MDT Venezuela proposes fingerprinting grocery shoppers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58323314-79/venezuela-system-maduro-controls.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58323314-79/venezuela-system-maduro-controls.html.csp">Venezuela proposes fingerprinting grocery shoppers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HANNAH DREIER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T17:58:02.569-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 05:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Caracas, Venezuela • Venezuelans could soon have to scan their fingerprints to buy bread. President Nicolas Maduro says a mandatory fingerprinting system is being implemented at grocery stores to combat food shortages by keeping people from buying too much of a single item. He calls it an “anti-fraud system” like the fingerprint scan the country uses for voting. In announcing the plan late Wednesday, Maduro did not say when the system would take effect, but other administration officials suggest...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583233142014-08-21T17:58:02.569-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T17:58:02.569-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58323314@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:58:02 MDT GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58323275-68/bergdahl-law-swap-taliban.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58323275-68/bergdahl-law-swap-taliban.html.csp">GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DONNA CASSATA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T17:36:01.503-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office said the Defense Department failed to notify the relevant congressional committees at least 30 days in advance of the exchange — a clear violation of the law — and used $988,400 of a wartime account to make the transfer. The GAO also said the Pentagon’s use ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583232752014-08-21T17:36:01.503-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T17:36:01.503-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58323275@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:36:01 MDT Safety agency opens probe into fire truck recall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58310386-79/ladders-safety-fire-probe.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58310386-79/ladders-safety-fire-probe.html.csp">Safety agency opens probe into fire truck recall</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T16:19:01.926-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 04:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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 Sutphen Corp. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says two ladders fell after the trucks were recalled in May of last year. Six people were hurt in incidents in Belle Valley, Pa., and Hall County, Ga. Sutphen said in a July statement p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583103862014-08-18T16:19:01.926-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-18T16:19:01.926-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58310386@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:19:01 MDT Government wants future cars to talk to each other http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58309391-79/technology-vehicles-cars-vehicle.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58309391-79/technology-vehicles-cars-vehicle.html.csp">Government wants future cars to talk to each other</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOAN LOWY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T13:49:13.941-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 01:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid collisions. A research report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that the technology could eventually prevent as many as 592,000 left-turn and intersection crashes a year, saving 1,083 lives. The agency said it will begin drafting ru...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583093912014-08-18T13:49:13.941-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-18T13:49:13.941-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58309391@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:49:13 MDT Washington Post: Don’t pass ‘coup clause’ with a national security waiver http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309173-82/administration-congress-national-security.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309173-82/administration-congress-national-security.html.csp">Washington Post: Don’t pass ‘coup clause’ with a national security waiver</a></h4>