AMERICA - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/AMERICA News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Prison company pays $8 million in back wages http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58314611-79/federal-prison-company-employees.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58314611-79/federal-prison-company-employees.html.csp">Prison company pays $8 million in back wages</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T18:07:02.008-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 06:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • The nation’s largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in California City, officials with the U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday. The payments came after an investigation found that the federal prison subcontractor underpaid 362 employees at the California City Correctional Center under the terms of its contract, where pay rates are es...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583146112014-08-19T18:07:02.008-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T18:07:02.008-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58314611@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:07:02 MDT Kirby: Getting in tune with the morality police http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58309816-78/public-think-kirby-morality.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58309816-78/public-think-kirby-morality.html.csp">Kirby: Getting in tune with the morality police</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Kirby</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T07:34:32.827-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 07:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">What if the next time you were rude to a government worker, you got your hams flogged in the middle of Rice-Eccles Stadium? And by this I mean both literally and legally. I’m talking about government-administered corporal punishment, public spankings or whippings intended to improve human behavior, or at least make people think twice about what comes out of their mouths. Yeah, there you are in line at the Division of Motor Vehicles. It takes longer than you think it should, and when you finally...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58309816@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:34:32 MDT Letter: Attack goes beyond all decency http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58300764-82/president-obama-beyond-decency.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58300764-82/president-obama-beyond-decency.html.csp">Letter: Attack goes beyond all decency</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T16:36:02.366-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 04:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It is difficult for me to see how the Aug. 13 letter by Andrew Papadakis, “Obama as Chamberlain” survived your instructions for submitting letters to The Tribune. I believe one of the requirements is accuracy. Since when is our nation required to be the “destroyer of Antichrists? Why is President Obama blamed for the two wars President Bush and Vice President Cheney were responsible for and were handed off to him? I hardly think that President Obama “has forgotten that America has done more to d...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58300764@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:36:02 MDT Monday on TV: 'Dallas' is back, and it's on fire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/58310400-63/season-abc-family-fire.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/58310400-63/season-abc-family-fire.html.csp">Monday on TV: 'Dallas' is back, and it's on fire</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T16:19:02.083-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 04:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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 on fire. That was the Season 6 cliffhanger way back in 1983.Elsewhere on TV ...Bachelor in Paradise (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Two more bachelorettes arrive. Because there aren't enough people hungry to be on TV on this show already.Running with Bear Grylls (7 ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58310400@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:19:02 MDT Fox boosts TV in faster-growing foreign markets http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58309431-79/fox-international-channels-markets.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58309431-79/fox-international-channels-markets.html.csp">Fox boosts TV in faster-growing foreign markets</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Anousha Sakoui</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T11:50:01.643-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 11:50AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • 21st Century Fox, Rupert Murdoch’s film and television company, is increasing production of local-language shows in foreign markets, part of an effort to boost international profit past $1 billion this fiscal year. Fox International Channels, focused on programming outside the U.S., is expanding original production in Latin America and Asia, Hernan Lopez, president and chief executive officer of the division, said in an interview. The Colombian crime drama “Cumbia Ninja” made its debut ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58309431@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:50:01 MDT Mexican billionaire Slim offers advice for Latinos http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58308998-79/latino-slim-businesses-investment.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58308998-79/latino-slim-businesses-investment.html.csp">Mexican billionaire Slim offers advice for Latinos</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JUAN A. LOZANO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T09:42:01.679-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 09:42AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Houston • Increasing workers’ earning power and offering Latino-owned companies easier access to funding that can be used for growth and expansion can help improve the social and economic status of Latinos in the U.S. and throughout Latin America, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim told a group of religious and community leaders Sunday. During a speech at the annual conference of the Catholic Association of Latino Leaders, Slim spoke for more than an hour on how to better the plight of Latino worke...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583089982014-08-18T09:42:01.679-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-18T09:42:01.679-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58308998@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:42:01 MDT This weekend on TV: It's a big weekend for soccer, with RSL-Seattle at the top of the list http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/58300768-63/league-nbcsn-extratime-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/58300768-63/league-nbcsn-extratime-game.html.csp">This weekend on TV: It's a big weekend for soccer, with RSL-Seattle at the top of the list</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T11:44:02.112-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 11:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Saturday's Major League Soccer game between Real Salt Lake and Seattle Sounders FC is NOT in the evening. It's a 12:30 p.m. game.It's also not on local TV because (gasp!) it's on a national outlet - the NBC Sports Network. That's Channel 695 on Comcast; Channel 220 on DirecTV; and Channel 159 on Dish.And, by the way, this is a Really Big Game. The winner will be in first place in the Western Conference. If Seattle wins, it will maintain its lead in the overall standings; if RSL wins, it will be ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58300768@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:44:02 MDT Diversity on TV has not been easy, but ABC is visibly trying http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58285562-223/black-diversity-family-network.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58285562-223/black-diversity-family-network.html.csp">Diversity on TV has not been easy, but ABC is visibly trying</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T13:04:27.724-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 01:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beverly Hills, Calif. • All TV networks talk about diversity — ABC is visibly doing something about it. In the upcoming television season, the Alphabet Network has: • “black-ish, “ a sitcom about a successful black man (Anthony Anderson) who fears his family is losing its ethnic identity. • “Cristela,” a sitcom about a Latina (Christela Alonzo) and her family. (Oct. 10) • “Selfie,” a sitcom based on “My Fair Lady” that stars a white actress (Karen Gillan) and an Asian-American actor (John Cho). ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58285562@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:04:27 MDT Editorial: Will suit show bank’s role in Shurtleff/Swallow case? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58292920-82/bank-shurtleff-swallow-america.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58292920-82/bank-shurtleff-swallow-america.html.csp">Editorial: Will suit show bank’s role in Shurtleff/Swallow case?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T11:32:08.382-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 11:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In the pantheon of multi-level marketers, online-business opportunities and payday lenders who pop up in Shurtleff-Swallow threads, one name does not seem to be in the same league: Bank of America. As the second-largest bank in the country, the Charlotte-based financial giant is a different animal. No one from the bank is facing any criminal charges related to Shurtleff-Swallow, but the charges filed against the two former attorneys general have pulled the bank in. Mark Shurtleff and his protég...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58292920@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:32:08 MDT Will: What can we make of the mess we’ve made? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58292555-82/obama-state-war-islamic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58292555-82/obama-state-war-islamic.html.csp">Will: What can we make of the mess we’ve made?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By George F. Will</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T01:01:02.691-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • This far into the human story, only the historically uninstructed are startled by what they think are new permutations of evil. So, when Russia sliced Crimea off Ukraine, Secretary of State John Kerry was nonplussed: “You just don’t in the 21st century behave in 19th-century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped up pretext.” If, however, Vladimir Putin is out of step with the march of progress, where exactly on history’s inevitably ascending path (as progressives...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58292555@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 01:01:02 MDT Letter: Obama is Chamberlain of 21st Century http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58284514-82/obama-chamberlain-america-century.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58284514-82/obama-chamberlain-america-century.html.csp">Letter: Obama is Chamberlain of 21st Century</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T11:41:19.722-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 11:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Barack Obama will go down in history as the Neville Chamberlain the 21st century. He is too stupid to realize that he is confronted with the next Anti-christ (ISIS). Not to mention that he has turned his back on the greatest ally America has ever had (Israel). He lectures the nation and culture that is the destroyer of Antichrists on how they shouldn’t destabilize countries that where once in their sphere of influence and it would be better that the Ukraine be raped by the IMF and it supporters....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58284514@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:41:19 MDT New suit targets Shurtleff, Swallow and Bank of America http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58285552-78/shurtleff-bank-mcbride-swallow.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58285552-78/shurtleff-bank-mcbride-swallow.html.csp">New suit targets Shurtleff, Swallow and Bank of America</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T12:45:08.339-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 12:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A key player in the scandal surrounding Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow is suing the former attorneys general, alleging they conspired with Bank of America to derail a major foreclosure lawsuit, harming thousands of Utahns who could have benefited from the case. Darl McBride — who had previously been in the news because of a recorded meeting in which Shurtleff offered to get him $2 million if he would stop his online criticism of a developer — and his wife, Andrea, filed the lawsuit last week i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58285552@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:45:08 MDT Utah is late in schedule for Marvel heroes’ live tour http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58288046-223/feld-arena-marvel-really.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58288046-223/feld-arena-marvel-really.html.csp">Utah is late in schedule for Marvel heroes’ live tour</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARK KENNEDY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T16:15:01.691-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 04:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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 the comic franchise — has begun an 85-city tour over the next two years, flooding stages with a dizzying array of actors and upping the technological ante for theatrical events. It is scheduled to hit EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City in February...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582880462014-08-14T16:15:01.691-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T16:15:01.691-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58288046@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:15:01 MDT Utah’s Mike Lee to give tea party response to State of the Union http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57426172-90/lee-party-tea-response.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57426172-90/lee-party-tea-response.html.csp">Utah’s Mike Lee to give tea party response to State of the Union</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T13:18:59.075-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 01:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • After President Barack Obama gives his annual State of the Union address to Congress next Tuesday, Sen. Mike Lee will get the national spotlight, offering the tea party response from the National Press Club. Lee, R-Utah, is expected to speak after the official Republican reaction. “For the Tea Party movement, 2014 is not just about taking back the Senate, but it is also about putting forward conservative ideas that will allow for America to prosper,” said Amy Kremer, the chairwoman...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57426172@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:18:59 MDT Washington Post: Banks face rough justice http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58284315-82/bank-banks-justice-crisis.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58284315-82/bank-banks-justice-crisis.html.csp">Washington Post: Banks face rough justice</a></h4>