AMERICA - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/AMERICA News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) BofA board names CEO Brian Moynihan chairman http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58478927-79/moynihan-bank-board-chairman.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58478927-79/moynihan-bank-board-chairman.html.csp">BofA board names CEO Brian Moynihan chairman</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-01T18:27:02.217-06:00">Updated Oct 1, 2014 06:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Charlotte, N.C. • Bank of America Chief Executive Brian Moynihan has been named chairman, effective immediately. The lender said Wednesday that its board of directors elected Moynihan to succeed Charles “Chad” Holiday Jr. Moynihan has been CEO of the Charlotte-based bank since January 2010. Like its competitors, Bank of America is still dealing with the fallout from the financial crisis that began in 2007 and the subsequent collapse of the housing market. In August, it agreed to pay a record $16...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584789272014-10-01T18:27:02.217-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-01T18:27:02.217-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58478927@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:27:02 MDT Letter: Support the freedom to drink raw milk http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58472907-82/milk-raw-drink-allow.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58472907-82/milk-raw-drink-allow.html.csp">Letter: Support the freedom to drink raw milk</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-30T16:48:01.573-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 04:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">My family and I have consumed raw milk all of our lives and haven’t been sickened by it even once. We need to make sure the dairies stay up to code, however. We also need to allow people the freedom to eat and drink healthier choices. I don’t understand the system we have here in America where we allow sugary soft drinks (basically poison) to be sold in mass quantities anywhere, anytime but we are so strict about something such as raw milk that is so good for a person’s health. Members of Co...</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> 58472907@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:48:01 MDT Golf: A flawed Ryder Cup system for Americans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58472304-77/pga-azinger-captain-america.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58472304-77/pga-azinger-captain-america.html.csp">Golf: A flawed Ryder Cup system for Americans</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DOUG FERGUSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-01T16:10:13.363-06:00">Updated Oct 1, 2014 04:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gleneagles, Scotland • Paul Azinger is not ruling out a return as Captain America in the Ryder Cup. But that’s not what America needs. And neither does Azinger. His reputation only grows each time the Americans fail. Why would he want to risk that when there is no guarantee of reward? With so much focus on a dysfunctional U.S. team, it’s easy to overlook that Europe might have been the stronger side, anyway. Azinger was in a Harley-Davidson bar in Florida on Sunday when the Ryder Cup ended. He a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584723042014-10-01T16:10:13.363-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-01T16:10:13.363-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58472304@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:10:13 MDT Milbank: A wounded soldier and the better side of America http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58472211-82/america-briseno-jay-washington.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58472211-82/america-briseno-jay-washington.html.csp">Milbank: A wounded soldier and the better side of America</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dana Milbank</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-30T10:42:55.042-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 10:42AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • In the first days of the Iraq war 11 years ago, Army reservist Jay Briseno was shot in the back of the head at a Baghdad market. The bullet left him blind, brain-damaged, paralyzed from the neck down and unable to communicate, eat or breathe on his own. He is perhaps the most grievously wounded soldier to survive the war, or any war. On any number of occasions, his parents have been told to prepare themselves for his death. But on Monday morning, Jay Briseno smiled — broadly and u...</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> 58472211@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:42:55 MDT Ford shares fall as company lowers Europe outlook http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58470149-79/ford-billion-company-expects.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58470149-79/ford-billion-company-expects.html.csp">Ford shares fall as company lowers Europe outlook</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DEE-ANN DURBIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T17:36:02.344-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dearborn, Mich. • Ford shares tumbled Monday after the automaker said it will fall short of its full-year profit goals. At a conference for investors, the Dearborn-based automaker said it expects a pretax profit of around $6 billion this year, down from the $7 billion to $8 billion it previously forecast. Chief Financial Officer Bob Shanks said record profits in North America aren’t enough to offset trouble in South America, where Ford expects to lose $1 billion this year, and Russia, where fall...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584701492014-09-29T17:36:02.344-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-29T17:36:02.344-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58470149@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:36:02 MDT Bank of America paying $7.65M to resolve inquiry http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58468880-79/bank-america-capital-says.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58468880-79/bank-america-capital-says.html.csp">Bank of America paying $7.65M to resolve inquiry</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T12:38:02.373-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 12:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The Securities and Exchange Commission says Bank of America will pay $7.65 million to settle allegations that it overstated how much capital it had on its books. Bank of America Corp. said in April that it had made an error in how it how it valued securities obtained in its acquisition of Merrill Lynch during the financial crisis in 2009. Banks are required to have enough capital on hand to protect them against adverse market conditions. The SEC says Bank of America overstated the amo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584688802014-09-29T12:38:02.373-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-29T12:38:02.373-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58468880@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:38:02 MDT East sophomore wins soccer honor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58447389-52/east-season-soccer-sophomore.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58447389-52/east-season-soccer-sophomore.html.csp">East sophomore wins soccer honor</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T16:06:46.771-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 04:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">East High sophomore Jill Bennett has been named the MaxPreps/National Soccer Coaches Association of America player of the week. In 11 games this season, she has scored 22 points, 10 goals and two asssists. The Leopards lead Region Six with a 7-1-1 record and are 9-1-1 on the season. – Tom Wharton</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> 58447389@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:06:46 MDT Judge: Couple can’t be evicted though they haven’t paid mortgage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58456463-78/bank-utah-america-law.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58456463-78/bank-utah-america-law.html.csp">Judge: Couple can’t be evicted though they haven’t paid mortgage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Harvey</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-26T10:27:18.835-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 10:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Washington couple who haven’t made mortgage payments on their home since December of 2008 can’t be evicted because they were improperly foreclosed on by Bank of America, a state judge has ruled. Fifth District Court Judge Jeffrey Wilcox ruled that because Bank of America’s foreclosure arm, ReconTrust, did not follow state law in foreclosing on Samuel and Courtney Adamson, they could not be evicted despite their lack of mortgage and tax payments. The decision further roils the legal waters in ...</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> 58456463@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:27:18 MDT Movie review: Documentary ‘Pump’ slams Big Oil, but offers solutions, too http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58430243-223/oil-pump-config-data.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58430243-223/oil-pump-config-data.html.csp">Movie review: Documentary ‘Pump’ slams Big Oil, but offers solutions, too</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-25T16:30:30.657-06:00">Updated Sep 25, 2014 04:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The activist documentary “Pump” takes aim at America’s addiction to oil, but refreshingly serves up solutions as it describes the problem. The film starts with a history of the American automobile and the parallel growth of the oil industry, focusing on how Big Oil conspired to eliminate any alternatives, like electric trolley cars and alcohol for fuel. Then the movie (narrated by Jason Bateman) details how America’s oil consumption grew just as the supply became largely controlled by other cou...</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> 58430243@www.sltrib.com Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:30:30 MDT Milbank: How a Nobel Peace Prize winner goes to war http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58454297-82/peace-obama-america-president.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58454297-82/peace-obama-america-president.html.csp">Milbank: How a Nobel Peace Prize winner goes to war</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dana Milbank</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-25T16:20:59.063-06:00">Updated Sep 25, 2014 04:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • This is how a Nobel Peace Prize laureate goes to war. He smiles warmly at the members of the U.N. General Assembly. He mentions his grandmother’s village in Kenya and notes that “Islam teaches peace.” He admits his country’s own flaws, praises “the path of diplomacy and peace,” and asserts that lasting gains cannot be “won at the barrel of a gun.” Also, he wades a good 19 minutes into his 40-minute speech (the official time limit is 15 minutes) before getting to the nub of the matte...</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> 58454297@www.sltrib.com Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:20:59 MDT Miss America admits she was forced out of sorority http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58446006-68/kazantsev-sorority-america-hazing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58446006-68/kazantsev-sorority-america-hazing.html.csp">Miss America admits she was forced out of sorority</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T10:00:18.917-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 10:00AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Miss America Kira Kazantsev said Tuesday that she was removed from her college sorority over a letter that made light of hazing, but she denied a report that she was involved in aggressively hazing fellow students. Kazantsev said on ABC’s “Good Morning America” that she was asked to leave the Alpha Phi sorority at Hofstra University after sending an email to alumni that included what she said was a joke about making an event “scary” for pledges. The website Jezebel reported Monday, ba...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584460062014-09-23T10:00:18.917-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-23T10:00:18.917-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58446006@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:00:18 MDT Pelosi: Unleash power of women http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58442990-90/action-affordable-america-care.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58442990-90/action-affordable-america-care.html.csp">Pelosi: Unleash power of women</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="2014-09-22T22:46:56.604-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 10:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The best way to grow the American economy is to give women the tools they need to succeed, including equal pay and affordable child care, Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told a group of Latino business people Monday in Salt Lake City. “For us to expand opportunity and build prosperity in America, we must unleash the full power of women, of America’s women,” said Pelosi, the former House speaker, accepting an award from the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “We must empower women w...</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> 58442990@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:46:56 MDT Letter: Congress is hypocrisy defined http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58441129-82/congress-hypocrisy-golf-actions.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58441129-82/congress-hypocrisy-golf-actions.html.csp">Letter: Congress is hypocrisy defined</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-22T16:41:33.917-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 04:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Congress has declared another recess until the middle of November, with Speaker Boehner’s parting words condemning the unemployed Americans for not working and bemoaning the fact that they are ruining America. Each time the president plays golf, someone in Congress loudly criticizes him for not governing because of a golf game. The difference in the amount of time the president spends playing golf versus the months long vacations taken by Congress is glaring even to the most uninformed person....</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> 58441129@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:41:33 MDT Natural History Museum of Utah flips butterfly collecting technology http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58441860-78/museum-collection-butterfly-butterflies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58441860-78/museum-collection-butterfly-butterflies.html.csp">Natural History Museum of Utah flips butterfly collecting technology</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="2014-09-22T11:02:02.327-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 11:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Flipping butterfly collecting technology on its head, the Natural History Museum of Utah will turn fragile, sometime brittle, butterfly wings into technicolor images with a new grant. For hundreds of years, butterfly study was an exercise in pins and cardboard. But NHMU has received a $24,993 grant from Museums for America to digitize specimen-quality photos of 36,000 pinned butterflies and moths to create an online database, the Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network (SCAN). For the first ...</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> 58441860@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:02:02 MDT Authorities: Islamic State group an online threat http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58438673-68/authorities-group-state-islamic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58438673-68/authorities-group-state-islamic.html.csp">Authorities: Islamic State group an online threat</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM HAYS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-21T12:24:44.565-06:00">Updated Sep 21, 2014 12:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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’s Blood is on Obama’s Hands.” It refers to Americans as “crusaders” and “apostates.” And it insists “sincere Muslims” must help speed “the complete collapse of the modern American empire.” Authorities say the magazine — published in English and other l...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584386732014-09-21T12:24:44.565-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-21T12:24:44.565-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58438673@www.sltrib.com Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:24:44 MDT R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. names new president http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58432601-79/reynolds-crew-inc-president.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58432601-79/reynolds-crew-inc-president.html.csp">R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. names new president</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T09:16:01.424-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 09:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Winston-Salem, N.C. • Camel and Pall Mall cigarette maker R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. is tapping the head of PepsiCo North America’s nutrition division as its new president and chief commercial officer. The nation’s second-biggest cigarette company said Friday that Debra Crew will replace Andrew Gilchrist on Oct. 1, when he will become executive vice president of parent company Reynolds American Inc. Reynolds American CEO Susan Cameron says Crew’s experience working for some of America’s best-know...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584326012014-09-19T09:16:01.424-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-19T09:16:01.424-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58432601@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:16:01 MDT Krauthammer: The jihadi logic http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58429428-82/state-islamic-obama-iraq.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58429428-82/state-islamic-obama-iraq.html.csp">Krauthammer: The jihadi logic</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Charles Krauthammer</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T12:50:19.141-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 12:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • What was the Islamic State thinking? We know it is sophisticated in its use of modern media. But what was the logic of propagating to the world videos of its beheadings of two Americans (and subsequently a Briton) — sure to inflame public opinion? There are two possible explanations. One is that these terrorists are more depraved and less savvy than we think. They so glory in blood that they could not resist making an international spectacle of their savagery and did not quite fatho...</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> 58429428@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:50:19 MDT Kurt Bestor’s Christmas shows set for Dec. 18-20; tickets on sale Friday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58425080-66/bestor-christmas-concerts-choir.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58425080-66/bestor-christmas-concerts-choir.html.csp">Kurt Bestor’s Christmas shows set for Dec. 18-20; tickets on sale Friday</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SEan P. Means</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T15:25:59.085-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 03:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The calendar says September, the store shelves say Halloween — so let’s talk about your Christmas plans. Kurt Bestor is already planning for the holidays. The Utah composer, pianist and entertainer has set the dates for his 27th annual Christmas concerts, set for Dec. 18-20 at Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Tickets for the four shows — which the musician is billing as his “Best Ever Bestor Christmas” concerts — go on sale Friday via ArtTix. Bestor’s guests for this year’s c...</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> 58425080@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:25:59 MDT Miss America: More to worry about than red cup http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58416024-68/config-data-cup-america.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58416024-68/config-data-cup-america.html.csp">Miss America: More to worry about than red cup</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By WAYNE PARRY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T11:11:40.763-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 11:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Atlantic City, N.J. • The new Miss America says there are more important things for people to worry about than her little red cup That was the message Monday from Kira Kazantsev (kah-ZANT’-sev) of New York as many social media users continued to pan her use of a plastic cup during the talent portion of Sunday night’s pageant finale in Atlantic City. Kazantsev tells The Associated Press she realizes everything she does now will be scrutinized and commented on. But she says she performed Pharrell ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584160242014-09-17T11:11:40.763-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-17T11:11:40.763-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58416024@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:11:40 MDT The Cricket’s Daily 3: From a red cup to a tiara http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58415301-66/miss-york-box-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58415301-66/miss-york-box-com.html.csp">The Cricket’s Daily 3: From a red cup to a tiara</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SEan P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T07:35:25.979-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 07:35AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Here’s what’s happening today in pop culture: • Miss New York Kira Kazantsev is your Miss America 2015, winning by performing Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” while rhythmically drumming on a red plastic cup (a la Anna Kendrick in “Pitch Perfect”). [AP, via ABC News] • Apple’s “free” U2 album giveaway reportedly cost the company $100 million to the band. [New York Times] • The thriller “No Good Deed” topped the weekend box office, taking in an estimated $24.5 million. [Box Office Mojo]</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> 58415301@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:35:25 MDT