AMERICA - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/AMERICA News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) USU golfer earns national award http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58224851-55/america-golf-higham-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58224851-55/america-golf-higham-season.html.csp">USU golfer earns national award</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="2014-07-25T15:12:02.421-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 03:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The football team isn't the only one pulling in the awards and recognitions this week as Utah State's Tanner Higham has been named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar for the second time it was announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America. A senior from Shelley, Idaho, Higham boasts a GPA of 3.93 in nutrition, dietetics and food sciences. During the 2013-14 season, he played in 32 rounds with a scoring average of 73.28. He became the first Aggie to win a tournament since 1996 whe...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58224851@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:12:02 MDT Denver Post: Demand for drugs drives children to U.S. border http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58224091-82/denver-drugs-post-border.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58224091-82/denver-drugs-post-border.html.csp">Denver Post: Demand for drugs drives children to U.S. border</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Denver Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-26T01:01:04.192-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Is the American appetite for drugs like cocaine helping to stoke mayhem in Central America that in turn pushes migrants north? That’s what Gen. John F. Kelly, head of U.S. Southern Command, argued recently in an article in Military Times. Kelly says that “drug cartels and associated street gang activity in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, which respectively have the world’s number one, four and five highest homicide rates, have left near-broken societies in their wake.” And Honduras Presiden...</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> 58224091@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 01:01:04 MDT Pitts: Keep the kids, deport Congress http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58214622-82/bus-congress-kwasman-bunch.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58214622-82/bus-congress-kwasman-bunch.html.csp">Pitts: Keep the kids, deport Congress</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Leonard Pitts Jr.</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Miami Herald</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T10:48:22.56-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 10:48AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s a revealing video. Not in the sense of physical nakedness. No, what is naked in that clip is a kind of political opportunism that has become all too common. Our scene is a roadside in Oracle, Ariz., where protesters have gathered. Word is, a busload of children from Central America is about to pass through, en route to a local shelter. People are there to shout at the bus. Among them: Adam Kwasman, a tea party candidate for Congress. On the video, run by KPNX, a Phoenix TV station, Kwasman ...</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> 58214622@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:48:22 MDT Utah food news: Oprah like Utah Pop Art, Winning gelato at Grand America http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58195696-223/lake-salt-utah-america.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58195696-223/lake-salt-utah-america.html.csp">Utah food news: Oprah like Utah Pop Art, Winning gelato at Grand America</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Stephenson</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T19:05:03.89-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 07:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Z’Tejas at Gateway to close Aug. 2 Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill will close its only Utah location at The Gateway Mall. The last day of business for the Salt Lake City restaurant, at 191 South Rio Grande, will be Saturday, Aug. 2. “We are sad to leave a market where we’ve been able to showcase the best of southwest cooking for the last 13 years” Steven Micheletti, president and CEO of Z’Tejas said in a news release. Those with gift cards should use them immediately. However they will be accepted a...</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> 58195696@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:05:03 MDT Letter: Get this done before summer break, Congress http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58207849-82/congress-accomplished-america-break.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58207849-82/congress-accomplished-america-break.html.csp">Letter: Get this done before summer break, Congress</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T16:37:02.015-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 04:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For most of us, our jobs have performance goals that must be accomplished in a timely manner. As much as members of Congress love appearing on talk shows and going to fund raisers, they have work that has to be accomplished. It requires working at several things at the same time, like the rest of us. The Veterans Care Act has already passed both chambers of Congress, so stop fighting over the amount and get our soldiers the help they need and send it to the president. Regardless of why they ar...</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> 58207849@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:37:02 MDT Tuesday on TV: HBO’s ‘Real Sports’ exposes soccer stadium death spiral in Qatar http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/58210851-63/abc-qatar-week-america.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/58210851-63/abc-qatar-week-america.html.csp">Tuesday on TV: HBO’s ‘Real Sports’ exposes soccer stadium death spiral in Qatar</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> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T10:28:26.458-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 10:28AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">We just got through the 2014 World Cup - congratulations, Germany - but Real Sports (8 p.m., HBO) looks ahead two more cycles to the 2022 World Cup scheduled in Qatar. It’s not so much about how bribery was involved in getting the games to this tiny, hot nation that is totally unsuited for hosting a summer event. It’s about “how this tiny, wealthy country has in recent years conducted an obsessive campaign to achieve glory through sport at seemingly any cost, including human lives.” If the death...</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> 58210851@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:28:26 MDT Despite crush of children, illegal immigration low http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58210793-68/border-families-immigration-low.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58210793-68/border-families-immigration-low.html.csp">Despite crush of children, illegal immigration low</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T10:12:02.528-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 10:12AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Border Patrol agents stationed in South Texas are the busiest in the country, arresting tens of thousands of children illegally crossing the border without their parents and thousands more families with children. Here’s a look at some numbers on the immigration situation. —In the last budget year, Border Patrol agents arrested about 420,000 people, most of them along the Mexican border. That followed a three-year trend of near record low numbers of apprehensions. —Overall, the numbe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582107932014-07-22T10:12:02.528-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T10:12:02.528-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58210793@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:12:02 MDT Halliburton to add North American fracking crews http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58206402-79/percent-north-halliburton-america.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58206402-79/percent-north-halliburton-america.html.csp">Halliburton to add North American fracking crews</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By David Wethe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T10:02:58.174-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 10:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Houston • Halliburton Co. expects continued improvement in the North American hydraulic fracturing market and is “immediately” adding crews to begin work later this year. The world’s largest provider of the service that blasts water, sand and chemicals underground to free trapped hydrocarbons, expects third-quarter operating profit margins in the region to be near 20 percent, the company said Monday in a statement. Second-quarter earnings were 32 percent above the results from the same period la...</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> 58206402@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:02:58 MDT Migration spotlights Mexican ‘coyote’ smugglers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58206230-68/border-business-mexican-smugglers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58206230-68/border-business-mexican-smugglers.html.csp">Migration spotlights Mexican ‘coyote’ smugglers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T08:55:02.024-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 08:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tecun Uman, Guatemala • The man-in-the-know nursed a late-morning beer at a bar near the Suchiate River that separates Guatemala from Mexico, and answered a question about his human smuggling business with a question: “Do you think a coyote is going to say he’s a coyote?” Dressed as a migrant in shorts and sandals but speaking like an entrepreneur, he then described shipments of tens of thousands of dollars in human cargo from the slums of Honduras and highlands of Guatemala to cities across the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582062302014-07-21T08:55:02.024-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-21T08:55:02.024-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58206230@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:55:02 MDT Tribune Photo of the Day - July 20, 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/58204901-227/photo-2014-competition-july.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/58204901-227/photo-2014-competition-july.html.csp">Tribune Photo of the Day - July 20, 2014</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="2014-07-20T22:13:01.756-06:00">Updated Jul 20, 2014 10:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake TribuneMarissa Klingseis fails on her third attempt at 130kg in the Clean and Jerk competition at the USA National Weightlifting Competition, July 20, 2014 at the Grand America Hotel. Klingseis won the silver medal with a 125kg.</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> 58204901@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Jul 2014 22:13:01 MDT Oscar Arias: Fix the immigration crisis at its root http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58204798-82/central-root-america-crisis.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58204798-82/central-root-america-crisis.html.csp">Oscar Arias: Fix the immigration crisis at its root</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Oscar Arias</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> For The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-20T21:05:49.493-06:00">Updated Jul 20, 2014 09:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The plight of the terrified Central American children who have flooded across the U.S. border to escape violence and poverty in their homelands has launched a passionate and often bitter debate in Washington. However, most U.S. leaders are missing the real lesson of this crisis, at their own peril. The conservatives who oppose President Barack Obama’s request for emergency funds for the crisis criticize him for dealing only with the symptoms and not with the “root cause” of the problem. They are...</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> 58204798@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:05:49 MDT Weightlifting: As Ma’s age goes up, so too does the bar http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58199495-77/weightlifting-team-grand-age.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58199495-77/weightlifting-team-grand-age.html.csp">Weightlifting: As Ma’s age goes up, so too does the bar</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tierra Smith</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-20T16:46:28.667-06:00">Updated Jul 20, 2014 04:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Written on the tape across his left foot: Breathe. Written on the tape across his right foot: Focus. As he glares down at the barbell, Dustin Ma allows the words to penetrate his mind. He bends down, grips his chalky hands along the steel and attempts to hoist the weight above his head. “When you’re on that stage, it’s all mental,” said Ma. He is one of the 400 athletes competing in the 2014 USA National Weightlifting National Championships that run through Sunday in the Grand America Hotel’s Gr...</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> 58199495@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Jul 2014 16:46:28 MDT Rieder: King’s case for reparations included disadvantaged whites http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58201009-82/king-black-blacks-whites.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58201009-82/king-black-blacks-whites.html.csp">Rieder: King’s case for reparations included disadvantaged whites</a></h4>