AMERICAN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/AMERICAN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Put Bundy in jail http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836352-82/jail-bundy-lands-think.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836352-82/jail-bundy-lands-think.html.csp">Letter: Put Bundy in jail</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-19T19:07:05.478-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 07:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When is stealing from the American people not a crime? If every rancher in the West decided to graze their cattle where they pleased, and there was no government action to stop them, what do you think our national parks and open lands would look like? The people who think Cliven Bundy is a hero to be celebrated for destroying our public lands without at least some compensation are idiots, plain and simple. The man should be put in jail just like any other thief. Ron Neisler Sandy</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57836352@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:05 MDT Letter: Hatch panders instead of leads http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57828412-82/hatch-american-guns-amendment.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57828412-82/hatch-american-guns-amendment.html.csp">Letter: Hatch panders instead of leads</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-19T19:07:03.581-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 07:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sen. Orrin Hatch was on the Doug Wright show this morning. I caught a few minutes of the discussion, and I feel compelled to draw attention to the attitude of our six-term senator, who is supposed to represent all Utahns. Hatch was discussing the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. He made the comment that those “on the left” want to take away our guns. I found this comment offensive and inappropriate for two reasons. First, this a polarizing observation. Obviously, we are either on the left...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57828412@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:03 MDT Utah gymnastics: Super Six too painful to watch for most Utes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57840131-89/team-american-utah-utes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57840131-89/team-american-utah-utes.html.csp">Utah gymnastics: Super Six too painful to watch for most Utes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lya Wodraska</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-19T21:28:13.017-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 09:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Birmingham, Ala. • Utah coach Greg Marsden didn’t add to his team’s misery of failing to advance to the Super Six finals by making his team watch Saturday’s event. Instead, he left it up to the gymnasts to decide if they wanted to attend. “A few wanted to go but for most of them it was too tough,” he said. “We are still really devastated and disappointed. This team worked so hard, and to think we are right where we were last year is tough to take.” The Utes finished seventh overall, only two not...</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> 57840131@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:28:13 MDT Op-ed: I am a Muslim who stands ‘Boston Strong’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57828170-82/boston-family-mossalam-american.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57828170-82/boston-family-mossalam-american.html.csp">Op-ed: I am a Muslim who stands ‘Boston Strong’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Nichole Mossalam</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-19T12:44:56.242-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 12:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A little over a year ago, right before the Boston Marathon, I moved from Salt Lake City to Boston with my husband and my 5-year-old son. I missed the soaring beauty of the Wasatch Range, but I loved the colonial character of Boston. My husband and I had both been on the Board of Directors of United in Service for Humanity, a nonprofit in Salt Lake that provides services to the homeless poor and disadvantaged, so upon moving to Boston I threw myself into the city and quickly became involved wi...</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> 57828170@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:44:56 MDT Atheist leader: ‘Mormonism demonstrates the power of indoctrination’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57822743-78/atheists-atheist-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57822743-78/atheists-atheist-lake-salt.html.csp">Atheist leader: ‘Mormonism demonstrates the power of indoctrination’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher Stack</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T14:18:33.61-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 02:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Beehive State will be swarming with atheists this week as their national convention gets underway in Salt Lake City. As many as 700 nonbelievers will be on hand for the gathering, which runs Thursday through Sunday. As a “warm-up event,” the group is featuring a panel discussion at Salt Lake City’s Main Library with two Mormon professors from LDS Church-owned Brigham Young University and two atheist experts. The discussion, moderated by University of Utah history professor Paul Reeve, wil...</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> 57822743@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:18:33 MDT New book exhorts atheists to ‘come out’ of the closet http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57833104-80/atheists-christina-gay-atheist.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57833104-80/atheists-christina-gay-atheist.html.csp">New book exhorts atheists to ‘come out’ of the closet</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KIMBERLY WINSTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T14:18:58.261-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 02:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Greta Christina has a question for closeted atheists: Ask your openly gay and lesbian friends if their lives are better for coming out. The answer, almost universally, she claims, is yes. That’s the message of her new book, “Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why.” A well-known atheist activist, author, blogger and speaker, Christina will speak at the American Atheists convention in Salt Lake City this weekend, an event geared to raising the public profile of those who...</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> 57833104@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:18:58 MDT Letter: Ira Glass’ intolerant show http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57821649-82/intolerant-ira-mormon-mormons.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57821649-82/intolerant-ira-mormon-mormons.html.csp">Letter: Ira Glass’ intolerant show</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T16:44:28.109-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 04:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I attended Ira Glass’ performance for This American Life at Kingsbury Hall on April 12. While I found Ira to be engaging, I am disappointed with his decision to add an anti-Mormon diatribe during the middle of his show. He included a writer for the show who lives in Salt Lake City. The writer read a story relating his experience with a bad tooth that required four root canals. He ended up at a dentist who skipped his lunch hour and then spent 45 minutes working on his tooth. During that time...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. 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Mostly, however, he was there to talk about what he does. And tell stories. Which he did in the dark for a while to mimic the effect of radio before bringing up the lights. "This is what I look like," he told the audience. "I thought you'd look different, too." He talked about how, while "This American Life" tackles to 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> 57813162@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:45:21 MDT In California, Saving a Language That Predates Spanish and English http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57812093-68/language-yurok-speakers-american.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57812093-68/language-yurok-speakers-american.html.csp">In California, Saving a Language That Predates Spanish and English</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NORIMITSU ONISHII</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> c.2014 New York Times News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T19:23:20.388-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 07:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Eureka, Calif. • Sitting in a circle in a classroom at Eureka High School here, Tenayah Norris and a half-dozen other students were learning how to express direction in Yurok, a Native American language that nearly became extinct a few years ago. Growing up on the Yurok reservation about 90 minutes north of here, she sometimes heard her grandfather speak it to his contemporaries, and she studied it, on and off, in the community. “But it’s starting to click faster for me now,” said Tenayah, a 15-...</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> 57812093@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:23:20 MDT NFL: Navajo Council, UN expert criticize Washington team name http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57806683-77/team-term-americans-council.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57806683-77/team-term-americans-council.html.csp">NFL: Navajo Council, UN expert criticize Washington team name</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T16:00:59.165-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Window Rock, Ariz. • The Navajo Nation Council voted to oppose the use of the Washington NFL team’s name — a slang term for Native Americans — while a United Nations human rights expert said separately that the term is “inextricably linked to a history of suffering and dispossession.” The Council’s committee of the whole voted 9-2 Thursday to oppose the name. The measure was sponsored by lawmaker Joshua Lavar Butler, who says the word can have negative psychological effects on American Indians. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578066832014-04-12T16:00:59.165-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-12T16:00:59.165-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57806683@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 16:00:59 MDT Rosa Parks archives remain unsold in warehouse http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57801454-68/parks-king-american-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57801454-68/parks-king-american-court.html.csp">Rosa Parks archives remain unsold in warehouse</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JESSE J. HOLLAND</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T08:07:02.083-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 08:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • At a time when interest in civil rights memorabilia is rekindled, a lifetime’s worth of Rosa Parks’ belongings — among them her Presidential Medal of Freedom — sits in a New York warehouse, unseen and unsold. Parks’ archives could be worth millions, especially now that 50th anniversaries of the civil rights era are being celebrated and the hunt is on for artifacts to fill a new Smithsonian museum of African-American history. But a years-long legal fight between Parks’ heirs and her fr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578014542014-04-10T08:07:02.083-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-10T08:07:02.083-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57801454@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:07:02 MDT Prep baseball: American Forks rolls to win over Lone Peak http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57799288-190/american-inning-lone-peak.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57799288-190/american-inning-lone-peak.html.csp">Prep baseball: American Forks rolls to win over Lone Peak</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Neil K. Warner</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T16:59:26.413-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 04:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It was a little unconventional but it worked. American Fork pitcher Craig Brailsford found himself in a bit of a pickle during the sixth inning of Wednesday’s game against Lone Peak. The Knights had cut the Cavemen’s lead to 4-1, and had runners on second and third with no outs, when Brailsford got himself out of the inning in a most unusual way. His pitch trickled off the glove of catcher Andrew Bartholomew but the ball only rolled halfway to the backstop. Lone Peak’s Hunter Christensen took of...</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> 57799288@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:59:26 MDT Marian Anderson’s concert dress goes on view in DC http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57791155-68/anderson-concert-marian-memorial.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57791155-68/anderson-concert-marian-memorial.html.csp">Marian Anderson’s concert dress goes on view in DC</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRETT ZONGKER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T12:25:02.442-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 12:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • For the first time, an orange-and-black ensemble Marian Anderson wore during her historic performance at the Lincoln Memorial 75 years ago is going on display at the Smithsonian Institution. In 1939, the classical singer was kept out of Washington’s D.A.R. Constitution Hall because she was black. Eleanor Roosevelt then resigned her membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution in protest and invited Anderson to perform at the memorial instead. The two-piece concert attire i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577911552014-04-08T12:25:02.442-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-08T12:25:02.442-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57791155@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:25:02 MDT American, US Airways tweak fees, mileage rules http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57790226-79/american-free-airways-airlines.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57790226-79/american-free-airways-airlines.html.csp">American, US Airways tweak fees, mileage rules</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID KOENIG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T08:26:23.952-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 08:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dallas • If you use miles to get a free ticket on American Airlines, you may have to pay to check that suitcase. American and US Airways announced changes Tuesday to their policies on checked-bag fees and redeeming miles for free flights. Passengers traveling on American on miles they earned or who paid full price for an economy seat won’t get free checked bags anymore. Some elite-level frequent fliers on both airlines will get one less free bag than before. When it comes to redeeming miles for ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577902262014-04-08T08:26:23.952-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-08T08:26:23.952-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57790226@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 08:26:23 MDT Atheists conduct friendly march around Mormon Temple Square http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57781931-78/atheists-church-american-temple.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57781931-78/atheists-church-american-temple.html.csp">Atheists conduct friendly march around Mormon Temple Square</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T09:21:35.194-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 09:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The sky grew angry over some 75 atheists as they assembled to march around downtown Salt Lake City’s Temple Square during the LDS Church’s General Conference. But the gathering storm had nothing to do with the wrath of the Almighty, according to the nonbelievers, because there is no God. Despite the raindrops, the crowd, led by Dan Ellis, president of Atheists of Utah, remained in high spirits. Most of the marchers were former Mormons and many mailed resignations to the LDS Church at the end of...</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> 57781931@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:21:35 MDT Parker: Democrats demonize the Kochs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57786024-82/kochs-limbaugh-american-democrats.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57786024-82/kochs-limbaugh-american-democrats.html.csp">Parker: Democrats demonize the Kochs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathleen Parker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T11:29:02.104-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 11:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rush Limbaugh can relax. The popular “demon of the right” has been replaced at least through the midterms by the Koch brothers, Charles and David. Who? Exactly. Though cable and online news junkies know the names, the vast majority of Americans probably have no idea who the Kochs are. They’re about to find out. For the uninitiated, the brothers are libertarian billionaires whose vast industries in petroleum, asphalt, natural gas liquids, coal and ethanol employ 60,000 people. More to the point, ...</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> 57786024@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:29:02 MDT Air travel: Late flights are up, complaints down http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57785200-79/airlines-flights-complaints-american.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57785200-79/airlines-flights-complaints-american.html.csp">Air travel: Late flights are up, complaints down</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID KOENIG</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T17:56:31.4-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 05:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dallas • A big drop in customer complaints helped U.S. airlines post their best ratings ever even though more flights were late and more bags were mishandled, according to a report released Monday by university researchers. Virgin America topped the ratings, and three regional airlines scored at the bottom. Among the four biggest airlines, Delta ranked best followed by Southwest, American and United, according to researchers from Wichita State University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577852002014-04-07T17:56:31.4-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-07T17:56:31.4-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57785200@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:56:31 MDT Letter: Racism is apparent in school suspension data http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57770342-82/american-percent-data-enrollment.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57770342-82/american-percent-data-enrollment.html.csp">Letter: Racism is apparent in school suspension data</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T01:01:05.514-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In a recent column, Leonard Pitts Jr. pointed to some startling national trends in our current educational system, based on analysis of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights data (“Waiting for excuses for the inexcusable,” Opinion, March 26). But it is important to realize that this national issue is very much a Utah issue as well. The OCR data show that minorities are disproportionately disciplined in schools; for example, while African American students make up 18 percent ...</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> 57770342@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 01:01:05 MDT Atheists plan to march with ex-Mormons during General Conference http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57765900-78/atheists-church-march-convention.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57765900-78/atheists-church-march-convention.html.csp">Atheists plan to march with ex-Mormons during General Conference</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher Stack</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T17:38:10.501-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 05:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah atheists are joining forces with former Mormons to march around LDS Temple Square during the faith’s General Conference on Sunday. “We hope [Latter-day Saints] will join us who are wanting to come out or would like to be able to identify as their more authentic and true selves to let the world know that they are atheists; that they don’t have to try to maintain the facade of being LDS, when they’re not,” Dan Ellis, president of Atheists of Utah, said Wednesday. “Hopefully, it will be catha...</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> 57765900@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:38:10 MDT U.S. trade deficit hits $42.3 billion in February http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57769073-79/trade-billion-deficit-imports.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57769073-79/trade-billion-deficit-imports.html.csp">U.S. trade deficit hits $42.3 billion in February</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARTIN CRUTSINGER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T07:54:13.776-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 07:54AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The U.S. trade deficit climbed to the highest level in five months in February as demand for American exports fell while imports increased slightly. The deficit increased to $42.3 billion, which was 7.7 percent above the January imbalance of $39.3 billion, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. U.S. exports slipped 1.1 percent to $190.4 billion as sales of commercial aircraft, computers and farm goods fell. Imports edged up 0.4 percent to $232.7 billion, reflecting gains in impo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577690732014-04-03T07:54:13.776-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-03T07:54:13.776-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57769073@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 07:54:13 MDT