AMERICAN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/AMERICAN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) BYU volleyball: Hamson’s return has Cougars thinking big http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58344122-88/hamson-volleyball-olmstead-byu.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58344122-88/hamson-volleyball-olmstead-byu.html.csp">BYU volleyball: Hamson’s return has Cougars thinking big</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T17:14:37.813-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 05:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • When friends, boosters and family members ask fourth-year BYU women’s volleyball coach Shawn Olmstead about his 2014 recruiting class, he has a simple, one-sentence reply. “We get a girl named Jennifer Hamson back, and that’s our biggest recruit of the year,” he says. That would be 2012 AVCA First-Team All-American and West Coast Conference Player of the Year Jennifer Hamson, who put her volleyball career on hold in 2013 in order to play for the BYU women’s basketball team full-time. Ham...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58344122@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:14:37 MDT Fallon to lead honors as Leno wins top humor prize http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58343299-223/prize-humor-leno-fallon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58343299-223/prize-humor-leno-fallon.html.csp">Fallon to lead honors as Leno wins top humor prize</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="2014-08-27T11:28:02.594-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 11:28AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Jimmy Fallon will lead top comedians in saluting his “Tonight Show” predecessor Jay Leno with the nation’s top humor prize in October at the Kennedy Center in Washington. The performing arts center announced Wednesday that Fallon will join Chelsea Handler, Jerry Seinfeld, Wanda Sykes, Betty White, Kevin Eubanks and others in honoring Leno with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Leno will receive the prize during a performance by his fellow comedians on Oct. 19 in Washington. T...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583432992014-08-27T11:28:02.594-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T11:28:02.594-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58343299@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:28:02 MDT Islamic State holding American woman hostage in Syria http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58340245-68/syria-state-group-american.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58340245-68/syria-state-group-american.html.csp">Islamic State holding American woman hostage in Syria</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T21:29:56.439-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 09:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said Tuesday. The 26-year-old woman is the third American known to have been kidnapped by the militant group. The Islamic State group recently threatened to kill American hostages to avenge the crushing airstrikes in Iraq against militants advancing on Mount Sinjar and the Kurdish capital of Irbil. The 26-year-old woman was captured last y...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583402452014-08-26T21:29:56.439-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T21:29:56.439-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58340245@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:29:56 MDT Obama vows justice in murder of American journalist http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58338792-68/obama-veterans-president-care.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58338792-68/obama-veterans-president-care.html.csp">Obama vows justice in murder of American journalist</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM KUHNHENN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T18:35:21.668-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 06:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Charlotte, N.C. • President Barack Obama says “America does not forget” and is vowing justice for the murder of an American journalist. The president said the country continues to grieve James Foley, killed last week by Islamic State militants. Obama called the killers “barbaric terrorists.” He signaled that a response may take some time. He said — quote — “Rooting out a cancer like ISIL won’t be easy and it won’t be quick.” But he said America is patient and “justice will be done.” THIS IS A BR...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583387922014-08-26T18:35:21.668-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T18:35:21.668-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58338792@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:35:21 MDT Lowry: Does Obama want to win in Iraq? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58338870-82/isis-iraq-administration-war.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58338870-82/isis-iraq-administration-war.html.csp">Lowry: Does Obama want to win in Iraq?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Rich Lowry</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The National Review</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T11:24:01.819-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 11:24AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">ISIS is a force for evil that poses an imminent security threat to the United States, but please, let us get back to you on whether we are determined to defeat it. That is the posture of the Obama administration toward the terror group that proudly demonstrated its malevolence by beheading American journalist James Foley in a propaganda video. For the administration, ISIS isn’t merely a dire enemy, it is a dilemma. President Barack Obama must respond to a group that — with its resources, apocaly...</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> 58338870@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:24:01 MDT Remember Netscape browser? Dolly the sheep? Class of ‘18 doesn’t http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58338853-68/became-browser-dolly-microsoft.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58338853-68/became-browser-dolly-microsoft.html.csp">Remember Netscape browser? Dolly the sheep? Class of ‘18 doesn’t</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DINESH RAMDE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T11:19:33.873-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 11:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Milwaukee • If you want to feel old, this might do it: Madonna’s daughter, Lourdes Ciccone Leon, has enrolled as a freshman at the University of Michigan. Leon’s choice of the same university her mother once attended is one of the milestones marked this year by the Beloit College Mindset List, a nonscientific compilation meant to remind teachers that college freshmen, born mostly in 1996, see the world in a much different way. They’ve grown up with Facebook, selfies and web-based TV. And to them...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583388532014-08-26T11:19:33.873-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T11:19:33.873-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58338853@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:19:33 MDT American, US Airways will stop listing on Orbitz http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58338796-79/american-orbitz-travel-airlines.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58338796-79/american-orbitz-travel-airlines.html.csp">American, US Airways will stop listing on Orbitz</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="2014-08-26T18:03:13.422-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 06:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Fort Worth, Texas • American Airlines and US Airways are pulling flight listings from Orbitz-run websites in a long-running dispute over fees that the travel company charges to list and sell the flights. Shares of Orbitz Worldwide Inc. fell nearly 5 percent on Tuesday. American said that it had already dropped its fares from Orbitz and that US Airways listings would be pulled on Monday. Corporate customers of the airlines will still be able to book travel through Orbitz, but individuals will hav...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583387962014-08-26T18:03:13.422-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T18:03:13.422-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58338796@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:03:13 MDT Third U.S. hostage held by Islamic State is female aid worker http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58338779-68/group-syria-islamic-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58338779-68/group-syria-islamic-state.html.csp">Third U.S. hostage held by Islamic State is female aid worker</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LARA JAKES</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T12:06:47.45-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 12:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work hostage in Syria, a family representative said Tuesday. The 26-year-old woman is the third American known to have been kidnapped by the militant group. The Islamic State group recently threatened to kill American hostages to avenge the crushing airstrikes in Iraq against militants advancing on Mount Sinjar and the Kurdish capital of Irbil. The 26-year-old woman was captured...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583387792014-08-26T12:06:47.45-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T12:06:47.45-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58338779@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:06:47 MDT Navajo president goes down in primary defeat http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58338629-68/president-navajo-arizona-candidates.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58338629-68/president-navajo-arizona-candidates.html.csp">Navajo president goes down in primary defeat</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By FELICIA FONSECA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T22:14:08.059-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 10:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Flagstaff, Ariz. • Navajo President Ben Shelly’s hopes for a second term were dashed Tuesday when he failed to make it through the tribe’s primary election. Navajo voters chose to send former President Joe Shirley Jr. and one-time Arizona Rep. Chris Deschene to the November general election. They were among 17 candidates vying for the top elected post on the country’s largest American Indian reservation. The results are unofficial until certified by the tribe’s elections office. Shirley served t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583386292014-08-26T22:14:08.059-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T22:14:08.059-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58338629@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:14:08 MDT Tennis: American teen stuns 12th seed in first round of U.S. Open http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58338598-77/bellis-round-open-cici.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58338598-77/bellis-round-open-cici.html.csp">Tennis: American teen stuns 12th seed in first round of U.S. Open</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Howard Fendrich</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T22:19:48.581-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 10:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">NewYork • While 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis was in the process of stunning a Grand Slam finalist to become the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996, her father did his best to conceal his emotions courtside. Like many a teen, CiCi has strict rules for Dad in public — even if his 1,208th-ranked daughter is pulling out a back-and-forth 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 victory Tuesday over 12th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova in the first round at Flushing Meadows. “I’m told I cannot sigh and I cannot m...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583385982014-08-26T22:19:48.581-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T22:19:48.581-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58338598@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:19:48 MDT Syria warns U.S.: No airstrikes on militants without permission http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58335942-68/islamic-syria-state-assad.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58335942-68/islamic-syria-state-assad.html.csp">Syria warns U.S.: No airstrikes on militants without permission</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RYAN LUCAS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T20:02:25.087-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 08:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beirut • Syria said Monday it was ready to help confront the rising threat from the Islamic State group, but warned the United States against carrying out airstrikes without Damascus’ consent, saying any such attack would be considered an aggression. In seeking to portray itself as a partner for the international community, Syria seemed intent on capitalizing on the growing clamor among some U.S. officials, including military leaders, to expand the current American air campaign against the Isla...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583359422014-08-25T20:02:25.087-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-25T20:02:25.087-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58335942@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:02:25 MDT Letter: Lesson of Ferguson? Vote http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58333979-82/ferguson-lesson-results-vote.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58333979-82/ferguson-lesson-results-vote.html.csp">Letter: Lesson of Ferguson? Vote</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T12:05:03.539-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 12:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A contributor to the disenfranchisement that resulted in Ferguson residents taking to the streets may be self inflicted. Unrepresentative election results are most likely due to poor local voter turnout, which in 2013 was a mere 2 percent among the two thirds of the town population who are African American. What lesson can Ferguson teach Utahns about one-sided results of not voting and letting others choose for us? Are you planning to vote this November? Will you get your neighbors to join you? ...</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> 58333979@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:05:03 MDT American held in Syria freed after nearly 2 years http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58334109-68/curtis-release-syria-held.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58334109-68/curtis-release-syria-held.html.csp">American held in Syria freed after nearly 2 years</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM KUHNHENN and RYAN LUCAS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T14:24:54.225-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 02:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • As the U.S. mourned an American journalist beheaded by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria. Peter Theo Curtis, who wrote under the byline Theo Padnos, was freed Sunday, offering consolation to U.S. officials, a journalism community and family members deeply unnerved by the grisly video of James Foley’s beheading in a desolate dese...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583341092014-08-25T14:24:54.225-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-25T14:24:54.225-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58334109@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:24:54 MDT U.S. journalist held hostage in Syria freed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58332530-68/curtis-syria-foley-release.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58332530-68/curtis-syria-foley-release.html.csp">U.S. journalist held hostage in Syria freed</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-24T20:01:02.065-06:00">Updated Aug 24, 2014 08:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • An American journalist kidnapped and held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria was released Sunday, less than a week after the horrific execution of American journalist James Foley by Islamic militants. The freed American is 45-year-old Peter Theo Curtis of Massachusetts, who wrote under the byline Theo Padnos. White House national security adviser Susan Rice said Curtis is now safe outside of Syria. Secretary of State John Kerry said Curtis was held by...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583325302014-08-24T20:01:02.065-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-24T20:01:02.065-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58332530@www.sltrib.com Sun, 24 Aug 2014 20:01:02 MDT Sen. Rand Paul calls Hillary Clinton a ‘war hawk’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58331191-68/war-paul-clinton-hillary.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58331191-68/war-paul-clinton-hillary.html.csp">Sen. Rand Paul calls Hillary Clinton a ‘war hawk’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-24T15:49:45.891-06:00">Updated Aug 24, 2014 03:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Calling Hillary Rodham Clinton “a war hawk,” Sen. Rand Paul says that if the former secretary of state seeks the presidency, some voters will worry that she will get the U.S. involved in another Mideast war. Paul is a leading anti-interventionist in the GOP and is considering running for president. Last year he opposed President Barack Obama’s call for military action in Syria. In an interview that aired Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the Kentucky Republican predicted a “transfor...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583311912014-08-24T15:49:45.891-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-24T15:49:45.891-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58331191@www.sltrib.com Sun, 24 Aug 2014 15:49:45 MDT Letter: Upright and uptight Americans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58319184-82/upright-uptight-aclu-american.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58319184-82/upright-uptight-aclu-american.html.csp">Letter: Upright and uptight Americans</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T16:20:02.173-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 04:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Re “ACLU opposes more time for appeal,” Tribune, Aug. 20. It’s baffling! Why do so many upright, uptight American citizens spend so much time and public money obsessing over what other American citizens are doing in the privacy of their own homes? Carol Ogden Salt Lake City</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> 58319184@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:20:02 MDT Krauthammer: Stopping the worst people on earth http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58325489-82/obama-state-islamic-power.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58325489-82/obama-state-islamic-power.html.csp">Krauthammer: Stopping the worst people on earth</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="2014-08-22T16:10:53.366-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 04:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Baghdad called President Obama’s bluff and he came through. He had refused to provide air support to Iraqi government forces until the Iraqis got rid of their divisive sectarian prime minister. They did. He responded. With the support of U.S. airstrikes, Iraqi and Kurdish forces have retaken the Mosul dam. Previous strikes had relieved the siege of Mount Sinjar and helped the Kurds retake two strategic towns that had opened the road to a possible Islamic State assault on Irbil, the ...</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> 58325489@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:10:53 MDT Foley case lays bare debate over paying ransom http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58323063-68/ransoms-state-islamic-groups.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58323063-68/ransoms-state-islamic-groups.html.csp">Foley case lays bare debate over paying ransom</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LARA JAKES </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and ELLEN KNICKMEYER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T21:54:24.994-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 09:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime U.S. and British refusal to negotiate with terrorists, and Europe and the Persian Gulf’s increasing willingness to pay ransoms in a desperate attempt to free citizens. The dilemma: How to save the lives of those kidnapped without financing terror groups, and encouraging more kidnappings. By paying ransoms, governments in the Mideast and Europe have become some of the biggest financiers of...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583230632014-08-21T21:54:24.994-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T21:54:24.994-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58323063@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:54:24 MDT Perry presses for greater U.S. involvement in Iraq http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58323210-68/perry-iraq-obama-forces.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58323210-68/perry-iraq-obama-forces.html.csp">Perry presses for greater U.S. involvement in Iraq</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DONNA CASSATA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T21:54:25.087-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 09:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday pressed for a more aggressive U.S. military response in Iraq to combat Islamic State militants, including a sustained air campaign, and signaled he would support sending American ground troops. “We need to have all of our options open,” Perry told a standing-room-only crowd at the conservative Heritage Foundation. The potential 2016 presidential candidate dismissed the “limited” airstrikes that President Barack Obama has ordered as insufficient as ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583232102014-08-21T21:54:25.087-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T21:54:25.087-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58323210@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:54:25 MDT United lures top fliers with promise of a hot meal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321812-79/airlines-flights-meals-united.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321812-79/airlines-flights-meals-united.html.csp">United lures top fliers with promise of a hot meal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T10:50:02.924-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 10:50AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • To win the hearts of frequent business travelers, United Airlines is going through their stomachs. The carrier has been looking for ways to woo back some of its top fliers who defected to other carriers following a rocky merger with Continental Airlines. So, it’s upgrading first class food options and replacing snacks with full meals on some of its shortest flights. The changes, announced Thursday, mean that instead of potato chips, chocolate chip cookies and bananas, passengers on fl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583218122014-08-21T10:50:02.924-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T10:50:02.924-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58321812@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:50:02 MDT