AMERICAN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/AMERICAN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Helper stays unbeaten in Legion baseball http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58246149-52/helper-george-legion-team.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58246149-52/helper-george-legion-team.html.csp">Helper stays unbeaten in Legion baseball</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T10:59:03.086-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 10:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Helper took a giant step towards defending its Utah American Legion baseball title Wednesday night. The Carbon County team defeated Trappers Orange of Mountain Crest 4-3 to become the only unbeaten team left in the 12-team double elimination tournament. Helper will play the winner of Thursday’s 4 p.m. St. George-Trappers Orange game at 7 p.m. Thursday at Logan High. If Helper wins, it will advance to the American Legion regional tournament in Glendale, Ariz. Should it lose, that would set up at ...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58246149@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:59:03 MDT Divided House abandons vote on U.S.-Mexico border bill http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58246203-68/bill-border-lawmakers-support.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58246203-68/bill-border-lawmakers-support.html.csp">Divided House abandons vote on U.S.-Mexico border bill</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ERICA WERNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T19:26:47.762-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 07:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • House Republicans abruptly abandoned a bill to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday after last-minute maneuvering failed to lock down sufficient conservative support. The surprise move, coming on Congress’ final day of action ahead of a five-week summer recess, was an embarrassing setback for Speaker John Boehner and his leadership team as a small group of tea party lawmakers once again upset their plans. It was also a disappointment for the majority of...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582462032014-07-31T19:26:47.762-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-31T19:26:47.762-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58246203@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:26:47 MDT Glazers seeking $150 million selling Man U shares http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58243100-79/club-shares-glazers-million.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58243100-79/club-shares-glazers-million.html.csp">Glazers seeking $150 million selling Man U shares</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ROB HARRIS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T18:34:01.711-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 06:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Manchester United’s American owners are set to raise around $150 million by selling more of their shares in the club on the New York Stock Exchange. The English Premier League club announced Wednesday that the Glazer family is selling 8 million shares with reduced voting rights, which equates to around 5 percent of the business. The Glazers, who maintain control of the club, previously sold 10 percent of their holding via a stock listing in 2012. The latest share sale was announced on a day when...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582431002014-07-30T18:34:01.711-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-30T18:34:01.711-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58243100@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:34:01 MDT Rosenberg: How Sarah Palin could change the media, and why she won’t http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58241443-82/palin-sarah-media-channel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58241443-82/palin-sarah-media-channel.html.csp">Rosenberg: How Sarah Palin could change the media, and why she won’t</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Alyssa Rosenberg</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T10:37:22.356-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 10:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I do not care very much about former Alaska governor Sarah Palin’s waning influence on American political life. But I confess an ongoing fascination with Palin as a media phenomenon. As she vacillates between the Fox News stints that keep her political clout alive and the reality television gigs that seem like a more natural fit for her talents, I always wonder whether this is the moment that she will commit to a single path. The debut of the Sarah Palin Channel, a subscription-based multimedia ...</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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A one-time gain related to the company’s business travel division also helped boost results. The New York company’s latest earnings beat Wall Street’s expectations, but its 5 percent increase in revenue fell short. Spending by holders of American Express cards grew 9 percent during the April-June period, ref...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582385242014-07-29T17:12:01.779-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-29T17:12:01.779-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58238524@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:12:01 MDT Reynolds American’s quarterly profit climbs 6.7% http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58236794-79/percent-share-tobacco-cigarettes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58236794-79/percent-share-tobacco-cigarettes.html.csp">Reynolds American’s quarterly profit climbs 6.7%</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T09:17:02.533-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 09:17AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Richmond, Va. • Reynolds American Inc. said Tuesday that its profit rose by 6.7 percent in its second quarter as higher cigarette and smokeless tobacco prices helped to offset a decline in the number of cigarettes it sold. The Winston Salem, N.C.-based company said it earned $492 million, or 92 cents per share, in the period ended June 30, up from $461 million, or 84 cents per share, a year ago. Adjusted earnings were 89 cents per share, topping analyst estimates of 87 cents per share, according...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582367942014-07-29T09:17:02.533-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-29T09:17:02.533-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58236794@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:17:02 MDT U.S. fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58234750-68/kerry-israeli-cease-fire.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58234750-68/kerry-israeli-cease-fire.html.csp">U.S. fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T21:48:54.21-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 09:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a “misinformation campaign” against the top American diplomat. “It’s simply not the way partners and allies treat each other,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. Her comments were echoed by the White House, where National Security Adviser Susan Rice said the U.S. was “d...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582347502014-07-28T21:48:54.21-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T21:48:54.21-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Dr. Samuel Brisbane was treating Ebola patients at the country’s largest hospital, the John F. Kennedy Memorial Medical Center in Monrovia, when he fell ill. He died Saturda...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582294572014-07-27T21:58:07.792-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-27T21:58:07.792-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58229457@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:58:07 MDT Video shows smiling American bomber in Syria http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227226-68/killed-observatory-abu-salha.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227226-68/killed-observatory-abu-salha.html.csp">Video shows smiling American bomber in Syria</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BASSEM MROUE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-26T11:46:02.226-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 11:46AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beirut • An al-Qaida-linked group fighting in Syria has released video of the first American to carry out a suicide attack in the country’s civil war, showing him smiling and saying he looked forward to going to heaven. The Nusra Front released the new video late Friday showing American citizen Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, 22, with other fighters before the May 25 attack that targeted several army positions at the same time. It said two of the other three suicide attackers in the assault in the gov...</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> 58227226@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:46:02 MDT At 50, Upward Bound still opens pathway to college http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227206-68/upward-bound-college-program.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227206-68/upward-bound-college-program.html.csp">At 50, Upward Bound still opens pathway to college</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID CRARY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP National Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-26T15:29:25.033-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 03:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nervous but determined, the 15-year-old boy walked into a conference room in Columbus, Ohio, for a fateful interview. If it went well, perhaps he’d have a chance to be the first member of his impoverished family to attend college. That was 34 years ago, but Wil Haygood — the renowned journalist and author whose writing inspired the film “The Butler” — says he remembers it “like it was yesterday.” “I knew in my heart and soul that this was a monumental moment for little Wil Haygood,” he recalled....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582272062014-07-26T15:29:25.033-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-26T15:29:25.033-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58227206@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:29:25 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 Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58224904-68/obama-border-republicans-presidents.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58224904-68/obama-border-republicans-presidents.html.csp">Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T19:55:01.006-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 07:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Pressing for action on Friday, President Barack Obama urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans at home to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the southwest border of the U.S. While citing progress in addressing the flow, he called on House Republicans to act on his request for emergency spending. With one week left before Congress’ August recess, Republicans were trying to unite behind a plan that would spend about one-fourth of what ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582249042014-07-25T19:55:01.006-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-25T19:55:01.006-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58224904@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:55:01 MDT Delight at Days of ‘47 parade, Native American celebration http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58216140-78/parade-celebration-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58216140-78/parade-celebration-lake-salt.html.csp">Delight at Days of ‘47 parade, Native American celebration</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt Canham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-24T21:02:48.23-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 09:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">&lt;freeform&gt; A gigantic roaring Tyrannosaurus rex pulling a handcart, a cartoon Elvis and a huge cherry pie collided with a Native American dance off in Salt Lake City’s Liberty Park Thursday, the meeting point for two major cultural events with ties to the founding of Utah. The Days of ‘47 parade, one of the nation’s largest, wound its way from Temple Square to Liberty Park on this Pioneer Day, which celebrates the Mormon pioneers who entered this valley in 1847. It included classic cars, ...</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> 58216140@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:02:48 MDT Cross-country runners prepare for season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58216878-52/cross-invite-aug-park.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58216878-52/cross-invite-aug-park.html.csp">Cross-country runners prepare for season</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-24T17:41:25.731-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 05:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lehi • While Utah’s high school football teams are busily preparing for their upcoming seasons, so are cross-country runners who often get up early in the day to beat the heat as they train for the upcoming season. Lehi staged a small media luncheon recently for some of its fall sports, and Pioneers cross-country coach Jamie Alviso was nice enough to talk about top returning runners Maddu Kauffman, Emily Anderson, Thomas Heaps, Conner Arnell and Sean Haggart. Like many of the top cross-country t...</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> 58216878@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:41:25 MDT Airlines report big 2Q profits on strong demand http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58220757-79/airlines-american-percent-million.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58220757-79/airlines-american-percent-million.html.csp">Airlines report big 2Q profits on strong demand</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-24T13:40:02.442-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 01:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Investing in airlines has long been the butt of jokes, especially when many U.S. carriers traipsed through bankruptcy court in the past decade. Now riding a post-merger tide of higher fares and stable fuel costs, those same airlines are piling up profits — and sharing the newfound riches with investors. American Airlines announced Thursday that it would pay its first dividend in 34 years, and both American and United Airlines announced big plans to buy back their own stock, a strategy designed t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582207572014-07-24T13:40:02.442-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-24T13:40:02.442-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58220757@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:40:02 MDT Letter: More midnight fireworks, please! http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58216905-82/bed-fireworks-larger-midnight.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58216905-82/bed-fireworks-larger-midnight.html.csp">Letter: More midnight fireworks, please!</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T17:13:02.243-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 05:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There appears to be a need to explode things on Sunday and Monday nights in my neighborhood. After putting the kids to bed and lying in the dark with the cool evening breezes drifting through the house, we hear from some self-appointed people who get themselves all thrilled by firing off 10 or 20 really awesome kabooms, usually around 10 or 11 p.m. Sometimes they go the extra mile and celebrate our independence at 2 or 3 in the morning. Goodness, it’s just so patriotic I have to pinch myse...</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> 58216905@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:13:02 MDT Letter: World’s parents need access to firearms http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58206776-82/parents-firearms-hundred-access.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58206776-82/parents-firearms-hundred-access.html.csp">Letter: World’s parents need access to firearms</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T17:13:01.707-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 05:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Two hundred Nigerian girls are kidnapped. Several hundred Central American children are sent hundreds of miles away from home ­— alone. In these areas of the world, the governments have failed, the criminals have taken over and the parents are powerless. Why? Because the citizens have no firearms. Joe Kolloch 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> 58206776@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:13:01 MDT L.A. Daily News: Gov. Perry’s border stunt http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215100-82/border-guard-national-gov.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215100-82/border-guard-national-gov.html.csp">L.A. Daily News: Gov. Perry’s border stunt</a></h4>