AMERICANS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/AMERICANS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) USA wins basketball worlds, 129-92 over Serbia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58413193-77/serbia-americans-tournament-irving.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58413193-77/serbia-americans-tournament-irving.html.csp">USA wins basketball worlds, 129-92 over Serbia</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRIAN MAHONEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-14T19:57:55.962-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 07:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Madrid • With golden confetti raining on their heads and “Party in the U.S.A” ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for the U.S. basketball players to hear anything. Doesn’t matter. They had stopped listening long ago. All the questions about their talent, the doubts about their ability, were put down as easily as their opponents. “It kind of was, again, a smack to our face, saying the U.S. was sending the B-team to go play in the World Cup,” forward Kenneth Faried said. “Just because Le...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584131932014-09-14T19:57:55.962-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-14T19:57:55.962-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58413193@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:57:55 MDT US, Serbia to meet for Basketball World Cup gold http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58410567-77/serbia-basketball-americans-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58410567-77/serbia-basketball-americans-game.html.csp">US, Serbia to meet for Basketball World Cup gold</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRIAN MAHONEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T23:43:26.298-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 11:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Madrid • After a difficult summer, the Basketball World Cup has been pretty easy for the U.S. No games have been close in the final minutes, and only one was even competitive entering the final period. This depleted team that was supposed to be vulnerable has instead been invincible. The Americans believe that tough game is coming Sunday — and so does Serbia, their opponent. “They have supreme confidence and just that expectation, I think, that they feel like they’re going to win,” U.S. guard St...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584105672014-09-13T23:43:26.298-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-13T23:43:26.298-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58410567@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 23:43:26 MDT NFL’s Washington team offers donation to Monument Valley http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58365453-190/team-monument-schools-valley.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58365453-190/team-monument-schools-valley.html.csp">NFL’s Washington team offers donation to Monument Valley</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM WHARTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T23:31:07.872-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 11:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The controversy over the Washington NFL football team’s nickname has come to San Juan County. Representatives of the NFL team’s Original Americans Foundation attended last Friday night’s football game between Whitehorse and Monument Valley. According to the Navajo Times, the foundation offered Monument Valley $30,000 for its athletic program. But school district officials dispute that figure and said the donation needs to go through proper channels before it can be accepted. San Juan County Sch...</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> 58365453@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:31:07 MDT Basketball: U.S. steam rolls Lithuania to reach World Cup final http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58404169-77/spain-americans-game-harden.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58404169-77/spain-americans-game-harden.html.csp">Basketball: U.S. steam rolls Lithuania to reach World Cup final</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Mahoney</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T23:28:45.826-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Barcelona, Spain • Madrid awaits. Spain doesn’t. The gold-medal matchup seemingly everyone wanted in the Basketball World Cup — maybe even some U.S. players — won’t be happening. The Spanish were upset in the quarterfinals, ending the predicted No. 1 vs. No. 2 game Sunday on Spain’s home court. “I think that’s one of the reasons why we came over here, was to play them,” U.S. guard Derrick Rose said. “Too bad we’re not playing them and hopefully we go out there in our next game and play hard and ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584041692014-09-11T23:28:45.826-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-11T23:28:45.826-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58404169@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:28:45 MDT Letter: Raising minimum wage saves money, stimulates economy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58403049-82/wage-fast-green-minimum.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58403049-82/wage-fast-green-minimum.html.csp">Letter: Raising minimum wage saves money, stimulates economy</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T17:29:01.813-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 05:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">James Green (“Sealing Their Own Fate,” Sept. 9) insists that raising fast-food workers’ pay to $15 an hour would create more poverty and it’s ridiculous to ask a business to pay that much. His statements are just as preposterous. Major fast food chains are profiting by millions of dollars and can afford to increase wages; furthermore, most Americans would pay higher prices to see workers make a decent living. Green and like thinkers often rail against food stamps and Medicaid and fail to real...</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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Instead, Americans are bracing for another upsurge of military engagement in a region where one war blurs into another. Across the world, a generation has now grown up amid this continuous conflict, and there’s no end in sight. “The Cold War took 45 years,” said Elliott Abrams, a longtime diplomat who wa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583994652014-09-10T18:50:26.781-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-10T18:50:26.781-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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After struggling with divorce, health problems and an underwater home mortgage, the 57-year-old anticipates there could come a day when her Social Security benefits will be docked to make the payments. Like Anderson, a growing percentage of aging Americans struggle to pay back their student debt. Tens of thousands of them even see their Social Security benefits garnished when they cannot do so. Among Americans...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583985192014-09-10T16:35:02.022-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-10T16:35:02.022-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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In direct contrast, government programs now incentivize the single-parent household while its politicians giv...</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> 58393011@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 17:11:02 MDT U.S. beats Slovenia 119-76 to reach semis at worlds http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58394820-77/points-slovenia-americans-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58394820-77/points-slovenia-americans-game.html.csp">U.S. beats Slovenia 119-76 to reach semis at worlds</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRIAN MAHONEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T22:38:50.303-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 10:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Barcelona, Spain • James Harden and Stephen Curry went into halftime with no points and no panic. “We just stick to the program. We know it’s tough for any team to run with us for 40 minutes because of how deep we are and how hard we work on the floor,” Curry said. “I think we understand we didn’t make many shots in the first half but our defense was pretty solid and if we kept the pressure on them, things would open up.” They did. Quickly. Klay Thompson scored 20 points and Harden had 12 of his...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583948202014-09-09T22:38:50.303-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-09T22:38:50.303-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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The group of Native Americans was protesting the nickname — considered by many to be offensive slang for Native Americans — and held signs voicing their distaste for it. One read “R-word (equals) N-Word” and another said “Indians are Human Beings Not Mascots.” Juan Mancias, who is a member of the Carrizo Tribe of Texas says: “This is a racist name and i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583850732014-09-09T16:05:16.031-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-09T16:05:16.031-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58385073@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:05:16 MDT Basketball: Team USA trumps Mexico to advance to quarterfinals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58382324-77/game-curry-team-americans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58382324-77/game-curry-team-americans.html.csp">Basketball: Team USA trumps Mexico to advance to quarterfinals</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRIAN MAHONEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-07T00:11:58.275-06:00">Updated Sep 7, 2014 12:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Barcelona, Spain • They have a gold medal to chase and a golden U.S. basketball legacy to protect, so the Americans knew they had to bring their best to Barcelona. Stephen Curry sure did. Curry made six 3-pointers and scored 20 points Saturday, leading the U.S. national team into the quarterfinals of the Basketball World Cup with an 86-63 victory over Mexico. The Americans next play on Tuesday against Slovenia, which lost to the U.S. 101-71 in an exhibition game Aug. 26 in the Canary Islands. Cu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583823242014-09-07T00:11:58.275-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-07T00:11:58.275-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58382324@www.sltrib.com Sun, 07 Sep 2014 00:11:58 MDT International basketball: Coach K revisits 1992 Dream Team in Barcelona http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58379653-77/team-barcelona-basketball-krzyzewski.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58379653-77/team-barcelona-basketball-krzyzewski.html.csp">International basketball: Coach K revisits 1992 Dream Team in Barcelona</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRIAN MAHONEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T23:22:34.634-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 11:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Barcelona, Spain • Mike Krzyzewski held out his arm, showing that just talking about the 1992 Olympics caused goose bumps. The memories of the music, the celebrations, and of course the Dream Team came back Friday when he began talking about basketball and Barcelona, and the beauty of both that he saw as a U.S. assistant 22 years earlier. The players on the U.S. team he’s coaching now are mostly too young to remember — Anthony Davis and Andre Drummond weren’t even born. But they know Michael Jo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583796532014-09-05T23:22:34.634-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-05T23:22:34.634-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58379653@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 23:22:34 MDT Spain, U.S. look like favorites at basketball worlds http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58378087-77/spain-team-americans-group.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58378087-77/spain-team-americans-group.html.csp">Spain, U.S. look like favorites at basketball worlds</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRIAN MAHONEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T23:22:35.013-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 11:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bilbao, Spain • They set out in different directions, with every reason to believe they are headed for the same destination. The U.S. and Spain, who have met in the last two Olympic gold-medal games, have been the class of the Basketball World Cup. A matchup that was an expectation coming into the tournament seems closer to a guarantee when watching them now. Both went 5-0 and were hardly challenged in group play, Spain powering past what was considered a difficult pool and the U.S. sweeping thr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583780872014-09-05T23:22:35.013-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-05T23:22:35.013-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Anthony Davis finished with 12 points for the Americans, who will face Mexico on Saturday night in Barcelona in the round of 16. The Mexicans finished fourth in Group D. It was closer than the usual U.S. game, but the Americans were never in any danger of losing in the second half after seizing co...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583745082014-09-04T23:15:53.342-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-04T23:15:53.342-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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The Fed’s report says incomes declined for every other group from 2010 to 2013, widening the gap between the richest Americans and everyone else. The report, which adjusted for inflation, finds that median income for the top 10 percent rose 2 percent, to $223,200 from $217,900. Median income fell 4 percent for the bottom 20 percent, to $15,200 from...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583756372014-09-04T17:05:02.091-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-04T17:05:02.091-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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The U.S. opened four years of preparation by beating the Czech Republic for the first time in four meetings, using a youthful roster to win 1-0 in an exhibition Wednesday night on Alejandro Bedoya’s 39th-minute goal in Prague. “It just shows that the States has a deeper pool,” Bedoya said. “There’s a bunch of great, young, talented players ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583718802014-09-03T22:55:18.477-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-03T22:55:18.477-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58371880@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 22:55:18 MDT Basketball World Cup: U.S. beats Dominican Republic 106-71 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58371104-77/points-game-group-americans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58371104-77/points-game-group-americans.html.csp">Basketball World Cup: U.S. beats Dominican Republic 106-71</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRIAN MAHONEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T22:18:31.617-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 10:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bilbao, Spain • They were expected to be in Barcelona. They hope to finish their trip in Madrid. First, they had to take care of Bilbao. The Americans wrapped up the No. 1 seed in their group Wednesday, improving to 4-0 at the Basketball World Cup with a 106-71 victory over the Dominican Republic. Kenneth Faried, whose shooting percentage dropped after he missed three shots, scored 16 points for the U.S. DeMarcus Cousins came off the bench and added 13 points on 5-of-5 shooting. The Americans wi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583711042014-09-03T22:18:31.617-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-03T22:18:31.617-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58371104@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 22:18:31 MDT Europe’s job market has strengths the U.S. doesn’t http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58369229-79/percent-europe-job-unemployment.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58369229-79/percent-europe-job-unemployment.html.csp">Europe’s job market has strengths the U.S. doesn’t</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL WISEMAN and CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T17:26:01.685-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 05:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Compare unemployment rates, and America’s job market looks much stronger than Europe’s. The U.S. rate for August, being released Friday, is expected to be a near-normal 6.1 percent. In the 18 countries that use the euro currency, by contrast, it’s a collective 11.5 percent. Yet by some measures, Europe is doing better. It’s been more successful in keeping people working, letting the disabled stay on the job and boosting the proportion of women in the workforce. And Europeans in thei...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583692292014-09-03T17:26:01.685-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-03T17:26:01.685-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58369229@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 17:26:01 MDT Soccer: U.S. shuts out Czechs 1-0 in friendly http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58370313-77/cup-americans-goal-goalkeeper.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58370313-77/cup-americans-goal-goalkeeper.html.csp">Soccer: U.S. shuts out Czechs 1-0 in friendly</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T22:51:04.027-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 10:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Alejandro Bedoya scored in the 39th minute, and a youthful U.S. soccer team started the four-year cycle of preparation for the 2018 World Cup with a 1-0 win over the Czech Republic in Prague on Wednesday night. Three players made their U.S. debuts, with 21-year-old forward Joe Gyau playing the entire match, 23-year-old defender Greg Garza entering in the 63rd and 18-year-old midfielder Emerson Hyndman coming in four minutes later. Hyndman, a grandson of former FC Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman, m...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583703132014-09-03T22:51:04.027-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-03T22:51:04.027-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58370313@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 22:51:04 MDT Milbank: Obama’s unnerving happy talk http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58368606-82/obama-americans-threat-president.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58368606-82/obama-americans-threat-president.html.csp">Milbank: Obama’s unnerving happy talk</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dana Milbank</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T08:43:52.201-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 08:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • President Obama is not worried. And that is unnerving. British Prime Minister David Cameron presented to Parliament on Monday the alarming conclusions of European leaders who had met in Brussels over the weekend: “The European Council believes the creation of an Islamic caliphate in Iraq and Syria and the Islamist extremism and export of terrorism on which it is based is a direct threat to every European country.” Cameron added: “To confront the threat of Islamist extremis...</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> 58368606@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 08:43:52 MDT