AUTHORITIES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/AUTHORITIES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Missing Paradise man found dead in Cache County canyon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58417460-78/cache-county-dead-missing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58417460-78/cache-county-dead-missing.html.csp">Missing Paradise man found dead in Cache County canyon</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T22:04:34.024-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 10:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A 61-year-old man who had been missing for more 10 days has been found dead in Blacksmith Fork Canyon, east of Hyrum. Osmer Michael Baker, of Paradise, was last seen on Sept. 5 in Logan, according to the Cache County Sheriff’s Office. A Utah Department of Transportation mowing crew found the missing man’s body on the side of the road. Officials said it appeared he had died due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident, though the state medical examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine c...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58417460@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:04:34 MDT U.S. warns citizens of terror plot in Uganda http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58410789-68/shabab-attack-uganda-kenya.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58410789-68/shabab-attack-uganda-kenya.html.csp">U.S. warns citizens of terror plot in Uganda</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM ODULA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T22:01:02.181-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 10:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nairobi, Kenya • The U.S. embassy in Uganda warned American citizens in the country Saturday to stay at home overnight as Ugandan authorities attempt to foil a possible terror attack. The embassy in a message on its website said it is trying to assess the scope of a possible plot by the Somali militants, al-Shabab, and whether members of the cell plotting the attack are still at large. The warning did not have details of when or how the attack was to take place. The statement urged U.S. citizen...</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> 58410789@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 22:01:02 MDT Confession is focus of NYC missing boy hearing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409583-68/hernandez-confession-whether-miranda.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409583-68/hernandez-confession-whether-miranda.html.csp">Confession is focus of NYC missing boy hearing</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JENNIFER PELTZ and COLLEEN LONG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T11:44:02.416-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 11:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Pedro Hernandez hadn’t attracted much attention from police before detectives came to his suburban New Jersey door on a tip one morning in May 2012. Seven hours later, the investigators’ video cameras started rolling as he admitted killing a 6-year-old boy whose 1979 disappearance helped ignite a nationwide missing-children’s movement. The circumstances surrounding that confession are set to be scrutinized at a hearing, starting Monday, to determine whether Hernandez’ statements are f...</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> 58409583@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:44:02 MDT Police seek suspects in kidnapping of two teens in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58407991-78/girls-police-bountiful-hair.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58407991-78/girls-police-bountiful-hair.html.csp">Police seek suspects in kidnapping of two teens in Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By pamela manson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T18:20:01.909-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 06:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Authorities are looking for suspects in the kidnapping this week of two teenage girls, who escaped after being held for 19 hours. The girls, ages 16 and 17, flagged down a vehicle on Main Street in Santaquin at about 9:20 p.m. Tuesday and borrowed a cell phone to call 911, a news release by the Bountiful Police Department says. The teens said two men had abducted them in Bountiful at 2 a.m. that day and restrained them in a red SUV, which was driven by a blond woman. Hours later, one of the girl...</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> 58407991@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:20:01 MDT Texas basketball player Walker suspended http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58406427-77/walker-texas-assault-campus.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58406427-77/walker-texas-assault-campus.html.csp">Texas basketball player Walker suspended</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM VERTUNO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T23:23:00.316-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 11:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Austin, Texas • Texas guard Martez Walker was suspended indefinitely from all team activities Friday after he was charged with misdemeanor assault of a woman at a campus residence hall. According to campus police, authorities were called to the dorm Wednesday night, where the woman reported being assaulted by Walker, who she described as her boyfriend. She was taken to a hospital for treatment and a warrant was issued for Walker’s arrest on a charge of assault with injury/dating violence, a clas...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584064272014-09-12T23:23:00.316-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-12T23:23:00.316-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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T.J. Lane, 19, was caught only about 100 yards from the prison by two state troopers at 1:20 a.m. Friday. A second prisoner had been caught almost immediately after the Thursday night escape, and troopers apprehended the third three hours after finding Lane. Lane’...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584063452014-09-12T10:32:07.592-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-12T10:32:07.592-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Meridian Police Deputy Chief Tracy Basterrechea says the child remains hospitalized in a coma with a life-threatening head injury. Authorities say the injuries occurred Tuesday and the boy’s grandmother called paramedic...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584021392014-09-11T09:21:02.434-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-11T09:21:02.434-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58402139@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:21:02 MDT Colorado woman must aid FBI as part of terror plea http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58399552-68/conley-authorities-group-islamic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58399552-68/conley-authorities-group-islamic.html.csp">Colorado woman must aid FBI as part of terror plea</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SADIE GURMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T18:35:02.395-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 06:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • A 19-year-old Colorado woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to trying to help the militant Islamic State group under a plea deal in the terrorism case that requires her to give authorities information about other Americans with the same intentions. Shannon Conley, wearing a black and brown headscarf over her striped jail jumpsuit, entered the plea in federal court to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. She could face up to five years in fe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583995522014-09-10T18:35:02.395-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-10T18:35:02.395-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58399552@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:35:02 MDT Nine arrests in fashion hub money laundering probe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58399017-79/fashion-money-district-businesses.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58399017-79/fashion-money-district-businesses.html.csp">Nine arrests in fashion hub money laundering probe</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By AMY TAXIN </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T18:20:33.443-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 06:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Federal authorities arrested nine people and seized more than $65 million Wednesday in raids in the fashion district of Los Angeles, marking an unprecedented crackdown on Mexican cartels’ increasing reliance on international trade to launder money from drug sales in the United States. About 1,000 law enforcement officers fanned out across the city’s downtown to search dozens of businesses suspected of taking bulk cash funneled by drug cartels for clothing exported to Mexico. The ra...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583990172014-09-10T18:20:33.443-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-10T18:20:33.443-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58399017@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:20:33 MDT Bernard Madoff’s last son dies of cancer in NYC http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58370919-79/madoff-andrew-fraud-bernard.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58370919-79/madoff-andrew-fraud-bernard.html.csp">Bernard Madoff’s last son dies of cancer in NYC</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LARRY NEUMEISTER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T17:37:02.198-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 05:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Andrew Madoff, Bernard Madoff’s last surviving son, died of cancer on Wednesday, years after turning his father in and insisting he had been duped like the rest of the world into believing history’s most notorious Ponzi king was an honest financier. Andrew Madoff, 48, was “surrounded by his loving family” when he died at a New York City hospital from mantle cell lymphoma, said his attorney, Martin Flumenbaum. Andrew Madoff and his brother, Mark, both worked on the legitimate trading s...</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> 58370919@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 17:37:02 MDT British parents reunite with ill son at hospital http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58369136-68/british-hospital-son-parents.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58369136-68/british-hospital-son-parents.html.csp">British parents reunite with ill son at hospital</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T10:48:02.544-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 10:48AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Madrid • The British parents who were pursued by police for taking their critically ill son out of a UK hospital for treatment abroad reunited with the child Wednesday after they were released from a Spanish prison. A hospital spokeswoman said Brett and Naghmeh King visited their 5-year-old son Ashya at the Children’s and Maternity Hospital in Malaga, but local authorities had received notification from British officials that the parents should not be allowed to take the boy away. A British judg...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583691362014-09-03T10:48:02.544-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-03T10:48:02.544-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58369136@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:48:02 MDT Jennifer Lawrence requests nude pics investigation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361150-68/lawrence-nude-images-online.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361150-68/lawrence-nude-images-online.html.csp">Jennifer Lawrence requests nude pics investigation</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-01T11:14:21.705-06:00">Updated Sep 1, 2014 11:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • A publicist for Jennifer Lawrence says the actress has contacted authorities after nude photos of her were apparently stolen and posted online. Intimate images of the Oscar winning actress began appearing online on Sunday and nude images purported to be of other female celebrities were also being circulated online. The source of the leak wasn’t immediately known. Lawrence’s publicist Liz Mahoney calls the posts “a flagrant violation of privacy.” She says Lawrence, the star of “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> 58361150@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:14:21 MDT Lava eruption prompts Iceland aviation alert http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58358468-68/eruption-aviation-fissure-lava.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58358468-68/eruption-aviation-fissure-lava.html.csp">Lava eruption prompts Iceland aviation alert</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">BY JENNA GOTTLIEB and SYLVIA HUI </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-31T11:48:06.665-06:00">Updated Aug 31, 2014 11:48AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Reykjavik, Iceland • Lava fountains danced along a lengthy volcanic fissure near Iceland’s subglacial Bardarbunga volcano Sunday, prompting authorities to raise the aviation warning code to the highest level and close the surrounding airspace. The red warning code — the highest in the country’s alert system — was raised early Sunday after the eruption in the Holuhraun lava field, about five kilometers (three miles) north of the Dyngjujoekull glacier. The warning was lowered 12 hours later as vis...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583584682014-08-31T11:48:06.665-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-31T11:48:06.665-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58358468@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:48:06 MDT Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355058-68/ebola-liberia-cases-west.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355058-68/ebola-liberia-cases-west.html.csp">Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T19:01:46.629-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 07:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Monrovia, Liberia • A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production and send it to Africa, while crowds celebrated in the streets Saturday after authorities reopened a slum that had been barricaded for more than a week to try to contain the disease. Physician’s assistant Kyndy Kobbah was expected to be released from hospital Saturday after she survived Ebola, which has been fatal in more than half the cases...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583550582014-08-30T19:01:46.629-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-30T19:01:46.629-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58355058@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:01:46 MDT Intelligence nightmare: Extremists returning home http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355051-68/syria-islamic-state-group.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355051-68/syria-islamic-state-group.html.csp">Intelligence nightmare: Extremists returning home</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KEN DILANIAN and BRADLEY KLAPPER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T11:31:01.628-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 11:31AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The case of Mehdi Nemmouche haunts U.S. intelligence officials. Nemmouche is a Frenchman who authorities say spent 11 months fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria before returning to Europe to act out his rage. On May 24, prosecutors say, he methodically shot four people at the Jewish Museum in central Brussels. Three died instantly, one afterward. Nemmouche was arrested later, apparently by chance. For U.S. and European counterterrorism officials, that 90-second spasm of v...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583550512014-08-30T11:31:01.628-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-30T11:31:01.628-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58355051@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:31:01 MDT At heart of Syria fears, extremists returning home from abroad http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58353045-68/syria-islamic-state-group.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58353045-68/syria-islamic-state-group.html.csp">At heart of Syria fears, extremists returning home from abroad</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KEN DILANIAN</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and BRADLEY KLAPPER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T19:42:10.751-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 07:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The case of Mehdi Nemmouche haunts U.S. intelligence officials. Nemmouche is a Frenchman who authorities say spent 11 months fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria before returning to Europe to act out his rage. On May 24, prosecutors say, he methodically shot four people at the Jewish Museum in central Brussels. Three died instantly, one afterward. Nemmouche was arrested later, apparently by chance. For U.S. and European counterterrorism officials, that 90-second spasm of ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583530452014-08-29T19:42:10.751-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T19:42:10.751-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58353045@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:42:10 MDT Officials: Girl accidentally kills gun instructor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58339972-68/girl-shooting-range-accidentally.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58339972-68/girl-shooting-range-accidentally.html.csp">Officials: Girl accidentally kills gun instructor</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T16:05:02.835-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 04:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dolan Springs, Ariz. • A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said Tuesday. Charles Vacca, 39, of Lake Havasu City, died Monday shortly after being airlifted to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Mohave County sheriff’s officials said. Vacca was standing next to the girl at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in White Hills when she pulled the trigger and the recoil sent the gun over her head, inve...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583399722014-08-26T16:05:02.835-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T16:05:02.835-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58339972@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:05:02 MDT China courts documentaries as it limits expression http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58338495-79/documentaries-china-independent-film.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58338495-79/documentaries-china-independent-film.html.csp">China courts documentaries as it limits expression</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LOUISE WATT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T09:29:02.147-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 09:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beijing • China is wooing filmmakers at the same time as it’s cracking down on them. Authorities are handing more slots to documentaries, giving even independent filmmakers a chance to be shown on state television. But while China is avidly pursuing what it considers serious content to replace popular dating, reality and game shows, it is also stifling material with any whiff of challenging the Communist Party line. A weekend crackdown by authorities on an independent film festival in Beijing wa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583384952014-08-26T09:29:02.147-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T09:29:02.147-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58338495@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:29:02 MDT Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China, eyes ties http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58306044-68/francis-china-pope-church.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58306044-68/francis-china-pope-church.html.csp">Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China, eyes ties</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICOLE WINFIELD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-17T10:53:02.227-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 10:53AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Haemi, South Korea • Pope Francis made his strongest gesture yet to reach out to China on Sunday, saying he wants to improve relations and insisting that the Catholic Church isn’t coming in as a “conqueror” but is rather a partner in dialogue. Francis outlined his priorities for the Catholic Church in Asia during a meeting of about 80 of the region’s bishops, urging them to engage with people of different cultures empathetically. “In this spirit of openness to others, I earnestly hope that those...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583060442014-08-17T10:53:02.227-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-17T10:53:02.227-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58306044@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:53:02 MDT Web marketer stands trial amid China crackdown http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58300439-79/government-information-media-yang.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58300439-79/government-information-media-yang.html.csp">Web marketer stands trial amid China crackdown</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LOUISE WATT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T09:33:01.757-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 09:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beijing • The founder of a web marketing company has pleaded guilty to helping delete Internet posts and spreading false information to make money and gain followers, Chinese media reported Friday, using the case to praise a government crackdown on online expression. Yang Xiuyu, 41, is accused of making up information to lure followers on Sina Weibo’s microblogging site, the official Xinhua News Agency said, adding that the court had yet to announce a sentence. Yang and one of his employees were...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583004392014-08-15T09:33:01.757-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-15T09:33:01.757-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58300439@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:33:01 MDT