BACKGROUND - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/BACKGROUND News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) IRS failed to do background checks on contractors http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58298712-68/irs-information-contractors-background.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58298712-68/irs-information-contractors-background.html.csp">IRS failed to do background checks on contractors</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T20:25:52.506-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 08:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The IRS failed to do background checks on some private contractors who handled confidential taxpayer information, exposing more than a million taxpayers to an increased risk of fraud and identity theft, a government investigator said Thursday. In one case, the IRS gave a printing contractor a computer disk with names, addresses and Social Security numbers of 1.4 million taxpayers, but didn’t require a background check for anyone who worked on the job, said a report by the Treasury ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582987122014-08-14T20:25:52.506-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T20:25:52.506-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58298712@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:25:52 MDT Letter: Weed out unstable adoptive parents http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58267425-82/parents-child-tests-unstable.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58267425-82/parents-child-tests-unstable.html.csp">Letter: Weed out unstable adoptive parents</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T17:20:59.45-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 05:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">While everyone is focusing on whether or not homosexual couples should adopt children. There is something far more critical happening that should be getting our attention. People adopting children in the United States are not required to take a background check or a drug test. That should shock you. Anyone who is married can adopt a child or become a foster parent. Some of these couples are probably the best thing to ever happen to these children. Some are not. The reason behind not taking th...</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> 58267425@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 17:20:59 MDT