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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 Letter: Do more to deny guns to abusers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58198165-82/abusers-dangerous-domestic-gun.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58198165-82/abusers-dangerous-domestic-gun.html.csp">Letter: Do more to deny guns to abusers</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T17:33:43.43-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 05:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Common-sense solutions to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers and other dangerous people are sitting on desks in Congress. This includes legislation to close dangerous loopholes in domestic violence laws and to expand Brady background checks to online and gun shows sales. It’s time to ensure that our federal laws apply to all domestic abusers, making it more difficult for these violent individuals to get guns and do more harm. Expanding background checks on commercial gun sales and cl...</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> 58198165@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:33:43 MDT Letter: Change law to keep guns from abusers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58190172-82/domestic-abusers-guns-laws.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58190172-82/domestic-abusers-guns-laws.html.csp">Letter: Change law to keep guns from abusers</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T11:27:32.41-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 11:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">What about an amendment to protect us from the 2nd one, eh? We just witnessed another senseless mass shooting that took the lives of four children and two adults and injured a child. The shooting in the suburbs of Houston illustrates how our federal gun laws are insufficient when it comes to domestic abusers and how easily they can still get their hands on guns. Ron Lee Haskell, the accused shooter, is a domestic abuser who previously had been arrested for assaulting his wife. Common-sense solut...</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> 58190172@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:27:32 MDT Google appoints Ford ex-CEO Mulally to board http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58188150-79/mulally-ford-google-board.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58188150-79/mulally-ford-google-board.html.csp">Google appoints Ford ex-CEO Mulally to board</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T18:32:02.286-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 06:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Google has appointed Alan Mulally, the former CEO of Ford Motor Co., to its board. Mulally, 68, retired from Ford at the end of June. Over the winter, he was rumored to be in the running for the top job at Microsoft Corp., but it went to an internal candidate. Google said Tuesday that Mulally’s appointment was effective July 9. He will serve on the company’s audit committee. Google has developed car prototypes that drive themselves, but hasn’t revealed what it plans to do with the tec...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581881502014-07-15T18:32:02.286-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-15T18:32:02.286-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58188150@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:32:02 MDT Pundits, armed only with their sparkling wit ... http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58115339-82/guns-editorial-http-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58115339-82/guns-editorial-http-com.html.csp">Pundits, armed only with their sparkling wit ...</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-25T17:18:02.655-06:00">Updated Jun 25, 2014 05:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">— Anti-SWAT bill would legislate first, ask questions later — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial “A Utah congressman has proposed legislation to protect the American people from something that may not exist. But, because Rep. Chris Stewart’s bill includes a command that an independent body ferret out the truth about the alleged pandemic of federal SWAT teams, it is probably worth passing into law. ...” — Guns In, Liberty Out — Twin Falls (Idaho) Times-News Editorial “Idaho lawmakers didn’t care whom 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> 58115339@www.sltrib.com Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:18:02 MDT