FEDERAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/FEDERAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Militant pleads not guilty in Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58542714-68/abu-khattala-charges-attacks.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58542714-68/abu-khattala-charges-attacks.html.csp">Militant pleads not guilty in Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-20T19:36:30.401-06:00">Updated Oct 20, 2014 07:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A Libyan militant on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges arising from the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. Ahmed Abu Khattala, 43, entered the plea through his lawyer in a 15-minute court proceeding before a federal judge. An 18-count grand jury indictment handed up last week makes Abu Khattala eligible for the death penalty if convicted. Abu Khattala’s lawyer, federal public defender Michelle Peterson, said she is waiting ...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58542714@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:36:30 MDT Utah man gets probation in dinosaur footprint theft http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58542256-78/dinosaur-ehlers-case-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58542256-78/dinosaur-ehlers-case-federal.html.csp">Utah man gets probation in dinosaur footprint theft</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-20T21:41:07.18-06:00">Updated Oct 20, 2014 09:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A 35-year-old Moab man charged with stealing a fossilized dinosaur footprint will serve a year of probation — including six months of home confinement — and pay about $15,000 in restitution, a federal judge decided Monday. Prosecutors say Jared Ehlers pried a piece of sandstone with an ancient three-toed dinosaur track from the Hell’s Revenge jeep trail near Moab on Feb. 17. Authorities believe he got nervous after being questioned in the case and dumped the print into the Colorado River in ear...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585422562014-10-20T21:41:07.18-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-20T21:41:07.18-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58542256@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:41:07 MDT Justices will decide privacy case on hotel guests’ information http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58541134-68/hotel-case-court-ayala.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58541134-68/hotel-case-court-ayala.html.csp">Justices will decide privacy case on hotel guests’ information</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARK SHERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-20T10:47:08.272-06:00">Updated Oct 20, 2014 10:47AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Supreme Court agreed Monday to referee a dispute over police access to hotels’ guest information without first getting a search warrant. The justices said they will hear an appeal by the city of Los Angeles of a lower court ruling that struck down an ordinance that requires hotel operators to open their guest registries at the demand of police. The federal appeals court in San Francisco divided 7-4 in ruling that the ordinance violates the privacy rights of the hotels, but not t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585411342014-10-20T10:47:08.272-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-20T10:47:08.272-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58541134@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:47:08 MDT Utah to BLM: Rein in your cops http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58394443-78/blm-love-utah-law.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58394443-78/blm-love-utah-law.html.csp">Utah to BLM: Rein in your cops</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T14:46:39.747-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 02:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Public Enemy No. 1 for rural Utah sheriffs just happens to be a fellow peace officer: Dan Love, the Bureau of Land Management’s special agent in charge. Elected law enforcement officers from Nephi to Blanding call him an arrogant and dishonest bully who has little regard for local authority and dodges accountability, derailing a collaborative approach to police work on the state’s federal lands. Love reportedly just laughed when Garfield County Sheriff James “Danny” Perkins relayed ranchers’ co...</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> 58394443@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:46:39 MDT Texas voter ID law called poll tax, but Supreme Court OKs it http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58536192-68/law-court-voting-laws.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58536192-68/law-court-voting-laws.html.csp">Texas voter ID law called poll tax, but Supreme Court OKs it</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARK SHERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-18T19:51:44.984-06:00">Updated Oct 18, 2014 07:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year. Like earlier orders in North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin, the justices’ action before dawn on Saturday, two days before the start of early voting in Texas, appears to be based on their view that changing the rules so close to an election ...</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> 58536192@www.sltrib.com Sat, 18 Oct 2014 19:51:44 MDT Washington Post: Fault-finding on Ebola http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58532818-82/ebola-government-health-budget.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58532818-82/ebola-government-health-budget.html.csp">Washington Post: Fault-finding on Ebola</a></h4>