GENERAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/GENERAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Gov. Gary Herbert says UTA has fixed most problems in audit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58347899-90/agency-audit-audits-board.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58347899-90/agency-audit-audits-board.html.csp">Gov. Gary Herbert says UTA has fixed most problems in audit</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T22:32:16.123-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 10:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Most of the problems uncovered in a scathing audit of the Utah Transit Authority this week have been rectified, according to Gov. Gary Herbert, who said he has confidence with the direction the agency is headed. “With a cursory view, it appears a lot of these issues are old issues going back to 2009 and maybe even before that,” Herbert said during his monthly KUED news conference. “I believe the new leadership that is there has taken steps to correct those problems.” But state Sen. Todd Weiler ...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58347899@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:32:16 MDT Real Salt Lake: GM Garth Lagerwey’s contract situation tabled until after season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58344245-77/lagerwey-rsl-contract-garth.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58344245-77/lagerwey-rsl-contract-garth.html.csp">Real Salt Lake: GM Garth Lagerwey’s contract situation tabled until after season</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Kamrani</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T23:33:26.932-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sandy • The remaining days on Garth Lagerwey’s four-year contract extension — penned in September 2010 — are rapidly dissolving. The main architect of Real Salt Lake’s transformation and builder of the club’s sustained success will reach the end of the 2014 campaign without much of an idea of what 2015 will hold. In his eighth season as general manager of the club, Lagerwey, along with team owner Dell Loy Hansen, decided to table contract talks until soon after the final whistle of RSL’s 2014 is...</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> 58344245@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:33:26 MDT UTA attacked, defended after tough audit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58344702-90/allegra-audit-board-general.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58344702-90/allegra-audit-board-general.html.csp">UTA attacked, defended after tough audit</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T08:54:18.003-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 08:54AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A day after a state audit lambasted the Utah Transit Authority, some were calling for a shake-up or for heads to roll — including a parade of citizens who vented at a UTA board meeting. But UTA officials received some key support, too, including from Sen. John Valentine, R-Orem, who requested the audit. Valentine said Wednesday that he blames problems flagged by auditors on past UTA leaders and believes the agency has taken steps to resolve issues. Rep. Greg Hughes, R-Draper, who is also chairm...</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> 58344702@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:54:18 MDT Sales tax votes? Only in a general election year http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58339418-78/council-tax-snelgrove-election.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58339418-78/council-tax-snelgrove-election.html.csp">Sales tax votes? Only in a general election year</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T20:48:23.079-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 08:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Unless there is an emergency, the Salt Lake County Council wants all votes on proposed sales and use tax increases to take place in a general election year. “We just want as many voters as possible engaged in the process of raising taxes or not raising taxes,” said Democratic Council Sam Granato, who teamed with Republican Councilman Richard Snelgrove to sponsor an ordinance to maximize public participation in tax matters directly impacting pocketbooks. Snelgrove noted that the ordinance prohibi...</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> 58339418@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:48:23 MDT Judges blast gay-marriage bans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58340149-68/marriage-gay-bans-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58340149-68/marriage-gay-bans-court.html.csp">Judges blast gay-marriage bans</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL TARM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T20:55:11.14-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 08:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • Federal appeals judges bristled on Tuesday at arguments defending gay-marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, and one Republican appointee compared them to laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites. As the legal skirmish in the United States over same-sex marriage shifted to the three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, more than 200 people lined up hours before to ensure they got a seat at the much-anticipated hearing. Richard Posner, who...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583401492014-08-26T20:55:11.14-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T20:55:11.14-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58340149@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:55:11 MDT Investigators: Shoddy care by VA didn’t cause Phoenix deaths http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58339400-68/veterans-care-report-phoenix.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58339400-68/veterans-care-report-phoenix.html.csp">Investigators: Shoddy care by VA didn’t cause Phoenix deaths</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="2014-08-26T20:13:02.6-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 08:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found widespread problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is promising to fix. Investigators uncovered large-scale improprieties in the way VA hospitals and clinics across the nation have been scheduling veterans for appointments, according to a report released Tuesday by the VA’s Office of Inspector General. The report said workers falsified waitlists while th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583394002014-08-26T20:13:02.6-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T20:13:02.6-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58339400@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:13:02 MDT Family Dollar rejects offer from Dollar General http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58321929-78/dollar-family-general-tree.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58321929-78/dollar-family-general-tree.html.csp">Family Dollar rejects offer from Dollar General</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michelle Chapman</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T12:29:27.031-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 12:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Matthews, N.C. • Family Dollar has rejected a takeover bid from dollar-store competitor Dollar General, saying it would be too hard for the deal to pass antitrust regulators. Family Dollar’s board said it supports its existing deal to be acquired by Dollar Tree. Family Dollar Stores Inc. Chairman and CEO Howard Levine said in a statement Thursday that its board and advisers reviewed Dollar General Corp.’s offer and determined it wasn’t reasonably likely to be completed on the terms proposed. Dol...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583219292014-08-21T12:29:27.031-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T12:29:27.031-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58321929@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:29:27 MDT Macy’s to pay $650,000 in shopper-profiling probe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317159-79/macy-profiling-customers-agreement.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317159-79/macy-profiling-customers-agreement.html.csp">Macy’s to pay $650,000 in shopper-profiling probe</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL VIRTANEN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T09:29:02.442-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 09:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Albany, N.Y. • The retailer Macy’s has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan’s Herald Square. Under the agreement signed Tuesday with New York’s attorney general, the company will adopt new policies on police access to its security camera monitors and against profiling, further train employees, investigate customer complaints, keep better records of detentions and report for three years on its compliance. Attorney General Eric Schneid...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583171592014-08-20T09:29:02.442-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-20T09:29:02.442-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58317159@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:29:02 MDT UTA fails to report $14.26M in retirement benefits http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58310329-90/benefits-compensation-corrected-difference.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58310329-90/benefits-compensation-corrected-difference.html.csp">UTA fails to report $14.26M in retirement benefits</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T18:07:58.868-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 06:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Earlier this year, the Utah Transit Authority officially reported that General Manager Michael Allegra’s total 2013 compensation was $346,249. It turns out that was about $52,000 too low — because UTA had failed to include some retirement-pension benefits. His compensation really was $397,900, including all salary, bonuses, benefits and leave. Allegra was not alone. The UTA erroneously omitted reporting a combined total of $14.26 million in retirement benefits for all its employees — about a thi...</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> 58310329@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:07:58 MDT FBI head says agents followed the facts in Swallow-Shurtleff probe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58314357-78/fbi-comey-investigation-department.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58314357-78/fbi-comey-investigation-department.html.csp">FBI head says agents followed the facts in Swallow-Shurtleff probe</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Harvey</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T22:05:07.654-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 10:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The director of the FBI didn’t shine any light Tuesday on the federal law enforcement split over the investigation of the two former Utah attorneys general who face criminal charges in state court. FBI Director James Comey, during a visit to Salt Lake City, declined to answer a question on why the FBI had remained part of the investigation while the Department of Justice bowed out in September 2013, less than a year after jumping in. The Justice Department withdrawal left agents and local prose...</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> 58314357@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:05:07 MDT Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58308934-79/dollar-general-family-tree.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58308934-79/dollar-general-family-tree.html.csp">Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHELLE CHAPMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T13:33:17.335-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 01:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Dollar General isn’t about to be left out in the cold. The discounter is starting a bidding war for Family Dollar with an approximately $8.95 billion offer as it attempts to trump a Dollar Tree bid. For Dollar General, the decision to enter the fray was clear because Family Dollar had been on its radar for a while. Dollar General Chairman and CEO Rick Dreiling said during a conference call Monday that the company had expressed interest in combining with Family Dollar multiple times ov...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583089342014-08-18T13:33:17.335-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-18T13:33:17.335-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58308934@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:33:17 MDT Milbank: Farewell to a general http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58303895-82/afghanistan-greene-killed-section.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58303895-82/afghanistan-greene-killed-section.html.csp">Milbank: Farewell to a general</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="2014-08-17T01:01:08.817-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • I’ve observed many funerals over the last decade in Arlington National Cemetery’s Section 60, where war dead from Iraq and Afghanistan are buried. Last week I went for what, God willing, was the last. It was the burial of Harold Greene, shot to death in Afghanistan Aug. 5, the first U.S. general to be killed in a combat zone since the Vietnam War. Because of his high rank, there was great pageantry: the riderless horse with boots backward in the stirrups; the Army chief of...</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> 58303895@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 01:01:08 MDT Lehman’s unsecured creditors to get distribution http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58300505-79/lehman-creditors-distribution-unsecured.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58300505-79/lehman-creditors-distribution-unsecured.html.csp">Lehman’s unsecured creditors to get distribution</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T09:56:02.283-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 09:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Unsecured general creditors of Lehman Brothers will get $4.6 billion in their first round of payouts from the bankrupt investment bank next month. Lehman’s bankruptcy in September of 2008 marked the start of the global financial crisis and was a major catalyst of the financial meltdown. It was the largest ever bankruptcy in U.S. history, with Lehman listing $639 billion in assets at the time. Trustee James Giddens filed a notice on Friday about the distribution, which is expected to s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583005052014-08-15T09:56:02.283-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-15T09:56:02.283-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58300505@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:56:02 MDT Letter: Ten horse deaths require criminal charges http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58297130-82/ten-horses-attorney-beings.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58297130-82/ten-horses-attorney-beings.html.csp">Letter: Ten horse deaths require criminal charges</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T17:30:57.626-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 05:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dear Mr. Attorney General, Ten horses dead! Ten poor souls were tortured in the heat of the blazing sun! Ten intelligent beings were baked alive in the desert heat! Ten innocent personalities, longing for a sip of water, a taste of sustenance, were denied! Ten equine spirits perished without drop of nourishment! Ten amazing works of God craved assistance from the human beings they depended on! Agony. Hell. Death. We, the people who believe that we are stewards of this planet and are respons...</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> 58297130@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:30:57 MDT GE in talks to sell its historic appliance division http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58297946-79/division-appliance-billion-electric.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58297946-79/division-appliance-billion-electric.html.csp">GE in talks to sell its historic appliance division</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JONATHAN FAHEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T15:22:02.686-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 03:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • General Electric confirmed it is considering the sale of its historic appliance division, part of its effort to focus on selling more complex and profitable industrial equipment. The confirmation came after the Swedish appliance maker Electrolux released a statement Thursday that it was in discussions to buy the business from GE, which is based in Fairfield, Conn. “GE is evaluating a wide range of strategic options for our appliances business, including discussions with Electrolux and...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582979462014-08-14T15:22:02.686-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T15:22:02.686-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58297946@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:22:02 MDT Website Ask.fm to get more oversight of complaints http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58296785-79/ask-website-complaints-users.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58296785-79/ask-website-complaints-users.html.csp">Website Ask.fm to get more oversight of complaints</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T09:54:02.024-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 09:54AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Albany, N.Y. • New York’s attorney general says new owners of the website Ask.fm have agreed to provide more oversight of complaints in an attempt to curb harassment and bullying. The question-and-answer website popular among teens has been acquired by the owners of Ask.com. Doug Leeds, Ask.com’s chief executive, says the focus is ensuring a safer and more enjoyable experience for users. Launched in 2010, Ask.fm claims more than 180 million monthly active users worldwide, with 42 percent under 1...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582967852014-08-14T09:54:02.024-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T09:54:02.024-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58296785@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:54:02 MDT Virginia to honor gay marriages http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58293926-68/court-virginia-ban-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58293926-68/court-virginia-ban-state.html.csp">Virginia to honor gay marriages</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T18:58:02.06-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 06:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Richmond, Va. • Same-sex couples could begin marrying as early as next week in Virginia after a federal appeals court refused Wednesday to delay its ruling that struck down the state’s gay marriage ban. The state would also need to start recognizing gay marriages from out of state next Wednesday, though the U.S. Supreme Court could effectively put same-sex marriages on hold again if opponents of same-sex marriage are able to win an emergency delay. A county clerk in northern Virginia had asked ...</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> 58293926@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:58:02 MDT Jewish groups accuse U.N. chief of taking sides http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58294292-68/israel-hamas-ban-gaza.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58294292-68/israel-hamas-ban-gaza.html.csp">Jewish groups accuse U.N. chief of taking sides</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T18:37:35.642-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 06:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">United Nations • Leaders of major Jewish organizations on Wednesday accused U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of being one-sided in his handling of the crisis in Gaza. A delegation of 11 Jewish organizations met with the U.N. chief to express their concerns, presenting a letter that listed what they said were 19 violations of international law by Hamas that have gone ignored, said Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish human rights group with an office in ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582942922014-08-13T18:37:35.642-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-13T18:37:35.642-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58294292@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:37:35 MDT Four plead not guilty to witness tampering http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58289673-78/montgomery-attorney-general-robert.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58289673-78/montgomery-attorney-general-robert.html.csp">Four plead not guilty to witness tampering</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T21:07:01.356-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 09:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Three brothers and a fourth man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a witness-tampering charge for allegedly pummeling a person in an attempt to prevent them from testifying in a legal proceeding. Robert W. Montgomery Jr., 35, Salt Lake City, a former campaign fundraiser for former Utah Attorney General John Swallow, was arrested last week and made a first appearance in federal court this week. JD Montgomery, 28; Michael C. Montgomery, 29; and Jeremy R. Ertmann, 36, also made first appearances for al...</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> 58289673@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:07:01 MDT Next court date for Swallow, Shurtleff pushed back to October http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58288380-90/shurtleff-swallow-degree-former.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58288380-90/shurtleff-swallow-degree-former.html.csp">Next court date for Swallow, Shurtleff pushed back to October</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="2014-08-12T21:01:44.059-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 09:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Embattled former Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff will not appear again in court until October after their originally scheduled mid-August hearing was pushed back Tuesday by more than two months. According to a motion filed in 3rd District Court earlier this month, Swallow’s attorneys asked the court date be moved to “allow time to review extensive discovery and analyze the time frame needed for preparation.” The two former attorneys general first appeared in criminal court Jul...</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> 58288380@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:01:44 MDT