GOVERNMENT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/GOVERNMENT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah Sen. Mike Lee wants Congress to sign off on new federal rules http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58321945-90/congress-lee-rules-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58321945-90/congress-lee-rules-federal.html.csp">Utah Sen. Mike Lee wants Congress to sign off on new federal rules</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt Canham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T20:08:14.409-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 08:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Two conservative senators agreed on the disease, but not necessarily the remedy at a gathering focused on government regulations. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, sponsored the event Thursday in Salt Lake City, where he equated the government to helicopter parents hovering unnecessarily over their children, and his solution is to require Congress to get more involved in the federal rule-making process that affects everything from health care to the type of light bulbs people can buy. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Ok...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58321945@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:08:14 MDT Movie review: ‘Dinosaur 13’ digs into story of paleontologists vs. the government http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58313779-223/dinosaur-federal-black-digs.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58313779-223/dinosaur-federal-black-digs.html.csp">Movie review: ‘Dinosaur 13’ digs into story of paleontologists vs. the government</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T16:00:03.618-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There’s a great story of fossils, felonies and federal overreach in the documentary “Dinosaur 13,” and director Todd Miller digs out a sizable chunk of it. The story begins with the discovery in 1990 of the largest intact Tyrannosaur rex specimen ever, in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The group of for-profit paleontologists who unearth and work to preserve the fossil, named Sue, soon find themselves facing an FBI raid, a custody battle over whether the remains are federal property, and a mas...</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> 58313779@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:00:03 MDT Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58322480-79/bank-america-settlement-billion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58322480-79/bank-america-settlement-billion.html.csp">Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH BOAK, PETE YOST and MARCY GORDON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T13:44:02.521-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 01:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Bank of America’s record $16.65 billion settlement for its role in selling shoddy mortgage bonds — $7 billion of it geared for consumer relief — offers a glint of hope for desperate homeowners. The settlement requires the second-largest U.S. bank to reduce some homeowners’ loan balances, provide new loans to low-income buyers and address areas of neighborhood blight. But consumer advocates say relatively few people will be helped relative to the devastation triggered by the mortgage...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583224802014-08-21T13:44:02.521-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T13:44:02.521-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58322480@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:44:02 MDT Chavez propaganda tool for sale as crisis worsens http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321991-79/citgo-venezuela-assets-according.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321991-79/citgo-venezuela-assets-according.html.csp">Chavez propaganda tool for sale as crisis worsens</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Pietro D. Pitts</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T11:47:02.935-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 11:47AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Caracas, Venezuela • A decade ago, Hugo Chavez started using Venezuela’s Citgo Petroleum Corp. to provide heating oil to the poor in the United States to spread his socialist message. His successor is now seeking to sell the company to stem the South American country’s deepening economic crisis. State-owned producer Petroleos de Venezuela wants at least $10 billion for Citgo, its U.S. refining and distribution arm, company president and Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez said Aug. 5. Since energy news ...</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> 58321991@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:47:02 MDT UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58318648-79/stores-ups-malware-virus.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58318648-79/stores-ups-malware-virus.html.csp">UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">By The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T16:00:03.304-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores. A spokeswoman for UPS said the information includes card numbers, postal and email addresses from about 100,000 transactions between Jan. 20 and Aug. 11. United Parcel Service Inc. said Wednesday it was among U.S. retailers who got a government bulletin about the malware on July 31. The malware is not identified by current anti-virus software. UPS spokes...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583186482014-08-20T16:00:03.304-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-20T16:00:03.304-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58318648@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:00:03 MDT Economy in Zimbabwe takes yet another dive http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58318900-79/zimbabwe-passport-africa-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58318900-79/zimbabwe-passport-africa-percent.html.csp">Economy in Zimbabwe takes yet another dive</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By FARAI MUTSAKA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T16:48:02.199-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 04:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Harare, Zimbabwe • It is 4 a.m. and people are already lining up outside Zimbabwe’s main passport office — four hours ahead of opening time — in hopes of securing a passport that will allow them to escape their country’s dearth of opportunities and search for work abroad. Several million Zimbabweans left for South Africa and other countries during past economic turmoil. Now, a year after the re-election of longtime leader Robert Mugabe, the country is facing new financial hardships. Zimbabwe’s u...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583189002014-08-20T16:48:02.199-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-20T16:48:02.199-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58318900@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:48:02 MDT Will: Fed up with cupcake cops http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58317717-82/government-schools-cupcake-designed.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58317717-82/government-schools-cupcake-designed.html.csp">Will: Fed up with cupcake cops</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By George F. Will</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T01:01:05.157-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • In physics, a unified field theory is an attempt to explain with a single hypothesis the behavior of several fields. Its political corollary is the Cupcake Postulate, which explains everything, from Missouri to Iraq, concerning Americans’ comprehensive withdrawal of confidence from government at all levels and all areas of activity. Washington’s response to the menace of school bake sales illustrates progressivism’s ratchet: The federal government subsidizes school lunches, so it mu...</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> 58317717@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:01:05 MDT Letter: A double standard of government overreach http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58314565-82/bundy-police-blm-case.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58314565-82/bundy-police-blm-case.html.csp">Letter: A double standard of government overreach</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T19:52:51.779-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 07:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cliven Bundy had unsuccessfully argued his case in court for more than two decades, while racking up more than $1 million in unpaid grazing fees. However, when the Bureau of Land Management began rounding up Bundy’s cattle in March, many people viewed this as an abuse of power, and voiced their support for the armed militia men who rallied around Bundy and prevented the BLM from carrying out the court’s decision. This week, people took to the streets in Ferguson, Mo., to protest the killing of a...</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> 58314565@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:52:51 MDT U.S. government sells 400,000 acres offshore Texas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317653-79/acres-offshore-gulf-million.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317653-79/acres-offshore-gulf-million.html.csp">U.S. government sells 400,000 acres offshore Texas</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By EMILY SCHMALL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T12:00:02.549-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 12:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The federal government has sold more than 400,000 acres in the Gulf of Mexico off the Texas coast for oil and gas exploration and development, an official with the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said Wednesday. The acreage represents a fraction of the 21.6 million acres the agency had offered as part of the Obama administration’s five-year program to aggressively develop resources on the Outer Continental Shelf. Previous offerings in the Western Gulf attracted buyers for about 60 million...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583176532014-08-20T12:00:02.549-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-20T12:00:02.549-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58317653@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:00:02 MDT U.S. warns that Venezuela is losing airline access http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317579-79/venezuela-airline-airlines-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317579-79/venezuela-airline-airlines-government.html.csp">U.S. warns that Venezuela is losing airline access</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HANNAH DREIER and JORGE RUEDA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T11:59:01.58-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 11:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Caracas • Come to Venezuela and you might get a longer trip than you bargained for. That’s what the U.S. government is warning. The U.S. Embassy in Caracas issued an advisory Tuesday urging Americans to take extra care when traveling to Venezuela amid a steep drop in airline service to the socialist South American country. Delta, American and United Airlines have slashed service to Venezuela this summer. The Venezuela Airlines Association reports the number of seats on flights between Venezuela ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583175792014-08-20T11:59:01.58-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-20T11:59:01.58-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58317579@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:59:01 MDT News roundup: Believe it: More government shutdowns possible http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58316327-64/trib-utah-government-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58316327-64/trib-utah-government-state.html.csp">News roundup: Believe it: More government shutdowns possible</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="2014-08-20T07:54:45.771-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 07:54AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Another government shutdown possible. FBI director mum on Swallow, Shurtleff probe. Utah cities wind back gun laws. Happy Wednesday. Last year's government shutdown -- which came after the White House and Senate Democrats wouldn't yield to House Republicans over Obamacare funding -- could happen again. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnel says that if Republicans wrest back control of the Senate, he will push to pass legislation reining in the Obama administrations policies, leaving Presi...</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> 58316327@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:54:45 MDT Liberian police, soldiers seal off slum to halt Ebola http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58317035-68/west-ebola-slum-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58317035-68/west-ebola-slum-government.html.csp">Liberian police, soldiers seal off slum to halt Ebola</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and WADE WILLIAMS </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T20:23:29.262-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 08:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Monrovia, Liberia • Riot police and soldiers acting on their president’s orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,350 people and counting across West Africa. Hundreds of slum residents clashed with the gunmen, furious at being blamed and isolated by a government that has failed to quickly collect dead bodies from the streets. One 15-year-old boy was injured trying to cross the ba...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583170352014-08-20T20:23:29.262-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-20T20:23:29.262-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58317035@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:23:29 MDT Kirby: Getting in tune with the morality police http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58309816-78/public-think-kirby-morality.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58309816-78/public-think-kirby-morality.html.csp">Kirby: Getting in tune with the morality police</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Kirby</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T07:34:32.827-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 07:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">What if the next time you were rude to a government worker, you got your hams flogged in the middle of Rice-Eccles Stadium? And by this I mean both literally and legally. I’m talking about government-administered corporal punishment, public spankings or whippings intended to improve human behavior, or at least make people think twice about what comes out of their mouths. Yeah, there you are in line at the Division of Motor Vehicles. It takes longer than you think it should, and when you finally...</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> 58309816@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:34:32 MDT Bloomberg View: Mr. Google goes to Washington to tame technology monsters http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313194-82/government-technology-dickerson-digital.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313194-82/government-technology-dickerson-digital.html.csp">Bloomberg View: Mr. Google goes to Washington to tame technology monsters</a></h4>