GOVERNMENT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/GOVERNMENT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Will: When is a lie not a lie? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57841291-82/list-sba-aca-driehaus.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57841291-82/list-sba-aca-driehaus.html.csp">Will: When is a lie not a lie?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By George F. Will</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-20T00:50:01.917-06:00">Updated Apr 20, 2014 12:50AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON — Occasionally, the Supreme Court considers questions that are answered merely by asking them. On Tuesday, the court will hear arguments about this: Should a government agency, whose members are chosen by elected officials, be empowered to fine or imprison any candidate or other participant in the political process who during a campaign makes what the agency considers “false statements” about a member of the political class or a ballot initiative? An Ohio statute, which resembles...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57841291@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:50:01 MDT Leader of force guarding rancher, family: ‘sacred honor to defend them’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57840232-68/bundy-federal-blm-cattle.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57840232-68/bundy-federal-blm-cattle.html.csp">Leader of force guarding rancher, family: ‘sacred honor to defend them’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KEN RITTER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-19T22:21:37.353-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 10:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">LAS VEGAS • To self-described militia members sleeping in wind-whipped tents, drinking camp coffee and patrolling rocky hillsides with military-style weapons, protecting Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his family from an overreaching federal government is a patriotic duty. “There are people out here who will sacrifice their lives and their fortunes and their sacred honor to defend them,” said Jerry DeLemus, a camouflaged former U.S. Marine sergeant from New Hampshire who called himself the lead...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578402322014-04-19T22:21:37.353-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-19T22:21:37.353-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57840232@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:21:37 MDT Pro-Russian groups say they’ll leave when Kiev government does http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57840570-68/russia-ukraine-government-kiev.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57840570-68/russia-ukraine-government-kiev.html.csp">Pro-Russian groups say they’ll leave when Kiev government does</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By YURAS KARMANAU and JIM HEINTZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-19T22:00:03.084-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 10:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Doentsk, Ukraine • Pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine on Saturday prepared to celebrate Orthodox Easter at barricades outside government offices seized in nearly a dozen cities, despite an international agreement to disarm and free the premises. In Donetsk, Denis Pushilin, spokesman for the self-appointed Donetsk People’s Republic, which is demanding broader regional powers and closer ties to Russia, vowed that insurgents will continue occupying government offices until the new pro-Western K...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578405702014-04-19T22:00:03.084-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-19T22:00:03.084-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57840570@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:00:03 MDT Gun-rights activists celebrate Patriots’ Day at Utah Capitol http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57836893-90/rally-blm-government-artigas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57836893-90/rally-blm-government-artigas.html.csp">Gun-rights activists celebrate Patriots’ Day at Utah Capitol</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="2014-04-19T22:06:57.723-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 10:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">American flags, AK-47s, camouflage and “Impeach Obama” signs dotted a small rally in honor of the 239th anniversary of “the shot heard round the world,” which launched the American Revolution. “If it wasn’t for that date, we wouldn’t be a country,” said organizer Robert Falin, affectionately dubbed “Militia Bob,” at the Saturday gathering on the steps of the Utah Capitol, which drew about 120 people. The Patriots’ Day rally focused heavily on supporting the Second Amendment right to own firear...</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> 57836893@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:06:57 MDT Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57840020-68/heartbleed-website-government-security.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57840020-68/heartbleed-website-government-security.html.csp">Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIE PACE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-19T20:09:01.84-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 08:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington• People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government’s vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw. Senior administration officials said there is no indication that the HealthCare.gov site has been compromised and the action is being taken out of an abundance of caution. The government’s Heartbleed review is on...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578400202014-04-19T20:09:01.84-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-19T20:09:01.84-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57840020@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:09:01 MDT Documents detail another delayed GM recall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57840406-68/steering-power-nhtsa-recall.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57840406-68/steering-power-nhtsa-recall.html.csp">Documents detail another delayed GM recall</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM KRISHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Auto Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-19T19:39:54.916-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 07:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the government’s auto safety watchdog, also didn’t seek a recall of the compact car from the 2004 through 2007 model years even though it opened an investigation more than two years ago and found 12...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578404062014-04-19T19:39:54.916-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-19T19:39:54.916-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57840406@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:39:54 MDT Western lawmakers gather in Utah to talk federal land takeover http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57836973-90/utah-federal-lands-states.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57836973-90/utah-federal-lands-states.html.csp">Western lawmakers gather in Utah to talk federal land takeover</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kristen Moulton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T22:21:27.786-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 10:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s time for Western states to take control of federal lands within their borders, lawmakers and county commissioners from Western states said at Utah’s Capitol on Friday. More than 50 political leaders from nine states convened for the first time to talk about their joint goal: wresting control of oil-, timber -and mineral-rich lands away from the feds. “It’s simply time,” said Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, who organized the Legislative Summit on the Transfer for Public Lands along with M...</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> 57836973@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:21:27 MDT Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57838475-200/heartbleed-government-website-review.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57838475-200/heartbleed-government-website-review.html.csp">Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIE PACE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP White House Correspondent</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-19T18:42:20.933-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 06:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government’s vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed computer virus. Senior administration officials said there is no indication that the HealthCare.gov site has been compromised and the action is being taken out of an abundance of caution. The government’s Heartbleed review is ongoing, t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578384752014-04-19T18:42:20.933-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-19T18:42:20.933-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57838475@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:42:20 MDT Op-ed: Ukraine deal a reasonable start http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836741-82/ukraine-eastern-russian-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836741-82/ukraine-eastern-russian-government.html.csp">Op-ed: Ukraine deal a reasonable start</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T17:36:02.195-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">We were among those who doubted that a meeting on Ukraine in Geneva Thursday could produce results, given the weak Western response to Russian aggression. So count us as pleasantly surprised by the “initial concrete steps to de-escalate tensions and restore security” that the parties announced. The accord calls for the Russian-backed groups that have taken over government buildings in eastern Ukrainian cities to evacuate and disarm under the watch of international monitors. In exchange, Ukraine’...</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> 57836741@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:36:02 MDT Ukraine insurgents vow to ignore deal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57836006-68/ukraine-government-buildings-russia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57836006-68/ukraine-government-buildings-russia.html.csp">Ukraine insurgents vow to ignore deal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETER LEONARD and NATALIYA VASILYEVA</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T17:15:43.622-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 05:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Donetsk, Ukraine • Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian cities said Friday they will not leave them until the country’s interim government resigns. Denis Pushilin of the self-appointed Donetsk People’s Republic told reporters the insurgents do not recognize the Ukrainian government as legitimate. Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday in Geneva to take tentative steps toward calming t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578360062014-04-18T17:15:43.622-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-18T17:15:43.622-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57836006@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:15:43 MDT Feds: Case against a Blackwater guard in jeopardy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57833735-68/slatten-court-government-blackwater.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57833735-68/slatten-court-government-blackwater.html.csp">Feds: Case against a Blackwater guard in jeopardy</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T16:43:49.281-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 04:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The government says its criminal case against a former Blackwater security guard is in jeopardy as a June 11 trial looms on charges stemming from the shootings of dozens of Iraqi citizens in an incident in Baghdad nearly seven years ago. Nicholas Slatten and three other former Blackwater guards are charged in the Sept. 16, 2007, killings of 14 Iraqi citizens and the wounding of 18 others. On Thursday, federal prosecutors said an appeals court ruling earlier this month has effective...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578337352014-04-17T16:43:49.281-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-17T16:43:49.281-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57833735@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:43:49 MDT Op-ed: A year after Boston, there are still FBI questions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57831794-82/fbi-tsarnaev-tamerlan-boston.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57831794-82/fbi-tsarnaev-tamerlan-boston.html.csp">Op-ed: A year after Boston, there are still FBI questions</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Joan Vennochi</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Boston Globe</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T18:23:11.248-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 06:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As Boston marks the first anniversary of the Marathon bombings, one chapter closes. But there’s still enough to fill a book — especially when it comes to the role of the FBI. Questions about it pour from the pages of numerous post-bombing government reports. An assessment by the House Homeland Security Committee challenges the FBI’s resistance to information sharing. A review done by various intelligence agencies highlights missed opportunities involving the threat posed by a radicalized Tamerla...</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> 57831794@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:11 MDT Jews ordered to register in east Ukraine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57832711-80/donetsk-ukraine-jews-anti.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57832711-80/donetsk-ukraine-jews-anti.html.csp">Jews ordered to register in east Ukraine</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By OREN DORELL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T12:56:01.772-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 12:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, where pro-Russian militants have taken over government buildings, were told they have to “register” with Ukrainians who are trying to make the city become part of Russia, according to Israeli media. Jews emerging from a synagogue say they were handed leaflets that ordered the city’s Jews to provide a list of property they own and pay a registration fee “or else have their citizenship revoked, face deportation and see their assets confiscated,” repor...</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> 57832711@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:56:01 MDT Editorial: Bundy is a lawbreaker, not a hero http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57822839-82/bundy-government-americans-constitution.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57822839-82/bundy-government-americans-constitution.html.csp">Editorial: Bundy is a lawbreaker, not a hero</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T11:34:38.849-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 11:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cliven Bundy and his ragtag band of armed supporters forced the federal government to back down as the roundup of Bundy cattle was called off and the bovines returned to the Nevada rancher. Some declared victory and hailed the outcome a clear blow against tyranny and a win for freedom. Hardly. The only winner in this was a scofflaw who has twice lost in the courts for running cattle where they don’t belong and skipping out on grazing fees. Some 20,000 ranchers in Western states abide by BLM re...</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> 57822839@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:34:38 MDT Ukrainian troops push back pro-Russian mobs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57824490-68/ukrainian-russian-ukraine-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57824490-68/ukrainian-russian-ukraine-government.html.csp">Ukrainian troops push back pro-Russian mobs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Anthony Faiola</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T22:14:23.582-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 10:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Donetsk, Ukraine • The Ukrainian military on Tuesday secured an airfield threatened by Russian sympathizers, signaling the start of a campaign to counter militants who have stormed official buildings in at least 10 eastern cities. After days of a cautious response and empty ultimatums, the government’s deployment of troops on Tuesday could signal an escalation of the crisis, which is playing out much like the events that led to Crimea’s annexation by Russia early this year. Officials in Moscow ...</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> 57824490@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:14:23 MDT Letter: Bonuses show UTA’s flaws http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57818124-82/bonuses-trains-transportation-uta.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57818124-82/bonuses-trains-transportation-uta.html.csp">Letter: Bonuses show UTA’s flaws</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By XXXXXX</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T16:44:28.065-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 04:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">No one in the know is surprised at UTA’s outrageous bonuses ($1.7 million this year). The problem is that most don’t understand, and non-PC points of view are seldom published. UTA = “government-controlled transportation.” A state that supposedly cherishes freedom from big government sure pushes trains—the most gold-plated, impractical mode of transportation. But it’s a PC thing so trains rob the federal highway trust fund to pay around half of train construction costs (benefitting a few lar...</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> 57818124@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:44:28 MDT Security Council sees grim images of Syrian dead http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57821931-68/syrian-images-council-caesar.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57821931-68/syrian-images-council-caesar.html.csp">Security Council sees grim images of Syrian dead</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETER JAMES SPIELMANN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T09:04:36.727-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 09:04AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">United Nations • The bodies of the young men in the photographs are emaciated, their bones protruding. Starvation was only one form of torture they endured. Some bear the marks of strangulation. Others have vivid bruises and welts from being beaten. On Tuesday, the Security Council met privately to view projected slides of the dead, who offer mute testimony to the savagery of a Syrian civil war in which more than 150,000 have died. Ten of the photos were publicly released in January in a study k...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578219312014-04-15T09:04:36.727-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-15T09:04:36.727-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57821931@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:04:36 MDT Its ultimatums passed, Ukraine asks the U.N. for peacekeepers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57819755-68/russian-ukraine-moscow-eastern.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57819755-68/russian-ukraine-moscow-eastern.html.csp">Its ultimatums passed, Ukraine asks the U.N. for peacekeepers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANDREW HIGGINS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T22:05:46.217-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 10:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kiev, Ukraine • Ukraine’s failure to enforce its own ultimatums and its appeal on Monday to the United Nations to send peacekeepers laid bare a grim reality for the shaky government in Kiev, where political leaders and security forces have few reliable ways to confront Russian-backed separatists in the unruly east. A deadline set by Ukraine’s acting president for the start of a “large-scale anti-terrorist operation” in the east passed without any clear police or military intervention. Meanwhile,...</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> 57819755@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:05:46 MDT Social Security halts effort to collect old debts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57819527-68/debts-government-security-refunds.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57819527-68/debts-government-security-refunds.html.csp">Social Security halts effort to collect old debts</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T21:41:01.99-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 09:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Social Security Administration announced Monday that it will immediately cease efforts to collect on taxpayers’ debts to the government that are more than 10 years old. The action comes after The Washington Post reported that the government was seizing state and federal tax refunds that were on their way to about 400,000 Americans who had relatives who owed money to Social Security. In many cases, the people whose refunds were intercepted had never heard of any debt, and the de...</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> 57819527@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:41:01 MDT Letter: Rowdy Utah song should be kept intact http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57802524-82/song-university-utah-fight.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57802524-82/song-university-utah-fight.html.csp">Letter: Rowdy Utah song should be kept intact</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T13:55:01.236-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 01:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Instead of worrying about which University of Utah students feel “disenfranchised” by the “Utah Man” song, might not a university-level student government instead focus on all of the disenfranchised kids living in the shadow of the university who will never be able to afford to go there, be part of The Muss or of student government (“University of Utah weighing changes to ‘discriminatory’ fight song, Tribune, April 8)? My Grandpa Harold grew up on University Street and was a lifelong fan, even ...</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> 57802524@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:55:01 MDT