GROUND - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/GROUND News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Donald Trump to break ground for new D.C. hotel http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58215146-79/trump-hotel-donald-break.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58215146-79/trump-hotel-donald-break.html.csp">Donald Trump to break ground for new D.C. hotel</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T09:26:01.429-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 09:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Donald Trump hopes to bring his signature brand of glitz to the nation’s capital with a new luxury hotel in the city’s third-tallest building. Trump plans to break ground Wednesday on a $200 million hotel that will transform the Old Post Office Building on Pennsylvania Avenue between the White House and the Capitol. The 115-year-old building includes a 315-foot observation tower that offers panoramic views of downtown Washington. It was under-utilized in recent years, housing small ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582151462014-07-23T09:26:01.429-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-23T09:26:01.429-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58215146@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:26:01 MDT Israeli troops battle Hamas, uncover Gaza tunnels http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201215-68/gaza-israeli-fire-hamas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201215-68/gaza-israeli-fire-hamas.html.csp">Israeli troops battle Hamas, uncover Gaza tunnels</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By IBRAHIM BARZAK and ARON HELLER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T11:19:02.836-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 11:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Israeli troops uncovered more than a dozen cross-border tunnels and battled Gaza militants on the second day of an open-ended ground operation Saturday, as the Palestinian death toll climbed past 330 and diplomats scrambled to revive cease-fire efforts. The Israeli military said it had severely diminished the arsenal of Hamas, the Islamic militant group ruling Gaza, but the militants have continued to fire rockets. In the northern Gaza Strip, Palestinian officials reporte...</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> 58201215@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 11:19:02 MDT Israel deepens Gaza push to destroy Hamas tunnels http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58197547-68/gaza-israeli-hamas-israel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58197547-68/gaza-israeli-hamas-israel.html.csp">Israel deepens Gaza push to destroy Hamas tunnels</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ibrahim Barzak </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and ARON HELLER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T21:14:36.414-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 09:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip •Israeli troops pushed into Gaza on Friday in a ground offensive that officials said could last up to two weeks as the prime minister ordered the military to prepare for a “significantly” wider campaign. The assault raised risks of a bloodier conflict amid rising Palestinian civilian casualties and the first Israeli military death — and brought questions of how far Israel will go to cripple Gaza’s Hamas rulers. Officially, the goal remains to destroy a network of tunnels m...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581975472014-07-18T21:14:36.414-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-18T21:14:36.414-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58197547@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:14:36 MDT Israel invades Gaza after Hamas rejects truce http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58194248-68/gaza-israel-hamas-israeli.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58194248-68/gaza-israel-hamas-israeli.html.csp">Israel invades Gaza after Hamas rejects truce</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KARIN LAUB </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and IAN DEITCH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T19:19:08.141-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 07:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Thousands of Israeli soldiers backed by tanks invaded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, escalating a 10-day campaign of heavy air bombardments to try to destroy Hamas’ weapons arsenal, rocket-firing abilities and tunnels used to send militants from the Palestinian territory into Israel. Israel had become increasingly exasperated with unrelenting rocket fire, especially following Hamas’ rejection of an Egyptian cease-fire plan earlier in the week. However, a ground offensive cou...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581942482014-07-17T19:19:08.141-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T19:19:08.141-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58194248@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:19:08 MDT Letter: We can’t feed the immigrants http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58158150-82/feed-care-compassion-ground.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58158150-82/feed-care-compassion-ground.html.csp">Letter: We can’t feed the immigrants</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-08T17:00:02.922-06:00">Updated Jul 8, 2014 05:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I would like to respond to Ron Hood’s letter (“Where’s compassion?” July 4). The Americans in California who stood their ground and made three buses of illegal immigrants turn around were protecting our country and its laws. I don’t understand why people can’t grasp the word “illegal.” We haven’t sunk to new lows. We have stood our ground and said enough is enough. When the illegals want to come the correct way and quit sucking everything they can out of law-abiding, tax-paying, hardworking c...</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> 58158150@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:00:02 MDT Israel launches Gaza offensive, 25 killed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58160632-68/israel-gaza-hamas-rocket.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58160632-68/israel-gaza-hamas-rocket.html.csp">Israel launches Gaza offensive, 25 killed</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSEF FEDERMAN </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and NAJIB JOBAIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-08T21:31:21.878-06:00">Updated Jul 8, 2014 09:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • Israel on Tuesday launched its largest offensive in the Gaza Strip in nearly two years, carrying out a blistering aerial assault on scores of targets and killing 25 people in what officials called an open-ended operation aimed at ending weeks of heavy rocket fire. As Gaza militants unleashed salvos on cities including Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Israel mobilized forces along the border for a possible ground invasion. The offensive set off the heaviest fighting between Israel and the Isl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581606322014-07-08T21:31:21.878-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-08T21:31:21.878-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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A majority of union members today now have ties to a government entity — at the federal, state or local levels. Roughly 1-in-3 public sector workers is a union member, compared with about 1-in-15 for the private sector workforce last year. That’s according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overall, 11.3 percent of U.S. wage and salary worke...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581497102014-07-04T13:07:01.977-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-04T13:07:01.977-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58149710@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Jul 2014 13:07:01 MDT Utah is where Army learns to fly drones better http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57400979-90/uas-army-amp-dugway.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57400979-90/uas-army-amp-dugway.html.csp">Utah is where Army learns to fly drones better</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By nate carlisle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-23T10:06:07.785-06:00">Updated Jun 23, 2014 10:06AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dugway Proving Ground • Earlier this year, Apache helicopters flying in Afghanistan received new companions in the sky. Two types of drones — the MQ-1C Gray Eagle and the RQ-7 Shadow — began flying in tandem with the Apaches. The drones’ cameras and sensors transmit the intelligence to the Apache crew — showing it what lies over the hill so the Apaches don’t have to expose themselves to find a target to attack or don’t fly into an ambush. The Shadow has no armament. But if it’s a Gray Eagle in...</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> 57400979@www.sltrib.com Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:06:07 MDT Lincoln Highway seen as it was before the Army drove up http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58074589-90/highway-lincoln-bridge-ground.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58074589-90/highway-lincoln-bridge-ground.html.csp">Lincoln Highway seen as it was before the Army drove up</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Nate Carlisle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-18T22:36:10.334-06:00">Updated Jun 18, 2014 10:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dugway Proving Ground • Jack Schultz has been up and down the Lincoln Highway telling people why the road was significant. “I tell them it’s the first continental road across the United States,” Schultz, a 65-year-old from Clothier, West Virginia, said. “I even go to schools and tell them.” But Schultz had never seen any stretch of the Lincoln Highway like the one he saw here Wednesday. About 100 people belonging to the Lincoln Highway Association traveled the Good Year Cutoff, the stretch 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> 58074589@www.sltrib.com Wed, 18 Jun 2014 22:36:10 MDT Recipe: Making lamb a little leaner for a healthier burger http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58051324-223/lamb-zucchini-garlic-burger.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58051324-223/lamb-zucchini-garlic-burger.html.csp">Recipe: Making lamb a little leaner for a healthier burger</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SARA MOULTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-17T19:03:03.464-06:00">Updated Jun 17, 2014 07:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beef may claim to be what’s for dinner in America, but in the Middle East that honor often goes to lamb. It’s prepared in innumerable ways, but my favorite is when the lamb is ground, spiced and grilled, then topped with some kind of yogurt sauce and finally tucked into a pita. And that’s how we’re rolling here. The only problem with ground lamb is that the kind available at the supermarket often is quite fatty. Generally speaking, of course, fat is where the flavor is — and the moisture. But l...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580513242014-06-17T19:03:03.464-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-17T19:03:03.464-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58051324@www.sltrib.com Tue, 17 Jun 2014 19:03:03 MDT FedEx 4Q profit rises on growth in ground shipping http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58083918-79/fedex-company-ground-shipping.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58083918-79/fedex-company-ground-shipping.html.csp">FedEx 4Q profit rises on growth in ground shipping</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID KOENIG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-18T09:47:59.775-06:00">Updated Jun 18, 2014 09:47AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dallas • The boom in online shopping may be hurting some store-based retailers, but it is doing wonders for FedEx Corp. The package-delivery giant said Wednesday its fiscal fourth-quarter profit rose sharply thanks to the growth in e-commerce, which is boosting FedEx’s ground-shipping business at a time when its core express-delivery segment is flat. FedEx’s earnings of $2.46 per share beat Wall Street’s forecast by a dime. Revenue also topped expectations. The shares jumped $6.54, or 4.7 percen...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580839182014-06-18T09:47:59.775-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-18T09:47:59.775-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58083918@www.sltrib.com Wed, 18 Jun 2014 09:47:59 MDT UPS to consider box size in ground-shipping prices http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58078528-79/ups-box-size-consider.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58078528-79/ups-box-size-consider.html.csp">UPS to consider box size in ground-shipping prices</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-17T09:20:02.14-06:00">Updated Jun 17, 2014 09:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Atlanta • UPS says it will consider box size when setting prices for ground shipment of parcels within the U.S. and Canada. The move announced Tuesday follows a similar change by rival FedEx. UPS thinks that the change will push customers to put lightweight items in smaller boxes that take up less space on its familiar brown trucks, reducing the company’s costs. The change takes effect Dec. 29, after the big holiday-season shipping period. UPS already factors box size in rates for air shipments.</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580785282014-06-17T09:20:02.14-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-17T09:20:02.14-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58078528@www.sltrib.com Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:20:02 MDT ‘Blimps’ leave Utah’s desert bound for Maryland http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58033546-90/jlens-army-tuesday-missile.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58033546-90/jlens-army-tuesday-missile.html.csp">‘Blimps’ leave Utah’s desert bound for Maryland</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By nate carlisle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-10T21:32:13.374-06:00">Updated Jun 10, 2014 09:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dugway Proving Ground • For three years they hung in the sky above Interstate 80 in Utah’s west desert, but on Tuesday the Army began packing them up for Maryland where they will guard against missile attacks. The Army on Tuesday held a ceremony here to mark the end of the testing for the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System, or JLENS. They have looked like blimps to anyone driving between Salt Lake City and Wendover. JLENS is a pair of 243-foot-long balloon ...</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> 58033546@www.sltrib.com Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:32:13 MDT Wildfire on Dugway Proving Ground tops 5,000 acres http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58045120-78/fire-ground-dugway-proving.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58045120-78/fire-ground-dugway-proving.html.csp">Wildfire on Dugway Proving Ground tops 5,000 acres</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-09T21:38:19.411-06:00">Updated Jun 9, 2014 09:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A wildfire on western Utah’s Dugway Proving Ground was fully contained Monday afternoon. Fire Information Officer Jason Curry said the 5,000-acre Rough Haul Fire began Saturday afternoon. It is believed to be human-caused, but specifics were under investigation. Firefighting efforts were hindered by the presence of unexploded artillery rounds and bombs on the Army’s remote, desert installation 85 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. Water- and fire-retardant bearing helicopters have been used t...</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> 58045120@www.sltrib.com Mon, 09 Jun 2014 21:38:19 MDT Wildfire burning on Dugway Proving Ground http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58040668-78/fire-twitter-com-dugway.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58040668-78/fire-twitter-com-dugway.html.csp">Wildfire burning on Dugway Proving Ground</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-07T23:14:14.404-06:00">Updated Jun 7, 2014 11:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Tooele County wildfire Saturday grew to more than 4,000 acres in about three hours. Fire officials confirmed the blaze, dubbed the Rough Haul Fire, started on the U.S. Army’s Dugway Proving Ground about 3 p.m. Saturday. Wind fed the fire burning through grass northeast of the military installation, said Jason Curry, spokesman for the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands. The 15 to 20 people who make up Dugway’s fire department are trying to contain the fire, and an additional 60 fi...</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> 58040668@www.sltrib.com Sat, 07 Jun 2014 23:14:14 MDT Official: 6 climbers likely died in mountain fall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58013137-68/bauer-climbers-area-climbing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58013137-68/bauer-climbers-area-climbing.html.csp">Official: 6 climbers likely died in mountain fall</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MANUEL VALDES and STEVEN DUBOIS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-31T22:03:01.936-06:00">Updated May 31, 2014 10:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seattle • Six climbers on Mount Rainier likely perished in a fall after helicopters detected pings from avalanche beacons and spotted climbing gear thousands of feet below the group’s last known location, national park officials said Saturday. Searchers believe the group fell 3,300 feet from their last known whereabouts of 12,800 feet on Wednesday, park spokeswoman Patricia Wold said in a statement. The helicopter crew spotted camping and climbing gear in the avalanche-prone area, park Ranger Fa...</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> 58013137@www.sltrib.com Sat, 31 May 2014 22:03:01 MDT