GROUPS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/GROUPS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Foley case lays bare debate over paying ransom http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58323063-68/ransoms-state-islamic-groups.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58323063-68/ransoms-state-islamic-groups.html.csp">Foley case lays bare debate over paying ransom</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LARA JAKES </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and ELLEN KNICKMEYER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T21:54:24.994-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 09:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime U.S. and British refusal to negotiate with terrorists, and Europe and the Persian Gulf’s increasing willingness to pay ransoms in a desperate attempt to free citizens. The dilemma: How to save the lives of those kidnapped without financing terror groups, and encouraging more kidnappings. By paying ransoms, governments in the Mideast and Europe have become some of the biggest financiers of...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583230632014-08-21T21:54:24.994-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T21:54:24.994-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58323063@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:54:24 MDT From peyote to sex: Religious liberty fight recast http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58279012-68/religious-liberty-freedom-groups.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58279012-68/religious-liberty-freedom-groups.html.csp">From peyote to sex: Religious liberty fight recast</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RACHEL ZOLL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Religion Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-09T11:29:18.25-06:00">Updated Aug 9, 2014 11:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Not long ago, when religious liberty cases reached the courts, the people seeking protection for their beliefs were mostly from small faith groups and their lawyers were liberals. The contested issues were narrow: a demand that plain, black Amish buggies carry bright safety triangles, for instance, or bans on hallucinogenic tea in a Native American ritual. The resolutions of these cases were as narrowly drawn as the complaints themselves. A judge might carve out an exemption for the practice in ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582790122014-08-09T11:29:18.25-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-09T11:29:18.25-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58279012@www.sltrib.com Sat, 09 Aug 2014 11:29:18 MDT Mainstream GOP upbeat after sweeping tea party http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58276861-68/tea-party-groups-candidates.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58276861-68/tea-party-groups-candidates.html.csp">Mainstream GOP upbeat after sweeping tea party</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DONNA CASSATA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T18:01:06.473-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 06:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Mainstream conservatives ran the table in Senate Republican primaries as tea party upstarts lost all six challenges to GOP incumbents, leaving the establishment upbeat about midterm elections and the insurgent movement beaten but unbowed. Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander’s narrow win Thursday night and Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts’ triumph on Tuesday dashed the tea party’s last hopes of knocking out a sitting senator. Earlier this year, incumbents prevailed in Texas, Kentucky, South Carol...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582768612014-08-08T18:01:06.473-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-08T18:01:06.473-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58276861@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 18:01:06 MDT Senate bill would end NSA phone records collection http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58238545-68/bill-nsa-records-collection.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58238545-68/bill-nsa-records-collection.html.csp">Senate bill would end NSA phone records collection</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KEN DILANIAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T17:58:02.282-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 05:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Sen. Patrick Leahy on Tuesday introduced a bill to end the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of phone records, a proposal that goes further than a similar House measure and has drawn support from civil liberties groups, the White House and Republicans. The bill represents the latest step in fulfilling a January promise by President Barack Obama to end the NSA’s collection of domestic calling records. If enacted, it would represent the most significant change to come in the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582385452014-07-29T17:58:02.282-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-29T17:58:02.282-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58238545@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:58:02 MDT Washington Post: Rendering ‘Roe’ moot http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58236915-82/clinics-texas-abortion-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58236915-82/clinics-texas-abortion-state.html.csp">Washington Post: Rendering ‘Roe’ moot</a></h4>