NATIONAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/NATIONAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Free entry this weekend in national parks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57836449-78/national-park-parks-entry.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57836449-78/national-park-parks-entry.html.csp">Free entry this weekend in national parks</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By brett prettyman</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T19:05:34.296-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 07:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">National parks in Utah and across the country are offering free entry Saturday and Sunday to help kick off National Park Week. Entry to the parks is free, but fees will still be collected for other services like camping. The theme for the week, offered in conjunction with the National Park Foundation, is “Go Wild!” The foundation offers a list of nine suggestions for enjoying the parks during the week and throughout the year. The celebration includes the new film “Bears” from DisneyNature, the ...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57836449@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:05:34 MDT Photos of the Day - April 17, 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57834102-68/ap-news-sports-politics.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57834102-68/ap-news-sports-politics.html.csp">Photos of the Day - April 17, 2014</a></h4> The Associated Press <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T07:50:22.426-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 07:50AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A collection of some of the day's best photos, from around the world.</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578341022014-04-18T07:50:22.426-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-18T07:50:22.426-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57834102@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:50:22 MDT Heavily vandalized area of Arches National Park closed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57808042-78/arches-park-national-vandalism.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57808042-78/arches-park-national-vandalism.html.csp">Heavily vandalized area of Arches National Park closed</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRETT prettyman</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T21:57:11.334-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 09:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When volunteers gathered to help officials at Arches National Park in the fall, they did more than scrub and sand rocks. During Graffiti Awareness Day in September, those volunteers also provided some tips about other areas where the vandalism was taking place. One such location was closed to the public earlier this week by Arches Superintendent Kate Cannon. A sandstone ridge just southeast of popular Sand Dune Ranch is closed indefinitely to prevent further damage from “scratching, carving, and...</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> 57808042@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:57:11 MDT Utah’s rich fossil record featured in National Geographic http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57832784-78/dinosaurs-utah-national-museum.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57832784-78/dinosaurs-utah-national-museum.html.csp">Utah’s rich fossil record featured in National Geographic</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By brett prettyman</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T21:07:04.022-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 09:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Most everyone is familiar with Utah’s Life Elevated campaign, but perhaps it is time for a change. How about Laramidia Life Elevated? That was the suggestion from Vicki Varela, managing director of the Utah Office of Tourism, during a news conference Thursday at the Natural History Museum of Utah. Museum and state tourism officials gathered to celebrate a 20-page story, heavy on pictures and graphics, titled “Digging Utah’s Dinosaurs” in the May 2014 issue of National Geographic. “Laramidia is w...</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> 57832784@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:07:04 MDT Aggies will get plenty of national exposure in 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/57833699-55/aggies-games-game-national.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/57833699-55/aggies-games-game-national.html.csp">Aggies will get plenty of national exposure in 2014</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="2014-04-17T15:45:02.294-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 03:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah State will get plenty of national exposure for Chuckie Keeton and Co., next year as nine of its 13 games are scheduled for national TV. The Mountain West Conference announced the remainder of its TV schedule on Thursday, which includes four nationally televised home games for the Aggies and two road games. The Aggies' home game against Wake Forest on Sept. 13 and its road game at Colorado State on Oct. 18 will be televised by CBS Sports Network. Both kickoff at 5 p.m. MT. The Aggies' game a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. 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The Mountain West Conference announced the remainder of its TV schedule on Thursday, which includes four nationally televised home games for the Aggies and two road games. The Aggies’ home game against Wake Forest on Sept. 13 and its road game at Colorado State on Oct. 18 will be televised by CBS Sports Network. Both kickoff at 5 p.m. MT. The Aggies’ game against Air Force...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57828538@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:13:50 MDT Hopes high Negro Leagues stadium makes comeback http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57829259-77/stadium-national-baseball-landmark.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57829259-77/stadium-national-baseball-landmark.html.csp">Hopes high Negro Leagues stadium makes comeback</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SAMANTHA HENRY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T16:25:31.48-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 04:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paterson, N.J. • The light touch of a paint roller is enough to dislodge a chunk of plaster from the crumbling walls of Hinchliffe Stadium. Though silent for decades, the former home of several Negro Leagues teams is getting another chance at bat as baseball’s first National Historic Landmark. Historians, volunteers, activists and a former Negro Leagues player who has pushed for decades to save the stadium say the place is more than worthy of the designation, formally recognized with a plaque an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57824757@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:35:40 MDT Utah Symphony to perform at Utah’s ‘Mighty 5’ national parks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57817887-223/utah-concerts-park-national.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57817887-223/utah-concerts-park-national.html.csp">Utah Symphony to perform at Utah’s ‘Mighty 5’ national parks</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Catherine Reese Newton </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> and Brett Prettyman</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T20:02:41.563-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 08:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah Symphony will perform at or near all five of Utah’s national parks during a weeklong tour in August. The event, dubbed the “Mighty 5 Tour,” is part of the orchestra’s 75th-anniversary celebration and a lead-up to the 2016 centennial celebration of the National Park Service. Music director Thierry Fischer will conduct the free performances, and popular Utah soprano Celena Shafer will be the soloist. Fischer said he chose shorter selections, such as Shostakovich’s “Festive Overture,” th...</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> 57817887@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:02:41 MDT Editorial: Were arches vandals raised in a barn? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57818412-82/arches-park-public-barn.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57818412-82/arches-park-public-barn.html.csp">Editorial: Were arches vandals raised in a barn?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T11:20:58.837-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 11:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There is an old rhetorical question often directed toward those who show no regard for the value of property — theirs or anyone else’s: Were you raised in a barn? It seems hundreds or even thousands of visitors to Arches National Park must have been “raised in a barn,” judging by the mess they left behind on the scenic natural rock formations in the park. The ugly, illicit carvings on one sandstone ridge prompted officials to close the area after volunteers working to restore other vandalized l...</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> 57818412@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:20:58 MDT Post, Guardian win Pulitzer for NSA reports http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57819994-68/prize-won-guardian-public.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57819994-68/prize-won-guardian-public.html.csp">Post, Guardian win Pulitzer for NSA reports</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RAVI SOMAIYA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T21:50:14.342-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 09:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Washington Post and Guardian U.S. on Monday won the Pulitzer Prize for public service, among the most prestigious awards in journalism, for their articles based on National Security Agency documents leaked by former government contractor Edward Snowden. Through a series of reports that exposed the NSA’s widespread domestic surveillance program, the Post and Guardian U.S. sparked an international debate on the limits of government surveillance. The papers also came under heavy criticism by 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> 57819994@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:50:14 MDT 'Nation's largest landlord' finds democracy messy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57775147-90/department-government-interior-jewell.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57775147-90/department-government-interior-jewell.html.csp">'Nation's largest landlord' finds democracy messy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By thomas burr</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T11:10:53.074-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 11:10AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Just off the traffic-snarled George Washington Parkway, over a small footbridge and across from the Lincoln Memorial, lies a natural island unscathed by the development of the nation’s capital. American Indians fished here. Slaves worked a plantation here. Union troops camped here. And this is where Sally Jewell wants to chat. The Interior Department secretary has one of the most spacious government offices in Washington, a 1,120-square-foot suite with a wraparound balcony and ki...</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> 57775147@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:10:53 MDT Abortion in cases of rape: New rifts in old debate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57812180-68/abortion-rape-national-women.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57812180-68/abortion-rape-national-women.html.csp">Abortion in cases of rape: New rifts in old debate</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID CRARY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP National Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T19:55:16.327-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 07:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Poll after poll over many years have shown that Americans overwhelmingly support legal access to abortion for women impregnated by rape. Yet the issue remains divisive, as demonstrated by two current rifts — one involving U.S. aid policy overseas, the other highlighting strategy differences within the U.S. anti-abortion movement. The National Right to Life Committee recently voted to cut ties with one of its most zealous state affiliates, Georgia Right to Life. The move, which angered...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578121802014-04-12T19:55:16.327-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-12T19:55:16.327-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57811962@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 18:45:02 MDT Photos of the Day - April 11, 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57809225-68/news-sports-national-international.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57809225-68/news-sports-national-international.html.csp">Photos of the Day - April 11, 2014</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Assoicated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T20:52:02.411-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 08:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A collection of some of the day's best wire photos, from around the world.</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> 57809225@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:52:02 MDT Op-ed: Are Utahns prepared for the end of their lives? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57802515-82/healthcare-decisions-decision-making.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57802515-82/healthcare-decisions-decision-making.html.csp">Op-ed: Are Utahns prepared for the end of their lives?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sue Childress</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T18:18:01.867-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 06:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.” — Benjamin Franklin In the past year, national and local news have highlighted end-of-life decision situations that eventually led to legal interventions. On a local level, many Tribune readers followed University of Utah professors Peggy Battin and Brooke Hopkins as they made decisions individually and as a team with their providers to determine the course of his care following a traumatic bike accident. Both Brook...</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> 57802515@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:18:01 MDT Photos of the Day - April 10, 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57803215-68/sports-ap-assoicatedpress-news.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57803215-68/sports-ap-assoicatedpress-news.html.csp">Photos of the Day - April 10, 2014</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T17:42:02.311-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 05:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A collection of some of the day's best wire photos, from around the world.</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> 57803215@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:42:02 MDT BYU volleyball: Cougars looking for new momentum after losses http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57802222-88/hawaii-cougars-byu-mcgown.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57802222-88/hawaii-cougars-byu-mcgown.html.csp">BYU volleyball: Cougars looking for new momentum after losses</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T23:06:34.916-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 11:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Just when it looked like BYU’s men’s volleyball team was the odds-on favorite to win the NCAA volleyball national championship this season, Hawaii happened. The Cougars were swept by the No. 10 Warriors 3-2 and 3-0 last weekend, snapping their six-match winning streak. Upon returning home from the islands, the Cougars, who dropped to 18-4 in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play, 18-6 overall, dropped from No. 2 to No. 3 in the national rankings. And they got a pep talk from a legend, ...</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> 57802222@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:06:34 MDT Cherry blossoms reach peak bloom on target in D.C. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57801775-68/bloom-cherry-peak-festival.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57801775-68/bloom-cherry-peak-festival.html.csp">Cherry blossoms reach peak bloom on target in D.C.</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T11:46:36.496-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 11:46AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Washington’s famous cherry blossom trees reached peak bloom Thursday, just in time to provide a colorful finale to the city’s spring festival, the National Park Service said. Park officials had predicted the peak bloom would arrive between April 8 and April 12, and they bloomed on target. Peak bloom means at least 70 percent of the trees around the Tidal Basin are blossoming with pink and white flowers. The Yoshino cherry trees usually bloom for seven to 10 days, said park spokesman...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578017752014-04-10T11:46:36.496-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-10T11:46:36.496-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57801775@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:46:36 MDT