NATIONAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/NATIONAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Rampell: Stop denying progress made in U.S. schools http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58435604-82/schools-education-public-college.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58435604-82/schools-education-public-college.html.csp">Rampell: Stop denying progress made in U.S. schools</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Catherine Rampell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-20T08:03:08.467-06:00">Updated Sep 20, 2014 08:03AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Have America’s public schools gotten worse over the years? Americans seem to think so. Every time I write about why attending college is so crucial for moving up the income ladder — or, these days, for landing any job at all — I’m inundated with emails blaming the country’s K-12 system. Today’s workers have to go to college, readers argue, because our increasingly broken public schools have ceded responsibility for educating them. Data from the annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup poll, 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58435604@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 08:03:08 MDT XTERRA USA Championships on tap at Snowbasin http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58434459-77/xterra-championship-usa-trail.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58434459-77/xterra-championship-usa-trail.html.csp">XTERRA USA Championships on tap at Snowbasin</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T23:29:56.108-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 11:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The best-of-the-best in the U.S. will meet at Snowbasin Resort near Ogden on Saturday to determine who will walk away with the coveted titled of XTERRA USA Champion. Over 1,500 competitors — including many of the best triathletes and trail runners in the world — are expected for a weekend that that will include the USA Championship off-road triathlon and Trail Run National Championship on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. This is the fourth year in a row the two races have been held on back-to-...</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> 58434459@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:29:56 MDT Prep notes: Jordan’s Austin Kafentzis racking up state, national records http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58406572-190/percent-utah-yards-national.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58406572-190/percent-utah-yards-national.html.csp">Prep notes: Jordan’s Austin Kafentzis racking up state, national records</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Wharton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T23:43:27.05-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 11:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jordan’s fine senior quarterback Austin Kafentzis is garnering some national recognition as he continues to rewrite the Utah record book. MaxPreps has the Wisconsin-commit on its national player of the year watch. Going into Saturday’s game at Cherry Creek, Colo., the Beetdiggers are 3-0. For the season, Kafentzis had rushed 73 times for 597 yards and nine touchdowns and he completed 31 of 67 passes for 609 yards and six scores. According to Utah football stats expert George Felt, Kafentzis has...</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> 58406572@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 23:43:27 MDT NFL to partner with domestic violence hotline http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58432918-77/violence-domestic-nfl-hotline.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58432918-77/violence-domestic-nfl-hotline.html.csp">NFL to partner with domestic violence hotline</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BARRY WILNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T23:29:56.931-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 11:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Responding to increasing criticism that the league has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning domestic abuse cases involving players, the NFL is partnering with a domestic violence hotline and a sexual violence resource center. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to the clubs late Thursday announcing the partnerships. The league will provide financial, operational and promotional support to the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Sexual Violence Resourc...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584329182014-09-19T23:29:56.931-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-19T23:29:56.931-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58432918@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:29:56 MDT News roundup: Are America's conservative cities better? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58431953-64/trib-utah-cities-news.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58431953-64/trib-utah-cities-news.html.csp">News roundup: Are America's conservative cities better?</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="2014-09-19T09:14:48.868-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 09:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Are conservative cities better? Obama nominates Parrish for federal judgeship. Race for S.L. County sheriff brings in the news and the cash. Happy Friday. Most of America's cities are liberal -- think New York, Philly, L.A. -- but there are some interesting holdouts, such as Mesa, Ariz., Colorado Springs, Colo., and Oklahoma City. These Republican-leaning cities are crossing ideology boundaries to build infrastructure, embracing trendy liberal ideas like "new urbanism," while keeping costs...</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> 58431953@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:14:48 MDT Meet four champions of Canyonlands http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58364997-78/park-national-canyonlands-wilson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58364997-78/park-national-canyonlands-wilson.html.csp">Meet four champions of Canyonlands</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="2014-09-08T10:14:01.642-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 10:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Canyonlands National Park • A park superintendent, a national politician, a local guide. Bates Wilson, Stewart Udall and Kent Frost played vital roles in the creation of Canyonlands National Park, overseen today by Superintendent Kate Cannon. The park received its official designation Sept. 12, 1964, when President Lyndon Johnson made it the 31st national park in the United States. To mark its 50th anniversary, meet these four champions of the rugged, remote park in southeastern Utah. 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> 58364997@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:14:01 MDT Lottery planned for Yellowstone snowmobile tags http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58390583-223/park-permits-lottery-yellowstone.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58390583-223/park-permits-lottery-yellowstone.html.csp">Lottery planned for Yellowstone snowmobile tags</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The ASSOCIATED Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T22:30:56.896-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 10:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jackson Wyo. • The National Park Service is running a lottery to hand out a limited number of permits to allow snowmobilers to take self-guided trips in Yellowstone National Park this winter for the first time in more than a decade. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that the re-emergence of private riding in the park is part of a long-term plan that park officials completed last year. Park spokesman Al Nash says he expects big demand for private permits. They’re being distributed through 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> 58390583@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:30:56 MDT Utah governor: No surprises, no monument — for now http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58424668-90/area-bishop-herbert-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58424668-90/area-bishop-herbert-http.html.csp">Utah governor: No surprises, no monument — for now</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T08:13:40.636-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 08:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gov. Gary Herbert said he has been assured by the top levels of the Obama administration that the White House won’t designate a new national monument in southeastern Utah as long as a more comprehensive public-lands effort is making headway. Herbert met with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell during a trip to Washington last week and told her that Utah didn’t want any “surprises” with the designation of the Greater Canyonlands National Monument, a proposed 1.8 million-acre area that environmental ...</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> 58424668@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:13:40 MDT BYU football: No. 21 Cougars basking in national attention http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58421360-88/college-byu-football-cougars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58421360-88/college-byu-football-cougars.html.csp">BYU football: No. 21 Cougars basking in national attention</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="2014-09-17T10:00:17.733-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 10:00AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Play on national television for three straight weeks, humiliate Texas 41-7 in Week Two, feature an exciting, play-making quarterback who is a fringe Heisman Trophy candidate, stay undefeated and crack the national rankings. That’s what the BYU Cougars did the first quarter of the college football season, and naturally national attention has followed for the independent going against the grain in the college football world. Coach Bronco Mendenhall has appeared on a handful of national col...</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> 58421360@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:00:17 MDT Will: Scotland considers its national future http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58407056-82/scotland-nation-reynolds-cross.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58407056-82/scotland-nation-reynolds-cross.html.csp">Will: Scotland considers its national future</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="2014-09-15T12:09:04.574-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 12:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Tucking into a dish of Scottish haggis is not a task for the fainthearted. There are various haggis recipes, but basically it is sheep’s pluck — the heart, lungs and liver — cooked together, then mixed with suet and oatmeal and boiled in a sheep’s stomach, then served, sometimes drenched with Scotch. People who pour whisky on oatmeal are not shrinking violets. Remember this on Thursday when Scotland votes on independence from the United Kingdom. There are economic reasons for 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> 58407056@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:09:04 MDT Achieving diversity in police ranks no easy task http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58413178-68/police-says-department-black.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58413178-68/police-says-department-black.html.csp">Achieving diversity in police ranks no easy task</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALLEN G. BREED and SHARON COHEN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP National Writers</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-14T15:05:02.12-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 03:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When he took over as police chief last year in the St. Louis suburb of Maryland Heights, it didn’t take Bill Carson long to see he had a serious diversity problem. Of the department’s 79 sworn officers, just one was black and one Hispanic. Carson quickly issued a plan that included advertising in the local black newspaper, outreach to groups like the NAACP and participation in job fairs at area colleges with large minority student bodies. Of 81 applicants in his first hiring round, only four wer...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584131782014-09-14T15:05:02.12-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-14T15:05:02.12-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58413178@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:05:02 MDT Letter: Let Women’s Museum proceed, Sen. Lee http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58406985-82/women-history-lee-museum.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58406985-82/women-history-lee-museum.html.csp">Letter: Let Women’s Museum proceed, Sen. Lee</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T18:38:35.692-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 06:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Women have made an indelible mark on America’s rich history. A National Women’s History Museum, particularly on the National Mall, would forever mark their accomplishments. It’s unfortunate, then, that Sen. Mike Lee is intent on blocking a vote on this long overdue recognition. The House of Representatives has already passed legislation (383-33) that would establish a commission to follow the recognized process for considering a national museum. A vote in the Senate would mean this bipartisan 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> 58406985@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:38:35 MDT Utah Bucket List: Violinist in tune with Zion National Park http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58247716-78/zion-park-national-panitch.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58247716-78/zion-park-national-panitch.html.csp">Utah Bucket List: Violinist in tune with Zion National Park</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="2014-08-14T11:16:23.119-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 11:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Zion National Park • As a violinist, Rachel Panitch never expected her name to be linked to those of Ansel Adams, William Henry Jackson, George Catlin, Henry Thoreau and Thomas Moran. But, thanks to a National Park Service program that lets artists live temporarily in parks across the country, the Boston resident can be grouped with the painters, photographers and writers who helped preserve and promote the nation’s most scenic locations. Panitch, who also composes music, spent the month of Apri...</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> 58247716@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:16:23 MDT After meeting, Herbert may appear more on Fox News http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58407854-68/herbert-utah-fox-news.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58407854-68/herbert-utah-fox-news.html.csp">After meeting, Herbert may appear more on Fox News</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHELLE L. PRICE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T20:15:10.269-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 08:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gov. Gary Herbert met with Fox News Channel executives in New York City on Thursday as he looks to join the ranks of Republican colleagues like Chris Christie of New Jersey and Scott Walker of Wisconsin whose regular network appearances increase their national exposure and connect them with more supporters. While Christie and Walker are considered possible 2016 presidential candidates, Herbert’s spokesman said the governor’s motivation is to promote Utah, not to prepare a run for higher office....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584078542014-09-12T20:15:10.269-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-12T20:15:10.269-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58407854@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:15:10 MDT Utah Gov. Gary Herbert meets with Fox News, may appear more http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58407522-90/herbert-utah-news-fox.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58407522-90/herbert-utah-news-fox.html.csp">Utah Gov. Gary Herbert meets with Fox News, may appear more</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHELLE L. PRICE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T16:10:54.512-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 04:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City • Gov. Gary Herbert met with Fox News Channel executives in New York City on Thursday as he looks to join the ranks of Republican colleagues like Chris Christie of New Jersey and Scott Walker of Wisconsin whose regular network appearances increase their national exposure and connect them with more supporters. While Christie and Walker are considered possible 2016 presidential candidates, Herbert’s spokesman said the governor’s motivation is to promote Utah, not to prepare a run fo...</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> 58407522@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:10:54 MDT First German governor from ex-communist party? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58406308-68/party-communist-democrats-social.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58406308-68/party-communist-democrats-social.html.csp">First German governor from ex-communist party?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By GEIR MOULSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T09:08:02.504-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 09:08AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Berlin • A quarter-century after the Berlin Wall crumbled, an election this weekend may show whether Germany is ready for its first state governor from the party descended from East Germany’s communist rulers. The opposition Left Party hopes to end the 24-year grip of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives on the governor’s office in eastern Thuringia state Sunday. While his party emerged from the old communist guard, Left Party candidate Bodo Ramelow is anything but a throwback to Soviet time...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584063082014-09-12T09:08:02.504-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-12T09:08:02.504-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58406308@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:08:02 MDT Utah delegation ‘proud’ of Canyonlands, but urges against monument http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58403767-90/anniversary-area-canyonlands-delegation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58403767-90/anniversary-area-canyonlands-delegation.html.csp">Utah delegation ‘proud’ of Canyonlands, but urges against monument</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="2014-09-11T22:58:27.728-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 10:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • While celebrating the creation of Canyonlands National Park on its 50-year anniversary, Republican members of Congress from Utah urged President Barack Obama and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell in a letter Thursday not to expand the park and to let state and local leaders decide on how to protect the area around it. Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee and Reps. Rob Bishop, Jason Chaffetz and Chris Stewart say Canyonlands is a jewel and standing on its cliffs enjoying the vistas “puts lif...</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> 58403767@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:58:27 MDT Afghanistan’s Abdullah rejects election outcome http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58388275-68/abdullah-election-afghanistan-national.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58388275-68/abdullah-election-afghanistan-national.html.csp">Afghanistan’s Abdullah rejects election outcome</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JASON STRAZIUSO </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and RAHIM FAIEZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T19:44:35.143-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 07:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kabul, Afghanistan • Abdullah Abdullah, one of two contenders for Afghanistan’s presidency, said Monday that he will not accept the expected outcome of the election’s second round and that talks with his opponent to form a national unity government are deadlocked. Abdullah said he believes he won both times that Afghans voted this year — in April and again in a June runoff — and he accused election authorities of giving the win to his opponent, former Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai. The...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583882752014-09-08T19:44:35.143-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-08T19:44:35.143-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58388275@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 19:44:35 MDT Canyonlands: An unfinished conservation struggle http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58369553-78/canyonlands-park-national-monument.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58369553-78/canyonlands-park-national-monument.html.csp">Canyonlands: An unfinished conservation struggle</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T07:51:14.197-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 07:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The journey from the Upheaval Dome trailhead to the Green River passes through 100 million years of the Earth’s history, beginning with Jurassic-era Navajo Sandstone and winding down to the 250 million-year-old White Rim that forms the ledge over the park’s inner canyons. The intriguing geological puzzle — did a meteor impact from above create the crater, or a gradual uplift from below? — is inside Canyonlands National Park, created 50 years ago this week. But the view across the Green River, li...</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> 58369553@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 07:51:14 MDT Park aims to reduce congestion at Utah’s Delicate Arch trailhead http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58378908-78/park-arch-arches-national.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58378908-78/park-arch-arches-national.html.csp">Park aims to reduce congestion at Utah’s Delicate Arch trailhead</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="2014-09-06T15:42:31.242-06:00">Updated Sep 6, 2014 03:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seeing Delicate Arch on a Utah license plate is just not enough for many people. The most iconic land formation in the state and Arches National Park’s other natural wonders draw more than 1 million people a year, and 2,000 of them visit the trailhead to Delicate Arch at Wolfe Ranch each day during the peak season. But the existing parking lot has just 73 spaces, and as a result, many visitors park illegally along the road leading into the trailhead and as it heads to the Delicate Arch viewpoint...</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> 58378908@www.sltrib.com Sat, 06 Sep 2014 15:42:31 MDT