OFFICIAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/OFFICIAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) For first time, N. Korea says it has labor camps http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58498180-68/rights-human-north-camps.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58498180-68/rights-human-north-camps.html.csp">For first time, N. Korea says it has labor camps</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CARA ANNA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-07T20:14:33.411-06:00">Updated Oct 7, 2014 08:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">United Nations • North Korea publicly acknowledged the existence of its labor camps for the first time Tuesday, an admission that appeared to come in response to a highly critical U.N. human rights report earlier this year. Diplomats for the reclusive, impoverished country also told reporters that a top North Korea official has visited the headquarters of the European Union and expressed interest in dialogue, with discussions on human rights expected next year. North Korea’s deputy U.N. ambassa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584981802014-10-07T20:14:33.411-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-07T20:14:33.411-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58498180@www.sltrib.com Tue, 07 Oct 2014 20:14:33 MDT Investigators: Woman’s Bridal Veil Falls death likely accident http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58495592-78/death-accident-bridal-falls.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58495592-78/death-accident-bridal-falls.html.csp">Investigators: Woman’s Bridal Veil Falls death likely accident</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="2014-10-07T20:22:00.927-06:00">Updated Oct 7, 2014 08:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah County sheriff’s investigators await an official cause of death finding, but they do not believe a North Salt Lake woman’s fatal plunge from Bridal Veil Falls was anything other than a tragic accident. The body of Camille Stepan, 39, was found at the base of the 607-foot-tall scenic site in the south part of Provo Canyon on Sept. 30. Early on in their investigation, detectives asked the public for any information that could shed light on the death. However, no witnesses who had possibly se...</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> 58495592@www.sltrib.com Tue, 07 Oct 2014 20:22:00 MDT Review: Prince seeks relevance in double release http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58485013-223/prince-album-band-iframe.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58485013-223/prince-album-band-iframe.html.csp">Review: Prince seeks relevance in double release</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID BAUDER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-06T09:18:25.013-06:00">Updated Oct 6, 2014 09:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">To attract attention, album releases can’t just be album releases these days. They need to be Events — surprises, giveaways or, in U2’s case, both. Prince’s entry is the appearance of two stylistically distinct discs on the same day, emphasizing his freakish versatility. They also mark his return to original home Warner Bros., the company he once protested by writing “slave” on his face and briefly changing his name to an unpronounceable symbol. The disc “Art Official Age” is Prince as the studi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584850132014-10-06T09:18:25.013-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-06T09:18:25.013-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58485013@www.sltrib.com Mon, 06 Oct 2014 09:18:25 MDT Paul Rolly: LDS Church quashes gay member’s fliers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58480887-90/church-gay-mormon-lds.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58480887-90/church-gay-mormon-lds.html.csp">Paul Rolly: LDS Church quashes gay member’s fliers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ROLLY</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-03T08:45:00.907-06:00">Updated Oct 3, 2014 08:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A gay Mormon who planned to hand out informational cards outside Temple Square during LDS General Conference this weekend has been served with a cease-and-desist order by church attorneys. Michael Ferguson, a returned missionary, and his partner, J. Seth Anderson, became the first same-sex couple married in Salt Lake City after a federal judge ruled that Utah’s ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional. The cards he had printed and planned to distribute on the sidewalk outside the temple grounds...</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> 58480887@www.sltrib.com Fri, 03 Oct 2014 08:45:00 MDT Ex-GSA official from Nevada faces fraud charges http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58470588-68/neely-gsa-las-vegas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58470588-68/neely-gsa-las-vegas.html.csp">Ex-GSA official from Nevada faces fraud charges</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T22:56:10.695-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 10:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Reno, Nev. • An ex-federal official who hosted a lavish, $823,000 conference in Las Vegas that sparked a congressional investigation into wasteful government spending has been indicted on charges of fraud and filing false claims for reimbursement. A federal grand jury in San Francisco indicted 59-year-old Jeffrey Neely of Gardnerville last week. The former high-ranking official for the General Services Administration is accused of seeking reimbursement for personal travel and expenses in Las Veg...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584705882014-09-29T22:56:10.695-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-29T22:56:10.695-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58470588@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:56:10 MDT Police: Fired worker beheaded Oklahoma woman http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58461721-68/nolen-lewis-company-oklahoma.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58461721-68/nolen-lewis-company-oklahoma.html.csp">Police: Fired worker beheaded Oklahoma woman</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TIM TALLEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-27T16:13:04.699-06:00">Updated Sep 27, 2014 04:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Oklahoma City • A man fired from an Oklahoma food processing plant beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by a company official, police say. Moore Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis said his department is waiting until Alton Nolen, 30, regains consciousness to arrest him on unspecified charges. He said Nolen severed the head of 54-year-old Colleen Hufford during Thursday’s attack at the Vaughn Foods plant in Moore, a suburb of Oklahoma City. “Yes, she 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> 58461721@www.sltrib.com Sat, 27 Sep 2014 16:13:04 MDT U.S.: Immigrant families fail to report to agents http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58456341-68/families-immigration-detention-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58456341-68/families-immigration-detention-federal.html.csp">U.S.: Immigrant families fail to report to agents</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALICIA A. CALDWELL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-25T18:38:02.685-06:00">Updated Sep 25, 2014 06:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Tens of thousands of young families caught crossing the border illegally earlier this year subsequently failed to meet with federal immigration agents, as they were instructed, the Homeland Security Department has acknowledged privately. An official with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement revealed that about 70 percent of immigrant families the Obama administration had released into the U.S. never showed up weeks later for follow up appointments. The ICE official made the dis...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584563412014-09-25T18:38:02.685-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-25T18:38:02.685-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58456341@www.sltrib.com Thu, 25 Sep 2014 18:38:02 MDT U.S. officials say they have no knowledge of subway attack plot http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58454805-68/iraqi-iraq-plot-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58454805-68/iraqi-iraq-plot-state.html.csp">U.S. officials say they have no knowledge of subway attack plot</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ZEINA KARAM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-25T14:51:47.873-06:00">Updated Sep 25, 2014 02:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Iraq’s prime minister said Thursday that captured Islamic State militants have told Iraqi intelligence agents of an alleged plot to attack subways in the United States and Paris, but French and American officials said they had no such information. A senior Obama administration official said no one in the U.S. government is aware of such a plot, adding that the claim was never brought up in meetings with Iraqi officials this week in New York. President Barack Obama met with Prime Minis...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584548052014-09-25T14:51:47.873-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-25T14:51:47.873-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58454805@www.sltrib.com Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:51:47 MDT Mountain lion caught near homes in Salt Lake City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58440040-78/animal-lake-salt-dispatchers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58440040-78/animal-lake-salt-dispatchers.html.csp">Mountain lion caught near homes in Salt Lake City</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By David Self Newlin</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-22T07:17:43.562-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 07:17AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City Police were busy chasing a mountain lion seen wandering near homes and even in residents’ backyards Sunday night. The animal was first spotted around 2:50 p.m., according to dispatchers. Police were following the animal, but lost the trail a short time later. It turned up again around 6:40 p.m. in the area near Foothill Dr. and Kensington Ave. Dispatchers said a wildlife official was on scene with a tranquilizer gun hoping to subdue the animal, which they eventually did on near...</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> 58440040@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:17:43 MDT N. Korean reporters using fax to file stories http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58435301-77/korean-south-north-stories.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58435301-77/korean-south-north-stories.html.csp">N. Korean reporters using fax to file stories</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-20T23:30:03.918-06:00">Updated Sep 20, 2014 11:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seoul, South Korea • South Korean officials say North Korean reporters are using fax and American email services to file stories from the Asian Games in Incheon because the northerners’ websites are blocked in the South. An official from Seoul’s Unification Ministry said Thursday that the North Koreans have a direct communication line set up for the games to send faxes. They are also using email accounts from American Internet companies such as Google and Yahoo to send their stories to Pyongyang...</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> 58435301@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:30:03 MDT Democracy? No, Afghans say, after vote count ends http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58416022-68/vote-election-former-ahmadzai.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58416022-68/vote-election-former-ahmadzai.html.csp">Democracy? No, Afghans say, after vote count ends</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JASON STRAZIUSO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T10:38:02.521-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 10:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kabul, Afghanistan • The ballot counting in Afghanistan’s five-month-long presidential election is finished, but as negotiations continue over the country’s future political power structure, many here are asking: Does my vote count? On Monday, the country’s Electoral Complaints Commission began ruling on grievances from the candidates following word a day earlier that the election committee had finished reviewing all ballots cast in the second round. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584160222014-09-15T10:38:02.521-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-15T10:38:02.521-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58416022@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:38:02 MDT Islamic State group’s war chest is growing daily http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58413205-68/group-islamic-state-intelligence.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58413205-68/group-islamic-state-intelligence.html.csp">Islamic State group’s war chest is growing daily</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KEN DILANIAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Intelligence Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-14T15:11:11.573-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 03:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Wellington • Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to U.S. intelligence officials and private experts. The extremist group’s resources exceed that “of any other terrorist group in history,” said a U.S. intelligence official who, like others interviewed, spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss c...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584132052014-09-14T15:11:11.573-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-14T15:11:11.573-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58413205@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:11:11 MDT Source says Rice video sent to NFL http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58399203-77/nfl-video-rice-goodell.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58399203-77/nfl-video-rice-goodell.html.csp">Source says Rice video sent to NFL</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ROB MAADDI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T22:35:54.524-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 10:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Atlantic City, N.J. • A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while Commissioner Roger Goodell has insisted the league didn’t see the violent images until this week. The person played The Associated Press a 12-second voicemail from an NFL office number on April 9 confirming the video arrived. A female voice expresses thanks and says: “You’re right. It’s terrible.” Hours after the report Wednesday, Goodell announce...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583992032014-09-10T22:35:54.524-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-10T22:35:54.524-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58399203@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 22:35:54 MDT Official: Bidders compete for Uruguay pot business http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58348812-79/uruguay-official-pot-legalization.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58348812-79/uruguay-official-pot-legalization.html.csp">Official: Bidders compete for Uruguay pot business</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LEONARDO HABERKORN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T17:35:01.614-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 05:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Montevideo, Uruguay • Uruguay’s new market for legalized marijuana has attracted more than 20 companies bidding for the right to supply pot to the country’s pharmacies, a government official said Thursday. An official from President Jose Mujica’s office says cannabis regulators will review and pick the best businesses from the competitors that passed initial scrutiny. It’s not clear how many may eventually be granted licenses in the South American country. The government official did not specify...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583488122014-08-28T17:35:01.614-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T17:35:01.614-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58348812@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:35:01 MDT