OFFICIAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/OFFICIAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah’s No. 2 education official abruptly resigns http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58276491-78/hales-board-education-friday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58276491-78/hales-board-education-friday.html.csp">Utah’s No. 2 education official abruptly resigns</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lisa Schencker</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-09T12:50:45.855-06:00">Updated Aug 9, 2014 12:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The state’s No. 2 education official has abruptly resigned, but state school board members were mum Friday on the reasons. Board Vice Chairman Dave Thomas said Friday morning he wasn’t at liberty to discuss the circumstances of state Deputy Superintendent Brenda Hales’ resignation on Thursday. He did say, however, she was not asked to resign. Attempts to reach Hales for comment Friday were unsuccessful. Neither Thomas nor board Chairman David Crandall knew if her resignation was effective imme...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58276491@www.sltrib.com Sat, 09 Aug 2014 12:50:45 MDT Hamas rejects disarmament proposal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58271640-68/hamas-gaza-israel-group.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58271640-68/hamas-gaza-israel-group.html.csp">Hamas rejects disarmament proposal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HAMZA HENDAWI </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and MAGGIE MICHAEL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T18:13:09.517-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 06:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City • With a deadline looming hours away, Hamas on Thursday rejected Israeli demands it disarm and threatened to resume its rocket attacks if its demands for lifting a crippling blockade on Gaza were not met. The hard-line stance, voiced by a senior Hamas official at the group’s first rally since a cease-fire in the Gaza war took effect on Tuesday, signaled that indirect negotiations in Cairo over a permanent truce in Gaza were not making headway. It was an ominous sign ahead of Friday’s ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582716402014-08-07T18:13:09.517-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-07T18:13:09.517-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58271640@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 18:13:09 MDT Vending firm ex-official sentenced in Pepsi fraud http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58238547-79/pepsi-official-prison-sentenced.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58238547-79/pepsi-official-prison-sentenced.html.csp">Vending firm ex-official sentenced in Pepsi fraud</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T17:24:01.407-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 05:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Newark, N.J. • A former official of a New Jersey-based vending company has been sentenced to prison time for his role in a scheme that defrauded the Pepsi Bottling Group of $2.9 million over a 10-year period. Cedar Grove resident Joseph Belasco was ordered Tuesday to serve six months in prison and six months of home confinement. He also will pay $1 million in restitution and must serve two years of supervised release once he’s freed from prison. The 65-year-old Belasco pleaded guilty last Novemb...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582385472014-07-29T17:24:01.407-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-29T17:24:01.407-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58238547@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:24:01 MDT Big 12 commissioner gives dire warning about pending changes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58207944-77/bowlsby-conti-official-commissioner.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58207944-77/bowlsby-conti-official-commissioner.html.csp">Big 12 commissioner gives dire warning about pending changes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEPHEN HAWKINS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T17:36:25.658-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dallas • Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now. “You’re going to hate it going forward,” Bowlsby said. “There’s a lot of change coming.” During his opening address at Big 12 football media days, Bowlsby talked about growing financial constraints athletic programs face going forward and the “strange environment” that exists with class-action lawsuits against the NCAA and its member schools. Bowlsby said he’s doesn’...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582079442014-07-22T17:36:25.658-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T17:36:25.658-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58207944@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:36:25 MDT Big 12 assigns 1st female football official http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58208045-77/conti-official-bowlsby-assigned.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58208045-77/conti-official-bowlsby-assigned.html.csp">Big 12 assigns 1st female football official</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T17:36:25.503-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dallas • The Big 12 Conference has assigned a female official to work one of its games for the first time in league history. Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Monday that Catherine “Cat” Conti will be on the crew for Kansas’ season opener at home Sept. 6 against Southeast Missouri State. While calling this a good opportunity for Conti and the league, Bowlsby says Big 12 officiating supervisor Walt Anderson assigned Conti “because she is just a darned good official.” Bowlsby says Conti, a Southland 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> 58208045@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:36:25 MDT Israeli strike kills 4 Gaza youths on coastal road http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58190244-68/gaza-israel-hamas-fire.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58190244-68/gaza-israel-hamas-fire.html.csp">Israeli strike kills 4 Gaza youths on coastal road</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By IBRAHIM BARZAK</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and DANIEL ESTRIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T20:16:20.568-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 08:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Israel and Hamas agreed to a five-hour U.N. brokered “humanitarian” pause to their 9-day-long battle, offering the most encouraging sign yet that the fierce fighting could come to an end. Israel’s bombardment of Gaza has killed more than 200 Palestinians, including four boys struck on a beach Wednesday by shells fired from a navy ship. Israel said it would hold its fire Thursday from 10 a.m. (0700 GMT, 3 a.m. EDT) under a plan to allow Palestinians to restock food, water...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581902442014-07-16T20:16:20.568-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-16T20:16:20.568-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58190244@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:16:20 MDT Thousands of Gazans flee homes as Israel promises to press the fight against Hamas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58180914-68/hamas-israel-gaza-israeli.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58180914-68/hamas-israel-gaza-israeli.html.csp">Thousands of Gazans flee homes as Israel promises to press the fight against Hamas</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By William Booth </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Griff Witte</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-13T20:51:02.11-06:00">Updated Jul 13, 2014 08:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Tens of thousands of panicked residents fled their homes in the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday after the Israeli military dropped leaflets from the sky warning those who stayed behind that they were risking their lives because a large, intense operation was imminent. Residents in Gaza were whipsawed by growing anxiety and frustration. More than 17,000 people poured into makeshift shelters as Israeli commandos entered the coastal enclave early Sunday to knock out a Hamas r...</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> 58180914@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Jul 2014 20:51:02 MDT TSA: Some passengers flying to U.S. must turn on phones http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58154960-68/security-airports-tsa-devices.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58154960-68/security-airports-tsa-devices.html.csp">TSA: Some passengers flying to U.S. must turn on phones</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By WILL LESTER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-06T21:30:02.566-06:00">Updated Jul 6, 2014 09:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights, the Transportation Security Administration said Sunday. The TSA said it is requiring some overseas airports to have passengers turn on devices such as cellphones before boarding. It says devices that won’t power up won’t be allowed on planes, and those travelers may have to undergo additional screening. “As the traveling public kno...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581549602014-07-06T21:30:02.566-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-06T21:30:02.566-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58154960@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Jul 2014 21:30:02 MDT Unfinished overpass in World Cup project collapses http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58147243-68/overpass-cup-collapsed-official.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58147243-68/overpass-cup-collapsed-official.html.csp">Unfinished overpass in World Cup project collapses</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T14:43:02.318-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 02:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sao Paulo • An overpass under construction collapsed Thursday in a World Cup host city, killing at least two people and trapping a commuter bus, two construction trucks and a car, Brazilian authorities said. Nineteen people were reported injured. The incident took place on a main avenue, the expansion of which is one of the infrastructure improvement projects planned for the World Cup but like most urban transportation projects related to the tournament was not finished on time for the event. A ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581472432014-07-03T14:43:02.318-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-03T14:43:02.318-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58147243@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:43:02 MDT U.S. seeks more security at some foreign airports http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58144043-68/security-official-foreign-qaida.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58144043-68/security-official-foreign-qaida.html.csp">U.S. seeks more security at some foreign airports</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KEN DILANIAN </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and EILEEN SULLIVAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-02T19:48:38.212-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 07:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Intelligence officials are concerned about a new al-Qaida effort to create a bomb that would go undetected through airport security, a counterterrorism official said Wednesday, prompting the U.S. to call for tighter security measures at some foreign airports. The counterterrorism official, who would not be named because he was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, declined to describe the kind of information that triggered this warning. But officials in the past have raised...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581440432014-07-02T19:48:38.212-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-02T19:48:38.212-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58144043@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:48:38 MDT Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty in U.S. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58126759-68/abu-khattala-attack-attacks.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58126759-68/abu-khattala-attack-attacks.html.csp">Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty in U.S.</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARK SHERMAN, PETE YOST and ERIC TUCKER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-28T20:53:33.119-06:00">Updated Jun 28, 2014 08:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Libyan militant accused of masterminding the deadly Benghazi attacks that have become a flashpoint in U.S. politics appeared briefly for the first time in an American courtroom on Saturday, pleading not guilty to a terrorism-related charge nearly two weeks after he was captured by military special forces. In a 10-minute hearing held amid tight security, Ahmed Abu Khattala spoke just two words, both in Arabic. He replied “yes” when asked to swear to tell the truth and “no” when ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581267592014-06-28T20:53:33.119-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-28T20:53:33.119-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58126759@www.sltrib.com Sat, 28 Jun 2014 20:53:33 MDT Letter: Don’t missionaries do what Kate Kelly is doing? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58109091-82/kelly-missionaries-letter-given.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58109091-82/kelly-missionaries-letter-given.html.csp">Letter: Don’t missionaries do what Kate Kelly is doing?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-24T16:51:04.939-06:00">Updated Jun 24, 2014 04:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Based upon the reasons given by Vienna, Va., bishop Mark Harrison for the excommunication of Kate Kelly, as given in the official letter to Ms. Kelly that was quoted in the Tribune, all Mormon missionaries should also be excommunicated. The wording of the accusation against Kelly: “you have persisted in an aggressive effort to persuade other(s) .... to your point of view and that your course of action has threatened to erode the faith of others.” ... “You are not entitled to promote (your views...</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> 58109091@www.sltrib.com Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:51:04 MDT