OFFICIAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/OFFICIAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 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