OFFICIAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/OFFICIAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Keating: Why are Chinese officials committing suicide? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57808259-82/china-suicide-official-party.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57808259-82/china-suicide-official-party.html.csp">Keating: Why are Chinese officials committing suicide?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Joshua Keating</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Slate</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-13T16:34:01.167-06:00">Updated Apr 13, 2014 04:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">By Joshua Keating Slate WASHINGTON — Xu Ye’an, the 58-year-old deputy chief of China’s Bureau for Letter and Calls, killed himself under mysterious circumstances in his office this week, the latest in a series of high-ranking officials to commit suicide recently. Simon Denyer of The Washington Post reports that the deaths have led to speculation over whether President Xi Jinping’s high-profile and wide-ranging anti-corruption campaign is “putting so much pressure on his ruling Communist Party ...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57808259@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Apr 2014 16:34:01 MDT Japan baseball commissioner apologizes over livelier ball http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57806719-77/ball-livelier-baseball-commissioner.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57806719-77/ball-livelier-baseball-commissioner.html.csp">Japan baseball commissioner apologizes over livelier ball</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T16:00:59.091-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tokyo • The commissioner of Japanese baseball has apologized after random tests showed the official ball is livelier than it should be. The tests revealed that balls used at six stadiums on March 29 were livelier than they should have been. Nippon Professional Baseball Commissioner Katsuhiko Kumazaki says “I want to apologize for causing a commotion.” Japanese baseball plans to re-test the ball and has asked ball manufacturer Mizuno to explain why the balls are livelier than what the league spec...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578067192014-04-12T16:00:59.091-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-12T16:00:59.091-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57806719@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 16:00:59 MDT Kathleen Sebelius resigning from top HHS post http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57803928-200/sebelius-health-law-obama.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57803928-200/sebelius-health-law-obama.html.csp">Kathleen Sebelius resigning from top HHS post</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIE PACE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP White House Correspondent</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T17:12:50.713-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 05:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning after the rocky rollout of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, a White House official said Thursday. Her resignation comes just over a week after the end of the first enrollment period for the Obamacare law. While the opening weeks of the rollout were marred by website woes, the administration rebounded strongly by enrolling more than 7 million people in the new insurance marketplaces. Sebelius’ resig...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578039282014-04-10T17:12:50.713-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-10T17:12:50.713-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57803928@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:12:50 MDT Iran nuke deal to be drafted in May http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57775805-68/iran-agreement-nuclear-official.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57775805-68/iran-agreement-nuclear-official.html.csp">Iran nuke deal to be drafted in May</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRADLEY KLAPPER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T15:34:58.143-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 03:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • World powers and Iran will start drafting a final nuclear agreement next month, a U.S. official said Friday in a surprisingly optimistic assessment that expressed hope that a comprehensive pact could be reached in July. Negotiators were to meet again next week in Vienna. The sides were making progress in talks, said the official, who was not authorized to be quoted by name and briefed reporters on condition of anonymity. The United States and its partners are trying to remove the t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577758052014-04-04T15:34:58.143-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-04T15:34:58.143-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57775805@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:34:58 MDT Hasbro picks 5 ‘house rules’ for new Monopoly set http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57773962-223/rules-monopoly-game-players.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57773962-223/rules-monopoly-game-players.html.csp">Hasbro picks 5 ‘house rules’ for new Monopoly set</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LEANNE ITALIE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T15:07:29.976-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 03:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • No rent collection while in jail, double the dough for landing on Go and clean out Free Parking if your luck takes you there are among five made-up Monopoly rules Facebook fans voted in for future editions of the board game. Several thousand people weighed in on “house rules” over 10 days of recent debate and a year after Hasbro Inc. added a cat token and retired the iron in a similar online stunt aimed at keeping the 79-year-old game fresh. “Our goal is to stay current and deliver Mo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577739622014-04-04T15:07:29.976-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-04T15:07:29.976-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57773962@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:07:29 MDT Obama meets with Saudi king, weighs new Syria aid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57744814-68/obama-saudi-king-official.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57744814-68/obama-saudi-king-official.html.csp">Obama meets with Saudi king, weighs new Syria aid</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIE PACE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T20:00:13.657-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 08:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Riyadh, Saudi Arabia • The United States is considering allowing shipments of portable air defense systems to Syrian rebels, a U.S. official said Friday as President Barack Obama sought to reassure Saudi Arabia’s king that the U.S. is not taking too soft a stance in Syria and other Mideast conflicts. The president and King Abdullah met for more than two hours at the aging monarch’s desert oasis outside the capital city of Riyadh. Obama advisers said the two leaders spoke frankly about their dif...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577448142014-03-28T20:00:13.657-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-28T20:00:13.657-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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It was the largest single batch of death sentences in the world in recent years, Amnesty International said. The U.S. State Department said it “defies logic” that so many people could get a fair trial in just two sessions. The verdicts by...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577252282014-03-24T19:21:23.599-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-24T19:21:23.599-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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No motive has been established and no demands have been made known, and it is not yet clear where the plane was taken, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576836462014-03-14T23:06:33.22-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-14T23:06:33.22-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57683646@www.sltrib.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 23:06:33 MDT Missing plane: Piracy theory gains more credence http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57681360-68/plane-flight-official-sea.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57681360-68/plane-flight-official-sea.html.csp">Missing plane: Piracy theory gains more credence</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Eileen Ng and JOAN LOWY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-14T23:04:11.278-06:00">Updated Mar 14, 2014 11:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia • Piracy and pilot suicide are among the scenarios under study as investigators grow increasingly certain the missing Malaysian Airlines jet changed course and headed west after its last radio contact with air traffic controllers. The latest evidence suggests the plane didn’t experience a catastrophic incident over the South China Sea as was initially suspected. Some experts theorize that one of the pilots, or someone else with flying experience, hijacked the plane or comm...</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> 57681360@www.sltrib.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 23:04:11 MDT Missing plane sent signals to satellite for hours http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57675891-68/plane-search-malaysia-satellite.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57675891-68/plane-search-malaysia-satellite.html.csp">Missing plane sent signals to satellite for hours</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRIS BRUMMITT and JOAN LOWY </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T18:12:31.832-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 06:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia • A Malaysia Airlines plane sent signals to a satellite for four hours after the aircraft went missing, an indication that it was still flying for hundreds of miles or more, a U.S. official briefed on the search said Thursday. Six days after the plane with 239 people aboard disappeared, Malaysian authorities expanded their search westward toward India, saying the aircraft may have flown for several hours after its last contact with the ground shortly after takeoff from Kua...</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> 57675891@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 18:12:31 MDT Israel says Iran behind shipment of seized rockets http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57656821-68/israel-rockets-iran-gaza.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57656821-68/israel-rockets-iran-gaza.html.csp">Israel says Iran behind shipment of seized rockets</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ARIEL SCHALIT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-09T21:43:02.661-06:00">Updated Mar 9, 2014 09:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Eilat, Israel • Israel’s military said Sunday that a cargo ship it intercepted in the Red Sea last week carried 40 rockets with a range of up to 160 kilometers (100 miles). Israel has alleged the shipment was orchestrated by Iran and was intended for Islamic militants in Gaza, a claim denied by Iran and the rockets’ purported recipients. An Egyptian security official said Sunday the rockets also might have been intended for militants in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, which borders Gaza. The official ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576568212014-03-09T21:43:02.661-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-09T21:43:02.661-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57656821@www.sltrib.com Sun, 09 Mar 2014 21:43:02 MDT Former IRS official refuses to testify at hearing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57635737-79/lerner-hearing-irs-official.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57635737-79/lerner-hearing-irs-official.html.csp">Former IRS official refuses to testify at hearing</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-05T07:56:02.52-06:00">Updated Mar 5, 2014 07:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner is once again refusing to answer questions at a congressional hearing on the targeting of tea party groups. Lerner headed the IRS division that improperly targeted tea party and other conservative groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status from 2010 to 2012. She appeared at a Wednesday hearing by the House Oversight Committee. But when Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (EYE’-suh) asked her questions about her...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576357372014-03-05T07:56:02.52-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-05T07:56:02.52-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57635737@www.sltrib.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 07:56:02 MDT Sinaloa cartel uses street gangs as U.S. franchises http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57616216-68/sinaloa-guzman-cartel-drug.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57616216-68/sinaloa-guzman-cartel-drug.html.csp">Sinaloa cartel uses street gangs as U.S. franchises</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAN FREEDMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Hearst Newspapers</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-01T20:21:55.946-06:00">Updated Mar 1, 2014 08:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Likely facing a long prison stretch, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman could consider writing one of those how-to-succeed-in-business books, the kind churned out by legendary American CEOs Lee Iacocca and Jack Welch. If he did, he could invoke many of the business world’s favorite tactics, including logistical networking, expanding markets overseas and, most of all, outsourcing. After all, it’s no accident that Guzman took an organization rooted in the rich poppy- and marijuana-growing lan...</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> 57616216@www.sltrib.com Sat, 01 Mar 2014 20:21:55 MDT Letter: Prison-move legislation should prevent legislators from benefiting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57591747-82/prison-elected-legislation-move.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57591747-82/prison-elected-legislation-move.html.csp">Letter: Prison-move legislation should prevent legislators from benefiting</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-25T01:01:03.918-06:00">Updated Feb 25, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Legislature should create an ethical standard for state elected officials tied to the move of the prison (“House GOP: Prison plan OK,” Tribune, Feb. 20). The legislation should incorporate a simple provision: “No elected officer or member of the Legislature, their families, or business affiliations shall benefit directly or indirectly economically from the move or relocation of the prison during the elected official’s term in office and for a period of two years thereafter.” So that Utah...</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> 57591747@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Feb 2014 01:01:03 MDT Wiretaps, aides led to Mexican drug lord’s arrest http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57591029-68/guzman-mexican-officials-authorities.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57591029-68/guzman-mexican-officials-authorities.html.csp">Wiretaps, aides led to Mexican drug lord’s arrest</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALICIA A. CALDWELL and ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-24T15:38:08.117-06:00">Updated Feb 24, 2014 03:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">CULIACAN, MEXICO • As Mexican troops forced their way into Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s main hideout in Culiacan, the country’s most powerful drug lord sneaked out of the house through an escape tunnel beneath the bathtub. Mexican marines working with U.S. authorities chased him but lost the man known as “Shorty” in a maze of tunnels under the city, a U.S. government official and a senior law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Sunday. It would be a short-lived escape for Guzman, wh...</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> 57591029@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:38:08 MDT Noose closed on Mexican drug lord as allies fell http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57587473-200/guzman-mexican-cartel-sinaloa.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57587473-200/guzman-mexican-cartel-sinaloa.html.csp">Noose closed on Mexican drug lord as allies fell</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KATHERINE CORCORAN and ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-23T12:33:56.354-06:00">Updated Feb 23, 2014 12:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">CULIACAN, Mexico • For 13 years Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman watched from western Mexico’s rugged mountains as authorities captured or killed the leaders of every group challenging his Sinaloa cartel’s spot at the top of global drug trafficking. Unscathed and his legend growing, the stocky son of a peasant farmer grabbed a slot on the Forbes’ billionaires’ list and a folkloric status as the capo who grew too powerful to catch. Then, late last year, authorities started closing on the inner circle of...</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> 57587473@www.sltrib.com Sun, 23 Feb 2014 12:33:56 MDT US warship deployed near Sochi runs aground http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57569664-68/navy-taylor-aground-black.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57569664-68/navy-taylor-aground-black.html.csp">US warship deployed near Sochi runs aground</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAULINE JELINEK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-19T17:49:58.56-06:00">Updated Feb 19, 2014 05:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • One of two U.S. warships dispatched to the Black Sea before the Sochi Winter Olympics remains in a Turkish port after running aground last week, the Navy said Wednesday. The frigate USS Taylor is being inspected for damage after it ran aground Feb. 12 while preparing to moor at Samsun, Turkey, about 230 miles southwest of Sochi. A Turkish official said it may be repaired in a day or two. Lt. Shawn Eklund, a Navy spokesman in Europe, said that even with the Taylor sidelined, the U.S....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575696642014-02-19T17:49:58.56-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-19T17:49:58.56-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57569664@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:49:58 MDT To bring kidnapped soldier home, U.S. ready to talk to Taliban http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57559138-68/taliban-officials-bergdahl-afghanistan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57559138-68/taliban-officials-bergdahl-afghanistan.html.csp">To bring kidnapped soldier home, U.S. ready to talk to Taliban</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Anne Gearan</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Ernesto Londono</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-17T20:56:40.518-06:00">Updated Feb 17, 2014 08:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • In an effort to free American captive Bowe Bergdahl before the bulk of U.S. forces leave Afghanistan this year, the Obama administration has decided to try to resume talks with the Taliban and sweeten an offer to trade Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for the Army sergeant, current and former officials said. Five members of the Afghan Taliban who have been held at Guantanamo for years would be released to protective custody in Qatar in exchange for the release of Ber...</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> 57559138@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Feb 2014 20:56:40 MDT Spanish man enters comatose state after pot cake http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57554168-200/comatose-cake-hospital-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57554168-200/comatose-cake-hospital-state.html.csp">Spanish man enters comatose state after pot cake</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HAROLD HECKLE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-16T12:22:28.186-06:00">Updated Feb 16, 2014 12:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">MADRID • A university student in Spain’s capital went into a comatose state early Sunday after he ate a birthday cake baked with marijuana, while nine others were also hospitalized, officials said. The comatose man wasn’t responding to stimulus when admitted to a Madrid hospital, but he later recovered, city emergency services spokesman Javier Chivite said. The man was still hospitalized. It wasn’t immediately clear if the pot cake directly led to the man’s comatose state, or if he had ingested ...</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> 57554168@www.sltrib.com Sun, 16 Feb 2014 12:22:28 MDT