OFFICIALS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/OFFICIALS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Ukrainian troops push back pro-Russian mobs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57824490-68/ukrainian-russian-ukraine-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57824490-68/ukrainian-russian-ukraine-government.html.csp">Ukrainian troops push back pro-Russian mobs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Anthony Faiola</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T22:14:23.582-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 10:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Donetsk, Ukraine • The Ukrainian military on Tuesday secured an airfield threatened by Russian sympathizers, signaling the start of a campaign to counter militants who have stormed official buildings in at least 10 eastern cities. After days of a cautious response and empty ultimatums, the government’s deployment of troops on Tuesday could signal an escalation of the crisis, which is playing out much like the events that led to Crimea’s annexation by Russia early this year. Officials in Moscow ...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57824490@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:14:23 MDT APNewsBreak: Russian jet passes near U.S. warship http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57817917-68/russian-sea-black-ship.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57817917-68/russian-sea-black-ship.html.csp">APNewsBreak: Russian jet passes near U.S. warship</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LOLITA C. BALDOR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T17:36:28.309-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, U.S. military officials said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the officials said the Russian Fencer made 12 passes, and flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. The U.S. warship issued several radio queries and warnings using internati...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578179172014-04-14T17:36:28.309-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-14T17:36:28.309-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57817917@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:36:28 MDT Ukrainian forces engage pro-Russian militants http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57815742-68/ukrainian-russian-government-sunday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57815742-68/ukrainian-russian-government-sunday.html.csp">Ukrainian forces engage pro-Russian militants</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANDREW E. KRAMER </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and ANDREW HIGGINS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-13T22:05:19.155-06:00">Updated Apr 13, 2014 10:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Slovyansk, Ukraine • The Ukrainian government on Sunday for the first time sent in its security services to confront armed pro-Russian militants in the country’s east, defying warnings from Russia. Commandos engaged in gunfights with men who had set up roadblocks and stormed a Ukrainian police station in Slovyansk, and at least one officer was killed, Ukrainian officials said. Several officers were injured in the operation, as were four locals, the officials said. Russian news media and resident...</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> 57815742@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Apr 2014 22:05:19 MDT 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 Space station computer outage demands spacewalk http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57812127-68/station-space-computer-nasa.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57812127-68/station-space-computer-nasa.html.csp">Space station computer outage demands spacewalk</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARCIA DUNN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Aerospace Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T19:30:02.475-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 07:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cape Canaveral, Fla. • NASA has ordered spacewalking repairs for a serious computer outage at the International Space Station. A backup computer for some robotic systems failed Friday. The main computer is fine and the six-man crew is safe, but the malfunction puts next week’s supply run in jeopardy. Mission managers agreed Saturday that a spacewalk is needed to replace the bad computer. But officials want one more day before deciding whether the situation is safe enough in orbit to proceed with...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578121272014-04-12T19:30:02.475-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-12T19:30:02.475-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57812127@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:30:02 MDT Woman found dead in Kamas shooting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57808451-78/amp-woman-martinez-kamas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57808451-78/amp-woman-martinez-kamas.html.csp">Woman found dead in Kamas shooting</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jim Dalrymple II</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T22:43:41.865-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 10:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A woman died Friday night in a remote and wooded corner of Kamas, but investigators were unsure if she took her own life or was killed by someone else. Sheriff’s officials received a call about 5:15 p.m. that a person was shooting a weapon near a home at 3645 E. Weber Canyon Road, said sheriff’s Capt. Justin Martinez. Police quickly called a SWAT team, but canceled the call when they arrived and didn’t find a shooter. Instead, deputies found a woman lying on the porch with a gunshot to the ch...</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> 57808451@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:43:41 MDT Oil found in other Grand Staircase monument washes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57802284-78/oil-wash-valley-spill.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57802284-78/oil-wash-valley-spill.html.csp">Oil found in other Grand Staircase monument washes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T09:23:40.74-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 09:23AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Federal officials are now finding old oil deposits in drainages in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument near the one found carpeted with oil last month. The new finds suggest that petrochemical contamination from the Upper Valley oil field is more widespread than previously known, yet has only gotten serious consideration in recent weeks. The oil appears to have been deliberately covered with dirt and gravel in a manner consistent with remediation techniques of the 1970s. Monument sp...</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> 57802284@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:23:40 MDT Iron County, feds work together to corral horses http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57803783-78/horses-county-wild-blm.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57803783-78/horses-county-wild-blm.html.csp">Iron County, feds work together to corral horses</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By lisa schencker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T14:51:02.4-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 02:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">After weeks of tension over how to handle the overpopulation of horses on drought-stricken range, Iron County and Bureau of Land Management officials began working together Thursday to corral some of them. David Miller, chairman of the Iron County Commission, said Thursday that, so far, one corral had been built on private land in hopes of attracting feral and stray horses to a water source within the fencing. He said officials plan to build at least one or two more corrals in coming days. He sa...</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> 57803783@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:51:02 MDT Sebelius resigns as health and human services secretary http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57804276-68/sebelius-health-obama-insurance.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57804276-68/sebelius-health-obama-insurance.html.csp">Sebelius resigns as health and human services secretary</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael D. Shear</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T20:18:55.858-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 08:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington - Kathleen Sebelius, the health and human services secretary, is resigning, ending a stormy five-year tenure marred by the disastrous rollout of President Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act. Obama accepted Sebelius’ resignation this week, and Friday morning he will nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, to replace her, officials said. The departure comes as the Obama administration tries to move bey...</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> 57804276@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:18:55 MDT BLM studying how to contain Grand Staircase oil damage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57791257-78/oil-spill-wash-blm.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57791257-78/oil-spill-wash-blm.html.csp">BLM studying how to contain Grand Staircase oil damage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T07:40:02.43-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 07:40AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A “pinhole” leak that went undetected for weeks, possibly months, is responsible for the oil now matting a desert wash in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, according to officials probing the spill discovered last month. Bureau of Land Management officials are figuring out how to monitor and contain the mess, but they say leaving the oil in place will likely pose the least threat to the fragile desert ecosystems at the headwaters of the Escalante River. The Upper Valley oil field, ...</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> 57791257@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 07:40:02 MDT China defends its claims to islands during Hagel visit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57792699-68/china-defense-military-chinese.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57792699-68/china-defense-military-chinese.html.csp">China defends its claims to islands during Hagel visit</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Ernesto Londoño</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T22:03:16.762-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 10:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beijing • Near a banner offering him a “warm welcome,” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel urged officers at China’s premier military university to work toward a new era of cooperation between the world’s top military rivals. But during his first trip to China as Pentagon chief, icy body language and barbs telegraphed a relationship utterly devoid of warmth and very much saddled by suspicion. Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan offered a defiant defense of Beijing’s territorial claims over two set...</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> 57792699@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:03:16 MDT From Syria to Iraq, polio is spreading http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57788116-68/polio-syria-iraq-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57788116-68/polio-syria-iraq-health.html.csp">From Syria to Iraq, polio is spreading</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RICK GLADSTONE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T20:42:07.559-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 08:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Syria’s polio outbreak has now officially spread to Iraq, the first neighbor of the war-ravaged country to be hit by the crippling virus despite an ambitious Middle East inoculation effort, and global health officials warned Monday that dozens of vulnerable Iraqi children could potentially be infected. The transmission of polio, a highly contagious disease that primarily afflicts children younger than 5 and can lead to partial and sometimes fatal paralysis, reflects one of the most insidious eff...</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> 57788116@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:42:07 MDT Hagel tours China’s only aircraft carrier http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57788271-68/hagel-china-carrier-defense.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57788271-68/hagel-china-carrier-defense.html.csp">Hagel tours China’s only aircraft carrier</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HELENE COOPER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T21:41:02.128-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 09:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Qingdao, China • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got a long-awaited look at China’s only aircraft carrier Monday, taking a two-hour tour of the vessel at a naval base near this port city in the first such visit by a foreign defense official, Pentagon officials said. Accompanied by a handful of aides, Hagel toured the medical facilities, living quarters and flight control station of the Liaoning aircraft carrier in Qingdao and took a walking tour of the flight deck. Hagel and other Obama administr...</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> 57788271@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:41:02 MDT Kane County adult hospitalized for hantavirus http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57785292-78/hantavirus-bleach-cleaning-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57785292-78/hantavirus-bleach-cleaning-health.html.csp">Kane County adult hospitalized for hantavirus</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kirsten Stewart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T19:56:42.551-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 07:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An adult in Kane County is being hospitalized for hantavirus, Utah’s first confirmed case of the year, state health officials say. Officials are still investigating and don’t yet know how or exactly when the individual was infected. The individual’s condition was also unknown on Monday. There is no anti-viral medicine for hantavirus and treatment involves providing supportive care, said Dave Heaton, a spokesman for the Southwest Utah Public Health Department. Exposure is more common in rural ar...</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> 57785292@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:56:42 MDT Experts decode germs’ DNA to fight food poisoning http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57782958-68/sequencing-cdc-dna-listeria.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57782958-68/sequencing-cdc-dna-listeria.html.csp">Experts decode germs’ DNA to fight food poisoning</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LAURAN NEERGAARD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Medical Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-06T21:58:55.343-06:00">Updated Apr 6, 2014 09:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Chances are you’ve heard of mapping genes to diagnose rare diseases, predict your risk of cancer and tell your ancestry. But to uncover food poisonings? The nation’s disease detectives are beginning a program to try to outsmart outbreaks by routinely decoding the DNA of potentially deadly bacteria and viruses. The initial target is listeria, the third-leading cause of death from food poisoning and bacteria that are especially dangerous to pregnant women. Already, the government cred...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577829582014-04-06T21:58:55.343-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-06T21:58:55.343-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57782958@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Apr 2014 21:58:55 MDT Kansas lawmakers OK bill to void local gun rules http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57779458-68/gun-kansas-local-officials.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57779458-68/gun-kansas-local-officials.html.csp">Kansas lawmakers OK bill to void local gun rules</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN HANNA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Political Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T15:57:01.507-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 03:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Topeka, Kan. • Kansas legislators gave final approval Saturday to a bill that would nullify city and county gun restrictions and ensure that it’s legal across the state to openly carry firearms, a measure the National Rifle Association sees as a model for stripping local officials of their gun-regulating power. The House approved the legislation, 102-19, a day after the Senate passed it, 37-2. The measure goes next to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. He hasn’t said whether he’ll sign it, but he’s ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577794582014-04-05T15:57:01.507-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-05T15:57:01.507-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57779458@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 15:57:01 MDT Two UHSAA assistant directors stepping down http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57743820-190/uhsaa-officials-release-member.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57743820-190/uhsaa-officials-release-member.html.csp">Two UHSAA assistant directors stepping down</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T23:33:53.353-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Two Utah High School Activities Association assistant directors are stepping down this summer. The UHSAA announced that Supervisor of Officials Mike Petty is retiring at the end of July, while Becky Anderson, who is a director over several sports, will step down at the end of June. Petty assigns officials in football and basketball and oversees the assigning of officials in several other sports, according to a press release. He also manages the training of officials, among other duties. “Having ...</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> 57743820@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 23:33:53 MDT NASA cuts most ties with Russia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57766901-68/nasa-russian-space-officials.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57766901-68/nasa-russian-space-officials.html.csp">NASA cuts most ties with Russia</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KENNETH CHANG</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and PETER BAKER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T21:40:05.674-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 09:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">NASA said Wednesday that it was suspending most contacts with Russian space-agency officials, underscoring just how rapidly the Russian-American relationship is deteriorating in the wake of the Kremlin’s annexation of Crimea. The one exception, NASA said, would involve operations of the International Space Station, the primary space collaboration between the two countries. Otherwise, the extent of NASA’s break in relations is broad and includes “travel to Russia and visits by Russian government ...</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> 57766901@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:40:05 MDT Grand Canyon seeks ways to manage bison herds http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57766258-68/bison-park-arizona-canyon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57766258-68/bison-park-arizona-canyon.html.csp">Grand Canyon seeks ways to manage bison herds</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By FELICIA FONSECA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T18:39:29.419-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 06:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Flagstaff, Ariz. • The herds of bison roaming the northern reaches of the Grand Canyon are causing headaches for park staff as the animals graze in pristine meadows, trample vegetation, damage cliff dwellings and pollute water sources. The bison were introduced to northern Arizona in the early 1900s as part of a ranching operation to crossbreed them with cattle, creating hybrids known as beefalo or cattalo. The state of Arizona owns and maintains the bison outside the national park, but the anim...</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> 57766258@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:39:29 MDT Malaysia’s changing account of missing plane frustrates families http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57760619-68/malaysia-government-malaysian-airlines.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57760619-68/malaysia-government-malaysian-airlines.html.csp">Malaysia’s changing account of missing plane frustrates families</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRIS BRUMMITT </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and GILLIAN WONG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T19:54:04.52-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 07:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia • It may mean little to investigators that the last words air traffic controllers heard from the lost jetliner were “Good night, Malaysian three-seven-zero,” rather than “All right, good night.” But to Malaysian officials whose credibility has been questioned almost from the beginning, it means a great deal. Malaysian officials said more than two weeks ago that “All right, good night,” were the last words, and that the co-pilot uttered them. They changed the account late M...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577606192014-04-01T19:54:04.52-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-01T19:54:04.52-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57760619@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:54:04 MDT