OFFICIALS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/OFFICIALS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Eagle Mountain: It’s OK to drink the water again http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58474614-78/drink-eagle-mountain-break.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58474614-78/drink-eagle-mountain-break.html.csp">Eagle Mountain: It’s OK to drink the water again</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-30T18:25:02.116-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 06:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s safe again to drink the water in Eagle Mountain. City officials on Tuesday evening lifted voluntary water restrictions after test results showed the supply was not contaminated. “We have received the water testing results back from the State certified lab and are happy to report that the water is free of contaminants,” the city announced in a news release. Officials had discovered Monday that a water storage tank had been broken into and recommended the restrictions on using water until it ...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58474614@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:25:02 MDT Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in US http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58474164-68/ebola-health-cdc-hospital.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58474164-68/ebola-health-cdc-hospital.html.csp">Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in US</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-30T15:57:06.401-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 03:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dallas • A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials announced Tuesday. Officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital say the unidentified patient is being kept in isolation and that the hospital is following Centers for Disease Control recommendations to keep doctors, staff and patients safe. The hospital had announced a day earlier that the patient’s symptoms and recen...</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> 58474164@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:57:06 MDT California looking to restrict common pesticide http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58458228-79/pesticide-california-chlorpyrifos-restrictions.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58458228-79/pesticide-california-chlorpyrifos-restrictions.html.csp">California looking to restrict common pesticide</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SCOTT SMITH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-26T08:43:01.66-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 08:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Fresno • California farmers who spray a widely used insecticide on some of the state’s most abundant crops may soon have to overcome the nation’s steepest restrictions or find another pest killer, officials said Thursday. Regulators are proposing heavy restrictions — but not an all-out ban — on chlorpyrifos, used to treat crops like grapes and almonds. The pesticide, in use since 1965, has sickened dozens of farmworkers in recent years. Traces have been found in waterways, threatening fish, and ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584582282014-09-26T08:43:01.66-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-26T08:43:01.66-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58458228@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 08:43:01 MDT Utah to BLM: Rein in your cops http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58394443-78/blm-love-utah-law.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58394443-78/blm-love-utah-law.html.csp">Utah to BLM: Rein in your cops</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="2014-09-23T14:46:39.747-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 02:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Public Enemy No. 1 for rural Utah sheriffs just happens to be a fellow peace officer: Dan Love, the Bureau of Land Management’s special agent in charge. Elected law enforcement officers from Nephi to Blanding call him an arrogant and dishonest bully who has little regard for local authority and dodges accountability, derailing a collaborative approach to police work on the state’s federal lands. Love reportedly just laughed when Garfield County Sheriff James “Danny” Perkins relayed ranchers’ co...</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> 58394443@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:46:39 MDT SPIN METER: Those changing health law numbers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58442249-68/administration-health-numbers-law.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58442249-68/administration-health-numbers-law.html.csp">SPIN METER: Those changing health law numbers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-22T12:48:30.065-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 12:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Call it health care law numerology. The Obama administration has had to revise and refine some initial enrollment numbers for health insurance sign-ups after they turned out to be too optimistic. At other times, metrics less favorable to the president’s overhaul leaked out after officials claimed not to have such data. Parsing the numbers is a new pursuit for administration officials from President Barack Obama on down, to lawmakers of both parties and a gaggle of outside analysts. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584422492014-09-22T12:48:30.065-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-22T12:48:30.065-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58442249@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:48:30 MDT State in western Mexico reports a new mine spill http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58441669-79/mine-mexico-spill-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58441669-79/mine-mexico-spill-state.html.csp">State in western Mexico reports a new mine spill</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-22T16:38:42.006-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 04:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hermosillo, Mexico • Authorities in a northern Mexican state issued a binational alert Monday after contaminants from a copper mine spilled into a river that flows into the U.S. state of Arizona. Carlos Jesus Arias, director of the Sonora state civil protection agency, said the contamination from the Buenavista del Cobre mine in Cananea had reached the San Pedro River. Officials have not said how much leaked, or what exactly was in the spill. Arias said the contents had not yet been analyzed, bu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584416692014-09-22T16:38:42.006-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-22T16:38:42.006-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58441669@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:38:42 MDT 3 missing Afghan soldiers detained at Canada border http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58441506-68/military-missing-officials-soldiers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58441506-68/military-missing-officials-soldiers.html.csp">3 missing Afghan soldiers detained at Canada border</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BOB SALSBERG </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-22T15:06:29.11-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 03:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Camp Edwards, Mass. • Three Afghanistan National Army officers who went missing during a training exercise at a Cape Cod military base were detained Monday at the U.S.-Canadian border, Massachusetts law enforcement officials said. Massachusetts state police were notified that the three were being questioned by federal authorities at Rainbow Bridge, which connects Niagara Falls, New York, and Niagara Falls, Ontario, said spokesman David Procopio, who did not have further details. There was no imm...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584415062014-09-22T15:06:29.11-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-22T15:06:29.11-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58441506@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:06:29 MDT Traverse Ridge residents have right to vote on taxes, Utah Supreme Court says http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58425067-90/believe-case-district-officials.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58425067-90/believe-case-district-officials.html.csp">Traverse Ridge residents have right to vote on taxes, Utah Supreme Court says</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By dan harrie</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T21:38:14.693-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 09:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Residents in the southeastern part of Draper City will get to vote on a first-of-its-kind referendum that has the potential to dramatically impact their local property taxes. City officials had pulled the plug on a months-long referendum effort earlier this month when, just two minutes before the 5 p.m. Sept. 2 deadline to certify petition signatures, they informed organizers they had determined the ballot question wasn’t allowed by state law. The Utah Supreme Court ruled otherwise Wednesday, ...</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> 58425067@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:38:14 MDT FIFA orders officials to return expensive watches http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58428592-77/fifa-watches-officials-ethics.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58428592-77/fifa-watches-officials-ethics.html.csp">FIFA orders officials to return expensive watches</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ROB HARRIS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T23:09:22.605-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 11:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nyon, Switzerland • FIFA’s ethics investigator ordered football officials on Thursday to return 65 luxury watches given as World Cup gifts or risk disciplinary action. The Brazilian federation distributed gift bags with the expensive watches at the pre-World Cup Congress, FIFA said in a statement. They were distributed to 28 executive committee members, an official with each of the 32 teams and representatives as well as members of the South American soccer confederation. FIFA did not say if Pre...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584285922014-09-18T23:09:22.605-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-18T23:09:22.605-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58428592@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:09:22 MDT UTA to cut top bonuses from $30,000 to $7,500 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58421047-90/30000-7500-allegra-audit.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58421047-90/30000-7500-allegra-audit.html.csp">UTA to cut top bonuses from $30,000 to $7,500</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T07:30:34.565-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 07:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah Transit Authority has decided to slash the top bonuses it will give to executives from the current $30,000 each per year to $7,500. The change comes after a brutal legislative audit last month attacked high bonuses and pay for UTA executives, among other problems. While agency officials testified then that they were changing the system to reduce bonuses, they gave few details. They still are providing few specifics, and denied a Salt Lake Tribune open-records law request for documents d...</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> 58421047@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:30:34 MDT Poverty rate drops for the first time since 2006 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58420404-68/poverty-percent-rate-2013.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58420404-68/poverty-percent-rate-2013.html.csp">Poverty rate drops for the first time since 2006</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JESSE J. HOLLAND</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T18:46:45.798-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 06:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006, bringing a bit of encouraging news about the nation’s economy as President Barack Obama and Congress gear up for midterm elections. The Census Bureau, in its annual look at poverty in the United States, said that the poverty rate in 2013 was 14.5 percent, down from 15 percent in 2012. The decrease in the poverty rate was attributed to the growth in year-round employment by 2.8 million jobs in the Unite...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584204042014-09-16T18:46:45.798-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-16T18:46:45.798-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58420404@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:46:45 MDT PG&E officials removed for improper contacts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58419962-79/commission-utility-peevey-utilities.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58419962-79/commission-utility-peevey-utilities.html.csp">PG&E officials removed for improper contacts</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ELLEN KNICKMEYER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T09:27:01.718-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 09:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • Four senior officials with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and the state commission regulating it were removed or resigned over emails released Monday showing the utility and state regulators appeared to negotiate which judge would be assigned to hear one of the utility’s rate cases. The emails show the commission ultimately assigned to the case a judge for whom PG&E had expressed a preference, rather than another judge who PG&E said “has a history of being very hard on us.” Also Mond...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584199622014-09-16T09:27:01.718-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-16T09:27:01.718-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58419962@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:27:01 MDT PG&E fires three for talking with regulators http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58417383-79/state-commission-officials-probe.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58417383-79/state-commission-officials-probe.html.csp">PG&E fires three for talking with regulators</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ELLEN KNICKMEYER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T16:39:02.505-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 04:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said Monday that three senior officials lost their jobs over improper communications with state regulators. The move followed PG&E’s internal investigation of allegations of improper contacts between the utility and officials at the California Public Utilities Commission. PG&E said its probe found improper emails last January between PG&E and the commission over the assignment of state officials to decide a rate case involving PG&E. The internal probe s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584173832014-09-15T16:39:02.505-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-15T16:39:02.505-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58417383@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:39:02 MDT ‘Grand boulevard’ entrances off I-15 on SLC's wish list http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58407429-90/boulevard-capitol-lines-officials.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58407429-90/boulevard-capitol-lines-officials.html.csp">‘Grand boulevard’ entrances off I-15 on SLC's wish list</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-14T19:04:50.028-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 07:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As a bus carrying the Salt Lake City Council and the Utah Transportation Commission exited Interstate 15 on the long 600 South viaduct, city leaders asked state officials to describe what visitors see at that main gateway into the state capital. “Billboards,” yelled out one. “Power lines, lots of power lines,” said another. “Railroad tracks.” They counted aloud seven crowded lanes of one-way traffic into a light industrial area. City Council Chairman Charlie Luke said the city’s other freeway en...</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> 58407429@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:04:50 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 U.S., E.U. levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58410656-68/russia-sanctions-oil-exxon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58410656-68/russia-sanctions-oil-exxon.html.csp">U.S., E.U. levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T20:42:01.896-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 08:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Unsatisfied with a fragile cease-fire in Ukraine, the United States and the European Union levied new sanctions Friday against major Russian banks and defense companies, as well as penalties aimed at curtailing Russia’s ability to develop oil and gas projects. But the restrictions on Russia’s energy sector were carefully crafted to avoid impacting the country’s current production of oil and gas, a move that would raise global energy prices at time of weak economic growth. Russia is...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584106562014-09-13T20:42:01.896-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-13T20:42:01.896-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58410656@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 20:42:01 MDT US, EU levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409600-68/russia-sanctions-oil-exxon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409600-68/russia-sanctions-oil-exxon.html.csp">US, EU levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIE PACE and JONATHAN FAHEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T20:40:27.363-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 08:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Unsatisfied with a fragile cease-fire in Ukraine, the United States and the European Union levied new sanctions Friday against major Russian banks and defense companies, as well as penalties aimed at curtailing Russia’s ability to develop oil and gas projects. But the restrictions on Russia’s energy sector were carefully crafted to avoid impacting the country’s current production of oil and gas, a move that would raise global energy prices at time of weak economic growth. Russia is ...</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> 58409600@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 20:40:27 MDT AP Enterprise: al-Qaida’s Syrian cell alarms US http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409594-68/group-intelligence-khorasan-qaida.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409594-68/group-intelligence-khorasan-qaida.html.csp">AP Enterprise: al-Qaida’s Syrian cell alarms US</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KEN DILANIAN and EILEEN SULLIVAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T11:51:04.688-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 11:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • While the Islamic State group is getting the most attention now, another band of extremists in Syria — a mix of hardened jihadis from Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and Europe — poses a more direct and imminent threat to the United States, working with Yemeni bomb-makers to target U.S. aviation, American officials say. At the center is a cell known as the Khorasan group, a cadre of veteran al-Qaida fighters from Afghanistan and Pakistan who traveled to Syria to link up with the al-Qaida ...</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> 58409594@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:51:04 MDT Prep notes: Bingham football represents Utah well http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58380947-190/football-utah-bingham-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58380947-190/football-utah-bingham-game.html.csp">Prep notes: Bingham football represents Utah well</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Wharton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-07T00:11:58.594-06:00">Updated Sep 7, 2014 12:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Bingham football team’s 16-game win streak ended in overtime Friday, but the Miners certainly don’t have to be ashamed of losing. They took Las Vegas’ Bishop Gorman High, USA Today’s top-ranked prep team in the nation, to overtime, dropping a 23-20 decision when the Gaels recovered a fumble as Bingham was trying to drive for the winning touchdown. Stars for Bingham included Cameron Smith, who ran for a 45-yard score and caught a 5-yard pass from Kyle Gearig. Kicker Chayden Christensen hit f...</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> 58380947@www.sltrib.com Sun, 07 Sep 2014 00:11:58 MDT N. Idaho officials wary of railroad catastrophe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58395257-79/idaho-officials-bonner-county.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58395257-79/idaho-officials-bonner-county.html.csp">N. Idaho officials wary of railroad catastrophe</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T18:49:02.37-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 06:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sandpoint, Idaho • Northern Idaho officials concerned about the increasing number of oil trains passing through the region are seeking a grant to create a regional response plan should a railroad catastrophe occur. The plan would include Boundary, Bonner and Kootenai counties, the Bonner County Daily Bee reported. Bonner County Emergency Management Director Bob Howard said the effort is prompted by a rise in oil trains heading west from the Bakken fields of North Dakota. “The Bakken oil issue is...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583952572014-09-09T18:49:02.37-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-09T18:49:02.37-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58395257@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 18:49:02 MDT