OFFICIALS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/OFFICIALS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Crews gaining on wildfire that forced evacuations in Summit County http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58224920-78/fire-rockport-summit-road.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58224920-78/fire-rockport-summit-road.html.csp">Crews gaining on wildfire that forced evacuations in Summit County</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T22:51:32.85-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 10:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Wanship • Vicki Peppler cannot believe it happened again. Like last year, Peppler was driving back to her home on Crestview Drive in Summit County’s Rockport Estates after an errand, when she found out that a wildfire had blocked her way on State Road 32. And like last year, her thoughts were with her three dogs, who she could not retrieve from her house yet. “It’s living the nightmare again,” Peppler said at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building in Wanship, which was servin...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58224920@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:51:32 MDT Lyft says it’s starting New York City service http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58224259-79/lyft-service-york-says.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58224259-79/lyft-service-york-says.html.csp">Lyft says it’s starting New York City service</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T12:23:02.395-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 12:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Albany, N.Y. • The on-demand ride-sharing app Lyft says it is starting limited service in New York City after reaching agreement with state and city officials to resolve regulatory issues. New York’s attorney general and Department of Financial Services say the company agreed to operate “in full compliance” with existing laws and regulations, and that it will start its city service Friday night with commercial drivers only. Lyft also says it will suspend operations in Buffalo and Rochester on Au...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582242592014-07-25T12:23:02.395-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-25T12:23:02.395-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58224259@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:23:02 MDT ‘Gestapo’ BLM officers decried in House hearing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58221221-90/blm-county-federal-law.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58221221-90/blm-county-federal-law.html.csp">‘Gestapo’ BLM officers decried in House hearing</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-24T19:44:33.235-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 07:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The armed standoff between Cliven Bundy supporters and the Bureau of Land Management grew out of continued concern about heavy-handed actions by the federal agency’s law enforcement officials, a Utah county commissioner told a House committee on Thursday. “You may not be aware that much of the support for the rancher by everyday citizens may have resulted from a growing frustration from the way they are treated by local BLM officers,” Garfield County Commissioner Leland Pollock told...</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> 58221221@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:44:33 MDT U.S. weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58221617-68/refugee-border-honduras-status.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58221617-68/refugee-border-honduras-status.html.csp">U.S. weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH LEDERMAN </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JULIE PACE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-24T19:10:02.84-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 07:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials said Thursday. The plan would involve screening youths in Honduras, one of the world’s most violent nations, to determine whether they qualify for refugee status. Similar in-country screening programs were set up in East Asia after the Vietnam War and in Haiti in the 1990s. The...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582216172014-07-24T19:10:02.84-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-24T19:10:02.84-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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The Aggies trade...</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> 58216253@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:41:25 MDT U.S.: No direct link to Russia in downing of Flight 17 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58212757-68/missile-officials-russia-separatists.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58212757-68/missile-officials-russia-separatists.html.csp">U.S.: No direct link to Russia in downing of Flight 17</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T21:27:37.312-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 09:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for “creating the conditions” that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement. The intelligence officials were cautious in their assessment, noting that while the Russians have been arming separatists in eastern Ukraine, the U.S. had no direct evidence that the missile used to shoot down the passenger jet came from Russia. T...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582127572014-07-22T21:27:37.312-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T21:27:37.312-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Obama also warned Putin that he could face additional economic costs if he fails to take steps to resolve the crisis in Ukraine, but officials sai...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582084172014-07-21T21:53:02.323-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-21T21:53:02.323-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58208417@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:53:02 MDT Utah will keep fighting quagga mussels http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58191171-78/lake-mussels-utah-quagga.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58191171-78/lake-mussels-utah-quagga.html.csp">Utah will keep fighting quagga mussels</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By brett prettyman</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T09:03:35.107-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 09:03AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The National Park Service may have given up on fighting invasive mussels in Utah, the state’s top wildlife official says, but the state will keep trying to control the spread of the tiny creature with potentially large economic impacts. And a state lawmaker wants to add a $10 surcharge to boat registrations to help fund the effort. Greg Sheehan, director of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR), told a legislative committee Wednesday about his dealings with federal officials at Glen Ca...</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> 58191171@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:03:35 MDT Obama to sign orders protecting gay employees http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58198762-68/federal-obama-discrimination-religious.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58198762-68/federal-obama-discrimination-religious.html.csp">Obama to sign orders protecting gay employees</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NEDRA PICKLER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T16:18:34.057-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 04:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama plans to sign executive orders Monday prohibiting discrimination against gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, without a new exemption that was requested by some religious organizations. Obama’s action comes on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in the Hobby Lobby case that allowed some religiously oriented businesses to opt out of the federal health care law’s requirement that contraception cover...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581987622014-07-18T16:18:34.057-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-18T16:18:34.057-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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The agreement announced Friday raises starting hourly pay to $9.50 next year and $10 in 2016. Union members will vote whether to approve the proposed contract on Aug. 1. The contract covers 21,000 full-time workers at the Florida-based theme park resort, which has around 45,000 full-time and 25,000 part-time em...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581982522014-07-18T11:55:02.146-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-18T11:55:02.146-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58198252@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:55:02 MDT Bear siblings captured, tagged, released at Tahoe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58196239-68/bear-captured-released-nevada.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58196239-68/bear-captured-released-nevada.html.csp">Bear siblings captured, tagged, released at Tahoe</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T22:47:28.692-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 10:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Stateline, Nev. • Wildlife officials say they captured, tagged and released three 5-month-old bear cubs this week on Lake Tahoe’s south shore. Nevada Department of Wildlife officials say the two males and one female were caught in a trap Wednesday near Stateline, Nevada. A state biologist attached ear tags, tattooed the bears’ inner lips and gave them a microchip. Officials say the 19-year-old mother bear was reunited with her cubs once they awoke from being tranquilized. Black bear biologist ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581962392014-07-18T22:47:28.692-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-18T22:47:28.692-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58196239@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:47:28 MDT U.S. trying to determine why passenger jet down in Ukraine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58195464-68/ukraine-obama-incident-determine.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58195464-68/ukraine-obama-incident-determine.html.csp">U.S. trying to determine why passenger jet down in Ukraine</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DARLENE SUPERVILLE </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JULIE PACE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T18:08:33.271-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 06:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Obama administration scrambled Thursday to determine what brought down a passenger jet in Ukraine and whether any Americans were killed in an incident that could worsen the already tense conflict near the Ukraine-Russia border. President Barack Obama made no mention of who might be responsible for the crash of the Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 295 people, but said the incident appeared to be a “terrible tragedy.” Following the crash, the Federal Aviation Administration said ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581954642014-07-17T18:08:33.271-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T18:08:33.271-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58195464@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:08:33 MDT Strike by NYC commuter rail workers averted http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58194665-79/strike-mta-workers-agreement.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58194665-79/strike-mta-workers-agreement.html.csp">Strike by NYC commuter rail workers averted</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By FRANK ELTMAN and RACHELLE BLIDNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T12:13:16.327-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 12:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • A tentative agreement was announced Thursday that averts a strike by workers at the nation’s largest commuter railroad. “It’s my pleasure to announce today that we have settled a four-year dispute dealing with the Long Island Rail Road labor unions,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who personally guided the negotiations in the closing hours, announced at a news conference. Eight unions representing 5,400 LIRR workers had threatened to strike this weekend unless an agreement was reached. The worker...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581946652014-07-17T12:13:16.327-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T12:13:16.327-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58194665@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:13:16 MDT BYU math prof accuses Utah education officials of bias, conflicts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58186430-78/team-byu-wright-contract.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58186430-78/team-byu-wright-contract.html.csp">BYU math prof accuses Utah education officials of bias, conflicts</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kristen moulton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T09:00:58.648-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 09:00AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Brigham Young University math professor angry that a University of Utah team won a $600,000 state textbook contract accused state education officials of conflict of interest, bias and anti-competitive practices during a legislative hearing Wednesday. Several investigations and the audit before the Government Operations Interim Committee on Wednesday concluded that Wright’s allegations were groundless. The Legislature’s Audit Subcommittee had looked at the audit last month. Wright insisted, how...</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> 58186430@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:00:58 MDT Editorial: Shurtleff's Bank of America deal deserves more scrutiny http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58186751-82/shurtleff-bank-america-case.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58186751-82/shurtleff-bank-america-case.html.csp">Editorial: Shurtleff's Bank of America deal deserves more scrutiny</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T12:07:51.145-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 12:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake County Attorney Sim Gill went to the heart of a crucial question Tuesday when he noted that everyone would have been better off if the federal officials whose job it is to probe official misconduct had not bailed on the investigation of former Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff. It is hard to make the charge of partisanship stick when Gill is the only Democrat among the platoon of Republicans who have been looking into all the allegations of bribery and lying made again...</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> 58186751@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:07:51 MDT Utah boy drowns in eastern Montana lake http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58190101-78/lake-utah-eastern-montana.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58190101-78/lake-utah-eastern-montana.html.csp">Utah boy drowns in eastern Montana lake</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T22:11:38.606-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 10:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Miles City, Mont. • Officials in eastern Montana have released the name of a 15-year-old Utah boy who drowned while trying to swim to an island in a small lake near Miles City. Custer County Sheriff Tony Harbaugh says Richard Smith of Trenton, Utah, drowned Monday afternoon at Spotted Eagle Lake. Miles City Fire Department Capt. Brandon Stevens tells the Miles City Star that the boy was swimming with a relative who was unable to rescue him. Officials searched for more than 40 minutes before loc...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581901012014-07-16T22:11:38.606-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-16T22:11:38.606-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58190101@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:11:38 MDT Crews battling outbreak of fires in central Idaho http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58186598-68/crews-fires-idaho-central.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58186598-68/crews-fires-idaho-central.html.csp">Crews battling outbreak of fires in central Idaho</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T10:55:01.61-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 10:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Boise, Idaho • Residents of about 60 homes in a small central Idaho town remained under voluntary evacuation Tuesday as crews fought nearly 20 lightning-caused fires in the Boise National Forest. Fire officials say the Whiskey Complex of fires are spread across 40 miles and are being fought with ground crews and aircraft. One of the larger fires is about 150 acres in the Garden Valley area where the voluntary evacuations are in place. No structures have been lost. Meanwhile, the Preacher Fire bu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581865982014-07-15T10:55:01.61-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-15T10:55:01.61-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58186598@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:55:01 MDT Rush-hour Moscow subway derails: 21 dead, 136 hurt http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58186686-68/moscow-train-officials-russian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58186686-68/moscow-train-officials-russian.html.csp">Rush-hour Moscow subway derails: 21 dead, 136 hurt</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T18:42:19.639-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 06:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • A subway train derailed Tuesday deep below Moscow’s streets, twisting and mangling crowded rail cars at the height of the morning rush hour. At least 21 people were killed, Russian officials said, and 136 were hospitalized, many with serious injuries. The Russian capital’s airports and transit systems have been a prime target for terrorists over the past two decades, but multiple officials vigorously dismissed terrorism as a possible cause. The Moscow Metro is world-famous for its pala...</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> 58186686@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:42:19 MDT Yellowstone road melted by heat repaired, reopens http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58184075-68/yellowstone-park-road-national.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58184075-68/yellowstone-park-road-national.html.csp">Yellowstone road melted by heat repaired, reopens</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T09:22:35.71-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 09:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. • A road in Yellowstone National Park has reopened after it was melted by a hot spot in the ground. Last week, park officials had to close Firehole Lake Drive when the hot ground turned the asphalt into a sticky mess. Warm weather didn’t help matters any. July is the height of tourist season in Yellowstone and the closure of the 3.3-mile loop six miles north of Old Faithful kept visitors away from Great Fountain Geyser, White Dome Geyser and Firehole Lake. Park o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581840752014-07-16T09:22:35.71-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-16T09:22:35.71-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58184075@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:22:35 MDT Russia warns Ukraine of ‘irreversible consequences’ after citizen killed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58180963-68/ukrainian-russian-russia-sunday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58180963-68/ukrainian-russian-russia-sunday.html.csp">Russia warns Ukraine of ‘irreversible consequences’ after citizen killed</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-13T21:40:01.975-06:00">Updated Jul 13, 2014 09:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • Russia on Sunday accused Ukraine of lobbing a shell over the border and killing a Russian civilian and warned of “irreversible consequences,” in a sharp escalation of rhetoric that raised fears of a Russian invasion in Ukraine’s east. The accusation, which Ukrainian officials denied, set off furious denunciations in Russia, with one senior legislator calling for pinpoint airstrikes on Ukrainian soil of the sort he said Israel was making in the Gaza Strip. Ukrainian security officials, ...</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> 58180963@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:40:01 MDT