OFFICIALS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/OFFICIALS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Obama to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58420406-68/obama-administration-outbreak-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58420406-68/obama-administration-outbreak-health.html.csp">Obama to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM KUHNHENN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T12:31:20.695-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 12:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa’s Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic. President Barack Obama planned to announce the stepped-up effort Tuesday during a visit to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta amid a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584204062014-09-16T12:31:20.695-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-16T12:31:20.695-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58420406@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:31:20 MDT Poverty rate drops for the first time since 2006 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58420404-68/poverty-officials-percent-census.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58420404-68/poverty-officials-percent-census.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"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T11:18:02.445-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 11:18AM 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 U.S. 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 U...</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> 58420404@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:18:02 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 Obama to outline strategy to defeat Islamic State http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58389407-68/obama-militants-islamic-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58389407-68/obama-militants-islamic-state.html.csp">Obama to outline strategy to defeat Islamic State</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LARA JAKES </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="2014-09-08T17:43:01.772-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 05:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama will outline plans this week for an expanded U.S. campaign to defeat violent Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, a strategy that will also involve cooperation from allies in Europe, the Middle East and elsewhere. Obama will launch an aggressive effort to build support for his strategy on Capitol Hill and with the American public. He’ll meet with congressional leaders from both parties at the White House Tuesday, then deliver a speech detailing his stra...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583894072014-09-08T17:43:01.772-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-08T17:43:01.772-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58389407@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 17:43:01 MDT USC's Pat Haden fined, under scrutiny for arguing with officials http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58389017-89/haden-argue-athletics-committee.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58389017-89/haden-argue-athletics-committee.html.csp">USC's Pat Haden fined, under scrutiny for arguing with officials</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T16:05:15.294-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 04:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Most football fans would love a chance to get in a referee's face to argue a call against their team. Just remember, if you hold a certain stature in, say, an athletic department, it will cost you. The Pac-12 announced it will levy a $25,000 fine against USC AD Pat Haden, who ran down from the pressbox to argue about a sideline encroachment penalty. In the eyes of the conference, it was a big no-no, as Haden confronted officials and later made post-game commentary - one presumes negative comment...</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> 58389017@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:05:15 MDT A look at Hawaii volcano sending lava toward homes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58381628-68/lava-volcano-flow-hawaii.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58381628-68/lava-volcano-flow-hawaii.html.csp">A look at Hawaii volcano sending lava toward homes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER and MARK THIESSEN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-06T13:04:35.055-06:00">Updated Sep 6, 2014 01:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Honolulu • Lava from one of the world’s most active volcanos is creeping slowly but steadily through cracks in the earth toward a rural subdivision on Hawaii’s Big Island. Scientists warn that if the lava flow from Kilauea continues on its path, it could reach a small patch of homes in about a week. Here’s a look at Kilauea, which has been continuously erupting since 1983: THE LATEST Lava could reach the Kaohe Homesteads, a sparsely populated subdivision, in four to six days after new vents on t...</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> 58381628@www.sltrib.com Sat, 06 Sep 2014 13:04:35 MDT Maine mom fights state over no-resuscitation order http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58379411-68/order-maine-medical-resuscitate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58379411-68/order-maine-medical-resuscitate.html.csp">Maine mom fights state over no-resuscitation order</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID SHARP</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T16:50:57.32-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 04:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Portland, Maine • A teenage mother is fighting a do-not-resuscitate order imposed on her brain-damaged daughter, saying she should be responsible for medical decisions. Child welfare officials who intervened after the baby was severely injured say life-saving measures in the event she stops breathing would only prolong her suffering. The mother, Virginia Trask, originally agreed to the do-not-resuscitate order. At one point, the infant was removed from life support and placed in her arms to die...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583794112014-09-05T16:50:57.32-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-05T16:50:57.32-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58379411@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:50:57 MDT More violence at troubled Nashville juvenile jail http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58375474-68/hills-woodland-teens-center.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58375474-68/hills-woodland-teens-center.html.csp">More violence at troubled Nashville juvenile jail</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LUCAS L. JOHNSON II</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T17:46:32.03-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 05:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nashville, Tenn. • Despite its idyllic-sounding name, the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center had seen a decade of violent clashes, breakout attempts and attacks on guards. Then, on Monday night, 32 teens escaped. Just two days later, two dozen detainees broke into the yard wielding sticks and spraying a fire extinguisher. The problems shed light on the difficulty of maintaining order at a center where most of the 14- to 19-year-olds have committed at least three felonies, and the challenge...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583754742014-09-04T17:46:32.03-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-04T17:46:32.03-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58375474@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 17:46:32 MDT Utah colleges to talk campus sex assault http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58352515-78/utah-college-assault-sexual.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58352515-78/utah-college-assault-sexual.html.csp">Utah colleges to talk campus sex assault</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Annie Knox</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T14:58:46.861-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 02:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As college students return to classes, Utah higher education officials and others are joining a national chorus for more attention to campus sexual assault. “We need to open our eyes to the fact that we’re failing our students,” said Melissa Flores, the advising attorney to Westminster College. “Every student should feel safe at school.” That’s the idea behind a federal update to rules for colleges and universities investigating and reporting sexual assault. And it’s the topic of a two-day even...</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> 58352515@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:58:46 MDT Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, U.S. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355692-68/saudi-state-group-islamic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355692-68/saudi-state-group-islamic.html.csp">Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, U.S.</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and SAMEER YAACOUB</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T19:11:49.021-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 07:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Riyadh, Saudi Arabia • The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria. While not mentioning any terrorist groups by name, King Abdullah’s statement appeared aimed at drawing Washington and NATO forces into a wider fight against the Islamic State group and its supporters in the region. Saudi Arabia openly backs rebels fight...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583556922014-08-30T19:11:49.021-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-30T19:11:49.021-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58355692@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:11:49 MDT Surrounded by Syrian rebels, U.N. peacekeepers escape http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355924-68/filipino-military-peacekeepers-philippine.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355924-68/filipino-military-peacekeepers-philippine.html.csp">Surrounded by Syrian rebels, U.N. peacekeepers escape</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jim Gomez</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T21:22:19.498-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 09:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Manila, Philippines • Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers who were surrounded and came under fire by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights made a daring escape, said the Philippine military chief Sunday, while 44 Fijian soldiers remained in the hands of the insurgents. After coming under rebel attack Saturday, the first group of 35 Filipino peacekeepers was successfully escorted out of U.N. encampment in Breiqa by Irish and Filipino forces on board armored vehicles, said Gen. Gregori...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583559242014-08-30T21:22:19.498-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-30T21:22:19.498-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58355924@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:22:19 MDT Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355056-68/saudi-state-group-islamic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355056-68/saudi-state-group-islamic.html.csp">Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI and SAMEER YAACOUB</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T11:34:01.787-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 11:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Riyadh, Saudi Arabia • The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria. While not mentioning any terrorist groups by name, King Abdullah’s statement appeared aimed at drawing Washington and NATO forces into a wider fight against the Islamic State group and its supporters in the region. Saudi Arabia openly backs rebels fighti...</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> 58355056@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:34:01 MDT